I've never had much trouble with my PowerBook before even though I've had it for almost 5 years now. Besides the internet, I use it mainly for music and photos with some occasional school work here and there. However, after thousands of songs and literally tens of thousands of photos (last time I checked, I had over 24,000 photos in iPhoto! I have no idea how it's possible!) my precious is slowing down. A few weeks ago it randomly froze for the third time ever with a strange restart message I had never seen before. After the restart it was working fine but then the next morning, absolutely NOTHING. It just wouldn't turn on!
I tried trouble shooting online, holding down buttons, taking out the battery, and resetting things, but nothing worked so I knew I had to bring it to an Apple Store. As some of you may know, getting an appointment at the Genius Bar on a weekend is close to impossible unless you want to venture to midtown at 4am or make the journey to the Staten Island location. I accompanied Liz to the Staten Island Mall a few years ago when she had a coffee-iBook disaster and once was enough for me, so if I could help it I think I'll pass.
Luckily, my friend Adam is not only an Apple Genius but a Lead Genius! So what if it's really just a fancy name for a manager of geniuses, I'm still impressed. David and I were able to go to the midtown Apple Store on a Sunday afternoon without an appointment and Adam diagnosed my lifeless laptop. Very fittingly, Adam was wearing a Genius shirt that said "Not all heroes wear capes." Word, Adam totally saved my life.
I had to get the LogicBoard replaced and although I'm still not completely sure what that meant, I do know that it would have cost over a grand but it was only a little over three-hundred dollars to repair my laptop. I'm no genius but I know that was pretty sweet! Now it's finally back in action and I couldn't be happier! Plus, since it was a problem with the LogicBoard and not the hard drive, I didn't lose any information! Everything is back to normal! Yes!