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Black screen of death
Slace 
30/6/08 4:29:53 PM
Hero
Titan


Well I think my MBP's video card just died.

When I turn it on it makes the Mac start up noise, I sign into Adium and the keyboard backlight is on, but the screen is black.

No response from an external monitor.

Video card dead?

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Why can't a programmer tell the difference between Halloween and Christmas? 
Because OCT31 = DEC25


What's playing? http://www.last.fm/user/slace/

TinBane 
30/6/08 5:01:25 PM
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Hero

Immortal


Sounds like it!
Ouch!

Did you take out the extended warranty?

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Slace 
30/6/08 5:42:34 PM
Hero
Titan


You'd think Tin, but no.

Good thing I still have about 2 months of standard warranty left (got it September 2007).

Been down to the Apple service centre near me, going to drop it in tomorrow morning so I can take it home to do a backup tonight.

Good thing I have Time Machine backing everything up and all my work-work is in a VM, so I'll copy that off and borrow one of the Mini Mac's tomorrow (this is the first time I've been interested in the fact that we're getting on the Apple dev bandwagon!)

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Why can't a programmer tell the difference between Halloween and Christmas? 
Because OCT31 = DEC25


What's playing? http://www.last.fm/user/slace/

TinBane 
1/7/08 8:05:54 AM
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I'd take out the extra warranty. You can do that until the standard warranty expires. It might cost you a bit, but if this reoccurs in four months, it will have paid itself of many times over.


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Slace 
1/7/08 9:47:51 AM
Hero
Titan


Yeah I'll be having a look at that when I get it back.

Got the mini mac up and running with my external drive. But WTF, a mini mac doesn't support Firewire 800! What bullshit!
I'm stuck on USB 2.0 :(

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Why can't a programmer tell the difference between Halloween and Christmas? 
Because OCT31 = DEC25


What's playing? http://www.last.fm/user/slace/

TinBane 
1/7/08 11:55:33 AM
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Immortal


Get a FW 800>400 Cable. Works in 'both directions', at FW400 speeds.

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Quote by Takoma
I have an ignore list built into my clicking finger.



Slace 
1/7/08 1:03:29 PM
Hero
Titan


I think I should just take the rest of the week off work

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Why can't a programmer tell the difference between Halloween and Christmas? 
Because OCT31 = DEC25


What's playing? http://www.last.fm/user/slace/

Spengbab 
1/7/08 1:08:13 PM
Journeyman

and make sure you do get applecare

My screen is buggered, and I was too lazy combined with just coming out of hospital as my warrantly lapsed and now it's going to cost me to get it fixed :(

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Slace 
2/7/08 9:44:53 AM
Hero
Titan


I think I shall expense it back to work when I get it too :P

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Why can't a programmer tell the difference between Halloween and Christmas? 
Because OCT31 = DEC25


What's playing? http://www.last.fm/user/slace/

TinBane 
2/7/08 10:10:50 AM
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NICE!

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Quote by Takoma
I have an ignore list built into my clicking finger.



Slace 
3/7/08 8:26:25 AM
Hero
Titan


It's getting painfully close to the weekend, I really would like it back before then :(

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Why can't a programmer tell the difference between Halloween and Christmas? 
Because OCT31 = DEC25


What's playing? http://www.last.fm/user/slace/

TinBane 
3/7/08 10:16:44 AM
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Immortal


Ahhh. The machine is virtually diagnosed. The part takes 1 day to get from Sydney to Melbourne (not sure where you are), and about two hours to install. It should be done before the weekend, unless they are bogged down.

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absit iniuria verbis

Quote by Takoma
I have an ignore list built into my clicking finger.



Slace 
3/7/08 1:01:52 PM
Hero
Titan


I'm in melbourne, so hopefully I'll get it back tomorrow.

So glad I use Time Machine, I deleted all my sensitive work stuff off the laptop before sending it in, can easily get it all back :D

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Why can't a programmer tell the difference between Halloween and Christmas? 
Because OCT31 = DEC25


What's playing? http://www.last.fm/user/slace/

TinBane 
3/7/08 3:05:11 PM
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Pff, and you didn't bring it in to me?

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Quote by Takoma
I have an ignore list built into my clicking finger.



Slace 
3/7/08 5:01:08 PM
Hero
Titan


Unfortunately you're not in the CBD, I needed somewhere which was walking distance.

Unless you do pick up's

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Why can't a programmer tell the difference between Halloween and Christmas? 
Because OCT31 = DEC25


What's playing? http://www.last.fm/user/slace/

TinBane 
4/7/08 7:10:05 AM
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If I'm out and about I could :P But fair enough.

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Quote by Takoma
I have an ignore list built into my clicking finger.



Slace 
4/7/08 2:52:26 PM
Hero
Titan


Poo, looks like middle of next week before it's back :(

Going to be spending a lot more time on the PS3 this weekend I guess

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Why can't a programmer tell the difference between Halloween and Christmas? 
Because OCT31 = DEC25


What's playing? http://www.last.fm/user/slace/

TinBane 
4/7/08 3:48:43 PM
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It would probably have been worth a trip to Kew :P

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Quote by Takoma
I have an ignore list built into my clicking finger.



Slace 
4/7/08 6:22:27 PM
Hero
Titan


What time you normally open to though? I knock off work in the CBD at 6, so to get to Kew before ya shut could be err... tight :P

Admittedly I'm still at work now :(

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Why can't a programmer tell the difference between Halloween and Christmas? 
Because OCT31 = DEC25


What's playing? http://www.last.fm/user/slace/

TinBane 
4/7/08 11:22:47 PM
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Hero

Immortal


Ouch. We are open till 19:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We are open till 1, on Saturdays. We open at 08:30 every day buy Sunday, which when we are shut.

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absit iniuria verbis

Quote by Takoma
I have an ignore list built into my clicking finger.



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