Apple iBook G4 (12-inch Late 2004 Specifications

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iBook G4
Getting Started
Includes setup, expansion, and
troubleshooting information for
your iBook G4 computer
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Contents
Chapter 1
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Getting Started
Basic Features of Your iBook G4
Additional Features of Your iBook G4
Setting Up
How Do I Turn My iBook G4 Off?
Calibrating Your New Battery
What’s Next?
Chapter 2
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The Basics
Getting to Know Your iBook G4
Adjusting Your Display
Using Your Power Adapter
Using the Trackpad
Using the Keyboard
Using a Mouse
Learning About Mac OS X
Customizing Your Desktop and Setting Your Preferences
Connecting to a Printer
Playing a CD and Connecting Headphones
Keeping Your Software Up to Date
Connecting a Camera or Other FireWire or USB Device
Connecting to a Network
Using the Internet
Transferring Files to Another Computer
When an Application Freezes
Chapter 3
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Using Your Computer
Universal Serial Bus (USB)
FireWire
AirPort Extreme Wireless Networking and Internet Access
Using Bluetooth Devices
Ethernet (10/100Base-T)
Using Your Modem
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External Video Support (VGA, Composite, and S-Video)
Using Your Optical Drive
Connecting Speakers and Audio Devices
Battery
Security Slot
Chapter 4
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Enhancing Your Computer
Installing an AirPort Extreme Card or Additional Memory
Chapter 5
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Troubleshooting
Problems That Prevent You From Using Your Computer
Other Problems
Restoring Your Computer’s Software
Locating Your Product Serial Number
Appendix A
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Specifications
Appendix B
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Care, Use, and Safety Information
Cleaning Your iBook G4
Carrying Your iBook G4
Storing Your iBook G4
Safety Instructions for Setting Up and Using Your Computer
General Safety Instructions
Battery
Connectors and Ports
Avoid Hearing Damage
Apple and the Environment
Ergonomics
Appendix C
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Connecting to the Internet
Gathering the Information You Need
Entering Your Information
Dial-Up Modem With Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) Connections
DSL, Cable Modem, or LAN Internet Connections
AirPort Extreme Wireless Connection
Troubleshooting Your Connection
Appendix D
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Top Ten Questions
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Communications Regulation Information
Index
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Getting Started
Your iBook G4 is a full-featured notebook computer.
Apple VGA Display Adapter
AC plug
Phone cord
Power adapter
AC cord
Important: Read all the installation instructions and safety information (see page 69)
carefully before you plug your computer into a wall socket.
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Basic Features of Your iBook G4
AirPort Extreme
antenna
Microphone
AirPort Extreme
antenna
Built-in speaker
(located under
speaker grille)
® Power button
Function (Fn)
key
Built-in speaker
®
¯ Power
adapter port
Sleep
indicator
light
Display
release button
Trackpad
button
— Mute
- Volume
controls
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Slot-loading
optical drive
Num Lock
key
control
¤ Brightness
Trackpad
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Media
Eject key
Function keys
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Brightness controls
Increase or decrease the brightness of your iBook G4 display.
-
Volume controls
Increase or decrease the volume of the sound coming from the built-in speakers and headphone
port.
Num Lock key
Activate the numeric keypad embedded in the iBook G4 keyboard. When the numeric keypad is
activated, a green light glows on the key.
Media Eject key
Press and hold this key to eject a disc. You can also eject a disc by dragging its desktop icon to the
Trash.
Microphone
Record sounds directly on your iBook G4 hard disk with this built-in microphone (located to the
upper right of the display).
Built-in stereo speakers (2)
Listen to music, movies, games, and multimedia.
Function (Fn) key
Press and hold this key to activate the function keys (F1 to F12).
Sleep indicator light
A white light pulsates when the iBook G4 is in sleep.
Display release button
Push this button to release your display and open your iBook G4.
Trackpad
Move the pointer on the iBook G4 display.
Slot-loading optical drive
Your optical drive can read standard CD-ROM discs, Photo CDs, and audio discs. If you have an
optional Combo drive, it can read DVD-ROM and DVD-R discs, DVD movies, and other kinds of media.
It can also write music, documents, and other digital files on CD-R and CD-RW discs. If you have a
SuperDrive, you can also write to DVD-R discs.
®
Power button
Turn your iBook G4 on and off or put it to sleep.
¯
Power adapter port
Plug in the included Apple Portable Power Adapter to recharge your iBook G4 battery.
AirPort Extreme antenna
With an optional AirPort Extreme Card and an AirPort Extreme Base Station or other wireless hub,
connect to the Internet wirelessly.
For additional information about AirPort Extreme or your optical drive, see Chapter 3, “Using Your
Computer,” on page 31.
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Additional Features of Your iBook G4
®
Battery
G Ethernet port
(10/100Base-T)
FireWire 400
port
f Headphone
Security slot
port
W Internal
modem port
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USB 2.0 ports
Video out port
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Internal modem port
Connect a standard phone line directly to the internal modem.
G
Ethernet port (10/100Base-T)
Connect to a high-speed 10/100Base-T Ethernet network or connect to another computer and transfer
files. The Ethernet port auto-sensing feature detects other Ethernet devices. You don’t need an
Ethernet crossover cable to connect to other Ethernet devices.
FireWire 400 port
Connect high-speed external devices, such as digital videocameras and external storage devices. For
more information, see page 34.
Two USB 2.0 (Universal Serial Bus) ports
Connect additional equipment to your iBook G4, such as printers, external storage devices, digital
cameras, modems, keyboards, and joysticks.
Video out (external monitor) port
Connect to an external monitor or projection device that uses a VGA connector with the included
Apple VGA Display Adapter. You can also use an Apple Video Adapter (sold separately) to connect to a
television, VCR, or another video device.
f
Headphone (audio line out) port
Connect external speakers, headphones, or other sound output devices.
Ç
Security slot
Protect your iBook G4 by connecting a security cable.
For additional information about these features, see Chapter 3, “Using Your Computer,” on page 31.
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Setting Up
Your iBook G4 is designed so that you can set it up quickly and start using it right away.
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Step 1: Plug In the Power Adapter
Plug the AC plug of your power adapter into an outlet and the power adapter plug into
the iBook G4 power adapter port.
AC plug
Important: Be sure to snap the electrical prongs on your AC plug into their completely
extended position before you plug the adapter into the outlet.
¯ Power adapter port
Power adapter plug
AC plug
AC cord
To extend the reach of your power adapter, you can attach the AC cord if desired.
See “Using Your Power Adapter” on page 21.
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Step 2: Connect Your Cables
Next, connect your iBook G4 to a phone line, DSL modem, cable modem, or Ethernet
network. If you’re connecting to a wireless AirPort Extreme network, you don’t need
cables.
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To connect to a phone line:
Connect the phone cord from a wall jack to the internal modem port for a dial-up
connection.
Telephone cord
®
W Internal modem port
Make sure you connect the internal modem to an analog phone line—the kind used
typically in homes. The modem will not work with a digital phone line.
Warning: Do not connect a digital telephone line to the modem; the wrong
type of line could damage the modem. Contact your telephone service provider if
you are unsure whether you have a digital telephone line.
For more information about your modem, see “Using Your Modem” on page 39.
For information on other types of connections, see Appendix C, “Connecting to the
Internet,” on page 75.
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To connect to a DSL or cable modem or an Ethernet network:
Connect the cable to your DSL or cable modem as shown in the modem instructions,
or connect the Ethernet cord to the Ethernet hub or outlet. Then connect the other
end of the cord to the computer’s Ethernet port.
Ethernet cord
®
G Ethernet port
(10/100Base-T)
Step 3: Turn On Your iBook G4
The first time you start up your computer, a setup assistant welcomes you and takes
you through the registration process. It will also help you set up your computer and
Internet connection. Internet access usually requires an account with an Internet
service provider (ISP). Fees may apply.
Setting up your Internet connection requires you to supply information such as the
account name your ISP gives you. If you know this information, have it on hand when
you start up your iBook G4. If you’re not ready to set up your connection yet or you
don’t know this information, you can skip that process and come back to it later. See
Appendix C, “Connecting to the Internet,” on page 75 for information about how to set
it up later.
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1 To turn on the computer, press the Power button (®).
You should hear a tone when you turn on the computer. It takes the computer a few
moments to start up. The setup assistant launches automatically to help you.
® Power button
®
Note: When you press the Power button to start up your computer, press it only once
briefly (up to 1 second). Do not continue to hold down or press the Power button after
the startup tone or you may cause the computer to shut down again.
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2 Use your iBook G4 trackpad to select and move 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 trackpad button.
®
Trackpad
Trackpad button
For tips on using the trackpad, see “Tips for Using the Trackpad” on page 22.
Congratulations, you’re up and running!
Problems Turning the Computer On?
Nothing happens when you press the Power button.
• The battery may be drained. Make sure that you plugged the power adapter firmly
into both the computer and a power source. The plug should light when you plug
it into the computer.
• If the computer still doesn’t start up, see “Problems That Prevent You From Using
Your Computer” on page 61.
You see a picture of a disk or a folder with a blinking question mark.
• This icon usually means that the computer can’t find system software on the hard
disk or any disks attached to the computer. Try restarting. Hold down the Power
button for 4 to 5 seconds until the computer turns off. Then press the Power button
again. If the problem persists, you may need to reinstall system software. See
“Restoring Your Computer’s Software” on page 65.
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How Do I Turn My iBook G4 Off?
When you have finished working with your iBook G4, you can put your computer to
sleep or shut it down.
Putting Your iBook G4 to Sleep
If you will be away from your iBook G4 for only a short time, put the computer to sleep.
When the computer is in sleep, you can quickly wake it and bypass the startup process.
To put the computer to sleep, do one of the following:
• Close the display.
• Choose Apple (K) > Sleep from the menu bar.
• Press the Power button (®) and click Sleep in the dialog that appears.
Warning: Wait a few seconds until the white sleep light next to the display latch starts
pulsating (indicating that the computer is in sleep and the hard disk has stopped
spinning) before you move your iBook G4. Moving your computer while the hard disk
is spinning can damage the hard disk, causing loss of data or the inability to start up
from the hard disk.
To wake the computer:
• If the display is closed, open it. Your iBook G4 automatically wakes from sleep when
you open the display.
• If the display is already open, press the Power button (®) or any key on the keyboard.
Shutting Down Your iBook G4
If you aren’t going to use your iBook G4 for a day or two, shut it down.
To shut down your computer, do one of the following:
• Choose Apple (K) > Shut Down from the menu bar.
• Press the Power button (®) and click Shut Down in the dialog that appears.
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If you plan to store your iBook G4 for an extended period of time, see “Storing Your
iBook G4” on page 69 for information on how to prevent your battery from draining
completely.
Calibrating Your New Battery
To get the longest running time from your battery, complete the following steps
sometime during the first week you have your iBook G4.
To initially calibrate your battery, follow these steps:
1 Plug in the power adapter and fully charge your iBook G4 battery until the light on the
power adapter plug changes to green and the onscreen meter in the menu bar
indicates that the battery is fully charged.
2 Disconnect the power adapter and use your iBook G4.
When your battery gets low, you will see the first low-battery warning dialog on the
screen. Continue to use your iBook G4 until it automatically goes to sleep; at that point
the battery has been sufficiently drained for calibration.
3 Connect the power adapter and leave it connected until the battery is fully charged
again.
Important: You only have to fully discharge and then charge your battery once to
calibrate it. After that, you can connect and disconnect the power adapter when the
battery is at any charge level.
If you purchased additional batteries, repeat the calibration procedure with the
additional batteries as well. For more information about your power adapter and
battery, see “Using Your Power Adapter” on page 21 and “Battery” on page 45.
What’s Next?
• Learn the important basics about your iBook G4. Check out Chapter 2, “The Basics,”
on page 19.
• Have fun trying out your computer’s applications and Internet features. Browse the
Welcome to Panther booklet that came with your computer.
• If you’re unfamiliar with Mac OS X, open Mac OS Help and browse the information.
• Switching from another computer? Open Mac OS Help and see the “New to
Mac OS X” section. It will help you use your previous computer knowledge to get
started on a Mac.
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What If I Have More Questions?
Mac OS Help
Most of the information about using your Macintosh is available right on your
computer.
1 Click the Finder icon in the Dock (the bar of icons at the bottom of the screen).
2 Choose Help > Mac Help (click the Help menu in the menu bar and choose Mac Help).
3 Click the Search field, type a question, and press Return on your keyboard.
Other Support
• If you’re having a problem that prevents you from using your computer, see
Chapter 5, “Troubleshooting,” on page 61.
• Check out the top ten most commonly asked questions. See Appendix D, “Top Ten
Questions,” on page 93.
• For support information, user discussion boards, and the latest Apple software
downloads, go to www.apple.com/support.
• If you can’t find the answer to your problem in these places, see the AppleCare
materials that came with your computer for information on contacting Apple.
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The Basics
2
This chapter introduces important basics about your
iBook G4 that you’ll want to know.
Getting to Know Your iBook G4
Because your iBook G4 is so thin and light, you can take it with you to the office, library,
class, or wherever you work or play.
Whenever you stop using your iBook G4, wait a few moments to let the hard disk and
any optical disc in your drive stop spinning before you transport the computer. Avoid
jostling or bumping your iBook G4 while discs are spinning.
When using your iBook G4 or when charging the battery, it is normal for the bottom of
the case to get warm. For prolonged use, place your iBook G4 on a flat, stable surface.
The bottom of the case is raised slightly to allow airflow that keeps the unit within
normal operating temperatures.
As you get to know your new computer, you may hear small noises during startup and
when using your hard disk and optical drive. For example, your hard disk and optical
drive may whir and click as they access information or load and eject discs. After the
computer runs for some time, a small fan may turn on to cool it, producing a faint
sound. Small noises are part of the computer’s normal functioning.
