something is wrong with my new powerbook?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by lolvalstein, Jan 2, 2006.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2006
    I bought a 15" powerbook two months ago. First, the battery died. Then really odd things started.Sometimes when I used limewire, my computer kicks itself off line and I can not scroll as fast. I have to restart my computer. i tunes will get stuck on a note, making a echo like skipping sound, then it just stops. I reinstall OS X. I ran the hardware test. I haven't reinstall limewire, and I have a new battery. Yet all of the problems perist. Over all things just don't run as smoothly as on my 12" powerbook. What can I do?
  2. Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Try fsck and remove any third party RAM and peripherals.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Sep 17, 2004
    Well, if a reinstall of the OS has no effect, then it would usually imply a hardware issue, and that's where the Hardware Test comes in. If it returns no errors, then that may not quite be the case. Try to isolate the issue a bit more carefully. Pay attention to everything that you're doing when the PowerBook goes nuts on you. There's often a little thing in the background that one tends not to notice which causes such issues.
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 22, 2005
    Or you might just be the recepient of a bad machine. Which, though it is rare, isn't unheard of...:(

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