I was watching some videos in my favorite recliner when my dog whined to go out. Thinking nothing of it, I lifted my leg over my Powerbook to stand up. But my leg got snagged by the power cord. In the process of untangling myself, my leg hit the Powerbook display and expanded the opening to a degree not recommended by 9 out of 10 dentists.
I heard the snap that every TiBook owner dreads hearing.
The machine is functioning. The hard drive is working alright. No major problems, other than the fact that the display cannot support itself. That kind of makes it difficult to work on it.
Since I got my PowerMac G5, the Powerbook has served the purpose of reading websites away from my desk, posting to this blog, watching movies in bed, and bringing with me when traveling. I’ve also been using it to do software tutorials.
My Powerbook is a titanium Powerbook, which is a model that has been known for its hinge problems. I never thought it would happen to me, but this serves as an explanation of why Apple moved to a different hinge design in its latest notebook models.
- Don’t buy a new laptop
- Buy the cheapest Macbook I can get
- Buy a Macbook comparable Windows machine
I’m thinking of getting a Windows machine only because I’ve been doing more with web design and development lately, but if I take any action I will definitely be waiting until after Macworld. This could be a moot point if all I really need to do is snap it back in or something…
So yes, it is the end of an era. This was my first Mac. It will not be my last, but I still wish I could go back in time to stop myself from breaking it.