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Macintosh OS: upgrading from os9 to panther, powermac g4, apple ships
powermac g4, apple ships, powerbook g4: Judy Go back to Disk Utility while booted off the Panther disc and refomat in Extended. Also, if you ve never upgraded the Firmware, you may have to do that first. Check here for info; http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=86117 Bob Woo...

Macintosh OS: upgrading to osx on G3 400 Blue and white, blue tower, hi doug
blue tower, hi doug, bable: Do you want to also keep the drive that is in the G3 and use it for a second drive? If so, does your existing cable that connectys the drive to the motherboard have a total of three connectors on it, or does the new drive have a bable with it that has three...

Macintosh OS: upgrading to tiger, open firmware, apple ships
open firmware, apple ships, powerbook g4: Hi Sara I m guessing you re using the 10.4.3 disc that came with another machine. if this is correct, it usually won t work and will give you errors. You need a retail version of Tiger to install. Apple ships discs with machines that are specific to...

Macintosh OS: upgrading, exclaimation mark, mac os x
exclaimation mark, mac os x, stopsign: Sounds like you have the complete version and not an upgrade. First, click one time on your hard drive and then get info about the drive by pressing the command and i keys. In the window that opens look for a format field. The drive must be formated as...

Macintosh OS: uploading PDFs & JPGs to PC users, mail preferences, jpgs
mail preferences, jpgs, pc users: Hi Ken Thank you for your questions. RE: Mail issue. This is something that I have asked myself time and time again. I have the same problem with sending to certain people. My sister and parent s in-law never seem to get the attachments that I send...

Macintosh OS: usb 2.0, apple system profiler, pci usb
apple system profiler, pci usb, www google com: I think you have USB 1.1 - check at http://www.everymac.com Your Computer Hardware Manual should list it. Your Apple System Profiler might show it. You can put a PCI USB v2 card in (IF IT IS MAC COMPATIBLE) to use the scanner at full speed. A search...

Macintosh OS: usb drive, storage extensions, macintosh usb
storage extensions, macintosh usb, google: It is likely you are missing usb mass storage extensions - there are two. See this link for download links Google search for - macintosh usb mass storage - http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=mozclient&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&q=macintosh+%22usb+mass+storage%2...

Macintosh OS: used ibook value, ballpark figure, ebay
ballpark figure, ebay, cd burner: Arthur, I don t think there are any 3.5 year old 14 ibooks. Well, I m not sure. So, I ll direct you to a site that will help you identify the model. This site has a ballpark price, but it s worth searching ebay (and particularly completed sales)...

Macintosh OS: I am using AppleWorks v6.2.9..., system x, panther
system x, panther, apple: Ken, You are right. The slash doesn t work any longer - you can use . or _ in place of the slash. I m sad that Apple has made the new system so much like PCs, but there are many other things I LOVE about my newest computer with Panther. Debb...

Macintosh OS: I am using "diskutil --list"..., disk partitions, free memory
disk partitions, free memory, memory space: Kumar, It would help me a lot to know what system you are using, assuming you have a Mac ... if you have Windows or a PC using anything else, I will not be of much use to you. Once I know what system you are using I will be better able to help you. Debb...

Macintosh OS: using a G4 Server as a workstation, mike gallaher, target drive
mike gallaher, target drive, g4 server: Hi Mike Yes, it will work on a Server. The multiple language screen is a Kernel Panic. The 10.3 discs, are they the retail versions, or did they come with another machine? Did you try formatting the drive before installing the system? Open the...

Macintosh OS: I am using an iMac slot loading..., apple support, mg ram
apple support, mg ram, slot loading: 10.3.x is Jaguar...it is an upgrade you have to buy....but is no longer available. So if you want to use the newer version of Safari, you will need to buy Tiger (10.4). Check the minimum requirements for Tiger on Apple s website before you buy it. I am not...

Macintosh OS: I am using an imac ,the oldest..., password field, system preferences
password field, system preferences, shift key: Cenk, First thing I would try is to leave the password field blank and just hitting Return. See what happens. If that doesn t work, I would attempt to restart while holding down the Shift key. If it comes up, I would look in the System- Preferences folder...

Macintosh OS: using my laptop in europe, christine wagner, bob wood
christine wagner, bob wood, radio shack: Hi Christine Can I come with you :) The iBook as far as voltage, is Auto Sensing bewtween 120v and 240v. All you need is an adapter for the wall outlet. Apple sells an adapter kit here; http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=301721 You...

Macintosh OS: using OS 9.1 and OSX, startup disk, os 9
startup disk, os 9, safari: Joseph, I can t imagine why you d want to work in OS9 anymore. Go to your control panels, startup disk, and choose OSX to startup on. It comes with safari (which is like firefox but very mac oriented, also free). You could then run OS9 programs *inside*...

Macintosh OS: using scsi devices on g4, adaptec 2906, nikon web
adaptec 2906, nikon web, canon scanner: Sinatra You need to continue with the same question when replying so I can see previous responses. The Adaptec 2906 card is no good for OSX. You may be able to get a device to work on it, but that would be just luck. The Nikon AX-110 isn t supported...

Macintosh OS: using zip drive with os 10, classic environment, system profiler
classic environment, system profiler, scsi driver: Alan, Which SCSI card are you using? Atto? If you go to System Profiler you may be able to identify it. My guess is: that the SCSI driver for your card needs to be installed (this wasn t an OS9 issue). If you install the driver for the card, you...

Macintosh OS: Video editing - Beige G3 - A/V card, ati radeon 7000, personality card
ati radeon 7000, personality card, system profiler: Jim, iMovie (and practically every current prosumer editing application) relies on firewire (DV) to work. DV cameras are very cheap now for this exact reason. You have an inbetween Mac. The Beige machines were the first G3 s. For example, I have...

Macintosh OS: Video Files, pismo powerbook, wmv files
pismo powerbook, wmv files, mac os9: Dear Steven, I m sorry, Steven, I thought I was going to be able to help you more, but I m really coming up dry. I don t know what a Pismo Powerbook is - but I think that is just the beginning! I don t use Windows anything and I m not big on video files....

Macintosh OS: Viewing JPG files on a CD burned on a PC (ISO 9660), mac powerbook g4, powerbook g4
mac powerbook g4, powerbook g4, suspect one: Jennifer, I d take the CD over to a PC...to see if the same files are bad there. I suspect one of two things: 1) Some of your files are corrupted 2) Some of your files are not JPGs I d try the Preview application before I d import into iPhoto...and...

Macintosh OS: Viewing and saving PDF doc with Safari, preference settings, pdf link
preference settings, pdf link, home folder: Crayon, I have no idea off the top of my head where the PDF files are. But, if you control-click on a PDF link you can choose where you save these files. Bonus: search your home folder (command-F in the finder) for documents that end in .PDF and you...

Macintosh OS: Virtual PC 6.1, power mac g4 cube, power mac g4
power mac g4 cube, power mac g4, mac g4 cube: Hi Stephen VirtualPC will run okay, but it won t be like running a PC, it ll be slower. You might want to look for a design program you can run on the Mac. Look through these programs; http://www.versiontracker.com/php/search.php?mode=basic&action=search&str=design&plt%5B%5D=macos&x=5&y=8...

Macintosh OS: Virtual PC/CD Drive, apple logo, cd works
apple logo, cd works, burning a cd: Tried booting with OS 9 how? With a CD or an OS9 that is on the HD (and have you booted with OS9 before (CD or HD?) IF YOU CAN boot with a known bootable CD - then the CD works and it s your software. IF you CANNOT boot with a known bootable CD - then...

Macintosh OS: Virus scanning, mac powerbook g4, powerbook g4
mac powerbook g4, powerbook g4, worm virus: Hi Lisa The best virus program right now for the Mac is Virex, but there are NO viruses for Mac OS X, none at all. The message you got was because a PC that has your email address in their addressbook, has a virus. Nothing you can do about that, and...

Macintosh OS: value of used ibook, apple macintosh computers, search ebay
apple macintosh computers, search ebay, ballpark figure: The Speed and ScreenSize are how to compare Best Prices for Mac and Peripherals (NOTE these are usually new or refurbished) Used would be less http://dealmac.com/ System Archive http://dealmac.com/sections/systems.html iBook G3/800 14.1 for $569...

Macintosh OS: verizon web page, trellix sitebuilder, mac os x
trellix sitebuilder, mac os x, webpage builder: Meaning with 10.3.9 and Safari you can access the Webpage builder on the Verizon Site. But with FireFox or Safari or Camino or any other browser running on 10.4.9 you can not access the Webpage Builder. Google Search for verizon trellix Sitebuilder ...

Macintosh OS: vertical text, mx flash, vertical text
mx flash, vertical text, dreamweaver mx: Dear Mary, I ve not been able to find a solution to your problem. I thought I might be able to reconstruct it on my computer but I don t have any matching applications. I strongly urge you to visit: http://discussions.info.apple.com/appleworks/...

Macintosh OS: video card, mac video cards, ati radeon 7000 64mb
mac video cards, ati radeon 7000 64mb, g4 towers: There is a company called RE:PC here in Seattle that consistently has 400Mhz G4 Towers for $125 to $175. http://www.repc.com/seattle.html Online stores that carry used Macs are on the list here http://www.macmaps.com/usedrefurbished.html Used and refurbished...

Macintosh OS: virtual cd rom drives for mac, virtual cd rom, cd rom drives
virtual cd rom, cd rom drives, pirate software: Melissa, Not that I know of - it is the protection so it is harder to pirate software ... you can t copy the disk on MANY computers and let people use it that way. Only one computer can use it at a time. The only other thought I have is to get a site...

Macintosh OS: virus attachment, netscape communicator folder, email spoofing
netscape communicator folder, email spoofing, virus attachment: Macs do not get virus (very very rare) If an email has a virus in it - and you forward it to a Win PC user, they can get the virus. If a PC user that has your email address in their addressbook gets a virus that sends email out, that virus can spoof ...

Macintosh OS: virus protection, thunderbird email, virus protection program
thunderbird email, virus protection program, mozilla thunderbird: Joe, not a problem! Step 1: Go to http://mozilla.org. You ll see a link to download firefox. This is a disk image. You ll find that many mac programs are distributed in DMG format (Disk iMaGe). You ll double click that, which will mount a virtual...

Macintosh OS: viruses on Microsoft Office Mac for teachers ?, mac expert, office mac
mac expert, office mac, would like more information: Hi and thank you for your question. Yes indeed - the same viruses that Windows users can be spread through Office for Mac. However it is very unlikely that it will affect your Mac, rather the virus could send it s self out via your PC. This is an area...

Macintosh OS: vitual pc 6, virtual pc 5, www google com
virtual pc 5, www google com, vitual pc: The Win HD Image was in the VPC5 folder. When updating, was a new folder created, or the VPC6 files put into the same folder. Do a search for files greater than 100mb and you should find the file, doubleclicking it SHOULD open VPC5 or 6 - if so just move...

Macintosh OS: voice recording, files in quicktime, file qt
files in quicktime, file qt, windows wave: Greg, select the attachment and choose save to disk. If it is on your desktop and you double click it... then go into itunes. File Menu Import The file is now in Itunes. Itunes Menu Preferences Go to the Advanced tob. Set ofr 128 mp3, 16...

Macintosh OS: voice, hi ed, ken ken
hi ed, ken ken, hi thanks: Hi Ed No worries on the info request. Sometimes it is not easy to decide what you need to say when you need help..... Good news is that I think that I know what is causing your issue. I think that somehow your Universal Access has been turned on. ...

Macintosh OS: Warning about e-mail storage, mail storage, storage quota
mail storage, storage quota, outlook express 5: When you use an email client, normally, it talks to the server, downloads the email and deletes it from the server. BUT in the Tools Menu, Accounts, YOUR ACCOUNT, on the Advanced tab, you have the option of Leave mail on server Delete after __ days...

Macintosh OS: WEP encryption mac and pc, wep encryption, hex code
wep encryption, hex code, hex key: Assuming the card works without encryption... (it s not broken) I have no answer from my experience, but the results of a search is http://www.macintouch.com/wirelesslanreader3.html Basically this device is a wireless 802.11b Ethernet bridge (doesn...

Macintosh OS: WEP password, macbook, setup time
macbook, setup time, support discussions: Plug the Macbook into the Airport Base Station. In the Utilities Folder in the Applications Folder there is an Airport Utility that allows management of the Airport Base Station. Note the password, Write it down and paste it on the base station, write it...

Macintosh OS: Web Format, unix platforms, deferent
unix platforms, deferent, developing a website: THE SERVER COULD NOT BE FOUND. if this what you meant then you need to approach your internet provider. there is no connection to mac platform. there are difference how browsers on deferent platforms read HTML, applets, scripts but web site accessibility...

Macintosh OS: Website Designers, music intranet, google
music intranet, google, website designers: What type of website - commercial, ecommerce, music, intranet??? What is the budget? Where? want local company Go to http://local.google.com/ type in website design and your city I have no firm opinion of design firms. If you know of sites you...

Macintosh OS: Whenever I try to open Quark..., mac os 9, folder preferences
mac os 9, folder preferences, classic environment: Hi, Jim! You obviously are running OS X most of the time or you wouldn t get Classic is starting messages. It takes, in my view, about a week to start up, so be sure you are waiting long enough. If that fails, the first place to start is inside the Classic...

Macintosh OS: Widget, web clipping service, web mac
web clipping service, web mac, info thanks: Frankly, I have no idea. I know this works: http://web.mac.com/rjsdev/software/News/Entries/2007/11/17_DDU_Widget_updated_for_Leopard.html Second, you may be able to (in safari) to surf to a weather webpage, and use the new web clipping service to create...

Macintosh OS: Win to Mac transition: general resources, google search, mac articles
google search, mac articles, application folder: Chris, You re not going to find (as far as I m aware) a site that translate PC behaviors to mac. I will recommend this: http://www.apple.com/pro/training/macosx_basics/index.html It ll be a bit basic, but it ll give you some ideas. If you buy...

Macintosh OS: Windows CD won't open on Mac, g4 quicksilver, mac g3
g4 quicksilver, mac g3, g3 g4: there are several possiblities. CD-RW s are more likely to have problems on different computers (not just cross-platform) - especially, cheaper brands. DVD+R is not recommended - should use DVD-R for the same reason. It could be the burner, laser...

Macintosh OS: Windows on Mac, powerpc g3 processor, macintosh os x
powerpc g3 processor, macintosh os x, mac virtual pc: Hi Austin There is probably a way to get Windows running on your Mac (Virtual PC for example), but by the time you have paid for this, spent many hours installing and tweaking (then only to suffer the slowness and crashes resulting from using an emulator)...

Macintosh OS: Windows Media Player for Mac, mac laptop, windows media player for mac
mac laptop, windows media player for mac, bob wood: Hi Sanura WMP doesn t work too well on 10.4. You can try uninstalling it through the installer and download and reinstall again. FlipforMac is a better program; http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/wmcomponents.mspx Bob Woo...

Macintosh OS: Windows Media Player, apple discussions, ir one
apple discussions, ir one, microsoft sound: There are files and whole directories that are invisible unless you enable Root (superuser with the power to screw up everything) see http://www.westwind.com/reference/OS-X/invisibles.html You would be ill-advised to enable yourself the power to render...

Macintosh OS: Windows .wps documents, opening wps files, appleworks 6
opening wps files, appleworks 6, microsoft office 2001: Dear Paul, What exactly do you wish to do with the files? If you simply want to read them, you should have your friends try to print them, and then choose Make PDF in the print dialog box. When they hit PRINT then, the file will simply be saved as...

Macintosh OS: Wireless Connections Between OS10 & OS9 Running Macs, open pci slot, dsl routers
open pci slot, dsl routers, ethernet cables: Hi Paul I am a wireless Luddite with a house full of ethernet cables. You might try Apple s Airport discussions where there are many questions relating to linksys and other non-mac wireless devices and, it seems, positive responses/remarks regarding...

Macintosh OS: Wireless Internet Access, apple system profiler, wireless internet access
apple system profiler, wireless internet access, open apple: A wireless network almost always has ethernet ports in the rear. Most iMacs have ethernet. Some iMacs have airport wireless builtin or have the capability to have it added. The original airport cards are difficult to find. Some iMacs will use Airport Extreme....

Macintosh OS: Wireless and internet, apple webobjects, apple discussions
apple webobjects, apple discussions, wireless capabilities: A wireless card - either an airport card or a third party card. And you will need some wireless connection to connect to. This is the Apple Discussions for Airport. http://discussions.info.apple.com/webx?14@756.rrZFaxrsVmc.0@.ee6cd90 This is the Apple...

Macintosh OS: Wireless for Macs, wireless internet connection, party cards
wireless internet connection, party cards, powerbook g4: Hi Liana The original Airport cards are the only ones that will work with your iBook. The cheapest I ve seen them is about $69.00 here; http://www.lacocostore.com/cgi-local/rpcart/index.cgi?command=listitems&type=group&group=air You can also use...

Macintosh OS: Wireless network for both mac/pc, wireless networking help, wireless internet connection
wireless networking help, wireless internet connection, mac os 9: Pretty much any wireless router will do this. The main disappointment is signal strength, if the location is two or three stories and the wireless cards in the computers are weak and require a strong signal. =========== WIRELESS NETWORKING LINKS =================...

Macintosh OS: Wireless network, mac apps, netgear router
mac apps, netgear router, macosx: Chad, You can t. There are mac apps that do this: http://www.versiontracker.com/php/search.php?mode=basic&action=search&str=bandwidth&plt%5B%5D=macosx&x=15&y=11 Which you should check out. But, you have to control bandwidth at the *router*. Technically...

Macintosh OS: Wireless router problem, internal hd, router problem
internal hd, router problem, external hd: www.macfixit.com has a tutorial on their site. http://www.macfixit.com/article.php?story=2005093011343164 Tutorials Friday, January 26 2007 @ 03:00 AM PST Tutorial: Fixing Wireless connectivity (including AirPort) problems: Dropouts, slow speed, more...

Macintosh OS: Word and email bcc, mail start, mail program
mail start, mail program, mac os 10: 1. Define the page size before pasting. OR change the default setup to your preferences. OR create a blank page to your specs and save as template or stationery. 2. Google for bcc osx mail http://www.google.com/search?q=bcc+osx+mail&start=0&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official...

Macintosh OS: Word and email bcc, mail program, mac os 10
mail program, mac os 10, copy feature: To # 1... Check to make sure all the updates are installed for Word. Other than that I have no suggestions. It may have something to do with what you are cutting the text out of. To # 2... You can activate the BCc field by selecting it under the View menu...

Macintosh OS: Word For Mac, quicktime folder, mac followup
quicktime folder, mac followup, problem occured: Jenny If you logged into a different user account and Word works ok, I m assuming you have it installed in the Applications folder on the root drive. In that case, there is a bad Preference file or font in the other users account. Check for an Microsoft...

Macintosh OS: Word on a mac, macbook, intel chips
macbook, intel chips, speed difference: David, It s word processing, there won t be a major speed difference actually using the software (if it s not optimized for the intel chips). Bonus - why not try out open office (openoffice.org) which I think has be optimized, and bonus, it s open source...

Macintosh OS: Word & mail bcc ?, mail menu, word mail
mail menu, word mail, cc mail: Hi Dave The first question is easy: Apple-Option-B to bring up the bcc field or go to the view menu in Mail and scroll down to Bcc Address field . I m not sure why you need to do this as there is a sent folder in Mail, where all messages that you send...

