OMGOMG!!! It's here! It's here!!!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Sic, Nov 28, 2005.

  1. Sic macrumors 6502

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    yay...my 15" powerbook finally arrived. i'm soooooo happy! it's amazing. the build quality is absolutely awesome!!! it's now been just over a month since i "went mac" and i dont regret it a single tiny weeny little bit!!!

    thanks to everyone who helped me finish up on this model, and all the advice you've given to me (special props to mad_jew who's helped me in every single "how do i do this on mac" thread i've started!)

    cheers all :)
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Nice one. :D

    Post some pics when/if you get the chance.


    I hope my "help" didn't lead you too astray. :eek:
     
  3. generik macrumors 601

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    Oh Christ! You didn't believe him did you.
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Even I don't do that. :D
     
  6. Sic thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i'll take some pics and post later...im SO happy with it (aside from itunes has decided to start playing silly buggers on me!! :confused:

    MJ, your help was very.....helpful :) aside from the fact that you've just cost me a little under £2k :(;)

    generik, there are no lines on the screen...was sorry to read about yours having that defect :(
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    What happened? Pray tell.



    I seem to have that effect on people. :eek:
     
  8. Sic thread starter macrumors 6502

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    it said that the itunes folder couldnt be created and it didnt exist...but it did...it was lying to me :( just reinstalled the latest itunes and it appears to be working now though.

    i need to find something to back up all my thunderbird settings now...
     
  9. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Congrats & enjoy your awesome new PowerBook G4! :)
     
  10. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    congrats on the new mac! Hope it serves you well :D
     
  11. kwajo.com macrumors 6502a

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    well there you go, we know at least ONE new Apple system left the factory in good condition this year :p


    seriously, congrats! enjoy it to the fullest, I love threads that are positive like this. now post pics! :cool:
     
  12. nph macrumors 6502a

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    If you dont have any lines can you please post the serial of yoiur machine?
    W85???

    Thanks
     
  13. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    Congrats from me too. And if you have a question that MJ can't answer... although I am sure MJ has an answer to everthing :D, look in my sig for the Mac Beginner's Guide. :)
     
  14. Sic thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i'll post when i get home...is that written on the box or on the base of the unit? i'm guessing it's on the box as the only number on the PB is a model number :)
     
  15. sethypoo macrumors 68000

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    Congrats on your purchase! My rev. A 12" PowerBook is starting to show its age; I'll be upgrading to a rev. A Intel PowerBook, hopefully the 15". How is the "new" screen? Glad to hear you don't have any of the lines. I trust it's crisp and a little "larger" due to the extra pixels?
     
  16. Sic thread starter macrumors 6502

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    the screen is so awesome. i've come from a 1.33 12" PB, so the keyboard is also different. i am really really happy with it. like i said, i'm so glad i went mac :)
     
  17. buryyourbrideau macrumors 65816

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    For what reason should he post the serial number of his PB.

    That is absurd, no one should need to know this besides the owner and Apple


    :confused:
     
  18. Flowbee macrumors 68030

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    Do not post the serial number of your machine in a public forum.
     
  19. Sic thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yeah i recently learned not to :)

    figured he just wanted the prefix because there was a bad batch or something....didnt realise naughtiness was afoot!!! :(;)
     
  20. XNine macrumors 68040

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    I'm happy to hear that someone is happy about their purchase. It was wise of you to ask around before deciding, and the 15" is a very good model. The 17 would be my preference, but 15 is very nice and mroe than adequate for msot people (I jsut love large screens, so that's why I'd prefer the 17.)

    Congrats on your purchase! May it live long and prosper!

    Some tips to keep it healthy:

    Don't drop it.
    Don't borrow it
    Don't let someone else hold it
    Don't set it on the ledge of your balcony, even for a second.
    Don't forget it ont he roof of your car
    Don't drink anything near it.
    Don't eat anything near it
    And don't let your cat run over the keys or the PB itself when its closed.

    :D
     
  21. Megatron macrumors regular

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    Congratulations! It looks like you got a completely maxed out machine. Hope you enjoy it!
     
  22. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    That's close enough. Please don't ask people to post a serial number and please don't ask for it in a PM. I know it's not software but we don't need to give anyone a reason/way to take advantage of the situation.
     
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  24. technocoy macrumors 6502a

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    um...

    he's not asking for the entire serial number... he wants the prefix to determine if it is the W84 lot or the W85, since nearly all of us with w84 lot have the lines. i thought everyone had looked at the lines thread by now, lol. we've been tossing around serial prefixes for about four weeks now.

    but yes, don't ever post your entire serial number. although it would be helpful to know if the new batch is good, since then those with the defect can know that we may ACTUALLY get our PB fixed by applecare.. some of us sent them in and got the exact same thing in return, but if there is a new batch that is good to go, then there is hope.

    CONGRATS on the sweet machine, i don't think you will ever enjoy a computer more than an apple machine. It takes on a whole new role in your life. it becomes MORE than a computer as silly as that sounds. who else buys quilted covers and such for their monitors and laptops, etc... lol. enjoy!

    technocoy
     

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