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Ahh… Dell, you fickle beast July 5, 2006

Posted by Amanda in New Squeaks.

Well, my home computer has broken so it will probably be a few days before I can post here properly.  Until then, I encourage you to check out some of the people on my blog roll 🙂  I hope to be back as soon as possible.

By the way… Maybe it’s just me but since when is taking apart your computer “Basic Troubleshooting”?



1. drmike - July 5, 2006

Strange that Dell is telling you that. Last time I knew, you voided your warranty if you opened your case. I remmeber reading that when I had my one Dell computer many years ago.

Don’t feel bad either. When I met my ex, she could barely turn on a PC. Five years later, she was building her own. 🙂

2. Jim - July 17, 2006

It depends on what they think the problem might be. PCs have lots of cables in them connecting all the disparate hardware to the motherboard. Sometimes the cables work themselves loose and something no longer makes contact. Disconnecting and reconnecting is one of the first things you do, again, depending on what the symptoms are.

If you can be guided to fixing the problem over the phone, it saves them a service call. $$$

Opening the PC can be scary the first time but you stand to gain a tremendous knowledge of how the PC operates. If you learn enough, you figure out your Dell is pretty much like every other PC out there and you realize how little you need Dell. Just one reason why they discourage you from opening it up!

3. The Foo - August 11, 2006

Its probably been a while now but this post shows a July 5th date. Anyway, I hope you didn’t experience a bad case of “NeedtogetyouremaiLISM”, “CannotbewithoutacomputerLISM” and “BloggerLISM” sicknesses. Don’t know what they are? Read my article at
http://theflogs.mjmnet.com/2006/07/13/life-without-a-computer-and-email/ and

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