Aby-a-Day – 8 November 2020: Technical difficulties (Serious Sunday)

I have been trying so hard to keep this blog going, and make sure to post everyday. An I will still do my best. But Friday, I noticed my 2015 MacBook Pro was…broken.

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Like, really broken. I suspect that it is a battery issue, but my machine isn’t eligible for replacement. I think it’s probably because it was already replaced, in March 2016.

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I have been staying off it as much as possible since I noticed it, but I think it’s worse. This is how it looks today.

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Pretty bad, right? I have been keeping it turned off – and unplugged – unless I absolutely need to be on it.

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I have already ordered a replacement, I wasn’t really ready to get a new laptop right now…but it was five years old, and it was going to happen sooner rather than later, so…yeah. It is what it is. I will need to find a workaround so I can still use Photoshop, because the updated iOS (Catalina) doesn’t support it. But there are ways to make it work.

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…but in the meantime, I’ll do my best to keep posting on my phone and iPad until the new one arrives. Which I hope is soon.

5 thoughts on “Aby-a-Day – 8 November 2020: Technical difficulties (Serious Sunday)

  1. Oooooh a MacBook Pro! I’m jealous! But not supporting legacy versions of PS is scary–if this were to happen to me (to date a PC user), I would be mad enough to spit fire. I own the last CS version, CS6. While I have been a user of CC for the past 2 years, it is horribly expensive and I might not renew this year. I would probably switch to the latest Photoshop Elements. I read that Elements is nearly compatible with Catalina so you might look into it. But there are features of PS that PSE does not contain so it may not work for you.

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  2. you might want to take the battery out of it if you can. My Aunt and Uncles HP was doing that and it was because they left it plugged in all the time and the battery was getting ready to explode and the bulging was from it swelling. Answer was new battery- not sure if that is true on macs. At the very least I would unplug it

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  3. My human’s MacBook Pro is even older than yours and she has to get a new one when they are released because it doesn’t have the power to run Premiere Pro (she’s currently using Rush to edit videos). Since she has CC on monthly, she also has the latest version of Photoshop which is mostly compatible with Catalina, with just a couple of glitches. At least that’s what Adobe says on their site.

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