Saturday, February 13, 2010


Oh computers.  Ya love 'em and ya hate 'em.  One of these days I will be able to afford a Mac.  In the meantime I have a Sony laptop which has been amazing but it's starting to act up.  So here is my plea to anyone out there...

I am poor.  But need some help.  The little power icon keeps blinking the "plug" part and shows my power cord isn't staying connected.  Which means my battery isn't charging.  The power cord is fine.  It works and is brand new.  So I'm thinking it's my battery or something wrong with the hook-up or it could just be another stupid quirk with Windows Vista. 

Anybody out there?  If you are in my area, I'd especially love your help!  Thank goodness for back-up computers but now I have install my Silhouette software on another laptop that's not mine.  Oh well.  I'm so glad I did a back-up of everything before and am so glad my mom doesn't mind me uploading stuff to her laptop.  Just nice to have your own, you know???

Now I'll go back to working on layouts!  Fun stuff!!!



Sandra said...

Hello Melissa! I had the same thing with my laptop...I'm a complete nobody when it comes to computers, but this helped with mine: I let the battery run completely empty by pushing the on/off button 10 times with about 3 seconds in between, than got out the battery of my laptop, put it back (say some sweet words against it!), put the plug in, to AC/DC (that's electricity in english, right?) and in my case it started charging again...I hope this will work for your laptop too...Good luck!

Melissa Elsner said...

Thanks Sandra! I might try that. It charges when my laptop is shut down. So weird. So I don't have to worry about the battery actually dieing. But for whatever reason it's not connecting when it's on. *Sigh*. Haven't tried taking the battery all the way out yet. I guess it just makes me nervous but I'm willing to try anything right now!