iBook G3 problems...

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by nickelbackmac, Jun 23, 2006.

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    nickelbackmac

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    I have an iBook G3, (ya know, the white ones, not the clamshells), that I plan to sell on eBay. It has got some problems that I want to fix before listing:

    VERY POOR battery life (15 minutes, it's dead)
    Keys are missing
    CD-DRIVE won't stay shut
    Adaptor plug (the part that goes into the laptop) is broken, but it charges the battery... I think...
    Worst part: When the display goes over a 90 degree angle with the laptop, it the backlight shuts off and I have to lay down to use the screen

    Anyone know what to do with it? Should I spend more money on it trying to fix it up, give it away, or just, sad to say, recycle it?
     
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    zakatov

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    It's junk. I have a perfectly fine G3 800 iBook and I'd have to pay someone to get it off my hands.
     
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    Artful Dodger

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    Well then pay the shipping and send it to me ;)
    Now for the OP i'd sell it for parts with that much going wrong with it. Look around at a parts iBook and go from there.
     
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    nickelbackmac

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    Yay...:( more keys fell off... I think I SHOULD sell it for parts, but the only good parts are the internal ones. It will be sad for me to let my 4 or 5 year old iBook go. But it's for a good cause, called the I-need-a-MacBookPro-or-iMac-fund. It'll help a little, but at least I'm getting there.

    *Marks $20 off the 2 grand fund*
     

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