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Tue 13 Feb 2007

Alvin's refurbished MacBook

Category : mac and the internet

29 Jan - Alvin announces that his iBook has died; 30 Jan - Jen initiates the refurbished purchase option; 02 Feb - he announceds that replacement of Combo drive and hardisk would cost $800; 05 Feb - he asks me to buy a unit for him (he's coming back), and a discussion about options, Applecare and RAM follows. 06 Feb - I put in an order with AppleStore Singapore.

Since then Alvin's been wondering about his MacBook. It's a real busy time for me but somewhere in the background, I recall three or four emails about confirmation, invoices etc. and at least one phone call. Boy oh boy, they really reassure you that your Apple Store order is on the way.

The MacBook was waiting on my office table on 8th Feb, but Teutoborg and I only bust open the package just now. The hardisk only had 38GB left over from its original capacity of 60, being muddied up with Garage Band, iWeb and other apps that Alvin will never use. And of course, the support files.

So we just wiped out the disk and reinstalled the system, leaving out loads of stuff including ALL the printer drivers (he can download when needed) but left the languages in.

Now the HD has 48GB free!

Meanwhile, mis_nomer, who announced her impending liberation a few days ago, is burning up her blog with a list of "how-to" posts!

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