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03 September 2008 @ 08:21 am
My laptop is a TANK! All hail Steve Jobs!  
My laptop lives!!!!

No, wait, that sentence deserves to sparkle like Edward Cullen:

MY LAPTOP LIVES!!!!!!!!!!!


I put the battery back in this morning, plugged in the power cord, and tried to turn the computer on, but no dice; there was no response at all to my pressing the power button repeatedly or to holding it down. I had given up the computer for dead, and my husband were discussing options for purchasing a MacBook Air, when I decided to give it another shot. One press of the power button and we were back in action! I guess the computer needed to realize that it was indeed plugged in and juiced up (as well as, um, juice dried)? Or maybe it felt jealous at the talk of the MacBook Air? I dunno, but THANK GOODNESS! It would be so nice to get the MacBook Air, but I feel that I really ought to run this computer more into the ground first, as I don't do a whole lot on here besides play around on the Internet (although I do have a years-overdue school paper and a thesis to write, but that doesn't take a whole lot of processing power either). Heh, at the rate I'm going, though, I'm going to run it into the ground quite quickly. >> Anyway, I'd really rather have this computer back than be forced to run out and get a new one without a whole lot of planning buildup. We're also really trying hard to pay off our mondo credit card debts, and I'd hate to set us back a grand and a half because I moved my hand too quickly and spilled a freakin' glass of orange juice. As long as this laptop is functional, I'm more than willing to keep it!

Thank you so much to divka for the advice about taking the battery out and letting the computer dry out! I guess cats aren't the only entities who have nine lives; PowerBook G4s have at least that number! I just remembered that in addition to this debacle, the problems I caused with my power cord and DC power supply hookup thingy (the place you plug in the power cord; I might be getting the name wrong) by repeatedly tripping over the power cord, and the issue with the Firefox cache problem trying to destroy my operating system (haHA, at least one incident was not my fault!), I also wore out my keyboard from too much use *cough*LJ*cough* and had to replace it, and this laptop has been dropped down the stairs at least twice (luckily, I managed to grab it before it hit more than a couple of steps both times -- didn't notice my own bruises until well after I had checked out the computer to make sure it was OK) and dropped on the floor a good several times as well. Maybe the lesson is that I shouldn't be trusted with it???

I = the Bella Swan of computer klutziness, without a side of Sueish adorableness? :O

All right, spicedogs, it is now official: Apple computers are built to last! Tell Mr. CHEATED that he'd better not aim any of his cynicism toward Macs again!

*dances, celebrates, and sparkles!*

ETA: I know one of y'all would have beered me Cassie Claired me a laptop if this one had died, right? Right? XD
Current Mood: relievedrelieved
again with the blarg: wheeedivka on September 3rd, 2008 12:50 pm (UTC)
Hooray! G4 Powerbooks rule!
Miss Sophia: Srslymiss_sophia on September 3rd, 2008 01:19 pm (UTC)
They sure do! :D And hee, your icon! XD
The Fizzy Champagne Princesspuredeadthingy on September 3rd, 2008 01:35 pm (UTC)
Macs do seem hardier than anything else. But I've been weaned on Windows...

(Dude, would Eddie use comic sans ms?)
Miss Sophia: Twilight - Edward Maybellinemiss_sophia on September 3rd, 2008 08:31 pm (UTC)
Ha, you're right, Edward is probably more of an Edwardian Script sort of guy. Which makes perfect sense, given the name. :)

Only...damn, LJ doesn't show what the font should look like. Well, if you see the actual font, it's sufficiently Victorian and swirly.
Spicedogs: Frogspicedogs on September 3rd, 2008 02:58 pm (UTC)
Macs are hardy computers, for sure.
Miss Sophia: Writing with Quillmiss_sophia on September 3rd, 2008 08:32 pm (UTC)
Jack says MacBook Airs can be bought for $1250. Keep that in mind for when you're ready for your next one! :)
alabastardalabastard on September 3rd, 2008 03:15 pm (UTC)
oooh, lucky! Glad it's revived, anyway. ;-)
Miss Sophia: Srslymiss_sophia on September 3rd, 2008 08:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :D Now I should just...not eat or drink around the computer anymore. Or carry it, since I have a tendency to drop it. >>
gijane7702: TeamTARDISgijane7702 on September 3rd, 2008 10:44 pm (UTC)

YAY for long-living laptops!!!

The Husband knows where he can get laptops that fall off the back of trucks...if you ever need one =D But I didn't tell you that!!

Miss Sophia: HSR - Eh Stevemiss_sophia on September 4th, 2008 12:54 am (UTC)
LOL, laptops that fall off the back of trucks? Doesn't sound very reliable to me! I'll just stick with my poor abused lappy. We've been through a lot together. :)
gijane7702: SnortingFlooPowdergijane7702 on September 4th, 2008 02:01 am (UTC)

Mine fell off the back of a truck...and she's shiny and pretty...and was dirt cheap for an expensive computer =D

*huggles her Thinkpad*
st_aurafinast_aurafina on September 4th, 2008 02:33 am (UTC)
OMG, sparkly joy! I'm so glad it's working!
Miss Sophia: Srslymiss_sophia on September 4th, 2008 03:48 am (UTC)
Thanks! :D :D :D You and me both, man! :)