TechRestore Inc. on Tuesday announced a new hinge replacement service for owners of Apple’s Titanium PowerBook G4 laptops. TechRestore’s hinge replacement uses stainless steel hardware, which they say is more than 50 percent stronger than the factory-installed hinge.
TechRestore’s service is door-to-door and overnight for customers in the continental United States. TechRestore also has a program for international customers. TechRestore sends a “RestoreBox” to your home or office once a repair has been scheduled; you box up your PowerBook and send it back to them. They’ll do the fix within 48 hours of receiving it and then overnight your PowerBook back to you. The program costs US$349, including shipping, repair and installation.