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Dropped Powerbook questions 448 Views / 1 Replies  
I just dropped my powerbook. The good news is that everything seems to be working OK. The bad news is that I have a big dent in the corner. Also, it now wobbles on a flat surface - very annoying....
Posted by kirvin, on Aug 5, 2005 at 11:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Dropped powerbook 874 Views / 6 Replies  
I just read your post and was hoping you could answer a question for me. I have just done the exact same thing you described to my 15" Al powerbook. I dropped it in its case and it landed on the...
Posted by kirvin, on Aug 5, 2005 at 10:43 PM, in Marketplace
I recently upgraded to a 1.5 Ghz 15-inch from a... 1,021 Views / 17 Replies  
I recently upgraded to a 1.5 Ghz 15-inch from a 1.0 Ghz 12-inch. The only reason I was able to upgrade to a 15" was that I snagged one of the reconditioned models recently available at the Apple...
Posted by kirvin, on Apr 14, 2005 at 11:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
OK, here's a final update: Yesterday I... 659 Views / 6 Replies  
OK, here's a final update:

Yesterday I recieved an email from Apple that they recieved my Powerbook and that is was in for repair. I was amazed, since I just dropped it off the day before...
Posted by kirvin, on Apr 14, 2005 at 08:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
OK, here's an update for anyone interested. ... 659 Views / 6 Replies  
OK, here's an update for anyone interested.

I took my Book to the local Apple Store & the Genuis take a look. He agreed that there were issues with both the keyboard and the fan. He actually had...
Posted by kirvin, on Apr 12, 2005 at 10:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Reconditioned Powerbook issues 659 Views / 6 Replies  
I just purchased a reconditioned 15" PB from the Apple Store. It was a great deal, $1799 for the last revision (Rev C?) - 1.5 Ghz, 512 RAM, 80 Gig, Superdrive - and performance-wise I'm happy with...
Posted by kirvin, on Apr 7, 2005 at 04:01 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Reconditioned Powerbook Issues 1,626 Views / 24 Replies  
I just purchased a reconditioned 15" PB from the Apple Store. It was a great deal, $1799 for the last revision (1.5 Ghz, 512 RAM, 80 Gig, Superdrive) and overall I am happy with it but I do have a...
Posted by kirvin, on Apr 7, 2005 at 03:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
No question - As the Apple Turns... 491 Views / 10 Replies  
No question - As the Apple Turns (http://www.appleturns.com)
Posted by kirvin, on Sep 29, 2003 at 01:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: getting cooler? 1,478 Views / 21 Replies  
What do you mean when you say you got an incredible deal? Did they offer you a price lower than advertised? Or did they throw in additional items like accessories or something? Can you negotiate...
Posted by kirvin, on Jul 2, 2003 at 12:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My base station was also out of the serial number... 396 Views / 8 Replies  
My base station was also out of the serial number range previously mentioned. I was on the phone with an Apple technician for about 45 min. troubleshooting the base station. He agreed that it...
Posted by kirvin, on Jun 30, 2003 at 10:08 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Before you try & repair that base station... 396 Views / 8 Replies  
Before you try & repair that base station yourself, I recommend that you check out this site: www.basestationrescue.com

This guy has made a cottage industry of repairing 1st gen base stations. I...
Posted by kirvin, on Jun 29, 2003 at 10:55 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Have you noticed any improvement with battery... 720 Views / 7 Replies  
Have you noticed any improvement with battery life? From what I've heard, those drives use less power than the stock Pismo drive.

Also, I think the 40 GB drive is probably the better deal (at...
Posted by kirvin, on Jan 20, 2003 at 08:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I was having the same problem, and was using... 459 Views / 10 Replies  
I was having the same problem, and was using Intellemouse. Thanks for the tip - now it scrolls great!!!:)
Posted by kirvin, on Jan 13, 2003 at 10:12 PM, in Mac OS X
even with the video bottlemeck, there will be... 1,003 Views / 21 Replies  
even with the video bottlemeck, there will be speed improvement with a processor upgrade. So an educated guesses about which way to go?

