Or, as someone memorably used on a mailing list I'm on "Rats to Rhubarb!"
A couple-three weeks ago I had a water -> keyboard accident with my trusty Powerbook, which ended up frying the inverter board (meaning: no LCD monitor). This beast is out of even the extended AppleCare coverage, so I sucked in my gut and ponied up for a repair to buy me some time - the theory being that a couple more months (read: WWDC) of rumor tracking will help me make a smarter Intel transition.
Then this weekend the Superdrive started making an unpleasant clicky noise for every disk (burned, manufactured, CDR, CD, DVD, &c) inserted and rejected. Fun console errors, e.g.:
Jul 1 22:52:50 molly kernel: disk2: I/O error. Jul 1 22:52:50 molly kernel: SAM Multimedia: READ or WRITE failed, ASC = 0x09, ASCQ = 0x90 Jul 1 22:52:51 molly kernel: SAM Multimedia: READ or WRITE failed, ASC = 0x09, ASCQ = 0x90 . . .
It's going to be a long month.
Update 2006-07-04: Through some unknown miracle, after sleeping for several hours, the drive worked again for a while. So this is likely some heat related failing; not a good thing, but this provides a kludgey workaround for the next couple months, at least.
Technorati Tags: applePosted by esinclai at July 03, 2006 10:39 PM |