OMG MY Bronze Powerbook G3 finally went poof

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by jsnuff1, Jun 9, 2006.

  1. jsnuff1 macrumors 6502a

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    ...with smoke and all, i thought it was a gonner but last night I had some time on my hands and did a little surgury..

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    and there it is working once again in its gutted form...seems like a bunch of transistors had burnt out.

    after i took everything apart i decided to take this pic...i was looking at the whole mess and was wondering if i would ever be able to put it back together haha

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    I did in fact put it all backtogether, minus a screw or two ;) and for those of you wondering yes I did reapplied the thermal paste ;)
     
  2. Pressure macrumors 68040

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  3. jsnuff1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. chaosbunny macrumors 68000

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    Omg I just shivered a little at the thought of what my cat would do with all those tiny parts on the floor!:)

    I hope the "patient" recovers fast!
     
  5. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    What OS is that running? Is the screen somewhow stuck on that?
     
  6. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Macs- they can take a beating and keep on ticking! :D


    Congrats on a successful repair job jsnuff1. :)
     
  7. mmmcheese macrumors 6502a

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    What area of the case was the dirty plate and fork located?
     
  8. semaja2 macrumors 6502a

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    great work, nice to see you didnt do anything about ESD infact looks like you were trying to make ESD :p
     
  9. lamina macrumors 68000

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    Awesome post. Thanks for all the great pics. I love it when people take things into their own hands!
     
  10. jsnuff1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    they were actually stuck between the processor daughter card and the main board...have no idea how they got in there, might have caused the fried resistors too ;)
     

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