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raudi01
Oct 25, 2012, 01:27 PM
Alright so to start things off I've never owned an apple computer. But I bought a book g4 off ebay. I have yet to get it but in the add it said there was one key missing from the keyboard. In the pictures I noticed it was the key to the left of the spacebar. So after I won the bidding on the book I started to search for a replacement key or keyboard but i've had no luck finding one. So I was wondering if anyone knew of a ebay store or even online store I could find one to fix it. Also a diy on how to do it would be great. Ohyeah the Ibook model number is M9164LL/A. Thanks for taking the time to read



skateny
Oct 25, 2012, 01:45 PM
Alright so to start things off I've never owned an apple computer. But I bought a book g4 off ebay. I have yet to get it but in the add it said there was one key missing from the keyboard. In the pictures I noticed it was the key to the left of the spacebar. So after I won the bidding on the book I started to search for a replacement key or keyboard but i've had no luck finding one. So I was wondering if anyone knew of a ebay store or even online store I could find one to fix it. Also a diy on how to do it would be great. Ohyeah the Ibook model number is M9164LL/A. Thanks for taking the time to read

Um, it looks like you got the 800MHz iBook. (You would have helped yourself by searching around these forums first, but that doesn't help you at all right now.) The G4 iBooks top out at 1.42MHz, I believe, and can't boot OS 9, though they can run OS 9 in Classic Mode through OS X. The latest OS for PowerPC Macs is Leopard 10.5.8, and it's generally recommended that you're running at a minimum of 1GHz for that version.

Back to your question. . .I don't know of any place where you can go to purchase a single key, though I wouldn't be surprised if you could find a replacement keyboard on eBay.

Though you've obviously no obligation to post it here, I am curious how much you paid for your iBook and what condition it's in according to the seller's ad.

raudi01
Oct 25, 2012, 01:54 PM
Um, it looks like you got the 800MHz iBook. (You would have helped yourself by searching around these forums first, but that doesn't help you at all right now.) The G4 iBooks top out at 1.42MHz, I believe, and can't boot OS 9, though they can run OS 9 in Classic Mode through OS X. The latest OS for PowerPC Macs is Leopard 10.5.8, and it's generally recommended that you're running at a minimum of 1GHz for that version.

Back to your question. . .I don't know of any place where you can go to purchase a single key, though I wouldn't be surprised if you could find a replacement keyboard on eBay.

Though you've obviously no obligation to post it here, I am curious how much you paid for your iBook and what condition it's in according to the seller's ad.

Yeah I had no clue where to.post this. I did search ebay for avehole keyboard but im not sure if im not searching. For it correctly but I can't find one that is specifically for the book I bought. I did find some but im not sure they are the correct ones and i'm notand sure how to find out if it is. I paid $81 for the ibook and 19 for shipping. The description said it was in overall good condition. And would hold a charge for 3 hours with it up and running.

skateny
Oct 25, 2012, 02:15 PM
Yeah I had no clue where to.post this. I did search ebay for avehole keyboard but im not sure if im not searching. For it correctly but I can't find one that is specifically for the book I bought. I did find some but im not sure they are the correct ones and i'm notand sure how to find out if it is. I paid $81 for the ibook and 19 for shipping. The description said it was in overall good condition. And would hold a charge for 3 hours with it up and running.

Three hours is great for a 12-year-old iBook. You can look up specs and just about everything else for your Book at everymac.com. Also provides links for buying upgrades and accessories. I think you can max out the RAM at 1GB, but might be more than that.

Also, I found this on eBay. It's what you're looking for, though the price is about 25% if what you paid for the iBook. Maybe someone else here can help with a spare key or keyboard. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-iBook-G3-A1005-800MHz-12-Original-Clear-Keyboard-with-Ribbon-Great-Cond-/300702559241?pt=PCA_Mice_Trackballs&hash=item460344ec09

There are also threads here that can help you in speeding up your iBook with RAM, eliminating (mostly Intel) clutter, faster browsers and the like. If like many people here you're up to doing your own upgrades, there's help here for that as well (HDD, optical drive, etc.).

raudi01
Oct 25, 2012, 02:57 PM
Three hours is great for a 12-year-old iBook. You can look up specs and just about everything else for your Book at everymac.com. Also provides links for buying upgrades and accessories. I think you can max out the RAM at 1GB, but might be more than that.

