iFix iBook, iGive-up?

Thought I had fixed this iBook to take on my vacation as my MacBook Pro is broken. Looks like the iBook graphics chip is still messed up.

Here’s the iBook in the process of being repaired. That square thing is the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) and the source of the problems. It overheats, comes loose, messes up the video. The jury-rig fix is to put a spacer to press it against the logic board so it doesn’t come loose.

Looks like the GPU is still coming loose under thermal stress. Damn these machines.

I posted this via my iPhone which may be my main computer on this trip.

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