The iBook Clamshell series was replaced in 2001 by the new white iBook. But soon Apple had to face a growing number of complaints about logicboard failures.
The Expanded iBook Logic Board Repair Extension Program was a worldwide program covering repair or replacement of the logic board in iBook models manufactured between May 2001 and October 2003 that are experiencing specific component failures - it ended in July 2007.
The program was available for certain iBook G3 models (see below for a complete list) with serial numbers in the following range:
UV117XXXXXX to UV342XXXXXX
iBooks with the serial numbers listed above may be referred to as:
- iBook (16 VRAM)
- iBook (14.1 LCD 16 VRAM)
- iBook (Opaque 16 VRAM)
- iBook (32 VRAM)
- iBook (14.1 LCD 32 VRAM)
- iBook (800MHz 32 VRAM)
- iBook (900MHz 32 VRAM)
- iBook (14.1 LCD 900MHz 32 VRAM)
- iBook (Dual USB)
- iBook (Late 2001)
- iBook (14.1 LCD)
The iBook Clamshell series never had any quality issues. If you're looking for a long lasting notebook, choose a Clamshell.