Saturday, December 24, 2005

When life gives you lemons..

Monday the week before last my laptop crashed. Two days later the driver at home came to tell me that my car's leaking something. Turned out there was a leak in the cooling system and all the coolant from the radiator flooded out. A couple days later the buttons on my phone stopped working. I couldn't unlock it. It had happened to me before and worked perfectly fine when I shut it off and turned it back on again. Except this time when I did that the buttons still didn't work and I couldn't enter my PIN code to get it started. Life, that's a whole lotta lemons for a guy to handle in one week.

Long story short, after a lot of tinkering about and diagnosing at the shop it turned out that the computer's crash was caused by a faulty RAM slot on the motherboard, so now I'm down to just 512mb of RAM. Luckily they managed to salvage most of the hard drive and I didn't lose too much of my stuff but it took me days to download all the programs again. Hope Apple comes out with those Intel Macs soon.

As for the car, it turned out that it was the plastic coolant expansion tank had ripped open. Nothing wrong with the radiator itself. I tried to fight the dealer for a few days to make them do it on goodwill. I lost the battle and paid for it myself.

The phone is just over a year old. It's a Nokia 7610 which I've hated since the day I bought it. It's not under warranty anymore. I took it to a shop for fixing and they said only the dealer can fix it. Went to the dealer and whaddya know, it worked perfectly fine with them. So I took it to a phone shop and asked them how much I can get for it if I sell it. Quite incredibly they said 80 rials. SOLD. Paid 60 on top and traded it for a brand new 6680- which I am now convinced will zonk on me any minute because the bad karma's gonna get to me for selling a defective phone.


Blue Chi said...

That's one hell of a week, it is probably the curse of the end of the year. One more week to go, I think that you can make it!

PizzaQueen said...


your life sAx

Arabian Princess said...

I have 6680 and I am loving it :)

sorry for the lemons but its 2005 sayig goodbye :)

OceanDream said...

Yeah poor babez, it was a toughie. But, hey, look on the bright side, during the weekend Faisal finally rolled over! That was a good thing :) Plus I think your new phone is great in comparisson to your previous crappy phone. And having this slow laptop will give you the excuse you have been looking for to get a new one. Do we have a Mac in our future? Hmmmm

TI3GIB said...

Do what I do ...

When life gives you lemons, make some juice ...

*kaa wink*

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