Computer Crash Apologies

Jan Leeming

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Computers and the internet are amazing things. One of my concerns with putting together this site was that it could remain current, yet with all my travelling I've often much to say, but little time to say it. Years ago when reading the news it would take me days on end to reply to the kind letters people sent. Now, with the magic of the modern age, I can keep you up to date with what I'm doing and other events in my life.


Date: 13th March 2010


Hallo there - having built up quite a following amongst you, I'm afraid I had a major Computer Crash and have been without the machine for  a fortnight so couldn't write my Blog.

Thank Goodness Apple recognised the fault and extended the Warranty for the Graphic Card (whatever that is) to three years.  So, in a way I've been fortunate as my Laptop will be 3years old in July. In 25 years of owning 'Apples' I've only once encountered a fault - and that was a Battery problem but Apple agreed that there were some that were faulty and it was replaced FOC.

Although I took the machine to Apple at Bluewater, they did a diagnostic test and gave the computer back to me.  How on earth the fault did not show up is anybody's guess as I'd been having all the classic symptoms of Kernel failure.  Well, I'd only been back in Capetown for a week when the laptop totally seized.  I'm very fortunate that there's an Apple Franchise just down the road from where I stay.  They identified the fault as being the one which came under Warranty.  Only snag was I had to produce my original bill - thank goodness I was able to contact my Accountant through my Agent and he sent a copy.  In the UK I take the precaution of having my Address Book in Hard Copy - in SA I don't so I was without phone numbers and everything else. 

Anyway the fault has been repaired and I've only just noticed that I have a completely new computer (my original had a very small dent on it).  We live in a throwaway society and I suppose it's more cost effective to supply a new computer than to mend an old one.  Anyway I'm very grateful to the lovely Gary at Project 3 in Claremont.  The other good thing was that I saved myself another two 120 mile round trips to the Apple Centre at Bluewater.  There is an Apple franchise in Canterbury near where I live but after them dropping and damaging a friend's computer (and then denying liability)  I decided to steer clear of them.

 So I'm back on track and will try and encapsulate some of my little adventures since I've been back in glorious Capetown.

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