Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Overpriced Apple stuff & unreliability

Wow - lovely bank holiday weekend but things went wrong! The battery on my MacBook died (just vanished - not seen under Vista or OS-X) - and guess what, a trip to the Apple Store revealed that it will take 'till Friday for a genius to see me (they drink the Kool Aid!) - in the meantime it's just shy of a hundred quid for a replacement battery. On the subject of the Genius Bar - How can someone in their mid-twenties be an expert in anything? Anyhow - I seemed to remember it being the same price for a replacement DC power supply. In fact, looking around I saw an Apple branded rucksack for a hundred quid, the cheapest iPod, and Joe found a set of headphones for (yes!), a ton. The Apple Store is like the Pound Store for wealthy people; ¨yes, ladies and gents, everything a hundred pounds (or multiples thereof)¨.
Also - my Belkin Skype handset stopped working and the good folks at Broadband Buyer did the usual reseller step-backwards and refused to be of any help further than giving me Belkin US's tech support number.
Then, after tidying out one of our attics and putting down a rug etc. so the kids can do Warhammer up there I fell out of the loft! I need a hot bath....

1 comment:

Kev King said...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6606727.stm

Apple has said that "some batteries" in its range of MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops have "performance issues".

The company has issued a software update to fix the issue and has offered to replace defective batteries.

"The factors causing the performance issues do not present a safety risk. You may continue to use your current battery," the company said.

http://www.apple.com/support/macbook_macbookpro/batteryupdate/