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PB 15

I got the PB 15″ as a 40th birthday present last year. The birthday was in Feb. My sister bought it in March and by the time it reached me in India it was June. And now, after I’ve had it for less than a year, it goes bust 😦 Apparently the mother board has got fried. It just feels so unfair. I have an iMac Tangerine for 6+ years and have had zero problems with it and then i get the PB and dont even get to use it for a year. PBFixit is offering a replacement motherboard for USD 900. And once I add the charges for getting it fixed, I might as well get another laptop. 😦 What a waste of money!

UPDATE: July 8, 2006: Good news!  I have my PB back in action.  Yay! Took it to the Genius Bar at the new Manhattan Apple Store.  A wonderful “genius” by the name of Arion advised me of a flat service charge option for 350usd.  Sent it in and it was back with me in a weeks time.  And it was the motherboard that needed replacing.  Since I had almost given up on my PB and had gone to the store expecting to upgrade to another I was happy with the option provided to me.  I must add that I was very impressed with the friendliness of the folks at the Apple Store.  My father who accompanied me couldnt stop talking about them either.


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