It's all spinning wheels and self-doubt until the first pot of coffee.

Are PowerBook hard drives supposed to sound like Amiga floppy drives?

Ugh. PowerBook hard drive is going click... click... click... click... and all the while, the system is frozen. I think I may have accidentally banged the left corner of the thing one too many times. Had this happen once before with my old iBook, but thanks to AppleCare I got a brand new (and 5 GB larger) hard drive gratis. This time, I seem to remember having purchased AppleCare (I'm too anally cautious not to), but local Apple Store drones didn't seem to find this serial number in the database and I might just have forgotten to send in a registration card at some point. Ugh. Hoping I can find some proof, somewhere in my basement boxes that proves I shelled out for the protection racket.

Otherwise, maybe I'll be using this as an excuse to get a new 15“ PowerBook, probably just in time to miss new models being released a week later. Of course, I could probably just buy a new hard drive and self-install, which would be much cheaper and much less fun.

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