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    Should I get an Ibook even though it HAD a vid problem?

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    Should I get an Ibook even though it HAD a vid problem?
    Hey everyone, I finally got an account on here so I thought this would be my first post.

    There is a guy who wants to sell me an ibook g3 white model number m8413. He said it had a video problem that he fixed a while ago. The way he did it was 'repaired the chip 'floating' off the board with a generous amount of epoxy.' There are a couple minor scratches on the case (who doesn't have them). He wants to sell it for 90usd with 2 cables. Should I get it knowing that he fixed it? I hear this series is notorious for it's video problem. Could I get some insight from some people? Thanks!

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    Should I get an Ibook even though it HAD a vid problem?
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    Honestly, I wouldn't buy that iBook in the first place. The G3s are slow to the point of uselessness when it comes to any modern application, including web browsing. All the G3 iBooks are considered either obsolete or vintage. That particular iBook is only 600 Mhz, which is one of the oldest of the white iBooks (Late 2001).

    As for the repair.. I wouldn't trust it. It doesn't sound like a very professional job. Your better off spending a bit more and getting at least a G4.

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    Should I get an Ibook even though it HAD a vid problem?

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    Thanks for your imput, I actually have a backup laptop I was looking at. ibook g4 for 120usd with cable. Do you think that's a fair price?

    EDIT: sorry for not putting this in there but the ibook g3 comes with an airport card. not express.

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    Should I get an Ibook even though it HAD a vid problem?
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    Check the year of the iBook the last model was 2006.
    MacTracker (Freeware) has all Mac models listed with all the info
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    Should I get an Ibook even though it HAD a vid problem?
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    Quote Originally Posted by torchy View Post
    Check the year of the iBook the last model was 2006.
    MacTracker (Freeware) has all Mac models listed with all the info
    Mactracker - get info on any Mac
    Yeah, that's how I found that model. The model he is looking at is the late 2001 version.

    Quote Originally Posted by PvP_LostKnight View Post
    Thanks for your imput, I actually have a backup laptop I was looking at. ibook g4 for 120usd with cable. Do you think that's a fair price?

    EDIT: sorry for not putting this in there but the ibook g3 comes with an airport card. not express.
    What are the specs on the G4? $120 sounds good for a G4 if it is in working condition.

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