My screen froze this morning. This in a mac is pretty unusual but I didnt give it much thought and rebooted. And when it came back on again it was without the display. I can hear the computer starting but can see nothing on the screen. 😦 I’m already missing it!
So soon after 10 in the morning when this happened and I’d finished trying to boot it with the battery, without the battery and all sorts of other combinations and getting no results I called up a friend to get a mac service providers number. She suggested that I spend the extra time i now had to draw and sketch.
It kept me distracted for quite a while. After which I even caught up on some reading and then Ramesh was back home with his laptop 😀
I am keeping my fingers crossed and hoping that the problem is a minor one and not the one the service personnel think it may be – requiring changing of the motherboard and having to import the spare part!
UPDATE: July 8, 2006: Good news! I have my PB back in action. Yay! Took it to the Genius Bar at the new Manhattan Apple Store. A wonderful “genius” by the name of Arion advised me of a flat service charge option for 350usd. Sent it in and it was back with me in a weeks time. And it was the motherboard that needed replacing which cost 900usd ++ Since I had almost given up on my PB and had gone to the store expecting to upgrade to another I was happy with the option provided to me. I must add that I was very impressed with the friendliness of the folks at the Apple Store. My father who accompanied me couldnt stop talking about them either.