February 27, 2005

The Things We Take For Granted...

Holy crap. I was just sitting here procrastinating about an hour ago, and I noticed that the USB cable for my printer was out in the open. I picked it up to toss it out of the way, and I realized that it had a chunk of the actual USB port inside. Not good. I was having some trouble hooking it up last week, since it seems to always end up under my chair and get bent out of shape, and I guess that it took the port with it when I unplugged it. Oops.

Anyway, I wanted to make sure it would still hook up to the computer, so I tried it...and the monitor shut off.

The freaking monitor just shut itself off.

I took the cable out and tried to turn on the monitor again, but it buzzed and fizzled out. I repeated this process several more times, but it wasn't working. I tried unplugging it for a few minutes and turning it on again. Nothing.

To make a long story short, I walked away and read my geography book for a few minutes, then came back, messed with the now useless USB port for a while, and hit the button again, and it turned on. But for about half an hour, I thought my computer was dead. That, my friends, was a scary thought. I was already trying to work a couple trips to the computer lab into my schedule so I could check my e-mail.

Needless to say, I won't take my computer for granted again. And I still don't know if I'll be able to use my printer.

Holy crap.

Posted by CD on February 27, 2005 09:28 PM
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