I have an opportunity to buy two (broken) 12" PowerBooks. Should I?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by ravenvii, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. ravenvii macrumors 604

    ravenvii

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    One has an issue with the power button (cable possibly loose), and the other is missing a hard drive.

    I heard it's difficult to fix a PowerBook 12"? I've assembled a 12" iBook almost from scratch, and had replaced a hard drive in a Pismo, as well as replaced the LCD in a MacBook.

    Should I tackle this?
     
  2. boonlar macrumors 6502

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    powerpc processors? those things are paperweights. those processors are so slow and all new software takes intel processors.
     
  3. enberg macrumors regular

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    You should probably get paid to take them of their hands if anything.
     
  4. ARF900 macrumors 65816

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    If you can get them both for less than $50, take them. If nothing else, you could take them apart/destroy them for fun.
     
  5. ravenvii thread starter macrumors 604

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    You guys do know those things go for $600+ on eBay, right?
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

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    If you feel the work you have to put into fixing them will justify the price you can sell them for… go for it.
     
  7. kolax macrumors G3

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    How much you getting them for?

    Go for it if it's cheap. You might be able to re-sell with a nice profit.
     
  8. boonlar macrumors 6502

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    wow some people really are retarded
     
  9. bluskale macrumors regular

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    $600 might be unusual, but $200 for a broken powerbook? that definitely happens. Check out the completed listings on ebay for an idea of their specific value there.
     
  10. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...see what other kind of cool guts you can "stuff" into the case instead, I vote for any type of i5 or i7 processor, etc:eek::D:eek:
     
  11. SA22C macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I'd get 'em and see if they could be fixed. At the very least, you may be able to cobble together one working PB to play around with. The 12 inch form factor is very appealling and the PB should run Leopard, if I'm not mistaken.
     
  12. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

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    i have 3....you wanna sell them for me ?

    haha....

    you very very rarely get 600 for one on ebay, i have 1.5 12"'s maxed out and they did not even get up to my reserve ($425).
     
  13. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

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    dont be so hard on yourself.......
     

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