Ah. Computers. Can’t live with them, can’t live without. So, I’ve been writing about the never-ending story about Mugen the laptop and the quest for a working computer. Let me reiterate quickly: I bought Mugen at the beginning of 2010. The problems started about half a year later with connectivity problems with the USB ports. First trip to the service plant in Poland was in November; the problem returned two weeks later. I had an onsite service man come in and change the motherboard. About a month later, the laptop refused to boot. Back to Poland. A week after the return, the problem reoccurred. This time, I sent a rather sarcastic reclamation to HP, and negotiated a new laptop. This took, what, three or four weeks.
And the most amazing thing happened. OK, aside from the bit where it was being delievered to the wrong address, but never mind that. Woo. New lappy. New double screen setup with new desk in my room. Reinstalling everything, again. Not so woo. The next morning. The laptop. Refused. To. Start.
Eventually, with a call to the technical help, this was fixed. Except for the part where I have to remove power and everything attached to USB ports between every boot. Yeah. I’m in discussion with the tech desk again, but let me tell you… Not for long.
I swear, this is the last time I’m placing my bets on HP products. And please, I don’t care if your HP has been working without problems for three billion years. Clearly, there’s some bad karma here!