Also, I found this on eBay. It's what you're looking for, though the price is about 25% if what you paid for the iBook. Maybe someone else here can help with a spare key or keyboard. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-iBook-G3-A1005-800MHz-12-Original-Clear-Keyboard-with-Ribbon-Great-Cond-/300702559241?pt=PCA_Mice_Trackballs&hash=item460344ec09

There are also threads here that can help you in speeding up your iBook with RAM, eliminating (mostly Intel) clutter, faster browsers and the like. If like many people here you're up to doing your own upgrades, there's help here for that as well (HDD, optical drive, etc.).

Yeah I didn't figure 3 hours was bad either. And I've found new batteries on ebay for fairly cheap for it (atleast I thought they were cheap for a battery. And apply at that) as to upgrades and things like that my plan was to get a little more familiar with the setup and decide if I like mac or pc. Like I said this is my first mac some im very excited. I've messed with them a few times but never any thing serious mainly just browse the internet on one. And thank you for searching a little for a keyboard. It is a little more than I would like to pay right at the moment but maybe ill be able to find one cheaper sometime in the future

666sheep
Oct 25, 2012, 03:24 PM
Ask them for key you need for your iBook: http://www.powerbookmedic.com/White-iBook-G4-Keys---Individual-Key-Keycap-p-16601.html

There are full specs of your new purchase: www.everymac.com/systems/apple/ibook/specs/ibook_g4_800_12.html

Check also sticky FAQ for PowerPC Macs (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1091765) for some upgrade and software tips.

skateny
Oct 25, 2012, 03:27 PM
Yeah I didn't figure 3 hours was bad either. And I've found new batteries on ebay for fairly cheap for it (atleast I thought they were cheap for a battery. And apply at that) as to upgrades and things like that my plan was to get a little more familiar with the setup and decide if I like mac or pc. Like I said this is my first mac some im very excited. I've messed with them a few times but never any thing serious mainly just browse the internet on one. And thank you for searching a little for a keyboard. It is a little more than I would like to pay right at the moment but maybe ill be able to find one cheaper sometime in the future

A good way to start is to look through the FAQ section for PPC at the top of this forum. The PowerPC is no longer supported by Apple, so unless you have access to a time machine, forums such as this one are likely to be your best resource.

Also, browse the various PPC threads based on your interests.

If you're used to working with current Windows PCs, then you'll find your iBook is slow in comparison. Some threads here can help you with that.

But don't be discouraged. There are things you can do to make your iBook snappy for routine (and some better-than-routine) tasks.

rjcalifornia
Oct 25, 2012, 06:02 PM
Yeah I had no clue where to.post this. I did search ebay for avehole keyboard but im not sure if im not searching. For it correctly but I can't find one that is specifically for the book I bought. I did find some but im not sure they are the correct ones and i'm notand sure how to find out if it is. I paid $81 for the ibook and 19 for shipping. The description said it was in overall good condition. And would hold a charge for 3 hours with it up and running.

Ok, the price is good for the speed. Max out the RAM to 1 GB and it will be good for a lot of things. Being a former ibook G3 owner until 5 months ago (it burned), the ibook you bought will be very usable nowadays, you just need the right software.

And get the keyboard linked on a previous post. It is cheap

4JNA
Oct 25, 2012, 10:04 PM
when you get the ibook, take a good picture of the keyboard up close showing the missing key and a couple around it and post it (or a link to it). i'll dig through the spare parts box and see what i can find. shouldn't be more than a postage stamp to send you one if i can find the one you're missing. best of luck.

raudi01
Oct 26, 2012, 06:06 AM
Ask them for key you need for your iBook: http://www.powerbookmedic.com/White-iBook-G4-Keys---Individual-Key-Keycap-p-16601.html

There are full specs of your new purchase: www.everymac.com/systems/apple/ibook/specs/ibook_g4_800_12.html

Check also sticky FAQ for PowerPC Macs (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1091765) for some upgrade and software tips.

Thanks that website with the specs is nice

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when you get the ibook, take a good picture of the keyboard up close showing the missing key and a couple around it and post it (or a link to it). i'll dig through the spare parts box and see what i can find. shouldn't be more than a postage stamp to send you one if i can find the one you're missing. best of luck.

Yeah I could do that.and that would be great

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Ok, the price is good for the speed. Max out the RAM to 1 GB and it will be good for a lot of things. Being a former ibook G3 owner until 5 months ago (it burned), the ibook you bought will be very usable nowadays, you just need the right software.

