My computer has had an issue where the audio only outputs to the right side for a really long time. I have a USB sound card though, so I've been able to circumvent that problem for a while, I've just been putting off getting it repaired.
I'm coming up near the end of my warranty, so I Dr. Garbanzoured it'd be time to get it repaired while I still can for free. So I get it fixed and get the computer back today, only to find that the logic board they installed is extremely faulty, significantly more so than the one they just took out. My computer is essentially a non-functioning pile of crap that is less than a year old and cost me almost $2500. So tomorrow I get to go back to the apple store for the third time in as many days and I'm really getting tired of it. And I'm very mad that they didn't bother to test this thing before giving it back to me.
Mac problems. I am glad I am no longer a Mac tech. Those things just keep going downhill, and are increasingly difficult to work on/with. Sorry about your troubles man. I interned for a couple years in an organization that had hundreds of Macs, and worked on a wide variety of Mac products. I guess they serve their porpoises for media etc, but other than that I would never recommend buying one. I hope you got the extended warranty.
I kind of think this problem was caused by using a refurb logic board, because for some reason they're allowed to do that and then not check if the part is functional. Aside from actually getting repairs done (which has been few and far between for me), I've been pretty happy with Apple in every other aspect. They just need to step up their game when it comes to repairs, because it's stuff like this that really upsets long time customers like me. Luckily I don't have any important work to do in the next day or two, or I'd be furious with them. They essentially took my fully working, nice computer and made it unusable.
And I can't really afford the extended warranty at the moment, although I wish I could. My original year's warranty only lasts for another few weeks.
My grandma died this morning, so I'm catching a flight to North Dakota for the funeral on friday afternoon. She's had alzheimer's for a few years so it's no real shock, but it still sucks. That also means I won't be able to chill with you guys this weekend. Then later this morning, I got in a big pointless argument with my girlfriend for no good reason, and then rode my bike across town for a free massage that I was really hoping would start to turn my day around, that I was told would be booked for me, but wasn't. Now I'm back at home stressing out because I have $60 in my bank account and if I don't get the job I just put in a bid for then I have no idea how I'm going to pay rent next month.
I'm feeling really shitty and there's not much I can do about it. Today is a really bad day.
It does feel good to get that off my chest though! This thread serves its porpoise well.
Last Edit: Aug 14, 2013 17:03:53 GMT -5 by rustuuuu
The boyfriend and I made the decision to end things last night. It's been slowly coming on for a while now but that doesn't make this any easier.
I know too many sad songs.
Weenie, I feel your pain! Burrito's journey to New Mexico is a solo one, I think we're both hoping that things will work out in the future when he returns but for now this is basically the end of six years of love/togetherness and it's nothing short of devastating. Let's console eachother via internets and real lifes. Biiiiig Hugs! (I'm going to need so many hugs )