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YeahIKnow
Nov 21, 2008, 10:49 PM
Just in time for Christmas my old G4 667 has given up the ghost. High five! :D

I could never ditch it as it was working perfectly and still outshines more modern laptops. That's over 7 years of serious abuse and it just kept on ticking. Amazing, huh? And in an amazing stroke of Karma I had backed up everything before doing a charity benefit. Time for a shiny new macbook methinks, and a few weeks of leafing through my backup drives - my firewire backup drives... :rolleyes:

Something tells me I'll be single a little while longer... :D



iVeBeenDrinkin'
Nov 21, 2008, 11:26 PM
Sorry to hear that. I have a new MBP and love it.

ddeadserious
Nov 22, 2008, 12:52 AM
It's awesome to get that kind of longevity out of a notebook computer, especially one that was abused.

So although it's a bummer it died, it's always a nice feeling to upgrade - I'm sure the performance difference will be excellent between your old PB and a new MB.

mknawabi
Nov 22, 2008, 02:56 AM
I had the same one, I remember when the hinge on the LCD broke and the base and LCD were completely detached. It died soon after, I think.

Monster-built laptop, hehe

molala
Nov 22, 2008, 06:40 AM
Always sad to hear when another Powerbook dies. But surviving 7 years of abuse is impressive. Sounds like it had a good life. :)

Vulcan
Nov 22, 2008, 07:16 AM
My PowerBook's five and is still going. The screen got the white spots issue and the BlueTooth module died, but aside from that, it's still working.

Congratulations on your future MacBook though!

Kleivonen
Nov 22, 2008, 09:13 AM
My mom's PBG4 just died as well at the age of 6 I believe. Well, I gave her my Macbok, and saw it as an opportunity to by myself a MBP :]

jamestemroot
Nov 22, 2008, 09:35 AM
now you can enjoy one of the new ones!

nick9191
Nov 22, 2008, 09:41 AM
Don't expect the new one to last 7 years.

joepunk
Nov 22, 2008, 10:12 AM
During the next Day of the Dead or Día de los Muertos, you should set up a little altar for the PB :p

Scepticalscribe
Nov 22, 2008, 02:41 PM
Congrats on the long and productive life of your Powerbook, - sounds like you had a great time with it - and here's hoping that whatever replaces it (MB, MBP?) serves you just as well. Let us know what you decide to replace it with.

Cheers and good luck

2112
Nov 22, 2008, 04:08 PM
I must direct the OP to frankesntein tibook (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=505029)

acfusion29
Nov 22, 2008, 04:10 PM
Don't expect the new one to last 7 years.

You never know....

npfeiffr
Nov 22, 2008, 09:35 PM
Ditto the congrats! I am actually surfing the posts on the same: PowerBook G4 667. Other than the battery no longer holding a charge and the trackpad occasionally stops working - mine is still going strong. Was just at the Mac store earlier this evening looking at the new MBP, and thinking that an upgrade would be a great Christmas present. Will be nice no longer having to seek out a plug all the time... but it will be hard to put the old one down. Since Tiger, it has worked better than it ever did before.

Sehnsucht
Nov 22, 2008, 11:40 PM
Just in time for Christmas my old G4 667 has given up the ghost. High five! :D

I could never ditch it as it was working perfectly and still outshines more modern laptops. That's over 7 years of serious abuse and it just kept on ticking. Amazing, huh? And in an amazing stroke of Karma I had backed up everything before doing a charity benefit. Time for a shiny new macbook methinks, and a few weeks of leafing through my backup drives - my firewire backup drives... :rolleyes:

Something tells me I'll be single a little while longer... :D


That is amazing. :D Awesome as a matter of fact. :apple:

Get the 17" MacBook Pro with FireWire 400/800 and matte screen. And enjoy :D

YeahIKnow
Nov 23, 2008, 08:24 PM
I've never used another Mac so no matter which new Mac I buy I'm in for a serious case of WTF speed. Phreeow! :D

As you pointed out any new Mac will be unlikely to be so long lived but that's fine by me as new Macbooks are a third the price I paid all those years ago!:)

Funny thing is all the useful bits & bobs have found happy homes already. My sister now has double the amount of memory in her laptop, my copy of Tiger and my airport card will be used to convert a netbook into a hackintosh if all goes well and the hard drive, in all its 30GB immensity, is already snug in a USB enclosure awaiting its new overlord.

It's kinda, but not quite, like those heads in a jar on Futurama! :D

m1stake
Nov 23, 2008, 09:20 PM
my 266Mhz PBG3 is still in perfect condition. I don't know what I'd do without hot swapping drives :)

Applepi
Nov 23, 2008, 09:29 PM
Congrats on a wonderful life together! My PB is going on 3 years and I can only hope it can keep on trucking, even though it has white spots on the screen, the battery cant last for more than an hour, and can be slow as molasses even though I have updated it to 2 gigs. PB's for the win.

THX1139
Nov 23, 2008, 10:36 PM
My 500mhz tibook is still chugging away. A friend of mine saw it the other day and said I should send it to the Smithsonian because it's in such good shape. It has spent the majority of it's time as a desktop so it didn't get much of the nicks and scraps that hauling one around would get. I keep it for an emergency back up incase my MacPro goes out; I'll at least be able to check my email. It's not good for much else and I can't sell it because it doesn't have much value. I haven't even replaced the battery from the original! When it gets unplugged I get about 10 minutes before the low battery warning pops up.