It is very reluctant to wake up these days, rather like me. Once it is powered up, everything is functioning just fine, but it takes quite a while and rather a lot of pressings of the button. And unpluggings. And plugging in-agains, sometimes with the "on" switch held in. Sometimes not.
Pressing Ctrl, Alt and Delete doesn't seem to help.
A certain amount of nonchalance and starting to use LG's computer instead do sometimes seem to help.
This is the latest and most upsetting of a series of technological playings-up where machines which perform perfectly for M are recalcitrant for me.
This was M's computer until a few months ago, and he had no trouble with it, no not ever, not even of any kind.
We joke, in our house, that this is some kind of incompatibility of female hormones and technology. After all, many cultures have seen menstruation as having the power to kill crops in the fields or curdle sauce in the kitchen.
I'm not convinced its a funny joke. Depending on what time of the month it is.
So bye bye dear computer, for a while. Hopefully not for too long.
I hope the nice Apple Mac people sort you out quickly and don't charge us too many ££££.