Lombard PowerPC/rev2.2 issue with OS X?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by markb, Dec 18, 2006.

  1. markb macrumors newbie

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    I have a powerbook g3/333 bronze keyboard (Lombard) that I bought new in 1999. I have been happily running OS 9.2.2 for years, but finally decided to move up to OS X. However, after months of dealing with random freezes, etc., I finally saw a post on a macrumors that leads me to believe that my machine is one of the few Lombards made that doesn't support OS X, because of the processor, which according to this freeware program (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/8767) is a PowerPC 750L (LoneStar, Rev2.2) Copper G3 PVR = 0x00088202. One poster said that Apple replaced his processor because of this problem, but I have googled till I'm green to try to find out more information, and I can't find any info on the Apple site.

    Does anyone know about this problem, where I can get more info, whether Apple really will exchange my processor, etc.? Any help is most appreciated!

    - Mark
     
  2. kbear2 macrumors newbie

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    It basically is your processor's fault in that it is not the 333 that can take higher amounts of ram and run X.

    Read this thread

    http://www.macfixitforums.com/php/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=Forum19&Number=574835&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=31&fpart=

    I ran into that problem with a Lombard I purchased used but was lucky to find a replacement from a dealer who didn't know the difference.


    Here is some info from a thread which sorts out the various processors...

    "Additionally, 3 affected, 3 "very likely to be affected" and 3 unaffected Lombards were reported in Japan.

    ID / 333 or 400 / compatibility with OSX / CPU / serial / from TattleTech / purchase date

    ++++++++++++affected (3)++++++++++++
    25/333/no/PowerPC 750L(LoneStar,Rev2.2) Copper G3 PVR=0x00088202 /QT931027EXW / + Date Manufactured = 99.8.6 + Location Manufactured = Taiwan/1999.8.7

    27/400/no/PowerPC 750L(LoneStar,Rev2.2) Copper G3 PVR=0x00088202 /QT9252Y6EY8/ + Date Manufactured = 99.6.25 + Location Manufactured = Taiwan/1999.7.7

    29/400/no/PowerPC 750L (LoneStar,Rev2.2) CopperG3 PVR=0x00088202 /QT925200EY8 / + Date Manufactured = 99.6.25 + Location Manufactured = Taiwan/1999.aug

    ++++++++++++ very likely to be affected (3) ++++++++++++++
    24/400/installaion ok. But unusable due to many freezes/PowerPC 750L(LoneStar,Rev2.2) Copper G3 PVR=0x00088202 /QT9231SWEY8/ + Date Manufactured = 99.6.11 + Location Manufactured = Taiwan/1999.june

    26/400/install ok. But freezes after a while./PowerPC 750L(LoneStar,Rev2.2) Copper G3 PVR=0x00088202 /QT93902ZEY8 / + Date Manufactured = 99.10.1 + Location Manufactured = Taiwan/1999.10.2

    28/333/Not tested with X. Many freezes on 9.1 which cures by removing the upper 256MB/PowerPC 750L (LoneStar,Rev2.2) CopperG3 PVR=0x00088202 /QT936001FRJ /+ Date Manufactured = 99.9.10+ Location Manufactured = Taiwan/1999.9.14

    +++++++++++unaffected (3)+++++++++++
    23/400/ok/PowerPC 750L(LoneStar,Rev2.2) Copper G3 PVR=0x00088202 ///1999.7.19

    30/400/ok/PowerPC 750L (LoneStar,Rev2.2) CopperG3 PVR=0x00088202 /QT92528EEY8/ + Date Manufactured = 99.6.25 + Location Manufactured = Taiwan/1999.aug

    31/333/ok/PowerPC 750L (LoneStar,Rev3.1) Copper G3 with 10x PVR = 0x00088300 /QT9265NPEXW / + Date Manufactured = 99.7.2 + Location Manufactured = Taiwan/1904.1.1"


    In short, Apple will not do anything to help you at this point. Your best bet is to try to find someone with an old Lombard processor that they may have taken out due to an upgrade. I doubt you want to invest much money in a new processor at this point.

    Good luck.
     
  3. Cati macrumors newbie

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    I can second the above post.

    I bought an old Lombard 333 to convert my boyfriend to Mac. However, we found out that the processor would not support OSX. What we ended up doing was purchasing another processor from a seller on EBay. We checked with him first to make sure he had tested it in OSX. We were finally able to make it work with that processor.

    Cati
     

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