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iBook G4 14" 933 MHz-1.33 GHz

iBook G4 14" 933 MHz-1.33 GHz DC-In Board Replacement

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Mi Problema

A constant hazard: tripping on the power cord that plugs into a laptop. Little did I know that with constant trips not only can it destroy the end of cable attachment, but that little piece of circuitry called the DC-in board!

When the computer first blanked out, the inevitable thoughts crossed my mind: mother board? LCD screen?

Then, when I was able to start it up briefly without the battery, it was obvious the battery was dead -- but I just replaced it!

With a little wiggling and jiggling, I suspected an old-fashioned short -- I was right.

Mi Solucion

The Apple store didn't carry such "antiquated" parts (I needed to keep this G4 going since I can't afford a new Intel-based mac yet, plus I would have to buy a whole new Adobe Suite to run on an a new Mac! Apple had me cornered!

The friendly Mac repair store would charge $125, plus the part. But I got a tip from the Apple Genius (why they're named that) to contact ifixit.

I did, and with the help of a former Apple employee friend, I fix(ed) it!

Mi Consejo

My only regret was that I didn't order this sooner (before a complete shutdown) so I had to pay next-day delivery, because of a job deadline, which was as much as the part itself... times are lean!

Thank you for your promised service!

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