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ibook g4 board in g3 case 964 Views / 0 Replies  
im thinking of putting a motherboard from an ibook g4 14" into a g3 12" case....from pictures ive seen, they look virtually identical. am i right? or way off?

ive also got a 15" tibook...
Posted by unisphere, on Apr 9, 2007 at 12:05 AM, in Hardware Hacking
i have in imac g5 and an ibook g3 800. i use the... 617 Views / 11 Replies  
i have in imac g5 and an ibook g3 800. i use the ibook all the time for light work and its totally fine.
Posted by unisphere, on Apr 2, 2007 at 12:26 AM, in Mac Notebooks
i used a knife to get under it and got it off in... 153,626 Views / 253 Replies  
i used a knife to get under it and got it off in two pieces.

edit: turns out my repair only lasted a week...i just tried it again, so we'll see how long it holds this time.

edit2: up and...
Posted by unisphere, on Mar 12, 2007 at 10:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
it took a few tries, but i think i got it! the... 153,626 Views / 253 Replies  
it took a few tries, but i think i got it! the first 2 (maybe 3) times i used the heat gun on the 750 degree setting for approximately 2 minutes. the solder on top liquified, but apparantly the ball...
Posted by unisphere, on Mar 8, 2007 at 10:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
did you actually do this same type of thing? any... 1,238 Views / 10 Replies  
did you actually do this same type of thing? any suggestions/guide? pictures?
Posted by unisphere, on Jan 5, 2007 at 11:50 PM, in Hardware Hacking
i have a couple of those (a little smaller,... 518 Views / 5 Replies  
i have a couple of those (a little smaller, though) on/in my imac g5's screen too. i'm guessing dead pixels?
Posted by unisphere, on Jan 5, 2007 at 11:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
the video chip is not replaceable, youd have to... 709 Views / 4 Replies  
the video chip is not replaceable, youd have to replace the logic board (which stopped being covered under warranty by apple in may '05 i think). there are two 'fixes':

MacBook-fr - Repair G3...
Posted by unisphere, on Jan 3, 2007 at 07:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
sounds like the classic GPU problem. do a... 709 Views / 4 Replies  
sounds like the classic GPU problem.
do a search..there are tons of threads all over the place.
i'm writing this on an ibook g3 800 that formerly (and still, occasionally) had that problem.
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Posted by unisphere, on Jan 3, 2007 at 01:25 AM, in Mac Notebooks
i'll probably use one of those options, but i'm... 1,238 Views / 10 Replies  
i'll probably use one of those options, but i'm going to hold off for a little while. this ibook is new o me, and i might as well get some use out of it before i attempt any major operation.
Posted by unisphere, on Nov 29, 2006 at 09:50 PM, in Hardware Hacking
ibook isight 1,238 Views / 10 Replies  
anyone know how feasible it would be to put a built-in isight from a macbook into an ibook g3 800?
the macbook pro display bezel with isight is available for $130...
sounds like it could be fun,...
Posted by unisphere, on Nov 26, 2006 at 02:42 PM, in Hardware Hacking
just a follow-up: i re-worked the shim to better... 591 Views / 4 Replies  
just a follow-up: i re-worked the shim to better apply pressure to the gpu (instead of just using a stack of half business cards, i salvaged part of an old heat sink from a tibook - it even came with...
Posted by unisphere, on Nov 20, 2006 at 12:06 AM, in Mac Notebooks
so you think that the charger not being... 591 Views / 4 Replies  
so you think that the charger not being recognized is technically a seperate problem from the gpu? and its just the physical movement of the dc board that messes with the gpu?
Posted by unisphere, on Nov 16, 2006 at 05:31 PM, in Mac Notebooks
ibook g3 800 issues 591 Views / 4 Replies  
i bought (cheaply) a used ibook 800 with the notorious gpu issue. ive managed to get it to work using the shim method (http://www.powerbook-fr.com/ibook/bricolage/repair_g3_video_en_article797.html)...
Posted by unisphere, on Nov 16, 2006 at 04:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
find me a g4 800+ mhz ibook or powerbook for less... 807 Views / 7 Replies  
find me a g4 800+ mhz ibook or powerbook for less than $250, and maybe i'll agree with you.
Posted by unisphere, on Oct 15, 2006 at 07:42 PM, in Hardware Hacking
G4 board in G3 case? 807 Views / 7 Replies  
anyone have any idea whether this would work?
ive got a lombard that i use regularly, but wouldnt mind throwing a 12" ibook or powerbook board in to speed it up. i know id have to mod the back of...
Posted by unisphere, on Oct 13, 2006 at 02:08 AM, in Hardware Hacking
 
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