Broken GPU on Powerbook G4 15"

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by fstfrwrd, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. fstfrwrd macrumors regular

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    could someone please tell me the name of the GPU and where i could buy it?

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  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    You can't buy GPUs for Apple (or almost any other) laptops. They are surface mounted to the logic board. The only fix is a replacement logic board which will have the GPU, CPU etc surface mounted on it.
     
  3. agentphish macrumors 65816

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    ...and at this point would cost more than the powerbook is worth to replace.

    You should get a new system, IMO.
     
  4. fstfrwrd thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. noodle654 macrumors 68020

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    Dont bother buying a new LB. It would cost well over $400. Sell it on eBay, you can get over $200 and then just buy a new Mac.

    EDIT: They dont even have a 1.5GHz AlPB LB there, so dont bother.
     
  6. canucks-17 macrumors regular

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    Had the same problem last year, luckily I was in the last year, or month, of Applecare and showed them this picture:

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    Apple replaced the entire logic board free of charge. This is also a common problem (http://www.crosspond.com/apple/hall_of_shame/1). Maybe if you complain enough, show them the site like I did, it'll work. Hope it helps.

    :apple: simon
     
  7. gykx888 macrumors newbie

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