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Interesting that the article said the problem was... 820 Views / 2 Replies  
Interesting that the article said the problem was only with the non-glossy screens. Haven't seen any confirmation on any other site of this production disruption being anything more than rumor.
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Posted by iBorg, on Dec 7, 2006 at 12:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Security Update 2006-007 borked my apps 438 Views / 2 Replies  
My 3-week-old MacBook Pro 2.33 GHz installed the update fine, but afterward, I couldn't open several key apps: MS Word, MS Entourage, Snapz Pro, Now Up-To-Date and TexEdit Plus. Nothing helped,...
Posted by iBorg, on Dec 7, 2006 at 12:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My first thought, too - the only time my fans... 1,141 Views / 13 Replies  
My first thought, too - the only time my fans have been audible at all is while ripping DVDs with HandBrake to put on my iPod. Even then, they're more quiet that the baseline fan noise my 4-year old...
Posted by iBorg, on Nov 13, 2006 at 09:54 AM, in Mac Notebooks
WTF? :brick: iBorg 7,498 Views / 41 Replies  
WTF? :brick:

iBorg
Posted by iBorg, on Nov 1, 2006 at 07:12 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I read that elsewhere, too ... can anyone... 7,498 Views / 41 Replies  
I read that elsewhere, too ... can anyone confirm?

MY 15" 2.33GHz MBP is scheduled to ship on 10/31 with 2 day shipping. I went for Glossy, after comparing the screens on CoreDuo MBPs at Apple...
Posted by iBorg, on Oct 29, 2006 at 01:40 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Anyone know how much an Apple store would charge... 961 Views / 11 Replies  
Anyone know how much an Apple store would charge to swap a drive? Or CompUSA?

I've replaced the HD on every Mac laptop I've owned, at least twice each, and never had a problem. But I keep the old...
Posted by iBorg, on Oct 27, 2006 at 10:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Agreed - with every other laptop manufacturer now... 4,350 Views / 48 Replies  
Agreed - with every other laptop manufacturer now shipping C2D units, it would be an extreme embarassment for Apple to continue to sell "last generation" Core Duos in its "Pro" lineup. Now that Apple...
Posted by iBorg, on Oct 22, 2006 at 09:09 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Another big change I hope to see is making HD... 6,128 Views / 54 Replies  
Another big change I hope to see is making HD swaps easier, ala MacBook! Ridiculous that Apple has made this so difficult until now, having to half-disassemble PowerBooks, MacBook Pros, and iBooks to...
Posted by iBorg, on Sep 18, 2006 at 07:38 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Crap. C'mon, Apple! I'm dyin' here! :brick: ... 16,848 Views / 224 Replies  
Crap. C'mon, Apple! I'm dyin' here!

:brick:

iBorg
Posted by iBorg, on Sep 12, 2006 at 06:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Apple will probably do like they did with the... 16,848 Views / 224 Replies  
Apple will probably do like they did with the iPod rebate here in the States - when the C2D iMac was announced, the iMac purchase no longer qualified for the iPod rebate, only the Core Duo product...
Posted by iBorg, on Sep 9, 2006 at 05:55 PM, in Mac Notebooks
LOL - count on that! The iPod rebate already does... 16,848 Views / 224 Replies  
LOL - count on that! The iPod rebate already does NOT include the new C2D iMacs, it's for "Core Duo" Macs. They, of course, used the iPod rebate to help clear inventory in preparation for C2D units. ...
Posted by iBorg, on Sep 8, 2006 at 06:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Searching xlr8yourmac.com... 753 Views / 9 Replies  
Searching xlr8yourmac.com (http://forums.xlr8yourmac.com/drivedb/search.drivedb.lasso) there are reports from 5 users, including Aluminum PowerBooks, and from a 1 GHz Titanium Book user (like me) who...
Posted by iBorg, on Aug 23, 2006 at 07:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ditto! Got my 1 GHz TiBook 11/02, and it seems... 16,848 Views / 224 Replies  
Ditto! Got my 1 GHz TiBook 11/02, and it seems glacially slow now, but I've been waiting for Merom, and it's almost here ........ C'mon, Apple!

