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Apple has posted details about a new iBook Repair Extension Program:

What is the iBook Logic Board Repair Extension Program?
The iBook Logic Board Repair Extension Program is a worldwide program covering repair or replacement of the logic board in specific iBook models manufactured between May 2002 and April 2003 that are experiencing specific component failures.

How does Apple define a "component failure" for this program?
The iBook Logic Board Repair Extension Program covers iBooks that have a particular component failure on the logic board, resulting in the computer starting up but the built-in and attached external displays exhibiting one or more of the following symptoms:

- Scrambled or distorted video

- Appearance of unexpected lines on the screen

- Intermittent video image

- Video freeze

- Computer starts up to blank screen


Check the link for full details.
 

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Well ok. That covers people who didn't get apple care.
What does this line mean?
"Apple will continue to evaluate the repair data and will provide further repair extensions as needed."
 

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Well, that's good news, particularly since my serial number shows that my iBook is eligible!

Another thing : it means that Apple is (finally) admitting that there's a problem.

Haven't had any issue with mine, but I was considering getting AppleCare mainly because of this problem. Maybe I just save 400 bucks... :D
 

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My iBook is covered too!

The program covers affected iBooks for three years after the first retail sale of the unit. Apple will continue to evaluate the repair data and will provide further repair extensions as needed.
So looks like you don't need to buy Applecare to get the 3 years for this problem only (which should be the only problem right?
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Hmmm... My serial is not included...
I hope thats a good thing!
Yes and no I would say. But I find it rather odd yours is not included : when did you bought it? I have the same model as yours and I bought mine at the end of august.
Serial number begins by (S)UV317, and Apple program covers (s)uv220 to (s)uv318... Guess I was « lucky »... :D
 

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Hey Ingenu,

I bought mine at the end of October. My serial is UV333
So its outside the numbers they indicate. So i assume it was one of the last G3 iBooks produced. I hope they fixed the issues with models with later serials like mine. I would of rather be included because now I will be uncertain of the whole thing and not have the sense of security like someone with an iBook that is covered. But then again I can see it as a positive sign, because they wouldn't of stopped the serial there for nothing. not like they just pick a lottery!
I HOPE NOT!!


Cheers!
 

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Will this mean there will be a bunch of refurb'ed units out?? The one that I originally bought with my ladyfriend conked out on the 1st power up, and all subsequent ones. They retailer took it back and gave me a new one. But, will the other ones be repaired and sold?? Might be an attractive offer if so...

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So looks like you don't need to buy Applecare to get the 3 years for this problem only (which should be the only problem right? )?
It should be, unless my cat's hair get stuck in the motherboard (they like the 'Book)! :D
 

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Wwwweeeeell, maybe this is a good thing for me...
The external video (for the times I have had it hooked up to a monitor) sometimes acts weird and I thought it was just like something that would pass... maybe it'll be covered. All I know is that I am going to be taking my iBook to a Service Center if it happens again =)
 
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