In love with my new TiBook

128keaton

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A while WHILE ago, I traded a Bordeaux card with a fellow forum member for a 867MHz TiBook. I had plans to do a board swap, and ended up purchasing a lot of TiBook parts from ANOTHER fellow forum member.

Unfortunately, the TiBook that I received quickly disintegrated, with cracking all around the drive and the bottom pan completely separating. All of this was compounded by the lot of parts having the 1GHz board that I needed had a failed L3 cache and would freeze. A lot.

Bleh.

I got another one from work, swapped the 1GHz board inside since the case was immaculate (still is). I booted it up and discovered that the screen was bad. Half wouldn't display. Found another display at work, had the older Garamound lettering and swapped it out for the bad display. Really proud of that work since you couldn't tell I cracked the bezel open. If you've never worked on the TiBook display before, its basically like open heart surgery but with a chainsaw. Boot it up. Display is busted on this one. Looks like it was dropped argh.

Last week I found another one with a toast case but was functionally correct. The board is going to yet another board member, and I finally got my screen on. 1 SSD later and she's a beaut! Found a low cycle count battery too!

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There is a small ding in the back panel and one in the bottom pan but its flawless otherwise!
 

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Your determination has certainly paid off - that's a great looking example. I find these are aesthetically superb, and the keyboards a delight.
They do tend to run hot though. Did you repaste, and renew the thermal pads? I did on the PB3,3/3,4/3,5 models - it helps just a little, but even so these TiBooks certainly warm your lap up! My dream is to find a 'like new' in box 1GHz model. Dream on..........:rolleyes:

Excuse my ignorance, but what's a Bordeaux card?
 
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Very Nice PowerBook :) is it dual booting with OS9? I bet 9 runs like a bat out of hell on the SSD

Excuse my ignorance, but what's a Bordeaux card?
a bordeaux card is a special perch/personality card for the G3 Beige (Mini Tower and Desktop but not AIO) that has all the features of the "Wings" card (Aka AV in and out) but also has a DVD Decoder onboard that lets your play DVDs on your G3 Beige, its a VERY rare card. (perch card/personality card being that card you see all the audio and sometimes modem sitting on)
 
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Keaton, I had much the same happen to me at one point with my 17" PowerBook. Eventually it got to the point where the Mac I was dealing with wasn't the one I started with.

Board and part swaps. I eventually just had had it and went out and got a completely new one (the one I have now) that had no issues.

Glad you got it all worked out though. It's frustrating!
 

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Very Nice PowerBook :) is it dual booting with OS9? I bet 9 runs like a bat out of hell on the SSD
Nope. I run a proper OS because its MY TiBook.

Your determination has certainly paid off - that's a great looking example. I find these are aesthetically superb, and the keyboards a delight.
They do tend to run hot though. Did you repaste, and renew the thermal pads? I did on the PB3,3/3,4/3,5 models - it helps just a little, but even so these TiBooks certainly warm your lap up! My dream is to find a 'like new' in box 1GHz model. Dream on..........:rolleyes:

Excuse my ignorance, but what's a Bordeaux card?
I did forget to repaste so that is on my 'to-do' list.



Keaton, I had much the same happen to me at one point with my 17" PowerBook. Eventually it got to the point where the Mac I was dealing with wasn't the one I started with.

Board and part swaps. I eventually just had had it and went out and got a completely new one (the one I have now) that had no issues.

Glad you got it all worked out though. It's frustrating!
Yeah, I understand. So far so good here through! Waiting for the bottom to fall out :D
 
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Nope. I run a proper OS because its MY TiBook.

each to their own i guess (I think some people may argue that OS 9 is a proper OS tho :)

how is boot times in Leopard with the SSD?, I bet the L3 cache makes it go like hell :) im curious how the SSD shows up in System profiler under the ATA tree since its going through the PATA adapter, could you take some screenshots for me :D?
 
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each to their own :)

how is boot times in Leopard with the SSD?, I bet the L3 cache makes it go like hell :) im curious how the SSD shows up in System profiler under the ATA tree since its going through the PATA adapter, could you take some screenshots for me :D?
No, I'm good. Maybe when you buy your own.
 

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I've used it for machines that don't run OS X..well. But this is a 1GHz TiBook.
As you know, I ditched it in favor of Leopard on a TiBook 400. A bit slower, but better to me than dealing with OS9.

