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I'd check pbfixit.com. There should be detailed... 455 Views / 7 Replies  
I'd check pbfixit.com. There should be detailed instructions for what you're trying to do.
Posted by benwhanlee, on Dec 30, 2005 at 06:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You could buy a 'bottom' and replace it. ... 796 Views / 5 Replies  
You could buy a 'bottom' and replace it.

pbfixit.com is a good place to start for projects like this. Probably won't be that cheap though.
Posted by benwhanlee, on Dec 3, 2005 at 02:43 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I think you should just bite the bullet and get a... 524 Views / 15 Replies  
I think you should just bite the bullet and get a new one. A battery going down after two years isn't unheard of.

I've had good luck keeping a new battery's capacity up by doing the following:...
Posted by benwhanlee, on Dec 3, 2005 at 02:40 AM, in Mac Notebooks
If you're having issues, get them fixed under... 1,056 Views / 14 Replies  
If you're having issues, get them fixed under warranty ASAP. Sorry to hear that you're having some issues, but from the sound of it they can be fixed. I've had really good experience with repairs so...
Posted by benwhanlee, on Dec 3, 2005 at 02:14 AM, in Mac Notebooks
After perusing technical help forums of every... 2,710 Views / 17 Replies  
After perusing technical help forums of every major computer manufacturer, it appears that all computers are completely flawed and plagued with major issues. So it seems the only logical thing to do...
Posted by benwhanlee, on Nov 26, 2005 at 01:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: Nice clean setup. The least clutter I've seen in... 1,118,674 Views / 4,110 Replies  
Nice clean setup. The least clutter I've seen in a while.
Posted by benwhanlee, on Nov 13, 2005 at 08:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
you may want to check and see if the repair cost... 449 Views / 3 Replies  
you may want to check and see if the repair cost would be covered under your car insurance policy.
Posted by benwhanlee, on Nov 10, 2005 at 10:52 AM, in Mac Notebooks
i've sent mine in for repair during a weekend and... 524 Views / 7 Replies  
i've sent mine in for repair during a weekend and my experience has been that they do not work on weekends. the turnaround time has been great in my experience. they usually receive it, repair it,...
Posted by benwhanlee, on Oct 21, 2005 at 10:21 AM, in Mac Notebooks
My first powerbook was a Ti 667. That was a very... 477 Views / 7 Replies  
My first powerbook was a Ti 667. That was a very good machine. I've had an Al 1.25 and now have an Al 1.67. Here's my 2ยข...

The aluminums are MUCH sturdier than the Ti's. Mine, and others I've...
Posted by benwhanlee, on Oct 16, 2005 at 08:56 AM, in Mac Notebooks
You don't need to change anything on the laptop.... 1,125 Views / 17 Replies  
You don't need to change anything on the laptop. It automatically sets to the channel the network is broadcasting on.

Also, Internet Connect doesn't measure signal strength, it measures some...
Posted by benwhanlee, on Oct 1, 2005 at 12:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You may want to download something like the Air... 1,125 Views / 17 Replies  
You may want to download something like the Air Traffic Control widget. It'll show you if your computer is picking up other wireless signals on the same channel and will help you find a channel...
Posted by benwhanlee, on Oct 1, 2005 at 09:06 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah, make sure you setup your network settings... 814 Views / 16 Replies  
Yeah, make sure you setup your network settings in System Preferences to make sure that it will look for the internet via the ethernet port.

Once you open the network settings, on the 'show' tab...
Posted by benwhanlee, on Sep 30, 2005 at 07:42 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Just throw a sticker for your favorite nfl team... 1,127 Views / 31 Replies  
Just throw a sticker for your favorite nfl team on the aluminum and that takes care of that...
Posted by benwhanlee, on Sep 30, 2005 at 07:36 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Don't fix what ain't broken. 1,555 Views / 16 Replies  
Don't fix what ain't broken.
Posted by benwhanlee, on Sep 27, 2005 at 03:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Agreed. You can never have too much storage. Now... 799 Views / 11 Replies  
Agreed. You can never have too much storage. Now I'm jealous...I thought 80 gb would last me forever but it doesn't matter how much space I have, I think I'll always fill it.
Posted by benwhanlee, on Sep 26, 2005 at 10:44 AM, in Mac Notebooks
disk warrior is a good program, but i wonder if a... 1,846 Views / 32 Replies  
disk warrior is a good program, but i wonder if a bad directory is what's causing your problems. but if you have access to it, use it to check your disk. when you select your drive in disk utility,...
Posted by benwhanlee, on Sep 25, 2005 at 08:20 AM, in Mac Notebooks
that's exactly what the problem is. 530 Views / 6 Replies  
that's exactly what the problem is.
Posted by benwhanlee, on Sep 20, 2005 at 08:47 AM, in Mac Notebooks
i'm just the messenger... 530 Views / 6 Replies  
i'm just the messenger...
Posted by benwhanlee, on Sep 19, 2005 at 06:37 AM, in Mac Notebooks
you can order an updated cd of diskwarrior. the... 530 Views / 6 Replies  
you can order an updated cd of diskwarrior. the version of the os on the cd isn't recent enough to boot your powerbook. i had a 1.25 aluminum powerbook, and then upgraded to a 1.67 model. same thing...
Posted by benwhanlee, on Sep 18, 2005 at 06:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
try the procudure here to see if it helps: ... 1,155 Views / 27 Replies  
try the procudure here to see if it helps:

