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Apple PB 520

It's old, I know, but the screen has begun to flicker as if something had become loose. Can I open it and see if something disconnected? How?

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Sure, the warranty on that machine was up over 10 yrs ago. Those laptop had a going life of 7-8 years, the internal hard drive that shipped with it, 4 at the most. It's called wear and tear and parts being outdated. So it comes down to how much your time is worth, what is it you choose to gain and the law of diminishing returns.

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