MacBook Owner Sues Apple Over Defective Motherboard

Omar Rosales states that Apple notebooks are "rendered useless" when the "logic board fails". That may be rather common sense, but Rosales claims that Apple has been aware of a problem and simply did not disclose it.

The complaint notes that Rosales had to replace a defect motherboard and pay $335.58 for the repair. Apparently, there were "hundreds" of similar issues reported by other users, which led him to file suit.

So far there has been not much detail that could provide an indication that this lawsuit will proceed, especially since there was no information in what timeframe the incidents occurred and whether Apple intentionally was hiding any information. Rosales said that a web page entitled "MacBook Pro Logic Board Failure" has been viewed more than 100,000 times, but there was no connection to actual product failures.

Apple declined to comment on the issue.

 

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  • innocent bystander
    $335 for a motherboard? That's pretty steep.

    I'm not big on laptop component pricing because mine is maintained and supported by my employer but I could replace my desktop motherboard for less than $200 + about an hour of my labor).

    That being said, Apple has every right to charge whatever it wants for service and support. God knows, their users should be used to paying through the nose for trivial things by now.

    Unless there is a systemic problem with the motherboard, however, the lawsuit shouldn't go anywhere. Electronics fails and when it does, it takes the entire system down with it. This should be obvious to anyone.

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  • EDVINASM
    One of many reasons I stay away from Apple products. Especially PCs since there is no "after-market" compatibility (apart from very few approved vendors). I don't like sitting on a time bomb knowing the easiest fix is spending loads of cash. Kinda reminds me SAAB - nice, comfy, safe, unique but when goes wrong you might as well recycle the darn thing.
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  • siciro
    And more proof not to buy Crapple products
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  • EDVINASM
    One of many reasons I stay away from Apple products. Especially PCs since there is no "after-market" compatibility (apart from very few approved vendors). I don't like sitting on a time bomb knowing the easiest fix is spending loads of cash. Kinda reminds me SAAB - nice, comfy, safe, unique but when goes wrong you might as well recycle the darn thing.
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  • belardo
    Boo hoo... This is the same crap that HP and Dell does all the time.
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  • The Greater Good
    I hope he wins.
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