I’m a bit “vexed” at the moment.
We have a desktop and laptop. Both are used extensively. I do my scheduling and whatnot on the laptop and the boys use the desktop for school, and games.
Our desktop has 2 CD drives; one has had mechanical issues since our first move with it (doesn’t want to open or close). The other, last week, decided it no longer wanted to “read” anything. It just sits there and merrily spins the disc round and round. . .
Well this weekend a cat got scared and jumped in such a manner that caused the laptop (one of it’s jumping points) to crash to the floor.
And guess what broke!?
You’d be right if you guessed the CD drive. . .
There are a couple of HUGE problems with this. Drew has 2 courses that he takes on the computer (off of CDs) and Tyler has one. . .
Worse, one of Drew’s course CDs is in the laptop CD drive which is refusing to open, or to read. . .
The desktop is over 5 years old, the laptop over 3. . .
I’m trying to determine if it would even be worth it to just buy and install a new CD drive (easy enough in the desktop. . .not so easy in the laptop — as the screws currently residing on the dining room table are testiment too. . .)
What, I believe, is most annoying, is everything else on both computers works well. . . I guess I should count my blessings and be grateful that I didn’t have a hard drive crash. That would be. . . worth tears.
I think I shall go shopping. . .sticker shock is probably good for my system today.
That brings to mind the 2 types of sticker shock one goes into when shopping for computers. The first just looking at the price tag; the second thinking back to what you paid just a few years ago which was invariably so much more than what you would pay now. . .for so much less (memory, speed).