YAY! Yet another Tibook problem!

Posted by: Silver_Moon

YAY! Yet another Tibook problem! - 10/08/09 07:15 PM

It keeps locking up! I have to Cmd+Ctrl+power it to get it to reboot. What's wrong with it?
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: YAY! Yet another Tibook problem! - 10/08/09 07:18 PM

Please note that I will not give up on my poor sweet Macintosh. I can't afford anything else.
Posted by: MicMeister

Re: YAY! Yet another Tibook problem! - 10/09/09 12:35 AM

In what way does it lock up? Is it a plain screen freeze and no movement, not even the cursor? Or is there screen anomalities such as pixellation and/or breaking up etc. involved?

That might be an indication of hardware problems, such as faulty memory, faulty motherboard, faulty video...or the hard drive, even though apparently now resurrected with DW, might be toast and acting up.

Sometimes a clean install of the OS can help, too, if it is just a sw problem, especially in the case of classic OS, (OS 9 and earlier). But first, I'd run the Apple Hardware Tester fully, if you have it.
Posted by: John Rougeux

Re: YAY! Yet another Tibook problem! - 10/09/09 05:40 AM

Yeah, can you provide more information as to what it is doing when it locks up?

Is it an application? Finder?

Can you not force quit the offender?

Oh, and specs please. Which TiBook, how much ram (and is that Apple Ram or from some place else), which OS, etc.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: YAY! Yet another Tibook problem! - 10/09/09 05:51 AM

I'm still thinking there is a hardware problem. Is it launching apps and opening files normally, or does it seem to take longer than it should sometimes (my wife's previous iMac did that just before her HD died). Considering the problems you were having before this week, that HD may be going bad.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: YAY! Yet another Tibook problem! - 10/09/09 08:36 AM

Mac OS X 10.3
256 MB RAM (i think)
550 mHz G4
Gigabit Ethernet model
18.63 (20) GB HD wirh 5.5 GB left

The apps launch fine. It's pretty fast. rarely do I get the beachball.

What it does when it locks up: It's not 1 particlar app, I can be doing something in iTunes, Finder, etc. and the cursor and nothing else moves. If it was making a sound at that time it throws that sound into a loop. That's all I can think of now.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: YAY! Yet another Tibook problem! - 10/09/09 08:46 AM

It really needs much more RAM for starters. I'm still thinking there is a problem with the HD. The freezes as you describe seem to be related to reading/writing virtual memory, which it will be doing nearly constantly with only 256 MB RAM.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: YAY! Yet another Tibook problem! - 10/09/09 08:49 AM

Where cam you buy Tibook ram? and the chime sounds kind of fuzzy, but everything else is fine. Are HDs expensove? I really don't want to give up on my Tibook. frown
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: YAY! Yet another Tibook problem! - 10/09/09 09:42 AM

Try here for RAM.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: YAY! Yet another Tibook problem! - 10/09/09 11:56 AM

OWC has better prices on RAM. I'd recommend 2x512MB (1 GB) as a minimum which is the max for that machine. They also have HDs. I'm wondering if these TiBooks had the same HD volume limitation that my G4 tower had - 128GB max. If so, the largest drive you should consider is 120GB.

NewEgg has better drive deals. These are the 80GB models.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: YAY! Yet another Tibook problem! - 10/09/09 12:38 PM

Of course, you have to be comfortable with opening up the case yourself, or find someone who will do it for you for a fair price.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: YAY! Yet another Tibook problem! - 10/09/09 01:02 PM

Originally Posted By: MacBozo
Of course, you have to be comfortable with opening up the case yourself, or find someone who will do it for you for a fair price.
I think I can do it. It can't be THAT hard, can it?
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: YAY! Yet another Tibook problem! - 10/09/09 03:59 PM

Aww, My grandpa said he's not getting me anything for it, because it's not worth it! frown
Posted by: MikeSellers

Re: YAY! Yet another Tibook problem! - 10/10/09 06:30 AM

Originally Posted By: PChaterosx
Originally Posted By: MacBozo
Of course, you have to be comfortable with opening up the case yourself, or find someone who will do it for you for a fair price.
I think I can do it. It can't be THAT hard, can it?


Guide for replacing hard drive. You'll need a torx 8 screwdriver. If you don't have one, you can get one at Sears or search online.

