Thursday, August 13, 2009

A few days ago, my laptop had a major breakdown!!! Ralph and I could not identify what the fault was. We went to Digital Mall, and it was diagnosed as motherboard defect. I could feel cold sweat came down on my forehead even though I was in a fully air-conditioned mall. Well, Ralph said that this fault would cost us both a bomb. We had to leave my lappie for a day or two. Then, I was a bit sad because I had a lot of blogging things to be done. The guy came back to us both and told us what the problem was but the price for repairing was too expensive to be mentioned here. Ralph and I did not give up and we asked for second opinion. We were lucky because one guy told us that we had to take it to KL if we want it cheaper and faster. So, we went to KL to get it fixed on Tuesday.

It was a fifty-fifty situation as mentioned by the technician. We took the option. While waiting for it to be fixed, Ralph and I wanted to go to the next building. We walked around the building and took an elevator down. But, we could not find our exit due to no exit signs available. We both tried to recall how we came in earlier on. The building was terribly old and I guess it was poorly maintained. Not only the EXIT SIGNS were unavailable but some of the lights were blinking as if I was in a disco or something. Ralph and I were a little nervous because we could not get out of the place and the worst part was all of the shops on that floor of old building closed. We were like lost into the Twilight Zone. Eerie I would say. Finally, we went up to the shop where we sent our lappie and asked for the direction. The technician told us that we should take an elevator with the sign Basement on it. Oh dear. It was a really confusing day for both of us. Ralph was a little upset because they should consider putting up Exit Sign as a guide for people. There are stores selling Exit Sign out there with tremendous options available and the best thing is self-luminous and photo-luminescent models can be found too. Perhaps the management of that building should consider this option very seriously.

Finally, we got back my lappie and here I am. Blogging again. Woo-hoo! Shall I say...

I’ll be BACK!!!

60 comments

Mariuca said... @ 13/8/09 3:10 PM

=-O =-O =-O =-O =-O

Mariuca said... @ 13/8/09 3:10 PM

Monica!

Mariuca said... @ 13/8/09 3:11 PM

Miss u la sweetie and I am sick today huhuhuhu....just had char hor fun, love the soup.... :-E :-E :-E :-E :-E :-E :-E

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Mariuca said... @ 13/8/09 3:26 PM

welcome back Mon, no wonder la quiet as a mouse, laptop sick it seems!

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Mariuca said... @ 13/8/09 3:27 PM

so cute la the snowman picture!

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Monica said... @ 13/8/09 3:39 PM

Mariuca! :* :*

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Monica said... @ 13/8/09 3:41 PM

oh no u're sick! :( miss u too Mariuca!!! rest well k and drink more water *HUGS*

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Monica said... @ 13/8/09 3:43 PM

yeah my laptop sick!!!! I was so worried lah :'( :'( :'(
now ok edi :)

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Monica said... @ 13/8/09 3:43 PM

hehe I like it too :-P

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Mariuca said... @ 13/8/09 4:36 PM

How much la u kena Mon? Lucky fixed edi.

Monica said... @ 13/8/09 4:46 PM

the one at Digital Mall quoted me RM480 Mariuca! =-O =-O I'm glad I didn't agree to that! :)

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Mariuca said... @ 13/8/09 4:55 PM

U managed to get it cheaper then Mon? :)

Mariuca said... @ 13/8/09 4:55 PM

That day my adapter rosak, but lucky still on warranty so I got a replacement FOC. Otherwise hafta buy for almost RM200!

tekkaus said... @ 13/8/09 5:01 PM

Well...glad to know that your lappie is ok already. :D

tekkaus said... @ 13/8/09 5:02 PM

Both of you had quite an adventure huh! Must be scary right! :(

Mariuca said... @ 13/8/09 5:08 PM

Oh yes sweetie, more awards for u here! Congrats! :)
http://www.mymariuca.com/2009/08/august-awards.html

Monica said... @ 13/8/09 5:19 PM

yeah I managed to get it cheaper Mariuca! R paid RM250 only.. some more my lappie is super fast now :-D :-D

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Monica said... @ 13/8/09 5:22 PM

wah luckily yrs still on warranty! :) so exp kan?!

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Mariuca said... @ 13/8/09 5:22 PM

Wah so jeles la ur lappy super fast ha ha! But good for u of coz, now can drop like a drop master!

Mariuca said... @ 13/8/09 5:23 PM

As opposed to a mad panda! ;)

Monica said... @ 13/8/09 5:23 PM

awards for me? Yay!!! I'll grab it later :* :*

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Mariuca said... @ 13/8/09 5:25 PM

Yeahhhhh and I had to search high and low for my invoice and warranty card, lucky found it! :)

elai said... @ 13/8/09 5:34 PM

mon! welcome back! i really wondered why you were not around...

elai said... @ 13/8/09 5:34 PM

i've even thought you were sick...

elai said... @ 13/8/09 5:34 PM

glad you're back! :* :* :*

Mariuca said... @ 13/8/09 5:49 PM

Hi Elai! :)

Mariuca said... @ 13/8/09 5:49 PM

Buzz2 mon, long time u no chop at woafs! ;)

LadyJava said... @ 13/8/09 5:56 PM

:( :( :( :(

LadyJava said... @ 13/8/09 5:57 PM

Oh no Mon... yeay to you getting back your lappie.. how much was the damage?? :-$ :-$

Nick Phillips says ... said... @ 13/8/09 7:07 PM

Good to hear you managed to solve your laptop problems. At least now you can get back to blogging ... hehehe ...

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foongpc said... @ 13/8/09 7:19 PM

Sorry to hear you are sick, mariuca! Get well soon!! Not H1N1 i hope? ;)

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foongpc said... @ 13/8/09 7:20 PM

No wonder you were so quiet and didn't even drop by my blog for the past week!

