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Dead Battery 4 Days to Go Yikes!

Author Dave Smith    Category REBW Advice     Tags

The counter on the home pages says there are just 4 days to go till REBlogWorld.  I’m making final preparations for my part of the presentation Kelley (Housechick) Koehler and I are doing on the Geekier side of blogging.

This morning I open my Dell Laptop and it is dead.  I plug it in and the battery indicator light is flashing orange and if I could hear it I think it is saying something like “Danger Will Robinson” or “Hehehe your scre. . .ed”

Oh yeah, no battery on  a laptop.  Plug gets pulled and instant shut-off.

For months now I’ve been watching the reviews come in on Amazon for the Acer Aspire TimelineX AS5820T-5951 15.6-Inch laptop.

Thin, light, up to 8 hrs. battery life.  All the things I want in a laptop for REBlogWorld.  But my steady trusty Latitude D620 has seen me through 2 previous REBlogWorld conferences so I figured it would see me through this one and I’d check my enthusiasm for this newer lighter longer lasting (did I mention bigger screen and full size keyboard with numberic keypad).

Why Don’t you Get  a Mac?

I know someone is thinking this.  Two reasons,

  1. I don’t have that kind of money
  2. I’m not smart enough to use one.  (Where is the backspace key, What do you mean there isn’t one?)

So the Mac issue is a non-starter.

So Im guessing it will be a quick order for a new battery and the Dell and I will once again make the trip to Vegas this year.  Not a good idea to try and break in a new laptop, new operating system (Windows 7) and load all your software on a machine you get just 24 hrs. before an event.

Are You Ready For REBlogWorld

Don’t forget to bring those things along (tech toys and tools) that you want to make this conference special.  Pack those chargers, extra batteries, camera etc. so you have what you need to take those notes, make those memories, and if you must make those facebook postings.

Now I guess I better find that battery replacement and get it ordered.


(UPDATE:  Monday morning my new battery arrived from Amazon via FedX)  No holiday on Monday for “Business”.

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