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I've had the computer-in-the-shop blues.

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 4:16 pm
by RPG Dinosaur
Yeah, my desktop has been at the shop for the last ten days. The dvd/cd insert had stopped opening, with one of my Twilight Zone dvds still inside, and there were some other issues that needed attention. Unfortunately, these have occurred after the warranty expired. :sucks: Been real busy as well, but got a chance to get to the library to stop by. Should be getting mine back on Monday.

Re: I've had the computer-in-the-shop blues.

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 10:41 pm
by garhkal
Yea, i had a issue a # of years back... Had mine for just over 5 yrs, then it crapped out.. Turned out it was just two bad mem sticks.

Re: I've had the computer-in-the-shop blues.

Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 11:34 am
by Lukafio
garhkal wrote:two bad mem sticks.


At first glance I read that as two bald men. :lol:

I hear your woes. I have two laptops and a desktop next to me that I need to fix. Plus my current system is starting to show its age. Guess its time I upgraded from Windows95. :D

Re: I've had the computer-in-the-shop blues.

Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 12:46 pm
by garhkal
That happeneed to me, back in 2015 iirc. My old Win 98 laptop finally crapped out after almost 12 years of owning it.. Had to get one with Win 8.1 on as that's all that was available (Or Win 10)..

Re: I've had the computer-in-the-shop blues.

Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 3:17 pm
by RPG Dinosaur
Blast it! Got the computer back last week. Noticed when I would leave it for a few hours it would go into a deeper version of sleep. The monitor would come back, but it wouldn't receive any input from the tower. :x Fortunately, the place I took it to the first time has a ninety-day warranty on their jobs.
The tech who worked on it the first time says that he personally doesn't use sleep on his, that in his experience it causes problems for a lot of computers. He believes this new problem might also be connected to the power source for the tower. My desktop is back in the shop, but at least it's covered under the warranty this time. When I get it back I'm going to take this guys advice, disable sleep mode and simply turn the computer off when I'm not going to use it for a moderate length of time.
Back at the library using their public ones :( , but the shop said I should get it back by the end of the business week.

Re: I've had the computer-in-the-shop blues.

Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 8:45 pm
by Lukafio
At home I use a screen saver and then turn it off when I'm done. At work I have a lock on the screen saver and I restart e very night when I leave (have to leave them on). In both cases though, I don't use sleep. :tired: