Apple has, for the second time, expanded its coverage of its
iBook Logic Board Repair Extension Program. The program will correct certain defects on iBooks manufactured between May 2001 and October 2003, and will reimburse iBook owners for expenses incurred to correct eligible repairs out of warranty as well.
was first introduced
in January 2004, covering iBook laptops built between May 2002 and April 2003. The repair program was then expanded to cover additional machines made until October 2003
in April. This latest change covers certain iBook models made as far back as May 2001 — Apple’s Web site lists the affected models and their corresponding serial number ranges, so make sure to check out the page to see if your system is eligible.
The worldwide logic board repair program fixes issues on these models related to scrambled or distorted video; the appearance of unexpected lines on the screen; intermittent video images; video freeze; and starting up to a blank screen. The cost of repair and shipping is covered by Apple, and users who have already paid for an eligible repair can contact Apple to be reimbursed — Apple also indicated that is proactively contacting affected customers who have given the company up-to-date contact information.
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