Display was tun?

by Yule Heibel on January 2, 2005

I’ve been feeling nauseous whenever I spend time at my computer lately,
especially if the light is dim.  I realise now that it’s the
on-going problem with my laptop’s display.  After the motherboard
meltdown last year and some months ago, the display went wonky, going
black if the lid was jarred even one millimeter.  I had it fixed,
but it’s still not 100%, and lately it’s been flickering like a very
bad, ancient tv screen …which I’m sitting too close to.  Hmm,
what to do?  Stop using it, stop blogging, stop writing: that
would be one option.

I could throw up all over the keyboard, I guess.  That would
probably really fix it.  Such action feels imminent, but in the
interest of decency, I’ll just stop writing now.


maria January 4, 2005 at 1:33 am

I think we need to take up a collection for the “Get Yule A New Computer” fund…. That is, if throwing up on the keyboard doesn’t quite fix it!

Yule Heibel January 4, 2005 at 1:51 am

I suspect that the folks at the local computer shop here in town did something wrong when they put the laptop back together after putting in a new motherboard, and I just wasn’t quick enough to complain while the evidence trail was still hot. Now it’s too late, alas. It’s an iBook, about 3 years old now, and I don’t want to switch back to a Windows-based machine. My husband keeps offering to give back the old Toshiba I used to have (on which I wrote my dissertation — so it’s really old, but rock-solid, except for its broken battery — it has to be plugged in at all times), but I don’t want it.

But yeah, it’s spooky to try to read a lot on this (iBook) machine: all that flickering, and you start to feel like you’ve travelled backward in time, to the back room of the downtown record store where they used to have black lights and strobes and let you listen to all the latest Led Zep for hours on end, hoping the kids would get zonked enough to buy the LPs…. Jeez, makes me queasy. 😉

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