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  • 885. Re: MacBook Pro Logic Board Failure
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,350 points)

    Thorador wrote:

     

    When you speak 6 languages like me you can start talking about spelling and gramar. The fact is English is the most distorted language on the planet. If you disagree look at all the born people in the US who can not learn to spell. 

    Is English one of them?

  • 886. Re: MacBook Pro Logic Board Failure
    poikkeus1 Level 3 Level 3 (965 points)

    Oops.

  • 887. Re: MacBook Pro Logic Board Failure
    TYDYsails Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)

    Poikkeus

     

    I have a message from you in my inbox regarding the Samsung laptop. I do believe it has been removed - how strange! Maybe, just maybe, someone at Apple is starting to look at the things we comment on. It could be the start of a learning curve for the youngsters in charge. Short term gain equals long term loss. Sounds like a bankers mantra.

     

    I think you were telling me I could use the mac OS on it. Something I should look at for the future. Not sure at all what Linux can do.

     

    TY

  • 888. Re: MacBook Pro Logic Board Failure
    TYDYsails Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)

    Dino1956

     

    I do believe I could have a handle to beat you - Tony1949!

     

    Obviously you can read all my posts on the subject so I shall not repeat them here. Outside of this, I did post on a stock market blog, that if this issue of logicboards reached the outside world then the Apple price would indeed get a hit, more than it has already. I should add that that will not be to my advantage.

     

    I am not sure the CEO is being told all that he needs to know with regard to this. I do not believe those in charge of this issue are fully aware of the knock on effect to Apple's standing (for want of a better word), or indeed appreciate the effect it will have on Apple profits and stock market price. Possibly too much attention on iOS6, telephones and iPads.

     

    This whole issue has been a PR disaster to Apple, particularly to we older long term customers and will, looking at the on-going problem with newer laptops, only escalate in scale. Mr. Cook needs to call in those in charge and ask them where they are going with this and what they are doing about it. Their jobs need to be seriously on the line. No doubt one of their salary's could have paid for all of our logicboards (peanuts in reality) to have been replaced and have saved all the adverse feelings.

     

    TY

     

    P.S. I have mentioned this before. Can some of you please refrain from turning this forum into something akin to Twitter or whatever. My inbox has been filled lately with stuff I should rather not have. Thanks.

  • 889. Re: MacBook Pro Logic Board Failure
    CaleOstby Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey guys, same experience. Have an early 2008 MacBook Pro that went out just a couple of months outside of the four years. Haven't been able to get any help from AppleCare or the closest Genius Bar I drove to three hours away. I know some of you have had luck with getting yours repaired and was wondering if it all comes down to luck with who you talk to, or does it take a bit more aggression. As a poor student, $310 to get my computer fixed for such a common problem is a bit out of means right now. Thanks!

  • 890. Re: MacBook Pro Logic Board Failure
    Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,640 points)

    It got removed because you suggested to Hack OS X and install on a Windows PC. That is piracy and illegal and against the terms of use of the forum.

    TYDYsails wrote:

     

    Poikkeus

     

    I have a message from you in my inbox regarding the Samsung laptop. I do believe it has been removed - how strange! Maybe, just maybe, someone at Apple is starting to look at the things we comment on. It could be the start of a learning curve for the youngsters in charge. Short term gain equals long term loss. Sounds like a bankers mantra.

     

    I think you were telling me I could use the mac OS on it. Something I should look at for the future. Not sure at all what Linux can do.

     

    TY

  • 891. Re: MacBook Pro Logic Board Failure
    macssam Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    and it runs faster - no overheating

    you can install on your computer what ever you want

    no matter where and how you got it

  • 892. Re: MacBook Pro Logic Board Failure
    macssam Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    the longer the repression

    the harder the awakening

  • 893. Re: MacBook Pro Logic Board Failure
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,350 points)

    TYDYsails wrote:

     

     

    P.S. I have mentioned this before. Can some of you please refrain from turning this forum into something akin to Twitter or whatever. My inbox has been filled lately with stuff I should rather not have. Thanks.

    Although I can understand your desire to have this thread conform to your view, it won't happen. Unsubscribe from email notifications and you won't be bothered with things you would 'rather not have'

  • 894. Re: MacBook Pro Logic Board Failure
    TYDYsails Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)

    Hi All

     

    And so it continues.... I received the following reply from the guy who installed a new logicboard for me, the one that lasted four months:

     

    I've been in touch with the supplier of the board.

    Since the original warranty has expired, I'm afraid they are only willing to offer a discount on another replacement board (see below). The replacement would be subject to the same 3 month warranty as the original.