And get the keyboard linked on a previous post. It is cheap

Alright thanks for the advice. Do you have any idea how much it will be to upgrade the RAM to 1gb?

DeSnousa
Oct 26, 2012, 06:11 AM
Ram in the iBook should be up to 1.25Gb. 256mb is built into the mother board and there is one free ram slot for up to 1Gb.

Typing this on my 1.2ghz iBook. Has been a few years but still kicks along great. Testimony to the build quality!

raudi01
Oct 26, 2012, 06:31 AM
Ok, the price is good for the speed. Max out the RAM to 1 GB and it will be good for a lot of things. Being a former ibook G3 owner until 5 months ago (it burned), the ibook you bought will be very usable nowadays, you just need the right software.

And get the keyboard linked on a previous post. It is cheap

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?itemId=390475474863&index=2&nav=SEARCH&nid=85863197053. Is that a decent price?

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Alright I've got another question. Should I run a anti virus? If so what should I run?

4JNA
Oct 26, 2012, 10:37 AM
(ebay) Is that a decent price?

the stick on ebay is about $34 shipped. the same thing on OWC (http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other%20World%20Computing/2100DDRSO1GB/) is $33 plus a buck something for USPS shipping. lifetime warranty, easy return if it fails, way better than ebay for about the same money is my 2 cents.

AMAZON (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000DIWUO/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&seller=) also has some, bit cheaper if saving a couple dollars matters.

Alright I've got another question. Should I run a anti virus? If so what should I run?

hell no. don't run anything that will slow the beasty down, plus no need.

raudi01
Oct 26, 2012, 11:44 AM
the stick on ebay is about $34 shipped. the same thing on OWC (http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other%20World%20Computing/2100DDRSO1GB/) is $33 plus a buck something for USPS shipping. lifetime warranty, easy return if it fails, way better than ebay for about the same money is my 2 cents.

AMAZON (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000DIWUO/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&seller=) also has some, bit cheaper if saving a couple dollars matters.



hell no. don't run anything that will slow the beasty down, plus no need.

What's OWC?

rjcalifornia
Oct 26, 2012, 11:48 AM
http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?itemId=390475474863&index=2&nav=SEARCH&nid=85863197053. Is that a decent price?

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Alright I've got another question. Should I run a anti virus? If so what should I run?

Indeed, it is a fair price :)

You don't need an antivirus. BTW, which version of mac you have? Post screenshot! haha

GGJstudios
Oct 26, 2012, 11:50 AM
Alright I've got another question. Should I run a anti virus? If so what should I run?
Macs are not immune to malware, but no true viruses exist in the wild that can run on Mac OS X, and there never have been any since it was released over 10 years ago. The only malware in the wild that can affect Mac OS X is a handful of trojans, which can be easily avoided by practicing safe computing (see below). Also, Mac OS X 10.6 and later versions have anti-malware protection (http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4651) built in, further reducing the need for 3rd party antivirus apps.
Mac Virus/Malware FAQ (http://guides.macrumors.com/Mac_Virus/Malware_FAQ)

Make sure your built-in Mac firewall is enabled in System Preferences > Security > Firewall


Uncheck "Open "safe" files after downloading" in Safari > Preferences > General


Disable Java in your browser (Safari (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5241), Chrome (http://www.podfeet.com/wordpress/tutorials/how-to-disable-java-in-chrome/), Firefox (http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/How%20to%20turn%20off%20Java%20applets)). This will protect you from malware that exploits Java in your browser, including the recent Flashback trojan (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5244). Leave Java disabled until you visit a trusted site that requires it, then re-enable only for the duration of your visit to that site. (This is not to be confused with JavaScript, which you should leave enabled.)


Change your DNS servers to OpenDNS servers by reading this (http://guides.macrumors.com/Mac_Virus/Malware_FAQ#Why_am_I_being_redirected_to_other_sites.3F).


Be careful to only install software from trusted, reputable sites. Never install pirated software. If you're not sure about an app, ask in this forum before installing.


If you're running Mountain Lion, check your Gatekeeper settings in System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General > Allow applications downloaded from. For more information on these settings: OS X: About Gatekeeper (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5290)


Never let someone else have access to install anything on your Mac.


Don't open files that you receive from unknown or untrusted sources.


For added security, make sure all network, email, financial and other important passwords are long and complex, including upper and lower case letters, numbers and special characters.


