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02 September 2008 @ 09:50 pm
Great is my suckitude: I may have killed my laptop :(((((  
Posted from my iPhone:

I reached over to grab a fork and tipped over my glass of orange spritzer (OJ + seltzer). Right towards my laptop, which was on the table next to me. (It was a late, lowkey dinner -- just my husband and me; Meghan was already asleep for the night). Not a whole lot of it got on the laptop, but when I tried to use it 10 minutes or so later, it was dead. Now it's plugged in and the "sleep" light is flickering like crazy, as are the Caps Lock and Num Lock lights (and the fan keeps fading in and out). Not good! I can't get it to turn on -- all I get is the flickering lights. I'm hoping it'll improve as any little bits of OJ (which was the pulpy kind) dries; the flickering lights are better than no lights, which was what initially happened. But I have a bad feeling about this.... :(((((((((

The only silver lining is that I had backed up the computer a few weeks ago, when some sort of cache problem with Firefox had started making my OS go crazygonuts. The Genius Bar dude at the Apple Store fixed the problem (it took over 2 hours to get everything fixed up!), but I am now REALLY glad I had backed up, because this might just be the end. The other good thing is that I've wanted a MacBook Air for a while now (I currently have a 4-year-old PowerBook G4), so a new computer would be nice. But these are not the circumstances I wanted to buy one under.

:( *crosses fingers and waits*

Well, this'll make me to to bed early tonight. That's a good thing, I guess. I hate typing on the iPhone.
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Current Location: Hell
Current Mood: anxiousanxious
Miss Sophia: Rufus - *sigh*miss_sophia on September 3rd, 2008 02:27 am (UTC)
I dunno, but it's now making me thankful for the whole mess of a few weeks ago, because had I not backed it up, I just might have been having a MAJOR nervous breakdown right now. It would have been BAD. But divka (see comment below) is giving me SOME hope right now.
Spicedogs: Hugzspicedogs on September 3rd, 2008 02:34 am (UTC)
I saw dikva's comment. It does sound promising. And if it works, I will definitely agree that Apple computers are built to last.

Edited at 2008-09-03 02:34 am (UTC)
Miss Sophia: Circle Kmiss_sophia on September 3rd, 2008 02:51 am (UTC)
Ha! Well, I sure hope so. Now I'm using Jack's computer, since he fell asleep and the iPhone is a pain in the ass. It's going to be hard not to succumb to the urge of putting the battery in and checking to see if the computer works right after I deal with Meghan's inevitable wakeups rather than waiting until morning. I guess it helps that I'm usually dead tired when she wakes me up -- and that I'm so inept that I have a hard time getting the battery in without Jack's help (and that you also need a coin in order to do so, which is just...yeah, too much to think about at 3 am).