Tuesday, May 22, 2018

My Stinking Tablet

It's a Samsung Galaxy 3 Tablet.  They're currently producing Galaxy 9 Tablets, so mine is outdated.  It was given to me by Time Warner Cable five years ago when I moved and signed up for a new package.  After staying on the plan 3 or 6 months, they gave me a tablet.  It was obsolete from the start.

However, it's really been acting up the past two weeks.  Last week I lost my Wi-Fi.  I couldn't connect for three days.  Then, when I call to report it, it's working fine.  I was watching Netflix in bed  Sunday night when I lost my Wi-Fi again.  Then yesterday, after charging it, I couldn't get the tablet to turn on.  I must've hit the on button a few dozen times.  Nothing.  It was also cold; usually it's hot after being charged.  This morning, I messed with it some more.  I stuck the charger back on and tried the on button a hundred times.  Nothing.  I figured it wasn't even fit to be a doorstop.  Too thin.

I put it down and forgot about it.  A couple hours later, I tried to turn on the tablet again.  As I clicked and clicked the on button, I saw a flash of light.  No, it couldn't be.  I hit the on button a few more times and it came on.  It was connected to the Wi-Fi again and working properly.  A message came on telling me to remove the charger because the battery was at 100%.  OK.  Hmm.

I almost threw it away.  Of course, I'd have to smash it first to protect from identity loss.  When Spectrum repair men were here, they told me not to expect much from the tablet.  It was slow and full of shit.  All I use it for now is to watch stuff in bed.  This has happened before, but it never took that long to get it to turn back on.  If it "dies" again, I'll wait a few days before I toss it in a drawer and forget about it.  Sheesh.


TSE said...

Kill your TV and your Tablet.

Your Tablet and TV are only making your illness worse!

And now The Economist is coming clean against social media's impact on the world's youth... and how heavy use of social media is linked to mental illness.

Youngsters report problems with anxiety, depression, sleep, and "FoMO"...

May 20th marked the end of “mental-health awareness week”, a campaign run by the Mental Health Foundation, a British charity. Roughly a quarter of British adults have been diagnosed at some point with a psychiatric disorder, costing the economy an estimated 4.5% of GDP per year. Such illnesses have many causes, but a growing body of research demonstrates that in young people they are linked with heavy consumption of social media.


Your Tablet uses RF Radiation which only fries your brain.....

OrbsCorbs said...

I haven't watched TV in years. I have a TV, which was given to me when we were moving, but it's not hooked up to anything.

I'm now taking 14 different medications. Half are for my head. They all carry warnings about dizziness and blurred vision and falling asleep, yet I remain functional. I'm paying $8.50 a month for Netflix. I'm gonna watch some movies.

Everything is bad for my health. I've been fighting high blood pressure lately. It's not coming down. I blame my blood pressure for losing 3 points in my kidneys' health.