my computer died yesterday...

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  1. Lumpy

    Lumpy Taylor Swift Actionmaster Super Mod

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    :( 

    one of my student aides knocked over a soda right on my macbook...all over the keyboard...fried the logic board, even got into the hard drive...i was so depressed all night. i've been working on this computer for a year and a half...and never backed up anything...

    swapped the HD into another macbook, worked for about 20 minutes, then died...

    made a genius bar appointment and their computer's couldn't mount my drive...i slept like crap, and just prayed that something would work...this morning, i removed the hard drive again, and then reset it again, and turned it on, and IT WORKED!!!

    i'm copying all my documents and pictures onto a flash drive right now, then gonna start on my music and just spend all day copying stuff to another computer...its like a miraculous recovery...i can't believe this at all...don't understand whats going on, but i'm glad i can get all the stuff i've been working on for the last year off of it...hopefully i can get all the fun stuff too...

    and please, i LOVE my macbooks, love mac in general, so please don't just come in and complain about how mac's ruin the world...if you don't like them that's fine, i'm adverse to PC's...but we just dont need to get into it...its a happy moment. :thumb 
     
  2. jqciaomama

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  3. Optimus Sledge

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    On Wednesday, a Mac died. Hurm.
     
  4. grimlock1972

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    good for you , I know your pain I had a motherboard die on my pc about a year ago, thankfully my hard drive wasn't effected andi was able recovermy data and asi had upgraded to newer pc i sold the memory chips in it to a friend for her pc along with the cdrw drive init i kept the dvd butrner drive from it so i was able to salvage some from it
     
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    Macs have ruined the world.
     
  6. Gigatron_2005

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    "Hello, I'm a Mac. And I'm a PC.... And I'm a soda!"

    Also a kinda related protip: If you spill water on electronics, turn it off as quickly as possible, take out the battery, and put the entire device in a shoebox filled with cat litter. Let it sit long enough to dry. This method has not failed me yet and even quickly brought a dropped cell phone back to life.
     
  7. Mechafire

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    How so?
     
  8. MegaMoonMan

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    They really haven't, I just like being a dick and say things people tell me not to.
     
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    Dude, I feel sorry for you man. I understand losing a piece of electronics is very disheartening, especially since it's a computer. It's your gateway to the world and those your communicate with. It's also a source of entertainment. I hope you can get enough data off your drive before something else happens, and hope that you can scrounge up enough money to buy another.
     
  10. Mechafire

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    It's also a Mac, which is ridiculously expensive. :thumbs2: 
     
  11. ORIO

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    Like I said yesterday, I still think you should pummel the kid and then spill Soda on him.
     
  12. shortround

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    i hate macs and vista
     
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    You got lucky. That's a rare occurrence that your data bounces back from a debilitating incident like that.

    Sorry it happened to your Mac, they're so friggin' expensive. This is why I prefer PCs. The cost. Apple tends to be more reliable (so I hear) but I just can't justify the cost, I really can't.

    I hope you can get it repaired without it costing an arm and a leg though.

    Good luck!
     
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    I'd hate to lose my computer. And my internet connection. I'd have to go out in the sun or something instead of staying in this nice cosy basement in my parent's house.
    I'm quite paranoid and back-up the heck out of my projects and things.

    So, good thing it recovered for you. Technology can be surprisingly hardy sometimes. My friend dropped her mobile phone in the toilet (don't ask me what she was doing at the time) and it worked fine less than an hour later. I'm just never going to ask to borrow it ever. :p 
     
  15. MetalRyde

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    he's lump!
    he's lump!
    he's lump!
    he's macbook got fried!
    ber ner ner ner ner, wer ner ner ner ner
    he's lump!
    he's lump!
    he's lump!
    and then he cried
    ber ner ner ner ner, wer ner ner ner ner, (WOO!)
    WAAAAAAAH WAAH
    WA-WA WA-WAAAAH
     
  16. Kando

    Kando Well-Known Member

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    I've given up a lot of things after losing my job. My computer (with internet) is one of the few things I have left and I would go batshit crazy if I lost it now.
     
  17. Shin-Gouki

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    Fixed that for you :D 
     
  18. David

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    I like mine better :cool: 
     
  19. Shin-Gouki

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    Yeah but what I put actually happened :D 
     
  20. David

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    Point. You win!
     
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