Death came for my computeron September 18, 2013 at 8:56 am
Soooo, with no warning, my computer’s done. Toast. No boot up possible.
For those unfamiliar with a mac’s start up process it begins with the decades old lovely chime we all know and love. And that’s as far as it goes with my mac. No keyboard command will help (it doesn’t get to the point of seeing the keyboard) and the DVD drive doesn’t engage. Neither do any ports (wouldn’t help anyway, as a keyboard command is required to seek a bootable drive from anything but the primary drive.
Next step is to take it in and see what the techs can do. I’m not hopeful. This sounds like a major motherboard issue and that’s best case scenario as the hard drive data would be intact.
I have Time Machine running, but I can’t honestly say the last time I checked on it to make sure it was backing up all it needed to as I’m running multi-users on it so the data is pretty fragmented. So between my backup and it possibly NOT being a hard drive issue I do have hope that I haven’t lost everything from the last month.
So having said all that, this strip is on hold, until I’m back up, which will take a long while I’m afraid. There was a lot on that machine. Sad thing is that I was going to launch the Kickstarter campaign for the DaYD book, both of which are 99% on the mac.
New hard drive being installed, should have machine back on Monday. Then a long night of getting it back to normal. I learned that iMacs have a proprietary hard drive that costs $$$$, even third party ones are more expensive than regular drives. This is my last piece of Apple tech as I think that’s total crap. It’s always been that way to a certain extent but hard drives??? C’mon, they always fail and need replacing. Bad enough you have to upgrade the whole computer to stay current with software but now it feels like they are asking you to get a new computer if one part fails. And that just stinks.