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  1. I am working on an iBook G4. Still the same limitations?
  2. Think this would work? Naturally I'm looking to do things as cheaply as possible https://www.ebay.com/itm/ADATA-Ultimate-Series-SU650-120GB-Internal-SATA-Solid-State-Drive/392450625057?epid=2298097290&hash=item5b5fe14e21:g:o6sAAOSwU9VfD8OT
  3. I will look into those. What I have found so far indicates that there isn't enough room in this iBook to fit an SSD in an adapter. According to MacTracker the connection in the iBook is Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6).
  4. Also, if it is the hard drive, is it hard to find one compatible?
  5. Good thing my Macbook Pro is with me again, it just needed a new power cord! The iBook, on the other hand, has problems. I tried installing Leopard directly from the optical drive, no luck. So I tried using my iMac (early 2008) in target disk mode and that didn't work either. It goes so far and then it gets to where it says it has like 2 hours left, it quits and says it's unable to install and there's a big list of error messages. Now I wonder if it's a bad hard drive or something else which I won't know how to replace/fix.
  6. Seems logical, it has developed into an actual discussion. :P And I still need to call the shop about my Macbook!
  7. You are right, I didn't go down far enough. I may have to try it just to see if I can.
  8. PPC won't boot from USB, only Intel. I have bought on eBay first Leopard retail and then a set of disks from iBook G4 with 10.4.4 with a disk of OS9 for the Classic environment. It won't boot in 9, of course, but it will run OS9 software. Now to find my old copy of KidPix Deluxe...
  9. It looks like this iBook came with 10.4.4 so I don't think a retail copy will work. I tried with an old one I found in my old disk collection and It tried but did not work. It also doesn't help that there seems to be something in the disk drive that whishes when the disk is reading...
  10. Yeah, but that's a lot of work! I found a retail copt of Tiger on eBay for not too much. But do you think that's what is going on, just the "wrong" Tiger?
  11. In the interim while I am without my main Mac, I have pulled out an iBook G4 that I haven't touched in a looooong time. I believe it has 10.4 on it. Got the forgotten password sorted out. It starts up until it gets to the screen with the swoopy blue abstract design, does not load any further than that. No desktop stuff. It's been so long I don't remember what I have done with it, does this sound as if I loaded a software version (either too new, or for the wrong machine) on the hard drive before I installed it in this machine? I have in my possession disks of 10.4 that are for an
  12. Rather more logistical challenges right now. I know what the US post office is saying, that you can't mail lithium batteries international, so I checked and the same applies in Australia. They tell us here it will be fine tuned toward the end of the year or early next year. It's something about the international airlines and batteries that get hot, a couple caught fire. So we can't even mail an iPod Nano or iPhone out of the country right now.
  13. Garage sale last weekend, for a quarter, with the add-on keyboard! Put in some batteries and it fired right up! Too bad the Palm network is no more. Now it's time to see if I can sync it with my Lombard (which has IR) and my iMac (which doesn't). Too bad I have no cradle, but I'm keeping an eye out at the thrift stores and garage sales for that now. But I'm going to try it with my Lombard because it has IR, but I don't know if it will talk to the Palm or not. I know if I find a cradle, there are USB adapters. But I don't intend to spend any "real" money on it since it doesn't do as much as it
  14. Looks neat and tidy, very nice to look at. Is it still neat and tidy when you open the doors?
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