My chances for getting a brand new macbook?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Jiddick ExRex, Jul 12, 2006.

  1. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

    Jiddick ExRex

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    So I bought a new iBook last year in November. After half a year with no problems at all, running off battery made the screen go to zero brightness or just shutting down. Usually when the battery was at 50% or 12% charged. I sent it in for repairs the 16th of June this year. It is now today, I have called the repair center and they said they had replaced the logic board but it still didn't solve the problem. How long should they take repairing the darn thing before I should get excited about getting a new Macbook as replacement? :p
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    It'd be nice but I wouldn't get your hopes up. Apple still has plenty of iBooks around that they'd much prefer to give you. :)
     
  3. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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  4. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Phone them and harrass them. Give them a "hint" that you'd like a replacement for your machine today because you really do need your computer back, and this is causing you a terrible inconvenience. ;)
     
  5. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

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    i'm in a similar situation. my 2 year old 1.5 ghz PB G4 has the "failure of a ram slot" issue. it's under apple care and they genius said i get a new logic board as soon as i send it in. i can't send it in now because i need it and i want to buy a macbook end of the year. then i plan to send it in.

    what are my chances to get upgraded to a newer G4 powerbook (1.67GHz or so)?
     
  6. AlBDamned macrumors 68030

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    Not good until you've had the RAM problem or a major problem at least three times.
     
  7. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

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    i'm not hoping for the regular replacement option after three failures. i'm actually hoping that they run out of 1.5 GHz logic boards and start offering people refurbished G4 powerbooks instead.

    well, i'm happy with my G4 PB as it is. so if they repair it it's fine. if they replace/upgrade me that would be great.
     

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