Frustrated with Computers!

@sgbrown (1643)
United States
December 21, 2015 7:04am CST
I am trying so hard this morning to get caught up with everyone, but I am trying to do this on a very old laptop! We have 4 computers in this house, for 2 people and none of them work right! My newest laptop, which is only about 1 year old, is in the shop right now as it has had problems since we bought it. Hubby desktop doesn't work right and he never uses it. Our "good" computer is in the bedroom where hubby is currently asleep,so here I am on a laptop that is probably 10 years old! It is actually working better than I thought it would, but is soooo slow! I hope to get my other laptop back sometime today or tomorrow and hopefully it will be fixed and work better. We upgraded our internet, which cost us over $1,000.00! We had to put up a tower to accommodate the upgraded equipment, that was a very expensive upgrade. Hopefully, by next week, I will have a really good internet connection and a good working computer. I may not know what to do with myself! I will be so excited if everything works the way it should!
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@GardenGerty (99221)
• United States
21 Dec 15
It can be very frustrating when all the expensive technology still behaves like the ice age. You will do fine with keeping up and if you do not, I do not think anyone really keeps score.
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@moffittjc (42985)
• Gainesville, Florida
21 Dec 15
I agree! We spend so much money on expensive technology equipment, and still have slow response times! For me, it is the worst at work, where we have lightning fast T1 and T3 internet lines, but yet are computers are slower than dial-up internet because of our virus protection software. It's like we can't win no matter what!
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@sgbrown (1643)
• United States
21 Dec 15
Thank you, @GardenGerty! I hope no one is keeping score, if they are I am probably flunking right about now! LOL
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@sgbrown (1643)
• United States
21 Dec 15
@moffittjc It's crazy, isn't it! That is another topic of frustration, viruses and and malware! You are damned if you do and damned if you don't!
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@KristenH (24052)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
21 Dec 15
Oh man, I can so relate to that. I've had a lmac desktop for 7.5 years, (the last two years I had recurring issues with the monitor's wires and the hard drive), before I called it quits and got a new one, a little over three years ago. I hope you get your laptop issues all sorted out by next week.
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@sgbrown (1643)
• United States
22 Dec 15
Thank you, @KristenH It seems that computers are made to last more than a year or two anyway, then they start having all kinds of problems.
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@KristenH (24052)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
22 Dec 15
@sgbrown You're welcome. It can be a PITA for sure. And to get your computer fixed can be expensive, too.
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@sgbrown (1643)
• United States
22 Dec 15
@KristenH I am really hoping he doesn't charge too much, as it was he employees that didn't fix it right last time! Cross your fingers for me!
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
23 Dec 15
My computer is about 5-6 years old and it is really slow too so I understand your frustration. I really need a new computer but can't afford it right now.
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@sgbrown (1643)
• United States
25 Dec 15
I understand that, @simone10 I am hoping that the repair doesn't cost me an arm and a leg!
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
30 Dec 15
@sgbrown I hope the repair isn't too costly too. If it is, it might be better to buy a new computer.
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
5 Jan 16
@sgbrown That is wonderful! It's always good to have a friend that can help you out like that.
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@BelleStarr (38213)
• United States
23 Dec 15
Wow that is expensive Internet. Mine is very fast and I get it with my cable. Are you in the middle of no-where?
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@sgbrown (1643)
• United States
23 Dec 15
@BelleStarr Pretty much! We live out in the country and cable doesn't come this far. After the expense of putting up the tower, out monthly bill is $68. To me that is too expensive, but it is either that or no internet!
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@BelleStarr (38213)
• United States
24 Dec 15
@sgbrown lol Well that is not a good option!!
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@Auntylou (4318)
• Oxford, England
26 Dec 15
@sgbrown You may be able to earn $10 a month interacting here so that will be a help!
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@GreatMartin (4541)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
23 Dec 15
Amazing how dependent we become to technology!! You had to put up a tower??? Never heard about that before! I just got a new desktop after 6 years with Windows 10--love it! I am not into laptops or iphones, etc, anything that you can take out to and annoy the public with. Sorry but anyone with a cell phone in public is annoying to others--even those with cell phones! LOL
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@sgbrown (1643)
• United States
23 Dec 15
@GreatMartin We live in the country and can't get cable. We use satellite internet and our house is surrounded by trees, so we have to get the receiver higher than the tree line. Hubby had to put up a 50 foot tower, a pole was not strong enough for the "new and improved" equipment. I agree with the cell phone crap being annoying! People don't even talk to each other anymore, they just sit there and jack with their phones! I use my laptop at the kitchen table, so I can watch TV and visit with hubby while I am "working". :)
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@Auntylou (4318)
• Oxford, England
26 Dec 15
@sgbrown this is true in parts of rural UK too, one farmer was able to provide for a group of neighbours doing something similar
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@sgbrown (1643)
• United States
28 Dec 15
@Auntylou How very nice of him!
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@Susan2015 (20580)
• United States
22 Dec 15
Our internet most of the time is not good. But I stick with it because I don't want to change all my email addresses, etc.
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@sgbrown (1643)
• United States
23 Dec 15
@Susan2015 I can definitely understand that! I shudder to think of all the places where I would have to change my email address!
