Thursday morning my screen froze. I restarted and got a blank display. Took it to the service personnel only to find out that the mother board needs to be replaced. I havent even had it for a year :(. So now I have my very own white elephant. The silver lining on this dark and thunderous cloud is that i will definitely have more time to draw ‘n paint!
UPDATE: July 8, 2006: Good news! I have my PB back in action. Yay! Took it to the Genius Bar at the new Manhattan Apple Store. A wonderful “genius” by the name of Arion advised me of a flat service charge option for 350usd. Sent it in and it was back with me in a weeks time with regular progress emails while waiting. And it was the motherboard that needed replacing which cost 900usd ++ Since I had almost given up on my PB and had gone to the store expecting to upgrade to another I was happy with the option provided to me. I must add that I was very impressed with the friendliness of the folks at the Apple Store. My father who accompanied me couldnt stop talking about them either.