Question about Apple 15" PowerBook G4 Aluminum 1.67 GHz LCD Display (p/n 1002587) (661-3749 1002587) Mac Notebook
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Download and install "Screen Spanning Doctor" for mac (freeware, great prog). Use clamshell mode (see readme). Hook up external monitor (DVI out?). Boot normally... Keep shell closed. Works for me :>
Posted on Mar 11, 2008
Not sure if you want an actual circuitry schematic, or a internal parts guide.
A manual for field-replacing just about every component inside your Powerbook can be found here.
I expect that circuitry schematics are much harder to come by, and are actually likely to be protected by trade secrets.
Posted on Apr 03, 2008
The hard drive is probably on it's way out. You can get and run Disk Warrior and you could repair permissions and such but the hard drive is probably on it's way to the grave.
A couple things though. It isn't enough to just put the disk in, you need to hold down "c" while the computer starts for it to try to run off your disk. You can then try to repair permissions and fix the disk from the installation program that starts. When the Install OS X screen comes up (looks like a desktop but with the big dialog box in the middle) click on Utilities at the top and then on Disk Utility. HERE IS APPLE'S SITE for you to read about how to try to repair your disk. I've found that this sometimes works and may help it work enough for you to get your files off, but may not.
Another method would be to get another Mac, and hook the two together with a firewire to transfer your files, then reinstall OS X in your ailing computer. Go HERE to read about this technique.
Posted on Feb 26, 2009
SOURCE: apple laptop won't turn on
Try to boot from the CD the computer shipped with.
Insert CD and restart the computer holding the "c" key
Your computer should boot.
If so run disk utility from the cd and repair the disk as well as permissions.
If this is successful your computer "should" be repaired. If it still has problems booting, Use your CD to perform a Archive and install which should keep all your personal settings and installed software intact.
Posted on Mar 01, 2009
If you can hear that it's trying, it might be getting pinched while trying to eject, especially if something pressed down on the case at that spot. Try gently widening the opening with a flat head screwdriver while you are ejecting the CD. just put the driver in and twist a bit to widen the slot. Also, check to make sure that the fuzzy stuff that brushes off the disk when you insert it - and keeps out dust - hasn't been damaged. If it is partially missing, the missing part may be inside, keeping the CD from ejecting.
Posted on Apr 17, 2009
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