Extreme PowerBook: Baked Apple

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Date: Thursday, February 6th, 2003, 00:00
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Baked Apple (PowerBook)I work at an Apple Authorized Retailer and we just had a lady come in to see if we could fix her PowerBook G4.
She walks in the store and comes up to me, “Sir, I’ve got a baked Apple.” I laugh and she proceeds to take her PowerBook G4 of the bag it was in. The top of the screen was a little brown and warped. I had my manager come up and look at it. He hadn’t seen anything like that before. Read more…


Baked Apple (PowerBook)I work at an Apple Authorized Retailer and we just had a lady come in to see if we could fix her PowerBook G4.
She walks in the store and comes up to me, “Sir, I’ve got a baked Apple.” I laugh and she proceeds to take her PowerBook G4 of the bag it was in. The top of the screen was a little brown and warped. I had my manager come up and look at it. He hadn’t seen anything like that before.
The lady opened up the machine and the screen was all cracked, and there was not a single key on the keyboard. I finally had to ask the lady how all of this had happened. As it turns out, she baked the PowerBook in the oven for 20 minutes.
We told her that the cost of the screen alone would be around US$1000 if not more, so she decided to leave the machine with us to discard of. Before we tossed it in the trash, I decided to try and power it up just for kicks, and it worked! The machine booted just fine! The screen is cracked and broken, but if you plug in an external monitor and keyboard it works like a charm. Ethernet, Modem, USB, Optical Drive, and HD all work just fine.
Pictures of the baked Apple can be found here, here and here.
UPDATED 08 October 2004 – The above pictures have been removed.

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