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AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 9/16/2008 11:44 AM (GMT -7)   
The power connection for my lap top won't work right. I've tried a second cord, which doesn't work either, so I think it is something internal. Anyways, I can't charge it either w/o that cord. rolleyes

So. . . I am banished to the desktop computer upstairs. Using the desktop computer causes big problems with my back and neck . . . skull so I'll be limited in the amount of time I spend posting.

Sorry. (LOL . . . or maybe you'll all have a nice break from my constant blabber!! blush)

Blessings!

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Ginny
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   Posted 9/16/2008 8:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh Rosie ((((((((hugs))))))))))),
 
Get yourself one of those neck braces!  I'm tempted to get myself one.  i have a desktop that I sit at for up to 10 hours a day.  BLAH!!!!
 
I hope you get your laptop rolling again soon!
 
Blessings,
Ginny
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PattyLatty
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   Posted 9/16/2008 8:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Rosie, we'll miss you. Actually, maybe you can use a break from all of us! See you when you feel like getting back on!

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Serina
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   Posted 9/17/2008 9:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry. (LOL . . . or maybe you'll all have a nice break from my constant blabber!! blush )
 
I look forward to all that you have to say.  If you describe a symptom and I have it, I feel like I am one step closer to understanding what is wrong with me.
 
Everyday first thing I do is get online and look for all of you and what you have to say.  I can't sit at the computer for long amounts of time.  Too much pain, so I am on at intermitten times of the day.
 
Take care of yourself.  i look forward to more posts from you soon.
 
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sharky456
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   Posted 9/17/2008 3:40 PM (GMT -7)   
If your computer hurts your neck, try having someone prop up the monitor to different heights with some big dusty books. The right height may help you more than you can imagine. (I only noticed this when someone switched my chair with someone else's who was WAYY shorter than me and I was hunched over all day... don't worry, they won't ever do THAT again, haha! yeah

Hope you figure out the adapter thing soon.
Sharky

AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 9/17/2008 4:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Ginny . . . funny you should mention the neck brace. I actually have tried it. sad My adult son had to use one for a while after an accident and I made it my business to wear it while on the computer. It was no help. But I do PT every day for this issue and at least the pain is WAY less since I do the PT and stay away from the laptop. I'm so sorry you are still dealing with so much!!

Patty . . . LOL . . . I really might get a few more things done!! LOL

Hester . . . thanks for the affirmation! This forum is a Godsend to me as well.

Thanks Sharky . . . we've done all the monitor adjustments, chair height, taking the arms off the chair, getting anew chair . . . having the PT confirm that I'm lined up properly with the computer.

It seems the muscles that go over my shoulds, down my chest and under my arms, are all shortened and covered in scar tissue. If I have a massage, the massotherapist can feel it w/o me saying a word about it. So I do exercise to lengthen those muscles and the PT has done lots of crazy things to try and break up the scar tissue. I do have some key exercises that keep things calm . . . but the computer is just no good for me.

Thanks SO much ladies!! I'm so addicted to this forum . . . I just really need to get that laptop back in order!!!

Blessings!

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cured4real?
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   Posted 9/18/2008 9:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Rosie,
I'm with you on the neck brace. My nack has caved in so much that the smallest brace doesn't fit, too big. I use a rolled up towel and tape it with duct tape. But there is another solution. First off, you might want to check to make sure that the power meter stuff is running and that your power supplies are working. Also, you might try taking the battery out and putting it back in, that worked for me once, maybe something inside my computer, dust. You probably need a new battery. Mine is shot and only charges half the time. One time Best Buy told me a virus had disabled the charging of my battery, but that might have been their excuse for not replacing it for free like they were supposed to. Anyway, half the time if I unplug, I have no battery, other times it charges fine.

On the desk top side, my desk top is faster than my laptop so I've been trying to figure out a way to use it in bed. The solution seems to be to place the desktop near the tv in my room and use that as a monitor, or place the monitor, keyboad and mouse on my rolling hospital bed type table and leave the desktop near the side of my bed. Also, I'm considering a wireless mouse and keyboard, though not a cheap one.

Better yet, staying off the net is a good break. Remember when we didn't have computers? How did we ever get along?

Take care of your neck though first and foremost, even if you have to set your fonts to ultra huge and find a chair you can lay back in and use your keyboard and mouse.

