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My external harddrive is in-accessable. The power cord broke last night and I'm a freaking mess. I spent a good 2 hours trying to connect the thing to my pc after I got home and then my roommie tried too and that's when she discovered the broken wire.

Of course, no one carries power cords, though Best Buy said they did. So I gather up my HD and cords and take it over to get a cord and I'm greeted by a guy who tells me no--"no power cord". Two guys later, I find one who tells me I can buy a case which has the same power cord in it. I don't need the case, but I NEED THAT PLUG. So I grab it and get in line. Thankfully, the line moved quickly but I had time to open the box and check to see that, in fact, a power cord was inside the box. I then pay for it, fight the traffic and bring it home.

Doesn't fit.

Close, but no cookie.

And of course Western Digital is closed today because of the holiday. weee.

So I'm so upset and sick to my stomach now, I don't even want to look at the pc today. I'm not even sure the hd will still work since it gave me two flashing red lights.

Anyone got any experience with anything like this that's willing to talk me off the ceiling?

Everything, and I do mean *everything* is on that HD. All my vids, all my art, pictures, fiction--EVERYTHING.

I think I'm gonna hurl.

But on a good note, thanks to mata060980 for the beautiful icon I'm using here (please don't take but just admire) another beauty from tularia

and to arthael for my equally beautiful extra-special-one-of-a-kind wallpaper...

Also, Roy and I went to see "Elizabethtown" again last night. That makes 12 for me and 6 for him. Wonder if I can make that "a baker's dozen"? ;)

Current Mood: distressed distressed
Current Music: "In the Air Tonight" Phil Collins

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padabee From: padabee Date: December 26th, 2005 10:24 am (UTC) (Link)
*hugs tight* what a mess!

I'm glad you liked the little present, hon!
The other icon and that wall are beautiful!
araestel From: araestel Date: December 26th, 2005 12:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
It *is* a mess. And I've needed an additional harddrive for months now, but right now, I just the stuff off this one.

I love all my pretty art--and you guys are awesome for thinking of me. *hugs*
jack4will From: jack4will Date: December 26th, 2005 10:35 am (UTC) (Link)
*hugs and smooches her* Hope you can get your comp fixed soon girlfriend.

Love that icon.

Now was it you that asked for more screen caps from POTC of Will?
araestel From: araestel Date: December 26th, 2005 12:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hope I can get it fixed too or I'll end up having a nervous breakdown. LOL No lie!

i can *always* use more caps from PotC!! *hugs*
tinkerfairy From: tinkerfairy Date: December 26th, 2005 10:48 am (UTC) (Link)
*hugs* crossing my fingers for you that it will still work
araestel From: araestel Date: December 26th, 2005 12:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks honey! Me too!
nikitas_lair From: nikitas_lair Date: December 26th, 2005 10:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Wow, love the wallpaper and the icons are cool too!

Sorry to hear about the hard drive. I have a Western Digital one too, the 120 GB. I think you'll probably do best by getting it directly from them. Explain what happened and hopefully you'll get a free replacement cord or better yet, a new hard drive and power cord.

And where are you seeing Elizabethtown? Damn, I wish the theaters near me would continue to show it. No matter how many times you see it, it's still wonderful huh? Ah Drew. Saw Orlando on Regis & Kelly this morning. It was a repeat when he was doing press for E-Town, but still good to see him. ;o)

Hope everything get straighten out will your HD tomorrow. It'll be alright, come down from the ceiling. The two red lights could be cos of the problem with the power cord. Usually when saving or on start up or even when the comp is off you should have at least one green light, so two may mean the power cord problems. But Western Digital call tomorrow...first thing.


Take Care
araestel From: araestel Date: December 26th, 2005 12:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks hon, I will call. I actually need an additonal HD so roommie and I are on the way out now to see if a new one would by chance have the same powercord. So then I can access my stuff while I wait on a replacement. *sigh*

Why can't things just be easy? LOL

arthael From: arthael Date: December 26th, 2005 11:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Awww...I'm sorry to hear about your HD. It would have driven me insane if it happened to me. My computer was once or twice cleansed...like new by some too-good-to-know technicians - -" and they didn't care to back up my files, so all was lost. Shame on me I wasn't careful, twice - -" Now I bought an external HD, but the experiences are still scary, so once in a while I'll burn files into CD as many and updated as possible. I think it's still hurt if they're all gone again, though. At least the old stuff survive.

Anyway, *hugs* hope you feel better soon!
araestel From: araestel Date: December 26th, 2005 12:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd actually asked for another external for Christmas with the intent of backing up stuff again. *sigh* Day late and a dollar short, eh?

I'm off to try and buy another now in the hopes that the power cord would work on the old one as well and I can still access my stuff while I wait on a replacement cord fromt he manufacturer.

Things *should* be easy. LOL
pleiades_mirror From: pleiades_mirror Date: December 26th, 2005 11:25 am (UTC) (Link)
I know how you feel, I lost my handy drive once and that made me nuts because all my v/o works were on that thing and I had to present my work to my client that day but fortunately I had backup files.

*hugs* hope you feel better soon :D
araestel From: araestel Date: December 26th, 2005 12:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
I lost a pc once with everything on it--three days short of having the software I needed to back everything up. I've never quite gotten over that and I thought the external would be the answer. I even asked for an additional drive for the holiday. Again, the timing jsut sucks.

So roommie and I are going out to see about getting another external int he hopes the power cord would be the same and I can access my files while I wait on a replacement.

Cross your fingers for me.

tularia From: tularia Date: December 26th, 2005 11:32 am (UTC) (Link)
*Prays for your sanity and for someone to find you a cord that fits!*
araestel From: araestel Date: December 26th, 2005 12:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! *hugs*
maubast From: maubast Date: December 26th, 2005 01:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
My only thought is to take the drive into your computer store and see if they can assist you.
araestel From: araestel Date: December 26th, 2005 03:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
they were closed today, but I try again tomorrow
un4scene From: un4scene Date: December 26th, 2005 08:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh jeez, this is so terrible to hear about! It's not the Iomega that you are using now, is it? 'Cause I have 3 Iomegas so I would be happy to send you the power cords to one of them so you can test things out. Something to be said for double backing up, and yeah, everyone thinks me insane.

I had a icky technical weekend too with my ISP being inexplicably down for most of the time, now it's inexplicably back. *shrugs*

I hope this works out for you hun!
araestel From: araestel Date: December 26th, 2005 09:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks honey. No, it's a Western Digital. I don't even begin to want to tell you all the vids and personal artwork from the last 10 years that's on there. Not to mention personal pics of the babies, my personal writings of fiction and other stuff.

If you believe in prayer--say a bunch. I need all the help I can get.

sarahc517 From: sarahc517 Date: December 26th, 2005 10:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hope everything will be ok. I really need to get my cd-rom drive fixed. I haven't burned anything in months.

I can't wait till Etown goes to DVD. I never did get to see the ending... damn power outage.
araestel From: araestel Date: December 26th, 2005 10:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd offer to send you E-town, but well... it's on the external. *sigh*

Computers, I find, can make us insane. *hugs*
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araestel From: araestel Date: December 27th, 2005 08:30 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes, I do. I think I'll keep all of you. ;) *hugs*
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