20 Most Recent Apple Powerbook G4 15" 1.5GHz SuperDrive Mac Notebook Questions & Answers

The parameter ram reset will reset that and other basics back to factory without losing any data. To do this, take a moment and find the command, option, p and r keys and figure out how you are going to hold them ALL down at together. The mac should be off, if not, shut it down (not restart-shutdown). Now, touch the power button and immediately hold down the cmd-option-p-r keys. Hold them for the screen to cycle black to gray THREE times (each taking about 15 seconds), then let go and let the mac complete the boot cycle. On the second cycle, you should have already heard the "chime" appear. That's it! Good Luck.

Apple Powerbook... | Answered on Jan 02, 2015

maybe you could delete that and download the version u want.

Apple Powerbook... | Answered on Oct 02, 2012

Sadly not as anything OSx 10.5 and newer needs an Intel processor to run...


Apple Powerbook... | Answered on Oct 02, 2012

I would tilt the computer to the side and then hit the eject button and hopefully the eject action and gravity will do the job.

Apple Powerbook... | Answered on Feb 15, 2012

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If you are experiencing issues with downloading songs from iPhone 3G to your Powerbook G4, there are a few steps you need to check:
Make sure your Mac OS X operating system version is up to date. The most current updates for the current 3 most common Mac OS systems out today: Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger: Mac OS X 10.4.11 (Current version) Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard: Mac OS X 10.5.8 (Current version) Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: Mac OS X 10.6.6 (Current version)
If your present version of Mac OS X does not match the current version update listed above for your system, then click on the Apple menu icon in the upper left corner of your screen and select "About this Mac" to verify. • Then close that window and click on the Apple menu icon once again and select Software Updates andrun the updates.
• Once your Mac OS X has been updated to the most current version, then you will need to visit the link below, then download and install the current version iTunes Link: Download iTunes 10 for Mac (for 10.5 Leopard or higher) Link: Download iTunes 9.2.1 for Mac (for Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger or earlier)
• When you have the current version of iTunes on your Powerbook, then commence to connect your iPhone 3G with your Powerbook and sync your iPhone with iTunes.
I am providing these initial steps to you, due to the limited information I have from you regarding your technical issue, but will be glad to assist you further, if you are unable to resolve your issue with these provided steps.
I hope this helps.

Apple Powerbook... | Answered on Mar 05, 2011

Yes, this does sound like it's an inverter issue.
The only way to get this part is straight from Apple or from a Authorized Service Provider who get there parts straight from Apple.

Apple Powerbook... | Answered on Mar 01, 2011

You could try deleting the .plist files related to the modem's software. You will find them under: Macintosh HD - Users - "your user id" - Library - Preferences. Do a folder search in there for the "LG" and delete any files that say "com.lg..." This will reset any preferences you have set in the software and force it to create new ones.

Apple Powerbook... | Answered on Feb 28, 2011

Boot from the 10.3 disc by holding the C key down. When
you see the Installer window, go up to the Installer Menu to
Disk Utility and use that to reformat the drive.

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Apple Powerbook... | Answered on Jan 17, 2011

try installing Mac oS 10.5 version and then update it to 10.5.1 and 2 ,also check your installation cd/dvd

Apple Powerbook... | Answered on Apr 20, 2010

There Could be many Problems. Make sure that you replaced a DVD Drive which is Compatible with this Model. Have you tried to use a Different Brand of DVD? If not, use it. It might make a Difference.
The most likely problem is bad media. Are you using a major name brand DVD blank? Is the DVD itself clean? Some players are better able to cope with poorly made DVDs. CD's, having a lot less info on them often work in DVD drives that won't accept a DVD. Commercial DVDs are high quality,and therefore, again, easier for a slightly finicky drive to read.Try burning a DVD using a major brand, the kind you buy one per package, not 25 or 50. Let me know if that works.
If problem remains Unsolved, the only suggestion I have is to try to determine whether the problem is in the DVD drive or software. If you can borrow an External DVD Drive that is either USB or Firewire, make sure it can read a DVD that your built-in one can't. Then plug it into your Mac and see if it can read the same DVD. If it can, then it's your DVD drive that is faulty. If it cannot, then you have a software problem which I would suggest you fix by reinstalling the Mac OS from the original installation CDs or DVD. You can do this without losing your files. Just follow the directions in the Installer carefully.
Hope i helped you.
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Apple Powerbook... | Answered on Dec 13, 2009

this looks lik a conflict with you extensions or fonts. Please hold the shift key at startup for 15 seconds and see what ot does.

Apple Powerbook... | Answered on Jul 29, 2009

the new LCD is not match to your notebook. i'm sure not same all pin outs and pin in. its not compatible to the circuit board of notebook. even the LCD connector is also not compatible.

Apple Powerbook... | Answered on May 30, 2009

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Apple G4... | Answered on Jun 12, 2016

Restart holding down: command option O and F. Keep holding down those 4 keys until you see text on a light background. At the end of the text will be 'release keys to continue'. Release the 4 keys and type: reset-nvram hit return, then type: set-defaults hit return, then type: reset-all and hit return. The iBookG4 should restart with all default settings restored.

Apple G4... | Answered on Oct 29, 2014


Apple G4... | Answered on Sep 11, 2014

I am afraid the latest iTunes version will not run in your G4, also it is not possible to upgrade your G4 to one of the supporting operating system versions.

Macintosh System Requirements

  • Mac computer with an Intel Core processor
  • OS X version 10.6.8 or later
  • 400MB of available disk space
  • Broadband Internet connection to use the iTunes

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Apple G4... | Answered on Aug 14, 2014

lcd needs to be replaced.

Apple G4... | Answered on Jul 18, 2014

the lcd has a problem and will need to be replaced. It's a physical issue.

Apple G4... | Answered on Jul 18, 2014

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