Yeah, good to know. I was a victim of the failure on a previous iBook but crossed my fingers when I bought this one. I had hoped that the problem was fixed in the newer versions, but...
Just another note. I ended up selling my previous iBook for parts and ended up making more money had I sold it used and purchased AppleCare. That is, unless a 'parts' iBook would lose me more than $450, it's just not worth the trouble buying AppleCare.
I just bought my parents a new G3 933 on clearance. I would assume this is one of the ones that might have problems?
Funny thing happened to it yesterday that worried me a little bit....my husband was surfing the net....and everything was totally normal...and then all of the sudden the screen went black interspersed with the flickering colour of the screen. So he closed the lid and asked me WTF?! So I opened the lid and it was a black screen with white foreign computer text all down it. The only word I recognized was "kernal".