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    Jun 01, 2007
    Question macbook up in smoke
    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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    Feb 02, 2004
    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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    Member Since
    Oct 27, 2006
    Lets calculate:
    (Smoke + 2003 iBook) + unknown possible expense + function(300 dollar saving) = new computer
    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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    Member Since
    Jun 01, 2007
    thank you
    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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    MinaMACMan's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 16, 2007
    Redwood City, CA / Stanford, CA
    MacBook, Black, 2.0GHz C2D, 2GB RAMs, 160GB HD
    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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    Jul 18, 2006
    Actually I vote that you buy TWO new Macs. My shipping address (for the spare) is......................

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    hagios1972's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 24, 2007
    Hamilton, New Zealand
    MacBook black, Intel C2D 2GHz, 2GB RAM, 320GB WD Scorpio HD
    Quote Originally Posted by donnat View Post
    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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    Feb 09, 2005
    Soon to be DFW
    MacBook Pro 13" | MacBook Pro 13" | Mac Mini 2GHz C2D
    dont forget to extract the hard drive from your old mac and use it for external storage.

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