On Tuesday

D took her macbook in to a Genius. It was the optical drive and something that sits alongside it. He totted up the cost and it came to around £150. Then he said he would change the cracked display fascia, change the keyboard assembly because of a crack and he could do that as the job and drop the cost to £60 for all the same work. If I’d have gone in I’m sure it would have stayed at £150. Not that we are complaining. So she loves Apple more than she already did.

Pre-ordered Tactics Ogre which – along with the PC RPG’s I now have – keep me away from the PS3 and it’s finger damaging controller. Some of the RPG’s include Baldur’s Gate 1 and 2, Neverwinter Nights 2, Planescape Torment, The Longest Journey and Dreamfall, Starcraft and Warcraft 3. Steam + GOG are a lethal combination for the games I want to play (which are the old stuff).

My mac has decided today to not just unmount the 2 ext drives but to completely forget they are there. Have to remove and re-attach the cable. Happened 4 times. Odd.

I imported a few thousand pics into iPhoto earlier. One that flashed up was me with a mohican but that import crashed and I cannot find the pic anywhere. There are about 16k so I’ll have to try again. and again. Don’t think I’ll stick with it, might just make folders myself.

4 thoughts on “On Tuesday

  1. Apple often repair things for less, or even for free. Last week they replaced the trackpad on my wife’s 2 year old MacBook for free (after saying it would normally cost AU$136). I suspect that they do this with a number of “known issues”, but don’t advertise the fact.

    A couple of years ago, my daughters white plastic MacBook had a cracked palm rest, which they also repaired for free outside of warranty. In this case they told us it was a known issue.

    1. I hadn’t thought of the known issues but now you mention it they were doing this recently with faulty displays. Either way it does make them look good and if that buys loyalty it’s worth the ‘price drop’.
      The store rang and they’ve got the bits in so I’ll be interested to see what this other broken item in the machine was. But it is 5 years old so I can’t fault them on that.

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