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I'm such an idiot. I guess I had to "erase" the... 313 Views / 2 Replies  
I'm such an idiot. I guess I had to "erase" the disk before intalling the os onto it. I partitioned the drive and OSX is now loading. :)
Posted by wy4tt, on Oct 8, 2008 at 02:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Oh yeah, the new drive shows up in disk utility.... 313 Views / 2 Replies  
Oh yeah, the new drive shows up in disk utility. I can partition, etc.
Posted by wy4tt, on Oct 8, 2008 at 02:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Please help: No target disk drive on bootup? 313 Views / 2 Replies  
Powerbook 15" aluminum FW800, 1.25ghz, 2 gig ram, 80 gig hd

Several months ago my computer locked up on me during an update. I did a hard restart, and the apple icon appears (makes dong sound) and...
Posted by wy4tt, on Oct 8, 2008 at 02:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Replaced part: PCBA,MLB 1.25GHZ,PB15"...what is this? 1,278 Views / 1 Replies  
The techs at Apple (over the phone) didn't tell me about this part replacement. I just got it back and it's listed as a replaced part. What is this? Logic board?
Posted by wy4tt, on Aug 5, 2005 at 07:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, I haven't bought Tiger and I probably won't... 758 Views / 10 Replies  
Well, I haven't bought Tiger and I probably won't for a while. I don't really feel I need it right now. And if Apple is already skimping on its support for Panther, that's going to be an issue.
Posted by wy4tt, on Jul 29, 2005 at 05:06 PM, in macOS
Looks like we're the only ones who used it. That,... 758 Views / 10 Replies  
Looks like we're the only ones who used it. That, or it works for others. But judging by the number of replies to this post, it's unlikely that Apple will try to fix it.
Posted by wy4tt, on Jul 28, 2005 at 05:41 PM, in macOS
The part about them adding or discontinuing... 758 Views / 10 Replies  
The part about them adding or discontinuing channels at any time? They can obviously do just about anything they want with their software/support. They could close doors tomorrow if they chose. There...
Posted by wy4tt, on Jul 27, 2005 at 11:48 PM, in macOS
Sherlock Phone Book...channel not available? 758 Views / 10 Replies  
I'm still running 10.3.9 and the Phone Book channel has quit working. Says to check back later, but I get the feeling this isn't temporary. Kind of like not being able to view trailers in the movie...
Posted by wy4tt, on Jul 26, 2005 at 08:40 PM, in macOS
Looks like a nice rig. I've been building AMD... 4,092 Views / 136 Replies  
Looks like a nice rig. I've been building AMD systems for years for family and friends. I even use one for a desktop. I've got a mobile CPU that's overclocked to the moon in my desktop. They run...
Posted by wy4tt, on Jul 26, 2005 at 08:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yep. Mine started this just after installing... 740 Views / 9 Replies  
Yep. Mine started this just after installing 10.3.8 as well. And it does clear up if you mess with the brightness manually, like you said. I guess manually setting it overrides the auto function....
Posted by wy4tt, on Feb 16, 2005 at 01:44 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Ambient light sensor causing flicker on Al 15" 740 Views / 9 Replies  
A few times a day, the screen on my al 15" 1.25 starts flickering as if it's trying to find the right brightness for the screen. It's pretty annoying. I reset the pmu, but it's still doing it. This...
Posted by wy4tt, on Feb 15, 2005 at 04:01 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, I've had 10.3.8 for several days, and I... 564 Views / 8 Replies  
Well, I've had 10.3.8 for several days, and I just got the black-screen-after-wakup action. Bummer.
Posted by wy4tt, on Feb 13, 2005 at 02:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Turning Filevault on evidently uses up a great... 1,137 Views / 12 Replies  
Turning Filevault on evidently uses up a great deal of space. Perhaps if you turn FileVault off, in security, it may remove that folder. I was playing around with filevault, and I couldn't turn it on...
Posted by wy4tt, on Feb 10, 2005 at 05:35 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks nbevan. When is 10.3.8 out? 564 Views / 8 Replies  
Thanks nbevan. When is 10.3.8 out?
Posted by wy4tt, on Feb 10, 2005 at 05:29 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Since my dvd player died, I use my al pb all the... 458 Views / 6 Replies  
Since my dvd player died, I use my al pb all the time. S video to rca to the tv. It came with the adapter for that. I also use the headphones jack, and plug right into the speakers I use. You may...
Posted by wy4tt, on Feb 10, 2005 at 03:26 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Too bad it doesn't work with my 15" 1.25. :( I... 13,154 Views / 109 Replies  
Too bad it doesn't work with my 15" 1.25. :( I really like the 2 finger scroll on my buddy's 12". Oh well. Sidetrack works.
Posted by wy4tt, on Feb 10, 2005 at 02:39 AM, in Mac Notebooks
It's probably the horizontal scroll that's... 13,154 Views / 109 Replies  
It's probably the horizontal scroll that's causing it.
