Slight problem - my iBook G4 is smoking.

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by highersights, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    Trying to replace the motherboard in a laptop is equivalent to trying to perform a heart transplant on your dog. Don't do it. Take it in, and when they tell you it'll take x hundred dollars to fix it, take it out, sell it on Craigslist/eBay, and start saving for another computer.

    FWIW, I'm typing this from a used iBook G3 that's working, so it's not necessarily an issue of buying second hand. Appears you just had bad luck with this particular book.
     
  2. Naimfan Suspended

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    Oh, I don't know about that! I don't know on a G4 iBook, but I've replaced logic boards on Powerbooks without a problem--just have to go slow and take your time . . .
     

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