Hi everyone, I recently got my hands on a cheap second hand ibook g4 1ghz model (my first powerpc mac) for real cheap. It initially wouldn't work at all but after a quick PRAM reset and resittting of the battery, ram, airport and case screws, I miraculously got it working. However there are 2 issues I'm still having a problem with that I was hoping someone could help me with. 1- The internal combo drive is not working correctly. I'm pretty sure its the actually hardware of the drive and not the software as I have done every kind of memory reset possible and performed several maintenance checks on osx. The problem is that it will just not 'grab' any disks. I can insert it fully with no unnecessary force needed, but instead of grabbing it and giving it a read, it instead instantly spits it back out. Doesn't even attempt to suck it in like usual. I was wondering if there was any chance that it would be possible to fix the drive itself if I was to remove it and open it up? Or does it usually mean its dead? 2- The ibook came with an airport extreme card. on the first few boots the ibook instantly received kernal panics and couldn't get past the apple logo. After inspection it turned out it was the airport card and after removal the ibook worked perfectly. I have since however managed to reconnect the airport card and it works again. However, it is very VERY weak. I easily lose half signal by sitting 3m away from the wireless router... Obviously this isn't correct. I have reconnected the card to the antenna several times and i can confirm, it is connected as firmly as possible and it still produces a weak signal. I have suspicions as to whether it is the operating system however, as I am currently running panther (10.3.9). I plan on upgrading it too leopard but am waiting for a firewire cable to arrive from the internet. Is it possible that upgrading to leopard could improve the signal, or is it more likely hardware? Thanks for even bothering to read guys. I have looked over and scoured the internet as best as I can and cannot find satisfactory answers to these questions just yet, so absolutely any input or knowledge would be a great help. Thanks ---------- oh yeah, and any further advice towards enhancing the ibook which I may not know about would also be a great help . As i said, its my first mac with powerpc architecture.