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@Susan2015 (20580)
• United States
23 Dec 15
@sgbrown That's why we still have the AT & T. Too many email addresses to change. I'm signed up for quite a few online newsletters, job search places, a few survey sites, etc.
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@sgbrown (1643)
• United States
23 Dec 15
@Susan2015 I completely understand! :)
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• United States
22 Dec 15
Wow, that stinks. We have two computers for three people, a laptop about 4 years ago that runs super slow and then my new desktop computer my son recently built for me that works really good. I hope your laptop comes back and works good, for only a year old it shouldn't need repairs already.
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@sgbrown (1643)
• United States
22 Dec 15
I think my laptop had a problem when we got it, but everyone was blaming it on my internet. I finally found someone that seems to know what they are doing. At least I hope so! It's great that you have a son that can build one for you!
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• United States
22 Dec 15
@sgbrown I know what you mean, I hate trying to find someone who is able to help me with my computer but won't charge a lot. As for my son, it took me months and then weeks after I gave him the money for the parts for him to get motivated to build it. Then by the time he got the parts, it was finished in just a couple days.
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@saurabhrmp (1667)
• Hyderabad, India
21 Dec 15
I also had old laptop and I also frustrated with that laptop. Now, it stops working and I bought a tablet and that also not working now.
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@sgbrown (1643)
• United States
22 Dec 15
Oh no! That's terrible, @saurabhrmp I find it difficult to work here on my tablet, so I brought out the old laptop. It is frustrating too! Hopefully, I will get my good laptop back and it will be working properly!
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• Hyderabad, India
22 Dec 15
@sgbrown ; My office had given me one laptop and currently I am using that laptop.
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
21 Dec 15
Nothing more annoying than a slow computer. My desktop ( which I prefer) is only a couple of months old so it works really well and fast. I love that.
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@sgbrown (1643)
• United States
21 Dec 15
@fishtiger58 I certainly hope that between updated internet equipment and fixing my laptop, that I can finally be happy with being online again!
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
21 Dec 15
@sgbrown I feel for you.
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@GreatMartin (4541)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
25 Dec 15
Got them working yet?? Santa is on his way--maybe he can help!!
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@sgbrown (1643)
• United States
25 Dec 15
@GreatMartin No, my laptop is still in the shop and this one is still being a pain in the butt! I wish Santa could help! Hopefully I will get my good laptop back one day next week, before I pull all my hair out! LOL
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@Freeny (58)
• Australia
23 Dec 15
yeah it is frustrating. my laptop is getting slow too.
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@sgbrown (1643)
• United States
23 Dec 15
It has been almost 2 weeks now! I am ready to get it back. This old lap top is even worse!
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@gudheart (12752)
22 Dec 15
My old one used to make me want to pull out my hair!!
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@sgbrown (1643)
• United States
23 Dec 15
@gudheart I have threatened to throw this one out the window several times!
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@jaboUK (53922)
• United Kingdom
22 Dec 15
That's an expensive upgrade - let's hope it works super-duper!
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@sgbrown (1643)
• United States
22 Dec 15
It had better be super duper, Jabo! I won't really know until I get a good working computer in this house!
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@poehere (17700)
• French Polynesia
22 Dec 15
Computer problems are a pain and can frustrate you so badly. Hope it works out for you.
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@sgbrown (1643)
• United States
22 Dec 15
Thank you, @poehere I hope so too!
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@marlina (73885)
• Canada
21 Dec 15
Wow! That's a lot of money to spend for the upgrade.
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@sgbrown (1643)
• United States
21 Dec 15
I know, @marlina, but we had no choice. We live out in the country and have to use satellite for our internet. We are surrounded by trees and had a pole up that the antenna was connected to. When the internet company upgraded their equipment, our internet didn't work hardly at all anymore. The pole we had up wasn't strong enough to hold their new satellite dish, so we had to put in a tower to be strong enough. I just thank God that hubby was able to do most of the work putting up the tower or that would have been another expense!
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@Traceyjayne (1114)
• United Kingdom
22 Dec 15
technology is a wonderful thing .... when it works !
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@LadyDuck (157153)
• Switzerland
21 Dec 15
Good luck, no matter how many computers there are in the house, there is never the perfect one.
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@sgbrown (1643)
• United States
22 Dec 15
@LadyDuck That seems to be so true!
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@kevin1877uk (36976)
2 Jan 16
Computers are here to test us that is for sure.
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@sgbrown (1643)
• United States
5 Jan 16
@kevin1877uk I think I flunked the test! LOL
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@kevin1877uk (36976)
5 Jan 16
@sgbrown LOL you and many others.
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• United States
21 Dec 15
Wow this sounds like a lot of expenses and frustrations Sheila. I am blessed I guess no problems like that.
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@sgbrown (1643)
• United States
22 Dec 15
I have been so frustrated with my internet that I was ready so spend the money! Now if I can get my laptop fixed and working I will be a happy camper!
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• United States
22 Dec 15
@sgbrown Good luck Sheila.
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@JudyEv (123169)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Jan 16
When you are used to a certain speed, anything slower seems REALLY slow.
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@sgbrown (1643)
• United States
6 Jan 16
So true, @JudyEv
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