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Dead Airport Express - no light at all

55193 Views 379 Replies Latest reply: Aug 23, 2006 5:15 AM by S├ębastien Guenot RSS
  • Dietmar Liehr Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Apr 23, 2006 4:33 AM (in response to LizTheWiz)
    Mine was from July 2004, died on April 20th, 2006. 220 Volt here. I have two others that I bought later and they still work.

    I owned the original graphite base station before. There was a serial number range that Apple acknowledged to have a problem. Mine was in that range. I got a refurbished unit from Apple in exchange after the warranty had expired. It still works very reliably.
  • mdmcholet Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 23, 2006 8:47 AM (in response to Dietmar Liehr)
    Another one...purchased Dec 04 in Australia and died in the UK today....
    G5 iSight iMac/Macbook Pro 1.83Ghz/Powerbook G4 1.67Ghz, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • Ed - Alaska Calculating status...
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    Apr 23, 2006 10:32 AM (in response to LizTheWiz)
    Mine's dead too. Quick green light, then nothing.

    MacBook Pro    
  • inq874 Calculating status...
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    Apr 23, 2006 6:02 PM (in response to LizTheWiz)
    My AX died last weekend after eighteen months service. I won't buy another.

    ibook g3   Mac OS X (10.3.9)  
  • Keith Johnson1 Calculating status...
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    Apr 23, 2006 7:51 PM (in response to LizTheWiz)
    Add another one to the list. Mine died last December, but I just came upon this thread. Same symptoms as all the rest.
    Mini, Dual 466 G4, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • Stephan Moran Calculating status...
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    Apr 24, 2006 7:18 AM (in response to LizTheWiz)
    Add another dead one to the list; one of the first ones delivered.
    SN HS429RTWQV0

    Stephan Moran
  • funnygirl Calculating status...
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    Apr 24, 2006 5:12 PM (in response to LizTheWiz)
    I have had the same problem and found out that I purchased this 14 months ago and cannot or Apple will not replace it for me. I purchased a different wireless gizmo and I have been up and running for 1/2 the price of the Airport Express!
    Power Book G4, Mac OS X (10.3.9)
  • funnygirl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 24, 2006 5:17 PM (in response to LizTheWiz)
    Go to Best Buy and purchase another wireless Linsky ( I think this is how it is spelled). They helped me with the correct one and it is up and running. The on line number for support helped me get it set up and we are doing great....1/2 the price of the Apple price for the airport Ex.
    Power Book G4, Mac OS X (10.3.9)
  • danchan Calculating status...
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    Apr 24, 2006 8:55 PM (in response to LizTheWiz)
    Add another one to the list of defective Airport Expresses. About a week ago, I turned on my Powerbook and it couldn't connect to a Wifi network. The Airport Express light only flashes sometimes when plugged in. Other times, it doens't light at all. I took it to the Apple Store in San Francisco and was told it was out of warranty since it's been 13 months since I bought it (1 month out of warranty!) and that it would cost almost as much to fix it as buying a new one. Buying a new one, of course, means I'd get the one year warranty, while fixing it would mean I'd get a 90 day warranty.

    There are enough people complaining about dead Airport Expresses that it seems like Apple should replace them in good faith, especially since the life expectancy on them seems to be a little over a year.

      Mac OS X (10.3)  
  • chris phillips1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 25, 2006 8:12 AM (in response to LizTheWiz)
    ..another one bites the dust.
    S/N: HS4400AUR4P
    Mine just died, completely last night. No light at all.
    I'm in the UK so 220-240 volts is supply. It was plugged into an anti- surge supply too.

    This contravenes UK consumer law. 16 months use is not enough.
  • [K]en Calculating status...
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    Apr 25, 2006 8:43 AM (in response to MacLemon)
    I did ask for that code, but they won't give me one...
    I have to proof that I didn't do the damage myself.
    iBook 14", Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • clusterer Calculating status...
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    Apr 25, 2006 9:21 AM (in response to LizTheWiz)
    I also want to add mine to the list, which is 14 month old.
    Fortunately, I also have 8 month old ibook with applecare, so I called them for the replacement. It's coming tomorrow so let's see how it goes (hope this one lasts longer...)

    I think someone here said it won't be covered by applecare, but I suggest to try anyway.


       
  • jorhh Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    Apr 25, 2006 10:51 AM (in response to LizTheWiz)
    Another one bites the dust:
    13 months old - pop - burnt smell - dead as a dodo.


    PowerBook G4   Mac OS X (10.4.6)  
  • seed Calculating status...
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    Apr 25, 2006 11:25 AM (in response to LizTheWiz)
    Mine died today. 19 month old.

    PB15"   Mac OS X (10.4.6)  
    PB15" & PB 17", Mac OS X (10.4.3)
  • seed Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 25, 2006 11:26 AM (in response to LizTheWiz)
    mine died today, 19 month old.
    PB15" & PB 17", Mac OS X (10.4.6)
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