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PM sent re: AMD-PC notebook (but it runs Linux,... 736 Views / 6 Replies  
PM sent re: AMD-PC notebook (but it runs Linux, fellas, honest! ;) )
Posted by wildcard, on Jan 20, 2007 at 10:00 AM, in Marketplace
You're looking to sell only-no trades, correct? 785 Views / 6 Replies  
You're looking to sell only-no trades, correct?
Posted by wildcard, on Jun 5, 2006 at 08:08 PM, in Marketplace
Bump: laptop for $1600 USD in cash or... 1,114 Views / 14 Replies  
Bump: laptop for $1600 USD in cash or PC-laptop+cash value.
Posted by wildcard, on Jun 5, 2006 at 07:00 PM, in Marketplace
PM sent 1,193 Views / 7 Replies  
PM sent
Posted by wildcard, on Jun 5, 2006 at 06:07 PM, in Marketplace
That's a pretty good price in my opinion. 1,193 Views / 7 Replies  
That's a pretty good price in my opinion.
Posted by wildcard, on Jun 1, 2006 at 08:21 PM, in Marketplace
Bump: will consider some PC laptops (P4-M,... 1,114 Views / 14 Replies  
Bump: will consider some PC laptops (P4-M, 'Centrino' laptops, and AMD Turion-64) + cash in trade for this laptop.
Posted by wildcard, on May 24, 2006 at 06:02 PM, in Marketplace
Bump for price drop-now $1800 1,114 Views / 14 Replies  
Bump for price drop-now $1800
Posted by wildcard, on May 19, 2006 at 06:51 AM, in Marketplace
Ygm 340 Views / 1 Replies  
Ygm
Posted by wildcard, on May 15, 2006 at 10:18 PM, in Marketplace
Really? Usually I get asked that constantly... 1,114 Views / 14 Replies  
Really?

Usually I get asked that constantly by bidders on past auctions, as proof that the auction isn't a fraud.

You have me curious now-is there a reason you're recommending not posting it?
Posted by wildcard, on Apr 14, 2006 at 10:05 AM, in Marketplace
Ebay listing: ... 1,114 Views / 14 Replies  
Ebay listing:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=9712795526&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT&rd=1
Posted by wildcard, on Apr 14, 2006 at 09:24 AM, in Marketplace
Reasonable offers considered. 1,114 Views / 14 Replies  
Reasonable offers considered.
Posted by wildcard, on Apr 13, 2006 at 08:29 PM, in Marketplace
One last bump before the weekend; if there are no... 1,114 Views / 14 Replies  
One last bump before the weekend; if there are no hits on the Powerbook as of Monday morning, I'll be placing it on Ebay.
Posted by wildcard, on Apr 12, 2006 at 10:15 PM, in Marketplace
Bump for feedback-I based the price I'm asking... 1,114 Views / 14 Replies  
Bump for feedback-I based the price I'm asking off of the cost of refurbed 17" hi-res models from the Apple store (stock model at $1999 which has only 512 MB RAM) and from the listings on...
Posted by wildcard, on Apr 10, 2006 at 09:51 AM, in Marketplace
Ask and ye shall receive :) Screen/front ... 1,114 Views / 14 Replies  
Ask and ye shall receive :)

Screen/front
http://i2.tinypic.com/tapnnr.jpg

Serial Pic (serial available on email request)
http://i2.tinypic.com/tapo2x.jpg

Right side ports...
Posted by wildcard, on Apr 9, 2006 at 10:18 AM, in Marketplace
FS: 17" Rev E Powerbook 1,114 Views / 14 Replies  
For sale is a 5-month old Powerbook.

Details:
*17-inch display with 1680x1050 resolution
*1.67GHz PowerPC G4 processor
*1GB RAM (DDR2 PC2-4200 SDRAM at 333MHz, 2x512 MB DIMMS)
*120GB 5400rpm...
Posted by wildcard, on Apr 9, 2006 at 08:18 AM, in Marketplace
PM sent re: 17" 1.67 Powerbook 426 Views / 4 Replies  
PM sent re: 17" 1.67 Powerbook
Posted by wildcard, on Mar 11, 2006 at 05:23 PM, in Marketplace
I believe the subwoofer is housed in the left... 1,618 Views / 30 Replies  
I believe the subwoofer is housed in the left speaker enclosure. That might explain the difference in response.
Posted by wildcard, on Nov 29, 2005 at 12:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Hi: I have a Dell 700m with the following...... 605 Views / 3 Replies  
Hi:

I have a Dell 700m with the following...

