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

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  1. ThisIsMyName macrumors regular

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Seven Macs in 23 years, one HDD, one power supply, both on machines that were getting on in expected lifespan.
     
  10. aross99 macrumors 68000

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    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

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  12. aross99 macrumors 68000

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    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

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    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

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

    --Eric
     
  22. moworks2 macrumors member

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    I've only had two apple computers so far...

    first one bought in the early '90's, a llci...no problems...gave it away in 2000 and bought a g4 450mhz agp...still using it...no problems...

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

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    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

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    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

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    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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