PowerBook G4: Repair or sell for parts?

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

  1. macrumors regular

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    #1
    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?

    Thoughts?
     
  2. macrumors 68000

    FJ218700

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    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?)
     
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    NYmacAttack

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    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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