"New" iBook G4 questions

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by blesscheese, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. blesscheese macrumors 6502a

    blesscheese

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    Hey,

    I just acquired a 1.42 GHz iBook...

    1. It didn't come with the battery, so when I am typing, it lacks the fourth rubber foot. Right now, my fix is to roll up a sock and stick it in the empty compartment to provide support...I'm not eager to drop $100 on a new battery, do folks have any other ideas for more long term fixes?

    2. Any good PPC OS X games that will run in Leopard (preferably) or Tiger (second choice)? I can only readily think of Neverwinter Nights and X-Plane. For reasons too boring to go into here, I spent most of the early 2000's still on my Lombard's and Pismo's, in Classic, and didn't really bother with OS X until the Intel days...

    Thanks for reading, and Happy New Year!
     
  2. DarkSel macrumors regular

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    A new battery is around $20 on Ebay.

    I would recommend the first Call of Duty/United Offensive. Warcraft III is also an excellent game, supported by many mods on Battle.net.

    Congratulations on your acquisition.
     
  3. cocacolakid macrumors 65816

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    Congrats, those are still fun, useful machines.
     
  4. blesscheese thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Where's the emoticon for "palm to forehead?"

    Of course...ebay! Actually, it looks like the batteries are $18.35.

    Are they any good? Do they last? I know, for $18.35, how fussy can you get, but I just want to know it isn't going to bust open and leak on my new baby...
     
  5. DarkSel macrumors regular

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    Since cheap genuine Apple batteries are almost impossible to find for the iBook, you'll have to take your chances.

    I bought a 3rd party replacement battery for my 12" Powerbook G4, and it's been working fine. They do wear out quicker than an Apple battery though (my experience).
     
  6. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000

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    I'm not into games, but the Macintosh Garden has a good selection of old mac games.
     
  7. blesscheese, Dec 31, 2012
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    blesscheese thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    :D Well, for $23 (the $18 price was for the 12" iBook batteries), I guess I shouldn't complain too much. I remember buying the NewerTech batteries for my Lombard from OWC, paying $99, and having them wear out after only 2 years of light use.

    Thanks for the suggestions!
     
  8. g4 powerbookboy macrumors regular

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    if you have a batteries plus store near you you might try there then there is no shipping and you get it right away
     
  9. blesscheese thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's another good idea I hadn't thought of. This forum rocks! :D
     
  10. rjcalifornia macrumors 6502a

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    Be careful choosing the battery. There are 18 to 30 dollars batteries for the G4


    Quake 3 Arena or Quake 4. Also Halo 1

    :D:D:D
     
  11. blesscheese thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I missed Halo when it first came out...now, it looks pretty interesting. I'm gonna give it a try :D
     

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