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Old Jan 2, 2006, 02:44 AM   #1
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something is wrong with my new powerbook?

I bought a 15" powerbook two months ago. First, the battery died. Then really odd things started.Sometimes when I used limewire, my computer kicks itself off line and I can not scroll as fast. I have to restart my computer. i tunes will get stuck on a note, making a echo like skipping sound, then it just stops. I reinstall OS X. I ran the hardware test. I haven't reinstall limewire, and I have a new battery. Yet all of the problems perist. Over all things just don't run as smoothly as on my 12" powerbook. What can I do?
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Old Jan 2, 2006, 04:57 AM   #2
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Try fsck and remove any third party RAM and peripherals.
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Old Jan 2, 2006, 04:58 AM   #3
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Well, if a reinstall of the OS has no effect, then it would usually imply a hardware issue, and that's where the Hardware Test comes in. If it returns no errors, then that may not quite be the case. Try to isolate the issue a bit more carefully. Pay attention to everything that you're doing when the PowerBook goes nuts on you. There's often a little thing in the background that one tends not to notice which causes such issues.
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Old Jan 2, 2006, 11:01 AM   #4
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Or you might just be the recepient of a bad machine. Which, though it is rare, isn't unheard of...
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