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Apple Extends MacBook Repair Program

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Apple has recently announced an extension on its repair program for certain MacBook models produced between May 2006 and December 2007. Qualifying machines display a flashing question mark on the screen when turned on and are eligible for a free hard drive replacement. Customers with symptomatic MacBooks should bring them to an Apple Authorized Service Provider or an Apple Store within 3 years from their original date of purchase or until August 15, 2010 (whichever is longer). Apple also said it will reimburse users who paid out-of-pocket to fix this now-covered issue.favicon follow link

 

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Footographer  2010-02-19 22:05
What about those of us who have a Superdrive that stopped working? Apple knows it's a problem, & I don't want to pay $300 to get it fixed. Mine quit after some update.
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2010-02-21 13:55
This repair program is unrelated, but you should take your Mac with its ailing SuperDrive to an Apple Store or call Apple about it.
Footographer  2010-02-21 22:08
Thanks Adam. Maybe I'll call Apple. I did take it to the store and they said there was nothing they could do and wouldn't acknowledge there was a widespread problem with the drive. But a call is a good idea.