Friday, July 22, 2005

Welcome back, Lazarus

So, a week after being delcared a write off, my iBook started working again yesterday.

I switched it on yesterday morning just like old times, as if the previous week had never happened.

This is good news. I am still going to try to send it in for repair under the iBook logic board recall, because there is clearly something very wrong with it. But now I will have the chance to back-up all my precious files before the machine is out of my hands. I'm afraid of turning my iBook off now, in case its spirit leaves for good, so I guess I'll be leaving it in sleep mode for a few days. Is that safe?

I am very pleased indeed that I may not have to spend $1250 that I don't have. Although I'd love it if Apple were to replace this machine with the latest iBook, I'd be fine with a repair, too. As for the iPod, it seems to have had a serious harddrive malfunction. I'll see if I can swap it for one of the newer models with the better battery and the funkier turquoise case!

4 comments :

nicole said...

wooohooooo!!!

huy said...

only time my pbook turns off is when it updates itself and needs a restart...

the rest of the time it just sleeps... so i see no problem in letting your ibook sleep.

Anonymous said...

The logic board issue is more about moving the computer than turning it off. The problem is created by repeated one hand lifting. This causes the board to flex, and, in time, components come loose as their welds break. I'd leave it where is it without ever picking it up. If you must, use both hands and handle it from the front and back.

Andrea said...

That's interesting, Anonymous...
The thing is, the iBook is a laptop. It's supposed to be portable. As a desktop computer, it's of little use to me as I need to trasport it to get access to the internet. I'm careful with it, but I didn't use two hands to carry it around the globe...
Anyway, I hope Apple will at least fix the welds.

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