2 hard disk crashes and a swollen battery; still, I love my Mac!

by Dina on September 12, 2009 · 4 comments

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I’ve had my share of problems with my black Macbook!! Two hard disk crashes (one was before I got Time Machine and was not pleasant) and now a swollen battery. The first symptom was that I found my trackpad was behaving weird – keys sticking, cursor jumping all over the place. A little search led me to this – and that’s when I realised the problem is with the swollen battery pushing up on the trackpad!

Each time I’ve had a problem with my hard disks, I have got immediate replacements since I have the Apple Care Protection Plan but it’s going to expire in October, after three years. It’s great to deal with Apple Support really for these issues – tech support really knows their stuff, and take no time to decide it’s time to replace parts. More, their service centre folk in Mumbai are cool too – place a call to them, they actually pickup from and deliver back to my home. When my hard disk crashed last year,  I had the old OS – and the service centre guys actually loaded Leopard for me, and gave me a CD too. For free.

I got the swollen battery picked up today, and they’ve promised to send me a new one tomorrow. Through all this, I’ve not had to pay a single paise!  But after October I will have to – perhaps it’s time to buy a new Mac. With my kind of luck (and perhaps rough usage) it won’t be worth keeping my 3-year old Macbook going without the Protection Plan!

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1 Hephail September 29, 2009 at 3:56 pm

I have had my black Mac since August 2007, without the APP, where I had a motherboard changed within the first year, thank god(that too because I used to play with the VGA port without turning my Mac off)!
Other than that nothing.
The fact that I still have Tiger on it should count for something, because it has been perfect so far.

2 Mustafa Quilon October 16, 2009 at 10:28 pm

You should buy a new one and pass this one to me :P

3 manan October 22, 2009 at 2:01 am

the mac is great till you have warranty…i paid an utterly ridiculous sum of money to get my hard disk replaced a couple of months ago! lucky you’re still covered!

Cheers!

4 Dina October 22, 2009 at 10:17 am

Hephail – that’s so cool! good luck with it. I just upgraded to snow leopard and its fantastic, after some initial software hiccups

Hahaha Mustafa!! No free lunches :)

Manan – am sorry you had to pay that much – my cover expires this month, so fingers crossed!

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