Used ibook G4?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by ivnj, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. macrumors 65816

    Dec 8, 2006
    Looking for a used ibok g4 on ebay.

    He saya

    "starts at random then shuts down after a bit. the LCD looks good. not sure what is wrong with this unit"

    But he won't offer any more info. But it does work. Could be bad ram or a bigger issue. But it does boot however.

    Complete laptop only missing battery and ac adapter.

    Is 245 dollars too much without knowing more info?

  2. Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    Could be any number of things, but it could easily be a serious logic board problem. Or it could be a battery issue or RAM. Tough to say since you (or he) don't give any indication. I wouldn't trust this machine for anything more than parts, as there's a decent chance that a serious issue wouldn't be worth repairing. Do you have more details on the machine's specs?
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 12, 2006
    Columbia, SC
    IMHO -buying a computer on ebay is iffy at best. Buying one with known problems is paying someone for their problems (soon to be your problem!):eek:

    Put it behind you and move on to a working iBook. :cool:
  4. thread starter macrumors 65816

    Dec 8, 2006

    Or he has one without screen. All I need is a keyboard. But it does boot to os.

    I only ask cuz all the good 1.33 and 1.4 ones are 500 or 600. So I was wondering chance it. Cuz 1.2 and below had the logic video problem. But I read somewhere 1.33 and 1.4 were fixed.

    Otherwise walmart is selling an acer with 1gb ram for 350 dollars. They're all sold out but if I get a rain check I'm good. But it's not mac. And I love mac. More stable, less viruses etc. Only problems is they're so expensive.

    Unless I sell the Pismo and 2 Lombard I have at home. But nobodys buying on ebay. I already tried.

  5. macrumors 604


    Dec 31, 2004
    "No escape from Reality..."
  6. thread starter macrumors 65816

    Dec 8, 2006
    those are all 600 or 700. Too much for the acasional vacation. Guess I'll just have to look elese where.

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