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iTube is the place for APPLE in BALI!

The Wizards of iTube

iTube is the Place for APPLE in BALI!  They are WIZARDS!

When my Macbook Air crashed during the first week of our journey, I had visions of angels bringing me a new one. George and I were sure that it’s only future use would be as a bookend. First I saw only the gray screen with the spinning wheel of death; then the battery refused to charge. That was a bad sign.

Who breaks their new toy so quickly? I blamed myself for trying to add new features  but it turns out that maybe other issues existed. Once I stopped being angry at myself, and two mac specialists said  someone would have to touch the computer to fix it, we started to look for an Apple Store.

Online I found a place called Macbali; I read a few expats had been there. We were returning to Kuta for a few essential errands including fixing the laptop, so I found the business’s address and hoped for the best. When we walked into the store I did not feel relieved. No one seemed to know much about Apple products except an absent technician.  At least they said we could call him.

Wandering the streets, we turned essentially the wrong way and saw a sign, iTube. I thought this is the place. We walked into the store. There were apple products and signs everywhere. Several large iMacs and every other Mac product I could think of sat on the shelves. An employee named Gede introduced himself and I showed him the errant computer. He opened it and we saw the so-called spinning wheel of death. He got a special “recovery hard drive,” did a few magic computer things, and said, “Three days.”

iTube Store Kuta

I replied, “Three days?” He said, “Three hours.” I said, “Hujan besar,” which means big rain but really, tears ran down my cheeks. He said, “Tida Appa Appa,” which means, No worries. I said, “Berapa Harga,” or,  How much? For 350,000Rp (about $40) he said he would back up my files and re-install the OS (operating system) and all would be bagus or good.

With an invigorated step, I filled out the paperwork and handed over the computer and twenty-four hours later I had a working laptop! It seems my Air port was not updated, so the USB I tried to install made a mess. Gede proved himself a magician and later showed me a few new tricks.

If you need any Apple or Mac help in Bali, definitely go to the wizards of iTube. I highly recommend this store if you want to buy something Mac or Apple-related or have a problem with your Iphone or other hand-helds.

And me, I should be all set for rest of the year, or at least until my next computer crash.

Contact the iTube Store: itubestore@me.com  80361 +62 361 767 140

Jalan Raya Kuta no 100, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia

 

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Lisa Ellen Niver, MA is a teacher, traveler, author, speaker and social media ninja who has traveled to over 100 countries and six continents. She is a frequent author in the Huffington Post, USA Today, Wharton Business Magazine, National Geographic, The Jewish Journal among many other publications. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel, a global online community of over 1400 writers with articles from every continent. As a 2012 nominee for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching, she received commendations from US Senator Barbara Boxer as well as Fran Pavley, Holly Mitchell, Eric Garcetti from California State Senate, and Assembly, and the Los Angeles City Council. She founded in 2009 the Los Angeles Science Teachers Network with teachers participating from over 70 schools, runs the Science Isn't Scary website and operated the Simply Science camp. She was featured on KTLA National TV on the program Career Day, a show that shares great careers for teens and was invited to speak as an expert on three different radio programs about global citizens, international education and the PISA test. She holds MA. and M.Ed degrees in education and graduated Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania. She is certified in California single and multiple subjects. She is currently working on the new Nickelodeon television show, Bella and the Bulldogs.

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One Response to “iTube is the place for APPLE in BALI!”
  1. Alexa Hart says:

    Awesome that you were able to save it and find some Apple pros in Indonesia! My MacBook Pro suddenly stopped working when I was in Laos a couple months ago. Had to get a new one when I went back to the states. Sounds like you are picking up some of the language over there – how great!

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