View Full Version : Used ibook G4?

Nov 2, 2007, 02:37 PM
Looking for a used ibok g4 on ebay.

He saya

"starts at random then shuts down after a bit. the LCD looks good. not sure what is wrong with this unit"

But he won't offer any more info. But it does work. Could be bad ram or a bigger issue. But it does boot however.

Complete laptop only missing battery and ac adapter.

Is 245 dollars too much without knowing more info?


Nov 2, 2007, 02:51 PM
Could be any number of things, but it could easily be a serious logic board problem. Or it could be a battery issue or RAM. Tough to say since you (or he) don't give any indication. I wouldn't trust this machine for anything more than parts, as there's a decent chance that a serious issue wouldn't be worth repairing. Do you have more details on the machine's specs?

Nov 2, 2007, 03:07 PM
IMHO -buying a computer on ebay is iffy at best. Buying one with known problems is paying someone for their problems (soon to be your problem!):eek:

Put it behind you and move on to a working iBook. :cool:

Nov 2, 2007, 03:14 PM

Or he has one without screen. All I need is a keyboard. But it does boot to os.

I only ask cuz all the good 1.33 and 1.4 ones are 500 or 600. So I was wondering chance it. Cuz 1.2 and below had the logic video problem. But I read somewhere 1.33 and 1.4 were fixed.

Otherwise walmart is selling an acer with 1gb ram for 350 dollars. They're all sold out but if I get a rain check I'm good. But it's not mac. And I love mac. More stable, less viruses etc. Only problems is they're so expensive.

Unless I sell the Pismo and 2 Lombard I have at home. But nobodys buying on ebay. I already tried.


Nov 2, 2007, 03:17 PM
Buy from someone reputable:



If you buy one in sad shape, you could end up spending more than a much newer Apple Refurb...

Nov 2, 2007, 05:40 PM
those are all 600 or 700. Too much for the acasional vacation. Guess I'll just have to look elese where.