For more safety instructions about handling and using your iBook G4 in different
locations, be sure to see Appendix B, “Care, Use, and Safety Information,” on page 69.
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Adjusting Your Display
Once you begin working with your new iBook G4, you may need to adjust your display
so that the screen is easier to see. Use the keys labeled with the ¤ icon to adjust screen
brightness.
¤ Brightness controls
®
You can increase or decrease the size of images on your display by switching screen
resolutions.
You can choose a resolution in the Displays pane of System Preferences. If you want,
you can switch to a resolution in which items on the screen appear larger, making
them easier to see. However, with some resolutions items may not be as sharp as they
are at the display’s default resolution.
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To adjust the resolution on your display:
Choose Apple (K) > System Preferences from the menu bar. Open the Displays pane of
System Preferences.
To control your display settings using the Displays icon in the menu bar, click “Show
displays in menu bar.”
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Using Your Power Adapter
Plugging in the power adapter provides AC power to the computer and recharges the
computer’s battery.
Important: For optimal performance, use only the power adapter that came with your
computer.
When you first connect your power adapter to your computer, an indicator light comes
on. An amber light indicates that the battery is being charged. A green light indicates
that the battery is fully charged. You can monitor the battery level using the Battery
icon in the menu bar or by checking the battery level indicator lights on the bottom of
the battery (see page 45).
To extend the reach of your power adapter, remove the AC plug from the adapter.
Attach the included AC cord to the adapter and insert the other end into a wall outlet.
AC cord
AC plug
Warning: Make sure the power adapter is fully assembled before plugging it into an
electrical outlet. If you’re using the AC plug with your power adapter, make sure the
two prongs are snapped into their completely extended position before plugging in
the adapter.
Use only the AC cord that came with your power adapter. Make sure to push the power
plug snugly into the power adapter port on the computer to ensure it is engaged and
power is flowing to the computer.
When disconnecting the power adapter from an outlet or from the computer, pull the
plug, not the cord.
For safety instructions about using your power adapter, see “Plugging In the Power
Adapter” on page 70.
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Using the Trackpad
The trackpad is sensitive to how quickly you move your finger. To move the pointer a
short distance across the screen, move your finger slowly across the trackpad. The
faster you move your finger, the farther the pointer moves on the screen.
Tips for Using the Trackpad
For best results when using the trackpad, keep in mind these tips:
• Use only one finger.
• Do not use a pen or any other object.
• Keep your finger and the trackpad dry. If the trackpad becomes moist from
humidity or condensation, gently wipe it with a clean cloth before you use it.
• Never use any kind of cleaning solution on the trackpad.
For more information on using the trackpad, choose Help > Mac Help from the menu
bar at the top of the screen.
Instead of using the trackpad button, you can use your finger to click and double-click
directly on the trackpad. You turn on this and other trackpad options in the Keyboard &
Mouse pane of System Preferences.
Note: If you find that the pointer moves as you type because you accidentally brush
the trackpad, you can avoid this problem by selecting the “Ignore accidental trackpad
input” option in the Keyboard & Mouse pane of System Preferences.
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Using the Keyboard
Your iBook G4 keyboard has a numeric keypad incorporated in the standard keyboard
keys. Keys used for the numeric keypad have a smaller secondary label.
Num Lock key
Numeric keypad
®
To use the numeric keypad, press the Num Lock key. An indicator light glows green,
indicating that the keypad is active. When you’re finished, press the Num Lock key
again to turn it off.
Important: If your keyboard doesn’t seem to be working correctly, check the Num Lock
key. When the numeric keypad is active, other keys and keyboard equivalents for menu
commands (such as x-Q to quit) are deactivated.
If you like to use keyboard shortcuts to work efficiently, open Mac OS Help and search
for “shortcuts.” You’ll find quite a list of keyboard shortcuts for many common
procedures and applications.
Using a Mouse
If you have an Apple mouse with a USB connector, you can insert the USB connector
into the USB 2.0 port and use your mouse right away. You can purchase a USB mouse
from an Apple Authorized Reseller or from the Apple Store website:
www.apple.com/store.
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Learning About Mac OS X
Your computer comes with Mac OS X and features Classic, an environment for using
Mac OS 9 applications while the computer is running Mac OS X.
Note: Mac OS 9 cannot be installed as a primary operating system on your iBook G4.
When you’re ready to learn more about Mac OS X and your Apple applications, see
the Welcome to Panther booklet that came with your iBook G4. Also open Mac OS Help
and browse the information there. You’ll find plenty of information for new users,
experienced users, and people switching to the Mac.
For information about the compatibility of software applications with Mac OS X, or to
read more about Mac OS X, check the Apple website: www.apple.com/macosx.
Customizing Your Desktop and Setting Your Preferences
You can quickly make your desktop look the way you want using System Preferences.
Choose Apple (K) > System Preferences from the menu bar.
Feel free to make changes and experiment with the following:
• Appearance: Select this preference pane to change the colors of buttons, menus,
windows, and highlight colors, among other options.
• Desktop & Screen Saver: Select this preference pane to change the background color
or pattern of your desktop, or change it to a photo or image you like. You can also
choose an eye-catching screen effect that will appear on your screen when the
computer is left idle.
• Dock: Select this preference pane to change the look, location, and behavior of
your Dock.
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As you get to know your computer, explore the other System Preferences. It is your
command center for most settings on your iBook G4. For more information, open
Mac OS Help and search for “System Preferences” or for the specific preference pane
you want to change.
Connecting to a Printer
To use a printer with your iBook G4, follow the instructions that came with the
printer to install required software and connect the printer. Many printers
connect via a USB cable; others are accessed via a network connection, such as
Ethernet. For more information about your USB ports, see “Universal Serial Bus (USB)”
on page 32. For more information about a network or wireless connection, see
“Ethernet (10/100Base-T)” on page 38 and “AirPort Extreme Wireless Networking and
Internet Access” on page 36.
After connecting and setting up your printer, use the Print & Fax pane of System
Preferences to select your printer for use. If you’re connecting to a printer via a network,
you may need to know the network name or address of the printer to select it. If you
have a USB printer connected to an AirPort Extreme Base Station, and you have an
AirPort Extreme Card installed in your iBook G4, you can connect to the printer and
print wirelessly.
To set up a printer:
1 Open System Preferences and click the Print & Fax icon.
2 Click the Set Up Printers button.
3 Click the Add button.
4 Choose the type of connection for your printer (for example, USB, AppleTalk, and so on)
from the pop-up menu.
To add a USB printer connected to an AirPort Extreme Base Station, choose Rendezvous
from the pop-up menu.
5 Select or enter your printer information and click Add.
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Monitoring Printing
Once you’ve sent a document to a printer, you can monitor printing and halt or put it
temporarily on hold.
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To monitor printing:
Click the Printer icon in the Dock to open the Printer window.
You can now see the print jobs in the print queue and work with them. For more
information, open Mac OS Help and search for “printing.”
Playing a CD and Connecting Headphones
If you’d like to listen to music while you work, insert a music CD in your optical drive.
iTunes, an easy-to-use music player, will appear automatically on the screen. You can
also connect headphones with a minijack to the headphone port of your iBook G4 for
private listening right away. To learn more about iTunes, open Mac OS Help and choose
Library > iTunes Help. To learn more about your optical drive, see “Using Your Optical
Drive” on page 41.
Warning: Listening to music at high volume over extended periods of time can
damage your hearing.
Keeping Your Software Up to Date
You can connect to the Internet and automatically download and install the latest free
software versions, drivers, and other enhancements from Apple.
When you are connected to the Internet, Software Update checks Apple’s Internet
servers to see if any updates are available for your computer. You can set your Mac to
check the Apple server periodically and download and install updated software.
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To check for updated software:
1 Open System Preferences.
2 Click the Software Update icon and follow the directions on the screen.
• For more information, search for “Software Update” in Mac OS Help.
• For the latest information on the Mac OS, go to the Mac OS website at
www.apple.com/macos.
Connecting a Camera or Other FireWire or USB Device
If you have a digital camera, videocamera, scanner, or other device that has a FireWire
or USB connector, you can connect it to your iBook G4. Follow the installation
instructions that came with your device. For more information about FireWire, see
“FireWire” on page 34. For more information about USB, see “Universal Serial Bus (USB)”
on page 32.
Connecting to a Network
If you want to connect your iBook G4 to an Ethernet network or a wireless network, see
“Ethernet (10/100Base-T)” on page 38 and “AirPort Extreme Wireless Networking and
Internet Access” on page 36 for more information about setting up an Ethernet or
AirPort connection. Also open Mac OS Help and search for “Ethernet” or “AirPort” for
further help.
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Using the Internet
During the initial setup, you were instructed on how to connect to the Internet. If you
need to change to a different type of connection, such as DSL, cable modem, Ethernet
local area network (LAN), or AirPort Extreme network, you can find more information in
Appendix C, “Connecting to the Internet,” on page 75.
Transferring Files to Another Computer
If you want to transfer files or documents to or from your iBook G4, there are several
common ways of doing it.
• If you have an external hard disk drive or Zip drive or other data storage device that
connects via a USB or FireWire cable, you can use it to transfer files.
• If you have an email connection, you can email your files to another computer.
• You can also connect to another Mac using a FireWire cable (sold separately). When
you start up your iBook G4 in FireWire Target Disk Mode, your iBook G4 appears as a
hard disk on the other computer and you can transfer files. For information about
using FireWire to transfer files, see “Connecting Your iBook G4 to Another Computer
Using FireWire” on page 35.
• If you have a .Mac account, you can use it to transfer files. A .Mac account gives you
Internet access and iDisk, which provides storage space available over the Internet
for sharing files. You can register for a .Mac account from Apple (fees apply). You can
then transfer files to your iDisk account where other computers can access them.
• If you connect your computer to a network using Ethernet, you can transfer files to
another computer on the network. You can access a server or another computer by
clicking Network in the Finder Sidebar, or by choosing Go > Connect to Server from
the Finder menu bar.
• You can create a small Ethernet network by connecting an Ethernet cable from your
iBook G4 to another computer’s Ethernet port. Once connected, you can transfer files
directly from one computer to the other. For more information, open Mac OS Help
and search for “connecting two computers.”
• If your computer has an AirPort Extreme Card, you can connect to an AirPort Extreme
wireless network to transfer files. For more information, see “AirPort Extreme Wireless
Networking and Internet Access” on page 36.
• If you purchased an optional Bluetooth® module with your iBook G4 and you have
access to devices that communicate via Bluetooth wireless technology, you can
transfer files to other Bluetooth equipped devices. For more information, see “Using
Bluetooth Devices” on page 37.
For general information about transferring files and documents, open Mac OS Help and
search for “transferring” or for the type of connection you need.
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When an Application Freezes
On rare occasions, an application may freeze on the screen. Mac OS X provides a way to
quit a frozen application without restarting your computer. Quitting a frozen
application may allow you to save your work in other open applications.
To force an application to quit:
1 Press Command (x)-Option-Esc or choose Force Quit from the Apple (K) menu.
The Force Quit Applications dialog appears with the application selected.
2 Click Force Quit.
The application quits, leaving all other applications open.
If needed, you can also force the Classic environment to quit, which closes all Classic
applications. You can also restart the Finder from this dialog.
If you’re experiencing other problems, see Chapter 5, “Troubleshooting,” on page 61.
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Your iBook G4 has many built-in features and connection
capabilities.
These include the following:
• Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 ports for connecting additional equipment such as
printers, scanners, and other devices to your iBook G4. See page 32.
• FireWire (400) port for connecting high-speed equipment such as digital
videocameras and external hard drives. See page 34.
• Optional AirPort Extreme wireless networking capability and optional Bluetooth
wireless connectivity. See page 36.
• Ethernet networking capability and a 56K modem for networking and
communications. See page 38.
• Video out port with included Apple VGA Display Adapter gives you the ability to use
your iBook G4 with an external monitor or display. Use an Apple Video Adapter (sold
separately) to connect a television, VCR, or other video device. See page 39.
• Optical drive that allows you to play CDs. If you have an optional Combo drive, you
can play DVDs and burn CDs. If you have a SuperDrive, you can burn DVDs as well.
See page 41.
• Headphone port for connecting headphones, speakers, and other audio equipment.
See page 45.
• iBook G4 battery that provides convenient, at-a-glance battery status. See page 45.
• Security slot so that you can make sure your iBook G4 stays where it should. See
“Security Slot” on page 49.
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Universal Serial Bus (USB)
Your iBook G4 comes with two USB 2.0 ports ( ), also referred to as Hi-Speed USB,
which you can use to connect many types of external devices, including printers,
scanners, digital cameras, game pads, joysticks, keyboards, and floppy disk drives. Your
USB 2.0 ports are compatible with earlier USB devices. In most cases you can connect
and disconnect a USB device while the computer is running. Once you connect the
device, it is ready to use. You don’t need to restart or reconfigure your computer.
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Using USB Devices
To use a USB device with your computer, simply connect the device to the computer.
Apple has already included software to work with many USB devices. Your computer
automatically detects newly connected devices.
Note: If your iBook G4 cannot find the correct software when you connect a USB
device, you can either install the software that came with the device or follow the
onscreen prompts to use the Internet to locate, download, and install the correct
software.
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USB Devices and Battery Power
You can use USB devices, such as joysticks and keyboards, that get power from the USB
connection instead of a separate power adapter with your iBook G4. However, these
types of USB devices can cause your iBook G4 battery to become depleted faster. If you
are using the device for an extended period, it is a good idea to connect the iBook G4
power adapter.