Do you have an external hard drive for backups? Is so, you could install a system on that, boot from it, migrate all your files to it and run the computer from that and see if the lockups still occur. If not, then you can be pretty sure it's the hard drive. You could just have a few bad sectors on the hard drive and doing a zero-all-data erase on the hard drive could fix your problems. Not the best solution but more economical.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: YAY! Yet another Tibook problem! - 10/10/09 06:39 AM

I don't have an external. Does it have to be firewire?
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: YAY! Yet another Tibook problem! - 10/10/09 06:45 AM

It doesn't have to be FW, but that TiBook only has USB 1.1 which is really, really slow.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: YAY! Yet another Tibook problem! - 10/10/09 06:47 AM

I know. It took almost an hour for me to transfer music to my psp! mad
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: YAY! Yet another Tibook problem! - 10/10/09 06:51 AM

haha, I jst told my dad that we need to make an appointment for the Genius Bar to take my Tibook in and he was like: "What's a Tibook? confused " laugh
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: YAY! Yet another Tibook problem! - 10/10/09 07:38 AM

I don't disagree about OWC, necessarily, Michael, but dealram lists all of the RAM available, including from OWC--so you can judge what's the best for your needs.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: YAY! Yet another Tibook problem! - 10/10/09 09:03 AM

Originally Posted By: PChaterosx
I don't have an external. Does it have to be firewire?
What Michael said about speed, also if you want to boot from the external it has to be firewire, it also has to be formatted for Mac via Disk Utility.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: YAY! Yet another Tibook problem! - 10/10/09 09:12 AM

FWIW over the last 15 years I have always bought by who has the cheapest price and never had problems, RAM is RAM is RAM, it's all made by just a few manufacturers . I've used ramseeker.com for ages now.

I buy from Omni tech a lot, they usually have the cheapest price. The 512M PC133 for the TI book is 25.99 with free shipping.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: YAY! Yet another Tibook problem! - 10/10/09 09:32 AM

My Mac: "yes? What would you like me to do?"
Me: "what's 1+1?"
Mac: "uuuuuuuuuuuuhhhhhh......... 75? wait no..... Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep"
Posted by: Silver_Moon

This is how My Tibook locks up - 10/11/09 11:12 AM

[video:youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dmQZzPe868[/video]
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: This is how My Tibook locks up - 10/11/09 11:26 AM

Launching Classic? You need to upgrade to 9.2.1 for compatibility.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: This is how My Tibook locks up - 10/11/09 11:29 AM

It won't let me. and it's different every time.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: This is how My Tibook locks up - 10/11/09 11:32 AM

Can you boot from the 9.2.1 updater disk?
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: This is how My Tibook locks up - 10/11/09 11:33 AM

It doesn't want to boot from a disc today, but I'll try. Is there any temporary fix for it locking up like that? frown
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: This is how My Tibook locks up - 10/11/09 05:25 PM

Don't launch "Classic."
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: This is how My Tibook locks up - 10/11/09 05:27 PM

I can't stop it! and even if I do, It still locks up within 5 min.! frown
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: This is how My Tibook locks up - 10/11/09 05:28 PM

Will it read the 9.2.1 updater disk? Sometimes, if it does, clicking on the installer will prompt you to restart.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: This is how My Tibook locks up - 10/11/09 05:29 PM

It does, but it won't update for some reason.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: This is how My Tibook locks up - 10/11/09 05:41 PM

Is it launching due to iTunes? What is your version of iTunes?
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: This is how My Tibook locks up - 10/11/09 05:42 PM

No. iTunes 4.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: This is how My Tibook locks up - 10/11/09 05:43 PM

IT launches because of photoshop.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: This is how My Tibook locks up - 10/11/09 05:43 PM

You might have to start again from scratch. Install 9.1, update that to 9.2.1 and only then install 10.3.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: This is how My Tibook locks up - 10/11/09 05:44 PM

that will take DAYS! and it isn't cooperating.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: This is how My Tibook locks up - 10/11/09 05:57 PM

It won't boot from a disc today, but I'll try this week. And I have to go to bed.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: This is how My Tibook locks up - 10/11/09 07:06 PM

Originally Posted By: MacBozo
Can you boot from the 9.2.1 updater disk?
I don't think that's bootable.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: This is how My Tibook locks up - 10/11/09 07:08 PM

