Dust and Death


Tonight, I’ve been working to get the MacMini up as the web server, and I think I might have accomplished just that. I’m very sure that some things are not gonna work like they’re supposed to. Just sit back, relax, and I’ll try to have the plane under control shortly. 🙂

However, the iMac has bit the dust, and I don’t know why. It was working during one commercial break in Battlestar: Galactica, and on the next, there was no video, and the fan was the loudest, fastest and hottest I’d seen. Nothing I’ve done has helped — changing which outlet it’s plugged in to, unplugging the power for a while, etc. I started poking around on the web.

It appears that Apple has a known issue with serial number ranges into which mine falls. The issue is not very well described at the Apple site, but it has to do with hazy problems of video, or power, or both.

So tomorrow, it looks like I’m off to West County Mall’s Apple Store to hopefully have them tell me what I can do. I’ve had the thing just barely three months, and I really don’t want to have to go through an ordeal to get back up and running. It’ll be interesting to see how this part of Apple works — the sales side has been great. The proof is in the service!