close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Time to take the MacBook in....again

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by EagleOne716, Nov 25, 2008.


  1. EagleOne716

    EagleOne716
    Expand Collapse
    Guest

    About a year ago I had to take my wife's MacBook into Apple for repair of the optical drive. The computer was not yet a year old so it was covered under Apple Care. Was not happy that it failed, but things happen.
    Well, about 2 weeks ago she told me that her drive was not loading movies again. Very loud noise when a disk is inserted (just like last time) and the movies do not play.
    We did not extend our Apple Care insurance so, I guess the wallet will take a $250+ hit on this one.
    We take care of the computer and it has never been dropped. Really gives both of us a case of the butt...a lot of $$$ to spend on a computer that needs two drives in about 18 months.
    We both love the Mac but, compared to my Intell based PC that just keeps chugging along...THIS SUCKS. :crying:
    Thanks folks....
    Eagle :cool:
     

    Wanna kill these ads? We can help!
  2. lee2

    lee2
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2003
    2,578
    0
    Location:
    md
    But...Steve Jobs said the mac was the answer!:whistling:
     

  3. grokdesigns

    grokdesigns
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2004
    507
    0
    Location:
    Chandler, AZ
    www.ifixit.com will sell you a replacement drive if you're comfortable replacing it yourself.
     
  4. noway

    noway
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2000
    8,735
    0
    Location:
    Davie "Cowboy" , FL
    get your wife some lessons, 2 times and same computer & same wife ?

    Sounds like wifey has some CD disc issues ;)

    My macbook will be 1year old Jan and it has no disc issues, same for the 3 Mac Mini scatter across my desktop. ;)
     
  5. Big Al 24

    Big Al 24
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2008
    1,244
    0
    Just say you're going to fix it and buy her a $500 pc and be done with it. I've already told my wife, "if you ever go mac, you're on your own."
     
  6. Gamecock94

    Gamecock94
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2008
    273
    0
    Location:
    Canton, GA
    I bought my Macbook with my stimulus check and its been problem free
     
  7. Big Al 24

    Big Al 24
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2008
    1,244
    0
    I'm sure it has been problem free, but did it take the whole stimulus check?
     
  8. DustyJacket

    DustyJacket
    Expand Collapse
    Directiv 10-289

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2008
    6,464
    115
    Location:
    Missouri, East of KC
    My wife's first laptop had that problem.

    Then I found out she was leaving movie DVDs in the drive 24x7

    Turns out the laptop kept the disk spinning thinking she wanted to play a movie, and the drive burned out. It isn't made to run 30 days at a time.
     
  9. Gamecock94

    Gamecock94
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2008
    273
    0
    Location:
    Canton, GA
    No, because I bought a refurb. I spent the rest on a wireless router, external 500GB hard drive and few other goodies.
     
  10. Big Al 24

    Big Al 24
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2008
    1,244
    0
    Nice! That's the way to do it. My wife wanted one of the new mac book pros, until she saw the price. I just can't do it.
     
  11. Gamecock94

    Gamecock94
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2008
    273
    0
    Location:
    Canton, GA
    Mine is the entry level, white Macbook. The air pro, or whatever...the THIN one, was just way out of my budget. Plus this is my first Mac. I STILL don't know how to do a bunch of the crap I do on PC's. Plus I need to get windows or some other software so I can work in Excel, Word, etc. I'll be getting some software in the next month or so.

    We were having our second son (now 4 months) and I had to give up my office to be the nursery. So the desktop had to go along with my desk, etc. So that is why I got the laptop and wireless. Its nice to be able to walk around the house with it. The only real pain is to print. I have to pull out my printer, hook it all up, etc. because I have to office or room. My house is pretty small...especially with 2 kids, the wife, 2 dogs and a fish!:supergrin:
     
  12. Big Al 24

    Big Al 24
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2008
    1,244
    0
    Damn fish. Taking all of your printer room. :rofl:
     
  13. Gamecock94

    Gamecock94
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2008
    273
    0
    Location:
    Canton, GA
    He's a "stray" fish we inherited from one of my mom's employees. He's one of those Siamese Fighting fish and his name is "Vodka". She got him in college in a Vodka bottle (kinda odd). He's like 3-4 years old at least! He's my 4-year old son's.
     
  14. The Pontificator

    The Pontificator
    Expand Collapse
    Angry Samoan

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2000
    4,497
    0
    Location:
    Grumpyville
    Instead of installing Windows why not just buy a copy of MS 2008 Office for Mac? The Home and Student Edition is now $109 at Newegg.com

    I use it with no problems.
     
  15. The Pontificator

    The Pontificator
    Expand Collapse
    Angry Samoan

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2000
    4,497
    0
    Location:
    Grumpyville
    OR...

    Install Neo Office, the Mac Version of Open Office. It's freeware.
     
  16. EagleOne716

    EagleOne716
    Expand Collapse
    Guest

    Open Office now has a version for Mac.
    I installed it on my wife's system. Seems to work well.