what's wrong with my powerbook?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by apattee, Mar 8, 2007.

  1. macrumors regular

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    i'm running a 1.67 powerbook with 1.5 gb or ram and 120 gb hard drive. it's the latest rev. anyway, whenever i have my external harddrive hooked up, everything is choppy. i have to double click a lot of stuff because it doesn't register. my mouse pointer is sort of studdering. anyway, it's hooked up by firewire if it matters.

    edit: just unhooked the external and everything is still really sluggish and choppy. it's still not accepting everytime i click, causing me to click more then once because it's not registering. i replaced batteries and made sure the mouse settings were correct. i also repaired permissions and did all that stuff. any advice?
     
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    nazmac21

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    Could be failing harddrive and try to reset the PMU. Also update to Mac OS 10.4.9 (when released). Mac OS 10.4.9 should fix a lot of problems.
     
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    yellow

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    mad jew

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    Also, use Disk Utility to verify (and possibly repair) both drives. :)
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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    i ran the extended test off of the osx install disk and though everything passed, when i restarted my computer everything is back to normal. thanks everyone!
     

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