     

    Alternatively there is a supplier in the USA who I deal with. They offer 1 year warranties. At the time of your repair they had no stock of your board but looking at their website now, they do. Cost of the board is $204. Shipping is around $40.

    If there is any warranty claim from them it would require shipping the board back there.

     

    In my experience warranty claims are quite rare (I've never had one yet on a replacement Apple board) so you are indeed out of luck with yours.


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    Hi,
    I'm very sorry to hear that the board has developed a fault and I am very sorry to do this but we only offer three months warranty, unfortunately it's been four since the purchase date so I can't replace it for free sadly.
    I can discount another board if you would like to buy another, we only have the 2.4ghz version in at the moment for £249.95 I could let you have it fro £199.95.
    Kind regards,

     

    Kind regards indeed. I'll think about all that but in the meantime, I have ordered a new one - more fool me?

     

    TY

     

    P.S. For Csound1. I wish to stay subscribed so I know what is happening. It is the personal bits I can do without - and no doubt so can everyone else. The discussion concerns MBP logicboards - not "my view".

  • 895. Re: MacBook Pro Logic Board Failure
    Bear grabber Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Sorry about your travails, I got Apple to replace my board last month, mid 2010 15" MBP, I hope it last, now I'm being very careful with the heat, installed fan controler etc...  If it fails before the 2 year mark again I'm done with MBP.  I might go to desk top Apple but I'm currently looking at PC laptops on EBay in the $400. range that have the same specs as this machine, even faster bigger HD.  No way I'm spending another $2000.00  sorry Apple, I don't need to get burned more then once.  I can tell you I did a lot of leg work and cajoling to get them to replace this logic board, lots of trips to the Genius Bar and many many phone calls.  I think being expected to pay another $300 for an extended warrenty on top of a big premium pricetag is asking too much.  My feeling is I made a finacial commitment to Apple fully expecting an equal commitment on their part to supply me with a really good peice of equipment not a peice of you know what.  I only lost my cool once with their certified repair person who tried to tell me the machine was fixed when they had done nothing to allieviate the issue.  The problem wasn't evident in any of their diagnostic tests, crash crash, hard reset, crash crash and I'm not even supposed to open the machine to do the hard reset and dealing with the proprietary screws holding down the battery was out of the question without the special screw driver even if I wanted to break the rules and open the machine.  I'm afraid they've gone too far in the wrong direction in the interest of sleaker, lighter.  Certain things need to be fixable if you're out working with a laptop and need to get a job done.  That's the point of having the portability I thought.  I've still got 10 year old functioning PCs that I've taken to Sea for back up Nav gear and that's a very tough environment for electronics.  I expect more.

  • 896. Re: MacBook Pro Logic Board Failure
    jmigs Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I wanted to see has anyone had any luck with getting Apple to replace their logic board pas the December cutoff date?  I recently just experienced my logic board from going bad due to graphics issue and they (Apple) want $310 to fix it.  Because this as due to a known issue with a part I would hope that Apple would just replace it, but again I am sure I will get push back.  Thank you

  • 897. Re: MacBook Pro Logic Board Failure
    LillyC Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi jmigs

     

    I had Apple completely cover the replacement of my logic board on a late 2007 Mac Book Pro.  I was 10 days past the 4 year cut off and of course the Apple care was expired as well.  It took me a few tries on the phone, and I am in Canada with no Genius Bar nearby, but a premuim Apple store close to hear diagnosed the logic board failure.

     

    In my initial call I was told no, but I kept patient and eventually wound up be transferred to a wonderful customer agent from Texas who bent over backwards to help me.  They authorized the local premium store to do the rapairs and I was not charged a dime.  I have been reading this discussion forum and not sure why I got so lucky.  The lap top is performing well, though at the time I did add RAM to it to improve its performance.

     

    Good luck.

  • 898. Re: MacBook Pro Logic Board Failure
    Mtd111 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi LillyC,

    I'm in a similar position and am curious what information you sited to get them to eventually agree?

     

    Thanks!

  • 899. Re: MacBook Pro Logic Board Failure
    LillyC Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Mtd111

     

    I am not sure if I just got lucky, but it took two days of phone calls, after my authorized Apple store diagnosed the problem.

     

    I was initially told no, then I just kept asking for the person's supervisor.  I empathized with the telephone agent that it was not a personal thing and just get firm.  I didn't swear, get angry just logically explained that I bought the product after it the logic board issue was identified and I had Apple Care, was registered and that I should have at least had some kind of recall list.

     

    I am in Canada, but was eventually forwarded to a rep in Texas who was so helpful.  After reading all the rants on this forum, I feel very fortunate.  I wish you could luck.  Mine is a Macbook Pro late 2007.

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