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  • Kasterine Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Mine failed yesterday. Will report on
  • 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

    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 !

    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 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 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

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