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Panther eats up RAM, i have 512MB in my powerbook... 696 Views / 12 Replies  
Panther eats up RAM, i have 512MB in my powerbook and it seems to be just fine. As soon as I can afford it I'm goign to get a 1GB stick.
Posted by anaphora68, on Apr 30, 2004 at 09:19 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I have no idea what the noise is. If it's coming... 822 Views / 11 Replies  
I have no idea what the noise is. If it's coming from the fan it's possible that the fan itself is broken.

I don't know what to tell you, if your computer was built over a year ago you're going to...
Posted by anaphora68, on Apr 30, 2004 at 09:15 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The keys on the aluminum do not mark the screen,... 412 Views / 3 Replies  
The keys on the aluminum do not mark the screen, and my powerbook has had no problems with warping whatsoever.
Posted by anaphora68, on Apr 29, 2004 at 10:06 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't know about the cracking, but the clicking... 280 Views / 3 Replies  
I don't know about the cracking, but the clicking is your hard drive. Not much you can do about that, replacing the hard drive in a pismo is not particularly easy.
Posted by anaphora68, on Apr 28, 2004 at 09:39 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I can't comment on the new powerbooks, but I have... 1,922 Views / 24 Replies  
I can't comment on the new powerbooks, but I have a 15'' alubook with the 1Ghz processor and the fans almost never come on. They only come on when I'm playing a game or batch processing in photoshop...
Posted by anaphora68, on Apr 28, 2004 at 09:38 AM, in Mac Notebooks
installed 3.4.1 and everything that went bad with... 644 Views / 16 Replies  
installed 3.4.1 and everything that went bad with 3.4 was fixed.
Posted by anaphora68, on Apr 27, 2004 at 11:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
More VRAM is the same as more RAM the more you... 1,183 Views / 21 Replies  
More VRAM is the same as more RAM the more you have the better off you are. If you do a lot of Photoshop work or video editing it will help. You might notice a marginal improvement in day to day...
Posted by anaphora68, on Apr 27, 2004 at 11:15 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Is your unformatted capacity 66gb or is that what... 381 Views / 6 Replies  
Is your unformatted capacity 66gb or is that what is being displayed as free space?
Posted by anaphora68, on Apr 26, 2004 at 10:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I would say just get an ibook now, save your... 575 Views / 10 Replies  
I would say just get an ibook now, save your money, and in a year or two get a newer more powerful mac.
Posted by anaphora68, on Apr 26, 2004 at 09:14 AM, in Mac Notebooks
If the 15'' has LCD problems and is "hot" i would... 625 Views / 10 Replies  
If the 15'' has LCD problems and is "hot" i would definitely get the 17''.
Posted by anaphora68, on Apr 26, 2004 at 09:09 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I would wait. You won't see that significant a... 1,142 Views / 13 Replies  
I would wait. You won't see that significant a speed increase. The biggest bottleneck when dealing with photoshop is RAM, not necessarily processor speed.

Wait a couple of months.
Posted by anaphora68, on Apr 26, 2004 at 09:05 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I actually upgraded from a pismo to an aluminum... 566 Views / 10 Replies  
I actually upgraded from a pismo to an aluminum powerbook and i love the aluminum. It stands up to college life very well.

However, I feel that the pismo was a much more "solid" machine in terms...
Posted by anaphora68, on Apr 24, 2004 at 05:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Apple codes and posts those updates for a reason.... 719 Views / 11 Replies  
Apple codes and posts those updates for a reason. You should update, more for these updates fix holes and problems with the OS that someone might try and take advantage of.

Don't say it doesn't...
Posted by anaphora68, on Mar 7, 2004 at 09:40 AM, in Mac Notebooks
A clicking noise is indicative of a hard drive... 560 Views / 6 Replies  
A clicking noise is indicative of a hard drive problem.

Back up your data ASAP, if you drive doesn't fail soon it will fail at some point. Hope it's still under warranty.

See if running disk...
Posted by anaphora68, on Mar 6, 2004 at 03:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The latest and greatest is usually not worth the... 1,179 Views / 20 Replies  
The latest and greatest is usually not worth the money.

I bought my 15'' G4 powerbook because it meets my needs and exceeds them. If I wanted cutting edge I would have bought a G5 desktop, but I...
Posted by anaphora68, on Mar 6, 2004 at 03:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, just goes to show you the importance of... 2,215 Views / 24 Replies  
Well, just goes to show you the importance of backing up once in a while.

No pity for that guy. Feel bad for whoever had to answer that call though. I work at a computer help desk, man what a...
Posted by anaphora68, on Mar 6, 2004 at 03:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The card in the 15'' aluminum handles games just... 1,179 Views / 20 Replies  
The card in the 15'' aluminum handles games just fine, but that's also why I have an xbox. The card handles graphics work more than capably.

