The computer is on. Only nothing happens.
Last week the computer went on the fritz, and we quickly backed up everything. (Except, duh, when I did all of my work this week, I didn’t back up!)
This morning it froze and was very slow, so I turned it off and tried to restart it. As I have several times since.
This is all I see. Not good.
I do all of my freelance and blogging work on my laptop. Right now, I am borrowing my husband’s ancient computer. The plan was for him to inherit my computer when I got a new one because I knew last winter that I would eventually have to get a new one. . .But I kept putting it off because we never had the money, or because I would rather put the money on debt repayment.
Now, here we are. Hello, Murphy.
This month is a tight one. I just paid for the Financial Blogger Conference and am waiting on a reimbursement from my sponsor.
My husband and I are going to California in November for his conference, and we need to buy the airline tickets.
I have just had a series of expensive medical tests, and our deductible is not even close to being met, so we will have at least $500 to $1,000 in out-of-pocket expenses.
The Big Question
Now, we can’t decide if we should get this one repaired or buy a new one.
If we get it repaired, we are likely looking at several hundred dollars as the diagnostic test is $149. (I have had this computer fixed twice before usually to the tune of $250 or $300.)
If we buy new, we are looking at a roughly $700 purchase, with money we don’t have.
Then again, I do all of my work on my computer, and it is not feasible for my husband not to have a computer while I use his. Arrgg
To repair or to buy new? What do you think?
And if you think buy new, what type would you recommend?