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Can I swap an LCD between different laptop generations?

I have a pair of old laptops: 15" PowerBook G4 (Aluminum) with various issues, but a working screen 15" MacBook Pro (2007) with a broken screen, but otherwise fine Can the PowerBook screen be ...
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Is there TRIM support in OS X 10.6.9 for PowerPC?

A friend of mine has a PowerBook running 10.6.9. To give it another lease of life, he'd like to install an SSD. Question is: does OS X on PPC have TRIM support?
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How/where to get spare parts like screen hinges for very old Macs like PowerBook 5300?

Where to find spare parts for very old Macs like e. g. a PowerBook 5300 (like screen hinges or other parts)? Are there retailers in USA or Europe specialized in such parts?
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17" Powerbook G4 must sit for hours to boot

OS 10.4.11 1440x900 Resolution 1.67 GHz Power PC Processor 2x512 MB sticks of RAM = 1 GB total RAM I have tried several troubleshooting methods including different startup key combinations to reset ...
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Broken PowerBook G4

My PowerBook G4 is broken and has been for a couple of months now. I owned it while it was working for about 1 and a half years. When it broke originally, I was restarting it after changing the boot ...
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Apple powerbook G4 17" Trying to install Linux

I believe followed the directions on how to create a bootable USB drive from the Ubuntu website. My question is how can I get my Powerbook to boot from the USB drive? I tried doing the ...
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iPhone 4s does not synch with iTunes 9.2.1

I have iTunes 9.2.1 on a G4 PPC Powerbook and new iPhone 4s (Sept 2012) does not appear in the device list to synch music with Powerbook.
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Do Solid State Drives need Power Management? Do they need sleep?

Is there any positive (or negative) to checking the power management option "Put hard disks to sleep" when I only have a SSD drive installed? Is there any difference if I'm connected to another ...
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Why is the Apple logo upside down when the lid is open on the older Apple notebooks?

Why is the Apple logo upside down when the lid is open on the older Apple notebooks?
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Powerbook g4 not fully booting to login screen FireWire problems

I posted earlier about this and I got an answer that told me to use a FireWire cable to connect to another Mac and load the files onto that Mac. Here is a link to the earlier question: Powerbook G4 ...
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Creating a Backup of a Mac hard drive that won't boot?

PowerBook G4 laptop no longer boots. Hooked PowerBook G4 to another running Mac using Firewire and held down the 'T' key on boot up. This is a Mac similar to the one I connected the PowerBook ...
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Powerbook G4 not fully booting to login screen

I wanted to change the boot logo for my Powerbook G4 so i used MacOS X to find the location. I changed it and had to change some permissions to do so. I then restarted the computer. It reached the ...