Chipped iBook, best way to fix?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by mkeech, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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!
     
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    Xander562

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    Pictures would help. :)
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, good idea! Here is a picture of the poor thing...
     

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    iToaster

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    I'd say a careful application of glue would do the trick for you.
     
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    Neil321

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    I'd say a careful application of super glue would fix that, they only have a fine nozzle so should be Ok
     
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    Xander562

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    I'd say a careful application of.... just crazy glue that thing!:p
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    You could always use duct tape, I hear that works for everything.
     
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    agentphish

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    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.
     
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    SnowLeopard2008

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    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..
     
  10. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks!

    Thanks for your suggestions, everyone! I'll superglue it this weekend. :)
     

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