View Full Version : Recasing my powerbook.

Jul 4, 2006, 02:04 AM
My g4 Powerbook has been slightly banged up. It fell twice and I want to buy a new hard case for it and recase the whole thing myself to save extra service costs. Any ideas where I can find a new case and how much it will cost to buy.

Sun Baked
Jul 4, 2006, 02:09 AM
Case parts are not cheap, it's part of the cost of owning a PB -- drop it and the $100 bills start flying out of the wallet.

Look at some of the prices... :eek:


or some place may have used and scratched parts available...


Look up PowerBook Parts and there are quite a few dealers around these days.

Jul 4, 2006, 02:09 AM
iFixit (http://www.ifixit.com/cart/catalog/category_16_Case_Components_page_1.html) seems to sell just about every component for repairing Macs. They certainly have the upper and lower cases in stock for your machine.

Jul 4, 2006, 02:50 AM
I would recommend eBay. You can usually get some pretty cheap case parts from people who are parting out broken machines. Heck, I got a bottom half of a Tibook for $10 to test my painting on back in the day. The parts aren't always brand new, but if your Powerbook's taken a beating already, it'll be an improvement!

Jul 4, 2006, 06:00 AM
The prices are unreal for case parts. Here's hoping I never drop my baby! (knocks on wood)

Jul 4, 2006, 10:28 AM
I should sell my mint-condition/desk top queen Ti/AL PBs piece by piece, like a chop shop business model. It seems the sum of the parts is more than the value of the total package....