We have a 700mhz iBook that we bought last summer with no Applecare. It is now out of warranty. A few weeks ago the logic board failed. We brought it into a local shop, quoting the repair for $410 from Apple. They sent it off to Apple. The shop calls back a fews days later saying that the price to repair the iBook is going to be $700 because the ethernet port was broken off of the logic board. Now, before we brought into the shop the ethernet port was working fine, so somewhere along the way (maybe during shipping) the ethernet port was damaged. Apple wants to charge an extra $300 to fix the logic board simply because the ethernet port was broken. It is ridiculous for them to charge an extra $300 for something that would be fixed anyway by the $400 cost of replacing the logic board. It seems like there is no cheap way to do this. I'm saving you all alot of the bullsh*t that I've been through with customer service and the local shop. Bottom line: My wife and I have been without the computer for over 2 weeks and we need it back but don't want to spend $500 to fix this. Does anyone know of a place that will fix the logix board? I've called MacMedics and they will do it for $500. Which is our best solution right now. We're tempted to just buy a new iBook.