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The Cheshire Computer

My poor laptop is having problems. The backlight on the screen is basically not working. If I shine a bright light at the screen, I can pretty much read the screen. I can still use an external monitor, but we only have on between us, so I can hardly monopolize it. Today's Canada Day (Happy Canada Day!) so all the shops are closed.

We've run diagnostics and tried resetting the PRam a few times, so odds are either Power Management's screwed up, or there's a backup battery out. It can't see its battery either, which is consistant with these potential reasons for its problems. Either way, I can't take it in for repairs until tomorrow - and of course, it's a month beyond the warranty period. Ah well. At least it seems otherwise in good shape.

In any event, this likely means I shall be slow to respond to mail and anything else online for at least the next few days. We'll see...


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Jul. 2nd, 2003 07:14 am (UTC)
This a 12" PowerBook?
My wife had the same problem with her 12" PowerBook running Jaguar. We sent it back to Apple for repairs, and it's better now but the problem's still not completely fixed. -- Craig Schamp
Jul. 2nd, 2003 09:00 am (UTC)
Re: This a 12" PowerBook?
No, it's a 15" TiBook, running 10.1.5. Still, the specs should be close enough to be the same problem. A pity it's not fixed completely. I just took mine in to the service center this morning and it might be up to 5 days before they report back as to what their assessment is.
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