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What the Cooper-Hewitt show reveals is the extent to which Dionysus now rules over mainstream design. No big-name designer comes attached to Apple's iMac and iBook, for example. But these electronic Lolitas could be the symbols of this show. With their lollipop colors, swelling lines and toylike ease of operation, they hark back to the sexy red plastic Valentine typewriter Sottsass designed for Olivetti in 1969. And the popularity of these machines demonstrates the degree to which design today is erotically driven.few nice features -- helps explain why the iBook is one the most popular laptops sold in retail, especially among students.

Herbert Muschamp, The New York Times

iBook Clamshell Defects: Part 4 - DC in Board



The DC-in Board has direct contact to the power adapter and is plugged onto the Logicboard. If you have a loose connection the solder joints on the DC in Board may be broken and easily be repaired. Follow this Link. But a short circuit fault may do harm to electronic components (as to be seen in the picture), if you have bad luck the whole logicboard might be damaged. In some cases you only have to replace the DC-in Board.

iBook Clamshell defects: Part 3 - The DC Plug

User often reported on a cable break near the DC Plug of the YoYo Power adapter. If you continue to use the adapter the DC-in board or the logicboard of the iBook might be damaged, so look for a cheap third-party power adapter which is available for 20$ on ebay. Hobbyists exhibited several methods of repair 1 - 2 - 3

iBook Clamshell defects: Part 2 - The small Apple logo

A small colored Apple logo is integrated in the display bezel. The first models in tangerine, blueberry and graphite show very often tension cracks around this logo, the firewire Clamshell iBooks seldom. Immaculate translucent bezels are hard to find. You may buy a display bezel with a different color and switch the Apple logo which can be popped out in one part backwards. Be sure to buy a translucent or opaque bezel according to your model.

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iBook AirPort Card - AirMac Card

Sometimes you will find AirMac Cards that come in the same design as the original Airport Card. They are indeed identical wireless cards , which Apple sold in Japan.
The japanese company I-O Data owned the rights for Airport, so Apple used the slightly different AirMac.

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