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Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by KevinRightWing, Jan 22, 2015.
A thread for posting pics of the 1.5ghz 12in PowerBook G4's we bought for $46.
I look forward to seeing some results in this thread.
For most of us, our machines don't come in until tomorrow or early next week. Mine comes in friday but I know that redheeler has received his.
I didn't even order one but I am excited to see this thread.
12" PowerBook G4 pics
Here's the first one, in stunning 6000x4000 resolution.
Looks clean from what I can tell.
Agreed, there isn't much wear on it. The main cosmetic problem is the case separation which isn't visible in the first photo.
Dat resolution zomg wow
I have decided recently that I am taking a break from my entire hobby until the end of this school year. I have a lot to focus on and I just need to relax from my on-going hobby, which I have had for ~5 years now. That means that I will NOT be using MacRumors, I will not be posting to my beloved YouTube channel, maccollectorZ, and I am not going to be finding deals on old Macs.
As a last note, until the end of this school year, I'd like to say that I received my PowerBook G4 yesterday, Jan. 21st; I had ordered it on Monday or so. Overall, it's okay, but I was disappointed with some wear on it. Underneath the machine, there are spots of wear that are so bad, the bare aluminum is visible... three keys have smudged wear on them, and there is a small, bent part of the aluminum, right over the screen latch button. The charger it came with (the BRICK itself) was still factory-wrapped. I hadn't realized that until after I had peeled it off. The brick itself is brand new underneath. I wish I had left it, had I known that it was Apple's seal on it. Lastly, the battery holds up to 21 minutes of charge.
$46 is a good price, and it's running nicely, but I was a bit annoyed that these were advertised as being in good condition. I know it's just the underside of the laptop, but it annoyed me nonetheless. My PBG4 15" has some worn keys, so the fact that I couldn't escape that with my 12" model was another let-down. Since I am taking a break from everything, I don't have the time to complain or get my money back; granted, I am still happy with the machine.......
I just wish I had been able to message the seller in advance and state that I specifically wanted the cleanest model they had in stock. It seems like another so far has had a better deal than I have. But who knows, maybe someone could have worse! I hope the other buyers will be receiving nice-nice ones.
That is all, and I bid everyone here farewell, until my return this summer.
I'm thinking of returning mine because of the backlight bleed, actually. It has a bit of case separation and some scratching on the bottom as well, unfortunately. At least the keyboard isn't worn that much (or at all), but the battery holds no charge.
Your charger was factory wrapped? Mine came used, but it is still an Apple one. Really want to keep it for my iBook G4, the battery on it does hold a decent charge.
Enjoy your break. The MR PowerPC community will miss you during that time.
Alright, I know this is for the ebay thread but I'm in a similar boat!
My 1GHz 12" that I just bought has issues and a parts 1.5GHz 12" is being sent to me. In total, I am $45 into it but it'll soon be a 1.5, does this count
Perhaps people who are dissatisfied can ask for a partial refund from the seller rather than return the machines?
Where did you guys get the 12 inch powerbooks for $46?
Good idea. Mine isn't quite as bad as the pics PowerMac G4 MDD showed, but the backlight bleed and case separation are both very annoying issues. The seller certainly didn't mention anything about backlight bleed in the listing.
eBay. There is another thread about the initial purchase:
I do not think that the seller was dishonest especially since he or she was selling a whole bunch but I also believe that they should have disclosed larger issues like on PowerMac G4 MDD's PowerBook in a separate auction. If they offer a partial refund perhaps you can re-sell the machines later.
Agreed. Comparing his pics to mine the difference is huge, mine has almost no wear and the bottom is nearly completely clean with the exception of some scratching on the battery. I'm still debating what to do about the backlight bleed.
Can you post a picture of the issues with yours?
Here's a picture which shows the backlight bleed on the bottom of the display. That one bright spot is visible all the time during use.
I think that is worthy of at least a partial refund.
I didn't expect a flawless machine, but I am a little concerned now about what my machine will look like tomorrow.
With 2 out of 22 reporting in I'm betting
sanandreas1234 is feeling better already.
There is a 1 in 22 chance someone will get the one pictured in the listing!!
I doubt any of them are as poor as PowerMac G4 MDD's PowerBook.
Yup, his is probably the worst. I wonder if they gave him that one on purpose because he asked for the cleanest one...
He did not request the cleanest one. He stated he wished he messaged the seller and asked for the cleanest one.