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25 November 2014 @ 09:07 pm
the good news and the bad news, revenge of the computer issues edition  
Last night ended up being way more stressful than it needed to be, and I meant to post this then, but… shit happened. Anyway, there's good news and bad news, and since I like to end on a positive note, have the bad news first.

As it turns out, my computer issue wasn't just a one-time deal, but rather a widespread and known problem with my model of computer. And just… what, two weeks? after getting my logic board replaced, the issue has started up again, with my computer display having something weird and crazy happen (blue screen of death, split screen with a black line down the middle, etc). When I reboot, it boots back up normally, though, so I'm worried that if I tried to take it in as things are, they wouldn't do anything about it. >___< I'm under warranty until May, but I'd rather not spend two weeks time and time again with my computer being sent in for a new logic board. >___<;;; I don't really know any solution, and it's really stressing me out.

But… in the good news, I managed to write about half of my hols! So I'm really glad about that. I don't know when I became this horribly procrastinatory person, but I think (hope) I'll be okay. I already passed the word limit, anyway, so there's no more stress there, and I can just write naturally.

And on the bright side, it's almost my birthday, which isn't that exciting, but I'm meeting up with britkit27 the weekend before, and I'm looking forward to it ♥
 
 
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beach_bum1303beach_bum1303 on November 25th, 2014 01:46 pm (UTC)
I have absolutely no idea how Macs work (you said you had an Apple, right?) and can only offer you what bit of PC knowledge I have, but: Is it possible to order a new laptop and take your current HDD out and put it in the new one? Conceivably, so long as the hardware is compatible, you could just pop it in a boot from that hard drive.

I was having trouble with my current laptop (the AC port on the laptop itself is broken, can't fix it, would have to replace my motherboard... not worth the hassle) and ordered a new one. I really needed a new one anyway (I'm a gamer ;D), but I made sure to order one that has two hard drive bays in it. My current hard drive and the extra bay in my new laptop are the same size, so whenever I get off my lazy butt and back everything up off this one (I've managed to get my connection to maintain, it goes out sometimes, but my little buddy is still trying his best to survive T^T), it was my plan to wipe this hard drive and put it in my new PC for extra storage. Except that I really love this laptop and if I can keep it running like this forever then maybe I'll just live with two..

But anyway, food for thought! If it's a known issue and will probably keep reoccurring, maybe it's best to cut your losses and start saving up for something new. Totally sucks, though..

Anyway, I wish you the best of luck!

Ah, afterthought.. I know it's possible with non-Mac hard drives (not kidding about knowing nothing about Macs XD;), you can get hard cases for them and essentially convert them into externals.
ミランダ (大丈夫): Chinen: musingfaded_lace on November 27th, 2014 06:16 am (UTC)
Generally speaking, I don't know how common it is with PCs (haha, it's the reverse with me, I've never owned one besides the netbook I bought at the beginning of the month to deal with this issue!) but I would never dream of ever opening my computer or doing hardware repairs or exchanges myself, for a variety of reasons. My computer is still booting fine, so I could just buy a new one and transfer all my date easily; there's no good way to buy a Mac without a hard drive already in it, anyway, and I like having a warranty, so unfortunately, I don't think that that's doable with a Mac (unless I'm totally misunderstanding you, which I might be, because I'm pretty much a computer idiot, ahaha T__T;;)

It goes to show how little I know about PCs and computers in general, because I had no idea with PCs you could just take the hard drive out and put it in a different laptop. |D;;; Good luck, though! I'm a total computer idiot so that sounds really difficult and I'm impressed. XD;;

Thank you so much! I'm sorry I'm really stupid and don't really know anything about computers, but I really appreciate it. ♥ I probably will just start saving for a new one, but it's a pain. >__<;; Either way, thank you!