iBook Logic Board

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by CyberB0b, Jul 6, 2005.

  1. CyberB0b macrumors regular

    CyberB0b

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    Just got back from the 4th of July weekend with the parents. Got them a new monitor and used the old monitor plus a keyboard and mouse to turn my dad's old 12" iBook from May 2001 with a 5 minute battery into a workstation. First words out of his mouth, "oh good, the screen has started flickering again." Yearrrrgh. So I plug in the monitor and the screen has a strong purple tint. Jiggled the cable and it looked normal for a few minutes, then purple again.

    The logic board already went through this painful death spiral once and had the logic board replaced last year. So, back I go to check on the logic board replacement program and it says it expired March 2005 or 3 years from purchase.

    So I don't qualify. Anyone get a replacement after the deadline passed? How much will a logic board replacement cost me?
     
  2. leekohler macrumors G5

    leekohler

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    I would really consider getting a new iBook. That one's had a good life. I don't know the exact cost, but I doubt it's worth it to replace a logic board on a 4 year old iBook.
     
  3. Darwin macrumors 65816

    Darwin

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    An iBook in the family has just had its Logic Board break down, since its past the deadline for the replacement program it will cost around £500 to sort out

    As suggested it might be an idea to get a newer G4 iBook

    Thats what we have done, the thing is likely to break again and £500 might as well be put towards a new machine
     
  4. bodeh6 macrumors 6502a

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    Well with new iBooks coming soon, I guess it is time to upgrade and if your a student get a free 4GB iPod Mini as well which could be sold on Ebay to help pay for getting the new iBook.
     
  5. CyberB0b thread starter macrumors regular

    CyberB0b

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    yes yes, 4 years old, I know. I just graduated last year so the discount is gone. I just hoped the computer would last 5 years, that's all.

    I noticed a few logic boards on ebay. I've put together all my non-mac (which happen to be non-laptop) computers myself, how hard can an iBook be?
     
  6. leekohler macrumors G5

    leekohler

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    A pain. If you want to do it, search the threads here. There are some that can help you with that. But seriously, I wouldn't want to do it.
     

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