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dawgfang
Jun 24, 2006, 10:43 AM
I recently dropped my beloved 12" powerbook and it's bottom casing is dented. The part where the power plug goes in is deformed. It's 99% cosmetic but I really want to fix it. Can I buy the parts? How much would Apple charge? Where would be a good place to look?



iGary
Jun 24, 2006, 10:51 AM
Link (http://www.ifixit.com/cart/customer/home.php?utm_source=google&utm_medium=ppc&utm_term=pbfixit&utm_campaign=powerbook)

gman71882
Jun 25, 2006, 04:53 AM
The bottom case is actually really easy to replace. Use the ifixit link above to see how to do it.
You could probably get a powerbook for Parts off ebay for really cheap.
Or a new case part will be a little more expensive.

ansirone
Sep 13, 2008, 02:09 AM
The bottom case is actually really easy to replace. Use the ifixit link above to see how to do it.
You could probably get a powerbook for Parts off ebay for really cheap.
Or a new case part will be a little more expensive.

i have a dent on the bottom of my pb g4 1ghz machine. is it really easy to remove everything to replace?

CaptainChunk
Sep 13, 2008, 04:22 PM
The bottom case is actually really easy to replace. Use the ifixit link above to see how to do it.
You could probably get a powerbook for Parts off ebay for really cheap.
Or a new case part will be a little more expensive.

Huh? On the 12" model, you literally have to take apart the entire laptop to replace the bottom case because all the internal components (logic board, framework, etc.) are bolted into it. It's not exactly a walk in the park, even for techs.

I've done it before on my 12" 1.5GHz and I don't think I want to go there again...

monkey86
Sep 15, 2008, 07:42 AM
The bottom case is actually really easy to replace. Use the ifixit link above to see how to do it.
You could probably get a powerbook for Parts off ebay for really cheap.
Or a new case part will be a little more expensive.

your kidding right - you have to remove every component from the pb and then transfer it - im waiting to do mine in my new house and im not looking forward to it!