Apple M9677B manual table of contents:
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Getting Started With Your PowerBook G4
Includes setup, expansion, and troubleshooting information for PowerBook G4 computers
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... logo, AppleTalk, FireWire, Mac, Macintosh, the Mac OS logo, PowerBook, QuickTime, and Sherlock are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., ... Dolby Laboratories, Inc. All rights reserved. The product described in this manual incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by method claims ...
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2 Getting to Know Your Computer 15
Basic Features of Your PowerBook 16 Additional Features of Your PowerBook 18 Inside Your PowerBook 20 Sherlock 2-Your Internet Search Detective 22 iTools-Free Internet Services for Mac Users 24 Apple.com-Your Starting Place on the ...
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...You From Using Your Computer 76 Other Problems 78 Locating Your Product Serial ...
Apple System Proﬁler 79 PowerBook Speciﬁcations 80
Appendix B Care, Use, and Safety Information 83
Cleaning Your PowerBook 83 Carrying Your ... 83 Storing Your PowerBook 83 Safety Instructions for Setting Up and Using...
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Your PowerBook has been designed so that you can set ...have never used a PowerBook or are new to Macintosh computers, read this section for instructions on getting started ...Your Computer," to ﬁnd out about the new features of this PowerBook.
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Plugging In the Computer Plugging in the power adapter recharges the computer's battery. You should plug in the power adapter in case the battery has been drained during shipping or storage.
Plug one end of the power cord into the power adapter and the other end into an outlet. Plug the power ...
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Opening the Display
Push the display release button.
Open the display and position it at a comfortable viewing angle.
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... takes the computer a few moments to start up.
® Power button
Problems Turning the Computer On?
Nothing happens when you press the Power button.
m... the computer starts up.
m This is normal. When you press the Power button, the PowerBook checks its memory before it starts up. The more memory ...
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Moving Items on the Screen You use your PowerBook trackpad to move items and select items on the screen, much as you use a mouse with a desktop computer. To move the arrow pointer on the screen, slide your ﬁnger across the trackpad. To select, click, or double-click an item on the screen, use the ...
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Adjusting the Internal Display Before you begin working with your new PowerBook, you may need to adjust your display so that items on the screen are easy to see.
Adjusting the Brightness
Use the keys labeled with the ¤ icon to adjust screen brightness.
¤ Brightness controls
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... the Resolution icon in the Control Strip.
About the Resolutions Supported by the Built-In Display
Your PowerBook has a wide screen display with a native resolution of 1152 x 768 that also supports standard resolutions such as 1024 x 768. ...
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...do with the hardware and software features of your PowerBook The additional information available in the onscreen help... What to do if you have a problem with your PowerBook
"What to Do When You Are Finished Working... To get the longest running time from your PowerBook battery, let the battery run down...
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If you will only be away from your PowerBook for a short time, put the computer to sleep. ... computer: m If the display is closed, open it. Your PowerBook wakes from sleep when you open the display. ...
Note: If you plan to store your PowerBook for an extended period of time, see "Storing Your...
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... started and want to try out a few things on your PowerBook, this chapter is for you. It provides an overview of your computer's ... features along with the unique Internet services available to Mac owners. Out of the box, your PowerBook is a full-featured notebook computer. It includes the latest in ...
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Basic Features of Your PowerBook
Sleep indicator light
Built-in speaker/ microphone
® Power button
AirPort antenna window Trackpad Display release button Trackpad button Slot-loading DVD-ROM drive
Keyboard release tab
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Increase or decrease the brightness of your PowerBook display using these keys on your ...Keyboard lock
Protect the internal components of your PowerBook by preventing the keyboard from being easily opened.
Turn your PowerBook on and off or put it to sleep.
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Additional Features of Your PowerBook
AirPort antenna window
adapter port Sleep indicator light
PC Card eject button PC Card slot
f Headphone ™ External
monitor port FireWire port
G Ethernet port
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Connect additional equipment to your PowerBook, such as printers, external storage devices,... or to play a DVD-Video on your television.