*1.6 Ghz Pentium M processor
*512 MB RAM
*60 GB drive (assume 4200 RPM)
*Intel 2200 b/g wireless internal card
*8-cell battery (about 5 hours...
Posted by wildcard, on Nov 25, 2005 at 03:06 PM, in Marketplace
Well, I got my replacement Powerbook as well... 1,618 Views / 30 Replies  
Well, I got my replacement Powerbook as well (Serial W8540)...

I haven't had much time to test it out so far since I'm at work, but here's my quick impressions....

*Lines are still there, but...
Posted by wildcard, on Nov 18, 2005 at 04:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
This is really good to hear. I could deal with... 1,618 Views / 30 Replies  
This is really good to hear. I could deal with the lines as is if I *HAD* to, but if DisplayConfigX was right and these things only got 40-50 Hz refresh rates, I'd rather claw my eyes out that have...
Posted by wildcard, on Nov 17, 2005 at 03:36 PM, in Mac Notebooks
How's the refresh rate? Any headaches/eye strain... 1,618 Views / 30 Replies  
How's the refresh rate? Any headaches/eye strain compared to the old one you sent back?
Posted by wildcard, on Nov 17, 2005 at 02:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, mine went back for engineering review... 36,017 Views / 314 Replies  
Well, mine went back for engineering review today. I'll be getting a replacement from all indications. I'm debating not even opening the second box if it has a W8 serial number.

If I hear anything...
Posted by wildcard, on Nov 15, 2005 at 10:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
This would correspond with some of the findings... 36,017 Views / 314 Replies  
This would correspond with some of the findings from the Apple discussion board about the refresh rate of some of the affected displays being 43-50 Hz rather than 60, in my opinion.
Posted by wildcard, on Nov 15, 2005 at 01:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The headaches are EXACTLY why I decided to return... 36,017 Views / 314 Replies  
The headaches are EXACTLY why I decided to return mine-even with the screen seeming to clear up after an OS reinstall.
Posted by wildcard, on Nov 15, 2005 at 08:30 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Ok, now this is just @#[email protected]#[email protected]#$ wierd... ... 36,017 Views / 314 Replies  
Ok, now this is just @#[email protected]#[email protected]#$ wierd...

Prepping my Powerbook for return tomorrow, I wiped the hard drive and put a fresh copy of OS 10.4.2 (off the shipping CD), then applied all available...
Posted by wildcard, on Nov 13, 2005 at 08:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, the one variable that hasn't been confirmed... 36,017 Views / 314 Replies  
Well, the one variable that hasn't been confirmed for the alleged (this is the best term for it, no negative connotation intended)no-line Powerbooks was their serial numbers. So far, every affected...
Posted by wildcard, on Nov 13, 2005 at 08:52 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Keep in mind that the picture quality of my... 36,017 Views / 314 Replies  
Keep in mind that the picture quality of my screen is terrible :lol:

The lines I have are on a par with the ones VisualForces posted a pic of. My situation is more of a gap-between-pixel is...
Posted by wildcard, on Nov 12, 2005 at 10:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Here's a copy of the letter I am including with... 36,017 Views / 314 Replies  
Here's a copy of the letter I am including with my Powerbook when I return it, both as a text file on the desktop and in paper form...

APPLE TECHNICIANS/ENGINEERS-PLEASE READ re: case 55055154!
...
Posted by wildcard, on Nov 12, 2005 at 09:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I would say that my screen is now on a par with... 36,017 Views / 314 Replies  
I would say that my screen is now on a par with the one 17" new PB I saw. The lines are stil visible, but not as prominent compared to any vertical lines.

Looking at the 'infamous' crankycat...
Posted by wildcard, on Nov 12, 2005 at 05:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, I can try, but my digicam isn't the best... 36,017 Views / 314 Replies  
Well, I can try, but my digicam isn't the best and I don't have anything like Photoshop to clean up the image....

http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/4140/p101000417ha.th.jpg...
Posted by wildcard, on Nov 12, 2005 at 04:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
hmmm.... I notice an improvement in my lines... 36,017 Views / 314 Replies  
hmmm....

