June 30, 2004

Gremlins

There was a power outage on campus yesterday, so when I arrived today my computer was off and my monitor in power-save. I turned on the computer, and the monitor... did nothing. Switched it off and on, nothing. Tried logging in blind, and the computer clearly responded, but the monitor remained in power-save mode. Powered off the computer and back on again, nothing.

Auggghhh.

I got the help desk person up here, who tried a couple things, and nothing worked. Including a different monitor. Which is really bad because it means it's the computer itself, or at least the video card. Ugh. He goes off downstairs to file a help ticket on the thing; I was thinking that at least it happened just as I was leaving for a month.

Just as I was getting ready to leave the office, I don't even know why, I tried powering it off and on again. Works perfectly. *sigh*

"As to things which do not strike at the root of Christianity, we think and let think." --John Wesley

Posted by blahedo at 3:12pm on 30 Jun 2004
Comments
It's a good thing Macs are so sturdy and reliable! :P Posted by Chelsea at 9:58pm on 30 Jun 2004
This sort of thing is why I resolved many a problem with monitor and computers by defragging the hard drive and then degaussing the crt. Posted by lee at 6:03am on 1 Jul 2004
You've got spam! Posted by kelly at 1:50pm on 4 Jul 2004
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