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PowerBook G3 - power button does not work

My 1999 PowerBook G3 "Lombard" doesn\'t start when I press the power button. Is there any procedure to force it to start without it, or do I need to get a replacement button?
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USE LAPTOP WITH THE ALIMENTATOR WITHOUT THE BATTERY IN IT

i\'ve a new hp laptop, and usage it for the first time for 5 - 6 hours with the charging cable in it, but without some battery in it. Half of the laptom was very hot in the left side with the cable but it doesn't block or some thing. I turned it off completly for 15 - 20 hours. The adapter from the...
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MacBook Pro noise issue

Used my MB134 for 2 weeks. and the noise drives me nuts. 1. Very strange hissing noise when using battery only. disappear if connected to ac.2. High-pitched whine connected to screen brightness on vista. gone if maxim brightness or back to leopard.Anyone has the same trouble? please let me know how to...
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Best way to setup Macbook Pro to run 3ds Max, Autocad?

I now bought a Macbook Pro, my first Apple computer, and I'm attempting to figure out what the better option is for running some of my apps that are PC-only consistent, i.e. Autocad and 3ds Max. Right right now I'm using bootcamp to run Vista Ultimate 64-bit but I've been doing some...
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Imac or Macbook Pro for College?

Okay here is my situation:I\'m finally returning to college as a trasnfer student and pursuing a degree in Civil and Enviromental Engineering. I live in my own apartment with my girlfreind and work full time. So, i\'ve a attractive quiet place to go home to do work at. I will be going to classes 5 days a...
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I can't start up my Mac PoweBook G4 (laptop)

i\'ve a big trouble. For some months right now I haven't been able to start up my Mac. It's a Mac PowerBook G4 bought back in 2002. It's a laptop. When I push the start button it shows me the grey screen with an apple. Then the screen turns blue showing the white and square icon with an...
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Dismantle MAC Powerbook G3 wont turn on after trying tips,

Hello I hope one of you brilliant people can suggest. I went to turn on my old Mac G3 Powerbook and it won't come on at all. I assume it's regarding 9 years old, so I now usage it sometimes, but it always comes on and apart from the battery that hasn\'t worked for regarding 7 years, i\'ve not had a...
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PowerBook latch stuck - any tips

Hello friends,I've got a 15" PB 1.5g and the push button latch on the front is stuck in - like it's been pushed in a bit so far. Can somebody tell me how I open her up to check it out..? I've got 3 screws (philips) on each side and at the back of the keyboard (on top) a hex screw on the...
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Superdrive freezing DVDs, not reading menus, in Macbook Pro

I've rented 3 dvds from Netflix and attempted to watch them in my MBP, thinking there was a trouble with the dvd, but they all have the same issues. The video will suddenly freeze but the audio keeps going. The only way I can get out of this frozen screen is to usage the remote that came w/ my MBP to...
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how upgradable are MacBooks?

With the Macbook and MacBook Pro, is the graphics upgradable and if it is, with what/how most. And how upgradable is the memory?Thanxs!!!
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Can't get Macbook to print to HP PSC1350 wirelessley thru XP

I've searched for this solution and I've searched people asking - but few answers.i\'ve an Intel based Macbook pro. i\'ve an old Thinkpad T20 with XP Pro acting as a print server. My printer is an HP PSC 1350. I also have another laptop with XP on it. My wife uses her PC laptop and I'm...
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Mackbook Hard Drive Problem?

So my macbook has initiated to repeatedly make a very high pitch noise on and off. When it makes the noise the whole computer locks up with the spinning little color wheel. I don\'t assume it is the CPU because you can still move the pointer around. I do believe the noise is coming from the hard disk,...
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G4 Powerbook Upgrade???

i\'ve a PPC G4 15" powerbook that I bought regarding two weeks prior to the Intel Dual Core's being released a set years back (1.67 GHZ, 512MB DDR2 SDRAM, OSX 10.4.3). How difficult (and/or expensive) would it be to gut it and upgrade my shell with a new, dual core processor and in the...
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Macbook, Wait or Buy?

