So I was typing along – most assuredly in the midst of brilliance – when the cord of the new AC adapter I just bought (a Targus, from Staples) fell out of the laptop. I popped it back in and heard a dreadful ::pack!:: sound.
Hours later … the Geek at Best Buy said it fried my motherboard. I could pay 4-500 plus labor for a new motherboard that may or may not work. So I bought a new laptop for not much more than that. Why do these things happen when you can least afford them?
The good news: I had everything backed up with Mozy. Though time-consuming, it’s been relatively painless to reload the new computer with ALL my files.
The bad news: The manager at Staples gave me a refund on the adapter and a phone number for Targus and advised that I “reach out” and “share my story” with them.
Guess where I’m never shopping again?
I might have missed or lost a few hours of emails – if you’ve emailed me recently and I haven’t responded, I hope you will please try again!
Losing a computer is THE WORST! It took me days the last time I did a rebuild, despite having all of my files backed up. It’s tracking down license keys and disks so that I can load all of my design software that takes up so much time. I’m glad that you were able to get everything back up and running quickly. It would be nice if Targus reimburses you.