My computer bit the dust again and this time I let it lie. You know, what you do with sleeping dogs. When I went to pull out the plug on the charging cable, the female plug that was suppose to be a permanent part of the computer pulled out along with it. It wasn't very long ago that I had it repaired. This time, I tore it apart and for some unknown reason, there was no where to plug or connect the female charging plug into the computer. There was a about a four inch long wire from the plug's mount on the side of the laptop to the plug where it was supposed to plug into the computer. There were also little guide slots for the wire to lay in. So it was easy to see where it had been or should have been but doing so, there was nothing for it to plug into. I was stumped.
I decided that I had spent enough money and time on repairs and this was the final straw just after an expensive repair not long ago. Therefore, I decided to get a new one and I found another 17" HP laptop almost identical to the one I had, so there was no hesitation and no more shopping around, it was purchased. I had them install the operation system, and some other important programs to keep it running. . . hopefully. I went back today and picked it up and so far so good. I like it, and although it is the same size and looks the same as my old one, it is much lighter and it seems to be running just great. Knock on wood.
I also got me a wireless mouse. I have a lot mouses (or is it mice or mices or??) but this is the first wireless one that I have had and I really like it. No more of one of my pups getting tangled up in the wire mouse. This new one takes only one double A battery and time will tell how long it will last. It also has a very small receiver that plugs into an USB port. It is so small I hardly know that it is there.
They only had one in the box and one on display. I guess that they are fazing out these 17 inch laptops. People, especially the younger crowd seem to prefer smaller more compact laptops. Hay, I got a tablet if I want small and compact.
OK, that is why I have been absent on blogger, although I doubt if anyone missed me. But like it or not, I am back (grin). Now, you all have a great evening, you hear?