So I took my PowerBook down to the Apple Store today, and discovered that there was Good News and Bad News.
The Good News is that all I needed to replace was the power adaptor--effectively, the power cord. This makes no sense to me at all, mind you. How can it be that the power adaptor can power the computer, but can't charge the battery? I don't get it. Nevertheless, it's good news--they gave me a new power adaptor under the warranty (which has a couple of months left to run) and I got to take my laptop home.
The Bad News is that my laptop has a nasty dent on one back corner that I wasn't aware of. It probably got there last Spring when I went to Australia; I slipped and fell in the airport and dropped the laptop case. But I looked the laptop over then and I don't remember seeing it. If it didn't happen back then, I'm at a loss--it clearly got a pretty good whack. It doesn't seem to have affected the computer's behavior at all, but I was informed today that it's enough to void the warranty if I ever do have to send the whole thing for service. Ugh.Posted by Will Duquette at February 16, 2004 04:23 PM
Rule number one in computer machine maintenance is always replace all cords and adaptors!! You'd be amazed at how often cords go bad.