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Dammit, Gir!

I just had to hard reboot Gir. Given the way that I work with him, this is a more problematic thing than you'd suspect. Sure, it gives me an opportunity to run Software Update and install the updates that require a reboot (Quicktime and OS X), but it's annoying as hell and I'm certain to lose a bunch of stuff that I was doing in Safari.

Grrrrr, Gir!

(Yes, of course I still love him dearly. The joy he brings me on a daily basis just makes the minor hiccups stand out that much more.) :-)


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Sep. 24th, 2008 08:21 pm (UTC)
am I fucked?
Probably not. The screws are uncommon but not proprietary. Which model is your PowerBook (size/CPU speed)? For most G4 PowerBooks, the door to the memory compartment is held in place with #0 Phillips screws. I'm not sure off hand where such things can be purchased but if there's an electronics shop near you then I'd try there first. (If there's a Fry's near you then I hate you and burn with jealous rage.)

If it's the holes that are stripped and not the screws then I'm not sure what to suggest. I suppose in theory you could add a bit of super glue to the screws and attach them that way, but you'll be pretty much giving up on any chance of ever opening the door again. That'd still be better than having no door on the memory compartment, however.

I know I haven't really given you much to work with, but I hope it helps. Let me know how it works out, okay?
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Sep. 30th, 2008 11:55 am (UTC)
Re: Update: Success!
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