Boot into 9.1 and then update? It has been a long time. laugh
Posted by: Jim_

Re: This is how My Tibook locks up - 10/11/09 07:17 PM

Originally Posted By: PChaterosx
The three beeps at startup means no RAM banks passed testing, you have faulty RAM and or bad RAM socket(s). It will not function correctly until you solve that. New RAM may fix it, but if it's bad sockets then it would need the whole logic board.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: This is how My Tibook locks up - 10/12/09 06:57 AM

I was wondering what those beeps were indicating.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: This is how My Tibook locks up - 10/12/09 08:32 AM

RE: The three beeps. Have you tried reseating the RAM module(s), someone suggested that a while back, I never saw if you confirmed trying that.
Posted by: carp

Re: This is how My Tibook locks up - 10/12/09 11:27 AM

Yeah the beeps do mean something , what I don't know

When my Performa went down , the tech "Eastman Kodak" asked me how many beeps I said 7 - he said bad logic board so he came over with one a swapped it out . No charge thanks to apple care

Was really bad ram chips but these were hard wired to the board not plug ins
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: This is how My Tibook locks up - 10/12/09 12:06 PM

Originally Posted By: Reboot
RE: The three beeps. Have you tried reseating the RAM module(s), someone suggested that a while back, I never saw if you confirmed trying that.
yas, but my top ram chip won't snap all the way down.
Posted by: scottyb

Re: This is how My Tibook locks up - 10/12/09 12:30 PM

Well, there you go, sounds like a RAM problem. If the top chip wont seat, try leaving it out. However, if the socket is really messed up, you might be out of luck.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: This is how My Tibook locks up - 10/12/09 12:35 PM

That could be the problem (or one of them). Take out the top stick and see it it will boot and not freeze. Of course if 256 MB is woefully under-RAM, 128 MB will be really poor. If it is the top slot, then one 512 MB stick in the lower slot would be marginally sufficient RAM for OS X, 10.3.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: This is how My Tibook locks up - 10/12/09 12:37 PM

Originally Posted By: PChaterosx
yas, but my top ram chip won't snap all the way down.
Ah hah, I didn't realize that. That could be the whole problem with the malfunctions that you're having. Pull the loose chip out and see how it runs.

I just realized you said you have 256M of RAM in it. 256 is what the machine came with originally, so my guess is that loose chip never has functioned, and when you pull it you'll still have 256. Since it won't lock down, if you do upgrade RAM, you'll only be able to do it in one slot then.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: This is how My Tibook locks up - 10/12/09 12:44 PM

Originally Posted By: MacBozo
Of course if 256 MB is woefully under-RAM, 128 MB will be really poor.
I thought that at first, but then remembered the machine comes with 256, so I don't think it ever was functioning, unless it cam with 2 128's.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: This is how My Tibook locks up - 10/12/09 12:47 PM

Originally Posted By: carp
Yeah the beeps do mean something , what I don't know
But I do. grin
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: This is how My Tibook locks up - 10/12/09 12:47 PM

My G4 tower shipped initially with one 128 (if I remember that far back).
Posted by: Jim_

Re: This is how My Tibook locks up - 10/12/09 12:59 PM

Originally Posted By: MacBozo
My G4 tower shipped initially with one 128 (if I remember that far back).
Yeah, the G4 tower did. That model of PB came with 256 in the 867Mhz and 512 in the 1Ghz model. I just checked the manual to be sure, it came with 1 256M chip.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: This is how My Tibook locks up - 10/12/09 01:03 PM

Her TiBook is the 550 MHz, I believe. From EveryMac:

Quote:
128 MB standard from October 16, 2001 to December 17, 2001 (M8362LL/A), 256 MB standard from December 17, 2001 to April 29, 2002 (M8622LL/A).


So, it depends which model # it is.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: This is how My Tibook locks up - 10/12/09 01:38 PM

I thought it was the 867 for some reason. She has the 20G HD, so it's probably the first one. It will run on 128, but really slow.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: This is how My Tibook locks up - 10/12/09 02:06 PM

I had it repair permissions. here's what it came up with.

