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More computer suckage

Well, apparently the USB hub is also dead, since I couldn't get anything plugged into it to work for love nor money. It's like the desktop is dying by inches here...first the sound card a while back, then the keyboard socket, then the mouse/touchpad socket, now the USB hub. What a pain in the ass. At least I managed to get the apazine finished up, downloaded into the thumb drive, and printed out using the laptop. I am resigning mself to the possibiltity that I either need to replace the motherboard in this pile of crap i call the P-Machine or bite the bullet and get another desktop from the Box Shop. Or something.

So...time to get showered, dressed, and hie myself off to the collation, after which I need to stop off somewhere and pick up some soda on the way to the housewarming at windelina and Monte's joint. Good thing the price of gas has come back down to about $2.07, otherwise all this running around would get way too expensive.

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onsenmark
Apr. 9th, 2005 05:37 pm (UTC)
re: computer woes.
I think it would depend on what would be more... economical. If you can get away with getting a better PC than what you have now(keeping in mind I don't youw the specs of the hardware you're currently using), I say go for it, and scavenge wha tyou can from the old rig. Otherwise, go for the new mobo, although there's the possibility you might have to get a new CPU, etc. in the bargain.
wombat_socho
Apr. 10th, 2005 04:51 pm (UTC)
Re: computer woes.
The system's only 2.5 years old - has an 800MHz Athlon chip, 512MB RAM, and a 40GB hard drive. Considering that I use it mostly for e-mail and surfing, it's okay enough that I don't feel the need to upgrade to something faster and shinier, just something that works at an acceptable speed. So fixing it (even if it involves replacing the mobo) is very definitely an option.
jamestrainor
Apr. 11th, 2005 03:01 am (UTC)
I have a small pile of parts from Grandma's computer, if you wanna pick through it.
wombat_socho
Apr. 11th, 2005 03:23 am (UTC)
Your mother had all the hardware skills in the family, I'm afraid. I can beat on software and make it say "uncle", but I'm really not that good at cobbling parts together to make a good computer. This is why I used to take the 386 and 486 machines to various places to get them worked on.
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