Saturday, July 25, 2009

It’s great to be back!

I was MIA (missing-in-action) in the blogosphere for only four days but it seems years. It felt like my life was not complete in these days that I wasn’t blogging. (I’m now holding back my tears, *sniff* hehehe) I really missed dropping EC cards and visiting my favorite blogs. Blogging has been a part of my daily routine and it wasn’t the same in the last four days that I don’t have a computer. I consoled myself by watching TV and some episodes of the TV series “Lost” which I enjoyed immensely.

If you are wondering what happened to my old PC, I am still staring at it, the same Jurassic PC. Yeah, it’s a good thing that it was revived although I know that it is no longer as reliable as it was. The technician didn’t even know that he was able to fix it, hehehe. He did a thorough test of all the computer parts to isolate the problem, swapping them with working parts. I could have done this myself but since I don’t have access to other parts for testing, I deemed it’s best to bring it to a technician. After testing, he concluded that there’s a problem with the motherboard like I suspected. Some of the slots are no longer working that’s why it was not detecting the hard disks and CD-ROM. He also mentioned that one of my hard disk was full of bad sectors. However, he said that the PC is now detecting the hard disks although it is still turning itself off after a few minutes. Apparently, the technician has given up. So we tested it and I suppressed my happiness when I saw that it loaded Windows. That is good enough for me! I can take it from there, hehehe. And I was right, I was able to make it work and it has been working fine since yesterday. By the way, I only paid PhP350 for the technician’s service.

I was prepared for the worst when I brought the PC to a repair shop. I knew that if there’s a problem with the motherboard, all of the other parts will be useless since the memory, processor and even the power supply will not be compatible with a newer motherboard. And that type of motherboard is no longer available. It would be like buying a new computer. I have checked the prices of new computers and a good one will cost about PhP20, 000 to PhP30, 000. I am not prepared to shell out that amount of money during this time.

I know that this is just a temporary relief. Sooner or later, I will need to purchase a new computer. But at least, I was able to buy some time. It’s now time for belt-tightening so I can save for a new computer.

I can only say “Thank you” to all my friends, visitors and EC droppers who kept on visiting this blog even in my absence. A special thanks goes out to those who left their comments, I really appreciate it.

It really feels great to be back!


xprosaic said...

Weeee.... let's cross our fingers! jijijijijiji :-D

melissa said...

Welcome back. We did that with a computer many times, and we finally gave in, and bought a new one. Now we had to buy a second one, for my kids to use during homeschool activities.

betchai said...

glad to see you are back. hope your pc will continue to serve you best until you have the new one.

Wiggy said...

Good to see you back. I've kind of been MIA too! Just not had the time/motivation to get my blogs posted, and visit others! Hopefully I'm getting that nosey bug back :)


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