It’s true. Not only was the computer a piece of shit, but now it turns out that the monitor was also an unmitigated piece of crap.
It died yesterday but there’s no point going back to PC World with it, as I learned from previous experience.
What I find surprising is the fact that a fairly reputable brand should turn out to be as shit as any other. It’s a Philips 19-inch which I was quite happy with until it started going black. Poof! Gone!
I switch it off, turn it back on and it works for about ten seconds before dying again.
I phoned my personal mobile support unit and told him what was happening.
Fucked, he said.
But surely I can get it fixed
Not worth it, he said. Something’s overheating. Next thing, the backlight will blow, and you’ll have to buy a new monitor anyway. Throw it away.
Right. That’s what I’ll do.
Anyway, I just wanted to add something to the advice I already offered about PC World.
Don’t buy anything from PC World, but also, don’t buy a Philips monitor anywhere. It will probably break down without warning, like mine did.
How’s this for all-round decency? A regular contributor here, Mr Mule Taker, stepped in and GAVE me a monitor!
Here, he said. I don’t want it.
How about that?