Ouch Again !
I knew things were going too well. 😉
Things have been going great in WA land recently. I was approaching £1,000 from my efforts since starting with WA. I thought it was time I invested a bit back into my business, so I upgraded my themes to GeneratePress Pro for the princely sum of $49. That's a multi-site price too, so thought it was great value.
Inspired, I started writing a new blog post. The words seemed to be flowing well. I got about 500 words written, then suddenly the words stopped appearing. I was typing, but nothing was happening in Wordpress.
Ah, it'll just be one of those Wordpress glitches, so I shut it down and re-opened. The login password was cached, so didn't need entering. I navigated back to the Draft post and started typing .......
I switched out of Wordpress and into my trusty Notepad
I rebooted my MacBook and tried to log back in. My password wasn't appearing. The keyboard wasn't working. I then started scrambling around on my phone, looking for suggestions. Most hardware faults can be reset by clearing certain Registers on Macs. I held about 15 keys down at once and pressed the power key.
Of course the clearing of the hardware registers can only be done with key combos and the keyboard wasn't working, so they didn't work either. I was completely stumped. So I rang my local Apple Authorised store and booked it in for appraisal.
A couple of days later, I took the laptop downtown to have it checked out. It would have to be sent away to be investigated. I'd had the battery replaced under Warranty last August, but this one wasn't going to be covered. A couple of days later, I got the repair quote.
Ouch, ouch, ouch !!!!!!
I suspected things were going to be bad, but .......
According to the blurb on the email, a keyboard fault like this usually requires most of the keyboard, trackpad, battery, top faceure and anything else attached to be replaced. It's labour-intensive, incredibly fiddly and costs a fortune!
Looking at it another way though, because I've generated income from affiliate marketing, I can afford the repair. If I hadn't been earning, that money would've had to come from savings. It'll also be tax-deductible I suppose. 😉
A reminder that the Laptop Lifestyle can be expensive too if things go wrong. Apple kit is nice and shiny, but if there's a fault you need a deep wallet.