The Farmer’s PowerBook III

Saturday, July 10th, 2004 @ 4:20 pm | Mac

It’s been about a week since I got my PowerBook back from Apple. It’s been almost 7 months since the last time I sent it in for repairs, which is a pretty good stretch for me.

This was supposed to be a simple repair. The left hinge on the laptop had come unseated and my laptop screen was moving in ways it really shouldn’t. Since I was going to a friends wedding for the weekend, I figured it was a good time to to part with my computer.

While the system was at Apple, they determined that not one, but both, of the RAM chips in my system were bad. As you might imagine, this was a bad thing. At first, the folks at Apple thought I was using third-party RAM, but I eventually convinced them that I was still using the same RAM that came with the system when I bought it from the Apple Store.

Now that the hinge has been properly reseated, my screen only moves in the desired direction and the hinge system works once more. With the new RAM chips, I experience fewer application crashes and my computer actually wakes up after I put it to sleep for longer than half an hour. All said, I’m rather happy with the state of things.

Oh yes, the obligatory original remaining part list: * AirPort Card * Combo Drive

Yeah, that AppleCare had paid for itself.

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