Monday, October 15, 2012

Computer problems...

When I went to pick up Luke in Albuquerque, I took my computer in to the Apple Store, because it was getting a little slow and my color wheel was showing up way too much!  They did a repair, and I asked about getting the new operating system, Mountain Lion, but was told if I got it many of my programs would not work since they were so old--like my 2004 Microsoft Office.  I elected not to upgrade at that time, since I would have to purchase new software too.  Well, my computer worked fine for a few weeks.  Now it has a to think a long, long, long, long time before it does a task.  I am talking minutes here.  After contacting tech support several times, I was instructed to take it to South Eastern Business Systems here in Roswell because they are an authorized Apple dealer.  I am so glad I do not have to drive to Albuquerque.  The outcome is not good.  I need a new hard drive.  Thank goodness I have Apple Care, so it will be free.  My Apple Care runs out in December so I am glad it my computer started acting up before instead of after my Apple Care ran out.  The bad news is all my data will be lost.  The good news...I have Carbonite.  I also have an extra external drive just for my pictures.  Whew!  I am not looking forward to the idea of restoring everything.  Warren already had to do this on his computer and it took 2 days.  I am so thankful everything is backed up!

4 comments:

Carol said...

Sorry you're having computer problems but happy it's covered and won't cost you anything. Indeed, restoring can be a long process but what a great thing "backups" are. To lose all your cannot-be-replaced photos would be simply awful!

I cannot hear "restoration" without thinking of God's plan to restore man to Himself. Awesome!!

Jordan said...

Whew! Good thing you have carbonite. I'm so glad you recommended it to me. Our credit card expired recently and before I had time to update Carbonite's billing info, the coverage lapsed. I am SO glad we didn't have computer problems during that time. Can't wait to see ya soon!

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Shania Simpsons said...

It’s been a month since you posted this, so I hope your computer didn’t suffer a great deal of damage. Well, it’s a good thing that you have an external hard drive. I hope you backed everything up, for good measure. Good luck!

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