Expat@Large

Another Techno-Death at E@L-GHQ

Posted in crash, geek, imac, technology by expatatlarge on November 7, 2008

Yep, I’ve killed the iMac!

Back in town for 3 hours, with the computer 6 days out of warranty [Addendum: sorry that was tech support – warranty is still OK], E@L decided to network his laptop and desktop and the iMac.

He had just got the laptop to read the iMac’s USB disk’s folders – sharing the parent disk wasn’t enough of course – when the whirling rainbow “WAIT” thingie came up.

And it stayed up, whirling.

And up it stayed. Still whirling, still rainbow.

So, fuck it, E@L presses the OFF button at the back of the monitor for five seconds.

Reboot: Now the mothafucka is stuck on the grey apple logo with the whirling grey flower-petal thing. It’s still whirling. E@L powers off. Goes to dinner. Goes shopping for groceries*, comes home and boots up. Still whirling.

He’s back onto the old PC – running flawlessly after a rest of several weeks – writing up yet another technological gadgetry failure in Chez E@L. Sigh. It is so fucking predictable.

Yes, I tried putting in the MacOS-X install disk; no luck. So much for sorting it out at home, delving into the innards (the PC still lacks one sidepanel and four screws on the other panel), elbow-deep in ribbon cables and ROM chips…

He will try the traditional Apple way of fixing computer crashes: taking it back to the dealer.

Looks like you’ll catch E@L in Wheelock Place tomorrow, cadging for a refund…

E@L

* You’d think the flat-mate, a grown woman, could buy some essentials while he was away, like replacement for the chocolate she keeps thieving at least! (Yes, cracks starting to appear in this otherwise blissful relationship! Just kidding – one more session in the sauna and I’ll be dropping the rent…

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  1. Isabella said, on November 9, 2008 at 10:07 am

    Oei! I didn’t eat the chocolate! I was living off protein shakes while you were away. It’s such an effort to go to the grocery store to deal with food when there’s no one to eat with.


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