I wish I had a digital camera so you could see how I am getting my iBook to work. The logic board died again (5th time, first time on a replacement computer - all in about 8 months). I can get it to work with a vicegrip clamped on the left hand side...amazing, with the vicegrip it is flawless, without it, it won't even boot - go figure! I have Applecare, but I had to give a presentation today - so in desperation, I came up with the vicegrip idea...can you imagine what it is like to give a presentation with vicegrips clamped to your computer...then wondering if the screen would freeze up right in the middle of it? Anyway, my question is this. I have been through the gambit with Apple. After they replaced my 1st iBook, I thought the problem would be solved, nonetheless - this logic board failures continue. I have spoken with level II supervisors and the Executive Customer Care Department in the past - who should I contact now? What kind of resolution do you think I should demand? I was thinking maybe I would ask them to trade me out for a comparable desktop...but I really enjoy portability. I would ask them to upgrade me to a g4 or powerbook and I would pay the difference, but I am not really in the position to spend any money during this time of the year. Any Suggestions? Over the past 8 months I have had 5 logic board failures, a HDD failure and an optical drive failure. Just seems as if my experience with Apple is getting worst and worst.