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Thursday, 19 January 2012

Why I'm Done

I am feeling so justified!  Dave decided he'd call Dell to tell them that I was having trouble with my machine, but before doing that, he took a day working at his stuff using the laptop.  The cursor bounced around maniacally, large bits of text got highlighted and/or disappeared and he wasn't wearing my bracelets.  Nor was he amused.

He spent hours this afternoon with a Dell guy, doing mysterious stuff, got a promise for a follow-up call from the Dg and rang off.  He then sat down to write himself a note about what had happened, and WHOA! the cursor kept going walkabout, and now he's in a rare snit.

Since I started writing this, the cursor has jumped 8 times, taking bits of text and depositing them in random locations, so that I have to find, erase and retype.  But I feel justified, and that's almost as satisfying as having a non-rabid keyboard.

One of the things I had to do was change the number of times I said the cursor had jumped.  I started with 4.

Even though I feel justified, it's too frustrating to try to blog, and Dave isn't here for me to chase with a slipper, so I'm done.

8 comments:

  1. I hate to say this, but I'm having a good laugh right now. It's just too bizare. Forgive me.

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  2. wow!! can't you bring it to someone to fix? does it have a virus? or does it need a new keyboard. poor dear.

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  3. When you and Dave visit, I'm going to try to sell you on a Mac. Stuff happens, but not nearly as often with PCs. Is it in warranty? Tell Dell you're going to spread this crazy stuff to the world unless they take it in and replace it.

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  4. It is a pain, to be sure for you, but on the bright side, you used it to make a few people smile. Quite a gift you have. Good luck on conquering the beast.

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  5. Yeah! sell her on a Mac Redondowriter!!

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  6. Sorry for your trouble and pain and anguish, Lorna. I hated Dell and it's service. They never helped and refused replacements. I was stuck with it until I paid it off... I have a 2 yr old Toshiba laptop and have not had any trouble whatsoever. I only want to upgrade to Windows 7 and get rid of Vista altogether. Evelyn

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  7. I feel your pain. I also have a Dell and, fortunately, the ex has forgotten more about computers than I'll ever know and has tweaked and poked mine into relative submission -- but only after giving me the "didn't-I-yell-you-never-to-buy-a-Dell?" lecture. I was properly contrite. I wish you well.

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  8. Hope you find a solution to this!

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