Once at home, ( being some what of a shade tree mechanic ) I proceeded to fix it.
I replaced the,
Points and plugs.. " Nope, didn't fix it."
I replaced the, Spark plug wires, " Nope.. no fix. "
I replaced the, Distributor Cap n Rotor, " No - go!! "
New gear on the distributor, sloppy timing chain, replaced, " Nada..! "
I was ready to kill it.. I coulda been classified insane. Then I am staring at the distributor.. trying to figure out what I had done to deserve this and I saw it. The condenser.. The one buck, fifty cent condenser's wire had broken in half and one dollar and fifty cents later the truck was humming. The parts I replaced needed it.. but not all at once, and a hunk of money spent.
What does this have to do with computers?
Well, my computer was acting Bee - Zaar. Every time I would move my mouse over to a link the darn page would start jumping up and down, all by itself. I would be in the middle of editing my website and it would click me back to the page I was on before.. and I would have to use my back button, and hope my stuff was still there, ( more often than not, it wasn't. ) That song, Ghost in the machine.. came into mind. I had a hacker get in my machine and it cost me some moolaandcrapp, ( money ) to get the bugger out, and so, with this new problem.. I thought the hacker was back. Off to the shop it goes, only for them to tell me that, " It all worked fine for them.. 50 Bucksandcrapp, ( dollars ) please. "
Any one of you who have read my true story, Road Kill Kafe, know I am not known for being stable and sane, lately.. And this was putting me on the edge. 50 bucks and nothing was wrong.. I called support, and so began another journey hell. Once a day for five days I talked to Goofs in America as well as Canada, and the one thing we all had in common was, " None of us knew squat about the workings of a computer. "
They all wanted me to do the same tests, over and over and in the end.. none could figure it out. So here I sit looking at another version of that Ford... Again !! I have one of those, Wheel Mouses... Mice, whatever. And I start thinking maybe this bugger has gone bad. The more I think about it, the more it makes sense to me and so I take the bugger apart and see that there is a circuit board in there.. and so off to Wally World. New mouse 14 bucks, plugged it in.. End of problem.
The moral to this is ; If you find your self encumbered with a Ford of your own, don't always assume the worst. Always start with the cheapest solutions and work your way up if the problem persists.