ATTENTION: iBook owners

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by RJP31484, Oct 23, 2005.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Okay... so this is going to sound really dumb and strange(and it is)... but I discovered something today. I am really hoping that SOMEONE can reproduce it out there. I want you to try this: close your ibook and hold it with the apple logo away from you, and blow air into the little metal button to open it up.. like its a reed instrument. I SWEAR it makes a really cool noise, like a half empty beer bottle. I noticed it today when trying to blow a little particle out of that area. I have decided to make a band... so all of you, see if you can get it to work, and practice, practice, practice... I hope to have our first gig by christmas.

    Edit: Powerbooks have the same kind of latch button.. id assume it works with them too.
     
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    I tried it like an idiot. :eek:
     
  3. macrumors G3

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    like... blow into the latch?


    I think I may have to ask the genius bar about this...

    Does a 15" powerbook make a lower pitch than a 12" iBook?

    :p
     
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    MacTruck

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    Well when I went to blow the latch I heard "ooohhh, oh yeah" come from my speakers so I stopped, ran away and took a shower. I sat in the shower curled up crying for hrs.


    :D
     
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    maxterpiece

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    u tryin' to make me hyperventilate? No noises here, ibook 12", 1.33ghz.
     
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    devilot

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    Haha, me too. Hee. Am I not aiming for the right place? :eek:
     
  7. thread starter macrumors regular

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    haha.. I was afraid this would happen. I SWEAR it works!!! ok.. try what I did... pretend there is a little speck of crud in where the button is.. and try to blow it out. I am doing it like a pro now... kind of blow across the button.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors regular

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    hehe... ACTUALLY.. I tried it on a friend's 14 inch ibook and it was the same as my girlfriend's 12 incher... nice try though
     
  9. macrumors G3

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    you know what this thread needs?


    PICS!!


    I'm pretty sure what I'm doing to my PB in the pic is illegal in the state of Texas...
     

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    Counterfit

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    Even though brass is cooler than woodwinds...





    Do NOT attempt to play any Macintosh computer like a brass instrument! :rolleyes:
     
  11. thread starter macrumors regular

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    HAHA! oh man.. this is getting crazy.. im sorry.. my digicam is quite broken right now... BUT seeing this helps: it must be closed... and you blow across it with the latch button facing towards the ceiling and the apple logo facing away from you.

    Edit: Maybe I am blowing a little into the space between the screen and the keyboard part?
     
  12. macrumors G3

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    Ohhh

    like a flute, or like a raspberry?

    Hmm.
    I think for the integrity of this thread, I have to post videos of both.
    I don't have webspaace, so I put it on my blog.

    ENJOY!

    fun fact #1: I had to reshoot "raspberry" about 4 times because I kept giggling.
    fun fact #2: I took out my contacts between the pic and the vid
    fun fact #3: pft, I'll sleep in the same shirt if I want to. I live like a college boy in a frat house.
    fun fact #4: I have 42 fortune cookies on my wall (you can kinda see them) and NONE OF THEM HAVE COME TRUE!!!

    /Soon you'll have a chance at a profitable transaction...
    //IN BED!
    ///The world will soon be ready to receive your talents
    ////don't add "in bed" to that one. that's just dirty.
     
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    devilot

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    katie, that was awesome. You officially rock.

    As if there was ever a doubt in my mind. :p
     
  14. macrumors G3

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    There should never have been any doubt! :p

    ..and off to bed I go!
     
  15. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh man Katie... that was amazing... I cant believe you went through all that just to help me not feel like an idiot. but anyway.. back to the point at hand: It is more like a flute.. the second one.. that was SOO close!! I thought you were going to make the noise!! I WISH someone could do it!

    P.S. katie.. aren't you from philly?
     
  16. macrumors G3

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    no... Houston.

    Am I tough enough to be from Philly?

    "gimmie your money!!.... please:) "

    Agh! OK. KT bed now.

    maybe I'll get it in the morning... :p
     
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    devilot

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    I'm such a loser.

    I just went all the way out to the dark and scary living room (where my iBook is) and tried again... er. I can't get it to make any sound other than, weirdo-blowing-at-iBook-latch sound. If it matters at all, I did used to play the flute. Sigh. Guess you're gonna have to be patient in organizing an iBook ensemble.
     
  18. macrumors 68020

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    I can't do it either! I propose a new ensemble for blowing into the processor exhaust vents. :D

    This thread is like, historic. This has to be a new record for Mac-geekdom.

    EDIT: Ladybugs who get fried on halogen lamps smell DISGUSTING. You've been warned.
     
  19. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well... I am going to hold off on calling venues till we can get off the ground. I am going to find a way to post a video tutorial tomorrow if I can find the time. Im off to bed... till tommorrow friends! have faith, I will have you making beautiful music be the weeks end.

    to Katie: I must just be confusing you with someone else... but trust me.. if I can make it here, anyone can... Im just a farm boy tryna MAKE IT in the big city... 2 months, and still alive and goin' strong.
     
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    dubbz

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    I'll second that. Very cool :D


    Tried to blow air on my Powerbook but it just didn't work. Never was any good at playing the flute anyway.
     
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    I might have to change my PowerBook's name to "blow me."

    Daniel
     
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    Yeah, same here. I tried it on my 12" Powerbook and nuthin'. And I'm a flutist too, so I know I'm doing it right. Maybe it's just an iBook thing?
     
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    LOL This thread is hilarious. I tried blowing on my PowerBook (specs in sig), but got no feedback. :( The lid was open because I am downloading something and didn't want to interrupt it, so maybe I'll try it later when it is closed.
     
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    Holy Jumpin Jehosaphat and all the New Orleans Saints!

    On the same day someone posts "am I abusing my Powerbook?" Someone else posts graphic instructions on how to "blow" your ibook... and with a movie to boot.

    I'm gonna have to go wash my eyes out with soap...
     
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    Tehehe... Yea there is a sodomy law in texas... speaking of blowing it, how about the astros :(
     

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