Help?

Aug. 22nd, 2009 03:39 pm
roadrunnertwice: Vesta Tilley, Victorian drag king (Akira - Unsteady Romantic)
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Hi, everyone. I need to borrow an Intel Mac; I think (though I'm not positive) that any variety will work.

Short version is that I destroyed my MacBook. It's my fault twice or three times over (details eventually, once the *headdesk* subsides), and I feel pretty crappy about it all. Near as I can tell at this moment, it's totalled, in that I could get a refurb machine for barely more than the repairs would cost. Even if that turns out to be mistaken (and Schwern or someone he knows may well be able to help, who knows), it's going to take lots of time and/or money to fix it, and wouldn't you know it, I'm a little short on both just now.

However, my data is fine. Better than fine: I have a days-old bootable clone of my hard disk, and can use it to run a ghost of my computer on (I think) any Intel Mac.

And so yeah, hat in hand time. If any of my Portland friends has an Intel Mac they can spare for a while, I am in desperate temporary need. This wouldn't entail making any changes to your HD (and in fact, will probably work fine even if the machine doesn't have one). I just need my computer (or its ghost) back for a few weeks while I deal with the recent implosion of the REST of my life. I'll be your dipping sauce bitch!
Annotated Pilgrim: Dipping Sauce Bitch
(from Scott Pilgrim vol. 3, I think)


Yours,
N

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Date: 2009-08-22 11:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fozwalla.livejournal.com
I'm sorry for all your recent troubles, fella. (Including job stuff ... man, that smarts.) I happen to be typing this up on my Mac Mini, but I'm afraid I can't render aid, not being in Portland. Good luck with all this.

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Date: 2009-08-23 03:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vaulted-eel.livejournal.com
Alls I can do is send good-luck vibes. :( I hope things work out!

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Date: 2009-08-24 07:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] turandot.livejournal.com
Have you talked to Apple Store people or someone, or are you assuming it will cost more to fix than you're prepared for? Lord knows I've had my laptop for 2 years and have yet to pay one cent for any repairs it has undergone (including having my hard drive fail twice).

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