Using Multiple USB Devices at the Same Time
You can purchase a USB hub to connect multiple USB devices to your computer. The
USB hub connects to an open USB port on your computer and provides additional USB
ports (usually four or seven). Hi-Speed hubs can support USB 2.0 Hi-Speed devices as
well as USB 1.1 compatible devices. USB 1.1 hubs don’t allow Hi-Speed USB devices to
operate at their maximum data speed. Most USB hubs have a power adapter and
should be plugged into an outlet.
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USB hub
For More Information on USB
Additional information on USB is available in Mac OS Help. Choose Help > Mac Help in
the menu bar and search for “USB.” You can also find information on the Apple USB
website at www.apple.com/usb.
For information on USB devices available for your computer, check the Macintosh
Products Guide at www.apple.com/guide.
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FireWire
Your computer has one FireWire 400 port ( ). With FireWire, you can easily connect
and disconnect external high-speed devices—such as DV cameras, printers, scanners,
and hard disks—without restarting your computer.
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These are some of the things you can do with FireWire:
• Connect a digital videocamera and capture, transfer, and edit high-quality
video directly on your computer using video-editing software such as iMovie or
Final Cut Pro.
• Connect an external FireWire hard disk drive and use it to back up data or
transfer files.
• Start up from an external FireWire hard disk. Connect an external FireWire hard disk
(with a valid operating system installed on it), open the Startup Disk pane of System
Preferences, and click the FireWire hard disk. Restart your computer.
• Transfer files between your iBook G4 and another FireWire-equipped computer using
FireWire Target Disk Mode.
Using FireWire Devices
To use a FireWire device with your computer, connect the device to the computer.
Apple has already included software to work with many FireWire devices. Your
computer automatically detects newly connected devices.
Note: If your iBook G4 cannot find the correct software when you connect a FireWire
device, you can either install the software that came with the device or follow the
onscreen prompts to use the Internet to locate, download, and install the correct
software.
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FireWire Devices and Battery Power
FireWire devices, such as certain external hard disk drives, can get power from the
iBook G4 FireWire connection instead of a separate power adapter. However, these
types of FireWire devices can cause your iBook G4 battery to become depleted faster.
If a device will be connected for an extended period, it is a good idea to connect the
iBook G4 power adapter.
Note: The FireWire port is designed to support power for FireWire devices (up to
7 watts maximum). You can connect multiple devices to each other and connect the
“daisy chain” of devices to the FireWire port on your computer. Apple recommends that
only one device should get power from the computer. The rest of the devices in the
daisy chain should be powered by separate power adapters. Connecting more than
one FireWire device that gets power from the port may cause problems. If a problem
occurs, shut down the computer, remove the FireWire devices, and restart your
computer.
Connecting Your iBook G4 to Another Computer Using FireWire
You can connect two FireWire-equipped computers with a FireWire cable to transfer
files. Or, if you have a problem that prevents your computer from starting up, you may
be able to use FireWire to connect to another computer and access your files. When
you start up your iBook G4 in FireWire Target Disk Mode, the other computer can
access your iBook G4 as if it were a hard disk.
Note: When using FireWire Target Disk Mode, it’s a good idea to connect your power
adapter to the iBook G4.
To connect your iBook G4 to another computer in FireWire Target Disk Mode:
1 Make sure that your iBook G4 is shut down.
2 Use a FireWire cable to connect your iBook G4 to another FireWire-equipped computer.
3 Start up your iBook G4 and immediately hold down the T key. Your iBook G4 display
shows the FireWire logo. The other computer’s display shows the iBook G4 internal
hard disk icon. You can now drag and drop files between the systems.
4 When you are finished transferring files, drag the iBook G4 hard disk icon to the Trash.
5 Press the Power button on the iBook G4 to shut it down, and then disconnect the
FireWire cable.
For More Information on FireWire
Additional information on FireWire is available in Mac OS Help. Choose
Help > Mac Help in the Finder menu bar and search for “FireWire.” You can also find
information on the Apple FireWire website at www.apple.com/firewire.
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AirPort Extreme Wireless Networking and Internet Access
Your iBook G4 is AirPort-ready. AirPort Extreme offers an easy and affordable way to
provide wireless Internet access anywhere in the home, at work, or in the classroom.
Instead of using traditional cables, AirPort Extreme uses wireless local area network
(LAN) technology to provide wireless communication between multiple computers.
Through a wireless network you can set up access to the Internet, transfer files, play
multiplayer games, and more.
If you ordered an AirPort Extreme Card when you purchased your iBook G4, a card is
already installed. If you do not have an AirPort Extreme Card installed and would like to
install one, see “Installing an AirPort Extreme Card or Additional Memory” on page 51.
The AirPort Extreme Card is compatible with both the Apple AirPort Extreme Base
Station and the original Apple AirPort Base Station and any 802.11b or 802.11g
compliant products.
Note: Wireless Internet access requires an AirPort Extreme Card, AirPort Extreme Base
Station or AirPort Base Station, and Internet access (fees may apply). Some Internet
service providers are not currently compatible with AirPort. Range may vary with site
conditions.
How AirPort Extreme Provides Wireless Internet Access
With AirPort Extreme, you set up a wireless connection to a device known as a base
station, which has a physical connection to the Internet. AirPort Extreme technology
works like a cordless telephone. The AirPort Extreme Card in the computer makes a
wireless connection to the base station, which is connected to the telephone line or a
DSL or cable modem.
Connection to the Internet
AC outlet
AirPort Extreme
Base Station
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For More Information on AirPort Extreme
To purchase an AirPort Extreme Base Station, contact your Apple Authorized Reseller or
go to the Apple Store at www.apple.com/store.
Additional information on AirPort Extreme is available in AirPort Help. Choose Help >
Mac Help, then choose Library > AirPort Help from the Help Viewer menu bar. You can
also find information on the Apple AirPort website at www.apple.com/airport or at
www.apple.com/support.
Using Bluetooth Devices
If you purchased a Bluetooth® module, your iBook G4 can connect to and transfer
information wirelessly to devices that use Bluetooth wireless technology, such as cell
phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs). Bluetooth wireless technology can help
eliminate the need for the cables that traditionally connect devices together. Devices
with Bluetooth wireless technology can connect to each other wirelessly within a
10-meter (33-foot) range.
Bluetooth wireless technology devices include:
• Computers
• Cell phones
• Peripherals (keyboard, mouse, and so on)
• PDAs
With Bluetooth wireless technology, you can do the following:
• Use your iBook G4 to communicate with a mobile phone equipped with Bluetooth
wireless technology. Your phone can act as a modem to connect you to a wireless
service provider, at speeds of up to 56 kilobits per second (kbit/s), so you can use
your mobile phone to access the Internet.
• Communicate with your handheld PDA. Using iSync, you can perform a hot sync
operation without cables or send your business card or calendar events directly to a
colleague’s PDA.
• Transfer small files between computers, even Mac to PC, using the transfer utility.
Apple still recommends the use of AirPort Extreme wireless networking, however, for
anything but the smallest files.
For More Information on Bluetooth Wireless Technology
You can get help using Bluetooth wireless technology by opening the Bluetooth File
Exchange application (located in the Utilities folder within the Applications folder) and
choosing Help > Bluetooth Help. You can also find information on the Apple Bluetooth
website at www.apple.com/bluetooth.
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Ethernet (10/100Base-T)
Your computer comes with built-in Ethernet networking capability, which you can use
to connect to a network or to a cable or DSL modem.
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Connecting to a network gives you access to other computers. You may be able to
store and retrieve information; use network printers, modems, and email; or connect to
the Internet. You can use Ethernet to share files between two computers or set up a
small network. You can also connect cable modems and DSL modems to your Ethernet
port to access the Internet via an Internet service provider (ISP). The Ethernet port on
your iBook G4 automatically detects other Ethernet devices. You don’t need an Ethernet
crossover cable when connecting to other Ethernet devices.
For More Information on Using Ethernet
Additional information, including setting up an Ethernet network and transferring files
using Ethernet, is available in Mac OS Help. Choose Help > Mac Help from the menu
bar and search for “Ethernet” or “network.”
For information on networking products you can use with your iBook G4, check the
Macintosh Products Guide at www.apple.com/guide.
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Using Your Modem
Your iBook G4 comes with an Apple 56K internal modem (V.92 compliant) installed.
To connect the internal modem, plug one end of the phone cord or RJ-11 cable into
the modem port on your computer and the other end into a standard RJ-11 telephone
wall jack.
Make sure you connect the internal modem to an analog phone line—the kind used
typically in homes. The modem will not work with a digital phone line.
Warning: Do not connect a digital telephone line to the modem as it could damage
the modem. Contact your telephone service provider if you are unsure whether you
have a digital telephone line.
For information on how to establish an Internet connection, see Appendix C,
“Connecting to the Internet,” on page 75. More information about the internal modem
is also available in Mac OS Help.
External Video Support (VGA, Composite, and S-Video)
Your computer has a video out port and an adapter that allow you to connect a display
or projector with a VGA connector. Use the included Apple VGA Display Adapter to
connect your iBook G4 to monitors and projectors that have VGA output.
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You can also display and record computer images by connecting a TV, video projector,
or videocassette recorder (VCR), or play DVD-Video discs on your television, using an
Apple Video Adapter, which is sold separately. The Apple Video Adapter provides
composite and S-video connectors for TVs and other devices.
When an external monitor or television is connected, the same image appears on both
the internal display and the external monitor (known as video mirroring).
If you want sound to come from the external display, such as a projector or TV, you
need to connect an audio cable from the computer’s headphone (audio line out) port
to that device.
Note: Because of the display limitations of most televisions, images displayed on the
television screen will be of lower quality than those on the built-in display or an
external monitor.
Connecting an External Display or Projector
To connect an external display or projector with a VGA connector to your
computer:
1 Turn on the external display or projector.
2 Connect the VGA display cable to the Apple VGA Display Adapter, and then connect
the adapter to your iBook G4. Your iBook G4 automatically detects the external display.
Important: To ensure that your iBook G4 automatically detects the external display
or projector, be sure the Apple VGA Display Adapter is plugged into the external
display or projector first.
Mac OS X automatically selects the display resolution and frequency appropriate for
the device. You can adjust the resolution on an external display by using the Displays
pane of System Preferences or by using the Displays icon in the menu bar.
Note: Your iBook G4 doesn’t support external display resolutions above 1024 x 768.
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Connecting a Television, VCR, or Other Video Device
To connect a TV, VCR, or other video device to the iBook G4:
1 Connect an Apple Video Adapter (sold separately) to the composite or S-video
connector of the TV or other device, then connect the adapter to your iBook G4.
2 If you want to send the sound from your iBook G4 to the device, connect a miniplugto-RCA cable (not included) from the headphone (f ) port on your iBook G4 to the
audio input ports on your device.
3 Turn on the external device.
To adjust how the images are displayed on the device, use the Displays pane of System
Preferences.
For More Information on Using an External Monitor or TV
Additional information on using and configuring an external monitor is available in
Mac OS Help. Choose Help > Mac Help from the menu bar and search for “monitor.”
Using Your Optical Drive
You can install or use software from CDs using your optical drive and from DVD discs if
your computer has a Combo drive. You can play multimedia on CD discs and music
from audio CDs. If your iBook G4 has a Combo drive, your optical drive can also write
music, documents, and other digital files onto CD-R and CD-RW discs, and play DVD
movies and use most DVD discs. If you have an optional SuperDrive, you can record
DVD movies and other information on DVD-R discs.
Important: The optical drive on your iBook G4 supports standard circular 12 cm discs.
Irregularly shaped discs or discs smaller than 12 cm are not supported. Noncircular
discs may become lodged in the drive.
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Inserting a CD or DVD Disc
To install or use programs from a CD or DVD disc:
1 With the computer turned on, insert the disc (with the label facing up) into the drive
slot until you feel the drive catch the disc and take it the rest of the way in.
The disc may need to be inserted nearly all the way in before the drive takes it in the
rest of the way. This is normal.
Note: Some DVD discs are two-sided. To use the second side, you need to flip the
disc over.
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2 When the icon for the disc appears on the desktop, the disc is ready to use.
Ejecting a Disc
To eject a disc, do one of the following:
• Drag the disc icon to the Trash.
• Press and hold the Media Eject ( ) key on the keyboard until the disc ejects.
Allow the disc to fully eject before removing or reinserting it.
If you can’t eject the disc, quit any applications that may be using the disc and try
again. If that doesn’t work, restart the computer while holding down the trackpad
button.
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Playing DVD-Video Discs
If your iBook G4 has a Combo drive or optional SuperDrive, you can play a DVD-Video
disc. Insert the DVD-Video disc in the drive and open DVD Player. You’ll find DVD Player
provides easy-to-use controls for starting, stopping, and viewing DVDs.
If your iBook G4 is connected to a TV, you can watch a DVD-Video on the TV screen.
You can also connect your iBook G4 to your stereo system. Use a miniplug-to-RCA
cable (not included) to connect the headphone (f ) port on your iBook G4 to the audio
input ports on your stereo.
Recording CD-R and CD-RW Discs
If your iBook G4 has a Combo drive, you can record data on CD-R and CD-RW discs.
To record data on a CD-R or CD-RW disc:
1 Insert a blank disc into the optical drive.
2 In the dialog that appears, enter a name for the disc. An icon for the disc appears on
the desktop.
3 Drag files and folders to the disc icon.
4 Click the Burn Disc icon beside the disc name in the Finder Sidebar.
You can also record music on CD-R or CD-RW discs right from your iTunes library.
To record music from your iTunes library:
1 Click the iTunes icon in the Dock.
2 Select the playlist you want to record.
3 Insert a blank CD-R or CD-RW disc.
4 At the top of the iTunes window, click Burn CD.
For More Information
• For instructions on using DVD Player, choose Help > DVD Player Help from the menu
bar at the top of the screen.
• For information about how to use iTunes to record music files on a CD-R or CD-RW
disc, see the onscreen help for iTunes in the Help Center.
