Yesterday when I went to my main PC I was confronted by a black screen. I quickly verified that the PC was fine but the monitor was malfunctioning. I replaced it temporarily with a spare (I tend to have spares on hand for most computer components), checked how quickly Amazon would get me a replacement, then ordered a replacement online with Micro Center. An hour or so later I hopped in my car, drove to the Micro Center store (about 7.5 miles away), got into the queue for Internet orders, picked up my replacement monitor and took it home.
It took me an hour or so to get the new monitor working. As it turned out although the cable I had been using worked fine with other monitors it didn’t work with the new monitor. Fortunately, I had a spare cable (remember: I keep spares) and my spare cable worked. So, a mere two and half hours after I realized there was a problem I was back in operation. That sort of cut into my day.