..with a twist from a screwdriver.
That's what happened to my old laptop in more ways than one. It's been almost a month since
I tried to save it by following all the suggestions I received, like using air in a can, a blow dryer on cool, and putting it in rice. OK, this is where I am tempted to say something about certain ethnic groups who live on rice, but I won't. I didn't try the rice thing because the only rice I have is rice-a-roni.
After soliciting suggestions on whether to get a desktop, laptop, or tablet, I decided on the laptop due to the level of familiarity I thought I had.
The newer desktops are nice with everything built into the monitor, but it's not mobile. Of course with the Internet on my phone I almost opted for the desktop because it was a bit cheaper, and besides, I hate trying to use the keyboard on my phone...my fingers are too fat.
Now I must say, ordering a laptop over the Internet is pretty easy. I bought it from Walmart, and picked it up less than an hour later. I was just too anxious to get it out of the box and start using it right away........
Yeah, famous last words. The part I thought I would love would be the Windows 8, but honestly, it was like learning a whole new language.
Forget using the touch pad (I'm still a mouse girl), but now it's touch screen to boot! I won't bore you with all the suicidal thoughts I had when I realized my brain was too full to take in all the new info that Windows 8 required. Oh yes, and the very next morning my new laptop told me to be patient while it loaded Windows 8.1.
Moving on, I decided to remove the printer disc from my old laptop. You see, I was trying to re-install my printer to my old laptop when the coffee incident happened. So now, I thought I'd install my printer on my new laptop. But....you can't get the DVD drive to open unless the laptop has power!! So I did what any insane woman would do.....
I pried that drive open with a screw driver. Yes I did. And yes, I know I could have removed the back of the laptop with the same screw driver but what fun would that have been?
Now I have to slowly play the tutorials on how to use my new laptop. Of course I could have done that to start, but that's not much fun either.
Stay tuned because Grandma J has so much to tell you about her lasted adventures and movie reviews.