I was busy typing a blog post yesterday....
Totally black. Uh oh. Did the cord come out? It's battery is now worthless, it's drained, so I have to use the power cord with it. Nope, it's still plugged in.
So I closed the lid, well, that's stupid, shut the computer down, don't close the lid & wait for it to turn itself off! So I used the shut off button by holding it down till it cut off.
Then I popped the battery out of it & used my blow dryer on it with cool air for a few mins.
I left it sitting on top of my toilet all day after that -- not much space in a small ClassC!
Problem was, when this happened, the computer was very hot! Then I realized that the fan wasn't running.
Hopefully, the computer tried to shut itself off for protection. When I feel brave enough, I'll open it all up to try to access the fan to clean it. Why don't they make these things with easy fan access?? Those things get clogged with dust & well, if you live with pets, pet hair!
So in the meantime, I got out my old model-t rebuilt laptop & updated it. Which hasn't been used or updated since 8/12/12! I even had to reset the date & time to get it to work again. Tried updating it via air card - it's so old, it doesn't have wifi. I have a wifi card for it. I also have an aircard for internet connection. But with the aircard I have, it was still taking too long, so I ended up taking it into my friends house & directly connecting it to their modem. It ONLY took 11 hours to update! I was considering sticking it IN the toilet at one point!
So for now, I'm using the old laptop with my aircard to connect. Sure am glad I have that aircard! And that I've hanged onto the old laptop too. I've considered giving it away a few times, but knew I'd need it for a back up in case anything happened to the other laptop, which is probably aging out now too.
If you hear any flushing sounds during the reading of today's blog...don't blame me ;-)
~As always, be kind to your pets, clean up after them on your travels & respect your neighbor~