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Keyboard backlight connector 576 Views / 1 Replies  
I have a 13" MBP (mid-2010). I accidentally ripped the keyboard backlight connector / socket off the logic board when trying to disconnect the backlight. Does anyone know where to get a new...
Posted by phuture, on Aug 28, 2013 at 10:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Been a while! I'm writing this from my fixed... 9,708 Views / 21 Replies  
Been a while! I'm writing this from my fixed macbook! Just wanted to say thanks and give an update: it was the logic board and get this -- the speaker. I agree with lifequest's experiences and...
Posted by phuture, on Dec 1, 2010 at 04:20 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Everytime I download a .rar file and double click... 692 Views / 6 Replies  
Everytime I download a .rar file and double click it, Stuffit automatically opens and assembles it for me. I didn't have to set it or anything. Maybe try stuffit!
Posted by phuture, on Oct 7, 2010 at 05:54 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The genius messed with the power button while... 9,708 Views / 21 Replies  
The genius messed with the power button while holding it to his ear, reset the SMC, tried it with a different plug, tried it without the battery, and tried it without the hard drive. That's when he...
Posted by phuture, on Oct 7, 2010 at 05:51 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Agreed. Tough to diagnose! Powerbook Medic... 9,708 Views / 21 Replies  
Agreed. Tough to diagnose! Powerbook Medic charges $95 for labor and $15 for the cable, $130 for the top case.

I went to the Apple Store, explained why I need it repaired fast, and the Genius...
Posted by phuture, on Oct 6, 2010 at 04:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Did you pay with a credit card? Check what your... 1,016 Views / 14 Replies  
Did you pay with a credit card? Check what your card agreement says. Because (all depending on what card you have) while most cards provide an automatic extended warranty beyond the mfr's on what...
Posted by phuture, on Oct 6, 2010 at 03:40 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Now I wish I did! @vintagegeek, thank you for... 9,708 Views / 21 Replies  
Now I wish I did! @vintagegeek, thank you for the advice, I'l try it :)


I hope it's anything but the logic board. still can't believe how my useful machine has turned into an oversized, shiny...
Posted by phuture, on Oct 5, 2010 at 08:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thank you all for the encouragement and... 9,708 Views / 21 Replies  
Thank you all for the encouragement and suggestions! Pulled the battery, let it sit for 6 hours with no power, then plugged in the power cable. The power cable lit up green. I tried turning it on...
Posted by phuture, on Oct 5, 2010 at 03:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Macbook died w/o warning and won't power up! >.< 9,708 Views / 21 Replies  
Hi,

My 2008 white macbook (2.4 Ghz, 160GB HD, 2GB RAM) died on me all of a sudden. It was running Word, Safari, and iTunes. The screen just went black and I heard the hard drive spin down and it...
Posted by phuture, on Oct 5, 2010 at 08:13 AM, in Mac Notebooks
***more info*** The buzzing / humming noise... 359 Views / 1 Replies  
***more info***

The buzzing / humming noise DID NOT go away when I tried using an inline ground loop isolator. It comes out of the speaker out port, the headphone port, and even the speaker...
Posted by phuture, on Apr 11, 2008 at 10:21 PM, in Mac Desktops
CAREFUL!! that's ur family man, at least give... 802 Views / 8 Replies  
CAREFUL!! that's ur family man, at least give your sister a good price and stuff or else sell it to someone else. Don't do your sister like that!!! You're not doing anyone any favors by selling...
Posted by phuture, on Apr 8, 2008 at 09:20 PM, in Mac Desktops
G4 MDD Speaker hum 359 Views / 1 Replies  
Hi,

