iBook's logic board problem

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Feanor2004, Jan 8, 2004.

  1. Feanor2004 macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2004
    In users reviews and forums I've seen many and many reports of logic board short circuit. Is this a real all-known foult of Apple? Maybe anybody heard smth about it? Couse it's scary to buy computer and be half sure that it will work properly more than a week...
    thanks for your answers
  2. MoparShaha macrumors 68000


    May 15, 2003
    San Francisco
    The iBook G3 logic board problem is real. I've read many forum posts on Apple's own forums of owners with faulty logic boards--many of them on their second or third logic boards. This is not to say that all iBooks are bad. There are many people who have had iBooks for years and not had a problem. I believe the new iBook G4's have a completely new logic board, so I would not worry too much about previous issues. If you think the iBook G4 suites your needs, go ahead and buy and enjoy it.
  3. Doraemon macrumors 6502

    Aug 31, 2001
    Europe (EU)
    Like the iPod Battery, the iBook logic board problem is real, but it's only a very small number of iBooks that acutally die from logic board failure.

    Hence, no need to panic.
  4. caveman_uk Guest


    Feb 17, 2003
    Hitchin, Herts, UK
    Mine went before the end of the warranty period so I have a new logic board. The repair was swift and efficient. I do have Applecare if it goes wrong but I shouldn't need to for what seems to be a design flaw in some boards. I hope the replacement boards they are now fitting have the problem fixed because however efficient the repair I'd rather not keep sending my ibook to Apple every few months.

    I hope they just start giving out ibook G4s when they run out of replacement G3 logic boards....
  5. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040


    Nov 5, 2002
    Those are two completely seperate issues, one is after 18 months of use and probably exceeding the 500 charges thing brought up in the manual and the other is after around 90 days and the machine becomes unusabler, not simply less usable
  6. Doraemon macrumors 6502

    Aug 31, 2001
    Europe (EU)

    But my point was, that currently there seems to be a lot of panicing that Apple's products are of bad quality. And that's not true. For neither iBook nor iPod (both cases are discussed in press).

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