Repairing permissions for “B's Hard Drive”
Determining correct file permissions.
Group differs on ./private/etc/cups/certs, should be 26, group is 0
Owner and group corrected on ./private/etc/cups/certs
Permissions corrected on ./private/etc/cups/certs
Group differs on ./private/etc/cups/classes.conf, should be 26, group is 0
Owner and group corrected on ./private/etc/cups/classes.conf
Permissions corrected on ./private/etc/cups/classes.conf
Group differs on ./private/etc/cups/cupsd.conf, should be 26, group is 0
Owner and group corrected on ./private/etc/cups/cupsd.conf
Permissions corrected on ./private/etc/cups/cupsd.conf
Group differs on ./private/etc/cups/ppd, should be 26, group is 0
Owner and group corrected on ./private/etc/cups/ppd
Permissions corrected on ./private/etc/cups/ppd
Group differs on ./private/etc/cups/printers.conf, should be 26, group is 0
Owner and group corrected on ./private/etc/cups/printers.conf
Permissions corrected on ./private/etc/cups/printers.conf
Group differs on ./private/etc/cups, should be 26, group is 0
Owner and group corrected on ./private/etc/cups
Permissions corrected on ./private/etc/cups
Group differs on ./private/var/spool/cups/tmp, should be 26, group is 0
Owner and group corrected on ./private/var/spool/cups/tmp
Permissions corrected on ./private/var/spool/cups/tmp
Group differs on ./private/var/spool/cups, should be 26, group is 0
Owner and group corrected on ./private/var/spool/cups
Permissions corrected on ./private/var/spool/cups
The privileges have been verified or repaired on the selected volume

Permissions repair complete
Posted by: Jim_

Re: This is how My Tibook locks up - 10/12/09 02:12 PM

That's normal, it will probably show the same thing if you reboot and run it again. It has to do with security for the cups printer engine. Don't have time to explain, gotta run, just trust me, and it doesn't have anything to do with all the problems you're having.

Pull the loose RAM chip before we try anything else. Thx. smile
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: This is how My Tibook locks up - 10/12/09 02:50 PM

[video:youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xh4mcL8evM4[/video] Airport and DW.
Like my background? wink
Posted by: carp

Re: This is how My Tibook locks up - 10/12/09 03:31 PM

Originally Posted By: Reboot
Originally Posted By: carp
Yeah the beeps do mean something , what I don't know
But I do. grin


You just think you do laugh
Posted by: Jim_

Re: This is how My Tibook locks up - 10/12/09 06:40 PM

I'm a legend in my own mind. grin
Posted by: carp

Re: This is how My Tibook locks up - 10/13/09 11:54 AM

LOL

I used to work with a old Japanese guy , one of them left circle , right circle old school attitudes .
Anyway he always says to everyone "you just think you do" with no explanations - drove us nuts laugh
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: This is how My Tibook locks up - 10/13/09 02:13 PM

Well, The Titanium One made it through School today... Sort of.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: This is how My Tibook locks up - 10/13/09 03:26 PM

Originally Posted By: PChaterosx
Well, The Titanium One made it through School today... Sort of.
Was that without the loose RAM chip?
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: This is how My Tibook locks up - 10/13/09 03:27 PM

Yes. wait- no. I got in trouble for taking it out.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: This is how My Tibook locks up - 10/13/09 03:34 PM

The conversation went something like this:

*takes the keyboard off to take out the RAM chip*
Teacher: "what are you doing?"
Me:"taking this RAM chip out to see something."
Teacher:"Don't."
Me:"Why? I have to take it out to see-"
Teacher:"I SAID DON'T!"
me:"ok."*puts keboard back on*

and one of my friends and I were joking about just listen to music and pretend to type.

"are you taking notes?"
*closes iTunes*
"yeeeeeesss" grin
Posted by: carp

Re: This is how My Tibook locks up - 10/13/09 04:12 PM

You should have said

Teacher; I have a problem with the ram chip seat not inter facing with the turbo confabulator connected to the bhing emulsifier magnetic phasing romp , which converts to titanium binary conversation to the locktium platunium silica array

laugh
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: This is how My Tibook locks up - 10/13/09 04:15 PM

Originally Posted By: carp
You should have said

Teacher; I have a problem with the ram chip seat not inter facing with the turbo confabulator connected to the bhing emulsifier magnetic phasing romp , which converts to titanium binary conversation to the locktium platunium silica array

laugh

OMGLMAO! She would have been SO confused! laugh
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: This is how My Tibook locks up - 10/14/09 07:03 AM

Well, you probably shouldn't dismantle your TiBook in class anyway. Do you scare all of your teachers? laugh
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: This is how My Tibook locks up - 10/14/09 11:43 AM

