Tuesday, August 14, 2007

My Kingdom For A VGP-AC19V20 Power Supply

Life continues to throw me curve balls. I wouldn’t mind but I’ve never been much of a fan of baseball or its metaphors.

The latest good news from Chipster’s World is that my laptop’s power supply has failed on me. I was half-way through writing a filthy little joke when my laptop turned itself off.

The power supply is only 7 months old and it’s now making chirping noises like… well, like a 7 month old. I’ve checked my PC Performance warranty for which I inexplicably pay PC Word £9.99 a month and discovered (in the small print) that they don’t cover ‘plugs and cables’. I’ll have to see what happens when I call in tomorrow and show them my chirping power supply and demonstrate the places the adaptor will fit should they fail to replace it. I’ve also registered for support with Sony, who clearly had it in mind to design a power supply to fail the moment I got myself into a productive routine with my scatalogically impressive novel.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

What's the problem it's seven month old ,get yourself to Pcwor(l)d ,and get it changed,why you pay insurance for the first year I don't know ,besides you pay enough for a Sony shurly thry must have a 3 year guarentee, me I go to Tesco or Aldi for my PC's /Laptop if things go daft the first year they will sort it out ,Medion give a 3 year warranty at Aldi but you have to be early to get a laptop.

Big Chip Dale said...

There's a simple reason behind all this, Anonymous. I'm an idiot on a really tight budget. I should have bought an Acer. Sony looked so nice in the shop but it feels cheap. Unless you pay over £1000, you get plastic Sony. It's only got a 1 year warranty, though that means nothing. I've been through this before with Sony and warranties mean nothing. By law it's to do with reasonable use.

I'll try to get PC World / Sony to sort it out, but you must know how long these things take and I could do without more PC problems. Only the other week, I had memory fail on my main PC. Now this...

monix said...

Once the shop manager realises who you are and the influence a mention on your blog could have on his career, I'm sure you will receive a replacement power supply and maybe a new PC.

Big Chip Dale said...

Alas Monix, if only my influence ran to such lengths. PC World have failed to acknowledge my fame in the past and I think they're remain unmoved now.

Perhaps I could stage a strip in around their damaged goods counter.

Remy said...

the same thing just happened to my GF's sony. Thought it was a cricket for a little while...stupid sony, no recall on power cords for bird parts being stuck inside?

battery said...

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