Wednesday, March 28, 2007
R.I.P. My Mac
With just 9 days before I have to submit my thesis, my pride and joy, my Powerbook, dies. Ahhhh! Panic! Panic!
She did not suffer, she just went to sleep and wouldn't wake back up again, instead making a spine chilling beeping noise every time I tried to start her. Panic.
Took the morning off work to take her to the Apple shop. Man in shop says, without looking at it, "it's a memory card slot problem".
He checks the serial number and says that the slots on a batch made around 2 years ago, are prone to this kind've meltdown at around this point in their life, and it will be fixed free of charge, even though the warranty has expired. Result! It'll take 3 weeks though - Boo!
I explain that although I (of course) have 10,000 back-up copies of my thesis, (OK, a slight exaggeration) it is a major inconvenience not to have a computer for the next 9 days.
He inspects my 'puter and says I have 2 memory card slots and that moving the memory to the other slot, should be a temporary fix for a month or so.
So, my computer is working again, and in a couple of weeks I can take it in and have a new board fitted for free. Gratis. Nowt.
Can you imagine a PC supplier replacing a part that had worn out after 2 years, for free! Not a chance.
My Mac is Dead! Long Live the Mac!