Where can I replace my Powerbook Housing?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by wasimyaqoob, Jul 9, 2006.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    Anybody know where I can take my Powerbook and replace the bottom casing due to me being an idiot and dropping it.

    do you think the mac Genius at my local Mac store is able to do this?

    thanks!
     
  2. macrumors regular

    jsfpa

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    I've seen parts being sold on eBay.
     
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    robbieduncan

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    For a price. It'll be hundreds of pounds.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm willing to spend around £300 getting it fixed.

    I dont really wanna spend more than that, or i might just buy a MacBook Pro!
     
  5. macrumors Core

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    if its our of warranty you could check out www.pbfixit.com
    they sell parts and guides if you want to give it a try yourself.
     
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    robbieduncan

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    It will be at least that. I'd estimate Apple would say £500. If we assume for a minute that iFixit represent the true market price (and remember this is a second hand part) we see that a bottom case is $250. Once UK VAT is taking into account Apple normally end up charging not far off 1£=1$ so at best you're probably looking at £250 for a new lower case from Apple. I would imagine a good 2 or 3 hours labour...
     

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