Thread: My Poor Broken iBook
01-13-2006, 10:57 PM #1My Poor Broken iBook
Like an idiot, I loaned out my iBook to my younger brother. Yes, he broke it, twice. I fixed one of the breaks, but the other is a little harder. The CD tray will not close. I called my local Apple store and they can fix it in house for $210. The money is not the big issue, I bought the iBook used for $700. It is a G3, maybe a 700Mhz. Is it worth it to fix it? Would it be better just to buy an external cd rom drive? If I do that, if I have to re-install the OS, will the laptop boot to the external drive? I need some guidance please. I am open to an IM chat session if anyone has anyadvice they would like to share. Thanks. :biohazard
01-14-2006, 12:17 AM #2
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It's probably only worth the money if you want to hang onto that laptop. If your in the market for another/newer one then don't bother. You can hook up an external and it should boot fine, but you then lose true portability.
01-14-2006, 02:52 PM #3radarbobGuestOriginally Posted by baggss
If you fix the drive and keep the machine for a year or more then I'd say it's worth it.
Personally I never consider resale value/potential in any of my upgrade or purchace desisions. Computers depreciate so fast. Instead I consider how much longer I will be keeping the computer if I fix/upgrade, etc.
01-14-2006, 02:59 PM #4yuwingGuest
unless you plan on selling it, then who cares about it. an external will do fine.
another factor depends use of your ibook. do you use the CD rom a lot? I don't. I don't watch DVDs or burn CDs. I got my TV and my desktop for that. my ibook is just for school work and surfing the net.
in fact, since 4-5 months of use, i only used the cd rom 2 times. first time was check for hardware defects with the cd they gave me and second was to upload some word docs from a cd. since i got a wireless router, everything has been going through wirelessly
01-19-2006, 12:31 AM #5speeddemon0010Guest
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