Hopefully, you will get the power supply/laptop problem solved soon. Beware of power supplies sold on the web cheap, they are often not grounded, not the right wattage and voltage, we had one blow up, the replacement did not produce enough power to charge the battery or even run the pc except in save power mode, which is really dim, and finally, I had to go directly to HP to get one that really worked and it cost me over a hundred bucks.

So beware. Also, the company who sold me the defective cheap ones charged me a thirty percent restocking fee and I lost my shipping money on each unit though they admitted it was their fault and toldme in writing they would not charge me the fee.

So it doesn't pay. I got them on ebay through five star vendors. they end up being cheap imitations that are lied about in the literature.

Sorry to go on about this. Just don't want you to go through that.
Love, Marji
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Serina
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   Posted 9/19/2008 6:13 AM (GMT -7)   

I am humbled by many of you and your ability to accept your pain and disability.  compared to you Marji And Rosie my pain is little, my ability is good relative to yours.  and don't think I have a right to complain when some of you are so much worse off than I am.  And it makes me wonder if my own neck will get worse because of using the computer.  If so, just have to deal with it when it arrives, because I need this forum.

Thank you for sharing

Hester


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hippimom2
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   Posted 9/19/2008 7:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Rosie, I hope you get the laptop up and running again soon. I don't know what I would do without mine. I know I wouldn't be able to sit at our desktop for very long without a lot of discomfort.
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okie
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   Posted 9/20/2008 1:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey hun, could you at least get them to move it down stairs for ya? I know it won't help with the muscles but at least you won't have to climb the stairs. I hope you get the thing fixed soon. I have never had a lap top. and boy does my behind hurt when I get done at the desk. You are a major mover in this group so you can't dodge us forever lol. Besides your are sex therapist. Not that I have any need for one but I'm taking notes and thinking possitive lol.
love ya
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AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 9/22/2008 7:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Marji . . . . it IS either the power cord or the spot where it attaches in the computer. I had to have that spot replaced before (great tech words eh?) Thanks for the tips about buying online . . . appreciated!!

The neck issue goes WAY back and I just bow-down to it. Doing whatever I can to improve posture etc. and keeping up with my PT exercises. Really NOT a biggy if I don't hang out at the desktop too long. (If I hang out here too long it does get ugly though)

Serina: Bless your heart!! NO!! Right now, I am doing REALLY well. I can actually walk a couple miles at a time and am canning and drying apples, cleaning and washing floors. I am doing well recently. BUT> > > > I have stopped pushing when I know I need to rest. I have learned to gauge my energy levels and other little signs that a flare is coming. When I feel those clues, I take a step back and give my body the rest it needs. I used to push hard and work thru the pain etc. Only to crash and eventually ended up in recliner-land for a LONG time. Now that I listen to my body, I have less down-time.

Hippie . . . Maybe one of my tech-sons will consider it a challenge and peek inside for me. I think hubby has had it with the lap-top issues. LOL

Carol . . . No sis . . . I do fine with the steps. Hubby tried to move us to a ranch-style house when I was bad off and I really resisted because I like the privacy in a colonial. But I gradually rebuilt my strength and I can manage the steps really well now. What a blessing! He is still looking for a ranch. Now it is "because our moms are getting old". Ha haaa!!! You are too sweet!! Worry about my neck!! (((((((((( Carol ))))))))))

Thanks all. I had a great weekend with my sisters. We went camping (in a trailer with a big enclosed deck). I'll try and catch up on the other threads over the next couple days.

Blessings!

In His Grip

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Lynnwood
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   Posted 9/22/2008 7:44 AM (GMT -7)   
AlwaysRosie said...
. . . it IS either the power cord or the spot where it attaches in the computer. I had to have that spot replaced before (great tech words eh?)


Power cord socket smhair

AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 9/22/2008 7:52 AM (GMT -7)   
LOL!!! Thanks "Computer Lyn" . . . I'll now have a great word to describe it to techno-sons . . . they'll be impressed!!

Blessings!

In His Grip

AlwaysRosie           "We can't control the waves, but we can learn how to surf!!"

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   Posted 9/22/2008 1:39 PM (GMT -7)   
- or -

Power cord jack -- they might like this better, I couldn't think of the word "jack" earlier. :-)

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AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 9/22/2008 9:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Lynwood!


Well . . . . . YEAH! Hubby just picked it up and walked it over to the table and took it all apart!! I am now powered up again!!! Wooooo Hoooo!! He soldered something inside (the power cord jack?) . . . All I know is that I am back in business!!!

YEAH!

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