I've been a little MIA (missing in action). I flew to Arizona to see the grandkids last Sunday. I had a good lineup of blog posts drafted and just needed to tweek them a little before I published them. I was in the process of doing so on Monday when my lesson struck.
I was helping Raleigh with some sewing. I had my laptop plugged in to charge. Being the clutz I am, I tripped over the cord when I went around the table to help her and pulled my laptop off onto the floor. YIKES!!!!
When I picked it up and opened it, this is what I saw.... UH OH!!! (That's not exactly what I said but that's the appropriate version for the blog.
I called my go to tech guy, aka William and he walked me through a few things.... with no luck. I called Apple, who walked me through the same steps William just did... no luck. They made an appointment for me to take it to the "Genius Bar", aka the closest Apple Store. The Genius guys made the following conclusion.
It's either a hard drive bracket which will be about $50 or it's the hard drive, which will be $150. Either way I was surprised it wasn't more $$. Here's were the Hard Lesson Learned comes in. "Do you have a back up of your laptop?" UMMM... no I do not. OH SNAP!!!
They called and it WASN'T my hard drive bracket. They called back and yes it's my hard drive but here's the kicker. If I want my old hard drive back to 'POSSIBLY' be able to retrieve some of my files, it will be another $70. Are you serious??? I have to pay you $70 for a part that is coming off my laptop, that already belongs to me and has been paid for with the purchase of said laptop. Yes, mamme, that is correct. We discount our parts to begin with so we have to charge you if you want the part back. I argued with them but to no avail. I paid the $70 begrudgingly. I don't know if William can get any of my files but I sure hope so.
So now I have a brand new hard drive in my laptop, but I have ZERO files or programs such as EQ7 or Microsoft office (word and excel). I have to start from scratch. I have no favorites, no bookmarks, no patterns, no photos, no nothing!!! So, bear with me the next few days/weeks while I get everything re-created.
Oh, the bright side, I only spent $200 instead of much, much more for a new laptop.