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I’ll be back…

Posted by Chris DeMarco on Thursday, February 14th, 2008 at 8:32 am

…in an estimated 7-10 business days.

Or at least that’s what Apple tells me. My bluetooth hardware on my MacBook has been malfunctioning for, oh, the third time now. Now, you might be saying, “Well, Chris, that’s no big deal, who cares about that?” However, you would be gravely mistaken, my friend.

See, bluetooth malfunction is a bit more obnoxious when you typically hook up your computer to an external monitor, clamshell it, and only have a bluetooth mouse and keyboard. So, when I’m in the middle of typing a paper, or making a logo in photoshop, or writing a blog entry, and suddenly my keyboard and mouse die, I am not happy.

Really, though, I don’t care what the problem is, because I bought a computer so that I could expect it to work. In fact, I bought an Apple for that very reason – it’s supposed to just work, and this is just unacceptable. This is the third time it’s been in with this problem. The first time, they didn’t do anything about it, the second, they replaced every single bluetooth-related part in there, and now, this time, they’re sending it off for another 7-10 business days as of yesterday. This is actually the seventh day so far since I’ve brought it in, so according to them, it will have been a minimum of like 13 days before I might get it back.

Never mind that I’m taking 8 classes right now and all my class work is (was?) on there, or that I have web/graphics design work to do and no computer to do it on, or that I can’t do any recording.

At any rate, they better be 100% positive it’s fixed this time, even if that means giving me a new one, because if I get it back and it’s still not working right, I will be one unhappy boot camper.

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One Response to “I’ll be back…”

  1. Brooke Says:

    Oh no, that positively wasn’t negative in the slightest
    =D put on a smile, it could be a lot a lot worse…your computer could have fallen completely apart and you might have had to buy a new one without any of your saved information….
    Stay positive, it simply isn’t the end of the world

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