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hey guys,

just giving you the heads up that my PC died yesterday morning and won't start up. (after a day and a half of tech support/tinkering, it's likely the motherboard is fried)
I am now on my emergency laptop, but it's quite slow and there's still going to be some delays for all those who bought stuff from my yard sale recently. :C Sorry!
Hopefully I will be able to get a new PC by next week, but we shall see.
Just wanted to give a heads up. u 3u;

Since a new PC is very costly, I may do some sketch commissions soon, but I have to get the yard sale orders out of the way first.
I'll keep you updated!

T uT <3

~Miki
  • Mood: Worried
  • Listening to: internet radio
  • Watching: a happy gardening channel
  • Eating: Omusubi
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:icontheinfamousjoelinder:
TheInfamousJoeLinder Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
dang miki, best of luck fixing it. I may actually have a little money soon so maybe I'll get one of those commission slots.

Best of luck in you epic adventure quest to saaaaave the world-er computer.... to get a new computer...
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RONIN013 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Artist
You and me both, Zombie! I just got my new computer after my old POS computer died 2 weeks ago - and the cause of death was very likely the CPU or Motherboard. *SIGH*

Keep up the fantastic work! ^_^
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BrettSmith1106 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So your PC didn't actually explode... is it wrong for me to say I'm kind of disappointed?
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:iconchishcabab:
chishcabab Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i had the exact same problem a week ago. i know your pain. £100 later and im back but it was a tough ride, you'll pull through!
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Bloodymage Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
That sucks, good luck getting a new pc. :/
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Busiris Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Aieee, that really blows. I hate technology because of how fail-happy it can be. One day it'll be fine. The next day, poof. Bricked. x_x
If you do open commissions and I catch you early, I'll try to be the first in line! Yay! :hug: I'd be more than happy to help you out. ^^
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burazechan Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Did they have you remove both ram sticks and put them back in? This is a common problem I saw, it's called re-seating. The more likely issue if not the ram would actually be the power supply. The reality of the motherboard actually failing is EXTRAORDINARILY small. Most motherboards has a failure rate of 1-5% over the course of 3 years. Some of the better motherboards have a failure rates of under 1%, some going down to .08%. HP motherboards a few years back had a horrible history though of over 29%. It had something to do with a defective chipset offered by nvidia. Seriously! It's likely not the motherboard. Power Supply and Ram re-seat or replacement may be necessary!
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:iconburazechan:
burazechan Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
OH! Make sure, if this is a laptop, to pull the battery out and disconnect the power supply when removing the ram! If you do not, it may not clear the error or you could damage the ram.
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Staindwolf94 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh dear...
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:iconnovouto:
Novouto Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh crap! That's terrible it died! :(
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:iconhyperhuffer:
hyperhuffer Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That sucks!
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GravityDemon Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
That sucks, I'm sorry ;A;

I also got your package in the mail. That made me so happy~ I love your note and I'm excited about using the pen/nibs *u* Also, Lost and Found may be the reason I start learning German -shot- Also, Crash and Burn t-shirt easter egg fdfjslkfjsdkfs awesome.
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Anime-Guru1217 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh dear o_o;
I hope things come out alright!
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Akumeno Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll be looking forward for the comissions :D
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:iconpharan:
Pharan Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Sorry for your loss ;A;
I think it's most costly when your motherboard of an older processor socket-type dies, 'cause you'd have to replace a whole lot of other crap too. Otherwise, you should be fine.
If it won't start up, it's also possibly your power supply unit though. ~__~
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:iconchowii:
Chowii Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Q A Q damn......
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:icononihikage:
Onihikage Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Oh teh noes D:

I hope you have a handy techie nearby to build you one that won't fry EVER while still looking cool as can be. :meow:
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HazyCosmicJoe Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Photographer
When I saw your headline I though WOW! your works is so awesomely hot your PC couldn't take, then I read your journal, Do'H
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MelissaDalton Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh god. I had this happen to me last year. That sucks.
At least your hard drive is alright?
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Yu-2 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Regardless of whether you use a tablet or not, artists are living technobane. At the very least, you're taking this better than I do usually. To put it into perspective, I go into withdrawal whenever the Internet shorts out, which has been happening on an alarmingly regular basis these days.
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Brother-Tico Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Artist
oh man :(