PowerBook reset button
Reset the computer with this button ...Expand the capabilities of your PowerBook using this Type II PC Card slot that supports both ...
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Inside Your PowerBook
PowerBook with the keyboard flipped over and internal RAM slot visible
Upper memory slot
Lower memory slot (filled)
Keyboard flipped over
PowerBook turned over with the bottom case removed Battery
AirPort Card slot
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... lower slot contains the memory module that came with your PowerBook. You can install an additional memory module ... upper slot. (If you ordered your PowerBook with additional memory, the upper slot may already ... amount of RAM you can install in your PowerBook is 1 gigabyte (GB), using a 512 megabyte (...
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Sherlock 2-Your Internet Search Detective
Sherlock channels Search the Internet for people, shopping, news, Apple info, and more.
Search button After you type what you are looking for, click this button to start the search.
Search sites Search engines that Sherlock uses to search the Internet.
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What You Can Do
Sherlock 2 is your search detective and personal shopper on the Internet. It provides an easy way to ﬁnd people, news, and just about anything. Shop for books and music and search auction sites, ﬁnd the best prices-even check product availability.
To Get Started 1 2 3 4
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iTools-Free Internet Services for Mac Users
Get your own Mac.com email address. It's easy and free, and it works with your favorite email clients.
KidSafe makes the Internet a safer place for your kids. KidSafe gives them access to more than 75,000 educator-approved Web sites and ...
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What You Can Do
iTools is a new class of Internet services from Apple created exclusively for Mac users. With iTools, you can get your own ... family.
Create an alias of your iDisk for easy access
Instead of connecting to the Web manually to open your iDisk, you can select the icon of your iDisk and ...
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... the world's most advanced OS-Mac OS X.
www.apple.com/icards Use the Internet to send greeting cards to your friends and family.
Macintosh Products Guide
www.apple.com/guide For great hardware and software products for your Mac, check this Web site or look for the Mac symbol.
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www.apple.com/support Find the latest troubleshooting information, download software updates, find information on product protection plans, and more.
Apple Hot News
www.apple.com/hotnews Want the latest Apple news straight from the source? Check out ...
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QuickTime-Audio and Video on the Internet
Favorites drawer Quick access to all of your QuickTime TV channels. Pull the tab at the bottom to open and close the Favorites drawer.
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What You Can Do
In addition to playing video and music ﬁles on your Mac, with QuickTime you can watch live and recorded Internet broadcasts.
To Get Started 1 2 3 4
Connect to the Internet. Double-click the QuickTime Player icon on the desktop. Open the Favorites drawer. Select a channel.
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iMovie 2-Create and Edit Your Own Digital Movies
iMovie monitor Preview your movie or view video directly from a connected DV camcorder.
Shelf To make clips part of your movie after you import them, drag them from the shelf to the clip viewer.
Mode switch Use this to switch between importing ...
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What You Can Do
iMovie is an easy-to-use digital video editing software application. With iMovie and a digital video camcorder, you can create and edit your own movies. Import video from the camera, edit clips, add transitions, titles, sound effects, and music. Then copy the movie to a camcorder ...
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iTunes-Digital Music For Your Mac
Search Radio Tuner Listen to hundreds of Internet radio stations-jazz, rock, talk, and more. Audio CDs Play an audio CD on your computer. Import songs to your library. Portable music Transfer songs to an MP3 player by dragging songs from your library. Type in some...
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... Get CD Track Names from the Advanced menu.
Connect your PowerBook to your stereo system
You can easily connect your PowerBook to your stereo system. Use a miniplug-to-RCA cable (not included) to connect the headphone port (f) on your PowerBook to the audio input ports on your stereo.
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Auto Updating-Automatically Keep Your Mac on the Cutting Edge
Update Now Instantly check Apple's Internet servers to see if any updates are available for your software. The Software Update control panel displays all of the updates useful for keeping your computer running smoothly.
Set Schedule ...
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What You Can Do
Auto updating uses the Internet to download (and even install) the latest updates, drivers, and other enhancements from Apple -automatically. You can even set your Mac to check Apple's server periodically and download and install updated software for you.
