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A New Blue Screen of Death

Having just received my freshly repaired PB 15 from Apple, I fired it up to test the new display. All was working swell for a few hours until the screen suddenly dimmed and a pool of blue spread across the LCD like water or an electronic aurora borealis. Wet streams of clear pixels dripped down the center. It was as if the little guy rejected the new screen like a bad organ transplant. I snagged this photo as I watched the spectacle play out over the next 30 seconds. I was simultaneously pissed and fascinated.

 

Certain the failure was hardware related, I got the box of foam ready to send back to Apple. But upon restart, the display returned to normal function and I haven't seen the phenomenon again.

 

Was it just a natural reaction? The machine adjusting to a new implant? Maybe you think I'm a big time nerd who assumes his PB lives and breathes. Maybe you're right.

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Taken on September 26, 2005