Problems with 17" Powerbook display

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Freeks, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. Freeks macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    My old trusty 17" powerbook display is giving problems.

    Usually it works just fine, but some days it looks like this:
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    Probably problem with contact or something. Would that be something that I could try to fix myself? Local Apple service is pretty expensive.

    Tnhx,

    Freeks
     
  2. Freeks thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, mac service said it's too old to be repaired. It cost'd over 4000 euros in 2004 and now it's just piece of scrap metal :D

    Really looking forward for the new Google OS. Mac's have too much technical problems, WINXP is problem itself and Linux don't run any proper software.

    I haven't owned a mac that hadn't needed service for broken hardware. The unibody MBP that i'm writing this has a broken DVD slot. It was broken when I bought it but i can't send it back as i need the machine 18h/day. Last laptop that I sent for repair got lost and i never got it back :D

    I'm all ready wondering what will be broken in the Mini i'm getting next week :D
     
  3. Benjic macrumors regular

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  4. gan6660 macrumors 65816

    gan6660

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    Well I'd say a 5 year old computer lived a good life. My Dell desktop had problems and was alsmost unusable after 2.
     
  5. uberamd macrumors 68030

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    You call your PowerBook 17" a "trusty" laptop, then say you haven't had a Mac without problems. Huh? If a PowerBook has been "trusty" up until today, it sounds reliable to me.
     

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