Posted by wy4tt, on Feb 10, 2005 at 02:35 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I can't comment on how well it works yet. But my... 643 Views / 5 Replies  
I can't comment on how well it works yet. But my buddy got his yesterday, and that thing is loud! Loud loading discs and loud seeking. fwiw
Posted by wy4tt, on Feb 10, 2005 at 12:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Screen won't come on after waking up a 15" 1.25? 564 Views / 8 Replies  
After I've put the pb to sleep by closing the lid, it will sometimes not come on fully when I reopen it. I open it, and the sleep light goes off, but the screen does not illuminate. Nothing seems to...
Posted by wy4tt, on Feb 10, 2005 at 12:16 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Looks like some PB users have bought this stick: ... 71,336 Views / 651 Replies  
Looks like some PB users have bought this stick:
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=20-155-111&depa=0

Has good reviews, and a lot of them. I'd probably consider it. But...
Posted by wy4tt, on Feb 3, 2005 at 12:37 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Looks like the rebate on the Kingston ram is up... 71,336 Views / 651 Replies  
Looks like the rebate on the Kingston ram is up in a few days (Feb 1).
Posted by wy4tt, on Jan 28, 2005 at 02:09 AM, in Mac Notebooks
fwiw, my 15" went through a creaky stage. there... 1,767 Views / 28 Replies  
fwiw, my 15" went through a creaky stage. there were a times it would make the crack sound when i went to close it. I didn't have anything done to it, and it seems to have worked itself out. Doesn't...
Posted by wy4tt, on Jan 28, 2005 at 02:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Formatting flash drive for compatibility w/ OSX and XP? 665 Views / 1 Replies  
I have a Cruzer Mini 128 flash drive. It worked great with both my Powerbook and my windows machine. I had to format it once in XP, and since then, it intermittently works with osx on the Powerbook....
Posted by wy4tt, on Nov 30, 2004 at 07:17 PM, in macOS
best osx p2p for only a few users? 431 Views / 1 Replies  
i use soulseek for pc, but i'd like something similar for osx. just want to let a few friends have open access to a few folders with pics, songs, projects, etc. soulseek is great because you don't...
Posted by wy4tt, on Sep 28, 2004 at 06:19 PM, in Applications
although your assumption is understandable, my... 923 Views / 10 Replies  
although your assumption is understandable, my observations are of replies to other members, not my own. moderators have been quite fair in responses to my comments and questions. and i'm sure i...
Posted by wy4tt, on Jun 1, 2004 at 04:48 AM, in Mac Notebooks
A word to Moderators 923 Views / 10 Replies  
First of all, I don't want this to sound like a flame on the moderators. It's not. But I won't be surprised if the thread gets moved or erased all together (even though it is pertinent to the PB...
Posted by wy4tt, on Jun 1, 2004 at 03:11 AM, in Mac Notebooks
great, thank you. 398 Views / 2 Replies  
great, thank you.
Posted by wy4tt, on May 18, 2004 at 08:27 PM, in macOS
Will Jaguar install disc for Powerbook 15" load onto Powermac G4 for temp install? 398 Views / 2 Replies  
i know i shouldn't...but i need to load osx on a powermac today, but only have the install dvd that came with my powerbook. can i use it to get the powermac g4 up and running, and use a normal copy,...
Posted by wy4tt, on May 18, 2004 at 07:20 PM, in macOS
thank you both for your replies. i'm running... 559 Views / 5 Replies  
thank you both for your replies. i'm running panther with all updates. it's only happened once (though i normally use my desktop for ps). and no, i couldn't force it.

gorickey, i think the ram...
Posted by wy4tt, on May 17, 2004 at 10:48 PM, in Applications
i had about 5 layers working with 20 gig of free... 559 Views / 5 Replies  
i had about 5 layers working with 20 gig of free hd space.
Posted by wy4tt, on May 17, 2004 at 10:04 PM, in Applications
Photoshop CS and lockups due to insufficient ram in Powerbook? 559 Views / 5 Replies  
this happened on my albook, 15" 1.25 with 512 ram. i was working on a project last night, and when i tried to save to.jpg, i got the spinning disc and a lockup. hoping not to lose the file, i just...
Posted by wy4tt, on May 17, 2004 at 09:27 PM, in Applications
the only thing about the commute, and tell me if... 999 Views / 10 Replies  
the only thing about the commute, and tell me if yours is different, is that it has a tendency to fall forward; especially when the pb isn't in it. i basically have to prop it up against a chair or...
Posted by wy4tt, on May 10, 2004 at 02:18 AM, in Mac Notebooks
thanks Alex. i'll run the command and send you... 547 Views / 6 Replies  
thanks Alex. i'll run the command and send you the info later today.
Posted by wy4tt, on May 7, 2004 at 12:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
that's a good point, that i forgot to mention.... 547 Views / 6 Replies  
that's a good point, that i forgot to mention. i'm using sidetrack with the pb. i guess i could uninstall it and see if it still does this, but i would rather keep sidetrack and put up with it.
