It all began with a loose power cable to my monitor. For no apparent reason my monitor would suddenly go dark. Heart-stopping the first time it happened, but after that I got used to it and adapted accordingly. It was one of those things where I’d give it a bit of a nudge and all was as it had been… for a while.
A gazillion more blank screens later and I knew the time had come.
Take the thing out the back and shoot it!
My new monitor arrived, all shiny and styrofoamed and plastic-wrapped to within an inch of its matte black finish.
We plugged it in … and … actually we couldn’t plug it in. My tower didn’t have the right doohickey for the monitor cable to plug into. Mrs Widds and I re-styrofoamed the monitor, (‘cos it was late and we ‘d had a long day) and put in a call to #1 Widder-son-in-Law who is our go-to bloke for all things tek-er-nickel when we can’t figure it out ourselves. (every household should have one)
We had our ‘D’oh!’ moment when he suggested we use the old monitor cable, ‘cos the new monitor had the correct doohickey for that cable … P.S. It’s the same keyboard in both pictures!