Apple has launched something called MacBook Repair Extension Program for Hard Drive Issues, which allows owners of early MacBook models to receive free repairs or compensation for repairs they were previously charged for related to hard disk failures. What models are covered? Black and White MacBooks sold between May 2006 and December 2007. Apple on […]
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Apple Now Offering Extended Repair Program for Hard Disks on Early MacBooks

macbooks150.jpgApple has launched something called MacBook Repair Extension Program for Hard Drive Issues, which allows owners of early MacBook models to receive free repairs or compensation for repairs they were previously charged for related to hard disk failures. What models are covered? Black and White MacBooks sold between May 2006 and December 2007.

Apple on how to identify affected MacBooks:

Symptom

A flashing question mark appears on screen when the MacBook is turned on.

Affected MacBook models

13-inch black and white MacBook models with the following processor speeds and hard drive capacities:

-Processor speed – 1.83GHz, 2GHz, or 2.16GHz

-Hard drive capacity – 60GB, 80GB, 100GB, 120GB, or 160GB

The program covers hard drive issues on these MacBooks until August 15, 2010 or three years from the date the machine was purchased, whichever offers longer coverage.

Reports of these problems surfaced as long ago as November of 2007. Apple then acknowledged the reports of failing hard drives, but only now issued an official repair program.

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