Slight problem - my iBook G4 is smoking.

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

  1. heatmiser macrumors 68020

    Dec 6, 2007
    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


    Jan 15, 2003
    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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