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Stellar specimen of a TiBook! [PICS]

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Got this two days back!

 

It had a dead disk but 20 minutes poking with various screwdrivers along with a dead iBook G4 obliterated the problem! :lol:

 

In A.D 2011, Conquest was beginning...

 

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The bottom's in pretty good condition, sans one rubber foot! :-/

 

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I said "pretty good" and not "flawless" because of my !@#$ idiot cheapass Chinese screwdriver, which slipped, and created this 'masterpiece'... :disapprove:

 

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The back's perfect though! :)

 

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So is the front!

 

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Even the little rubber spacer type things for the display!

 

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No worn-off words!

 

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The thing's front profile. LCD is actually whiter than my 2010 MBP13! (although it obviously loses in contrast ratio and viewing angles)

 

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Needless to say, I've been overjoyed beyond words after getting this machine, and it sits on its own little area of my shelf. Gotta find something suitable to drape over it so it doesn't get dusty! (I do my best to utilize the hinges as little as possible)

 

Battery is original, holds 4200+mAh of charge, and has 72 cycles.

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That's a very pretty machine you have there. It's rare to find one in such nice condition.

 

I picked one up new back in 2003, but it broke. It came with annoying stuck pixels. I've had to send it into Apple for various reasons. About a year ago, the hinges made a funny noise when exercised and the bottom half of the display was stuck displaying white. I got about 6 years of use out of the bugger. It was the most fragile, prone to failure Mac I've owned.

 

I hope yours is longer lived.

 

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Thank you, good sir, for the well wishes you have for my machine :)

 

You mentioned that yours was bought new, did you purchase with AppleCare while at it?

 

Funny. The TiBooks I've owned have never died of their own accord. The last one I had, a 550 DVI, worked perfectly until I absent-mindedly used too wet a cleaning cloth, water flowed down the screen into the bezel where it promptly pwn3d the lower 3rd of my display :(

 

The only time I ever had a TiBook hinge snap on me was on this 1GHz that I got for free, it wasn't very healthy to begin with (left hinge broken, right speaker dead), and I still flexed it pretty often by using it "normally". Then, there was a loud snap one day and the right hinge gave up the ghost.

 

It's been in storage ever since, I don't want the LVDS cables to get mutilated, and also to use as a guinea-pigfor future hinge repair attempts :p

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Lovely. Back in '02, the TiBook was the machine that brought me back to Apple after 6 years. My brother (an old-school, dyed-in-th-wool Unix guy) had a TiBook with OS X running on it when I visited him Hawaii. Between that and his G4 Cube at his office, I was smitten. It would be several more months later but I scored a free "dead" (PRAM battery) 400MHz iMac DV at the dump in 2003 and thus began my born-again faith in Apple.

 

Barring hinge problems, that Powerbook is probably going to perform just fine doing light work for several years. It's amazing how clean it looks.

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I haven't taken a good in-depth look at the dead drive from the Ti, but I certainly recall that it didn't make unusual noises when the system was powered up. Maybe the platters have been frozen due to stiction stemming from a period of non-usage. It'd be interesting to get its Power-on hours count from the SMART parameters; would certainly be a good gauge of the machine's mileage!

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Well done, that is in very nice shape. I remember drooling over those when they were first announced. But when the time came to buy a new laptop I opted for a G3 iBook instead because I wanted something a bit sturdier.

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I think those pictures are actually For Sale pictures, meaning that you intend to offload the device to me because it's simply too fragile and antique-pristine condition for you to handle. :approve:

 

Seriously though, nice find. If I were you I'd just power it up about once a month, keep it closed or the screen supported by something. (Only junk PC laptops get the unsupported screen treatment ;))

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Nice score.

 

Treat it with respect and it should serve you well.

 

I myself owned 3 Ti's throughout my life and I loved them to death. 2 of them died a painful death from broken hinges and mutliated LVDS cables. The other sampled my iced tea and while it was delicious, it never powered on again. All 3 were sold in one bulk auction on e-bay netting me enough cash to buy a 15" AlBook which is one of my favorite portable macs. Backlit keyboard, clean looks, killer (for the time) GPU and CPU. I gave it to a friend of mine who had a bad streak of financial difficulties and had to sell almost all his gear. He was down to an indigo iMac.

 

I would still love to get a 1st or 2nd gen MBP. Not one of the newer models simply because I cannot stand the black bezel around the screen.

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Wow, that is in pristine condition 8-o I'm guessing it didn't get much use in the past.

 

I have my 550Ti from early 2002 still. It works and the battery holds a minor charge, but it isn't nearly as clean as yours. Mine was a victim of the Ti Paint Problem.

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How much is a 'minor' charge on said prehistoric battery? :p

 

I never knew for sure what caused the bubbling paint problem on TiBooks - was it the heat, the user's sweat, substandard paint that couldn't hold up to normal use, or a combination of all the above?

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