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when its charging it says fully charged and five... 1,210 Views / 45 Replies  
when its charging it says fully charged and five spots on the battery indicator. When I unplug it it says 100% but twenty five minutes remaining and the battery has just one light on. Pretty soon...
Posted by thickdrummer, on Nov 10, 2007 at 01:29 PM, in Mac OS X
Leopard Has F***ed my PowerBook! HELP! 1,210 Views / 45 Replies  
After finding very few bugs in leopard, I am now suffering from one which has rendered my PowerBook useless for its intended purpose!

About 5 minutes after disconnecting my laptop from the AC...
Posted by thickdrummer, on Nov 10, 2007 at 09:09 AM, in Mac OS X
Hmm, that doesn't sound promising. To be honest,... 226 Views / 6 Replies  
Hmm, that doesn't sound promising. To be honest, I think I'm just gunna let the Mrs use it for her Time Machine device when Leopard ships.:D

It mounts fine on her iBook so I guess that's just what...
Posted by thickdrummer, on Oct 12, 2007 at 09:37 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Will do mate. Will post results later. Have... 226 Views / 6 Replies  
Will do mate. Will post results later.

Have a nice weekend.:D
Posted by thickdrummer, on Oct 12, 2007 at 08:57 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Well, both USB connectors wont plug into my... 226 Views / 6 Replies  
Well, both USB connectors wont plug into my PowerBook as the USB slots are on opposite sides of the computer, but that doesn't seem to be a problem with the iBook, as it mounts as soon as one USB...
Posted by thickdrummer, on Oct 12, 2007 at 03:30 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
More HDD Problems! 226 Views / 6 Replies  
So I finally got a new 7200rpm drive fitted in my PowerBook, and recently bought a cheap external enclosure for the old one so I can use it as a portable drive. :thumbsup:

However, for some reason...
Posted by thickdrummer, on Oct 11, 2007 at 05:02 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Everything would be better if it said Will it... 1,326 Views / 11 Replies  
Everything would be better if it said Will it Blend.
Posted by thickdrummer, on Oct 8, 2007 at 05:04 PM, in Mac OS X
I've just upgraded to 2GB of RAM and a 7200RPM... 1,326 Views / 11 Replies  
I've just upgraded to 2GB of RAM and a 7200RPM HDD with a mind to making my Powerbook last me a couple more years through Uni. Unfortunately all my older Macs are PPC also.
Posted by thickdrummer, on Oct 8, 2007 at 02:51 PM, in Mac OS X
Any idea if Leopard will address this or am I... 1,326 Views / 11 Replies  
Any idea if Leopard will address this or am I **** out of luck?
Posted by thickdrummer, on Oct 8, 2007 at 02:37 PM, in Mac OS X
The Ultimate Leopard Question! 1,326 Views / 11 Replies  
I will shortly be buying a new NAS drive to expand my wireless backup facility for when Leopard ships. :DI have a firewire drive that I currently use with SuperDuper for backups/recovery etc, but...
Posted by thickdrummer, on Oct 8, 2007 at 01:58 PM, in Mac OS X
Sorted! 288 Views / 6 Replies  
Thanks for the help guys. It has been driving me insane!

As it turns out, I hadn't changed the jumper settings! I swear the thing was camouflaged! The ribbon cable doesn't actually cover all of...
Posted by thickdrummer, on Oct 8, 2007 at 07:52 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for the tip, I will have a go at doing... 288 Views / 6 Replies  
Thanks for the tip, I will have a go at doing that tomorrow and post the results. I suppose I can always order a new ribbon cable. When I first installed the HDD I didnt even touch the Superdrive...
Posted by thickdrummer, on Oct 7, 2007 at 02:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
SuperDrive not Recognised! 288 Views / 6 Replies  
Hope theres somebody out there who can help me.

I just upgraded my Powerbook G4 1.67Ghz HDD to a 100GB 7200RPM drive. I tried putting the installation disc in after I had finished, but nothing...
Posted by thickdrummer, on Oct 7, 2007 at 08:32 AM, in Mac Notebooks
It doesn't matter if your computer isn't under... 774 Views / 13 Replies  
It doesn't matter if your computer isn't under warranty anymore mate. Under the trading standards act, your computer hasn't lasted for a reasonable amount of time without fault.

If the guys at...
Posted by thickdrummer, on Sep 24, 2007 at 03:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm not sure what the heat transfer is like... 1,302 Views / 26 Replies  
I'm not sure what the heat transfer is like through carbon fiber to be honest. I thought one of the advantages of the aluminium alloy case was that it helped with heat transfer from the processor,...
Posted by thickdrummer, on Sep 29, 2006 at 02:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Haha, thanks for that Steve. But come on, indulge... 1,302 Views / 26 Replies  
Haha, thanks for that Steve. But come on, indulge your fantasies a little...go crazy, make some predictions...
Posted by thickdrummer, on Sep 27, 2006 at 08:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Don't you think a 16Mhz chip is a bit over the... 1,302 Views / 26 Replies  
Don't you think a 16Mhz chip is a bit over the top...who would ever use that much power... :D
Posted by thickdrummer, on Sep 27, 2006 at 07:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
HAHA...don't you mean..."and then 'boom'... 1,302 Views / 26 Replies  
HAHA...don't you mean..."and then 'boom' G6..."
Posted by thickdrummer, on Sep 27, 2006 at 07:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
2008 Mbp? 1,302 Views / 26 Replies  
I've asked a few people about this already, as I think its safe to say, the laptop performance increases Apple has introduced with the MBP line over the PB have been tremendous.

