I got back from my whirlwind trip around Texas on Monday night, and before long I was happily logged in, enjoying some RP time and plotting blog posts for this week.
Unfortunately, it was not to last.
Sometime between last night when I logged out and this morning when I came in to check my email, the magic smoke escaped from my computer, and it will not turn on.
Well, that’s not technically true.
It turns on sometimes – but not always – long enough to start up the fans, but the monitor remains blank and it never loads the Motherboard/BIOS/Anything. We’re slowly trying to figure out what is wrong with it, and what part needs replacing (as of right now it’s likely either the Motherboard or the CPU… but it might be the power supply or RAM too). This has included the purchase of a multimeter, because we don’t have enough random spare parts to just plug random stuff in and see if it starts up. (SSH is not displeased with that purchase, as he’s dragged me over to look at multimeters every time we go to the electronics store. XD)
Anyhow, I’m out of game for awhile, most likely. We have to figure out what’s wrong, and then order a new part and wait for it to be delivered. My laptop SHOULD be functional tomorrow, so I’ll have online access, but that’s really kind of it, as Mr. Laptop does not possess the requisite mojo to run WoW. This, sadly, means fewer blog posts for a little while longer, but I’ll do my best to toss something up here when I can. SSH has my desktop in surgery right now, so here’s hoping we figure out (quickly) what’s wrong.
Grrr. It never rains but it pours, right?
Bonus points to anyone who gets the reference in the post title.
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