User Image - Blocked by "Display Image" Settings. click to show.

User Image - Blocked by "Display Image" Settings. click to show.

User Image - Blocked by "Display Image" Settings. click to show.

View All Comments

edamomme Report | 06/13/2016 11:39 am
emotion_bigheart emotion_zombie emotion_bigheart
edamomme Report | 06/13/2016 11:14 am
Thanks honey, nice to know you've got my shoulder heart
OMG its Zack Fair Report | 05/24/2016 8:19 pm
OMG its Zack Fair
Hey no shame in liking a big box Nid.
I happen to like a big box myself. xD

Hope you get some rest buddy.
OMG its Zack Fair Report | 05/23/2016 8:14 pm
OMG its Zack Fair
Dig the Sp0nge

That is what the item is called so I am thinkin' it's a sponge.
And that cracked me up... dun know why but it did. :3
All Hail Me_Sephiroth Report | 05/10/2016 6:56 am
All Hail Me_Sephiroth
-throws you an Ogre chop-
Enjoy~ Nid.
Thornwick Report | 03/29/2016 2:43 pm
sweatdrop Yeah, lesson learned, right there. whee Thanks for the cleaning tips.

I'll also remember the safe-mode advice, too.

Would you happen to have suggestions for a good cooling station and a lighter browser? (Honestly, I'm hesitant about switching since I've used Google forever--especially, now I heavily rely on Docs and Drive.)
Thornwick Report | 03/29/2016 12:37 pm
I'll keep that in mind. 3nodding

1. I don't recall being instructed to go into safe mode, but that doesn't mean that I haven't. I may have, but forgot since the instructions to start up the mac in safe mode is similar to going into recovery mode (pressing the Shift key, alone, is the only difference it seems) and I've been around in circles, doing that with four different Apple CS agents, over the past month.

2. They never asked me to connect a usb mouse.

3. Battery didn't swell up since I was still able to press down on the trackpad with no trouble. When I brought my laptop in, a tech was explaining this to a customer with this particular problem, only this battery had swollen in the opposite direction and popped the lower lid(?) off.

4. I'll keep your defrag suggestion in mind, in case future issues crop up.

I heard back from the tech sooner than expected. (Now, I must mention that there is no Apple store where I live; just an authorized reseller (locally owned and managed), which for the time-being is the only company that offers repairs and services.) My hard drive will be replaced, at no cost, since it's covered by the warranty. Why it needs to be replaced--I don't know. As for the trackpad, it sustained liquid damage and needs to be replaced. Admittedly, I used Lysol disinfecting wipes to clean my device, which--based on what I've read, too little too late--can seep into the seams of the trackpack and corrode it. This kind of damage isn't covered by the warranty, and I'll be charged $99 for my offense. Labor is covered by the warranty.

Thornwick Report | 03/28/2016 2:00 pm
Your bashing and comments are duly noted. I have both Mac and Windows (daughter's HP Envy); both suit my family's purposes, so we really don't prefer one over the other. I just don't want to shell out another paycheck for a new laptop.

To answer your questions:
1. The mac was the only device having issues with being slow. Yes, the trackpad was acting batty, even offline. It's less than a year old.

2. No hard drive was connected to it, ever.

3. Besides Skype, Evernote, and Google, I did at one point have GIMP and FireAlpalca--but I uninstalled both programs and didn't seem to have issues after.

4. No cooling station.

Thanks for the suggestions, though. I'll definitely keep them in mind. 3nodding
Thornwick Report | 03/28/2016 12:44 pm
Thanks. If you must know, the laptop was being sluggish and the trackpad acting just as such; it's a Macbook Pro. I've spoken to 3 -4 CS agent who have all walked me through trying do both a system recovery and an internet recovery. Every single time, I would get the error message: "An error occured while trying to prepare the installation" or something similar. They've all told me things like: "Your internet looks slow" (had me download an app to determine this), "use an ethernet cable; it'll be faster that way", and "talk to your service provider about upgrading your internetspeed" (easy for them to say; they don't pay my bill)--all to get my laptap download and reinstall my OS. Nada. Finally, the last agent I spoke to had me wipe the disk, completely (which is fine, since I didn't have anything of great importance anyway), then they told me to retry the system recovery and internet recovery. All that did was give me a blank laptop with no OS. So even if I wanted to resolve the issue myself, I can't--which is why I had to take it to a tech.

It's fine if they drag their butts with my laptop or don't care to back-up data; there's nothing on it now, anyway. I'm past the threshold of "I need my laptop, now!" and I haven't dropped any money to have it looked at--yet. Even now, I'm not holding my breath for positive news.

If they can't help me, then I'll be taking it to a friend who pretty much does the same as you. If he can't help me, then I'll let you know.
Thornwick Report | 03/27/2016 10:25 pm
I appreciate the offer, but I finally found the time to take it in for service; besides, it's still under warranty so I'd rather have the tech guys do what they can before I--or anyone else, for that matter--start messing with it. If it still doesn't work after I've taken the proper steps, I'll look into other avenues of possibilities. 3nodding I'll let you know if it still doesn't work for me.



Name: Nidorous
Race: X-mas Elf
Status: Undead

Nidorous, a former elf employed by Santa who met with an untimely demise when Santa was gifted a new MP3 player for the holidays and failed to assist the elf in distress.

The distressed elf was lounging on the pile of toys in the back and when Santa took off, the elf was blown off the back of the sleigh after shouting many unpleasant words in the man's general direction and clinging for life.

Ended up crashing through a barn roof and was planted in a heaping soft warm pile, that belonged to the rather large cow that was spooked by his entrance and was promptly trampled.

After being buried later near some nuclear waste, the elf is back in business, only this time out for revenge on the 'Fat Man', working under Pesty's direction. ( More or less. )

Facts: Will eat nearly anything that catches his eye. Has a tendency to lick, chew and drool on things. Small animals, children and even fellow elves have all suffered either minor or grievous injuries in various incidents due to new compulsions. Your drink is not safe around this elf.

The maggots in his brain help keep it functioning to some degree, though is constantly attempting to pick them out and flick them at people.

Has a loathing of toy trains, dolls, doll houses and reindeer.

The only known distractions seem to be offerings of cheesecake and eggnog.

Warning: Do not engage if happened upon. Back away slowly and quietly. Should you be face to face with the creature, the best course of action is to sacrifice a small child if there is no cheesecake or eggnog present.


Since my signature couldn't stand the cheer any longer, I'll post it here:

TY Anon for the: Moonshine, Caretaker Tia, Bloody Bunny Slippers, Christmas Stocking

Blackgry: TY for the keg. washu_2004: TY for the Dreamscape, "Casual Poster" : TY for the Cupcake, Remy LeBeau 1982: TY for the pipe, Horace the elf: TY for the keg.

Coded in chrome. For those of you with a small monitor, like myself, sorry that some items tend to scroll out of place. Not much can be done about that. For those of you with a bigger monitor that doesn't scroll; I envy you. smilies/icon_whee.gif