Hi all, After many years tireless service, my old 15" Aluminium G4 Powerbook is dead. When I try to turn it on, it gets halfway through the startup chime, emits a harsh screeching noise, much like an old modem used to make, followed by a few seconds of silence and then 3 ominous beeps. Screen doesn't come on, no HD noise, just silence, as the sleep light intermittently flashes 3 times. I've tried the obvious things like resetting the PRAM and the PMU, reseating the RAM, but no joy. Logically, the thing to do would be to admit its time has come and go and get a newer model, but the thing is, when I got my Mac Pro, my wife 'inherited' it, and she absolutely loves it. Doesn't want anything else, doesn't need newer software or apps, just wants it back, and is deeply upset about its demise. So, it's my job as dutiful husband to make her happy. Bizarrely, just a week before, a friend in the next town showed us this computer she'd been given, and could we help her out with it. It's exactly the same model as ours - A1046 - though it doesn't have a power supply, the hinges are completely floppy, battery won't hold a charge, the case is seriously bashed up, the speakers don't work and several of the keys are gone. But, it works - all the major internal parts seem to be OK. She'd quite happily part with it for a few Zlotys as she doesn't really need it, and I think would rather have cash than some beat up laptop. So, the obvious thing would be to acquire it as a source of spares and cobble together a functioning Powerbook, using our pristine case, display, keyboard, hard drive, but use the innards of the bashed up one. Question is: is this feasible? Is there a proper way to go about it? What is the nature of the ailment afflicting our original Powerbook and can it even be rectified using the 'donor'? Any advice, comments, suggestions would be most gratefully received! If it is possible to resurrect it, it'll add to the global sum of overall contentment, harmony and happiness, which must be a Good Thing!