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February 4, 2003 9:45 AM   Subscribe

Baked Apple. "PowerBook G4 cooked at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. The machine still booted, video and all..." [details at MacFixIt; no permalink]
posted by kirkaracha (22 comments total)

 
So did that fix the battery problem?
posted by carter at 9:50 AM on February 4, 2003


sick. also amazing. but sick.
posted by donkeyschlong at 9:53 AM on February 4, 2003


Who *does* this?! I would have had that PowerBook! They could have given it to *meee*!
posted by armoured-ant at 9:56 AM on February 4, 2003


I'd love to know why this woman baked her PowerBook G4. It's a fairly pricey computer so there has to be some entertaining circumstances behind it.
posted by substrate at 9:58 AM on February 4, 2003


I'd love to know why this woman baked her PowerBook G4.

Maybe it was rage, like the copy-machine scene in Office Space.
Hmm...what can I cook to get on the MeFi front page?
posted by Shane at 10:02 AM on February 4, 2003


People tend to hide things in the oven... and simply forget to take them out before pre-heating it during baking. Oops.
posted by reverendX at 10:12 AM on February 4, 2003


I'd love to know why this woman baked her PowerBook G4.

I have a strong feeling that it belonged to an errant boyfriend.
posted by tapeguy at 10:17 AM on February 4, 2003


I knew that FireWire was a mistake.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 10:31 AM on February 4, 2003


It booted, video and all... but did it make it not suck, that's the question?
posted by Pollomacho at 10:35 AM on February 4, 2003


No, it was Steve Jobs and Jonathan Ive that made it not suck.
posted by Grangousier at 10:40 AM on February 4, 2003


The linked page has a prominent "send me a message" button. My message:

"Are you insane?"
posted by Dick Paris at 10:44 AM on February 4, 2003


permalink to story
posted by mkelley at 10:46 AM on February 4, 2003


You know, I'm left wondering how many kids in an underfunded school could've benefited from a used G4 Powerbook. Or how many charity organizations. That was a particularly selfish and stupid way to vent aggression.
posted by Dreama at 10:49 AM on February 4, 2003


that's so wrong... give the lady her damn laptop back if it works
posted by banished at 11:01 AM on February 4, 2003


For those of you too lazy to read the story itself, note that "video and all" means the video card still worked, not the screen. The lady was told that repairing the screen would cost at least $1000, and given that information she decided to discard it.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 11:37 AM on February 4, 2003


Just because the screen didn't work didn't mean the rest of the computer didn't work... even if she knew the computer worked and only the screen was messed up (which is debatable), she very likely didn't know that you could hook up a monitor and a usb keyboard and use the machine as a desktop....they should have informed her of this before she made the decision to trash it.
posted by banished at 11:50 AM on February 4, 2003


I think reverendX has the answer - how many burglers would look in the oven for valuables (unless burglers read MeFi, of course)?
posted by dg at 2:38 PM on February 4, 2003


My first thought was that she probably got it wet and thought this would be a good way to dry it out. Which it would not be.
posted by boomchicka at 2:59 PM on February 4, 2003


The screen does work, it's just not in good enough shape anymore (what with being baked and all) to be useable. They mentioned the screen because that was the single most expensive part, and at 1000 bucks the lady didn't feel it was worth it.

I'd still take the machine if it was offered as a curiosity, I'd set it up in my living room with an external usb keyboard and flat panel display.
posted by substrate at 2:59 PM on February 4, 2003


TiBook survives being run over by 1.7 ton car.

I get worried about putting my Toshiba in my backpack. *kicks self*
posted by Space Coyote at 3:15 PM on February 4, 2003


Uh, the screen DID work. See: Working Screen.
posted by benh57 at 4:47 PM on February 4, 2003


What's slightly ironic here is that I'm going to have to wait until I can get home to look at this page, because my work-issued PC laptop doesn't render the graphics as well as my personal PowerBook G4.
posted by ArsncHeart at 8:30 PM on February 4, 2003


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