Apple announces iBook logic board extension program
February 1, 2004 :: Vern Yoneyama, ISC Technology Support
Effective January 28, 2004, Apple is offering a program to cover
the repair or replacement of the logic boards of certain white iBook
G3 models manufactured between May 2002 and April 2003 which could
exhibit specific, video-related component failure. Apple states
that the affected models may show the following symptoms:
- Scrambled or distorted video
- Appearance of unexpected lines on screen
- Intermittent video image
- Video freeze
- Blank screen on start-up
The program is available to iBook models with serial numbers in
the following range:
UV220XXXXXX to UV318XXXXXX
There are no safety issues connected with this component failure.
Apple will repair or replace the logic board of affected iBooks
at its own expense, and will reimburse individuals for eligible
repairs that were made before the program was offered. Only an Apple
technical support representative, Authorized Apple Service Provider
(such as Computer Fixer), or Apple Store Mac Genius can determine
if component failure exists in a qualifying iBook.
For more detailed information, see the iBook
Logic Board Repair Extension Program page.