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PostSubject: I'm baaaack!   Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:38 am

It feels like forever since I've been able to get on here or play/build/create anything game related and it feels like I've missed sooooo much!

First, I was out of the blue unable to get on the web much less use my computer as the graphics card that was put in my PC (5 years ago) when I had my gaming PC built, suddenly crapped out. I took it to one place and after telling the guy what was wrong, he confirmed my suspicions that it was indeed my graphics card and he would have me up and running in a few days. Well. A few days go by and he calls on the 5th day and says, "Hi. It's not your graphics card, it is fine. But your motherboard is gone. Now I can get you one to fit your machine but it's going to cost you roughly $400-500. (Now this is where red flags flew up everywhere!) OR, I can get you one that is cheaper BUT...it won't fit in your case so I'll have to get you different case, which will cost about $50." When I "played along making him think I was falling for this crap" I said, "So all together what would the final charges be?"  His response: "Well. I charge the initial $40 for diagnostic and labor will be about another $175 and then parts." My response: "I'll have to run this by my husband."  Didn't even consider any of his options other than go pick up my PC and pay him his $40 and be on my merry way.

So. It's off to another computer repair/sales place. I tell this guy what I told the first guy and he said the same thing. It sounds like the graphics card. He'll call once he's able to check it out. Okay great! I'll be back up and running in no time! NOT the case! No Three days go by and he calls! "Hi. It is your graphics card. I can get you a card that's comparable to the one you had. AMD Radeon R7 250 and another one." Me: "Um. No that won't work." Him: "But it should it's just like the one you had." Me: " Um no because the one I had was actually BETTER than either of these. They'll run my game but at low settings. Not an option." Him: "Okay I'll see what else I can find." Me: "Okay." So I wait...again. Week 2 of him having my computer comes and he calls. "Hi. I found you a NVidia GTX GT 1080Ti for $105 and a AMD Radeon R7 360 for $99" Me: " Awesome. Get me the AMD one." Him: "Okay I'll get this ordered and have your PC back to you by mid-week." Me: "GREAT!"  (By now when I'm "suppose" to have my computer back I'm entering week 3!) That mid week came and went and yup, you guessed it. NO FREAKING COMPUTER! NO CALL! By now I'm wondering what the heck! So. I call him. "Hi. Checking on the status of my computer and graphics card?" Him: "I got the card in and installed but your pc isn't recognizing it." Now I'm thinking what the freck now! He cont.'s: "I'm doing some trouble shooting and will get back to you." Me: "Okay."
WEEK 4 has now arrived.
And I FINALLY get the call that my PC is fixed and ready for pick up. HappyTrio cheers

BUT my problems or issues or whatever didn't stop there! Now you're probably thinking "Oh man! Now what! Crap out again?" Nope. But! During my troubleshooting before bringing it to the first guy, I had managed to uninstall ALL of The Sims 4. Head Desk AND to make matters worse...I FORGOT I DID! Laughing So I spent the majority of yesterday re-installing The Sims 4.

So there you have it in a nut shell. GLAD TO FINALLY have my computer back, nice shiny brandy new graphics card, game installed and ready to PLAY/build/create again after what seemed like forever and be back on here!

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PostSubject: Re: I'm baaaack!   Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:44 am

W0W What a tragic set of circumstances.
I absolutely rant hate rant When my toys are broken!
Hopefully you will not have any more trouble.
Or the RATH of a simmer not being able to sim will rain down upon the repairman
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PostSubject: Re: I'm baaaack!   Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:55 am

@EuphorialQueen wrote:
W0W What a tragic set of circumstances.
I absolutely rant hate rant When my toys are broken!
Hopefully you will not have any more trouble.
Or the RATH of a simmer not being able to sim will rain down upon the repairman

You got that right! VikgAxMad Ninja Ha HA
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PostSubject: Re: I'm baaaack!   Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:45 am

Oh man, I would of went crazy. The sims is my addiction. My graphics card went out earlier this year, so I can feel some of your pain. I got a new PC out of it. My husband knows how to build them so we got some good deals buying parts.

Happy you are back to simming! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: I'm baaaack!   Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:00 pm

@Pallystyle wrote:
Oh man, I would of went crazy. The sims is my addiction. My graphics card went out earlier this year, so I can feel some of your pain. I got a new PC out of it. My husband knows how to build them so we got some good deals buying parts.  

Happy you are back to simming! cheers

If I hadn't heard from the him yesterday, I was going to call him on Friday (believe it or not, the dude is only open 2 days a week!) and just pay him for his time and the vid card and bring it home and figure it out myself! Laughing I was going completely bonkers as not only do I need my pc for gaming but other things as well and you can only do so much on either a tablet or phone. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: I'm baaaack!   Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:47 pm

Oh my gosh! I am so glad you have your PC back. high five  It is terrible not to be able to get online or play the Sims. Makes me jumpy just thinking about it!

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PostSubject: Re: I'm baaaack!   Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:38 pm

cheers So glad you got your computer fixed and back home. That was too long to be without your machine!
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PostSubject: Re: I'm baaaack!   Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:09 pm

@Gramcrackers Yes it was!

@Buttonsginger I'm so happy to be able to get back on line, on my computer! I'm relieved that it was, as I thought all along, that something happened to my graphics card and it wasn't the motherboard. Although I did my own little research and if I ever need one, I know I can get one ranging from $170 - $268.00 NOT $400-500! And they are fairly easy to swap out.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm baaaack!   Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:40 am

I'm glad it has all worked out in the end. I would go crazy without my computer. I can't even imagine it, although, I have had a sampling of it when the power goes out.

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PostSubject: Re: I'm baaaack!   Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:49 pm

I think if the repair guy hadn't called when he did my hubby would of wrung my neck! He was getting a wee bit tired of hearing me whine and moan about not having my computer. Ha HA
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