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My PC died

I may not be around much, as I blew up my computer this morning. Hurrah I hear you cry ....

Power supply went up in smoke, and using my son's iMac is enough to drive me completely insane (well alright I am already)

Try not to miss me too much LaughingLaughingLaughing

Posted at 7th Nov 2009 - 12:01PM   Posted by Zoe   My PC died Comments: 9

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Arosebyanyothername's Avatar R.I.P. and condolences. I hope you didn't lose too much. Message here for those who haven't backed up - including me!

Get yourself a new Mac if finances allow.

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 7th Nov 2009 at 12:03PM

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Westerwitch's Avatar Noooooooooooo get a Mac and get it quick . . .

Also buy a hard drive and back up - back up everything . . .

Did you loose much Zoe?

Posted by: Westerwitch on 7th Nov 2009 at 12:06PM

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No, I won't have lost anything - as I said it's the power supply that went, not the drives.

Anyway ::very smug icon:: I always back my PC up, be a pretty stupid IT professional that didn't eh!?

Don't want a Mac either, there are already three in the house (son is a Graphic Designer), and I just don't get along with them, quite apart from the fact they aren't capable of doing the job I need one to do as most the software we need to run for work won't run on a Mac. (They aren't IBM 3270 compatible, which is essential when working on mainframes)

Posted by: Zoe on 7th Nov 2009 at 12:38PM

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Frances's Avatar Zoe, sorry to hear about the power supply. It's also refreshing to hear someone defend PC's. Particularly when that someone, like you, has been in the computer field for so long.

Best wishes! xo

Posted by: Frances on 7th Nov 2009 at 12:46PM

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Preseli Mags's Avatar Poor PC. RIP. Will you be PC shopping now? What fun!

Posted by: Preseli Mags on 7th Nov 2009 at 12:50PM

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Nope Mags, just stuck a cannibalised a power supply from an old computer that was sat in the garage, and despite the fact it has a lower power output than the original it seems to be holding up, although I havent plugged any of the peripherals back in yet.

Will order a new Power Supply, when I have found the right one and just replace it. The 'puter I use was home built anyway, and I just upgrade it every now and then. The case is probably the oldest original component on it, as it came to life about 8 years ago, recently added another 1G of ram, and it got a flat screen for Xmas a couple of years ago.

Posted by: Zoe on 7th Nov 2009 at 01:09PM

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You sound quite chilled about it all. I'm afraid you lost me Rolling Eyes
Hope all is working ok now i need your research skills...x

Posted by: Pili Pala on 7th Nov 2009 at 02:41PM

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Ivy's Avatar Condolences Zoe regarding i-mac it's not as bad as it seems at first. You get used to it very quickly and you will even faster that I did, as I am one of those yesteryear girls who still can't post photos and the like.

Posted by: Ivy on 7th Nov 2009 at 04:29PM

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Pipany's Avatar Sorry to hear you have problems but so relieved I'm not the only one who finds i-macs hard work. Hope all is well soon Zoe x

Posted by: Pipany on 7th Nov 2009 at 07:11PM

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