Mac part reseller and repair company MacResQ today announced a new service as part of their
PowerBookResQ program — they’re now repairing screens of PowerBook G3 that have been damaged by keyboards. It’s called the PowerBookResQ G3 Polarizer Replacement.
Ever since the first “Wallstreet”-era PowerBook G3s hit the market in 1998, users discovered a problem — such systems can pick up marks on their screens from oil left on the keyboard, residue from the user’s fingers. What’s worse, PowerBook G3 screens of this vintage can incur damage from such markings if left uncleaned for long periods. Those markings damage the screen’s polarizer — a thin protective covering the LCD.
Once the polarizer is damaged, there has been no way to correct the problem without replacing the entire display itself — a US$500 – $800 repair, according to MacResQ. But now MacResQ’s PowerBook G3 screen repair program replaces the polarizer only, for $299. That price includes “three-way” overnight pickup and delivery anywhere in the United States, as well as a “PowerPad” screen protector that prevents the problem from occurring again.
“Three-way” pickup means that MacResQ sends out their “PowerBox” delivery box to you, which you can use to pack up and send your PowerBook back to them. The PowerBookResQ G3 Polarizer Replacement works with all Wallstreet, Lombard and Pismo PowerBook G3 systems.