As far as screens, who knows. I happen to think the...
Posted by anaphora68, on Mar 3, 2004 at 10:29 AM, in Mac Notebooks
It's great how everyone here claims to be an... 1,179 Views / 20 Replies  
It's great how everyone here claims to be an expert on microprocessor development and apple's internal planning process.

I highly doubt a powerbook G5 anytime soon. If you are going to sit around...
Posted by anaphora68, on Mar 3, 2004 at 08:53 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I would have to say go with the 15'' and get a... 1,209 Views / 21 Replies  
I would have to say go with the 15'' and get a second display. That's the setup I have, I have a 15'' hooked up to a sony trinitron 17'' CRT. The 12'' is simply too small with too low a native...
Posted by anaphora68, on Mar 2, 2004 at 09:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It could be any number of things. I am inclined... 344 Views / 6 Replies  
It could be any number of things. I am inclined to say that it is hardware related, as there is a general system alarm of some sort. Have you run the hardware test utility? I would try that, it might...
Posted by anaphora68, on Mar 1, 2004 at 09:57 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Yep, you guys have USB 1.1, sorry. Apple's... 465 Views / 8 Replies  
Yep, you guys have USB 1.1, sorry.

Apple's support pages would have that kind of info for future reference.
Posted by anaphora68, on Mar 1, 2004 at 09:55 AM, in Mac Notebooks
It's great that the one button mouse is a symbol,... 899 Views / 33 Replies  
It's great that the one button mouse is a symbol, but if we're paying 1,000 plus for a computer it would be nice to have a mouse that was actually functional. There is a functional right click built...
Posted by anaphora68, on Mar 1, 2004 at 09:49 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
You need to run the value pack installer and make... 513 Views / 2 Replies  
You need to run the value pack installer and make sure that the optional language dictionaries are installed.
Posted by anaphora68, on Mar 1, 2004 at 09:46 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Is it a g4 or g3 based ibook? I would imagine... 974 Views / 14 Replies  
Is it a g4 or g3 based ibook? I would imagine that you would be ok with a g4 ibook and halo, but you might have to bump some of the graphics settings down.
Posted by anaphora68, on Mar 1, 2004 at 09:43 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I doubt apple's going to do much because of that... 488 Views / 2 Replies  
I doubt apple's going to do much because of that initial crack. If I were you i'd look into a powerbook, especially if you do photo work. I was considering an ibook a few months ago, but I do a great...
Posted by anaphora68, on Mar 1, 2004 at 09:40 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Honestly, if y'all are constantly waiting for a... 1,386 Views / 26 Replies  
Honestly, if y'all are constantly waiting for a speed bump when the 1ghz comes around you're going to want the 1.25.

Go with the 800 and bump the RAM to max, you'll see a more significant speed...
Posted by anaphora68, on Mar 1, 2004 at 09:38 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Welcome to the club! You're gonna love the... 246 Views / 1 Replies  
Welcome to the club! You're gonna love the machine. Just wait until you plug a second display into it!

Enjoy!
Posted by anaphora68, on Mar 1, 2004 at 09:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Actually, I have used the g4 15'' recovery DVD on... 260 Views / 3 Replies  
Actually, I have used the g4 15'' recovery DVD on my old pismo. I lost my jaguar CDs and needed to put it on my pismo, and sure enough it booted of the restore DVD and installed. It should work in...
Posted by anaphora68, on Feb 29, 2004 at 04:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You needed to leave it off for at least 24 hours... 1,405 Views / 9 Replies  
You needed to leave it off for at least 24 hours to give it a chance to dry out. I work computer/IT support and we have that happen quite a bit. It's most likely fried at this point, sorry. Even if...
Posted by anaphora68, on Feb 27, 2004 at 09:40 AM, in Mac Notebooks
It sounds like you don't have enough hard drive... 656 Views / 8 Replies  
It sounds like you don't have enough hard drive space and your computer is slowing down due to a lack of real memory and virtual memory.

Why did you partition your hard drive?
Posted by anaphora68, on Feb 26, 2004 at 08:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
In my experience the powerbook has always been... 345 Views / 3 Replies  
In my experience the powerbook has always been the better performing, more expandable "bigger brother" to the ibook.

512 MB RAM should be the minimum for what you are doing. 60 GB is good to...
Posted by anaphora68, on Feb 26, 2004 at 07:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah, I'm going to go and talk to the apple rep... 307 Views / 2 Replies  
Yeah, I'm going to go and talk to the apple rep at a local computer store that my school uses to fix macs. I might just wait for the turnaround time to drop as well. I need my computer for a lot (I'm...
Posted by anaphora68, on Feb 26, 2004 at 04:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The mice are a bit heavy, but honestly it beats... 15,671 Views / 126 Replies  
The mice are a bit heavy, but honestly it beats using the cramped trackpad on a powerbook. Plus it's nice to have more than one button.
Posted by anaphora68, on Feb 26, 2004 at 11:11 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I bought the mouse at Best Buy. They had a few... 15,671 Views / 126 Replies  
I bought the mouse at Best Buy. They had a few other bluetooth mice as well.
Posted by anaphora68, on Feb 26, 2004 at 09:12 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I have the MS Bluetooth Mouse and it works like a... 15,671 Views / 126 Replies  
I have the MS Bluetooth Mouse and it works like a charm. All of the buttons work, I have some of the extra buttons configured for use with Expose.

