So, about 3 weeks ago, I was sitting at work checking my email quickly and my laptop seemed to freeze. I let it sit for about 20 minutes and it never un-froze, so I hard booted it. When it started back up, it was like my worst nightmare come true. It wouldn’t completely start up, but not only that, the screen had purple and blue pixelated boxes everywhere. I freaked and im’d Bill. He looked into it and it turns out my Macbook probably fit into the model with the faulty Nvidia graphics card.
However, due to being massively busy, I didn’t get around to making a Genius Bar appointment until this Saturday. Realistically I hadn’t realized how anxious and nervous the whole situation made me until the Genius at the store scanned my serial # and did some readings, then turned, looked at me, and told me I did have the faulty graphics card and it would be replaced for free.
At that moment I thought I was going to faint. Especially once I saw what the total was otherwise ($526).
I then had even more luck because they happened to have my logicboard in stock, so they told me in about 3 days my laptop should be ready for pickup. They then called the very next day, yesterday, and told me I could pick my laptop up at anytime. And now I have my baby back and realized just how lost I felt without my laptop. It isn’t even like I didn’t have a laptop at all. I did. I could use Bill’s at home and he let me use the netbook for work, but it really just wasn’t the same. I missed my baby. And now I have it back.
So that puts this thing as close to brand new, except for the outer case. In the past year the top deck, keyboard, cd drive, and now the entire logic board has been replaced. The only original parts of this laptop still are the screen and the hard drive pretty much.
Here’s to hoping it lasts at least one more year (Bill gets a new laptop this year, I will probably get a new one next year).