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Recording Information on a DVD
If you have an optional SuperDrive, you can record your own digital movies on a blank
recordable DVD disc. You can also record other kinds of digital data, such as backing up
files onto recordable DVD discs.
With applications like iDVD, you can create your own customized digital media project,
burn it on a blank recordable DVD disc, and play it on most standard DVD players.
To burn an iDVD project onto a blank DVD-R disc:
1 Open iDVD and open your completed iDVD project.
2 Click the Burn button.
3 Insert a blank recordable DVD disc into the drive when prompted.
4 Click the Burn button again.
To record data on DVD-R discs:
1 Insert a blank recordable DVD disc into the drive.
2 In the dialog that appears, enter a name for the disc and select the format you want to
create. An icon for the DVD appears on the desktop.
3 Double-click the DVD icon, then drag files and folders to it.
4 Click the Burn Disc icon beside the disc name in the Finder Sidebar.
For more information about how to use iDVD, open iDVD and see the onscreen help.
Important: If your battery runs down when you are burning a DVD, the burn may fail
and the DVD disc will not be able to be used again. To avoid this, always use your
power adapter when burning a DVD.
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Connecting Speakers and Audio Devices
Your iBook G4 comes with two built-in speakers, a built-in microphone, and a
headphone (audio line out) port.
You can connect external speakers, headphones, and other sound output devices to
the headphone port. The headphone port is a stereo 3.5 mini-phono jack.
You can record sound onto your hard disk using the built-in microphone. You can also
connect external USB microphones or other audio equipment to the USB port. For
applications, such as iMovie, that can record sounds, use the Sound pane of System
Preferences to select the audio input device you want to use, including microphones
connected via USB.
The volume controls on your keyboard allow you to easily change volume. You can also
access these controls from the Sound pane of System Preferences.
For more information about using or troubleshooting sound on your computer, open
Mac OS Help and search for “sound.”
Battery
When the external power adapter is not connected, your computer draws power from
its battery. Depending on the applications you use and external devices connected to
your iBook G4, you may find that the length of time that you can run your iBook G4 off
one battery charge varies. Turning off features such as AirPort Extreme or Bluetooth®
wireless technology can help to conserve battery charge. For more information about
using your battery, see “Charging a Battery” on page 47.
You can determine the charge left in your battery by looking at the battery level
indicator lights on the battery itself. Press the button next to the lights and the lights
glow to show how much charge is left in the battery. The indicator lights remain lit for
a few seconds after you press the button. You can check the charge with the battery in
or out of your iBook G4.
If your battery runs low while you are working, attach your power adapter and let the
battery recharge. If you want to replace the battery with a charged one, attach the
power adapter, shut down your iBook G4, and replace the battery. If you replace the
battery without the power adapter attached, you may lose information and settings
such as the date and time.
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Important: If only one flashing light is on, very little charge is left. If no lights are
visible, the battery is completely drained and the computer will not start up unless the
power adapter is connected. Plug in the power adapter for several hours to let the
battery recharge, or replace the drained battery with a fully charged battery (see the
next section).
Battery
Battery LEDs
If the battery icon in the Finder menu bar is set to show the percentage of charge, you
may sometimes notice that the battery does not maintain a full charge of 100% when
the power adapter is attached. When the battery level eventually drops below 95
percent, it will charge all the way to 100 percent. This saves battery life as charging is
not continuously cycled on and off.
Removing and Replacing the Battery
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To remove the battery:
Shut down your iBook G4. Turn it over and locate the battery latch. Use a coin to turn
the latch a quarter turn clockwise to unlock the battery, and gently remove it.
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To replace the battery:
Place the left side of the battery into the battery compartment. Gently press the right
side of the battery down until the battery latch locks into place.
Note: Dispose of batteries according to your local environmental laws and guidelines.
For more information, see “Battery Disposal Information” on page 98.
Charging a Battery
When the power adapter that came with your computer is connected, the battery
recharges whether the computer is off, on, or in sleep. However, the battery recharges
more quickly if the computer is off or in sleep. When the computer is on, you can
monitor the battery charge level using the Battery status icon in the menu bar.
The battery charge level displayed is based on the amount of power left in the battery
with the applications, peripheral devices, and system settings (display brightness,
Energy Saver settings, and so on) you are currently using. To make more battery power
available, close applications and disconnect peripheral devices not in use, and adjust
your Energy Saver settings (see the next section).
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Battery-Conservation Tips
The amount of work time your iBook G4 battery can provide before you need to
recharge depends on the applications and peripheral devices you’re currently using
and the steps you take to conserve power while you work.
For the best conservation of battery power, do the following:
• Disconnect bus-powered USB or FireWire devices when they are not in use.
• Quit open applications that you are not using.
• If you have an AirPort Extreme Card or Bluetooth module installed, turn AirPort or
Bluetooth off when not in use. (Use the AirPort and Bluetooth status icons in the
menu bar. If these icons don’t appear in the menu bar, you can turn them on in the
AirPort and Bluetooth panes of System Preferences.)
• Remove CD and DVD discs when they are not in use.
• Reduce screen brightness using the brightness controls on the iBook G4 keyboard.
• Set the hard disk to spin down after a short time. In the Energy Saver pane of System
Preferences, select the “Put the hard disk to sleep when possible” option.
• Set your iBook G4 to sleep after inactivity of five minutes or less.
To further save battery power, select the following options in the Energy Saver
pane of System Preferences:
• Set your computer to modify its processor speed based upon the required amount of
processing activity. In the Energy Saver pane of System Preferences, click Show
Details to see the settings. Choose Battery Power from the “Settings for” pop-up
menu, click Options, and choose Automatic from the Processor Performance pop-up
menu. (To set your computer to use its highest processing speed at all times, choose
Highest from the Processor Performance pop-up menu.)
• To conserve battery life the longest, choose Longest Battery Life from the Optimize
Energy Settings pop-up menu.
For More Information on Your iBook G4 Battery
Additional information is available in Mac OS Help. Choose Help > Mac Help from the
menu bar and search for “battery.”
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Security Slot
You can purchase a security cable lock to protect your iBook G4. With a lock, you can
secure your computer to a desk or table.
®
Sample locking
device with
security cable
Security slot
For More Information on Security Options
Additional information on the software security features of your iBook G4, including
multiple user passwords and file encryption, is available in Mac OS Help. Choose
Help > Mac Help from the menu bar and search for “security” or “multiple users.”
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Enhancing Your Computer
4
You can increase your computer’s memory and install an
AirPort Extreme Card.
This chapter provides instructions for installing an AirPort Extreme Card and additional
memory.
Warning: Apple recommends that you have an Apple-certified technician install
memory. Consult the service and support information that came with your computer
for instructions on how to contact Apple for service. If you attempt to install memory
and damage your equipment, such damage is not covered by the limited warranty on
your computer.
Installing an AirPort Extreme Card or Additional Memory
You can install an AirPort Extreme Card in your iBook G4 yourself or have it installed by
an Apple Authorized Service Provider. If your computer didn’t come with an AirPort
Extreme Card, you can purchase one from your Apple Authorized Reseller or from the
Apple Store at www.apple.com/store.
Note: Your iBook G4 is not compatible with older AirPort Cards. Use only an AirPort
Extreme Card.
Your computer comes with one memory slot that you access by removing the
computer’s keyboard. Your computer also comes with 256 megabytes (MB) of Double
Data Rate (DDR) Synchronous Dynamic Random-Access Memory (SDRAM) already
installed on the logic board.
The memory slot can accept an SDRAM module that meets the following specifications:
• Double Data Rate Small Outline Dual Inline Memory Module (DDR SO-DIMM) format
• 1.25 inch or smaller
• 128, 256, 512 MB, or 1 gigabyte (GB)
• 200-pin
• PC2100 DDR 266 Type RAM
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The recommended maximum amount of memory you can install in your iBook G4 is
1.256 GB, using one 1 GB DIMM in the memory slot.
To install an AirPort Extreme Card or additional memory, you must first remove the
battery and keyboard. Follow the steps in the next section, then proceed to “Installing
an AirPort Extreme Card” on page 54 or “Installing Additional Memory” on page 55.
Removing the Battery and Keyboard
1 Shut down your computer. Disconnect the power adapter, phone cord, and any other
cables connected to the computer to prevent damaging the computer. Turn the
computer over and remove the battery by giving the latch a quarter turn.
Battery
Latch
Warning: The internal components of your iBook G4 may be hot. If you have been
using your iBook G4, wait 30 minutes after shutting down to let the internal
components cool before continuing.
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2 Release the keyboard by sliding the two plastic tabs away from the display. Then lift the
keyboard, flip it over, and lay it on the palm rest.
If the keyboard doesn’t pop up, it may be locked. Locate the plastic tab next to the
Num Lock key. Use a small flathead screwdriver to turn the screw one half turn.
3 Touch a metal surface inside the computer to discharge any static electricity from your
body.
• If you are installing an AirPort Extreme Card, continue to the next section.
• If you are installing memory, skip to “Installing Additional Memory” on page 55.
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Installing an AirPort Extreme Card
Make sure you have completed the steps in “Removing the Battery and Keyboard” on
page 52.
To install an AirPort Extreme Card:
1 Flip up the wire bracket and connect the end of the antenna to the AirPort Extreme
Card. Slide the AirPort Extreme Card (logo side up) into the slot until you feel it snap
into place. Make sure it is seated completely.
2 Press the wire bracket down to secure the card. Now that you’ve completed installing
your AirPort Extreme Card, skip to “Replacing the Keyboard and Battery” on page 57.
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Installing Additional Memory
Make sure you have completed the steps in “Removing the Battery and Keyboard” on
page 52.
To install additional memory:
1 If you have an AirPort Extreme Card installed, remove the card. Lift the wire bracket
that holds the card, remove the card from the slot, and detach the antenna.
Wire bracket
To prevent scratching, don’t rest your AirPort Extreme Card on your iBook G4 unless
you place a soft cloth between the two.
2 Remove the four screws that secure the RAM shield, then carefully lift it out.
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3 If you already have a memory card installed in the slot, remove it. Spread the tabs in
the slot away from the notches in the memory card. The card should pop up slightly.
4 Insert the new memory card into the slot at a 30-degree angle. Push the card to seat it
fully into the slot.
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5 Press down on the memory card to lock it in place.
If the memory card does not latch, do not force the card down. Try reinserting the card
to make sure it is fully seated.
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6 Replace the RAM shield and AirPort Extreme Card, if you have one.
Now that you’ve completed installing the memory card, proceed to the next section
and “Making Sure Your Computer Recognizes the New Memory” on page 59.
Replacing the Keyboard and Battery
1 Replace the keyboard by inserting it at an angle and gently lowering it into place.
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2 To prevent unauthorized access to your AirPort Extreme Card or memory module, you
can lock the keyboard by turning the keyboard screw one half turn.
®
3 Replace the battery. Place the left side of the battery into the battery compartment.
Gently press the right side of the battery down until the battery latch locks into place.
4 Reconnect the power adapter and any other cables that were attached.
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Making Sure Your Computer Recognizes the New Memory
After installing additional memory in your iBook G4, check whether the computer
recognizes the new memory.
1 Start up your computer.
2 When you see the Mac OS desktop, choose Apple (K) > About This Mac from the menu
bar.
A dialog appears that shows the total amount of memory installed in the computer.
For a more detailed breakdown of the amount of memory installed in your computer,
click the More Info button or open System Profiler, located in the Utilities folder in the
Applications folder.
If the memory is not recognized or your computer does not start up correctly, shut
down your iBook G4 and check the instructions again to make sure that the memory
you installed is compatible with this iBook G4 and that it is installed correctly. If you still
have problems, remove the memory and consult the support information that came
with the memory or contact the vendor who provided the memory.
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5
Troubleshooting
5
If you have a problem working with your iBook G4, check
here first for solutions and advice.
When you experience a problem, there is usually a simple and quick solution. Be aware
of the conditions that led up to the problem. Making a note of things you did before
the problem occurred will help you narrow down possible causes and then find the
answers you need.
Things to note include:
• The applications you were using when the problem occurred. Problems that occur
only with a specific application may indicate that the application is not compatible
with the version of the Mac OS installed on your computer.
• Any software that you recently installed, especially software that added items to the
System folder. (Certain applications install extensions that may not be compatible
with the Classic environment.)
• Any new hardware, such as additional memory or a peripheral, that you installed.
You can also find more troubleshooting information in Mac OS Help, on the Apple
Support website at www.apple.com/support, and in the AppleCare Knowledge Base at
kbase.info.apple.com.
Problems That Prevent You From Using Your Computer
If the computer won’t respond or the pointer won’t move
• Press Command (x)-Option-Esc to force a frozen application to quit. If a dialog
appears, select the application you would like to quit and click Force Quit.
If you are working in Classic, hold down the Option and Command (x) keys and then
press the Esc key.
Next, save your work in any open applications and restart the computer to be sure
the problem is entirely cleared up.
• If you are unable to force the application to quit, press and hold the Power button
(®) for a few seconds to shut down the computer.
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• If the computer still doesn’t respond, try to restart it by simultaneously pressing the
Command (x) and Control keys on your keyboard and the Power button (®).
If the problem occurs frequently, choose Help > Mac Help from the menu bar at the top
of the screen. Search for the word “freeze” to see help for instances when the computer
freezes or doesn’t respond.
If the problem occurs only when you use a particular program, check with the program’s
manufacturer to see if it is compatible with your computer. If you know an application
is compatible, you may need to reinstall your computer’s system software or, if you’re
using Classic, you may need to check for incompatible system extensions. See the next
topic for instructions.
If the computer freezes during startup or you see a flashing question mark
1 Try using Disk Utility to repair the disk.
• If you have an iBook G4 Mac OS X Install Disc 1 CD, insert it into your computer. Then
restart your computer and hold down the C key as it starts up.
