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Thanks to EVERYONE here, successes and not-so... 292,078 Views / 358 Replies  
Thanks to EVERYONE here, successes and not-so successful.

If you had talked with Apple in the past, and failed to get satisfaction, I urge you to try again.

Be patient. Be calm. Explain in...
Posted by raynman, on Sep 17, 2009 at 01:39 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Powerbook HD vs. Superdrive resolved 5,779 Views / 2 Replies  
I just wanted to post some more information publicly from a private message that I received from a forum member.

He had to acquire a replacement HD and cable for his 1.67ghz powerbook, and had...
Posted by raynman, on May 15, 2009 at 07:35 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I got it working! 5,779 Views / 2 Replies  
Well, I am happy to report that the situation is resolved with my powerbook not seeing the superdrive, but I still do not really understand exactly why it was unavailable in the system profiler as I...
Posted by raynman, on May 13, 2009 at 08:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
POwerbook G4 does not see optical drive in System Profiler 5,779 Views / 2 Replies  
I have a very strange situation in a powerbook G4 (1.67ghz, hi-res 15" screen).

I bought the laptop non-working, installed a new power board (plug on old one was fried!) Installed a 250gb HD which...
Posted by raynman, on May 11, 2009 at 10:44 AM, in Mac Notebooks
re: 13.3" Macbook White New Memory upgrade problem - another macbook ram puzzle 2,710 Views / 3 Replies  
Hi baparry.

I have a similar problem, but not identical, so I would be interested if you found resolution for your situation. Or if anyone else has ideas...

I just purchased two sticks Patriot...
Posted by raynman, on Mar 9, 2009 at 08:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks Steve - hadn't considered the multimeter... 464 Views / 6 Replies  
Thanks Steve - hadn't considered the multimeter because the contacts are significantly smaller than my probes will handle, but I guess I could fashion some pins into small probes and find the one...
Posted by raynman, on Jan 7, 2009 at 08:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
keyboard, mouse, trackpad and power all seem to... 464 Views / 6 Replies  
keyboard, mouse, trackpad and power all seem to go into a single cable, looks to be 10 or 12 contacts...

any idea which contacts to jump? (they are VERY small)

Posted by raynman, on Jan 7, 2009 at 07:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
power macbook sans keyboard/palmrest? 464 Views / 6 Replies  
Hi all,

Does anyone know of a way to power up a macbook, for diagnostic purposes, with the keyboard/trackpad/palmrest removed? I am in a situation of needing to "bench test" a macbook board, and...
Posted by raynman, on Jan 7, 2009 at 02:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
apple replaced mine 467 Views / 4 Replies  
I recently bought a "broken" macbook off ebay, took it apart, and got it running again, except the battery would not charge, and out of frustration took it to the genius bar (local) where the genius...
Posted by raynman, on Jan 6, 2009 at 01:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I was afraid that it might be logicboard, but ? 779 Views / 2 Replies  
Summary so far: I purchased an ibook with the well-known ATI graphics chip problems, which caused the screen to display garbled graphics and eventually failure to progress in the boot process;...
Posted by raynman, on Jun 28, 2007 at 11:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Perplexing! ibook G3 boot problems; any help? 779 Views / 2 Replies  
I've been in and out of several G3 ibooks in the past few months, but I have never been so close to, yet so far from getting one running as this time. You can tell I do this for fun, because I'd have...
Posted by raynman, on Jun 23, 2007 at 11:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
re: ibook G4 problem - Langdon 153,277 Views / 253 Replies  
I am not personally familiar with the G4 ibook graphics problem, but I understand that the symptoms range from garbled graphics to total inability to boot with a loud (high-speed) fan noise.

Posted by raynman, on Apr 21, 2007 at 07:44 AM, in Mac Notebooks
to gh3, ...the apple logo is lit by the same... 153,277 Views / 253 Replies  
to gh3,

...the apple logo is lit by the same light which provides light to the screen (which was not lit on my machine when it had the graphic problem), check for screen backlight failure by...
Posted by raynman, on Mar 5, 2007 at 08:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I chose TORCH! "Wish me luck (torch or pay???)!" 153,277 Views / 253 Replies  
Well. I finally got the guts and the heatgun, and BY GOLLY! IT WORKS! I performed this miracle following the instructions provided by Guy Kuo, and my ibook is, at this moment, loading OSX 10.3...
Posted by raynman, on Feb 22, 2007 at 12:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
ibook ATI chip reflow repair option 153,277 Views / 253 Replies  
I have been researching this problem for some time, now. Own an ibook 800mhz with typical video/crash/lockup problems alleviated somewhat by significant pressure to left of the trackpad.

I've seen...
Posted by raynman, on Feb 13, 2007 at 09:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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