Hey! it's important
June 14, 2006
I’ve been having computer problems over the last few days. My Fujitsu Lifebook is continually crashing and I’m getting a “2060 System Timer Error” message when I try and boot up. I don’t have a back up computer so it’s fairly serious.
The machine is out of warranty (just) and Fujitsu will “have a look at it” by sending it to the UK – that will take a minimum of 2 weeks. I’ve phoned 10 laptop repair places in Dublin and none of them can help me.
So as an alternative to banging my head against the wall I’m trying to understand what’s going on here. I’m feeling like the problem isn’t serious enough to warrant attention from the fixers. I’m feeling stupid because I don’t have the jargon to understand what the problem is and I haven’t a clue what to do next in terms of having it repaired.
I’m not looking for therapy here – some sympathetic murmerings and a list of who might be in a position to help me solve my problem would be a good starting point. But being left with my problem and the disinterest of people who might potentially be able to help is deeply frustrating.
When I’m working with clients – I don’t get to decide what’s important and what’s not. If they think it’s important then it is – my job is to come up with creative ways of engaging with them and it. I’m rarely disinterested and if I can’t help then I’ll try and steer them in direction of someone who can. In the meantime, I have some phone calls to make to try and salvage my co-dependent relationship with my machinery!