iGary's Bad Technology Year...

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by iGary, Mar 12, 2006.

  1. iGary Guest

    iGary

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    This is a whiny rant. You've been warned.

    So I have this awesome dual 2.7 GHz Power Mac G5, right?

    Well it fails to boot all the way some of the time, and often, when trying to sleep it turns off, but 15 minutes later the fans are running at full bore, so sleep is problematic.

    I've run it for a week with all the peripherals disconnected, I've reformatted the hard drive and started from scratch, fun FSCK, zapped the PRAM, NVRAM manually, done sudo maintenance, updated the prebindings - the works - even ran DiskWarrior. It still does it, and when I took it into the "Genius Bar," of course it wouldn't duplicate the behavior.

    Then I buy the Mighty Mouse, which I love, and all of the sudden, the squeeze function initiates whenever it feels like it, so I have had to totally disable that feature, which is a shame, because I used that to show desktop.

    Then, my dream come true, I buy a 30-inch Cinema Display, and I blow two of those up before getting a good one. :rolleyes:

    A few months ago I bought an X800 XT video card to use with Aperture, and about two weeks ago, i boot the machine and it sounds like a blender inside, so I send the card off to ATI, they replace the fan, I reinstall it, and even with the latest drivers and the latest firmware, the fan runs full bore. :mad:

    So I reformatted the second drive on my machine as a last ditch attempt t fix the sleep and boot issues (it's a Seagate, the machine came with a max sucks) and it's quieter, but now I can hear it make an annyoing writing sound every ten seconds or so. :rolleyes:

    I just want something I can enjoy working on.

    So I will send the X800 XT back AGAIN this week, and since I am going to Georgia for five days, I figure I will leave the PowerCrap with the Apple Store and get them to try and have it duplicate the problems.

    Oh, and Software Update crashed four times trying to load all the updates last night. :mad:

    Blargh!!!
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Awww, I'm sorry, babe. :( That is really frustrating. I know I've heard about most of these issues from you before, but when you lay it all out like that, ugh. :(

    That's an insanely expensive computer setup. You should get taken care of a lot better than you are. :(

    What'll make it better? Shall I get you a lap dance? :eek: ;) :D
     
  3. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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    Some people just weren't met to have computers.....:rolleyes:
    Seriously, you should burn down your house.
    I think it's bad luck. Burn your clothes too.
     
  4. Glenn Wolsey macrumors 65816

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    Keep nagging at Apple until they replace the 2.7 with a Quad ;)
     
  5. iGary thread starter Guest

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    Yes!!!!

    I just hope I get the vid card fixed and while I am away, they figure out what is wrong with the logic board.
     
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    But your iPod shuffle is working alright, yeah?
     
  8. iGary thread starter Guest

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    That's what Rob told me. "I don't have these problems with my PC."

    Ouch. :eek:
     
  9. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, I think you'd be much better off with one of them brand new and awesome Intel iMacs... :D
     
  10. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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    Thats when you drop your 50lb PowerMac on his foot. :)
    oops!
     
  11. whocares macrumors 65816

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    Which brings us to the 2 million dollar question: would you prefer to put up with hardware glitches or deal with Windows™? ;)
     
  12. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    Looks like it's time for an upgrade.


    (or a good excuse for one :p )
     
  13. iGary thread starter Guest

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    Hardware glitches, for sure.

    And yes, all my iPods work perfectly. :eek: *kock wood*
     
  14. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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    Honestly, some people, really!
    They get ALL these big expensive gadgets. And all they do is whine whine whine. ;) :rolleyes:
    Yes! I see it now!
    If you just get average computer, with an average monitor, with an average video card, maybe it'll work!
    Im not sure why.... Just a power karma thing. WoOoOoO....
     
  15. eva01 macrumors 601

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    you are one very annoying person

    iGary I hope your computer gets better T_T
     
  16. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    So many comments, so little time. :eek: ;) :D

    *orders super extra mega lap dance*
     
  17. iGary thread starter Guest

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    Wouldn't mind if they fracking worked, or didn't make noises that made me want to pull my fingernails out.
     
  18. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    Amen.

    Yeah, me too. Nothing like plopping down like... what 5K+ on a machine and having it not work. :eek:
     
  19. chaos86 macrumors 65816

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    You beat me to that responce. But don't forget the little wide-open-mouth icon before the *kock wood*
     
  20. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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    You mean these noises make you want to hurt yourself?! :eek:
    Soon your printer will make you commit suicide!
    Fracking. Frack frack.
    Don't listen Gary! :eek:

    Oh, sure. HE gets a lap dance, I get hostility. The world is a cold cruel place.
     
  21. rdowns Suspended

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    Look at the bright side, it's only March. You have 9 more months in the year.

    Here's your lap dance. :eek:

    P.S. The Mighty Mouse sucks.
     

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  22. rdowns Suspended

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    I second that.
     
  23. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    I like mine. :confused:
     
  24. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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    My goodness! Im not very sympathetic I guess.... :rolleyes:
    Call off your minions iGary, I met no offense! :eek: :( :eek:


    It is a little over sensitive sometimes....
     
  25. macOSX-tastic macrumors 6502a

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    man, i feel for ya iGary. it seems to suck big time. :(

    hope it all goes well while you are away. hey, it's an excuse to get a new powermac for free, if you make the apple store guys see sense!

    S
     

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