To Get Started 1 2 3 4
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Multiple Users-Turn One Mac Into Many
Accounts Set the appearance of the user's environment. If you want to control the user's access to certain applications, choose Limited or Panels.
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What You Can Do
With Multiple Users, you can allow up to 40 users to share a single Mac with their own customized settings and private storage space. For example, users can set their own desktop picture, sort their views the way they like, bookmark favorite Web sites, and do many other things that...
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Mac Help-Answers to All Your Macintosh Questions
Search Got a question? Type it here and click Search.
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...and networking. m The ability to use your PowerBook with an external monitor, video projector, or television, including support for video mirroring and creating an extended desktop. Use your PowerBook's built-in video support to do presentations, work with an external ...
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Universal Serial Bus (USB) Your PowerBook comes with two USB ports, which you can use...devices. When you connect a USB device, if your PowerBook cannot ﬁnd the correct software, you can either ...of a separate power adapter can be used with your PowerBook. However, these types of USB devices can cause ...
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Using Multiple USB Devices at the Same Time
Your PowerBook has two USB ports. If you want to use more than one device on the same USB ... at www.apple.com/usb For information on USB devices available for your computer, check the Macintosh Products Guide at www.apple.com/guide
Using Your Computer
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... immediately after you connect the drive to your PowerBook. m Start up from an external FireWire hard ..., you can use FireWire to connect your PowerBook to another FireWire-equipped computer so that your PowerBook will appear as an external hard disk on the other computer (a feature known as FireWire ...
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... at www.apple.com/ﬁrewire
To connect your PowerBook in FireWire target disk mode, follow ... connector on each end to connect your PowerBook to another FireWire-equipped computer. Start....
When you are ﬁnished transferring ﬁles, drag the PowerBook hard disk icon to the Trash. Press...
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... can expand your computer 's capabilities using the PC Card slot. Your PowerBook has one PC Card slot that accepts Type I and ....
For More Information on PC Cards
For information on the PC Cards available for your PowerBook, check out the Macintosh Products Guide at www.apple.com/guide
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AirPort Wireless Internet and Networking Your PowerBook is AirPort-ready. AirPort offers an easy and... (fees may apply). Some Internet service providers are not currently compatible with AirPort,... or go to the Apple Store at www.apple.com/store. For instructions on installing an AirPort Card, see page ...
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... Mac Help from the Help menu and search for "Ethernet" or "network." For information on networking products you can use with your PowerBook, check the Macintosh Products Guide at www.apple.com/guide
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Infrared (IrDA) Because your PowerBook is equipped with infrared (IR), you can exchange ﬁles and data without using wires. ... Infrared instead of Ethernet. Note: You cannot share ﬁles with a computer that only supports IRTalk (a non-standard IR communication method used by some older computers).
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External Video Support (VGA and S-Video) Your computer has a monitor port that allows you to directly connect a ... does not have S-Video, you can use the Compositeto-S-video adapter that came with your PowerBook.
™ External monitor port
VGA monitor cable
Æ TV out port
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.... For information on the supported external monitor resolutions, see page 81. By default, your PowerBook ... portion of the Control Strip to make the images on the PowerBook display and the external monitor the same.
... by pressing a single key.
Using Your PowerBook With the Display Closed
You can use ...
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...video cable to the TV out port (Æ) on your PowerBook (or use the adapter to connect a composite video ...If you want to send the sound from your PowerBook to the device, connect a miniplug-toRCA cable (not included) from the headphone port (f) on your PowerBook to the audio input ports on your device....
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... adapter for several hours to let the battery recharge.
Battery Battery LEDs
Removing and Replacing the Battery
To remove the battery:
Shut down your PowerBook, turn it over, and locate the battery release latch. Slide the latch down and gently remove the battery.
Using Your ...
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... you are working, you can put your PowerBook to sleep and replace the battery with a charged one... charge level indicator
To maximize the life of your PowerBook battery, use the power adapter whenever ...Performance
To get the longest running time from a new PowerBook battery, let the battery run down ...