Originally Posted By: MacBozo
Well, you probably shouldn't dismantle your TiBook in class anyway. Do you scare all of your teachers? laugh
grin yes. I do. It's funny. Like today, I was typing something and thinking out loud:
"Ok, if my Hard Drive's going bad then I need to get a firewire external disk to run off of and some more Ram, but then how will I take it here? hmmm, mabye I can convince the teachers to convert to Mac... well, I f I can get a newer Mac with at least Tiger... a lot of RAM, a big Hard Drive..." and the teacher was just listening to me going crazy laugh

Well it's cool because I'm the only one out of 1,200 kids that gets to use any kind of computer for class! smile
Posted by: Silver_Moon

I fear there is something very wrong - 10/16/09 10:57 AM

Today, while I was showing one of my teachers something, a black strip with white writing came on the top of the screen, and said "system falure CPU code- 0000"

I rebooted and it was fine... frown
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: I fear there is something very wrong - 10/16/09 12:16 PM

Doesn't look good, but if it rebooted and continued without problem, then I'd say you're still good to go. Still running on one RAM stick?
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: I fear there is something very wrong - 10/16/09 12:37 PM

Yep. but what does that mean?
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: I fear there is something very wrong - 10/16/09 12:49 PM

I don't know what that error is about. Maybe Reboot knows.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: I fear there is something very wrong - 10/16/09 01:02 PM

Well, apparently something failed and it made me freak out and nearly knock people over to go get something out of the case in my locker.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: I fear there is something very wrong - 10/16/09 02:00 PM

REBOOT! CALLING REBOOT! WHERE ARE YOU!? grin
Posted by: Jim_

Re: I fear there is something very wrong - 10/16/09 04:51 PM

Originally Posted By: PChaterosx
REBOOT! CALLING REBOOT! WHERE ARE YOU!? grin
LOL. I was out fixing Macs. It's what I do for a living. Adults don't get off at 3:00, not ones that still have to work anyway. smile

The black stripe with white text is a kernel panic, 99% of the time it means hardware error. Take the RAM chip that you took out, and put it into the slot where you have the one chip. The newer KP has the grey window shading thing, can't remember if 10.3 does the grey, but the black bar/white text that you got I see often often on new systems with bad RAM.

If you get the same thing after putting the other RAM chip into the good slot, I hate to say it, but the old laptop has a serious hardware problem, probably on the logic board. Slight chance it's the HD, very very slight. The only way to check would be with another HD. I really doubt it's that though.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: I fear there is something very wrong - 10/16/09 04:55 PM

but then I would have to turn it off! oh ok.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: I fear there is something very wrong - 10/16/09 06:12 PM

With the 128 chip, its too slow to do anything. that bottom one was actually a 256. my bad.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: I fear there is something very wrong - 10/16/09 06:46 PM

Originally Posted By: PChaterosx
With the 128 chip, its too slow to do anything. that bottom one was actually a 256. my bad.
So it never was reading the loose 128 chip, that makes sense as to why it was saying you had 256.

Don't know what to tell you. It's going to run slow, but let's see if it won't KP. If it doesn't it's worth scrounging a new chip.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: I fear there is something very wrong - 10/16/09 06:56 PM

But I have STUFF to do on it! frown
Posted by: Jim_

Re: I fear there is something very wrong - 10/16/09 07:07 PM

Originally Posted By: PChaterosx
But I have STUFF to do on it! frown
Like?
Posted by: Jim_

Re: I fear there is something very wrong - 10/16/09 07:11 PM

Can anybody you know put this into it?
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: I fear there is something very wrong - 10/16/09 07:17 PM

That's a great price!
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: I fear there is something very wrong - 10/16/09 07:18 PM

Originally Posted By: Reboot
Originally Posted By: PChaterosx
But I have STUFF to do on it! frown
Like?
Photoshop projects, general Mac stuff, and I take it to school to use.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: I fear there is something very wrong - 10/16/09 07:31 PM

Until you get more RAM in it, it will be slow.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: I fear there is something very wrong - 10/16/09 07:42 PM

With 128, veeeerrryyy. But with 256, it's pretty good.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: I fear there is something very wrong - 10/16/09 07:53 PM

Can you boot directly to OS 9? As I recall, OS 9 ran quite nicely with 128 MB. Classic runs OS 9 in emulation, so that is slow compared to running OS 9 natively.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: I fear there is something very wrong - 10/16/09 07:57 PM

I'm afraid to after what happened. and I need X! I have all my music, and what will I do without Aqua?
Posted by: Jim_

