updated 03:45 pm EDT, Mon October 10, 2005
iBook RAM problems
Several owners of new iBooks complain that installing extra ram causes problems with Airport. have reported the issue for over a month without a response from Apple. Users also report system lag after installing RAM. Although the majority of affected users report problems with Airport, a small number say their wireless networking continues to function, display overall system slowness. One user writes, "I've got a new ibook 12" (refurbished, by the way) with recent airport problems. It shipped with 512mb ram and was just fine. Immediately after new 1gb stick of Crucial memory airport has become buggy. I can only get airport to go down when using a super high bandwidth networking task - running torrents seems to make airport quit within minutes."
Another user writes, "After spending time on the phone with AppleCare, to no avail, I took it into my local Apple Store. As soon as the guy fired up the iBook, he said there was a problem because (1) the signal was not 100% (which it should be in the store) and (2) my iBook could not see all of the available networks (the mall has about 5 or 6 available). They sent it off on Friday and it was back in the store on Tuesday. I picked it up Wednesday and found that the 'cure' was to 'reconnect antenna to airport'. I am not convinced it was that simple, but that is what the ticket said - perhaps the entire antenna was replaced, perhaps it was the card."