Bad News, And Good News
The Bad News: Mr. PC’s power supply did something tweaky and fried the motherboard. Repairing him would cost a lot, and I’d still have no better than a 5-year-old, Win98SE computer. In fact, technology has advanced so much that none
of his parts are useful in a new machine.
The Good News: The hard drive seems fine, and I should be able to recover all my data! The old parts can go to recycling efforts, so he’s not a complete waste. All the peripherals are good, so they can be used on a new machine. And the replacement machine will have a DVD-RW, double the hard drive space, four times the RAM and run much faster than Mr. PC, and costs $300 LESS
than he did in 2001. Amazing.
I hadn’t been sitting around thinking “Hey, I wish I could spend a bunch of money on computer hardware!”, but it was less painful than it could have been. For that, I’m grateful. Current Mood: grateful