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black MacBook HD died - has it taken the logic board with it? 1,249 Views / 5 Replies  
(the moral of the story remains: don't buy a Rev. A Apple product, ever!)

After about two years of reliable service (and no spillages or knocks!), my Rev. A MacBook black didn't boot one morning. ...
Posted by inigopete, on Sep 18, 2008 at 09:32 AM, in Mac Notebooks
What progress? 97,122 Views / 421 Replies  
Sorry to jump in! I found this thread while searching for ideas for my Graphite iBook G3 as I'm about to put it on eBay. Crucial told me that I could only fit in 256MB of extra RAM but I've read...
Posted by inigopete, on Nov 22, 2006 at 06:06 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Hiya, have a hunt for my thread on LED codes and... 263 Views / 1 Replies  
Hiya, have a hunt for my thread on LED codes and dead base stations, your problem may be something to do with dead capacitors inside the base station. http://www.vonwentzel.net/ABS/ was my...
Posted by inigopete, on Sep 13, 2004 at 07:20 PM, in Networking
I'm pleased to report that a pair of long-life... 368 Views / 5 Replies  
I'm pleased to report that a pair of long-life high temperature capacitors cost me 14p each from Maplin in the UK, took about half an hour of desoldering and resoldering to fit, and the graphite ABS...
Posted by inigopete, on Sep 13, 2004 at 07:17 PM, in Networking
Thanks Val - that page looks very useful! I'll... 368 Views / 5 Replies  
Thanks Val - that page looks very useful!
I'll let you know how I get on, I'm a bit nifty with a soldering iron...


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Posted by inigopete, on Aug 24, 2004 at 01:25 PM, in Networking
Airport Graphite base station - LED codes? 368 Views / 5 Replies  
I've got a problem with the graphite base station my parents have had for years. Although I've seen this page (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=58508) on Apple Support, it doesn't give...
Posted by inigopete, on Aug 17, 2004 at 06:20 AM, in Networking
am I the only one who finds it incredible that... 6,344 Views / 62 Replies  
am I the only one who finds it incredible that "Eric Prentice, CEO, Dr. Bott LLC" popped out of nowhere, registered as drbott and posted his first and only post as a "no, this really is genuine"...
Posted by inigopete, on Jun 21, 2004 at 09:41 AM, in Mac Notebooks
doesn't look like it, but the old Airports look... 684 Views / 8 Replies  
doesn't look like it, but the old Airports look like they should serve your needs perfectly well, albeit in a somewhat more bulky way.


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Posted by inigopete, on Jun 8, 2004 at 09:26 AM, in Mac Notebooks
dammit, I've just looked more closely at mine and... 474 Views / 5 Replies  
dammit, I've just looked more closely at mine and realised the left-hand side sits a couple of mm higher off the bottom case than the right. I'm torn between "it's not perfect any more" and "pff, it...
Posted by inigopete, on Jun 8, 2004 at 09:24 AM, in Mac Notebooks
fantastic - thank you rkv, all is sorted : ) ... 1,088 Views / 13 Replies  
fantastic - thank you rkv, all is sorted : )


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Posted by inigopete, on Jun 3, 2004 at 01:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
converting combo drives to region-free? 1,088 Views / 13 Replies  
I've had a search on the forum and still haven't found the answer, so I'm sorry for digging up an old topic:

I've got a 1Ghz Alu Powerbook with a Matshita CW-8122 combo drive. According to XVI's...
Posted by inigopete, on May 29, 2004 at 10:18 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I know so many people who do it, some who even... 513 Views / 8 Replies  
I know so many people who do it, some who even type with more than two fingers. If nobody taught you how to type, and that was the first way you found to get capitals, I guess the habit sticks...
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Posted by inigopete, on May 19, 2004 at 10:31 AM, in Mac Notebooks
It looks like their designers have put extraneous... 17,966 Views / 99 Replies  
It looks like their designers have put extraneous curves and swoops in it so that people will think it's "stylish" rather than pointlessly detailed.


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Posted by inigopete, on May 4, 2004 at 05:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Mobile phone rip-off 385 Views / 6 Replies  
Sorry it's a bit of a hijack, but I'm trying to find a way to get this item on eBay as much publicity as possible - as you will read, the guy isn't after profit:
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Posted by inigopete, on May 4, 2004 at 12:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
sorry, should point out it's a G4 TiBook. : P 537 Views / 3 Replies  
sorry, should point out it's a G4 TiBook.
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Posted by inigopete, on Apr 28, 2004 at 12:24 PM, in Hardware Hacking
has anyone replaced the backlight on their PB? 537 Views / 3 Replies  
I'm not entirely sure how it works but I think powerbooks have cold cathode backlights and I think mine is broken. Following previous tests, it doesn't appear to be the inverter board that's wrong....
Posted by inigopete, on Apr 28, 2004 at 12:22 PM, in Hardware Hacking
eBay link - what on earth is this? 343 Views / 3 Replies  
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=4127584500&category=4606

it's nothing I've ever seen, and I don't think Apple made it.


