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23 October 2008 @ 09:23 pm
My computer ;_;  
My poor computer has to be sent away to Apple for a week to get its RAM replaced. TT_TT I hope they take good care of it!

It crashed this afternoon again, although somewhat differently than last time. It gave me a message saying that I had to restart it, so I did...but it didn't start properly, it just froze on me. And when I tried again, it started beeping at me O_o I brought it to the computer lab, but nothing we tried there worked, so they told me to take it downtown somewhere to be fixed. So I brought it to Tekserve, which is a really great, well-organized store if you're ever in New York and need help with anything Apple. (It's also where I bought my external hard drive, which I'm now extremely glad I have.) They told me they think it's my RAM that caused the problem, but since it's still under warranty since it's new, they're sending it to Apple so I can get it replaced for free. My data shouldn't be affected by that, but they're going to check to make sure there aren't any problems with the hard drive either, so I had to sign and say it was ok if my data got erased. Hence being so glad for my Time Machine backup!

And now begins a week without my computer...
Current Location: Lerner piano lounge
Current Mood: gloomygloomy
Current Music: something quite nice that someone's playing on the piano
Syomimashou on October 24th, 2008 04:52 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I like Keane :D

This is what someone who was helping me out last time my computer crashed told me: It used to be that Macs were made with better hardware as well as having really good software/operating system that didn't get viruses and all that. But these days, although they still have all the advantages that they've always had in their software, they're starting to use hard drives and such that are more similar to PCs because then their prices can be more competitive. And he also said that, in general, hard drives just crash unexpectedly sometimes. :/

The guy that helped me at Tekserve this time, though, said that it's really unusual to have two crashes in the space of a month or two on a new computer like this, and that I probably just got very unlucky and got a defective computer.