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.