I got home from work yesterday evening, sat down at my desk, and pressed the button to power up my Dell Latitude computer.
Nothing happened, until I heard …
The Dreaded 7 Beeps of Death!
This is the indication of a motherboard or processor failure, and was not welcome. Admittedly, the laptop in question is six, going on seven years old, so it had lived a good life, but … it’s always sad to lose an old friend. 🙁
It was not upgradable to Windows 11, so it’s days were numbered eventually, but it did advance my replacement schedule by a year or so. I just wanted a more controlled move to the new laptop.
Now, I have a formidable task ahead of me … reloading and configuring all of the software onto the new laptop. I could restore a backup image, but there’s an advantage to a clean install, and getting rid of all the clutter. Still, it’s a tedious job.
I ordered the new laptop last night from Dell, it’s being shipped today and arrives tomorrow. Then the fun begins …
73 de Dick N4BC