Nuts!!! My Mac is not working right and has to go back. It is going to be replaced. The WiFi would not work right. I did everything I could think of and I was many hours on the phone with the techs till they wanted me to reinstall the OS which met a big download again and I said no I would just return it and then they wanted to fix it and I said no, for the money it should work out-of-the-box now! Next they wanted me to drive to the nearest Apple store 125 miles one way and I was guessing that it was going to take two trips (500 miles) so I said no to that! That is when they said they would ship another one(2 day shipping) as soon as I got this one to FedEx for shipping. They said I’ll get it Friday…. we’ll see.
More than likely a system file was messed up and a reinstall may have fixed it but I seen no reason to guess at it. At my data rates that could cost me a few bucks if it didn’t fix it then I would still have to send it back. I looked at doing the download at McDonald’s but the little time bar said (download time 50 hours) ….. okay! The last person I talk with, I ask if the next Mac would need all the updates that this one did and she said “no” I ask “really?” she said “we could refund you for your data?” I said “okay” because I do want the dang thing! I am guessing if I do get anything out of them it will be App store/iTunes credit or at best a credit for The Apple store and not a refund to my bank for the data I will have to pay for.
The problem was weird. Yesterday I was able to connect all but one time and a couple of restarts fixed that. Today I could not connect at all this morning and went to McDonald’s and tried their WiFi and bang! I had internet and then I tried my MiFi device (took it with me) and bang I had internet. Left McDonald’s come back to RV and try to connect and it did one time, after the one time it would not connect again with my MiFi. Called Apple worked with tech, called Verizon and worked with tech and then back to Apple with one more trip to McDonald’s (tech and McDonald’s together the last time) Again It worked with the McDonald’s connection and then would work with my Mifi. I got out of range of McDonald’s and then tried a time or two with the MiFi and then it would not work. Just weird!
I’m going to give Mac one last chance, if I have any thing to wrong with the next one, Mac will be done and then maybe I’ll then buy a PC. So …. last shot Mac!
And that folks has been my day.