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I believe that they have THE FIX (insert angels... 1,101 Views / 16 Replies  
I believe that they have THE FIX (insert angels singing here).

I've had my new 15" 10 days, and though I wouldn't say that is enough time to feel safe, this new lid/LCD is clearly differently...
Posted by machem, on Dec 5, 2003 at 02:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sakino has had good luck --- I was unsuccessful... 2,366 Views / 30 Replies  
Sakino has had good luck --- I was unsuccessful in getting a new battery when mine showed a capacity of 3500 or so. Called more than once. It became a moot point as that battery went back with the...
Posted by machem, on Dec 5, 2003 at 01:35 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Yes. ThermographX and Temperature Monitor... 859 Views / 14 Replies  
Yes. ThermographX and Temperature Monitor utilize the probes. I use TM mostly, though ThermographX tracks 4-5 sensors.
Posted by machem, on Dec 4, 2003 at 02:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My fan comes on quite often, but I'm usually... 859 Views / 14 Replies  
My fan comes on quite often, but I'm usually crunching numbers pretty intensely on the machine. It consistienly comes on at 335K (144 F), and remains on until the temperature falls below 334K. I...
Posted by machem, on Dec 4, 2003 at 02:41 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Maybe it would help to specify what I went... 2,872 Views / 4 Replies  
Maybe it would help to specify what I went through. This was to replace a once-repaired spotty 15" 1.25GHz SD PB.

1) Called Apple to institute a new repair/replacement. They offered to replace...
Posted by machem, on Dec 2, 2003 at 06:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I just sent back my old machine. What they... 2,872 Views / 4 Replies  
I just sent back my old machine. What they require depends on many things, I think. I'm an academic, and my U paid for my PowerBook, so I think I was allowed some leeway. I was able to request the...
Posted by machem, on Dec 2, 2003 at 05:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks, everyone. That is just what I wanted to... 8,329 Views / 7 Replies  
Thanks, everyone. That is just what I wanted to hear. Now I have an excuse to go to the Apple Store the day after Thanksgiving!
Posted by machem, on Nov 27, 2003 at 01:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Broken/loose key replacement 8,329 Views / 7 Replies  
My newly-arrived 15" PB has a broken right shift key (it is loose on one side --- it looks like the little plastic thing that holds it down is broken). Has anyone gotten a single key replaced on a...
Posted by machem, on Nov 27, 2003 at 12:10 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The S/N conveys specific information about the... 1,650 Views / 10 Replies  
The S/N conveys specific information about the week the machine was built. I'm a bit confused by Sakino's number, because there aren't 79 weeks in the year!

You can either look at the shipping...
Posted by machem, on Nov 26, 2003 at 09:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Really, they said "known issue"? My brand -new... 3,185 Views / 67 Replies  
Really, they said "known issue"? My brand -new replacement machine is sans spots, but does have a very slight darkening in the right lower corner (smaller than a dock icon, for example). Will it...
Posted by machem, on Nov 26, 2003 at 04:20 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sakino, I'd go for it, but check the s/n so you... 1,650 Views / 10 Replies  
Sakino, I'd go for it, but check the s/n so you have a 42+ week machine. V7339... means 39th week (sorry if you know that already). Especially if they will let you break it out to see if it's OK. ...
Posted by machem, on Nov 26, 2003 at 04:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
My replacement came today as well. Everything... 2,960 Views / 44 Replies  
My replacement came today as well. Everything seems OK. No spots or pooling. Actually, there is some LCD flex/pooling, but only where I would expect it, around the edges, and in a uniform pattern,...
Posted by machem, on Nov 24, 2003 at 03:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Brand-new PB recieved today. Listed... 1,755 Views / 29 Replies  
Brand-new PB recieved today. Listed out-of-the-box battery capacity is 4.200 Ah. The PB I'm returning has a battery that shows 3.2Ah remaining. This old battery lost that 30% on the first...
Posted by machem, on Nov 24, 2003 at 03:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Mplayer will play those nasty nasty WMV things... 805 Views / 8 Replies  
Mplayer will play those nasty nasty WMV things too.
Posted by machem, on Nov 24, 2003 at 01:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Pismo. Hands down. Maybe my replacement G4 will... 2,185 Views / 28 Replies  
Pismo. Hands down. Maybe my replacement G4 will rival it, but ask me again in two years.

We've owned:

PB G3 Wallstreet 233
iBook Clamshell 266
PB G3 FW Bronze 400
iBook dual USB 700
PB...
Posted by machem, on Nov 22, 2003 at 01:05 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Liar. :) I'm the first one to admit I'm... 3,185 Views / 67 Replies  
Liar. :) I'm the first one to admit I'm impatient. Totally, completely, annoyingly impatient.

