Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > PowerPC Macs

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Jan 9, 2006, 08:49 PM   #1
Vio1
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Powerbook Replacement Parts?

Hi, I recently got a used 15" powerbook 1.5ghz, and it has a badly scratched top, side and bottom. Where can i purchase replacement parts? Does apple cover such damages?
Vio1 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 9, 2006, 09:13 PM   #2
TDM21
macrumors 6502a
 
TDM21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Apple will not replace the case of the PB if it is cosmetic; only if its defective. You can buy replacement parts on ebay or places like http://www.pbfixit.com/, but they are not cheap.
__________________
13" 2011 MacBook Pro/2.7GHz i7/4GB Ram/500GB HD
12" PowerBook/1.33GHz/1.25GB RAM/160GB HD/ComboDrive
PowerMac G4/2x1.8GHz/1.5GB RAM/ATi 9800Pro/Poineer 111D
Newton 2100
TDM21 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 9, 2006, 10:05 PM   #3
Vio1
Thread Starter
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
anywhere else?

Can i take my powerbook into the apple store to get it fixed? It has a really noicy superdrive.
Vio1 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 10, 2006, 03:54 AM   #4
kbonnel
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: In a nice place..
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vio1
anywhere else?

Can i take my powerbook into the apple store to get it fixed? It has a really noicy superdrive.
Sure, you could take it to an apple store, but it won't get fixed for free/warranty (cosmetic is not covered under warranty). You could also try powerbookmedic.com. Or don't worry about the scratches, and just enjoy the PB. I eventually got over the scratches my PB got, and now I don't worry as much.

Kimo
kbonnel is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 10, 2006, 04:13 AM   #5
robbieduncan
Moderator
 
robbieduncan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: London
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vio1
It has a really noicy superdrive.
All laptop superdrives are quite noisy, especially loading disks. I doubt Apple will be able to do anything about this.
robbieduncan is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 2, 2007, 04:58 PM   #6
booyahboy
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Great UK iBook and PowerBook parts supplier

You should check out The Bookyard. They do used spare parts but also supply things like new third party batteries and superdrives. You can just buy the parts or use them to fit them.
booyahboy is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 29, 2007, 09:34 AM   #7
lucius
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Atherton, Manchester
Is the Bookyard a good shop?

Hi,

I want to get a new Superdrive for my (water-damaged) MBP. Having struggled to keep a straight face while I walked out of the Apple Store (250 all in for them to replace it!) I found these guys on the internet (Bookyard).

I've never heard of them though, are they trust-worthy and reliable?

Thanks

Sean


Quote:
Originally Posted by booyahboy View Post
You should check out The Bookyard. They do used spare parts but also supply things like new third party batteries and superdrives. You can just buy the parts or use them to fit them.
lucius is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > PowerPC Macs

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Replacement parts wikiguy Buying Tips and Advice 1 Apr 22, 2013 11:54 PM
Can you keep replacement parts? jamesjingyi MacBook Air 7 Apr 7, 2013 11:01 PM
iPhone 5 replacement parts? trvsglr iPhone 4 Mar 19, 2013 12:52 AM
Replacement parts for Apple 30" display cburton Mac Peripherals 3 Oct 9, 2012 06:44 PM
Replacement parts for Mac AC adapter? mikalh78 MacBook 3 Jun 10, 2012 09:19 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:58 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC