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Idkfawin32: Yes, this thread's had a pretty... 144,175 Views / 253 Replies  
Idkfawin32:

Yes, this thread's had a pretty good lifespan. Hopefully people will keep adding to it as they discover new things.

Resolder the battery connector's joints on the logic board. If...
Posted by jonsaw, on Apr 22, 2008 at 04:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Interesting, Macfan55--I never thought of heating... 144,175 Views / 253 Replies  
Interesting, Macfan55--I never thought of heating the whole logic board in an oven. I wonder if there would be a difference in success rate, between using the type of oven you used, a...
Posted by jonsaw, on Apr 21, 2008 at 06:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
seanc: Some iBook G4s suffer from the same... 144,175 Views / 253 Replies  
seanc:

Some iBook G4s suffer from the same loose graphics chip problem as the iBook G3s, as I stated in my prior messages. Is the redesign of the iBook G4 that you're referring to, the...
Posted by jonsaw, on Apr 21, 2008 at 06:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Rob777: Sorry to hear about the frying. ... 144,175 Views / 253 Replies  
Rob777:

Sorry to hear about the frying. Better luck next time? :)
Posted by jonsaw, on Feb 5, 2008 at 05:03 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Preliminary success heat-gunning an iBook G4 144,175 Views / 253 Replies  
I may have just fixed one of the iBook G4 14" with a loose graphics chip, that I mention above, using the heat gun method. It's been running for about a day, even when I pick it up and move it...
Posted by jonsaw, on Feb 5, 2008 at 05:02 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Since there's been some speculation here about... 144,175 Views / 253 Replies  
Since there's been some speculation here about whether the iBook G4's graphics chip, on the top of the logic board, under the heat sink, is susceptible to the same looseness as the iBook G3's, I can...
Posted by jonsaw, on Feb 2, 2008 at 06:31 AM, in Mac Notebooks
deejxue: You make some good points (the... 144,175 Views / 253 Replies  
deejxue:

You make some good points (the location of the hard drive, and components, on the other side of the logic board, etc.). But so far, nobody's reported a fried hard drive, following the...
Posted by jonsaw, on Feb 2, 2008 at 06:18 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Of course 7,020 Views / 8 Replies  
Cold Warrior, I already understand that Applejack is a great utility that does these various things in one utility. I use it all the time on client's Macs. But only the ones running a version of OS...
Posted by jonsaw, on Dec 28, 2007 at 12:41 AM, in Applications
Other options 7,020 Views / 8 Replies  
For cache cleaning, use any of the other utilities that clear caches: Leopard Cache Cleaner, OnyX, etc.

For repairing permissions, use Disk Utility.

There may be other utils that perform...
Posted by jonsaw, on Dec 22, 2007 at 03:06 AM, in Applications
Further research reminds me that you're right,... 106,483 Views / 96 Replies  
Further research reminds me that you're right, the term "laptop" has been used much less by manufacturers in recent years, including Apple, due to the heat (and not just the MacBook Pro), and Apple...
Posted by jonsaw, on Feb 9, 2007 at 05:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Burned-out processors not the original concern 106,483 Views / 96 Replies  
A good thread is a good thread, regardless of age! I hope people say that about me when I get old.

The main concern originally expressed by most people seemed to be that it was uncomfortable to...
Posted by jonsaw, on Feb 9, 2007 at 02:58 AM, in Mac Notebooks
But this supposes that significant numbers of Mac... 1,996 Views / 31 Replies  
But this supposes that significant numbers of Mac users will buy and install Windows on their Macintel boxes. I suspect that not enough people will do that (at least not for a few years), to make...
Posted by jonsaw, on Jul 5, 2005 at 01:35 AM, in Applications
Some Firewire fixes 11,233 Views / 71 Replies  
But did you initialize your Western Digital Firewire drive? That fixes some Firewire problems for some people. I'd say use Disk Utility's "zero all data" option, since on rare occasion, much to my...
Posted by jonsaw, on Feb 22, 2004 at 12:33 AM, in Mac OS X
 
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