It should be to you in two more business days (Tuesday?). Mine was in Indianapolis this evening,...
Posted by machem, on Nov 22, 2003 at 12:59 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Buying a new 15! 1,084 Views / 8 Replies  
This may be pertinent for you:


Dear Apple Customer,

The following products shipped on 11/19/2003. Transit time will
depend upon whether you have chosen standard or premium freight
options....
Posted by machem, on Nov 20, 2003 at 11:55 AM, in Mac Notebooks
They are now replacing the whole lid/display. If... 793 Views / 7 Replies  
They are now replacing the whole lid/display. If they just replace the LCD, the problem will return, I'm pretty sure. My first repair was just the LCD (I have a little mark on the bezel that was...
Posted by machem, on Nov 20, 2003 at 11:48 AM, in Mac Notebooks
My own IT people at my (smallish) University are... 876 Views / 19 Replies  
My own IT people at my (smallish) University are now very "customer-oriented"; in other words, they treat end-users as customers to support, rather than interlopers on "their" systems. This is the...
Posted by machem, on Nov 20, 2003 at 01:33 AM, in Mac OS X
Mine is shipping. Stated "On or before 12/2" up... 3,185 Views / 67 Replies  
Mine is shipping. Stated "On or before 12/2" up until now.

1.25GHz SD 4200RPM 512M.
Posted by machem, on Nov 19, 2003 at 06:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You are used to the tinny sound of the Pismo's... 363 Views / 2 Replies  
You are used to the tinny sound of the Pismo's speakers. The 17" is actually fuller, so it sounds strange. Compare music output from the two of them (if you still have the Pis) and you will see...
Posted by machem, on Nov 17, 2003 at 01:35 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: L2 cache is disabled in Panther? 552 Views / 3 Replies  
Old news. The CHUD 3.0 didn't know about the 7457 in the AlBook, and appeared to always have the L2 off. Either ignore what CHUD 3.0 says, or upgrade to 3.0.1.
Posted by machem, on Nov 11, 2003 at 12:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I heard it was 38.654%. Seriously, I think... 506 Views / 7 Replies  
I heard it was 38.654%.

Seriously, I think the issue has been fixed in production. New PBs should have good screens.

Sucks about the keyboard, that kind of thing troubles me more than the...
Posted by machem, on Nov 11, 2003 at 11:47 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Ordered 11/7 3PM PST Shipping on or before... 1,074 Views / 14 Replies  
Ordered 11/7 3PM PST

Shipping on or before 12/2

15.2/1.25GHZ/512/80/SD/AP/BL/LL


This is a replacement for my current AlBook.
Posted by machem, on Nov 11, 2003 at 11:35 AM, in Mac Notebooks
There are obviously "unfixed" 15s in the channel.... 2,938 Views / 32 Replies  
There are obviously "unfixed" 15s in the channel. You are bound to get one from an Apple Store.

I'm about to order my replacement for my 15", as it appears a fix has been found. Mine will be a...
Posted by machem, on Nov 5, 2003 at 03:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I take the lack of LCD flexing showing the... 1,097 Views / 10 Replies  
I take the lack of LCD flexing showing the pressure points as a good sign. These pressure points showing up have been discussed now and then, and are really the only way I can see for us to predict...
Posted by machem, on Nov 3, 2003 at 02:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I had trouble with CCC b/c of psync, and just... 406 Views / 2 Replies  
I had trouble with CCC b/c of psync, and just when I had to get it working, version 2.3 came out. It works fine now, especially after I re-installed psync package from the bombich.com site.

What...
Posted by machem, on Nov 2, 2003 at 11:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Mine was a week 39, if that matters. Fixed once,... 1,958 Views / 18 Replies  
Mine was a week 39, if that matters. Fixed once, but spots returned (fixed during week 42 or 43 --- wouldn't that imply it should have been a permanent fix?).

My repair report mentioned the new...
Posted by machem, on Nov 2, 2003 at 06:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Countering that, we have the 'unenlightened... 608 Views / 8 Replies  
Countering that, we have the 'unenlightened masses' who don't know about or use these (or any other) forums, and so don't know or don't know what to do about it. Unless Apple publishes numbers...
Posted by machem, on Nov 1, 2003 at 01:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Paper works, but replace it before it starts... 808 Views / 13 Replies  
Paper works, but replace it before it starts looking like a piece of oilcloth. ;)

I use RadTech's (yes, it fits the AlBoook). Nice, but pricey.
Posted by machem, on Nov 1, 2003 at 01:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I think it's because most people have purchased... 1,799 Views / 19 Replies  
I think it's because most people have purchased 1.25 GHz models. I think there was a similar thread earlier, and both types were represented.
Posted by machem, on Nov 1, 2003 at 02:37 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah, I'm going to try again. My original... 1,782 Views / 32 Replies  
Yeah, I'm going to try again. My original battery holds 3.5 A hr. My new one holds 4.5. Actually, I guess I don't have to --- I will just make sure the crappy battery is in the machine when I...
Posted by machem, on Nov 1, 2003 at 12:30 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: backing up 2,960 Views / 44 Replies  
Go get CarbonCopyCloner Here (http://www.bombich.com). You can either make a disk image (dmg) file, or sync/clone your HD. I cloned my 10.2.8 system/HD before I installed Panther, for example.
...
Posted by machem, on Nov 1, 2003 at 12:27 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I know I really don't have to ask, but.... ... 2,960 Views / 44 Replies  
I know I really don't have to ask, but....

