Mac book died :-(

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  • Progguitarist 28 Dec 2012 23:12:59 10,401 posts
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    Right in the middle of a recording project my Mac books screen won't come on. I found out that it has the infamous nvidia 8600 gt fault. Sadly for me, I missed the extended warranty by a couple of weeks.

    Any idea how much it would cost me to get the logic board replaced?
  • Tomo 29 Dec 2012 00:25:59 13,881 posts
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    Yeesh, I think a friend got the logic board replaced on his if I recall correctly. I seem to remember him paying about 300-400 or something.

    I could have got that completely wrong mind...
  • Progguitarist 29 Dec 2012 03:03:13 10,401 posts
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    Ouch.
  • Deleted user 29 December 2012 03:14:25
    Try looking up The Bookyard in Liverpool. They offer second hand replacements and spares for all macs and are usually reasonably priced.
  • Progguitarist 29 Dec 2012 03:19:58 10,401 posts
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    :o

    582 euros.

    /o\
  • Deleted user 29 December 2012 03:23:00
    Ouch.
  • B0rked_Gamer 29 Dec 2012 03:45:40 2,483 posts
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    Jesus Ouch Christ.
  • Dirtbox 29 Dec 2012 04:11:36 77,480 posts
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    Haha! 600 is about 150 more than the entirety of the laptop's innards are worth!

    Edited by Dirtbox at 04:18:26 29-12-2012

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  • Khanivor 29 Dec 2012 04:14:08 40,402 posts
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    Logic board?

    Is that like the Apple equivalent of a motherboard as Genius Bar is of tech support?
  • Dirtbox 29 Dec 2012 04:19:11 77,480 posts
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    It's a piece of shit foxcom board. You wouldn't choose it if your life depended on it.

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  • Tonka 29 Dec 2012 07:10:00 20,025 posts
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    Aren't apple famous for extending warranties and doing repairs for free? Call them up and have a cry.

    If you can read this you really need to fiddle with your forum settings.

  • lucky_jim 29 Dec 2012 07:18:16 5,260 posts
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    Tonka wrote:
    Aren't apple famous for extending warranties and doing repairs for free? Call them up and have a cry.
    Was about to say exactly this. If you take it to an Apple Store they'll almost definitely sort it out for nowt.
  • skuzzbag 29 Dec 2012 09:21:10 5,637 posts
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    Don't you need to be female?
  • munki83 29 Dec 2012 09:49:07 1,400 posts
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    I'd take it to an Apple store or phone them up. You may get lucky as I have heard they are good at fixing things for free, even if you're not female.
  • superdelphinus 29 Dec 2012 09:54:49 8,035 posts
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    How old is it
    How common/ expected a fault is it relative to its age

    Edited by superdelphinus at 09:55:03 29-12-2012
  • Progguitarist 29 Dec 2012 10:05:18 10,401 posts
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    Its just over 4 years old. The fault is well documented, they decided to extend the warranty as a result. The extended warranty just ended on the 7th of December though. Only bought the damn thing for logic pro.
  • superdelphinus 29 Dec 2012 10:07:41 8,035 posts
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    Well probably in the lap of the gods then....wear lots of makeup
  • Progguitarist 29 Dec 2012 10:36:30 10,401 posts
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    Called them up...No dice.
  • munki83 29 Dec 2012 10:42:55 1,400 posts
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    Call up again but put on a girls voice
  • Progguitarist 29 Dec 2012 10:44:06 10,401 posts
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    :D
  • THFourteen 29 Dec 2012 10:59:11 32,880 posts
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    4 years is a pretty good run for a laptop tbh.
  • IMO 29 Dec 2012 11:28:29 5,583 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    4 years is a pretty good run for a laptop tbh.
    I was in PC World a couple of days ago, and the guy was trying to shift a MacBook Air on the basis that it would be good for the next decade. How I laughed.
  • beastmaster 29 Dec 2012 11:47:57 11,191 posts
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    I got about 7 years out of my G4 Laptop. Wasn't doing that much on it but as soon as HD came in, it was time to say goodbye.

    Good for the next decade eh? Dear god, that's a pathetic sales pitch. Some people may fall for that though.

    The Resident Evil films. I'm one of the reasons they keep making them.

  • skuzzbag 29 Dec 2012 11:50:30 5,637 posts
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    munki83 wrote:
    I'd take it to an Apple store or phone them up. You may get lucky as I have heard they are good at fixing things for free, even if you're not female.
    Female or gay then.
  • skuzzbag 29 Dec 2012 11:52:16 5,637 posts
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    munki83 wrote:
    Call up again but put on a girls voice
    Honestly joking aside get your partner, sister whatever to go up. Flutter the eyelashes and give them the old "it's so bad, I've got a report to hand in, I might lose my job and I'm already in debt after christmas " story.
  • beastmaster 29 Dec 2012 12:11:00 11,191 posts
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    munki83 wrote:
    Call up again but pretend you're from Microsoft

    The Resident Evil films. I'm one of the reasons they keep making them.

  • superdelphinus 29 Dec 2012 13:02:47 8,035 posts
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    my MacBook is 6 years old (I think, it might only be 4 can't really remember) and it's still going strong. Fantastic machine all things considered
  • yegon 29 Dec 2012 13:53:33 5,171 posts
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    Yup, my late '08 mbp is still going strong, although admittedly only as a iTunes server/torrent beast these days. It's been on and running for way more than half the time since buying it in '08 and is still a great lappy. ML is a little slow on it, but I put that more down to the slug slow 5400rpm 1tb drive I bunged in it when I got a mba.

    Worth every penny I paid for it, and it even served me pretty well gaming via bootcamp for about 18 months around 2009 when I was between gaming pc's. Maaan that 9600gt ran hot though, I'm amazed it's still in working order after 18 months running at those temps!

    Edited by yegon at 13:54:12 29-12-2012
  • Progguitarist 29 Dec 2012 23:11:35 10,401 posts
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    heh...got it fixed for the paltry sum of 35 euros.
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