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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

Rain rain go away, although this game is moderately fun to play

Awesome but slightly rambunctious 8th grade class going on a school trip to the country. Rain is possible. Possibility of ultra-rare recreational computer access is likely to be a highly compelling reward for good behavior. The kids speak German. With all of these givens, what non-crack-like game should I install on the beater iBook G3 12" running 10.4 that I'm sending the teacher off with? [more inside]
posted by Your Time Machine Sucks on Jun 25, 2008 - 8 answers

Help! My Leopard is changing its spots!

My iBook G4 is possessed! Please help perform an exorcism. [more inside]
posted by annabellee on Mar 7, 2008 - 6 answers

Syncing a Razr? More like STINKING A RAZR

iSync question: I'm trying to use a USB cable to sync a Razr V3 with iSync 2.4 on an iBook G4 running Tiger, but something's not clicking. iSync recognizes the phone and it claims to Sync it, but nothing gets added to Address Book. What's the deal? The iBook doesn't have Bluetooth capability, so I can't use that. [more inside]
posted by Sticherbeast on Jan 12, 2008 - 3 answers

Help my ailing iBook!

MacTechFilter: Is this strange activity in my console log the reason my iBook is freezing up? [more inside]
posted by annabellee on Oct 20, 2007 - 2 answers

How to get iBook G4 to stop freezing up.

[iBook G4 filter]: My Mac keeps freezing and responds to nothing but a hard restart. [more inside]
posted by annabellee on Sep 23, 2007 - 8 answers

How can I fix my wireless connection?

Why has my wireless connection gone wonky? And how can I fix it? [more inside]
posted by Len on Jun 25, 2007 - 5 answers

Why won't my G3 boot?

My G3/700mhz (DualUSB) iBook is not booting in a strange way: I definitely need a hint on this one. Lots and lots [more inside]
posted by Orb2069 on May 25, 2007 - 4 answers

Slow iBook

Why is Mac OS 10.4.9 so slow on my iBook G4? I've tried everything I can think of and am going crazy. [more inside]
posted by roll truck roll on Apr 5, 2007 - 16 answers

Will Leopard like a G3 iBook?

I'm looking at buying an old G3 iBook (900 Mhz), but I've heard some rumblings that Leopard might cut off G3s all together. How likely is it that this would happen with Leopard? How many more releases is it reasonable to assume this Notebook would be supported?
posted by northernsoul on Aug 22, 2006 - 13 answers

Installing Xubuntu on an iBook SE with a broken CD drive: possible?

Installing Xubuntu on an iBook SE with a broken CD drive: possible? [more inside]
posted by jack_mo on Aug 1, 2006 - 9 answers

It just works, right?

Data recovery in target disk mode: what are the pitfalls? [more inside]
posted by mds35 on Jul 30, 2006 - 8 answers

Palm Syncing Woes

My Palm hates my mac. [more inside]
posted by rossination on Jun 13, 2006 - 9 answers

Odd iBook hard drive problem

I've got an intermittent iBook hard drive problem that has me stumped. The computer works fine for a short period of time, then completely freezes. The "good" period of time has gotten shorter and shorter. [more inside]
posted by letitrain on Jun 4, 2006 - 9 answers

Tiger's QuickTime Misperforming on an iBook G3?

Ever since upgrading to QuickTime 7 and Mac OS 10.4 (Tiger), I've noticed that apparently what I think is the H.264 and H.267 codecs play very choppily on my machine. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Nov 2, 2005 - 11 answers

Can I access my mp3s remotely?

Can I access my files on a Window 2000 machine (at home) from my iBook when travelling? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Sep 10, 2005 - 17 answers

Microsoft Office Keyboard on an iBook

I picked up a very cheap Microsoft Office Keyboard today. It works great on my Windows 2000 machine with the software provided, but the Mac software included on the CD is for OS9, and I want to run it with my KVM switch into my G4 iBook (OSX.4). [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Jun 12, 2005 - 4 answers

How do I get rid of the bad blocks on my iBook's hard drive?

A couple of days ago, my iBook (G4, dual USB, 800Mhz) hard drive started making excessive noise, like it was continually writing, and the computer slowed wayyy down. I backed up all the important data, then ran several diagnostic programs: TechTool Pro 4, Drive 10, Norton Utilities 8. All came up with major errors, first with the volume bitmap, then with the disk surface itself, i.e. bad blocks. None of them could fix the problem (although Norton said it did), so I erased the disk with the option to write zeroes selected. After erasing three times, TechTool Pro still found bad blocks on the surface scan test. [more inside]
posted by letitrain on Feb 21, 2005 - 14 answers

Mac OS X Newbie Seeking Forums, Websites, Tips, and Tricks

MacFilter: I'm buying my first Mac shortly-- an iBook. (After years on first Commodore then Windows) Can anybody share any resources (forums, websites, etc) that they find useful? How about any tips or tricks for a brave soul's first foray into OSX?
posted by keswick on Jan 3, 2005 - 22 answers

Images quit refreshing using iSight / iBook / EvoCam.

