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Identify this (supposedly Ultra ATA) hard drive?

This ia a hard drive I pulled off my cousin's bricked iBook G4 (specs). The specs say the interface is Ultra ATA, which my research suggests is simply IDE, but it doesn't look like any IDE connector ...
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iBook G3 freezes, no touchpad or button response

I have an iBook G3 (900 MHz). When on battery and the display goes to sleep I cannot wake it up. OS X is not sleeping as I can hear the hard drive running and Ctrl + Command + Power does get the ...
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Gnome and Debian are too large for my original iBook. What distro/gui should I use?

The machine I'm using has a PowerPC architecture so I'm somewhat limited to what flavors of Linux I can use and I don't want to go back to Mac OS 8.9. The HD is only 3.3 GB so I can't get both Debian ...
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iBook G3 Ethernet AND Airport dead?

I am looking at an iBook G3 for a friend and both the Ethernet AND Airport seem to be dead. He said they were working recently though, and nothing occurred that would seem to be a direct cause of the ...
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iBook G4 stuck in blue screen

Won't boot into safe mode. I tried booting it holding Shift but it doesn't work! it gets to blue screen and its stuck. I managed to get it passed there by sheer luck once but thats it.
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How to turn on the screen on a Mac iBook G3

I have an iBook G3 that was bought for cheap. When I press a button on the bottom of the laptop, a light turns on in the front. After several minutes, the light flashes like the laptop is in sleep ...
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power supply for a Mac iBook G3 and G4

Does the power supply for an iBook G4 work on an iBook G3?
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iBook G4 hard disk issue - how to repair broken HFS filesystem?

The OS does not boot, it stays in blue blank screen with scrolling bar. I restarted to single user mode and tried fsck - it said it cannot repair fs. Restarting with OSX install diskette: it did not ...
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Flash alternative for iBook Mac?

I have a old Apple iBook G4 that I decided to hook up to my main TV. I like the setup because I can surf the internet on my TV now. The only thing that I can't seem to do is watch Flash videos. ...
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Before I sell my iBook with OS 10.3, what should I do?

I'm planning to sell my ancient G3 iBook running OS 10.3. Before I do, it seems prudent to create a new admin, purge the old users, and wipe the disk's free space. I'd do a clean reinstall but the ...