View Full Version : iBook G3 Motherboard

Dec 20, 2007, 05:59 AM
I was just given a iBook G3 800mhz machine ... it needs a new motherboard ... I can find complete refurbed machines but I having a difficult time finding a replacement part ... can someone direct me to a website or give me some advice regarding how to get the parts to repair the machine?

Dec 20, 2007, 12:02 PM
ifixit (http://www.ifixit.com) also sell them (for a price, when they have stock)

Dec 20, 2007, 01:45 PM
Try greedbay (ebay) for the logic board. Here is one on ebay:
Of course you would have to do the swap. If you're gonna pay, not worth it IMHO.

I wouldn't invest a lot of money in the G3. As an option, you could sell the G3 on ebay and buy a used macbook on ebay after x-mas.

Dec 20, 2007, 04:12 PM
I highly doubt you will find it worth it to refurbish a G3. A G4 of the same clock speed is already a tad laggy. So basically you'll be paying like $100 to get a crappy computer. You might say that you'll be getting what you're paying for, but you iBook will also be used.

BTW, how do you know it needs a new motherboard?

Dec 21, 2007, 04:47 AM
Thanx for the information ... the person that gave it to me had a tech checkout the machine and was told its the motherboard ... thought if it was cheap enough I would repair it and use it awhile but I may just look for something a little newer.

Dec 21, 2007, 09:53 AM