:cool:

iBorg
Posted by iBorg, on Aug 21, 2006 at 02:14 AM, in Mac Notebooks
How "new" does a TiBook have to be to be able to... 753 Views / 9 Replies  
How "new" does a TiBook have to be to be able to use a larger hard drive? I have a 3 1/2 year old 1 GHz TiBook, and am thinking of upgrading to a 160GB drive - would it work for this 'Book?
...
Posted by iBorg, on Aug 19, 2006 at 10:31 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I just had this happen with my G5 iMac 2GHz -... 725 Views / 2 Replies  
I just had this happen with my G5 iMac 2GHz - I've been burning data CD's and DVD's, burning home iMovie projects with iDVD, and ripping audio CD's with no problems. Suddenly last week, my superdrive...
Posted by iBorg, on Jul 10, 2006 at 02:16 AM, in Mac Desktops
Hmmm .... never heard that before, are you sure?... 2,519 Views / 26 Replies  
Hmmm .... never heard that before, are you sure? If so, they would surely only price-match same-branded, same-SKU ram, which would be different from OWC ram typically.

Back on-topic, I've bought...
Posted by iBorg, on Jun 1, 2006 at 11:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ditto. If Dell can offer the 256MB GeForce... 5,128 Views / 85 Replies  
Ditto.

If Dell can offer the 256MB GeForce Go 7400 TurboCache as BTO for $129, so could Apple, but they chose to cripple the MB to force MBP sales. (But then you're also forced into the increased...
Posted by iBorg, on Jun 1, 2006 at 02:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Anyone have experience with WoW on a MacBook?... 1,108 Views / 5 Replies  
Anyone have experience with WoW on a MacBook? This is one of the only games I play now, and it plays fine on my 2nd gen. iMac G5 2GHz. I'd expect much worse on a MB, but would appreciate anyone's...
Posted by iBorg, on Jun 1, 2006 at 01:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The largest HD available for MB and MBP is the... 2,498 Views / 17 Replies  
The largest HD available for MB and MBP is the 120 GB, since it requires a SATA drive - the 160 GB Seagate is PATA.

I'm anxiously awaiting larger SATA drives - my 120 GB drive is almost full of...
Posted by iBorg, on May 19, 2006 at 03:09 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Good idea, for those who've bought one of these. ... 35,845 Views / 314 Replies  
Good idea, for those who've bought one of these.

Since I've been awaiting resolution of this snafu, all I can do is to periodically check to see when it's "safe" to buy ......

:hmm:

iBorg
Posted by iBorg, on Dec 12, 2005 at 03:54 AM, in Mac Notebooks
It's been a couple of weeks since anyone updated... 35,845 Views / 314 Replies  
It's been a couple of weeks since anyone updated their experience on the screen lines (although other forums continue to discuss this), and I'm curious, now that another couple weeks' production has...
Posted by iBorg, on Dec 11, 2005 at 03:24 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Congrats, Pete - good to hear your replacement is... 1,606 Views / 30 Replies  
Congrats, Pete - good to hear your replacement is working better for you! Keep us updated, let us know how the "lines problem" goes with time, and post some pics when you get a chance!

You'd gone...
Posted by iBorg, on Nov 18, 2005 at 01:29 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I have exactly the same problem with my 1 GHz... 1,240 Views / 15 Replies  
I have exactly the same problem with my 1 GHz Titanium PB, with either of 2 batteries. The "time remaining" readout says I have 2:30 to 3:00 at full charge, but at just under 1:00 remaining, suddenly...
Posted by iBorg, on Nov 15, 2005 at 05:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Battery Information: Battery... 1,671 Views / 36 Replies  
Battery Information:

Battery Installed: Yes
First low level warning: No
Full Charge Capacity (mAh): 3831
Remaining Capacity (mAh): 3365
Amperage (mA): -1376
Voltage (mV): 15320
...
Posted by iBorg, on Nov 14, 2005 at 04:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
LOL - you really are full of yourself, aren't... 35,845 Views / 314 Replies  
LOL - you really are full of yourself, aren't you?

