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Parting Out a 17inch PowerBook; 1ghz SuperDrive.
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mjrap
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May 17, 2005, 11:53 PM
 
Okay I failed to sell the 17-inch PowerBook as one unit. So now I've taken it to the chop shop and am selling it in pieces. Prices are as follows.

17-inch Widescreen LCD $499
SuperDrive $149
Backlit Keyboard $99
Upper Case (including trackpad and power button) $125
Lower Case $99
Battery (holds about 2.5 hours) $59
512MB PC2700 Sodimm (Apple OEM) $49
Airport Extreme Card $49
17-inch PowerBook Restore DVD (includes iLife '04) $29
S-video to Composite Adapter $10
DVI to VGA adapter $10
Original 17-inch PowerBook Box (with foam inserts) $15
Apple original white phone cable—Free with purchase

Pics are here: http://homepage.mac.com/mjrap/PowerB...toAlbum18.html

Please email me at [email protected] for information on any of the other internal parts from the PowerBook.
Thanks.
Mike
( Last edited by mjrap; May 26, 2005 at 12:18 AM. Reason: Pricing and pics)
     
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May 18, 2005, 12:26 AM
 
Try a PRAM reset..
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May 18, 2005, 01:40 AM
 
What's your price for this "as is" item?

At this moment, I'll offer you $325 and shipping.
     
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May 18, 2005, 01:43 AM
 
Hi,

How's the condition of the battery? How long does it last? If it holds a good charge, I'd like to buy it.
If the dvd drive is in good condition as well as the case parts, and keyboard I would be interested as well.

So let me know what you would be looking for in the case parts + battery + keyboard + drive.

Thanks!
     
mjrap  (op)
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May 18, 2005, 02:36 AM
 
ericssonboi:
Yeah, I tried a pram reset. But whatever is wrong with it, that wasn't the problem.

KMark:
I'll email you an offer for all the parts you said you were interested in.

Mike
     
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May 18, 2005, 02:42 AM
 
Well.. good luck with it..
15" 1.67 is the way to go
Got one myself..
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May 18, 2005, 08:41 AM
 
I'll buy the whole powerbook. Let me know how much you want.
     
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May 18, 2005, 11:48 AM
 
How much for the superdrive?
     
mjrap  (op)
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May 18, 2005, 09:41 PM
 
I took some pics today and put them on my .mac site. You can see them here:

http://homepage.mac.com/mjrap/PowerB...toAlbum18.html

I'd like to get $200 for the SuperDrive.

Mike
     
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May 18, 2005, 09:50 PM
 
I'll offer $800. including the hard drive.
     
mjrap  (op)
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May 18, 2005, 11:20 PM
 
I'm not really looking to sell the hard drive. In fact I already purchased a sweet little external enclosure for it for only $39.99 at the local PC Club computer store.

The PC dummy working there didn't think the enclosure could be powered through the Firewire bus. Maybe not on a PC, but it works without any aux power on a firewire mac.

X, thanks for the fair offer, but I'm pretty firm on the price for now.
Mike
     
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May 18, 2005, 11:26 PM
 
OK, lets try $800. without the hard drive. Before you took out the hard drive did the hard drive spin at all?
     
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May 18, 2005, 11:46 PM
 
X:
I'm not sure if you've ever owned a 17" PowerBook before, but the computer still made some clicking startup sound (I think it's related to the SuperDrive) when the power button was pushed, but there would be no startup chime. There was still a hum which I guess could have been the hard drive spinning.

Also, I don't think it's charging the battery anymore, since I can't get the battery to show a level through its meter, even though the power adapter shows the computer is charging.

I'm not sure if any of that makes sense, but that's my best stab at describing it.

As far as the offer, like I said I'm pretty firm on being near $1000 for now.
     
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May 19, 2005, 01:20 PM
 
Too much for the superdrive, sorry. They go for $100-120 on eBay...
     
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May 20, 2005, 05:18 PM
 
Priced reduced to $899 for everything.
     
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May 20, 2005, 08:44 PM
 
Let me know if and when you get it down to $800. I'll need to know by the end of Saturday or I'm just buying locally a 15" Ti 1G for $800.
     
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May 26, 2005, 12:01 AM
 
Update: Couldn't sell it as a unit, so now it's being parted out. Original post updated with new prices.
Mike
     
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May 26, 2005, 12:32 AM
 
Hi,

I'm interested in buying the memory. Was it the one shipped from apple? Also is $49 including shipping?

If yes I would like to buy it.
Let me know,
Thanks!
     
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May 26, 2005, 12:51 AM
 
$50 for the super drive?
     
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May 26, 2005, 12:53 AM
 
Are you selling the broken mother board?
     
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May 26, 2005, 04:37 AM
 
pinot:
How about I let the logic board go for $99?



Originally Posted by osxpinot
Are you selling the broken mother board?
     
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May 26, 2005, 09:15 AM
 
Sent you a PM.
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May 26, 2005, 01:01 PM
 
Originally Posted by mjrap
pinot:
How about I let the logic board go for $99?
Meh, I'll let it go for that price.
     
   
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