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Apple Extends Repair Program for MacBook Bottom Case Defects

In 2011, Apple announced a worldwide repair program for MacBooks with a defective bottom case, which caused the rubber surface to separate from the hard plastic casing.

The program originally stated that Apple would replace the bottom case of any affected MacBook for two years from the date of purchase, but the company recently extended the replacement period to four years from the original date of purchase.

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Apple has determined that under certain circumstances the rubber surface on some MacBooks may separate from the bottom case of the system. MacBooks shipped between October 2009 and April 2011 may experience this issue.

Apple will replace the bottom case of any affected MacBook, free of charge, that exhibits the issue.

This program covers affected MacBooks for four years from original purchase date. Apple will continue to evaluate the service data and will provide further extensions to this program as needed.
Apple is offering several different repair options, which include visiting an Apple Retail Store, an Apple Authorized Service Provider, or ordering a replacement kit online.

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13 months ago
arcade noise: TIME EXTENDED
Rating: 9 Positives
13 months ago

people still use these dinosaurs

Dinosaurs have been extinct for about 66 million years. These computers shipped 25 months ago. So let me bring you up to date with a general timeline



|---------------------------------|---------------------------|
God or something_______Dinosaurs die__________MacBooks Sold
_____________________________________________MacBooks Repaired


Give or take one or two -
Rating: 8 Positives
13 months ago

people still use these dinosaurs


People don't have thousands of pounds to drop on a new computer each year. Old MacBooks running Snow Leopard have no problems with light browsing/word processing, etc.. Not all people need the latest and greatest; some are simply satisfied with what they have! :)
Rating: 5 Positives
13 months ago
people still use these dinosaurs
Rating: 5 Positives
13 months ago

people still use these dinosaurs


I guess you have never heard of the PowerPC section of this forum?
Rating: 4 Positives
13 months ago

people still use these dinosaurs


Actually if I could, I would like to buy a white macbook like the one I used to have some years ago. I think it's an iconic design.
Rating: 3 Positives
13 months ago

people still use these dinosaurs


Are you serious? I have one and still runs like a champ.
Rating: 3 Positives
13 months ago

no i got 3

3? I should lend you a few.

My old MacBook was purchased just for e-mail, still fulfills that job faithfully today.

I've got a 2010 Mini that just does taxes. No fun trying to wrestle a MacPro out of the house if it's burning down.

When you need a dinosaur, you use a dinosaur.
Rating: 1 Positives
13 months ago

people still use these dinosaurs


Yes, MacBooks are very reliable.
Rating: 1 Positives
13 months ago
Fortunately, my wife's 2007 Macbook is still going strong (not affected by this recall). The case is a little beaten up, but it's holding together. A year ago it seemed like it wasn't going to make it but I spent about $120 on a RAM upgrade to 2GB and faster Hard Drive (7200 RPM), and it got new life. Here's to another 6 months - 1 year, and this may be one of the longest lived laptops we've ever owned!
Rating: 1 Positives

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