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Class action lawsuits considered for iPods, iBooks

updated 10:10 am EST, Tue December 23, 2003

iPod, iBook quality issues

Girard Gibbs & De Bartolomeo LLP say it is "investigating a : "I think there is a major design flaw in the motherboards of the popular Apple iBook models. They keep failing. Over and over. Sometimes a single customer can have a motherboard fail (and subsequently replaced) up to three times."




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    Ambulance Chasers

    Class actions are so stupid. Why doesn't someone bring a class action against Microsoft for all the time wasted rebooting/reinstalling their c***?

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    Amen

    Amen to that.

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    for the love of god...

    this means
    possible resolution of the issues
    and lots of money for layers
    of ipod batteries
    which really doesn't amount to much
    as has been made clear the past few weeks
    as for motherboards
    this seems to be news
    so does 2 issues=some?

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    Ridiculous

    They're suing Apple because their battery went dead? Give me a break. Batteries go dead - it's a fact of life.

    As for the other one, I don't know about that. I know a few people with varying models of iBooks and they don't seem to be having problems. There will always be a few lemons. It all depends on how Apple handles the individual situations.

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    thank them!

    this is what one guy had to do to bring change to apples arrogant practices...before that, they would tell you to buy a new iPod! Can you believe that?


    http://www.ipodsdirtysecret.com/

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    Plain stupid

    This is plain stupid. So do people sue car manufacturers for not achieving the correct gas milage? Or how about PC laptop battery life? This is completely crazy. I am sure that Apple replaced the logic boards, and for the iPods you can get the battery replacement program. How is that? I think Apple is doing great for their customers. I am wondering what and who is really behind this lawsuit...

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    BMW

    ...there goes the BMW quality MYTH in regards to some laptops...

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    No Problems Here

    Our high school has about 60 iBooks (and we have about 200 at our lower and middle schools). Sure, we've lost keys here and there, but we have not had one go down with bad logic board. These things are used and abused every day.

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    There is some merit to it

    My sister had an iBook 700Mhz that needed the logic board replaced twice in the space of 2 months. After the second replacement, I eBayed it and gave her my PC laptop.

    In my opinion, the last gen of G3 iBooks were c***. Hopefully, the G4 iBooks are faring better.

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    225 people?

    How many iBooks were purchased in the last 2 years. I'm positive it was over 200,000. If 225 people have shown up, that means 0.001% of them went bad. I wonder what Dell's percentage is? Plus have you read the "complaints" section. Most people may have sent their machines in 2-3 times, but Apple did fix it, and for FREE. Do you have any idea how much they spend in shipping to fix things, let alone those parts. It's down to people wanting some more free money. Every case it states that it could have been the users fault. The person running the page wrote a letter to Jobs. In his letter it mentions that the tech told him that it was his fault. He goes on to say he never opened the case. Well, did he ever drop it or slam it down a little to hard in his carrying bag? Even though there was no external damage, doesn't mean that there wasn't internal damage. I've dropped my PB several times in the 2 years i've had it. It goes everywhere with me and is pretty beat up. Last summer the CD drive died (probably because I hit it). I had to pay $250 to have it fixed because it was out of warranty. If it was in warranty, they would have fixed it for free? I don't think so. Bottom line, why should Apple pay you if you mistreated your iBook, or if it came damaged and they fixed it for free?

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