How longHave u had yourMac computer(s) and how many times have u had to get it fixed?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ThisIsMyName, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. ThisIsMyName macrumors regular


    Jan 11, 2008
    New Jersey
    How long have you had you computer(s) and how many times have you had to get it fixed? Just wondering...becuase i seem to have had some problems.
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    Had Macs for 19 years. Never needed a repair I couldn't do myself (example, hard drive replacement -- all hard drives will fail sooner or later).
    Current: MacBook C2D refurb - perfect condition, no troubles.
  3. leekohler macrumors G5


    Dec 22, 2004
    Chicago, Illinois
    I've owned Macs for over 12 years. Never once did I take any of them in to be fixed. There were occasional glitches and problems I fixed myself, but that's it. Actually, the only thing was a bad third party RAM chip. In 12 years, that's pretty damn good.
  4. djejrejk macrumors 6502a


    Jan 3, 2007
    I have owned my MacBook pro for 1 year... 2 repairs,.. only had to take it in once. The 1st time they overnighted a battery. No harm done.
  5. donga macrumors 6502a


    May 16, 2005
    12" powerbook g4 1.5ghz. three years, zero repairs.
  6. ryannel2003 macrumors 68000


    Jan 30, 2005
    Greenville, NC
    eMac 1.25GHz; owned 3 1/2 years and it's never been in the shop.
    iMac Core 2 Duo: owned for 3 weeks and no problems so far. I don't expect it to have any problems either.
  7. irontony macrumors member

    Dec 10, 2005
    New Zealand
    Apple user for 8 years

    Powermac G4 867 - No issues
    Powermac G4 Dual 1.4 - No issues
    Powermac G5 Dual 1.8 - Rev A Chirp/Buzz issue - Power Supply replaced
    iBook G4 800 - No issues
    eMac G4 1.4 - Firewire failed with in 6 months - mainboard replaced
    iMac 24" Alu 2.4 x 5 - All had Defective Screens but were perfectly working

    Generally have had a no fuss experience. Any thing that did go wrong happened within the year and was covered by Apple warranty.
  8. danidoll521 macrumors regular

    Oct 30, 2006
    Powermac G4 Dual
    12" Powerbook G4
    15" MBP C2D

    No issues with any of the three whatsoever. Perhaps I have been lucky, but all were incredibly solid machines.
  9. JNB macrumors 604


    Oct 7, 2004
    In a Hell predominately of my own making
    Seven Macs in 23 years, one HDD, one power supply, both on machines that were getting on in expected lifespan.
  10. aross99 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2006
    East Lansing, MI
    No issues: MacPlus, Mac LC, Quadra 635, Powermac 8600, Powermac G3, Powerbook 140, Powerbook G4/867, Powerbook G4/1.67, Macbook Pro, Mac Mini G4, iMac G3/500, iMac G5/1.9

    Broken Case: Powerbook G4/1.0, Macbook
    Dead hard drive: iMac G3 (3 years+)
    CD Burner won't burn: iMac G5/1.9 (2+ years)

    Only three issues in 22 years, with 16 machines...
  11. ThisIsMyName thread starter macrumors regular


    Jan 11, 2008
    New Jersey
  12. aross99 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2006
    East Lansing, MI
    I will say that the newer machines SEEM to have more trouble than the older ones, but I wonder if that is because you hear more about it now with the advent of the internet.

    I think the initial MacBook's and MacBook Pro's definitely had some issues, and there were warranty updates to deal with them.

    The current versions seem to be better.
  13. treehorn macrumors 6502


    Aug 21, 2007
    Apple ][+ No problems

    Apple ][e No Problems

    Original Macintosh No Problems

    Power Macintosh No Problems

    Bondi Blue IMac No Problems

    Wall Street Powerbook No Problems

    'Snow Ball' IMac No Problems

    G4 Powerbook - Keyboard problem after 2 years (six keys stopped working). Was replaced free by Apple Care

    G5 Dual Core Powermac - No Problems (work computer)

    G5 Imac (last Pre-Intel) - Only lemon I ever bought from Apple. Problems since I got it. Replaced optical drive 3 times, logic board once and last month the hard drive (which I think was the problem from the start but couldn't get them to agree with me). Apple care either sent parts, a technician to my home or repaired it at Apple Store.
  14. zephead macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2006
    in your pants
    Nothing happened that I couldn't do myself. The only things wrong with my MacBook were very minor and easily fixable.

    CPU 'whine' noise - fixed with ShhMBP.
    Wonky down arrow - popped the key off, cleaned around it, popped it back on and it's all good.

    I didn't have any of the other 1st gen MacBook problems either. i.e. overheating, discoloration, plastic strip in the vent, etc.
  15. saxman macrumors 6502

    May 13, 2004
    12" PB 1.33 - 3 1/2 years old only had to have the HD replaced. Would have replaced it myself, but since I had Applecare, I didn't have to spend a dime and I was only without it 3 days
  16. theBB macrumors 68020


    Jan 3, 2006
  17. eXan macrumors 601


    Jan 10, 2005
  18. mavherzog macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2005
    Columbus, WI
    I bought a 17" iMac G5 (pre-iSight) that died and I had to get the logic board and power supply replaced. It was covered under an existing repair extension program for these models.

    I bought a core solo Mac mini when they first came out and it was dead when it arrived. Had the logic board replaced.

    Both repairs were handled by my local, authorized Apple repair shop without issue.
  19. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    I'm on my 5th Mac. My iBook G3 had the well-known logic board failure, and my current MBP developed a fault with the optical drive. The replacement drive is from a different manufacturer and has been perfect.

    2 out of 3 iPods failed, as did 1 of 3 AirPort bases.
  20. SoLibertyDies macrumors regular

    Oct 16, 2006
    Spanaway, Wa
    iPod Nano Gen 1
    iPod Gen 5 1/2?
    iPod Classic 160
    iPod Touch 16
    Macbook Pro Gen 1
    iBook G3 Dual USB
    iBook Clamshell
    Powerbook 165c
    BT Mighty Mouse
    BT Keyboard

    All problem free, no repairs needed.
  21. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

    Dec 9, 2004
    Power Mac G5 Dual 2.5 : 3 years, no repairs.

  22. moworks2 macrumors member

    May 3, 2007
    I've only had two apple computers so far...

    first one bought in the early '90's, a problems...gave it away in 2000 and bought a g4 450mhz agp...still using problems...

    plans to upgrade in a few months...the future looks light...maybe a macbook pro for me this time...
  23. Soschil macrumors member

    Feb 10, 2007
    I've had Macs for 4 years.

    G4 iBook: 2 repairs. Optical drive ate a disc early on and it had to go in for repairs. Unfortunately the tech must have bent or broken the track pad connector on reassembly, because that wasn't working when I got it back and so it had to go in for repairs again. Since then - no problems at all.
    24" white iMac: No problems.
  24. yoppie macrumors 6502a

    Oct 19, 2007
    I've had my Core Duo MacBook (Black) since July 2006 and other than having to replace my top case due to cracking, it's been PERFECT. I love it!
  25. Shadow macrumors 68000


    Feb 17, 2006
    Keele, United Kingdom
    Since July 06. Had several replacements (one in the 14-day grace period and another due to the power cord breaking and they wanted to send me a new one). With my second MB, I had a few DIY repairs (batteries, power cords etc). This one is good so far :)

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