Posted by wy4tt, on May 6, 2004 at 11:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
BT mouse...No way to keep trackpad functioning while BT mouse in use?? 547 Views / 6 Replies  
i'm using a Bluetake BT500 mouse with my pb 15" 1.25. the mouse works great, btw. however, when i don't check the option to "ignore trackpad when mouse is present" it still ignores the trackpad with...
Posted by wy4tt, on May 6, 2004 at 09:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Splijinx, that seems like it might be what i'm... 592 Views / 5 Replies  
Splijinx, that seems like it might be what i'm looking for! i'm not quite sure how it works though. looks like 2 parts: one to the speakers and one to the source? if that's the case, you're...
Posted by wy4tt, on Apr 29, 2004 at 04:15 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Bluetooth receiver-to-speakers for Powerbooks? 592 Views / 5 Replies  
looking for some speakers for my powerbook, and i was wondering if anyone had knowledge of a bluetooth receiver for speakers? i like keeping the wires to a minimum, but i'd also like a little more...
Posted by wy4tt, on Apr 28, 2004 at 06:44 AM, in Mac Notebooks
yes, to say the g4 will be faster than a pentium... 1,031 Views / 15 Replies  
yes, to say the g4 will be faster than a pentium m is just plain wrong on most accounts. lets face it, we don't own/buy powerbooks for pure speed anyway.
Posted by wy4tt, on Apr 19, 2004 at 07:30 AM, in Mac Notebooks
firewire target disk mode...hmm. forgive my... 461 Views / 6 Replies  
firewire target disk mode...hmm. forgive my ignorance, but how do you boot into target disk mode?
Posted by wy4tt, on Apr 18, 2004 at 06:29 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Decreased responsiveness w/BT mouse during large file transfers 461 Views / 6 Replies  
i'm using the BT500, and i'm transfering about 13 gigs of music from my pb to the desktop (wirelessly). i just noticed a great deal of lag while using the BT mouse. mainly, the pointer is far less...
Posted by wy4tt, on Apr 13, 2004 at 05:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
i'm sure any rechargeable AAA would work. i need... 16,651 Views / 126 Replies  
i'm sure any rechargeable AAA would work. i need to get some now. i'll post how long the batteries last after these run down.
Posted by wy4tt, on Apr 8, 2004 at 05:06 AM, in Mac Notebooks
just got the bt500 setup. it's a great little... 16,651 Views / 126 Replies  
just got the bt500 setup. it's a great little mouse. although i would want something a little larger for continual use at home, it is absolutely perfect for mobility. paired nicely, and works better...
Posted by wy4tt, on Apr 7, 2004 at 07:31 PM, in Mac Notebooks
well, today's the day...April 1. i'd like to... 16,651 Views / 126 Replies  
well, today's the day...April 1. i'd like to order one, but their website states (in FAQ) that they will be available in June.
Posted by wy4tt, on Apr 1, 2004 at 05:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
thanks. i thought i'd read somewhere that these... 579 Views / 4 Replies  
thanks. i thought i'd read somewhere that these processors' clock speeds are always the same, rather than being able to scale them down for greater battery life. maybe i was wrong?
Posted by wy4tt, on Mar 19, 2004 at 11:07 AM, in Mac Notebooks
if the aluminum powerbooks processor isn't scalable... 579 Views / 4 Replies  
then what does it mean to set processor performance to highest? and if someone can answer this...how much difference in performance is there when energy settings are set to "longest battery life" as...
Posted by wy4tt, on Mar 19, 2004 at 09:29 AM, in Mac Notebooks
basilisk...you are amazing. and sidetrack is, as... 1,583 Views / 27 Replies  
basilisk...you are amazing. and sidetrack is, as kp said, the best app for a powerbook. the scroll function works better on my pb now (don't even know if you updated that function). the corner...
Posted by wy4tt, on Mar 19, 2004 at 12:05 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: btw, maybe i missed something but, why did the... 7,161 Views / 61 Replies  
btw, maybe i missed something but, why did the poll get closed?
Posted by wy4tt, on Mar 16, 2004 at 09:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: i could quote previous user, aside from sending... 7,161 Views / 61 Replies  
i could quote previous user, aside from sending mine in. i'm going to wait. however, mine is noticeably less bright on the right side even with full illumination.
Posted by wy4tt, on Mar 16, 2004 at 09:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
kaymac, nope i was using disk utility. don't have... 590 Views / 9 Replies  
kaymac, nope i was using disk utility. don't have toast. it hasn't done it since i posted this though...2 cds later.
Posted by wy4tt, on Mar 15, 2004 at 11:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Rupert, sorry to hear you've had the problem too.... 590 Views / 9 Replies  
Rupert, sorry to hear you've had the problem too. this forum is full of clever people, i'm guessing that someone will be able to shed some light on things.
Posted by wy4tt, on Mar 15, 2004 at 11:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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