Monday, July 13, 2020

Hardware Articles

Way behind on my posts

Just been way to busy. Here are some highlights of things that I have done: Update my activeCollab site to the latest Release Candidate Fixed my wife's computer (issues with RAM upgrade and Windows XP) Helped a friend get reconnected on their...

Installed the keyboard myself!

Well, I figured that I would try to save a little bit of $$$ and get some more notches in the tech belt and install the new keyboard on my Powerbook myself. I used the great guides (as previously...

Powerbook unboxing – Part 3

So, I got my wonderful Powerbook back from Apple Care yesterday. Yes, they fixed the issue of the ALS (Ambient light sensor). Now I'm shopping around for a good local vendor to help install the keyboard that I purchased...

Apple Care – Part 4 – back for more repairs (ALS broken)

Well, I must say that I have been getting to know Apple Care a bit more that I really would have wanted to. Where I last left off, Apple had totally "styled me out" by fixing my case with...

Apple Care came through with flying colors!

OK, it looks like the saga is over. Today, I finally received my laptop today (see all of the previous posts). Actually, I was pretty impressed with this round. I shipped the laptop this past Monday, it was received...

MORE Apple Support madness!!!

So...the madness continues. After all of the fun as outlined here and here, and thinking that "all was well" when I received the laptop package yesterday...all hopes were shattered when I started reading the form letter in the repair...

A happy ending to the Apple Support Vicious Circle

Well, I didn't think it would happen...but it did. Finally, I was able to talk to someone live...after being on hold for 35 minutes. This time, when I went through the SAME status line, there was an option to...

Stuck in a vicious Apple support circle

Ok, I just have to vent for a bit here...but first I want to say that I have always loved Macs and Apple computer...I endorse them, support them, fix them and use them. I'm encouraged with their recent decisions,...

Bringing life to an old laptop

More fun in techdom. My wife's laptop hard drive was filling up...becoming more fragmented...and therefore, slowing down. I decided to give it the gift of a new life. I purchased a 100gig hard drive with a 16mb cache. Installing...

Sidekickin’

So, my cellphone, the Sidekick has a new life! This is first, a great gadget! Cell phone, web browsing, instant messenger, camera, PIM...even has games. Well, there has been a lot of anticipation of an upgrade to the OS...

Fun!

...so much tech...
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