Recasing my powerbook.

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by CameronCampbell, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    My g4 Powerbook has been slightly banged up. It fell twice and I want to buy a new hard case for it and recase the whole thing myself to save extra service costs. Any ideas where I can find a new case and how much it will cost to buy.
     
  2. macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    Case parts are not cheap, it's part of the cost of owning a PB -- drop it and the $100 bills start flying out of the wallet.

    Look at some of the prices... :eek:

    www.pbparts.com

    or some place may have used and scratched parts available...

    www.ifixit.com

    Look up PowerBook Parts and there are quite a few dealers around these days.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

    UKnjb

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    iFixit seems to sell just about every component for repairing Macs. They certainly have the upper and lower cases in stock for your machine.
     
  4. macrumors 68030

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    I would recommend eBay. You can usually get some pretty cheap case parts from people who are parting out broken machines. Heck, I got a bottom half of a Tibook for $10 to test my painting on back in the day. The parts aren't always brand new, but if your Powerbook's taken a beating already, it'll be an improvement!
     
  5. macrumors 68000

    lamina

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    The prices are unreal for case parts. Here's hoping I never drop my baby! (knocks on wood)
     
  6. macrumors 68020

    YS2003

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    I should sell my mint-condition/desk top queen Ti/AL PBs piece by piece, like a chop shop business model. It seems the sum of the parts is more than the value of the total package....
     

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