My wife just (six weeks later) got her new battery from Apple for her Powerbook G4. The instructions on the printed materials that came with the new battery stated that the old battery had to be drained prior returning. Suggested ways to do this: play a dvd, play a CD or play the Chess game computer vs. computer.
• For some reason, we get a chuckle over the screen saying, “File System NAND Start.” It also rhymes with, “Gotta go K-Mart.” [Tim Ellsworth] “Don’t Buy Any Audiovox products”
Owners of the last generation of ‘high-resolution’ Apple Powerbooks are reporting major audio issues that cause an echo or looping effect to occur when playing sound. That’s a real problem for a platform used heavily by musicians and video artists, so one would expect Apple to fix the problem as soon as possible.
We’ve heard many times that Apple Powerbooks are finicky about RAM (and that may be true), but it would appear that for owners of 15-inch Powerbooks, it might not be the memory that has the problem after all. A law firm is investigating claims that a fairly recent version of Mac OS X corrupted the firmware in the memory controller inside Apple Powerbooks, rendering the lower of two memory slots unusable.