Archive for the 'Powerbook' Category


Sun
22

How can I eject a disk in my Powerbook 4 when I am unable to get to main screen?

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

I have a disk in my powerbook 4 that I need to eject. But I cannot get it to start up properly to do it. The technician told me of a way if I could get the power on, but I forgot.

Any ideas?
I don’t have an eject button…help.

According to the Apple boot keys list, you should be able to press and hold F12 to eject the disc before boot (press power and immediately press and hold F12 until the disc pops out).
If that doesn’t work then turn he computer off and back on, right after the startup sound press and hold Command-O-F. After the "Welcome to Open Firmware" screen at the prompt type "eject cd" and press return. After the disc ejects type "mac-boot" and press return. Boot will continue.

How can I eject a disk in my Powerbook 4 when I am unable to get to main screen?
How can I eject a disk in my Powerbook 4 when I am unable to get to main screen?

I have a disk in my Powerbook 4 that I need to eject. But I cannot get it to start up properly to do it. The technician told me of a way if I could get the power on, but I forgot.

Any ideas?
I don’t have an eject button…help.

According to the Apple boot keys list, you should be able to press and hold F12 to eject the disc before boot (press power and immediately press and hold F12 until the disc pops out).
If that doesn’t work then turn he computer off and back on, right after the startup sound press and hold Command-O-F. After the “Welcome to Open Firmware” screen at the prompt type “eject cd” and press return. After the disc ejects type “mac-boot” and press return. Boot will continue.


Fri
20

Why does my Mac PowerBook keep running out of power?

Friday, November 20th, 2009

I have a fully charged battery. Even shows full in the toolbar. But when I power up my Powerbook, I get the message that I am running on reserve power and after a few minutes the computer shuts down. Once I hook up to my power cable it works fine. But I cannot use this Laptop on the go because the battery won’t last. What gives?

Check here:

http://www.apple.com/search/support/?q=macbook+battery

The Apple Support forum should be your first stop with Apple questions.

Why does my Mac PowerBook keep running out of power?
Why does my Mac PowerBook keep running out of power?

I have a fully charged battery. Even shows full in the toolbar. But when I power up my PowerBook, I get the message that I am running on reserve power and after a few minutes the computer shuts down. Once I hook up to my power cable it works fine. But I cannot use this laptop on the go because the battery won’t last. What gives?

Check here:

http://www.apple.com/search/support/?q=macbook+battery

The Apple Support forum should be your first stop with Apple questions.