I took my iBook to the Apple store the other day to have the ‘geniuses’ take a look at it. The guy turned it on and opened a bunch of programs, which got it to start blinking. That was good since I thought I’d get it there and it would act fine.
After watching it blink for a little while and looking up how much ram was being used, he said it could be one of two things. Most likely it’s the logic board, which would cost $800 to fix. Or, it could just need more ram, since it blinks more when I have a lot of programs open and even when I only have my basic programs open (Firefox, NeoOffice, Adium, and Thunderbird), there’s only about 5 to 8 MBs of unused ram.
I found 1 GB of ram on Newegg for $31 plus free shipping. I’m going to order it and my bro can install it for me. Even if it doesn’t work, it’s not a whole lot of wasted money. If it does work, then I can keep this computer, buy a new battery and it’ll be fine. My battery is only lasting a little over an hour now, but I don’t want to buy a new one if I have to get a new computer.
There were some really nice MacBook Pros at the Apple store. I had fun messing around with those when I was waiting for my genius appointment. But they’re so expensive. One day, when I’m rich, I’ll get one.