If all of you just now receiving your repaired PBs can post about how they look out of the box, I'd sure appreciate it.

BTW, my repair (done the week...
Posted by machem, on Oct 31, 2003 at 03:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks, Mark! 990 Views / 11 Replies  
Thanks, Mark!
Posted by machem, on Oct 31, 2003 at 01:31 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah, I understand that. What I was worried... 990 Views / 11 Replies  
Yeah, I understand that. What I was worried about was perhaps with CHUD installed, it was always off somehow. In other words, if I go into CHUD and turn the cache "on", the next time I use that...
Posted by machem, on Oct 31, 2003 at 12:30 AM, in Mac Notebooks
CHUD 990 Views / 11 Replies  
One thing I noticed is that everytime I opened up the "Hardware" pane, the L2 cache was always "off".

I don't know if it was actually off, but I'll run XBench to find out.
Posted by machem, on Oct 30, 2003 at 07:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I had trouble with this freezing my machine... 2,975 Views / 22 Replies  
I had trouble with this freezing my machine (mouse moves, but no input possible; hard reboot required).

10.3 1.25GHz PB 15", no "funny" apps running as far as I know....
Posted by machem, on Oct 29, 2003 at 03:05 PM, in Mac OS X
shift-F9 (10,11) is also kind of cool, especially... 2,975 Views / 22 Replies  
shift-F9 (10,11) is also kind of cool, especially to show new users. ;)
Posted by machem, on Oct 29, 2003 at 03:41 AM, in Mac OS X
You can also get this information from Xbattery. ... 772 Views / 6 Replies  
You can also get this information from Xbattery.

One of my batteries is 4550 (4.55 A hr) and the other is 3500 or 3700 (3.5 to 3.7), I can't remember exactly.

95%, plugged in:...
Posted by machem, on Oct 29, 2003 at 03:26 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Anything new should be in new, unblemished... 2,375 Views / 40 Replies  
Anything new should be in new, unblemished condition. It surely doesn't make it unusable, but how would you like to pay for the 1.25GHz processor and get the 1.0GHz? Doesn't make that computer...
Posted by machem, on Oct 28, 2003 at 02:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
"Clean install" will wipe out everything,... 1,161 Views / 25 Replies  
"Clean install" will wipe out everything, including /Applications. "Archive and install" will archive all non-system files, overwrite the rest, and then restore the non-system.

I'm probably only...
Posted by machem, on Oct 28, 2003 at 12:42 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Now, I may shock some of you by saying.... ... 2,189 Views / 31 Replies  
Now, I may shock some of you by saying....

I'm very happy with my PowerBook. Yes, I've had the screen replaced once. Yes, Spots are coming back. But overall, I'm still happy. The spots aren't...
Posted by machem, on Oct 28, 2003 at 12:34 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Omar didn't freak me out that much, but I read... 8,624 Views / 67 Replies  
Omar didn't freak me out that much, but I read this thread first.

The thread, on the other hand, left me with a side stitch that will take me all day to get rid of. Good work, everyone!
Posted by machem, on Oct 27, 2003 at 03:30 PM, in Mac OS X
OK, I'll slowly spell it out for you: ... 1,131 Views / 12 Replies  
OK, I'll slowly spell it out for you:



I didn't know this was an issue, except for trolls.

Suss?

'kay.
Posted by machem, on Oct 26, 2003 at 05:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Panther; LCD font anti-aliasing 1,131 Views / 12 Replies  
Isn't this kind of like saying "Boy, did they ever fix Dell PCs? Do they only still run Windows?"

Just wondering.
Posted by machem, on Oct 26, 2003 at 04:31 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Mine lasted four days. They are coming back... 977 Views / 8 Replies  
Mine lasted four days.

They are coming back more slowly, but they are coming back.
Posted by machem, on Oct 25, 2003 at 03:30 AM, in Mac Notebooks
More information. What does she plug in in... 756 Views / 5 Replies  
More information.

What does she plug in in each place before booting?

Why reboot? (Not as dumb a question as it sounds --- if you just sleep, you can bring it home and see if the logs give you...
Posted by machem, on Oct 24, 2003 at 06:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Look, I know it's upsetting, and it is ultimately... 2,073 Views / 15 Replies  
Look, I know it's upsetting, and it is ultimately Apple's fault, but supply is supply. If it takes longer than 5-7 days, don't be suprised.

My initial repair took 5 business days exactly,...
Posted by machem, on Oct 24, 2003 at 06:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
They are backlogged because LCD supply in general... 2,073 Views / 15 Replies  
They are backlogged because LCD supply in general is constrained; add to that everyone turning in their 15" for a repair, and you have a supply problem.

*shrug*
Posted by machem, on Oct 24, 2003 at 05:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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