Always keep your Mac and application software updated. Use Software Update for your Mac software. For other software, it's safer to get updates from the developer's site or from the menu item "Check for updates", rather than installing from any notification window that pops up while you're surfing the web.

That's all you need to do to keep your Mac completely free of any Mac OS X malware that has ever been released into the wild. While you may elect to use it, 3rd party antivirus software is not required to keep your Mac malware-free.

If you still want to run antivirus for some reason, ClamXav (http://www.clamxav.com/) (which is free) is one of the best choices, since it isn't a resource hog, detects both Mac and Windows malware and doesn't run with elevated privileges. You can run scans when you choose, rather than leaving it running all the time, slowing your system.

4JNA
Oct 26, 2012, 12:01 PM
What's OWC?

click the link... it takes you to 'Other World Computing' to the product page for the ram you need.

the web site is macsales.com and they are great place to get stuff/upgrades for Mac systems.

skateny
Oct 26, 2012, 01:36 PM
I can personally vouch for this seller. $21.99 with lifetime guarantee.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/330569782974?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

raudi01
Oct 26, 2012, 07:46 PM
Alright so everyone is giving amazing help. All I wanted out of this post is where to get a key or keyboard and we are now on upgrades. This has been a ton of help and thank you everyone. Im so excited to get it. The tracking says it should be here the 2nd :)

raudi01
Oct 27, 2012, 10:25 AM
so I got it early :) so i am using it rite now to type this post overall its in decent shape the top of the keybaord is kinda lifted up so it like wiggles? kinda hard to explain without showing you in person but other than that and the missing the ket everything seems to be working good so far i like it so far and cant wait to start getting to know it

skateny
Oct 27, 2012, 11:20 AM
so I got it early :) so i am using it rite now to type this post overall its in decent shape the top of the keybaord is kinda lifted up so it like wiggles? kinda hard to explain without showing you in person but other than that and the missing the ket everything seems to be working good so far i like it so far and cant wait to start getting to know it

Congratulations on your new member of the family! ;)

If your keyboard is like mine, ther are two latches near the "esc" and "F12" keys. These are used to pop out and then re-seat the keyboard.

How are you connected to the Internet? Did your iBook come with Airport/Airport Extreme?

raudi01
Oct 27, 2012, 12:45 PM
Congratulations on your new member of the family! ;)

If your keyboard is like mine, ther are two latches near the "esc" and "F12" keys. These are used to pop out and then re-seat the keyboard.

How are you connected to the Internet? Did your iBook come with Airport/Airport Extreme?

yes it came with airport extreme what is that? is that how it connects to wifi?

skateny
Oct 27, 2012, 01:36 PM
yes it came with airport extreme what is that? is that how it connects to wifi?

Yes, that's how it connects to WiFi. I don't thing your iBook came with APE installed unless it was ordered. Previous owner must have ordered it or had it installed after he bought it. It's good that you have one less thing to screw around with.

raudi01
Oct 27, 2012, 09:28 PM
alright so ive come across another couple questions
1. can i do anything (without spending money) to speed this beast up?
2. how to i download like itunes and things like that? cause i dont figure this machine has the power to run the newest itunes? i might be wrong but im not entirely sure
3. also on safari every time i try to use google safari crashes :( any idead on why? it only does it for google

raudi01
Oct 27, 2012, 09:46 PM
alright as to everyone that wanted pictures i have no way of uploading them because my pc crashed and i dont have a camera just an android phone so idk how to get them onto the mac anyone have any ideas on how i could do that? lol

skateny
Oct 28, 2012, 02:57 PM
alright as to everyone that wanted pictures i have no way of uploading them because my pc crashed and i dont have a camera just an android phone so idk how to get them onto the mac anyone have any ideas on how i could do that? lol

If you can't link up your phone to your iBook via either USB or Bluetooth, then try emailing the photos from your cell, and then download them to your iBook.

As for your previous question, there are several threads in this forum that deal with speeding up PowerPCs. Take a look and/or do a search and you'll find what you need.

If you have the install disks, run Apple hardware check and then Disk Utility to see that everything is in good working order.

In the meantime, most people here seem not to use Safari as their default browser. I like Camino and others like TenFourFox. There are still other browsers that people say work best for them. Safari's a hog and TFF is reportedly not secure.

