help with new powerbook!!

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  1. flycheese macrumors newbie

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    hello, im new to the powerbook, my first question is when is it safe to unplug the powercord? can i unplug it from the back of the machine whilst the computer is on and running?

    also how much movement cam a laptop take whilst the hard drive is spinning?

    thanks for the advice in advance

    :D
     
  2. vniow macrumors G4

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    I don't know about Powerbooks, but with my blueberry I can plug and unplug just about anything power-related no matter if it's plugged into the wall or not and it's fine.[​IMG]
     
  3. flycheese thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the advice, anyone else have any for a novice thaT is quite thick?
    :D
     
  4. Ziggyzee macrumors member

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    I think I'm reading your question right. I have an ibook that gets unplugged and plugged in every direction. I don't think you will hurt anything unplugging or plugging under any circumstance.
     
  5. altair macrumors regular

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    Re: help with new powerbook!!

    I have a powerbook 1ghz 15.2. You can unplug it whenever, doesn't matter. I wouldn't worry about too much movement. I think you will know if you are being to rough with it. Don't throw it, drop it from more than 3 inches while it is awake. Bake it, etc. Just don't be stupid, but it is a very well made machine and isn't just going to break if you jiggle it.

    ~altair
     
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  7. krhodus macrumors member

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    I have a PowerBook G3, and I plug and unplug it all the time while it is on. It is fine for the computer. About moving it, I move mine alot and it doesn't hurt it. I carry it around on and working. Really the best way to move it while it is on for the computer is to put it to sleep.
     
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  9. flycheese thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the advice everyone....
    the story about the oven is bizarre, why would anyonje do that, unless she thought that the slimline titanium was a baking tray!!

    i have another question about the video out or any of the out/inputs on a powerbook, is it ok to plug/unplug when the computer is on??
    cheers

    :D :cool: :D
     
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  12. janey macrumors 603

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    as long as your battery has some charge it shouldn't matter but make sure that nobody trips over the cable when it is plugged.
    That's not gonna be very nice :rolleyes:
     

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