On Friday of last week, I found that the screen of my iBook stayed black despite the fact that I’d turned the computer on. It booted up and was otherwise working so the computer clearly wasn’t dead. I connected it to an external monitor to test whether the screen could be dead.
The monitor also stayed blank.
Fiddling around resulted in the screen going on briefly, filling with lines, freezing, and never working again.
At that point, I was pretty sure the problem wasn’t the screen and went on to search Apple’s site. I found out that the problem was with the logic board and was covered by a repair program.
I ended up sending it to Apple to get repaired (for free) on Tuesday. It’s already been shipped back and I hope to pick it up at the Apple Store at Woodland Mall tomorrow. While I’m not wild about the logic board dying, it’s been a pretty good experience overall.
As good as it can be anyway.
UPDATE: I went and got the iBook back today, tried it out in the store, and promptly went about sending it back to be repaired again. The wireless card didn’t work. More accurately, the logic board wouldn’t recognize it. In short, someone had replaced my non-working logic board with a subtlely flawed logic board. You would think that they might test for that. Hopefully I’ll be able to pick up a working version of my iBook early next week.