I used to WANT problems...

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  1. celebrian23 macrumors 65816

    celebrian23

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    For some reason I always wanted a computer with major problems. I thought it wuold be fun to have to send it in...and then that small possibility of getting a whole new computer! I take all that crap back. Now it's my reality and it sucks. What was I thinking? Who would've thought? My family has only owned PCs and only minor issues...I get a mac and it's falling apart :p
     
  2. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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    haha, i;d like sending computers in too, if i didnt have to back up ALL my data, and transfer it ALL back
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    How is it falling apart? Have you sent it in yet? :)
     
  4. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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    Your all weird.
    You could always deliberately break them.

    You say, "falling apart", do you mean physically or mentally?
    Nothing a little duck tape can't fix.
     
  5. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    I used to want problems too and for the same reason. I liked the idea that there was a possibility of me getting a new computer.

    My problem ended up being that my hard drive failed. I lost everything.
     
  6. runninmac macrumors 65816

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    The only problems I like are iPod problems. If my MacBook starts acting up i'm screwed. I REALLY REALLY need to back up my data, but me being 17 I have other things id rather spend my money on.
     
  7. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    Backup, runninmac. You'll regret it.

    Just get a few DVD's and pop in a movie and back it all up on disks. :) You'll be glad you did... ;)

    Andddd... you aren't 17 for another week, buddy. :D
     
  8. runninmac macrumors 65816

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    Close enough :D I guess I could wait another week and go get a rated R movie. :D Oh and I could ask for an external driver for my birthday, since I have no idea what I want.
     
  9. 63dot macrumors 603

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    i used to hate computer problems and tried to avoid computers, but once i got a little knowledge i helped people out and eventually i became a mac and pc tech and got paid for it...it was nice to conquer the machine but now i am ready to move onto something new

    computers now, with xp or os x are so much less problematic in general than os 8 and windows 3.1 from the old days
     
  10. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    I've never wanted problems but have had loads of them with pcs and only one problematic mac. My parents have an apple ][e that still works great, 3 other macs around the quadra 650 days that all still work great. Then my older sister's stupid school forced us to the dark side. The track record for pcs is 1 for 5. First hard drive failure on the first 700MHz pc, then broken in half lcd from dell laptop, then a Power supply failure from the next AMD Athlon XP 2500 pc, then motherboard failure on my intel pentium D 805 custom built pc and my dad's rarely used but perfectly working sony vaio laptop. Then I got my first mac all to myself which was a 14" iBook G4 1.33GHz and have had no problems whatsoever, but my intel iMac has had problems though.
     
  11. celebrian23 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    by falling apart I mean it has so many problems it's scary how messed up this computer is. It scares me that a computer with this many problems could even be released. First, it's getting the logic board replacement for the deafening whine, secondly, it likely has a video card issue, and thirdly the hard drive could poop on me any second. I think my first and only kernel panic was a sign of bad things...
     
  12. chrismccorkle macrumors regular

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    Sony's SilverKeeper. Let's just hope you don't have any bad node clusters on your hard drive... because once I backed up my drive, after trying to read those clusters, everything DIED.

    DVDs and Toast! Titanium are the way to go.
     
  13. iSaint macrumors 603

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    I do miss pretending I'm a IT Tech and reinstalling my OS every month or so. For the first few months of Mac ownership, I found myself searching for maintenance to perform. Now I'm enjoying actually being able to use the computer when needed!!!
     

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