Pilgrim’s Picks – My “Apple Hell” Edition



The lack of posts today probably had you guessing that I was either on the road or with clients all day–if only!

At around 7pm last night, my Apple MacBook Pro decided it did not want to boot-up–no matter what troubleshooting I tried. Calls to Apple tech support this morning were equally useless. Fearing the loss of all my data, I headed to my local Apple store and was put on standby to see an Apple “Genius” technician. An hour later, and Scott was able to recover my files and give me a plan for using Time Machine to fill in the blanks.

So, after 24 hours of Apple Hell, I’m back in the loop. So, here’s the news that I would have blogged about today:

  • http://www.erikvossman.com Erik

    Bummer to hear about Andy. Glad to hear that you’re back in the swing of things though.

    (I thought Apple comps were crash proof?)

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  • http://agentmagenta.blogspot.com/ Agent magenta

    Nothing more scary than the thought of losing data! Good reminder to everyone to keep regular backups.

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  • http://www.seoresults.co.za Web Marketing Man

    Glad to hear your Apple drama wasn’t terminal, and your data is safe. Lost my hard drive on my notebook a few months ago, and still find things missing, even now….

  • http://www.greatpriceshere.com Nicole Price

    I did not know that you could get this kind of problem with Apple. This is the first time that I have heard of something like this. Any way, all is well that ends well I suppose.

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  • http://www.fiftystudio.com Fifty Studio

    apple store peeps are pretty good so long as they’re caught up. It can be worse than a doctors office there.

  • http://www.poems.md Ashley

    I haven’t known that Apple had such problems.

  • http://mp3crown.com Tiffany

    Thanks God no data loosing…That’s a very bad experience.

  • http://www.cats-breeds.com Dany

    Apple has problems?this is something new…But why it occurs?

  • http://www.socialseo.com Brian Gilley

    Andy, You weren’t using Time Machine before the problems? I have TM backing up my MacBook Pro every two hours.

    What happened to your your Mac?

    Note: This post scares me, So, I’m erasing the last 5 minutes from my brain and forgetting I ever read your post ;-)

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  • http://www.marketingpilgrim.com Andy Beal

    @Brian, I do use TM, but by backup was a week old. I’ve now changed my setting to backup more often. :-)

  • http://www.myfreeps3.net PS3

    Unlucky mate, glad to know you got it sorted though.

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