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Technology Disorientation (would be a good title for a Big Bang Theory Episode!)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Yesterday late afternoon my MacBook Pro really started to run slow, so like all good technical folks I started running some diagnostics only to find it going the Mac OSX version of BSOD (Blue screen of death) -- for a Mac, it is "GSOD" (grey screen of death!). A quick call to Apple confirmed my worst suspicions -- hard drive issue!

And there started the disorientation -- clearly felt out of sync the rest of the night - and it is not like I don't have another device to use -- I have my work laptop (which I am using as I type to post this blog), plus my iPhone plus an iPad (yep, drank the Jobs kool-aid), but I do like my Mac for many things!

So, as of 5PM EDT, no call from the tech yet. Not sure if that is good or bad. I had read that some of the hard drive issues in MacBook Pros had been caused by a defective connecting ribbon, so here's hoping it is that vs a replacement hard drive.

And here's hoping the disorientation starts to fade (and it is!)...

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CHARGER25 4/16/2014 7:37PM

    I don't know what a connecting ribbon is but it sounds like the sound of money to me....Best of luck!

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5BADDOGS 4/16/2014 8:51AM

    I am also a Jobs-KoolAid-drinker, and have lots of i-things... I love each one uniquely, even tho they do many of the same things, and would feel lost without one of them.

I was told the solid state hard drives have a minimal failure rate (no moving parts) so plan to upgrade my 17" lapbook pro if I find myself in your shoes. In the interim, I got an external hard drive to back up my stuff (called My Passport). It's small in size (deck of cards sized) and does constant auto updates, so you can reverse to any point in time before a hardware or software fail. It hasn't been put to the test yet - but that was what the Genius kid in the Apple store advised.

Good luck - fingers crossed for you!

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SUZIPAM1 4/15/2014 5:16PM

    hope it did not cost a kidney to fix

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PICKIE98 4/15/2014 5:04PM

    Lucky you have eighty gabillion backup devices to use!! Crossing my eyes, toes and fingers that it is a normal, cheap and fixable solution for you.

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