Last nite I swapped my G4 dual 450mhz CPU for a dual 1.25 Ghz "windtunnel" CPU with a bad RAM module. I thought it was a good trade. I plug my Harman-Kardon Soundsticks into it and there's...
Posted by phuture, on Apr 8, 2008 at 04:13 PM, in Mac Desktops
The CPUs are both original and have never been... 553 Views / 4 Replies  
The CPUs are both original and have never been removed or modified. It was running stable on Jaguar except for the "jag-lag" on startup inherent to OS 10.2. I noticed that both processors would be...
Posted by phuture, on Aug 31, 2007 at 04:59 PM, in Mac Desktops
Did Tiger disable one of my G4's dual processors? 553 Views / 4 Replies  
My G4's been in storage for about a year and yesterday I broke it out, set it up, and upgraded it to Tiger. I think one of my processors is now disabled! Here's the machine's specs:

dual 450mhz...
Posted by phuture, on Aug 24, 2007 at 10:20 PM, in Mac Desktops
Only thing u lose are those presets... 9,533 Views / 50 Replies  
Only thing u lose are those presets ('optimization') in the Energy Saver panel. U have to manually adjust your sleep time. That's it. But does anyone really use those "better battery life" and...
Posted by phuture, on Jun 10, 2007 at 01:03 AM, in Mac Notebooks
yeah, that jumping around is normal for all PBs... 9,533 Views / 50 Replies  
yeah, that jumping around is normal for all PBs and OSs. Battery expectancy changes with processor use, peripherals drawing power, etc... etc... dunno about ur battery not showing up in system...
Posted by phuture, on May 16, 2007 at 01:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
ever since figuring it out last year, i've been... 9,533 Views / 50 Replies  
ever since figuring it out last year, i've been rockin this hack with absolutely ZERO problems! Battery time is always accurate, as accurate as any other PB. Goes 2 sleep ok, wakes fine, dims...
Posted by phuture, on May 14, 2007 at 07:21 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Whoa, that is very odd indeed! :confused: ... 9,533 Views / 50 Replies  
Whoa, that is very odd indeed! :confused:

Ever since I figured this thing out earlier this year, I've used my Pismo every day and have never had a problem with the trackpad are getting hot. ...
Posted by phuture, on Nov 16, 2006 at 02:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have the updated version with installation... 9,533 Views / 50 Replies  
I have the updated version with installation instructions and readme file but no one to host!!! :brick:

So if anyone wants it, pm me with your email address and I'll send it to u.
Posted by phuture, on Oct 15, 2006 at 01:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sweet mike! OK, so we do know for sure that root... 9,533 Views / 50 Replies  
Sweet mike! OK, so we do know for sure that root works!!! I dunno about a 7200rpm hard drive tho... will a G3 processor be able to make use of it or will a 5400rpm unit be sufficient? I actually...
Posted by phuture, on Sep 28, 2006 at 01:06 AM, in Mac Notebooks
About a month ago I updated this hack, apparently... 9,533 Views / 50 Replies  
About a month ago I updated this hack, apparently in the previous version I released there were some issues with frozen power settings. The one u downloaded is the old version. Most likely, it...
Posted by phuture, on Sep 27, 2006 at 07:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
ummm, that link's been dead for a while. I guess... 902 Views / 8 Replies  
ummm, that link's been dead for a while. I guess your best bet is to PM mburns to see if he still has the file.
Posted by phuture, on Aug 9, 2006 at 07:46 AM, in Mac Notebooks
100GB under the keyboard + (in my case,) 60GB... 9,533 Views / 50 Replies  
100GB under the keyboard +
(in my case,) 60GB in the expansion bay =

going from 100GB to 160GB onboard storage in less than five seconds.

Just flip the lever (depending on drive configuration,...
Posted by phuture, on Jul 16, 2006 at 03:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
hmmm... compared to your 12" alubook, my pismo:... 9,533 Views / 50 Replies  
hmmm...
compared to your 12" alubook, my pismo:

-is slower at ripping cds, video work and 3D (true...)
-is bigger in the right places, has more ram (768), a bigger, faster hard drive with more...
Posted by phuture, on Jul 13, 2006 at 02:37 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Use Testors Putty instead of plastic filler. ... 1,515 Views / 4 Replies  
Use Testors Putty instead of plastic filler. Auto body filler is too tough, you'll sand away the plastic before you sand away the filler. Putty is available at hobby shops... it is used to modify...
Posted by phuture, on Jul 11, 2006 at 04:18 PM, in Hardware Hacking
When I had those photos taken, the specs were: ... 3,623 Views / 21 Replies  
When I had those photos taken, the specs were:

400mhz G3
768MB ram, 60GB hard drive (2mb cache, 4200rpm speed)
8X dual-layer DVD+/-R burner in-machine
AirPort, running 10.2.8 Jaguar.

