Peter G (sinetimore) wrote,
Peter G
sinetimore

It's A Bird! It's A Plane! IT'S SUPER POLE!

A little over a year ago, my teacher needed a computer.  Needed it.  Hers just wasn't cutting it anymore.  So I bought her a laptop.  $350 Acer, nice little workhorse and more than enough for what she needs.

Tonight, I get home from work, and before I can even get out of my work clothes, my phone rings.  It's my teacher.  "Peter!  You got to help me!  My computer's broke!"

Whoa, whoa, relax.  What is it?  A virus or something?

Turns out, the Munchkin (5 years old) got to the computer.  "She pulled off keys from the keyboard!"

How many did she take off?

"All of them!"

* pinching the bridge of my nose * That kid is SO dead....  (I always wonder if my teacher ever swore.  Something tells me, if I wanted a definitive answer, I should have been at the house about that time.)

"What can I do?!?"

Well, at this point, you have two options.  You can order a new keyboard.  For that model, it'll probably run you $30-50.  Then you need to get it installed.  I'm not familiar with the model, so I'm nervous I'd break your machine if I tried to fix it.  You'll be out maybe two weeks.

"What's the other option?"

Go to Office Max and buy an el cheapo keyboard for $15.  Make sure it says USB.  As long as you plug it in before you start up the laptop, it will see the keyboard and you can use that.

"OHTHANKYOU!THANKYOU!THANKYOU!THANKYOU!...."

Supposedly, the Munchkin will be allowed to watch TV again when she hits puberty.  Maybe.

Tags: computers, nightmare fuel, technology is a beautiful thing, this ought to be interesting
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