hi i'm new to this forum and wanted to ask something. well recently i bought a powerbook G4 17" (for $200) then i found out that the person who previously had it dropped it and damaged the hard drive, so i replaced it with a new one (for $120). i installed it myself to save money and had to buy the new software leopard and installed it. after that it worked and i was using it as a normal laptop. it was working fine but the only major issue was the charge. i would spend like 30mins to an hour just trying to get the charging light on( i'll twist the cord on the base of the cord and stuff like move it around). and recently it just stopped taking the charge and as bad as the battery is it died within 10mins. I i took it to apple and the guy said that it was the processor and it'll cost $700 to repair. took it to local shop they said it was the motherboard and it'll cost $350 to repair. took it to another local shop and they said if its the adapter part then it'll be $250. so i don't know what i should do.. try to fix it myself or give up the extra 350 for the motherboard repair, or sell it as it basically costing me the same almost to buy a new laptop. i mean after this what else can go wrong right? can someone shine some light on this problem? thank you.