Macintosh OS: Will not wake up, energy saver, system preferences
energy saver, system preferences, home folder: Start with zapping the PRAM. Reboot while pressing the command (Apple), Option, R and P keys. Keep them pressed until you have heard three start up chimes. You might have to trash the com.apple.systempreferences.plist file. It is in your home folder Library...

Macintosh OS: want to make the switch, google earth, paul whalen
google earth, paul whalen, third party software: Paul, What great questions! 1) The main emulator - Virtual PC, significantly slows down a mac. Making it lousy for gaming, almost regardless of the mac s speed. Second, Microsoft has made it high enough priced...that it s cheaper to buy an xbox or...

Macintosh OS: want to wipe harddrive of imac-no startup disks, hd failure, computer boots
hd failure, computer boots, startup disks: Hi Catherine If you wish to start over then you will have to buy a retail copy of OS X. Aim for no higher than OS X 10.3.9 and your computer will operate at a reasonable speed... though I would recommend upgrading to at least 256mb RAM. And if you can...

Macintosh OS: watch avi with quicktime, vlc download, avi viewers
vlc download, avi viewers, avi divx: Bssil, Why not ask the person who gave you the AVI to make it a quicktime? Oh, it something you downloaded from the internet? Go here; http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ Download the mac client Play all the avi/divx/xvid files you want. Jef...

Macintosh OS: web page connection, bob wood, compatible browsers
bob wood, compatible browsers, internet explorer: Hi Jeanne The problem isn t with your machine or browsers, it s the way the site was written. This website has not been optimised for use on Macintosh, or with other browsers including Opera, Lynx, Mozilla and early versions of Internet Explorer or Netscape....

Macintosh OS: web sites, spacebar, command key
spacebar, command key, system preferences: Joyce, I m so happy to be of help in this question. Step one: use the key next to the spacebar - that s the command key and the Plus key to make fonts larger. This works with Safari, and I believe Internet explorer (but I d use safari). Second, Open...

Macintosh OS: website design, imac dv 400, business coach
imac dv 400, business coach, online tools: it s sure possible. most of web-hosting today provide their clients with a online tools for website creation as well as with tons of templates. i d suggest www.godaddy.com they have all the tools you need to have your website up and running. eli...

Macintosh OS: weird problem after Panther install, g3 ibook, bob wood
g3 ibook, bob wood, weird problem: Hi Mark Something went wrong with your install. I always recommend a clean install of a new system. Panther is not an upgrade, it s a completely new system. I would reinstall Panther and reinstall your apps, backing up any important files, pics, music,...

Macintosh OS: from windows to mac, wintel systems, os x panther
wintel systems, os x panther, apple g5: http://www.apple.com/powermac/ above is a url for a small chart showing power of apple G5 comparing to Wintel systems. system os X Panther Harware; http://www.apple.com/powermac/ Maya runs on apple as well as on PC also you may want to look into...

Macintosh OS: windows media player, mac os x panther, os x panther
mac os x panther, os x panther, empty trash: Hi Barry Have you tried restarting and then try emptying the trash? Do a Find on your System for Windows media Player and for WMP. You can set the Find window to also search for invisible files. If you find any, put them in the trash. You can also...

Macintosh OS: wireless card; emac, wireless capabilities, emac
wireless capabilities, emac, good luck: Malana, Sorry I took so long to find this file. Absolutely you can add a wireless card...as long as it s apple s airport card. Here s a link of instructions on how to install it: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=34859 Good Luck!...

Macintosh OS: wireless internet, wireless internet connection, mac os x
wireless internet connection, mac os x, powermac g4: Make sure the antenna is firmly seated in the card. Download APGrapher0.5.dmg iStumbler93 MacStumbler find them at www.versiontracker.com They will show the wireless networks available. ================================================= OS - OSX...

Macintosh OS: wireless PB1400, linksys 54g, mac os 9
linksys 54g, mac os 9, orinoco wireless: Remove the card and do all your monthly maintenance. Download macstumbler from www.versiontracker.com or do a google search. MacStumbler shows available wireless networks. It is possible there is interference with another wireless network. Sometimes changing...

Macintosh OS: wireless PB1400, linksys 54g, orinoco wireless
linksys 54g, orinoco wireless, powerbook 1400: Tyler, In networking there are several addresses that are resevered. 192.168.x.x and 10.1.x.x are both reserved for private networks (like the one you have at home.) a 169.x.x.x address is reserved for self assigned IPs where the computer asks for an...

Macintosh OS: wireless, hometown network, wireless antenna
hometown network, wireless antenna, antenia: Some wireless cards have screw in antennas - buying a bigger antenna ($90 or more usually) gives better reception. http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=mozclient&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&q=wireless+antenna+better+reception adding powerbook airport to the...

Macintosh OS: wma converter for mac, mac sofware, intel dual core
mac sofware, intel dual core, wma to mp3 conversion: Hi Ravi iTunes will convert wma to mp3 (or acc) format. Here are the instructions: To convert a song s file format: Choose iTunes Preferences, then click the Advanced button at the top of the window and click Importing. From the Import Using pop-up...

Macintosh OS: wma files?, digital voice recorder, photos button
digital voice recorder, photos button, media button: Hi Leslie! Remember this phrase: all s possible on a mac. I m supposing that you have iLife 06 installed. We ll be working in iMovie. Open it and create a new project, drag your mom s voice into the project s files (it s the container that has a lot...

Macintosh OS: wma to mp3 problem / data transfer issues, usb flash drive, internal hd
usb flash drive, internal hd, hd usb: The seizing could be due to problems on the USB drive (does it have a power source? Or is it bus powered?) If it is bus powered that is probably the problem source. It could be due to a problem on the internal HD. I would recommend downloading, installing...

Macintosh OS: wmv saving as documents, email attachments, application association
email attachments, application association, julie julie: Julie, To control how/where things are downloaded, when you recieve an email, it will show the file attached, control click on the file and you can choose where to place it. The .WMV file is a Windows Media File. To play it, you can use one of two...

Macintosh OS: Why won't OS9 run on my G4 laptop anymore?, xskey, g4 titanium
xskey, g4 titanium, system folders: hi Dan. i ve no idea if they have replaced some of the guts. it s strange they have touched the HD. there is no reason for it. i ve replaced the whole screen on my G4 17 and it was done in 1 hour without any touch of HD of cause. so taking into account...

Macintosh OS: How to work on the same documents on 2 macs, home mac, mb zip
home mac, mb zip, ftp space: Leif, I think there are a couple of way syou can do this. You re trying to sync a file....from mac 1 to mac 2...you ll need a media like a zip where you also store it. So, you leave home and use a sync utility...and sync it from your home mac to the...

Macintosh OS: What's wrong with my iBook?, printer prints, setup application
printer prints, setup application, printer setup: Try restarting while pressing the Apple, Option, P, and R keys. Keep them pressed until you have heard three start up chimes. Make sure there is nothin in the printer s queue by opening the Printer Setup application in the utilities folder and then double...

Macintosh OS: how to, modem interface, gb hd
modem interface, gb hd, 256 mb ram: Dear Omar Vera, I m sorry - this is beyond my abilities at this point, although I definitely agreed with the apple people when I first began reading ... the mother board may be an expensive replacement but there are places you can get them more cheaply...

Macintosh OS: Not Getting In, startup control panel, oslo norway
startup control panel, oslo norway, bob wood: England Can you boot from the OS CD by holding the C key? If you can, after it boots on the CD, go to the Menus at the top of the screen, One will show Startup Control Panel. Open that and choose your hard drive and see if it will restart normally. ...

Macintosh OS: xserve smb, elevator motors, google search
elevator motors, google search, megabit speeds: Draw a map of your network. A utility that automatically does this is available - the name escapes me right now. The map should indicate the routers, switches and hubs and their speeds. It should also indicate the computers and their network NIC speeds....

Macintosh OS: "Y" adaptor for ram chips, ram chips, ram slots
ram chips, ram slots, company web site: John, I really don t think that s possible and not just because of lack of places to put the RAM chips. I believe the best you can do is to double the apparent RAM using virtual memory in any OS up to 9.2.2 but if it s possible, try visiting or calling www.smalldog.com...

Macintosh OS: Yahoo Messenger and Mac OS 9.2, mac os 9, launch yahoo
mac os 9, launch yahoo, using a webcam: Go to both computers, quit Yahoo Messenger and navigate to Users/(the user s name)/Library/Preferences and locate the files named Yahoo! Messenger Preferences and Yahoo! Messenger.plist and throw these two files away. Do this for all users on the computer....

Macintosh OS: Yahoo Video, realplayer plugin, wmv file
realplayer plugin, wmv file, plug ins: Gene, I m guessing that if it s a WMV file...that the WMV plugin never worked well. Microsoft has stopped updating it...and let a third party do so (flip4mac.) Try installing this: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/flip4mac.mspx...

Macintosh OS: yahoo mail on our mac, free yahoo mail, mail bob
free yahoo mail, mail bob, beta yahoo: Hi Sandra and Phil Try trashing all of Firefox and downloading it again and installing. Sounds like it may be corrupt. Trash the Firefox application Trash the Firefox folder in /User/Library/Application Support Trash the Firefox folder in /User/Library/Caches...

Macintosh OS: yellow lines, apple system profiler, apple menu
apple system profiler, apple menu, g4 tower: Operating Systems and programs are released at .0 versions. Mistakes and bugs are fixed by updates. OS9 s current last update is 9.22 Quicktime was released in v1, v2, v3, v4, v5, v6, and v7 Each had updates to fix problems. You can find the updates...

Macintosh OS: Zero all Data?, angel dear, computer whiz
angel dear, computer whiz, dear angel: Dear Angel, Hot, as usual. Our average temperature is 85°F year round. Now, during the rainy season it often gets a bit cooler, but not much. During the dry season, it gets WAY hotter - over 100°F quite often. Regarding cleaning your hard drive...I...

Macintosh OS: Zero All Data, angel dear, dear angel
angel dear, dear angel, disk doctor: Dear Angel, I would use Norton s Disk Doctor. Boot up from the disk (restart your computer with the CD in the drive, and hold down the C key until it picks up on the CD). Then, go into the menu bar to Utilities, I think - and choose Wipe Info. I believe...

Macintosh OS: Zeroing Out, power mac g4, g4 desktop
power mac g4, g4 desktop, bob wood: Hi Anne You could just reformat the drive and leave it at that. For anyone to recover anything off your drive after that, it would take a very expensive program, and only some data would be recoverable in bits and pieces. The option for 7 & 35 pass...

Macintosh OS: zero all data, bob wood, low level format
bob wood, low level format, c key: Hi Angel Boot from the OS CD by holding the C key down. Use Drive Setup (inside the Utilities folder on your hard disk). Open the Functions menu and choose Initialization Options. Click the Low level format ; and Zero all data ; checkboxes to select...

Macintosh OS: zip 100 won't open, norton disk doctor, scsi zip drive
norton disk doctor, scsi zip drive, iomega zip 100: I assume you are on OS9. I assume you have a SCSI Zip Drive. I assume the Zip Disk has been used for a long time. I assume you have tried to use Disk First Aid to repair - it will probably fail. Zip disks should be Formatted every so often to stay clean,...

Macintosh OS: zip disk won't open, power macintosh g3, g3 minitower
power macintosh g3, g3 minitower, iomega tools: Hi Marigael You can t turn off the Finder, the System wouldn t run. Try booting with the Extensions off, holding the Shift key down and see it the zip disks appears on the desktop. If not, try using Iomega Tools. You may have that on your drive since...

Macintosh OS: zip drive with os 10, scsi adapter card, mac os x
scsi adapter card, mac os x, hipzip: hi this is form iomega website: Zip, *Jaz, Peerless and HipZip Digital Audio Players are supported by Mac® OS X. Native support does not allow for full functionality with your disks. IomegaWare™ software will provide full functionality and is available...

Macromedia Director: Autoexecute mac and pc, director projector, toast software
director projector, toast software, macintosh files: Hi Rick, To quote a paragraph from the following website (http://www.trah.co.uk/starterfile/mac.htm): - --------------------------------------- Creating autorun files for a mac Introduction It is possible to create CDs which contain Dos/Windows...

Macromedia Director: arkanoid for director, lingo script, best bet
lingo script, best bet, hitting the ground: Hi Eamann, Are you making this for a school/University course? If so, then the best bet is to ask advice from your tutor! I ve never tried making this type of game before, but the only thing I can suggest in terms of sample code is the constraint ...

Macromedia Director: Should I buy Director?, shading effects, fabulous tool
shading effects, fabulous tool, visual basic for applications: Hi Nolan Q: Can Director do everything that PowerPoint can and more? A: Unqualifiedly, absolutely, yes. Way more. I ve been using PowerPoint since it was first introduced on the Macintosh in the 80s and still use it because it s a fabulous tool,...

Macromedia Director: Creating a search with lingo, macromedia website, support director
macromedia website, support director, radio buttons: Hi Gail, The best place to start looking would be the Macromedia Website itself. Have a look at the link below: - http://www.macromedia.com/support/director/how/show/radbutt.html Also, have a look through the Knowledge Base, located here: - http://www.macromedia.com/cfusion/knowledgebase/index.cfm?mode=advanced...

Macromedia Director: Cycle Graphics, lingo script, script channel
lingo script, script channel, playhead: Hi Milan, I have had no problems using the Cycle Graphics behaviour, and cannot see any reason why you should have problems... Anyway, there is an alternative. Place your chosen cast members onto the score, all in a single channel, and make...

Macromedia Director: converting director files to exe, exe file, director 8
exe file, director 8, exe files: Hi Raj, Are you sure you are using: - File Create Projector ...to make the exe files? Because that is how you do it. There is no other alternative. What errors are you getting when trying to view the exe file on another PC? Arvin...

Macromedia Director: custom shape of hotspot or by alpha, vector shape, shape window
vector shape, shape window, custom shape: Hi Sam, Yes there is a way to draw a hotspot. You need to use the Vector Shape Window which is located on the top tool bar (the curvy S icon). Draw your tilted rectangle in there and it will appear in the cast window. You then need to make sure that...

Macromedia Director: Director 8.5 Lingo Question..., shockwave 3d, script checks
shockwave 3d, script checks, point 0: Hi First, to make things a little easier, make sure each of your buttons and field sprites are next to each other (eg up field = sprite(10), up button = sprite(11) etc.). Also make sure all your fields are named as you say - up , down etc. It doesn...

Macromedia Director: Director 8.5, compression option, stage size
compression option, stage size, win 32: Hi Om, You need to save your file as a Projector , and there are some options you need to sort out. First save your project ready to be converted. Select Create Projector from the File menu. This will ask you to select the file(s) you want to...

Macromedia Director: Director paint window, bitmap editor, paint window
bitmap editor, paint window, alpha transparency: Ryan, you have hit upon what I think is one of the most frustrating things about Director. I ve been working with Director on the PC and the Mac since version 4 was first released. As far as I m concerned, the technical term for what the bitmap editor in...

Macromedia Director: Director projectors, cross platform compatibility, lingo scripting
cross platform compatibility, lingo scripting, director projectors: Hi Dom A projector under Director s theatrical metaphor, is a program which the operating system will feed to the computer s microprocessor like any other. Microsoft Word for Windows will not work on a Macintosh, just as Netscape Navigator for Macintosh...

Macromedia Director: Director Resources, support director, arvind
support director, arvind, source code: Hi Kelvin, There are MANY Director sites out there, and some cater for specific needs - so it depends what kind of movie source code you want. Here are the main ones to look at: - www.director-online.com www.mediamacros.com http://www.macromedia.com/support/director/ts/documents/tn3104-dirwebsites.html...

Macromedia Director: Director Tutorial, director documentation, director multimedia
director documentation, director multimedia, survey participants: Hi Mojdeh Can this book fulfill my needs? You can download Director 8 documentation as PDF files from http://www.macromedia.com/support/director/documentation.html I have heard that the Director files are too bulky for the net? Is it true? ...

Macromedia Director: Don't know how to create a auto-start & play CD made with Director., macromedia director 7, cd rom drive
macromedia director 7, cd rom drive, oem installation: First, Oscar, I don t know whether you need to know about how to make an autostarting CD-ROM for a Mac or for Windows, but I ll assume you are interested in Windows. Under Windows, all you need to do is include a file called... autorun.inf ...in the...

Macromedia Director: Dual Input, script channel, arrow keys
script channel, arrow keys, keycodes: Hi, Hmmm...I seem to be having problems aswell! Here s the code I used. This is put on the script channel where both the players are situated: - on exitFrame me go the frame end on keyDown me case (the keyCode) of 13 : sprite(2).locV...

Macromedia Director: director, shockwave content, physical director
shockwave content, physical director, color palette: Hi John What you need to understand here is that the files Director saves (D?R, C?T) are binary-compatible on either platform (Mac or Win). This means the same physical Director-saved files will load and operate on a Mac or a PC. What is definitely not...

Macromedia Director: Expanding rectangle shape, rectangle shape, yellow boxes
rectangle shape, yellow boxes, sprite: Hi Chris: You re going to love this one! 1. Ctrl-3 for cast window 2. Click text member desired 3. Click the i symbol at the top of the cast window 4. Set Framing to Adjust to Fit That s it. You mention boxes. Try this: Ctrl-3...

Macromedia Director: Flash from Powerpoint, arvind
arvind: Hi, Flash and Powerpoint are 2 completely different programs. From my knowledge you cant convert Powerpoint to Flash or vice versa. This isnt even a Flash or Powerpoint topic - this is Director , which is another different program. Ask this...

Macromedia Director: converting director files to exe, projector, memory
Macromedia Director: converting director files to exe, projector, memory, stand alone player

Macromedia Director: Importing psd. files into Macromedia director, format bmp, bitmaps
Macromedia Director: Importing psd. files into Macromedia director, format bmp, bitmaps, psd

Macromedia Director: importing photoshop files, visability, background layer
Macromedia Director: importing photoshop files, visability, background layer, long time

Macromedia Director: llingo, sprite, score
Macromedia Director: llingo, sprite, score, lingo game

Macromedia Director: getting a sprite to appear when another sprite is clicked, background photo, frame number
Macromedia Director: getting a sprite to appear when another sprite is clicked, background photo, frame number, x type

Macromedia Director: good ol` versions of director, director mac os, slo mo
director mac os, slo mo, directmedia xtra: Hi Wade How far back (ver. 5? 6?) can I go and still have a useful product? When you say useful product I presume that you mean can play video of the summer festival with some fast-forward, rew, and slo-mo control. You ll get essentially the same...

Macromedia Director: guitar instructional program, hand sketches, leadership knowledge
hand sketches, leadership knowledge, interactive experiences: Jerry, I respectfully have to point out a glaring conjunction of two points you expressed: 1. I wish to make it a commercial interactive program. 2. I possess basic computer skills with no programming experience. Speaking as a commercial interactive...

Macromedia Director: Hi Mr Fraser,I am trying..., mysound, mr fraser
mysound, mr fraser, lingo: You didn t describe how you are playing the sound, but I ll assume you just imported the sound files normally into the cast, and placed them in the score. Give this a try instead: Make sure your sounds are in the same directory as your .DIR file and...

Macromedia Director: handlers, arvind, milan
arvind, milan: Hi Milan, I do not know how to do this, but perhaps you could provide me with the code you are using... or better yet, zip your movie up and upload it somewhere, give me the url to download it and maybe I could look into it. Sorry I cant help...

