internet-grandma-deactivated201: Wait, you live in the Springfield/Eugene area? :o so do I. Um, I know you can find some computer repair people on craigslist who will do it for cheap. :)
Funny how we always manage to find each other on here. I follow a few people that I didn’t know were from the area until recently!
I’ll check that out. Husband and I have both sold broken-ass laptops for spare parts to people on Craigslist before, so surely those same people are offering repair service on there. Good call!
I’ve had a pretty rough week, and last night after I came home from school I was really tired and worn out. So Husband offered to take me rafting on the river for an hour or so to help me relax.
So we did that and it was super awesome and we just floated a little ways down the river in his raft, and walked back. I offered to stop at the corner store and get us some dinner. So I did that and came back and THERE HE IS WITH HIS LAPTOP IN TWO PIECES
Some backstory: Husband bought a shitty Acer laptop from the school bookstore last fall, and a few months ago he dropped the laptop like an inch and the monitor on it shattered and became useless. He’s been using the HDMI cable to plug his laptop into our TV to use it as his monitor, in combination with using a wireless mouse and keyboard. A couple of weeks ago the wireless keyboard he bought (also from the school bookstore) went on the fritz, so he’s had to use the laptop’s keyboard. Because of that he’s been annoyed with the screen on the laptop because when it’s sitting on the desk and he’s on the couch, he finds it’s distracting him from the TV.
I personally think it’s important to note that he had already asked me twice if there was a way to remove the monitor from the laptop and have it still work, AND I HAD ALREADY TOLD HIM NO TWICE, explaining that laptops don’t work that way and he will just need to get the monitor replaced eventually. I still could have NEVER seen this coming.
So I’m gone for maybe 15 minutes, I get home and walk in the door with a pizza and there he is with his laptop in two pieces: it’s now completely broken and useless and not even powering on anymore. The thing looks like it’s been run over by a car! He tells me “I thought it was just the monitor and it didn’t need to be connected, I didn’t see why it was important to still have it hooked up.” He had literally RIPPED IT OFF.
HE RIPPED THE SCREEN OFF HIS LAPTOP WTF HE DIDN’T EVEN TRY TO USE TOOLS
This is the man I married. And I love him.