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Forum: Apple Notebooks 05-27-2009, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 13,743
Posted By thehumble1
There problem fixed. Get an external lightscribe...

There problem fixed. Get an external lightscribe drive.
Forum: Apple Desktops 02-18-2009, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 883
Posted By thehumble1
You should be able to boot from the DVD, because...

You should be able to boot from the DVD, because it doesn't require the hard drive to run. What happens if you put the DVD in the drive at startup, then restart (control-command-power) and after...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 02-18-2009, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 907
Posted By thehumble1
The Alcohol trick does work, it doesn't work by...

The Alcohol trick does work, it doesn't work by evaporating quickly, it works because it breaks down sticky stuff, displaces water by decreasing it's surface tension and is not conductive in it's...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 11-25-2008, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 866
Posted By thehumble1

I know this is old, but people are still looking for answers and come across it.

just check Mac Specs, Prices, Answers, & More @ - Established 1996 ( for...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 06-09-2008, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,339
Posted By thehumble1
A screen change is a simple process and ifixit...

A screen change is a simple process and ifixit has good walk throughs, though not for LCD swaps. It's a lot more simple to pop apart the lid (display case) and replace the LCD than it is to follow...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 06-08-2008, 12:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 734
Posted By thehumble1
800mhz Ti logic board in a 1ghz Ti case?

can it be done? Do they fit? Please don't respond if you don't know (or have something funny to say) and please don't tell me that "you can never be sure because you are using the device in a way...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 05-23-2008, 02:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,899
Posted By thehumble1
looks like all theories out here

because others are willing to spout theory, I will too. Mind you this has nothing to do with fact.

In theory a computer should work down to .... really cold. Until the metal shrinks enough to...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 04-23-2008, 02:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,585
Posted By thehumble1
Question inverter or screen?

did you replace the inverter or the screen? And did you buy a new screen or a used one?

IMHO lots of "working" used laptop screens that are found on eBay are trash. I still buy them, but keep the...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 04-23-2008, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 704
Posted By thehumble1
maybe not though

not to bash on Apple service techs, but there's a decent chance that the old hard drive is still working. Hard drives are made to be abused much more so than a laptop. I'm not saying it's 100% sure,...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 04-23-2008, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 641
Posted By thehumble1

yeah, figured as much. thanks for coming back with a more thorough reply. that's why I want to get the original Ti back up and running so I can check the screen out on it to see if it runs at a...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 04-23-2008, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 641
Posted By thehumble1
Question that's where I get stuck too. . .

I think the post states as much...

the 800 DVI screen goes to 1280x854 right? so both the screen and the chip support the 1280x854 res. So I must NOT have a DVI screen? I think the answer is...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 04-23-2008, 01:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 685
Posted By thehumble1
Question logicboard test - what components must be in place?

I have an 800mhz DVI powerbook that was showing the ? folder upon startup. the hard drive would spin up and fan would whurr, but that's it. The trackpad had been damaged, which I understand can...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 04-23-2008, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 641
Posted By thehumble1
PowerBook DVI 800mhz with 1152x768

now, granted I tore the screen out of the DVI and put it in a 1.67ghz, but help me figure this out.

I have a non-working 800mhz powerbook with a DVI out connector. The only computer this sounds...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 04-23-2008, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By thehumble1
thanks for EM

good job finally just pointing to everymac. should have started there.
Forum: Switcher Hangout 04-23-2008, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 677
Posted By thehumble1
at least

check out ( for a reasonable guess. I'd start around 800 though, especially if you have the Hi-Res version (1280x960 resolution, check it on display...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 10-03-2007, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,646
Posted By thehumble1
the magnet doesn't belong in the body of the...

the magnet doesn't belong in the body of the computer, it goes in the body of the screen in a spot that will be directly above the reed switch when the computer is closed. There should have been a...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 09-07-2007, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By thehumble1
Unhappy hard drive probably

Did you notice that when it was running slowly you could hear the hard drive being accessed? It would sound like lots of little clicks or taps that would not be continuous and just a bit louder than...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 09-07-2007, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,646
Posted By thehumble1
Post In over your head probably, but keep trying.

The small chip is the reed switch. It's job is to put your computer to sleep. This may or may not have anything to do with your symptoms, but you were correct in thinking that you needed to transfer...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 08-23-2007, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,616
Posted By thehumble1
Thumbs up nothing wrong with trying

1) you are using an external right now

2) you are thinking about buying a new kb

3) you could prove the theory

In theory, there is no power in the keyboard, so water won't matter, only...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 08-17-2007, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,583
Posted By thehumble1
Thumbs up bid without confidence

i say go for it... and I do this for a few reasons.

1) it's not my $

2) the LCD probably didn't have any water spilled directly into it (unless it was a full dunking) and even if it did, there...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 08-16-2007, 11:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 642
Posted By thehumble1
Question 14" G4 1.42 Ghz backlight voltage?

Anyone know what the voltage should be coming out of the backlight inverter board to the CCFL for these computers? I'm getting 3.2v or thereabouts.
Forum: Apple Notebooks 06-18-2007, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 977
Posted By thehumble1
When putting the case back together, there are...

When putting the case back together, there are three screws that sit inside the fuzzy slot cover of the DVD drive. To screw these in, you pass a thin driver down a slot from above (top side, in the...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 06-18-2007, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,383
Posted By thehumble1
Arrow new hinges

if you are going through the trouble to rip the screen off, you will probably notice that the hinges are broken. this $20 part would fix the problem and if you are removing the screen, you are...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 06-18-2007, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,353
Posted By thehumble1
i hope the data cable works

i would think that the systemboard is sending good information to the screen if it shows up on another good screen and an external monitor. My guess is that as it gets information for either sections...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 06-18-2007, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,037
Posted By thehumble1
a few more things

WOW, thanks for all the feedback so far. It's giving me a lot more to check on at least. bryphotoguy, I have done about 4 PRAM resets, which have, of course, not done anything. I've also followed...
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