Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Technical Difficulties!!!

I seem to be electronically charged, because this last week, it seems like every electronic I touch goes kaput.

Case in point:
  • Last week, my car charger for my phone AND the dvd adapter both stopped working. The Check Engine light in my car went on.
  • I needed an oil change, so I took the car in.  Six hundred dollars later, the problem was fixed, but the problem was not the outlets in the car. They were working fine.
  • My laptop stopped working... I have an HP and the DC jack went again. Last time it was covered under warranty, this time, it would be $45 for the part and $120 for the labor....time to get a new computer!!! Luckily, I have my work laptop home for the summer, so I was able to use that for the time being.
  • Light at the end of the tunnel. Lawn Boy took my charger to the phone store and that, at least was covered under warranty. Then he found me a much cheaper version of the adapter for the DVD player... both needed because we were heading up north!
  • I got up north and while traveling to the wilderness for my family's annual reunion vacation, my car started dinging and the dash lit up!!!! A trip to the local car deal found that while they couldn't target the problem, it was not something that would prevent me from driving home.
  • Upon returning home, my work laptop would no longer connect to the Internet, so I've been relying on my phone, which keeps randomly shutting off for the last few days!
Good grief!  Don't send my any electronics... I'm libel to break them!


7 comments:

Ellen aka Ellie said...

My husband had many problems with his HP, and so he finally got a new...Dell. Hello Best Buy bill.

Yuck.

I hate when lights are lit on my dash, so stressful!

Doesn't it seem like things break in groups? ugh!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I swear something is in the air....my car has had electrical problems & I've jacked up all my cell phone chargers. Weird!!

Diane said...

I think that's a common problem with HP's because I had one that did the same thing. I've had my Sony Vaio for over a year now with no problems. Knock on wood!

Shell said...

Sometimes I feel like an electronics jinx! Hope that's the end of it for you!

Emmy said...

Wow that just seems not fair and yes that many things should not go wrong at once. Glad you were able to make it home

Amy said...

Sounds like things that would happen to me all at once. Glad your car was able to get you where you needed to be.

Babes Mami said...

When it rains it pours!! Stay away from my laptop lol