iBook G3 Logicboard Dead Again...

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by rtdgoldfish, Jun 1, 2005.

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    rtdgoldfish

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    As the title of the thread suggests, my 800Mhz iBook G3's logicboard just died again. This is the FIFTH TIME!!!

    So now, my problem is this: should I wait a week or so to call Apple with the hope that new iBooks will be announced at WWDC or soon after?? I will be getting a brand new iBook this time and I want to get anything I can from Apple. I know that anything is an improvement from the current machine and I would me more than happy with a current 12" G4 iBook. I don't want to be greedy but I really feel that after dealing with all the headaches this machine has caused, I really deserve a good upgrade.

    So what do you guys and gals think I should do?? Hold off a week and hope for an update or just go ahead and call them today or tomorrow?? I have my Mac Mini and my PC and am out of school for the summer so I do not need the laptop right away.

    Another option, I have read on here that several users have managed to get a PowerBook out of Apple or at least an upgrade of RAM or HD. How did you manage this?? If I can do that, I will just get a 12" PowerBook and forget about waiting for an iBook update.
     
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    No harm in waiting until after the Stevenote on Tuesday if you won't need the iBook before then.
     
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    Pismo

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    Steve's keynote is on Monday at 10 AM Pacific.
     
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    Leareth

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    Wait until after...
    I think your iBook is covered under the logic board repair program
    if yes bother apple about it for a week or so with you repair shop and they will send you a new ibook just to get rid of you!

    Point out to them that the logic board replacement costs are higher than if they gave you a new functioning computer.
    I got my G4 1GHZ iBook that way after my 700MZH G3 died three times...unfortunately it got stolen a month ago...
     
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    rtdgoldfish

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    Just called Apple and they are gonna send me another box. Customer service is closed so I sent a letter to them via e-mail. I put stevejobs@apple.com as a CC as well. I wish he would read this, yeah, right. Like that will happen. Anyway, here's the letter: (Sorry, it's 2.5 pages long!)

    Anyone think that will do anything?? It was more of just a letting some anger out letter, prolly won't do anything and will never hear from them. Oh well, I will be calling customer service in the morning and getting the ball rolling.
     
  6. hob
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    hob

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    Have faith my friend. I didn't keep hold of my G3 900MHz 12" iBook for more than 8 months. It failed 3 times in that time (I think i have a habit of over-using my machines :p ), and when I demanded they replace it with a G4 12" they offered me a 14" iBook or a 12" PowerBook.

    Well, silver's pretty! :D
     

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