No. of Recommendations: 4
What I found extraordinary is that Apple did not detect the problem. Could it be that they don't test the add-ons? The Mac itself eventually reported the problem. Not that it matters but way back in prehistory (1982) I was a certified Apple II and Apple III technician. Back then we did a lot of testing and parts swapping because parts were much less reliable and had a short mean-time between failures. When Venezuela devalued the currency in 1984 the Apple distributor stopped importing and I started to refurbish and sell used Apple IIs.


I was doing tech support on Apple at that time too. A while back, a customer called me and this was our conversation:
Me: Thank you for calling
Customer: You aren't going to know what I'm talking about.
Me: Well, I've been playing with these things for a while. Why don't you give me a shot?
Customer: I have an Apple LaserWriter.
Me: Not only do I know what you are talking about, I was certified to fix them!
(To those that do not know, Apple stopped manufacturing the LaserWriter in 1988)

Kathleen
Definitely showing my age in this post
Print the post  

Announcements

What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.