PowerBook G4 1.0 15" (FW800 - Al)

Here you can find the exact specifications of this Mac, along with guaranteed compatible upgrades for it.

  • Model: PowerBook G4 15-Inch FW800
  • Part Number 

    The MPN (Marketing Part Number), also sometimes called the model number, marketing number, order number or part number. This is the part number under which Apple sold this particular Mac model. Only base configurations have part numbers, while Macs sold with various build to order/configure to order options do not have them. What we consider a single Mac may have multiple part numbers, which may refer to different specifications of RAM, drive size, or case colour that were offered as base options. Part numbers also differ by country or region.

    In modern Macs it is usually an 8 or 9 digit code, with the last 2 characters being "/A" or occasionally "/B". The one or two characters immediately before the "/" depend on country or region - "B" is the UK, "LL" the USA, etc. We represent this portion as "xx".

  • EMC Number 

    EMC numbers cover a narrow group of Macs, or sometimes an individual machine. There are exceptions, but usually models that share an EMC number were released at the same time, and share all attributes apart from minor differences in CPU and other internal components. In a very few cases, Macs of the same model were sold with multiple different EMC numbers.

    The EMC number is usually a 4 digit numerical code, though in a few cases there are additional characters.

  • Model Identifier 

    Model Identifiers often cover a narrow range of Macs. Usually one particular type of Mac, with a specific screen size, released at a particular time. Though in some cases a later revision that is substantially similar, will carry the same Model ID.

    Staring with the Intel Macs released in 2006, Model IDs were in the format MacNameX,Y where MacName is a recognisable Mac model (iMac, MacBookPro etc.), and the X and Y are numbers.

    However in 2022, a couple of years after the ARM switchover, Apple started using the format MacX,Y - the X and Y are numbers, but the "Mac" is the same across different models.

    Old pre-Intel (PowerPC) Macs were almost all PowerMacX,Y or PowerBookX,Y (the exception being the very first iMac, which is: "iMac,1").

  • Model Number 

    Model numbers, also sometimes called family numbers, are an identifier that often cover a fairly wide range of Macs. In cases where the fundamental design of a Mac has remained mostly unchanged, but incremental upgrades have been made to internal components, a single Model Number can cover more than 20 individual Macs, released over several years. Other Model Numbers are unique to a single machine.

    It is usually a 5 character code in the format AXXXX, where the Xs are numerals. Some very old Macs have a Model Number that starts with an "M" rather than "A".

  • Introduced: 2003
  • Discontinued: 2004
  • Max Operating System Version: OS X 10.5.8 Leopard
  • Earliest Supported OSX Version: OS X 10.2.7 Jaguar
  • Support for MacOS 9 and Earlier: Cannot boot into MacOS 9, but under 10.4.11 and earlier can run OS 9 Apps under Classic Emulation.
  • CPU Speed: 1.0GHz
  • RAM Type: DDR PC2700 SODIMM 333MHz
  • RAM Slots: 2
  • Max RAM by Slot: 2 x 1GB
  • Maximum RAM: 2GB
  • RAM Pairing: Modules may be installed individually
  • Drive Connection: IDE
  • Drive Platter Size: 2.5"
  • Device Connectivity: USB 2.0, FireWire 400, FireWire 800
  • Bluetooth: 1.1
  • Video Output: DVI
  • Expansion: PCMCIA, Airport Extreme
  • Revision Produced From (Year): 2003
  • Repair and Upgrade guides: From ifixit.com
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Compatible Expansion Products for this Mac

Airport Extreme

Keyboards & Mice

USB Mice

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Compatible Cables, Adaptors, Hubs, and Tools for this Mac

FireWire 800 (9 pin)

FireWire 400 (6 pin)

USB 2.0


Tools for this Mac

Compatible External Drives and Enclosures

External Hard Drives

  -  This Mac can connect to USB 3, but not at full speed.

  -  This Mac can connect to USB 3, but not at full speed.

  -  This Mac can connect to USB 3, but not at full speed.

  -  This Mac can connect to USB 3, but not at full speed.

Flash Drives

  -  This Mac can connect to USB 3, but not at full speed.

  -  This Mac can connect to USB 3, but not at full speed.

  -  This Mac can connect to USB 3, but not at full speed.

  -  This Mac can connect to USB 3, but not at full speed.

Network Attached Storage

Repair and Installation Services

See repair guides from ifixit.com

Here are our list of fixed cost repair and installation services for this Mac. All machines for repair or upgrade can either be shipped to us (we can arrange collection if desired), or you are welcome to drop the machine into our offices in Sawston, Cambridge. We have been doing Apple Mac repairs since 2001, you can be assured of a complete, speedy, good value and professional service.


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