Spent A Tough Week & An Important Lesson Learnt
Last Update: Jul 8, 2022
This Monday started really well. Since I am still working from home, so I have scheduled my working hours and learning time on weekdays and weekends. And, I work on a laptop almost every time.
Monday was great, time well spent on the important stuff. I worked until 12 am at night.
The next day, Tuesday morning when I opened my Macbook, it wasn't getting turned ON. The screen was BLANK!!
No response from any keyboard key, also it wasn't getting any input from the charger. I took leave from my office and rushed to a service center, but to no avail. As they were taking 2 days just for system diagnosis and further days for repair. I didn't have a week to leave my laptop at a service center. I returned back along with my laptop.
All my important documents & passwords are saved in my system. Even if I take a new laptop I have to change all my passwords. I didn't find a good laptop at nearby shops, so ordered 1 new 'windows' laptop from Amazon, as the delivery time was 2 days.
2 Days was a long time, but this was the best possible option available. I really didn't need a new laptop at a moment, but no other option!
Anyways, after taking 2 days leave from office. I was supposed to get my new laptop on Thursday (that is, yesterday). Also, yesterday morning I was trying to figure out what went wrong with my MacBook. I plugged in for charging once again.
And, guess what...
It started getting charged, and after pressing the power button it was turned on. And, everything was as normal as before.
I couldn't believe that it started functioning again... NORMALLY!!!
And, I canceled the new laptop that I purchased from Amazon. Which I ordered in rush, and didn't really want that laptop.
Yesterday & Today, I worked, as usual, doing my job but at the same time my mind was disturbed thinking about WHAT IF, it stopped again!!
The most important lesson I learned is:
Always have a backup system in place for all essential tools or systems, so life won't get affected.
I lived 2 days without a laptop, took leave from the office, and waiting for a new laptop to arrive soon. And, a constant worry over the loss of important files saved on my laptop was almost tormenting.
Once the issue is resolved, I researched some good laptop alternatives over the internet and picked the best possible machine that can I use if my MacBook stops responding in the future. Now the time of arrival isn't an issue, so even if it is taking 4 days to arrive, I'm ok with that. Yes, I'm getting a new one arriving next week, of my choice.
So, guys that is it for this tormenting week :)
But things end up well, with a lesson.
Did you experience anything similar in your life?
Anyways, that's all for now. See you next time :)
I work on multiple computers at multiple locations so all my personal data gets stored in the cloud, typically Google (using Google Drive).
My medical data is stored on my healthcare association’s secure severs (patient info, etc.) via a virtual desktop.
I also have all (over a thousand) of my passwords encrypted and stored in the cloud using an app (RoboForm - not an affiliate).
So, a computer could have a total meltdown and I loose nothing except the actual machine. If it’s old and I can’t fix it myself, I’ll just erase (or remove) its hard drive and throw it in the trash.
I do make local backups of my computers, which allows me the convenience of quickly restoring them if I don’t like a system or software update, etc.
Hey Frank, thanks for sharing some essential tricks for file backup, and especially Roboform app. Is it safe to use?
I have been using that app for probably over ten years.
All your passwords are encrypted and the pro version allows you to access them from any device, so I use the same account and password database at my office and at home.
If you work on a lot of devices, like laptop, tablet, smartphone, it makes things much easier.
Scary stuff, Akshay, and an important reminder for me too!
I'm glad you persevered and that all is much better now, my friend!
I always have a backup as a similar thing happened to me a few years ago. I always keep a spare older model hanging around..just in case..
And, from now on I've committed to myself that I will never get into such awkward situation again. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Zoopie🙂
Next time you have problems with your MacBook laptop problem, please consult with me. Send me a private message. I am a skilled troubleshooter in fixing MacBooks.
I fixed mine a few years ago and now I have M1 MacBook Pro and the second one on way for the M2 version. My older MacBook (the one I fixed) still works like a charm.
I would have been able to tell you what to do and how to get it working. Glad that the problem seemed to have resolved itself.
I never use my AppleCare plan but it is there if I ever need it. It is a huge investment yes for AppleCare but it's like insurance better to have it than none at all.
All of my devices are Apple products. I can never return to PC. Nobody can pay me to do it. For Apple products, I will do it. People in my building have Apple products come to me to fix their iPhone or iPad or their Macbook Air and MacBook. I do it for the residents at no charge because I enjoy helping them after it's back to normal. A huge smile on their faces. Some do compensate me by giving me gifts or gift cards for food places. It is about paying it forward.
If you have any more issues, please let me know and I will see how I can help.
Have a great weekend.
That is good to know Brenda.
My grandaughter dropped my Ipad and smashed the screen. I'm not sure where to find one from.
That's really good to know Brenda. I'll reach out to you next time, in case it's possible to troubleshoot the machine from distance.
Usually you will go to a Apple authorized dealer, according to Google maps there are 3 in Tenerife. You can get the screen replaced from those dealers has to be Apple authorized if they have it.
To prevent the screen from being smashed, did you have a glass shield protector on your iPad?
Thats what I have and also a case that protects the screen from being smashed. Yeah kids can do that. It is expected. iPad is also expensive to replace.
Thats why, no glass screen protector. Now you know that is a necessity. Hope you can get it replaced and think about adding a glass screen protector. I always order two or three because even the glass protector can get scratched or a little crack but it wont crack the original screen behind it. Then you can replace the glass screen protector and have new clean one with no scratches. I had my keys too close to my iPad mini and caused some scratches on the protector. For me, lesson learned. Keep sharp objects away from the iOS devices.
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Scary moments! Glad it turned out and it is a good warning for all of us.
Yes, Rosana. Such a scary situation almost kills the mental peace. Essential work management & file management is so important, I realized their importance when I went 2 days without my personal laptop.