Powerbook Replacement Parts?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Vio1, Jan 9, 2006.

  1. Vio1 macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2005
    Hi, I recently got a used 15" powerbook 1.5ghz, and it has a badly scratched top, side and bottom. Where can i purchase replacement parts? Does apple cover such damages?
  2. TDM21 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2004
    Apple will not replace the case of the PB if it is cosmetic; only if its defective. You can buy replacement parts on ebay or places like http://www.pbfixit.com/, but they are not cheap.
  3. Vio1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2005
    anywhere else?

    Can i take my powerbook into the apple store to get it fixed? It has a really noicy superdrive.
  4. kbonnel macrumors 6502

    Mar 1, 2004
    In a nice place..
    Sure, you could take it to an apple store, but it won't get fixed for free/warranty (cosmetic is not covered under warranty). You could also try powerbookmedic.com. Or don't worry about the scratches, and just enjoy the PB. I eventually got over the scratches my PB got, and now I don't worry as much.

  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    All laptop superdrives are quite noisy, especially loading disks. I doubt Apple will be able to do anything about this.
  6. booyahboy macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2007
    Great UK iBook and PowerBook parts supplier

    You should check out The Bookyard. They do used spare parts but also supply things like new third party batteries and superdrives. You can just buy the parts or use them to fit them.
  7. lucius macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Atherton, Manchester
    Is the Bookyard a good shop?


    I want to get a new Superdrive for my (water-damaged) MBP. Having struggled to keep a straight face while I walked out of the Apple Store (£250 all in for them to replace it!) I found these guys on the internet (Bookyard).

    I've never heard of them though, are they trust-worthy and reliable?




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