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The outcome was that I ordered a replacement hinge (in fact a set of 2, original replacement unit from Apple made of steel instead of the incredibly fragile Al-Mg alloy) via an eBay store. The price was not low (>USD 100) but obviously better than having to replace the notebook ... as of yet (12/2005) it works fine, I am using it to type this ;)

Update 4/2006: Now the other hinge also gave up, I had to replace it (noticing that the second replacement seems to have been a left side, too, so I had to cut off a "nose") and the powerbook has that theft-proof "Frankenstein" look ... it still works, though, but I should do something about the display case bulging out at the corners

Update 2008: the frame now has cracks in two places - the hinge still works, but overall the Powerbook is now too fragile to carry around, so it mostly gathers dust as it's a bit loud for a workstation.

broken ti powerbook g4 (867) left hinge (from user perspective, opposite power cord)/public

(1. orig - exif )

broken ti powerbook g4 (867) left hinge (from user perspective, opposite power cord)
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pb g4 without hinge, not professionally opened. google for hinges, kits and repair guides (you can save on those though, they just tell you to pry open the epoxied frame)/public

(2. orig - exif )

pb g4 without hinge, not professionally opened. google for hinges, kits and repair guides (you can save on those though, they just tell you to pry open the epoxied frame)
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- ../2005 02 upgrade von mutters ibook - ../2005 09 powerbook hinge - ../802 3 transceivers - ../bauknecht wa9940 - ../d70 afd80-200 - ../d70 dis - ../kapsch viennastar 600 - ../tuerfalz