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Ranty Friday – Dearest Laptop

on 01/02/2013

ranty friday laptop

We have been pals for quite some time; however I think that our separation is neigh. You have seen me through 5 separate college courses, 2 jobs, 3 house moves, the birth of my son a divorce and a marriage.

You have worked your little transformer-ed butt off, but now:


Your consistently burning hot fan is almost setting me alight. Your broken speakers and cracked back plate just wind me up!!

You are just so naughty, if you’re not burning my skin, sitting in silence, turning yourself off or closing down at will …….your being repaired.

After 6 years of service, 7 repairs, 1 new mother board and 3 fans replacements, why oh why can’t the laptop insurance not just write you off??

You are not top of the range nor are you effective for 80% of the time and you’re independently responsible I am sure for 5% of PC Worlds carbon footprint! With all this fetching and carrying!

Laptop, PC World has received my monthly payments diligently for all these years .. I have now spent triple the amount on insurance payments than what you originally cost!

I dread the next trip to PC World as I will be once again left with no laptop for 3 weeks. This is why I put up with the burning of my skin, broken speakers and faulty screen along with your selfishness at turning yourself off.

Please just keel over gracefully and irreparably it will save us both the pain and heartache of your extended demise.

Eternally grateful


P.s I have now backed up so anytime you’re ready is great with me!

Once again linking up with the lovely Mummy Barrow for her Ranty Friday Linky

4 responses to “Ranty Friday – Dearest Laptop

  1. Brilliant, I love this – this is sooo true about flippin’ laptops, they are a ruddy pain when they switch themselves off!

  2. We were burned, by PC world. with my old laptop, simillar issues. I ended up ditching it, in the end, it was costing us a monthly fee as part of their “plan” but it wasn’t worth it, and kept dying on me. Hope you get it sorted. IS a huge pain when you need it to work!!

    • Jaime Oliver says:

      It is driving me mad! i thought of ditching PC World however since i have now spent 3 times what its worth i will get a new one in the end… to be fair it would be a pain to take it back in but with all the issues with it now they may write it off as its going to cost a fortune to fix!

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