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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

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

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

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

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

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

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 192.168.1.1, 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

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 Battery Woes

Anyone have experience with 3rd party batteries for Apple portables? [more inside]
posted by rossination on Dec 18, 2007 - 6 answers

Voice over internal modem?

Is it possible to use the modem in an iBook running Tiger to send and receive voice messages? [more inside]
posted by ooklala on Dec 14, 2007 - 4 answers

Another Mac Question

Yes, another ibook question... Freezing/Crashing...(more inside) [more inside]
posted by priested on Nov 12, 2007 - 9 answers

Other than an iSight, what would you buy?

What USB2/FireWire video camera would you get for an iBook whose owner wants to video chat? [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep on Oct 16, 2007 - 6 answers

Camera Control

How can I control my Olympus E500 with my mac? [more inside]
posted by popcassady on Sep 29, 2007 - 1 answer

Apologies if it's not kosher to turn the green into one's private Genius Bar.

Is it worthwhile to upgrade the RAM on a six-year-old iBook? [more inside]
posted by donpedro on Aug 9, 2007 - 16 answers

iphone and old ibook: work or no

Can I use my iBook with an iPhone? [more inside]
posted by valkane on Jul 31, 2007 - 4 answers

What should I know about my new iBook?

I'm switching. Help this longtime Windows user love his new iBook. [more inside]
posted by donovan on Jun 19, 2007 - 25 answers

Dead power source? And is it fixable?

Question about power source on an iBook G4. (Namely: I think it's broke. Is it, in fact, as totally borked as I think it is?) [more inside]
posted by kalimac on Jun 7, 2007 - 13 answers

s video to rca

A friend bought me this monster cable to hook my ibook g4 up to my TV, but my tv has composite video. i haven't been able to locate a working converter-- anyone have any ideas?
posted by LizardOfDoom on May 30, 2007 - 8 answers

How to remove broken power adapter stem from inside laptop?

The tip (inside stem) of my power adapter broke off in my wife's computer (White iBook G4). Thus, its unable to recharge. How do I get it out? What are these parts called so I can look it up at an appropriate place? [more inside]
posted by GPF on Apr 24, 2007 - 16 answers

I can't connect this iBook to the TV

I am trying to connect my G4 iBook to my TV, but apparently I don't have the right combination of output cables. I need some advice here. [more inside]
posted by mattbucher on Apr 15, 2007 - 11 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

Woes of an elderly iBook

My six-year old iBook, plugged into the wall for internet, can't hold the connection. Sites will be loading just fine, and then it's as if the cord has suddenly been unplugged. The problem seems to be in the physical connection with the computer, not with the cord or the source. [more inside]
posted by ramenopres on Apr 3, 2007 - 11 answers

should i start ritually cannibilizing ibooks?

broken ibook conundrum: help me come up with an affordable and sensible replacement solution? [more inside]
posted by garfy3 on Mar 14, 2007 - 5 answers

Make my ibook LCD work

Help me get my ibook's LCD working, please. [more inside]
posted by god hates math on Feb 28, 2007 - 3 answers

How to fix my computer

Can my 2002 iBook be revived? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Nov 4, 2006 - 11 answers

iBook tv adapter problem a go-go

Why won't my iBook's tv adapter work? [more inside]
posted by popcassady on Oct 14, 2006 - 6 answers

How to get my iBook to see the internet?

My wireless router and my iBook G4 aren't playing nice. Our iBook G3 connects wirelessly without fail. [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Aug 30, 2006 - 6 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

iBook G4: from computer to doorstop

From iBook to MacBook. [more inside]
posted by matteo on Jul 24, 2006 - 6 answers

iBook May I

Read/write permissions on an iBook. [more inside]
posted by BackwardsCity on Jul 19, 2006 - 10 answers

Looking to buy a MacBook, but...

Looking to buy a MacBook. Wanting to make sure it's ready for primetime. [more inside]
posted by blueberry on Jul 7, 2006 - 42 answers

Palm Syncing Woes

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

How much extended desktop can I get out of a G3 iBook?

What external resolution can an old 800Mhz G3 iBook with 32 MB VRAM drive? [more inside]
posted by cramer on May 22, 2006 - 5 answers

Gamepad Woes

My iBook doesn't love my gamepad. How do I get the romance started? [more inside]
posted by popcassady on May 20, 2006 - 0 answers

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