Powerbook

Forum discussion tagged with Powerbook.
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    OLD Macbook Powerbook G4 - help with My Name

    I know nothing about Macs so please forgive me! An aged Macbook Powerbook G4 (running OSX 10.4.7) has come into my possession. I have no use for it but it seems to work OK and has various software installed etc. My problem is that I have found a folder i Users that belonged to a previous...
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    my PowerBook 5300cs won't boot off floppy disk (Reposted, it said it had an error!)

    I have a PowerBook 5300cs (don't care it's recalled) It works just fine until I want to boot off a floppy disk. Whenever I put in a floppy disk (Any) it just spits it out with automatic ejection right after it shows a blinking floppy disk image (working, no X), and then boots into the hard...
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    [MODDING] Is ti possible? Use Macbook Air motherboard in Powerbook case

    Hi, I have an old Powerbook G4 17" and I want to mod it. My idea is to buy a broken Macbook Air / Pro laptop and use its motherboard on the Powerbook's case. Will I be able to use the G4 screen on the Macbook Air motherboard? How about the battery? And the keyboard/trackpad? Thanks!
  4. mojo777

    Really Stupid Question

    Hi. This might be the dumbest question ever asked here. I'm trying to fix an old Powerbook G4 in which the HD died. Do I need to have a (dead or alive) hard drive installed in order for it to power up? Is it part of the power circuit? It's an A1107 1.67 17 incher. Thanks.
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    Powerbook Screen distortion...please help me identify the cause

    I apologize if this is in the wrong section, but I didn't see a Powerbook forum. I haven't owned a Mac since 2009, but I come to this board often to troubleshoot when I am helping my friends/family with their Macs. I now have a Mac myself that was given to me by a family member, and which has a...
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    Fitting a SSD into a Powerbook G4

    So I want to get my old Powerbook up and running (hard drive is dead). Basically I was wondering if an SSD that I have in an eee PC 901 would just be an easy swap. Is there anything I'm missing, it won't be soldered to the MB or anything crazy like that would it? The 901 is the Windows version...
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    Convert PowerBook G4 Into Xbox 360?

    Hi! I had the idea of converting my Apple PowerBook G4 into an Xbox 360. How can I do this, if it possible? I already have a 360 if that helps. Thanks in advance! :D
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    Powerbook g4 1.25 vs 1.67

    i would like to know if theres a big performance difference between a powerbook 1.25 GHZ and a 1.67 GHZ. Would the 1.67 be better at playing youtube videos? Thanks
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    Hw do i unlock an apple powerbook laptop

    hve a apple pwrbook that has been stored for ~2yrs - now message is: Due to an improper shutdown etc etc. How do i unlock it?
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    How to tell if your video card is dying on your mac

    Hello, My wife's powerbook PowerPC G4 mac is experiencing wierd stuff on her screen. The colors are off and their are pixelated verticle lines on the screen. Does this mean the video card is dying?
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    Apple Faces Class-action Suit Over Defective PowerBook Memory Slots

    It appears that some people are feeling a little ‘left out’ regarding an older issue with Apple and its PowerBook G4s. A New York resident, Giorgio Gomelsky, last week filed a nineteen page complaint in a Northern California court. Apple Faces Class-action Suit Over Defective PowerBook Memory...
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    Wireless Networking a 5040 with a PowerBook??

    Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.replaytv (More info?) I have an Apple PowerBook running Jaguar (OS 10.2.8) sitting next to my 5040. Does anyone have any idea whether it's possible to use the PowerBook's 802.11b capabilities to connect it to the network? Do I need a crossover or normal...
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    Wireless Networking a 5040 with a PowerBook??

    Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.replaytv (More info?) I have an Apple PowerBook running Jaguar (OS 10.2.8) sitting next to my 5040. Does anyone have any idea whether it's possible to use the PowerBook's 802.11b capabilities to connect it to the network? Do I need a crossover or normal...