Hi everybody, my G3 800MHz iBook purchased from PC world around a year ago went faulty this morning. As I got to work I tried to wake it from sleep, and nothing happened (the screen stayed black). I did a force-restart and it made the startup chime, but the screen stayed black for about 3 minutes. So I powered the machine off again, by holding power button down for 5 seconds. I left it a little while, then tried to start up again. This time I was greeted by a grey screen, but no startup appeared to be happening. I forced another restart, and this time the Apple logo came up at startup, the grey startup wheel span around a couple of times, then short black horizontal lines appeared on either side of the screen. Next thing, I'm getting crazy colours all over the screen. I shut the machine down, and since then, I've not been able to get any signs of the onboard video working at all. Does this sound like the iBook logic board problem? Anyway, I have to get this machine fixed now. I'm going to back it up using the firewire target disk mode when I get home tonight, and then I have to decide how it gets fixed. Since it was purchased from PC World (and I bought their coverplan, which as far as I can tell from having worked there a few years back , entitles you to pretty much the same thing as Applecare, since Dixons Stores Group don't have the slightest bit of Apple-related expertise, or any other forthat matter). Has anyone ever had their portable Mac fixed by DSG, PC Service or PC Performance as it's now called? How did you go about it - by calling the 0870 850 0635 number, and then letting them take it away before handing it over to Apple, or by dealing with Apple directly and getting them to bill Dixons/PC World? any advice appreciated Finally, the machine is actually still within its initial manufacturer's guarantee, but there's the white blotch problem on the monitor as well as what i think may be the failed logic board. If I were to hand it over to PC World, they may decide that the repair is uneconomical and give me a new iBook (though unlikely).