Damaged G4 Powerbook

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Spastik.Roach, Jan 7, 2006.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    puckhead193

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    noramlly fixing a laptop is very expensive, and most of the time not worth it.... esp for an older machine like this it will prob be in the high 100's like 800-900 you can get a new ibook for a little bit more....
    i wouldn't, i would just get an ibook, you'll know it will work.... :)
     
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    I just looked on PBfixit.com, a new screen for a TiBook is $599, plus you may have a dead mobo due to the coffee spill.... I'd say no go.
     
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    ...on eBay for a replacement screen or a fried pb of your modell with screen intact and do it yourself. PBfixit has nice online take-apart manuals. You will learn to care about your machine yourself. That´s the only cheap way to do, if a warranty is not falling in any more. And don´t forget to sell the spareparts on eBay, too, someone might be looking after them, and you earn a dime.
     
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    Mord

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    be awear those tibooks have a low res screen and rage graphics, aka no QE.
     
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    kretzy

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    It will cost a lot to repair, but for only $43 you could just use it for a bit of extra storage space (or something to put hot pots on :D )
     
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    This is assuming it even runs at all. Watch out for as-is sales.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the advice, repairs to it seem a little expensive and a bit risky atm for me.
     

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