r.i.p. laptop #3

i kill things.

not humans, or anything. and it's not ever my fault. my curse only seems to affect electronics (specifically, laptops and mp3 players).

and pet fish.
but that's another story.

my laptop crashed. it's not exactly dead, but it won't exactly turn on either. just lots of ominous, continuous blinking lights whenever i press the power button. i wasn't even doing anything when it freaked out. i had an ebook open (meg cabot's 'mediator #5) and was in the middle of reading it (of course) when I left to use the bathroom. when i got back, the screen was all frozen and white and scary looking so i manually shut it down.

and now it won't turn back on. ugh.

i haven't even had problems with it before. it's only been, what, a year and a half? but then again, i've killed 2 more before. my first one, a dell, lasted a year (but dad's friend fixed it for him, so now it's officially "dad's laptop". i'm borrowing it until i figure out what to do with #3).

#2, an hp, lasted about a year, and i was lucky enough to get the replacement (#3, a cheapie compaq) for free, thanks to the warranty that was set to expire 3 days after it crashed.

and now #3 is dead. or in limbo. whatever. at least it lasted longer than the others.

i'm not too attached to it, and i did back it up a few months ago, but that still means that i lost everything in between which is a major inconvenience.

and yeah, they were just silly blog/outfit/self-portrait photos, but still. plus photoshop, which i need for my online class. ugh!

it could've waited to do this, i don't know, until after my external hard drive arrived?? boo.

but no worries, i will resume regular blogging soon, once i take more pictures. sucks because i had a few that i originally wanted to post, that i didn't back up. sad.

i'm already looking up a suitable replacement (perhaps a pink sony vaio?) because i'm quite sure i won't be able to resurrect this thing on my own. and if i take it to geek squad again, they'll just ask me asinine things like "did you press the power button?" (i hate you, sometimes, geek squad!). plus, my warranty and replacement plan expired in march.

so...it's time for a new laptop.

♥ erica


Indy Grrrl said...

They have a pink Dell too : ) I keep eyeing it, but I don't need a new one, so I need to stop. Good luck! I love my Mac laptop They REALLY last.

Sans vous, il y a aucun je said...

Girl, not to worry ! Cheer up :) All things gone,new photos can be taken over again .

It happens to me quite a few times too, with all my things gone. I just take it as a new start for new things :)

Sonoma Sunshine said...

I'm sorry your laptop crashed. My problem electronic is stereos, i don't really know what makes a stereo stop working but it always seems to happen to me. Cheer up. Maybe your next one will live forever.

Rachel said...

Oh no! Sorry to hear about your laptop luck :(

Erica Leigh said...

thanks everyone. :(
i'm almost used to it now lol.
turns out my service plan at best buy is actually 3 years, so i'm taking it in tomorrow. if they can't fix it, then they'll most likely give me a cheapie replacement again. we'll see how it goes.

Sans vous, il y a aucun je said...

Hahaha I'll post my reply here. Just in case :)

No problem girl <3 Yup,more new photos !! Cannot wait to see them.

Yea,took me awhile to find my bike shorts as Forever21 ran out of sizes so quickly .
Putting up an outfit post later after work, need my sister to help me snap a shot :)

Will try to wear the bike shorts and post it up this week :)Because I cannot wear it to work :(

eliii said...

oh no :(
first nadia's computer crashed now yours.
i'm scared for the life of my computer.
i should buy an external hard drive soon.

beatzlove&mely said...

awww im sorry hun.
& thats trippy cuz my dads laptop just stoped working like 2 days ago and now he has to fix it.

i heard mac laptops are good,cuz they dont get viruses or watever and i want one but yea gotta save up for that.lol

Courtney Rae said...

I'm sorry your laptop broke ! I recently just murdered my first laptop.. somehow. It won't read DVDs or any of my software. It's a mac. So sad.
I enjoy your blog, very cute and simple!:)

tritia kristin! said...

Dude. I JUST now saw your comment back from July 3rd about me being tagged. I'll be sure to get to it right away. (I'm a slacker.)

Toothfairynotes said...

maybe you should try a macbook! Boyfriend says it never fails, never! And so far, mine is doing well :P

oh I've killed so many pet fishes when I was kid as well... what's wrong with us!!!!