Arg!! I updated 10.3.3 to 10.3.5 yesterday night. Right now, I just woke my powerbook from sleep, this scrambled screen came up for a split second. The scrambled screen scared the fuck out of me because it looks like how I heard a logic board screw up looks like. (I knew someone who had this problem with their ibook. She was refunded for the repair bill.) So, I did what any concerned computer user would do. I googled the problem. And it ends up that a lot of people have this problem with the new OS update. Grrr!! (link 1, 2, 3)

I’m finding, though, that this problem might’ve appeared because I didn’t make Disk Utility repair permissions before and after the update and install. I didn’t know that I had to do this. (They should tell you that when installing!) Anyways, I did it now. (although I hear that once you update without repairing permissions, doing it after won’t help the problem)

I tried sleeping my computer again, and the good (although not that good) news is that it was alright. This scrambling screen problem is not happening consistantly enough to be a real pain in the ass. In fact, it was that one time. We’ll see.

I feel like a mac illiterate dork when i find out about disk utility permissions repair and things like f11.

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