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How to prep an old G4 tower for donation?

I have an old G4 tower that I'd like to donate to charity. I don't have the OS X 10.3 disc to format the drive & reinstall with. What do you recommend I do? [more inside]
posted by AMSBoethius on Oct 8, 2011 - 7 answers

I could live with no bass, but what kind of life is that?

OldMacFilter: I've found myself in the possession of a PowerMac G4 and a Harman Kardon iSub. They both work, but when I adjust the system volume with the keyboard the subwoofer goes quiet. What's the deal? [more inside]
posted by neckro23 on May 31, 2011 - 3 answers

Help me resuscitate an ageing G4 Power Macintosh with a linux distribution

Can I rehabilitate an elderly Power Mac G4 for study? [more inside]
posted by Fiasco da Gama on Mar 27, 2011 - 12 answers

Powerbook: No Logo

Powerbook G4 won't boot up. I hear the chime, get a gray screen, but NO apple logo or spinning wheel. [more inside]
posted by DiscourseMarker on Jul 20, 2009 - 17 answers

Laptop case compatibility

Will the lower exterior case and optical drive from a mac powerbook G4 12inch 867 MHz be compatible with a mac powerbook G4 12inch 1.5Ghz? [more inside]
posted by silkygreenbelly on Jul 16, 2009 - 4 answers

Is this powerbook worth the money?

Is this 2002 titanium PowerBook g4 worth the money? [more inside]
posted by shopefowler on May 5, 2009 - 12 answers

Wireless keyboard for G4 Mini?

Trying to find a keybaord / mouse combo for a G4 Mac Mini (no IR, no bluetooth) that will work in a living room PC without costing me an arm and a leg. Recommendations? [more inside]
posted by caution live frogs on Apr 24, 2009 - 4 answers

Can I give my Mac laptop a newer operating system?

How can I "upgrade" my Mac PowerBook G4's OS 10.3.9 to at least a 10.4.9 in order to install MS Office Home & Student Edition? [more inside]
posted by kim in chicago on Mar 8, 2009 - 20 answers

Is this iBook toast?

The hard drive in my girlfriend's iBook (12" G4 late 2004) died, or at least that's what I think happened. I want to cover all my bases and I need a little advice on best practices. [more inside]
posted by clockwork on Feb 17, 2009 - 8 answers

I can't read my book.

Is my g4 iBook forked? [more inside]
posted by tylerfulltilt on Jan 12, 2009 - 13 answers

Okay, so plate spring on vocals only?

Please help get my old iBook to be as fast as possible! [more inside]
posted by Cantdosleepy on Dec 5, 2008 - 17 answers

Got them low down dirty Kernel panic blues

Mac OS X kernel panic shortly after boot on G4 iMac. How do I troubleshoot this? [more inside]
posted by cosmicbandito on Oct 23, 2008 - 10 answers

Help me listen to my music ... please?

Tossing an idea around here ... I'd like to use my old Powerbook as a media server for my Windows network. [more inside]
posted by chairish on Jul 12, 2008 - 5 answers

Is it my iBook battery or something more sinister?

iBook G4 battery is out of juice. Computer won't start up... even when AC adapter is plugged in. Is there something else going on? [more inside]
posted by kmtiszen on Jun 10, 2008 - 7 answers

Should I buy a used 12" G4 Powerbook as a stopgap machine?

Macfilter: Thinking of buying a 12" G4 Powerbook, is this irrational thinking? [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23 on Jun 9, 2008 - 24 answers

Resell an ibook: fix it?

A question about reselling an ibook g4 with a broken screen. [more inside]
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew on Jun 4, 2008 - 4 answers

Mac Powermac G4 AGP will not boot, can I take the drive and boot using a firewire enclosure on another G5?

Mac Powermac G4 AGP will not boot, can I take the drive and boot using a firewire enclosure on another G5? [more inside]
posted by safepants on May 26, 2008 - 6 answers

one signal bar, two signal bar. three signal bar, four?

i live two floors above the wireless router, and my powerbook can't get a strong enough signal. what's the most cost-effective solution? [more inside]
posted by twistofrhyme on Jan 22, 2008 - 12 answers

Powerbook charging troubles

Help me diagnose my Powerbook’s power supply woes. [more inside]
posted by rtha on Jan 16, 2008 - 11 answers

Help? My RAID Crashed!

What happened to my RAID setup today? [more inside]
posted by drgonzo2k2 on Apr 19, 2007 - 4 answers

rigging a used G4 as a media centre

I am going to rebuild a used G4 as a media centre and have a few questions for anyone who might have done this [more inside]
posted by iTristan on Jan 10, 2007 - 9 answers

I need to install linux on a PPC G4 Powermac at work.

