Back in May my 2011 MacBook Pro started having video freezes that got worse and worse. Yep the video was going out on it (which has affected a lot of early 2011 MBPs). I took it to the Apple authorized service center and they couldn't even get it to boot. So I went and got a brand new 2014 13" MacBook Air which is great. (I was going to wait another year before buying but my 2011 MBP had other ideas). I then got a hard drive enclosure and finally got around to taking the hard drive out of…See More
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Hi Jesse, the iBook is here at work with me. I am waiting to open it up until I can have at least 2 days here at work to have the time to take it apart with no rush. I don't want to rush and break any little parts. I have been on a 24 hr. schedule for a few months and it's set to go back to 48 hr. shifts next month so I can finally set up my space to work on the iBook. Here at work I have a table where I can spread all the parts out, and leave it out for a few days.
The first day I got it, it fire up with no problem, then the keyboard stopped working. I hooked up a mouse and that worked, but the keys would not register. When I take it apart, I'll look at the connections to make sure they are ok, and maybe swap out a keyboard from my other iBooks and see if that makes a difference. I'm looking forward to having my 2 days shifts back so I can tinker with my Macs again. I'll make sure to keep you informed on how she's coming along. I'll post photos too. Thanks again for hooking a girl up.
Awk! I was going to put her back together today, I was all set, had at surgery light on, had my coffee, had the parts laid out. Then, I realized that I had taken one of my tool kits home and it had the old hard drive in it. I have the new hard drive with me, but the bracket that I need is still on the old hard drive, at home. ARG! So, I'm back to work on Christmas day, and the day after. I'll have to send myself an e-mail to remind myself to bring those parts with me next shift. I was so looking forward to putting her back together today.
Hi Jesse, I got the iBook put back together with a new HD, and I can get it to start up, but then it starts up with 3 tones, and the sleep light flashes 4 times which is the 'Bad RAM' signal. I can swap out RAM and get it to start up, but then is always freezes up after 1 or 2 minutes of operation. I think it must me a motherboard issue. I'm going to have to keep a look out for a replacement motherboard on eBay and see if that works. If I can get one on the cheap anyway. So, Mich is going to be sidelined for a while. Bummer. I think I'll work on my SE and get it working until I can find a motherboard for Mich.
Hi, that dual band on the new extreme must be great to have. The separate guest wifi network is saves a lot of worry also. How far in the real world conditions does it transmit? I live in an apartment complex that lets us use their network through wifi. I had to string together a couple flying scaucer extremes to bridge from the office up to where I am. About 100' feet going from down stairs to up stairs and into my apartment. Still working on the rest of the complex. Have fun with your new play toy. Enjoy!
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