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The only possibility I see in the short term is... 771 Views / 6 Replies  
The only possibility I see in the short term is an added model; a 1900x1200 display for the 17-inch PowerBook. But please don't hold your breath...
Posted by David Hagan, on Apr 22, 2005 at 10:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Start up the computer with the system DVD in your... 555 Views / 3 Replies  
Start up the computer with the system DVD in your computer and hold down the option key after the chime. Choose the hardware test partition, and I would say if your computer still does the same...
Posted by David Hagan, on Apr 20, 2005 at 05:01 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I was reading this thread and I just noticed I... 4,782 Views / 12 Replies  
I was reading this thread and I just noticed I was starting to wear a shine into my space bar. Does anyone else have this problem? It's an 17-inch PB.

Regarding cleaning keyboards...compressed...
Posted by David Hagan, on Apr 11, 2005 at 10:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Silly question: Remapping function keys 748 Views / 5 Replies  
Hey guys,

I feel silly asking this because I think I should know the answer...

How do I remap the F9 and F10 keys on my 17-inch PowerBook to be used for Exposé, instead of keyboard illumination?...
Posted by David Hagan, on Feb 27, 2005 at 07:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Congrats Ticktactoe! The 15-inch PowerBook is... 1,147 Views / 10 Replies  
Congrats Ticktactoe! The 15-inch PowerBook is the sweet spot. Although I must say that the 17-inch display is a jaw dropper. The 15-inch has a brighter backlight though.
Posted by David Hagan, on Feb 26, 2005 at 06:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
1.5GHz PowerBook G4, 64 MB Radeon 9700 SP... 918 Views / 10 Replies  
1.5GHz PowerBook G4, 64 MB Radeon 9700

SP 1.8GHz G5, 128 MB Radeon 9600 XT
Posted by David Hagan, on Feb 25, 2005 at 03:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The OS X Setup Assistant is brilliant. I can't... 781 Views / 12 Replies  
The OS X Setup Assistant is brilliant. I can't believe how well it works. All you need is a 6-pin to 6-pin Firewire cable...which is the same cable used for an iSight.
Posted by David Hagan, on Feb 23, 2005 at 07:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Other relevant info: ... 1,031 Views / 10 Replies  
Other relevant info:
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=22194
Posted by David Hagan, on Feb 23, 2005 at 02:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If you're going to be heavy into Motion, I would... 918 Views / 10 Replies  
If you're going to be heavy into Motion, I would spare yourself and get the dual processor Power Mac G5.
Posted by David Hagan, on Feb 23, 2005 at 11:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I have Motion installed on my PB. It's okay. ... 918 Views / 10 Replies  
I have Motion installed on my PB. It's okay. It's choppier the more layers added to the project. I have to do a lot of RAM previews. My PB has 1.5 GB of RAM. I have a friend with a SP G5 1.8 and...
Posted by David Hagan, on Feb 23, 2005 at 12:53 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I know what you're talking about. The new... 504 Views / 4 Replies  
I know what you're talking about. The new PowerBooks do get warm, but not unbearably hot unless you are doing something CPU intensive for a long period of time (i.e. Motion).
Posted by David Hagan, on Feb 22, 2005 at 11:41 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Rest assured, of all of the things to worry... 578 Views / 3 Replies  
Rest assured, of all of the things to worry about, this is not one of them. It's not going to cave in, unless your hand weighs like 400 lbs.
Posted by David Hagan, on Feb 22, 2005 at 12:25 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I have had a combo 1.5 Rev. D for about the past... 7,903 Views / 91 Replies  
I have had a combo 1.5 Rev. D for about the past week. I haven't put it through anything major yet. Like the others, I have not heard the fan yet. I almost afraid to post this because I don't want...
Posted by David Hagan, on Feb 16, 2005 at 08:07 AM, in Mac Notebooks
That's really stinks that you can't get access to... 1,431 Views / 34 Replies  
That's really stinks that you can't get access to check it out. The iMac G5 is user serviceable and it should be the model for the next PowerBook design. It must be costing Apple a fortune in...
Posted by David Hagan, on Feb 15, 2005 at 10:36 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If I have one of the new PowerBooks with the... 13,807 Views / 109 Replies  
If I have one of the new PowerBooks with the scrolling track pad, if I used System Restore or Carbon Copy Cloner to clone the new PowerBook to the last revision PowerBook, would the scroll feature...
Posted by David Hagan, on Feb 14, 2005 at 08:09 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I have always thought that Apple would be the... 561 Views / 6 Replies  
I have always thought that Apple would be the best to do this:

