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If your new PB12 is indeed new, then it will have... 417 Views / 4 Replies  
If your new PB12 is indeed new, then it will have Tiger and the Migration Assistant application. My suggestion would be to hook the old PB to the new PB via a firewire cable and boot the old PB in...
Posted by roadracr, on Jan 22, 2006 at 05:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
B. Gallagher, I posted this note... 779 Views / 14 Replies  
B. Gallagher,
I posted this note (http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.php?t=251669) back in April and this solution still works fine for me. The trackpad and palm rests have survived since that time...
Posted by roadracr, on Jan 2, 2006 at 11:30 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Check out the ProTouch keyboard protector. ... 779 Views / 14 Replies  
Check out the ProTouch keyboard protector.
http://www.iskin.com/protouch_PB1.html

I've had one on my PB15 for about nine months now and it works great. Good luck.
Posted by roadracr, on Dec 31, 2005 at 12:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: The link for the Waterfield sleeve can be found... 424,086 Views / 1,150 Replies  
The link for the Waterfield sleeve can be found here: http://www.sfbags.com/products/sleevecases/sleevecases.htm

The PB 12 takes a size 6 sleeve, but you need to choose orientation and other...
Posted by roadracr, on Dec 4, 2005 at 11:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: The Waterfield sleeve is available with a strap... 424,086 Views / 1,150 Replies  
The Waterfield sleeve is available with a strap option. I have owned the sleeve, along with a Waaterfield Cargo bag, for about 8 months now and the quality and utility are excellent.
Posted by roadracr, on Nov 11, 2005 at 11:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
:thumbsup: 830 Views / 13 Replies  
:thumbsup:
Posted by roadracr, on May 25, 2005 at 11:36 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: I own the Waterfield Cargo in the large size. ... 424,086 Views / 1,150 Replies  
I own the Waterfield Cargo in the large size. This bag stands fine on its own with or without the PB. The only caveat is if you fully load the front flap with gear (power brick, PDA, phone, wallet,...
Posted by roadracr, on May 25, 2005 at 11:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
God, how I hate posts such as this! I mean, if... 599 Views / 5 Replies  
God, how I hate posts such as this! I mean, if you start with "I received my 17" powerbook 1.33ghz today, and I am really happy with it", then why do you need the approval of the forum to decide...
Posted by roadracr, on May 24, 2005 at 09:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Aluminum is naturally subject to corrosion, so I... 1,432 Views / 24 Replies  
Aluminum is naturally subject to corrosion, so I don't think you have a warranty issue here. There are other threads devoted to this subject and I came up with one solution which you can view here....
Posted by roadracr, on May 18, 2005 at 10:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Before you do anything else, I would try... 554 Views / 5 Replies  
Before you do anything else, I would try recalibrating the battery. It's mentioned in the manual, but the simple explanation is that you let the battery run all the way down until the PB puts itself...
Posted by roadracr, on May 13, 2005 at 06:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: The WaterField Cargo bag, in the large size, will... 424,086 Views / 1,150 Replies  
The WaterField Cargo bag, in the large size, will meet your needs. This is the bag I purchased for my 15-inch PB and I pack it full of stuff. To really see what the bag will hold and how it looks,...
Posted by roadracr, on May 13, 2005 at 03:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: Yes, that's the one. I have the large cargo and... 424,086 Views / 1,150 Replies  
Yes, that's the one. I have the large cargo and it's an incredibly good bag, though quite expensive. After a month with the bag, I can give it a glowing review.

You might also look at the...
Posted by roadracr, on May 9, 2005 at 07:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
[QUOTE=klinux]Therefore, the litmus test IMO has... 31,178 Views / 290 Replies  
[QUOTE=klinux]Therefore, the litmus test IMO has to be true 720p. In addition, we all know that the film is 24fps but NTSC standard is 30 fps. It would be shame to say that "yeah, my Mac is HD...
Posted by roadracr, on May 9, 2005 at 05:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: With the front flap and buckle, this case looks a... 424,086 Views / 1,150 Replies  
With the front flap and buckle, this case looks a lot like the WaterField Cargo bag. I have the WF Cargo and it's excellent. The paraglider buckle option is IMO a better option than the regular...
Posted by roadracr, on May 9, 2005 at 11:47 AM, in Mac Notebooks
In my test (using Panther 10.3.9), I set up the... 31,178 Views / 290 Replies  
In my test (using Panther 10.3.9), I set up the environment to make sure that performance would be optimized. I did not run the clip separately with ES set to automatic - I just wanted to ensure...
Posted by roadracr, on May 7, 2005 at 10:39 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Probably can accuse me of nitpicking, but... 317 Views / 3 Replies  
Probably can accuse me of nitpicking, but shouldn't there be an original platform, followed by revisions? So in this case it would be:

Orig.: 867 MHz, mini-VGA (no DVI)
Rev A: 1 GHz, mini-DVI...
Posted by roadracr, on May 6, 2005 at 05:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'd like to tell the folks in the "For all the... 2,604 Views / 23 Replies  
I'd like to tell the folks in the "For all the PowerBook is good enough people" thread:

"We're all gonna be little Fonzies here" as I get out my BMF wallet...

