[iBook] Brrrrrr

Clark Martin cmmac at sonic.net
Thu Jan 18 01:26:53 PST 2007

At 2:25 PM -0800 1/17/07, Rebecca Hoffman wrote:
>I have a G3 800GHz iBook running OS10.3.9.
>It's been freezing; it stops responding to the tracpad or keyboard 
>commands and I have to shut the computer down manually and reboot. 
>This always happens when I set it down and walk away from it, even 
>for a few minutes. It has never happened while I was actively 
>working on anything. It has done this periodically for some time, 
>but the problem is becoming more frequent.
>When this happened in the past I would run the Disk Utility on my 
>install disks and then run Cocktail. After that it would run just 
>fine and I would have no problem with it for weeks.
>It froze today; I ran Disk Utility and Cocktail and a few minutes 
>later, it froze again.
>Is this a sign (from the great beyond or somewhere else) that I need 
>to get a new computer?

Try hooking a mouse to it ahead of time to see if it experiences the 
same problems.

Also try only connecting the mouse when it freezes. Then see if the 
mouse works and/or the Trackpad.

Let us know what happens.
Clark Martin
Redwood City, CA, USA
Macintosh / Internet Consulting

"I'm a designated driver on the Information Super Highway"

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