PB 12 inch for 575

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  1. atticus1178 macrumors regular

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    Is 575 good for a PB 12 inch, 1 Ghz, 512 MB RAM, SuperDrive, Airport, 40 GB, etc......

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. macgeek2005 macrumors 65816

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    AHHH. I keep seeing threads like this. I just bought a 900Mhz G3 iBook for $484. How can you get a G4 12" PowerBook for less than a hundred more?????
    AHHHH, YES, IT'S A GOOD DEAL. BUY IT FAST.
     
  3. atticus1178 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've got connections ;)

    I am just waiting for pictures, I am jumping all over this!
     
  4. atticus1178 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Also, does anyone know how hard/easy it is to upgrade the hard drive in one of these computers, I think 40 might be too small, looking for at least 80.

    Let me know.
     
  5. zap2 macrumors 604

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    i'd cover my a$$ before i bought that. Meet the person to pick it up, make sure it works and get the seral # to make sure its not stolen.
     
  6. atticus1178 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Where can you check that?
     
  7. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Hard drive replacement in PowerBooks is somewhat involved, but definitely doable. Just make sure you keep track of which screws go where.

    Follow these step-by-step instructions to do the job.
     
  8. ImNoSuperMan macrumors 65816

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    Ammm. One thing I`d absolutely make sure is APPLECARE. Is it still under warranty? Coz once your first year expires you cant buy AppleCare for the PB. And just imagine if after a couple of months your logic board dies. I m Prayin for you that it does not. Coz that wud put you back by arround 300-400$(my guess.appx.). Almost as much as you paid for the PB. So if was in your place, I wont buy any Mac where I cant add 2 more years of Complete Satisfaction.

    On second thoughts, I`d heard there are some other companies which also offer gurantee for Macs. These generally are not more expensive than apple care and cover you PB for accidental damages/theft/lost etc too. But I m not sure exactly what is covered under their policies(Coz I dont live in US of A. So never tried one). If the PB can be covered under any such policy or applecare AND you are willing to spend that much extra, only then I`d recommend you to buy this/any second hand Mac.
    But thats just my 2cents. It`s your money, your decision.
     
  9. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    This model of PB was discontinued just over two years ago...very doubtful it's still within the one-year window for AppleCare purchase.
     
  10. tonyl macrumors 6502

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    I'm sure it's a good deal. Even if it dies in next few months, you'll probably get what you spend by selling these parts.
     
  11. joelypolly macrumors 6502

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    seems like a good deal you. just make sure it works before u pay for it
     
  12. atticus1178 thread starter macrumors regular

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    UVXXXCEP-PHK

    Is this a valid serial number (the X's are numbers, I just replaced them)

    Jordan
     
  13. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    A price that low, you need to be double and triple sure it's not a scam.
     
  14. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    If this is not a scam, go for it. $575 for a 12" 1GHz PowerBook G4 is an awesome price atticus1178! :)
     

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