Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Dexter is dead. Long live Dexter.

"Dexter" - my MacBook Pro - died early this morning.

I put him to sleep last night, and when I got up this morning, he refused to wake up. The power light would come on, the DVD drive would make a sound, then the light would go out again.

I tried all the reset procedures, with no luck. So today I dropped him off for repairs, and strangely enough, I'm hoping a dead hard drive is to blame.

I'm hoping this is the case because I'd imagine a hard drive is fairly quick and easy to replace. Of course, at the same time, I'm also hoping my Time Capsule backup works!

So for now I'm back using my old G5 Powermac. It's actually not as slow as I remember it. I'm glad that I hadn't got rid as I was thinking of doing: I haven't used it for a few months now because a) it consumes a lot of power, even when turned off, and b) it can't run Snow Leopard.

Maybe if I wish really hard, and be good all day tomorrow, Santa will bring me a shiny new laptop for Christmas! (though I hear Santa already spent all his money on a storage unit for his parking space)

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