I got my Gateway to replace the Lenovo which had given me problems.  The Gateway had been working great until today - nothing exciting like the random failures the Lenovo exhibited.  It simply would not power on.

What can you do at that point?  No fan, no beep, just nothing.  I called tech support and they walked me through some simple tests.  The only thing I had not tried was disconnecting the battery and AC and holding the power button down for 30 seconds.  Nothing worked.

 So now I am sans tablet until it gets fixed. 

At least I will get a good test out of all this.  I have a working notebook I use to track much of my work around here.  Ideas for these blog posts, meeting notes with team members, etc... are all contained in that notebook.  The physical hard drive which stores that notebook is on the Gateway.  I share it out to myself and am connected to it from 2 other machines.  So until the machine is repaired, I'm "living in the cache".  When it gets back (and hopefully the hard drive will be intact), I will boot it up and log into Windows.  Then I will go to a machine that has been "living in the cache," enable logging (which greatly slows down the machine) and start OneNote.  My data should sync,but if there are any errors, I can trace them via the logs and file a bug.  I'm expecting the sync to succeed without errors.

Sigh.  0 for 2 with tablets. 

Questions, comments, concerns and criticisms always welcome,
John Guin