Poll: Amount of Mac Hardware Problems

How many Hardware Problems have you had which require professional repairs?

  • Never

    Votes: 9 60.0%
  • Once in two years

    Votes: 4 26.7%
  • Once in a Year

    Votes: 1 6.7%
  • Twice a Year

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • More than that!

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • An Unholy Amount like Windows Software Problems.

    Votes: 1 6.7%

  • Total voters


macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jun 1, 2007
Hi I want to carry out a poll for how many people get hardware problems like logic board failures and stuff which need to get repaired.


macrumors 65816
May 15, 2006
I said once a year – have had two macs and both crapped out between year 1-2. First an old iMac that needed a new motherboard – very expensive. The 2nd was an iBook that had a dead HD only cost E100 to repair and I doubled the HD size with the replacement so I didn't mind it too much.


macrumors 6502
Apr 7, 2007
I bought my first Mac SE 20 in the 80s. I've been hooked on Macs ever since and luckily they've built them in such a way that allows us to easily install add-ons like hard drives, ram, misc. cards, cpu upgrades, etc.

The only serious problem I've ever had was when Apple didn't include the correct system disks with my 867 Quicksilver. It was murder trying to troubleshoot that.

Oh yeah, I forgot my 867 cd/dvd burner broke after about 3-4 years. That was a bitch too.


macrumors 6502
Jan 17, 2006
My iMac G5 (iSight) broke after a few weeks (from new) - had a faulty fan which blew the logic board. Was fixed up and been fine ever since. I was fortunate to have an authorised apple reseller within walking distance from my house! Made life a lot easier!