Monday, October 22, 2007

Electron Malaise

My MacBook is on the fritz and has been hospitalized. Thank god my old G4 Powerbook--now four years old--is still functioning.

It turns out that the whining, motorized complaint that began several months back--and had lately become nearly continuous--was my optical drive calling it a day. And when everything froze last week in KY it was the hard drive was found to be responsible. Cue the repair shop, who will take 1/3 the cost of a new computer to resuscitate it.

So I'm laying low for a few days. I'm told that it's back up and walking around now down at the Louisville Apple Store, so we'll reacquaint in a day or two.

Just in case anyone (other than Jeffy, who was the first call when trouble arose) was wondering.


green_canary said...

When in doubt, throw it out. That's my philosophy. In this way I rid myself of all manner of dysfunctional things: socks with holes, scratched CDs, boyfriends with restless leg syndrome, etc.

wunelle said...

Believe me, I contemplated throwing it off for a new one; but given that the new ones don't do anything my current one does (except store more music files--which is the chief thing I ask of the machine...), I just couldn't stomach another $1,100.

Now if only I could convince myself that the motorized whine was restless drive syndrome...


Flow Blue Bud's Blogspot said...

Hi Wunelle,

I was wondering why you had been so quiet in the past several days! You're like, the only person I know who reads my blog ;) so I missed ya. Hope your mac is up and blogging soon.

Dzesika said...

Sorry your pal is sick ... hope he's up and running again soon!