Apple has expanded its iBook Logic Board Repair programme under which it is offering repair reimbursements to customers with eligible iBooks.

When Apple launched the programme in January iBooks manufactured between May 2002 and April 2003, with serial numbers ranging from UV220XXXXXX to UV318XXXXXX qualified. This has now been extended to include iBooks with serial numbers from UV220XXXXXX to UV342XXXXXX manufactured from May 2002 to October 2003.

Vice president of hardware product marketing Greg Joswiak said: "This past January we announced a repair extension program for a small number of iBooks sold in 2002 and 2003. Today we are extending this program to cover a slightly larger number of iBooks to insure that our customers are well taken care of."

The programme applies to the following models:
iBook (16 VRAM)
iBook (14.1 LCD 16 VRAM)
iBook (Opaque 16 VRAM)
iBook (32 VRAM)
iBook (14.1 LCD 32 VRAM)

Additional models now include:
iBook (800MHz 32 VRAM)
iBook (900MHz 32 VRAM)
iBook (14.1 LCD 900MHz 32 VRAM)

Apple will reimburse iBook owners who have already paid for eligible repairs before the programme was launched. The company also promises to: "Pro-actively contact affected customers where Apple has their contact information."

The relevant page has been updated on the US Web site, but is yet to be updated in the UK, but has confirmed that the extension is applicable here.

The program covers iBooks for three years after the first retail sale of the unit. To find out if your iBook is covered by the program call: the UK AppleCare Contact Centre on 0870 876 0753.