What's up with my PowerBook?
My PowerBook seems to be dying a slow death. When I put it into hibernate mode (by closing it), often it won't startup again. I open the lid and nothing happens. I often have to hold down the power button, power it off, and then restart it.
What's this mean? It means I'm rebooting the damn thing once or twice a day. It's especially frustrating when I'm about to give a talk at JUG meetings or conferences. I get everything setup (IDEs open, Keynote open, etc.), close it as I walk to the front, and then after I plug it in and open it - nothing happens!. This leads to me spending the next 5 minutes rebooting and opening everything again. It's extremely frustrating - especially since it's such a slow-ass machine. This week, I've headed to the coffee shop (3 blocks away) several times to write, and it seems to happen every time I open it. Each time I think, "Did I save before I closed it?" Luckily, I have Word set to save every minute, so it hasn't been a problem yet.
I believe this happened when I first I bought the machine. However, it was only a couple of times per month. Now that it's become a daily event, and I think it's time to take it in. Has anyone else had similar issues?
The good news is I'm back in love with my PowerBook after using it so much this week. It's really an excellent laptop - especially for writing. I hooked it up to my 23" for the first time in a few months today and I thought, "I really need to get a G5." In reality, I don't want a G5 - my Windows box suites me just fine. What I want is a faster PowerBook - when's the next revision?
Posted by PJ Hyett on December 18, 2004 at 07:07 PM MST #
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Posted by Mike Shoemaker on December 18, 2004 at 08:14 PM MST #
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Posted by Erik Weibust on December 19, 2004 at 03:09 PM MST #
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Posted by Ugo Cei on December 20, 2004 at 04:40 PM MST #
Posted by Your dad on December 20, 2004 at 09:54 PM MST #
Same thing happens to me. I have the same behavior as Mike Shoemaker describes above. However I've not ever had to actually reboot. Sometimes the machine comes back if I mess with the brightness buttons (turn it up or down) but it also works fine if I close it for 10 seconds then reopen it (let it go back to sleep after I've plugged in the power cord or mouse/keyboard).
New Powerbooks @ the apple conference in January, new powerbooks in january, well if I say it often enough it just might come true :-)
Posted by Bill Dudney on December 20, 2004 at 11:02 PM MST #
Posted by Vic on December 21, 2004 at 08:29 AM MST #
Posted by Mike Shoemaker on January 02, 2005 at 07:09 PM MST #
Posted by katarn on February 03, 2005 at 12:23 PM MST #
BTW, resetting my PMU fixed the problems raised in this post.
Posted by Matt Raible on February 03, 2005 at 11:13 PM MST #
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