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I'm not a quit-err!

1228 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: May 26, 2008 12:42 PM by lynxster RSS
lynxster Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
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Jun 1, 2006 6:48 AM
My ibook is freezing. Its frequency is becoming annoying. I don't know if it is an design issue (i.e., the processor is over heating) or if it is software, or both. By the time it locks up, it's either done allot of work for me (e.g., swallowed allot of CD music) or it was left idle for a period. If it quits after allot of work, the left side of the key board feels really warm. Also a cheap CD with music that does not want to decode may also be responsible. At other times, it may be due to the idleness where have I left it to itself. But the length of that period may be the issue. It is sometimes not long (e.g., less than an hour). In addition to it freezing, I also notice, after a period of idleness, that the wi-fi is lost. Wi-fi is what apple is calling airport -- I think. Anyway, my solution is to cancel and then restart the wi-fi (i.e., turn airport off and then back on -- usually via the pull-down menu).

To rescue it from itself presents its own issues. There is no programers button like on my earlier models of apples. I find my self not only having to pull its power cord, but also remove the battery. But this is after it is very apparent that the soft shut down will not work. I saw in another post that a person had held the power button down for a while. I'll give that a try.

Thanks for reading

355.6 mm ibook 1.42 ghz g4 1.5g ram . . . bla bla bla . . . bla . . . bla bla . . . bla
355.6 mm ibook 1.42 ghz g4 1.5g ram, Mac OS X (10.4.6), its the white laptop model
  • Douglas McLaughlin Level 9 Level 9 (63,735 points)
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    Jun 1, 2006 12:31 PM (in response to lynxster)
    Holding down on the power button for a few seconds will shut the iBook down. Pressing control-Apple-power all at the same time will force the computer to restart. Hopefully one of those two ways will work instead of unplugging the power and the battery if you do need to force a shutdown/restart.

    -Doug
    1.8GHz G4 Cube 1.5GB RAM, 320GB HD Super Drive / Black 2.0GHz MacBook 1GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.6), 1.4GHz Mac mini 1GB RAM, 80GB HD / AirPort Express / EyeTV 200 / 40GB iPod photo
  • ~JB~ Level 5 Level 5 (4,045 points)
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    Jun 1, 2006 12:47 PM (in response to lynxster)
    Hi Lynxster,

    How much hard drive space do you have?

    Jon

    Macbook 2.0 White (100Gb HD 2Gb RAM) Mac Mini 1.42Ghz, iPod (All), Airport (Graphite & Express), G4 1.33Ghz iBook, G4 iMac 1Ghz, G3 500Mhz, iBook iMac 233Mhz, eMate, Power Mac 5400 LC, PowerBook 540c, Macintosh 128K, Apple //e, Apple //, and some more...  Mac OS X (10.4.5) Moto Razr, iLife '06, SmartDisk 160Gb, Apple BT Mouse, Sight..

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