Just yesterday, we installed a brand new CD-RW drive on my laptop - mine had conked out some time ago. Whilst on eBay, he had also bought a new power supply, which sought to fix the ongoing problem with my laptop.
This morning, no power; brand new plug stuck in socket. Really stuck, like something has melted in there. Only enough battery power to fire up and save my most recent work to USB pen, before the laptop, once again slipped into a coma...
So I'm laptopless again. My work was going really well during the last few days. And having the youngest computer, my USB pen won't fit into any available socket - even if I was able to sit at the desktop for long periods, I couldn't access my work.
[...] is promising to go on a mercy mission to Maplin in Middlesborough in order to get a new plug and socket, but that'll be Friday at the very earliest, probably not until next week. And even then, no guarantee that my laptop will recover - especially if something has melted.
I am cursed!
If it is dead, it will have to be replaced; it is more essential than my wheelchair to me. And fortunately this time I have already got my e-mail running through Googlemail so I have most of my addresses and all the e-mail I have received in the last month or so. And pretty much everything was backed-up.
Still, bugger. Bugger bugger bugger. If you'll excuse my language.