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Macs/Apples: Intel Chips, intel chips, douglas fir
intel chips, douglas fir, spyware detectors: Dear Jay, Love your analogy! Apple has been a marketing enigma at times, seeming to move in one direction and garnering support for that direction, then turning 180º and confusing everyone. Earlier this year, a writer for a leading PeeCee magazine cited...

Macs/Apples: Internal Drive, apple disc burner, pioneer dvd 106
apple disc burner, pioneer dvd 106, apple superdrive: Dear Jerry, I responded to your question this afternoon when I saw it on the ratings board (thanks for the great rating by the way!). I don t know where it wound up but here s approximately what I said: SInce CDs are 4 inches wide and the metal cage drive...

Macs/Apples: Internal Drive, pioneer 106, bob wood
pioneer 106, bob wood, internal cd: Hi Jerry Very easy to install drives in the G4. If I were you, I would not get a CD-RW , I would get the Pioneer 106 DVD-R drive. You can find them new for less than $100.00 and this is the same as Apple s super drive that comes with Macs. It will burn...

Macs/Apples: Internal Drive, quicksilvers, xlr8yourmac
quicksilvers, xlr8yourmac, google: Jerry, It really depends on the type of G4. If it s one of the QuickSilvers , with the matte finish front, it may be quite easy. If it s the Mirrored Drive Door one, I ve heard a lot about a second optical drive not quite fitting and people having to dremel...

Macs/Apples: Internal Drives, apple dealer, luck john
apple dealer, luck john, drive manufacturer: Hi Jerry, It is not that hard. just open the case, attach the drive to the chassis (mostly with 2 or 4 little screws that the drive manufacturer supplies) plug in the power and IDE connectors and you are in business. When buying a harddisk you can buy ordinary...

Macs/Apples: Internet bars but no pages?, point to point tunnelling protocol, network preferences
point to point tunnelling protocol, network preferences, wireless access: Dear Russell, I am trying to search my brain to come up with a possible explanation to this problem. The only thing I can thing of is that for some reason, the different internet connection standards used overseas/abroad must have something to do with it....

Macs/Apples: Internet Connection, internet connection problems, control pane
internet connection problems, control pane, dear brian: Dear Brian, Open System Preferences and go to the Sharing icon and click on it. Click on the Firewall tab in the middle of the tabs. Turn off the firewall for now and try it again. Still no go? Try opening the Network icon in System Preferences and the...

Macs/Apples: Internet connectivity issue, power mac system, connectivity issue
power mac system, connectivity issue, connectivity issues: Melissa, If you are unable to ping even the IP address of the machine, chances are the machine is either down (unlikely if someone can get to it elsewhere, at the same time, like me, right now. BTW, I love the Thai Kitchen stuff. Great box lunches...) or...

Macs/Apples: Internet Explorer for Mac, other world computing, internet explorer for mac
other world computing, internet explorer for mac, internet scrapbook: Dear Angel, Sorry for the delay in getting to you. Technical problems on my end prevented my access to the site. It sounds like Internet Explorer needs to be reinstalled, the problem is that Microsoft has stopped distributing it for Mac (thank GOD!)....

Macs/Apples: Internet via satellite, bell expressvu, satellite uplink
bell expressvu, satellite uplink, classic enviroment: Lawrie, Is that 400 bps or 400 kbps? If it is 400 bps then a modem will do just about as well. This technology being relatively new, I am a bit new to IT. However, your system is up to par and using Panther, you should be able to log into any windows...

Macs/Apples: IOMEGA Predator Not working under OS 9.2.1, extension bob, authoring support
extension bob, authoring support, powermac 9600: Hi Rick Many versions of Toast have a conflict with Apple s Authoring Support software; this conflict expresses itself as an inability for the Mac to see the burner. Try disabling these items in Extensions Manager and then restart - Authoring Support...

Macs/Apples: IPhoto and email several photos, mailbox storage space, followup question
mailbox storage space, followup question, apple key: Hi Shelley, This is a simple, yet easy to miss trick. I don t know why Apple doesn t make it clearer. I figured it out and much trial and error. This will save you the time: When you want to email pictures, make sure you re not in EDIT mode and then...

Macs/Apples: Iphoto, norton anti virus, utility folder
norton anti virus, utility folder, bob wood: Hi Jerry By Disk First Aid, I m assuming you mean Disk Utility that comes with OS X, and not Nortons. First thing to do is get rid of anything Nortons on your system. It can really screw up an OS X system, and is known for doing this. For iPhot, try...

