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My 03 Macbook started to smoke from the right hinge(facing the screen)The screen has always been overly sensitive,When I move it forward slightly it goes into sleep mode.I have called several places including Apple and they want to charge me 300$ to look at the problem. Should I just buy a new laptop or spend the $$ to fix my problem child.
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There was no 2003 MacBook.
Do you mean iBook?
Whatever the case, if it is from 2003 then any warranty you had, extended or otherwise is done.
I would say save the cash and get a new computer. $300 for a simple consultation is way too expensive.

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Welcome to Mac-Forums, donnat.

If it is an iBook you own, check the serial number of your laptop with the ones in this list from Apple's Battery Exchange Program iBook G4 and PowerBook G4.
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Lets calculate:
(Smoke + 2003 iBook) + unknown possible expense + function(300 dollar saving) = new computer
IMHO
Best of luck!
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yes i agree, go for the new one. no telling what its going to cost to fix the one you have...and plus... you have a good excuse to go but a new MacBook.
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Thank you all for the info. I guess it's a new Mac for me.
Now I just have to decide which Mac to choose.
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I know u already made up ur mind, but I had to throw on more Vote in there

Go For A NEW MAC..

You won't be disappointed. Not sure if u can wait for another week for the new relases.
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Actually I vote that you buy TWO new Macs. My shipping address (for the spare) is......................
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Thank you all for the info. I guess it's a new Mac for me.
Now I just have to decide which Mac to choose.
Go for a MacBook. There has been threads on the advantage of MacBooks against MacBook Pro.
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dont forget to extract the hard drive from your old mac and use it for external storage.

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