AMITIAE - Thursday 18 June 2015

Cassandra: 13" MacBook Pro with Retina Display - AppleCare Fix (and a Brace of iPhones)

apple and chopsticks


By Graham K. Rogers


Earlier today, I collected my 13" MacBook Pro from the iServe (Copperwired) office in Amarin Plaza, central Bangkok. I took it in last Thursday as there had been a screen problem: artefacts on the left side.

I was unsure whether this indicated a problem with the graphics processor or other hardware, but it is not something I would want to tinker with. I was told 10 days; but on Tuesday afternoon (only 5 days), a phone call told me that the repair was done: a new screen.

MacBook Pro screen MacBook Pro screen

I had an appointment with Apple personnel early in the morning at the Kempinski Hotel, so after that and a well-earned coffee, I picked up the MacBook Pro. All nicely done and (of course) no charge as I have AppleCare.

Back home, I transferred some data from the Mac mini that has been my stand-in machine for the last few days and updated software. I now have two new iPhones (iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus) to set up. I have been loaned these, particularly as Apple is keen for me to examine the photo capabilities of these devices. More on that later. . . .


Graham K. Rogers teaches at the Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University in Thailand where he is also Assistant Dean. He wrote in the Bangkok Post, Database supplement on IT subjects. For the last seven years of Database he wrote a column on Apple and Macs. He is now continuing that in the Bangkok Post supplement, Life.



Made on Mac

For further information, e-mail to

Back to eXtensions
Back to Home Page

All content copyright © G. K. Rogers 2015