Lady Fabrize is back!

22 November 2011

I can't believe I let four months go by without having my netbook Lady Fabrize, a Lenovo S10-2, repaired! For someone who feels the compulsion to go online several times a day, that was VERY challenging. Good thing I have my HTC ChaCha and my SMART Netphone; these babies kept me sane. I don't think I have gotten over the trauma of getting mugged last May, so it took so much courage for me to be able to bring her out of the house and into the nearest Service Center.

I finally brought her to the Lenovo branch in SM North EDSA - Annex last Sunday. After checking her, the technicians said my hard drive should be formatted. I didn't really have any problem with that... except that I don't have back-up of the files and photos I have saved there. Anyway, they couldn't format the drive, so the next solution they came up with was for me to buy a new one. I didn't really want to but hey, if it's the only thing that can help Fabrize then why not?

They fit a new hard drive to Fabrize, but oops, it still wasn't working. When the technician tried to boot her, it still wouldn't go through because the keys are being pressed by themselves! Weird! In the end, they were able to conclude that Fabrize's problem was only because of a grounded keyboard.

I decided to buy a new one, but it was hella expensive! Just like that, a bulk of my Kindle Touch funds went ::: poof::: There was really nothing I could do though, so after paying I left Fabrize to the technicians to be claimed again the next day, then went to Kenny Rogers Roasters to drown my and my wallet's sorrows in roast chicken, mac 'n cheese, and mashed potatoes ♥

I went back yesterday to collect her, and I couldn't be happier to see her working perfectly again!

I was told the day before that if it was just a grounded keyboard then the hard drive doesn't have to be replaced. But Fate decided to be playful again and made my Drive C un-salvageable. She needed formatting - for real this time - so, goodbye files I don't have back-ups for anymore! All those photos of me and him, gone forever. The Universe couldn't have given a more glaring sign than that.

With the bad comes the good. The Lenovo guys formatted my netbook for free, and even upgraded my OS to Windows7! When I got home though, I realized that I wouldn't be able to surf the Net because my SmartBro prepaid broadband is only compatible to Windows XP. I posted a little sad tweet, and the Twitter gods made SmartBro reply to my concern together with instructions on how I can upgrade my broadband stick's OS! So cool!

That keyboard cost me P3,500.
But look how white she is!
Okay so now I'm going to stop being bummed about the money and focus on the ease with which I can play Coco Girl again! :)

PS: Would you like to help me with my Kindle Touch funds? LOL buy my stuff (and the rest of the other bloggers', too!) at the Bloggers United 2 bazaar on December 3! Click here to find out how you can win free passes for yourself AND a friend!

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