Friday, July 16, 2010

Leslie's Computer Woes

Saturday: Computer got a virus.

Sunday: Took computer in to Computer Geeks Hawaii (advertised on the radio “$75 to fix”). The guy said the computer would be ready by Tuesday.

Tuesday: No word from computer guy, so called him at 11:00 am. He said "It will be ready sometime this evening..." He couldn't give a definite (or even a round-about) time. He called at 6:00 pm saying it will be ready by 7 pm!! Picked up computer.

Wednesday: Computer got spyware. The guy said Leslie “allowed it”. Dropped off computer at the guy’s house which is farther than his office!!!

Thursday: Got computer back in the evening. Two problems: Problem no. 1) Cannot get into internet because “proxy server won’t allow”. Called Jalna and figured this out: go to Internet options/advanced settings and select “no proxy” “go directly to internet”. That fixed problem no. 1. Problem no. 2) Cannot get pictures or images in e-mail; only got X’s. Left message on computer guy’s voicemail at 8 p.m. No call back.


Friday (today): Got a call back at 9:45 am. Took computer back (3rd time) at 11:00 am. Waited while computer guy fixed it.

Hopefully: The End

10 comments:

Les said...

at least he only charged me $79...but wait, didn't the radio say $75??

jalna said...

Hahahaha. I'm pretty sure the radio said $75.

Randism said...

nothing as frustrating as dealing with computer problems; i hope your computer gets fixed this time; let us know...

Betty Townsend said...

Oh, oh!! Well, hopefully it is fixed now and won't give Les any more problems....

jalna said...

Rand and Betty, so far so good.

OkiHwn said...

$75 + tax

Rick said...

you should give the boss man a nudge on twitter @SuperGeeks. I bet that would get it solved quickly.

jalna said...

Nat, aha!

Good idea, Rick.

port87 said...

hee hee i wouldve fixed it for 60 bucks. =D

jalna said...

HAHAHAHAHA!!! David, that is hilarious!!