New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

Question on powerbook


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
wahdiatme
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

Hello,

this is going to be my first mac and I've decided to go with the 1.5ghz 15" superdrive. I have been reading in some other forums from it seems a while ago where people talk about white spots on screens and latches not working properly. Is this a concern with the new PB's or was that just the first batch of them?

I'm new to all this mac stuff and have been reading every post. . I can't wait to get it (graduation present)
QUOTE Thanks
witeshark

 
witeshark's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 09, 2004
Location: Miami FL
Posts: 2,860
witeshark will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: G4 1Ghz OS X 10.4.7

witeshark is offline
All the Powerbooks/iBooks I have looked at and closed in the Apple store near me latch just fine. Very nicely in fact.
QUOTE Thanks
trpnmonkey41

 
Member Since: Jul 22, 2003
Location: Hamilton College
Posts: 7,003
trpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to behold
Mac Specs: 20" iMac C2D 2.16ghz, 13" MacBook 2.0ghz, 60gb iPod vid, 1gb nano

trpnmonkey41 is offline
Well I don't think anybody here has the newest model which you have chosen so we haven't heard any reports of problems yet

The revision in Sept 2003 was having some problems with displays but they sorted that out pretty quickly.
The previous revision didn't have many screen problems

Don't forget to use the new User Reputation System
QUOTE Thanks
TylerMoney
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

they've apparently fixed the thing that caused those problems....they apparently fixed them before the recent update...so you should be above and beyond ok.
QUOTE Thanks
PowerbookG417
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

the issue with the monitors thats just an ongoing issue...for a LCD to be perfect its almost 1 in a thousand or something..i forget the specs so there is going to be white spots or perhpas green or perhaps red spots..its just the wiring of the electrodes and the pixels sometimes one of the connects can get stuck on (ie red, green, blue dots ) or in an off possistion (white) and there is nothing that can be done to fix this issue yet..its to costly for them to make perfect LCDs. but they are gettin better there are also ways to get a dead pixel back alive ( ie gently rubbing it or massaging it from the reverside (metal side) to get the connection to come back on ) i personally have a green spot that is on and off and a white one. i almost think of it as a game collect 7 dots and you can get a new monitor pssst im on my second one !

as far as the latch i havent heard many issues with that anymore..just a couple of ppl who broke theirs. the problem could come from the gap when closed causing to much stress on the latch there is a possible fix...if you go to your apple retail store or repair depot you can get additional grey feet for the bottom of you PB all you have to do is take to the of them and some of the glue they give yah and just glue them to the inside of the cover on the edges. the size of the foot is perfect for that lil gap.

cheers

hope you enjoy you new PB
QUOTE Thanks
trpnmonkey41

 
Member Since: Jul 22, 2003
Location: Hamilton College
Posts: 7,003
trpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to behold
Mac Specs: 20" iMac C2D 2.16ghz, 13" MacBook 2.0ghz, 60gb iPod vid, 1gb nano

trpnmonkey41 is offline
i have had no problems with my powerbook screen and my cousins who have a powerbook and ibook have had no problems with the screens

Don't forget to use the new User Reputation System
QUOTE Thanks
TylerMoney
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

No one I know has had any screen problems either...and my firend bought a 15" about two months ago.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Sound Quality of iBook | G4 battery »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
PowerBook Battery question videonastie Apple Notebooks 3 02-29-2004 09:14 AM
12" PowerBook HD Upgrade question livnlrg8ez Apple Notebooks 0 02-16-2004 11:19 PM
Got New Powerbook... Got a question? BeyondxBelief Apple Notebooks 11 10-02-2003 02:25 PM
General Powerbook Question mimmyhonker Apple Notebooks 4 07-31-2003 09:10 PM
17" PowerBook on its way... schweb Apple Rumors and Reports 0 03-16-2003 11:14 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:15 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?