Sunday I was at our town park here in Michigan. They have wifi and it is really nice to sit outdoors on the computer. I shut my laptop down as normal and headed for home. Once there, I set my laptop up to do my weekly posting for this blog. Guess what? Nothing happened.
I tried everything I could think of. Even went to the website of my laptop's maker and followed their directions for fixing a computer that won't turn on. Still nothing.
Following the advice of my trusted brother, yesterday I took it to the local repairman. He turned it over and opened up the back. After just staring at it for a bit, he turned to me and said, "What did you do to this thing?"
I guess he had never seen rust inside a laptop before. Or at least not that much. I explained that where I live, that is an evil by-product that happens to anything metal. In a short time too.
With a rusted out mother board and memory card, I had no choice but to turn it in for recycling and purchase a new one. He was able to transfer all of my data to this new computer. Something I have never had the opportunity to do with my old laptops.
I just hope that Rusty gets on his horse and stays the heck out of town!