With some affected systems already out of their standard one-year warranty period, Apple on Friday posted details of its 15-inch PowerBook G4 Display Repair Extension Program, which offers a fix for certain Titanium and Aluminum 15-inch PowerBook G4’s that show faint white spots on the screen. The worldwide program does not extend the warranty of these PowerBooks, but it covers replacement of LCD panels that show the spots; Apple covers the cost of the repairs and shipping charges, if applicable. Apple will also reimburse PowerBook owners who have already paid for eligible repairs.
In order for your PowerBook to qualify, it must have a serial number ranging from V7334xxxxxx to V7345xxxxxx or QT331xxxxxx to QT339xxxxxx. Such machines were manufactured between July 2003 to November 2003. Apple indicates that such systems include aluminum-clad PowerBook G4 models clocked at 1GHz and 1.25GHz, as well as some titanium PowerBook G4 systems clocked at 867MHz or 1GHz. More details of the program are available on Apple’s Web site.