My poor old laptop was chucked to the floor last week and suffered a fatal blow. One year olds and laptops do not mix well.
This was my second laptop. The first one, an Acer, (I can hear you laughing) met the same fate. It was repeatedly damaged by the kids. Caught one of them dancing on it at one time. They knocked it to the floor and stood on it and well, I did too. Just the knocking it over part - I never stood on my Acer. That little laptop wasn't a quality product but it served its purpose well. I used it for school and toted it back and forth every day. It couldn't take the abuse longer than 2 yrs. It also had a hard drive replacement for being knocked to the floor by a toddler. See a pattern? By the time its life was officially declared over, mainly because it wouldn't work at all anymore, the screen was hanging onto the keyboard by a wire. The hinges were busted apart and it was a sad sad looking laptop.
Coincidentally, the Dell laptop is 2 yrs old in May. Not bad! I got it right after the Acer died. My husband ordered a bright pink Dell for me and it showed up very purple, but I loved it. Now, it's purple and broken.
My husband checked it out and thinks that the only thing wrong with it aside from the cracks in the casing is the hard drive. He ordered a new one and I'll be back on the laptop as soon as it arrives. Yay!
I lost some stuff, not a lot really, but some. I did a backup to the server in January. Good thing I'm done with school and didn't have important lecture notes and papers on there.
In the meantime, I'm using the bedroom computer. Sitting on the bed with the wireless keyboard staring at the 37" HD tv for the screen. Living Large! It's kind of fun being online on the big tv, but I'm tethered. Can't really go outside or in the toy room or the dining room or the living room... so inconvenient. Am I getting any sympathy? I thought not.
But you all feel sorry for my purple dell don't you? Poor baby. Landed on the hard floor and died. With a toddler looking at it and saying "Uh Oh". What a way to go.