I took delivery of a new computer. It's not a tower but one that sits flat on the desk and you can put the screen on top. I was struggling to come to terms with my first experience of Windows 10. Then I needed to burn a CD and pressed the button to open the tray. But the CD wouldn't fit! It was just a bit too wide. How could this be I thought. The shop had to use the CD to load Windows and other bits and pieces. Eventually, I phoned the shop. They sent round a guy and he took one look and corrected the situation. The problem? I had the box upside down!!
Stop laughing! I am 76
It's the way your brain works, and you're not alone. At times we all make automatic assumptions, and when something goes wrong we keep doing it - we look for a complicated cause when there is often a very simple one.
Yup! If something goes wrong in our house, my wife will say "Is it a fuse" which relates back to a Nissan Laurel we had many years ago. I had fitted a new aerial an was trying to tune the radio. Unknown to me, and not in the manual, was a line-fuse which had blown. I had checked all the other fuses but not the line-fuse. every time my wife came out she said "Is it a fuse?" I was getting very irritable saying "No, it's not the fuse.
Was my face red when I found the line-fuse.
That was 30+ years ago and she still asks that same question
Yup pulled my computer out to give it a right good clean had the memory out as well to clear any dust off. Reassembled it and it would not work.
So took it apart again to see what i had done wrong,made sure the memory was well seated and put it together again with the same result.
Dawned on me after about an hour that I had turned the switch off at the back of the computer and had forgotten to turn it on again. What a plonker.
Now my problem now is that I should be thinking of buying a new computer but think because of my age I might not be about long enough to use it. And having to buy a computer with W10 on it puts me right off.
So will battle on with this oldish one to see which one lasts the longest.
we look for a complicated cause when there is often a very simple one
Many years ago the TV had recently broken down and I'd replaced a thyristor in the PSU.
The following week the TV turns off again mid programme and my thoughts turn to the thyristor and so I take the back off the TV. I can't see too well, so ask my wife to turn the light on and......you've guessed it, we had a power cut.