I’ll Be Missing You
My MacBook Pro 15-inch unibody that I got in September 2009 is off to get fixed. Not much wrong with it. Just an ethernet port that stopped working. So it’s getting an entire logic board replacement. The Genius bar employee told me to allow up to seven days, but told me that the average lately has been three days.
I hope so, because it’s only been two hours since I dropped it off and I miss it already. Not that I’m without a Mac to use. My original MacBook Pro 15-inch that I gave to my wife when I got my new MacBook Pro is what I’ll be using in the meantime. It only has a fraction of my data on it as I cleaned most of it off before handing it over to my wife.
I did a backup of my data to an external hard drive, so I do have it available to me, but it’s still not the same.
Amazing how reliable I have become on my laptop for just about every part of my computing needs.
I’ll still find time to blog and do my personal work. But I will be missing my Mac, even if it’s not gone for that long.
I’ve had my MBP for about 13 months now and can honestly say it’s the best computer I’ve ever owned. Grown rather attached to it.
Wow, is that really as sad as it sounded?
Lucky it’s not MY computer guy, who can take eons to get anything done. However, he’s a genius. A douche, but a genius.
Hope it only takes 3 days, max!
One more reason to go with Windows… you don’t miss it when it’s gone. (I’m kidding. I thought I’d toss that out for all the Mac users before they beat me to it.)
My condolences on your temporary loss. You’d better have a party ready for its return.
kevin – Somewhat sad. As with you, I’ve grown close to the new MacBook Pro. I have all my data and programs and profile all setup how I want it, which is part of my work flow. Taking it to the Genius bar for the day isn’t bad. Sending it off changes my work flow. Plus I now realize how slow my older MacBook Pro is.
sybil law – I’ve been know to take forever to fix some people’s problems. It depends on how motivated I am and how often I fix the same problem. I hope others don’t call me a douche… lol
delmer – HA! That was funny… and you beat Dave2 to the comment he might have left.
kapgar – Oh, there will be a party, all right. Streamers, a keg of beer, party gals.. um, my wife says no party gals. 🙁
My old computer completely died in November. I was without it until the middle of December, an entire month! I almost went crazy. I borrowed my daughter’s computer, but it just wasn’t the same.
I hope yours is back soon. I know the kind of panic it brings when something you depend on is gone, even if temporarily.
My husband keeps trying to convince me he needs a new Mac. When I ask him why, he says his Mac is slow. But, I know the only thing he really uses his Mac for is the Internet. And his connection is fine. It’s not slow. He’s full of shit. hahahah.
tori – When you get used to having a computer around, and then it’s gone, with all your data and settings, it can make one go crazy.
Mine came back yesterday (Friday). Only 3 days. Love Apple support and service.
nilsa – See, my wife and I had that discussion when I wanted a new Macbook Pro. I used a kitchen analogy of when you have a kitchen and only 2 people use it, but then over the next 3 years, now over 12 people are using the kitchen, you need to make some changes. I used my Macbook Pro for a few things at first, but then added Photoshop, video making, writing, music, etc. This new faster model made it all better again. I guess when Sweets does more than just internet, then he’ll have a valid argument.
I would miss my Mac. My husband’s MBP is about 2 years old (I think). And he’s trying to convince me he needs a new one this summer. He’s just mad because isn’t a year yet 😉
Glad to hear you got your “baby” back sooner than expected.
becky – Thank you. All of us Mac fans would like a new Mac every time a new one comes out. I got almost 3.5 years of use out of my older MBP. I hope to get the same out of this new one, but still would like a new iMac on my desk at home, too. 😉