powerbook needed
  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    bash64
    Posts: 958 from 2010/10/29
    From: USA
    This is the folowup to "powerbooks scare me".
    Yep, I took it a a mac repair center and the logic board is bad.
    It locks up every 30 minutes.
    I am attempting to send it back to the seller on eBay.

    Sooooo....I need another one if anyone has one.
    Prefer 17".
    Thanks

    I have 2gb of nanya memory I bought for it plus lots of accessories.
    Mac G5 ISight 21" 2.5 gb of ram 233gb hd matshita dvd-r uj-846
    Powerbook G4 1.67ghz 2GB, ATI 9700M Pro 128mb
    1TB hd, DL-DVD Burner, Netgear pcmcia wireless card.
    ImageFX 4.5, PageStream 3.3, PhotoGenics 5.0
  • »21.01.13 - 22:48
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  • jPV
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    jPV
    Posts: 2042 from 2003/2/24
    From: po-RNO
    It might be just a coincidence, but are you sure you have your MorphOS keyfile in correct place, because 30 minutes would be quite close to demo timeout on MorphOS. Does it have your name on "About MorphOS" window? It shouldn't lock up completely without registering and there should be a requester, but who knows if it wouldn't act like should in your setup... I'm just making sure that you wouldn't accidently do too much extra work :)

    Have you been checking debug log (easiest from debug screenbar module) if there's any badly behaving programs you've installed causing lots of output there?

    Can you test with OSX or with some Linux live-cd if it locks then too?
  • »22.01.13 - 06:53
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  • Jim
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    Jim
    Posts: 4977 from 2009/1/28
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    I have a spare 15" motherboard, but I'm pretty sure that work work in a 17".
    "Never attribute to malice what can more readily explained by incompetence"
  • »24.01.13 - 03:06
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    bash64
    Posts: 958 from 2010/10/29
    From: USA
    Definitely not a MorphOS key issue. Mac Authority has verified that the logic board is bad. I guess they mean the motherboard.
    The ebay seller was, according to them, not truthful about it being an Apple refurb because Apple has not supported these machines for over 3 years.
    I have opened a case with ebay and if the man gives me any trouble I will use ebay buyer protection to get my money back.


    NOTE:
    Just got a very nice 2 bay raid box for 2.5" drives. No powerbook to use it with though.



    [ Edited by bash64 24.01.2013 - 06:01 ]
    Mac G5 ISight 21" 2.5 gb of ram 233gb hd matshita dvd-r uj-846
    Powerbook G4 1.67ghz 2GB, ATI 9700M Pro 128mb
    1TB hd, DL-DVD Burner, Netgear pcmcia wireless card.
    ImageFX 4.5, PageStream 3.3, PhotoGenics 5.0
  • »24.01.13 - 10:57
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    Robert
    Posts: 331 from 2003/5/12
    Would this work with MorphOS?:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Apple-PowerBook-15-inch-M8980B-Grade/dp/B008R6V0LC/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1359547216&sr=8-2
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  • »30.01.13 - 12:03
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    boot_wb
    Posts: 874 from 2007/4/9
    From: Kingston upon ...
    @Robert - that's a 1GHz Al 15" Powerbook.

    Not currently supported by MorphOS <=3.1. It's unknown whether MorphOS 3.2 will expand support to other models.
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  • »30.01.13 - 15:24
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 12110 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > that's a 1GHz Al 15" Powerbook. [...]
    > It's unknown whether MorphOS 3.2 will expand support to other models.

    The MorphOS Team at least hopes to support other models with MorphOS 3.2, including the PowerBook5,2.

    https://morph.zone/modules/newbb_plus/viewtopic.php?topic_id=8709&forum=3&start=7
  • »30.01.13 - 16:26
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    bash64
    Posts: 958 from 2010/10/29
    From: USA
    Sent powerbook back today.
    Should get a refund in 3 days from ebay.
    There are several powerbooks on ebay for under $200.
    Would really like to go iMac G5 though.
    Mac G5 ISight 21" 2.5 gb of ram 233gb hd matshita dvd-r uj-846
    Powerbook G4 1.67ghz 2GB, ATI 9700M Pro 128mb
    1TB hd, DL-DVD Burner, Netgear pcmcia wireless card.
    ImageFX 4.5, PageStream 3.3, PhotoGenics 5.0
  • »31.01.13 - 05:21
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