I get speed. Everyone wants a speedy OS. But for me, I'm much more interested in the UI and OS9 is just boring to look at. Kaleidocope can solve a lot of that, but stock? Just no.
 

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I did forget to repaste so that is on my 'to-do' list.
Just a forewarning, these are a PAIN to repaste. The nearly 20 year old green thermal compound has since turned into a solid rock and won’t budge with the basic tools (rubbing alcohol and a Q-Tip).

Funny story about this, I had gotten a GigaTiBook from a fellow forum user and it would lock up after about 10 minutes of use. It would go into “sleep mode” right in the middle of using it, clicking off with only the sleep light on. If you went to turn it back on, the entire screen would be a garbled mess and the whole computer would be locked up. So as per a suggestion by @LightBulbFun, I cracked it open and did all I could to remove the old paste on the CPU and GPU. Then I applied some Artic Silver 5 on both, put it back together, and I never had the problem again. I even did extreme CPU stress testing with no issues. Sadly, that lobo died allegedly by suffocation in my bag, but I think something just went completely bad. Luckily, someone is sending me another Giga board, so my beloved TiBook with a brand new NewerTech battery can live on!
 
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Oh, I love my 1 GHz TiBook. Got really lucky on an eBay sale a little more than a year ago. There are a few scuffs on the lid, but everything else was wonderful, the original battery still holds 100% charge, the hinges are tight. Cost me about $65 all-in with shipping. I threw an mSATA drive into an IDE adapter and now it triple boots 9.2.2, 10.4.11 and 10.5.8. I love it. I'm not getting into the OS wars -- I'm an equal opportunist; I love being able to boot into OS9 directly, as well as Tiger and Leopard!
 
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Charger, wrapping, what else? Never seen the inside of the box before!
there would Be restore disks to restore the Software and OS

as well as a DVI to VGA adapter and possibly an SVIDEO to composite adapter (not sure on the SVIDEO adapter thing i know some Macs included it)

and there would be of course all the documentation and legal stuff LOL

I think thats all that was included (including the stuff you listed of course)
 

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Charger, wrapping, what else? Never seen the inside of the box before!
IIRR modem and network cables, restore software and Airport installation media. I have put my box back in the loft so can't check right now. Cables are easily replaced, the software is harder to find. Very similar to the stuff you find in the G4 AluBook boxes except for the video out adapters, which aren't needed.

I also have a complete boxed Pismo 500 and a PDQ 266. The PDQ has a VGA to Apple Display adapter among the usual stuff. The Pismo has a spare battery and two Ultrabay weight savers.
 

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there would Be restore disks to restore the Software and OS

as well as a DVI to VGA adapter and possibly an SVIDEO to composite adapter (not sure on the SVIDEO adapter thing i know some Macs included it)

and there would be of course all the documentation and legal stuff LOL

I think thats all that was included (including the stuff you listed of course)
I wasn't asking you.

IIRR modem and network cables, restore software and Airport installation media. I have put my box back in the loft so can't check right now. Cables are easily replaced, the software is harder to find. Very similar to the stuff you find in the G4 AluBook boxes except for the video out adapters, which aren't needed.

I also have a complete boxed Pismo 500 and a PDQ 266. The PDQ has a VGA to Apple Display adapter among the usual stuff. The Pismo has a spare battery and two Ultrabay weight savers.
I'm sure with your much-worshiped ebay skills you could probably put 2+2 together to find one :)

I have those…
You shipped me the box + a Panther manual haha and I think something else ;). I think I have the modem cable somewhere.

IIRR modem and network cables, restore software and Airport installation media. I have put my box back in the loft so can't check right now. Cables are easily replaced, the software is harder to find. Very similar to the stuff you find in the G4 AluBook boxes except for the video out adapters, which aren't needed.

I also have a complete boxed Pismo 500 and a PDQ 266. The PDQ has a VGA to Apple Display adapter among the usual stuff. The Pismo has a spare battery and two Ultrabay weight savers.
I think I have the video adaptor too, but I can actually piece this together froms tuff at work. I don't have any installation media.
 
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Hmmm…I know I sent you the box and all that, but I don't recall sending the disks. If you have them, great. I certainly have no need for them.
Oh I wasn't saying anything, I'm thrilled to have a box! I wasn't expecting that at all :D. I didn't mean to dez on you there.
 
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