Macs/Apples: Ipod hookup to new laptop, macbook, hp computer
macbook, hp computer, apple store: Hi Melina! I ve had the same problem, you just need to play the song in iTunes, then iTunes automatically will access the Apple Store to register your new computer and it will unlock your song s DRM property. You ll be able to copy it to your ipod any times...

Macs/Apples: Ipod & Super Drive, edited version, new menu
edited version, new menu, optical drive: Dear Faith, To get songs on an iPod, you need a PC or a Mac, but you need to decide when you get it because the PC compatible iPods use a different operating system to communicate than the Mac compatible iPods. Of course, the Mac Compatible iPods are preferable....

Macs/Apples: Ipod, new apple products, performa 6200
new apple products, performa 6200, dear sam: Dear Sam, Given Apple s track record with certain returns, I honestly doubt that you would be successful. This is because the whole purpose of introducing new Apple products is to have you purchase it in ADDITION to what you already own. Like, for instance,...

Macs/Apples: Ipods, apple webobjects, new screen name
apple webobjects, new screen name, experence: Dear Andy, Yeah, I know. I sell mac drives on ebay and the competition sneaked around, got a new screen name and bought one of my drives, then tried to return it, JUST SO HE COULD GIVE ME BAD FEEDBACK or force me to stop selling. It is a pit of VIPERS....

Macs/Apples: ITunes catastrophy, sound studio software, g4 tower
sound studio software, g4 tower, ata drive: Dear Dennis, I empathize with you, having lost 4000 files due to a defective Samsung Ultra ATA drive just a few months ago (note to readers: Many Samsung drives manufactured between 1 and 4 years ago have SERIOUS defects that will cause unexpected and premature...

Macs/Apples: Itunes upgarde to Version 7, apple help, mpg files
apple help, mpg files, messege: Dear Chad, So sorry for my lateness in response, but your question appeared answered when I glanced at it and I should have caught it. Apple has pulled another one of their proprietary stunts ala Microsoft. Their business practices have gotten less for...

Macs/Apples: Itunes, dell dimension 4400, dell dimension
dell dimension 4400, dell dimension, mini ipod: The import feature is really messed up on iTunes. I couldn t get it to work correctly either. I just copied the songs to the HD then dragged them onto the open iTunes window. After that all was well. There is a lot of issues with the iTunes and import and...

Macs/Apples: IWeb and Blogging, party plugin, iweb
party plugin, iweb, mac service: Paul, I ve pushed up a couple blog posts with iWeb, but not attempted to get others to contribute to it before. I don t believe this is something iWeb offers - it s more of the vehicle with which to post. You might try using a more collaborative blogging...

Macs/Apples: iBook, defective disk, defective drive
defective disk, defective drive, cidb: Dear Sam, It is possible that you have a drive problem, but you should do a few things to rule that out first. Go to the Utilities folder (inside the Application folder) and find Disk Utility. Click on the SECOND drive in the list, the FIRST indented one...

Macs/Apples: iBook, apple article, logic board
apple article, logic board, mail: Hi Natasha, Do you have an iBook G3? If so, it may be one of the unfortunate ones with a defective logic board (motherboard). Actually, it has to do with the video card, but that is built in. APple never fixed the problem, but did offer a 3 year defect...

Macs/Apples: iBook Black Screen Issue, logic board, faint image
logic board, faint image, dual usb: Dear Michael, Check your serial numbers and see if your iBook is still under the recall program ( a few still are). Go to this page on Apple.com: http://www.apple.com/support/ibook/faq/ Can you see a faint image of the screen if you shine a flashlight...

Macs/Apples: iBook CDs ejected, option apple, startup chime
option apple, startup chime, cidb: Dear Matt, First, I need to apologize profusely for being so late in replying. I was unable to access the site, then inundated with work. When I got back to the site, I thought your question was already answered and worked on the latest questions. I hope...

Macs/Apples: iBook G3 700 14 in 16mb, ac power adapter, target disk
ac power adapter, target disk, support hell: Dear Jeremy, Just to make SURE, they made you reset the motherboard, right? Here s how you do it. The first one is for iBooks that didn t have a tiny reset button on the SIDE next to the video out port (tiny rectangle video port and the reset is a tiny...

