For Sale Apple Powerbook G4 17"

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  1. monkeynuts

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    Powerbook 17" G4
    beautifully crafted Mac
    highest spec for one of these back then.
    1.67ghz, 2gb ram, 100gb HDD, 1680x1050 screen

    I bought it when a couple of years old and it came to me with the dent by the power input (a prime example of why magsafe was designed I reckon!)
    Shortly after buying it, it developed a common fault where the screen intermittently gets distorted. Sometimes it doesn't do it at all, other days it flickered quite frequently and I used it for many years like this, not ideal, but something I was able to put up with!
    A gentle tap on the wrist rest area and it goes away.

    I believe these are worth quite a lot in parts, the screen is worth a fair bit on its own...so if you cannot use it as is, maybe you can make a few quid breaking it for parts or to fix another powerbook...

    Has had a relatively fresh install of the OS - the discs are at my parents and if found will be forwarded on. There may also be original box there somewhere.

    Assume just laptop, charger and neoprene slip case.

    Delivery included in price. 12780135944_067d676d05_c.jpg 12779687515_bc5ca1eb26_c.jpg 12780117874_eb63fa5e15_c.jpg 12779797583_d362e12c3a_c.jpg

    Price and currency: 75
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    Payment method: Paypal gift or bank transfer
    Location: Sherborne, Dorset

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  2. monkeynuts

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    Any interest before ebay?
    £65 delivered?
     
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    hi monkeynuts. Is this still available ? Hows the Ethernet port on this, still working ?
     
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    It is still for sale, I'll confirm Ethernet port later today...when I can find a lead!
     
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    You're in luck, I had one in my desk.
    It works fine on the ethernet with wifi switched off
     
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    That's great, thanks for checking. Let me sort a few things out and I'll get back to you.
     
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    Hi monkeynuts I have yet to decide if I want this machine. Any chance you're looking for a bluray player + cash ?
     
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    monkeynuts - i will take it, with box and discs - happy waiting for you to find them.
    due to issues with condition i will pay you 45 del (at any speed as long as tracked)
    will pay asap via hsbc BT.
     
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    Did this sell?
     
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    Still here, I have made no effort to ebay it yet!
     
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    Want, offering £65 inc mate

    Edit. Just realised I've offered asking.. Can you please pm me your payment details?
     
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    Sure will do.
    I am away until monday evening so will have to be sent tuesday for delivery wednesday.
    Hope this is ok?
     
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    That sounds fine. Can I ask, what exactly do you mean by the screen being distorted? I can't find any info on that.. Does it do it with a monitor plugged in?
     
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    It is a bit like when you have a video lead not quite all the way in and the picture is not quite processed correctly. Gentle tap and it is like pushing the lead all the way in...
    From memory it doesn't do it when plugged into a monitor (has been a long time since I used it on a monitor)
     
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    OK excellent, pm me your payment details mate and I'll get you paid :)
     
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    Paid by BT and address sent :)
     
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    No laptop received, no tracking information (as requested) received either. Please update.
     
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    Laptop arrived in perfect order. Was very well packed.. I cannot get it to replicate the screen problem. It all seems perfect and for the age of the unit the condition is exceptional. Very very happy boy, thank you Sam I really appreciate it.. Could you make sure I get the restore discs please because I want to chance my arm with Leopard but if it runs like a dog I will need the discs to go back...

    Cheers.
     

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