Older iBook G4 question/help

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Woogaloo, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. Woogaloo macrumors newbie

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    So, I received a 12" iBook G4 from a friend. She said that they told her the motherboard/logic was going out, so she just decided to buy a new one instead of fixing it.

    It's model #A1054 if that helps. Don't hold it against me, but I'm a Windows user for the most part because it's what I do at work, so I don't normally work on Macs. As far as I can tell this is the 1.0Ghz board. I am curious if I can remove this one and get the 1.2Ghz without any problems. I know that may sound like a stupid question, but like I said, I really don't know. :(

    I figure for a free laptop, it's definitely worth putting a little bit into to fix it up. Also, where could I look, other than eBay to find a board for it?


    Thanks in advance for any help! :)
     
  2. noodle654 macrumors 68020

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    To me...its not worth the money and time to fix it. A new Logic Board can cost anywhere from $100-$400. I would just part it out and sell the parts off on eBay. You could get about $200-$300 for it.
     
  3. nater. macrumors member

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    Take a look at this site -

    http://www.coreyarnold.org/ibook/

    I actually did the exact thing. Got an iBook from a friend that was having the same problem. Followed the directions and now I use it all the time. Been going for like a year now with the fix.
     
  4. Woogaloo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Awesome. I'll definitely have to try that out. Thank you!
     
  5. vniow macrumors G4

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    Replacing the logic board on an iBook is very labour intensive and with a ridiculous amount of screws, I wouldn't do it unless you've had a good amount of experience taking apart machines and reassembling them...properly. If you're serious about getting it repaired, send it to this place. They rock, my shop outsources to them when a customer wants to pay for a logic board repair. Other than that, eBay/craigslist the thing.
     
  6. Woogaloo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No luck, just saying thanks!

    Hey everyone. Wanted to first say thank you for all the responses that you have given. I opened up the iBook and found that it didn't have any problems with the chip that was mentioned. It was all intact so it actually just seems like a full board failure. :( I checked the board out for other problems and didn't seem to find anything else.

    Oh well, least it partially works. I may not even bother with fixing it like noodle654 mentioned and just spare it out. It is a nice little laptop to mess around on though...when it works!


    Thank you again everyone for your help!
     

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