[rescue] iBasketcase

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Mon Jan 21 10:27:38 CST 2008

Aaron Finley wrote:
>>> At a quick survey of salvage places etc, even with used parts, it  
>>> looks
>>> like it'd need about $700 in parts to resurrect it, even before
>>> considering RAM and hard disk.  Considering comparable TiBooks can be
>>> found in the $200-$300 range on eBay, this doesn't seem cost- 
>>> effective.
>> The hinge repair isn't too much money if you shop around but it's a  
>> lot of work. Do that and the new display cable and a cheap hard drive  
>> and it'll make a good wireless home workstation (althoguh it will  
>> incinerate your lap after a while). Mine is used a roaming desktop,  
>> because I can't afford to pay what retailers want for a non-explosive  
>> battery. That said,m when working they are a beautiful machine to use.  
>> Very fast and the keyboard is a joy ti type on.
> When a brand new dual Core2 T61 can be had for around $700, with 
> someone's EPP discount and their PayPal/special of the week, why bother?
> Mine came out to $750 this last week, with the WSXGA+ screen. $40 later 
> from NewEgg, and I have 3GB of RAM in it. It's scary quick -- I'm 
> running a testdrive of SAP NetWeaver on Suse via VMWare, and everything 
> is still running fast.

I have a very similar setup.  But I paid $1000 (on EPP) and got a WUXGA 

Peace...  Sridhar

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