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... screen brightness using the brightness control on the PowerBook keyboard. m Use a lighter desktop pattern... after a short time. m Set your PowerBook to sleep after inactivity of ﬁve minutes....
For More Information on Your PowerBook Battery
Additional information is available in Mac...
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... need to use the PowerBook CDs that came with your computer only if you are having problems and... if you purchased additional software with your PowerBook, you can install or run programs from... appears on the desktop, the disc is ready to use. Your PowerBook DVD drive is designed to work with standard ...
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... eject button. To use the manual eject button, your PowerBook must be turned on.
Note: When your PowerBook is connected to an external monitor, DVD playback... included) to connect the headphone port (f) on your PowerBook to the audio input ports on your stereo...
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... brightness and eject a CD or DVD disc using the keyboard controls. Your PowerBook also has ﬁve additional keys that you can set up to open ...you can use these keys to open your Web browser, word processor, or favorite game. Once applications are open, you can use the keys to switch quickly between ...
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Using the Embedded Numeric Keypad
Most desktop computer keyboards have a numeric keypad in addition to the regular keyboard keys. Your PowerBook keyboard has a numeric keypad incorporated in the standard keyboard keys. Keys used for the numeric keypad have a smaller secondary label.
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... the Num Lock indicator light. Your PowerBook comes with the keyboard unlocked. To lock the keyboard,... information on the software security features of your PowerBook, including multiple user passwords and ... on older computers is not compatible with your PowerBook and is not installed on your computer...
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... Apple-certiﬁed technician install memory or an AirPort Card. Consult the service and support information that came with your computer for instructions on how to contact Apple for service. If you attempt any of these procedures yourself, you risk ...
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..., one above the other, that you access by removing your PowerBook keyboard. Your computer comes with a 64 or ... PC-100 Type RAM Note: SDRAM from an earlier PowerBook that meets these speciﬁcations can be ... memory.
The internal components of your PowerBook may be hot. If you have been ...
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Make sure that the keyboard locking screw is not in the locked position. Your new PowerBook comes with the keyboard unlocked, so unless you or someone else locked the keyboard, you can skip this step.
Release the keyboard by pulling down on the keyboard release tabs (located to the left ...
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Lift the top portion of the PowerBook keyboard up slightly near the top row of keys and pull it back far enough to displace the small tabs that hold the bottom of the keyboard in place.
Flip the keyboard over and lay it on the palm rests and trackpad.
Touch a metal surface inside ...
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... with the small tab in the RAM expansion slot. Then push the RAM expansion card into the expansion slot.
Insert RAM expansion card at a 30o angle
Note: You may feel some resistance. If you have trouble inserting the card, try pushing one side at a time.
Working Inside Your Computer
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Gently push the RAM expansion card down until the two snaps on either side of the card lock into place.
Flip the keyboard back on top of the opening in your PowerBook and insert the small tabs at the bottom of the keyboard into the openings in the PowerBook case.
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... keys) and then press down on the top portion of the keyboard.
Let go of the keyboard release tabs to secure the keyboard in place. Turn the PowerBook over and replace the battery.
Reconnect the power adapter and any other cables that were attached.
Working Inside Your Computer
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... computer does not start up correctly, shut down your PowerBook and check the instructions again to make sure that the memory you installed is compatible with this PowerBook and that it is installed correctly. If you still have problems, remove the memory and consult ...
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... by an Apple-authorized service provider. To install an AirPort Card in your PowerBook, follow these ... that it covers an area large enough for your PowerBook and that it also hangs over the edge of the table. With the display open, carefully ﬂip the PowerBook over and rest it on the edge of a table...
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... fully to the right.
Warning The internal components of your PowerBook may be hot. If you have been using your PowerBook, wait 30 minutes after shutting down your ... screwdriver, remove the eight screws that secure the bottom case of the PowerBook in the order shown in the illustration below.
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... bottom case away from you.
Pivot the bottom case up as shown in the illustration below.
