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Mac OSX booting issue reboot help!

I need a booting Mac Christmas Miracle for my powerbook, Please. [more inside]
posted by Tchad on Dec 24, 2010 - 6 answers

Mac Powerbook Needs to be Reconfigured

How should I reconfigure my Mac powerbook G4, and other mac-related growth advice. [more inside]
posted by Tchad on Oct 25, 2010 - 18 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

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

Fixing LaunchServices on OSX

Is there any way to fix/replace/reinstall LaunchServices in OS X? (Also: is my Powerbook doomed?) [more inside]
posted by ubersturm on Feb 5, 2009 - 10 answers

Would an Asus Eee running OS X Leopard be faster than my PowerBook G4?

I've got an older PowerBook G4 with a 1.5 GHz CPU and 1.25 GB of RAM. It works, but it's sluggish. I don't expect it to be as fast as my shiny new 24" iMac, but it's slower than I'd like. Would selling it on eBay and buying an Asus Eee (I assume the 1000 model) and installing OS X on it give me a fast machine or about the same? [more inside]
posted by Brian Puccio on Jan 9, 2009 - 15 answers

Startup disk almost full again?!

Why would my Powerbook's virtual memory top 20Gb? [more inside]
posted by luazinha on May 3, 2008 - 14 answers

Keyboard shortcuts to control monitor brightness in Mac OS X

How might one go about creating a shortcut to controlling monitor brightness with a Mac Powerbook running Tiger (this problem also existed in 10.3) for a Keyspan remote? [more inside]
posted by kenneth on Aug 15, 2007 - 3 answers

Stubborn powerbook battery won't charge

The battery in my G4 Powerbook won't charge, and I am a long way from any technical help! [more inside]
posted by Rumple on Jul 30, 2007 - 5 answers

Laptops: Apple MacBook Pro versus Sony Vaio/Dell/Toshiba. Please help me choose.

It's time for a new laptop. I have very strong thoughts on this subject, but I need your help, suggestions, and guidance. [more inside]
posted by davidinmanhattan on Jun 7, 2007 - 29 answers

Reinstall OS X while retaining Office

Is there a way to somehow keep MS Office while reinstalling OS X? [more inside]
posted by 6550 on Mar 17, 2007 - 9 answers

Quick fix iMac as monitor for another Apple.

Is there any way that I can easily use my iMac Desktop (Current Intel Model) monitor as a second or primary monitor for my Powerbook using either the wireless network or a monitor adapter? [more inside]
posted by Bengston on Mar 14, 2007 - 6 answers

Extending the useful lifetime of a 12" 867 MHz PowerBook G4?

Do you have ant ideas for extending the useful lifetime of a 12" 867 MHz PowerBook G4? [more inside]
posted by nthdegx on Aug 20, 2006 - 15 answers

Adopted Powerbook G4. Should I sell her?

I just adopted a barely used 12” 1.33 G4 Powerbook free of charge. I’ve been a jealous WinXP user for some time and couldn't be happier with my new acquisition, but I’m a little torn over it’s usefulness. [more inside]
posted by paxton on Jul 21, 2006 - 19 answers

Multiple Mac Migration

Is it possible/advisable/etc. to use Migration Assistant to migrate data to one Mac from more than one Mac? [more inside]
posted by j-dawg on Jul 14, 2006 - 3 answers

My file downloads in OS X are ending unexpectedly

Lately my computer (Powerbook, OS X 10.4.6, wireless ADSL internet) has been giving up halfway through downloading files. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by teem on Jun 17, 2006 - 3 answers

What is best upgrade for a powerbook G4?

I would like to upgrade my old 15" G4 powerbook laptop 400 Mhz. I would like to get more speed out of it. I have maxxed the ram out and installed a faster access HDD. What else can I do? Motherboard? Recommendations?
posted by fox_terrier_guy on Mar 24, 2006 - 7 answers

Pesky Powerbook power/pointer problems

Mac NotWorkingLikeItShouldFilter: PB 12”: i) Pointer disappears upon closing mac after connected to video projector/monitor. ii) Battery not registering charge loss – machine shuts down unexpectedly. Haylp! [more inside]
posted by lalochezia on Jan 26, 2006 - 3 answers

Upgrading a DVD-less Powerbook

How to install Tiger (OSX 10.4) on a Powerbook with a broken DVD drive? [more inside]
posted by vacapinta on Jan 17, 2006 - 5 answers

External audio for Powerbook?

I currently use the standard 3.5mm jacks on my Powerbook and would like to upgrade to a nicer set of inputs and outputs. [more inside]
posted by suitcase on Nov 14, 2005 - 6 answers

Battery first, then upgrade? Upgrade first, then battery?

PotentiallyStupidQuestionFilter: I'm looking to juice up my long-in-the-tooth titanium Powerbook (from March of 2002 -- 667 mHz processor, 512 MB of RAM, 30GB harddrive, etc.) with both a new battery (since the original one now gets approx. five minutes of life when unplugged) and OS X 10.4. Here's the weird question: Should I put the battery in first, and then update the OS, or do the OS update and then swap in the new battery? It might not matter at all, but I know that operating systems do have an impact on battery performance -- is that something I should be taking into consideration, or can I do either upgrade at any time without worrying about sequence?
posted by logovisual on Nov 10, 2005 - 9 answers

When will Apple stop supporting OS9?

As a longtime Mac user, I still depend on several OS9 applications for my work. I've heard, though, that Apple's new Macs will stop supporting OS9, which is bad news for me. My goal is to buy the last PowerBook that rolls off the assembly line that still supports OS9 - this way, my OS9-friendly Mac will last as long as possible. My question: can anyone tell me when Apple is making the changeover to OS9-less Macs?
posted by mark7570 on Sep 15, 2005 - 22 answers

Hardware/software recommendations for MP3 DJing on a powerbook?

I want to use my powerbook's impressive mp3 library to DJ portions/all of my radio show. What hardware/software do I need to make it happen? Specifically, should I use Traktor or something else? What kind of external soundcard do I need? What should I avoid? [more inside]
posted by rfordh on Apr 11, 2005 - 6 answers

UPS and OSX?

I have an external firewire drive with like totally important stuff. I've heard that sudden power loss to such a drive could mean catastrophic data loss and global warming and dead children. I therefore have my drive hooked into an older model APC UPS box (maybe this kind). I run OSX on a PowerBook. What are my options w/r/t/ the UPS notifying the PowerBook of power loss and the PowerBook shutting down the drive automatically?
posted by xmutex on Apr 4, 2005 - 5 answers

Disappearing Cursor on OS X

Disappearing cursor on OS X. Recently my Powerbook's cursor keeps disappearing when I unplug my mouse. It won't reappear (even when I plug the mouse back in) unless I reboot. It's freaking nervewracking. Any ideas?
posted by You Should See the Other Guy on Dec 26, 2004 - 12 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

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

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

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