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What Should I Do With My Broken Black Apple MacBook?

Friday, March 16th, 2012

This seems like an odd blog post.. but I would like to know how much my broken MacBook might be worth so I can work out what to do with it. I have had the laptop for around 5 years, which seems like a long time, but it has had very, very little use. It’s in great condition for it’s age (apart from being broken), I have seem other peoples MacBooks that look like they have been dragged through a forest and back but still work fine.

Why is it broken?

I’m not completely sure, but a few different “apple experts” have looked at it and they think it’s the logic board. I’ve been through forums online and tried a multitide of keyboard combinations but it still won’t turn on. Also, in my wisdom I put a Snow Leopard disk in it, so this is now stuck in the drive – stuck as in won’t eject, not stuck as in crunch time.

Here are a few pictures:

MacBook Outside

MacBook Open

MacBook Keyboard

If anyone wants bigger or better pictures please let me know.

What should I do with it?

If you could let me know what you think I can do something with it. I have had quotes for a new logic board and they have ranged between £400 to £1000.

Thanks in advance…

iPlayer Parental Controls

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

I spend most of my week working on my own. I think that this is one of the main challenges for any kind of freelancer, at times it can become quite tedious and boring. To get over this I tend to listen to music or watch tv progams on my second screen.

The parental controls on the iplayer make me laugh. Is there really any point to having them on there? It’s not something I know much about, but I do know that if I wasn’t 16 and I wanted to watch the program I would still click the box. It seems a bit pointless.

New blog!

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Thats right.. The new blog is here! Shame the first post isn’t more interesting!