These are some common tools used to work on this device. You might not need every tool for every procedure.
Track down a number of hardware problems using the PowerBook G4 Titanium DVI troubleshooting guide.
There are a number of components in the PowerBook G4 Titanium Mercury that can be cost effectively upgraded.
- Memory: The Titanium DVI uses PC133 RAM chips. On the Titanium DVI, you don't have to remove any screws to upgrade your RAM. We offer different sizes, from 128 MB to 512 MB. For maximum performance, you can use a 512 MB chip in each slot, giving your machine a total of 1 GB RAM. Browse our RAM category or check out our easy PowerBook G4 Titanium DVI RAM installation instructions.
- Hard Drive: The Titanium DVI uses hard drives with an ATA connector, ranging from 2 to 160 GB and from 4200 to 7200 RPM. If you install a hard drive with a capacity over 128 GB, you will need to partition the drive into at least two partitions so that no single partition exceeds 128 GB. With our tools and instructions, you can install your new hard drive yourself!
- Optical Drive: Apple used standard laptop optical drives in all Titanium DVI machines, which makes upgrading the optical drive very easy. The optical drive can be upgraded fairly easily. Most Titanium DVI machines shipped with an 8x combo drive, while the high-end models shipped with a 1x Superdrive. Not sure which drive you have? Look in Apple system profiler for the drive's model. If the model is CW-8121 you have an 8x combo drive, while UJ-815 denotes a 1x Superdrive. If your drive is dead or you're tired of waiting long periods for discs to burn, you can upgrade to an 8x SuperDrive. If you're sure you don't need to burn DVDs. The SuperDrive will allow you to burn DVD as well as CDs. Check out our easy PowerBook G4 Titanium DVI Optical Drive installation instructions.
Identification and Background ¶
The PowerBook G4 Titanium DVI featured a PowerPC G4 processor running at either 667, 800, or 867 MHz. They were just 1 inch (25 mm) thick, 0.7 inches (18 mm) thinner than their predecessor, the PowerBook G3. The PowerBook G4 Titanium DVI also featured DVI output and gigabit ethernet.
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.