New Powerbook Problems & Other Notes

14 thoughts on “New Powerbook Problems & Other Notes”

  1. I’ve been drooling over the new PowerBooks’ screen resolution, but I just got mine about 6 months ago so I have to just be jealous.

    Several friends have had issues with the 10.4.3 upgrade (ending in boxes that don’t boot) but I had no trouble. Another friend with a ~2 month old PB had similar Airport problems but things mysteriously fixed themselves one day. ?? go figure… Coming from the Linux world, I like reasons for why things behave the way they do. Chances are if you reload the software on your old PB, all the problems will go away, but of course YMMV.

    Thinking of selling your video iPod? 🙂

  2. “As an aside, has anyone else noticed that the continuing success of Apple is translating into more and more hardware problems.”

    With increased success comes increased scrutiny. As their user base grows, Apple’s products will land in the hands of less affectionate customers. All computers have problems. I suspect that Apple’s quality is not sliding as they gain popularity; we are just getting more eyeballs on the problems.

  3. Here is my vote for priorities 🙂

    1) A follow-up to my bandwidth-merger post,
    2) why you love Amazon
    3) future of RSS
    4) the analysis of the SBC+T and MCI+VZ merger,
    5) comparison of EVDO and HSDPA and which card you should buy for your laptop,

  4. Oh OM…
    Actually I’m so glad to read that the 1gig memory upgrade causing issues in my new 15″ PowerBook G4 (purchased last week) is NOT just me!! The power of blogs. Thank you for saying this. I spent the better part of two days with a system that is freezing, dreadfully slow and locking up with airport completely random. Also crashing to black must restart screen.

    Spent the better part of an hour with Apple support who said it sounded like a classic BAD RAM issue. Sounds more like an Apple powerbook issue now that I read this… Wonder, are you using apple ram or Kingston? I’ve got Kingston 1gig in slot #2…that’s the top slot. This was happening with 10.4.2 and also with 10.4.3 so i don’t think the OS is the issue. I pulled the 1gig memory today. Is your ‘D’ key sticking down? I keep having to pop it up with a knife.

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