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Troubleshooting ¶ 

Track down a number of hardware problems using the PowerBook G4 Aluminum 15" 1.67 GHz troubleshooting guide.

Upgrades ¶ 

There are a number of components in the PowerBook G4 Aluminum 15" 1.67 Ghz that can be cost effectively upgraded.

  • Memory: RAM increases speed and performance of applications. Upgrading RAM is easy and requires minimal disassembly. The Aluminum 15" 1.67 GHz uses PC2-5300 RAM, and we offer different sizes, from 512 MB to 1 GB. Check out our easy PowerBook G4 Aluminum 15" 1.67 GHz RAM installation instructions.
  • Hard Drive: There are two factors to consider when upgrading your hard drive. The most obvious upgrade is total amount of space. However, disk speed also significantly contributes to performance. Your Aluminum 15" 1.67 GHz uses hard drives with an ATA connector, ranging from 2 to 320 GB and from 4200 to 7200 RPM. Browse our hard drives to find what works best for you. With our tools and instructions, you can install your new hard drive yourself!
  • Optical Drive: The optical drive can be upgraded fairly easily. You can upgrade to a variety of optical drives. If you're sure you don't need to burn DVDs, a combo drive will suffice, while the 8x SuperDrive will allow you to burn DVDs as well as CDs. Check out our easy PowerBook G4 Aluminum 15" 1.67 GHz Optical Drive installation instructions.

Identification and Background ¶ 

The PowerBook G4 Aluminum 15" 1.67 GHz featured a higher resolution screen than any previous 15" PowerBook, with a 1400x960 pixel display. PowerBook G4 Aluminum 15" 1.67 GHz laptops can be identified by the model number of A1138 printed on the lower case.

Use the 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.

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