I notice an improvement in my lines after trying the old Apple standby of resetting the NVRAM and the PMU (I know the PMU controls some of the video functions like refresh rate). They're...
Posted by wildcard, on Nov 12, 2005 at 03:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
While we're waiting from an official response... 36,017 Views / 314 Replies  
While we're waiting from an official response from Apple, I've found that a custom calibration of 2.2 Gamma/D50 white point combined with the brightness set to half makes the lines less hard on my...
Posted by wildcard, on Nov 12, 2005 at 10:25 AM, in Mac Notebooks
It's entirely possible that Apple switched screen... 36,017 Views / 314 Replies  
It's entirely possible that Apple switched screen manufacturers,even for the 12" model that didn't change resolutions. Any newly made 12"s might have a different screen than older models. Notice that...
Posted by wildcard, on Nov 11, 2005 at 06:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
When I went to the Apple Store in my area, I saw... 36,017 Views / 314 Replies  
When I went to the Apple Store in my area, I saw the lines on ALL the new models...12", 15", and 17" alike. I just think the unique native resolution of the 15" makes the lines more noticable.
Posted by wildcard, on Nov 11, 2005 at 06:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
This is the best illustration of what a normal... 36,017 Views / 314 Replies  
This is the best illustration of what a normal screen looks like (the kid on the left) vs what a lot of new 15" DL Powerbook owners are seeing (the kid on the right). Best viewed on a CRT or other...
Posted by wildcard, on Nov 11, 2005 at 02:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Interesting research....(take 2) 36,017 Views / 314 Replies  
Link was so relevant I double-posted it :D
Posted by wildcard, on Nov 10, 2005 at 02:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Interesting research....(take 2) 36,017 Views / 314 Replies  
Here guys-look at the CORRECT link....

http://discussions.info.apple.com/[email protected]@.68be6956
Posted by wildcard, on Nov 10, 2005 at 02:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Definitely not the diagonal reflections, though I... 36,017 Views / 314 Replies  
Definitely not the diagonal reflections, though I see those as well. :(
Posted by wildcard, on Nov 10, 2005 at 02:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm sorry about the rough responses you've gotten... 36,017 Views / 314 Replies  
I'm sorry about the rough responses you've gotten regarding having to 'prove' that your screen doesn't have lines...

That being said, I can clearly see them on image-3BBE10DD521111DA and...
Posted by wildcard, on Nov 10, 2005 at 02:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Interesting research.... 36,017 Views / 314 Replies  
http://discussions.info.apple.com/[email protected]@.68be6956

It is becoming apparent that those having the lines have different monitor timings that those that do not...
Posted by wildcard, on Nov 10, 2005 at 12:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
This is odd... I used PixelCheck to test the... 36,017 Views / 314 Replies  
This is odd...

I used PixelCheck to test the display on my 15" DL Powerbook and showed no evidence of the lines for a solid red, blue, green, black, or white screen.

I only really notice the...
Posted by wildcard, on Nov 10, 2005 at 09:55 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Simply put, because I really screwed up my budget... 1,109 Views / 12 Replies  
Simply put, because I really screwed up my budget after going on vacation last week and getting cash ASAP is a really good thing. I do appreciate the concern, though.

I'll have my 700m up on Ebay,...
Posted by wildcard, on Aug 23, 2005 at 12:27 PM, in Marketplace
Bump for price drop-selling/asking $800 USD 1,109 Views / 12 Replies  
Bump for price drop-selling/asking $800 USD
Posted by wildcard, on Aug 23, 2005 at 12:06 PM, in Marketplace
Any interest in trading one of these outright for... 1,445 Views / 19 Replies  
Any interest in trading one of these outright for a Dell 700m? PM me if interested-the stats on my 700m are posted elsewhere on here.
Posted by wildcard, on Aug 23, 2005 at 07:58 AM, in Marketplace
Bump to bring this one back from the dead.... ... 1,109 Views / 12 Replies  
Bump to bring this one back from the dead....

Updated to reflect that the wireless card has been upgraded to an Intel 2200B/G internal mini-PCI (which makes the machine a full Centrino-even the...
Posted by wildcard, on Aug 1, 2005 at 03:52 PM, in Marketplace
PM and email sent 869 Views / 7 Replies  
PM and email sent
Posted by wildcard, on Jul 27, 2005 at 10:35 PM, in Marketplace
PM sent with specs 863 Views / 12 Replies  
PM sent with specs
Posted by wildcard, on Jul 25, 2005 at 10:15 AM, in Marketplace
Any pics of this bad boy, and are you considering... 863 Views / 12 Replies  
Any pics of this bad boy, and are you considering non-Apple laptops as trade options?
Posted by wildcard, on Jul 25, 2005 at 09:11 AM, in Marketplace
If only you were taking trades on non-Mac... 597 Views / 8 Replies  
If only you were taking trades on non-Mac hardware for the Albook...

:(
Posted by wildcard, on Jul 7, 2005 at 09:38 AM, in Marketplace
Oops-disregard my PM-I missed your 'no trade'... 462 Views / 1 Replies  
Oops-disregard my PM-I missed your 'no trade' comment in your post.
Posted by wildcard, on Jun 7, 2005 at 10:01 AM, in Marketplace
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