Re: I fear there is something very wrong - 10/16/09 08:04 PM

Originally Posted By: MacBozo
Can you boot directly to OS 9? As I recall, OS 9 ran quite nicely with 128 MB. Classic runs OS 9 in emulation, so that is slow compared to running OS 9 natively.
I forgot she's running Classic, yikes. No wonder it's a dog.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: I fear there is something very wrong - 10/16/09 08:09 PM

That may have been related to your RAM problems - it failed OS 9's boot test. Since you've removed the offending RAM, it might boot to OS 9. You can do that for your PS work and then boot back into Panther for your other stuff.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: I fear there is something very wrong - 10/16/09 08:11 PM

Originally Posted By: PChaterosx
what will I do without Aqua?
Be able to run Photoshop until you find someone to buy you that chip at least. Better than having nothing.

How are you getting the Photoshop files from your Titanium to the net BTW?
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: I fear there is something very wrong - 10/16/09 08:13 PM

Originally Posted By: Reboot
Originally Posted By: PChaterosx
what will I do without Aqua?
Be able to run Photoshop until you find someone to buy you that chip at least. Better than having nothing.

How are you getting the Photoshop files from your Titanium to the net BTW?
A Flash Drive to transfer to the Dell. It's a PAIN! How will I get my Wifi set up on the Titanium One? I really need to.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: I fear there is something very wrong - 10/16/09 08:20 PM

Originally Posted By: PChaterosx
A Flash Drive to transfer to the Dell. It's a PAIN! How will I get my Wifi set up on the Titanium One? I really need to.
So you got the Flash drive working?

As far as the wireless, you'd need to know the password for your wireless network and its name, choose the network from the menu bar icon, enter password, and connect.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: I fear there is something very wrong - 10/16/09 08:21 PM

I did. And I did that, but it said that there was a problem connecting. It's WPA2.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: I fear there is something very wrong - 10/16/09 08:42 PM

Do you get the WPA option? It didn't say password problem?

What brand of wireless router? It may be set to WPA2 only and not WPA. I forget if 10.3 can do WPA2.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: I fear there is something very wrong - 10/16/09 08:52 PM

no. it just said "a problem" I don't know what kind of router it is.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: I fear there is something very wrong - 10/16/09 09:01 PM

Originally Posted By: PChaterosx
no. it just said "a problem" I don't know what kind of router it is.
You need to ask whoever set the router up. I can't give you information to access the router since a wrong move may disable wireless for everyone, especially if I don't know what kind it is.

How did you get the Flash drive working, you never mentioned.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: I fear there is something very wrong - 10/16/09 09:13 PM

i just plugged it in and it mounted. and my dad is going to see what kind of router it is.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Mac, have you gone MAD!? - 10/17/09 09:46 AM

Well, I was using iMovie to put together a movie. Then, when I moved the cursir it started going all crazy. (it would move, skip around, stop skip around again) I quit iMovie, and it started making a lot of error sounds for no reason. I rebooted, and it does the same thing anywhere, with both my Pro Mouse and the trackpad, making error sounds like crazy. What's wrong nd what do I do?
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Mac, have you gone MAD!? - 10/17/09 02:32 PM

Beg, beg, beg for that 512 MB RAM for $20 and change that Reboot posted a link to.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Mac, have you gone MAD!? - 10/17/09 03:06 PM

but what happened?
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Mac, have you gone MAD!? - 10/17/09 03:13 PM

I'd guess a VM issue - the CPU probably didn't wait for it and got confused.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Mac, have you gone MAD!? - 10/17/09 03:31 PM

It was making error sounds so fast, that it sounded like a machine gun! frown
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Mac, have you gone MAD!? - 10/17/09 03:48 PM

Were they error sounds or just stuttering audio?
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Mac, have you gone MAD!? - 10/17/09 05:38 PM

Error sounds. and I have it set to read the windows that ask or tell you things, and it sounded like it was hicupping.
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Mac, have you gone MAD!? - 10/18/09 07:39 AM

Maybe that TiBook should go in the GARBAGE!!!


