Saturday, July 03, 2010

My Mac Pro has fallen ill

My Mac Pro fizzled out yesterday. My husband and I tried everything to revive her, but did not have any luck. We have identical machines, so it makes it nice when something goes wrong we can swap components and test on the other's machine.

Since the Mac Pro has four bays for hard drive, my husband was able to take out my main hard drive drop it into his machine in the 3rd bay and I was able to remove any confidential financial data from the hard drive and backup my most important data. I also removed my 2nd hard drive as it wasn't necessary to leave in the computer for diagnostics by the Apple Service Center here in town.

I am feeling sure that there is a problem with the motherboard, either a processing unit or memory. Hopefully, they will call today and let me know that my Mac will survive to live another year or so.

In the meantime, I am fortunate to have an iPhone and iPad to use to surf the internet and check email. I am also taking this opportunity to type this blog on my iPad using Safari Browser and Blogger site and my bluetooth keyboard. It is certainly handy to have this bluetooth keyboard that my husband got for me. Oh, while at the Mac Life store (since we don't have an Apple store in our town), he finally purchased an iPad.

Now my next thing to try is to somehow link a URL of a photo to this blog. Or, possibly there is a means to upload via my iPhone or iPad. Will have to check out the method to do this. If this works it will be nice to update my blogs while traveling and using my iPad.

Also, wanted to wish all a safe and great 4th of July Weekend. Enjoy!

PS. Looks like the Safari browser on the iPad supports entering text for a blog as well as editing that blog, via the 'HTML' method. I believe that I can post a link as well to any photos.

1 comment:

Pimpmunk said...

Happy 4th Joan ....
and so glad you have the ipad to blog with the internet would be missing a great person and brilliant one if you were not online