My macBook did this today:
Spinning beachball of doom.
So I turned off, turned back on, then:
Click, click, click.
Flashing folder sign with question mark in.
Lucky me, I have extended Apple cover. I rang them and they said "Oh, sounds like your hard-drive."
I rang my localish Apple place and they said "Oh dear. Sounds like your hard-drive."
I can take it in and they can replace it. Apparently this is a common thing. The guy said "We live and die by our hard-drive's. I lost mine earlier this year. They are fragile. They go, all of a sudden." It will take 3 weeks though. Three weeks!
I feel a bit lost. I have become very used to my beloved Mac. Now I am on my sons stupid pc. It's all weird and clunky and slow and static.
When this happened to my old desktop pc I was stuck without any computer access for a while, and it felt very wrong. This is much better, I don't know what I am moaning about really. But it feels BAD. I am unhappy with the situation. And I didn't back up. Oh no I didn't. Stupid huh? So, potentially I have lost my photos and itunes, and maybe some words. The stories I am not so concerned about, some are at zoetrope where I have a wee office, some are at Fiction Workhouse, some I had the foresight to send to a googlemail address. Phew. Except now I remember that there were all sorts of little bobbins that I typed in and thought I'd work with later. Grr.
17 hours ago