Forgive the quiet at this end, my MacBookPro is toast. I’m typing to you now from my son’s laptop, which I had to pry out of his sleeping, clueless arms.
Might be inconvenienced for a couple days. We’ll see what the “geniuses” say about the spinning beach ball of death.
Anywho, I hope to use my son’s laptop, but my chump lady email is not connected to it, so I’ll still see your comments, just not your emails to [email protected] for awhile. Go ahead and write, it’s just that I won’t see it right away.
I’ll let you know when things are back to normal, but for now say a little prayer for my MacBook. I think it’s in its death throes and it’s only 2 years old! (Still under the service plan though, thank goodness.)
Tracy aka Chump Lady
We are only as strong as our computer. Hope yours is on the road to recovery soon!
Well I was able to just finish a post on my son’s computer. So if he’s game, I think I can keep at it. Just frustrated here, that’s all. Yesterday was an exercise in futility trying to troubleshoot it. I hate having to call in the professionals. Ugh.
We all need to donate to the blog so CL can get a bigger better computer! Think of how much you’ve spent on theraphy and think about how much this blog has helped to clarify things for you ;and I mean all of you; those who post here and those who just come in for encouragement. The little icon for donations is in the upper lt hand corner (you can’t miss it!)
Tracy, if I was local, I’d help you out, but I did the next best thing and sent some $$ your way. I tried connecting with Steve Jobs via a pair of dirty socks, but to no avail.
Hoping your Macbook Pro gets to feeling better soon.
Thanks you guys! Thanks a lot!
I bet the “MacBook Pros” at the Apple Store can help.
I had to cover my computers ears when I read this post. She’s 7 years old and needs an update. I have a ten and 12 year old Mac. They are all pulling for yours!!1
Well, after two trips to the “Genius Bar” — I got a new hard drive (yes, the old one was toast after only 2 years!) and Crash Plan had backed everything up EXCEPT (and this is pretty dreadful), I lost all my emails, email folders, passwords, and bookmarks. Oh, and i have to reload Microsoft Office (even though all the files are there, I have to reinstall the damn thing.)
To anyone still reading this thread — back up your files!!!! Crash Plan saved my bacon. Here’s a free plug to that company — best $5 a month I spend.
Still total time suck and no fun I have to rebuild all my email addresses and bookmarks. Ugh, ugh, ugh. Worst case, I have my old hard drive and could pay someone to extract those files, if they aren’t corrupted.
And Jane, fingers crossed on the longevity of your Macs. I have an iMac that’s going on 10 years old. No problems yet… (except the software is long since outdated… but it works for me!)
Wishing your computers a long and healthy life.