I realize that many of us who are over 50 have difficulties with computers and everything having to do with them because we didn’t grow up with that technology. The “for Dummies” books even have a separate version for over 50s.
Combine any computer problems with limited finances and you have headaches.
My journey started in April when my USB ports “fried” suddenly for some unknown reason. Nothing I tried worked and the only alternative was to buy a new computer. My Windows 7 computer worked just fine otherwise.
With my need to download photos for my blog, etsy and ebay accounts…my daughter gave me enough money to purchase an inexpensive small thinkpad(which has Windows 10 installed). That arrived last week and hope surged within me once again.
Nothing downloaded from my camera. I thought I would need an adapter of some sort because it seemed the USB cord from my camera didn’t fit properly into the port.
On my way home from work today, I stopped in at Staples with my thinkpad and camera cord. Apparently it fit ok so no adapter needed. The technician inquired how old my camera was. “Old”, I replied…(got it in 2004…guess we could call it a dinosaur at this point).
He suggested I go on the camera’s website(Sony) to see if maybe there were special requirements for the Windows 10.
Got home, went on to the website. Whole list of camera numbers that worked…mine wasn’t on the list. Was able to get a representative named Gladys on chat.
She verified my observation and gave me the suggestion to either downgrade my computer from a 10 to a 7 or buy a new camera.
So, back to almost square 1…5 months of no photos…guess now I start saving up and looking for an inexpensive camera to use.
I seriously wonder why I am being given these lessons right now…it’s all been a struggle. Is the Universe telling me to focus my attention on something else? Something else that I flow down the stream effortlessly and joyfully?
Trust me, that sounds like one lovely option right now.
til next time…Eva