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Old May 25th, 2006, 09:56 AM   #31
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Odd, i was under the iBook G3's were the most reliable iBooks.
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Old May 25th, 2006, 11:55 AM   #32
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mine has been running perfectly as well and i leave it on all the time
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Old May 25th, 2006, 12:41 PM   #33
 
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Odd, i was under the iBook G3's were the most reliable iBooks.
I assume you are reffering to the clamshells???

We have 30 well used ibook 500/256/20 12 inchers, and usually at any given time, 3 to 5 of them need some exteme loving.

I had a G3 800 that I had 8 logic board failures in 14 months.
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Odd, i was under the iBook G3's were the most reliable iBooks.
Gosh, where did you hear that? While my own iBook has been a warrior, they have been notorious for logic board failures. As far as I know, the G4 iBooks are better, but I think even some of those were prone to logic board problems.
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I forgot to add, my MacMini 1.25/256/40 has been a trooper... Well over a year, ZERO problems, on 24/7.
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Old May 25th, 2006, 06:56 PM   #36
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I have four "newer" Macs in the family.
A Mac mini just over a year old
A 450 MHz G4 about seven years old (yes, I call this newer)
A 1.25 MHz G4 about 3 years old
A 700 MHz eMac about 4 years old

Haven't had any problems with any of them.
In fact, all of them except the 450 MHz G4 get zero maintenance; the 450 MHz G4 gets a little bit - preferences. MS Outlook, but it's also the one that is used the most by far.
So I can't really say the Mini is the most reliable - it's actually the only Mac where the DVI port does not work with my LCD monitors, but that is a design issue not a reliability issue.
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Old May 25th, 2006, 10:20 PM   #37
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I should go on record and say that both my 6.5 year old Sawtooth G4 Powermac as well as my Rev. A Mini have given me no problems. The Sawtooth, however, has been upgraded, significantly, with only the power supply and the motherboard still being original.

I will now go and touch a cord of wood.
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Old May 26th, 2006, 01:10 AM   #38
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I assume you are reffering to the clamshells???

We have 30 well used ibook 500/256/20 12 inchers, and usually at any given time, 3 to 5 of them need some exteme loving.

I had a G3 800 that I had 8 logic board failures in 14 months.
i forgot about the sarcasm on the internet doesnt work too well. sorry.
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