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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

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

Raising the Dead

PowerBook G4 won't react to power button. Are we SOL? [more inside]
posted by mkb on Nov 8, 2008 - 8 answers

Will CS4 run on a G4 Powerbook?

Will Adobe's CS4 run on a Powerbook G4? [more inside]
posted by i_love_squirrels on Nov 6, 2008 - 3 answers

Four Years of Dedicated Service

Powerbook G4 (hardware?) woes, followed by death of battery LEDs. [more inside]
posted by Monstrous Moonshine on Nov 4, 2008 - 4 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

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

apple don't care.

the optical drive in my powerbook G4 has separated, sayeth the genuis, but i didn't buy applecare for my now 19-month old computer. there seem to be a few options, but i don't know which to try. advice, please! [more inside]
posted by twistofrhyme on Sep 12, 2007 - 4 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

CD stuck in a Powerbook G4 12"

My 12" Powerbook G4 has decided it likes the current CD inside it so much that it has refused to spit it out. [more inside]
posted by bryanzera on Apr 13, 2007 - 7 answers

Obsessive saving of documents isn't cutting it.

My year-old Powerbook G4 has acquired the habit of suddenly shutting off when it thinks it has no more power, which usually happens when the menubar item says the battery is around 30% full. Do I need a new battery? Or can I massage it into the proper sleeping/hibernating behavior somehow?
posted by dreamyshade on Jan 18, 2007 - 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

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

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

Do I Wait For The Powerbook G5?

So when is the Powerbook G5 really coming out? I have been a lifelong PC user, but I want to get a laptop as my next computer and after using several of my friends' Powerbooks I was sold on buying one. However, it seems like there's conflicting information and advice on (a) whether I should buy the revised G4 PB or wait for the G5 (which could have some quirks upon initial release), (b) whether I really need the power of of a G5 in my laptop, and (c) when the hell the thing is even coming out. Please help AppleGurus.
posted by rooftop secrets on Apr 5, 2005 - 17 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

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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