Laptop Issues

I was helping my friend’s daughter study for the Algebra 2 & Trig Regents exam on Monday night.  When we finished, I told her to continue studying the next night and I’d be available to help her via text and phone.  I could pull the Regents exams up on my laptop then text her back explanations and solutions.

When I got home from the WOD and a trip to the Sunglass Hut inside my local Macy’s (more on that soon) last night, I turned on my laptop to find a solid white screen.  It’s a known issue with the VGA cable in the first generation of my laptop model, the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon (that’s it above).  I’m just glad it’s a white screen and not the blue screen of death.

The white screen happened two weeks ago for the first time while I was at work.  The IT guys were able to fix it.  This time, they can’t.  Thankfully, tech support offers on-site service and will be here tomorrow.  In the meantime, I’m working on a temporary laptop and it’s completely messing up my game at work.  I’m using webmail instead of Outlook.  I don’t have any of my documents handy.  I’m on two screens instead of 3.  Tasks that normally take seconds to complete now take minutes.

I’m doing the best I can to stay on top of e-mail but webmail doesn’t automatically update on receipt the way Outlook does.  My productivity has gone out the window; hence, the blog post at work.

Tell me, what do you do when your laptop/computer isn’t functioning and you are at work?

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