Thank the Lord! My computer is back up and running.
No thanks to HP, however. I called customer service and spoke with their man in Mumbai. As I suspected the warranty had "expired Madam" and they now wanted a bunch of money to fix it plus shipping costs. Thanks but no thanks. I already paid you enough for the computer and at this point in it's short life I should not be conversing with Rajhi or anyone else regarding a problem with it.
A guy Ken works with thought he could fix it and he did! He wouldn't accept any pay so Ken took him out to eat. Maybe he'll bring him down here and take him hunting or something.
I'm so happy! I love this computer. It's the hp Pavilion a530n. It has slots on the front for just about any device you might want to plug into it. No crawling on the floor blindly trying to find the right socket at the back. You take the card out of the camera and insert it in the slot. No leads to mess with. Plus it has a 200GB hard drive which hubby says "even you won't fill that up!"
So lets see if I can keep the blog updated.