I've...
Posted by phuture, on Jul 11, 2006 at 03:44 AM, in Hardware Hacking
Well, how do you use your powerbook? 16 months... 1,101 Views / 13 Replies  
Well, how do you use your powerbook? 16 months may actually be good if you are always on the road and run it bone-dry sometimes. 1280mah... I'm guessing you're still getting about an hour's use? A...
Posted by phuture, on Jul 6, 2006 at 04:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Tiger Battery Time Remaining Fix for Pismo NOW AVAILABLE! 902 Views / 8 Replies  
For all u Pismo rockers out there running Tiger and are disappointed that Apple still hasn't addressed the battery saying "calculating... remaining" and its inability to calculate time til fully...
Posted by phuture, on Jul 6, 2006 at 02:58 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Special thanks to mBurns for hosting the file. ... 9,533 Views / 50 Replies  
Special thanks to mBurns for hosting the file. Soon it'll be on the World Wide Web to help Pismo owners everywhere running Tiger! We'll have the address soon, and thanks to Eriamjh for bundling it...
Posted by phuture, on Jul 4, 2006 at 09:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I know that! I'm talking about the plastic by... 1,178 Views / 14 Replies  
I know that! I'm talking about the plastic by the keyboard. The TiBooks had that ring around the machine, and it flaked off exposing the white plastic underneath. His AlBook has that plastic strip...
Posted by phuture, on Jul 4, 2006 at 04:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah, it's the paint flaking off bro. Do a... 1,178 Views / 14 Replies  
Yeah, it's the paint flaking off bro. Do a search on ebay for the titanium powerbooks and you'll see that same nasty paint flaking on like half the TiBooks listed. Don't know about the AlBooks but...
Posted by phuture, on Jul 4, 2006 at 07:53 AM, in Mac Notebooks
As with nearly all Powerbooks Apple has... 756 Views / 4 Replies  
As with nearly all Powerbooks Apple has introduced, it was at one time THE fastest laptop on the planet. The Kanga is faster than its successor, the Wallstreet. It still is a viable machine for...
Posted by phuture, on Jul 4, 2006 at 07:46 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Hey Eriamjh, on my own pismo, I did delete the... 9,533 Views / 50 Replies  
Hey Eriamjh, on my own pismo, I did delete the BatteryUpdater.bundle. On the second pismo I did, I DID NOT delete the BatteryUpdater.bundle and it made no difference. So leave it in if u want. ...
Posted by phuture, on Jul 2, 2006 at 05:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thank u tooki for getting back to me to let me... 9,533 Views / 50 Replies  
Thank u tooki for getting back to me to let me know how to host that file. Unfortunately, I don't have an ISP of my own, I use my college's wireless network. Too bad I can't host it myself or i...
Posted by phuture, on Jul 2, 2006 at 10:15 AM, in Mac Notebooks
10.4.7 sucks! On my Pismo, when I close the lid... 2,121 Views / 28 Replies  
10.4.7 sucks! On my Pismo, when I close the lid it sleeps fine. When I open it, the computer doesn't wake up automatically. I have to press a key to wake it up.

Not that it's anything major,...
Posted by phuture, on Jun 30, 2006 at 10:00 AM, in Mac Notebooks
PISMO OWNERS REJOICE! Battery time display hack for Tiger!!! 9,533 Views / 50 Replies  
Check it:

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c234/phuture95/Tigerbattfix.jpg
Yep, isn't that beautiful? Instead of saying, "Calculating... Remaining" forever, it now displays the estimated time...
Posted by phuture, on Jun 30, 2006 at 09:54 AM, in Mac Notebooks
True, I don't ever use my Pismo outdoors. I... 3,623 Views / 21 Replies  
True, I don't ever use my Pismo outdoors. I figured taking a pic outdoors would be a good way to gauge the increase in brightness.

