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Dear iBook,
Why do you insist on dying on me every 3-6 months?


Apple Hardware Test promptly reports the error "2STF/8/3:ATA-100ata-6" with the mass storage test. Or something like that.

Or, occationally, the computer freezes on the select-boot-device screen. Or while booting.

Thankfully, I was able to boot once using my external firewire drive, run Data Rescue (God bless you guys) which recovered pretty-much everything.

The drive also refuses to format. Disk Utility reports that the SMART status is verified, but the "underlying task" throws errors.

So I'm not sure where the problem lies. Which bothers me. This is different from them annoying logic board failures.


"2.) Until that fetus springs forth, screaming, from my loins, its location within my body means that, under the concept of Bodily Domain, I, legally, can choose to remove it. Bodily Domain means that no one can touch my body without my consent, and only in ways that I consent to, because it is my body. I can kill a man who is raping me for ten minutes without my consent because he is violating my Bodily Domain, but I can't kill an non-sentient fetus which is using my uterus for nine MONTHS without my consent because it's doing the same?"

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jaiwithani From: jaiwithani Date: January 6th, 2007 08:22 am (UTC) (Link)
...I don't suppose there's any chance of charming you away from the smooth white curves of your iAddiction? Beige boxes + linux = win...
ibneko From: ibneko Date: January 6th, 2007 01:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heh, I need a laptop though. (Mmmm, Beige laptop... o.O) Linux would be spiffy though; slightly more hacker tools for me to use.
andr00 From: andr00 Date: January 6th, 2007 10:05 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, normally I'd say to switch hardware vendors if you keep getting shoddy quality products, but I guess that isn't possible for MacOSX yet. Enh. Give it two years. Hey, maybe it's just a cheesy drive - those are always getting cheaper.
ibneko From: ibneko Date: January 6th, 2007 01:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think it's just laptops that Apple's bad at building. My G4 Dual Processor desktop is 5? 7? years old now and still running - no hardware failures at all. And my even older PowerPC box from middle school still runs without hardware issues. Can't find software for it anymore, since it doesn't run MacOS X, but yeah... it runs, no hardware problems in the three years that I used it for middle school stuff.

Mmmm, would you happen to know which laptops are good in the PC world? (the most important thing being battery life, then weight... ignoring price for the time being.)
From: starkravingsane Date: January 6th, 2007 02:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Get a MacBook Pro, perhaps?
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