Hopes and Dreams crushed to the maxxx

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by redhatcode29, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. redhatcode29 macrumors 6502

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    i can't believe this ! After digging up posts and thread of the past six years, i managed to locate a PowerBook 17" and much later a Ti-Book, which both were still unbelievably still up for sale and both transactions failed... feel defeated like anything :(

    the owner of the 17' who agreed yesterday noon, changed her mind today noon! the PB was in good condition :(

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    after i got the bad news at noon...i further digged and found something which i couldn't believe, a superb pristine condition Ti-Book, which i never dreamt of owning !!! Seller was happy to sell with a fair price, apparently tired of waiting for a buyer, i was consoled after losing the PB 17".

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    Was waiting for confirmation of the time for COD as the seller had go home and revive his Ti-Book. An hour ago the seller sent me the pictures below ! :(

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    Both slipped away on the same day. i have no words to express my self.
     
  2. Hack5190 macrumors 6502a

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    Hours of searching and countless emails with sellers only to be disappointed, I can appreciate where you are.

    Although it hasn't yielded anything yet, I've befriended my local e-recycler. They have my biz card posted on their wall as the "PowerPC" guy. Fingers crossed it will pay off at some point....
     
  3. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    I love the look of the TiBook. There's something about that keyboard that just screams beautiful to me - maybe the italics on the keys, I dunno.
     
  4. redhatcode29 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah i hqve done that too, mails to international sellers, which produce no success.
    I thought that these models could be easily obtained in US...
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    Maybe its due to the colour contrast of the black keyboard and silver background !
     
  5. MacCubed macrumors 68000

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    The pictured TiBook in the original listing is a DVI (A1025), where the updated pics show a 400/500/550/667MHz model

    Edit: I take that back, the original pics did show an earlier TiBook, but the lettering on the bezel made it seem like a newer model as it was a bit unstable of a shot at a distance
     
  6. redhatcode29 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Its fine. I got curious when u mentioned it, thought i have been duped, immediately checked the original pics on the advert, looked the same, but i ddnt know how to differenciate it though!

    This is what was posted...

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  7. MacCubed macrumors 68000

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    I feel like it would clean up nice tho, do you have a TiBook?
     
  8. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    It would take some work to clean up these hinges, looks like they were stored in salt water.

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  9. redhatcode29, Jan 12, 2016
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    redhatcode29 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No i dont. Do you think think that the internal parts will be fine ?

    Edit: the seller mentioned 'oxidation'

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    Not sure if the yellowish stains will disappear .

    Edit: it looks as if its a leak from the battery!
     
  10. Resplendent macrumors member

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    I'd be surprised if that TiBook still worked. It looks like it's been sitting near the ocean for years. Logic board is probably toast.
     
  11. SecretSquirrel macrumors member

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    With care, most issues can be dealt with. My biggest concern with this one would be the hinges. As it hasn't been stored well and probably haven't moved in years you'd have to try and get some lub in there pdq. Paintwork can be cleaned up and as long as you check the logic board for moisture or corrosion BEFORE applying power, you could do worse than this.
     
  12. MacCubed macrumors 68000

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    Thats what I was thinking with the salt deposits too, however I think that if the caps are removed and then soaked in isopropyl, the salt will be removed. The paint may be stripped too, but I think no paint looks better than what is there!
     
  13. rawweb macrumors 6502a

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    How does that even happen? It looks like it was stored in salt water! ;)

    Something funny with the LCD too.
     
  14. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    Advert is wrong too. The 500Mhz never came with a 1280x854 screen (or DVI), only the final revision 867 and 1GHz models did.

    If that's the same machine, the advert pics were taken 10 years ago!
     
  15. redhatcode29 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    the advert was in 2010, like i mentioned above, i digged in forums back dating to 5yrs...


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  16. CooperBox macrumors 6502a

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    I have a TiBook with hinges currently soaking in a solution brushed-on in an attempt to free them. Not sure if I'm going to be successful though. These hinges and their attachment was really a weak point in the design - with the earlier models at least.
     

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