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    Goodbye MacBook
    Well the time has come for me to leave the macbook community. I started off about 5 years ago with an ibook, and now have a macbook. After dealing with macbook issues and apple geniuses I have decided the time has come for me to leave the macbook community and go to a windows based machine. My macbook is 15 months or so old now. # or so months after i got it, i replaced the hard-drive due to a crash of unknown cause. I have had a few keys fall of and still haven't found my option key. My yahoo messenger isn't too great when trying to talk to my wife, she is on an hp laptop, yahoo messenger loes a lot of features when on a mac. I am military and gone a lot so yahoo messenger is a must-have so i can talk to my kids. My palmrest is cracked and although this is an ongoing known macbook issue, the apple geniuses are giving me a hard time about fixing it because i am out of my applecare plan. Now just this week my macbook power cord burnt up. The nearest apple store is over an hour away, so I called apple. I told them the problem with the power cord and they told me that since my applecare was up, I was out of luck. I then asked if this was a known issue (I knoew it was due to a little web research). The apple guy on the phone told me that this has happened to quite a few people, but that the number of people with the problem wasn't worth a free fix due to the lrge number of problem free macbooks out there. He then tried to sell e a new power-brick over the phone for $70 or so dollars. Anyway, long story short, I am going back to windows, and will be putting my macbook up for sale in the for sale section within the next few days. sold my ibook on here a while back, so now time to sell my macbook as well. Oh well, have to go computer shopping now. thanks for letting me vent.

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    I can think of some fixes to maybe help your problem. But I will not go into it. I will just say goodluck. And hopefully things work out better for you in the future.
    Its time to go...

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    Good luck with that. You just think you have problems now just wait till you start dealing with Vista

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    why not go back to an ibook, or upgrade to a mac book pro?

    In any case, good luck, hope you're happy with your decison

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    good luck spending similar amounts of money and more time on your windows machines and windows!
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    Sucks. Sounds like you got a lemon. Check out tigerdirect.com sometime. Maybe they will have some laptops you would want to look at.

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    That's not good to hear but I must say your right on about Yahoo Messenger. When I switched to my iMac and used YM it missed features that I used on YM on my windows machine like Sharing Photos, video chat, confrence chat and I can't save my chat history. YM has a lot of work to improve them messenger for Mac's, so does AIM for that matter

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    Too true, but at least AIM works on iChat which is pretty good and has all sorts of dandy features.
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    Pick the best tool for the job. If you think that's going to be a Windows machine, go for it. Might I recommend the Dell XPS M1330 or M1530 (larger screen)? Very nice machines, competitively priced and well built.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunslinger View Post
    Good luck with that. You just think you have problems now just wait till you start dealing with Vista

    Ditto to that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunslinger View Post
    Good luck with that. You just think you have problems now just wait till you start dealing with Vista
    My thoughts exactly. Good luck to ya!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunslinger View Post
    Good luck with that. You just think you have problems now just wait till you start dealing with Vista
    My girlfriend just bought a new laptop running Vista. It's crashed right out of the box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by audiomedia808 View Post
    My girlfriend just bought a new laptop running Vista. It's crashed right out of the box.
    Did you point and laugh at her? LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnTheMacGeek View Post
    Did you point and laugh at her? LOL!
    Friend's macbook also crashed right out of the box. In fact, after he registered Leopard the thing just didn't respond and then the crash screen came on.

    He and her should get together sometime.

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