2004.03.29

iBook Curse

I’ve know for a long time there was a recall on iBooks because of a faulty logic board but had ignored the issue. After all, my computer was behaving and I really didn’t feel I could lose it for the amount of time I’d heard it takes to get this done (two to three weeks by all accounts). Well, now my iBook is a very nice doorstop and my hand is more than forced. I’ll be sending it out tomorrow.

In the meantime I don’t have any previous email addresses, email, or any of the materials I’ve been working on for the past several months including skits I’ve been writing with Sean, much of the work I’ve been doing on the Blosxom User Group site, all of my Garageband music, pictures I would like to get posted here or printed out for my Grandmother, my world building projects, blah blah blah. I know I know. I can hear you crying for me, but this is bloody irritating.

Fortunately for me this site is hosted on a different machine and I can at least get much of the material I’ve been doing recreated in short order. At least I can work on this site! Please feel free to drop me a line so I have your email address at the very least.

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3 Responses to “iBook Curse”

  1. dugh says  (January 1st, 1970 at 08:00:00 )

    update
    i managed to get it to boot up and i backed up everything to an external hard drive. then i called apple. the woman there was very helpful but i was suprised to hear their first step in troubleshooting this is to reset the PMU. that being said things appear to be working, at least for now. even so, i guess it’s time to start making regular back ups… i’ve been spoiled in recent years by apple’s reliablility.

  2. dugh says  (January 1st, 1970 at 08:00:00 )

    further update
    yesterday we reset the PMU and my laptop worked for the rest of the day. i put it to sleep at the end of the work day, went home, tried to wake it up and it wouldn’t wake up. resetting the PMU didn’t help, and neither did connecting and external monitor.

    this morning it booted fine, but crapped out eventually. apple is going to fix it.

    i have to say i was impressed with apple’s customer support. the phone system was easy enough to navigate and the two women i talked with (ann yesterday and joan today) knew what they were about. best of all joan predicted they should have my laptop back in less than two weeks which is great news to me. at least i got everything i needed off of there…

  3. douglas.nerad » iBook Curse Revisited says  (October 1st, 2006 at 15:49:11 )

    […] Almost exactly a year ago I was visited by the ever dangerous Curse of the iBook which, translated, means a faulty logic board for which there was a recall. Last night my computer froze up cold on me before going out to a movie. I thought it was strange, but restarted and everything worked fine for the rest of the night. […]