I have good news and bad news about my Powerbook.
The bad news is that the mother board is DOA. The good news is that I’m still covered under the extended AppleCare warranty.
For some reason, I had thought the warranty was expired, but the guy at the Apple store looked up the machine and said the warranty was good until 2009. Yahoo for buying extended warranties on computers. (Yahoo, the shout for joy, not the defunct search engine.)
PB is on its way to get a new heart, and she’ll be as good as new when she gets back. The guy at the genius bar enjoyed my password. He agreed with me that it might be a bit dated.