My Laptop Computer Was Repaired Today

Laptop Computer

It has been a while since I carried my laptop computer to be checked by a service technician.

The last time a service technician saw my laptop computer was when I had Windows 8 on it (At the time it was cutting off without warning — power vacated the laptop computer at intervals; I eventually found out, that the problem was not with the laptop computer; the issue was with the power supply cord).

Today, I sent the laptop computer to the service technician to have the screen replaced. He looked at my laptop computer, opened it up and said, “I have the size screen for it,” and he also mentioned something that pertained to having the right connection for it.

The service technician lent me his Toshiba Satellite laptop to use while my laptop computer was being repaired (And, that was because I told him that I needed a laptop computer to blog on in the meantime).

I Called Him Back To Let Him Know That I Was Using Linux

I did not want the service technician to think that something was wrong with the laptop when he turned it on after he had replaced the laptop screen.

I have Linux on my laptop computer and Linux boots differently from Windows.

I wasted no time in grabbing my Android smartphone; I dialed his number.

“Hello,” the service technician said.

“I just wanted you to know that I use Linux,” I said. “I do not want you to think that there is anything wrong with my laptop computer.

The service technician laughed and said, “I already know that you are using Linux. I just changed the Laptop screen and I will call you back as soon as everything is finished.”

“Okay. Thanks a lot,” I said (I was surprised at how fast he had replaced the laptop screen; I had made up my mind to spend the entire Sunday without my laptop computer).

There Is No Computer Quite Like Mine

For the record, I do not have the best computer in the world.

However, I love the way the keys of my laptop computer feels whenever I touch them and my laptop computer has been personalised to meet my needs; I have everything laid out differently on my Linux system.

The Toshiba Satellite laptop that I was lent had Windows 10 Pro on it (I have not used the Windows operating system in ages; but I was glad to use it while my laptop computer was being repaired).

I have a strong feeling that any blogger would gladly make an exception if their computer was being repaired; they would make do with whatever operating system that was on a computer that was lent to them (This Linux fanboy swallowed his pride and used Windows 10 Pro with the intentions of getting his quota of blogging done).

I Could Have Used My Android Device To Blog On

In my article, Can A Smartphone Handle All Of My Blogging Needs?, I mentioned that I preferred to do all of my photo editing on a laptop computer.

As a matter of fact, I am not the only blogger who would finalise everything on a laptop computer after the blog post was put together on a smartphone or a tablet computer.

The feeling is akin to having full control over the final outcome (There is a peace of mind knowing that one’s blog post was properly formatted).

I would also like mention, that there are some laptop computers with the Android operating system on it (At the moment, I only have one friend who has the Android operating system installed on their laptop computer).

In the past, I installed the Android operating system on my laptop computer; it ran quickly; it reminded me of a scared mouse that was making its escape from a hungry cat (Yes, my friend, it was that fast).

At the end of the day, it was replaced with a distribution of Linux that I loved (I was only testing out the Android operating system on my laptop computer).

However, when it comes to blogging, any operating system will suffice.

But, I would prefer to use Linux any day.

By the way, do you have a favourite operating system?

I Worried Myself For Nothing

To be very honest with you, I thought that I would have to go without using a laptop computer for the day (The very thought of going without a laptop computer for an entire day made me a bit neurotic and nauseous).

I have blogged on a laptop computer for years and if I do not have a laptop computer at my disposal, I would get my quota of blogging done on a desktop computer (Which would be located at a friend’s house; my friend has open door policy, I am welcome to drop in at anytime).

Guess what?

While I was in the middle of composing this blog post, the service technician called me to let me know that I could come and pick up my laptop computer; so approximately 65% of this blog post was done via his Toshiba Satellite laptop and the remainder was done on my old and very faithful Sony VAIO laptop computer.

I Plan On Getting A New Computer

The God’s/Goddess’ truth is, that computers do not last forever; my Sony VAIO laptop computer will die on me one day (So, I want to make sure that I have another one to use the day that happens).

I love the VAIO brand (I will not be able to get a brand new Sony VAIO laptop computer, because in 2014, Sony sold their PC division to Japan Industrial Partners and today the brand is simply known as “VAIO”).

And, the VAIO laptop computers are rather costly (Oh well, premium computers are not cheap).

Recently, I looked at my friend’s MacBook Pro; the resolution of the screen is amazing; I told him, “If I ever get one of those, I am going to put Linux on it!”

Whenever I see a laptop computer, I always say to myself, “Oh, I could put Linux on that!”

Just in case you are wondering, “What brands of computers can Linux go on?” Well, Linux is most compatible with the following:

  • HP
  • Dell
  • Lenovo
  • System76

Linux is not compatible with every brand of computer on the market (So, it is advisable to do a bit of research before buying a computer with the intentions of installing Linux on it).

Final Thoughts

If I was thinking clearly, I would have sent in my laptop computer earlier (And, the screen for the laptop computer would have been replaced earlier).

Anyway, I am pleased that things went well and I no longer have to worry about ugly-looking brown spots on my laptop’s screen.

I surely looks as though the Universe gave me what I wanted and nothing is going to keep me away from blogging.

If computer repair-issues ever kept you back from blogging, I would love to read all about it in the comments thread of my blog.

And, thank you for reading!

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6 thoughts on “My Laptop Computer Was Repaired Today

  1. Yes I have been in that situation although not for a laptop or repair. I gave my mum my old iPad and I had to wait 2 months before replacing it. I was very adamant on not getting a laptop or smaller iPad. Instead I wanted the biggest iPad created to date which is 12.9 inches…That is what I currently use to write and edit my blog posts and I just love it! It’s like the best of both worlds, laptop + iPad…as for my favorite operating system I will always be faithful to apples os…this was a great post to read and I never knew about Linux until now. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. 🙂 Oh, thank you.

      People are not fond of Windows 10 because Microsoft collects lots of information about its users.

      I use Linux, because it is privacy-centric and more secure that Microsoft Windows.

      However, I recommend that people use whatever operating system that they are comfortable with; whether it be Windows, Linux or macOS, etcetra.

      And, thank you for your valuable input!

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