[geeks] Powerbook LCD replacement; Windows Media suckage
geeks at leydenjar.com
Tue Nov 9 10:34:51 CST 2004
That's pretty much what I'm hoping to do, but I'm not sure what price
I'd pay off ebay vs the $649 or so that I found elsewhere. I found a PB
that's being sold for parts, but last I checked, the price was near the
$550 mark, so it would probably be about the same in the end (although
I can see having a bunch of decapitated powerbooks making a nice and
compact (though rather hot) XGrid cluster).
"I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's;
I will not reason and compare: my business is to create."
On Nov 9, 2004, at 10:29 AM, velociraptor wrote:
> On Mon, 8 Nov 2004 15:17:22 -0600, Matthew Braun <geeks at leydenjar.com>
>> Back to your regularly scheduled program...
>> I had a tragedy a week ago: my 15" TiBook's LCD cracked. I have *no*
>> idea how this happened: I picked it off my bed, put my screen
>> on, slipped it into my Brenthaven PB bag, walked to my GF's car,
>> it out, and voila: pain, sadness, cursing the fates ensued. I was told
>> by Apple that they would replace it if it didn't show signs of being
>> dropped, yet I just got a call saying it's going to cost me $1200 to
>> replace the screen. 
> Echoing someone else...
> I would advise buying a used screen and fixing it yourself.
> Really, it's not all that difficult aside from keeping the tiny
> screws (different sizes) ordered for re-assembly (and you
> need a torx set as well as the "normal" small screwdrivers).
> There are a couple of people on the list who can send you
> docs to assist, I'd bet.
> Likely you can get a usd LCD on ebay for 1/3 the price of
> the 3rd party cost. Since you have the new box anyway,
> I suspect you are not concerned about the warranty on the
> broken PB--if not, just get it into decent condition for resale.
> These things hold their value *very* well.
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