Re: The zoaran curse returns
- From: "zoaran substitute" <nettid1@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 9 Jan 2006 04:39:41 -0800
Jon B wrote:
> zoaran substitute <nettid1@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > My concern is that it's my fault, somehow. The machine is a complete
> > replacement from the last time; all that's in common is the RAM and
> > airport card, so I'll be testing without those tonight. Any chance that
> > these could fry something on-board and cause permanent damage? It could
> > also be the way I was holding it - someone (Jon B) mentioned that
> Yes I think I've said that in the past, sure I've heard one creak in the
> past holding it like that, though the G3 next to me with dead logic
> (must get round to ringing Apple...) doesn't. You can feel the extra
> weight being applied to the corner holding them like that.
Yup. I never used to do it much, but since my last replacement I
haven't done that at all.
> > It could, of course, also be the inverter cable that I
> > replaced after damaging it during a hard drive swap. But then surely
> > the symptoms would have been a flickering backlight (particularly
> > during screen movement) rather than a technicolor snowstorm? I think
> > I've been seeing the odd screen artifact and UI freeze recently, but I
> > may be imagining it.
> Nah the inverter cable wouldn't give the snow storm, the inverter cable
> only sorts out the back light, it either breaks partially - flicking
> backlight, or well and truly - no backlight.
Thanks for the confirmation. It is now totally gone, but there was
definitely a snowstorm before.
> Snow storm is logic board.
> > My fault? Hell, I haven't actually used the thing more than five hours
> > since Christmas. How could I have caused it?
> The iBooks don't like you?
> Actually there is a point here. Most of our iBooks have been fine ,
> however one guy has had 3 failures, one has had one failure and about 3
> power leads, and a third as had one failure too. A fourth which has had
> water poured all over it 18months ago is still running fine.... 
Yeah. I wonder whether it is some way that I'm using the iBook that is
inadvertently different to the way most people use it. Can't think what
it could be, but it seems like the logic board fairy is visiting me
more frequently than average.
If only I knew what process the machine goes through when it gets
'repaired' (although I now have a replacement, it's almost undoubtedly
a repair from someone else's logic board failure). I get the impression
it's a complete logic board swap, which means that the new logic boards
must also be faulty or that I really do have supernatural iBook-killing
powers. Or it's the RAM/Airport.
> > Calls to Trading Standards and Apple will come in the next day or two.
> > First I have to decide whether I should take out the 80GB disk I put in
> > there and put in a 30GB 'stock sized' disk instead. Depends whether I
> > a) trust my backups, b) can be bothered, c) think the expense of a 30GB
> > disk and external drive case is worth avoiding the potential loss and
> > repurchase of a big disk.
> I'd be tempted to put the 30gb back in to stop Apple pointing any
Yeah. Possibly. The 30GB is no longer in my hands, so it would mean
buying another one. And while the consensus seems to be 'put it back so
they can't blame you', they never noticed the upgrade in my previous
machine, which went through about three repairs with a 40GB disk
instead of a 20GB...
Not sure it's worth the hassle. I'll either get the same machine back
with a repair and the same disk, or a replacement outside of the
affected range of serial numbers (which means a G4 iBook) and I'll be
happy to lose the disk space in exchange for the peace of mind.
I'm wondering whether to visit the Applestore in Manchester and kick up
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