• If you have two iBook G4 Software Install and Restore DVDs, insert the first disc into
your computer. Then restart your computer and hold down the C key as it starts up.
2 Choose Installer > Open Disk Utility. When Disk Utility opens, follow the instructions in
the First Aid pane to see if the utility can repair your disk.
If using Disk Utility doesn’t work, you may need to reinstall your computer’s system
software. For instructions, see page 65.
• If you are using the Classic environment in Mac OS X, you might have an incompatible
extension. (Mac OS X does not use system extensions.)
Try turning off your system extensions to see if that solves the problem. To turn off
extensions in Classic, open System Preferences, click Classic, click the Advanced tab,
and choose Turn Off Extensions from the pop-up menu. Click Restart Classic.
If turning off extensions appears to solve the problem, you may need to identify and
eliminate or reinstall the extension that is causing the problem. Open the Extensions
Manager control panel and turn off the extensions you suspect are causing the
problem. Then restart Classic with the extensions turned on again.
If the computer won’t turn on or start up
• Make sure the power adapter is plugged into the computer and into a functioning
power outlet. Be sure to use the power adapter that came with your computer.
• Check if your battery needs to be recharged. Press the small button on the battery
(see page 45). You should see one to four lights indicating the battery’s level of
charge. If only one battery level indicator light is flashing, allow the power adapter to
charge the battery until at least one indicator light is glowing continuously.
• If that does not work, press the Power button (®) and immediately hold down the
Command (x), Option, P, and R keys until you hear the startup sound a second time.
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• If you recently installed additional memory, make sure that it is correctly installed
and that it is compatible with your computer. See whether removing it allows the
computer to start up (see page 51).
• If you are still unable to start up your computer, see the service and support
information that came with your iBook G4 for information on contacting Apple for
service.
If the display suddenly goes black or your system freezes
Try restarting your system.
1 Unplug any devices that are connected to your iBook G4 except the power adapter.
2 Hold down the Command (x) and Control keys and press the Power button (®) to
restart the system.
3 Let the battery charge to at least 10 percent before plugging in any external devices
and resuming your work.
To see how much the battery has recharged, look at the Battery status icon in the
menu bar.
Other Problems
If you forgot your password
You can reset your administrator password.
1 Insert your Install disc.
• If you have an iBook G4 Mac OS X Install Disc 1 CD, insert it into your computer. Then
restart your computer and hold down the C key as it starts up.
• If you have two iBook G4 Software Install and Restore DVDs, insert the first disc into
your computer. Then restart your computer and hold down the C key as it starts up.
2 Choose Installer > Reset Password from the menu bar. Follow the instructions on the
screen.
If you have a problem with an application
• For problems with software from a manufacturer other than Apple, contact the
manufacturer.
Software manufacturers often provide software updates on their websites.
• You can configure your iBook G4 to automatically check for and install the latest
Apple software using the Software Update pane of System Preferences. For more
information, choose Help > Mac Help from the menu bar and search for “Software
Update.”
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If you have trouble using AirPort Extreme wireless communication
• Make sure you have properly configured the software according to the instructions
that came with your AirPort Extreme Card or base station.
• Make sure the computer or network you are trying to connect to is running and has
a wireless access point.
• Make sure you are within antenna range of the other computer or the network’s
access point.
Nearby electronic devices or metal structures can interfere with wireless
communication and reduce this range. Repositioning or rotating the computer may
improve reception.
• Check the AirPort Extreme signal level.
Check the AirPort status icon in the menu bar. Up to four bars appear to show signal
strength.
• See AirPort Help (choose Help > Mac Help, then choose Library > AirPort Help from
the menu bar) and the instructions that came with the wireless device for more
information.
m
If you have trouble ejecting a disc
Quit any applications that may be using the disc and try again. If that doesn’t work,
restart the computer while holding down the trackpad button.
m
If you suspect a problem with your computer hardware
You can use the Apple Hardware Test application to help determine if there is a
problem with one of your computer’s components, such as the memory or processor.
If your iBook G4 came with two Software Install and Restore DVDs, Apple Hardware Test
is on the first Software Install and Restore DVD. If your iBook G4 came with a series of
Software Install CDs and another series of Software Restore CDs, Apple Hardware Test is
on a separate Apple Hardware Test CD.
To use Apple Hardware Test:
1 Disconnect all external devices from your computer except the keyboard and mouse. If
you have an Ethnernet cable connected, disconnect it.
2 Start up your computer using Apple Hardware Test:
• If you have the Apple Hardware Test CD, insert it into your computer. Then restart your
computer and hold down the C key as it starts up.
• If you have two iBook G4 Software Install and Restore DVDs, insert the first disc into
your computer. Then restart your computer and hold down the Option key as it starts
up. A list of available startup volumes appears. Click Apple Hardware Test and click
the right arrow.
3 When the Apple Hardware Test main screen appears, follow the onscreen instructions.
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4 If Apple Hardware Test detects a problem, it displays an error code. Make a note of the
error code before pursuing support options. If Apple Hardware Test does not detect a
hardware failure, the problem may be software-related.
For more information about Apple Hardware Test, see the Apple Hardware Test Read
Me file on the Apple Hardware Test CD or on the first Software Install and Restore DVD.
If you have problems with your Internet connection
• Make sure your telephone line or network cable is connected and functioning
properly.
• If you are using a dial-up Internet connection, make sure that your telephone cord is
plugged into the modem port (marked with the W icon) and not the Ethernet port
(marked with the G icon) on the computer.
• Open the Network pane of System Preferences and verify the information entered
there with your Internet service provider (ISP) or network administrator.
If you have a problem using your computer or working with the Mac OS
• If the answers to your questions are not in this manual, look in Mac OS Help for
instructions and troubleshooting information.
• Check the Apple Support website at www.apple.com/support for the latest
troubleshooting information and software updates.
Restoring Your Computer’s Software
Use the software install and restore discs that came with your computer to install
Mac OS X, applications, and Classic support.
To install Mac OS X:
1 Back up essential files, if possible.
2 Insert the software install and restore disc that came with your computer.
• If you have an iBook G4 Mac OS X Install Disc 1 CD, insert it into your computer.
• If you have two iBook G4 Software Install and Restore DVDs, insert the first disc into
your computer.
3 Double-click the “Install Mac OS X” icon.
4 Follow the onscreen instructions.
Note: If you’re experiencing problems and the computer won’t start up, try using
FireWire Target Disk Mode to transfer your files to another computer (see page 35).
Then restart the computer by inserting the software install and restore disc into the
optical drive and restarting the computer.
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To install applications and Classic support:
1 Back up essential files, if possible.
2 Insert the software install and restore disc that came with your computer.
• If you have iBook G4 Software Restore CDs, insert the first restore disc into your
computer.
• If you have two iBook G4 Software Install and Restore DVDs, insert the first disc into
your computer.
3 Double-click the “Install Applications and Classic Support” icon.
4 Follow the onscreen instructions.
Note: iCal, iChat, iMovie, iPhoto, iSync, iTunes, and Safari are part of Mac OS X. To install
them you must follow the instructions for installing Mac OS X.
Locating Your Product Serial Number
You can see your computer’s serial number by choosing About This Mac from the
Apple (K) menu and then clicking the More Info button, or by opening System Profiler
(in Applications/Utilities) and clicking Hardware. The serial number for your iBook G4 is
also located under the keyboard and in the battery bay. For instructions on removing
the keyboard or battery, see “Removing the Battery and Keyboard” on page 52.
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Specifications
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You can use System Profiler to find out detailed
information about your iBook G4, such as the amount of
built-in memory, hard disk size, devices connected, and
the product serial number.
To access the information in System Profiler, choose Apple (K) > About This Mac
from the menu bar and then click More Info, or open System Profiler, located in
Applications/Utilities.
Click the triangles in the
window to show and
hide information in the
different categories.
Operating Environment
• Operating temperature: 50° F to 95° F (10° C to 35° C)
• Altitude: 3048 m (10,000 ft.) maximum
• Relative humidity: 20% to 80% noncondensing
Power Adapter
• Input: AC 100–240 volts (V), 50/60 hertz (Hz)
• Output: DC 24.5 V, 1.875 A
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Battery
• Output: DC 10.8 V for 12-inch iBook G4, 14.4 V for 14-inch iBook G4
• Capacity: 50 WHr for 12-inch iBook G4, 62 WHr for 14-inch iBook G4
Additional information is available on the Internet at www.apple.com/ibook and
www.apple.com/support.
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Read this important iBook G4 safety and maintenance
information.
Cleaning Your iBook G4
Follow these general rules when cleaning the outside of your computer and its
components:
• Shut down your iBook G4, disconnect the power adapter and modem cable, and
remove the battery.
• Use a damp, soft, lint-free cloth to clean the computer’s exterior. Avoid getting
moisture in any openings. Do not spray liquid directly on the computer.
• Don’t use aerosol sprays, solvents, or abrasives.
Cleaning Your iBook G4 Display
To clean your iBook G4 screen, do the following:
• Shut down your iBook G4, disconnect the power adapter and modem cable, and
remove the battery.
• Dampen a clean, soft, lint-free cloth or paper with water only and wipe the screen.
Do not spray liquid directly on the screen.
Carrying Your iBook G4
If you carry your iBook G4 in a bag or briefcase, make sure that there are no loose items
(such as paper clips or coins) that could accidentally get inside the computer through
an opening such as the optical drive slot.
Storing Your iBook G4
If you are going to store your iBook G4 for an extended period of time, do one of the
following to prevent your iBook G4 battery from becoming completely depleted:
• Keep the power adapter connected.
• Fully charge your iBook G4 battery before storing the computer.
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• Fully charge and then remove your iBook G4 battery when storing your computer
(especially important when storing your computer for longer than 5 months).
Safety Instructions for Setting Up and Using
Your Computer
Plugging In the Power Adapter
Always leave space around your power adapter. Do not use this equipment in a
location where airflow around the power adapter or computer is confined. Always
disconnect the power adapter and remove the battery before opening the computer to
perform procedures such as installing memory or removing the hard disk.
Warning: Use only the power adapter that came with your iBook G4 computer.
Adapters for other electronic devices (including other iBook G4 models and other
portable computers) may look similar, but they may affect your computer’s
performance or damage it.
Connecting a Phone Line to the Internal Modem
Always disconnect the phone cord before opening the computer to perform
procedures such as installing memory or removing the hard disk.
Warning: Do not connect a digital telephone line to the modem, because the wrong
type of line could damage the modem.
Using Your iBook G4
When using your iBook G4 or when charging the battery, it is normal for the bottom of
the case to get warm. For prolonged use, place your iBook G4 on a flat, stable surface.
The bottom of the iBook G4 case functions as a cooling surface that transfers heat from
inside the computer to the cooler air outside. The bottom of the case is raised slightly
to allow airflow that keeps the unit within normal operating temperatures. In addition,
the computer vents warm air from the back of the case.
Warning: Do not place your iBook G4 on a pillow or other soft material when it is on,
as the material may block the airflow vents, in particular the rear vents, and cause the
computer to overheat. Never place anything over your keyboard before closing the
display. This can cause your computer to cycle on and off which may create excessive
heat and drain your battery. Never turn on your computer unless all of its internal and
external parts are in place. Operating the computer when it is open or missing parts
can be dangerous and can damage your computer.
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General Safety Instructions
For your own safety and that of your equipment, always take the following precautions.
Disconnect the power plug (by pulling the plug, not the cord), remove the battery, and
disconnect the phone cord if any of the following conditions exists:
• You want to remove any parts.
• The power cord or plug becomes frayed or otherwise damaged.
• You spill something into the case.
• Your computer is exposed to rain or any other excess moisture.
• Your computer has been dropped or the case has been otherwise damaged.
• You suspect that your computer needs service or repair.
• You want to clean the case (use only the recommended procedure described earlier).
Important: The only way to disconnect power completely is to unplug the power cord
and phone cord, and remove the battery. Make sure at least one end of the power cord
is within easy reach so that you can unplug the computer when you need to.
Warning: Your AC cord came equipped with a three-wire grounding plug (a plug that
has a third grounding pin). This plug will fit only a grounded AC outlet. If you are
unable to insert the plug into an outlet because the outlet is not grounded, use the
AC plug that came with your adapter, or contact a licensed electrician to replace the
outlet with a properly grounded outlet. Do not defeat the purpose of the grounding
plug.
Be sure that you always do the following:
• Keep your computer away from sources of liquids, such as drinks, washbasins,
bathtubs, shower stalls, and so on.
• Protect your computer from dampness or wet weather, such as rain, snow, and so on.
• Read all the installation instructions carefully before you plug your computer into a
wall socket.
• Keep these instructions handy for reference by you and others.
• Follow all instructions and warnings dealing with your system.
Important: Electrical equipment may be hazardous if misused. Operation of this
product, or similar products, must always be supervised by an adult. Do not allow
children access to the interior of any electrical product and do not permit them to
handle any cables.
Warning: Never push objects of any kind into this product through the openings in
the case. Doing so may be dangerous and may result in fire or electric shock.
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Battery
Warning: There is risk of explosion if the battery is replaced by an incorrect type.
Dispose of used batteries according to your local environmental guidelines. Don’t
puncture or incinerate the battery.
Connectors and Ports
Never force a connector into a port. If the connector and port don’t join with
reasonable ease, they probably don’t match. Make sure that the connector matches the
port and that you have positioned the connector correctly in relation to the port.
Avoid Hearing Damage
Warning: Permanent hearing loss may occur if earbuds or headphones are used at
high volume. You can adapt over time to a higher volume of sound, which may sound
normal but can be damaging to your hearing. Set your iBook G4 volume to a safe
level before that happens. If you experience ringing in your ears, reduce the volume
or discontinue use of earbuds or headphones with your iBook G4.
