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  • Patddfan Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
    well, I finally took my computer to the Apple Store @ Stonestown San Francisco last tuesday morning. I was told that my iBook G4 required a new logic board, a new power adaptor, new battery and a new hard drive! I was told that I could wait on the Hard Drive, but I was going to need at least $500 worth of work to continue using this mac. when he said that, I explained that I was planning to let this computer run until it dies, and that I was planning to get a new macbook for christmas this year. I was supposed to get one last year, but I wanted to wait until snow leopard was released to get a new laptop.

    also, does anyone know what the estimated value of an iBook G4 (early 2004 w/ super drive) is? I was just interested in knowing for my own knowledge. thanks!
  • cornelius Level 6 Level 6 (17,825 points)
    I explained that I was planning to let this computer run until it dies

    Sounds like you're there now, doesn't it. The $500 you save on not repairing the iBook G4 gets you half way to a new MacBook.
    anyone know what the estimated value of an iBook G4 (early 2004 w/ super drive) is?

    In its present condition it may not be worth very much. You can strip it down and sell parts on eBay for a few dollars. Or you can donate it to someone who repairs them and donates them to charity. If interested in the latter drop an email to spudnuty (Richard).

    I think you will love the new MacBook and wonder why you waited.

    cornelius
  • Patddfan Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
    well, I'm expecting to get a new macbook pro for christmas this year. until then, I guess I'm stuck with this hunk of junk!
  • cornelius Level 6 Level 6 (17,825 points)
    I'm expecting to get a new macbook pro for christmas this year.

    It's worth the wait, and I know you will love it. However, being stuck with a "pile of junk" makes the wait more difficult.

    cornelius
  • Patddfan Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
    I'd have to agree with you completely, cornelius! with each use of this iBook G4, some issue comes up, preventing me from doing almost anything with it anymore.

    a great example of this happened at around 6 this evening. I needed to get some work done for a class in digital video, but, because my teacher has a newer mac, and a newer version of the software program, I have been unable to do my work for about a month. fortunately, my grandmother has an iMac, so I might try to convert the final cut files from 6 to 5 so I can finish my rough cut in time!
  • cornelius Level 6 Level 6 (17,825 points)
    Be nice to Grandma.

  • S.U. Level 6 Level 6 (8,360 points)
    Always good advice!
  • cornelius Level 6 Level 6 (17,825 points)
    Hey, S.U. Haven't seen you around for a while. Hope all is well.

    c
  • S.U. Level 6 Level 6 (8,360 points)
    All's well with me--just been busy down at the Texas coast helping out while my Dad recovered from a bout of pneumonia.

    Thanks for asking!
  • cornelius Level 6 Level 6 (17,825 points)
    S.U.

    Wonderful son!

    c
  • S.U. Level 6 Level 6 (8,360 points)
    Actually, wonderful Dad--deserves all I can ever do for him!
  • cornelius Level 6 Level 6 (17,825 points)
    Ok, enough of the banter, right? Well, hope you can limp along with the old iBook until Christmas. If we can be of any support before it arrives, do give a holler.

    And thanks for leaving feedback in Apple Discussions. I don't think we solved anything, except to determine that a new Intel Mac is the solution.

    cornelius
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