Wednesday, December 2, 2009
I Heart Apple Care
When the Mac store service tech told me my laptop was still covered under Apple Care, I almost jumped over the counter and planted a big fat kiss on his cute face! My MacBook Pro had a weird system bug that was causing CD’s to whir at a super sonic speed and spit out, the System Preference window would flicker on and off and my battery was acting funky (all hi-tech terminology). The good news is I had purchased the extended Apple Care Plan (hard to believe I had the foresight or cash) when I bought the laptop a couple years ago. The bad news is I need a whole new OS install BUT I would need to downgrade or upgrade. There is no way I could downgrade so I had to spring for the new $169 (“The worlds’ most advanced OS…”) Snow Leopard OS –but of course. AND since there have been a couple of new system versions since My computer was purchased I had to make the “The worlds’ most advanced OS” Snow Leopard leap. The laptop will be in the shop getting “diagnostics” done for two or three days then there is probably the two to three days for the OS install.
Now you may be asking –but how am I posting? No, I don't have an i-phone or could I even "phone-text" a whole sentence. I have a trusty Mac G4 workhorse tower that has served me well since my graphic design days. We used to purchase a new system every year and I think at the time we bought the G4 we thought it’s hard drive was HUGE, a whole Gigabyte!! I just picked up flash drives at FartMart (the store that shall not be named is really W@lmart –and I shouldn't be shopping there). FartMart had 4 and 8 Gig Flash drives for under $10 bucks –I couldn’t resist! How fast e-times change. I’m good to use the G4 for a few days, or so I thought… this morning Daddy-O asked me about an appointment he had, I said “just a sec, let me look at my calendar…” Cr@p. My whole calendar and contacts, production schedule, notes, blah, blah, blah are all on my laptop!