Powerbook G4 17 inch parts vs Macbook Pro 17 Parts

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by tilamarie, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Does anyone know if these parts can be switched out? I know the battery and dc in board cannot be (I don't think) but can the logic board, memory, hard drive, etc be switched? I can't get power in my powerbook and would like to test it with the logic board from my macbook pro. Any help is appreciated
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    Pretty darned unlikely:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PowerBook_G4
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacBook_Pro#Unibody_MacBook_Pro

    Even the HDD interface is incompatible.
     
  3. macrumors 604

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    #3
    the two machines have very different architectures as well: PowerPC Vs Intel. Likely nothing in common at all.
     
  4. macrumors 68000

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    might be able to swap out some keys on the older macbook pro with the powerbook, and MAYBE the superdrive, im not too sure about that... but thats probably it...
     
  5. macrumors P6

    DoFoT9

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    up until the unibody MBPs, they all used PATA interface super drives. so they will be interchangable.

    apart from that, nothing else really. screen maybe?
     

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