While 800 Mhz sounds good, I'm still thinking G4 & Altivec...
Posted by kirvin, on Jan 7, 2003 at 10:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Why wont 10.2 updater see my PB drive??? 224 Views / 0 Replies  
I finally broke down & bought 10.2 Jaguar for my beloved Pismo (400 Mhz, 512 MB Ram, 10 GB HD). Unfortunatley, I have been unable to install it because the updater can't see my hard drive!

There...
Posted by kirvin, on Jan 3, 2003 at 06:47 PM, in Mac OS X
Oh, forgot to mention... If you're looking... 442 Views / 12 Replies  
Oh, forgot to mention...

If you're looking for DETAILED info for ANY Mac, there is but one place to go:

www.apple-history.com

The de-facto source for all products from current back to the...
Posted by kirvin, on Dec 19, 2002 at 12:42 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, does it have built-in Airport??? If... 442 Views / 12 Replies  
Well, does it have built-in Airport???

If so, then its a Pismo. Also, does it say "Powerbook" or "Powerbook G3" below the screen?

Pismos do not have the "G3" designation.

Hope this helps
Posted by kirvin, on Dec 19, 2002 at 12:38 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for all of the advice everyone! I... 320 Views / 16 Replies  
Thanks for all of the advice everyone!

I went back to the store this past weekend and the iBook is still there. They have all of their Mac stuff shoved on the other side of a wall, away from all...
Posted by kirvin, on Feb 25, 2002 at 11:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Rescue iBook from Circuit City? 320 Views / 16 Replies  
OK, here's the dilemma:

I have been thinking of replacing my Pismo 400 with an iBook 600 Combo model (this in itself is a topic, but i won't dwell on it here).

I also just learned that Circuit...
Posted by kirvin, on Feb 19, 2002 at 09:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I had the same problem on my Pismo 400. I never... 294 Views / 3 Replies  
I had the same problem on my Pismo 400. I never really noticed it until I brought my PB on the road & drained the battery almost to zero. When it recharged, it went up to 100% for the first time in...
Posted by kirvin, on Feb 15, 2002 at 09:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Get the iBook. Even thouhgh they both have G3... 262 Views / 11 Replies  
Get the iBook. Even thouhgh they both have G3 chip & 100 Mhz system bus, the iBook has the newer G3 chipset that runs the level 2 cache at full processor speed. The Pismo's chipset has more cache,...
Posted by kirvin, on Feb 14, 2002 at 12:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have a Pismo 400 running 10.1.2 that also does... 310 Views / 23 Replies  
I have a Pismo 400 running 10.1.2 that also does this every once & awhile.

Sometimes I dont even notice it has gone out until an application that uses sound (like AIM) is "running silent". Only...
Posted by kirvin, on Feb 12, 2002 at 12:36 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sleep problem w/Entourage 309 Views / 3 Replies  
I am having a problem that I can't seem to resolve, please help!!!

Ever time I put my powerbook to sleep (Pismo 400 MHz) Entourage will no longer respond. It dosen't matter if I have it minimized...
Posted by kirvin, on Feb 6, 2002 at 01:06 AM, in Applications
Loose Pismo mouse button 250 Views / 2 Replies  
The mouse button on my Pismo has become loose, just to the point where it rattles if you slightly touch it. Anyone else have this problem? is this something that just happens with normal use, or...
Posted by kirvin, on Nov 7, 2001 at 12:06 AM, in Mac Notebooks
IE Bookmark Organizing? 194 Views / 1 Replies  
Am I doing something wrong here? When using IE Explorer, if I choose "add to favorites" from the Favorites pull-down menu, it just sticks the bookmark in the main folder, then I have to open up the...
Posted by kirvin, on May 9, 2001 at 02:09 PM, in Applications
Help - Transfer files to new Powerbook? 260 Views / 1 Replies  
I currently have a iBook (firewire). I am selling it & getting a Pismo. Question: Whats the best way to transfer my personal files documents, etc? I dont have a floppy or burner drive. Also,...
Posted by kirvin, on Apr 18, 2001 at 12:54 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
 
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