My 17 inch is back

3pm. A while back I took the bigger of my two monitors to be repaired. It had been playing up – spontaneously turning itself off, then on again. So I looked at my various monitor-related bits of paper and discovered it was still under warranty, and that a mob in Hawthorn were authorised service type people.

Since then I’ve been surviving with 2 PCs and one monitor (and VNC – God bless VNC). Today I rang up to check on repair progress and apparently it’s been ready for pickup for the last 12 days! They reckon someone was told that by phone on the 8th! Bloody hell. Who answered my phone when I wasn’t looking?!

Weird thing is, same thing happened in December with my camera. The people claimed they’d called to say it was repaired, but I never got the call.

8pm. It’s nice to have the monitor back, but…. D’oh! It’s still damn well doing it! Argh. Now I’m pissed off. Have to take it back pronto.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.