On November 13, the laptop stopped working. I couldn't translate. I couldn't write. I was forced to rely on laptop #2...a laptop I try to use only for musical applications. I limped through several projects using the second laptop. I traveled to the city of Cayes on public transportation seeking a solution to the laptop issue. A 'repair man' there said the laptop was no good...better buy a new one. We were able to save many of my documents.
I brought the laptop home. The repairman here quickly fixed the laptop by replacing a wire. It charges. It works.
While relying on laptop #2, it began giving me trouble as well. The mouse pad stopped working, forcing me to use a wireless mouse. If I didn't have that mouse, I would have been helpless with 2 laptops.
The repairman in the USA showed me a button that had shutoff the mouse pad. A button. He pressed it, and voila!
SO, it wasn't really a laptop crisis. It was an operator crisis.
Thank God for those among us who are technologically talented!!!