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more computer problems...

Anybody got any thoughts on this...

My powerbook (Pismo, 400mhz, 700megsRAM, circa 2001) has an issue. I've twice now left it plugged in, but off overnight. Then in the AM, it doesn't want to respond to pushing the startup button. I didn't notice the first time, but did today, that the machine was really hot. I opened it up, unplugged it and let it cool down. Then it started right up... Should I simply just not be leaving it plugged in? It doesn't get particularly hot when I'm using it, even after 6 hours... hmm...

Also, any "MAIL" experts out there? I need help juggling 3 accounts. It doesn't seem to like the SMTP settings, and although it was working fine this AM, now I can't send mail. Only recieve.

Help.


EDIT: as of 9pm 10/1/05, MAIL seems to have corrected itself. Who knows why...

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sbgrl
Oct. 1st, 2005 07:40 pm (UTC)
Ok, so I read this to G, he said to go to Apple's website because supposedly they've had a lot of recalls with the battery packs on some of the laptops. Even if it's out of warrenty if you're is on the list it's a defect and they will replace it.
blaneyphoto
Oct. 1st, 2005 08:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I couldn't find any recall info, but I did find the forums there, which I was not aware of. I posted about this, so hopefully I'll get some feedback.
sbgrl
Oct. 1st, 2005 10:00 pm (UTC)
I hope someone can help you in the forums. Did you ask about a recalls section?

BTW, are you going to be at the MM NYC meet up next week?
blaneyphoto
Oct. 1st, 2005 10:20 pm (UTC)
I did see some recall info, but about other unrelated stuff. I bet someone there can give me some info though!

I'm not going to the meetup. I'm gonna be out of town from the 5th to 15th. We're combining my cousins wedding, our wedding anniversary, and a hiking trip all in one... I'm hoping the fall foliage is in full swing up north!
sbgrl
Oct. 2nd, 2005 01:04 am (UTC)
I hope you have a nice trip. Don't know how far up north you are going but you definitely should have nice foliage. When we were up there last week the trees were starting to change.
blaneyphoto
Oct. 2nd, 2005 01:15 am (UTC)
We're headed to the Conway, NH area. I'm doing a one day recertification of my Wilderness EMT licence (search and rescue / improvised care using on-hand materials, etc) at a school up there. With the real exception of our trip to the Virgin Islands, we seem to always get lucky with the weather so I'm hopeful, and weather.com says it looks good so we may be in luck! We went up there for our anniversary last year and the leaves were really at thier peak. Whatever is there will be fine - I'm just glad we were able to a hotel room. We actually have to split our time between a couple places...
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