Got a free Tiger for my PB

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  1. joepunk macrumors 68030

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    Last Wednesday my PB's HD finally bought the farm. It's been making nasty whirring (sp?) noises and a few clicking sounds for several weeks before. I finally decided to take it in and sure enough it was a dying HD.

    The Apple store replaced the HD but could not transfer anything from the original. So, they installed a new OS (Tiger) on the new HD :D . My original had Panther.

    And while I am updating the system I have found a Mac OS X Install DVD in the drive bay :eek: :D
     
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    haha sweet!! I guess you love apple even more now :D :D
     
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    Nice!! Wouldn't it be neat if they left the disc in the drive on purpose?

    Liking Tiger so far?
     
  5. Jay42 macrumors 65816

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    Ouch...did you not have a backup of everything? The work on my computer is worth much more than $130 (but I have several backups).
     
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    Sweet............:) , apple is simply y far the undisputed best
     
  7. techster85 macrumors regular

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    I do wonder if the disc in the tray is intentional, but all the same, could it damage the drive to ship or transport the computer with a disc in the drive?? It seems like it wouldn't be the best way to give you a free cd haha.
     
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    no it wouldnt damage the drive. i have sent a tibook w/ a disk in the drive before to somone across country
     
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    I doubt it would cause any damage...lol Kind of odd though, I agree.
     
  10. Maxwell Smart macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like a cool deal, congrats. Shame you couldn't get the data back though :-/
     
  11. joepunk thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I had everything backed up long before hand :) so no problems there. I am keeping the Tiger install burned DVD for now. Might make a duplicate and return original if they want it.

    New problem:

    My power adapter or the socket on the PB is not doing to well. When I plug in for a charge there is no green/orange light. Sometimes I have to twist it slightly and at times re-insert the thing several times. And if I touch it slightly it will go blank.

    The casing around the top is very slightly bent outward but that has been like that for awhile. Don't really think I could get a free repair on it. I'll still go in and see if they can determine a cause. Searching for possible power adapter replacements, frack'n dial-up.

    Looks like I'll be reading for bed tonight as no long DVD watching with adapter.
     
  12. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

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    If you didn't cause the damage, they'll fix it so it charges at least. AppleCare doesn't cover anything cosmetic though..
     
  13. Nicolasdec macrumors 65816

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    same thing happend with my my powerbook HD failed (my friend put a magnet over the HD) so i sent it off to apple and they installed a new HD and tiger.
     
  14. joepunk thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Hoping it is just the power adapter at the moment. It has always worked even with the slight bent case at the top. And when I push the bend in and the adapter clicks into place still doesn't light up.

    Edit: yep, it was the adapter. Thank the Lords of Kobal! Looks like I'll buy a MacAlly AC Adapter
     

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