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How to get rid of old laptops?

Seeking advice on the best way to get rid of two old laptops. [more inside]
posted by trixie119 on Jul 1, 2016 - 9 answers

Spinning ball of death on iBook G4

I have a first generation iBook G4 that I am trying to repurpose as a music player (all files stored on a portable drive). It has been off for years at this point (though has a new battery), and when I boot it up, I get the following message, accompanied by the spinning ball ... [more inside]
posted by ryanshepard on Dec 22, 2015 - 4 answers

Quality replacements for iBook G4 power supply?

I have a 1st generation iBook G4 whose power cable has worn out and whose battery is about shot. I'd like to get it working again for a project, but am a little bewildered by the number of options, many of which appear (based on reviews) to be crap. Apple people of Metafilter - what are some affordable, non-garbage solutions?
posted by ryanshepard on Dec 8, 2015 - 2 answers

Help me to secure my local Imac network.

I can't seem to password protect my local network for my Imac & Mac laptops. Help me, please. [more inside]
posted by jammy on Nov 21, 2011 - 16 answers

Are there still benefits to traditional publishing or should we try self-publishing?

My husband wrote a novel a few years back. It has pretty much sat in our house in digital and a print-out form. I will not comment on how the major publishing houses tend to not come searching in your house for The Next Great American Novel... *ahem* But what SHOULD he do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 12, 2011 - 7 answers

Video cable hunt, take 3

Follow up to this question: Where can I find a cable that will let me connect my old iBook G4 to a VGA cable? [more inside]
posted by ryanshepard on Jun 4, 2011 - 4 answers

Laptop-to-projector cable headache

I want to connect an iBook G4 to an Optoma PT100 projector - is this possible? [more inside]
posted by ryanshepard on May 26, 2011 - 4 answers

iBook for baby?

I picked up a blueberry iBook as a freebie from a neighbor. My toddler is more than thrilled - he loves Mom and Dad's laptops and won't leave them alone. The fake toy computer we tried wasn't enough for him, he wanted the real thing. So now that I have it, what can I do with it to make it the best baby computer I can create? [more inside]
posted by caution live frogs on Mar 14, 2011 - 11 answers

Crippled iMac. Busted iBook. Tight budget. Do I repair the iBook or buy a netbook?

I'm returning to school and would like to have some sort of portable computer. I have a few options, but an not sure which is best in terms of budget and longer-term investment. [more inside]
posted by bestillme on Aug 11, 2010 - 22 answers

How fixer-up-erable is this iBook?

How upgradable is this iBook? A friend has an old iBook G4 he's indicated he'd be willing to let me have pretty cheaply. I use an iMac at home, but could use a nice portable laptop for occasional travel. The iBook as it is seems a little slow and sluggish to me - I'm just wondering, how "upgradable" is this model, for how much money, etc.? (details inside.) [more inside]
posted by dnash on Jun 22, 2010 - 10 answers

Timelapse Creationc

I need to be ready to start shooting a timelapse video tomorrow morning. It'll last approx 5 days. I have problems making my camera talk to my laptop. [more inside]
posted by lemonfridge on Jun 2, 2010 - 5 answers

Is my iPad protecting me from the non-commercial use of my own content?

Can I use an iPad for something I haven't purchased? Specifically, do the ebook apps only work on content I've bought or obtained through either Amazon or the iBookstore? [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on May 5, 2010 - 10 answers

What can I learn from taking apart a broken IBook G4?

Ibook G4, RIP... Ideas for use instead of throwing away (recycling)? [more inside]
posted by priested on Apr 24, 2010 - 8 answers

iBook filter

Getting ready to give away/sell my old G3 iBook (White 800 mhz). I've wiped the drive and re-installed OSX from the original install disks. But ... I can't get past the registration screen. [more inside]
posted by jrchaplin on Apr 21, 2010 - 3 answers

I want to get rid of my iBook.

How can I effectively clean off the hard drive of my iBook G3 (running OSX 10.3) so that I can sell it? I bought it used with a fresh install and don't have any install discs or whatnot. [more inside]
posted by LokiBear on Apr 13, 2010 - 10 answers

How to get my digital camera to work with my laptop?

Please help, ibook advice needed. [more inside]
posted by charlen on Apr 7, 2010 - 6 answers

Why does my VLC player only play one DVD?

My iBook is locked into playing Region 1 DVDs, but will consent to play Arnaud Desplechin's "Un Conte de Noël" (Region 2) with VLC -- but no other Region 2 DVDs! Qu'est-ce qui se passe? [more inside]
posted by delayed-reaction android on Mar 25, 2010 - 6 answers

Why won't hulu load on my ibook?

Why won't my computer load hulu, or other videos? I have an ibook G4. [more inside]
posted by pintapicasso on Jan 31, 2010 - 3 answers

My iPhone isn't playing nice with my iBook.

I have an iPhone 3G and an old iBook G4 running iTunes 8.2.23, and this morning when I plugged the phone into the laptop iTunes no longer seemed to recognize the phone. iPhoto opens automatically and asks if I want to download my photos, but when I go into iTunes the phone doesn't show up in the menu on the left side of the screen and I get the spinning wheel of death. I've had the phone for about a week and it worked just fine with iTunes/my laptop until now. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by The Card Cheat on Jan 16, 2010 - 5 answers

Can you swap one apple power adapter attachment for another older one?

