Repairing a dropped Powerbook
August 7, 2004 4:12 PM Subscribe
Klutzyboyfriendfilter! My boyfriend dropped his 867Mhz G4 Powerbook and now it's busted. We're looking into repair options. [more]
posted by jessamyn to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
The hinge is broken and something's awry with the inverter cable so there's no backlight. The rest of it seems to be fine. It's out of warranty, and we're trying to figure out the best way of rectifying this. We're looking at buying a used LCD and repairing it ourselves [we're pretty handy and we have the take-apart manuals] or sending it in someplace to get it repaired. Smalldog says it's a $1200 repair if they do it. We've seen LCDs on Ebay for $500-600. Anyone have experience with this sort of repair, either doing it yourself or getting someone else to do it? Anyone you've dealt with who was especially useful/inexpensive/friendly/helpful? I'm not looking for advice on getting another laptop, I'm trying to find a way to make do with this one if possible.