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Overheating G4 iBook followup

Message #1 - Posted 2006/06/02 - Andrew Simpkins

I posted recently about a problem with my iBook - it was freezing after 15 minutes and overheating.

First, thanks for all the advice I received from the group.

It was sent away on the hoouse insurance - they decided that it's beyond economical repair. The diagnosis was of a cracked motherboard. So, the bad news for me is that my well-loved iBook is dead. The compensation is that a shiny new MacBook is on it's way!

Andrew.
(Contact to 'fromusenet' at blueyonder etc. etc.)

Message #2 - Posted 2006/06/02 - Chris Ridd

On 2/6/06 01:39, in article 1hg9co0.1506qlm9q1gw0N%incoming@blueyonder.cow.uk, Andrew Simpkins wrote:

I posted recently about a problem with my iBook - it was freezing after 15 minutes and overheating.

First, thanks for all the advice I received from the group.

It was sent away on the hoouse insurance - they decided that it's beyond economical repair. The diagnosis was of a cracked motherboard. So, the bad news for me is that my well-loved iBook is dead. The compensation is that a shiny new MacBook is on it's way!

Result!

Did you manage to get all the data off your old iBook?

Cheers,

Chris

Message #3 - Posted 2006/06/02 - zoara

On Fri, 2 Jun 2006 01:39:10 +0100, Andrew Simpkins wrote:

I posted recently about a problem with my iBook - it was freezing after 15 minutes and overheating.

First, thanks for all the advice I received from the group.

It was sent away on the hoouse insurance - they decided that it's beyond economical repair. The diagnosis was of a cracked motherboard. So, the bad news for me is that my well-loved iBook is dead. The compensation is that a shiny new MacBook is on it's way!

Any chance it will make its way back to you? You could always claim to want to have it sent to a specialist to get the data off, then sell it on eBay for spares.

Morals? What morals?

-zoara-

Message #4 - Posted 2006/06/02 - Andrew Simpkins

Chris Ridd <chrisridd@mac.com> wrote:
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Result!

Did you manage to get all the data off your old iBook?

Yes - I have 19(!) CD-ROMS of bits and bobs. This was achieved by the glorified frozen bag of peas+fan method we were talking about last time.

As soon as finances allow I'll be looking at swapping the MacBook's HD for a larger one and using the original as a backup.
Unless I'm wrong it looks like I can bung the drive into a wee USB enclosure which will give me a bootable backup drive.

Andrew.
(Contact to 'fromusenet' at blueyonder etc. etc.)

Message #5 - Posted 2006/06/02 - Andrew Simpkins

zoara wrote:

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Any chance it will make its way back to you? You could always claim to want to have it sent to a specialist to get the data off, then sell it on eBay for spares.

Unfortunately not. eBaying the bits would be a good (and lucrative) way to go. On top of that - although I was deeply attached to my iBook - I was itching to strip it down to see how it works. The plus point being that I wouldn't have to worry about rebuilding it, or defenestrating the inevitable extra small, shiny screws.

Morals? What morals?

Indeed. I'm thinking myself quite lucky to have achieved a fairly cheap upgrade.

I really hope that I like that shiny screen...

I've not seen a MacBook in the flesh yet - so I'll suppose I'll see it with totally fresh eyes. I _do_ like the idea of user-replaceable HD and the Airport and Bluetooth being built-in. I'm not as sure about the screen or the lack of a modem in a portable Mac.
After I had the iBook for a while I realised that I maybe should have gone for the 12" rather than 14" - just the idea of carting it around - so the smaller MacBook works well there also.

Andrew.
(Contact to 'fromusenet' at blueyonder etc. etc.)

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