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Posted by inigopete, on Apr 28, 2004 at 10:06 AM, in Mac Notebooks
we've all had accidents, some of us have been... 735 Views / 17 Replies  
we've all had accidents, some of us have been lucky to have inexpensive ones.

The first step is to remove the keyboard. I've never done this with an AlBook, because the TiBook and clamshell iBook...
Posted by inigopete, on Apr 21, 2004 at 04:55 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Cincojoe, if you're based in the UK (or will ship... 2,172 Views / 39 Replies  
Cincojoe, if you're based in the UK (or will ship to here, I suppose), I'd be interested in the TiBook.


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Posted by inigopete, on Apr 20, 2004 at 09:40 AM, in Mac Notebooks
it's a nice idea, but there's another post on... 308 Views / 1 Replies  
it's a nice idea, but there's another post on here about docking stations - the force required to connect all the ports in one motion may well be beyond the motherboard's tolerance. That said, if it...
Posted by inigopete, on Apr 20, 2004 at 05:52 AM, in Mac Notebooks
before sanding it, try using methylated spirits... 327 Views / 2 Replies  
before sanding it, try using methylated spirits on a cloth to rub the entire thing over. It's quite a handy solvent and cleans most things, should leave it looking good. I don't know whether it's...
Posted by inigopete, on Apr 19, 2004 at 12:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
what's the difference between the 400/500 and the 550/667 inverter boards? 216 Views / 0 Replies  
I ask because it looks like I have to replace mine, and there are several of each on ebay, but they look exactly the same.


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Posted by inigopete, on Apr 19, 2004 at 10:47 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The shape is near perfect, but I certainly... 2,291 Views / 72 Replies  
The shape is near perfect, but I certainly wouldn't say that about the material, think of the number of dented/scratched/corroded casing posts there have been on this forum. I'd prefer a return to...
Posted by inigopete, on Apr 19, 2004 at 10:02 AM, in Mac Notebooks
you may be paying a premium, but you'll get an... 1,320 Views / 33 Replies  
you may be paying a premium, but you'll get an Apple. Which will work. All the time (well, more or less, compared to WinTel). And it will definitely be worth something in 5 years' time. By which...
Posted by inigopete, on Apr 15, 2004 at 06:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
no backlight 373 Views / 1 Replies  
I've got a TiBook 550 (Gigabit ethernet) and after lending it to a friend, I got it back this morning and the screen's very very dark, as if the backlight is off, on any setting.
What to do? Is it...
Posted by inigopete, on Apr 15, 2004 at 07:45 AM, in Mac Notebooks
thanks! sorry to be a newbie. moderators,... 562 Views / 6 Replies  
thanks!
sorry to be a newbie.
moderators, please delete this post if it's just clogging up the board now.


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Posted by inigopete, on Mar 29, 2004 at 06:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
utterly showing my ignorance - I'm so sorry. 562 Views / 6 Replies  
I've been given a powerbook needing work. I've been working on it and put the bits back together.
Having never used Macs before, (recent convert from PC) I've had a bit of a search for how to reset...
Posted by inigopete, on Mar 29, 2004 at 05:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
although this isn't directly related to... 629 Views / 9 Replies  
although this isn't directly related to powerbooks (I think it's on topic), a friend of mine knackered an HD whilst moving the table it was sitting on. It was a Hitachi 20GB and the vibrations from...
Posted by inigopete, on Mar 28, 2004 at 06:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I too had this problem with an old Compaq... 358 Views / 4 Replies  
I too had this problem with an old Compaq notebook (a 486, I think...) - one corner of the screen went very dark, with a weird-coloured fade towards it, and was much warmer than the rest of the...
Posted by inigopete, on Mar 28, 2004 at 05:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
PB optical drive product codes 283 Views / 1 Replies  
sorry if this is a) in the wrong place or b) a question people have asked before:
Is there a site with listings of powerbook component codes? I can't find a useful area of the Apple site, and...
Posted by inigopete, on Mar 27, 2004 at 06:53 AM, in Mac Notebooks
here's another link worth reading: ... 4,337 Views / 68 Replies  
here's another link worth reading:

http://www.perl.com/language/misc/virus.html

pedant? me? never.


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Posted by inigopete, on Mar 25, 2004 at 08:31 AM, in Mac Notebooks
this may be obvious 434 Views / 6 Replies  
sorry to be patronising, but you do know about static electricity problems?

If you're not properly earthed (or at least, if you don't touch a part of the powerbook casing before touching the logic...
Posted by inigopete, on Mar 20, 2004 at 02:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
my first post... 3,476 Views / 46 Replies  
I've been watching this thread as I've just been given a TiBook (minus half it's internals) and am debating either building it up or selling off the bits. It's been dinged in a couple of places and...
Posted by inigopete, on Mar 17, 2004 at 08:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
 
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