Macs/Apples: iBook G3 700 Won't Boot, hard drive noise, g3 ibook
hard drive noise, g3 ibook, keyboard command: Well Jack, that sounds to me like a bad ram situation, but just to be sure, lets try to reset the PRAM. 1. Shut down the computer. 2. Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command, Option, P, and R. You will need to hold these keys down simultaneously...

Macs/Apples: iBook G4, mac os x, startup volume
mac os x, startup volume, utility applications: Hi, First thing would be to repair user permission. For Mac OS X 10.2 or later, open Disk Utility (/Applications/Utilities/). Select your Mac OS X startup volume in the column on the left of the Disk Utility window, then click the First Aid tab. Click the...

Macs/Apples: iBook G4 will not boot up, zir, power button
zir, power button, allexperts: Dear Barry, I think that a PRAM reset may help your system a bit. Push the power button and immediately depress the APPLE, OPTION, P and R keys all at once. Hold them down until you hear 3 separate startup chimes/beeps, then release the buttons after the...

Macs/Apples: iBook G4 cannot StartUp, left hand column, startup chime
left hand column, startup chime, left hand corner: Dear Perry, The holiDAZE have been unbelievable and the work load is very high. I apologize for taking so long in getting back to you. If you are still stuck, here s where to start: You are stuck in Single User Mode. You need to push the power button...

Macs/Apples: iBook G4 won't boot, tiger software, mac os x
tiger software, mac os x, desk top: This is most probably has noting to do with PRAM. The probably cause is damaged directories or volume header - damaged files on your HD (might be also physical HDD malfunction ) to fight that you HAVE to start up form another drive. It can be another mac,...

Macs/Apples: iBook g4 wont restart, installing new software, grey screen
installing new software, grey screen, start up disk: Sadly if you chose clean install then all your files are gone. Technically they can be retrieved but it is very time time consuming and expensive process. Can you please boot from the system disk and run Disk Utility. Both permissions and disk repair tests....

Macs/Apples: iBook issues, external dvd drive, little glitches
external dvd drive, little glitches, network preferences: Dear Deb, A combination of me being hospitalized and my company having way too much work to handle has put me in a bad spot. So much that I m making excuses to honestly jammed up folks like yourself for not getting to your problem. I won t make excuses,...

Macs/Apples: iBook modem works with OS9.2.2 but not with OS10.3, internal 56k modem, modem magic
internal 56k modem, modem magic, modem scripts: Dear Curtis, Circumstances have prevented me from replying sooner and I am extremely sorry for taking so long to get back to you. The problem is that there are no satisfactory modem scripts frm Apple. The apple-supplied OS X scripts are too fast or just...

Macs/Apples: iBook won't start up, pram battery, random access memory
pram battery, random access memory, option apple: Dear Craig, It is possible that there is a logic board problem, but I wouldn t put it at the top of the list. Here s the best answer to your troubles, in my experience: Take out the battery and unplug the power adapter. Wait about a minute, then put...

Macs/Apples: iBook won't start up, c garrison, dual usb
c garrison, dual usb, g3: Craig, It s good of you to be concerned, but no, I don t think anything got fried, per-se. The iBook most likely went to sleep as you suspect, and then shut down this morning. I bet the powermanager needs a reset, but have forgotten how to do it exactly....

Macs/Apples: iBook won't start, caps lock, dear jane
caps lock, dear jane, pmu: Dear Jane, There is a possibility that the Airport Extreme card is broken or defective. They are not as durable as their predecessors because their contacts and circuit board are exposed. One thing to make SURE of is that it is facing the correct way up...

Macs/Apples: iBook won't start up, unix command line, single user mode
unix command line, single user mode, c garrison: Hi Craig See if you can start in Single User Mode and run fsck ; To run fsck, you first need to start up your Mac in single-user mode. Here s how: 1. Restart your Mac. 2. Immediately press and hold the Command and S keys. You ll see a...

Macs/Apples: iBook wont boot, mac os 9, option apple
mac os 9, option apple, straight arrow: Hi! I thought your question was answered because it didn t show up as a follow up and I remembered answering the first part. OS 9 disks are tough to come by, but you can buy them at OWC for $34: http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Apple/OS92CD/ You can...

Macs/Apples: Yes!, power macs, logic board
power macs, logic board, intel machines: Dear Sam, