Fri Dec 05, 2008 4:03 pm Post
Fri Dec 05, 2008 4:17 pm Post
In view of everything you've done, I'd say that's a very good guess. Here's an article on replacement of the IDE drive: http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/G3-Zone/IDE/ That may cost less than a new MacBook, but you could also buy one on time payments. Then donate the G3 to a nonprofit and take a tax deduction.Siren wrote:Do you think my hard disk is on the way out, or could there be a more benign explanation?
Fri Dec 05, 2008 4:19 pm Post
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Sat Dec 06, 2008 4:27 pm Post
Jaysen wrote:the HD replacement (and mac service in general) isn't as bad as it looks. But please don't try it if you are at all nervous about it from watching the instructions.
As to dealing with the corpse… Consider selling it. Those of us who are more comfortable with this type of work will pay for machines with simple problems like this. If you were near me I (and you rejected my offer to fix it for you) I would certainly off you some kind of $$ for it. There is quite a market for parts and used "inexpensive" systems. Considering the popularity of the iBook you should be able to get a decent amount to put toward a new system. Just remember to wipe the drive before you deliver the system to the recycler or new owner.
Sat Dec 06, 2008 6:52 pm Post
alexwein wrote:How about a first-generation Mac SE?? Any market for those parts?? I keep thinking I'll make a planter out of it or something.
alexwein wrote:Oops, sorry, off topic. All good advice to Siren about her poor iBook. Sad to see old friends go, I understand!
Sun Dec 07, 2008 1:51 pm Post
Since we are on memory lane I have the following in various places.
• Mac Plus (precursor to the SE)
• Mac SE with 2 page external Radius display
• Mac SE/30 with the extra internal floppy and IOMega external "Back Pack" drive (all of a whopping 40MB).
• Mac IIFX with an 040 co-pro over clocked to 55Mz, the extra 64MB RAM and a NUBUS video output card....
Ok. I am odd.
Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:54 am Post
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xiamenese wrote:Edit: Another thought ... surgical gloves?
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