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Revision to PowerBook G4 Aluminum 12" 1-1.5 GHz

Walter Galan

== Troubleshooting ==
 
[[PowerBookTrack down a number of hardware problems using the [[PowerBook G4 Aluminum 12" Troubleshooting|PowerBook G4 Aluminum 12" troubleshooting guide]]guide]].
[[PowerBookTrack down a number of hardware problems using the [[PowerBook G4 Aluminum 12" Troubleshooting|PowerBook G4 Aluminum 12" troubleshooting guide]]guide]].
 
== Guides ==
 
Use the guides to replace your faulty hardware once you've purchased the [link|/Categories/Aluminum-12-Inch/53|parts] you need.
 
[guidelist|PowerBook G4 Aluminum 12" 1-1.5 GHz]
There are a number of components in the PowerBook G4 Aluminum 12" 1-1.5 GHz that can be cost effectively upgraded.
 
* '''Memory:''' RAM increases speed and performance of applications. [guide|539|Upgrading]Upgrading RAM is easy and requires minimal disassembly. The Aluminum 12" 1-1.5 GHz uses [link|/Products/Aluminum-12-Inch-1-GHz-RAM/11/34|PC2700] RAM, and we offer different sizes, from 128 MB[product|IF111-015|128 MB] to 1 GB[product|IF111-021|1 GB]. Check out our easy [guide|539|PowerBook G4 Aluminum 12" 1-1.5 GHz RAM installation instructions].
* '''Hard Drive:''' Upgrade your hard drive and gain more storage. Browse our [link|/Products/Aluminum-12-Inch/Hard-Drives/7/53|hard drives] to find what works best for you. You can useWith our free guides to painlesslytools and instructions, you can [guide|548|install] your new drive.hard drive yourself!
* '''Optical Drive:''' The optical drive can be upgraded [guide|555|fairly easily]fairly easily. You can upgrade to a [link|/PowerBook-Parts/G4-Aluminum-12-Inch-Combo-Drive/IF153-044|comboproduct|IF153-044|combo drive] or [link|/PowerBook-Parts/PowerBook-G3-Pismo-8x-SuperDrive-New/IF106-051|8xproduct|IF106-051|8x SuperDrive]. If you're sure you don't need to burn DVDs, a combo drive will suffice, while the SuperDrive will allow you to burn DVDs as well as CDs. Check out our easy [guide|555|PowerBook G4 Aluminum 12" 1-1.5 GHz Optical Drive installation instructions].
* '''Wireless:''' Add an [link|/Apple-Parts/Airport-Extreme-Card/IF143-001|AirPortproduct|IF143-001|AirPort Extreme Card] to your Aluminum 12" 1-1.5 GHz. You can use our free guides to [guide|541|install] your new AirPort card.
* '''Memory:''' RAM increases speed and performance of applications. [guide|539|Upgrading]Upgrading RAM is easy and requires minimal disassembly. The Aluminum 12" 1-1.5 GHz uses [link|/Products/Aluminum-12-Inch-1-GHz-RAM/11/34|PC2700] RAM, and we offer different sizes, from 128 MB[product|IF111-015|128 MB] to 1 GB[product|IF111-021|1 GB]. Check out our easy [guide|539|PowerBook G4 Aluminum 12" 1-1.5 GHz RAM installation instructions].
* '''Hard Drive:''' Upgrade your hard drive and gain more storage. Browse our [link|/Products/Aluminum-12-Inch/Hard-Drives/7/53|hard drives] to find what works best for you. You can useWith our free guides to painlesslytools and instructions, you can [guide|548|install] your new drive.hard drive yourself!
* '''Optical Drive:''' The optical drive can be upgraded [guide|555|fairly easily]fairly easily. You can upgrade to a [link|/PowerBook-Parts/G4-Aluminum-12-Inch-Combo-Drive/IF153-044|comboproduct|IF153-044|combo drive] or [link|/PowerBook-Parts/PowerBook-G3-Pismo-8x-SuperDrive-New/IF106-051|8xproduct|IF106-051|8x SuperDrive]. If you're sure you don't need to burn DVDs, a combo drive will suffice, while the SuperDrive will allow you to burn DVDs as well as CDs. Check out our easy [guide|555|PowerBook G4 Aluminum 12" 1-1.5 GHz Optical Drive installation instructions].
* '''Wireless:''' Add an [link|/Apple-Parts/Airport-Extreme-Card/IF143-001|AirPortproduct|IF143-001|AirPort Extreme Card] to your Aluminum 12" 1-1.5 GHz. You can use our free guides to [guide|541|install] your new AirPort card.
 
== Identification and Background ==
 
The 1 GHz PowerBook G4 Aluminum was released almost three quarters after the original 867 MHz version hit shelves. Improvements over the initial release include better graphics, larger standard hard drives, USB 2.0 functionality, and a mini-DVI output.
 
Use the [link|/info/ID-your-Mac|laptop identification system] to help you identify your machine. PowerBooks tend to look very similar, and it's important to know which machine you have before ordering any replacement parts.
 
== Additional Information ==
* [[Troubleshoot|iFixit: List of Troubleshooting Guides]]

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