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  •  JEERS to a flickering laptop screen...! (4+ / 0-)

    Mine started flickering on the right side at the end of last week, and by last night after the laptop was on for a while it started flickering sometimes on the left side and the whole screen occasionally.  When I'm playing shows or movies on Hulu it's not as noticeable, but with a white screen background (like DK), it's becoming increasingly annoying.

    Any 'puter geeks out there who can estimate how long I have before the flickering goes dead and the screen goes blank..., at which point I'll have to buy a new laptop?

    Yes, I know:  Backup, Backup, Backup, Backup, Backup!  My genealogy images are already backed up on at least two jump drives, sometimes more.  I just have no idea how the f##k to back up all the browser links to web sites I use in genealogy.  Some I use frequently, others when I need to as I'm doing research for side lineages and such.  I have three web browsers, but because Foxfire is the only one where I can get a side menu, that's the one I use (hate that silly scroll menu on the other two where I can't get a side menu; IE used to have the side menu, but newer versions they don't).

    I was thinking of getting a new jump drive and copying C Drive to that for a backup.  At least I think that's where all the main programs/applications are stored...???  I'm not sure where my email program is on this thing, but I need that address book saved, too.  I don't have any phone numbers or addresses memorized and over ten years all of that has transitioned to the email program and I no longer have a physical address book.

    Obviously, that's where my head is at today.

    CHEERS to alla youz and yer furry and feathery fambly & frens!  Hope your day doesn't flicker ominously....

    I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

    by NonnyO on Mon May 05, 2014 at 09:13:14 AM PDT

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