iBook G4 left speaker blown..can I buy a replacement?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Mr. Bubbles, Feb 12, 2008.

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    Mr. Bubbles

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    I think that it must be either the speaker itself, the soundcard, or the power cable running to it but it is definitely a hardware problem of somekind because it happens under OSX and Linux.

    My question is: will replacing the upper case fix this? I've found a few listing on ebay for the
    trackpad/speakers/uppercase for my model and it seems to indicate that the speakers are integrated into this component? Please let me know if this is correct and if you have had a similar problem/solution. Thanks!
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    Yes, the iBook speakers are integrated into the upper case. I took my iBook G4 into an Apple Authorized repair center, and they said they couldn't fix the bad speakers because the upper case is a cosmetic part....
     
  3. macrumors member

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    Same problem here...

    I too just lost my left speaker and is now just a very tinny sounding blown speaker. Did you replace your top plate? Costs for the topplate?

    Cheers,
    mike
     
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    Mr. Bubbles

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    I ended up selling it before I fixed it, but I was about to buy either some speakers or a topplate of of ebay for around $25. If you use the guide from ifixit.com it shouldn't be too hard of a repair. Good luck!
     

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