Friday, September 28, 2012

Macbook backlight

I received a batch of three Macbooks from different friends that were all having problems with the exact same model. I figured to could use parts from one to get at least one of the other two working again.

The first Macbook kept hanging on errors while starting up, but it only required a fresh install of OSX to boot. The second had problems with an intermittent backlight. And the third had major logic board issues and was in the worst shape, so I decided I would use that one for parts. 

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Brakes and rotors

It was time to change out my front brakes. New Akebono brake pads ($44), Meyle brake rotors ($54), and brake pad wear sensor ($7). A total $105 spent on parts, and less than two hours of work.

This job would probably cost around $300 at an indie BMW shop or over $800 at the dealer. (yikes!)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012