Email recieved a few minutes ago:

Dear Apple customer,

Thank you for ordering from the Apple Store! We’re happy that you visited and shopped at our online store, where you can find a great selection of Apple products.



Part Number: M9462LL/A
Product Name: PowerBook 17″ 1.5GHz SuperDrive
Estimated time to ship: Same business day

Part Number: M8853LL/A
Product Name: APP for PowerBook (w/ or w/o display) – Enrollment Kit
Estimated time to ship: 1-2 business days

Ok, leaving aside questions about why they can ship a PowerBook the same business day, but take 1-2 days to ship a piece of paper, I can’t wait. My poor old battered but beautifully decorated 15″ PowerBook is giving me problems keeping the charger making connection, plus it’s just too damn slow.

Now I have to figure out how to transfer all the music I bought from ITMS on the old laptop to the new one.

At least once I have a replacement in hand, I can re-epoxy the replaced hinge and not be tempted to open it up before it’s had a good two days to cure.