Is it safe to swap the power adapter attachment between an iBook G4 and an intel MacBook? [more inside]
posted by ndicecco on Oct 14, 2009 - 4 answers

weird shipping label

Going through old stuff, I found a box for an old Ibook that had a weird handwritten shipping label from "I.S. 339 School Of Communication Technology." Google says it's a performing arts school in the Bronx. What gives? [more inside]
posted by puckish on Oct 10, 2009 - 3 answers

I need iTunes in my life but it won't install properly.

How can I get this dangnabit iTunes download to work? [more inside]
posted by fantine on Sep 13, 2009 - 6 answers

the mp3s breathe shitty.

okay, how did I screw up all my mp3's? [more inside]
posted by tylerfulltilt on Sep 2, 2009 - 7 answers

Simple Mac/PC Network

I have an old iBook G4 (Tiger) that I would like to use as a low-budget "media server". I'd like to set it up with an external hard drive so that our other two computers (laptop running Vista and netbook running XP) can access its files over our wireless network. [more inside]
posted by rossination on Jun 16, 2009 - 3 answers

Speed up my G4 browsing

Why is my iBook G4 so painfully crappy at browsing the net, and can I make it better? [more inside]
posted by lemonfridge on Jun 16, 2009 - 15 answers

iBook shuts down when I don't want it to!

Is my aging iBook about to die? (power management problems inside?) [more inside]
posted by rossination on May 13, 2009 - 2 answers

Re-purposing laptops: I want more than a picture frame.

When it comes to re-purposing old laptops, it seems like the only option people really talk about is to turn it into a picture frame. There's got to be more that an old iBook can do... right? [more inside]
posted by alexherder on Apr 2, 2009 - 21 answers

My computer is having some difficulties.

Is my iBook G4 dying? [more inside]
posted by Brachiosaurus on Apr 2, 2009 - 7 answers

Fixing the display on a G4 iBook

The display on my iBook G4 is dying. Have I diagnosed the problem correctly, and is it worth trying to fix? [more inside]
posted by penguinliz on Mar 13, 2009 - 4 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

What fun things can I do with my old iBook Clamshell?

I've got a iBook G3(i think) blueberry clamshell which can just about handle running photoshop 4 and appleworks on it. think it has OS 8 on it too. The battery is pretty much shot on it and so only runs off the mains power supply. Currently it is sitting on my shelf doing nothing. Give me some fun / interesting / unusual ideas with what I could do with it. The more creative the better.
posted by gonzo_ID on Jan 10, 2009 - 8 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

Help me recover data from an old iBook HDD

How can I recover data from an iBook (G4) HDD using my new Intel-based MacBook? [more inside]
posted by saraswati on Sep 14, 2008 - 5 answers

WiFi to router, but no further?

My daughter has an iBook G4, running OSX 10.5 (Leopard). She's in Argentina, and having issues with the wireless connection. I need a little MetaFilter brain power: She can connect to the router in her apartment (she rents a room), and she can access, and gets router login prompt. But she can't get out to the Internet. [more inside]
posted by cameradv on Sep 10, 2008 - 7 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

Pimp Mom's clambook!

What free/low-cost/simple kinds of things can be done to the clamshell G3 iBook my mom uses for really basic web stuff to make it function better? [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Jun 14, 2008 - 9 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

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

Thinking Of Getting A G4 iBook Or PowerBook

I've currently got a HP Mini-Note 2133 running Ubuntu. I was going to take a stab at installing OS X on it this coming weekend when I realized I could get a 12" iBook or PowerBook G4 for roughly the same price and it would still be small enough I wouldn't mind carrying it around with me all the time and it would run OS X with no hassle. I'd keep my MacPro as my primary workstation that I use for image editing and such, this would just be for email and for surfing the web on the go. If I get a G4 era laptop and install Leopard on it (want to use Back to My Mac after I roll my own dot mac) will I have any issues? I've only recently become a Mac user after years on Linux, so I never used a PPC-based system. Will application like Camino, Mail, Adium, etc all run with no problems? This is what the universal binary thing is all about, right? Anything else I should be aware of? Any tips or tricks for slimming down 10.5 to make it run better on the older hardware? Thanks!
posted by Brian Puccio on May 27, 2008 - 7 answers

Can I switch iBook power cords, white brick vs. yoyo style?

Can I use a powercord from an older ibook on a newer ibook if the output voltage and amps are the same? [more inside]
posted by HuronBob on Mar 22, 2008 - 6 answers

Preventative Maintenance on a 14" G4 iBook

Preventative care for potential video/screen issues on an aging iBook? [more inside]
posted by rossination on Mar 20, 2008 - 3 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

What to do with an old iBook and iPod?

What to do with an old iBook and iPod? [more inside]
posted by methylsalicylate on Mar 6, 2008 - 15 answers

what's a broken iBook worth?

A repair shop destroyed a non-working iBook. What would be a reasonable recompense? [more inside]
posted by anadem on Mar 2, 2008 - 16 answers

Lap pad for iBook?

Where can I find a laptop lap pad for a 14" iBook that has room for a wired mouse? Thanks!
posted by Brocktoon on Feb 28, 2008 - 2 answers

Appleworks Dock Icon Annoyance

Why does the AppleWorks icon appear briefly (and then disappear) on my Dock when I start or wake up my iBook? This is making me ridiculously cranky. Help me minimise my raaaage!
posted by gerls on Feb 11, 2008 - 5 answers

iBook randomly goes gray

iBook randomly goes gray... [more inside]
posted by brevator on Jan 24, 2008 - 2 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

How to fix a malodorous laptop?

How do you remove an odor from a laptop without killing the laptop (or yourself)? [more inside]
posted by speek on Jan 5, 2008 - 8 answers

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