Apple Admits MacBook Shutdown Issue

"Apple Admits MacBook Shutdown Issue"

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Despite being released several months after the problematic MacBook Pro, Apple's family of black and white MacBooks have had their own fair share of problems as well. The most recent and widely documented problem for the MacBook has been its spontaneous shutdown issue -- the MacBook will randomly shutdown completely without warning or any signs of malfunction. This week Apple has posted an official notice on its website, asking users to call Apple Care for service if they experience random shutdowns.  Read more about random Mac shutdowns at!
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09-09-2006, 06:28:06

I have a Nascom 2 that I built in 1982, altho it's buried in the box room somewhere at the mo. Will try and dig it out this weekend and take photos.
It was Z80 based, running a Nascom version of CPM (NASDOS IIRC). It sat in a barebones chassis based on the map80 bus, with most cards being 12" sq.
Had a 5.25" Floppy but most big programs, Like basic or pascal support were added in an eprom socket. Added a pimped up ram card which was 64K, plus you could switch it in banks of 8k with big toggle switches on one edge.
It came out before the Speccy, Genie and the SuperBrain. Anybody got a SuperBrain? Isn't that the coolest name for a computer? You can just imagine one in Dr.Evil's volcano hideout :D

09-09-2006, 06:37:30

omg old kit..

c64 to start with, then c128 all the necessary (in attic)
Amiga500, with all kinds of extras (about 6 in attic)
Amiga1500 (in attic)
A1200, 020/30/40, 240ppc, running AOS, MacOS, Redhat, inactive for ~10 years (on floor in room for eff-sake)
Some slotA Athlon can`t remember stats, boxed up, might be binned.
AMD Athlon 800 (I think might be 1g), running @ 1333 - masses of drives.
AMD Athlon 1.2, on loan atm
AcerPower pII running at pfft don`t care, with 512m, good hard drive in it tho (being taken out this weekend)
AMD Athlon 2600, in the lab
AMD64 Sempron 2800, to be given away soon
AMD64 Athlon 3800 x2, in the lab

09-09-2006, 07:04:40

First PC my family had was when I was 10. Was pretty much mine too. Can't remember specs but it was a 386 :)

09-09-2006, 11:47:02


yea but you were like 4 so thats a no counter. lol.

I still went on it. That thing got me to where I am today. :) If I had never used it, I might be a.. a normal kid :O

09-09-2006, 11:50:08

I don't have any pix of my old gaming rigs :( Not even my AMP rig which I lusted over for a year or two after building. In fact, I don't even have a picture of my first A64 build either.

And I most certainly don't have pix of any of my old old systems from the oldskewl days.

09-09-2006, 12:04:07


I might be a.. a normal kid :O

and who wants to be normal ;)

aahh c64 those where the good old days when games really was games and not just a pile of gfx and sounds.
oohh gee i must get the c64 emulator i have working :D and play some summer olympics and some 1942 :D

09-09-2006, 12:18:23

Packard bell

2mb gfx
32mb ram
3.5Gb harddrive
1000 with crappy printer and scanner 1998

P4 1.7Ghz
256mb ram
60Gb Hdd

GHI computers


AMD64 3500 winnie
120Gb hdd
x800 pro


Latest one in my sig

09-09-2006, 14:37:11

my first comp was some pc world grey thing(cost like 1k back in 2000 ish)

478 p4 1.7ghz
64mb geforce 2 card
256mb of sdram
40gb hdd partitioned into 3 bits lol


17-09-2006, 23:01:48

First Computer would be a 1984 Amstrad CPC464, but keeping to PCs:

October, 1994: Packard Bell Intel 80486 SX 50MHz, 4mb RAM, 340mb Seagate HDD, 14" Monitor, later added a Quad speed CDROM and Sound Blaster 16 which cost 264. Printer was a Citizen ABC 24pin Colour Dot Matrix.
Upgraded this PC to a DX2 66MHz, 24mb RAM, 1gb WD HDD.

Built new PC August 1997: Intel Pentium II Klamath 266MHz @ 300MHz (cost 550 in the month of release), Tyan Tahoe 440FX Motherboard, 48mb 70ns SIMMs, 6.4gb Seagate HDD, 24x Matshut[IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]a CDROM, SB16, Full Tower Case with Seasonic PSU, Matrox Millennium II 4mb Graphics + Guillemont Voodoo2 12mb (added month of release).

Then i think it goes upgrade to 440BX motherboard and 128mb RAM, Celeron 400@500, then P3 Coppermine 500 @ 750 in a different motherboard, then Duron 800 @ 933MHz with Engineering Sample DDR, then P4 1.6GHz then P4 2.5GHz with 768mb RDRAM then A64 3000+ @ 2.3GHz and now this Opteron @ 2.75GHz.

The Packard Bell 486 which despite requiring a new BIOS chip soldering in to beat the Millennium Bug, is still going, and can boot into Windows 3.11 as fast as my modern PC can into XP.

28-09-2006, 07:13:43

Sticky Mick
My rig history goes something like this:

First rig:
AMD 486 DX4/120 (I now use this as a hair-brush:p )
16Meg RAM (Woopeeee)
4x CD-ROM drive
Win 95.
From 1996-1998

Second rig:
Started out as a PII/350 Slot 1
QDI 440BX mobo
64Meg RAM (Woopeeee a bit more)
4Meg ATI Rage Pro
ISA Soundblaster 16

It's now a PIII/750 Slot 1
Same QDI 440BX mobo
512Meg RAM (jebus)
64Meg nVidia FX5200
PCI Soundblaster Live 5.1

Current rig: (When I get it working again.
AMD 64/3000+
ASUS A8V Deluxe
1Gig GeIL DDR Dual channel RAM
nVidia 6600GT/128
Soundblaster Audigy 4
Win XP

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