Has it ever happened to you that something just does not go your way? Yeah, same. Sometimes it seems like it happens more than just once or twice in a week.
Radek (husband) has developed a huge interest and love for PCs aka desktops, personal computers, whatever you want to call them. And now he is at the point where he can build them. He built our current one that we have. It is custom built and glorious. He recently purchased parts to build another one. Everything came in and once he got home from work, right after dinner, he started working on it. Well, about 4 hours later, he plugged everything in, monitor, keyboard, mouse, etc., and there were set back and problems.
First, it did not want to turn on which was strange as the green light on the motherboard indicated that the main switch was on and it was ready to go. The fans started up as he pressed the power button but stopped shortly after. Then he was testing out the SATA cables and ports and after a few tries, we finally had success and the computer started. He took it right away to the BIOS screen and there turned out to be another problem. Yes, just our luck. The SATA ports on the motherboard kept saying empty, so in tech talk, that means that the motherboard was not recognizing the hard drives. Major bummer. He thought it was the cables again and even ended up buying new SATA cables and all over again, the same thing. Empty. No recognition of hard drives.
At this point, we knew it was something else rather than just the cables. It had to be faulty SATA ports on the motherboard itself. Major fucking bummer. But on the other hand, the motherboard is packed up with a new label to be sent back for a refund and he ended up ordering a new motherboard with a new power supply because “they were both really good deals, especially that power supply.” Men and their toys. I will leave him to it.
So in the end, all that excitement for nothing. This has happened before with our first computer when we first got it. We ordered everything through NCIX, which is a great place for all your tech needs, and they first assembled our computer there, we just picked the parts. When it came in finally, we got all fucking stoked and all, and on start up, it would take it straight to the BIOS screen and just something was not right, so we had to send it back. I do not remember exactly what the issue was then but it was very disappointing.
Have you ever been excited about something and in the end it was a let down? Doesn’t have to be materialistic, maybe yours is about someone who was coming to visit and never did or wasn’t able to make it last minute? Maybe the food you ordered at a new restaurant seemed liked a good idea and in the end it was not?
If you have anything similar to share, please do, I would love to hear your story.
Thank you for listening to mine.
Happy Hump Day!