Macromedia Director: Can you help me coz my head is going bonkers., multiple choice questions, lingo script
multiple choice questions, lingo script, script channel: Hi, The easiest way to use databases in Director is by using a third-party Xtra. However, these are usually costly and I m assuming you dont have a budget for this?! It would be simpler not to use databases for this. It could easily be done using markers,...

Macromedia Director: Image compression, image compression, shockwave
image compression, shockwave, reply: Hi Sylvain, Sorry for the late reply, I ve been a bit busy as of late... Anyway, when I m making Director movies, I normally savw for web in Photoshop first then import the images into Director. This is because Photoshop is a graphics-only...

Macromedia Director: Import pictures into external cast., lingo code, bathtub drain
lingo code, bathtub drain, purpose design: Lars, The bad news is that I don t think this is a good strategy. The good news is, I think I have a much better one for you. First of all, importFileInto for graphics members is really not much use outside special-purpose design-time routines you only...

Macromedia Director: Importing psd. files into Macromedia director, file psd, psd files
file psd, psd files, psd file: Hi manda, Other than re-installing Director, I can t seem to think of any other way to solve your problem. One question though... Why would you want to import a PSD file? PSD files take up so much memory, resulting in your shockwave file becoming very...

Macromedia Director: Insert Java Applet in Macromedia Director, anfy java, macromedia director
anfy java, macromedia director, party plugin: Hi Saumitra, The only way I know is to use an Xtra called the Moka Xtra from the Intergration New Media Website. Unfortunately it is not free - its is quite expensive: around $300 - $500!! Here is the Homepage for it: - http://www.integrationnewmedia.com/products/mokaxtra/...

Macromedia Director: importing photoshop files, transparent background color, png files
transparent background color, png files, photoshop document: First off, I d make sure your Photoshop document is not an indexed type. You most likely want RGB with true alpha blending transparency: not 8-bit indexed with a transparency color. Also, make sure you specify a transparent background color for the Photoshop...

Macromedia Director: Linking projectors or 2 separate director files, alion, appologies
alion, appologies, script window: Hi Anthony, First of all, appologies for the late reply. You can do this with a projector, or within Director itself. The code used will be the same. In your alion.dir file, right-click the button you want to make a link, and select Script . ...

Macromedia Director: linking macromedia director 8.0 with database, macromedia director 8, data access objects
macromedia director 8, data access objects, finished application: The only thing I have experience with is datagrip: www.datagrip.com You can download it and start developing with it immediately for free: but only within Director. When you are ready to deliver your application, you or your client will need to buy the...

Macromedia Director: llingo, lingo database, random movement
lingo database, random movement, apear: Hi, I have been trying different ways of doing the same thing as you are trying to do, and have found that the best way to do it is to use a simple Lingo Database. What you do is list all your randomly moving sprites in the first part of the database,...

Macromedia Director: Macromedia director 7, macromedia director 7, basic slide show
macromedia director 7, basic slide show, playback head: This is what I call the basic slide show stage of learning Director, and I d put you at about day two using it. Here s a hint: read the manuals. Director is a deep and wide programming environment, but I ll try to give you the basics for navigation: ...

Macromedia Director: Macromedia Flash, shockwave applet, learning flash
shockwave applet, learning flash, director flash: First of all, my specialty is Director, not Flash. I don t use Flash myself, but I can tell you that Flash is not Director. Flash is more suited to drag and drop authoring, and lacks a scripting language for programming interactivity and procedures...

Macromedia Director: Macromedia, shadow image, member check
shadow image, member check, arvind: Hi Jesse, Sorry for the late reply, I ve been at work all weekend! Anyway, the only thing I can think of is that the button that is offset, has an extra pixel(s) in the cast member. Check out the cast member of that particular troublesome sprite and see...

Macromedia Director: Mouse Rollover, lingo script, mouse rollover
lingo script, mouse rollover, index menu: Hi Jay, You can use the Behaviour from the Behaviour Library onto the index menu text, but that creates a huge lingo script which isnt necessary at all. All you need to do is use this simple code: - on mouseEnter me cursor 280 end Done!...

Macromedia Director: Multimedia CD organization, support director, director 7
support director, director 7, dxr: Which files I have to maintain out of the movie? Your best approach for a number of reasons is to use multiple director movies (.DIR, .DXR, or .DCR) files. Do I have to make a more movies that call one another or only one big movie? I would go...

Macromedia Director: Music - play, pause, resume play, lingo dictionary, pallete
lingo dictionary, pallete, script window: Hi again, You can always try to make a pause button instead of stop : - http://www.macromedia.com/cfusion/knowledgebase/index.cfm?id=tn_14350 As for the commands, have a look at the Lingo dictionary. Aslo, within Director itself, the Library Pallete...

Macromedia Director: mouseEnter and mouseLeave, mouse rollover, macromedia director
mouse rollover, macromedia director, navigational system: Hi Mark, Part of your question has been answered here: - http://experts.about.com/q/Macromedia-Director-2197/Mouse-Rollover.htm Just put: - on mouseLeave me cursor -1 end under the previous script, to make it change back to an arrow. ...

Macromedia Director: navigation question, place hyperlinks, empty rectangle
place hyperlinks, empty rectangle, invisible shape: Hi Alejandra, You can do this by creating a hotspot - much like the its done in Dreamweaver (as you mentioned). On the Tools panel on the left, click on the empty Rectangle or Circle Tool. Use this tool to cover the letter on your jpeg image. Right-click...

Macromedia Director: opening new broswer window from director, broswer window, hyperlinked text
broswer window, hyperlinked text, director 8: Hi Perry, Try this. First delete the http://general behaviour you added from the library palette. then right click your sprite (or text), then select Script from the drop down menu. Assuming you want it to link to Yahoo.com , replace whatever...

Macromedia Director: Problem with Director, adobe acrobat, arvind
adobe acrobat, arvind, heaps: Hi, First of all, apologies for the late reply. I ve had major problems with my email as of late! OK. I wouldve explained it all here, but I did a quick search and all of what I wanted to say is exactly on the following page: - http://www.shocksites.com/openSource/072803h.asp...

Macromedia Director: Projector Files Corrupted, yahoo games, arvind
yahoo games, arvind, projector: Hi Lizette, Are you trying to play this game online, i.e. when you are connected to the Internet? Or is the game a downloadable file which you have installed? If it s online, can you provide the link? You may have to contact Yahoo Games about this because...

Macromedia Director: Projector files, projector files, flash application
projector files, flash application, file flash: There used to be a fantastic utility for the Mac called FlashRipper. It basically tore apart a password protected flash file, and saved it as a base Flash file so you could open it in the Flash application. The only problem was that it also took all interactivity...

Macromedia Director: Question abt mouse function, mouse cursor, mouse function
mouse cursor, mouse function, sprite: Hi Mian, Put this script on your sprite to make it as if the mouse cursor is the sprite: - on exitFrame me sprite(n).locH = the mouseH sprite(n).locV = the mouseV end Remember to replace the n with whatever channel your sprite is in. ...

Macromedia Director: Re.: Creating Web Pages with Director, creating web pages, shockwave player
creating web pages, shockwave player, favorable reply: Hi Nancy, First of all I have to say this: Director and Websites do not mix! Director is more used to making games, or CD/DVD ROM Creation. If you want to make an interactive/animated Website, best to do it in Flash (which is also part of Macromedia,...

Macromedia Director: Scripting for pong, macromedia director 8, pong game
macromedia director 8, pong game, down arrow: Hi Stacy, I m not exactly sure which objects you wish to move (I m assuming its the players bats ), but here is a simple code which may be of use: - -- on keyDown me case (the keyCode) of 126 : sprite(spriteNum).locV = sprite(spriteNum).locV...

Macromedia Director: Scripts, birds eye view, lingo dictionary
birds eye view, lingo dictionary, lingo programming: This is indeed a very basic question. Cast scripts are associated with a particular castmember. Score scripts (or behaviors ) are associated with a particular sprite on the stage. These are the most commonly used place for programming in Lingo. Movie...

Macromedia Director: Scroller, sprite, arvind
sprite, arvind, sprites: Hi Milan, I ve had a look at your code and only come up with one possible answer. What you could do is this: - Add an extra sprite - a verticle line would do - at the point where the arrow is (this is the point where u want the pictures to stop...

Macromedia Director: Shockwave, tongkat ali, shockwave logo
tongkat ali, shockwave logo, web page index: Hi ernie, Looking at your code, the beakers.dcr file is the folder named Director . Now unless the index.htm file is in the same folder, then it will not work. You can do two things to make it work: - 1.) Place both the index.htm file and...

Macromedia Director: Shopping Basket effect in Director 8, comma delimited, field header
comma delimited, field header, global property: I m not going to write you a complete solution, of course. I normally charge for that :) However, here s something you can try that should definitely shed some light for you and show you the rich set of possibilities for handling your requirement using...

Macromedia Director: Sounds and Color Fill, lingo scripts, webforums
lingo scripts, webforums, incorrect answers: Hi Allison, I ve tried all sorts of things with the fillMode and fillColor lingo scripts, but to no avail! This should be a very simple script to use, but it doesnt seem so. If you want to use these scripts, then you can always look on the Director...

Macromedia Director: shockwave files, shockwave dcr, internet mail extensions
shockwave dcr, internet mail extensions, web service provider: This isn t really to do with the area of Lingo programming, but I ll try to give you some ideas. There is no simple way to do what you are describing. There is only an arduous and circuitous way that will produce extremely poor results if you ever finish...

Macromedia Director: getting a sprite to appear when another sprite is clicked, script channel, visible property
script channel, visible property, arvind: Hi Alejandra, You can use the VISIBLE property to make this happen. Create a script on your script channel with the following: - on exitFrame me sprite(1).visible = false end Make sure you replace the 1 with whatever channel your text sprite...

Macromedia Director: Totally stumped on Video, home video clips, director projectors
home video clips, director projectors, digital silence: It is definitely proprietary and the software layer is very thin. I think the key to how it plays is very careful VBR (variable bitrate) compression done by hand. Codec(s) may be proprietary, and included in the package. In the Ratzenberger one, they are...

Macromedia Director: tutorial, macromedia director shockwave, searchable knowledge base
macromedia director shockwave, searchable knowledge base, hakatai: Giselle There are many, MANY resources on the web that can help you learn about creating Shockwave. I don t think I can recommend a specific tutorial, but in general, anything that will teach you about Director can also be applied to Shockwave, which...

Macromedia Director: web design, director 8, arvind
director 8, arvind, marker: Hi again... I should have mentioned this in my last message....you can create a whole website in one director movie and just use the Jump to marker button behaviour (Window | Library | Controls) to jump between different pages! Please ask if...

Macromedia Director: Where to go now?, odbc data source, free developer version
odbc data source, free developer version, access 97 2000: Hi Andrew 1) What is the best way to display and store the CD listings (lists/ActiveX)? Since you mention ActiveX, I m assuming you don t need Macintosh functionality. I know there are lots of ActiveX controls available, and you can embed them in Director...

Macromedia Fireworks: can i add new fonts to macromedia fireworks?, new fonts, macromedia fireworks
new fonts, macromedia fireworks, font files: Do a search on yahoo for free fonts, etc… you will find sites with zip files to download. The files you are downloading will be font files. Create a folder to save these downloaded files in. Once you download the zip files you will need to extract the “font...

Macromedia Fireworks: Banner ad, creating animated graphics, studio mx
creating animated graphics, studio mx, using frames: Creating a banner involves creating an animated gif. AKA an animated graphic. You need to use fireworks to create your animated graphic. The entire manual for each software package can be accessed from the top help drop sown menu located from the top help...

Macromedia Fireworks: building web sites, graphics editing software, phone service providers
graphics editing software, phone service providers, cynthia mann: Hello Kyle, Visit www.macromedia.com - this is the site for the makers of Dreamweaver. Dreamweaver is the professional software used to create webpages. There are many other solutions which exist. Each solution has its good points and bad points. Dreamweaver...

Macromedia Fireworks: Changing Delay of Frames in Fireworks MX, fireworks mx, popup menus
fireworks mx, popup menus, studio mx: There is an arrow graphic that indicates the presence of sub menus. Your sub menu items are missing that arrow and instead display the missing graphic indicator- a “red x” . Basically you need to put the arrow graphic on the server. Re-import the files...

Macromedia Fireworks: CSS Menu in Fireworks 8, dreamweaver manual, pop menu
dreamweaver manual, pop menu, menu text: It sounds like you should be using a template in dreamweaver – then when you update your main page all other pages created from that template will update as well. The entire dreamweaver manual can be accessed from the help drop down menu located within the...

Macromedia Fireworks: creating thumbnails in dreamweaver mx, web design software, dreamweaver books
web design software, dreamweaver books, dreamweaver manual: The entire dreamweaver manual can be accessed from the top help drop down menu located in the software. There are instrctions on how to create a photo album. Fireworks is not necessary. You just need to have your picures in one folder then use the create photo...

Macromedia Fireworks: Fireworks 4 rollovers, using fireworks, preview tab
using fireworks, preview tab, swap image: Hi Ken, Thanks for the question! Fireworks 4 is a great little program (well, big actually) - but you ll be glad to know rollovers are still there. Here s one way with your Photoshop files: (1) Import your Photoshop graphic (you ll notice all layers...

Macromedia Fireworks: Fireworks 5, webpage designs, mellisa
webpage designs, mellisa, different numbers: Hi Mellisa, Thanks for your question. I have good news and bad news. If you are designing the site in Fireworks then it s bad news, if you also have Dreamweaver (or another webdesign package), then it s good. Unfortunately, Fireworks is mainly used...

Macromedia Fireworks: Fireworks link, using fireworks, dreamweaver 3
using fireworks, dreamweaver 3, hotspot: You can add a URL to a slice- or better yet just draw a hotspot over the area and add the URL to the hotspot. You do understand that your entire fireworks exported image will eb an image and not real “text”. So draw the hotspot over the area that you need...

Macromedia Fireworks: Fireworks or Photoshop?, learning web design, classroom in a book
learning web design, classroom in a book, image editing: I suggest you learn both. Fireworks works well with dreamweaver. It has a lot of cool features- BUT photoshop has more effects and filters to add to graphics. You would probably use the two software packages in a manner where you would design an element in...

Macromedia Fireworks: Flash Presentation Help., shockwave flash object, fla files
shockwave flash object, fla files, flash presentation: to edit a flash movie you would needthe original .fla file. Flash files begin as .fla files and are then exported to .swf files. you can not edit the exported/final final files. unless you have posession of the original master file you can not make any changes...

Macromedia Fireworks: can i add new fonts to macromedia fireworks?, windows control panel, font selection
Macromedia Fireworks: can i add new fonts to macromedia fireworks?, windows control panel, font selection, fireworks

Macromedia Fireworks: Fireworks 5, decameter, slow computers
Macromedia Fireworks: Fireworks 5, decameter, slow computers, good luck

Macromedia Fireworks: Soft edges on images, gaussian blur, xtras menu
Macromedia Fireworks: Soft edges on images, gaussian blur, xtras menu

Macromedia Fireworks: A few dreamweaver questions, editable region, dreamweaver manual
editable region, dreamweaver manual, forward button: re: code for a forward button--- what page is next/forward ???? only you know that - you would need to actully link your button to the page you wnat it to go to next. So the code would be a hyperlink to the page that you want to come next. re: templates...

Macromedia Fireworks: Hi! Dream weaber question, decorative frames, time hope
decorative frames, time hope, rectangles: You need to work with a graphics editing program along with dreamweaver. Learn how to use fireworks and dreamweaver together. Vist www.macromedia.com to learn more about how dreamweaver and fireworks work togeher. Also, the entire manuals of each software...

Macromedia Fireworks: linking problem, anchor reference, anchor point
anchor reference, anchor point, thumb nail: Next to each of your pictures (thumbs) you need to insert anchors. As the name might imply they are “placeholders, reference points, etc...” I do suggest you read up on how to create/use anchors, etc… - FYI- the entire software manual is included in the help...

Macromedia Fireworks: Macromedia Fireworks, colour shape, macromedia fireworks
colour shape, macromedia fireworks, time image: Hi Chris, Thankks for the question. Fireworks is a program designed and created to produce web graphics - although it has progressed onto much more. It is able to produce graphics which are re-editable. If, for example, you draw a box, you can move...

Macromedia Fireworks: Macromedia Question, workspace area, halp
workspace area, halp, new frame: Hello again, Mellisa, I m glad I was of help to you last time, that s what I m here for. And also a thank you for the nice comment you sent to my ratings page. I ll answer the Dreamweaver 4 question first: If you only have Dreamweaver 4, then the...

Macromedia Fireworks: psd files, macromedia fireworks, images directory
macromedia fireworks, images directory, psd files: You would edit your “layout.psd” – in fireworks- with slices and all. When you are done you would export your file- upon export you will be presented with an option to save html and images. You can select eh folder where the images should go. This html file...

Macromedia Fireworks: Resizing Screen Captures, software screens, result detail
software screens, result detail, graphics packages: Hi Beth, Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, there isn t a lot I can do. When you take a screen capture and then reduce it, pixels are thrown away in order to compensate for the difference in file size - as a result, detail goes with it. ...

Macromedia Fireworks: Soft edges on images, canvas color, using fireworks
canvas color, using fireworks, canvas size: Hi Dave, Thanks for the question! OK! Soften an edge we will! I used Fireworks 4 to do the following with a jpeg file. (1) Open up the jpeg file directly into Fireworks File/Open from the menu bar (2) We first need to increase the size of the...

Macromedia Fireworks: Web Design in general, fireworks mx, bad vibes
fireworks mx, bad vibes, navagation menu: The Java script issues are BS. I have never heard of such a thing- I would say that most people have java script enabled and do not touch tools to disable javascript. Firework is great-use whatever is the simplest tool for you to use to create the effects...

Macromedia Freehand: Exporting FreeHand to PDF, eps, pakistan
eps, pakistan, postscript: Yea it happens, what you can do is to convert your file as path (covert to path = Ctrl+Alt+P) for text fixing, and can have individual PDF for each page in freehand. Try this if this helps, feel free to ask anything further Huma Riaz Location: Karachi-Pakista...

Macromedia Freehand: Exporting files, giff files, vector logo
giff files, vector logo, good answer: The good answer is to save your background along the logo, it happens with some of the logos that doesnt appear perfectly when exporting into a web page. or you can check out the transparency option with dither selection. hope this option will help....

Macromedia Freehand: Exporting FreeHand to PDF, firstplace
Macromedia Freehand: Exporting FreeHand to PDF, firstplace

Macromedia Freehand: Mac OS and Windows Freehand Formats, freehand files, flower1
freehand files, flower1, mac os on windows: Ideally it should open, showing wrong file names means windows is not understanding the file format. what I tell you is that Mac is intelligent than PC, so if you set a file format in macintosh will be easier to understand for PC. for instance, export...

Macromedia Freehand: publishing, contribute 3, type index
contribute 3, type index, index file: The index page is your default page which will open when user will open your website. Sometimes; due to cache the files don’t come as the changed one, it simply shows the previous un-changed version, and we think that changes are not happening. If you...

Macromedia Freehand: converting freehand files to MX, freehand files, freehand mx
freehand files, freehand mx, vector image: you can try one thing. check the previous file extensions and change then to fh11 or whatever the software uses now. Hope this will help, otherwise ... I think you will need to copy and paste the data from one file to another (from previous software...