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=301047

if not, take it in for service. they'll fix it.
Posted by benwhanlee, on Sep 10, 2005 at 03:02 AM, in Mac Notebooks
yeah, i'd definitely call. they probably have it... 1,150 Views / 10 Replies  
yeah, i'd definitely call. they probably have it in their records, don't rely on what you see online. those records aren't updated instantaneously.
Posted by benwhanlee, on Sep 6, 2005 at 01:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
on my titanium, the slider is spring-loaded so... 577 Views / 2 Replies  
on my titanium, the slider is spring-loaded so that normally it sits on the side furthest away from the pcmcia slot. to take it out i slide it towards the pcmcia slot - all the way over. so my slider...
Posted by benwhanlee, on Aug 27, 2005 at 06:29 AM, in Mac Notebooks
i upgraded to a 1.67 w/ 128 video chip from a... 793 Views / 12 Replies  
i upgraded to a 1.67 w/ 128 video chip from a 1.25 superdrive model.

i would say the 1.25 would get hot, the 1.67 gets a bit hotter. haven't had any shutdown issues or anything like that. it's...
Posted by benwhanlee, on Jul 7, 2005 at 11:53 AM, in Mac Notebooks
i was in the exact same situation. something was... 378 Views / 1 Replies  
i was in the exact same situation. something was making the spacebar stick and after i cleaned it, it didn't work right indicating that i didn't put it back properly. i found a document on the apple...
Posted by benwhanlee, on Jul 2, 2005 at 09:32 AM, in Mac Notebooks
some things that you may want to try (sorry if... 1,987 Views / 25 Replies  
some things that you may want to try (sorry if you've already done these):

-repair permissions using disk utility.

-boot from your software cd and run disk utlity's disk repair. if it finds any...
Posted by benwhanlee, on Jun 18, 2005 at 07:14 AM, in Mac Notebooks
a little bit of maintenance will go a long way.... 530 Views / 8 Replies  
a little bit of maintenance will go a long way. repair permissions regularly (say monthly) as well as before and after any software updates or installations. get yourself a program like macjanitor...
Posted by benwhanlee, on Jun 4, 2005 at 05:09 AM, in Mac Notebooks
here is a recap of consumer reports reliability... 1,386 Views / 22 Replies  
here is a recap of consumer reports reliability ratings:
...
Posted by benwhanlee, on May 30, 2005 at 04:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
i have a 667 model and it still runs great. not... 1,166 Views / 12 Replies  
i have a 667 model and it still runs great. not the fastest thing in the world but it's still capable enough.
Posted by benwhanlee, on May 30, 2005 at 10:21 AM, in Mac Notebooks
what rebate are you talking about? is there a... 701 Views / 14 Replies  
what rebate are you talking about? is there a link?
Posted by benwhanlee, on May 26, 2005 at 05:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
the 12" is certainly the more portable of the... 661 Views / 6 Replies  
the 12" is certainly the more portable of the two. if that's your number one priority, go with that.

the 15" seems to have everything else in its favor in your eyes. so unless portability is your...
Posted by benwhanlee, on May 24, 2005 at 01:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
yes, you can definitely do that. 502 Views / 3 Replies  
yes, you can definitely do that.
Posted by benwhanlee, on May 23, 2005 at 06:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
i have the microsoft bluetooth intellimouse and... 502 Views / 3 Replies  
i have the microsoft bluetooth intellimouse and they don't make software for the mac, only windows. it works fine and two-button and scroll wheel support are built into os x. you just can't cusotmize...
Posted by benwhanlee, on May 23, 2005 at 12:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
a few suggestions: -definitely consider... 675 Views / 7 Replies  
a few suggestions:

-definitely consider applecare. if you're in college, it's not a bad deal with your educational discount.

