“The consumer protection board in Denmark has found a design defect that causes the Apple iBook G4 to power down and leave a blank screen after about a year of use,” Antone Gonsalves reports for InformationWeek.
Gonsalves reports, “The Consumer Complaints Board of the National Consumer Agency sent the iBook to an independent electronics lab after receiving regular complaints from Apple customers in Denmark. Delta found that the problem stemmed from a solder joint that loosened slightly every time the iBook was turned off and on.”
“The board said its findings could have global implications, claiming that ‘thousands’ of Apple customers all over the world have tried to get the company to acknowledge the flaw and replace the computers. ‘The question now is whether Apple is going to go on denying that there is a design flaw in the same type of computer in the world outside Denmark’s borders,’ the board said,” Gonsalves reports.
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