12" PowerBook G4 Score!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by redheeler, Apr 29, 2016.

  1. redheeler macrumors 603

    redheeler

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    Got this little gem today at a Savers thrift store for $9.99. I had no idea if it worked, and it unfortunately came without a power supply, but I just couldn't pass it up. After correcting a bend in the case by the power port, I plugged it in and it booted up. Turns out it's a 2005 1.5 GHz with maxed-out RAM, and the battery even holds a charge! Very happy with this find and it functions better than my other one with the working battery and near-perfectly display for the age. Condition is a bit worse though as there are some bends/dents in the case and scratches on the lid.
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  2. iModFrenzy macrumors 6502a

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  3. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    How'd you correct a case bend? Mine has that issue in a few places, and I'd love to fix it
     
  4. WalkerTexasRanger macrumors member

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    Nice find, I never find anything that nice in a thrift store.
     
  5. redheeler thread starter macrumors 603

    redheeler

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    I did some light hammering with something to protect the case from hammer marks.
     

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