No, I'm amused by the simplicity of ciparis' suggestion, for relieving you of your frustration with this thread! (Especially since over the past...
Posted by iBorg, on Nov 14, 2005 at 01:53 AM, in Mac Notebooks
:thumbsup: iBorg 35,845 Views / 314 Replies  
:thumbsup:

iBorg
Posted by iBorg, on Nov 14, 2005 at 01:36 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Probably right about the Apple Store employees,... 35,845 Views / 314 Replies  
Probably right about the Apple Store employees, although I've heard them admit to the "white spot problem" on earlier G4's!

That was my point exactly, concerning the DDR2 ram - it's clocked down...
Posted by iBorg, on Nov 13, 2005 at 10:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I believe you - many others have said the same. ... 35,845 Views / 314 Replies  
I believe you - many others have said the same.

Makes me wonder if it's spotty - I'm a really harsh critic of quality, especially when it comes to LCD screens, and try as hard as I could, I could...
Posted by iBorg, on Nov 13, 2005 at 01:26 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sounds like your PBook should be replaced as a... 35,845 Views / 314 Replies  
Sounds like your PBook should be replaced as a DOA unit.

This gives me more hope that the PBooks having such obvious lines are defective, and could be replaced/recalled, and that perhaps more...
Posted by iBorg, on Nov 13, 2005 at 12:19 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I tried both the 15"s and 17"s, using iPhoto... 35,845 Views / 314 Replies  
I tried both the 15"s and 17"s, using iPhoto pics, but also the standard desktop backgrounds that come with the PBooks, both the swirling colors, and solid colored backgrounds, as I'd read that the...
Posted by iBorg, on Nov 13, 2005 at 12:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Wildcard - are the horizontal lines in your 15"... 35,845 Views / 314 Replies  
Wildcard - are the horizontal lines in your 15" really like those on the right side of your image link? Because those are so obviously distorted, and, as in my post above, the screens I saw today at...
Posted by iBorg, on Nov 12, 2005 at 10:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Until today I hadn't had a chance to get to the... 35,845 Views / 314 Replies  
Until today I hadn't had a chance to get to the Apple Store at Mall of America to see the Powerbook screens for myself. Today I spent an hour on them - 3 of the 15" PB's and 3 of the 17" PB's,...
Posted by iBorg, on Nov 12, 2005 at 10:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Which is subjective, and your judgment of... 35,845 Views / 314 Replies  
Which is subjective, and your judgment of bitch-worthiness is no more valid than anyone else's. If you don't like a "bitching thread," ..... don't click on it!

As I said, you have some valid...
Posted by iBorg, on Nov 9, 2005 at 01:27 AM, in Mac Notebooks
C'mon, John! You have some (I repeat, some)... 35,845 Views / 314 Replies  
C'mon, John! You have some (I repeat, some) valide points, but you of all people complaining about labels? You mean like calling anyone with complaints about the 15" screen "whiners?"

:stick:
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Posted by iBorg, on Nov 9, 2005 at 12:41 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I think Mark is pulling your chain. (reference to... 1,276 Views / 15 Replies  
I think Mark is pulling your chain. (reference to the "it's not a bug, it's a feature" by Micro$oft)

:cool:

iBorg
Posted by iBorg, on Nov 5, 2005 at 01:27 AM, in Mac Notebooks
While this thread is about 15" PBooks, it's... 35,845 Views / 314 Replies  
While this thread is about 15" PBooks, it's interesting to note that I haven't heard any 17" PBook owners having this screen problem. Is this only in the 15" PBooks?

:cool:

iBorg
Posted by iBorg, on Nov 4, 2005 at 07:55 PM, in Mac Notebooks
(double post - sorry) 1,523 Views / 22 Replies  
(double post - sorry)
Posted by iBorg, on Nov 4, 2005 at 12:26 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Better hope so - rebate is good for purchases... 1,523 Views / 22 Replies  
Better hope so - rebate is good for purchases through November 8, and postmarked by December 8 .....

