Hey Beautiful People!!! I hope You and Yours are having a wonderful weekend!
As I’ve posted recently, my faithful 10 year old computer died stone cold dead a few weeks ago. I’d figured its days were numbered but how shocking it was the morning I went to draw and was met with an empty shell. With some help from my incredibly sweet man I was able to get a new computer. All is well…BUT my external hard drive (also 10 years old) died around the same time. That’s where I’d saved ALL my art for many years. My little films I’ve made. Lots of stuff. I knew that was dying for a few months and it crossed my mind that I really should back stuff up. I didn’t. It completely sucked to realize I’d very likely lost many years of work. In the scheme of the planet it’s nothing, I know. We’re all a sand painting at best. I understood this. Life goes on and it’s really a small thing in the end. But man! I got a little depressed and became determined to retrieve stuff if I could. If not, I’d do a ceremony and just joyfully let it all go. Start over.
The apple store told me they were doubtful they could help but they would try. I’d have to drop my old and new computers off for about 2 weeks and if they succeeded it would cost me $250. I declined their offer and started researching online. Seemed to me it was the battery or the power port. I’d bought a new plug when it died initially hoping that was the problem. It wasn’t so I returned it. I decided to buy a new battery and through googling found Other world Computing. That’s their address above. I messaged with a technician there and told him my plan. He thought it made sense and helped me find the correct battery for my old comp. He also directed me to the instructional videos on their website about how to install anything You buy there. They’re WONDERFUL! SOOOO comprehensive. So for $100 I got the battery and installed it myself. It didn’t work but I went over to a friend’s house and tried her plug. Voila!!! It worked!!! Went and bought a new plug for $80. AND IT ALL WORKS!!! Not only have I been able to retrieve everything from my old computer, it works again!!! It’s slow and some things here and there stopped performing long ago, but it works well enough and is fine to lug around and draw on until it really does take its last breath!!! I’m so happy! If I’d taken it to the apple store it would have cost $250 and although I would have gotten my stuff I wouldn’t have my old comp. I’m $180 in and have it all.
So if You’re on a budget and have a techno problem, that’s a fantastic place to start!!! Cheers to them and to all the AMAZING techno-peeps out there who are gracious enough to share their knowledge online!!! How lucky are we in this day and age to have such gifts of help so easily available? Mindblowing!!!
Cheers, Rock on and Thank You All for sticking around when I was MIA!
P.S. Everything is now backed up within an inch of its life!!! 🤣
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