Build a desktop Mac with a "module" hard drive which works kind of like a RAID. Then, when you want to be portable, you could take...
Posted by David Hagan, on Feb 12, 2005 at 08:51 PM, in Networking
The 12's screen will not change until Apple has... 6,250 Views / 57 Replies  
The 12's screen will not change until Apple has other major new things to add to the PowerBook line, like G5 processors or dual core G4s. When this happens, I think you'll see a better screen and a...
Posted by David Hagan, on Feb 12, 2005 at 08:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Oh. Well I don't have experience with a... 843 Views / 8 Replies  
Oh. Well I don't have experience with a PowerBook 12-inch. I have only had experience with the 15- and 17-inch models. If there is a difference between the 12 and the rest of the line, that's a...
Posted by David Hagan, on Feb 6, 2005 at 05:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I thought I was an audiophile! ;) I have... 843 Views / 8 Replies  
I thought I was an audiophile! ;)

I have never had a problem with the audio in and headphone (line out) jack of the PowerBooks. They have always sounded good to me. Time for new headphones?
Posted by David Hagan, on Feb 6, 2005 at 04:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You wouldn't happen to use Final Cut Pro HD? I... 1,173 Views / 12 Replies  
You wouldn't happen to use Final Cut Pro HD? I had an issue where it sucked up my entire hard drive within about 3 seconds of a log and capture.
Posted by David Hagan, on Feb 6, 2005 at 03:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The best alternative to SideTrack would be for... 2,028 Views / 33 Replies  
The best alternative to SideTrack would be for Apple to build it into the next version of OS X.
Posted by David Hagan, on Dec 25, 2004 at 12:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
No one outside Apple's walls in Cupertino... 1,636 Views / 16 Replies  
No one outside Apple's walls in Cupertino knows...anyone else who says they know of PowerBook G5 details is just speculating.
Posted by David Hagan, on Dec 12, 2004 at 10:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The question is can you wait? Apple will... 986 Views / 18 Replies  
The question is can you wait? Apple will probably update the PowerBooks on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 at the MacWorld San Francisco keynote, given by Apple CEO Steve Jobs. There's good vibes that...
Posted by David Hagan, on Dec 12, 2004 at 08:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well it died again the other day in the middle of... 677 Views / 4 Replies  
Well it died again the other day in the middle of my work day, so I had to improvise. I just received the box this evening, and it will be taken away to Apple Repair tomorrow. This sucks.
Posted by David Hagan, on Nov 19, 2004 at 07:31 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I need some advice — PowerBook 17" woes 677 Views / 4 Replies  
Okay guys, I need some advice...

To cut my story down to a semi-reasonable length, I am on my 2nd 17" PowerBook 1.5GHz. Apple replaced the first one after 4 repairs. I got the brand the new 17"...
Posted by David Hagan, on Nov 16, 2004 at 11:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I wish Apple would offer BTO 7200 RPM drives as... 10,197 Views / 103 Replies  
I wish Apple would offer BTO 7200 RPM drives as an option.
Posted by David Hagan, on Oct 5, 2004 at 08:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
November 2nd is a Tuesday :D 12,112 Views / 85 Replies  
November 2nd is a Tuesday :D
Posted by David Hagan, on Oct 2, 2004 at 09:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I think we will have a revision before MacWorld... 12,112 Views / 85 Replies  
I think we will have a revision before MacWorld of PowerBooks only because I think this year's MacWorld will be all about Tiger. I think Apple is going to really hype this version of OS X. Just...
Posted by David Hagan, on Sep 25, 2004 at 12:55 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Apple announces quarterly earnings on September... 12,112 Views / 85 Replies  
Apple announces quarterly earnings on September 30th. The cram and jam promo ends September 25th. At present the PowerBook is about two weeks shy of the average number of days between updates. I...
Posted by David Hagan, on Sep 25, 2004 at 11:05 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Good question. I was thinking about this the... 1,080 Views / 22 Replies  
Good question. I was thinking about this the other day, and how I should go back to using an external drive for my music. Right now, I keep my iTunes Music Library on my PowerBook. It's about 27...
Posted by David Hagan, on Sep 25, 2004 at 10:24 AM, in Mac Notebooks
It appears that even with the G4's choked... 12,112 Views / 85 Replies  
It appears that even with the G4's choked bandwidth, it still gives the G5 a run for the money in certain instances clock for clock...but the other benefit for the G5 is the 64-bit processor vs....
Posted by David Hagan, on Sep 24, 2004 at 11:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Use water to moisten a cloth. This is the safest... 750 Views / 11 Replies  
Use water to moisten a cloth. This is the safest method and it works well.
Posted by David Hagan, on Sep 19, 2004 at 10:32 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Ports on the side or in the back? 1,099 Views / 26 Replies  
Do you like your ports on the side with the new PowerBooks? Or did you like them when they were in the back, as with the previous enclosure PowerBooks, like the Titanium?
Posted by David Hagan, on Sep 19, 2004 at 10:28 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Depends on what you're doing. If you're into... 993 Views / 11 Replies  
Depends on what you're doing. If you're into creative stuff — like video editing, graphic design — It's not going to last as long because these programs will become more complex and require better...
Posted by David Hagan, on Sep 12, 2004 at 11:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
In the past, I've used Disk Utility's "Restore"... 761 Views / 12 Replies  
In the past, I've used Disk Utility's "Restore" feature sans any problems. It was relatively quick too seeing it had to copy 37 GB. I have found CCC flaky in the past...it would get halfway and...
Posted by David Hagan, on Sep 6, 2004 at 09:35 AM, in Mac Notebooks
From Apple's Website, Motion's Minimum System... 790 Views / 8 Replies  
From Apple's Website, Motion's Minimum System Requirements...

