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21 May 2015 @ 10:30 pm
I need a twelve year old boy (no not in that way)  
These are the things that currently aren't working properly:-

1. new sim card for my tablet. The unlock code to change service providers keeps giving me an error message, saying it's the wrong code. It's really not.

2. my surround sound system. Ever since I bought a new TV last September this has been mucking up. I know it's just a matter of sorting out the connections; I can get it to work for tv but as soon as I switch on the bluray player I lose the surround sound again for bluray AND tv.

3. my Seagate Central, which has locked me out, due to incorrect password. Except I know it's my password, as I don't trust my memory and I write the bloody things down. It has 1Tb of storage which is full as it saves every single backup it does, but I can't go in to delete the oldest ones.

4. Short of plugging phone into PC and dragging and dropping, I cannot work out how to transfer files between PC and phone. Old phone used a little app called Kies Air but that is no longer available. Dragging and dropping is fine for photos etc but I can't backup my messages or contacts that way.

5. PC won't even recognise my itouch, it insists it's a camera. Laptop recognises it but won't allow me to add or delete tracks. I'm sure there's a perfectly good explanation that doesn't involve built-in obsolescence, and I am determined to find it.

I think that's all.

Will need to arrange for my son to come over one weekend and sort things out but I hate taking up his time with stuff like this. Ah well, it's his inheritance he'll be protecting! *g*
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byslantedlight: Doyle FallenAngelFaceClose (EmptyMirrorsbyslantedlight on May 21st, 2015 01:03 pm (UTC)
Does it have to be a boy...? This is the 2010s, woman! *g*

Ack for all those things though - I have weird technological niggles around that I need someone more tech-savvy than me to sort quickly too, and they're... niggly. No son available, and even my tech-savvy bro is on the other side of the world! And it's a bit scary that I don't think I know anyone else tech savvy, come to think of it - ack!
miwahni: Random Computer says nomiwahni on May 24th, 2015 07:29 am (UTC)
Hee everyday sexism raises its head! *g*
No, the expression stems from when my son was that age, and already could pull a PC apart and rebuild, and knew his way around software... I dunno, kids just seem to suck that sort of stuff right up while I really struggle.

And it's so annoying when things don't work the way they're supposed to. Life sure was a lot simpler 30 years ago - but I wouldn't be without my techy stuff now.
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] FUCK TECHdraycevixen on May 21st, 2015 06:05 pm (UTC)

Look at this way, you've really made it worthwhile for him to come over seeing as you've all these things you need help with. If it were only one thing you'd worry a lot more about inconveniencing him. :D

Edited at 2015-05-21 06:06 pm (UTC)
miwahni: Pros BD tablemiwahni on May 24th, 2015 07:30 am (UTC)
That's true enough... and I did raise the question with him, and he commented that he's been wanting to have a fiddle with my sound system for some time now, so I don't feel so bad about planning a whole day of his life!