I am working in a small town this week to stay away from urban nuisance. I wanted to bring two laptops – but it was too heavy and I only brought my ASUS laptop. The three-year-old ASUS laptop has been replaced with new CD-ROM and keyboard. It has been smooth all the while. But this time around, it is the sound system that becomes problematic.
When I turned on the laptop, the sound column reads ‘no audio device detected’. Repair shop technician said that it is chipset problem and it takes seven working days and about RM300 to repair it. I need to rush work and decided not to repair it immediately, because I don’t have my spare laptop with me right now.
A new ASUS laptop costs only RM1,299. One could be easily lured to buy one. But I know it very clearly that each computer has its own problem. Even if I get a new one now, within two to three years its own problems still pop up.
Therefore, it seems like a better choice to repair my ASUS laptop. I have a ten-year-old ACER laptop, whose hard disk, CD-ROM and screen have been replaced. It still is running very well today. My friends praised me for keeping things long lasting. In other words, the ACER laptop which I bought with more than RM1,600 in 2009 is definitely worthwhile.
My computers earn me a living because they allow me to work on translation and copywriting projects. Need not get new computers all the time. Keep two functioning computers for work. These are some thumb rules of my business.