Now I'm just waiting for my second display and...
Posted by anaphora68, on Feb 26, 2004 at 08:30 AM, in Mac Notebooks
My powerbook does the same thing. I don't know... 472 Views / 6 Replies  
My powerbook does the same thing. I don't know why the slot loading drive is so loud, but I don't really mind all that much to be honest. The machine is so quiet otherwise.
Posted by anaphora68, on Feb 26, 2004 at 07:35 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The Boot ROM on the new Powerbook, and on any new... 357 Views / 3 Replies  
The Boot ROM on the new Powerbook, and on any new mac, does not support booting into OS 9. As far as I know there is no way to boot into 9 on any of these new macs.

Sorry, but you're SOL.
Posted by anaphora68, on Feb 25, 2004 at 09:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Odd Hinge Noise 307 Views / 2 Replies  
I have a 15'' Aluminum Powerbook. Lately, whenever I move the screen I hear a wierd hinge popping noise from left hinge on the screen. It's quite loud and it's a bit unsettling to be honest. The...
Posted by anaphora68, on Feb 25, 2004 at 08:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Upgrade, I did it and saw a very noticable speed... 439 Views / 9 Replies  
Upgrade, I did it and saw a very noticable speed increase. Once you've used expose you'll never go back to panther.
Posted by anaphora68, on Feb 20, 2004 at 12:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I ordered their generic RAM last november for my... 1,051 Views / 21 Replies  
I ordered their generic RAM last november for my AlBook running Panther and I have had no issues. No hang-ups, kernel panics. In other words, it has worked.

Go with them. They have some of the...
Posted by anaphora68, on Feb 20, 2004 at 08:47 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Your best bet is to just settle for the 80gig... 3,450 Views / 31 Replies  
Your best bet is to just settle for the 80gig 5400 RPM if you need that kind of capacity. For a laptop, that's the best you're going to do.
Posted by anaphora68, on Feb 19, 2004 at 11:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
As of now there is no 80GB 7200 RPM laptop hard... 3,450 Views / 31 Replies  
As of now there is no 80GB 7200 RPM laptop hard drive. Why not get an external firewire if you need it for editing?
Posted by anaphora68, on Feb 18, 2004 at 04:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Battery life on the 15inch is so-so. I'm a... 994 Views / 23 Replies  
Battery life on the 15inch is so-so. I'm a college senior and when I take my laptop to the library (using iTunes, MS Word, Airport, doing a bit of web-browsing) I get a little bit over 2 hours on...
Posted by anaphora68, on Feb 18, 2004 at 04:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You might want to give apple a ring, if your... 354 Views / 2 Replies  
You might want to give apple a ring, if your computer is still under warranty i would suggest getting them to send you a new battery.

If you haven't tried running the battery update i would do...
Posted by anaphora68, on Feb 16, 2004 at 09:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
It does sound like you're SOL, however, have you... 1,072 Views / 13 Replies  
It does sound like you're SOL, however, have you tried backing out the screw with a torqued screwdriver? The extra leverage won't hurt with the screwdriver.

Hope this helps, otherwise I don't...
Posted by anaphora68, on Jan 8, 2004 at 11:27 AM, in Mac Notebooks
anything that has mac drivers. You might want to... 543 Views / 6 Replies  
anything that has mac drivers. You might want to pose this in another forum, as it is not really powerbook related but more wireless related.

As far as I know all the pismos are airport ready,...
Posted by anaphora68, on Jan 4, 2004 at 05:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
From what I have heard L2 is much faster than L3,... 901 Views / 11 Replies  
From what I have heard L2 is much faster than L3, so you go for a higher l2 count. There is good discussion on this over at tomshardware.com.
Posted by anaphora68, on Jan 3, 2004 at 08:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Steer clear of this computer, for another 150 you... 624 Views / 9 Replies  
Steer clear of this computer, for another 150 you can get a powerbook off an edu discount, or find an apple refurb with a better processor.

Their bizrate ratings are not great, a lot of...
Posted by anaphora68, on Jan 3, 2004 at 08:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Travellers Impressions 559 Views / 2 Replies  
Hey All,

I just got back from a 2 week trip to Brazil and wanted to share my impressions on travelling with a powerbook. The only problem I had was in the United States, where I had to keep taking...
Posted by anaphora68, on Jan 2, 2004 at 08:05 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Hey I heard that it will be running the new 3D OS... 1,642 Views / 28 Replies  
Hey I heard that it will be running the new 3D OS that apple's developing.

Come on now, you won't even list your source. Bah humbug.
Posted by anaphora68, on Dec 21, 2003 at 06:57 AM, in Mac Notebooks
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