- This is a right & left STEEL hinge assembly set for the Powerbook G4 Titanium. These are the new style steel hinges that replace the earlier defective aluminum hinges. These hinges work on all of the Powerbook G4 Titanium models. NOTE: These hinges have recently been redesigned to be even stronger. The hinges will be slightly shorter in length than the originals and do not have the ends painted in light grey as the original hinges did. The ends of these steel hinges will be unpainted steel.
Note: You have the option to buy just the hinges, or you can buy a complete hinge repair kit which includes:
2 Plastic Spring Loaded Clamps
Torx T8 Tool
Torx T6 Tool
Take Apart Manual (free download available from our website)
The complete hinge repair kit is a $60 value for only $25!
One Year Warranty on all parts and labor!
The TRUTH about STEEL Hinges
PowerbookMedic is one of the only, if not THE ONLY place to get TRUE steel hinges for your Powerbook Titanium.
Several companies say they offer steel hinges or "stainless steel" hinges, but these claims are largely untrue. To validate other company claims, we purchased hinges from our competitors. The result of a simple stress test showed easily broken hinges.
If you do happen to purchase a hinge not from another company, and it bends easily, then you do not have true steel hinges.
This is why PowerbookMedic stands behind our hinges with a one year warranty. Further, in over 5 years of selling these steel hinges, we have not had a single report of one breaking.
The flaw with the Titanium Powerbook hinges is that the original hinges were made of a very light metal, aluminum. Aluminum is extremely malleable, and therefore extremely easily broken, unlike steel hinges.