Coolest thing ever happened last week. A mate of mine dropped his old Powerbook G4 1.6ghz hires wih 2gb ram from the stairs and thought he completely broke it. Since he deemed it too old and broken for his coolness he decided to give it to me . The frame has only some slight visible damage and there is a slight twist in the body. The screen has about 5 vertical colored lines that are not annoying fortunately. The HD also broke. So I decided to fix this thing myself since it would get me an awesome machine for office/entertainment uses. I ordered a fresh IDE HD, put it in and right of the bat a lot of things didn't function: -The Keyboard backlight -The Keyboard -The Trackpad -Weird stability issues, after 5 minutes or sometimes immediately at boot the HD would 'fail' or disconnect. So I fixed the keyboard and trackpad issues by reinserting all the small connectors that somehow got unhinged in the Crash. My only problem now is that if I want to put the machine back together a lot of weird issues arise. The computer will start to infinite beachball after 5 minutes or so and it will not boot at all if you restart it. Only thing that works is leaving the entire keyboard unscrewed to the body and leaving it slightly loose. This means it got some room underneath the keyboard and this seems to solve all the weird problems. So now I got a very zippy, hardly damaged at all, excellently working Powerbook G4 that want's to keep the keyboard off lol! Does anyone know what this might be? I tried pressing it into the body very gently, as soon as I reach the slot drive/HD region OSX starts beachballing. Thanks in advance!