You can make your iBook run more smoothly by purging all the Intel code. There are threads here for this here as well. My iBook came with Xslimmer installed (I think it costs 12 bucks), so I used that for the same purpose. It works great, and I don't have to muck around with codes. But many folks here will tell you not to pay for commercial software to purge Intel code. Whatever you do, don't pay for any software that claims to speed up your Mac or protect it from viruses.

If you're watching videos on YouTube, download MacTubes for better performance. Two video players that are mentioned frequently on this forum are VLC and MPlayer OS X extended. I like using both.

If you don't need a heavy duty Office suite, Bean (word processor) works great for me, and others here have recommended several alternatives. You can find pretty much any software you need by Googling, being sure to include "PowerPC" in your search terms. Many of us have found that there are good PowerPC applications to suit most of our needs.

Finally, though you said you don't want to spend money, getting a 1GB RAM stick (see the link I posted for RAM above) made all the difference in the world for me after slimming and using PowerPC enhanced software. Very quickly, you'll come to see that 512MB doesn't cut it.

raudi01
Oct 28, 2012, 05:23 PM
If you can't link up your phone to your iBook via either USB or Bluetooth, then try emailing the photos from your cell, and then download them to your iBook.

As for your previous question, there are several threads in this forum that deal with speeding up PowerPCs. Take a look and/or do a search and you'll find what you need.

If you have the install disks, run Apple hardware check and then Disk Utility to see that everything is in good working order.

In the meantime, most people here seem not to use Safari as their default browser. I like Camino and others like TenFourFox. There are still other browsers that people say work best for them. Safari's a hog and TFF is reportedly not secure.

You can make your iBook run more smoothly by purging all the Intel code. There are threads here for this here as well. My iBook came with Xslimmer installed (I think it costs 12 bucks), so I used that for the same purpose. It works great, and I don't have to muck around with codes. But many folks here will tell you not to pay for commercial software to purge Intel code. Whatever you do, don't pay for any software that claims to speed up your Mac or protect it from viruses.

If you're watching videos on YouTube, download MacTubes for better performance. Two video players that are mentioned frequently on this forum are VLC and MPlayer OS X extended. I like using both.

If you don't need a heavy duty Office suite, Bean (word processor) works great for me, and others here have recommended several alternatives. You can find pretty much any software you need by Googling, being sure to include "PowerPC" in your search terms. Many of us have found that there are good PowerPC applications to suit most of our needs.

Finally, though you said you don't want to spend money, getting a 1GB RAM stick (see the link I posted for RAM above) made all the difference in the world for me after slimming and using PowerPC enhanced software. Very quickly, you'll come to see that 512MB doesn't cut it.

my mac came with camino on it already but theres no way to type in a url or a back button plus i dont have the latest verision it tells me to update every time i open it but when i try to download any kind of update i get this error i was gonna uplaod a picture but still working on getting the pitures from my phone also as to having the disc to check that error i didnt get the disc with the mac which sucks im gonna have to buy one and i have no clue how much that will be
where would be a good place to look for one?

Ive also got another question about the pictures how could i resize them? or check the size of them from my mac?

I do plan on upgrading my ram and putting money into this machine put buying the mac was a stretch on the checkbook i know i only spent $100 on it but if i had more money to spend i would have looked into something more modern i just really wanted a mac so it might be a few weeks till i get the $30 to spend on the ram

raudi01
Oct 28, 2012, 05:56 PM
when you get the ibook, take a good picture of the keyboard up close showing the missing key and a couple around it and post it (or a link to it). i'll dig through the spare parts box and see what i can find. shouldn't be more than a postage stamp to send you one if i can find the one you're missing. best of luck.

here are the pictures

raudi01
Oct 28, 2012, 06:02 PM
Indeed, it is a fair price :)

You don't need an antivirus. BTW, which version of mac you have? Post screenshot! haha

i think this is what you were talking about?

stroked
Oct 29, 2012, 04:29 PM
Your only missing 1 command button. The one on the right of the space bar, is the same thing. It has an apple on it.

raudi01
Oct 29, 2012, 08:47 PM
Your only missing 1 command button. The one on the right of the space bar, is the same thing. It has an apple on it.

alright thats what i thought it was but i wasnt 100% sure
thanks

4JNA
Oct 31, 2012, 11:35 AM
here are the pictures

found it, and the scissor to go under it. in the pic, yours seems to be missing.

