[Ti] Problem with Hard Drive Alim ?

Dennis Fazio dfz at mac.com
Fri Nov 21 09:34:53 PST 2008

On Nov 21, 2008, at 10:27 AM, zefred wrote:

> Any suggestion except taking the PB to Apple (can't afford that...)  
> or buying a new one (can't afford that either for now, but it's in  
> the plans for the next months...) ?

The main disk controller is in the disk itself, but there is a bunch  
of I/O circuitry on the motherboard between the CPU and disk that  
could be damaged. I suspect it is coincidental to the spill unless the  
spill caused a power short or surge in the area of the battery  
connection that damaged motherboard components.

You can try MacService. They'll do overnight shipment and repair. PB  
G4 logic board repair would be $350-$600 depending on model (Titanium  
or Aluminum). I've used them for a couple of older portables and can  
recommend them. They actually repair the board itself rather than  
replacing it as Apple does. That's why it's cheaper. Here are some  


Dennis Fazio
dfz at mac.com

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