Do not twist the case from side to side. Slide the bottom case forward completely before lifting it up. If you feel any resistance when lifting the bottom case, double-check to make sure the bottom case is...
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...AirPort adapter, remove the metal clip and pull the AirPort Card from the adapter. (The adapter and metal clip are not used with your PowerBook.)
Touch a metal surface inside the computer to discharge any static electricity. Disconnect the AirPort antenna from its holder.
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... illustration below.
Fold the plastic tab on the AirPort Card over the top of the card. The plastic tab must be folded over the card. If the tab is not folded over, you will not be able to attach the bottom case securely to the computer.
Working Inside Your Computer
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...up the notches on the right and left sides of the case. Then press down slightly to secure ...case. Make sure the seams between the bottom case and the frame are closed. Check the outside ...eight screw holes to make sure the bottom case is properly positioned.
8 6 7
4 1 2 3
Replace the battery ...
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Look at the DVD drive slot to make sure that the case is properly secured. If a gap exists below the DVD drive slot, gently pull the bottom of the DVD drive slot toward you to secure the DVD drive to the bottom case and remove the gap.
DVD drive slot
Reconnect the power adapter and ...
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C H A P T E R
Occasionally you may have problems while working with your PowerBook. Usually it's because your software isn't properly conﬁgured or you're using applications or software extensions that are not compatible with the...
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... the Shift key. m If that does not work, start up your PowerBook while holding down the C key and at the same time insert your ... system software CD is the only way you can start up your PowerBook, you need to reinstall your computer 's system software. For instructions, look in Mac Help or open the ...
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... allows the computer to start up. m If you are still unable to start up your computer, see the service and support information that came with your PowerBook for information on contacting Apple for service.
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... troubleshooting information and software updates.
If you suspect a problem with your computer hardware
m You can use the Apple...
Locating Your Product Serial Number The serial number for your PowerBook is located on the inside wall of the battery bay. For instructions on removing the battery, see "...
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... in Apple System Proﬁler on your hard disk and on the Internet at www.apple.com/powerbook and www.apple.com/support
Apple System Profiler You can use ... to ﬁnd out detailed information about your speciﬁc model of PowerBook, such as the amount of built-in memory, hard disk size, ...
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Processor, Memory, and Hard Disk
m Processor: PowerPC G4 processor with a minimum of 400 megahertz (MHz) Note: ... with line conditions and the modem capabilities of your Internet service provider (ISP). FCC regulations limit ISP transmission ...
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External Monitor in Extended Desktop or Video Mirroring Mode
With the PowerBook G4 display set at 1152 x 768 in millions of colors, an external VGA display supports m Up to millions of colors in the following resolutions: 512 x 384, 640 x 480, 640...
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... Use, and Safety Information
Cleaning Your PowerBook Follow these general rules when cleaning ...time, do one of the following to prevent your PowerBook battery from becoming completely depleted: m Keep ...power adapter connected. m Fully charge your PowerBook battery before storing the computer. m Fully ...
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...Use only the power adapter that came with your PowerBook computer. Adapters for other electronic devices (including other PowerBook models and other portable computers) may look similar,...case to get warm. The bottom of the PowerBook case functions as a cooling surface that transfers heat from inside ...
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... has been dropped or the case has been otherwise damaged m You suspect that your computer needs service or repair m You want to clean the case (use only the recommended ... as rain, snow, and so on. m Read all the installation instructions carefully before you plug your computer into a ...
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... feet ﬂat on the ﬂoor. The back of the chair should support your lower back (lumbar region). Follow the manufacturer 's instructions for adjusting the backrest to ﬁt your body properly. You may have to raise your chair so your forearms ...
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If you use an external mouse, position the mouse at the same height as your keyboard and within a comfortable reach.
Adjust the angle of the display to minimize glare and reﬂections from overhead lights and windows. You can adjust the brightness of the screen ...
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... than those speciﬁed in your equipment's manual may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
...accessible area, indicates that the drive meets minimum safety requirements. A service warning label is located ...shown here.
Class 1 label Laser Specifications
Service warning label
Laser on pickup unit ...