02 Aug 2012 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: [email protected]  80361 +62 361 767 140

Jalan Raya Kuta no 100, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia

 

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Lisa Niver

Lisa Niver is a travel expert, writer, artist, entrepreneur, and on-camera host who has explored 96 countries. Niver has established a following through her written and video content, garnering over one million video views on YouTube, Amazon Fire Tv and Roku. Niver is the founder of a top 100 travel blog, We Said Go Travel, that reaches more than 200,000 annually and is in the top 1/8 of the top 1% of all sites in the United States. In her tri-annual international travel writing competitions, she has published nearly 2000 writers from 75 countries. She was invited to the United Nations as a Champions of Humanity ambassador, to the red carpet at the Oscars with United Airlines and to New Orleans for a project with American Express and Starwood Hotels. Her recent stories include Dutch designer villas for Luxury Magazine, interviewing Fabien Cousteau for Delta Sky, skiing with the blind for Sierra and scuba diving in the Solomon Islands for Smithsonian. She also contributes to USA Today, Wharton Business Magazine, the Jewish Journal and is verified on Twitter. Niver was a 2012 nominee for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching and a 2014 nominee for the Charles Bronfman Prize.

2 Comments
  • Alexa Hart
    Posted at 12:21h, 07 August Reply

    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!

  • Michel
    Posted at 06:23h, 16 September Reply

    I am living in Indonesia and itube is now my best option, whenever unluckily I faced this issue.

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