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Bad Apple anniversary?

Posted on: November 29, 2019

I hope that I will not have a new anniversary to mark. This year was the second year in a row I had to repair my once trusty 2012 iMac.
 

 
Last November, my iMac’s power supply blew so I could not start it up. As it was out of warranty, I had to visit an official Apple repair partner to get it diagnosed and repaired for about SGD280.

Almost exactly a year later, my iMac refused to start and the same repair place told me that they no longer supported vintage iMacs. I did not realise that a 2012 item was vintage.

Later I confirmed that Apple did list my iMac as a vintage product, but I was supposed to “continue to receive hardware service from Apple service providers”. Perhaps the repair partner did not receive the memo.

So I looked for a third-party repair place and chose one by proximity to home and projected cost. I found one that claimed it would charge me the same price as my previous repair.

But when I showed up at the store, I was told that the representative read the wrong row item. How carelessly convenient! I ended up paying SGD418 for the repair because of someone else’s misread.

I hope that my trusty iMac will not celebrate its anniversary. As a precaution, I bought a new UPS to counter power dips, surges, or unexpected shutdowns. Keeping my fingers crossed.

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