Macromedia Freehand: Saving PDF, graphic artist, eps
graphic artist, eps, preference: Make it separate, each color for each file. I think this could be the only way you can get spot color in another program from freehand. manipulate them (and color them individually) once you import them from freehand. I dont knwo if there s another way of...

Macromedia Freehand: Freehand 9 text glitch, memory problem, internal error
memory problem, internal error, glitch: Sorry for being late jim, I am also facing the same problem but it is somehow rarely happens to me. what I have concluded from this is either a memory problem which makes freehand to render the font incorrectly or it is freehand s internal error by that...

Macromedia Freehand: editing a freehand picture, freehand files, decrement
freehand files, decrement, alphabet: its not possible in freehand, although if it is a picture you can open it in Photoshop, and edit with the finding the right alphabet (i.e. find B in the existing text and copy paste it to make a new word BORN) and using it in your own new word by copying and...

Macromedia Freehand: Custom path in FreeHand 11, stroke pattern in freehand
stroke pattern in freehand: there is an option in freehand to choose the style of the line, first draw your line where you want it to be, and then choose the Window stroke stroke menu, choose stroke style, thickness and also the color (from color menu). If it is unclear feel...

Macromedia Freehand: Adding a Border/Contour/Stroke/Outline "Outside" of a Path?, macromedia freehand 10, dear tom
macromedia freehand 10, dear tom, image path: Dear Tom, Making a stroke in Freehand is possible like a flash, but not like Photoshop to specify its outside/inside direction. For this you will need to create another Stroke inside/outside around your object and specify its stroke as inside/outside border....

Macromedia Freehand: Arching Graphics, kpt vector effects, warp frame
kpt vector effects, warp frame, frame selection: Vicki, glasses are really out of my area, but i have an idea you may want to try. kpt vector effects has a warp frame selection....if you group all the items and draw a box around them representing the outer boundary you can adjust the entire image in one...

Macromedia Freehand: banner, animated gif files, jpg files
animated gif files, jpg files, jpgs: Dear Asad, try to use imageready2.0, it has been designed for animated gif files, comes with adobe photoshop open all your JPGs in it and put each one in a layer separately in a single file, open and close layers one by one, use animation panel for...

Macromedia Freehand: The best prepress layout programs, page layout programs, prepress layout
page layout programs, prepress layout, adobe pagemaker: jason, all i can do is sing the praises of freehand..i currently work in 8, but i am playing around with 9 quite a bit while i wait for all of our vendors to upgrade as well. the first thing i need to tell you is that it is an entirely different animal than...

Macromedia Freehand: building web sites, coffee mugs, cynthia mann
coffee mugs, cynthia mann, web editors: dea kyle, my area of expertise is graphics for textiles. that would be t-shirts, coffee mugs, stuff like that. in this industry we don t get any time to study other types of graphic design, the t-shirt industry is very busy. you may try calling a local...

Macromedia Freehand: CMYK Printing Problem, correct colours, color swatches
correct colours, color swatches, correct colors: There s could be two to three things, you can start... 1. first try printout the images in other software, like photoshop, if it comes allright, it means the problem is with converting the file, or with freehand calibration 2. is your freehand printing...

Macromedia Freehand: Converting Freehand 3 to 9 or 10, illustrator, desire
illustrator, desire: started in freehand 3 myself :) i have lost access to alot of old files myself this way, having them in frehand 3, can t get them to open in freehand or illustrator which seems to open just about everything freehand won t. but considering the time a catalogue...

Macromedia Freehand: cmyk images in freehand, cmyk images, color copies
cmyk images, color copies, complete project: :) Ask your printer Ingrid. I am sure if he uses freehand, he will confirm you the same. If you are still not sure, you can do couple of tricks. 1. Save as the complete project into another folder and Convert the pictures in to PICT format, replace...

Macromedia Freehand: custom lines, rivers and streams, line marker
rivers and streams, line marker, more time consuming: dwight, if you go under the topic widow at the top of you screen and select inspector stroke, the inspector box will come up, at the bottom of that box is a box that says no dash ..it has a wide range of dash options for a stroke or outline.....the other...

Macromedia Freehand: Flash Presentation Help., shockwave flash object, flash presentation
shockwave flash object, flash presentation, source file: The software should be Macromedia Director, in which you can edit the file, however; you can try editing this in flash too, import the file n flash and check if it s available for editing. You can do one thing also; there s a software called imperator...

Macromedia Freehand: Format conversion, vector format, freehand mac
vector format, freehand mac, format conversion: Dear Moshe, you have two options, one is save your file as .eps . it will be less in size and good in quality, second format is .ai , but i m not sure about weather it will appear on powerpoint or not, you may have to check it first. .gif n .bmp files...

Macromedia Freehand: FreeHand Support Japanese?, japanese artwork, japanese fonts
japanese artwork, japanese fonts, international clients: i wish i could help you with that but i have never worked with any international clients. i would send a request for information directly to macromedia on that one since it has more to so with programming and program support. so i can;t help, but i can suggest...

Macromedia Freehand: Freehand 9.0 Logo Color Change, key line, line mode
key line, line mode, logo color: Hello David, It can be done if you have Freehand EPS. Open you file and un-group it so that you can modify it. If you are unable to figure out weather the file is editable or not. Press the command Ctrl+K . In Key line mode if the file is showing...

Macromedia Freehand: Freehand 9.0 Logo Color Editing, photo editing software, bitmap files
photo editing software, bitmap files, vector files: unless the eps is an editable eps you will have to make any changes in software such as photoshop, or some other photo editing software. please see the bitmap versus vector section in freehand help it will give you a clear explanation of the difference...

Macromedia Freehand: Freehand 9, high res images, fh9
high res images, fh9, flash preview: freehand 9 should utilize the tiffs perfectly, you may want to convert jpgs over to tiffs, make sure that all images are bright and color full in photshop before you import them in. i just went back into fh9, been awhile since i have run that version, but...

Macromedia Freehand: Freehand to Illustrator, macintosh font, adobe illustrator
macintosh font, adobe illustrator, presentation folders: simone, your friend should be able to convert his text to outlines in illustrator or in freehand, if this isn t working the problem maybe that the font is missing outlines..in which case little can be done.....i have a sweet little program called fontographer..if...

Macromedia Freehand: Freehand - lost my toolbar, freehand mx, monitor resolution
freehand mx, monitor resolution, tool bar: Hi Nalani, have you ever tried by increasing the PC s resolution and finding the tool bar hidden somewhere around a corner? increas the monitor resolution to maximum and try to find in freehand ... Hope this will help, if not let me know too......

Macromedia Freehand: Freehand - lost my toolbar, previous version, emma
Macromedia Freehand: Freehand - lost my toolbar, previous version, emma, boxes

Macromedia Freehand: How to find a screenprinter for full front of T shirt, darks, tees
Macromedia Freehand: How to find a screenprinter for full front of T shirt, darks, tees

Macromedia Freehand: No Toolbars
Macromedia Freehand: No Toolbars

Macromedia Freehand: How to find a screenprinter for full front of T shirt, t shirt design, screenprinter
t shirt design, screenprinter, good luck: all the printers i have worked with in my career have a maximum imprint area of 14 inches wide by 16 inches tll because of shirt palatte size. so i don t know anyone specific to help you. there is a pretty useful resource on the web where you may find a...

Macromedia Freehand: freehand color problem, pantone color chart, monitor calibration
pantone color chart, monitor calibration, spot colors: if you want to make sure of exact color my suggestion is to use the pantone color chart to create spot colors in your design. when this file moves from computer to computer the file reads the exact pantone match. the colors may not look the same or print...

Macromedia Freehand: importing cmyk image into freehand, designing a cd cover, rgb tiff
designing a cd cover, rgb tiff, tiff format: For this purpose, what I do is to make a new folder for sending out for printing, and keep each and every files as same as older directory but save them all as CMYK TIFF no compression, and import the files into freehand from the LINKS menu and update and...

Macromedia Freehand: Layers, adobe photoshop, misunderstanding
adobe photoshop, misunderstanding, few days: Sorry for misunderstanding Lana, I got a similar question on Adobe Photoshop category, and now this is freehand related. In freehand you just need to click on the object and then another layer in order to move into another layer, which is not a big...

Macromedia Freehand: Low Rez JPG problem, 300 dpi pictures, dpi image
300 dpi pictures, dpi image, problem thanks: when i pull actual photos into freehand i use 300 dpi pictures. 72 usually looks great on the web, but not printed. it won t help to just increase the dpi image in photoshop at this point, you will need to re-scan the image at a higher res or you will continue...

Macromedia Freehand: Novice Logo Maker..., shape tool, custom shape
shape tool, custom shape, down arrow: Hiya, Sorry for the delay Dennis, Have you seen the basic shapes provided in Photoshop? While you are in Photoshop, press (U) key from keyboard, and select the custom shape tool , (inside tool options) Click on the small down arrow appearing...

Macromedia Freehand: Pdf files, adobe pdf format, paer
adobe pdf format, paer, pdf files: Hello Barry, This is not a difficult task, scan your page, and save it as adobe PDF format in Photoshop, open your file in Acrobat to check is it working or not, its that simple, feel free to ask anything further, Huma Riaz Location: Karachi-Pakista...

Macromedia Freehand: Pixelating Objects, greg lawson, g4 400
greg lawson, g4 400, rasterizes: i have faced the similar problem long time ago, it was some option in printing dialouge box, which says something about printing quality, similar to the page preview options we see in freehand. The problem has been corrected when i chose the Normal/good quality...

Macromedia Freehand: Printing halftones from Macromedia FH9, epson 3000, postscript driver
epson 3000, postscript driver, fh9: i can t really help with this quetion because it is printer scecific not software specific. freehand and halftones are very particular halftone screens even with a postscript driver. i suggest you contact someone running this particular printer or the company...

Macromedia Freehand: printing to PDF colors get washed out, color management options, distiller settings
color management options, distiller settings, export function: i make my clients supply art in ai, eps or freehand if they have it, otherwise they have to supply in whatever native file format they created their image in be it photoshop, photopaint, microsoft word; so that i don t ever have to deal with this issue. i...

Macromedia Freehand: Seperations, color seperations, spot colors
color seperations, spot colors, seps: very simple depending on your printer driver, as far as freehand is concern you just make sure the colors are designated as spot, go to your color dialogue box select each color and make sure that the under color then options is selected as SPOT COLOR, if...

Macromedia Freehand: Text Box with line numbers, line numbers, gutter
line numbers, gutter, ruler: Hello Tom, You will need to work out with Tab setting. In freehand if you need bullets you have to type your number/bullet before the text (first letter of the starting paragraph). And between text and bullet/number, press tab once. 1. -tab space-...

Macromedia Freehand: No Toolbars, coverage area, tool set
coverage area, tool set, several ways: Hi Wendy, It happened to me long ago when my toolbar was disappeared, I tried several ways like you, but no luck. The reason of my problem was my toolbar got out of my monitor s coverage area, and it was just that I couldn’t be able to see it. it was...

Macromedia Freehand: web design, cascading style sheets, adobe imageready
cascading style sheets, adobe imageready, macromedia fireworks: Salaam Asad, The website you showed is a good site made by some professional. The site is simple and neat, while creating a professional website; all you need to balance is website standards with esthetic sense. You can always try for the best. And...

Macs/Apples: in 0utlook 2003 i can'e select..., wrobel, benson
wrobel, benson: Dear Benson, If you are using Outlook 2003, then you are using a PC. Please go to the PC section of All Experts and ask them what the problem is, okay? Just go to this link and it will take you to a specialist here and you will be all set. Thanks, Jeff...

Macs/Apples: I have a 1.8GHz dual G5. ..., kernel panic, firewire usb
kernel panic, firewire usb, installer cd: Dear Tony, Was there any version of OS X on the partition before? If not, barring there not being enough room and the volume being Mac OS Extended, there should NOT be any problems. Have you tried starting the machine with the install cd in the drive,...

Macs/Apples: 1 Year Old iMac...Dead Logic Board, disposable computers, reliability record
disposable computers, reliability record, logic board: Dear Alan, Your story is another incredibly uncanny proof of Murphy s Law and I am so sorry. Macs truly don t end up breaking down much as all and I am more than a bit skeptical about your local tech s diagnosis. Unless you are VERY familiar with Macs,...

Macs/Apples: 17" G4 PB recurrent system freeze, 2gb ram, bad sectors
2gb ram, bad sectors, warranty replacement: Patrick, Sounds like a bad hard drive, possible bad sectors. If you have AppleCare, try getting the HD replaced. Otherwise, you might need to replace it on your own. Try calling Hitachi or the HD manufacturer to claim warranty replacement. Most HD s are...

Macs/Apples: 2.2GHZ macbook pro vs. 2.4GHZ macbook pro, email friends, day tasks
email friends, day tasks, everyday tasks: This is depends on what you call day by day tasks . If you mostly surf the internet and email friends - then no use in spending money. If you spend your days editing videos and applying effects to 1 GB images in Photoshop then difference will be noticeable....

Macs/Apples: Apple OS on a PC?, bit torrent client, azureus bit torrent client
bit torrent client, azureus bit torrent client, hackintosh website: Dear Babatunde, Yes, you most definitely can install OS X on your PC. Mac laptops are very inexpensive, in fact, I compared a plain Macbook to an HP Laptop, feature for feature last week and this is what I found: The basic Macbook that I own was $1299...

Macs/Apples: airport connecting desktop & laptop, modem apple, wireless access point
modem apple, wireless access point, dsl modem: Chris, You have a couple questions here: 1. Wifi on your G5. Yes, as long as the airport card is your Apple-branded Airport Extreme card, you should be fine. Just open the side of your case and plug it in, following the instructions that came with the...

Macs/Apples: Change email readers?, mac mail, mail application
mac mail, mail application, email reader: Michael, You followed the correct steps, but you have one more step to go. Choose select when under the general preferences mail application drop-down menu. You can run Outlook if you use Virtual PC, a seriously slow way to do Windows on a PowerPC-based...

Macs/Apples: codec, m4v format, m4v files
m4v format, m4v files, quicktime download: Dear David, Hi! I think we may be miscommunicating a bit. Podcasts are generally done in MP3 format, as they are free and unlocked and have been traditionally distributed in MP3 form. An m4p is a sound-only file that is locked by Apple and purchased through...

Macs/Apples: connect a mac mini to wireless linksys router, linksys wireless router, hex ascii
linksys wireless router, hex ascii, linksys router: Willie, Not sure what your wants to reboot a device or can t find an ip error is in reference to exactly. I assume the Mini is running Mac OS X 10.3 or later. 1. Does it see the linksys (in your airport menu) or if you are manually typing in the...

Macs/Apples: connecting an HP Laserjet 5000N to new Mac Powerbook, hp laserjet 5000n, mac g4
hp laserjet 5000n, mac g4, ethernet hub: Amy, It sounds like you don t have your printer configured to use DHCP (acquire an IP address from your router) and that your Mac G4 is using AppleTalk to print to it. If your Mac Book Pro can t find your HP via Appletalk, then it is indeed necessary to:...

Macs/Apples: connect a mac mini to wireless linksys router, cablevision
Macs/Apples: connect a mac mini to wireless linksys router, cablevision

Macs/Apples: iTunes recognizes disc, then disc disappears
Macs/Apples: iTunes recognizes disc, then disc disappears

Macs/Apples: G4 ibook system restore continued, spotlight index, folder documents
spotlight index, folder documents, sportlight: Now it is clear what happens. The spotlight index is missing. Here is the steps that help Spotlight reindex the folders: Reviving unsearchable folders In some cases, folders can seemingly spontaneously become unsearchable by Spotlight, with the search...

Macs/Apples: G4 ibook system restore, mac os x, password authentication
mac os x, password authentication, directory contents: In Mac OS X 10.3, 10.4 or later you can rename your home directory without the safeguard of entering your password (authentication). If you do this, your home directory contents and preferences will appear to be lost the next time you log in. Applications...

Macs/Apples: hard drive change out, spitting image, new imac
spitting image, new imac, os version: If the new iMac is a spitting image of the old one it might. It is uses another amount of RAM or any other Hardware differs you may have a problem starting up. (depends on you OS version) But you can try. It won t take long. However the advisable thing...

Macs/Apples: Install Leopard, dvr 106d, drive partition
dvr 106d, drive partition, powermac g5: Amando, Clicking restart should have allowed you to start using the Leopard DVD. In situations like this I make a disk image and restore it to a partition on an external firewire drive. USB drives will not work for booting, which is why you re having...

Macs/Apples: Iwork, dashboard widgets, system fonts
dashboard widgets, system fonts, font book: That means that helvetica narrow isn t available on your machine or damaged (or inactive if you use 10.4 or lower) Apple uses Helvetica family in iWork templates as well as in Dashboard widgets and other places. It is much easier to install or activate...

Macs/Apples: iBook, replacement lcd, video board
replacement lcd, video board, hook up: Robert, Your LCD may have faded out, or your video board may be out. LCD s were designed to last just five years or so, so not surprising. Hook up an external display to see if you get any video at all. The cost of a replacement LCD will cost more than...

Macs/Apples: iTunes recognizes disc, then disc disappears, macbook, left sidebar
macbook, left sidebar, discussions area: Katie, This sounds bizarre. Have you updated to the latest version of iTunes? I m betting you re not the only one affected by such a recent issue; check out www.apple.com/support in the discussions area (drill down to iTunes) and I bet you find some similar...

Macs/Apples: Mac Cube Stuck in Target Mode, target mode, startup icons
target mode, startup icons, problem with fire: Sorry to disappoint you but if you say that you keyboard is new and the problem appear with different keyboards then you most probably have a problem with Fire wire port on the logic board. The bad news is that the whole logic board needs be be replaced. ...

Macs/Apples: PBG4 fan runs at max speed from start-up, google search, macbook
google search, macbook, erroneous messages: Hung P, A quick Google search yielded this forum post with no solution: http://forums.macnn.com/69/macbook-pro-and-powerbook/359125/powerbook-g4-fan-runs-max-speed/ (keep a watch on this one just in case) Most of the other links were for programming...so...

Macs/Apples: Possible hardware issue, g3 mac, mac issue
g3 mac, mac issue, silver stick: Dianne, Your comment about the silly silver stick tips me off that it is a G4 Flat Panel iMac. My kids still use our old one for games; that generation was great! In any case, if you are having monitor issues, you need to figure out first if they are...

Macs/Apples: Powerbook G4 Install Panther, powerbook g4 titanium, machine speed
powerbook g4 titanium, machine speed, powerbook g4: i wouldn t suggest doing that at all. 512 is nothing for OSX. 1 gb is a bare minimum 2 is recommended. 10 GB would be eaten by system files. 10 GB should be kept free for OSX to operate. On top of them add temporary and virtual memory files the system...

Macs/Apples: possible os upgrade for a g4 digital audio 667mhz, mac os version, apple history
mac os version, apple history, mac os x: James, http://www.apple-history.com/?page=gallery&model=g4da&performa=off&sort=date&order=ASC Apple-History is a great place to find this info. Or, if you want to install an application to check this, use http://www.mactracker.ca The page lists the...

Macs/Apples: Slow internet on iMac / Leopard, g4 desktop, router problem
g4 desktop, router problem, netgear router: Hi Speaking logically since you PB works just fine it is not the wireless router problem but your iMac. Sice nothing can affect speed of the internet on one machine, assuming that other apps run just fine, the only thing i can think of is you iMac network...

