I don't get it!

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’m confused.

I think computers were placed on this world just to screw with my brain.