PM me a shipping address, and i'll toss it in the mail box.

welcome to the wonderful world of iBooks. i love them, use them, and used to support LOTS of them. the good ones last forever, the bad ones are probably all dead by now...

(PM=private message, click my user name, and then private message from the drop down menu.)

skateny
Oct 31, 2012, 12:56 PM
found it, and the scissor to go under it. in the pic, yours seems to be missing.

PM me a shipping address, and i'll toss it in the mail box.

welcome to the wonderful world of iBooks. i love them, use them, and used to support LOTS of them. the good ones last forever, the bad ones are probably all dead by now...

(PM=private message, click my user name, and then private message from the drop down menu.)

That's very good of you to help. Someone here also helped me in a similar fashion.

I do love my iBook, even with having to replace the notorious DC-in board and kernel panics caused by Airport Extreme.

I'm in NY and without power, so I charge my battery at an accommodating Chinese restaurant. Supposed to be powerless for 7-10 days, so my next purchase is a replacement battery. I should be up around 200 cycles by the time this is over.

orestes1984
Oct 31, 2012, 01:11 PM
alright thats what i thought it was but i wasnt 100% sure
thanks

It's not going to make a difference for much other than aesthetics with it being pretty much equivelant to having 2 windows keys rather than one. No need to buy a replacement unless you want to.

The best thing to do to speed things up without spending money is to get rid of all the unsupported intel code. There is software you can download that will do this for you automatically but there's also users here who will tell you not to pay for it.

raudi01
Oct 31, 2012, 01:37 PM
It's not going to make a difference for much other than aesthetics with it being pretty much equivelant to having 2 windows keys rather than one. No need to buy a replacement unless you want to.

The best thing to do to speed things up without spending money is to get rid of all the unsupported intel code. There is software you can download that will do this for you automatically but there's also users here who will tell you not to pay for it.

There isn't any free software? How much is the software? And what's it called?

MacinDan
Oct 31, 2012, 01:50 PM
On getting rid of Intel code to speed things up, has anybody ever benchmarked that?

raudi01
Oct 31, 2012, 10:47 PM
That's very good of you to help. Someone here also helped me in a similar fashion.

I do love my iBook, even with having to replace the notorious DC-in board and kernel panics caused by Airport Extreme.

I'm in NY and without power, so I charge my battery at an accommodating Chinese restaurant. Supposed to be powerless for 7-10 days, so my next purchase is a replacement battery. I should be up around 200 cycles by the time this is over.

what do you mean the notorious DC-in boardand kernel panics?

4JNA
Oct 31, 2012, 11:51 PM
I'm in NY and without power, so I charge my battery at an accommodating Chinese restaurant. Supposed to be powerless for 7-10 days, so my next purchase is a replacement battery. I should be up around 200 cycles by the time this is over.

best of luck to you. stay safe and charge often. the rest of us are worried and thinking about you all on the east coast. i've an aunt in NJ on the coast, flooded/damage and no power, but safe. Safe is all that matters at this point.

what do you mean the notorious DC-in boardand kernel panics?

the DC board is a notable failure prone part. if your's is working after all this time (it is), it should stay working. the iBook systems seem to be good or bad, and the bad ones are mostly dead by now. really.

the airport problem was with the 1.33 12" and the 1.42 14" systems as the airport thingy/card would die or become unseated and then cause kernel panics. your system is safe from that with the older card that 'just works'. yay!

seveej
Nov 1, 2012, 02:46 PM
alright so ive come across another couple questions
1. can i do anything (without spending money) to speed this beast up?

That's a typical question for someone coming out of the Wintel-world. The short answer is: no.
The reason for this being, that your computer only contains the operating system and no manufacturer-selected added softwares, virus scanners etc.

That said, there are some things you should keep in mind:
1# your current operating system seems to be 10.3.9 a.k.a. Panther, which is not bad. The next one (10.4 a.k.a. Tiger, as far as you can go) is not bad either, but might slow you down somewhat.
2# Unless forced to do otherwise, or you have thoroughly researched the issue, stay with software (browsers etc.), which about match the age of your machine, as usually software expands to match the added capabilities of the machines. For browsing, I really recommend Camino, It has the smallest hardware demands of decent browsers. The best version for your machine is available here: http://caminobrowser.org/download/releases/1.6.11/

2. how to i download like itunes and things like that? cause i dont figure this machine has the power to run the newest itunes? i might be wrong but im not entirely sure

Your machine definitely cannot cope with the latest iTunes. The latest version for your machine is 8.2.1, which is available here: http://appldnld.apple.com.edgesuite.net/content.info.apple.com/itunes8/061-6715.20090715.cfr54/itunes8.2.1.dmg

For syncing with your android: if your machine is equipped with bluetooth you can try accessing your mobile's files directly (click on the bluetooth logo near the right edge of your menu bar (if it's there)).
Also try to find out, whether there's an iSync profile available for your phone. iSync is in fact in many ways better than iTunes for just syncing calendars and stuff.

