PowerBook Problems Thread.

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by 128keaton, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. 128keaton macrumors 68020

    128keaton

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    Ol' Nameless sitting in the sun.


    Since I am having multiple issues with my Titanium (none that are inhibiting proper usage thank goodness), I decided to make a single thread instead of multiple other ones.
    1. AirPort won't connect to my network even when the network is set to WPA (TKIP) with B/G/N networking.
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    2. Right Speaker won't work.

    3. The screen latch doesn't 'catch'

    4. The battery either doesn't come out without considerable force or it falls out easily.

    5.The Option key broke off (Ordered a new one from PowerBookMedic).

    6. It doesn't have a proper name, I need suggestions.

    Other people can hop in with their problems and see if we can resolve them together!
     
  2. jrsx macrumors 65816

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    Is the right speaker hardware or software? Have you tried going into System Prefs -> Sound -> Output and changing the balance to the middle?
     
  3. 128keaton thread starter macrumors 68020

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    yes, I have.
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    Sometimes older Airport B devices won't connect to a network if it is in B/G/N mode. Try changing it to only be B/G mode.
     
  5. 128keaton thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I only have the option for g/n on my router. Gonna hook up an extra one for my bedroom lol. Arg.
     
  6. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Have you tried setting it to full volume and in System Preferences all the way to the right? If it is completely silent then you may have a problem in the speaker wire. If it is extremely low then the speaker is probably blown.
     
  7. 128keaton thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Ok, good idea.
     
  8. Altemose macrumors G3

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    I am not sure if on a TiBook you can remove the battery latch assembly from the bottom pan.
     
  9. Intell macrumors P6

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    The battery latch is a part of the inner framework. Does the lid catch come out when it is closed?
     
  10. 128keaton thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yes, it does.
     
  11. Intell macrumors P6

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    So it doesn't appear to get caught by the palmrest then?
     
  12. 128keaton thread starter macrumors 68020

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    No, it doesn't appear to. Another note on the speaker, I don't have the guts to continue to disassemble my powerbook since I partially broke the CPU fan clip, I was able to get it back in and glue it together, so the speaker will still be broken.
     
  13. 128keaton thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Also, he has a name! Alfred the Jukebox. He sits atop my nightstand playing Spotify. Also, can anyone else control Spotify with AppleScript?
     
  14. MrPilot macrumors 6502

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    My 12" pbg4 keeps going to sleep when watching 720p movies.

    I assume it's some sort of overheat protection but I always thought they simply shut the computer down, not putting it into sleep.

    Will I have to open and clean it out and re-apply thermal paste?
     
  15. Altemose macrumors G3

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    How hot is the bottom, what surface is it used on, and what are the temps in iStat or Temperature Monitor looking like?
     
  16. MrPilot macrumors 6502

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    It hasn't gone to sleep mode yet but it's hitting 80c or 178F in sensor (2). Has been stable at that temp.
    And it's not all that hot... I have it on a rest with a fan on
     
  17. 128keaton thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Still 80c is quite high. Maybe use a lower quality video.
     
  18. 128keaton thread starter macrumors 68020

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  19. jrsx macrumors 65816

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    I would re-apply thermal paste. It sounds like your PB thinks it's a G5 LCS!
     
  20. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Definitely needs fresh paste. I highly recommend Arctic Silver Ceramique 2. It is available in two-tube packs at RadioShack and is thicker than many pastes making it easier to apply in my opinion. It is very effective and took my PowerBook from 140 F at idle to 110 F. Remember to only use a plastic spudger or old credit card to strip the old paste off the heatsink. Also, never replace a pad with paste or you will suffer problems.
     
  21. jrsx macrumors 65816

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    I might also recommend taking Q-tips and dipping them into 70% isopropyl alcohol and cleaning the CPU die off with it. It will remove a lot if not all of the residue AFTER the bulk of it has been cleaned off with an old credit card. This worked great for me with my PBs old dried paste.
     
  22. 128keaton thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I don't know how hot mine run, but I'm too shy to take them apart anyhow.
     
  23. Altemose macrumors G3

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    eyoungren gave me the tip of using coffee filters and they work great!

    It is a good way to get experience...
     
  24. 128keaton thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Well, I halfway broke the CPU fan connector (fixed now), lost a bottom screw, and broke the option key, so I'm good right now.
     
  25. Altemose macrumors G3

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    The only repairs on a PowerPC Mac that scare me is rebuilding a G5's LCS. The last time I did it, I installed it into the G5 and started it up. It ran fine until it got hot under load and I smelled burning coolant. The temps were extremely high so I shut it off and pulled the LCS off again. Turns out one of the hoses somehow cracked (heat stress) and I did not catch it when I took it apart.
     

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