Macs/Apples: seagate freeagent, seagate freeagent, external hard drives
seagate freeagent, external hard drives, fat16: Penny, Sorry for the delay in answering... Your new MacBook Pro should not have trouble recognizing these drives as long as they are FireWire or USB2 drives. If they are formatted Fat16 or Fat32, it will be able to read and write to them. If they are...

Macs/Apples: starting up, replacing a hard drive, powerbook g4
replacing a hard drive, powerbook g4, power adapter: Jay, If the hard drive has indeed failed, you will need to replace it. Not surprising after a fall. Replacing a hard drive is not impossible, but can be challenging. www.ifixit.com has a series of guides designed to make it easy. Let me know if you...

Macs/Apples: Can't set up mail on my new Mac Book, outgoing mail server, mail program
outgoing mail server, mail program, mac os x: Barbara, MSN uses a special protocol. My wife has used this plugin in the past and had success, but it looks like it may not work so well with Mac OS X 10.5 s mail program. Best of luck! http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/18189 ...

Macs/Apples: update and start up problem, automatic software update, nancy nancy
automatic software update, nancy nancy, printer settings: Nancy, I m not sure of the computer or OS version you have, but you may need to run file system check, if you can manage it. 1. Restart, hold down command-S 2. If you get a black screen with lines of text, type /sbin/fsck -yf (like the instructions say)...

Macs/Apples: 2wire modem, modem router, iphone
modem router, iphone, computer screens: Ed, The name and password should be the same as that your computer uses. That said, I assume you re asking because the network is hidden and your iPhone isn t prompting you to join the network. If you have a windows pc, look at the network connection...

Macs/Apples: not able to transfer picture from compact flash to imac, canon rebel digital, sd card reader
canon rebel digital, sd card reader, compact flash card: Hi, The best thing to do is to get yourself an inexpensive SD card reader and plug that in with the card in it. Plus it is a more reliable and faster way to transfer pictures than by using the camera s export feature. Here s a link for a cheap reader: ...

Macs/Apples: barely any sound coming out of computer tower, pci sound card, mac g4
pci sound card, mac g4, external speakers: and what about system sounds? It has to quack when you adjust volume on your keyboard. What about movies? Itunes? text to speech? All low volume? Try trashing following files form Library/Preferences/ com.apple.audio.SystemSettings.plist com.apple.audio.DeviceSettings.plist...

Macs/Apples: a big uh oh, silverkeeper, backup job
silverkeeper, backup job, garage band: Sara, I m not sure exactly why LaCie s SK is locking up, but you might try deleting and re-creating your backup job/routine in it. What exactly happened when it locked up? Spinning rainbow cursor? Did the clock still tell time? Could you move your mouse?...

Macs/Apples: a big uh oh, system button, catalog file
system button, catalog file, file permissions: Well. OK. There are no major problems with the HDD. Disk utility doesn t catch all possible problems but is capable of catching most important. 2. yes i got an error message, it said The finder cannot complete the operation because some date in image066.jpg...

Macs/Apples: a big uh oh, demo mac, mac folder
demo mac, mac folder, silverkeeper: Sara, When i say result i don t mean just an indication that it is done . I meed details to be able to troubleshot. All system notes, indication wether or not test go through. What did it found, etc I don t see your machine and can only rely on...

Macs/Apples: Cant eject Jump Drive, scandisk cruzer micro, usb jump drive
scandisk cruzer micro, usb jump drive, apple computers: I see. If drive disappears form you Desktop then it should be OK to disconnect it. You can double check with Disk Utility (located inside Utilities folder). Eject the drive and see if it goes grey, which means the volume is not mounted, the it is safe...

Macs/Apples: Firmware 3, bondi blue, firmware program
bondi blue, firmware program, software programs: Ted. You using the firmware term wrongly. It doesn t prevent you from adding apps. Back to your problem. YOu are most probably logging in as a user with limited parameters. Ask your daughter about admin access details. From within limited account you can...

Macs/Apples: iBook G4 won't boot, powerbook g4 12, powerbook g4
Macs/Apples: iBook G4 won't boot, powerbook g4 12, powerbook g4, startup mode

Macs/Apples: ibook G4 hard drive failure, logic board, ide to usb adapter
Macs/Apples: ibook G4 hard drive failure, logic board, ide to usb adapter, hard drive

Macs/Apples: freezing G4, wireless adapter, trackpad
wireless adapter, trackpad, cursor: Hi Bill. The fact that your machine won t start up from time to time and there are issues with a cursor makes me think that wireless adapter might be not the reason for the problems. Did you run any diagnostics to check the HDD? Disk utility? anything...

Macs/Apples: G4 Quicksilver won't power up., osx tiger, two chips
osx tiger, two chips, logic board: Dear Stellan, My educated guess, as a tech for years, would be (if the power supply is working) is that the front panel board is fried. There is a small circuit board that sits behind the power button that controls the power on to the power supply. It is...

Macs/Apples: Hard drive recognition, wire chip, drive recognition
wire chip, drive recognition, firewire ports: How did you verify that date is still there? What might happen: 1. Motherboard fire wire chip broke down. (happened to me few times). you are looking at Logic board replacement. Costly... 2. Cable isn t good. (they burn out too). Easy fix. Just use...

Macs/Apples: IMac/Macbook (Pro?), intensive user, powerbook g4
intensive user, powerbook g4, new imac: Hi WIll. Computer is as instrument you use and the best configuration you need depednds on what you plan to use it for. same goodness of a computer in a laptop -- Laptops are by definition more expensive for they have to pack everything is...

Macs/Apples: iBook G4 won't boot, startup chime, drive savers
startup chime, drive savers, vertical stripes: Sharon, There are a couple of possibilities, ranging from OMG to whew! OMG: Your hard drive may have literally crashed if your iBook was turned on when this happened. It means the play head scratched the hard drive platter. Not good. Not recoverable...

Macs/Apples: ibook G4 hard drive failure, hard drive failure, open firmware
hard drive failure, open firmware, external hard drive: Barbara, Your diagnostics tell me that your hard drive has one of two things wrong; logical or physical. You re going to need a volume repair utility; Alsoft s Disk Warrior is mine of choice. If you have a friend/associate with this, borrow it. Otherwise,...

Macs/Apples: ibook g4, router, dsl
router, dsl, cable: Dear Tom, I need some more information from you. I need to know the following: How did you set up the rangemax N? Automatically or manually? Any wireless security like WEP or WPA or is it an open network? Does the network have a name? Have...

Macs/Apples: ibook model A1007, macbook, couple options
macbook, couple options, apple store: Stephanie, It sounds like your motherboard is failing. You have a couple options, that mostly have to do with spending more time and less money now, or less time and more money now. 1. Spending more time and less money now - Using Tech Tool Pro from...

Macs/Apples: ibook does not start, straight arrow, followup question
straight arrow, followup question, x icon: Dear Guillermo, The computer has lost the system folder for a number of possible reasons. It could be that the hard drive is failing or it might be something far simpler. Try this and see what happens: When you hit the power button, immediately press...

Macs/Apples: iMac g3 dvd drive, imac dv 400 mhz, imac dv 400
imac dv 400 mhz, imac dv 400, cd imac: I see. I thought you might be referring to the drive that came with the machine. It is most probably compatibility issue. You can t install new drives onto old machines. Technology changes. Since you did not indicated what model do you have out of...

Macs/Apples: iMac g3 won't finish start up, apple store online, target disk
apple store online, target disk, apple symbol: Anne, Your screen may have gone dead or failed. At this point, 10 years old is a good lifetime for an iMac. I would begin again, and get a new iMac or Mac Mini. Small Dog Electronics and the refurb section on the Apple Store online (http://store.apple.com...

Macs/Apples: iMac & Quark, scan capability, letter choice
scan capability, letter choice, journalism professor: Frank, 1. Though I use Word on a daily basis, I have no idea here, sorry. Better luck on http://www.microsoft.com/mac 2. My experience with Quark is not as a user, rather as a support engineer. I know how to ensure your font management s Xtension has loaded,...

Macs/Apples: Mac G4 - 400 mhz OsX, mac g3, g4 400
mac g3, g4 400, connect one: Hi You want to install OS X Leopard and you don t have installation disks. Is that right? I m afraid you have to get an installation disk. There is no workaround. Monitor: If you can connect one monitor to 2 computers. I don t know what monitor you...

Macs/Apples: MSN compatibility, msn account, gmail
msn account, gmail, happy meal: Tamar, You can use an MSN account with Mail and your Mac, yes, but why? MSN is free...with anything. And is like the toy you get with your happy meal at Mc Donald s. Free email is abound other places...like Google for instance. Gmail is way more feature...

Macs/Apples: monitor questions., accurate colors, shopping hp
accurate colors, shopping hp, color representation: This is HP. most probably 19 (hard to say) (http://www.shopping.hp.com/product/display/display/1/storefronts/RK283AA%2523ABA) The price of the monitor depends on what you do. If you are occasionally use it for emails / internet you d be absolutely OK with...

Macs/Apples: Password Reset!!!!!, good luck, laptop
good luck, laptop: Bruce, Are you trying to reset the user of a 10.5 system with a 10.4 disc? If this is the case, you d be experiencing exactly what you are talking about? If so, try using a 10.5 disc. Is this not the case? let me know what version of OS you have installed...

Macs/Apples: QUSETION, mac world, command key
mac world, command key, previous question: There is right click on the mac as well that brings contextual menu with available options. I think i know what you mean. It is called Aliases in Mac world. Same as you would get in Windows pressing Alt and dragging and item. It create a shortcut. ...

Macs/Apples: Re- Mac "Pismo", widgit, drive controller
widgit, drive controller, boot cd: 1. Should i try to ZAP the RAM and if so should I do it with the Boot CD already in there, cos I think my H/d has been wiped. When I press ALT Boot I just get a blue screen with the two arrows. By the way...Now When I try to boot with the CD I get a white...

Macs/Apples: Re Pismo, biting my nails, logic board
biting my nails, logic board, quetions: David It can be RAM it can be the HDD, it can be the logic board. It is impossible to tell without checking it. Same as if I would tell you I had a great car from 1960s which didn t start. I had no tools, and could only play with battery wires. Sometimes...

Macs/Apples: re: MAIL failure to function, mail failure, mail preferences
mail failure, mail preferences, account settings: Mariene. Please understand that I don t see what you do. And i can t assume for it will mess things up. When you go to WHAT preferences ? Mail? System? Account settings? If you talk about mail preferences then how could you check password if it...

Macs/Apples: Saved textedit doc disappears, datarescue, diskwarrior
datarescue, diskwarrior, alsoft: Hi Bob There is no cache. The documents are still on your HDD, but you can t see them because the directory structure is corrupted due to reboot you did during copy operation. Depends on how important these documents are can you: 1. Forget about...

Macs/Apples: StartUp Failure, light grey colour, startup failure
light grey colour, startup failure, option key: Your computer can t see the CD. It may be damaged CD, dirty Optical Drive, another hardware problem. Accidentally, do you use the right CD? It happens that people try to start up form Utility CD, or any other that has no system on it You may need your...

Macs/Apples: SURVEILLANCE CAMERA..., surveillance camera, windows machine
surveillance camera, windows machine, pc platform: Peter, If the camera is hooked up to a windows machine, you could VNC to that windows machine via a mac...but I get the feeling this is a web cam perhaps? The easiest way would be to run a virtualized OS via VMWare Fusion or Parallels on a current Mac...

Macs/Apples: slow iMac, slow imac, slow mac
slow imac, slow mac: Dear Charlie, It is unusual for a Mac to slow down over time, like all PCs do, but some basic maintenance is ignored by most people because Apple implies that it s machines are maintenance-free. This is largely true of a computer that is on 24/7, but iMacs...

Macs/Apples: slow iMac, apple store online, appleworks 6
apple store online, appleworks 6, mac os 9: Charlie, Appleworks 6 was a good program, no doubt. And so was 10.3.9. Ultimately...time to get a new iMac. Small Dog Electronics and the refurb section on the Apple Store online (http://store.apple.com , look for the blue price tag) are good places...

Macs/Apples: My, mac boot, grey screen
mac boot, grey screen, question thanks: David, to be able to help (taking into account that i can t check/see the machine) i need as precise information form you as possible. Out of your letter i can read the following facts: 1. Your computer crashed 2. Trying to reboot you got small...

Macs/Apples: ZIP 750, black curtain, compatibility problem
black curtain, compatibility problem, compatibility issues: there should be on compatibility issues with FireWire. If you see drive mounted that means the computer an read it. So it looks like the problem might in on the Iomega s side. It can be the disk or the device itself. (the disk is more likely). What...

Macs/Apples: clamshell OS9 searching for mac manager, space bar works, imac keyboard
space bar works, imac keyboard, macintosh manager: Dear Ken, Please accept my apologies for not getting back to you sooner. I did not see your question in my email until today. These old clamshells can be cantankerous. Try this: Press the power button and hold down the OPTION key. If that brings...

Macs/Apples: Downloading, thanksgiving angel, torent files
thanksgiving angel, torent files, stuff expander: Hi Angel To download things you don t need any special knowledge. Clickin on downloadable item gets it downloaded. To unzip things you need nothing in Tiger. Clicking zip archive in finder extracts it to the same folder where the archive is. To...

Macs/Apples: Downloading, bittorrent, zip files
bittorrent, zip files: Hi Angel, Bit Torrent files are maps to specific files that have been broken in tiny pieces, numbered and distributed by Bit Torrent users onto a network. The Bit Torrent program reads the small torrent file and learns what the target file is. The program...

Macs/Apples: Fan won't stop, iMac fan, iMac fan won't stop
iMac fan, iMac fan won't stop, fan runs all the time: Dear Angelica, First and foremost, I sincerely apologize for taking so very long to get back to you. I was relying on email to let me know when I had questions but my email temporarily messed up and put all ALLEXPERTS questions emails in JUNK. Fixed the...

Macs/Apples: clamshell OS9 searching for mac manager, financial crisis, turmoil
Macs/Apples: clamshell OS9 searching for mac manager, financial crisis, turmoil, chaos

Macs/Apples: Hibernation problem please help me please, target mode, target disk
target mode, target disk, disk mode: Dear Jo, So very sorry for the delay. The economy has made my business go through the roof with people wanting to hang on to their machine and wanting them working perfectly. This has kept me working all day, 7 days a week. The best thing I can advise...

Macs/Apples: ibook g4 stuck at start up, system startup files, mac os 9
system startup files, mac os 9, macintosh hd: Dear Bill, Please accept my apologies on my tardiness in getting back to you! We have the option of sending missed questions into a Question Pool where they are in limbo and it protects the expert from any negative feedback. I am not that kind of person...

Macs/Apples: iPhoto and External Drive, followup question, library folder
followup question, library folder, space issue: Dear Craig, First, I recommend this if there is a space issue and second, if the drive is a firewire drive (and not a USB only drive). Firewire is faster and retrieval by the iPhoto application is much smoother with firewire. The easiest way to do this,...

Macs/Apples: Lost file vault password, target disk, file vault
target disk, file vault, macintosh hd: Dear Jenny, As long as you can access your files by logging in, what you describe is an intelligent solution that will work. Try using Carbon Copy Cloner to clone your drive over to a blank or large external drive. Go to this link to download CCC (it s...

Macs/Apples: mac, linksys router, switch ports
linksys router, switch ports, internet surf: Lindsay, 1. Connect an ethernet cable between one of the switch ports on your Linksys and the ethernet port on your Mac. 2. Assuming your router is already connected to the internet, surf the web. That should be it. If you have any particular problems...

Macs/Apples: mac os 9; osx.4, mac os 9, square icons
mac os 9, square icons, gray screen: Dear Gloria, I hope this finds you well besides your install problem. Tiger is definitely the superior system and is faster, more efficient with RAM, and very stable. The addition of Dashboard and the Widgets is a bit of a drain, but you can increase your...

Macs/Apples: questions about the iCal application on iPhone, ical calendars, iphone
ical calendars, iphone, default calendar: June, Wow; I m going to take a bit of time on this answer, since it is a few layers deep. 1. It doesn t appear that one can view the iCal calendar by week on the iPhone. List view gives you your week...sort of. 2. You don t change the color of an individual...

Macs/Apples: Running win xp on apple ibook g4, Virtual PC for Power PC
Virtual PC for Power PC: Dear Sree, There are no other programs that are still available and supported. You can t purchase Virtual PC anymore, but if you download a BitTorrent client, you can download the torrent. First, you have to upgrade your Mac OS. You need OS X 10.4.11 to...

Macs/Apples: Slave computer, target disk, apple symbol
target disk, apple symbol, desktop g3: Jim: Target Disk Mod; you ll need to use your G5 s keyboard for this operation. Once teh G3 is restarted, you can unplug the keyboard and return it to the G5. TARGET DISK MODE Restart and press the T key on the keyboard as soon as you do. You should...

Macs/Apples: Tiger software on ibook G4, stack backtrace, darwin kernel
stack backtrace, darwin kernel, kernel version: Dear Stacey, What you re seeing is a Kernel panic. I am so sorry that it took as long as it did to get back to you, but I answered your question on Sunday and the SEND feature didn t go through. I was unpleasantly surprised to see that your question remained....

Macs/Apples: How can I tell when it really IS the logic board that needs to be replaced?, computer recycling center, computer wizard
computer recycling center, computer wizard, macbook: Dear Maddy, I m impressed with your ability and determined, capable nature with your computer. It isn t easy working on laptops, especially Macs, but it is not rocket science and the tech world needs to be demystified. Mac techs these days have almost no...

Macs/Apples: your advice about Macs, good karma, thankless job
good karma, thankless job, welcome break: Dear Chris, I hope your holidays were super. Your comments really made me feel good about what I do. Sometimes, it is a thankless job. I was fired by a client for the first time last week because her Verizon Business technician wanted to avoid liability...

Macs/Apples: Compatability, hard disk space, mac os x
hard disk space, mac os x, macintosh desktop: Dear John, Unfortunately, it has been almost 7 years since Photoshop 7 came out and it just will not run under 10.5.5. You CAN run CS4, although it is not supported by Adobe, it will work. It works on my G% Dual Power Mac. Here s the system requirements:...

Macs/Apples: connecting HP monitor to imac, dvi to vga adapter, mini dvi to vga adapter
dvi to vga adapter, mini dvi to vga adapter, hp monitor: Sue, You ve stumbled upon one of the features of Mac OS X; it s not a bug :) Your Mac is showing an extended desktop rather than mirroring your primary display. You re able to drag windows to either display in this mode. If you want to mirror your display,...

Macs/Apples: connecting mac wireless to dsl with windows, lan ports, windows xp desktop
lan ports, windows xp desktop, dsl modem: Dear Patricia, I am so sorry for taking so long to get back to you. My email was a mess and I missed a lot of important emails and allexperts questions. I m just finding out that it was worse than I thought and I m trying to catch up without sacrificing...

Macs/Apples: Full install, tiger tiger, drive space
tiger tiger, drive space, combo drive: Dear Kim, I wish I had realized your question was there but I missed it in my email and just came across it. If you are correct in reporting what your tech was saying, then s/he is not very experienced. There is no such thing as system 9.3, only 9.2.2....

Macs/Apples: a few general questions, raw photos, format photos
raw photos, format photos, lossy format: Lana, 1. Your jpgs don t lose quality when you copy them from iPhoto. JPG is already a lossy format (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lossy_compression) to begin with, but as long as you export with the highest quality, at least you won t change an individual...