An iSight / iBook / EvoCam question concerning non-refreshing images and possibly firewire power inside ... [more inside]
posted by terrapin on Dec 7, 2004 - 2 answers

Apple Memory Upgrades

A long-time PC user, I am planning to switch to Apple, replacing my centrino laptop by a 12" ibook G4 (I want a small computer).

Most of the standard Apple configurations come with 256MB of RAM: is this because OSX needs less memory than XP (since most laptop configs today come with 512MB), or do I need to go for 512 (768?) megs?

I mainly use my computer to browse the web, send & receive e-mails, do some word processing, and manage my MP3, which I only store on my iPod.

Other question:
If I buy the computer at the local Apple Store (I'm in NYC), I'll only be able to get a memory upgrade, and not a hard disk upgrade. The laptop comes with a 30GB drive. For a Windows PC, I'd go for 60GB: should I do the same here? This would make me have to order it online, which is a bit of a problem (I'm not often at home...).
posted by rubin421 on Dec 6, 2004 - 33 answers

What are some cool OS X hacks?

I recently got an ibook, and I'm having a lot of fun with fink. But I'm wondering, what's the coolest or most interesting thing/hack you've done with OS X?
posted by angry modem on Nov 28, 2004 - 16 answers

Thinking of a new laptop. Should I switch to Mac/Apple?

I'm thinking of getting myself a new laptop to play with. Do I want to switch? [Intel More Inside] [more inside]
posted by coriolisdave on Nov 21, 2004 - 9 answers

Death of an iBook

Death of an iBook. A couple hours ago, in the exact instant that I pushed the button to turn off my iBook G4, the iBook made a weird sound, its power was cut out immediately and abruptly went dead in a split-second (instead of the usual, slower process). It doesn't restart. It doesn't. Batteries are OK, by the way. Two questions: how bad is it, is it just electrical or the hard disk has been damaged as well? Also, I have put a lot of expensive software (Photoshop CS, Toast Titanium, Office, etc) in it. I still have the cd's and serial numbers, will I be able to reinstall them when the iBook's been fixed? It is still under guarantee, it's 7 months old. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by matteo on Nov 1, 2004 - 11 answers

Can I use the OSX CDs that came with my iBook to upgrade a desktop G4 from OS9?

Can I use the OSX CDs that came with my iBook to upgrade a desktop G4 from OS9? [more inside]
posted by kmel on Oct 12, 2004 - 10 answers

ichat menubar status

Ok in iChat you can "show your status in the menubar". While I really like this, it only shows my buddys who are available and not the idle or away buddies. Is there a way to change this? Also is there an equivalent thing for MSN messenger? I really like the ability to see who is on without having to switch to the application unless I have to. I am working on a 12inch iBook so screen space is very limited and thus switching from one app to another, and then rehiding them is not what I am looking for.
posted by thebwit on Jul 15, 2004 - 1 answer

Firefox 0.9 on OS X 10.2.8 keeps crashing.

Firefox on OS X keeps crashing...help! (more inside) [more inside]
posted by eilatan on Jun 17, 2004 - 14 answers

Can anyone recommend a TV tuner for a Mac?

Can anyone recommend a TV tuner for a Mac? I have an iBook, so it has to be either a firewire or USB model (not a PC card), and i'm hoping to spend under a hundred bucks. I have no real interest in any TVR functions, as my hard drive is maxed out already and I have a TiVo at home. I'm at Dartmouth for a month - which is in the middle of nowhere - so it must be available online to be shipped immediately, preferably with expedited shipping.
posted by rorycberger on Jun 14, 2004 - 4 answers

Panther Reinstall woes

Desperate Mac question: My iBook won't let me erase & reinstall Panther because computer is now running 10.3.3. [mi] [more inside]
posted by dame on Jun 9, 2004 - 11 answers

Office Space DVD Prompting Me on Mac OS X for Virus Check ... with Pink Button!

Ack! I'm in bed with the flu and I want to watch my Office Space DVD, which I just unwrapped, but when I put it into my OSX iBook and try to play it, I get a weird window that looks sorta OS9-ey with the message: "System Check: press enter to scan for dvd virus." It's really creeping me out. As I'm sapped of all strength, I really don't want to go into the other room and try it on the console. Anyone have any idea wtf this is? The "enter" button it gives me is PINK fer gad's sake. [more inside]
posted by scarabic on Apr 12, 2004 - 6 answers

OSX on iBook mail issues

Mail question: I recently got a new iBook and Mail for OS X has been behaving oddly. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by blueshammer on Mar 9, 2004 - 6 answers

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