i got my baby back yesterday. no, not the 4-legged one who’s about to go under the knife, but one almost as precious!
my macbook pro came home. i guess if you read my blog you know that i am an avowed macster. i’ve been an apple user since the early 90’s and i love my laptop about as much as i love my iphone 4. however, when we got home from our disastrous mozambique trip at new year, the click pad had stopped working.
i got out my wacom tablet and used that for a good few months until it started acting up as well and i was forced to take the computer in for repairs. i’d gotten a 3 year extended warranty and registered it immediately, but i discovered that here in south africa that isn’t good enough. one has to have the actual proof of purchase. makes no sense to me, but apparently those are apple’s rules. how’s them apples?!
the third street promenade istore in santa monica however came through with amazing customer service. i emailed them the serial number and the date of purchase and within 6 hours they’d emailed me a copy of the p.o.p.. so, just over a week later, i have a new clickpad, a new top-cover, a new battery and i have my life back! ok, i exaggerate, but not much!
i’m grateful that i had the use of another computer, but it was very tedious to not have my bookmarks and things set up the way i’m used to. the other annoying thing is that i couldn’t access my primary youtube account from any other computer. i have 2 youtube accounts, one personal and one for sass designs and now there’s some kind of glitch with the way one signs into youtube. you cannot sign in with only your youtube user name, you have to use your full gmail address, so i kept getting signed into the sass designs account. fortunately i’m still signed in on this computer, so i have access again, but i’ve no idea how i would have got in otherwise.
oh and did i mention, i’m a girl guide? go check out my snapshot review of the camileo bw 1o videocam here.