A high pitched screaming tone accompanied compu start up, rebooting over and again for the same result, the tech guy told me over the telephone the hard drive on the five yo machine was worn out, that I needed a new one.
I had bought a Canon printer from the local computer outlet which printed ok but refused to scan properly, they said they were unable to either refund the purchase price or replace the unit, since the warranty had expired.
I told them the scanner function was never used for that period, and when I finally did need to use it there was a malfunction, I thought maybe it had been loaded wrongly, then after reinstalling the software and testing the same scan function, the same result appeared.
Checking the internet, everyone with that model Canon printer had the same problem .. they did not care about that, so I declined to buy the new Power Unit they had which is what I needed, and took my custom elsewhere.
The other compu outlet down the road had become a gym, so it was into the city and the only outlet I could find which had the brand new Apple Mac for sale..
It is marvelous and consists of a grand 24 inch screen, a tiny cordless keypad and a cordless touch friendly mouse, there is no Power Unit, all the workings are in the space behind the screen.
The same tech who told me to get a new 'puter came over and started it up, after about six unsuccessful attempts to load Flash Player, he disclosed it was going to be a nightmare getting email and other stuff working, and after hittin' me with a bill for 200 buck$ advised its return.
In the meantime he had repaired my old machine by installing two RAM boards and it was working, I rang the supplier and he agreed to accept the Apple Mac back and return the money, so at the end of the day we were finally up and running after all.
Edited by Martin Timothy, 10 May 2014 - 01:40 AM.