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Old March 15th, 2009, 03:32 PM   #1
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My wonderful powerbook g4 17" computer died a few days ago of a broken hard drive and failing optical drive. I got a discount when I traded in a dead iPod last year but the genus bar person said they don't have any similar programs for computers. I have to wait a little while before I can afford a replacement 17" mac book pro and I was wondering if there's any way to make a little money off my dead mac to put towards the new one? A market for used parts or something? My computer is only 3 years old and in excellent condition. Thanks
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Old March 15th, 2009, 05:17 PM   #2
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Why not replace the HD and optical drive and get more use out of it (or sell it):

Installing PowerBook G4 Aluminum 17" 1-1.67 GHz Hard Drive Replacement

You might find optical drive instructions there as well. I replaced the HD on my G4 Powerbook when the original conked out and it is good as new.
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Old March 15th, 2009, 06:16 PM   #3
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You can probably get some prices here

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Old March 17th, 2009, 08:50 PM   #4
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You can trade-in your mac here:
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