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Computer issues.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

If you have been following my blog it's a Dell computer that is having issues. I will consider an Apple for replacement. The Dell gave me problems right from the get go when I purchased it. Customer service with Dell was very poor. My DVD drive or CD drive - player was replaced twice and I hardly used it.

I honestly don't think the computer will be fixed when Nerds calls next week. Yes, it will cost in the $200 range to fix it. I will have to learn more details. I don't understand computer talk so it's hard to understand what they are doing for the virus.

I did order a Amazon Kindle Fire HD so I can get on the web at least I hope I can. It's an inexpensive compared to a computer right now. I am not sure all that one can do with them. They were on sale the other day. It will be here Monday while I am still waiting for Nerds to finish working on the Dell. At least I can watch some movies on it.

I need to research Apples to see if I can download movies on to it off of youtube and daily motion to watch. If it can do that and my workout downloads from other sites that I have ordered I will be thrilled.
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IACTA_ALEA_EST 6/21/2013 11:21AM

    I am the gorilla tester for samsonite luggage (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=749
iU2Zv1kw), so the MacAir was the machine for me (2 years ago). I have not damaged it yet, which is in itself amazing. The macbooks need a lighter touch. My still runs (5 years old), but I dont dare take it out of the house.

Are you going desktop or laptop?

I hope you blog about your shopping so I can live vicariously through your purchase! My mac air will hold up as long as the software, so no purchases for several more years until the chip cant support the latest OS.

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BRENDA_G50 6/21/2013 9:50AM

    When I took my Gateway computer to Geek Squad to add a bigger hard drive, they kept it for a couple of days and insisted that I purchase the Kaspersky Anti-Virus even though I already had System Mechanic Professional. When I got my computer back they said they had updated it. If that had been true, then how come I had to get more than 200 updates from Windows??? Well, it started having problems immediately and there was no way I was going to let the Geek Squad work on it again, so the only thing left to do was to crash it on purpose and rebuild it myself. That way I got ALL my programs and updates installed. AND I got to have the Anti-Virus that I wanted instead of the one Geek Squad wanted me to have. (By-the-way, Geek Squad would not give me a refund for the other anti-virus they put in the computer even though I didn't want it.)

I was considering getting a Dell computer to replace this one but since I read the comments on here about the customer service, I think I'll just stick with this one.

Hope your computer worries will be taken care of soon with a happy outcome for you. emoticon

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JUMPINJULIE 6/18/2013 1:00AM

    That stinks. I hope it can be fixed.

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JANIEWWJD 6/18/2013 12:46AM

    Bummer!!!! emoticon

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CLPURNELL 6/17/2013 11:00PM

    Hate to see your computer still down. If it's 200 it's definitely not worth fixing at this point. Hope you are able to get a replacement soon.

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BARCLE 6/17/2013 4:26PM

    Computer issues are so frustrating! I hope your decision making goes well emoticon

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GEORGE815 6/17/2013 4:24PM

    Had to fix my computer a little while ago. Glad it was a minor repair of the same couple of hundred dollars.

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CLESHER 6/17/2013 10:14AM

    I am a microsoft person at heart, but my friends who buy Apple are really happy with them....



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ENCHANTEDBROOM 6/17/2013 10:03AM

    Go with the Apple.

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SUSANBEAMON 6/17/2013 1:06AM

  i have not, thankfully, had problems with my computers. but i have to say, desktops cost around 400 new, 800 if you go with the latest OS. spending 200 or more to fix an old machine? i wouldn't. if you've had to replace drives, you've already spent enough to get a tablet. dump it and dump the nerds who can't get to you for a couple of days.

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PATRICIAAK 6/17/2013 12:25AM

    Nerds don't seem to consider you a priority. IMHO, they are more of the problem than the brand of computer. My tech person has never needed more than a day to fix a problem.

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LIVE_AMAZINGLY 6/16/2013 11:14PM

    Years ago I had a Mac, and I had nothing but problems with it. It was in the shop frequently and then soon bit the dust even though it was only a couple of years old and hadn't had that much use.

About 8 years ago I got a small HP which is still running but really really slow. And, about 5 years ago I got a large HP which I have used a LOT, and is still running really good. And about a year and a half ago I got a Toshiba laptop which I have also used TONS and love it.

These last 2 I got programmed to what I wanted on 'em.

I get wonderful tech service from Staples. Well, most of the time I have. They now have a new manager who leaves something to be desired...

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FLAMENM 6/16/2013 11:06PM

    Apples are fun toys. But the price isn't worth it for my uses.

