Ah, my love/hate relationship with Dell continues. Wednesday afternoon, my power adapter randomly broke. Which made me hate Dell. But then, I called Dell’s technical support, spoke to a very nice and exceptionally woman named Kalpana, and by 10:00 the next morning, I had my replacement power adapter. Which made me love Dell.
I think the general conclusion is this: if their hardware was as good as their warranty repair and replacement, Dell would be unstoppable.
On a down note, it seems that my motherboard is failing again. This will be for the fifth time in just over two years of ownership. The LED status indicator lights (num lock, caps lock, scroll lock) are starting to randomly turn themselves on and off, sometimes the system hangs when it tries to go into hibernate (“Insufficient System Resources to Complete Request”), the volume buttons have all but stopped working, and my wireless adapter is acting a little flaky. Eventually, my laptop just won’t turn on. I might be able to make it to the end of the semester before I have it replaced, but I would probably pretty much die if my laptop decided to kick the bucket just a few days sooner…
So yeah. That’s my life. Exciting, as always.
Anyhow, I’m looking forward to going home on Tuesday– real food, family and friends!