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iBook 600 Dual USB - Cracked corners?
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jamester
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Dec 6, 2003, 08:55 AM
 
We have an iBook 600 and we have the oddest problem I've ever seen. The plastic corners on the palmrest - not on the top, but on the actual corners - has chipped off. Entire pieces of plastic.

We took it to the Apple Store but they said that there is no way that could have happened by itself, that it must have been dropped.

I hadn't dropped it, I know that much for sure - it was my first Apple notebook and I babied it. The only thing I can think it might have been is when I tried to fix the hinge problem using a solution from Radtech - maybe I tightened the corners too much and it created too much pressure.

In any case, we'll probably be looking for a dead iBook sometime soon, as Apple claims it'll cost an arm and a leg to have that piece of plastics replaced.

Has anybody else had similar experiences with iBook's front two corners?

J
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Dec 9, 2003, 05:49 PM
 
Originally posted by jamester:
Has anybody else had similar experiences with iBook's front two corners?
Anybody at all? Or does this sound pretty rare?
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Dec 9, 2003, 05:56 PM
 
it souns rare to me

Good luck though, that sucks big time
     
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Dec 9, 2003, 08:32 PM
 
www.ebay.com

is it a 14"

or a 12"
     
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Dec 9, 2003, 10:26 PM
 
Thank you so much for the links! It is a 12", and I've purchased. Now I'll see how much the Apple Store would charge for installation.

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Dec 10, 2003, 07:26 PM
 
I've seen those - and I'm pretty decent with a screwdriver, but I'm used to Windows notebooks. Never worked on an Apple before. And since this guy still has AppleCare, I'd want to be veeery careful just how I went about it.
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