Earlier in the week I had decided that the port replicator for my laptop had died. It would power on, start to boot the laptop, and then power off.
Today I decided to try and make it work again … I had already assumed it was a lost cause, so I figured I couldn’t break it any worse.
Now, however, it’s working.
It didn’t at first … exhibited the same behavior as before.
However, this time I tried to boot the laptop in the APR with the laptop lid open … lo and behold, it boots normally.
So I start plugging devices in … and they are all working. I plug the monitor in and close the lid, and the monitor springs to life.
I think computers were placed on this world just to screw with my brain.