May 25, 2005
Kitty out of the doghouse
My computer is working again thanks to the nice folks at Hewlett Packard.
After Javi made a snack of the power supply cord, the poor computer acted as if a circuitbreaker went or it had a blown fuse. The phone tech support guy said to try this fix before sending the computer in: Take the battery out and disconnect the power supply. Depress the "hard reset" button for at least 30 seconds - on my ancient Omnibook XE3, that's on the left side of the computer next to the PCMCIA slots. You will need a needle or some other thin object to do this.
This action drains the capacitors (or I think that's what he told me). When done, replace the battery and try turning the computer on. I have a second battery with a charge in it, so I used that one.
Kitty has been spared my wrath.
Posted by Leigh Witchel at May 25, 2005 11:59 PM
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Just to be safe, I'd make sure that Javi gets her scheduled Friday Blog appearance. She told me that she enjoys her fame and noteriety!
Posted by: Steve at May 26, 2005 10:52 PM