How Old Is That In Computer Years?
I am considering my options when it comes to my computer. To put it bluntly, it isn't well. Oh, it puts up a good front all right; after all, it's what I'm using to post here. But it's got problems.
The biggest problem is that I can't shut it off. That is to say, I can shut it off, there's just no guarantee it'll start back up. Instead of starting on a cold boot, it chimes a few times and then the sleep mode light just pulses at you in a morse code of distress. Decrypting it gives the answer: no good boot images in the boot ROM (and/or bad sys config block). Also, the shift key is sticking quite a bit now.
I mean, let's face it. It's not a new machine; we bought it over four years ago, and heck, it's a model no longer even made by Apple. Wiping the drive might fix it, but it'll take time and it might not take care of the problem. On the other hand, restarting works just fine and it's perfectly happy to stay on for weeks at a time with no problems.
So. Do I?
1) buy a new machine?
b) back everything up on to the external drive, wipe it clean and try again?
or lastly) continue to do nothing?