Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Pope and PowerBook in hospital

I was listening to NPR in the car this morning and they said that the Pope is "in hospital."

What happened to the "the?"

I'm over at Joshua's and he showed me his HD TV. The new Comcast cable box for HD does not support a serial connection to TiVo.

That stinks.

So now I'm off to bring my PowerBook to Tech Superpowers. They are going to swap out my dying hard drive for a new one. It's like heart surgery for my Mac. I hope they can transfer all my programs since I'm just half-way reloading them from when I erased my drive.

Turns out the geniuses at the Apple store aren't so smart after all since all the advice they gave me about my failing drive was wrong.

Let's review:
1. Run Diskwarrior
2. Reinstall the OS
3. Erase the drive and reinstall the OS
If they'd taken a look at the SMART drive feature in the first place they would have known at that point that the drive needed to be replaced.

Please send you good vibes in the direction of Newbury Street in Boston for a full recovery of my Mac. ;-)

Update - 2:11 PM:
I'm sitting in the Tech Superpowers Internet Cafe, typing to you from my born again Mac! It was a quick surgery and recovery.

Mike Baker - the service manager, says the first thing you should to if you are having drive problems is to look at your S.M.A.R.T. drive status.

If you are in the Boston area, I'm comfortable suggesting that you bring in your sick Mac's to Tech Superpowers.

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