Sunday, January 13, 2013

Hardly a Hair Left

Oh, frustration and bother!!!     I've spent the morning  amongst HDMI to HDMI micro, SATV/USB combo, to USB to USB, and my mind is just spinning and I'm ready to pull my hair out!! 

I got a Kindle Fire HD for Christmas and am enjoying it immensely.  I've used it to start to catch up on the Downton Abbey series.  I used Netflix for Season 1, but they don't have Season 2 yet.  So, thanks to Susan at Blackberry Creek Home Arts , I went to YouTube for Season 2.  I can watch it here on my computer but I figured since I have an HD TV that I'd prefer to watch it on the big screen.  Hence the need for a new cord.    I've got the Kindle hooked to the TV just fine, but since I haven't downloaded the Dolphin browser yet, can't use it to access YouTube.  

Now, I went to the documentation that came with this computer where I can access YouTube, of course, to see if it had an HDMI outlet.  The diagram included one.   However, I did not notice the small asterisk beside it which indicated "on some models" and guess what?  Not on my model.  

Now, my solution is either a new cord using USB ports, or finally get the Dolphin browser downloaded onto the Kindle.  I tried to do that this morning, but got a message that it wasn't compatible with my device.  However, all the Kindle support forums say that its what you have to have to access YouTube and Flash.   Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!   I'll figure it out somehow. 

Now, if you recognize all this agony, you have my sympathy.  If  you think I've suddenly started speaking a foreign language, count yourself lucky and keep it that way!! 

Hubby was "helping" and I told him that trial and error, reading and research was how you learned how to do this stuff, it isn't magic like he believes.  He believes I can answer any question or solve any problem he has with his computer -- like magic.  His comment?  "Nothing is worth hours of frustration like that."   Hmmmm.... maybe I'll remind him of that next time there's a problem with his computer that he wants me to solve. 

Now, aren't you glad you stopped by for a visit this morning?   Just kidding.  I'm always delighted when folks stop by.  Thank you. 

Y'all take care. 


  1. Electronic issues drive me crazy! Hope you get all the bugs worked out soon.

  2. You gave me a good laugh, but I know it wasn't funny for you!!! Electronic issues can be so frustrating!

  3. Good luck with all that - I'll be sticking to nice, old-fashioned 'proper' books!

  4. This past weekend, my Dad asked me if I could help him with their pc. Doubtful I said, but, what is wrong with it. His answer ... It won't turn on. Yeah I definitely can't help with that!

  5. So, does this mean we can all call you when we have computer problems? It is always so frustrating and never, EVER as easy as they say it will be. Persevere!

    1. Oh, Susan, you are funny!!! You could call me, but you won't get the answer you're looking for. Thanks for stopping by.


  6. Oh I hear your pain! Been down similar paths as well. What would we ever do without google?? Google knows everything. Sometimes just takes persistence.

  7. Aw, I can't blame you for being frustrated. It's the joys of electronics! It's true that you can solve any problem with google though. I've googled many a computer error codes to fix them.

  8. I'm impressed you got as far as you did. That being said, it's well worth the frustration to finish watching the Downton Abbey series! I'm close to finishing season #2 (on good old fashioned DVD) and I love it. I'm absolutely hooked on that show! Thanks for visiting SDP. I'll look forward to seeing you again soon. It's always nice to have folks from the Sunshine State stop by for a visit.

  9. I am so non-techy I can never figure these things out. Good luck!!

  10. I love all this technology...except for when it doesn't work! UGH! I hope you figure it out!