What’s Loose?

Something is awry with my computer. There may be a poltergeist haunting my computer. Let me explain.

There is a key at the top of the key board on my laptop that turns on and off the internet. When I am connected the little light shines a lovely white beacon. As you can see in the photo below there is a key next to it that is usually red. That would be the sound. It is only turned on when I need to hear a video. I do not like the constant dinging of the computer, so I keep it turned off.

This is how it looks when all is right in the world.

This is how it looks when all is right in the world.

I have been known to turn off the internet when I thought I was turning off the sound. That is not the case now. My fingers were no where near those keys when I got the message you are not connected to the internet.

I huffed and immediately pushed the key blazing the red light. Nothing happened. I became indignant. Perhaps you didn’t feel my touch. I pushed it again. Nothing. Happened. Again and again I pushed, same result. Red light continues to shine brightly. It seems to say, “Ha, ha, you can’t turn me off!” What’s going on?

I glanced over to the bars that tell me the strength of my internet. There was a yellow triangle with an exclamation mark over them. When I clicked on it, I was informed I had limited access.

Now I am truly perturbed. I was informed that Windows was unable to connect to this network. They wanted to know if I wanted them to tell me more. Of course I do! I cannot be without my internet!

I must go through this troubleshooting multiple times a day! It's becoming annoying!

I must go through this troubleshooting multiple times a day! It’s becoming annoying!

According to the trouble shooter, I have a cable loose. Interesting, I’m not quite sure how that works since everything is wireless. Is that the computer’s way of telling me I have a screw loose?

If anyone knows what this means, please leave your ideas in the comments, but remember I’m not the most computer savvy person. I know just enough to get by (or be dangerous).

Oh no! Now my space bar is acting wonky too!

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