I'm having a terrible time with my four month old Ibook. I ihad and liked it for all that time, and then it went terribly wrong a couple of weeks ago. After lots of hassle, I sent it back to Apple, and they told me that I may have inadvertantly moved it while the cords were plugged into it, which wrenched the sockets, which, it turns out, are connected directly to the main logic board.
Now, I'm no industrial designer, but it don't seem right to put the main board at such proximity to the outside world, but Apple thinks it's dandy, and wanted me to cough up $700, nearly half what I paid for the damn thing, to fix it. Mo warrantee, no cigarette after they're done screwing me.
Be that as it may, I got the thing back, wrote them a nasty letter, and am looking of other options.
One friend of mine thinks I should just crack the thing open and see if I can just solder the sockets back in place. Naturally, I'm apprehensive. Can one just do that without running the risk of turning something salvagable into total trash? I'm not a total doof with a screwdriver and soldering iron, but I'm more comfortable with cars and toasters. Should I graduate to more complex things? What's the risk?