Monday, October 15, 2012

Computer Problems

So we're having some problems with our computer. Just what I need when Gabe will be gone for the next three weeks, right?

We've been trying to figure out how to get videos and pictures off of our old video camera. The videos are from 3-5 years ago. When we moved to AZ, our car was broken into and the cords for our camera were taken. I should have ordered replacement cords right away but kept putting it off (almost five years of putting it off!). Well, I finally got up the motivation to just do it. I called Sony and they assured me that even though our camera is six years old, the cord I was getting would work.

Surprise surprise, it didn't. I called to return it and order another. And shocker! THAT cord didn't work either! So it was off to eBay. I found the cord I thought we would need and ordered it for only $5. When it came in the mail, I naively thought I could just plug it in and it would work. Hah! It didn't.

So we wasted spent some time finding new software and downloading it. Nothing we did would work. I even tried downloading the original software from the disc.

Long story sort of short... With everything we did to it, nothing worked and now our computer runs like it's from 1995. Suuuper sloooow. I don't have the patience to sit there and wait five minutes for an internet page to load. And poor Gabe has his final two classes starting up in a couple weeks and there's no way he can do schoolwork with the computer running like that!

Gabe has three trips in the next three weeks, so I guess it's up to me to lug it into Best Buy for help. If you don't hear from me for a bit, that's why. I can't do pictures from my iPad and Blogger works funny on it.

I just hope it's fixable and doesn't cost us an arm and a leg.

1 comment:

  1. I do all my blogging on my iphone and ipad. There's an app for ipad called blogdocs (don't hold me to the spelling.) The free version lets you do 6 posts and then refuses to do any more. The paid version was only $2 for me so I sprung for it. Its a nice app. If all you have is an ipad, give it a shot! Esther Norine Designs


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