Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > PowerPC Macs

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Oct 31, 2006, 09:48 AM   #1
Medicaptain
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
14 month old Ibook dead

I purchased a 1.33 G4 14 inch ibook exactly 13 months and eight days ago. The logic board is toast as of today. i.e. flashing colors and flickering screen. I took it back to where I purchased it and many other apple items {powermacpac it Portland Oregon}...and I was told that it was a $600 dollar repair...unbeleivable...I now have a $1050 dollar paperweight.
I called apple support to find out if they would fix the computer since we were so close to the warranty end date...absolutely NO luck.
In the end...I shoulda bought applecare...
Any ideas out there?.....or am I S.O.L.?
Medicaptain is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 31, 2006, 09:49 AM   #2
Eidorian
macrumors Penryn
 
Eidorian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Cuidad de México
Send a message via AIM to Eidorian
AppleCare is a must on laptops...
__________________
Core i5 750 / 16 GB RAM / 500 GB SSD / HD 7950 / Windows 8.1
13" Retina MacBook Pro
Eidorian is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 31, 2006, 09:52 AM   #3
thiagofll
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA
Send a message via MSN to thiagofll
Try this company or search for other ones online until you find a reasonable price. Type in google ibook repair or mac repair until u find something. I can just imagine...I would be freaking too...Repair your laptop sell it and buy a new faster macbook...you will be short around $500-700 depending on the condition of you ibook (saying you pay $400 for repair), Buy from Amazon they sometimes have rebates plus you pay no taxes. If you wish to buy AppleCare you can contact apple and buy it later on...Good Luck...Here's the site:

http://www.macservice.com/?gclid=CKm...FSGTYAodFh3tVQ

PS: THE WEBSITE I GAVE YOU CHARGES $450 FOR LOGIC BOARD REPAIR, CHECK IT OUT

http://www.macservice.com/ibg4.cfm
__________________
24" SR Core2Duo iMac 4GB RAM / 17" SR Core2Duo MacBook Pro 4GB RAM / 30GB iPod / 8GB iPhone / 2TB WD HD
thiagofll is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 31, 2006, 09:54 AM   #4
mdntcallr
macrumors 65816
 
mdntcallr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eidorian View Post
AppleCare is a must on laptops...
what he said. sorry my friend. this unfortunately happens with all brands of laptops. another great thing for laptop peace of mind is http://www.safeware.com/

it protects you against laptop theft or damage. so if it's stolen or dropped. things applecare doesnt cover, you are covered.

i am getting both for my new MBP which is coming this week. Applecare + Safeware = Peace of mind and coverage for all possibilites.
__________________
"Bite my Shiny Metal Ass!" Bender (Futurama)
mdntcallr is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 31, 2006, 10:09 AM   #5
Medicaptain
Thread Starter
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Thumbs down Thanks..

I like the safeware program for sure....but Im considering never buying another thing from apple....I guess I have a case of "sour APPLE's"...pun very much intended here.

and apple?...if your reading this....I sold my stock today in YOUR company and will not continue to tout the "greatness of mac's" with my co workers and employee's. I personally was responsible for 14 people making "the switch" in the last 6 months alone. Now I have some serious egg on my face.

oh well....buyer beware I guess

To me...applecare should just simply come standard if you sell what you believe to be the best item in your market...but for this day and age...that is simply asking too much to take care of your best customers.
Medicaptain is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 31, 2006, 10:16 AM   #6
thiagofll
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA
Send a message via MSN to thiagofll
Quote:
Originally Posted by Medicaptain View Post
I like the safeware program for sure....but Im considering never buying another thing from apple....I guess I have a case of "sour APPLE's"...pun very much intended here.

and apple?...if your reading this....I sold my stock today in YOUR company and will not continue to tout the "greatness of mac's" with my co workers and employee's. I personally was responsible for 14 people making "the switch" in the last 6 months alone. Now I have some serious egg on my face.

oh well....buyer beware I guess

To me...applecare should just simply come standard if you sell what you believe to be the best item in your market...but for this day and age...that is simply asking too much to take care of your best customers.

I, do not defend Apple or any other coorporation for that matter, but Apple's customer service is one of the best out there. Side by side with HP. I've had Sony Vaios, HPs, Toshibas and Gateway and I can seriously say they are all bad (Sony is the worst). Sony wanted to charge me for repair when my laptop was only 6 months old, they told me that " that specific hardware was not covered under warranty", that laptop never got out of my desk, was never dropped, it just shut off...Sony is all about excuses until you mention lawyer...

Anyways, Apple always assisted me both customer service and repair issue (except for those Genius people at the store, they are stuck up but I am more rude than they are so they don't mess with me)

Anyways, you are going to encounter these problems with ANY company out there specially when the warranty is up, they can give a flying *******..

Stick with Apple or HP...
__________________
24" SR Core2Duo iMac 4GB RAM / 17" SR Core2Duo MacBook Pro 4GB RAM / 30GB iPod / 8GB iPhone / 2TB WD HD

Last edited by thiagofll; Oct 31, 2006 at 10:32 AM.
thiagofll is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 31, 2006, 11:08 AM   #7
Frankf300
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: NY
Send a message via AIM to Frankf300
Yea, that is one thing I gotta say, Apple probably has the best customer service, if not the best. When I was originally looking to switch to a Mac, I called up my local store and the guy spent about a half hour on the phone with me just discussing the big differences between Mac and Windows when he could have been helping customers in the store. It's always a plus when you can call customer service and talk to a person who's actually in your own country. Everytime I had to call my Toshiba customer service, it was a total nightmare, couldn't even understand the damn guy. As for that $600 repair fee, maybe it is because I'm going to major in business, but look at it this way. Lets just say a logic board is $350, not sure the real cost, but a figure. That logic board doesn't install itself, it takes time and labor to install that which means a tech MUST be paid. Materials+Labor+Profit=final cost. I think a company has the right to make money. Everybody forgets to think about that when they complain about a company's fees. If it takes $600 to just buy the piece and pay your tech and you charge $600 than you wouldn't be making a penny. I guess you should have gotten Apple Care.
Frankf300 is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > PowerPC Macs

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
iBook G4 Torx screw | Airport Problem | Dead Hard Drive rjcalifornia PowerPC Macs 10 Mar 20, 2013 12:37 AM
iPhone 5 Dead Pixel Problem, Less Than a Month Old tgi iPhone 10 Dec 5, 2012 07:46 PM
iPod Touch 5g dead in less than a month! Yuck Mouth iPod touch 3 Nov 14, 2012 02:14 PM
ibook G4 (dead monitor) transfer to MBP wadada MacBook Pro 10 Oct 19, 2012 07:28 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:07 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC