Posts Tagged ‘Dell’
So last night almost had a meltdown. I was working on my computer editing some photos and a message pops up telling my the battery was ready to go so plug in the computer. So I did and kept working. On a side note, why does the computer wait until right before the battery goes dead to warn you? Shouldn’t it give you at least a ten minute warning? Hey, Microsoft, that would be a really novice idea don’t you think.
Anyway, back to last night. After I plugged in I noticed that the computer was still warning me. I went and checked the plug and even moved to a different plug. Then it happened. My computer went completely dead. No light on. Nothing. I could not figure out what happened. After awhile I came to the conclusion that my battery went kaput and I would have to get a new one. Since they are around $100 I was none to happy.
After the initial shock and a few choice words I decided just to get over it and proceed with my evening. I watched a little TV and then decided to go to bed. I unplugged the computer and took it in my room and just for the heck of it I plugged it in there. Holey moley, the light came on! My little red Dell is alive!!!
Well, now that I know the computer is ok, I go investigate the plugs in the living room. The second one I plugged into is ok because it is charging my cellphone. Corvette checks the first plug and it is working too. So it is still a mystery as to why the computer went completely dead and why the light did not come on when I plugged it in.
I can live with that because without my computer I will not be editing any more photos. Or writing this post.
Tags: battery, computer, Dell