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AC Power = HIgher Temperature? 381 Views / 2 Replies  
Is it normal for the temperature of your powerbook to be around 5 degrees fahrenheit higher when the charger is plugged in as opposed to it not having the charger connected? I've noticed that when i...
Posted by pippiwong, on Oct 22, 2004 at 09:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
No Sure Thing 846 Views / 10 Replies  
I've ordered Samsung, Crucial, and Generic Ram.

My Samsung and Crucial were bad. The generic ram worked. The brand name stuff is more likely to be less problematic than generic, but there will...
Posted by pippiwong, on May 29, 2004 at 05:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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In activity monitor, my CPU is fluctuating at around 50-80% idle yet my temperature is at around 145 degree F right now. Safari is open with two windows, and Ichat is open as well, but i'm having...
Posted by pippiwong, on May 18, 2004 at 09:31 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sleep Issues 728 Views / 16 Replies  
I have noticed that my random sleep lock ups happen when i let the computer go to sleep automatically, or when i close the powerbook without putting it to sleep first. usually never when i select...
Posted by pippiwong, on May 18, 2004 at 02:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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yeah, i don't know. according to other people's posts on temperature, "normal" usage (ie explorer) shouldn't make the temperature hotter than 120 degree F max.

the heat freaks me out a bit. i...
Posted by pippiwong, on May 17, 2004 at 11:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Normal Temperature Readings 2,250 Views / 25 Replies  
Can anyone direct me to a resource that gives the average temperatures a Powerbook should be running at for a variety of applications?

