Soooo last Tuesday I was helping Matt move and my laptop fell out of my car straight onto the concrete and did a cartwheel. I literally started ugly crying within seconds thinking about all of the videos I had just shot for YouTube and recipe photos I had just taken that were not yet backed up. I grabbed my computer and opened it up and nothing was happening. It wouldn’t turn on and wouldn’t even make a sound, so Matt drove me to the nearest Apple store where I repeatedly sobbed and ugly cried the entire way. When we walked in, there were no appointments available and there was a walk in wait of 5 hours. But by some miracle as I was talking to the Apple Genius, someone had just cancelled their appointment and I was able to snag it for 40 minutes later! Matt and I grabbed lunch at Urban Plates (highly recommended) and then went back to Apple for my appointment where the Genius magically got my computer to turn on, although the screen still would’t work. After a few minutes he was able to hook it up to an external monitor and run some diagnostic tests on the hardware and two thin digital lines appeared on my screen (THERE WAS HOPE!). He thought that the wiring that connected my screen may have become unattached when it fell and that could’ve possibly been the only problem because the hardware seemed to be passing the tests. Then he moved my laptop screen a little bit and BAM the entire screen turned on like normal and the it was working like 100% again, WHAT?! The Genius that was helping me told me that since it seemed to be working ok there was nothing he could do and that I should take it home and back it up immediately.
Of course, the second I took it home and opened it, it stopped working again. UGH! WHY WHY WHY! Plus, two out of three of my USB ports were completely smashed during the drop, but thankfully I was able to use the working one for my backup hard drive. I was able to get my computer to turn back on and stay on long enough (with a flickering screen) to automatically back up to my external hard drive once I plugged it in and then made another Genius Bar appointment (next available was Sunday!). Soooo long story short I went back to Apple and my computer was sent away to the apple gods for $600 (and that was with apple care). So the moral of this story is back up your computer weekly and put it in a soft case when traveling!!!
Sorry I haven’t gotten back to comments recently, I have been using my phone for social media for the past week and was just able to borrow my sister’s spare computer today to write this post! My blogging platform does not cooperate with my phone when I write or edit posts, so I apologize for taking so long!
I’m still planning on creating new recipes this week and as long as I can borrow my sister’s computer, I am good to go!!! Have you ever borrowed someone else’s computer and it’s like you don’t even know how to use a computer anymore? Their trackpad is setup different, they use “tap to click” instead of actually clicking, the mouse moves slower, their scroll settings scroll the opposite way, their homepage isn’t google, images don’t save to their desktop and all of the sudden your downloads are lost in Narnia? Ya that’s how I feel right now as I’m using my sister’s computer. It feel so freaking foreign. Like when you go to someone’s house and you cannot figure out how to turn on or use their shower…
Please send prayers to the Apple Gods hahaha! #savecatherinescomputer
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