Apple and the Environment
Apple Computer recognizes its responsibility to minimize the environmental impacts of
its operations and products.
For More Information
Go to www.apple.com/about/environment.
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Ergonomics
Here are some tips for setting up a healthy work environment.
Keyboard and Trackpad
When you use the keyboard and trackpad, your shoulders should be relaxed. Your
upper arm and forearm should form an angle that is slightly greater than a right angle,
with your wrist and hand in roughly a straight line.
This
Not this
Use a light touch when typing or using the trackpad and keep your hands and fingers
relaxed. Avoid rolling your thumbs under your palms.
This
Not this
Change hand positions often to avoid fatigue. Some computer users may develop
discomfort in their hands, wrists, or arms after intensive work without breaks. If you
begin to develop chronic pain or discomfort in your hands, wrists, or arms, consult a
qualified health specialist.
Chair
An adjustable chair that provides firm, comfortable support is best. Adjust the height of
the chair so your thighs are horizontal and your 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 and hands are at the proper angle to
the keyboard. If this makes it impossible to rest your feet flat on the floor, you can use a
footrest with adjustable height and tilt to make up for any gap between the floor and
your feet. Or you may lower the desktop to eliminate the need for a footrest. Another
option is to use a desk with a keyboard tray that’s lower than the regular work surface.
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External Mouse
If you use an external mouse, position the mouse at the same height as your keyboard
and within a comfortable reach.
Built-in Display
Adjust the angle of the display to minimize glare and reflections from overhead lights
and windows. Do not force the display if you meet resistance. The display is not meant
to open past 140 degrees.
You can adjust the brightness of the screen when you take the computer from one
work location to another, or if the lighting in your work area changes.
For More Information
Go to www.apple.com/about/ergonomics.
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Connecting to the Internet
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You can use your computer to browse the World Wide
Web, send email to friends and family, and chat in real
time over the Internet. Use this detailed guide to connect
to the Internet.
When you first start up Mac OS X, the Setup Assistant helps you enter your Internet
configuration information and sign up for an Internet service provider (ISP) if you don’t
already have one.
If you didn’t use the Setup Assistant to configure your Internet connection, you can use
it now. Open System Preferences and click Network. Click the “Assist me” button to
open Network Setup Assistant. If you don’t want to use Network Setup Assistant, you
can use the information in this appendix to set up your connection manually.
There are four kinds of Internet connections:
• Dial-up connection: Your computer is plugged into a telephone wall jack using a
telephone cable (with computers that include a modem).
• High-speed DSL or cable modem connection: Your computer is plugged into a
special modem you get from an ISP using an Ethernet cable.
• AirPort Extreme wireless connection: Your computer is connected wirelessly to the
Internet using an AirPort Extreme Base Station.
• Local area network (LAN): Your computer is plugged into a LAN using an Ethernet
cable. This type of connection is usually used in the workplace.
Before you connect to the Internet:
1 Set up an account with an ISP. If you do not have an ISP account, the Setup Assistant
can help you get one. If you don’t want to use the ISP suggested by the Setup
Assistant, you can find an ISP in your phone directory. Look under “Internet access,”
“Internet service,” or “online.”
Note: If you want to use America Online as your ISP, skip the Internet setup part of the
Setup Assistant. Install America Online for Mac OS X and follow the setup instructions.
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2 Gather the connection information you need from your ISP or network administrator.
See the next section, “Gathering the Information You Need,” to find out what
information to get for each type of connection.
If another computer in the same location is already connected to the Internet, you may
be able to use its settings.
To find the settings on a Mac OS X computer:
• Open the Network pane of System Preferences.
• Choose your connection method from the Show pop-up menu.
• Copy the information for your configuration.
To find the settings on a Mac OS 9 computer:
• Open the TCP/IP control panel.
• Find the connection method in the “Connect via” pop-up menu.
• Find the configuration in the Configure pop-up menu.
• Copy the IP address, subnet mask, and router address from the
corresponding fields.
To find the settings on a Windows PC:
The connection information on a Windows computer resides in two places.
• To find the IP address and subnet mask, open the “Network and Internet
Connections” control panel.
• To find user account information, open the User Accounts control panel.
You can write the information directly on the next few pages, then enter it in the Setup
Assistant.
3 If you are using a dial-up modem, plug the phone cord (included with most Macintosh
computers) into your computer’s modem port and into a phone wall jack. If you are
using a DSL or cable modem, follow the instructions that came with the modem to
connect it to your computer.
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Gathering the Information You Need
You can write the information you get from your Internet service provider (ISP), your
network administrator, or your other computer on these pages, then enter it in
Network Setup Assistant.
To set up a telephone dial-up connection, gather the following information:
• Service provider name
• User or account name
• Password
• ISP phone number
• Alternate phone number
• Dialing prefix to obtain an outside line
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To set up a DSL, cable modem, LAN, or AirPort Extreme wireless connection:
First, choose your connection method (ask your system administrator or your ISP, if
you don’t know):
• Manually
• Using DHCP with a manual address
• Using DHCP
• Using BootP
• PPP
If you’re unsure which method to use, “Using DHCP” may be a good choice, because
the network supplies most of the required information for you automatically.
If you selected “Manually” or “Using DHCP with a manual address,” gather the following:
• IP address
• Subnet mask
• Router address
Note: If you selected “Using DHCP with a manual address,” you don’t need a subnet
mask or router address.
If you selected “Using DHCP,” gather the following optional information (ask your ISP if
you need it):
• DHCP client ID
• DNS servers
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If you selected “PPP” (for PPPoE connections), gather the following:
• Service provider
• Account name
• Password
• PPPoE service name
The information below is optional. Ask your ISP or system administrator if you need it.
• DNS servers
• Domain name
• Proxy server
Entering Your Information
After gathering your specific setup information from your ISP or network administrator,
you can click the “Assist me” button in the Network preferences pane to open Network
Setup Assistant, or you can enter the information manually.
To enter your information manually, follow the steps that correspond to your
connection method.
• Dial-up modem with Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) connection (see page 79)
• Cable modem, DSL, or LAN connection using these configurations:
• Manual (see page 83)
• DHCP (see page 84)
• PPPoE (see page 85)
• AirPort Extreme wireless connection (see page 87)
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Dial-Up Modem With Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
Connections
A dial-up modem is the most common way to connect to the Internet. Your modem
uses a method called Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) to connect to an ISP.
Make sure your modem is plugged into a phone line and you have the information
from your ISP available (see page 77).
To set up Network preferences to connect using the internal modem port:
1 Choose Apple (K) > System Preferences from the menu bar.
2 Click Network.
3 Choose Network Port Configurations from the Show pop-up menu and select the On
checkbox next to Internal Modem.
4 Drag Internal Modem to the top of the Port Configurations list to make it the preferred,
or primary, network interface.
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5 Choose Internal Modem from the Show pop-up menu and click PPP.
6 Enter the information from your ISP and click Apply Now.
To test your Internet configuration:
1 Open the Internet Connect application (in the Applications folder).
2 Click the Internal Modem icon, if necessary.
3 Enter your dial-up telephone number, account name, and password, if necessary.
4 Click Connect.
Internet Connect dials your ISP and establishes a connection.
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To connect automatically when you start a TCP/IP application, such as a web
browser or email:
1 Click PPP Options (in the PPP pane of Network preferences).
2 Select the “Connect automatically when needed” checkbox.
3 Click OK and Apply Now.
DSL, Cable Modem, or LAN Internet Connections
If you connect to the Internet using a DSL or cable modem or Ethernet LAN, ask your
ISP or network administrator how you should configure your Internet connection:
• Manually. With a manual configuration, your ISP or network administrator provides a
static IP address and other information that you enter in Network preferences.
• Using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). With a DHCP configuration, the
DHCP server automatically enters the information for you.
• Using Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE). If you use a DSL modem and
need a user name and password to connect to the Internet, you may need to
configure your network to use PPPoE.
Make sure you have the information from your ISP available as you configure your
network (see page 77).
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To set up Network preferences for the built-in Ethernet port:
1 Choose Apple (K) > System Preferences from the menu bar.
2 Click Network.
3 Choose Network Port Configurations from the Show pop-up menu.
4 Select the On checkbox next to Built-in Ethernet.
5 Drag Built-in Ethernet to the top of the Port Configurations list to make it the preferred,
or primary, network interface.
Next, follow the instructions to configure your network manually, using DHCP, or using
PPPoE, as instructed by your ISP or network administrator.
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Manual Configuration
Have your static IP address, router address, and subnet mask from your ISP ready
(see page 77).
To set up a manual configuration:
1 In Network preferences, choose Built-in Ethernet from the Show pop-up menu.
2 Click TCP/IP, if necessary.
3 In the Configure IPv4 pop-up menu, choose Manually.
4 Type the information into the corresponding fields.
5 Click Apply Now.
Once you configure your network, your connection is ready. Open your web browser
(or another TCP/IP application) to test your Internet connection.
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DHCP Configuration
After you set up a DHCP configuration, the DHCP server automatically provides your
network information.
To set up a DHCP configuration:
1 In Network preferences, choose Built-in Ethernet from the Show pop-up menu.
2 Click TCP/IP, if necessary.
3 Choose Using DHCP from the Configure IPv4 pop-up menu.
4 Click Apply Now.
Open your web browser (or another TCP/IP application) to test your Internet
connection.
Note: Unless your ISP instructs you to do otherwise, ignore the DHCP Client ID field
and the Search Domains field.
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PPPoE Configuration
Some DSL-based ISPs use Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE). If you use a
DSL modem and need a user name and password to connect to the Internet, check
with your ISP to determine if you should connect using PPPoE.
To set up a PPPoE connection:
Have your user name, password, and if required, the domain name server (DNS)
address from your ISP available (see page 77).
1 In Network preferences, choose Built-in Ethernet from the Show pop-up menu.
2 Click PPPoE and select “Connect using PPPoE.”
3 Type the information into the corresponding fields. If you want all users of your
computer to use the same connection method, select “Save password.”
Note: To connect automatically when you start a TCP/IP application, such as a web
browser or email, click PPPoE Options, then select “Connect automatically when
needed.”
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4 Click TCP/IP and choose either Using PPP or Manually from the Configure IPv4 pop-up
menu, as instructed by your ISP. If you have a static IP address from your ISP, choose
Manually and type the address in the IP Address field.
5 Type the domain name server (DNS) addresses in the DNS Servers field.
6 Click Apply Now.
Once you configure your network, your Internet connection is ready. You can open your
web browser or other TCP/IP application to test your connection.
Important: If you did not select the option to connect automatically, you will need to
open the Internet Connect application, choose the correct configuration, and then click
Connect. For more information, choose Help > Internet Connect Help from the menu
bar at the top of the display.
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AirPort Extreme Wireless Connection
You can configure your AirPort Extreme network and Internet connection using AirPort
Setup Assistant, located in the Utilities folder within your Applications folder. The
assistant helps you configure the AirPort Extreme Base Station and set up your
computer to use AirPort Extreme. For more information about your AirPort Extreme
Base Station, see the AirPort Extreme Base Station Setup Guide that came with your base
station.
If your AirPort Extreme Base Station is already configured, in most cases your AirPort
Extreme Card is ready to access it immediately.
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To check if you have access to an AirPort Extreme network:
Click the AirPort status icon in the menu bar and choose an AirPort network listed
there.
If you don’t see an AirPort network listed, you can use AirPort Setup Assistant to check
or change your settings, or you can change them using the Network pane of System
Preferences.
Setting Up an AirPort Extreme Connection Manually
Gather the following information from your system administrator if you’ll be setting up
a manual connection, which uses specific preassigned addresses for your servers and
computer.
If you’ll be connecting using DHCP, most of this information is provided to your
computer automatically by the network, so ask your system administrator what is
required.
• Domain name server (DNS) addresses, if necessary
• DHCP or manual IP address configuration
• IP address
• Router address
• Subnet mask
• Password, if required
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Next, make sure your AirPort connection options are active in Network preferences.
To set up Network preferences for an AirPort Extreme connection:
1 Choose Apple (K) > System Preferences from the menu bar.
2 Click Network.
3 Choose Network Port Configurations from the Show pop-up menu.
4 Select the On checkbox next to AirPort.
Next, follow the instructions to configure your network either manually or using DHCP,
as instructed by your ISP or network administrator. If you’re setting up your network
yourself, it may be easier to configure the network using DHCP, because the server
assigns IP addresses automatically.
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5 Choose AirPort from the Show pop-up menu.
6 Click TCP/IP, if necessary.
7 In the Configure IPv4 pop-up menu, choose either Manually or Using DHCP.
• If you chose Manually, type the other information into the corresponding fields.
• If you chose Using DHCP, you don’t need to enter any further information unless your
system administrator has instructed you to do so.
8 Click AirPort and select options for joining an AirPort Extreme network after restarting
or when your computer wakes from sleep.
9 Click Apply Now.
Once you configure your AirPort settings, you are ready to connect.
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To test your AirPort Extreme connection:
Click the AirPort status icon in the menu bar and choose Turn AirPort On.
Any AirPort Extreme network in range should appear in the menu.
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Troubleshooting Your Connection
Cable Modem, DSL, and LAN Internet Connections
If you can’t connect to the Internet using your cable modem, DSL, or local area network
(LAN), see the following steps.
Important: Instructions that refer to modems do not apply to LAN users. LAN users
may have hubs, switches, routers, or connection pods that cable and DSL modem users
do not. LAN users should contact their network administrator rather than an ISP.
Check the cables and power supplies
Make sure all modem cables are firmly plugged in, including the modem power cord,
the cable from the modem to the computer, and the cable from the modem to the wall
jack. Check the cables and power supplies to Ethernet hubs and routers.
