Powerbook Video Card Upgrade

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Thidranki, Oct 21, 2005.

  1. Thidranki macrumors member

    Thidranki

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    #1
    After suffering through a year of low-end FPS (>20) I'm am looking for ways to improve. Can I myself manually switch out the video card for a better one?

    Does that void any warranties? and if so, is there any way I can do it without? (I don't really want to pay any inflated service fees)

    thanks
     
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    #2
    Basically, if you do that, the warranty is definitely void.

    There is no "video card" all the chips are surface mounted to the logic board.

    If you want a machine that you can swap parts out, you are stuck with a PowerMac.
     
  3. mjstew33 macrumors 601

    mjstew33

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    Nope, you can't do anything. It's soldered into the mother board, unless you wanna pay extremely high prices... $1,000+ for a new mobo with an updated grphx card. Good luck finding that one.

    Basically, you can't do it! ;) :)

    I wish I could though to my iBook G4 1.42 :(
     
  4. Thidranki thread starter macrumors member

    Thidranki

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    #4
    oh, that sux.

    maybe i can trade my old one in for a new powerbook ;)
     

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