After thinking through the various options I had for getting past the issue I had with the hard drive cable in my MacBook, I decided that handing the whole thing off to someone else was my best option. So I dropped off my MacBook at Tekserve yesterday. I had to take a half-day off work to do it, but if I waited until Saturday, that would be another whole week gone, and then probably another week before I could pick it up. I’ve now been without a working MacBook for a whole month, so I decided it was worth burning a half-day of PTO.
I’d never actually been to Tekserve before, though I’ve known about them for a long time. When I got there, I had to take a number and wait about a half-hour. Then, I explained the issue to a nice young man who took down all my info, then consulted with a tech, and came back with an $80 estimate. If all goes according to plan, it should be ready on Wednesday. I’ll probably go back into the city on Saturday and pick it up.
I feel like a bit of a failure for not being able to replace the hard drive cable myself, but heck, I’m old and I’m really more of a software guy anyway.
So if I get the MacBook back on Saturday, then I can pick back up on all the stuff I had to put aside before things went south. Like upgrading to El Capitan, getting a new iPhone, and doing some more work on straightening out my music library. Oh, and setting up a better backup plan too.