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

 

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a science teacher and is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 101 countries and six continents. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she worked on cruise ships for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. You can find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over 1.3 million views on her YouTube channel. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed an Olympic swimmer and numerous bestselling authors and has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. She was named both a Top 10 Travel Influencer and a Top 50 Female Influencer for 2021 by Afluencer and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. She has been nominated for the inaugural Forbes 50 over 50/Know Your Value list due out in Summer 2021. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best and has more than 150,000 followers across social media. Niver is a judge for the Gracies Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media and has also run 15 travel competitions publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries on We Said Go Travel. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded two Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards. From 2017 to 2021 in the Southern California Journalism Awards and National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards, she has won four times for her broadcast television segments, print and digital articles. Niver won in 2021 as Book Critic and in 2019 for one of her KTLA TV segments NAEJ (National Arts and Entertainment Journalism) award. Niver won an award for her print magazine article for Hemispheres Magazine for United Airlines in the 2020 Southern California Journalism Awards and a 2017 Southern California Journalism Award for her print story for the Jewish Journal. Niver has written for National Geographic, USA Today 10best, TODAY, Teen Vogue, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave(ish): It's All About Perspective 50 Adventures Before 50,” about her most recent travels and insights. When she's not SCUBA diving or in her art studio making ceramics, she's helping people find their next dream trip.  http://lisaniver.com/one-page/

2 responses to “iTube is the place for APPLE in BALI!

  1. 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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