Macs/Apples: G4 restoration (again), power mac g4, target disk
power mac g4, target disk, power pc g4: Wendy, I understand your situation. You want to sell a old machine, which doesn t have a monitor and you would rather fresh install OSX onto it. Well, it all breaks down to how much time you want to spend and how much money you get back for your efforts,...

Macs/Apples: G4 restoration, target disk, globe icon
target disk, globe icon, apple symbol: Wendy, You won t be able to reinstall the OS if you don t have a CD from which to boot. I m unclear as to how you were performing your 35-step security wipe (which might take several hours to several days on that machine) if you weren t already booted from...

Macs/Apples: hard drive data retreival, macintosh hd, file recovery software
macintosh hd, file recovery software, g5 imac: Dear Bailey, I m sorry for not getting back to you sooner. The last few weeks have been very hectic with my computer company, taking all my time and taking away from my All Experts questioners. It s hard being a volunteer sometimes. Your hard drive is...

Macs/Apples: incredimail, mac os x, mac book
mac os x, mac book, mac system: Dear Ginny, Incredimail is something specific to Windows and you COULD set it up if you pick up a copy of Parallels w/Windows XP. That way, you can run your Incredimail using Windows at the same time that you are running your Mac system. You can do this...

Macs/Apples: Mac ibook G3 Issues, mac ibook g3, support peace
mac ibook g3, support peace, hardware problem: This means the computer can t find System folder. It may be HDD hardware problem, but most likely you ll be able to solve it. YOu need to start up form system CD that came with your computer and run Disk Utility. Check the HDD and if it is fine reinstall...

Macs/Apples: Mac is not restarting..., apple webobjects, macbook
apple webobjects, macbook, applestore: The best you can do is to return the computer. To ease the load of purchasing a new mac you can: 1. Use apple s financing program which isn t bad at all. http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wa/RSLID?nnmm=ucred&sf=wHF2F2PHCCCX72KDY...

Macs/Apples: Parallel Desktop, macbooks, windows operating system
macbooks, windows operating system, support desktop: Jerry, I ve not run into this issue previously. You d be better off contacting Parallels for this: If you have questions, please contact Parallels Support at http://www.parallels.com/support/desktop or call Parallels Call Center at +1 866 248 8906 (toll-free)...

Macs/Apples: Pinwheel of Death, single user mode, mac os x
single user mode, mac os x, pc equivalent: Mac Rookie, Force-quit whatever application you are in to cancel the process. Control-click the icon on the dock, or press command-esc to bring up the task manager of sorts. In the long run you would benefit from some basic maintenance: First, use...

Macs/Apples: Power Mac G4: discontinuation date, power mac g4, logic board
power mac g4, logic board, ebay: Dear Tom, It was discontinued on June 23, 2003, putting it past the five years. Parts ARE available in a number of places for that computer, by the way. BlueRaven.com stocks parts and another half-dozen Mac parts online vendors have them. A great source...

Macs/Apples: Preview, single user mode, mac os x
single user mode, mac os x, mac os 10: Lee, Sounds like it s crashing...open Console ( /Applications/Utilities/Console.app ) and read your console.log or system log when you re attempting to launch the app. secondly, repair permissions and maintenance: First, use Disk Utility to repair permissions...

Macs/Apples: printer and scanner, hp compaq laptop, basic bw
hp compaq laptop, basic bw, bhphotovideo: Dear Jane, I would go with an Airport Express mini wireless router. They are economical and you are not getting anything you are not going to use, really. They are half as much as their larger, more robust cousins, the Airport Extreme Base Stations, and...

Macs/Apples: many problems?????????, target disk, vidio card
target disk, vidio card, old macs: Dear Jeffrey, Good to hear back from you. Unfortunately, the USB 2.0 drive will only work with USB 1.1 speeds (pathetically slow), as you ve probably noticed. Also, because the protocols are totally different, there are NO adapters for connecting firewire...

Macs/Apples: Reboot disc for Mac os 8.5, apple software updates, apple support
apple software updates, apple support, macintosh system: You may place a phone call to apple 1800-myapple. You need system CD. THere is no way around that. Here is what they have for download: http://download.info.apple.com/Apple_Support_Area/Apple_Software_Updates/English-North_American/Macintosh/System/Older_System/...

Macs/Apples: safe alt power supply for G3, powerbook g3 pismo, clam shell
powerbook g3 pismo, clam shell, question thanks: Susan, When the old black power bricks were in fashion, and then Apple came out with the PowerBook G3 Pismo (new with firewire!), they changed the power adapter style to the yo yo. And 45watt is all that should matter; trust in mactracker: http://www.mactracker.ca...

Macs/Apples: Alexa tool bar for Mac, attention mac users, google
attention mac users, google, hi ed: Erin, I ve not heard of the Alexa toolbar before, but when I visited their site (I found them via Google) in Safari, it is indeed incompatible. FireFox says it works, but the page also has this note for Mac users: Attention Mac Users: You may get the...

Macs/Apples: beeping hard drive, target disk, logic board
target disk, logic board, drive question: 1. HDD started beeping? While you were working? restarting? pushing power button? HDD can t beep since it has no speaker. Pls. clarify. Logic board isn t hard to replace, they re just expensive. around 1000, which makes more sense to get a new computer...

Macs/Apples: bootcamp, macbook, robert i
macbook, robert i, couple weeks: Robert, I haven t set up a computer that came pre-installed with Leopard (except on MBP a couple weeks ago and this did not occur to me), but I m betting much like X11, it may be on the original install discs that came with the system. Look on the DVD and...

Macs/Apples: burning a dvd on my MacBook, macbook, mac the ripper
macbook, mac the ripper, mactheripper: Dear Chanda, I hope you are enjoying your new Mac! Aren t they super? Anyway, make sure that you have the latest edition of MacTheRipper so it has the best chance at decrypting the DVD. Unfortunately, the best, easiest, and most successful program is a...

Macs/Apples: CD Disks, mac os 9, apple world
mac os 9, apple world, effigy: Doug, Mac OS 9.2 may not be able to read the format, let alone the media that he s giving you. Remember that Mac OS 9, though still very useful, was dragged around in a coffin on-stage in effigy at the Apple World-Wide Developer Conference sometime between...

Macs/Apples: emac, OS 10.3.9, single user mode, dial up internet connection
single user mode, dial up internet connection, mac os x: Richelle, Sounds like you have a number of issues. Your eMac crashing and freezing may or may not be addressed by some standard maintenance. First, use Disk Utility to repair permissions (/Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility.app). This should be something...

Macs/Apples: iMac OSX10.2.8, generic apple, crashes
Macs/Apples: iMac OSX10.2.8, generic apple, crashes

Macs/Apples: mac turns off after loading up, weird noise
Macs/Apples: mac turns off after loading up, weird noise

Macs/Apples: powermac g4 no sound, internal speakers, digidesign
Macs/Apples: powermac g4 no sound, internal speakers, digidesign

Macs/Apples: G4 ethernet/wireless router and laser writer, wireless routers, wireless router
wireless routers, wireless router, cable modem: Dear Angela, Sorry for the slight delay, but I wanted to be thorough in my answer. You would be better off with a decent quality router, rather than a switch. They cost about the same and the wireless routers are often cheaper and have the same ethernet...

Macs/Apples: G4 performance, player jump, machine specs
player jump, machine specs, speed dsl: Jeff, I remember this being the case a year or two ago...I thought that recent updates to Flash (in the past year or more) had corrected this, but with older sub-1GHz PowerPC models I guess this is still the case. It s honestly been a few years since I did...

Macs/Apples: generic icons on Quicken files, generic icons, desktop preferences
generic icons, desktop preferences, breath of fresh air: Dear Ken, Sorry for the delay. Got deep into the dreaded iBook repair (never attempt this unless you have lots of experience--after 18 years working on Macs, I still dread them!). Your question is a breath of fresh air because it is relatively simple, in...

Macs/Apples: Internet pics not completely loading, image interpolation, shockwave download
image interpolation, shockwave download, shockwave flash: Dear Tom, Your pics aren t loading not because of RAM or anything like that. More likely, you re missing a plugin like the shockwave/flash or other popular image interpolation tool. Try downloading the latest shockwave for Safari here: (just select, copy,...

Macs/Apples: idvd problem, google search, system profiler
google search, system profiler, quality blanks: Dear Myles, It seems that you may have burned it on DVD+ media and not DVD-. DVD- is much more compatible with most commercial DVD players and should be used whenever possible. Media error is an error writing to the blank that causes a permanent read error...

Macs/Apples: iMac OSX10.2.8, mysterious workings, paper icon
mysterious workings, paper icon, desktop preferences: Here we go: Trash com.apple.finder.plist from Home Library Preferences, logout and in. Trash com.apple.desktop.plist from Home Library Preferences, logout and in. Start up in Safe Boot. Boot from the Install DVD and use Disk Utility to Repair...

Macs/Apples: imac, macbook, apple history
macbook, apple history, mac book: Ed, All LCD-based Macs prior to the MacBook were matte. Check out http://www.apple-history.com for specs on particular macs. After the MacBook was released, Apple began offering Mac Book Pro s in Glossy as well, and the new Aluminum iMac is offered...

Macs/Apples: iPod, cable disconnects, hard drive
cable disconnects, hard drive, ipod classic 160gb: you should eject before disconnecting. The reason is that iPod communicates with your computer constantly updating and synchronizing the content. Computer sees iPOD as a hard drive and as any other hard drive it should be unmounted form the system before...

Macs/Apples: iTunes/External HD, lacie 250gb, external hd
lacie 250gb, external hd, followup question: Dear Tuck, There is a way to do that and it is quite simple, however, it only works when the drive is plugged in and shows up on your desktop. Once it is, open the iTunes preferences (under the iTunes pull-down menu). You will see between 6 and 9 categories...

Macs/Apples: Mac crash, mac osx tiger, disk warrior
mac osx tiger, disk warrior, hfs volume: Odds are your file are just fine. What you need to do: 1. Get a copy of Disk Warrior. http://www.alsoft.com/ or Drive Genius from Prosoft. Start up from Disk Warrior CD and run it over your HDD. you ve got 50/50% chances it will be fine after that....

Macs/Apples: Mac Ibook won't boot up, startup chime, option apple
startup chime, option apple, external hard drives: Dear Tom, This sounds like a common problem and can be due to a number of issues. I ll try to narrow it down for you. First, let s make sure all is reset. Press,then release Shift-Control-Option-Power on the keyboard. Do not press the fn (Function) key...

Macs/Apples: mac cracked wrist rests/replace or fix via warranty?, macbook, visible dirt
macbook, visible dirt, best buy: Lisa, Regardless of whether they replace or fix it, Apple will stick to the white macbook and wouldn t give you a black one. I would go with the I hope it gets fixed or replaced under one warranty or another route, then sell it and replace it with a...

Macs/Apples: mac turns off after loading up, target disk, migration assistant
target disk, migration assistant, straight arrow: Dear Robert, While it is possible that your hard drive has met an ignominious end, it is just as possible that your startup files have been corrupted and you need to try to manually select your startup drive. Just push the POWER button and immediately hold...

Macs/Apples: NEED UPDATING, wrobel, cameron
wrobel, cameron: Dear Cameron, No. If you have already downloaded the manual update dmg, you do not need to be connected to update. When the Software Update is used, it needs to be connected during the download part, but can be disconnected during the install phase. Jeffrey...

Macs/Apples: NEED UPDATING, barwick, good luck
barwick, good luck, cameron: Cameron, That s a great question. I don t know. I downloaded the combo update, myself, from www.apple.com/swupdates I haven t yet installed 10.5.2 via SW Update on any system. Check MacFixit.com or macintouch.com for feedback on the 10.5.2 update.......

Macs/Apples: native/classic modes in leopard, mac os x, photoshop elements
mac os x, photoshop elements, native environment: Dear Aaron, Thanks so much for your patience. My tech company has been quite busy of late and I m trying to keep up. Your problem is something that many people are encountering when upgrading to Leopard. Unfortunately, Photoshop Elements is not supported...

Macs/Apples: OS X 10.5.2, apple tech, software update
apple tech, software update, good luck: MacCertJer, That s a great question. I don t know. I downloaded the combo update, myself, from www.apple.com/swupdates I haven t yet installed 10.5.2 via SW Update on any system. Check MacFixit.com or macintouch.com for feedback on the 10.5.2 update.......

Macs/Apples: Photoshop Elements, direct email, photoshop elements
direct email, photoshop elements, support incident: Ernie, I ve not used how to in Elements 4.0, though my mother-in-law has it:) http://www.adobe.com/support/contact/ gives me a place to choose my product from a drop-down list. It looks like phone support is available: Single Incident $29 1-866-MYADOBE...

Macs/Apples: Power Mac G4 - L3 Cache, power mac g4, l3 cache
power mac g4, l3 cache, power on self test: Dear Larry, Most definitely reapply the compound. I doubt you ve done any lasting damage, but you need to minimize any problems by carefully applying the heat sink compound BEFORE you start it up again. I recommend Akasa Shin Etsu interface pads for all...

Macs/Apples: powermac g4 no sound, external speakers, powermac g4
external speakers, powermac g4, hardware issue: Ken, Are you saying you ve already reloaded the OS? If so, this certainly seems like a hardware issue. If not, have you tried opening the sound preference pane to check the settings? Elsewise, have you tried booting from the OS DVD to see if sound...

Macs/Apples: Restoring 10.3.9 Operating System, adobe illustrator, mac os x
adobe illustrator, mac os x, start up disk: Mpumi, First question - in order to remove unnecessary data. Without knowing what you re doing, you always run the risk of sabotaging your system. That said, if you re not using Mac OS 9 anymore, you re pretty safe to get rid of anything for that old OS....

Macs/Apples: Stuck CD in iMac, open firmware, apple archive
open firmware, apple archive, decent article: Thanks, Yehuda! If the disk slid out, it was already attempted to be ejected and the rollers on the aging drive just slipped over the CD instead of pushing it out like they were supposed to. If anything like this happens again, take another CD and push the...

Macs/Apples: Transfer data from iMac G3 to imac w/ Intel core 2 duo, imac 2, cardbus firewire
imac 2, cardbus firewire, firewire cable: 1. if you iMac has FW port then you can transfer the date easily. 2. Here is how FireWire port looks like (the one that is marked 1394): http://www.usbgear.com/Firewire_PCMCIA_cardbus/firewire_pcmcia_cardbus_comboports.jpg 3. 6 pin fireWire cable...

Macs/Apples: Transferring Outlook, x mail, sandisk cruzer
x mail, sandisk cruzer, macpro: Dear MacMan, This is something that I am usually paid well to go on site and do because it is not as easy as it sounds. What you need to do is import the Outlook messages into OS X Mail (which is the BEST email program to use for email--nice interface, works...

Macs/Apples: transfer old mac files to newer pc, usb cable connector, centris 660av
usb cable connector, centris 660av, performa 6200: Dear John, This is a very difficult question, as you ve probably guessed by now. One of the problems is that you are behind a line of Mac demarkation that not only changes interfaces, but also disk format type. Macs used the old HFS (hierachical file system)...

Macs/Apples: unable to complete startup, mb zip drive, square kernel
mb zip drive, square kernel, option apple: Dear Step, First, do a PRAM zap by hitting the power button and IMMEDIATELY depressing the OPTION, APPLE, P, and R keys. Hold all of them down until you hear 3 separate startup chimes, then release them. Then open the CD drive and drop in the TIger DVD...

Macs/Apples: CD Burner and GarageBand on G4, option apple, imac g4
option apple, imac g4, mac g4: Dear Scott, I think you may have gotten the name of the model wrong. The ad, you said, mentioned Mac G4 Grey and White tower with zip drive, DVD drive, etc . You need to open the OS X 10.4.11 system and look on the upper left of the desktop for the blue...

Macs/Apples: CD drive suddenly cannot read blank CDs., option apple, mb dram
option apple, mb dram, library folder: Dear Roseanne, Here s something you can try: Go to your home directory (the house icon) and inside there, find the Library folder. Once you do, open it and then open the Preferences folder. Find the following files and throw them in the trash: CDinfo.cidb...

Macs/Apples: Connecting LaserJet 5000N to my G5, hp laserjet 5000n, power mac g5
hp laserjet 5000n, power mac g5, gigabit routers: Hi Betsy, I am so sorry for taking a bit longer than I should have to get back to you. If possible don t reflect that it your ratings of me because I choose to answer your question instead of passing it on to another tech, leaving me free from ratings. ...

Macs/Apples: Dead intel mini mac, logic board, faulty components
logic board, faulty components, time patrick: Dear Patrick, I have been researching your problem and the difficulty is that Apple has gotten less and less technical with their techs, providing very little in the way of testing options for components. They would rather have us replace the entire logic...

Macs/Apples: Deskjet driver, hp deskjet 5740, followup question
hp deskjet 5740, followup question, driver mac: Dear David, You won t hurt the system or printer by doing the install. However, you need the installer version 6.4. Ignore if it is says that it is for 9.1.x. That s the minimum, not the only version it will work for. In any case, just go to this link...

Macs/Apples: DSL, firewall, security, professional hackers, macbook
professional hackers, macbook, apple world: Hello, Security should have a purpose. Basic mac security is more than enough for most users unless you work for the government or know that the data on your mac is of high interest to other people (and they know that this data is on your computer) Mac...

Macs/Apples: dsl connection via ethernet cable splitter, using a router, dsl connections
using a router, dsl connections, ethernet cable: Louis, I don t know what kind of splitter you have, but it s possible a switch would fix your issues. It s also possible that your DSL connection will only allow one connection at a time, but that s usually not the case. You definitely don t need a router,...

Macs/Apples: CD drive suddenly cannot read blank CDs., disk cleanup, finder menu
Macs/Apples: CD drive suddenly cannot read blank CDs., disk cleanup, finder menu, blank cds

Macs/Apples: ibook won't start, con't, option keys, shift control
Macs/Apples: ibook won't start, con't, option keys, shift control, power adaptor

Macs/Apples: free video download for IPod Nano, ipod nano, home movie
ipod nano, home movie, video content: Jim, Two easy choices: 1. Convert a home movie and import it into iTunes OR rip a DVD using Handbrake (google for it) 2. iTunes Store, free section. Lots of tv, and video content rotating in and out on a weekly basis. A lot of pilots are free there......

Macs/Apples: grey screen, reset pram, grey screen
reset pram, grey screen, cd boot: Ron, You processor or other components may have come unseated. Usually a processor unseated will do the grey screen. Then again, it may be the drive. Tried booting from a CD? Boot from a CD, see if you get anywhere. If not, processor. If it boots,...

Macs/Apples: Installing Tiger and Leopard on G4 Desktop, power pc computers, g4 desktop
power pc computers, g4 desktop, jumper settings: Dear Mike, One thing you CAN do is reset your password with the Leopard install disk. Startup from Leopard by holding down the C key at startup (right after you push the power button) or simply hold down the OPTION key and select the install DVD. When...

Macs/Apples: ibook G4 stuck on gray screen, single user mode, gray screen
single user mode, gray screen, norton disk: You can boot off the OS X Installation CD, run Disk Utility (from upper drop down menu, and select Repair Disk. If you don t have access to the CD, you can also run the UNIX command fsck from the Terminal in Single User Mode. The specific sequence of how to...

Macs/Apples: ibook won't start, con't, target mode, harry siegel
target mode, harry siegel, option keys: Dear Harry, I m constantly late with my answers because my company s services are in high demand and I find myself having to make a choice between altruism and survival. I apologize deeply and sincerely. If you want to rate me poorly, I understand, but...