(Now I'm probably risking a...
Posted by roadracr, on May 6, 2005 at 04:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
:thumbsup: That's why having a second... 31,178 Views / 290 Replies  
:thumbsup:

That's why having a second machine dedicated to watching HD trailers makes so much sense. :D
Posted by roadracr, on May 6, 2005 at 04:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The WaterField sleeve truly rocks! I got mine... 2,604 Views / 23 Replies  
The WaterField sleeve truly rocks! I got mine with the WF Cargo bag - expensive, but the best damn bag I've ever owned. You should see the bag with the paraglider buckle - awesome! I've got over 2...
Posted by roadracr, on May 6, 2005 at 04:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Like many, Iíve been reading this thread with... 31,178 Views / 290 Replies  
Like many, Iíve been reading this thread with amusement. I have a G4 PB 15-inch, which I purchased in March (with 128 MB VRAM) and itís an excellent computer, especially as compared to the various...
Posted by roadracr, on May 6, 2005 at 03:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have a new 15-inch 1.67 GHz PB that I purchased... 1,640 Views / 24 Replies  
I have a new 15-inch 1.67 GHz PB that I purchased in mid-March. I'm running 10.3.9 and have not had a bit of trouble with the trackpad. The two finger scroll feature is a real winner - I hope they...
Posted by roadracr, on May 4, 2005 at 12:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Printer Utility for Networked Printer 263 Views / 0 Replies  
I have an HP Deskjet 5600 printer which I recently made into a network printer by attaching it to the USB port on my Airport Extreme router. The printer works fine, but now I can no longer access...
Posted by roadracr, on May 3, 2005 at 02:33 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I bought my Applecare extended warranty for my... 764 Views / 11 Replies  
I bought my Applecare extended warranty for my new PB earlier this month from compu-america.com. Their price was $253.00 - almost $100 off the price directly from Apple. This was for the actual...
Posted by roadracr, on Apr 23, 2005 at 11:36 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Check out the Waterfield SleeveCase. I purchased... 1,444 Views / 19 Replies  
Check out the Waterfield SleeveCase. I purchased a Waterfield Cargo bag with the Sleevecase and the sleevecase is awesome. Great padding, available with a host of options (with or without a carry...
Posted by roadracr, on Apr 22, 2005 at 01:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
For calendar data, I like iCal better than... 649 Views / 13 Replies  
For calendar data, I like iCal better than Entourage. It has better print options and you can copy and paste appointments within the calendar (if this capability exists within Entourage, I havenít...
Posted by roadracr, on Apr 20, 2005 at 11:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
As mail programs, Entourage and Mail are both... 649 Views / 13 Replies  
As mail programs, Entourage and Mail are both good. I have multiple mail accounts and both programs allow me to manage them. I have made Entourage my primary mail application because of the...
Posted by roadracr, on Apr 20, 2005 at 05:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sounds like you have a problem. I'd call Apple. ... 2,265 Views / 34 Replies  
Sounds like you have a problem. I'd call Apple. Mine works fine (1.67 GHz PB G4 15").
Posted by roadracr, on Apr 20, 2005 at 10:56 AM, in Mac Notebooks
As others have said, the PB will be sent from... 649 Views / 13 Replies  
As others have said, the PB will be sent from China via air. I've been doing business in China for years and it sometimes takes a couple of days to clear Chinese customs. I got my PB in March about...
Posted by roadracr, on Apr 19, 2005 at 11:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have the latest version of the 15-inch G4 PB... 612 Views / 4 Replies  
I have the latest version of the 15-inch G4 PB (1.67 GHz with 128 MB VRAM). I will say that this machine is quiet. I am sure the fans are running, but I rarely hear them.

On the topic of heat,...
Posted by roadracr, on Apr 18, 2005 at 11:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
As you mentioned, first you need to understand... 724 Views / 9 Replies  
As you mentioned, first you need to understand whether the problem is with the computer or the AC adapter. The simplest way is to use a volt meter across the leads coming out of the AC adapter. For...
Posted by roadracr, on Apr 16, 2005 at 11:09 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Wrist Rug Alternative 782 Views / 0 Replies  
As the proud owner of a new 15-inch PB I've been viewing the forums looking at accessories. I was concerned by some threads in which PB owners complained of corrosion around the palm rest area...
Posted by roadracr, on Apr 11, 2005 at 08:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Powerbook Keyboard Protector 476 Views / 5 Replies  
Has anybody used an iSkin Protouch keyboard protector with the latest G4 PB? (see http://www.iskin.com/protouch_PB1.html)?

I have heard from an iBook user on another forum that this doesn't...
Posted by roadracr, on Apr 4, 2005 at 05:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The original question about what to by, when to... 1,638 Views / 42 Replies  
The original question about what to by, when to buy is like so many on these boards. I'm as nerdy as the next guy (degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering), and I love new tech stuff. But the...
Posted by roadracr, on Apr 4, 2005 at 01:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: WaterField Cargo 424,086 Views / 1,150 Replies  
Just picked up the WaterField Cargo. Totally awesome bag! Holds all my junk (G4 PB - of course!, PDA, cables, power supply, USB mouse, notebooks, and lots more). One great additional use for the...
Posted by roadracr, on Apr 1, 2005 at 09:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
 
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