(or pretty darn close to it)
Got Civ IV the other day, so I've been playing that a bit lately (one of Japan's biggest holidays was last week, so I had some time to check the game out). Was playing it tonight and just a few minutes ago, it started beeping at me. WTF? First I thought it might've been overheating, but it's actually been running *fairly* cool (on the palm rest area, anyway) since I last got it back. Closed up Civ IV and it's telling me that it's on Low Battery. Well, that's not right. The cord must've came loose or something. So I check that. Didn't help. Yellow light is on the power brick, so it's powered up (but no fan noise). Oy. Pulled out my secondary brick. Plug it in. Same thing. Yellow light goes on, but no power to the machine.
I shut it down, but it looks like I'm with a dead machine again. The machine has had relatively little use since I've gotten it back. And the only travelling it's done was been the US and Japan via NW and JAL. All the rest of the time it's been sitting here at home on a desk. WTF? I don't get it.
I've been waiting on Luke as he is supposed to be contacted Sager for me in regards to my issues before this one. However, it doesn't seem like Luke or Adam really want to deal with my situation. It's basically like pulling teeth to get a reply out of Luke. And Adam just refuses to answer at all. I can honestly say that I'm offended by the lack of support that I've been receiving from PCT since I've asked them for their help. They'll not be receiving any more of my money, nor will they be getting any more referrals from me. Going into this 8790 purchase, I thought that I'd chosen a quality company to work with. Definitely have egg on my face for that one
I'm ticked that the machine's broken again. But I'm not so mad as I was when I found out before that it would shutdown immediately if I activated the Turbo Fan mode. Guess I'm getting a callous on my Give-a-Care button. Or I've just realized that it doesn't do me any good to get rip-roaring screaming mad.
Just about out of options here.Edit
Talk about timing. Luke just emailed me w/ Sager's latest offer in regards to the problems I've had. Apparently he's been on vacation. Doesn't excuse the lack of communication, however; especially from Adam. Luke seems to honestly trying to help. When I can get ahold of him.
Now that my machine's gone off the deep end, though, I'm not sure what to think about Sager's latest offer. They need to hear about what it's doing now before I decide on anything else. I still owe someone a butt-chewing of a phone call there at City of Industry. Promised Allen Zhang that whoever answered the phone was going to get an earful. Just got to make the time to do it. Being across the world a few time zones away is a PITA, to be sure.