September 15, 2005

BACK!

So, I'm back from London. I apologize for the lack of posts on the London 2005 page, but not ony was the wireless internet service at our hotel, K West, iffy at best - but my iBook's logic board issue decided to rear it's ugly head yet again, on the first day of the trip, no less!

Fortunately, I called up Apple Customer Care this morning, and it appears I can take it back to an Apple Store and have it sent out to be re-repaired at no charge. I'll have to back it up tonight, I suppose. That's always fun. I'm really bummed about the logic board problem (monitor starts to how weird horizontal lines, image denigrates to funk and system in background freezes up - or, system boots up fine, but to a blank screen) because I thought the original fix, back in January of this year, would have corrected the issue for good. But from browsing the Apple Support discussions board this morning, it appears some have had to send their iBooks back up to three times! Ack!

As someone so eloquently stated on the boards, "Backup! Backup! Backup!". At this point my backup system is connecting my iBook to my iMac via firewire, starting up the iBook in target disk mode, and dragging the contents of the HD to the desktop of the iMac. This time around, I'm simply going to copy my User folder over to the iMac, as the only stuff I'm really worried about are my photos and music. I need to come up with a better system, though.

Also, the unfortunate thought that's been plaguing me since last Wednesday is that I might need to upgrade my computer anyway. The messy mogic board issue aside, I'm already pushing the limits of the hard drive on my iBook (it's only a 30-gig, I think, and I only have about 3 gigs remaining). And my iMac, I fear, mght be on it's last stand as well - the CD/DVD drive isn't working properly (it almost always fails when burning a CD). I just don't have the cash to go out and buy a new PowerBook or something - as much as I would like to.

*Sigh* I guess I will just deal. If I get a good backup system going, I can keep using my current systems until their eventual (and heartbreaking) demise. Harrumph.


posted by julie at September 15, 2005 11:17 AM

things people have said

I highly recommend a LaCie external hard drive for extra space. I have used them at work for years and they're great. I'm eyeing a 250Gb one for home use now. Also, when I bought my Mac I financed it with no interest for the first few months and managed to pay it off before the interest kicked in. Maybe the Apple store has some good financing propositions for ya.

so said: Rachel at September 15, 2005 02:13 PM



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