My New iBook!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by gravityplan, Apr 27, 2004.

  1. gravityplan macrumors newbie

    Mar 26, 2004
    I got my new 12" iBook last night and I love it! :) I've barely had a chance to play with it, and the AE card and router haven't come yet, though.

    I've just got one worry/complaint; as I was surfing around the hard drive I had a couple of instances where I'd click on a folder and instead of coming up with its contents, it would come up with a blank window and the HD would just spin and spin and spin, so I'd finally hit the "back" button, and then click the folder again, and it would come up this time instantly. Also, when I was doing "get info" to see the size of various folders, sometimes it would just say "calculating size" for an indefinite amount of time even if the folder was only a few MB in size. I'm worried about this. Is this some kind of OS X bug or have I got a hardware problem? :(

    Also I really have to say the 30gig drive is awfully small, as I probably knew. I decided against the cto idea because I figured by the time I add the sales tax from apple I coulda bought a bigger, faster external drive, which is what I'll probably do eventually because the drive CAME with 9 gigs of stuff already on it (much of which is system). Amazing, the old G3 I've been on has only a 6gig drive, which is mostly full, but thats got a ton of software and documents on it. I guess the bigger the drives they make, the bigger they'll make the applications to fill them. "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater", BTW, takes 1.1 gigs. :rolleyes:
  2. realityisterror macrumors 65816


    Aug 30, 2003
    Snellville, GA
    cool! if the ibook g4's had come out a few weeks earlier last october, i'd be typing to you from one, but oh well...

    i too have had the problem with the get info window not calculating the size... but never folders not loading...

  3. mangis macrumors member

    Jan 23, 2002
    Sometimes the factory installed OS is a piece of trash. When I got my G4 iBook, it wouldnt read CDs.

    The simple solution was to re-install the OS with a clean install. Many people do so with new Macs, and I will do this every time I get a new Mac from now on. Now is a good time to do it, before you put any more software on it.
  4. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

    Aug 9, 2000
    I have a new 12in, and I do not have, nor have i heard of your problem before. Mine has been great from the get-go. Congrats, and enjoy, you won't be disappointed (in the long run) ;) Keep us posted!
  5. kaylee macrumors regular


    Mar 21, 2004
    how much ram do you have in your ibook? i have 512 in my new 12 in ibook, and i havent had that kind of delay in opening anything, only the occasional second or less delay (the little rainbow beach ball would pop up for a moment) when i was running on reduced performance on the battery.
  6. reaper macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2004
    19th Hole
    Congrats! I would suggest re-installing the OS as well and see what happens.

    - reaper
  7. gravityplan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 26, 2004
    Thanks all, for the tips and encouragement. This weekend I'll reformat and reinstall the system, and then put it through the paces to test everything out. It'll be nice bonding time for me and the 'book. :D

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