For some unknown reason, I’ve been going through a lot of computers. Like, they die right in front of me.
Last week, my latest computer got hacked, and I was ransomed! Took me many hours and many tears to recover from that one. Fortunately, we have many computer experts in the family. If we didn’t, I don’t know what I would do.
I have often contemplated going cold turkey. When the PC was ransomed, I figured that was exactly where I was headed – whether I wanted to or not!
Before this PC came into my life, when the previous PC died, I sent the hard drive to our son Sean. He rescued it, put the hard drive in a small enclosure, and returned it to me. Now, this is where the plot thickens.
To hook the salvaged drive to my PC, I need a USB to USB cable. Same connection on both ends. Sounds simple, right?
My first stop was a thrift store. Nope.
Walmart. “We don’t carry that cable. Try Best Buy.”
Best Buy. Nope.
Radio Shack. “They don’t make that cable anymore.”
PC Laptops gave me a six-foot cable, but it was too long. Seems the drive needs power, and the juice weakens between the drive and the PC if the cable is too long..
Second thrift store. Nope.
Another computer store. Nope.
Still another computer store. Nope.
How many stops is that? Over several days? I lost count. I still don’t have a cable,