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Questions tagged [powerbook]

PowerBook was the name of a wide range of Apple laptops produced from 1991-2006. They were powered at first by Motorola CPUs of the 68k-line and from 1995 onwards used PowerPC processors.

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How can I reinstall Mac OS 9 on a G3 PowerBook's original hard drive?

I have a PowerBook G3 from 2000 or so and would like to put Mac OS 9 on it for nostalgia reasons. There are games that simply don't perform well with SheepShaver, plus networking with SheepShaver isn'...
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How can I modify a PowerBook or iBook G4 to install Yosemite or Sierra?

I own a PowerBook G4 A1104 with 512 mb of ram and 1.5 ghz and I also own an Ibook G4 1.33 Ghz 512 ram. I have seen videos on youtube of people turning their ibook g4 and imac g4 into machines running ...
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How to boot Mac from CD from verbose command line

So already I've tried booting Ubuntu on a USB from the Mac's command line (verboes or something like that). But it didn't seem to work at all and said load size is too small or came up with a no entry ...
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Rescue data from Powerbook G4 with forgotten password

I have a Powerbook G4 whose owner forgot her password. (This is a Powerbook 6,8. The install disk says OSX 10.4 but I don't know if it's been upgraded.) I can't insert the install disk into the ...
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Tiger DVD ripper

I have an old PowerBook G4. Since my new Mac hasn't any built-in DVD reader, I would like to use the old one to copy the movies onto a USB stick to be able to watch them when I'm traveling with the ...
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Use 15“ install DVD with 12” PowerBook

I recently bought a 12" PowerBook G4 on eBay. I'd like to reinstall OS X to have a clean setup, but I can't find any original install discs online. However, I found this one which says it's for 15" ...
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Use old Powerbook G4's screen

I have a broken Powerbook G4 lying around and I'm wondering if I can re-use the screen, that is still fine. Maybe it's impossible, but is there a way to use it with composite video input? Thanks
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Use open firmware mode with external monitor (Powerbook G4)

I am trying to install Debian from USB to a Powerbook G4 with a broken screen. If I boot to the Mac, the external monitor works without problems. But in boot select mode (holding down 'alt' at startup)...
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Can I migrate power mac g5 settings and apps to a power book g4?

I would like to know because I am planning on purchasing a power book g4.
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Time period PowerBook G4 made and sold

What time period was PowerBook G4 Model M8407 manufactured and sold?
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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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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 command+control+...
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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 G4 ...
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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 ...