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  • Kasterine Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Mine failed yesterday. Will report on www.macbidouille.com/apxdefect.php
  • Viewcraig Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Mine went just before moving last Friday. Did 21 months which is better than many on this site but still not great.
  • bilerica Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I break a record : 24 months and dead.. I filled the macbidouille form yesterday. Apple must admit that IT IS A LATENT DEFECT. Do they intend to perform a recall ?
  • linathael Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
    Make an official report to AppleSupport immediately, we will publish tomorrow a news demosntrating how Apple is ignoring European Directives stating that eletronic device have a 2 years warranty (minimal).
    so be precise in your purchasing and death dates
  • gikku Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    It gave good service for 22 months.

    SN HS4380QTR4
    A1088
    240v

    It is no longer a functioning Airport Express.
  • HoneyPablo Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    It breaks my heart to read this thread. I only bought the AE to use the AirTunes feature in July 2004. I was thinking of buying a MacBook next week and using the wireless feature of the AE for the first time. But when I tried to test it today, I realised that the light was not coming on... I changed the fuse (plug), but no joy. I then found this thread....

    24 months old...about 12 months use... what a waste of money. I am re-considering my MacBook purchase now. I am so disappointed. However, if I was to buy the MacBook, would the initial AppleCare warranty cover the AE?

    I will write to apple, I want to add to the pile that must be accumulating, but being ignored...

    I spoke to AppleCare earlier today, but he was dismissive and said to buy another one.... Just like that!

    I will look into other wireless products now.

    PowerMac G4 DA 667Mhz/1.2GB/60Gb/Additional 300GB Maxtor SATA/Pioneer DVR-110D   Mac OS X (10.4.5)   iPod 3rd Gen 40GB
  • Catherine S Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Add mine to the list of failed AE S/N HS42902CR4Q purchased Aug 04 Australia, used 24/7 with surge protector, popped then no light etc. didn't even have it connected to the computer at the time. Very disappointing, fortunately I purchased it using Amex so maybe I can get a refund that way, just under 2 years. No excuse for Apple, very poor support of their product having read through this thread. I suppose I should think myself 'lucky' having had 2 years use. Perhaps Apple should put on the box 'expect this product to fail within 2 years'.
  • Branimir Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Mine died after 23 months of 24x7 service.
    S/N: HS4303YXR4N
    Model No.: A1088

    Register yours at http://www.macbidouille.com/apxdefect.php !

    Call your dealer! Call Apple! More than once if it needs be! Insist that they must recognise this as manufacturer's defect.
  • Stacker Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Mine too.

    It was about 18 months old.

    12" Powerbook G4   Mac OS X (10.4.7)  
  • HoneyPablo Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    I have entered my Airport Express details on the http://www.macbidouille.com/apxdefect.php website and written a three page letter to Apple. I've faxed the letter to the Uxbridge and Cork offices.

    I am hopeful for a response.

    Like Branimir says, we need to bombard Apple with this issue.

    I was going to buy a MacBook tomorrow, but I don't know if I can trust Apple after 15 years of use.

    PowerMac G4 DA 667Mhz/1.2GB/60Gb/Additional 300GB Maxtor SATA/Pioneer DVR-110D   Mac OS X (10.4.5)   iPod 3rd Gen 40GB
  • chriso Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Add another one to the list, bought November 2004.

    I dont get a flash of light when I plug it in.

    17" Powerbook G4 1.5GHz   Mac OS X (10.4.7)  
  • AndyO Level 6 Level 6 (17,050 points)
    Add mine to the long list of the now departed.

    Model: A1084
    SerNo: HS42882XQV0

    Used on a UPS-protected 110v supply. It lasted 22 months.

    It failed last night and has a faint aroma of burnt electronics if sniffed around the ethernet/USB ports.
  • austinbroussard Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Another dead one, after 19 months - I've reported it already. Smelled of burned plastic.

    S/N: HS446JF1QV0

    Location: Louisiana, USA

    Seems that most of the defects now are coming from Australia and Europe - anyone else out there in the USA having problems?
  • r3l4y Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    It has most likely blown a fuse, the 250V 500ma one on the power supply inside the express. Not much you can do i am afraid unless you can get it repaired under warranty.

    The following is not for the faint hearted - This is a recount of my experience and not a step by step guide. I take no responsibility for loss of damages caused by attempting what i did.
    _________________________________________________________________________

    Mine recently did this, and is way out of warranty. So upon reading a bit i decided to crack the thing open. After almost slicing my finger off numerous times i managed to open it.

    There are two sections to this little beastie. A power supply side and the transmitter etc side, and a very thin ribbon cable joining the two made up of 6 wires, 3 black (ground) 2 orange (3V) 1 red (5v).

    The 3v powers the unit but without the 5v nothing else works. I originally had a 3.7v nokia phone battery running the 3v side of things and a usb cable running the 5v side (USB has 4 wires 2 data and + and - which supply 5 volts)

    This wasn't very practical as i didn't want to have it plugged into a USB port all the time, not to mention having to recharge the battery

    So i connected the blacks together, and the orange/red together and connected this to a 3v 1.2amp power supply and.......

    It's ALIVE again. Looks like garbage, but i can still use Airtunes, hooray.
  • linathael Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
    could you please take contact with me.
    (linathael at macbidouille.com). WE have obtained similar reports from users who have resurrected their dead APX, confirming that it is a faulty component or design mistake leading to a early death of the APX powerboard.

    Please do not forget to submit refrences of your dead APX to macbidouille, via our dedicated http://www.macbidouille.com/apxdefect.php

    Is it only me noticing it, but it seems that with summer, the number of reported defective APX has increased...