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.
--Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us. Bill Watterson (1958-) cartoonist "Calvin and Hobbes"
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