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building an IBook from parts


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I can't afford a complete system, so I have decided to build a clamshell IBook from parts. What is the complete liost of parts I need? Also wehre can I buy them? I have a budget limit of $130 I want Tangerine, Lime, or Blueberry. Can anyone help me?
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I don't think what you are looking to do is possible
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Check out eBay and buy one for 130$..

yeah what your trying to do is very very hard.. maybe in tower form its possible.
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I tried to look on ebay, but they all get pushed up to prices much higher than $130. I see parts availible all the time like mobo's and memory, screens and cases, so it should be possible to build one from the seperate parts.
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while its possible to build it from parts, you probably wont save any money. the screens themself are at least $100, and looking on eBay, i couldnt find one less than $130. and then youd need a case, keyboard, video card, laptop HD, sound card, motherboard, etc..

I think youd be best holding on to the $130 and saving up a few hundred more and getting a complete one.

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I can't afford a complete system, so I have decided to build a clamshell IBook from parts. What is the complete liost of parts I need? Also wehre can I buy them? I have a budget limit of $130 I want Tangerine, Lime, or Blueberry. Can anyone help me?
Me, me, pick me! About a year ago a friend of mine dropped his ibook down the stairs and broke the case and LCD. I transferred his files to his new Powerbook, and in turn he gave me the iBook. It still worked fine, but only a fourth of the LCD was still usable. Anyway, I have the whole thing except for the AC adapter, and I've been looking for a way to get rid of it. I'm too lazy to post everything on eBay. Sorry, but $130 is definitely not going to get you very far! Email me at corder@mac.com and maybe we can work out a pretty good deal.

Andrew N. Corder
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