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Sep. 27th, 2006 | 11:21 pm
mood: annoyedannoyed

I've been mostly enjoying my macbook pro, but today I was trying to look at some results and something sad happened to me. I'd type a way for a bit off on someones bench and clunk the screen was suddenly blank. I tried rebooting, and it mostly made its way back through the kernel bootup sequence and then clunk dead again.

Having ones laptop die isn't nice, so I though't I'd go searching around the net to see if there was some hint of what was going wrong. I eventually found the 15-inch macbook pro battery exchange. Apparently some macbook pro batteries fail after a while and the symptom is the system randomly powering down when on battery power.

I was excited about the web page for a bit, hoping that it'd lead to a replacement battery. Unfortunately the entire day it's been saying:
We're sorry. Our systems are experiencing heavy traffic at this time and are unable to complete your request. Please try again later.

all day. Some program if it won't actually let you submit the form.
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no, YOUR mom

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from: theinfamousmom
date: Sep. 28th, 2006 06:45 am (UTC)
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Call the Apple store in Glendale and suggest that Bad Things Come From CalTech and they'd better get you a new battery real quick. :)

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Sep. 28th, 2006 08:04 pm (UTC)
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Well I might try the pasadena apple store first. ;)

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no, YOUR mom

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from: theinfamousmom
date: Sep. 28th, 2006 09:06 pm (UTC)
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Oh, yeah, the Pasadena store would definitely know more about that CalTech attitude. :)

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antiopa

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from: antiopa
date: Sep. 28th, 2006 03:49 pm (UTC)
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That sounds like the issue I've been having for a while with my 15-inch iBook - it gets down to about 50% and abruptly shuts itself off. I figured I had just reached the end of the battery's life.

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from: aerynvale
date: Sep. 28th, 2006 06:18 pm (UTC)
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Can't you just run down to the Apple store to get it exchanged? Sounds like a good excuse to go to the Apple store, to me. :D

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Sep. 28th, 2006 08:15 pm (UTC)
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Nope. "The program is only available through the website"

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Clare T. Rampling

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from: rampling
date: Sep. 28th, 2006 06:59 pm (UTC)
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What a cute kitten icon!

I hope you get your battery problem resolved soon.

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Sep. 28th, 2006 09:45 pm (UTC)
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I found the kitten icon off of some RPG motivator style parody posters.

My quick solution to the battery problem was buy a second battery. I'd been thinking that having a backup battery was a good idea anyway. But I still want my *(&# replacement battery too.

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