View Full Version : Chipped iBook, best way to fix?

Aug 20, 2008, 04:26 PM
Hi everyone,

My beloved iBook G4 had an unfortunate fall, which knocked a small rectangular chip of plastic from the bottom left corner. This has left the inside of the computer exposed, so I need to fix it ASAP. I still have the missing chip of plastic - any suggestions for the best type of glue to use, or other fixes?

Thanks very much in advance!

Aug 20, 2008, 04:31 PM
Pictures would help. :)

Aug 20, 2008, 09:56 PM
Thanks, good idea! Here is a picture of the poor thing...

Aug 20, 2008, 10:32 PM
I'd say a careful application of glue would do the trick for you.

Aug 21, 2008, 12:37 AM
I'd say a careful application of super glue would fix that, they only have a fine nozzle so should be Ok

Aug 21, 2008, 12:40 AM
I'd say a careful application of.... just crazy glue that thing!:p

Aug 21, 2008, 12:38 PM
You could always use duct tape, I hear that works for everything.

Aug 21, 2008, 01:13 PM
KrazyGlue or you could use some clear 5 minute epoxy VERY SPARINGLY.

You are lucky those iBooks are slightly more beefy in the plastic housing than their Macbook counterparts.

Aug 21, 2008, 04:03 PM
yea, glue should do the trick, just use a fine nozzle. if i dropped my macbook, ... *shudder* more than a chip of plastic will fall off. the ibooks were slightly of a thicker build, the macbook is thinner..

Aug 21, 2008, 08:12 PM
Thanks for your suggestions, everyone! I'll superglue it this weekend. :)