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HP Support Blog: Day 19


Hold up! Before you read on, please read this...

This post was published more than 13 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have, to put it mildly, mellowed.

I'm not a believer in brushing the past under the carpet. I've written some offensive rubbish on here in the past: deleting it and pretending it never happened doesn't change that. I hope that stumbling across something that's 13 years old won't offend anyone anew, because I hope that people can understand that what I thought and felt and wrote about then is probably very different to what I think and feel and wrote about now. It's a relic of an (albeit recent) bygone era.

So, given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views may well have changed in the last 13 years. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find utterly cringeworthy today.
  • This post might use words or language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate, offensive, embarrassing, or all three.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken, and embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

I’m back at medical school from today, so my ongoing HP repair is being handled by the rest of my family back home. I’m here with another laptop, since I have cases, presentations, and an e-portfolio, all of which require a computer – exactly the reason I paid for ‘Next Day’ HP support. 19 days later, I’m still waiting for a result.

Mum took a phone call today, informing me that ICM Computers were returning the laptop to HP for their attention. Presumably the parts they ordered last Wednesday didn’t fix the problem, but I’m not sure what’s happened since then. Apparently, the manager my mum spoke to commented that the laptop wasn’t in great condition, and had been bashed about a bit. There seems little to say about this, other than given that last time I saw the laptop, it was completely unfunctional (not to mention the disputed damage catalogued here), it would appear to have been ‘bashed about’ more in the last 19 days than previously.

The man said that my laptop would probably be back tomorrow or Wednesday. Because I’m back at uni, there’s some difficulty at getting a message about the return of the laptop through, because I’m obviously not available during office hours. But I think we’ve sorted a way round that. We’ll see.

All-in-all, it (hopefully) looks like this might finally be drawing to a close. But I’ve thought that before.

This 956th post was filed under: HP Support Blog.

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