I'm a newly (~6 months ago) convert to Apples, and I've loved them since. The only problem is that I keep trying to get all my friends to switch over too. I've got a friend who is looking for a used laptop, and doesn't want to pay much for it. 600$USD is about as high as he'll go, and he's been eyeing the G3 iBooks (not clamshells, the white ones) but I felt forced to tell him about their logic board issues. Should he be worried about that? I've asked around, and the general concensus I've gotten is "tell him to spend 200$ more and get a refurbed G4 from Apple." but he really seems set on that 600$ mark. You'd almost hope that any broken iBooks would have been fixed by Apple by this point. If he bought one and it died on him, would Apple fix it? For free?