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    Now after all this you turn it into a thrift store and cause it want boot its going in the dumper.

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    I just came back from the Apple store. They told me that my PowerBook G4 was crashing because the CPU could no longer keep up with current internet blah-blah-blah. And Apple no longer services anything that is more than five years old. So, the Goodwill is going to get a nice looking PB G4, after my 35-hour erase of the hard drive is complete.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marrk View Post
    I just came back from the Apple store. They told me that my PowerBook G4 was crashing because the CPU could no longer keep up with current internet blah-blah-blah. And Apple no longer services anything that is more than five years old. So, the Goodwill is going to get a nice looking PB G4, after my 35-hour erase of the hard drive is complete.
    Why not sell it on e-Bay or Craig's List?

    - Nick
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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Why not sell it on e-Bay or Craig's List?

    - Nick

    Because I am under the impression that it is of little value. The Genius Bar guys say that they have no parts for it, and even if they did, it would not work effectively on, for example, the internet.

    What could I get for it on Craig's List, Nick?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marrk View Post
    Because I am under the impression that it is of little value. The Genius Bar guys say that they have no parts for it, and even if they did, it would not work effectively on, for example, the internet.
    Bah. My sister still uses a G4 Powerbook for pretty much just surfing the internet. Works just fine, unless they try to run the latest flash power crap. Then it just bogs down.
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    Stretch, I was getting kernel panics, lock ups, crashes, and logged out of accounts, in addition to glacial processing speeds. The Geniuses said the hard drive was good and the memory was good, but the CPU is "worn out like an old car engine." Something like that. In any case, I wasn't able to make the thing work. I am just happy that my 35-hour erase seems to be going smoothly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marrk View Post
    Because I am under the impression that it is of little value. The Genius Bar guys say that they have no parts for it, and even if they did, it would not work effectively on, for example, the internet.

    What could I get for it on Craig's List, Nick?
    This thread originally was about an old LC III & now your talking about an old Powerbook G4. The LC III has very little value (working or not).

    A Powerbook G4 (working or not) has more value than an LC III. A working computers value is easier to estimate than a non-working computer. But even not working...a Powerbook G4 is worth more than an LC III. Just put it on e-Bay...explain/describe the situation...and see what you get.

    As far as the Apple Genius comment about the cpu being old & worn out...I never heard of such a thing! Electronics don't "wear-out" like car engines. Maybe there is something worn out in this Powerbook G4...it's not the cpu.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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