Ethernet port problems?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Ilikemacs, Jul 9, 2004.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    My iBook of about two years has had it's ethernet port break twice. Apple considers this "misuse" and I had to pay about 800 bucks to have it fixed the first time (the second time i said screw it and got airport, so i still have a broken ethernet port). Does anyone else know if this is common? Also, I'm looking to buy a new powerbook and am trying to find a good warranty program that will cover this (screw AppleCare). Does anyone know of any. I think CompUSA covers it, but I have to look into that more. Thanks
     
  2. macrumors 68020

    Horrortaxi

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    How did it break that caused them to say it was abuse?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It began wiggling and gradually got looser and looser through normal plugging and unplugging. I can't of one instance where it was pulled or jerked. The fact that it gradually got worse reaffirms to me that it wasn't due to any "misuse" but normal usage.
     

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