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crude ibook repiar

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by max¥¥, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    I manged to get my 800mhz ibook g3 working again:) by wedging 3 2p coins between the graphics chip and the case it has been working for almost a week now with no major problems even played the entire Return to Castle Wolfenstein on it!:):) (@1024x786)
  2. macrumors 6502a


    That's definitely something that I would like to see pictures of. Got any?
  3. macrumors 6502a

    not yet, will take some when I next take it apart, witch will be soon (needs hdd upgrade ect)
  4. macrumors 6502a

    ok I had to tighten the screws that hold the lcd to the case, so i took some pictures of it

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  5. macrumors member

    try using photo bucket to host your images, then post the paired tags around the link that the website provides

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  7. macrumors 6502a

    it just stopped working, i am going to try to re flow it with a heat gun
  8. macrumors 6502a

    it works!!

    Now it seems to be working fine:):):rolleyes::rolleyes::cool::cool::p:p:D:D:apple::apple::eek::eek:(lets hope it stays that way;))
  9. macrumors regular

    Sorry if I sound like a pessimist here, but I'm doubting you're going to see another year out of the thing, if you see a few months out of it. Consumer heat guns do NOT reflow solder like everyone believes they do. The only real way to fix the chip is to have someone properly reflow it using a BGA station. I'm not sure what the heat gun does, but I'm guessing it expands things just enough so that proper contact is made.

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