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  • Apple Establishes MacBook Repair Extension Program


    If you bought a MacBook in the eighteen month period between May 2006 and December 2007, you may be covered by Apple's new MacBook repair extension program - that is, if your machine is experiencing hard drive issues.

    This week Apple has pleased many MacBook owners with the announcement of this "repair extension" for owners of the 13" notebook models.

    Apple said the following of its repair extension program:

    "If your MacBook was purchased in the date range listed above and shows a flashing question mark on the screen, please take it to Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider and they will examine the hard drive to confirm if it is eligible for a replacement, free of charge, under this program," the company said.
    The program in place covers Apple's 1.83 GHz, 2.0 GHz, and 2.16 GHz 13-inch MacBook laptops. These machines have factory installed hard drives of 60, 80, 100, 120, and 160 GB capacities.

    How do you know if you need to take advantage of this program? Chances are, if you're in need of it, you'd already know. If your MacBook displays a flashing question mark on any of the models listed above, your hard drive - according to Apple - "needs to be examined."

    Although Apple's program obviously won't extend your standard warranty coverage, Apple will reimburse you if you've had to cough up for out of warranty repairs related to the issues that led to this program in the first place.

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Establishes MacBook Repair Extension Program started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 16 Comments
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      hhmmm? i wonder what the issue is. guess im glad i have the 15".
    1. samily's Avatar
      samily -
      my MacBookPro 15" was manufactured in this preiod and I experianced display mulfunctioning last year but Apple coverd the repair due to Nvidia HW fault
    1. rockjohn's Avatar
      rockjohn -
      thats sick cause my macbook air seems to be stuck on the grey screen
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      ive never had any issues with mine...except when i installed a script written by musclenerd for a root connection to an itunes issue with jailbreaking. i forget the whole reason why it was suggested. but what a holy hell to get my MBpRO back into operating condition. i still hold some slight resentment towards him. *hrrmmm*,,,,god brings back memories...anyways after 2 weeks and more than 8 hours with Apple upper tier support and lying my assphincter off. reinstalling OS and ALL software i got back to normal. thanks Musclenerd.
    1. santaf's Avatar
      santaf -
      i use my tv screen for my laptop, to have a bigger screen. recently the minidvi to hdmi converter caused pins to come out of the mini DVI port and now it shows red lines across the screen apple said it would cost 250 to repair such bull monkey.
    1. scultoree's Avatar
      scultoree -
      Gee, thanks Steve, 2bad I had that problem 3 years ago, and had to put in a new harddrive 2 times, great to know that NOW you plan to do something, only 4 years too late!
    1. jason0785's Avatar
      jason0785 -
      Are you kidding me .. I litterally just got a new MacBook Pro 4 days ago because mine quit
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by rockjohn View Post
      thats sick cause my macbook air seems to be stuck on the grey screen
      Quote Originally Posted by jason0785 View Post
      Are you kidding me .. I litterally just got a new MacBook Pro 4 days ago because mine quit
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jason0785 View Post
      Are you kidding me .. I litterally just got a new MacBook Pro 4 days ago because mine quit
      I am sure if you explained this to Apple they would take your return and waive the 10% restocking fee
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      I am sure if you explained this to Apple they would take your return and waive the 10% restocking fee
      or they might just dress you up in a suit and have you say

      "i'm a pc"
    1. santaf's Avatar
      santaf -
      Quote Originally Posted by lolcats1 View Post
      or they might just dress you up in a suit and have you say

      "i'm a pc"
      hahah i'm working on a research paper right now and this just made me happy again hahaha so funny
    1. royalnewjersey's Avatar
      royalnewjersey -
      too bad this only covers the white "Macbook" line, not the unibody Macbook showed in the picture
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by santaf View Post
      hahah i'm working on a research paper right now and this just made me happy again hahaha so funny
      haha thanks man. i know how you feel. i wrote a sonnet for english, based off of the fact that marijuana rhymes with obama.

      i had to redo it.

      Quote Originally Posted by royalnewjersey View Post
      too bad this only covers the white "Macbook" line, not the unibody Macbook showed in the picture
      dude those old ones are sooo ugly man. i got the aluminum unibody, glad i did, it's sexxxxy
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      I wish I get an extension program for my macbook air. This thing is starting to fall apart.
    1. chancre_scolex's Avatar
      chancre_scolex -
      Great. When will they acknowledge the problem with their dvd drives burning out?
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      Quote Originally Posted by lolcats1 View Post
      haha thanks man. i know how you feel. i wrote a sonnet for english, based off of the fact that marijuana rhymes with obama.

      i had to redo it.

      no kidding? i wonder why such childish research was rejected. you son, are quite the moron.