While flying from Maui to Oahu on Monday we hit a huge air pocket. For the first time I really appreciated having a seat belt on. Everything not tied down went airborne, including my precious MacBook Air. It did a flip and landed on my lap. All seemed to be okay, so I just kept on working.
When I got to my office I noticed this damaged hinge and I felt sick to my stomach. I sent the photo above to Rolf (Da MacMan) at MacMouse.com. Rolf e-mailed back saying that they can fix it, and it may take a week or so.
Coincidentally I had just received an announcement from Apple that there was an all new MacBook Air just released.
Do It Now!
Not being one known for patience I went to the Apple Store and bought a brand new MacBook Air; lighter, faster, sharper screen, more ports and about $700 less than the one I bought two years ago.
Next was getting all of the data into the new computer. This part is way over my head; actually a bit scary in fact, so I went straight to MacMouse.com to see Rolf.
As Rolf unpacked my new computer it felt like Christmas morning.
As Rolf did his magic, the staff at MacMouse.com watched on as though this was something they had seen before.
It was amazing to see the data flowing from the damaged MacBook Air into the new one while we watched the World Series.
By the time the game was over the migration was complete and everything looked and worked exactly as it did on the “old” computer.
Should I, or Shouldn’t I?
Next is deciding what to do with this $2,400 computer which works perfectly, but has a deformed hinge. My temptation was to trash it, but instead Rolf and company are going to repair it and Masae will get another hand-me-down electronic goodie to go along with the iPhone 3G she inherited when I got the iPhone 4. All is well.
If you ever need anything done with your Mac, or are just ready to go Mac; call Rolf at MacMouse.com. He’s the best.