As I have a Titanium PowerBook that never leaves my side (The Beloved
PowerBook), and as I am always looking for cool new stuff for it, I
was attracted to your question. I first went to the MotherShip, the
Apple discussion boards, to find out what the faithful were saying
about the Tote & Tilt. I did not find any mention of your problem, but
I did find some happy users.
I also purchased one of those "Tote & Tilt" handles/stands from
DevDepot. It work's quite well at keeping the PB cool
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I added a Tote and Tilt handle and have never had problems with the
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Next, I checked Google Groups, and I found several discussions, but
again, no mention of your specific problem. I include the search
result here should you wish to look through the messages:
Searching the Web, I found a very lively discussion regarding the
handle following a short article featuring the product on OGradys
Power Page. Most of the users seemed to be enthusiastic about it, and
there were few problems reported. As regards the screws coming loose
specifically, I found this mention:
Re: TiBook Tote & Tilt Handle for Titanium G4
by: urapns2 (IP logged)
3/6/2002 - 1:57:19 PM
I've been and have several users with this handle. They were
installed April last year and work fine. I would not worry about
galvanic corrosion since there is no juice passing through the
metals...my complaints would be that the installation screws should
come with some loctite pre installed and that the same be applied to
the screws holding the handle to the case(they will loosen if not
applied). As far as the hinge not being designed for the weight....the
weight is not borne by the hinge but by the mounting plate that is
screwed into the hinge attachments. You could make a case about
ripping the screws loose but if you're yanking that hard on the handle
you're using it as a self defense weapon, not a laptop.
TiBook Tote & Tilt Handle for Titanium G4
Wed, 06 Mar 2002, 11:14
Jason D. O'Grady
(This is a cached Google page, hence the long url.)
I then contacted the company, Cyber3, directly and presented your
situation. Here is the reply that I received from Peter Lock, the
Without speaking with the client, I have very little to go on here
regarding the problem.
We have delivered over 25,000 of these units and we have had a total
of 4 problems including the one youre referring to.
If he is having problems, I would invite the client to contact us so
as we can see what the problem is and reading what has been posted,
I not sure if this person understands why we suggest not over
tightening or how the PowerBook is manufactured.
Weve had the handle on our own PowerBooks for 2 years now without
any problems whatsoever.
5380 Sterling Center Drive
Westlake Village, CA 91361-4612
I contacted Peter once again and asked if he would send you a
replacement set of screws. His reply was, Most definitely.
Although I have never dealt with this company before, I found them to
be very accommodating, and I think that such a speedy reply from the
President of the company indicates a real willingness to work with the
customers. Please get in touch with Peter for a new set of screws and
a consult, and mention that I contacted him. I am sure that you will
get your problem fixed in short order.
I was impressed with their customer service, and with what I have
found out about the product itself, and I am adding the TiBook Tote &
Tilt to my Christmas list for The Beloved PowerBook.
If you should have any questions on any of the above, rockhaus, please
do not hesitate to ask for a clarification. I would also love to know
how your contact with Peter goes, if you have a chance to report back.
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Google & Google Groups search:
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