Okay, it’s late Friday, and as I sat down to work, in laptop mode, I went for the pen in its silo, and it wouldn’t come out. The eraser bit sticks out, but when I push it all the way in, the mechanism doesn’t click and it doesn’t pop back out.
This is definitely a design flaw on this unit, as this is the second time it’s happened in the year and a half I’ve had this unit.
I paid for the 24-hour onsite service when I purchased Eleanor, so it’s no problem, except, these things ALWAYS seem to happen on a Friday afternoon, so they won’t be able to ship the part to the repair guy until Monday, meaning he won’t be out at my place until Tuesday, making my 24-hour window more a 96-hour window! Ouch!
The good thing is I have a spare pen or two around the house. Actually, I have a nifty Cross pen that I rarely use because I’m afraid to lose it, but that’s at home. I’ll have to carry it around with me until Tuesday, when Mr. Repair guy stops by.