Apple Back with its Back to School Program

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Apple Back with its Back to School Program
Buy any Mac to get an iPod free!Apple’s annual buy-a-Mac, get-an-iPod Back to School Program is back! College students and faculty and staff members across the US can now get their hands on two cool gadgets by paying the price of just one. The UK launch of the program is scheduled for today.
All guys and gals who qualify need to do a simple thing; grab their money and buy an iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or Mac Pro. They should also pick up an iPod with their favourite Mac. Once they have the gadgets in hand, they should get in touch with Apple for a refund of the money they paid for the iPod.
Simple isn’t it? But do check out the full terms and conditions on Apple’s website here.
The buy-a-Mac, get-an-iPod Back to School Program is an annual event by Apple which has had good response from colleges, with many students and their teachers using it as an opportunity to buy the iconic gadgets.
Last year, Apple promoted its iPod nano during the program; this year, it is the iPod touch. While other iPod variants are covered, you might not get full reimbursement for them. Apple’s website lists the reimbursements as below:
  • iPod touch: $229
  • iPod classic 120GB: $229
  • iPod nano 16GB: $199
  • iPod nano 8GB: $149
  • iPod shuffle 4GB: $79 
Looking at the list, the best buy turns out to be the iPod touch 8GB, for which Apple is reimbursing the full retail price of $229. All the other models fall short by $20-$40.
So all you Mac fans out there; make your choice and make it before 8 September and you will walk away with that free iPod in your pocket. Oh! And make sure you are from a college.
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24-05-2009, 08:36:36

Is the default Tras for your RAM kit 18 rather than 15? If so, my apologies as this could well be why it's erroring out. Try 5-5-5-18 :)

24-05-2009, 08:38:33

No, no it's rated at 5-5-5-15. Although the first time I ran memtest+ (before I changed anything) it showed the specs as 5-5-5-18. Which is rather strange, maybe the MB wasn't picking it up right...

24-05-2009, 09:37:34

Argh, stuck with "C1" post code error and can't seem to get it to boot by resetting CMOS...

24-05-2009, 09:54:55

Assuming you've removed power from the mains, remove the CMOS battery for a minute. If that fails, try it again but with a single stick.

24-05-2009, 10:15:47

Yeah, tried the battery too... I even removed all but one ram stick, still done it. Swapped that ram stick out with another one of the 4 and I can get to the BIOS but can't select a HDD on boot (neither will windows load).

I'm using memtest+ on each RAM stick seperatly. Is this a good idea?

It's really funny, I was only trying to get them to run at the rated speed within the rated voltages (says on the ram stick 2.2~2.3v).

Good job they have a lifetime warranty, I have a feeling I'll be sending some back...

24-05-2009, 11:14:31

Yeah, I'd test each dual channel kit independantly and work out which one's the trouble maker.

24-05-2009, 11:32:10

x86 or x64 vista? Whatever you do with overclocking, be sure to run 64-bit vista to get the most out of your ram

24-05-2009, 12:43:09

None of them report any problems on memtest+.

I put all 4 back in (making sure they're in matched pairs) and it's working again. Except my dad's HD is now reporting that it's not a geniune Vista key and won't let him register it online or by phone... Bloody great... My HD is working fine which is damn strange.

Yeah, both Vista's are 64bit.

Stuff this RAM, if it can't even run at what it says on the heatspreaders... Oh well, back to how it was before minus a day's work and a Vista reformat (which hopefully will fix)

I would like to say regardless thanks for the help, next RAM will be a top of the line brand.

Funny how in all the reviews they say this ram is very good for overclocking :@!


Well, the RAM did work great before, just annoyed me with all this and it still doesn't run at the specced speed.

24-05-2009, 12:55:39

Unfortunately this happens to all sets regardless of brand. I had a nice set made by GeIL that also didn't work at PC2-8500 spec and I still need to return it.

24-05-2009, 15:06:48

Damn, that sucks :(. I did look at a few reviews before buying this RAM and couldn't find a bad thing about it really. I will look a a lot and ask on these forums before getting my next set ;). Will be a while yet, hehehe!




Almost forgot, dad's HDD is now working fine with the new reinstalled Vista, sometimes I really hate there stupid security measures, why the hell did it mess up anyway!

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