Two iBook 12" very soiled

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  1. macrumors 65816

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    A mate passed me 2 ibooks up he was given over a month ago, they are water damaged, and skuffed to hell, however after a good clean the screens are pretty good.

    the problem?

    I cant power either of them up, because only 1 has a battery, and its probably well flat and their is no mains cable:confused:

    so im kinda in a fuddle, the battery fits in both ibooks its model number is M8403.

    1 ibook has iBook G4 printed below the screen and the other has just iBook printed and looks like it has an illuminous keyboard

    the battery has a little dried orange stain in one corner which kinda makes me believe it could be a gonna.

    both ibooks have the same power socket so i should be able to test them both, if i bought a power adapter.

    both these ibooks could be completely dead, or they could be sleeping gems, any tips on what PSU to buy(uk) or any other help.

    thanks chaps
     
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    deadpixels

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    you should get a psu for an ibook g4, the over ibook is probably a g3 (older, slower) but this psu can power up either i believe :D if it starts burning when you plug then ... you should unplug :D good luck.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    hehe im gonna buy one of the flea in a minute.

    wish me luck
     
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    Still waiting for the Power cable to arrive, both the ibooks cases are scratched to hell, does anyone know if the can be buffed up?

    I spoke to my dad and he said there is nothing you can do as it looks so smooth because its moulded.

    is there a place you can get spare housing cases
     
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    Search around the Marketplace. ibooks fry their logic boards all the time. The HD, ram and stuff gets scrapped. You should be able to get a decent case cheap. Love the accent. I can hear it in my head when I read your post!
     
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    whoops
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    well I got the Power adapter and

    They Both start UP:D

    The G4 boots with OSX 10.3
    its a 800mhz PPC with 256MB with airport and a 30GB Harddrive
    luckily the admin password was the Hint or I would be screwed as the previous owner had put alot of blocks on it.

    The G3 starts but I get an icon that alternates between a finder and a question mark, thats all it does no boot, any ideas.
     
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    Sounds like the hard drive if you are lucky. I would try hooking it up to the other one via firewire and boot it in target disk mode. If that doesnt work you probably have a bad logic board, and then it goes into the parts bin.
     
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    well it booted in T mode but there was only 1 folder there
     
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    Hmm, chould have been wiped. If it will take a fresh install, you should be fine. I would offer you some fresher case parts, but I don't believe you're in the US.
     
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    maccam

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    Well for the case go to ebay, there cheap $6-10 for screen case and for the bottom case not sure but I bet you could get all the cases (top, bottom, screen case and mybe a keyboard) for under $40 :)
     
  12. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    the g3 is a 500mhz with 128mb ram and a 15gb hard drive
    the only downside to all this has been the battery, its kaputzky

    but their only 50 quid of the flea
     
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    one thing I have noticed is the g3 appears to have solar system lights that shine through the screen, is this right?
     
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    huh?
     
  15. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    lol if this has been caused by the water damage then its pretty cool, it looks like stars on the screen, shall I post a pic?
     
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    damn the hd on the g4 has started showing signs of the click of death
     

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