I had an iBook G4 for regarding 3 years, sadly it died a set months back. I decided to wait until WWDC, today, to get a new macbook in case they were updated. Obviously, they weren't, however, past year apple announced new iMacs after WWDC in early August, and then new iPods in September, so...
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Macbook video card

i\'ve macbook leopard regarding a year, and I'm still attempting to find out what type of video card does it carry. Does anybody know what type or how do i searched out what type of graphics card does the macbook have? thnx.
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MacBook display problems

Hello i\'ve a macbook that was given the ol beer in the keyboard treatment and went dark with a ghost image, before I bought it, leading me to believe that it was the inverter board had blown, I bought one online and exchange it but to no avail. The previous owner obviously had very little knowledge...
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Is there a way to "lock down" my MacBook with a password?

One that no one would be able to get in at all? I've read where somebody could usage the install disc and set a new password. There's no way at all to make my computer totally safe from somebody having into it?
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My MacBook gets hot and the fan runs full-speed when idle!

i\'ve an early 2008 Black MacBook with 4GB of RAM and the stock 160GB hard drive. Sometimes, when i\'ve only Mail and Safari open and am now browsing emails, the fan starts to run full speed, and the internal temperature reaches 180. This often occurs when the Mac is literally idle and only...
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What upgrades will void a macbook warranty?

I wish to upgrade my aluminum macbook's 5400 RPM hard drive to a 7200 RPM hard drive. My problem is: Will improving the hard drive void the warranty on the new macbook?
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MacBookPro boot problem. Open Firmware Password Protection?

i\'ve MacBook Pro 2.4GHz Penryn 15". OS X Leopard, 6 months old.In attempting to add up to a wireless network at home (with a PC and a laptop Windows XP) I switched to "start from network" on System Preferences. On re-boot, shows image of file with a ? or flashes a world clip. Usual...
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MacBook Pro versus Imac

So, I'm sitting here dreaming regarding my next computer... comparing laptops and all in one imacs. Honestly, the $1799 iMac looks to have most the same capabilities as the $2499 MacBook Pro... other than the obvious fact one is portable and one is not. Aside from twice the Hard Drive size in the...
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Help! My newish MacBook just lost sound!

I now opened up my MacBook regarding an hour back, and for some reason the sound o/p isn't working. System preferences are as they should be (mute is not activated). I'm assuming that this is a hardware trouble, but am hoping that somehow it is not. It's completely mute, btw, no sounds of...
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Hard Drive Space Issue on Macbook

I now got a macbook today, and on the box it tells that the computer has a 120 gigabyte hard drive. I thought this was a mistake at first because before I initiated to transfer my files onto it the computer said it had sixty some gigabytes available. I thought that it was mislabeled, and now proceeded...
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MacBook not booting XP disc

Hello to all.i\'ve a small trouble with a MacBook. With OSX 10.5.6. I ran BootCamp on it to create a second partition for Windows XP SP3. When it's time to put in the Windows XP disc on the re-boot, the MacBook gets stuck with a black screen and a flashing indicator in the top left corner....
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Changing video card on MacBook Pro

Can I upgrade an NVIDEA 8600 M GT to an NVIDEA 9600 GT graphics card on a MacBook Pro?
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Fix iBook Blank Screen with heatsink fin, help!!!

I'm attempting to resolve the blank screen but I don't wish to usage some heat. I searched this procedure. This is the only one I searched that didn't usage a blow torch or such.http://www.powerbook-fr.com/ibook/bricolage/repair_g3_video_en_article797.htmlDo some of you know where I can get a heatsink like...
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Mac laptop with Firewire? Classic?

Dear all,I attempted to install Tiger (OS 10.4) on my doddering G3 PowerBook but kept having bug msgs. (I did a clean reinstall, but all that did was wipe out my browsers' (yes, Netscape and IE) ability to find some pages at all in dialup. (Unless I can install Tiger, dialup is all I can have...
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MBP Questions

Im from the uk but I decided to place here because of the larger forum base.I have been searching at medium spec of the macbook pro 15inch screen, 2.4ghz core 2 duo, 2gb ram, 160gb hard drive, super drive and NVIDIA geforce 8600m gt 256mb and I have got a few problems regarding it that I need answered before I...
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MBP monitor

First I'd like to thank All for their suggest answering my macbook pro problems but i\'ve one more point I need fully resolved.I need a solution where I can plug some cables into my MBP and have a attractive large screen for when I'm at home without having to fork out big bucks for a 30"...
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MBP - Now or Later?

I've reached a stage right now were I wish to upgrade my laptop and have decided on the entry level Macbook pro. i\'ve all the good details worked out but I was wondering is it worth waiting fir the next revision? i\'ve seen in most sights that it may be coming out soon but some ideas how soon? I...
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