Ibook Ebay selling advice

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Decahedron, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. Decahedron
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    macrumors regular

    Aug 10, 2005
    So, I'm getting ready to sell a couple of 12in" ibooks 1.33 g4s on ebay and need advice:
    first some background.

    Theyre both the base 40 gb 1.33, combo drive, wireless, blutooth from a few years back.

    ibook one has 1.5gbs of ram, but is having the gray screen, diagnosed at the apple store as a faulty logic board.

    ibook two is standard allt eh way around, but the case is skewed from a drop, and the battery jack is messed up (had the charger broke inside) and can no longer be charged as a result. apple store diagnosed this as an approximately 100 dollar fix.
    Other than what's mentioned, all parts on both are good, screens have no dead pixels, etc.

    1. should i sell the two together, or separately on ebay?
    2. i no longer have a charger or any way to turn these on, so both have hard drives with all the info i had on them before they stopped working (not refreshed/osx reinstalled)
    3. between them i have one battery which accepts a charger but only lasts approximately 20 minutes (good for using as a desktop replacement, one brand newish battery (maybe 10 charges) and a last one which charges normally but isnt new.

    so, how should i package these on ebay (both together, separately, all bateries or no?)
    and two, what can i do to make certain that the info on that HD doesnt get tampered with. i contacted a local apple store who said theyd remove it for a startling 400 bucks...
    I'm a little hesitant about removing the HDs myself and would really prefer not to.

    is there any protection offered by ebay, or any way i can write in my auction to have the information guaranteed to be deleted to have peace of mind?

    thanks so much.
  2. bozz2006
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    macrumors 68030


    Aug 24, 2007
    i'd buy a new charger, then wipe the drives and reinstall the OS.

    I would sell them separately.

    you might want to buy a charger for each, as you'd probably recuperate the price you paid in the sale
  3. Decahedron
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    thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 10, 2005
    thanks for the response.

    i certainly can for the one with the broken charger port (can just pop in a battery charged with the one with the broken logic board) but i cant do it to said one with faulty logic board as the computer doesnt run even a minute after osx loads. any ideas? thanks!

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