Macs/Apples: Keyboard reset, keyboard shortcuts, mac os x
keyboard shortcuts, mac os x, recourse: Benjamin, I ll assume you are using Mac OS X 10.4 or 10.5. I don t know if the keyboard shortcuts to which you refer are a function of the design programs or Mac OS X. If Mac OS X, then your recourse is the keyboard and mouse preference pane. If within...

Macs/Apples: LOCK-UP - OS X 10.4, library folders, window button
library folders, window button, directory folder: Dear Cameron, My apologies for not getting to you sooner. It seems like the season for dead laptops, which has been keeping my company more over-worked than usual. The Authenticate window/button is merely a way to temporarily override the locked...

Macs/Apples: Mac Mini won't accept shared internet connection from pb g4, safari network, internet safari
safari network, internet safari, 512 mb ram: Hi Assuming you have not changed/added/installed anything few days ago before restarting your computers the only reason may be corrupted preference file. I would shut down sharing between 2 machines, restarted both and re-set up the sharing again. This...

Macs/Apples: Mac screenshot, dashboard widgets, mac worlds
dashboard widgets, mac worlds, mac g4: Dear Robert, You cannot change the format, unfortunately, at the actual screenshot taking. You see, OS X 10.2 Jaguar takes JPEG screenshots, 10.3 Panther takes PDFs, and 10.4 takes PNGs. In 10.4, there s a neat feature that allows you to use the terminal...

Macs/Apples: my mac, dear jennifer, epocrates
dear jennifer, epocrates, prouty: Dear Jennifer, I ve been running late lately, as you can see. I just got a reminder for the question and I said to myself, This will be a simple question because I just FINISHED doing the very same thing! When I saw your name, I realized that this would...

Macs/Apples: mac, macintosh hd, usb cables
macintosh hd, usb cables, startup disk: Dear B, The best thing you can do is to open your system preferences (under the black Apple in the upper left corner of the screen) and click on Startup Disk. When it opens, choose Macintosh HD as the startup disk and click on the RESTART button. Another...

Macs/Apples: mac question, default web browser, macintosh hd
default web browser, macintosh hd, blue apple: Dear Cindy, Go to your Safari Preferences (under the Safari pull-down menu) and select the General Tab. Go down and make sure that the Save downloaded filed to selector is set to your downloads folder. Then, on the same page, make sure that Firefox is...

Macs/Apples: mail, single user mode, mac os x
single user mode, mac os x, disk warrior: Ann, Find a copy on eBay? Or Amazon! Also, have you tried downloading and installing the latest version of the 10.4.11 combo update? www.apple.com/swupdates Also, do basic mac maintenance: First, use Disk Utility to repair permissions (/Applications/Utilities/Disk...

Macs/Apples: Powerbook G4 Aluminum FW800 Power Mgmnt Issues -- Won't Boot At All, logic board, sleep mode
logic board, sleep mode, deep sleep: Dear Michelle, Unfortunately, there is little to do at this point besides the possibility of repairing the logic board (a much less expensive proposition than replacing the entire board). I am working with some folks right now and should have an answer at...

Macs/Apples: PowerMac G4 Upgrade, power mac g4, mac os rom
power mac g4, mac os rom, mac os 9: Dear Brian, You have a NICE machine there, especially for a gift. It will take any of the new OS X operating systems, including Leopard. You have a good deal of RAM, a G4 processor that is very fast for its clock speed, and you still have a nice chunk of...

Macs/Apples: Screenshot, apple script, mac g4
apple script, mac g4, mac os x: Robert, The default format for screenshots in Mac OS X 10.3 was PDF. You can use a terminal command to change the format, or an apple-script, or a third party utility. Check out this hint: http://forums.macosxhints.com/showthread.php?t=41072 Good luck...

Macs/Apples: Start up, logic board, option keys
logic board, option keys, thanks for your patience: Dear Clarence, This sounds like a short or other malfunction in the AC adapter itself. As for the battery causing it, it may be a problem with the PMU circuit being bad. The iBooks have theirs built in to the logic board. However, the PMU may just need...

Macs/Apples: SuperDrive issues, pioneer dvr 112d, defective drive
pioneer dvr 112d, defective drive, hardware issue: The best would be just have it serviced. It has 1 year warranty. ent: Thanks---but guess I was looking for a more possible cause as to why it may have happened. Everyone this has happened to has gotten the defective drive replaced--which is fine. I just...

Macs/Apples: screensaver, strange answer, screen server
strange answer, screen server, user library: I see. then is it probably a damaged image file. Let s see.. Try trashing screen saver preferences to reset it. YOu need to go to 1. user Library Pereferences and locate com.apple.screenreaderd.plist 2. user Library Pereferences ByHost and locate...

Macs/Apples: sony nscgc1, sony nscgc1, mac os 10
sony nscgc1, mac os 10, little camera: Lillian, I ve not had any experience with this. That said: 1. Macam does not list your camera at all 2. There is a hint on Macosxhints.com : http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20030711094946105 specifically geared towards your issue. You ll...

Macs/Apples: switch to 10.5 rough, luck mark, options button
luck mark, options button, click options: Dear Mark, DId you do an upgrade or an archive and install? The upgrade can be problematic in many cases because some Macs just don t take to the upgrade process all that well. The safest and most stable way is usually to do an Archive and Install (under...

Macs/Apples: Target mode problem, target mode, target disk
target mode, target disk, startup chime: Dear Ed, Sounds like your NVRAM is a bit confused/corrupted. It is time to reset that NVRAM. Go to this Apple Document and print it out, then go to your System Prefs again to set Target Disk mode. When you get to the open firmware screen, follow the docs...

Macs/Apples: Transferring Photos from old aplie notebook, maxtor external hard drive, target disk
maxtor external hard drive, target disk, usb flash drive: Rose, If your old Apple Notebook has firewire ports, then you should be able to boot into Target Disk Mode TARGET DISK MODE Restart and press the T key on the keyboard as soon as you do. You should see a firewire symbol bounce around the screen as soon...

Macs/Apples: I can't play dvds on my imac, external dvd drive, apple dvd player
external dvd drive, apple dvd player, buggy driver: From what I see the DVD drive doesn t have fire wire connectivity. They also use USB 2 and say it is compatible with USB 1.1. While USB 1.1 is OK to read data and move files it is not sufficient for DVD watching. They also say nothing of watching movies....

Macs/Apples: target mode problem, target mode, target disk
target mode, target disk, internal hd: Ed, Apple may be on the money on the first part. I hadn t thought you were migrating from a newer OS... Booting into open firmware - was your master drive the first on the chain or the second? I can see how it may have booted into there if neither drive...

Macs/Apples: transfer of address book to I Mac, address book program, welcome mail
address book program, welcome mail, outlook express 5: Hi Sybille, Sorry for being so late. I ve been quite ill lately but am recovering now. I appears as if you have gotten part of the task done, but need to finish it up. Here s how: Go to your Applications and find AppleScript folder. Inside, there is...

Macs/Apples: Upgrading, other world computing, macbooks
other world computing, macbooks, ddr2 sdram: Dear Melanie, You ve come to the right place since I purchase and recommend upgrade components for Macs every day. Apple has tried to scare people into paying over $1000 for 4GB of RAM for their MacBooks and Macbook Pros by telling them that it invalidates...

Macs/Apples: USB/ethernet two computer network, target mode, ethernet firewire
target mode, ethernet firewire, silverkeeper: Hi Peter. Sorry the system doesn t always notify me of new messages. To be able to progress we need to define what we call sync If you mean documents folder or to mirror of the entire HDD? How often do you need to do that? If we talk about full...

Macs/Apples: wet keypad, ribbon cable, rubbing alcohol
ribbon cable, rubbing alcohol, plastic tab: Dear Dymond, The best thing to do when liquid is spilled on any keyboard is to disconnect the power (battery and the ac adapter) and remove the keyboard from the machine. For the iBook, pop the keyboard off, disconnect the airport card antenna, and remove...

Macs/Apples: Airport/loss of signal strength, ribbon cable, strength thanks
ribbon cable, strength thanks, future of computers: Dear Dave, I ve been swamped lately, running my IT consulting company. Some folks just don t get that Macs are the future of computers--I was actually told that nobody uses or writes programs for Macs and PCs are THE computer platform for business. My...

Macs/Apples: Apple ibook G4, apple ibook g4, ctrl key
apple ibook g4, ctrl key, os 9: Lisa, 1. What version of Mac OS are you using? OS 9, OS X, what version of OS X? 2. What browser are you using? 3. Have you tried simply pressing the ctrl key and clicking the image? And choosing save image or download image ? Let me know some...

Macs/Apples: Burning a DVD, apple service provider, mac os x
apple service provider, mac os x, hardware failure: Hello, Rebecca If you restart your computer and it is still can t communicate with it s own CD/DVD slot, then it is most probably hardware failure. You should have it serviced. -------- Rebecca, I m glad you could figure out what the problem was....

Macs/Apples: C40UX printer driver freezes on imac G3, epson stylus c40ux, free printer driver
epson stylus c40ux, free printer driver, incompatible extensions: Dear Cathy, I didn t see the content of your question or I would have tried to move you up the queue to answer your question faster. I m so sorry. It sounds like your OS 9.1 is acting up and that is understandable. What you need to do is to upgrade to...

Macs/Apples: dead hard drive, jumper settings, followup question
jumper settings, followup question, drive question: Yes, Daryl, the new drive will have to be set to Master or to Cable Select to inform the machine that this is indeed the dominant drive. You don t have to unplug the bad failing drive until you are done recovering any data that you can get from it. Then,...

Macs/Apples: iMac 20" froze at Apple logo (no "spinner"), work option, boot process
Macs/Apples: iMac 20" froze at Apple logo (no "spinner"), work option, boot process, pram

Macs/Apples: G4iMac wonit start, cannot open cd tray, cuckoo clock, straight arrow
cuckoo clock, straight arrow, startup volume: Dear Bill, The tried and true way to get the bugger to open is usually to press the EJECT key in the upper right corner of the keyboard. If you have an older keyboard or a non-Apple keyboard, the the best and most reliable way to get the drawer open is to...

Macs/Apples: iBook stuck on gray screen, thin ribbon, antenna cable
thin ribbon, antenna cable, gray screen: Hi Nancy, I ve been seeing a great many iBooks and iBook G4s lately. Oddly enough, a large number have the exact same (or similar) problems that yours does. If you re getting a chime and then a grey screen, try resetting the PMU by shutting your computer...

Macs/Apples: iMac 20" froze at Apple logo (no "spinner"), single user mode, machine boots
single user mode, machine boots, apple logo: Dear Mike, It sounds like you have a corrupted system file, but some things are troubling. You may not be holding the SHIFT key long enough (you have to hold it down for the entire boot process) to kick the machine into Single User Mode. As for Open Firmware,...

Macs/Apples: image files from OS 10.X cannot read on new Mac Mini / Leopard, external hard drive, extension ie
external hard drive, extension ie, jpg extension: Dear Rose, I ve been swamped lately and I very sorry for my tardiness in getting back to you. You did the right thing in naming the files with the .jpg extension. The files need this extension, especially if they re stored on a flash drive for any length...

Macs/Apples: ipods, mp3sale, cheap music
mp3sale, cheap music, music stores: iTunes allows you to authorize DRM protected songs to be played on up to 4 devices. Here is an article that answers your very question: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1203 They also sell RDRM free music, which you can copy as many times are you want....

Macs/Apples: Making Garageband 08 compatible with G4, powerpc g4 processor, power mac g4
powerpc g4 processor, power mac g4, power mac g5: Scott, Your G4 doesn t meet the minimum system requirements for iLife 08 (which includes Garage Band): http://www.apple.com/ilife/systemrequirements.html I d advise looking for a copy of iLife 06, assuming your machine meets the minimum specs for that....

Macs/Apples: Networking without Airport Base, cable internet connection, linksys router
cable internet connection, linksys router, mac drivers: Patricia, You ll need to purchase an original airport card (not even the express kind) for your Flat Panel iMac. Once you do this, installation is a snap. If you can t find a source for your Apple-branded airport card (they may be hard to come by these...

Macs/Apples: Getting New Computers, old laptop, networking questions
old laptop, networking questions, building a computer: Dear Gabriel, I don t have time to enter an extended response, but for some reason, my ratings showed up as 1 s across the board. Sounds like a web snafu. Sorry for jumping to conclusions. WIll followup later. Thanks and apologies! Jeff Dear Gabriel,...

Macs/Apples: Getting New Computers (Clarification), lap top, beeps
lap top, beeps, new computers: 1. For web/file server you would be perfectly set with Mac Pro http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/canadastore.woa/wa/RSLID?nnmm=browse&mco=MTE3MDQ&node=home/shop_mac/family/mac_pro Lower-end model should satisfy your needs totally. It is...

Macs/Apples: old system - back up - zip drive -?, power macintosh g3, internet cable connection
power macintosh g3, internet cable connection, usb zip drives: Thomas, You are probably not alone in your quest to use equipment older than my children ;) I ll answer your queries as you posed them: First: yes, you can get a USB-SCSI adapter, in order to attach a USB zip drive. And yes, a CD would be a good way...

Macs/Apples: PhotoSmart S20 & iMac, drum scanner, photo scanner
drum scanner, photo scanner, flatbed scanner: Dear Daurel, Unfortunately, HP dropped the ball on this orphan scanner (as I call scanners whose manufacturers disown them and stop supporting them about a year after they stop making them). For truly quality photo results, I would have to recommend the...

Macs/Apples: PowerBook G3 Lombard, new battery, won't restart, powerbook g3 lombard, keyboard combinations
powerbook g3 lombard, keyboard combinations, ed dyer: Bjorn, Assuming the screen isn t burnt out, and the power mgmt unit has been reset, the screen brightness may simply be turned down... 1. Do you get a chime when the computer starts? 2. Are you at all able to (even manually) eject the CD tray in order...

Macs/Apples: Running Windows on Macbook, macbook, bootcamp
macbook, bootcamp, windows users: If you run windows you will be exactly in the same shoes as any other Windows users. This is being said, 99% of the windows get to the computer via email. If you use OSX for email and working with the files and windows just to run windows apps if needed...

Macs/Apples: Stuck closed tray w/CD inside, disk warrior, diskwarrior
disk warrior, diskwarrior, startup manager: Howard, Boot with the mouse-button held down. This will open the CD tray. Hold option down at the same time in order to give you the startup manager. Once your cd ejects, put in your disk warrior or other CD, then click the recycle arrow and choose...

Macs/Apples: screensaver, strange answer, screen server
strange answer, screen server, user library: I see. then is it probably a damaged image file. Let s see.. Try trashing screen saver preferences to reset it. YOu need to go to 1. user Library Pereferences and locate com.apple.screenreaderd.plist 2. user Library Pereferences ByHost and locate...

Macs/Apples: can't launch WORD, office x macintosh, microsoft office x
office x macintosh, microsoft office x, macintosh edition: SYMPTOMS When you start a Microsoft Office X Macintosh edition program, you may receive the following error message: Office X program name cannot load the Microsoft Office shared libraries. There may not be enough free memory to load the libraries or files...

Macs/Apples: USB Jump Drive Problems, lexar jump drive, macbook
lexar jump drive, macbook, destination folder: Phil, The OS is prompting you to authenticate b/c it sees certain permissions on the file to copy or the destination folder. You re not doing anything wrong, but there may be a better way to go about doing this. Disable permissions on the jump drive....

Macs/Apples: Virus Software?, target windows, macpro
target windows, macpro, guest os: Clueless, Your concern is quite valid. Running Windows via Parallels, VMWare Fusion, or natively via Bootcamp all make Windows function as a full-fledged PC, capable of contracting infections. There are a few ways to protect yourself: 1. Suspend the...

Macs/Apples: Virus Software?, target windows, free grisoft
target windows, free grisoft, windoze software: Dear CL, Yours is NOT an unreasonable concern. However, you do not need to worry about viruses creeping onto your computer at night and finding your Windoze software (Windoze may still yet come up with a security vulnerability that calls viruses to it,...

Macs/Apples: wont boot, kernel extensions, mac g4
kernel extensions, mac g4, jerrod: Jerrod, Sounds like you re having a serious OS issue caused by mucking about in the OS or system corruption in general. I would advise doing a safeboot (shift key on restart) to prevent kernel extensions from loading, then troubleshoot from there: - do...

Macs/Apples: Airport Extreme base station, flashing light, reset button
flashing light, reset button, disruption: Hi The easiest would be to re-setup AE. There is tiny reset button on the device. It can t be pushed by a finger and you should use a pin of some sort. Push and hold for till you see flashing light on the device. THis will return AE in factory mode....

Macs/Apples: Apple Extreme Base Station, dear sergio, straightforward operation
dear sergio, straightforward operation, followup question: Dear Sergio, From what you re telling me, you don t need to have a static IP, just a change of the subnet of the distributed IPs. The subnet, for our purposes, is simply the third out of four sets of numbers (it is 2 now and you want to make it 1). The...

Macs/Apples: Apple Mail and Entourage do not work in Mac OS 10.4.11, macbook, mac os 10
macbook, mac os 10, mail: Cristobal, I m not sure I understand your question exactly. I really think your IT support would be the best people to answer this. Your specific error relates to the port it s trying to use to send mail; you should change the account settings to mimic...

Macs/Apples: Cannot access PC data CD-ROMs in Virtual PC 7 for Mac, virtual pc 7, windows cannot read from this disk
virtual pc 7, windows cannot read from this disk, compatibility issue: Louis, I ve not used Virtual PC in a long time, certainly not in Mac OS X 10.4, or even 10.5. I imagine there may be a compatibility issue with the two products, or at the very least, you have to tell the PC to look at your optical drive. Check out www.microsoft.com/mac...

Macs/Apples: Going Backwards--Mac OS, mac os x, mac os 10
mac os x, mac os 10, older computer: Manda, Assuming you re using an older computer that will even take Mac OS X 10.3 discs, they should work and/or you should be able to boot from them. Are these original discs? If so, you might check for scratches. *FYI, you won t be able to migrate...

Macs/Apples: connecting linksys wireless router, linksys wireless, mail program
linksys wireless, mail program, mac mini: Hi Jana, Unfortunately your question don ts consist of any technical details To be able to help i m going to need to know what you want to archive, what you do and what happens when you do that. it doesn t seem to see the IP is too broad. have...

Macs/Apples: connection, macbook, mac operating system
macbook, mac operating system, apple menu: Reem, 1. What USB connection device are you using? I m sure we can find drivers for the Mac OS for it. 2. I assume you re using BootCamp to switch between Mac and PC. To boot into Windows, go to the Apple Menu, System Preferences, Startup Disk, and choose...

Macs/Apples: SO DIFFERENT, dvd player, witch
dvd player, witch, cd player: The are one level up, in fact. Everything that can be played on consumer dvd player can be played on computers. Some computers formats can t be played on DVD. Computer also is capable to read disks that are scratched (to the certain degree) and can...

Macs/Apples: SO DIFFERENT, video processors, cheap copies
video processors, cheap copies, north america europe: Dear Cameron, Well, without knowing how old your Mac is, I cannot tell what type of DVD drive you have in your machine, but let me tell you some of the differences between the DVD Player and the drive in your iMac: 1) The DVD Player that is connected...