I still have a iBook G3 (600 Mhz) sitting in my bottom drawer, and while I'm hoping I'll never need it, it could take over as backup work computer in 10 minutes (I sync it regularly).

HTH,
Pekka

raudi01
Nov 1, 2012, 03:21 PM
That's a typical question for someone coming out of the Wintel-world. The short answer is: no.
The reason for this being, that your computer only contains the operating system and no manufacturer-selected added softwares, virus scanners etc.

That said, there are some things you should keep in mind:
1# your current operating system seems to be 10.3.9 a.k.a. Panther, which is not bad. The next one (10.4 a.k.a. Tiger, as far as you can go) is not bad either, but might slow you down somewhat.
2# Unless forced to do otherwise, or you have thoroughly researched the issue, stay with software (browsers etc.), which about match the age of your machine, as usually software expands to match the added capabilities of the machines. For browsing, I really recommend Camino, It has the smallest hardware demands of decent browsers. The best version for your machine is available here: http://caminobrowser.org/download/releases/1.6.11/



Your machine definitely cannot cope with the latest iTunes. The latest version for your machine is 8.2.1, which is available here: http://appldnld.apple.com.edgesuite.net/content.info.apple.com/itunes8/061-6715.20090715.cfr54/itunes8.2.1.dmg

For syncing with your android: if your machine is equipped with bluetooth you can try accessing your mobile's files directly (click on the bluetooth logo near the right edge of your menu bar (if it's there)).
Also try to find out, whether there's an iSync profile available for your phone. iSync is in fact in many ways better than iTunes for just syncing calendars and stuff.

I still have a iBook G3 (600 Mhz) sitting in my bottom drawer, and while I'm hoping I'll never need it, it could take over as backup work computer in 10 minutes (I sync it regularly).

HTH,
Pekka

Thanks. I am currently camino and I do believe its 1.6.11. Its not to bad. Its definitely better than safari on it. Ill have to look into the blue tooth and see if I have it (currently at work on my phone) i dont have blue tooth on the mac and isync only works for os x10.5 and higher and thanks for the link to the itunes. Im hoping it works I had found a few other links to download 7. Something but the were corrupt or not longer exsisted.

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Another question I've come across. I would like to upgrade the os to 10.4 eventually. Possibly even 10.5 if I upgrade the ram. I've done a little searching on ebay and amazon and there seems to be different "versions" of the install disc? Or am I just getting confused since everyone words everything different?

oh btw itunes 8.2 isnt compatible i need os x 10.4.9 to run that

gplmusic
Nov 20, 2012, 11:32 AM
Is there anyway to transfer files from a powerbookG4 osx10.4.11,powerpc,to an iPad 3, ios6?

ChrisMan287
Nov 20, 2012, 12:17 PM
Here are a few apps that can be usefull to you:

OnyX: free and will clean things up without destroying the OS.
Monolingual: free and will remove unnecessary languages, keyboard layouts and universal binaries.
AppCleaner: free and will remove apps in their entirety.

If you're looking to update to a newer OS, keep it to Tiger (10.4). Leopard (10.5) will probably be very slow on your iBook. If looking at discs on eBay, do not buy the gray discs. You need a black Tiger disc.

Upgrade your RAM first if you haven't already. That will speed things up greatly. You can install a 1GB stick and it's relatively easy to install. There are several videos on YouTube on how to do it.

GGJstudios
Nov 20, 2012, 12:27 PM
AppCleaner: free and will remove apps in their entirety.
Actually, it won't. In most cases, app removal software doesn't do a thorough job of finding and removing files/folders related to deleted apps. For more information, read this (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=12527023&postcount=6) and this (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=14595541&postcount=21). If you just want to delete the app, drag the .app file to the trash. No other software needed. If you want to completely remove all associated files/folders, no removal apps will do the job.

The most effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion:
Best way to FULLY DELETE a program (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=11171082&postcount=16)