Just got my desktop to work again, though it’s not at 100%, but the point is I’m starting to feel a bit less disconnected, that sort of scared that I might have to do without long term.
it’s like I always say; little steps. Make a bit of progress, be satisfied with it. The second part is the one I’m still working on
Glad you’re making progress! What was the issue with it? It felt good when I was able to break down and figure out what was going on with my own computers at the time.
the issue is the new motherboard, which kind of still is an issue, but if depression has taught me one thing it’s to pick my battles. See, the old motherboard has a few dead ports, ones that I really would like to have back…. but I set out on the task of doing the motherboard swap before I realized how devastated I’d be if I failed.
so I’ve been licking my wounds for a few days and I was able to diagnose why the old mobo wasn’t turning on, and fix it. Port problem still exists, but during my time licking my wounds I was able to restore some functionality to an old school laptop, and that laptop can provide the port function I was missing.
The laptop isn’t strong enough to take my full workload on an average day, but I can relegate a few minor tasks to it. Meanwhile the new mobo is getting shifted to an entirely fresh build, which I’m going to have to assemble one piece at a time. I knew I would have to salvage the old mobo and cpu from the outset, because of my frugality, it was just my hope to build an ancillary system a piece at a time, by replacing primary components.
I don’t know if it’s fully a lack of skill on my part, because I’m so emotionally wrapped up in this thing. I learned not to start an upgrade without a fallback plan. I also found out that I’m physically and emotionally more weak than I wanted to believe. So a valuable few days, if somewhat shameful and painful