flat rate repairs by Apple

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Macky-Mac, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030


    May 18, 2004
    A friend's G4 ibook needed some serious repairs recently. He'd bought it almost 4 years ago. It seemed likely that it was going to need a new logic board and he was figuring that repairing it would certainly cost almost as much as a new macbook, but when he took it in to an authorized repair shop they told him Apple would repair his ibook for a flat rate of something like $375.....no matter what or how much they had to do to fix it. It was sent off to Apple for repairs and less than a week later he had it back with a bunch of new parts including a logic board, power supply, some cable related to the microphone and a couple of other things that I don't remember. They said it amounted to about $1500 worth of stuff..........and sure enough, he only paid a total of $375 for all the parts and labor.

    Anybody else have any experience doing this? I had never heard of it before so I was amazed.
  2. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

    Mar 4, 2007
    They do the same thing on my PowerBook G4.

    I have no clue how many times time logic board has ben replaced for $310.

    Wonder why they charged you more for you iBook than they do for PowerBooks
  3. BittenApple macrumors 6502a


    Nov 29, 2008
    Maybe because the iBooks are a hassle to open up when compared to the Powerbook G4s.
  4. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

    Mar 4, 2007
    That is true but really it was not that hard to replace my iBook's hard drive.

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