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Poor Little Old Laptop...

Is my PowerBook G4 officially dead? [more inside]
posted by polly_dactyl on May 20, 2013 - 6 answers

Troubleshooting DVD burning problems on my Macs.

Help me burn these family movie DVDs on my Mac, please! [more inside]
posted by Tchad on Dec 20, 2011 - 5 answers

Slow Macs, iPhone. I'm stumped.

All 3 of my primary Apple machines have sudden, inexplicable slowness. My Quad G5, my PowerBook G4, and now even my iPhone suddenly have serious performance problems for no reason I can determine. I know there are some Mac guys on MeFi, I thought I'd ask for additional angles to investigate. [more inside]
posted by charlie don't surf on Feb 14, 2011 - 12 answers

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

Flash? More like Strobe.

Help me play YouTube and Hulu videos on my PowerBook. [more inside]
posted by schmod on Apr 27, 2010 - 6 answers

Rescue stories from ye olde Mac!

Best way to get files off of a 1994 Powerbook? [more inside]
posted by epersonae on Jan 3, 2010 - 17 answers

This admin account has no admin authority?

Why can't I see around half of the applications in the Applications/Utilities folder on my friend's laptop? [more inside]
posted by thecaddy on Dec 21, 2009 - 5 answers

Help keep my old Powerbook G4 on WiFi. (Technical Mac Question.)

Help keep my old Powerbook G4 on WiFi. (Technical Mac Question.) [more inside]
posted by Mid on Sep 11, 2009 - 9 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

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

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

Hey hey hey! Mac geeks in the hooooouuuuusssseeeee!!!!

Help me pimp my Powerbook please. [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Oct 20, 2008 - 14 answers

What is this Powerbook's problem?

What is this Powerbook's problem? Rare kernel panics followed by disk catalog errors on startup, but I've ruled out the HD and OS. [more inside]
posted by Your Time Machine Sucks on Oct 17, 2008 - 6 answers

It's better to burn out then to fade away

MacBook Pro screen weirdness - feature or bug? [more inside]
posted by spicynuts on Jul 26, 2008 - 6 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

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

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

All together now

How can I stitch some video files together? [more inside]
posted by rtha on Mar 8, 2008 - 5 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

If Firefox killing the performance of my PowerBook?

Is Firefox churning my Powerbook? When I have more than a few tabs open, I hear (and see- on my little menubar app) heavy hard drive activity. It feels like it gets stuck in some kind of endless swap and the performance of the machine seems to suffer. More importantly, the noise drives me nuts. I suspect Firefox memory management issues. I know Firefox has a bad rep in this dept. Suggestions? Tweeks? Opera?
posted by Area Control on Nov 6, 2007 - 18 answers

Mac Diagnosis

MacFilter: Diagnosing a spinning-beach-ball of Death on a Mac. [more inside]
posted by vacapinta on Sep 13, 2007 - 6 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

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

I have "Alien" sweat!

Help me save my theoretical new MacBook Pro from my Sweat of Doom! [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Jun 7, 2007 - 20 answers

Three Mac questions

Dead hard drive in PowerBook; multiple backups; colour lasers [more inside]
posted by joeclark on Apr 23, 2007 - 15 answers

External Laptop Battery Pack

Is there a way to reuse an apple powerbook g4 battery to power a macbook pro? I know that it doesn't fit, but I'm hoping there is some kind of external pack that can accept and charge a powerbook battery but which can power a macbook pro. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by jwiener on Apr 5, 2007 - 5 answers

Macintosh Powerbook 540c project?

What should I do with an old Macintosh Powerbook 540c? [more inside]
posted by grieserm on Mar 17, 2007 - 14 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

Can I put an internal powerbook drive into an enclosure?

Can I stick my Powerbook internal drive into an external enclosure and get the data off it? [more inside]
posted by modernnomad on Feb 27, 2007 - 7 answers

Powerbook Hard Drive Upgrade

What should I know before I upgrade the hard drive in my Powerbook? [more inside]
posted by cosmic osmo on Jan 22, 2007 - 14 answers

Is my PowerBook only a paperweight now?

About 4 months ago, my beloved PowerBook got in the way of a cup of coffee. The geniuses at the Apple Store said that the hard drive was completely fried, that the computer has become a paperweight and none of the information can possibly be retrieved. They said if anyone could retreive the information, which was doubtful, it wasn't them and that it would probably cost me a thousand dollars or more. (More information...) [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Jan 2, 2007 - 19 answers

Installing Linux on my Mac's external hard drive

Is there anywhere I can find step-by-step instructions for installing a Linux distro (Ubuntu in particular) on my PowerBook G4's external hard drive? [more inside]
posted by Aanidaani on Dec 22, 2006 - 6 answers

Using a PowerBook as an extra display...

Is it possible for me to use my PowerBook G4 as a display -- meaning, can I connect some input source and view it just like I would an external LCD? [more inside]
posted by Aanidaani on Dec 2, 2006 - 5 answers

Did I fry my SuperDrive?

Did I fry my SuperDrive? [more inside]
posted by felix betachat on Oct 17, 2006 - 7 answers

Partition my Powerbook

How should I partition my Powerbook's 40GB disk now so that can install Linux later? [more inside]
posted by Utilitaritron on Oct 16, 2006 - 7 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

FCP on a Plane... or, rather, a PowerBook

How are your experiences with Final Cut Pro on a PowerBook G4? [more inside]
posted by hifiparasol on Jul 17, 2006 - 13 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

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

Powerbook as workstation: thumbs up or thumbs down?

Is it a good idea to use a Powerbook running closed-lid as a workstation? [more inside]
posted by j-dawg on Jun 15, 2006 - 13 answers

EVDOFilter

EVDOFilter: I'm interested in Sprint or Verizon EVDO phone-as-modem mobile broadband service with my Powerbook, but I've never had a celphone before. Help! [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on May 30, 2006 - 16 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's wrong with my Powerbook?

Mac gurus: the last couple of days my 867 TiPowerbook has been behaving erratically. The transfer rate of the harddrive seems to have slowed right down, so even though the drive sounds normal, it's accessing all the time. Lots and lots of drive activity and pinwheeling, but barely any results. [more inside]
posted by BorgLove on May 2, 2006 - 13 answers

Anti-Theft Powerbook

How hard is it to defeat an Open Firmware password on a PowerBook? [more inside]
posted by plaidrabbit on Apr 5, 2006 - 14 answers

How to remove a mini-CD from my Superdrive?

Mini-CDs be damned! How do I remove one of those "mini-CDs" from a Powerbook? [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Apr 3, 2006 - 25 answers

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