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Hardware recalls - minimum length of time 1 year???
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chichow
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Nov 13, 2011, 12:26 PM
 
Mods: Please move if in the wrong section.

Apple announced a recall for a 1st gen nano that I happen to have. I am trying to decide whether or not to immediately send it in or wait for a while. I am hoping that if I don't immediately exchange the 1st gen nano, that Apple might run out and I might get an updated one.

The following link lists the current apple recalls
Apple - Support - Battery Exchange + Repair Extension Programs

Based on this other link, Apple seems to have a recall period of at least one year.
http://www.briancometa.com/apple-recalls.html

I am asking the collective wisdom of the forum for verification that recalls are generally at least a year in length if not more...

Thanks!
     
Wiskedjak
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Nov 13, 2011, 12:36 PM
 
My gut feel is that they probably won't run out. Returned 1st Gen Nanos will likely be refurbished and sent back out with new batteries.
     
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Nov 13, 2011, 02:19 PM
 
I tried that approach once, with a failed WD 10 GB 5400 drive. Waited until there was only a month left on the warranty, in hopes of getting a bigger one back.

It worked, sort of. They sent back a new-seeming 10 GB 7200 drive. Which I have yet to find a use for.
     
chichow  (op)
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Nov 14, 2011, 01:02 AM
 
I had a 1st gen Macbook Air.

It was a lemon. Brought it back 2x for various issues - such as CPU pegging, overheating, etc.
And when returned from the Apple store, the shell was mating properly.

After the second return, I stuck it out as I felt there was a refresh coming and that refresh would overlap with my Applecare. It was painful though to use the MBA that summer since I had to watch the laptop temperature.

Sure enough after the MBA refresh, when I brought it back to the Apple store...instead of repairing it for the 3rd time, they just gave me the refresh model.
     
chichow  (op)
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Nov 14, 2011, 01:07 AM
 
apparently this was an issue before in Japan and the Japanese received the same original nano

ah well. better than nothing
     
   
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