Those were the three options Lizzie's laptop gave me yesterday. White letters on a black screen.
ABORT, RETRY, FAIL. I just turned it off and hoped for better luck the next time I turned it on. Sometimes computers just need a little rest. They have a bit of a tantrum but often the next time you turn them on they're back to normal.
Anyway Lizzie bought this dell laptop (because it was pink) just over a year ago and it has been an absolute piece of pink rubbish. Although I bought a dell desktop at the same time and its been fantastic.
And I must say their service centre is very good. Very helpful people. And the service guy (Daniel) comes to the house. Yes, I know him well. Most things like computers we have to buy out of town and if they break down we have to send them off in the post and don't see them again for weeks.
I asked them this morning how long they keep fixing rather than giving me a replacement and she said after three times. So yay – next time I get a replacement.
We always pay the extra for extended warranty on things like this and its always paid off. I'm pretty sure that they make things to start failing right on the day after warranty expires. So far in the last two months we've had Lizzie's computer, Lloyds computer and the PS3 all crap themselves just after warranty expired. But we had extended for all of them. Just seems that things are only made to last 12 months.