Sorry about your pc
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:iconkimyono-neko:
Kimyono-Neko Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh dear,sorry to hear that! :ohnoes:
Hope everything turn out alright soon! >.<
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Project-HEAVY Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I thought it literally blew up.
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:iconmkonstantinov:
mkonstantinov Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your PC doesn't support such enourmous amount of awesomeness anymore ^^ Luck with the new :D
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Tai-Porto Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Student Filmographer
awww I'm sorry to hear that ):
yeah, if the motherboard is dead changing it is only a temporary solution. mine broke up twice.
surprisingly my laptop is two years old and been serving me better then any pc I ever had.

anyway, hope your pc arrive fast, if I saw a way or a chance I can help I won't hesitate to~
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Tenten9622 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww that's bad ><
Good luck with everything D8
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CyprinusFox Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012   Traditional Artist
Aww, I know the feeling when such problems suddenly occur out of nowhere. I wish you all the best. I'm keeping my eyes open in case you'll make sketch commissions, maybe I can help you out somehow TwT;;
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TechnOkami Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Student General Artist
But you're Zombiesmile, right? Can't you just chew on your compy for a while and make it all zombified and stuff? :P

In all seriousness, that does blow.
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NoaQep Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aww! D: I wish you luck! I know how that is... =3=;;
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Suffering-Angel Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I want to reserve a sketch commission slot T3T;;;

Also I think your package got here :3 I'm going to the post office tomorrow.
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:iconzombiesmile:
Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional
I will have to see how to organise it first, but I will keep that in mind. C:
also, awesome!
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Suffering-Angel Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, it was the package ^__^ everything's in perfect shape! And daaaw, your drew her Pr0nness ;w; I'll cherish this >w<
The elephant (which is bigger than I thought, to be honest XD but you wrapped him well enough so he's in one piece :) ) is already in my display cabinet, next to other statues and figurines I bought all over the world C: I'll put the jewelry box to good use as soon as I can, too.

^3^~~~
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Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional
aww, so happy to hear! and yeah, she's a great character, I missed drawing her! <3
Glad it's all okay and you're happy with the things. C: :heart: it's always nice to know they're in good (better) hands!
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Suffering-Angel Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
>3< muamuamua

(No, seriously. I got all emotional at the drawing ;w; and lol there was a duck on top of the page ;3; )
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sophira-moonlily Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yeah I've been there -_- good luck hun xxxx hope you CSS sort it soonx
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:iconzombiesmile:
Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional
thanks. I'm sure it'll be okay, it's just bothersome and delays are unevitable. :C
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sophira-moonlily Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
yeah i understand that XD
i blew up mine in a power surge last year oh god that was painful XD
so i know how you feel XD
hope you can get some projects done on your laptop
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:icondeviouskid45:
DeviousKid45 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
ohhh boy. not good...
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:iconzombiesmile:
Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional
:C oh well..could have been worse. (like losing data.)
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:icondeviouskid45:
DeviousKid45 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I hope your hard drive is still working.
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:iconzombiesmile:
Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional
yeah, both of those are fine. it turns out the motherboard was fried. I'm getting a replacement soon.
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:icondeviouskid45:
DeviousKid45 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
All right. Hopefully not too expensive...
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:iconllourn:
Llourn Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Good luck! Hope all goes smoothly. :)
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:iconzombiesmile:
Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional
thanks man. I am sure I'll manage, but change of plans and schedules are always stressful. :C
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:iconllourn:
Llourn Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
ugh... stress.
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:iconengelszorn:
engelszorn Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
och Mönsch, so ein Pech :(
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:iconzombiesmile:
Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional
der PC war etwa 7 Jahre alt und mehrfach aufgemotzt worden...eigentlich keine Überraschung, aber trotzdem... >-<;; naja. wenigstens sind alle Daten in Ordnung.
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engelszorn Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Das ist eine Erleichterung und auch wenn es sicherlich weh tun wird, Geld für ne neue Kiste auszugeben - das neue Spielzeug wirds wert sein - nach 7 Jahren! Ich wünschte, meine beiden letzten hätten so lange gehalten :D
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