"so they nicked your hdd after replacing the motherboard. and didnt bother asking
hmmm you mean they didn't bother ghosting your stu"
I even left a letter with contact info inside saying to contact me. I would have bought that old drive if I could have. The work was done by an Apple contract house that does tons of other companies work too. :-(
The new equipment works great, but I really lost a lot of data. Now I back up much more regularly. :-) Live and learn.
To the other post: MS troll alert!!
"Apple sales are increasing only because they are targeting the fashion conscious more money than sense brigade."
---Just because they look good, does not mean that they are not the best. :-)
" At least with a PC I can change manufacturer once they move from quality to crap and still keep everything else whether I run linux or microsoft. If you run osx - its back to Apple regardless of how crap they make the system and have to pay whatever they charge."
----- MS troll FUD . Your documents and images, etc can go from machine to machine. Jpg, quicktime, word, tiff, etc. all these are common format.
You must be a troll cause on one hand you state that you are comfortable swaping machines left and right, but suddenly you do not know how to use universal formats.
Maybe you also think that iTunes locks you to using an iPod, even though Zunes advertise that they can read iTunes mp3 and AAC files. :-( Very low quality of troll today. LOL Maybe I will just throw it back. :-)