Thursday, October 29, 2009

R.I.P., Macmini

Those who have been following this blog for a while may remember that while we were on sabbatical in California, our mac mini was sick. The hard drive was replaced and it seemed to be working well. It is one of the first models and therefore an ancient computer by today's standards.

The mac mini had been doing this for quite a while:


Unfortunately, it continued to do this sporadically even after its visit to the Genius Bar in Emeryville, CA. But it was working well, overall. Then, about four weeks ago, it went on the fritz again. We finally got it to the shop and received a call on Monday that the logic board needed to be replaced, at a cost of $600.00. A new mac mini may be purchased for $599.99.


I mentioned this on Facebook and received immediate response in regards to helping raise funds for a new computer from Psuedopiskie of Some Disagree With Mom and Dave of Friends of Jake. Then I learned that Reverenda Ann posted the news on the HOB/HOD listserve. I also saw posts at the blogs of Grandmère Mimi and Mad Priest.

So tonight we're gonna go buy a new mac mini, thanks to the generosity of so many people. As soon as I receive the list from St. Francis, I will be thanking folks individually, but for now we want to thank everyone for your help. You are a wonderful community!!

8 comments:

Caminante said...

I put you up on my blog, too, but guess no one saw it there. No matter. Hope there's money left over!

Jane R said...

And I was the first one to mention it on FB! Not that it matters. :-P Congrats on the new computadora!

David said...

The new Mini's have a different set of video connectors on the back, so make sure you get the proper converter to hook up your monitor - be it VGA or DVI.

Apple has 'em (expensive) and so does Monoprice.com (cheap).

Matty Boy said...

Best of luck and happy computing, Padre. Hope the new machine runs like a charm

David |Dah • veed| said...

You can forgo the kids show tonight and just post about the new mini! I find those kinds of things existing.

The little letters are;
mantwjy
sounds dirty!

David |Dah • veed| said...

Damn. I cannot turn off this stupid auto-spell correct to save my life and my posts come out with really stupid words inserted! It arrived with Snow Leopard and I cannot find out how to disable it.

Existing started out to be exciting! As in, "I find those kinds of things exciting!"

BooCat said...

Loved your memory lane of computing. When I moved up to 1-gig, I remember actually saying that with that much space on the hard drive I would never need another computer again. LOL

Happy computing, Padre.

Matts said...

I agree with Dah-veed. I love to read about other people's Mac Mini setups. Thanks for the tip about the cost of the board, I'll keep that in mind if mine ever fries.

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