Sunday, January 15, 2006

Fun with computers...

I have the majority of this weekend dealing with a computer that refused to start. It refused to work! Nothing! Not even a light or sound. I did everything the Apple manual tells you to do and I went so far as to call the 1-800 help desk. Even after paying the punk $50.00 he was of no help. I drove to the Apple store in Santa Monica and the Genius there was a lot more helpful and he gave advice for free! I think I am angry because after trying all I could, I went to my tried and true method of fixing a problem , And that is throwing money at it. I have to have a computer to work, and since the old G4 is now a paperweight, a new G5 is needed. Spending this much money on a computer and all the additional attachments is a hard pill so close to tax time. I am definitely in a sad mood.

1 comment:

Marie said...

Hi Don.

Whenever I have "fun with computers," I go to the Apple site to try to find out what is happening.

http://www.apple.com/support/ for basic stuff and
http://discussions.apple.com/index.jspa for something more complicated.

Of course, if your computer won't even turn on, you have to go to a friend's house or to the library, which is kind of a pain.

The Apple site thinks you need a cheap new internal PRAM battery. It's not that different than a clock or watch battery. See this:

http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=317543&tstart=0


http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=316690&tstart=0

Hope you check this before you buy a new computer because a battery is a lot cheaper.