:cool:

iBorg
Posted by iBorg, on Nov 4, 2005 at 12:25 AM, in Mac Notebooks
$200 rebate up now! $1799 - not bad, including... 1,523 Views / 22 Replies  
$200 rebate up now! $1799 - not bad, including free shipping, and no sales tax!

:cool:

iBorg
Posted by iBorg, on Oct 29, 2005 at 12:32 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Accident? No. The lack of a 7448 is reportedly... 15,808 Views / 154 Replies  
Accident? No. The lack of a 7448 is reportedly because of either Freescale failing to be able to provide them in quantity yet, or from an unresolved glitch, more likely the former. Apple gave what it...
Posted by iBorg, on Oct 26, 2005 at 12:23 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, "dude," you don't know dick about my... 4,348 Views / 53 Replies  
Well, "dude," you don't know dick about my background, so cut the 'tude about how market savvy you are. You aren't. When you have an MBA as your second professional degree, come back and talk to...
Posted by iBorg, on Oct 25, 2005 at 11:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
LOL - are you kidding? Putting the 7448 into the... 4,348 Views / 53 Replies  
LOL - are you kidding? Putting the 7448 into the PB would be vastly more newsworthy than the "upgrade" this month, which was mainly a price drop, and a screen resolution bump! The 7448 would give a...
Posted by iBorg, on Oct 25, 2005 at 10:55 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I agree - I can't imagine Apple letting their... 15,808 Views / 154 Replies  
I agree - I can't imagine Apple letting their top-shelf laptops languish for another year, after already stagnating for the past 9 months! Perhaps they'll go with Yonah, but many opine that they'll...
Posted by iBorg, on Oct 23, 2005 at 11:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Let me reemphasize this point: If you spill... 1,129 Views / 8 Replies  
Let me reemphasize this point: If you spill liquid onto your laptop, DO NOT start it up, wake it up, etc. - IMMEDIATELY cut the power (unplug, and remove battery), and let it dry out. Powering any...
Posted by iBorg, on Oct 23, 2005 at 10:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If no one has found anything from Apple... 1,155 Views / 8 Replies  
If no one has found anything from Apple concerning whether there is any increased brightness of the 15" PBook, has anyone had a chance to check them head-to-head? Or do we now have 3 categories of...
Posted by iBorg, on Oct 22, 2005 at 10:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Here... 795 Views / 4 Replies  
Here (http://www.chipmunk.nl/klantenservice/applemodel.html) is the link to the site, which states:

"If you would like to have more information on your Macintosh (model, date of production, etc)...
Posted by iBorg, on Oct 22, 2005 at 02:29 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm trying to get someone to confirm this - as... 1,155 Views / 9 Replies  
I'm trying to get someone to confirm this - as I've inquired in this thread (http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.php?t=273266), Apple's descriptions only speak of the 46% brighter screen in the 17"...
Posted by iBorg, on Oct 20, 2005 at 08:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
New 17" PB Screens brighter, but not 15" screens??? 1,155 Views / 8 Replies  
In Apple's 17" Powerbook Hardware (http://www.apple.com/powerbook/index17.html) description, they say:

"The first thing you’ll notice about the new 17-inch PowerBook G4 is its drop-dead gorgeous...
Posted by iBorg, on Oct 20, 2005 at 07:14 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Here's... 8,752 Views / 97 Replies  
Here's (http://www.apple.com/powerbook/display.html) the link to the Apple page concerning the screens on the 15" and 17".

"The 1680-by-1050-pixel display on the new 17-inch PowerBook sports over...
Posted by iBorg, on Oct 20, 2005 at 04:35 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Hmmm.....there are so many things I'd like to... 8,752 Views / 97 Replies  
Hmmm.....there are so many things I'd like to know about the new 15" PB:
1. Screen brightness, compared to previous revision
2. Battery life, including viewing DVD's
3. Airport reception - again,...
Posted by iBorg, on Oct 20, 2005 at 04:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
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