2007-02-02
My iBook is dead
Last night my Apple iBook (G3) died.

I was massively upset.

But now I'm just angry. Really, really angry. I've realized, through the archives of my old blog, that the two other times this happened before were on February 12, 2005 and February 18, 2006.

Somehow, every February, my iBook screen dies.

In theory this is related to the Expanded iBook Logic Board Repair Extension Program, I guess. Of course last time this happened the nice gentleman on the phone reminded me that my model will no longer be supported after calendar year 2006.

Not that I could mail it to them from this mail-foresaken land of Dubai, Anyway.

The worst part is that the computer boots up fine, it's just the screen doesn't work. You can even run applications, if you know how to find them (shortcuts on the screen or whatnot).

And yes, last year I tried hooking an external monitor up - no dice.

This year I tried removing the additional 512 MB RAM in it - last year they said that was the problem, that I had "non-Apple" RAM. So of course in March I ran out and spent $200 on legit Apple RAM. Some good that did me. The bastards.

So until I buy a new Mac I won't be able to get to any of my contacts, any of my old emails, any of my bookmarks (other than the ones I've saved at http://del.icio.us ), or any of my music.

I am really, really angry right now.
posted by Josh @ 1:01 PM  

Josh and Liz are two American kids who got married in August. Liz has lived in Dubai since 2003, Josh since August of 2006.

Follow along in the culture shock of being recently married and (for Josh, at least) recently transplanted to Dubai.


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