What To Do When Your Computer Gives You The Finger?

Now this wasn't exactly the way we wanted to introduce our home office — or the disaster-tech zone that it currently resembles. We had planned on making things pretty and awesome, instead of this over taken state of panic where yesterday our computer gave us the finger... assuming they have fingers that is.

The more technologically advanced our society becomes, the more important it has become to our everyday lives. It's not like when we were kids and if you didn't have a computer you could still handwrite a paper and have it be ok. Jobs and household incomes depend on our home computers working when we need them to, how we need them to and as often as we need them to!

There's nothing worse than the "blue screen of death" or having to trek your Mac to the Genius bar. In this day and age, waiting a week to get things back up and running isn't an option. Yesterday we found ourselves pulling parts, digging through boxes of spares, running diagnostics and resurrecting old dinosaur computers from the dead in order to make deadlines.

Although some might argue that having all those things on hand is redundant, not having them could mean the difference between keeping a job or freelance work and looking bad when your presentation doesn't happen for that big important meeting.

So what do you do? Do you have a friend of a friend who can do a dance and make it come back to life? Do you take it in to a repair team? What about selling it on Craigslist and just buying a new one? Share your thoughts on what always feels like the end of the world below!

(Image: Sarah Rae Trover)

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