One of the following graphics cards:
— ATI Radeon 9800 XT (R360)
— ATI Radeon 9800 Pro (R350)
—...
Posted by David Hagan, on Aug 19, 2004 at 06:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
This... 1,149 Views / 6 Replies  
This (http://forums.appleinsider.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=45079) interesting thread over at AppleInsider gives one hope that a PowerBook G5 might be sooner, rather than later.
Posted by David Hagan, on Aug 14, 2004 at 01:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Update: CCC hung on me twice...midway through... 602 Views / 7 Replies  
Update: CCC hung on me twice...midway through each time. I'm now restoring using the Disk Utility like you said...booted from the OS X Installer Disk.
Posted by David Hagan, on Jul 24, 2004 at 10:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't know if I have said it here, but I know... 1,246 Views / 21 Replies  
I don't know if I have said it here, but I know I've said it somewhere on the net...the only possibility I see -- if at all -- is a 17" PowerBook G5, just because it will require a tremendous amount...
Posted by David Hagan, on Jun 6, 2004 at 10:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I understand the frustration of TiBook owners who... 3,184 Views / 56 Replies  
I understand the frustration of TiBook owners who bought TiBooks that November only to have the 17" come along that January. If you don't think that Apple wouldn't do it again, this time with a G5,...
Posted by David Hagan, on Jun 3, 2004 at 08:19 AM, in Mac Notebooks
There is not a cintilla of evidence that the iMac... 3,184 Views / 56 Replies  
There is not a cintilla of evidence that the iMac nor the PowerBook will get G5 processors. It's purely speculation. Based on the way Apple has operated in the past, the iMac has not had a better...
Posted by David Hagan, on Jun 1, 2004 at 10:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Whenever the PowerBook G5 comes out, I'm on it. ... 3,184 Views / 56 Replies  
Whenever the PowerBook G5 comes out, I'm on it. I have had good luck with Rev. A. Apple Products, except the 15-inch AL PB. I bought the first G3 Power Mac, the first Power Mac with a G4 in it, the...
Posted by David Hagan, on Jun 1, 2004 at 09:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I cannot speak for Power Mac G5s. They are out... 3,184 Views / 56 Replies  
I cannot speak for Power Mac G5s. They are out of stock at the online Apple Store. And they probably will be updated (specs wise) between now and WWDC on June 28th. My guess would be that those...
Posted by David Hagan, on Jun 1, 2004 at 09:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Let's say for shits and giggles they announce a... 3,184 Views / 56 Replies  
Let's say for shits and giggles they announce a G5 PowerBook 17" at the WWDC at the end of June, I bet it wouldn't be available until August or September anyway. Apple's newest gadgets are usually...
Posted by David Hagan, on Jun 1, 2004 at 08:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well after seeing this "stuck pixel" on a black... 7,914 Views / 66 Replies  
Well after seeing this "stuck pixel" on a black background with a DVD in the drive, it's not a blue pixel, rather a green one. Maybe it went from blue to green? I dunno, it doesn't look any...
Posted by David Hagan, on Jun 1, 2004 at 08:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You can think you're calibrating until your blue... 7,914 Views / 66 Replies  
You can think you're calibrating until your blue in the face (sorry for the punn). If the backlight has an overall blue bias, it's going to bias the foreground (the LCD). That's just a mere fact.
Posted by David Hagan, on May 31, 2004 at 11:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
About LCD display pixel anomalies: ... 7,914 Views / 66 Replies  
About LCD display pixel anomalies:

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=22194
Posted by David Hagan, on May 31, 2004 at 09:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah, Apple receives the LCD panel from a LG or... 7,914 Views / 66 Replies  
Yeah, Apple receives the LCD panel from a LG or Samsung, but Apple has to engineer the bezel around it, and then put a backlight to illuminate the display. I'm presuming since Apple has made the...
Posted by David Hagan, on May 31, 2004 at 07:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I gotta tell you that I messaged it again awhile... 7,914 Views / 66 Replies  
I gotta tell you that I messaged it again awhile ago. This time at least for a minute..maybe more. It's still stuck. Beyond what I have already done to message it and wish it away, it's still...
Posted by David Hagan, on May 31, 2004 at 06:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I messaged it for about 20 seconds and it's still... 7,914 Views / 66 Replies  
I messaged it for about 20 seconds and it's still there. Any other suggestions? How long? Should the screen be on or off?

I know that XBRITE is proprietary to Sony, but surely Apple can come up...
Posted by David Hagan, on May 31, 2004 at 01:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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