Repair or Replace?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by yg17, Feb 24, 2006.

  1. yg17 macrumors G5

    yg17

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    My Powerbook is suffering from narcolepsy, so I have to take it to the Apple Store this weekend. The thing is, the timing couldn't be worse as I pretty much need my PB next week for a class we're doing a group presentation in to create then give a Powerpoint presentation (I think another group member has a laptop, but not positive). What are the chances of the Apple Store giving me a replacement? Hell, I don't care if they give me any left over 15" G4 PB's they have, but I pretty much need a laptop. This would be my second time sending the PB off (first time I had a bad keyboard) for repair, which I know compared to some people isn't a lot. Also, would the fact that this problem is so hard to diagnose (could be a battery, OSX itself, logic board, temp sensor or any number of things) make it more likely I'd get a replacement? It would be time consuming and expensive for Apple to replace every part until the problem stopped. Thanks
     
  2. jer2eydevil88 macrumors regular

    jer2eydevil88

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    I know how tight money can be as a College student but if you need to "rent" an apple laptop all you need is a credit card and an apple store. Buy an iBook or Powerbook and return it within 14 days for a 15% restocking fee / aka rental fee.

    I know this isn't cheap but if you NEED it for that presentation it will get you by.
     
  3. yg17 thread starter macrumors G5

    yg17

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    Nah, I'd never do that. Turns out one of my group members does have a laptop (A Dell, ugh) so its not as big of a deal now.
     

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