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Offline Dazxy2001

Question regarding damage to a G4 Powerbook
« 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.
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Offline Vlabguy1

Re: Question regarding damage to a G4 Powerbook
« Reply #1 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.
 

Offline Dazxy2001

Re: Question regarding damage to a G4 Powerbook
« Reply #2 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...
Rediscovered that Amiga companionship :)
A1200 Rev 1D4, 030 40mhz, 16MB +2chip
A1200 Rev 1D4, 030 28mhz, 8MB +2chip
A1200 Rev 1A, 2MB
A1200 Rev 2B, 2MB
A1200 Rev 1D1, 2MB
A500 Rev 6A 512K +A501 512K
A500+ Rev 8 2MB & Supraram 2MB sidecart
Lombard G3 Powerbook 333Mhz, 384MB, 12GB HD, FreeBSD 8.2-Release
Acer Aspire One 1.5GB Ram 8GB SSD, Aros