iBook logic board failure and Combo Drive

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by sandman42, Sep 6, 2004.

  1. sandman42 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 23, 2003
    Anyone have any evidence that the well-known iBook logic board failures can lead to problems with CD-Rom or Combo Drives?

    My computer's in the serial number range that's prone to the logic board failure, and I recently started having trouble with my Combo Drive. I looked on Apple's support/discussion page, and it seems like lots of others are having problems, and some people have experiences that suggest that Apple may be acknowledging some connection between the two.

    I called Apple's tech support about my Combo Drive, and they quoted me a 'ballpark' price of $1000 (yes, you read that right) to fix my Combo Drive! Since a replacement drive is only about $150, and a tech can change it in a couple hours at most, I can't understand that price. I was too shocked to ask them to itemize that quote for me; I plan to call back and do just that, but I want to do my homework first. I have to wonder if that quote is based on a logic board replacement, if that's the case I should be able to get it for free.

    If anyone has any experience with the extended warranty and optical drive replacement I'd sure like to hear about it.


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