Floppy Drive

1 Verify the floppy disk is inserted squarely in the drive. Push the disk in from the center edge. 2 Try floppy drive in opposite expansion bay. 3 Start the system with extensions off. 5 Make sure floppy drive is properly seated in expansion bay. Try reseating it one more time to verify connection. 6 Try floppy drive in opposite expansion bay. Verify the floppy disk is inserted squarely in the drive. Push Try floppy drive in opposite expansion bay. If floppy drive is in the right expansion bay,...

Disk Utilities

Some disk utility and disk locking programs manufactured by companies other than Apple are incompatible with HFS Plus. Using an incompatible disk utility or disk locking program could result in hard disk corruption and loss of all data on the hard disk. Check the documentation that came with the program or contact the manufacturer or the vendor of the program before attempting to use it. Apple recommends using the utility Disk First Aid, which is included on the system software CD that ships...

Power Book G Series configurations introduced September

Basics System Configurations - 8 PowerBook G3 Series configurations introduced September, 1998 (cont.) The DVD-Video PC card is an option that was introduced in July, 1998 for the PowerBook G3 Series. Together with its software, the DVD-Video PC card provides DVD-Video playback capabilities for PowerBook G3 Series computers equipped with a DVD-ROM expansion bay module. DVD discs are similar to music CDs and CD-ROM Click the icon above for the DVD-Video PC Card operation and installation...

View of Rear and Left Side

The rear of the computer includes the microphone, printer external modem port, ADB port, Sound input port, sound output port, power adapter port, ethernet port, SCSI port, external TV out port (optional), external monitor port, and infrared. The left side includes the PC Card slots, internal modem port (optional), and the left expansion bay. Note The PowerBook G3 Series does not have a hardware reset switch. To reset, press Shift-Fn-Ctrl-Power. The rear of the computer is pictured on the...

Power

1 If sleep LED is continually on, backup battery power has been interrupted. Restart computer by holding down Shift-FN-Control and power on key. Wait 5 seconds and press power on key. If computer doesn't restart, repeat 3-4 times. 2 Try known-good power adapter. 3 Try known-good, firmly seated, charged battery. Repeat once. 4 Connect power adapter and restart computer in 3-4 minutes. 5 Verify PMU cable is fully seated on I O logic board. 6 Disconnect internal keyboard and try powering up unit....

Tools

Use the following tools for procedures in this chapter 8 Torx driver (for most screws) 6 Torx driver (for the PC Card cardcage) PC Card cardcage alignment tool (077-0160) Phillips screwdriver (for the heat sink and modem) Flat-blade nylon or plastic tool Dental pick or hook tool (to open flex connectors) Torque screwdriver (highly recommended for some replacement procedures) Caution If you use a magnetic Torx driver, do not use it around the hard drive or the sleep reed switch. Caution To avoid...

Macintosh Power Book G Series

At first glance, you'll be struck by the style of these computers. On closer examination, you'll find their advanced features and outstanding flexibility even more striking. Most impressive of all, though, is their performance. These innovative notebook systems outperform comparable Pentium and Pentium II processor-based notebook and desktop systems.* Simply put, the Apple Macintosh PowerBook G3 Series sets new standards for portable design, performance, and value. The Macintosh PowerBook G3...

General

In each product manual on Service Source, you will find Flowcharts and or Symptom Charts designed to help you diagnose and repair Apple computers. If you have narrowed the problem down to a particular symptom, start with the Symptom Charts. Because cures are listed in the order of most likely solution, try the first cure first. Verify whether or not the product continues to exhibit the symptom. If the symptom persists, try the next cure. If you are not sure what the problem is, or if the...

Il Macintosh Power Book G Series

For detailed information about currently available configurations, see the chart below. All models also include a built-in keyboard and trackpad all necessary cables, such as an Ethernet cable, modem cable, power adapter, S-video to composite adapter, and VGA-to-Macintosh adapter Mac OS 8.1 (which includes Internet access software) third-party software (FAXstf, Now Contact & Up to Date, and WebWhacker) complete setup, learning, and reference documentation and limited warranty. You can order...

Expansion Bay Modules

The expansion bays in the PowerBook G3 Series are not the same as those in the PowerBook G3 and PowerBook 3400 computers. Expansion bay modules designed for earlier PowerBook computers will not fit in the expansion bays of the PowerBook G3 Series. The left expansion bay accepts both floppy drives and PowerBook G3 Series batteries. The right expansion bay accepts PowerBook G3 Series batteries and the wider 5.25-inch CD-ROM drive, DVD-ROM drive, and Zip drives. When a smaller device is inserted,...

