Just bought an ibook

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  1. MacMosher macrumors 6502

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    Hey,

    Just bought a 900mhz(g3), 640mb RAM, 40GB ibook off ebay. Got er' for 430$ USD (good deal?). Just wondering if there is anything I should look out in this particular model or anything suggested I do to it.

    Thanks
    MacMosher
     
  2. California macrumors 68040

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    Yes, keep it away from heat or overheating by buying an iCurve or some air flow stand or laptop desk.
     
  3. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    you could gotten a G4 mac mini for a little more. Get yourself a icurve and external monitor,mouse,keyboard....oh and a external HD wont hurt.


    Bless
     
  4. smharmon macrumors member

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    Deal sounds ok. I prefer the G3 build quality over the g4, but love the speed difference :)

    You will enjoy your mac, and the 900mhz g3 still has plenty of life to give. Enjoy!
     
  5. eleveneastgate macrumors 6502

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    Jus' lookin' out for ya...

    I'd call Apple, tell 'em the Serial #, and see if you're eligible for the Logic Board Recall.

    They'll either tell you to send it in or it's been repaired.

    If not, see if you can still buy AppleCare for it. Just in case the Logic Board "does" go bad.

    Congrats on your purchase, and I wish you all the best...

    Peace!

    PS. MAX OUT the RAM, and she'll love you, :D
     
  6. MacMosher thread starter macrumors 6502

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    RAMS, maxed out all ready... now I need an Airport card... they are not compatible with Airport extreme right?

    And I heard somthing about that recall, Ill give Apple a call later.


    Aswell reffering to the icurve... are these machince well known for over heating? ... I dont think I want to invest in an additional monitor, key board, mouse... I bought this laptop for the sole purpose of being a laptop and the accesability that comes with it.

    Have a desktop already but I will look into the iCurve

    Thanks
     
  7. shadowmoses macrumors 68000

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    You'll need one of the noriginal airport card's they are more expensive but can be found on eBay for a reasonable price if you get a good auction.. Overall a good buy i'd say...:D

    Shadow
     
  8. MacMosher thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wahts a good price for a Airport card... dont know what there worth really... cause apple doesnt sell them anymore hard to judge.
     
  9. eleveneastgate macrumors 6502

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    I sold an original Airport card on MR's MarketPlace for $60 shipped, this was sometime last year. I've seen people try to sell 'em for $100?! :eek:

    Good luck on the search.
     
  10. MacMosher thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks are they jsut increasing in price because of them becoming increasingly rare and people needing them for there macs that are not compatable with the extreme
     
  11. eleveneastgate macrumors 6502

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    ^^ EXACTLY! ^^

    Supply & Demand, my friend!

    Try Craigslist.org too, ;)

    Peace!
     
  12. MacMosher thread starter macrumors 6502

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    100 has been the best price ive been able to find latly should I go for it?>
     
  13. shadowmoses macrumors 68000

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    You'll probably have to cough up the $$$ as they seem to cost about that much now.....$100 isnt too bad but if you can keep looking you may get one for $70-90...

    shadoW
     
  14. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    You can look into an external USB key type wireless, but it's going to stick out...

    I wouldn't invest too much money in the computer, remember, a brand new 12" iBook is only $900 new, sometimes $800 refurb.
     

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