Turn the modem off and on and reset the modem hardware
Cycle the power on your DSL or cable modem by turning it off for a few minutes and
then turning it back on. Some ISPs recommend that you unplug the modem’s power
cord. If your modem has a reset button, you can press it either before or after cycling
the power.
PPPoE Connections
If you are unable to connect to your ISP using PPPoE, first check the cables and power
supplies, then turn the modem off and on again and reset the modem hardware.
Check System Preferences settings
1 Choose Apple (K) > System Preferences from the menu bar.
2 Click Network.
3 Choose Network Port Configurations from the Show pop-up menu.
4 Drag Built-in Ethernet to the top of the Port Configurations list.
5 Choose Built-in Ethernet from the Show pop-up menu.
6 Click PPPoE.
7 Select “Connect using PPPoE.”
8 Check the Account Name field to be sure you have entered the correct information
from your ISP.
9 If you chose to save your password, retype it to make sure it is correct.
10 Click TCP/IP. Make sure you’ve entered the correct information from your ISP
in this pane.
11 Click Apply Now.
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Network Connections
If you have two or more computers attempting to share an Internet connection, be
sure that your network is set up properly. You need to know if your ISP provides only
one IP address or if it provides multiple IP addresses, one for each computer.
If only one IP address is used, then you must have a router capable of sharing the
connection, also known as network address translation (NAT) or “IP masquerading.”
For setup information, check the documentation provided with your router or ask the
person who set up your network. The AirPort Extreme Base Station may be used to
share one IP address among multiple computers. For information on using the AirPort
Extreme Base Station, check the onscreen help or visit the Apple AirPort website at
www.apple.com/airport.
If you cannot resolve the issue using these steps, contact your ISP.
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D
Top Ten Questions
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Do you have a question? Here are the top ten questions
commonly asked by new iBook G4 users.
My Internet connection doesn’t seem to be working. How do I set it up?
There are different types of Internet connections. For example, you can connect via a
modem, a DSL connection, a wireless AirPort connection, or an Ethernet network. You
will need to supply Mac OS X with specific information about your connection type,
Internet service provider, or network. The first step in configuring your connection is
gathering the information needed for your connection type. To find out what
information you need and for instructions on how to configure your connection type,
see Appendix C, “Connecting to the Internet,” on page 75. Your computer also has a
Network Setup Assistant application to help walk you through setting up an Internet
connection.
How do I set up my printer? Is it compatible with my iBook G4?
Begin by connecting your printer and installing any software according to the
instructions that came with your printer. Next, open System Preferences and click the
Print & Fax icon. Use the Print & Fax pane to configure your iBook G4 to access the
printer. You’ll find lots of information about setting up printers in Mac OS Help (search
for “printer”). Also see “Connecting to a Printer” on page 25 of this manual.
If your printer doesn’t seem to be working as expected, you may need to check the
manufacturer’s website for updated print drivers. Often the latest printer software is
available for downloading.
If you sent a print job to your printer, but it’s not printing, check to see if the print job is
stopped or on hold by clicking the printer icon in the Dock. (If no icon appears in the
Dock, open Printer Setup Utility in the Applications/Utilities folder and double-click the
printer’s name.) If the window for the printer says “Job Stopped,” click the Start Jobs
button. If “Hold” appears beside the job name, resume printing by clicking the job
name and clicking Resume. If a print job has stopped printing because of a technical
error, you can delete the faulty job by selecting the job and clicking Delete. You can
then try printing the job again.
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How does the Mac OS X interface work?
Users new to Mac OS X often have questions about how to carry out certain tasks. Your
best source for Mac OS X information is Mac OS Help. You’ll find introductory
explanations for new users, users switching from Windows computers, and users
upgrading from Mac OS 9. Open Mac OS Help by choosing Mac Help from the Help
menu in the Finder menu bar at the top of your screen. Browse the new user
information listed there. Many of the basic tasks users are interested in involve the
Finder, so try searching for “Finder,” too.
How do I make my iBook G4 battery last longer?
Remember to calibrate your battery when you first use it (see page 16). You can
conserve battery power by using the Energy Saver preference pane to specify how
quickly the computer should go to sleep or dim the display. Open System Preferences
and click the Energy Saver icon. Choose settings that are optimized for your type of
usage. Using peripheral devices, such as hard disk drives, that get power from your
computer can also shorten the amount of time your battery lasts. You can conserve
battery power by disconnecting such devices. You can also purchase an additional
battery that you can switch into your computer when power gets low. For more
information about conserving battery power, see “Battery-Conservation Tips” on
page 48.
I put a disc in my optical drive, but nothing happened. How do I know if the
disc is compatible with my optical drive?
Press the Media Eject ( ) key to eject the disc. Apple slot-loading optical drives
support only round 12 cm discs. Nonstandard discs with noncircular shapes do not
work in the optical drive. For more information about nonstandard discs, check the
AppleCare Knowledge Base at www.apple.com/support.
Warning: Inserting a nonstandard disc into the optical drive may damage the drive.
How do I connect a monitor or TV to my iBook G4?
Your iBook G4 comes with an external monitor port and an adapter for connecting
devices with VGA connectors. You can also purchase an Apple Video Adapter and use it
to connect many commonly used monitors, TVs, and video displays. If your device has a
connector that is different from the adapter included with your iBook G4, you need to
purchase a different adapter to connect it to the iBook G4. To see the adapter included
with your iBook G4, see page 5. For more information about connecting displays and
other devices, see “External Video Support (VGA, Composite, and S-Video)” on page 39.
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I forgot my password. How do I reset it?
You can reset your administrator password. See the instructions for resetting your
password on page 63.
I hear a fan coming on and my iBook G4 seems to get quite warm. Is that OK?
As your iBook G4 operates, it’s designed to keep itself within safe thermal limits. The fan
comes on and stays on to keep the iBook G4 operating at normal temperatures. The
bottom of your iBook G4 may become warm because it’s designed to let heat dissipate
through the case. This is normal. For more information, see “Using Your iBook G4” on
page 70.
My application or Mac OS X doesn’t seem to be working correctly. Do I need to
reinstall Mac OS X?
The process of troubleshooting a problem requires that you determine a number of
things, such as whether a problem always happens with a specific application, is
related to your operating system, or is due to faulty hardware. Before you reinstall, see
“Troubleshooting” on page 61 to help analyze the problem. Apple also provides many
technical explanations and advice for solving problems in the AppleCare Knowledge
Base. To access the Knowledge Base on the web, go to www.apple.com/support. If you
determine that you must reinstall Mac OS X, you’ll find instructions in “Restoring Your
Computer’s Software” on page 65.
I installed an application on my iBook G4, but it doesn’t seem to be working.
Where can I go for help?
Check the documentation that came with the application for instructions on how to
get support. Often manufacturers are aware of common problems that might occur
with their applications and provide solutions and updates for immediate use. If your
program is not an Apple product, you’ll need to contact the manufacturer directly for
the best support.
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Communications Regulation Information
FCC Compliance Statement
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules.
Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation. See instructions if
interference to radio or television reception is
suspected.
Radio and Television Interference
This computer equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio-frequency energy. If it is not installed
and used properly—that is, in strict accordance with
Apple’s instructions—it may cause interference with
radio and television reception.
This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class B digital device in
accordance with the specifications in Part 15 of FCC
rules. These specifications are designed to provide
reasonable protection against such interference in a
residential installation. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation.
You can determine whether your computer system is
causing interference by turning it off. If the
interference stops, it was probably caused by the
computer or one of the peripheral devices.
If your computer system does cause interference to
radio or television reception, try to correct the
interference by using one or more of the following
measures:
• Turn the television or radio antenna until the
interference stops.
• Move the computer to one side or the other of the
television or radio.
• Move the computer farther away from the
television or radio.
• Plug the computer into an outlet that is on a
different circuit from the television or radio. (That
is, make certain the computer and the television or
radio are on circuits controlled by different circuit
breakers or fuses.)
If necessary, consult an Apple-authorized service
provider or Apple. See the service and support
information that came with your Apple product. Or,
consult an experienced radio/television technician
for additional suggestions.
Important: Changes or modifications to this product
not authorized by Apple Computer, Inc., could void
the EMC compliance and negate your authority to
operate the product.
This product was tested for EMC compliance under
conditions that included the use of Apple peripheral
devices and Apple shielded cables and connectors
between system components. It is important that
you use Apple peripheral devices and shielded
cables and connectors between system components
to reduce the possibility of causing interference to
radios, television sets, and other electronic devices.
You can obtain Apple peripheral devices and the
proper shielded cables and connectors through an
Apple-authorized dealer. For non-Apple peripheral
devices, contact the manufacturer or dealer for
assistance.
Responsible party (contact for FCC matters
only): Apple Computer, Inc. Product Compliance, 1
Infinite Loop M/S 26-A, Cupertino, CA 95014-2084,
408-974-2000.
Industry Canada Statement
Complies with the Canadian ICES-003 Class B
specifications. Cet appareil numérique de la classe B
est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
VCCI Class B Statement
European Community
Complies with European Directives 72/23/EEC,
89/336/EEC, and 99/5/EEC.
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Laser Information
Exposure to Radio Frequency Energy
Making adjustments or performing procedures other
than those specified in your equipment’s manual
may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
The radiated output power of the optional AirPort
Extreme Card is far below the FCC radio frequency
exposure limits. Nevertheless, it is advised to use the
wireless equipment in such a manner that the
potential for human contact during normal
operation is minimized.
Do not attempt to disassemble the cabinet
containing the laser. The laser beam used in this
product is harmful to the eyes. The use of optical
instruments, such as magnifying lenses, with this
product increases the potential hazard to your eyes.
For your safety, have this equipment serviced only
by an Apple-authorized service provider.
If you have an internal Apple CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, or
DVD-RAM drive in your computer, your computer is
a Class 1 laser product. The Class 1 label, located in a
user-accessible area, indicates that the drive meets
minimum safety requirements. A service warning
label is located in a service-accessible area. The
labels on your product may differ slightly from the
ones shown here.
Class 1 label
Mouse and Keyboard Information
The Apple optical mouse is a Class 1 LED product.
This product complies with the requirements of
European Directives 72/23/EEC and 89/336/EEC.
It also complies with the Canadian ICES-003 Class B
Specification.
High-Risk Activities Warning
This computer system is not intended for use in the
operation of nuclear facilities, aircraft navigation or
communications systems, or air traffic control
machines, or for any other uses where the failure of
the computer system could lead to death, personal
injury or severe environmental damage.
Service warning label
Laser Specifications for Combo Drive
Laser on pickup unit when reading a DVD:
• Type: Semiconductor laser GaAs/In(GaAI)P/InGaP
• Wavelength: 655 ± 15 nm
• Power out of objective lens: 0.33 mW
• Beam divergence: 20º ~ 35º (Typical 27º)
Laser on pickup unit when reading a CD:
• Type: Semiconductor laser AIGaAs/GaAs
• Wavelength: 784 ± 8 nm
• Power out of objective lens: Read = 1.0 mW,
Write = 80.0 mW
• Beam divergence: 14.5º ~ 17.5º (Typical 16º)
Laser Specifications for CD
Laser on pickup unit when reading a CD:
• Type: Semiconductor laser AIGaAs
• Wavelength: 78 ~ 800 nm (Typical 790 nm)
• Power out of objective lens: Read = .11 mW,
• Beam divergence: 14º ~ 20º (Typical 17º)
ENERGY STAR® Compliance
As an ENERGY STAR® partner, Apple has determined
that standard configurations of this product meet
the ENERGY STAR® guidelines for energy efficiency.
The ENERGY STAR® program is a partnership with
office product equipment manufacturers to promote
energy-efficiency. Reducing energy consumption of
office products saves money and reduces pollution
by eliminating wasted energy.
Battery Disposal Information
Dispose of batteries according to your local
environmental laws and guidelines.
Nederlands: Gebruikte batterijen kunnen worden
ingeleverd bij de chemokar of in een speciale
batterijcontainer voor klein chemisch afval (kca)
worden gedeponeerd.
Telephone and Apple 56K Modem
Information
Notify Your Telephone Company
Some telephone companies require that you notify
the local business office when you hook up a
modem to their lines.
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Information You Need in the United States
The internal modem complies with Part 68 of the
FCC rules. On the back of this equipment is a label
that contains, among other information, the FCC
registration number and ringer equivalence number
(REN). If requested, provide this information to your
telephone company.
• Ringer equivalence number (REN): 0.1B The REN is
useful to determine the quantity of devices you
may connect to your telephone lines and still have
all those devices ring when your telephone
number is called. In most, but not all areas, the
sum of the RENs of all devices connected to one
line should not exceed five (5.0). To be certain of
the number of devices you may connect to your
line, as determined by the REN, you should contact
your local telephone company to determine the
maximum REN for your calling area.
• Telephone jack type: USOC, RJ-11 An FCC-compliant
telephone cord and modular plug are provided
with this equipment. This equipment is designed
to be connected to the telephone network or
premises wiring using a compatible modular jack
that complies with Part 68 rules. See the
installation instructions for details.
Telephone Line Problems
If your telephone doesn’t work, there may be a
problem with your telephone line. Disconnect the
modem to see if the problem goes away. If it doesn’t,
report the problem either to your local telephone
company or to your company’s telecommunications
people.
If disconnecting the modem eliminates the problem,
the modem itself may need service. See the service
and support information that came with your Apple
product for instructions on how to contact Apple or
an Apple-authorized service provider for assistance.
If you do not disconnect your modem when it is
adversely affecting the telephone line, the telephone
company has the right to disconnect your service
temporarily until you correct the problem. The
telephone company will notify you as soon as
possible. Also, you will be informed of your right to
file a complaint with the FCC.
The telephone company may make changes in its
facilities, equipment, operations, or procedures that
could affect the operation of your equipment. If this
happens, the telephone company will provide
advance notice in order for you to make the
necessary modifications to maintain uninterrupted
service.
