It's been AAAAAAAAAAAGES since I posted here but for some reason it popped into my head recently so I said I'd visit.
My Rock Xtreme that I bought in 2003 and had HUUUUGE problems with a faulty graphics card that was repaired in 04 is still working!! The battery is totally banjaxed though so I can't start it without a plug. I still use it from time to time when I fancy feeling the weight of a paving slab on my lap.
My sis bought an Xtreme at the same time and the screen went in 08 so we sent it back to be fixed and rock "fixed" it (quite expensively) and sent it back - it was a different colour when returned!!!
. Anyway the replacement worked for about a month before the same thing happened and we sent it back again. The day after we posted it back Rock went bust, but I managed to get onto the delivery company to stop the delivery and return it to me. Got a local guy to check it out eventually and he said it might be the inverter but that at 5 years old she was as well to buy something new so it's now gathering dust on a shelf somewhere.
So that's the story of my Rock Xtremes:
1) Initial graphics card overheating solved and still going 9 years later but the battery is now fecked - I'd count that as a decent result
2) Initial graphics card overheating solved. Lasted 5 years. Paid for a repair. Broke a month later. - Five years isn't bad. I just wish we hadn't paid for the repair.
I'd love to hear if anyone else had an Xtreme!!!