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Operating System Specific Discussions => MorphOS => MorphOS -- Hardware requirements and availability discussion => Topic started by: Dazxy2001 on January 14, 2012, 12:21:16 PM

Title: Question regarding damage to a G4 Powerbook
Post by: Dazxy2001 on January 14, 2012, 12:21:16 PM
I have the chance to purchase a G4 Powerbook with a view to using the upcoming MorphOS 3 on it, Ive followed the buyers guide posted in this same section and everything checks out, the PowerBook is a 1.67Ghz 2GB Ram and the model is 5,8 with a 1440X900 screen... Its going for £230 which I thought was reasonable, except it looks like the palm rest above the super drive has possibly been stepped on in the past as the whole area on the right hand side has flex in it when pressed on and the superdrive slot is deformed on the top edge. On closer inspection there are two small notches in the drive slot near the center suggesting it has been twisted back open with a screw driver. I had took an audio CD with me to check the drive, it loads the disc and I was able to view the AIFF icons but cant play the disc due to a lack of itunes so quicktime refused to operate. So Im just wondering what other peoples opinion would be as I just cant make my mind up wether to buy it or not.
The aluminium along the front edge is no longer flush with the grey plastic edging trim hence the flexibility, there was also a screw missing on the right hand side and the two screws left and right at the top of the keyboard appear to be loose. I hope Ive described this in enough detail to make sense.
Title: Re: Question regarding damage to a G4 Powerbook
Post by: Vlabguy1 on January 14, 2012, 01:40:15 PM
I personally think that is too much money for the condition the laptop is in.  Spend a little bit more and find a mint fully working Powerbook.
Title: Re: Question regarding damage to a G4 Powerbook
Post by: Dazxy2001 on January 14, 2012, 01:56:05 PM
Quote from: Vlabguy1;675754
I personally think that is too much money for the condition the laptop is in.  Spend a little bit more and find a mint fully working Powerbook.


Yea, that seems to be the opinion Ive had from other people too...