I need to install linux on a PPC G4 Powermac at work. What distro should I use? [more inside]
posted by govtrust on Nov 25, 2006 - 8 answers

Powerbook damage repair advice needed

Yesterday on the sidewalk in front of the office, my computer bag strap broke and the bag fell to the ground, denting the corner of my (loaner) Powerbook G4. [more inside]
posted by mr_crash_davis on Jun 27, 2006 - 9 answers

Save my Powerbook G4

Help me save my Powerbook G4. It keeps freezing and I have to force quit it. It will not last more than five minutes without freezing. What can I do? Is my computer dead? Is there no hope? [more inside]
posted by billysumday on May 5, 2006 - 15 answers

taking my g4 for a drive

I need to add a bigger hard drive to my oldish Mac G4. This kind of machine can only see 120G of storage on a drive. [more inside]
posted by zadcat on Apr 7, 2006 - 5 answers

Screwy Power Mac G4

I acquired a secondhand Power Mac G4 Dual 867MHz MDD a few days ago, but it's been acting a little weird. [more inside]
posted by cillit bang on Feb 23, 2006 - 4 answers

Help me charge my G4 Powerbook

The power connector to my G4 Powerbook is almost dead. It only charges in one very specific position, and I have to twist it around for a few seconds to find the sweetspot (rotating it in situ). Nothing is loose and nothing is visibly wrong. I tried squeezing the metal sleeve slightly to make it more elliptical in the hope this would create a tighter connection, but it made no difference. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Feb 16, 2006 - 18 answers

Buy a Powerbook now?

I'm considering buying a Powerbook G4 15 inch, but I hesitate to do so knowing that the Macbook comes out so soon. I am worried that Macbook is untested and could be buggy, especially with heat/power/battery issues (see here and here). Is it a bad idea to buy a Powerbook G4 now? Will the price drop after the MacBook goes on the market? [more inside]
posted by kirstin on Feb 2, 2006 - 22 answers

bestexternal firewire harddrive for mac?

I'm looking to buy an external firewire hard drive for my aging G4. [more inside]
posted by item on May 16, 2005 - 14 answers

DVD Burner

I'm replacing the zip drive in my 450MHz AGP "Sawtooth" G4 with a DVD burner. Any tips? [more inside]
posted by mds35 on Jan 24, 2005 - 8 answers

Mini Mac Me

Is the new iMac Mini comparable in performance to the old G4 Quicksilver? Rather, are there any grievous issues as to why one should not consider purchasing an iMac Mini?
posted by Colloquial Collision on Jan 14, 2005 - 32 answers

Why won't my Powerbook G4 battery hold a charge?

My 2.5 year old Powerbook G4's battery seems to have suddenly lost the ability to hold more than a 40 minute charge. What's up with that? What should I do about it?
posted by donkeymon on Dec 13, 2004 - 6 answers

Can I use the same Bluetooth keyboard on a Windows machine at work and a Mac at home?

I use a Windows XP box at work. I use a Powerbook G4 at home. I'd like to buy the bluetooth Apple Pro keyboard and use it both at home and at work. Is this possible? If so, any specific recommendations for a USB-bluetooth adapter for my work machine? Thanks in advance.
posted by BlueTrain on Nov 9, 2004 - 1 answer

Remotely controlling a DSL connection

Here the short story...Is there anyway to remotely disconnect/connect dsl connections under OS X? the long story inside.... [more inside]
posted by ShawnString on Oct 12, 2004 - 7 answers

Camino runs much more slowly on my G4 667 TiBook than on the Lombard 333 Mhz Powerbook. I need a good browser.

MacBrowserHell: I just updgraded from a Lombard 333 Mhz Powerbook to a G4 667 TiBook with 1GB RAM. Camino now seems to run dog-slow. And the others have their troubles... [more inside]
posted by weston on Aug 22, 2004 - 20 answers

Can you force an iBook G4 to eject when it thinks it doesn't have a DVD drive and there is no pinhole?

When your iBook G4 loses faith in the idea that it has DVD drive, complaining of an error [-70012] when you stick a DVD in; when even firmware prompt commands like "eject" won't pop it out; when you realize that for purposes of style you have been deprived of a manual-eject pinhole; in such straits, friends, is there any hope of freeing your Digital Versatile Disc of "Spiderman" from the drive?
posted by inksyndicate on Jul 21, 2004 - 13 answers

Is my Powerbook G4 on its way out?

My Powerbook G4, which I bought in January, is beginning to worry me. Microsoft Word crashes incessantly, you have to jiggle CDs back and forth to get them into the slot, and tonight when trying to wake my computer from sleep mode, it wouldn't awake. I had to hit the power button 4 times before anything happened. What should I do?
posted by adrober on Jul 15, 2004 - 11 answers

Mac G4 restarts on its own

I have a Mac G4 with a similar problem to some recent questions - it restarts when I try to shut it down. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by mdn on Apr 26, 2004 - 3 answers

Please recommend good, reliable, cheap Mac OS X data recovery software.

Oh dear. Mac data recovery question. One of my coursemates accidentally deleted her final year degree coursework when trying to free up some disk space on her G4. [More Inside] [more inside]
posted by armoured-ant on Mar 3, 2004 - 6 answers

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