I have a PowerBook 520c which works fine except floppy.Have to recap or not the computer?Also where can I find replacement for internal floppy drive.Does not read all the disks.
That's good feedback. I thought people were talking about the hinge assembly breaking off from the screen which is where I got the idea that they were fragile. In I go I guess.I’ve taken apart 540c’s and 550c’s and never had an issue. Didn’t think the plastics were particularly delicate actually. They’re fairly easy to disassemble.
This can and does happen (it's the same tiresome problem most other 1x0 series PowerBooks have, where the posts securing the screw bosses for the hinges crumble away). It's happened to me a handful of times, so be extremely gentle with the screws holding the hinges on, and you *should* be OK. If not, the same fixes for the other machines apply (epoxy, through-hole bolts, etc).I thought people were talking about the hinge assembly breaking off from the screen which is where I got the idea that they were fragile