Powerbook without any ports on the side??!!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by toontra, Dec 12, 2006.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    A friend has just brought round a Powerbook he's just bought - G4 15" 1GHZ PPC. The thing is, there aren't any ports on either side - no firewire, no USB, no modem, ethernet, dvi. What's going on. Did Apple make a special edition without any connectivity?! :confused:
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    no ports on the back? there is a panel to flip down
     
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    Passante

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    A picture would help. Is it aluminum or gray plastic?
     
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    Chundles

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    Ports are on the back of the titanium PowerBooks, behind a flip-down cover.
     
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    daneoni

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    lol. Ports are on the back mate. Its a Tibook.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    OK OK :eek: It wasn't mine - I've never used a TiBook. He's found his ports and all is well (if I ever live down this embarrassing post!).

    Thanks for the help.
     
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    Counterfit

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    Apple never made gray plastic PBooks, the models before the aluminum were made out of titaniium.
     
  8. macrumors member

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    At the back behind a panel? That sounds worlds better than their MBP design, I wonder why they changed it.

    When my MBP is at home, with a screen, speakers, power, and two usb cables plugged into it, the 6" space to either side of it is unusable and kinda annoying to have. All the cables out of sight behind it would be slick.
     
  9. macrumors 68030

    superbovine

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    i imagine that there was a nice picture to setup you laptop that came with it in the box, that they never bothered to look at.
     
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    WildCowboy

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    In part, it was to make it sleeker...having it open up while retaining access to the rear ports required somewhat-bulging hinge assemblies.
     

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