View Full Version : I need help, can you identify which powerbook model this is from, revison A, or B?

Jan 19, 2002, 10:36 AM
Is this a picture of the box from powerbook revision A (400 or 500mhz) or revision B (550 or 667mhz)? Thanks, David, this is really important, maybe the power cables will lend a clue.

Jan 19, 2002, 10:37 AM
Another picture

Jan 19, 2002, 10:57 AM
do you have another picture, preferably with other section to the power cable? That would immediately give away which model it is. If the power adapter is round then it's a revision a powerbook. If it's kind of square, then it's a revision b. From the pictures you've shown so far though it's probably impossible to tell the difference.

Jan 19, 2002, 11:09 AM
my guess though is that it's a revision a.

Jan 19, 2002, 11:35 AM
What does it say on the box???? Apple lists the important information there, listing the speed and such. That will tell you what you are asking.

Trying to get people to tell you what speed TiBook that is from the two images is assinine. If there is nothing on the box (must have been removed by someone) then open it up, power it on and check the spec's under the Apple System Profiler.

Another location is in the well where the battery goes. It will have the serial number amoung other things, like speed.

Jan 19, 2002, 11:52 AM
Originally posted by DavidCL23
Is this a picture of the box from powerbook revision A (400 or 500mhz) or revision B (550 or 667mhz)? Thanks, David, this is really important, maybe the power cables will lend a clue.

Send the Powerbook to me, and I'll e-mail you of which model it is... :D

Jan 19, 2002, 11:58 AM
Originally posted by crassusad44

Send the Powerbook to me, and I'll e-mail you of which model it is... :D

Excellent suggestion... I wish I had thought of that one. LOL

Jan 19, 2002, 12:06 PM
The section of power cable in the styrofoam belongs to a Rev A powerbook. The translucent round dealie at the bottom of the right compartment in the first image is the giveaway. That dealie plugs into the bottom of the Rev A PBG4's power yo-yo. Rev Bs don't come with yo-yos. They have the same little white brick as the new iBooks.

Jan 19, 2002, 12:07 PM
Are you going to buy this PB or do you already have it? If it costs under $1800 then it's prolly a rev a. The box might have a DOM sticker (Date of Manufacture) if it's before Oct 2001 then it's a PB rev A. The most important thing we need to know is if you have it in your position or not.

Jan 19, 2002, 12:31 PM
This is an exciting forum.
Next week we will have a quiz where you have to tell which style of Lands End mock turtleneck Steve Jobs is wearing. Is it the faux egyptian cotton or the polyester wal-mart mix?

Jan 19, 2002, 12:47 PM
Though I couldn't tell you if it is a 400Mhz or a 500Mhz. Apple moved from it's saucer like power supply to the iBook-inspired power supply between revisions.

Jan 19, 2002, 01:15 PM
Thanks guys, no I do not have this laptop in my posession, a friend of mine has it in Cali, and wants to send it to me instead of a payment he owes me($2100), he is unwilling to turn it on etc... And I am not sure weather to take it or not.

Jan 19, 2002, 01:25 PM
well if its causing you that much trouble i will take it regardless if it rev a or rev b! ;)

Jan 19, 2002, 01:33 PM
Have him send you a picture of the side of the box that lists the model and speed information. If it is a 500MHz or 550MHz, then it might not be bad for an exchange. I wouldn't take it if it is a 400MHz, if it is a 667MHz, then grab it.

Jan 19, 2002, 01:37 PM
dont mean to change the subject..because this guy needs some help and i hope he gets it because he needs to get his moneys worth....

but how long is that 667mhz powebook going to be the top end mac?
how long will it only be a combo drive thats at the high end?

Jan 19, 2002, 01:43 PM
It will be the top end, until Apple releases faster ones. That is typically at an expo or other event (Seybold, MWexpo etc.).

Jan 19, 2002, 02:04 PM
the next expo is tuesday 22 right? in ny right? will they do it there?
after that the next ones in tokyo...right? they might do it there.

i dont know.

Jan 19, 2002, 02:17 PM
The next show is Seybold (Feb. 19-22 in NY) and then MW-Tokyo (March 21-23). Apple has been known to release new products at both events. After that, don't expect anything until MYNY in July.

Jan 19, 2002, 02:29 PM
okay...but i hear the consensus is that the new pbs wont come out until AT LEAST six months from now.

i can see all the eyes roll right now...because im sure everyone on these boards is tired of this topic. sorry.

Jan 19, 2002, 03:26 PM
DavidCL23, just ask the guy to run System Profiler on it. (It should be in the Apple menu)

System Profile / Hardware Overview / Machine Speed

Oh...that's right. He's "unwilling" to turn it on.

Smells to high heaven to me! Take the cash!!


Jan 19, 2002, 05:08 PM
wait a minute....why the hell wont he turn it on?

voicegy has got a point there...

Jan 19, 2002, 05:25 PM
You guys are totally right, I believe he is trying to pawn off a 400mhz to me, I will demand the money, Thanks a TON for all the help, you guys saved me hundreds.

Jan 19, 2002, 05:39 PM
*applauds everyone for helping out David*

good job guys.