IO Wall EMI Shield Replacement

If the copper EMI shield on either side of the I O wall is torn, it must be replaced. Follow the procedures in this section to replace the I O wall EMI shields. Replacement Caution No part of the EMI shield should extend past the area it is covering. If the EMI shield is not properly fitted, an electrical short could occur. Ensure that you press down firmly on the EMI shield tape and that there are no air pockets or loose edges. 1 Align the holes in the top of the EMI shield to the holes in the...

IO Logic Board Identification

There are two I O logic boards with both TV out and 4 MB of SGRAM. Look for these differences to differentiate them 661-2019 has components at locations U8 and U9 on the top of the board under the microprocessor board, and an ATI Rage LT chip on the bottom of the board. 661-2087 has no components at locations U8 and U9 on the top of the board under the microprocessor board, and has an ATI Rage Pro chip on the bottom of the board. Basics Repair Issues - 20

Peripherals

After you connect external SCSI device, computer does not boot 1 Verify that device and SCSI chain are terminated correctly. 2 Switch on external SCSI device before starting computer. 5 Verify that SCSI ID select switch setting on external device is unique. 6 Try known-good external SCSI device. 7 Try known-good external SCSI device without terminator. Serial device such as digital camera not recognized by computer Update Serial DMA extension to version 2.1 or higher. Make AppleTalk inactive in...

Hard Drive

1 Make sure power adapter is connected. 2 Disconnect external SCSI devices. 4 Check connectors for cracks and replace if damaged. 1 Verify that Apple CD extensions are on. 2 Replace disc (if dirty or damaged). Volume control does not operate correctly 1 Check Control Panel Sound setting. 2 Verify that mute mode is not enabled. 3 Verify the setting of volume control button. 2 Check software drivers for the drive and replace if needed. Audio and video present, but drive in expansion bay does not...

Symptom Charts Startup

Remove top RAM SO DIMM if present and restart computer. If startup sequence is normal, replace RAM SO DIMM and retest. Replace bottom RAM SO DIMM and retest. Replace microprocessor board. Replace I O logic board. Hardware failure occurs four-tone error chord sequence sounds after startup chord 1 Turn off the computer and disconnect any external devices. 2 Reset PRAM during startup, hold Command-Option-P-R keys until the second startup tone is heard . 3 Remove expansion module from left...

Macintosh Power Book DVDVideo

Crystal-clear digital audio. Massive storage capacity for data and multimedia. The world is moving to DVD technology, and you can catch the excitement with the Macintosh PowerBook DVD-Video Kit. Unlike consumer DVD players, this complete PowerBook-based solution retains your access to current CDs while adding DVD-ROM and DVD-Video capability. So you can enjoy today's hottest movies as well as multimedia titles, educational materials, games, and your other favorite discs....

Modem

1 Verify known-good analog not digital telephone line. 2 Verify cable is not plugged into Ethernet. Modem is located on the left side of unit, in front of PC card doors. 3 If using Apple Remote Access 3.0, select Ignore Dial Tone in the modem control panel. If the modem connects with this setting selected, try another phone line. If using a terminal or communications program, enter atx1 to disable tone detection. To reset the modem back to the factory settings, enter atz. No internal modem...

Ram

Before you begin, remove the following Note There are two expansion slots for RAM modules on the microprocessor board. To reach the one on the bottom of the board, follow the procedures for removing the microprocessor board later in this chapter. 1 Pull the metal snaps on either side of the RAM card to the sides. The connector will tilt up. Replacement Note Line up the notch in the RAM expansion card with the small plastic tab in the RAM expansion slot. Push in on the card and then down until...

Technical Specifications

PowerBook G3 Series DVD-ROM Expansion Bay Module Disc formats supported DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, IS0-9660, CD-ROM, audio CD, Photo CD, CD-R, and CD-i Access speeds CD-ROM discs at up to 12x speed, DVD discs at up to 1.5x speed Macintosh PowerBook DVD-Video PC Card Interface 16-bit Type II Zoomed Video PC Card placed in the lower PC Card slot Video decoding standard MPEG-2 Video format NTSC or PAL interlaced Display output resolution 720 by 480 pixels at 30 Hz Frame rate 30 frames per second DVD...