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2ABBYNORMAL 6/16/2013 10:59PM

    My first computer at home was a Dell. It didn't work. The tech guy from Dell came out and said the hard drive was not right nor working properly. He ended up talking to someone at Dell arguing that a whole knew hard drive was needed. He got the satisfaction we needed to get the computer working, but I would never get another Dell again. I now go to Milw. PC and get my computer designed to what I want in it. Good Luck.
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FLMOMX2 6/16/2013 10:04PM

   
i stream from Youtube with no problem with my Apple. Best of luck in your endeavors

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BECKYSFRIEND 6/16/2013 7:49PM

    I hate computer issues just like I hate car problems-good luck.

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BMCOLLEY 6/16/2013 7:41PM

    I wish you the best with your computer issues.

Bettie

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NEWME0519 6/16/2013 7:29PM

    I hope your computer issue is solved soon!

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MERRYMARY42 6/16/2013 6:44PM

    actually I have a Dell, and do not have any problems with it, my problem is AT&T/UVerse my internet provided, and it is always their fault that I am off line, and they won't just come and fix it, the last time took 4 days, this time only 1 day, but really why not come when they accidentally undo your wire while working on a different line come right back and fix it, oh not that is not the way they work, so needless to say, today is my DH's birthday as well as Fathers Day, he did get his phone calls, but late, because our phone works line and internet are the same, I guess, anyway, back on today, and still not too happy.
hope you get your problems ironed out soon, I know nothing about Apples, but only hear good stuff.

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NATPLUMMER 6/16/2013 4:47PM

    Apples tend to be very reliable. As a matter of fact, I went back to Mac with my most recent computer after a Dell, an HP and a Gateway.

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KRYSTALLA 6/16/2013 4:47PM

    Good luck.

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PHATPAT18 6/16/2013 4:36PM

    Good luck getting your computer fixed. I just go and buy a new inexpensive one when my old one dies. Not very good for the landfills though.

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123ELAINE456 6/16/2013 4:30PM

  My computer is a Dell 17 Inch Laptop. Have problems with mine. Been working with Nerds on Call. More problems. I'm about ready to buy a Mac. Haven't decided yet. My Computer is only 3 1/2 Years old. To nice and new to just toss it too. Will have to find someone to get it stridghten out and fix. God Blessings to You and Everyone. Have a Hppy Father's Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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SUSIEPH1 6/16/2013 4:25PM

    I have a apple I pad as well as my computer .. I am finding I don't use the computer much any more .. The iPad is easy to,use and I can take it any where with me.
Most hotels,clubs and coffee shops have wifi and I can hook into them and use my iPad . emoticon

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DANCINCAJUN1 6/16/2013 3:01PM

    We have Apples and love the products .... just go to an Apple Store near you and tell them what you want and they will advise you as to what you need. I first had the apple mac mini and used one of my old monitors and it has been great .... we have Mac air laptops and apple TV (which I adore !! -- we don't have cable so it provides hours of entertainment) ..... Roc
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MJ7DM33 6/16/2013 2:56PM

  I hope that your computer issues are resolved soon!

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FUNLOVEN 6/16/2013 2:55PM

    Sorry you are having so much trouble with your computer. We have had Dell computers with no problems, but, of course, there is always an occasional lemon. The Apple computers are very nice but don't forget that they don't sync will with a lot of Microsoft (or so I have heard). I have an iPhone5 and have really loved all of my iPhones, but I have had nothing but trouble getting it to sync to any of the other computer/electronic devices that we have because they are not Apple products. Good luck !

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KIPPER15 6/16/2013 2:35PM

    Hate computer"experts". I have a friend that helps me out at no charge. Hope the Kindle works well.

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COCK-ROBIN 6/16/2013 2:30PM

    I hope it gets better for you. I have heard Apple is far superior.

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GRAMMY_22 6/16/2013 1:23PM

    It sounds like Dell's customer service hasn't improved any in the past 15 years since we had one! We have gotten totally ripped off by the Geek Squad in the past. I usually wind up just getting a new computer when mine crashes.

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JESUSLIGHTSMEUP 6/16/2013 1:11PM

  Let's hope everything is working together to get you back on line in good shape. emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 6/16/2013 11:32AM

    My friend is a computer expert and I told him about your plight when I read it yesterday. He just shook his head and said that there is no reason to have a computer that long to diagnose. You can tell what's wrong within a couple of hours, if that. You must be using the Geek Squad - notoriously ripping off people. Chances are, at this point, they will not fix it and you'd be smart to invest that money in a new computer. If it's malware, you just reinstall windows. If you have any questions, just send them to me and I'll ask him for you. I have seen nothing but problems with Dell computers, and their customer service is beyond awful. Lenovo (sp?) is said to have a good product at good prices, but that's just what I've heard. Hope you enjoy the Kindle Fire HD. Love mine.

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SOKKERNUT 6/16/2013 11:22AM

    Happy you will have something so you can be in the web. Good Luck.

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JUSGETTENBY42 6/16/2013 11:13AM

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