The internal modem will not work with party lines,
cannot be connected to a coin-operated telephone,
and may not work with a private branch exchange
(PBX).
Telephone Consumer Protection Act
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991
makes it unlawful for any person to use a computer
or other electronic device to send any message via a
telephone fax machine unless such message clearly
contains, in a margin at the top or bottom of each
transmitted page or on the first page of the
transmission, the date and time it was sent and an
identification of the business or other entity, or
individual sending the message and the telephone
number of the sending machine of such business,
entity, or individual.
Information You Need in Canada
The Industry Canada (IC) label identifies certified
equipment. This certification means that the
equipment meets certain telecommunications
network protective, operational, and safety
requirements. The Department does not guarantee
the equipment will operate to a user’s satisfaction.
Before installing this equipment, make sure that you
are permitted to connect to the facilities of the local
telecommunications company. Be sure you use an
acceptable method of connection to install the
equipment. In some cases, you may extend the
company’s internal wiring for single-line individual
service by means of a certified telephone extension
cord. Be aware, however, that compliance with these
conditions may not prevent degradation of service
in some situations.
Repairs to certified equipment should be made by
an authorized Canadian maintenance facility
designated by the supplier. Any equipment
malfunctions or repairs or alterations that you make
to this equipment may cause the
telecommunications company to request that you
disconnect the equipment.
In Canada, contact Apple at: 7495 Birchmount Road,
Markham, Ontario, L3R 5G2, 800-263-3394
Warning: Users should ensure for their own
protection that the electrical ground connections
of the power utility, telephone lines, and internal
metallic water pipe system, if present, are
connected together. This precaution may be
particularly important in rural areas.
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Users should not attempt to make such connections
themselves, but should contact the appropriate
electric inspection authority or electrician.
• Load number: 0.1 The load number (LN) assigned
to each terminal device denotes the percentage of
the total load to be connected to the telephone
loop that is used by the device, to prevent
overloading. The termination of a loop may consist
of any combination of devices, subject only to the
requirement that the sum of the load numbers of
all devices does not exceed 100.
• Telephone jack type: CA-11
Informations Destinées aux Utilisateurs Canadiens
L’étiquette d’Industrie Canada identifie un matériel
homologué. Cette étiquette certifie que le matériel
est conforme à certaines normes de protection,
d’exploitation et de sécurité des réseaux de
télécommunications. Le Ministère n’assure toutefois
pas que le matériel fonctionnera à la satisfaction de
l’utilisateur.
Avant d’installer ce matériel, l’utilisateur doit
s’assurer qu’il est permis de la raccorder au réseau de
l’enterprise locale de télécommunication. Le matériel
doit également être installé en suivant une méthode
acceptée de raccordement. Dans certains cas, le
câblage appartenant à l’enterprise utilisé pour un
service individuel à ligne unique peut être prolongé
au moyen d’un dispositif homologué de
raccordement (cordon prolongateur téléphonique).
L’abonné ne doit pas oublier qu’il est possible que la
conformité aux conditions énoncées ci-dessus
n’empêche pas la dégradation du service dans
certaines situations. De fait, les enterprises de
télécommunication ne permettent pas que l’on
raccorde un matériel aux prises d’abonnés, sauf dans
les cas précis prévus par les terifs particuliers de ces
enterprises.
Les réparations de matériel homologué doivent être
effectuées par un centre d’entretien canadien
autorisé désigné par la fournisseur. La compagnie de
télécommunications peut demander à l’utilisateur de
débrancher un appareil suite à des réparations ou à
des modifications effectuées par l’utilisateur ou en
raison d’un mauvais fonctionnement.
Veuillez contacter Apple pour des informations
supplémentaires:
Apple Canada, Inc.
7495 Birchmount Road
Markham, Ontario
Canada L3R 5G2
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Service à la clientèle d’Apple Canada: 800-263-3394
Avertissement : Pour sa propre protection,
l’utilisateur doit s’assurer que tout les fils de mise à
la terre du secteur, des lignes téléphoniques et les
canalisations d’eau métalliques, s’il y en a, soient
raccordés ensemble. Cette précaution est
particulièrement importante dans les régions
rurales.
L’utilisateur ne doit pas tenter de faire ces
raccordements lui-même; il doit avoir recours à une
service d’inspection des installations électriques ou à
un électricien, selon le cas.
• Numéro de charge: 0.1 L’indice de charge (IC)
assigné à chaque dispositif terminal indique, pour
éviter toute surcharge, le pourcentage de la
charge totale qui sera raccordée à un circuit
téléphonique bouclé utilisé par ce dispositif. La
terminaison du circuit bouclé peut être constituée
de n’importe quelle combinaison de dispositifs
pourvu que la somme des indices de charge de
l’ensemble des dispositifs ne dépasse pas 100.
• Type de prise téléphonique: CA-11
Information You Need in the United Kingdom
This terminal equipment is intended for direct
connection to the analogue Public Switched
Telecommunications Network and is approved for
use within the United Kingdom with the following
features:
• Modem facility
• Autocalling facility
• Autoanswer facility
• DTMF signaling
Operation in the absence of proceed indication or
upon detection of proceed indication
This product is in conformity with relevant
regulatory standards following the provisions of
European Council Directives 73/23/EEC (Low Voltage
Directive) and 89/336/EEC amended by 92/31/EEC
(EMC Directive).
Informationen fur Deutschland
Diese Modem-Karte ist als Endeinrichtung
vorgesehen und muss an ein TAE mit F-Kodierung
angeschlossen werden. Diese Endeinrichtung ist in
Konformität gemäss Niederspannungsrichtlinie 73 /
23 / EWG sowie EMC-Richtlinien 89 / 336 / EWG und
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Informations pour la France
Ce matériel est conforme aux normes applicables de
sécurité éléctrique d’après la directive 73 / 23 / CEE
et aux normes applicables de comptabilité
éléctromagnétique d’après la directive 89 / 336 /
CEE, modifié par la directive 92 / 31 / CEE.
Information You Need in Australia
All telecommunications devices are required to be
labelled as complying to the Australian
telecommunications standards, ensuring the health
and safety of the operator and the integrity of the
Australian telecommunications network. To provide
compliance with the Australian Communications
Authority’s technical standards, please ensure that
the following AT commands are maintained:
• ATB0 (ITU/CCITT operation)
• AT&G0 (no guard tone)
• AT&P1 (33/66 pulse dial make/break ratio)
• ATS0 = 0 or ATS0 = 1 (no answer or answer greater
than one ring)
• ATS6 = 95 (DTMF period between 70–255 ms)
• ATS11 = 95 (DTMF period between 70–255 ms)
For calls that are automatically generated, a total of
three call attempts are allowed to a telephone
number, with a minimum period between calls of 2
seconds. If the call does not connect after three
attempts, 30 minutes must expire before automatic
redialing may be initiated. Failure to set the modem
(and any associated communications software) to
the above settings may result in the modem being
non-compliant with Australian telecommunications
standards. Under these circumstances a user could
be subject to significant penalties under the
Telecommunications Act 1997.
Information You Need in New Zealand
This modem is fully approved to operate on the New
Zealand telecommunications network under
Telepermit number PTC 211/04/002. All
telecommunications devices are required to hold a
Telepermit and be labelled accordingly with the
approved Telepermit number to comply with the
New Zealand telecommunications standards,
ensuring the health and safety of the operator and
the integrity of the New Zealand
telecommunications network. To ensure compliance,
all calls that are automatically generated should not
make more than 10 call attempts to the same
number within any 30 minute period with a
minimum period between calls of 30 seconds.
Failure to adhere to these standards may result in
the modem being non-compliant with New Zealand
Telecom standards. Under these circumstances a
user could be subject to significant penalties.
Important: The grant of a Telepermit for any item of
terminal equipment indicates that only Telecom has
accepted that the item complies with minimum
conditions for connection to its network. It indicates
no endorsement of the product by Telecom, nor
does it provide any sort of warranty. Above all, it
provides no assurance that any item will work
correctly in all respects with another item of
Telepermitted equipment of a different make or
model, nor does it imply that any product is
compatible with all of Telecom’s network services.
This modem must be properly secured in order for
you to use it. Telecommunications network voltages
exist inside the computer and the
telecommunications line connection must be
removed before opening the computer.
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A
AC cord 21
AC plug 10, 21
adapter
VGA 39
video 40
adjusting your display 20
AirPort Extreme
antenna window 7
Base Station 36
Card 36, 51
connection 78
problems 64
setting up 87
setting up a connection 77
amber light 21
analog phone line 11, 39
Apple 56K internal modem 39
Apple VGA Display Adapter 39
Apple Video Adapter 40
application freeze 29
B
base station 36
battery 16, 45, 46
calibrating 16
charging 47
conservation 48, 94
disposal 47, 98
flashing lights 45
indicator lights 45
power 48
tips 48
blinking question mark 14
Bluetooth technology 37
brightness controls 7
built-in speakers 7, 45
burning DVDs 44
C
cable modem 81
setting up 77
Index
Index
calibrating your battery 16
carrying your iBook G4 69
CDs 41
changing
image size 20
password 63
System Preferences 24
the desktop 24
the resolution 20
the screen 20
charging the battery 47
checking memory 59
cleaning 69
your display 69
communicating via Bluetooth 37
computer
freezes 62
inventory 5
won’t turn on 62
connecting
a cable modem 12
a DSL modem 12
a mobile phone 37
a modem 39
a monitor or TV 94
an external monitor 40
a PDA via Bluetooth 37
a printer 25
a projector 40
a TV 41
a VCR 41
a video device 41
Bluetooth devices 37
external devices 32
FireWire devices 34
FireWire hard disk drives 34
headphones 26
to an Ethernet network 12
two computers 34, 35
USB printers 32
videocameras 34
wirelessly 36
conserving battery power 94
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controls
brightness 7
volume 7
H
D
I
DHCP 78
configuration 84
dial-up
connection 79
modem 78
dialup connection 75
discs
compatible 94
display
cleaning 69
goes black 63
mirroring 40
release button 7
disposing of batteries 47, 98
downloading software 26
DSL 78, 81
modem 77
DVD
burning 44
DVD discs 43
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) 81
E
ejecting a disc 42
ergonomics 73
Ethernet
networking capability 38
port 9, 38
external
microphones 45
monitor 40
monitor port 9
F
fan noise 95
finding your serial number 66
FireWire
cable 34, 35
devices and battery power 35
port 9, 34
Target Disk Mode 34, 35
Force Quit 29
frozen application 29
function key 7
G
general safety 71
green light 21
hand positions 73
headphone port 9
image size 20
inserting a disc 42
installation instructions 5
installing
AirPort Extreme Card 51
memory 55
internal modem 39
port 9
Internet
configuration 80
connection 65, 93
using Setup Assistant 87
Internet service provider 75
inventory of items 5
ISP 75
L
LAN 81
connection 77, 78
locating your serial number 66
M
Mac OS 9 24
Mac OS X 24
interface 94
manual Internet configuration 83
manually using DHCP router option 77
Media Eject key 7
memory
checking 59
microphone 7, 45
modem 11, 39
cable 75
DSL 75
monitoring a printer 25
mouse 23
multiple USB devices 33
N
Network Connections 91
networking
two computers 34, 35
wireless 36
Network Setup Assistant 75, 93
numeric keypad 23
Num Lock key 7
O
optical drive 7, 41
compatible discs 94
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disc sizes supported 41
P
password 95
resetting 95
playing
a video 43
CDs 41
DVD-Video discs 43
plug
AC 10
Point-to-Point Protocol 78, 81, 85
port
Ethernet 9
external monitor 9
FireWire 9
headphone 9
internal modem 9
power adapter 7
USB 9
video out 9
power adapter 21, 70
port 7
Power button 7, 13
PPPoE 78
configuration 85
connections 78, 90
presentation mode (see display mirroring) 40
Print & Fax preferences 25
printing 25
setup 25
problems
computer freezes 62
computer won’t respond 61
computer won’t turn on 62
display goes black 63
Internet connection 65, 90
pointer won’t move 61
PPPoE connections 90
restoring your software 65
trouble ejecting a disc 64
trouble using AirPort 64
turning the computer on 14
with an application 63
putting your iBook G4 to sleep 15
R
RAM
checking 59
recording
CD-R 43
CD-RW 43
DVD 44
music 43
Index
reinstalling software 65, 95
removing the battery 46
replacing the battery 46
resetting your password 63
restoring software 65
RJ-11 cable 39
S
safety 71
power adapter 70
using your iBook G4 70
SDRAM specifications 51
security slot 9, 49
serial number 66
setting up 77
a printer 25, 93
to connect manually 78
setup assistant 12
shutting down 15
sleep 15
sleep indicator light 7
software installer 65
Software Update 26
speakers 7, 45
specifications
SDRAM 51
static IP address 83
stopping
an application 29
the computer 15
storing your iBook G4 69
System Preferences 24
T
telephone dial-up connection 77
testing your Internet configuration 80
trackpad 7, 14, 22
tips 22
transferring
files or documents 28
information 34, 35
trouble ejecting a disc 64
troubleshooting 61
AirPort 64
an application 63
computer freezes 62
computer won’t respond 61
computer won’t turn on 62
display goes black 63
ejecting a disc 64
Internet connection 65
pointer won’t move 61
your connection 90
typing position 73
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U
V
Universal Serial Bus (USB) 32
updating software 26
USB
devices and battery power 33
hubs 33
multiple devices 33
ports 9, 32
using
AirPort 36
Bluetooth devices 37
FireWire devices 34
multiple USB devices 33
your optical drive 41
using DHCP option 77
VGA adapter 39
VGA connection 40
video
playing 43
video adapter 40
video mirroring 40
Video out port 9
volume controls 7
Index
W
wireless connections 36
working with a printer 25
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