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  • Patddfan Level 1 Level 1
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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 I needed to get some work done for a class in digital video, but, because my teacher has a newer mac, and a newer version of the software program, I have been unable to do my work for about a month.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
    Be nice to Grandma.

  • S.U. Level 6 Level 6
    Always good advice!
  • cornelius Level 6 Level 6
    Hey, S.U. Haven't seen you around for a while. Hope all is well.

    c
  • S.U. Level 6 Level 6
    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
    S.U.

    Wonderful son!

    c
  • S.U. Level 6 Level 6
    Actually, wonderful Dad--deserves all I can ever do for him!
  • cornelius Level 6 Level 6
    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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