Screen saver

Refurbished monitor

Good as new.

I’ve committed a grave crime against capitalism.

My old ViewSonic monitor started acting up a while ago. It wouldn’t reliably wake from sleep, and sometimes I had to turn it on and off a half dozen times to get it to work more or less reliably.

A consultation with good old Mr. Google found that monitors from a wide variety of outfits have been getting sideways due to bum capacitors. A competent electronics type probably could have cracked the case and fixed it himself, but we’re talking about me here.

So, rather than bundle up and camp outside the Best Buy in hopes of knuckle-dusting my way to a new one at a door-busting, unbelievable, rock-bottom, low, low price, I hauled the old one over to Voelker Research and had it fixed.

I feel so … dirty.

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9 Responses to “Screen saver”

  1. Libby Says:

    Dirty….and clever.

  2. Jeff Cozad Says:

    Oh My Dog – Now you’ve done it. Fixing broke stuff? The whole economy is going to go right into the crapper.

  3. khal spencer Says:

    Fix something? My God, that’s….so…old fashioned. You are showing your age, buddy.

  4. Patrick O'Brien Says:

    Attaboy! I wish we had a store like that here.

  5. Charley Says:

    Thanks for info, one never knows when it wiil be handy. Do you buy from them or look for refurbs from Apple?

  6. Steve O Says:

    Keep that kind of shit up, and you’re going to wind up on Pope Francis’ Christmas card list.

    • khal spencer Says:

      The way Francis is smacking down those right wing conservatives, it makes old, nearly excommunicated liberation theologists like me hopeful that there is intelligent life returning to the Vatican.

  7. Veloben Says:

    Where is the like button?

  8. Larry T. Says:

    Amazing the thing could be opened up and a simple part replaced – far too many of these things are sealed or bolted together with special fasteners few have on hand. This is one of my big arguments against electronic bicycle stuff – seems like a “test and throw away the bad bits” rather than repair anything. BRAVO for beating the system for once!

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