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Jan in CA
03-06-2006, 03:40 PM
:( I am on my laptop with a lousy connection and no mouse! :wall: It just went black in the middle of my morning email/forum routine. Hope it's nothing serious, but I may not be around quite as much till I figure it out.

brendajos
03-06-2006, 03:48 PM
that's what happens when you say bad things about jon stewart! ;)


i have only had that happen on my laptop and it was my motherboard. i would guess it was something different on your PC though. is it old-ish? connectors all clean and plugged in and all that?

Pixywhispers
03-06-2006, 03:54 PM
Oh no Jan! I hate having to use my laptop, I feel like I'm missing a limb. Hope you figure it out soon.

Jan in CA
03-06-2006, 04:33 PM
The computer is only a couple years old and I have a fairly new video card. DH out for awhile, but when he comes back we'll check connections and make sure the card is seated properly. I doubt it's the card though based on the way it went out. ugh...

Ingrid
03-06-2006, 05:07 PM
Ouch! Good thing you have some kind of back up, though. I'd be up the creek! ;)

Jax3303
03-06-2006, 05:47 PM
Oh MAN- I just skimmed the title of your post and thought it said your mother died! I was quite confused when reading the OP, thinking 'Why is she talking about her computer?' LMAO that will teach me to skim instead of actually reading. :roflhard:

brendajos
03-06-2006, 05:50 PM
Oh MAN- I just skimmed the title of your post and thought it said your mother died! I was quite confused when reading the OP, thinking 'Why is she talking about her computer?' LMAO that will teach me to skim instead of actually reading. :roflhard:


lol i have read this subject line several times and read the same thing every time!

Jan in CA
03-06-2006, 08:00 PM
I called Dell and a new monitor is on the way, no charge to me! It pays to get that extra service on things like computers! :cheering:

margie
03-06-2006, 08:19 PM
Oh MAN- I just skimmed the title of your post and thought it said your mother died! I was quite confused when reading the OP, thinking 'Why is she talking about her computer?' LMAO that will teach me to skim instead of actually reading. :roflhard:

I thought the same thing, too!! Phew.........I'm glad it was the monitor!!

Jan in CA
03-06-2006, 08:30 PM
LOL you guys! I guess monitor could look like mother. My mom died 33 yrs ago (on Mother's Day :rollseyes: ) so it would have been a shock to me, too!

Ellen Edwards
03-06-2006, 08:35 PM
I'm afraid I was one who thought it said your mom died, too! Whew!! Glad we read it WRONG!! :happydance:

Have u ever gotten one of the "travel mouses" , the ones that you just use on your finger and click ? It's helped me out a lot--found it at Wally World! It's called a handheld Tracball. I even use it at my PC so I can sit back and be online.

feministmama
03-07-2006, 05:52 PM
What's wrong with us??? I thought iti said Mother too :doh:

samm
03-07-2006, 07:27 PM
So did I! Weird that so many of us read mother for monitor. Glad it is only a machine problem! Going off now to make some teeny preemie hats for the KAL. samm :XX:

Hildegard_von_Knittin
03-07-2006, 08:26 PM
me too! Every time I see it, Im like "holy crap!!!" :rollseyes:

what would freud say?

Jouf
03-07-2006, 09:09 PM
Dang, me too. I thought it said MOTHER and was thinking what the heck do we all say to that?

Jan in CA
03-07-2006, 09:34 PM
You all need new glasses! Okay, I edited the title...that better? :roflhard:

dustinac
03-07-2006, 10:54 PM
:cheering: glad you are getting your new monitor!!!


:oops: I read it that way earlier today too.. I was like oh no then clicked in and read real fast before I was dragged away by 2 babies :D

Ellen Edwards
03-07-2006, 11:44 PM
I've been dying to get a laptop so I can sit comfortably in my chair and read the KH forums and blogs!! I didn't know it would be that bad to look at--I've got a little mouse that's a tracball and fits over your finger that really works well for me; I just wish I had a laptop--just one to surf with--not all the fancy burners, etc!! I have been having numbness in my left foot, and the doctor ordered x-rays of my lower back. He called today and said that the x-rays had caught a little of my thoracic spine and that they could see "degeneraitve disk disease in my Thorax". He didn't seem to think it was affecting my foot, but he told me to get back to x-ray to get all of my spine x-rayed.

I'm a little unsettled, since I've had to walk with a cane for several weeks now because of my foot. Could any of y'all who pray you that pray say a little prayer for me this week?? Thanks! ;)

Ellen Edwards
03-07-2006, 11:45 PM
I've been dying to get a laptop so I can sit comfortably in my chair and read the KH forums and blogs!! I didn't know it would be that bad to look at--I've got a little mouse that's a tracball and fits over your finger that really works well for me; I just wish I had a laptop--just one to surf with--not all the fancy burners, etc!! I have been having numbness in my left foot, and the doctor ordered x-rays of my lower back. He called today and said that the x-rays had caught a little of my thoracic spine and that they could see "degeneraitve disk disease in my Thorax". He didn't seem to think it was affecting my foot, but he told me to get back to x-ray to get all of my spine x-rayed.

I'm a little unsettled, since I've had to walk with a cane for several weeks now because of my foot. Could any of y'all who pray you that pray say a little prayer for me this week?? Thanks! ;)

knitncook
03-08-2006, 10:00 AM
Thank you for changing the title! I kept reading it as mother too and TWICE clicked on it to remember that it said monitor and was about computers and not mother. :) Glad you are getting a new one. I go crazy anytime we don't have a working computer. Although right now we are doing pretty good with 3 working desktops and 1 working laptop. (can someone find me some wood to knock on?)

ecuzzacrea
03-08-2006, 02:56 PM
another person who thought it said MOTHER, but was too :oops: to mention it!!!