LOL

Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Mac, have you gone MAD!? - 10/18/09 08:28 AM

NOOOOO! Hey, That's not funny! We G fans take that as an insult. mad
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Mac, have you gone MAD!? - 10/20/09 04:21 AM

It did it again! and it always seems to do wierd stuff at school and not at home.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Tibook Keyboard problems? what next!? - 10/20/09 12:18 PM

Now, when I try to type something on it, after I press the key, it puts a 0 after it. even when I don't press a key. It could be sitting there with me not touching it and it will just be there "typing" a bunch of zeros. I can't even type on it now, it's so bad. What do I do now?
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Tibook Keyboard problems? what next!? - 10/20/09 12:48 PM

I think the poor thing needs to be put out of its misery.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Tibook Keyboard problems? what next!? - 10/20/09 12:54 PM

NOOOOOO! *literally cries* cry I CAN'T Let it go! It's my only Mac! Isn't there anything else I can do besides take it to The Store?
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Tibook Keyboard problems? what next!? - 10/20/09 01:21 PM

I wonder if a can of compressed air would help.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Tibook Keyboard problems? what next!? - 10/20/09 01:26 PM

I don't have one. anything else? There HAS to be a way! I wrote a poem on Facebook to convince it to keep fighting!
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Tibook Keyboard problems? what next!? - 10/20/09 01:32 PM

Probably something stuck under the 0 key, or the kb is going bad too.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Tibook Keyboard problems? what next!? - 10/20/09 01:37 PM

If the kb is it, what then?
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Tibook Keyboard problems? what next!? - 10/20/09 02:15 PM

It went to sleep, a second later, It woke ITSELF from sleep, I had it on terminal, and it started typing zeros. There's nothing under the key and it's STILL going! WTF!? What do I do?
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Next is here! - 10/20/09 02:37 PM

Now It WILL NOT sleep! every time it goes to sleep, a second later it wakes itsself up! If I have it closed, It's a loop! confused crazy What is wrong?
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Next is here! - 10/20/09 02:54 PM

That 0 key keeps waking it.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Next is here! - 10/20/09 02:56 PM

It's annoying! When I press the 0 key, it doesn't do anything! all the other keys are fine.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Next is here! - 10/20/09 03:05 PM

Can you shut it down, or is it having boot problems too?
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Next is here! - 10/20/09 03:22 PM

I was about to shut it down, when our old friend tha nobody wants around came along- Kernel Panic!
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Next is here! - 10/20/09 03:53 PM

I think it's time to be really, really good and lobby all of your Santas to pool their resources to get you a newer model for Christmas.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Next is here! - 10/20/09 03:58 PM

But what's a temporary fix?
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Next is here! - 10/20/09 04:00 PM

Keep it on life support as long as you can.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Next is here! - 10/20/09 04:01 PM

What kind?
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Next is here! - 10/20/09 04:19 PM

I wonder if there is a way to disable the 0 key.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Next is here! - 10/20/09 04:23 PM

But I need it.
?

But if there is a way, that would be GREAT! and less annoying!
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Next is here! - 10/20/09 04:27 PM

Hmmm, an external kb? I wonder if plugging that in would disable the built in kb.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Next is here! - 10/20/09 04:29 PM

I dunno, but I don't have one. Any other ideas?
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Next is here! - 10/20/09 04:32 PM

A used usb kb should be easy enough to find, and cheap.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Next is here! - 10/20/09 04:34 PM

But not cheap enough for us. *sigh* Any hope of saving it? I really don't wanna hold a funeral for it on YouTube and have my Italian friend make fun of me.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Next is here! - 10/20/09 04:37 PM

I don't remember if I saved my old graphite kb. I think I sent it to Mac heaven with my dead G4 tower.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Next is here! - 10/20/09 04:38 PM

I meant the whole TiBook. How long do you think I can keep it on life support?
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Next is here! - 10/20/09 04:42 PM

It seems that various parts are beginning to wear out and fail. I don't think it will last much longer. Maybe only using it when it is only absolutely necessary?
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Next is here! - 10/20/09 04:44 PM

but that's ALL the time! I've got several people looking for RAM. and it's on right now and the fan is loud tonight. Should I make a reservation for Mac Heaven? frown cry
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Next is here! - 10/20/09 04:58 PM

I'd be making final arrangements.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Next is here! - 10/20/09 05:20 PM

*sniff* Ok *Sniff* How can I get ahold of Mac Heaven? *small wink* cry
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Mac update - 10/21/09 12:59 PM

I tested it today, and I mapped out all the problems.

[list]
[*]1. Random freezes (not very often)
[*]2. Crazy error sounds and erratic cursor
[*]3. Keyboard typing random zeros a lot, sometimes going on for 7 minutes or more
[*]4. 0 key not responding
That's all I have for now.