Time to ask for a replacement?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by maryanny, Dec 11, 2006.

  1. maryanny macrumors member

    Jan 24, 2006
    I bought my ibook in july 2004 and it was a pretty good machine for the first year. I bought applecare just in case and now im really glad I did, in the last year I've had:

    2 logic board failures
    1 optical drive failure
    1 display "wire replacement" - they didn't really explain this one
    1 HD failure

    plus some more replacement parts, basically i took it in for a "pinched display wire" (thats what the guy at the genius bar told me, the screen would randomly turn off, i could still see everything was on but it was very dark and id have to restart the machine to see it again) this summer and when i got it back everything was gone and I had to call and ask what exactly was repaired and she mentioned my logic board was replaced, my optical drive was replaced, and something else I cant remember. She said "you pretty much have everything new on the inside". Fun.

    the hard drive failure was on sunday, I just got my machine back last wednesday because they did the repair in store. it seems that every 3 months something else fails and i have to take it in for repairs. when is it justifiable for me to just ask for a replacement instead of all these repairs?
  2. puckhead193 macrumors G3


    May 25, 2004
    can't hurt to ask, but i wonder what they will replace it with...? An ibook, or a macbook.. would be sweet if they upgraded you...
  3. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

    Jiddick ExRex

    May 14, 2006
    Roskilde, DK
    A question: the display darkening. Have you installed ScreenSpanningDoctor by any chance? Because that is the reason for the screen going dark on battery power (at least on my ibook). For some reason, it doesn't do that anymore after a lot of updates has been released.
  4. phungy macrumors 68020


    Dec 5, 2006
    My friend has an iBook and is about to upgrade to the MB. I'd say go for it!

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