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Oh, flying fucking hell.
Now that everything's backed up to the beautiful new hard drive, and Apple's plain looking, but spiffy return box is here...

...The Computer Is Refusing To Freeze and Crash like it did! Arrgh, fucking hell. It needs to crash, so I can take a video of the blinking lights as evidence of failure at some point. Well, then i'll need to get it back up again. I'm doing everything I've done before that's made it crash, but so far, no luck. Just a minor system lag-death (where the mouse moves, clock ticks, but nothing responds. And It recovered from that perfectly.)

I don't like you, iBook G4. I don't like you anymore.
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fbartho From: fbartho Date: January 20th, 2005 07:35 am (UTC) (Link)
I can write you a quick little program
you can compile on codewarrior for mac
that will sort your ram and make it crash if you want...
It makes pretty effects...

It should never return, if it finishes sorting, then
it will be an infinite loop over the first 65536 words of data
This is not allowed on pc's, but on macs, at least in OS 9.
we wrote this with a random sort, and it crashed spectacularly
ibneko From: ibneko Date: January 20th, 2005 04:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hehe, thank you. But I'm not too sure it'll work on OS X, and besides, I don't have codewarrior installed at the moment.
fbartho From: fbartho Date: January 20th, 2005 04:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
hehe install codewarrior, I'm curious... lol I was assigned to test OS X for my school, but I don't remember if I ran code like that... However I did manage to crash it spectaculary several times... one time it was with an applescript, and other times it was with games, but most importantly I managed to crash it while doing semi standard coding and debugging... of a messy program... Install codewarrior, I beg you!!! ;) jk but I am curious...
ibneko From: ibneko Date: January 21st, 2005 03:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Heh. I'll do it once I get my system back. I imagine it can't do much other than crash the computer, right? As long as it doesn't screw up the logic board... (hey, by the way, what's the difference, if anything, between the motherboard and the logic board? 'cause "logic board" is what I'm hearing, and I'm assuming that's motherboard, more or less...)
porsupah From: porsupah Date: January 20th, 2005 07:58 am (UTC) (Link)
It's feeling suitably threatened by the presence of the box. Lend it to someone, and you'll probably find things back to normal.

Apple's service does seem a little unpredictable.. in my case, my last experience - with Bunny's display hinges - eventually went very well indeed. Box on Tuesday, 'book back on Thursday. (Ah, would that there were an extended warranty plan for original TiBooks.. having that out of commission's not easy, but so it goes. It's possible it might all be cleared up with a replacement display cable, which is certainly worth a shot - it's cheap, but very awkward to fit, involving splitting open the display, not really designed with servicing in mind. Lots of fragile, expensive stuff to destroy)
tinkleneko From: tinkleneko Date: January 20th, 2005 11:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wait... so you got a new hard drive, which made your computer work ok again? So... then shouldn't the problem be with the old hard drive? Or is it that you just want to get a new computer? After all it lags.... so.........
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