The following is a true story:
I have a 5 month old iMac DV, and in that time she has crashed no more than three times, despite the fact that I do a lot of video editing and compression.
Around 3:50 on Thursday I pushed the power button.
The light went on, but there was no welcoming chime.
I tried again.
I tried the reset button.
I put in an OS 9 CD and tried booting up from it.
It chimed, but the screen remained blank.
I read the troubleshooting manual.
I reset the pram.
Still no picture.
It was now around 4:10. I had a class to get to.
I felt sick. Something was terribly wrong. Something had happened. As I left my office I pulled the plug, hoping this would work. Iive owned Macs of all shapes and sizes for over 15 years and Iive never done that. But somehow I knew this was different.
When I returned to my office around 5:50, I plugged her back in--and tried again. Chime, picture, little mac, etc...She was back from the dead. I canit tell you how happy and relieved I was.
I then logged onto Macnn.com and read Mr. Andersonis unvarnished words and how they were killing AAPL.
There was a great disturbance in the force that afternoon, and while I generally donit believe in such things, I now wonder if my iMac was just laying low, waiting itil the worst was over.
On Friday I did some serious editing and compression and she performed flawlessly as always. Sheis back, and so will AAPL.
Thanks for the great story Professor Weiss!
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