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    Is my ibook g4 too old- nets gone slow-bluetooth drops etc

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    Exclamation Is my ibook g4 too old- nets gone slow-bluetooth drops etc
    I have an ibook G4
    erm im not sure what year the model is from it the one with the airport card thats not easily accessible you have to take it all part -(but it doesnt work anyway :-s)

    i have been using it at home for a few years now but now my bluetooth has started to drop connection randomly and just a slight nudge can sometimes switch it back on.

    its also starting to run a little slow, esp on the net on site like youtube or iplayer its getting hard to have smooth playback.


    is it time for a new shiny expensive macbook? or should i cling on to this for a while? what would i need to do to get its sped up and stuff.


    i hope someone replies fast coz theres currently a sale on at apple at mo

    though it will still cost like almost a thousand pounds

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    Is my ibook g4 too old- nets gone slow-bluetooth drops etc
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    If your hard drive is full, that would explain the slowness and choppiness. If you have little in the way of RAM, that would also explain the slowness (but not the choppiness). And if you have an enormous amount of things running at the same time, you had better close them out completely.

    As for your bluetooth, sounds like the transmitter is failing, like your Airport card.
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    You are in fact OVERDUE for a new(er) model. Have a look at the refurbs for Intel MacBooks.

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    Is my ibook g4 too old- nets gone slow-bluetooth drops etc

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    Hey guys thanks, i was thinking about the current ibook model.

    didnt think of looking at refirbs

    but will do


    but hres ny spec.

    Machine Name: iBook G4
    Machine Model: PowerBook6,7
    CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (1.1)
    Number Of CPUs: 1
    CPU Speed: 1.33 GHz
    L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
    Memory: 768 MB
    Bus Speed: 133 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: 4.9.3f0


    and i have 22.54Gb availble in memory.

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    Is my ibook g4 too old- nets gone slow-bluetooth drops etc
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    There are no current iBooks. Start getting used to the term "MacBooks."

    PS. "Memory" ≠ storage. You have 22.54GB free space, not memory.

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