Calling current IBook G3 user

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by rapala, Oct 1, 2006.

  1. rapala macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2006
    My Ibook G3 harddisk just crashed and needs around US150 to change a new 60G harddisk.Need info on the reliablility of G3 as i do not want to spend the money and next moment other stuff starts to crash.
    How reliable is the G3 after using for 3 years?

    :( :(
  2. Josias macrumors 68000


    Mar 10, 2006
    If I were you I'd instead save up some dough and love you some MacBook.

    I dunno about the reliability of the G3, but there is a chance of a logicboard failing on such an old computer.
  3. dextertangocci macrumors 68000

    Apr 2, 2006
    The iBook G3's had a logic board problem. Check Apple's support page for more details.

    I think that you should rather get a MB:) 3 years usage out of a notebook is very good;)
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    Yes, the iBook G3s did have a lot of logic board problems, but I'll just throw out there that I have one that's over five years old now and is ticking along without a single problem (except for a dead battery). In fact, I'm typing on it right gets several hours of usage per day for Internet surfing.

    *** knocks on wood ***
  5. rapala thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2006
    I changed to a new Macbook about a month ago and the Macbook is having frequent shutdown problems.Apple center changed the Logic board yesterday but after upgrading the software the Macbook can't boot up this morning.Has been goin in/out of Apple center for the past 1 month due to the ongoing problems.Hopefully they could resolve it this time.Running to Apple center tomorrow.

    Need a backup laptop and wondering whether its worthwhile to change the G3 harddisk.
  6. floatingspirit macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    My G3 ran like a tank. It was dropped, fallen on while mtn. biking and generally banged around. Only problem I had before selling it a few months ago was the battery, which couldn't hold a charge anymore.
  7. CrackedButter macrumors 68040


    Jan 15, 2003
    51st State of America
    If you can find a replacement HD I think it is worth it as a backup machine for light use. I upgraded mine no sweat, but the iBook G3 does have a HD limit. have a guide for HD replacement, I forgot where I read G3 iBook's have the HD limit so google for it. Or just get a cheap 10GB one off ebay.
  8. MACDRIVE macrumors 68000


    Feb 17, 2006
    Clovis, California
    What kind of shape is the rest of the iBook in? Any scratches on the screen?

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