I currently own a...
Posted by thickdrummer, on Sep 27, 2006 at 06:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
TechTool Pro 557 Views / 15 Replies  
Thanks for the reply.

I have TechTool Pro but I can't find any info on how to resolve the problem, although saying that, I haven't seen any errors for a couple of days.

I think I'm ready for a...
Posted by thickdrummer, on Sep 27, 2006 at 06:11 PM, in Mac OS X
"overlapped extent allocation"-is that serious? 557 Views / 15 Replies  
I've had a couple of error messages show up after a restart, reported by TechTool Pro, and by the sounds of it, OS X decided it couldn't be bothered writing to the free space on my HD so it started...
Posted by thickdrummer, on Sep 27, 2006 at 03:15 PM, in Mac OS X
Power? 312 Views / 2 Replies  
I've only used PC Cards a few times, and only really to attach items with a low power draw. Whenever I've attached something else, I have had to plug an external power cable into the card itself.
Is...
Posted by thickdrummer, on Jul 3, 2006 at 04:27 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
iTunes Hacks 783 Views / 8 Replies  
2. Learn how to type

...

What?

I've seen some hacks to do with making the keyboard illumination flash with certain keystrokes ( I think) when using iTunes, surely if you can do that, you can...
Posted by thickdrummer, on Jun 26, 2006 at 02:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Powerbook Backlight Hack 783 Views / 8 Replies  
As much as I love the backlit keyboard on the Powerbook, I really need a decent hack for it.

I have a 1440x900 1.67ghz Powerbook, which amongst other things, I use for DJing, but when there are...
Posted by thickdrummer, on Jun 26, 2006 at 10:44 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I think I might email the iSpaz people, see what... 783 Views / 8 Replies  
I think I might email the iSpaz people, see what they have to say...thanks Jeebus

...save me Jeebus...
Posted by thickdrummer, on Jun 26, 2006 at 07:58 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Awesome, good to know. The 1.5GHz PowerBook keeps... 860 Views / 7 Replies  
Awesome, good to know. The 1.5GHz PowerBook keeps crashing, but i think thats just the shitty ADSL modem i have. At least they bothered to make the OS X drivers i suppose, even if it is a bit dodgy....
Posted by thickdrummer, on Apr 15, 2006 at 07:46 PM, in Mac OS X
Sorry for posting a massive piccie, i must've... 860 Views / 7 Replies  
Sorry for posting a massive piccie, i must've attached the unedited version.
Anyway for me to delete/edit it?
Anyway, is it normal for my ibook and 1.5 Ghz powerbook to still be sporting the...
Posted by thickdrummer, on Apr 12, 2006 at 09:30 AM, in Mac OS X
Processor performance setting in 10.4.6?!? 860 Views / 7 Replies  
I have recently upgraded all three of our house's laptops to OS X 10.4.6, but only one of them has lost the processor performance setting from the Energy Saver Settings. The two which have kept this...
Posted by thickdrummer, on Apr 9, 2006 at 11:32 AM, in Mac OS X
External Speakers Creating Loop Problem? 6,276 Views / 51 Replies  
Hi guys,
does anyone know if having external speakers attached to their PowerBook could be creating the problem. I usually have some cheap battery powered Sony speakers attached to the 3.5mm audio...
Posted by thickdrummer, on Feb 1, 2006 at 09:01 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Bye Bye PB 733 Views / 6 Replies  
I had the same problem with my 1.5ghz PB. It was only a couple of months old when it started screeching when the HD was spinnin hard.. I had it serviced under warranty but Apple said they couldnt...
Posted by thickdrummer, on Nov 14, 2005 at 08:05 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Rubbish Repair Status 390 Views / 2 Replies  
Ive had the same problem a few times also. I found it worked when I entered the repair despatch number and the serial number for my powerbook though. Have you tried that?
Posted by thickdrummer, on Oct 28, 2005 at 06:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
"You realize this post is 9 months old, right?" ... 497 Views / 7 Replies  
"You realize this post is 9 months old, right?"

Yes. Anything else?
Posted by thickdrummer, on Sep 15, 2005 at 03:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Eject 491 Views / 3 Replies  
I use my mac formatted ipod at work. Go to my computer get the list of hardware right click and select eject...should detatch from the computer but continue to charge.
Posted by thickdrummer, on Sep 7, 2005 at 11:51 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Waking devices 497 Views / 7 Replies  
Maybe you have the option enabled to allow bluetooth devices to wake your PB. Try turning it off in the preference panal...dont know if that will work. Maybe a phone or a BT mouse is waking it.
Posted by thickdrummer, on Sep 7, 2005 at 11:25 AM, in Mac Notebooks
iScroll2 856 Views / 7 Replies  
The 2finger scrolling addition is purely driver based. as long as you have the right trackpad installed you can run iScroll2 and use 2finger scrolling....
Posted by thickdrummer, on Sep 7, 2005 at 11:21 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Removing PB bottom cover 957 Views / 16 Replies  
Ok, so i know this sounds weird but just hear me out guys...
First, make sure u have the EXACT correct size screwdriver as stated in your manual
Second, (this is where it gets strange) put a rubber...
Posted by thickdrummer, on Sep 7, 2005 at 10:41 AM, in Mac Notebooks
 
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