No Photoblogging For A While

9 comments June 16th, 2007at 08:36am Posted by Eli

Argh. My laptop, which is where I do all my photo processing, has finally died. It appears to have gotten fatally overheated, which doesn’t completely surprise me, as the fans were getting more and more labored and less and less effective.

I have ordered a new laptop, to arrive ASAP, but I will be unable to post photos until I get home tomorrow (I should be able to post some from my old laptop).

I am hopeful that the photos on the dead laptop, especially the ones that I dumped off of my memory cards and which exist nowhere else (the laptop froze before I could copy them to my backup travel drive), can be salvaged. Since the laptop won’t even start booting (i.e., no BIOS), I don’t think it’s a hard drive problem, unless the hard drive is collateral damage in the overall meltdown. I guess I’ll soon find out.

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9 Comments

  • 1. virgotex  |  June 16th, 2007 at 10:32 am

    What?! No photoblogging?

    You’re fired!

    I’m no doctor but it sounds like your HD will be fine.

  • 2. spocko  |  June 16th, 2007 at 4:21 pm

    Good luck on getting those photos of the hard drive.

    The line is not IF you drive will crash, but WHEN.
    I’m guilty of poor back up hygiene too. I should that this opportunity to do something! Will I? No. Lazy.

  • 3. Eli  |  June 16th, 2007 at 5:35 pm

    The sad thing is, I’m actually really good about backing up my photos (other stuff, not so much). I had three cards to dump to the laptop, and then I was going to copy them to my travel drive immediately after – it was all hooked up and everything.

    The laptop froze in between the second and third card and never worked again except to tell me that it had shut itself down because it had gotten too warm; I never even got the chance to copy from the laptop to the travel drive.

    Only thing I could have done differently was copy the files from camera to laptop, and then *move* from camera to travel drive. But how often does a PC die like that? It’s usually between boots.

  • 4. ::mathew  |  June 16th, 2007 at 10:03 pm

    I’ve salvaged so many laptops that I keep a little external drive case for the 2.5″ HDs…you can almost always get thie files off of them, even when they’re too screwed up to boot up the computer.

  • 5. four legs good  |  June 17th, 2007 at 3:33 am

    Get a Mac!!

  • 6. Eli  |  June 17th, 2007 at 8:26 am

    I’ve salvaged so many laptops that I keep a little external drive case for the 2.5? HDs…you can almost always get thie files off of them, even when they’re too screwed up to boot up the computer.

    I do have an enclosure somewhere, although it’s for a 3.5″ drive. It should still work, though – it’s not like it’s going to be a long-term home. Or I could probably just hook it up inside my PC…

    Get a Mac!!

    Dude, it’s a hardware problem. I really don’t think Mac hardware is all that much better than PC. Besides, I don’t think I could afford a Mac laptop with enough horsepower for photo processing…

  • 7. oldwhitelady  |  June 17th, 2007 at 10:10 am

    Arggghh! That really sucks! I hope it all works out.

  • 8. four legs good  |  June 17th, 2007 at 11:49 pm

    Dude, it’s a hardware problem. I really don’t think Mac hardware is all that much better than PC. Besides, I don’t think I could afford a Mac laptop with enough horsepower for photo processing…

    Get a better job!!

    Seriously, my G4 wasn’t THAT expensive, though I do have a lot of memory, about 2 gigs. Though I’ll argue with you about Mac hardware being about the same as PC. I hear about PC harddrives crashing all the time, but all my friends and colleagues have Macs, and none of us ever have hardware problems.

  • 9. virgotex  |  June 18th, 2007 at 1:33 pm

    none of us ever have hardware problems.

    4lg, I’d have to contest “ever”. I’m no doubt as much or more of a Mac cultist than you, and it’s true we don’t have near as many hdware problems, but there are some. Specially with laptops…usually about the time that extended Apple Care expires…

    For example, I’ve had recurring problems with the power supply on my macbook. It I haven’t bothered getting it fixed this last time because it’s old and I am aiming to replace the whole ‘puter

    so, is that mac treason? It feels odd to play devil’s advocate in the mac/pc wars…. Perhaps I should move to switzerland.


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