It is actually a coating on the old screen. From what I...
Posted by phuture, on Jun 21, 2006 at 06:22 AM, in Hardware Hacking
Do you really need System 9.1? I mean, if you're... 832 Views / 8 Replies  
Do you really need System 9.1? I mean, if you're gonna install Jaguar or Panther, I believe it needs OS9.2 to run Classic. My dual G4 had 9.1 (I believe), upgraded to Jaguar, tried to run Classic,...
Posted by phuture, on Jun 19, 2006 at 12:55 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I can say with 100% certainty that IT IS NOT THE... 1,012 Views / 13 Replies  
I can say with 100% certainty that IT IS NOT THE LED. Back in the day when cell phones had black & white screens, people wanted to pimp out their cell phone by replacing the miniature LEDS in it......
Posted by phuture, on Jun 19, 2006 at 12:45 AM, in Mac Notebooks
UPGRADE: My Pismo's New GLOSSY Screen!!! 3,623 Views / 21 Replies  
I am so happy with this latest upgrade!!! I retrofitted my Pismo's original LCD Panel with the new type of Polarizer film... supposedly it absorbs, rather than diffuses ambient light and redirects...
Posted by phuture, on Jun 19, 2006 at 12:23 AM, in Hardware Hacking
Sorry Tooki, didn't know it was considered a... 591 Views / 4 Replies  
Sorry Tooki, didn't know it was considered a peripheral. Like romeosc, I thought it was just a part of the machine.

So system profiler says Bus-> CD-RW/DVD-R -> Matshita DVD-RAM UJ-845s, disc...
Posted by phuture, on Apr 12, 2006 at 10:54 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Pismo going on 6 years plus and still no whine... 2,344 Views / 34 Replies  
Pismo going on 6 years plus and still no whine coming from mine, quiet as midnight... oh wait! you're talking about those new 'books! I was thinking hard about getting one but I think I will delay....
Posted by phuture, on Apr 12, 2006 at 07:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
My Pismo's new Wegener slot-superdrive burns SLOOOOW! 591 Views / 4 Replies  
So I finally ponied up for a superdrive for my Pismo and I got the Wegener slot-loading 8X dual-layer superdrive. Got it a few days ago. I had to sand down my original caddy and shave the bottom of...
Posted by phuture, on Apr 12, 2006 at 06:48 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Hey PB2K, was the processor still there in your... 2,433 Views / 32 Replies  
Hey PB2K, was the processor still there in your garbage-find G4, at least?
Posted by phuture, on Mar 9, 2006 at 09:27 PM, in Mac Desktops
:lol: :D :lol: Haha, yeah, I've run into lots... 2,433 Views / 32 Replies  
:lol: :D :lol:
Haha, yeah, I've run into lots of those myself too!
Posted by phuture, on Mar 9, 2006 at 03:54 PM, in Mac Desktops
That's always an option, but it negates the whole... 372 Views / 2 Replies  
That's always an option, but it negates the whole portability benefit. With those drives comes the a/c adapter.
Posted by phuture, on Mar 8, 2006 at 10:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My $25.00 garage sale SCORE!!! 2,433 Views / 32 Replies  
So the other week, the apartment across mine had a massive garage sale, desks and chairs for $5, old toys for a quarter... so I found a G4 tower sitting all by itself. I asked, "what's that?"...
Posted by phuture, on Mar 8, 2006 at 09:11 PM, in Mac Desktops
SuperDisk compatibility in Tiger with a Pismo? 372 Views / 2 Replies  
So last year, I bought Tiger when it came out. I installed it, and just as when Panther came out, my Superdisk expansion bay drive wasn't recognized. As I use it occasionally, I've had to go back...
Posted by phuture, on Mar 8, 2006 at 04:51 AM, in Mac Notebooks
What's the point of a DVD burner in a Pismo? 421 Views / 2 Replies  
OK, so my original DVD-ROM drive in my Pismo (I think it's the LG-made unit) is on its last legs, it reads dvds only on good days and (this is scary) won't read my OSX install CD. So I was thinking...
Posted by phuture, on Mar 8, 2006 at 04:42 AM, in Mac Notebooks
YAY!!! So it was just a case of the PRAM and... 1,600 Views / 19 Replies  
YAY!!! So it was just a case of the PRAM and main batteries going dead! My Pismo had the same problem when I bought it in 2003 -- it was bought new in 2000 and then put in mothballs by the original...
Posted by phuture, on Mar 1, 2006 at 10:14 AM, in Mac Notebooks
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