Thursday, August 4, 2011

Rip Mac

I think I have an issue with computers in the fact that I cannot keep them alive!

Three years ago my not-so-old dell crashed because it was built wrong and continuously overheated. It crashed 2 weeks after the warranty expired.

We then bought a used computer from some friends of ours for $50 I think and it got the blue screen of death after a few weeks.

We moved on to a Mac since I was having terrible luck with pcs at that point and i thought i needed to branch out.

Enter my MacBook.

I loved (yes, past tense) it! I bought the extra AppleCare knowing my luck and on we went having a wonderful relationship.

Fast forward 3 years and 4 months.... I go to turn my Mac on this week and it beeps at me as though there is a bomb in it. Literally, BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! BEEEEEEEP! BEEEEEEEP! BEEEEEEEP!...... And it doesn't stop. Who knew a little computer could make that awful noise?!

I managed to turn it on one more time and save all my pictures (Praise God) because I would have been devastated if I had lost the past 4 weeks of Noah's pictures.... And I took it to the genius bar at the apple store... The diagnosis: a failed motherboard.

Gag... What?!

4 months after my AppleCare ran out! What on earth?!

Here is the dilemma (and I'm too indecisive to pick an option) I can send it off and hope to get it fixed for $300, or buy a new one for $900-ish. Now it sort of sounds like an easy decision, the cheaper one, but again, do I want to spend $300 to fix an already 3.5 year old computer? Or do I want to save up and get a new one???

Hmmm... What do you think? And I am not willing to go to a pc, I definitely want to stick with my Mac. I just love them!


  1. "I" would certainly save up to buy a new one. They tend to have newer and better components and a lot more memory and processing speed. And, you may still continue to have problems and more frustrations if you try to get the other fixed. Just my 2 cents!

  2. I agree, newer models are always the way to go. I think the shelf life of computers are no more than 3 years really. (says the girl typing from a refurbished 4 year old Dell...)


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