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Old Aug 1, 2007, 02:08 PM   #1
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Fixing an iBook Logic Board

OK, I have an iBook G3 with a busted logic board. I sent it away for someone to weld something, and that fixed it for a few months. I do not want to pay $75 dollars to get it welded again, because I feel like at this point I could try it myself.

Does anyone know of any tutorials, or like some step by step instructions, on how to open this baby up, and where to weld? Thanks.

Edit: I heard there is an easier way to do this, wedging something into the LB and attaching it with tape or something. This would be preferable. Any ideas?
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wooooooooooooooowwwww, that doesn't really sound easy/possible, considering how small the components are on that LB. A friend of mine fried her G4 iBook when she dropped water on it and I could only see the little capacitor that blew by using a magnifying glass. There was no way my soldering gun/skills could fix that. Good luck to you.
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wooooooooooooooowwwww, that doesn't really sound easy/possible, considering how small the components are on that LB. A friend of mine fried her G4 iBook when she dropped water on it and I could only see the little capacitor that blew by using a magnifying glass. There was no way my soldering gun/skills could fix that. Good luck to you.
As far as I know, people do it all the time. You are right that I probably won;t be able to do it, though, as I have no patience. I just don't want to pay another person $75 dollars to do it again. I would probably pay less than that, but that conversation is reserved for the marketplace if this doesn't work out.
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