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foongpc said... @ 13/8/09 7:20 PM

No wonder you were so quiet and didn't even drop by my blog for the past week!

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foongpc said... @ 13/8/09 7:21 PM

Wow! Too expensive to mention in your post? How much pls tell?

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foongpc said... @ 13/8/09 7:22 PM

Oh, I knew oredy! Read it from your reply to mariuca's comments. Haha! So only RM250, not bad lah! Half the earlier price of RM480!

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foongpc said... @ 13/8/09 7:28 PM

Wow! Cannot find your way out of the building! Like Twilight Zone? LOL! Must hve felt panicky! Last time, I could not find my way out of 1Utama, can you believe it? It was like about 1am, I and a friend was at the One World Hotel but my car was parked in 1Utama new wing.

Firstly, could not cross from hotel to 1Utama cos they had locked the doors! So after getting a guard to open the connecting door for us, we walked into 1Utama and realised many parts were not accessible as they had pulled down the metal doors and sealed part of passageway. We tried a few floors all in the semi darkness and always came to a dead end! Like a horror maze or something. Haha!

Finally, a guard helped us and we managed to walked to my car in the parking lot near Parkson through a hidden lift. Haha! Now I know how to get out of 1Utama even if it's 3am! Haha.

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foongpc said... @ 13/8/09 7:29 PM

Crash! Boom! Bang! Is that the name of a famous song I heard before? Very creative of you to use that! LOL!

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foongpc said... @ 13/8/09 7:30 PM

But luckily your laptop only crashed, did not boom and bang! So when are you getting a brand new laptop? ;)

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TH said... @ 13/8/09 8:16 PM

can fix it?

Bill said... @ 13/8/09 11:45 PM

Sounds like you had a very perplexing day that day =-O. I am glad you got you laptop fixed. Woo Hooo :-D

Cashmere said... @ 14/8/09 5:46 AM

Aww.. Lappy crashed huh? That sucks! I hate it when that happens..

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Ayie said... @ 14/8/09 7:52 AM

hmmm, I'm glad everything's fine now! hugs!

that explains why mon has been quiet for the past days *DONT_KNOW*

levian said... @ 14/8/09 9:32 AM

oh my, your "trapped in the building with close shops" gave me the creeps!
luckily you were not alone by then.
glad to know your lappie is fine. =D

Mariuca said... @ 14/8/09 3:40 PM

Buzz buzz Mon! ;)

life ramblings said... @ 14/8/09 9:15 PM

=-O =-O sorry about your babe. that must be a terrible thing that ever happened to you. my hard disk drive got crashed once and lost all data. how frustrating. i'm glad that you got it fixed. :)

life ramblings said... @ 14/8/09 9:15 PM

have a fabulous weekend Mon. :)

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Mary Anne Velasco said... @ 14/8/09 10:09 PM

woo-hoo! cheers to that monica! it can surely drive us crazy when our laptops or desktop comps crash down on us. it's difficult to find a great technician ... not to mention the expensive cost of repair.

well well... good to know that you've got your lappie back. hugs! :)

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Metz said... @ 14/8/09 10:42 PM

Yayy am so happy for you :) glad that your lappy has been revived hehe and at the same time you found my secret garden heheheh :) hope you enjoyed what you found there too :) anyways have a great weekend ahead :) xoxo

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Shinade aka Jackie said... @ 15/8/09 2:22 AM

oh no Monica what an awful experience!! >:o >:o >:o >:o

Shinade aka Jackie said... @ 15/8/09 2:23 AM

You are very lucky to have gotten it fixed. over here if it's a lap top they usually make sure the cost to repair is more expensive than buying a new one!!

Shinade aka Jackie said... @ 15/8/09 2:23 AM

oh my and the building sounds really creepy!! I would have been frightened also!! ;)

Shinade aka Jackie said... @ 15/8/09 2:26 AM

I hope you have a good weekend. Walter is grilling out for us tonight. We have a movie to watch. Then tomorrow he is taking our for a drive to get some photo shots done.

It's been really difficult for me to get new photos since my back flared up!! he has our yard all claened up and looking so nice. I am trying to get drops done early today, make my post for tomorrow, so I can sit outside today and enjoy the cooler weather that moved in!!

hugs!! :* :* :* :*

DorothyL said... @ 15/8/09 7:33 AM

Gosh that is very frustrating. Computers are so very expensive to fix but they become so much part of the family that they are almost impossible to part with :)
Good thing you managed this time :)

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Ori said... @ 15/8/09 8:04 AM

Welcome back to the blogosphere again Mon!!
Yay....yours with CL again too now ;)
but I think CL now doesn't work as smooth as previously and I don't like that the "=-" characters that added on the Recent blog thing.


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Ori said... @ 15/8/09 8:10 AM

You're lucky Ralph was with you at that building, the building sounds eerie =-O
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Mariuca said... @ 15/8/09 8:57 AM

Morning Monica, meow! :)

Ane said... @ 15/8/09 12:15 PM

Oh No!! I will die if my lappy crashed!! I can't live without it!! :-P :-P

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Ane said... @ 15/8/09 12:16 PM

I'm glad you got it fixed already Mon!! :)

Stuck in an old building without any Exit signs is indeed creepy!! =-O =-O I wouldn't want to be in your shoes, cause I have a wild imagination and I'd end up freaking myself out! LOL :-D

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Ane said... @ 15/8/09 12:16 PM

Yay to PB's Mon! I want I want too!! :) :-$ :-$ :-$ need more kaching!!

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Bluedreamer said... @ 15/8/09 4:07 PM

oh its good to hear than everything was alright now
glad that your lappie is working fine already and its nice to see you back!

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