University insurer sues Apple After $2 million in computer ...

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  1. 1macker1 macrumors 65816


    Oct 9, 2003
    A Higher Level
    Damn another lawsuit. Wonder if faulty wiring has even been an issue with the Power Mac G4.
  2. dashiel macrumors 6502a

    Nov 12, 2003
    wouldn't the insurer have to prove gross negligence on the part of apple or at least a history of faulty wiring that led to fires in powermac G4s? is there another profession as scummy as insurers?
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Plug anything into an outlet with faulty wiring and it'll probably cause a fire, usually because the outlet is overloaded.
  4. ALoLA macrumors regular

    Sep 23, 2003
    Greater Los Angeles Area
    Has anyone ever heard of a computer bursting into flames, and it being hot enough to ignite a nearby wood beam?! Well, let's not include those exploding Dell laptops. :) Anyway, sounds like another frivolous lawsuit, probably to cover up for some incompetent lab technician.
  5. Sabenth macrumors 6502a


    Jan 24, 2003
    is it me or is the world just bloody mad .. law suite this law suite that crap i best sue my boss for a fence post falling on my thumb and causing me serious pain for a week or two .... hell while iam at it i best sue Ms for the Pop ups that anoye me cause me to loos valuble working time and make me very un happy with my other half asking whats this all about when it says you have to reboot for a driver update ....??

    She hates Windows for that:D
  6. Fender2112 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 11, 2002
    Charlotte, NC
    This is why companies have liabilty insurance. This will most likely be settled between the two insurance companies.
  7. Frohickey macrumors 6502a

    Feb 27, 2003
    These two sentences, if true, is the meat of the whole incident

    Plug a toaster oven into the faulty wiring and you get a fire... doesn't have to be the PowerMac G4.

    My PowerMac G4 has been in continuous operation since it was introduced, and it has not caused a fire yet. I just looked inside of it and despite 500 generations of dust bunnies, no fire yet.
  8. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    My Power Mac explodes into flames sometimes. Annoying, but no big deal really. I keep papers away, and when it happens I just hose it down. Only twice have I actually lost my home--but the Power Mac still runs great!
  9. Photorun macrumors 65816


    Sep 1, 2003
    Sounds like Apple is a scapegoat for more than just clueless peecee luser.

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