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I'd bet its just a loose optical drive cable, if... 873 Views / 5 Replies  
I'd bet its just a loose optical drive cable, if typing seems to induce it. See if you can get them to reseat it.
Posted by DrunkenTech, on Nov 17, 2008 at 12:21 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I just picked up my WD5000BEVT from... 1,564 Views / 47 Replies  
I just picked up my WD5000BEVT from AllStarShop.com via will call for $120 plus tax in Rancho Santa Margarita.

http://www.allstarshop.com/shop/product.asp?pid=21355
Posted by DrunkenTech, on Nov 17, 2008 at 12:16 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The drive's format will certainly mount in OS X. ... 307 Views / 2 Replies  
The drive's format will certainly mount in OS X. That's not an issue. The (few) SCSI -> USB converters that were around back in the day are probably iffy with notebook-sized drives, and the cable...
Posted by DrunkenTech, on Nov 17, 2008 at 12:09 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I just picked up a 2.6 GHz Early 2008 15" matte... 4,537 Views / 33 Replies  
I just picked up a 2.6 GHz Early 2008 15" matte display a few weeks ago.

Upgrading the RAM is less expensive. I got the G.Skill 4 GB kit from NewEgg for $50. Great deal, very little performance...
Posted by DrunkenTech, on Nov 15, 2008 at 03:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Most of the batteries Apple uses are made by LG,... 778 Views / 8 Replies  
Most of the batteries Apple uses are made by LG, Sony, Sanyo, and/or Simplo.

As for the swollen battery problem, I think the recall from last summer is the best indication that a LOT of work needs...
Posted by DrunkenTech, on Apr 1, 2007 at 10:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
It's probably the logic board. The bummer is... 299 Views / 2 Replies  
It's probably the logic board. The bummer is that a lot of those older laptops won't boot without a modem on the board. I don't know if the Lombard is one of them, but it's worth a shot swapping...
Posted by DrunkenTech, on Aug 4, 2006 at 12:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
That icon usually means the OS is hosed, or there... 1,108 Views / 31 Replies  
That icon usually means the OS is hosed, or there is a hardware problem and the OS refuses to boot because of it. First, try booting in verbose mode (Cmd-V) and see if it gives you any error...
Posted by DrunkenTech, on Mar 20, 2006 at 02:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Remember that AppleCare doesn't cover liquid... 4,306 Views / 9 Replies  
Remember that AppleCare doesn't cover liquid spills, and if the liquid spill does cause something to go out later on, AppleCare is worthless in that case.
Posted by DrunkenTech, on Mar 13, 2006 at 08:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Generally, my repairs to the mail-in center are... 641 Views / 10 Replies  
Generally, my repairs to the mail-in center are quite fast. Recently, my laptop was there for close to three weeks waiting for a logic board. When it got back to me, the lower memory slot was dead....
Posted by DrunkenTech, on Feb 8, 2006 at 09:51 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Not all Mac Geniuses suck. But yeah, if you... 5,328 Views / 91 Replies  
Not all Mac Geniuses suck.

But yeah, if you dent the crap out of your stuff, the warranty is over. The good part is that when you pay for a repair with accidental damage, the way the Apple Stores...
Posted by DrunkenTech, on Feb 4, 2006 at 11:18 AM, in Mac Notebooks
No dice on a Dual 1.25 G4 tower w/ 9600 card and... 509 Views / 3 Replies  
No dice on a Dual 1.25 G4 tower w/ 9600 card and 2GB of RAM.

Any help with this?
Posted by DrunkenTech, on Dec 28, 2005 at 01:15 PM, in Applications
DiskWarrior might be a good bet if the partition... 621 Views / 12 Replies  
DiskWarrior might be a good bet if the partition is seen in disk utility, just not usable.
Posted by DrunkenTech, on Dec 2, 2005 at 02:24 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Occasionally, bad logic board or ATA cables can... 1,089 Views / 20 Replies  
Occasionally, bad logic board or ATA cables can cause drives to fail. I've seen several cases where replacing one or both of those components stops repeated hard disk failure. The only issue I see...
Posted by DrunkenTech, on Nov 17, 2005 at 11:29 AM, in Mac Notebooks
That AppleCare won't cover anything that fails on... 791 Views / 12 Replies  
That AppleCare won't cover anything that fails on your machine until you pay to have the dents fixed. That'll cost you about $650 in a mail-in repair.
Posted by DrunkenTech, on Nov 16, 2005 at 03:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I agree with iBook_steve, that you've got the... 1,076 Views / 22 Replies  
I agree with iBook_steve, that you've got the worst luck in the world.

I suggest you have someone buy your next car for you, drive it for a month, then "sell" it to you. That way, you'll know if...
Posted by DrunkenTech, on Nov 16, 2005 at 11:25 AM, in Mac Notebooks
 
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