Windows users know all about the Blue Screen Of Death. It's abbreviated BSOD. It's that blue screen that happens when something very, very bad goes wrong with your computer.
Even Microsoft acknowledges it as the BSOD, though unofficially.
Well, I got a Mac back in August. A MacBook, actually. And I knew that I would get no more Blue Screens Of Death.
Didn't know about the White Screen Of Death.
I know about it now.
The little icon flashes at about 1 second intervals. And it means something is very, very wrong with your MacBook.
And, after running all kinds of diagnostics with the guy from Apple support, it seems it doesn't think there's a hard drive.
Well now, I mused, that can't be good.
So, my Apple Care Protection Plan kicks in. I have to take it to an Apple place. There are a couple of Authorized Representatives in Columbus. The nearest full-fledged Apple Store is in Atlanta. That's an hour and a half to two hours away.
Unless there's road construction.
And there is road construction.
So, off to see the Apple Authorized Representatives tomorrow.
And this, on top of another issue that arose that I really needed my computer for.
So, I'm without my new toy.
However, my old toy, this Dell notebook I'm currently on, is working.
It's taking a little getting used to, with the keys and functions all a little different. Sure, I use a Windows machine at work all day. But I don't have my blog up there. Having the blog up puts me in blogging mode. And blogging mode now means MacBook mode.
Only not right now.
Oh, well. After spending all day Saturday working on my daughter's computers (a Dell desktop and a Dell notebook), I get to experience my own computer issues.
Seems she gets it honest.