Do you have any of the disks that came with the computer?<br><br>How much stuff is on the hard drive, and how much is important?<br><br>When you say it disconnects from the internet after 4 minutes, is it doing anything else bad? Are you still getting the spinning cursor? Is it still slow? <br><br>HERE
is a forum for CUBE owners. Don't go away - but there might be someone there who's been through your particular cube blight.<br><br>HERE
is another Cube resource.<br><br>is THIS
your battery? Mail order has to beat driving for a battery where you live!<br><br>From the OWC page re: batteries going down, and effecting performance: <br><br>"Macintosh computers contain an internal backup battery to maintain system settings, such as the date and time, when the computer is turned off . The battery may last up to five years though actual life is determined by shelf life of the battery and usage patterns of the computer. The batteries used in the Macintosh computers listed below are lithium, and are 3.6 V<br><br>When the computer does not retain PRAM settings (such as the date and time) after it has been turned off, this generally indicates a dead battery."<br><br>You may have other things going on, but your computer is five years old - the battery replacement is very inexpensive, and a dead battery, or even a low battery, can make your computer behave as if it's been exposed to red kryptonite. <br><br>The next thing is to get ahold of a disk with Disk Utility on it, and just establish a base line. Don't go away, Liz, We're all interested in your cube getting better. <br><br> <br><br><br>The Bill of Rights doesn't grant us our rights, it merely enumerates them.