LAPTOP ISSUES

After a few weeks of laptop troubles, I’m back people!!!!! So here’s a little tidbit of what I dealt with the past few weeks….

Let’s get the full story…

So about a year ago I spilled an entire pitcher of pina colada on the keyboard  of my, at the time, one year old MacBook pro. Pure instinct led me to immediately turn my laptop off and soak up the excess mixed drink. I then quickly turned my laptop upside down so that the liquid wouldn’t seep further into my laptop. I remembered the years of my family and I accidentally jumping into pools with our flip phones and then turning them off and putting them in a bowl of rice, so I  followed suit by placing my laptop with the screen facing the floor covered  in about two bags of rice on my bedroom floor- for three days. Although I was incredibly curious about the status of my laptop’s motherboard, I refused the temptation of turning my device back on. 3 days later, my now pina colada infused laptop and I made a trip to the apple store to unveil our fate. I got there, told them what happened, and of course they had me power it on… And just like magic…. My laptop had survived the blow of coconut flavored goodness. The grace of God allowed me to save the laptop that was gifted to me by my brother.

* 1 year later *

Out of thin air, my laptop started acting up. Every time I opened safari or any other application, a code of error would pop up. “OH NO, my laptop is finally feeling the buzz from the pina colada”- my initial thought. The other side of my brain led me to believe that it had survived this long, there is no way it just suddenly began to act crazy. Either the sugar finally corroded the organs of my laptop or maybe this was purely a software driven problem.

I went to apple on a busy day, and I explained to the worker about my liquid situation as well as the possibility of a virus because I had  installed windows on my computer. *COMMON MYTH: MACBOOKS CAN’T GET VIRUS, ACCORDING TO THE APPLE WORKER I HAD A 30 MIN PHONE CONVERSATION WITH- THEY CAN*. Of course, they ignored everything I said  about there possibly being a virus and told me with full confidence the issue was being caused by the liquid damage that had occurred. So, they sent my laptop out to be repaired for the liquid damage. I get the list of things they replaced – My speakers and the top case.” Hmm.. why would that affect the working of my safari?”, I pondered. The apple worker powered my laptop on to make sure it worked and – THE SAME ERROR CODE SCREEN THAT I LEFT MY COMPUTER WITH WAS STILL ON IT!!!! GRRR! I knew it was probably a software issue. My laptop is still not fixed and I already paid them for the work that was done. I told them once again I was originally concerned it was a software issue. The apple workers took my computer to the back and completely uninstalled my laptop and then reinstalled it with updated software. VOILLA!!! Problem solved. Thank goodness, but I was still ticked about spending money on something that really didn’t need fixed,
Lessons learned:

BACK UP ALL OF YOUR INFORMATION TWICE, external hard drives are LIFE

TRUST YOUR INSTINCT, if you think it’s a software issue- make them look at that first

MAC BOOKS CAN GET VIRUSES

DON’T USE YOUR LAPTOP FOR RECIPE TO MIXED DRINKS

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