Macs/Apples: Entourage, password request, system preferences
password request, system preferences, file names: HI Charles. This is getting secured on the level of access to your user account. You password protect your account and nobody can login and see your messages nor can they open any files or apps. Just go to System Preferences Accounts .... When...

Macs/Apples: Entourage, personal identification numbers, authentication credentials
personal identification numbers, authentication credentials, x509 certificates: Charles, When one first sets up an account with Entourage, and adds a username and password for that account, one is presented with a little checkbox to add those to the keychain. The keychain is a container where a Mac OS X user can store authentication...

Macs/Apples: External drives, g tech, drive storage
g tech, drive storage, quality enclosures: Dear Randy, The best drives that come all together are the G-Tech G-Drives. They are very fast, have almost indestructible cases, and deliver accuracy, quality, and versatility for a decent price. The bigger names like LaCie, Maxtor, and Western Digital...

Macs/Apples: External hard drive to back up G4 running Panther, carbon copy cloner, fireworks mx
carbon copy cloner, fireworks mx, macbook: Deborah, I d advise an external firewire/USB enclosure. I use Cooldrives.com usually. You can also usually find good deals on dealmac.com. Your Mac G4 has firewire 400 (IEEE-1394 A) and your new Mac can use that or USB 2.0 (or FireWire 800 IEEE-1394...

Macs/Apples: Externel DVD-Drive does not show on desktop, jumper settings, option apple
jumper settings, option apple, usb bridge: Dear Justin, Have you had the opportunity to try it on a PC or another Mac? The quality control within the electronics industry is very poor these days (yes, even at Apple on occasion) and it is very possible you got a defective enclosure (the USB bridge...

Macs/Apples: epson Scanner on Mac OSX problems, Scanner, .dmg files
Scanner, .dmg files, Epson: Dear Italo, When you downloaded the epson .dmg file, did you double-click on the file to make it mount as a white disk on the desktop? You need to do that, then click on the installer inside that disk. A .dmg file is a type of file that when opened, will...

Macs/Apples: external monitor for ibook, apple product, finding somebody
apple product, finding somebody, mac store: Battery should cost around 70 and monitor price depends it s size. 700 for both seem to be reasonable price and I think it includes installation. IMO, any way around includes more headache and unpredictable results. (things like buying monitor off ebay...

Macs/Apples: lost master password file vault, keychain
Macs/Apples: lost master password file vault, keychain

Macs/Apples: Ipod music transfer, iPod, extraction
iPod, extraction, music from.: Dear Don, So sorry for the delay in response, but I am currently in the hospital and was unable to do much of anything. Luckily, I managed to get my Macbook Pro and my cell phone s broadband hooked up so I can deal with questions from the hospital bed. ...

Macs/Apples: Ipods not transferring stuff, mac os x, free space
mac os x, free space, drm: Conor, 1. Are you automatically or manually synching your video to the two iPods? (ie, are you dragging and dropping to the devices or just plugging and letting them sync?) 2. Is this mp4 purchased (ie, protected by DRM) or created/downloaded from a non-iTunes...

Macs/Apples: ibook, shotgun approach, diskwarrior
shotgun approach, diskwarrior, ethernet address: Rob, Your shotgun approach might be to use Alsoft s Diskwarrior... In the meantime, have you tried: - holding down shift on reboot to boot into safe mode? If you don t have the system disk, you re a bit out of luck at this point.... Good luck...

Macs/Apples: iDisk, macintosh hd, blue apple
macintosh hd, blue apple, transparent world: Dear Laurie, It would help to know the version of OS X that you re running, but I should be able to get you on track without much trouble. What you need to do is change the preferences for the iDisk. You can do that by doing this: First, is it the iDisk...

Macs/Apples: iMac G3, nationalization, g3
nationalization, g3, discussion forums: Jessica, It sounds like your nationalization has gotten a bit messed up, but honestly I ve not dealt with having to reset it. Can you consistently get the wrong letters? I d suggest using macosx.com or the discussion forums on discussions.info.apple.com...

Macs/Apples: lost master password file vault, File Vault, Master Password
File Vault, Master Password: Dear Steven, I d be happy to help you figure this out. You need to let me know what program you were using. I m thinking Preview because that is the only thing that would be a native image browser. Unfortunately, the master password, once engaged, is...

Macs/Apples: MacBook keeps restarting, apple technician, apple logo
apple technician, apple logo, option key: Dear Andreas, Did you try to start with the startup DVD that came with the MB? FInd the original disks and load the first one (or the one that says HDT version X in small letters on it. As soon as you push the power button, just depress and HOLD the OPTION...

Macs/Apples: Microphones in a Macpro?, Mac Pro, Power Mac G5
Mac Pro, Power Mac G5, audio inputs: Dear A.D, No problem. The Mac Pro is a bit larger and there is no major roadmap for the features. There are two different types of audio inputs available to you on the back panel of the Mac Pro. One is the optical direct TOSLINK plug that uses a fiber...

Macs/Apples: Microphones in a Macpro?, line level input, digital audio input
line level input, digital audio input, macpro: Hi. There are number of options: 1. Mac pro has Analog stereo line-level input and output minijacks on it s back panel 2. You can use USB mic and just plug into any of USB ports on either back or front panel. 3. Optical digital audio input and...

Macs/Apples: mac ibook g4 will not boot, iBook, startup
iBook, startup, RAM install: Dear John, I ve been thinking about this for a while and it seems that your machine may have a corrupted startup file in OS X. There is a large number of possibles here, but you should try to get around the system first and foremost. To do that, you need...

Macs/Apples: OE 5.0.6 on an iMac G3 with OS 9.2.2, Outllook Express, Import
Outllook Express, Import, OS X: Dear Darryl, I don t think that your data is missing, it is just being held hostage by the bug-prone Outlook Express. My congrats to Microsoft on another job well done. Your data should be stored in your documents in a folder called Microsoft User Data....

Macs/Apples: Operating G3's hard drive as a slave drive, Yosemite, Power Mac G3
Yosemite, Power Mac G3, firewire connection: Dear Jon, First, why wouldn t the G3 recognize the monitor? The video does not require drivers per se, but occasionally the resolution of the monitor is set to a resolution that the video card does not support. The monitor should work without problem...

Macs/Apples: Operating G3 hard drive in slave mode, target disk, g4 imac
target disk, g4 imac, apple symbol: Jon, The slave mode as you mention is Target Disk Mode . TARGET DISK MODE Restart and press the T key on the keyboard as soon as you do. You should see a firewire symbol bounce around the screen as soon as you ve booted. At no time should you...

Macs/Apples: OS X Mail Preferences – possible corruption, Mail, pinwheel of death
Mail, pinwheel of death: Dear Kym, Did you try repairing disk permissions and/or resetting the PRAM on your Mac? If not, don t worry, it is not an obvious solution, but it does work a good deal of the time without the removal of the mail prefs. Just start here and we ll see you...

Macs/Apples: Toast Titanium 8.0.1, macintosh hd, toast titanium
macintosh hd, toast titanium, wayne rogers: Dear Wayne, Before I get into the rest of my solution, I need you to do something for me and that is to go to the Blue Apple and select About this Mac. Once the little window shows up, click on the More info button. The System Profiler will open. Look...

Macs/Apples: Used Power Mac G4, test drive version, power mac g4
test drive version, power mac g4, mac os x: Scott, You can safely delete most anything in the applications folder...that said, are you that low on disk space that you need to do this? As long as you have 10% free disk space, I would avoid doing this without real reason. That said, you can safely...

Macs/Apples: WRT54G2, network preference, wireless router
network preference, wireless router, new imac: Lance, You don t need anything off the device. Just plug your G4 into the WRT via a wire and look in the network preference pane to see what your built-in ethernet shows. Same for the iMac only look at the airport card in your network preference pane. ...

Macs/Apples: won't start, apple hardware, tech tool
apple hardware, tech tool, test cd: Lee, If you re plugged in and still can t start, a battery may not be the issue. You may have a motherboard issue. I would suggest using the Apple Hardware Test CD that came with your system or something like Tech Tool Pro to test your system. Good...

Macs/Apples: Airport Extreme settings using a Verizon DSL Modem Westell 6100, airport extreme, airport
airport extreme, airport, westell 6100: Dear Christian, So sorry for my tardiness, but I was hospitalized and am catching up on everything. First, I am a bit unsure as what you mean by square one near the Airport Extreme. Could you enlighten me? What you need to do, for all network troubleshooting,...

Macs/Apples: my apple ibook g3, PRAM zap, blinking question mark
PRAM zap, blinking question mark, open firmware: Dear Chelsea, Sorry for taking so long, but I was hospitalized and then had to move right afterwards, so I m catching up as fast as i can. There are two likely problems: One is that is it booting into OPEN FIRMWARE, a highly technical control area that...

Macs/Apples: apple macbook, apple macbook, running microsoft office
apple macbook, running microsoft office, many different ways: Gary, Windows XP Pro is a Microsoft operating system. Service Pack 2 is the first release of XP Pro that will run natively on a Mac these days. Vista Business and Ultimate will also run on a Mac. The advantage I usually have is that the Mac hardware...

Macs/Apples: BURN BABY BURN - OS X 10.4, startup drive, wrobel
startup drive, wrobel, cameron: Hi Cameron, It is not a problem to burn a cd/dvd-rw in the finder and then erase it in Disk Utility. If it ever gives you trouble with an erased disc, make sure you choose ERASE and not QUICK ERASE to make it work. Quick erase SHOULD work. Also, every...

Macs/Apples: Buying a mac laptop, Macs, updates
Macs, updates, when to buy: Dear Morag, This is a tough one for ME because I m always trying to stay on top of the newest technology, being a Mac tech. I obsess about it, read countless blogs and websites, and watch the updates that Apple implements, all in an attempt to buy computers...

Macs/Apples: Contact lists transferred from PC to MAC, ms entourage, lexington drive
ms entourage, lexington drive, quotation marks: Hi Norma. Unfortunately at this stage the only way to fix this problem is manual. This is a knows problem. The only solution is to run all addressed through MS Entourage, which they could do at the Apple store, I guess. If you still have your outlook...

Macs/Apples: Contact lists transferred from PC to MAC, quotation marks, magic solution
quotation marks, magic solution, mac tech: Dear Norma, How are you? Hope all is terrific. I m sorry but I need more information from you. I m not sure what you mean by quotation marks around the info . What info are you talking about? Just clear that up and we ll get this solved for you, okay?...

Macs/Apples: Driving external monitor from an iBook, ibook, external video
ibook, external video, hack: Dear Rob, Sorry I took so long, but I was in the hospital for some time. I m out and back now, and I hope I can still help. Unfortunately, the iBook was not designed to go beyond that 800X600 resolution. Thank Apple for blocking that for you in an effort...

Macs/Apples: Driving an external monitor from an iBook, external resolution, monitor 800x600
external resolution, monitor 800x600, grey screen: Rob, It may be that the iBook can t output a higher resolution externally, or that at millions of colors it can t do that. I know that my MacBook Pro drops the external resolution when mirroring...you could try not mirroring and simply running your main...

Macs/Apples: Extensive Web Surfing, google toolbar, stanford university
google toolbar, stanford university, search field: Aaron, That s why I don t use them. Have you ever tried Google? http://www.google.com/support/bin/static.py?page=searchguides.html&ctx=advanced&hl=en Domain search You can use Google to search only within one specific website by entering the search...

Macs/Apples: Files from OS 9.1 to 10.5.3- I think?, transferring files, OS 9
transferring files, OS 9, USB drive: Dear Heidi, Your problem is that you are spanning 6 operating systems, trying to get it to work without any updates to the files themselves. To be able to simply drag them onto your USB drive and then copy them onto your newer machine running 10.5 would...

Macs/Apples: Files from OS 9.1 to 10.5.3- I think?, mac os 9, character extensions
mac os 9, character extensions, teaching credentials: Heidi, Your G5 s copy of Quark XPress probably needs .qxd added to the quark files to open them. Make sure when you re saving your files that you add the necessary three-character extensions on them. Mac OS 9 metadata and Mac OS X metadata are different...

Macs/Apples: Airport Extreme settings using a Verizon DSL Modem Westell 6100, level bridge, wireless capability
Macs/Apples: Airport Extreme settings using a Verizon DSL Modem Westell 6100, level bridge, wireless capability, bridge mode

Macs/Apples: my apple ibook g3, emac, question mark
Macs/Apples: my apple ibook g3, emac, question mark, panther

Macs/Apples: ibook G4 won't start nothing zip nadda, desperation, danish govt
Macs/Apples: ibook G4 won't start nothing zip nadda, desperation, danish govt, logic board

Macs/Apples: MAC mail, mail application
Macs/Apples: MAC mail, mail application

Macs/Apples: G3 Factory reset, disk option, private data
disk option, private data, system cd: Hi, I take it as you would like to eliminate any private data form your machine. There is no reset button but there is a simple procedure. You need a system CD for that. During reinstallation of the system choose reformat or erase disk option....

Macs/Apples: Installation error, solitaire game, game requirements
solitaire game, game requirements, mb hd: Dear Steve, I would do a Sherlock search for Bezlib and anything with the Solitaire game s name on it. Then, delete those items and try installing again. I ve never heard of a library file called Bezlib. Did you spell it correctly? Can you get into...

Macs/Apples: iBook G4 White Screen, target mode, external hd
target mode, external hd, tile floor: Hi sorry to hear that. Unfortunately you will need to get a start up CD or DVD. Most probably your HD is gone. The other problem might be logic board. This is easy to check. You will need either start up CD or another mac or external HD with a system...

Macs/Apples: ibook G4 won't start nothing zip nadda, target disk, single user mode
target disk, single user mode, apple symbol: Justine, Hold down the trackpad button (or a connected mouse s button) on restart to eject any optical media. To copy data to a new machine, start in Target Disk Mode . TARGET DISK MODE Restart and press the T key on the keyboard as soon as you do....

Macs/Apples: iMac G3 OS 9 CD player, scanner manufacturers, scanner drivers
scanner manufacturers, scanner drivers, internal cd: Bill, If you think it s your internal CD drive, you can use an external USB or Firewire one. To replace your scanner drivers though, I would search on the net. Navigate to the scanner manufacturers web site and look for drivers there. Good luck...

Macs/Apples: laptop, single user mode, lengthy background
single user mode, lengthy background, mac os x: Adam, Mac OS X 10.5 has a lengthy background disk check after a crash. You may have to let the installer sit for an hour or so...but you may have to run fsck to fix this. Next, restart the computer and hold down command(apple)-S. This brings you into...

Macs/Apples: MAC mail, change password, change OS X password
change password, change OS X password: Dear Sonia, So sorry, but I am catching up from being hospitalized and am behind. It is deceptively simple to reset the password. If you have Leopardd, use your Leopard startup disk that you purchased or the Software Restore disc #1 that came with your...

Macs/Apples: Mac PowerPC G4, powerpc g4, black bezel
powerpc g4, black bezel, dvr 104: Joe, The Pioneer drive series will work fine, but I m not sure it s a hardware issue. Are you using iDVD? If so, what version? If you are previewing the DVD, does it play through fine in the preview? Have you experienced this with just one project or...

Macs/Apples: MacBook Pro/Epson C84 Compatibility, epson stylus c84 printer, epson stylus c84
epson stylus c84 printer, epson stylus c84, staples office: Dear Peter, Just combined a hospitalization, a residential move, a company move, and a disaster in the house that I moved into. Suffice it to say, I m a bit behind, so please be understanding. Have you cleaned the print heads on the Epson? If not,...

Macs/Apples: Macbook won't start, then starts up bit by bit, Macbook, spill
Macbook, spill, clean: Dear Aidan, The scenario you are describing is the result of two possible things: One was damage to the logic board from a momentary short (beer is a fairly good conductor) and the other was a continuing intermittent short from remnants of the spill. It...

Macs/Apples: macintosh powerbook g3, pcmcia card slot, macintosh powerbook
pcmcia card slot, macintosh powerbook, g3 laptop: Dear Susan, What is your ethernet cable plugged into on the other side of it (not the computer)? If it is plugged into a router, it must be plugged into one of the 4 connections(LAN plugs) and not the single connection sitting apart from them (WAN plug)....

Macs/Apples: PLEASE FILL IT IN - OS X 10.4, wireless broadband internet, followup question
wireless broadband internet, followup question, those memories: Dear Cameron, Some of those memories that OS X has are stored in strange places. However, you can go a long way toward minimizing them by using a free program called CacheOutX. Go to this URL and download it: http://www.trilateralsystems.com/cacheoutx/...

Macs/Apples: Power Mac G4 upgrade, powerpc processors, power mac g4
powerpc processors, power mac g4, 512 mb ddr: Dear Regina, You have uncovered one whopper of a confusing system requirement from Quark. Your quote was absolutely right on and they has succeeded in thoroughly confusing probably everyone that is using G4s and needs Quark 7. One of the many small reasons...

Macs/Apples: Startup problems with White 12" iBook G3 700MHz, apple authorized service, logic board
apple authorized service, logic board, startup sound: Dear Phil, Dealing with post-hospitalization, a traumatic move into a house that is a disaster, and backed up professional clients, so please understand my tardiness getting back to you. When you try to start it up, does it make the startup sound? If so,...

Macs/Apples: Target mode, target mode, target disk
target mode, target disk, disk mode: Jon, Thanks for you question. 1. It doesn t matter in which order you do this. You start up the computer with the broken screen in target disk mode, not the operational one. 2. You won t see it s screen, you ll see the TDM d computer s hard drive mount...

Macs/Apples: Can't get Macbook Pro to boot HAVE TRIED EVERITHING, Please help, external hd, firewire 800
external hd, firewire 800, grey screen: This is unusual to boot form external drive. You loose performance of the machine since access to FW drive is way slower than to internal drive. But anyway. It looks like Logic Board issue, which is not really good news. If you can t see any options holding...

Macs/Apples: Unable to reload scanner CD in iMac OS9 front slot loading, logic board, unrelated problems
logic board, unrelated problems, slot loading: I m totally at loss. You rated my knowledge as 5. I went back and re-read our correspondence and i m failing to see where I could show limited knowledge. Unfortunately your problem seem to be mechanical and I wouldn t advice anybody without special training...

Macs/Apples: 8.6 must go, google maps, apple store online
google maps, apple store online, unexpected hospitalization: Hi Trish, Sorry for my tardiness in getting back to you. From an unexpected hospitalization to a move from hell, I ve been a bit crazy busy. The Mac Mini is a nice machine, but you will get so very much more for just a few hundred dollars more money....

Macs/Apples: CORRUPT JPEGS ON DESKTOP...HELP!!!, dying hard drive, will not start up
dying hard drive, will not start up, hard drive failure: Dear Deshun, Your approach to this difficulty was very logical and correct. You did a good job attempting to recover your files, but they still wound up corrupt. First, sometimes it creates problems when you copy files from a private user directory (your...

Macs/Apples: Downloading movie with sound from camera, exilim casio camera, mac os x
exilim casio camera, mac os x, having some sort: Jim, It s possible your son has CODEC that you don t...you might try repairing permissions and/or reapplying the standalone quicktime installer. Use Disk Utility to repair permissions (/Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility.app). This should be something...

Macs/Apples: G3 Ibook with no video display, video display, power button
video display, power button, video card: Sederick, There is one easy way to check whether it s a video card issue/motherboard issue or a display/cable issue. Plug in an external monitor and see what you get. If you get a signal, there is an equipment issue (cable, display) and if you don t you...