My Dell Inspiron revived today. Yesterday I named it Dead Inspirations as the night before it had gone on the blink. The battery indicator blinked amber for a while and when it got to 3% charged, it blinked red. Blink, blink, blink and after some 30 minutes my Inspiron went into a coma. I was forced to have an early night - and I too went blink, blink, blink in the dark, thinking about the battery which I had placed in the freezer. I had gathered from a Dell forum that a dodgy battery could work again after a spell in the freezer. Hubby didn't think there was any science behind that. So did I, if anything it would be more dead than dead inside there, but no harm trying.
Next morning (yesterday), put the battery back in, tried switching it on but to no avail. Inspiron was still comatosed. The battery indicator didn't even blink!. So I fiddled with the wires and noticed that the AC Adapter that converts the current to DC as well as charges the battery (I think) did not have its indicator on, although it was plugged in properly into the wall socket. So, culprit identified. Lodged in a complaint to Dell Malaysia on its 1-800 number, the guy Sean or Shawn, shone with his diagnosis and immediately issued a replacement order to their logistics set-up.
The AC-DC thing arrived this afternoon, hooked it up and .......... it didn't even blink, it just fired up and the indicator emitted green. Hurray! It had cost me nothing, just a few blinking minutes trying to sleep early.
We have a teeny notebook Dell Volstra for me to play with while waiting for the replacement, but there's nothing like a favourite toy to keep one inspired.
Talking about revival, I joined a Body-Vive class at my gym this morning. Been a while since I attended an aerobics class, with props at that - a squezee ball, and a stretch rope which they call a tube for some unknown reason. I must say it was a good overall workout for me, not too sure though about the "inspiring choreography" purported by the promo vid below. Well, anyway glad to report my laptop wasn't the only thing that got revived today.