-it's good to get in the habit of performing regular maintenance....
Posted by benwhanlee, on May 22, 2005 at 07:30 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: my batteries usually last about a year. after... 579 Views / 4 Replies  
my batteries usually last about a year. after that, they're down to like, half the original capacity.
Posted by benwhanlee, on May 8, 2005 at 07:46 AM, in Mac Notebooks
i'm up to four bars everywhere in my house. 2,824 Views / 42 Replies  
i'm up to four bars everywhere in my house.
Posted by benwhanlee, on May 1, 2005 at 06:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
there's a question of whether or not your hard... 353 Views / 1 Replies  
there's a question of whether or not your hard drive had os 9 drivers installed or not. i'm guessing not if you don't have an os 9 system folder or even classic support installed...

i want to...
Posted by benwhanlee, on Apr 28, 2005 at 05:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: some of the things you say are true...but the... 1,393 Views / 28 Replies  
some of the things you say are true...but the bottom line is these are products for consumers, which means you hold the ultimate vote in the matter: what you buy. if you think apples have fallen...
Posted by benwhanlee, on Apr 25, 2005 at 05:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
you'll only regret it if you don't... 513 Views / 2 Replies  
you'll only regret it if you don't...
Posted by benwhanlee, on Apr 24, 2005 at 07:48 AM, in Mac Notebooks
i have 1.25 gigs in my 1.25 15" aluminum and 512... 5,634 Views / 98 Replies  
i have 1.25 gigs in my 1.25 15" aluminum and 512 mb in my 667 titanium.

i keep my old stock modules for when i send my machine back into apple for repair. some have complained about apple simply...
Posted by benwhanlee, on Apr 18, 2005 at 04:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
hey irez- so which 3rd party apps of yours... 1,872 Views / 34 Replies  
hey irez-

so which 3rd party apps of yours have stopped cooperating? and now that you've seen and used tiger, would you be willing to go pay for it if you had to? man...i really can't wait to get...
Posted by benwhanlee, on Apr 17, 2005 at 09:59 AM, in Mac Notebooks
may be time to recalibrate your battery if you... 605 Views / 6 Replies  
may be time to recalibrate your battery if you haven't already. charge it until the light goes green. then keep using your computer until it goes to sleep. then charge until green again...
Posted by benwhanlee, on Apr 14, 2005 at 12:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
same issue here - they replaced my logic board. ... 1,538 Views / 14 Replies  
same issue here - they replaced my logic board.

one thing you may want to do before sending yours in for repair is to deauthorize your itunes music account. i guess these are stored on your logic...
Posted by benwhanlee, on Apr 13, 2005 at 01:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
i say go buy your windows machine so we don't... 1,829 Views / 35 Replies  
i say go buy your windows machine so we don't have to take any more of your whining...
Posted by benwhanlee, on Apr 12, 2005 at 01:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
nice review. as a 1.25 owner, i found it really... 2,291 Views / 39 Replies  
nice review. as a 1.25 owner, i found it really helpful. only now i feel like i should upgrade...
Posted by benwhanlee, on Apr 8, 2005 at 03:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
one thing you may want to check... go to... 785 Views / 4 Replies  
one thing you may want to check...

go to 'network' in your system preferences. go to the 'network port configurations' in the pull down options under 'show'. check to make sure the airport port...
Posted by benwhanlee, on Mar 21, 2005 at 08:03 AM, in Mac Notebooks
i too think that's a pretty good signal...if i... 650 Views / 12 Replies  
i too think that's a pretty good signal...if i put my powerbook right next to my aebs then it'll often show that same reading. sometimes it will go all the way, often it will show 13/15. but i'd love...
Posted by benwhanlee, on Mar 19, 2005 at 04:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
you can also just check the signal level using... 650 Views / 12 Replies  
you can also just check the signal level using internet connect. for some reason istumbler and macstumbler give me really low readings on my signal in my aluminum (but not my titanium). those...
Posted by benwhanlee, on Mar 19, 2005 at 12:36 PM, in Mac Notebooks
i didn't experience any increase in heat, but... 716 Views / 10 Replies  
i didn't experience any increase in heat, but there was an increase in noise. there was more of a constant hum than with the stock model, but it wasn't enough to really bother me.
Posted by benwhanlee, on Mar 13, 2005 at 03:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
i put a 7200 rpm drive into my Ti667 and it was a... 716 Views / 10 Replies  
i put a 7200 rpm drive into my Ti667 and it was a lot easier than i thought it was going to be - and i'm not good at tinkering with stuff. and the machine was definitely a bit quicker. slightly more...
Posted by benwhanlee, on Mar 12, 2005 at 08:22 AM, in Mac Notebooks
when it comes to vram, i'd say go for more as you... 661 Views / 8 Replies  
when it comes to vram, i'd say go for more as you can't upgrade your vram later.
Posted by benwhanlee, on Mar 10, 2005 at 02:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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