Mac-Less Monday

My 7-month-old iMac recently decided to no longer accept DVD’s into the built-in optical drive on the side of the monitor. There’s nothing jammed inside, it just won’t take a DVD. It did, then it didn’t. I let it sit for a week or so, hoping for some sort of miraculous Apple Intervention. No miracle fixes though. After several days it still didn’t work, so I had to make the dreaded move of packing up the 27-inch monitor into the original styrofoam and into the original box.

I trekked over to the Apple Store at Lakeside Mall this morning and Ian, my Genius, was very helpful. But the optical drive is cooked. A very unusual problem, he said. Figures.

So I’ll be without my beloved Mac for the next few days. The cold sweats haven’t started yet, but I expect they will soon.

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