Oh, what a week. First my brand-new dual 1.8Ghz G5 PowerMac started having random kernel panics (Apple has replaced the logic board, and it’s still messed up. Now they’re sending me new RAM to try), then my wife’s ancient Lombard PowerBook suddenly stopped seeing the power adapter. But, to top it off, last night, as if the very fates were laughing at me, my Titanium Powerbook slipped off my desk and hit the floor at just the right angle to snap the hinge.
So I did what any self-respecting Mac guy would do: I went to the local service place (The Mac Shack, in this case) and asked them about fixes for the two laptops…
There was the proverbial good news and bad news. The good news is that my wife’s older Lombard PowerBook can be fixed for around $100, which is important because the story on my own laptop is not as good. It turns out that the way that the hinge works on the Titanium PowerBook means that essentially the only way to fix it is to replace the entire screen and screen assembly. That’s over $1000 just for parts.
So today I’m buying myself a new laptop. And wondering if I’ll get my G5 working soon.
But on the bright side, my old laptop was getting a bit dusty… 🙂