Power cord has fried out on my laptop, and I am not sure when I will have the money to replace it, so my updates here and work on the novel may be iffy for the indefinite future. I am only able to make this post due to the fact Jimbo’s power cord happens to be the same one my computer uses. How work on the novel is going to proceed will depend on wether or not I can find a way to raise the money I need for a new power supply. It may be weeks before I can afford a replacement part, so prayers and good thoughts would be much appreciated.
It’s just another sad tale of the state of the economy…can’t afford even a simple part I can replace myself. A hundred dollars seems a ridiculous amount of money to pay for a power cord, but the computer is useless without it I’m afraid, and computer manufacturers and Office Depot seem to know it.
Did you know you can buy after-market generic power cords for a fraction of the price on eBay? That’s how I replaced mine a couple of times, and they worked fine, for about $20. Of course, if you’re like me, 20 bucks is still a big expense. Good luck, I hate to see folks without their writing instruments. 🙂