PowerBook G4: Repair or sell for parts?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by chriswheat, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2007
    I have a 1.67 ghz PowerBook G4, just over 3 years old. The backlight on the screen doesn't work anymore. I've taken it apart to have a look and it appears that it's a wire problem, not actually a backlight problem. Should I attempt to repair the wire and get the backlight working, sell it as is, or sell it for parts?

  2. macrumors 68000


    Mar 8, 2007
    Blue Dot, Red State
    if is really is just a wire problem (I'm guessing through the hinge?) and you can fix it yourself, I'd say fix it then sell it on eBay.

    I've got a 1.67 too, hope it doesn't happen to mine. (How many times a day do you estimate that you open and close it?)
  3. macrumors 6502


    Dec 8, 2005
    If it really is the backlight then i could be a simple fix best to fix it and sell it working. Otherwise you could part it out.

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