9 months here, not a twitch w/ re: to anything requiring service. it's locked up on me 2x (early on) during that time, and that was while i was editing DV content, listening to itunes, chatting, surfing, writing a paper, and authoring a DVD. i'm assuming the regular updates to the OS have played a part in it not having any further issues since. my windows machine which i had done a fresh install of a month before getting the iBook, has had ~3 BSODs, up until the last week where I had 2 more, and now BSODs everytime windows boots, not cool. nice to have my iBook around!!!
EDIT: oh boy, and now my entire 250GB HD w/ 2 partitions, my windows install, and who knows how much data, is now being reported in windows setup as being unpartitioned space.
2nd EDIT: Many thanks to Acronis' Disk Director Suite!!! I used the partition recovery function, and it did a fine job of recovering the partitions! Mind you, clicking on "My Computer" now tries to install Adobe Acrobat before giving me an explorer window, but hey, I can get my data off it now before a fresh install, right?
|I guess that whole battery recall is another story (but it doesn't concern me too much, because Apple pretty much had EVERYBODY covered, there).
don't forget as well that it's not uncommon for ANY brand to have battery recalls.
it's interesting that when it happens w/ Apple such a big deal seems to be made of it.
i know you're in BC, but try following up on the following site. their applecare prices are pretty similar to the academic discounts apple offers. does your friend qualify for applecare academic prices? in any case, i'd call the store and see if they ship up nort' eh?. http://www.lacomputercompany.com/cgi...=sku&sku=10125