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Powerbook finally died

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by mcrain, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. macrumors 68000


    Hello again. (I used to be a regular on this site).

    I purchased, (as my first apple product since an Apple IIe) a 1Ghz Powerbook G4 with a Superdrive the first week they were offered (2002 or 2003?). It has served me faithfully and well. As of a few weeks ago, it was still faster and more reliable than far newer PCs.

    Yesterday a faulty logic board was diagnosed, and I have to say goodbye to my old friend.

    The man at the service center said it was obsolete, but it never felt that way. It had scratches and grime, but it was always beautiful to me.

    Goodbye my friend. You may be replaced, but you will never be forgotten.

  2. macrumors 6502a


    I feel your loss... That's a lovely machine and it's a shame that it's finally packed it in. It had quite a good run, though, and it definitely wasn't what I'd call 'obsolete'! :(
  3. macrumors 68000


    Sorry for your loss. I have the last Powerbook G4 of that model. 1.25ghz 80gb HD. She still runs great. I use her as a backup to my MBP.
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Sorry to read about your PB. Mine are still running . . . Ummm . . . Knock on wood. They are great rigs. My wife still uses the 17" PB on a daily basis.

    On a brighter note, you have a new laptop to look forward to. Enjoy! ;)
  5. macrumors 68020


    are you thinking of preserving it in some way? that is what my dad did when his died. he has it in a glass case on the wall with the years that he used it engraved on it. pretty weird but it meant that much to him and it sounds like your's did as well so why the hell not.
  6. macrumors regular

    Are all Americans this weird? :eek:
  7. macrumors 6502

    let me be the first to say: wait till january when they update the mackbook pros to buy a replacement.
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Gabriel GR

    Finally you can drop it without fear.
  9. macrumors 68020


    ha hey we all have our quirks.;)
  10. macrumors 6502a


    Time to invest in a BadBoy Pro. See my sig for further details.
  11. macrumors 6502a


    Good riddance to a PowerPC processor based Apple laptop. I hated every last one of those things. Innards designed with absolutely no forethought to the people who'd be forced to open and service them.
  12. macrumors 68020


    Hey i am from australia and i would probably do this kind of thing if mine died lol

    my PB 12inch is still going strong, battery is cactus again. Not bad run for two years of owning it.
  13. macrumors 68000


    I would keep it just for the sake of it. It is still one of the best looking Macs. There aren't many Powerbooks left. All I see at university are unibodies and at most, the early 2008 laptops. A few years later, you could say that you had the last of the Powerbooks.

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