Gravity got to my iBook.

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Gravity got to my iBook.

Post by Felino » Fri Sep 07, 2007 7:47 am

Well yes, a drop from a hight is not good. The screen is smashed, and the hdd ruined so i am auctioning it off for parts. Other then the ram, wan card, and battery. What else can i salvage?

When i hook it to an external screen, it has massive artifacts and red lines down it, there is no red in the image, what would cause that?

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Post by Triton » Fri Sep 07, 2007 9:29 am

unseated graphics card probably, on ebay you can sell every single part of the damn thing for money if you want, some more than others.

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Post by lifeisbetterwithketchup » Fri Sep 07, 2007 1:14 pm

A friend of mine might want the WAN card. I'll PM you later about it.
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Post by Felino » Fri Sep 07, 2007 6:23 pm

Looking at it, i think the graphics in onboard, not sure, i will cravck it open soon and have another peek. I looked though the ram slots before. :D

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P.S. Its an airport extreame card btw. It is in good condition. I had to say that. :D
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Post by Bibin » Fri Sep 07, 2007 6:38 pm

Idea: The solder ball points might have been dislodged on the ATI chip. Hold and press on left handrest area below the keyboard, next to the touchpad, then see if the picture gets better at all.

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Post by totokan » Fri Sep 07, 2007 6:50 pm

Darn you, lead-free solder! Your brittleness will be the death of my electronics!

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Post by theelk » Fri Sep 07, 2007 8:55 pm

Sell it to iFixit. They'll give you a quote for it.
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Post by Felino » Fri Sep 07, 2007 10:00 pm

I hate the stuff, the keyboard is bent already, and the ribbon cable seems to be bent somehow, pressure?

About to try it.
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Post by joevennix » Fri Sep 07, 2007 11:53 pm

Exact same thing happened to my iBook. I'm still suffering the consequences (just ordered replacement for bad RAM, the HD locks up when I tilt the computer, the disk drive has a disk stuck in it and constantly spins up).
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Post by Felino » Sat Sep 08, 2007 12:10 am

Mine is no no state of repair, the case is quite damaged, and not much of the screen works (about 2x2cm at the top left, just).

What one is yours?
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Post by Bibin » Sat Sep 08, 2007 8:48 am

If you fix the rest of it, you can just remove the top half and make a very small desktop computer.

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Post by Felino » Sun Sep 09, 2007 4:35 am

*Looks at smashed gpu* Maybe a web server
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Post by joevennix » Sun Sep 09, 2007 6:19 pm

I have a G4. I really wish they were made with a bit higher quality materials. Plastic just doesn't work that great for laptops. At least the new ones are all made of metal.
The new RAM I put in works great. I didn't realize it had 256mb builtin on the mobo, I thought when I swapped out the original slotted RAM for a 512mb module it would tell me 512mb RAM, but to my surprise I booted and had 768mb!
It looks like I had the 2 problems reversed: the freezing whenever I moved the laptop was caused by bad RAM. Now that I've replaced it I can walk around with it again! Woot. But it still freezes when it gets a bit toasty, like when I'm compiling something big, and sometimes it freezes for the strangest things, like Youtube. Two fresh system installs didn't fix this, so methinks there's a hardware problem somewhere. Gah. The dvd drive is shot to hell too. If only I hadn't dropped it.
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Post by Felino » Tue Sep 11, 2007 4:45 am

I used to love my laptop so much, its was like my life, my dad bought it for me when he had leukemia.
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