Anyways... with the logic board replaced (We think), the iBook now boots sucessfully (to the point where I can log in and work) 1 out of every 4 tries. And dropping. But it worked long enough for me to back up all of my important data, being classnotes, and other stuff in my home folder. The non-home folder stuff includes only apple stuff, and my non-apple applications.
I'm going to call tomorrow and try and ask for a brand new iBook... I don't think the logic board replacements are doing the trick. Or maybe they'll let me get a refund and I'll get a powerbook. The are more expensive, but iBooks HAVE HAD PROBLEMS... not just this generation, but previous ones as well... hell, there's an entire Logic Board Replacement Program by apple, just for a previous generation of iBook! You get what you pay for, I suppose? My dad's PowerBook has never had problems until recently, when the hinge broke off... O.o which was interesting. But it was still functional.
Then again, if I do get a new computer, I guess AppleCare won't get passed from this computer onto the next. Shouldn't have signed up for AppleCare. Even though I did get like.. a $60 educational discount. Still $160 though. Or $180. Mrhf. And it irks me too, 'cause technology isn't supposed to misbehave around me like this.
-> currently posting from the computer labs downstairs. Thank goodness for these. Even though they lack Firewire ports, so I can't use my external hard drive...
Now for math. siigh.
complaint~ there's a girl two computer's away, blasting her music through her earphones. At the point where I can clearly hear what's being said. XP What the hell, doesn't she have earphones? I'm getting nothing done. As soon as I backup files from my flash drive to home, and an alternate server, I'm moving. Or going to bed.
And really... technology isn't supposed to fail randomly around me. I do talk to my iBook, and spells do get cast around it, but I've done that with other computer systems as well, and the worst I get are software problems, which I can fix. But random video RAM crapping out on me? That's a new one. *whine* it's not FAIR~. (And, I think it's video RAM. Either that, or the RAM. 'cause I left the extended hardware test running, and it confirmed my guess that there's something badly wrong - I came back 4 hours later to find my iBook running colors across the screen - and the screen-fading isn't just part of the test. And no, it doesn't take that long. I've run it before. 30 min is the MAX. Even with the extra RAM, which I tried running the test with and without. Mind, though, the shorter hardware test runs without problems whatsoever. Well, I haven't tried it on loop.. may do that tonight.
I wish I could complain and bitch to the Apple Tech Support people, but that'd be unproductive and unhelpful. So instead, I'm complaining to you guys. sorry 'bout that. ^^;; And if you actually sat and read all of that, thank you.
...want magick to make everything better.