Am I stupid to own one?

Philippines
March 9, 2009 8:07am CST
I bought a new set of personal computer. After it was tested and burn-in the computer store I was then very excited to run and boot my computer at home. But when I plugged all connection including the AVR. I have noticed that the computer does not work at all. I called the technician and asked him what's wrong with the PC. He finally asked me step-by-step whether I plug it to the power source. I said that I was sure that I have inserted the male plug into the power source though it was dark. He asked how did I installed my PC when it is dark? It was not actually dark because the room was illuminated by the window, that was quick responsed. He told me to packed the PC and return it back becasue I am not ready to own one.
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@ronharold (555)
• Philippines
9 Mar 09
Do you believe that you're stupid? Is this your first time to set up a PC? Haven't watch anyone to install one? I don't think that setting up a PC is difficult. I don't anyone when I assembled mine even though it was my first time.
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• Philippines
10 Mar 09
Everything was rehearsed and the steps were memorized as the technician demonstrated it to me. There was nothing wrong with the installation. What I did not checked was the power source. The technician quick sense of telling me to pack back the PC was an indirect insult. He was quick to think that there was brownout at the time.
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@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
9 Mar 09
That's rude of him to make such a comment regardless of the reason the PC is not working! If you are sure that everything is plugged in as it should be and all the power switches are on then there must be a problem with the machine. Do you have any of the cords back to front? (I've done that before!) One time I could not work out why my desktop screen was not coming on, although the computer was on. After an hour stupid me realised that the actual screen switch was off! make sure that particular power point is working by trying another appliance there, you never know... Good luck to you, I'm sure you're not too stupid at all!
• Philippines
10 Mar 09
Thanks for moral suport paula27661, actually I did not do what the technician told me to pack back the computer. I never checked the absence of electricity, there was brownouts at the time. Although it sounds stupid but I will never be overwelmed with excitement next time around.
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@smacksman (6074)
9 Mar 09
He may well be right! haha I was called out to a client half an hours drive away because her PC didn't work. I found the mains power socket switched off! I threw the switch and Lo! everything worked. 1. Just because you have a power socket, don't assume it works. Plug another appliance in to check. 2. Check the fuse. They sometimes blow. 3. Check you have plugged the keyboard into the right socket. Good luck.
• Philippines
10 Mar 09
Thanks for the tips, smacksman, I was too excited at the time to have a computer of my own. This will serve as reminder to similar situation that I have experience. I realized that there was really brownout. I laughed to myself at that time. excitement sometimes makes you stupid.
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