Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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July 12th, 2012

As I was buying that stuff, though, the MBP emitted a half-strangled startup tone. It sort of is in a coma rather than dead.

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I have puchased a suitably small screwdriver and a bottle of isopropyl alcohol, motherboard and electrics for the cleaning of.

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Agreed course of action is tcontinue dry-out in case it magically comes back over the weekend, otherwise it’s… expensive time.

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This is not good. Something has shorted out in the path of power in / power management / battery. Electrics dead, with no obvious moisture.

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My Genius is called David. He’s taken my MacBook Pro out the back to dismantle it and see how bad things are. Standing by.

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I am at the Bar of Geniuses.

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I have a Genius Bar appointment for 1245. We shall see.

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@fictillius Thanks. Time to call Apple support methinks.

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RT @fictillius “OS X Lion lets you encrypt the Time Machine backup external drive using FileVault2” support.apple.com/kb/HT1427

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Hmmm… Two yeses and two nos. Not as reassuring as imagined.

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@dannolan Thanks. That’s one problem avoided. Much appreciated. /cc @caseyjohnellis 

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Hang on. Can Snow Leopard read encrypted time machine backups?

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@oberonsghost So thank you but I’ll save you carrying it. :)

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@oberonsghost Ah for some reason I wasn’t following you. :/ Fixed. That’s the same spec as @expectproblems and he’s already en route…

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Thu plan, in disarray: Organise workarounds for comatose MacBook Pro, and then recover as much of the workday as I can. Comms very delayed.

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Right, I’ve JUST got my email flowing to my phone for the moment. What disasters await?

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@expectproblems That’s more or less what I had before in a 15”, but is it 2GB or 4GB of RAM? That page is ambiguous. I use Reaper for audio.

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@expectproblems Well at this stage anything that I can do my production workflow on is the key, so thank you. It’ll run Lion?

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@thornae I’m sure I’d never have said that in such black and white terms.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Yes, they’ll take it away and, when it’s dry, do resets and see if anything is broken.

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I have all my data, bless Time Machine. Anyone got a spare Mac laptop I can borrow for a few days?

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@SnarkyPlatypus I can’t get to the French. The MBP is in a coma. I believe it just needs more drying time. I hope. Bit stressed tho.

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@rob0tika Yes, spillage. Rice overnight one night wasn’t enough, it seems. And I need to do some stuff soon. Oh well, reschedule time.

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@rob0tika No, it’s first about getting rid of any moisture, then a known procedure.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Tout le monde, il est merde. Et vous?

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RT @rob0tika @stilgherrian time for percussive maintenance? [Oh dear God no. We’re nowhere near that yet!]

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I think that I confused the MBP with motion as I tried to boot it, now I can’t do SMC reset ‘cos there’s still moisture on the keyboard.

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Hmmm… There doesn’t seem to be anything similar to a hairdryer that I can use to speed the demoisturising process. Sulk.

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I wonder if Apple’s support line is open at this hour.

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Erk. The MacBook Pro is most definitely not responding to external stimuli now. This is a little inconvenient.

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Uhoh. So it was going to start, and then it decided to stop. And now it doesn’t respond to the power button at all.

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So, this is Thursday. Let’s see how my computer is going…

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