My 15.2 Powerbook is running at temperatures of around 145...
Posted by pippiwong, on May 17, 2004 at 04:36 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Can Generic or "Incompatible" RAM cause overheating or long-term damage? 925 Views / 3 Replies  
So, I installed a gig of generic Ram on my 15.2 Powerbook (OSX 10.3.3) that passed Apple hardware testing and hasn't crashed my computer or anything. It wasn't specifically being sold as...
Posted by pippiwong, on May 14, 2004 at 11:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
256 492 Views / 4 Replies  
i have a 256 samsung stick from a new 15.2 powerbook if you're interested.
Posted by pippiwong, on May 9, 2004 at 09:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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they recently put that new warning up in the past few days. based on the personal fact that the generic "non-mac" RAM works for me, my guess is that they want to make a few more bucks from Mac users?
Posted by pippiwong, on May 5, 2004 at 04:54 AM, in Mac Notebooks
1 gig RAM for $265 677 Views / 4 Replies  
I just got a generic 1 gig stick of RAM from 1-800-4memory. The "brand" is Nanya. It cost me $275 but is now down to $265. I was worried at first cause it's not listed for use with Powerbooks but...
Posted by pippiwong, on May 5, 2004 at 01:18 AM, in Mac Notebooks
GREAT! 1,200 Views / 15 Replies  
Now 1-800-4memory has changed their links so they no longer have the $295 price. Wonderful.
Posted by pippiwong, on Apr 23, 2004 at 03:35 AM, in Mac Notebooks
anodized 1,189 Views / 17 Replies  
there are many nice looking, non-gaudy colors one can anodize alluminum. i've done lots of anodizing (it's relatively cheap) and some of the gun metal shades i've seen look amazing. i think a black...
Posted by pippiwong, on Apr 11, 2004 at 04:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
for mac? 742 Views / 6 Replies  
that price has been there for a while on dealram, but it's not specifically labelled for use with Macs. does anyone know if this ram will work with the strict ram specs of the current powerbooks and...
Posted by pippiwong, on Mar 30, 2004 at 09:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Won't wake up and is burning hot! (10.3.3) 576 Views / 3 Replies  
i put my computer to sleep this morning, went to school, came back 11 hours later. the sleep light is off and not pulsating. the computer won't wake up, and it is burning so hot that i can barely...
Posted by pippiwong, on Mar 18, 2004 at 03:01 AM, in Mac Notebooks
i'm about to order one online... 1,006 Views / 7 Replies  
but where does it say it's samsung. i just called them to find out and a salesperson answered the phone, but wouldn't answer my question cause he said they had closed a couple of hours ago.
Posted by pippiwong, on Mar 12, 2004 at 07:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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i don't see what in the energy saver preferences i'm suppose to change so it doesn't do that. i don't need dual screen set-up unless i'm doing editing. so i usually keep the powerbook closed when i...
Posted by pippiwong, on Mar 12, 2004 at 12:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
AC power has to be connected to run external monitor? 438 Views / 3 Replies  
I'm confused. Do I have to have my AC power connected to my powerbook to run my external monitor? I have an external monitor connected to my 15" Powerbook (powerbook closed). Everytime I pull out...
Posted by pippiwong, on Mar 12, 2004 at 01:45 AM, in Mac Notebooks
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that's a good idea. but shouldn't daisy chaining be perfectly fine as well?
Posted by pippiwong, on Mar 6, 2004 at 01:46 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Powerbook Owners Who Use FCP? 946 Views / 8 Replies  
I have been having problems with FCP and my new 15" Powerbook. Since there is only one Firewire port, do people have problems daisy chaining their camcorder to the harddrive and getting drop frames...
Posted by pippiwong, on Mar 6, 2004 at 01:09 AM, in Mac Notebooks
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so it turns out i get shocked when i'm touching another metal object. in this case, it's the metal heater grille beneath my desk. when i touch it with my foot, which is common cause it's near my...
Posted by pippiwong, on Feb 29, 2004 at 05:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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sorry for my naivete, but where in my hard drive would this apple hardware test utility be located? i can't seem to locate it. thanks for all the suggestions.
Posted by pippiwong, on Feb 28, 2004 at 06:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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i originally bought a podium pad but couldn't resist the icurve, so i bought one, and i absolutely love it. it makes your desk a lot cleaner and clutter-free. and since i do dual screen video...
Posted by pippiwong, on Feb 28, 2004 at 12:01 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Bad Ram Twice In A Row or My Computer??? 523 Views / 5 Replies  
So, I bought a couple of 512 Samsung chips for my new 15.2 al powerbook that caused my applications to crash a lot and caused panic kernals as well. The place I ordered them from said that other...
Posted by pippiwong, on Feb 27, 2004 at 06:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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well, the background images are the stock images that the os came with and i haven't touched the folders at all. and this happens repeatedly, after waking up from sleep. so odd.
Posted by pippiwong, on Feb 25, 2004 at 02:11 AM, in macOS
Desktop image keeps changing after waking up... 420 Views / 2 Replies  
I have a powerbook 15.2" alu running the latest Panther software. Everytime I wake up from sleep mode, the desktop image changes back to a default solid blue background. When I go to the...
Posted by pippiwong, on Feb 25, 2004 at 01:37 AM, in macOS
Sticky: very busy man 523,245 Views / 1,153 Replies  
just got my very busy man. it's a nice bag, well constructed, solid. the thing is huge. much bigger in person then what i expected. i coulda almost fit a turntable in it if i wanted to. and to...
Posted by pippiwong, on Feb 23, 2004 at 04:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
AAC files not transferring to my Ipod 429 Views / 1 Replies  
I transferred some songs from my friends Ipod to my Powerbook using Pod Manager. The songs are now in my Itunes library. However, I can't transfer them to my Ipod. When dragging them manually to...
Posted by pippiwong, on Feb 22, 2004 at 04:10 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
yes 929 Views / 11 Replies  
most apple stores do on-site fixes. they should be able to remove the plate/screws on the spot and even insert your ram for you. you should ask them for a couple of extra screws as well. they use...
Posted by pippiwong, on Feb 21, 2004 at 04:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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my entire house only has two prong outlets, and they're probably dating from the 40s as they're all loose and falling apart. before the purchase of my powerbook, i didn't really care enough to ask...
Posted by pippiwong, on Feb 21, 2004 at 04:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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i decided to be safe and order from a reputable dealer. i realized, like you said, that bad ram is bad ram from having just ordered a couple of faulty name brand samsung chips. so i'd much rather...
Posted by pippiwong, on Feb 20, 2004 at 12:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
electricity problems/getting shocked by powerbook 1,140 Views / 15 Replies  
has anyone had this problem? when i have my power adaptor or external monitor connected, i feel a very mild shock when touching the right side of the computer, near the ports. it's a very mild...
Posted by pippiwong, on Feb 20, 2004 at 11:13 AM, in Mac Notebooks
torn 1,312 Views / 21 Replies  
I'm really questioning whether to get ram from 1-800-4memory. i've heard some issues in the past about their ram not working well with powerbooks and panther. i called to inquire about that and...
Posted by pippiwong, on Feb 19, 2004 at 10:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
upgradenation.com 879 Views / 7 Replies  
i just bought two samsung 512mb ram chips from upgradenation.com for $173 for the pair (for my 15 al powerbook). cheapest i could find and they were name brand.
Posted by pippiwong, on Feb 14, 2004 at 02:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: brain cell and crumpler very big man 523,245 Views / 1,153 Replies  
has anyone used a tom bihn brain cell sleeve (size 4) with a crumpler very busy man laptop bag? according to crumpler's site, the dimensions of the internal laptop pocket should be a perfect fit to...
Posted by pippiwong, on Feb 12, 2004 at 09:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
brain cell and crumpler 405 Views / 0 Replies  
oops. posted this in the wrong area.
Posted by pippiwong, on Feb 12, 2004 at 08:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
bluetooth mice 970 Views / 18 Replies  
i haven't been able to find a bluetooth mouse that doesn't require a base or usb adapter, other than the one from apple. but maybe the base is optional, although it serves as a charger. while i...
Posted by pippiwong, on Feb 10, 2004 at 03:30 AM, in Mac Notebooks
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