My ‘book is broke

The display on my Powerbook’s packed up. Why do these things always happen when you’re broke?

Update, 28 Sept

Oh dear. After much Googling it seems pretty obvious that the fault is an inverter board, but speaking to my local Apple Centre it’s much less straightforward than that. I have to drop the ‘book into them and after three to five days, they’ll be able to tell me if it’s the inverter or not. If it is, they’ll order one, which takes three to five days. Once it turns up, the actual fitting is an hour (at £60 per hour), but they need three to five days to get round to it. Just as well I don’t use the ‘book every day for work!






0 responses to “My ‘book is broke”

  1. David

    I take it you’re back from holibobs then?

  2. Yep. I hear you’ve moved?

  3. David

    Pretty much.

  4. Niiiice. The Vaio screens are fantastic, too.

    I’ve ordered a Mac Mini to tide me over instead. Was planning to get one anyway, although not quite so soon.

  5. gusto

    I can’t decide what to get to replace my aging Dell. I’m seriously considering a Powerbook although the price is a little offputting.

  6. Have a look at the apple refurb store. They had a current spec 17-inch job for £1350 earlier today, compared to £1850 for a brand new one. Similar savings on the smaller models too.

  7. gusto

    That’s still quite expensive, though.


  9. Oo, careful with the caps lock, madam.

    Anyway, do they allow you to take three to five days to decide whether their bill’s reasonable, then three to five days to decide whether to pay it, then three to five days to write the cheque, then three to five days to give them the cheque?

  10. I think you know the answer to that already.