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  1. Not the all hinges assembly . Only the hinge part that fixes on the main body ( the one that most often breaks ) , this one : These are 12.1" hinges. The upper part that fixes in the display assembly is again different for the 13.3" and 14.1". For example, here is a 14.1" hinge I think: (Pict from TheBookYard obviously , i'll remove if any problem). If it's only the lower part that is broken, it can be exchanged from another display size one , but have to disassemble it from the all hinge. Here some infos: http://www.linkedresources.com/teach/powerbook/hinge.shtml https://web.archive.org/web/20060318023816/http://macopinion.com/columns/roadwarrior/04/08/31/index.html
  2. Hi, best way to fix it is replacement, you can find some on powerbookmedic.com (complete display with hinges, not cheap...) or thebookyard.com (hinges only, but not cheap either...). Sometime buying a wreck with good hinges is much cheaper . Also you have to find the good type of hinge , cause there are 3 model of Wallstreet display, 14.1", 13.3" or 12.1" and hinges assembly are differents . Also a right can't replace broken left one and viceversa... you can try 3d printing one too : Not perfect tho, cause my solution is not tight enough... Yes the problem is a design fault, the part that fail the most often is made of soft metal, so how it gets old depends how the rough the user was with the lid , closing and opening it i suppose. a very good read on the matter here : https://web.archive.org/web/20060318023816/http://macopinion.com/columns/roadwarrior/04/08/31/index.html and some links : https://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~kenao/unhinged/ hinges problems were apparently solved on Lombard/Pismos. But i do too prefer my Wallstreet/PDQ even tho they are bulkier, slower, more fragile...
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    How can I tell A1025 Tibooks models apart?

    My 1ghz Ti as the sticker in the battery bay showing "1Ghz G4 15.2/512/60GB/SD/56K/" , plus serial nmr , ethernet ID and Wifi ID. Sadly my 867Mhz Ti is assembled from mix of pieces so the sticker is long gone... But given that the Ethernet ID and SN number are tied to the main board as is the cpu , then the sticker gives the cpu speed (if it's the original sticker that goes with the main board of course :). Other than that, externally there are no way of telling a 867Mhz from a 1Ghz Ti, unless your fire it up and go to "about this Mac".
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    Rubber feet for PowerBook G4 Alu

    Bought on amazon for 8€ , 3 small packs of grey one. There are different colors, but that grey one is perfect as it's almost the same grey used by Apple for different rubber parts.
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    Rubber feet for PowerBook G4 Alu

    Ah ! So i'm not the only one having this problem check here :
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    PowerBook 150 - screens all destroyed?!

    What would nice to determine is why it happens to some before some others… Mines have none of these problems so far . I live in a not so dry area , humidity is quite high along the curves of the Seine around here. + I have some spare parts stored in a closed place in the yard, no heat there. And still none of them have these...
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    PowerBook 150 - screens all destroyed?!

    There is a Duo 280 on sale on the bay , seller from Italy. It has the same film screen problem... Seems these films are reaching their ends nowadays...
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    Kanga not booting

    You could try to leave it plugged to the power block for a night . It "saved" one with the same trouble for me once. I also had one making horrible noise at boot and failing, even changing the fews caps wouldn't fix it. Until I did a good wash of the main board (warm water and soap, leave to dry two days), then it came back to life… 3400c/Kangas are nice when they work, but sometime the way they fail are complete mystery (to me at least).
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    PB Kanga speaker diagnostics?

    I've started a 3400c with the screen lid disassembled once, can't remember if I had a chime though, some time ago and was testing a very troublesome machine. But anyway , it's easy to disconnect the screen ribbon cable under that speaker panel, then reconnect the speaker panel, and test.
  10. It's normal for PBG3 WallStreet/MainStreet to do so when PRAM battery is old or just dead. Try reset PRAM, leave it plugged on power block for a while , or change the PRAM battery (not so easy on the WallStreet...).
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    restoring plastics on a Tangerine ibook?

    I suppose these crack in the transparent plastic are around the Apple logo at the bottom of the screen. Don't think there anything to do to make it less visible apart from replacing the plastic part. But iBook g3 first gen without these cracks are rare anyway.
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    another guess what is my new toy

    Apple Djinn You lucky... ;p
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    restoring plastics on a Tangerine ibook?

    WD-40 works great on plastics to give a nice clean "new" look. Spray a bit on a soft cloth , and wipe the all surface. It can lessen rub marks on the iBook rubber plastic.
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    PowerBook 150 - screens all destroyed?!

    Mmmh that's the furnitures manufacturer I was talking about in that story. Was 2/3 years ago maybe. Then they had to make tighter controls on how their stuff were made and with what... Worth checking maybe ?
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    PowerBook 150 - screens all destroyed?!

    Ough !! that hurts ! Sorry for that. Pulled mines from the closet from fear and for inspection. None have this kind of thing... Indeed if yours all came from the same source, they could all had something sprayed on the screens at some point. Or maybe it's the place there are stored. I remember a story about a certain well-known furnitures manufactured that had to recall some wooden closets and beds. Clients had skin and eyes irritations, vomiting. Turns out the glue used was a "bad mix" and was diffusing toxic fumes Dunno if these kind of thing could have effect on some plastics though...
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