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Some may remember this entry in the beginning of last August; It's Amazing How Quickly a Good Day Can Turn to Shit.

This was the day that (amongst other things) I spilled a glass of water into the keyboard of my MacBook Pro. Since then I've had to use a wireless (or wired) keyboard. The issue with that is I miss me backlit keys. No typing in the dark. *grins*. I could live witrh that. And then.

And still.

And. Then.

And then the Superdrive started mis-firing intermittently. It would reject 1 out of 4 discs. And over a period of months it got progressively worse. Go figure. Yeh...

End of January it would read a program disc for a new software install long enough to let me do the install, but I still had to load the data disc. And it was a nogo. I must have tried 20 times. Did a couple of restarts and few complete shutdowns.

Frickin' no dice. No chance. Nada. Nil. Zip Zero and Zilch. Maddening.

Finally ended up using an older DVD drive I had purchased a couple of years ago. Mission accomplished. But I've got a small problem with this going forward.

This is supposed to be a PORTABLE MACHINE. The drive I used is about half the size of the case of the laptop. It's quite hefty as well. Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd. I have to actually tote along a wireless keyboard as well. Still it's better than carrying an iMac around... Right? Yeah, barely.

Not gonna lug an external (drive OR Kbd.) around with me so last week I started casting about for some parts. Used or new, didn't matter to me. Old girl was built in 2007 so ya know... I did find both from different vendors for reasonable prices. So they are winging their way to me via SNAIL MAIL apparently. But end of this week or whatever I'll have a project on my hands.

Had this machine apart before to replace the hard drive, but I'm still calling this a major project. Can I do it? Of course. Not a doubt in my tech skills.

The machine is a wooly-booger to get open though. 20 something screws I think, just to remove the upper case.

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Called the RedHead today, left a message. Dunno the correct thing to do, though. Just wait or should I call again? Got time for that I reckon.

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I am presuming that my supplies for the Darth Vader Machine have shipped and hopefully will be in tomorrow's post. Left a message there too.

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Right. I'm off to bed.

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kabuldur
Feb. 7th, 2012 09:15 am (UTC)
Well, I've got full confidence that you can fix your computer. I hope the parts turn up soon. And especially the supplies for your Drath Vader machine.

Hmmm...the redhead...my advice is waait...let the lady make the next move. I'm pretty sure she will. Waiting is hard, though, if you're anything like me - impatient!

I really do hope you have a good night's sleep tonight.
texasts
Feb. 7th, 2012 06:19 pm (UTC)
Heard my shipment is in the office downstairs. I'll pick it up at some point this afternoon. Not really presentable yet. Need to refuel (me), shower and shave, etc.
kabuldur
Feb. 8th, 2012 10:15 am (UTC)
Oh, good :)
phoenixisrisen
Feb. 7th, 2012 04:20 pm (UTC)
this is the new Redhead, right?

her move.

and on the computers.. i KNOW you can fix yours.. but.. well... i have an old laptop that the hard drive is good, but it overheats and shuts down before anything can be transferred.. or even finish booting up. Was a Fry's special years ago.. can the hard drive be saved so I get my pictures and music off of it?
texasts
Feb. 7th, 2012 05:55 pm (UTC)
Yeep the new Red.

Yeah yer old lappie. Probably. Throw it in your car. The next time we meet you can give it to me and I'll attempt to pull it out and see if it can be salvaged.

About the best I can do from here.
elvenforever
Feb. 8th, 2012 07:06 am (UTC)
You can do it, I am totally convinced!! Will be eager to hear the updates on the rebuild. :)
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