taking out a titanium powerbook screen

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  1. krossfyter macrumors 601

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    yo! i got a jacked up titanium powerbook screen. the hinges are broken.

    i want to be able to take the screen off and see what i can do to rig this thing up if possible.

    i know that a new screen will run me about $599.00... but id rather just get a new laptop if i go this route.

    so before i go the route of getting a new laptop i want to see about riggin this thing up. the puter still works... but the screen cant stand up.. because the hinges are broken. so if i can just get this screen off without issue .... the right way... and check this thing out to see what i can do to rig it up...or if you all have any suggestions... i would appreciate it.
     
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  3. gman71882 macrumors 6502

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    New hinges are an option... much less expensive.
    I had a friend get an ibook for parts off ebay for 100... it had a working screen in it.
    Try ebay for a broken powerbook that still has the screen.
     
  4. krossfyter thread starter macrumors 601

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    thnx guys.


    so they sell just seperate hinges for the powerbook? thnx for that heads up. installation is not that hard is it?
     
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  6. Davidsilence macrumors member

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    replacing hinges is a bitch of a job

    a friend repaired mine the old hinges are glued to the screen and very difficult to remove, it can be done but don't expect screen to look that good afterwards
     
  7. krossfyter thread starter macrumors 601

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    thnx man.

    could this be fixed without me ... buying new hinges??....

    the one that just broke...
    [​IMG]

    the one that has been broken for a year already. lol
    not that good of a pic on this one.
    [​IMG]
     
  8. krossfyter thread starter macrumors 601

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    *bump*


    just to see if the pics further help out my situation... in trying to fix this thing.
     
  9. gman71882 macrumors 6502

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    Hinges are a Bitch to fix... When i took apart an iBook the Hinges were a pain to deal with. But they came apart alright. Might be different for the Powerbooks.
    I love doing that kind of work, so if your not one to enjoy taking electronics apart that may be a bigger job than your looking to do.
     
  10. krossfyter thread starter macrumors 601

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    so its possible to get them hinges... the ones that you see that are broken... and rig them back in with super glue or something... and it can work (assume i do an okay job) at least untill i can get a new laptop?
     

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