What about Windows running under Mac OS. Does that count?? :->> Oh, BTW, Microsoft opened it's own store in Bellevue Square today. Koichi Yasutani - a.k.a. Steve + MP Lakewood, WA U.S.A. 2010 / 11 / 20 18:52 PST On Nov 20, 2010, at 0756 , Mark Stein wrote: > The PC may be slow and fidgety, but right now it's light years more useful > than the Mac. > > At 08:59 PM 11/19/2010 -0800, you wrote: >> I made an appointment for 3PM tomorrow; there was nothing open for morning. >> Minor progress: I got the system disk to eject.I have my original HD that I >> could install, but somehow it doesn't seem like a HD crash. God, this PC is >> slow and fidgety. >> >> From: Jay Paxton <JayPax@xxxxxxxx> >> To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx >> Sent: Fri, November 19, 2010 11:39:20 PM >> Subject: [nikonf4] Re: Mac Trouble >> >> I know the last thing you want to go is go to the Apple Store and fight a >> crowd of teeny-boppers to the Genius Bar, but that is your best bet to >> getting it fixed quickly. Go online and make the appointment at the Genius >> Bar tonight and it won't be so bad. >> >> From: Dave >> Sent: Fri 11/19/2010 10:25 PM >> To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx >> Subject: [nikonf4] Mac Trouble >> >> I was using my Macbook 13" laptop tonight when suddenly it froze in Safari >> and the Force Quit didn't work. Neither did anything else. I held the power >> button down, and it shut off. >> >> Now when I try to turn it on, it starts to boot, chimes, and the little >> thermometer comes up. It's the one that shows when you have a long startup >> sequence to go through. Then the whole thing powers off instead of booting. >> If I hold down the power button until the long tone sounds, the same thing >> happens. I inserted my OS disk hoping to do a restore, and it just ate that; >> it won't eject no matter what, and there's no paper clip hole. >> >> Power on, progress thermometer moves to about 5% then restarts a couple of >> times, then it powers off. I powered up and connected my firewire backup HD >> but it's no help. >> >> This Macbook has been flawless since 12/06, and I just installed the latest >> big OS and Safari updates last night. It worked perfectly all day, however. >> >> Any ideas, gang? >> >> Don't make me go to the Apple Store on Saturday!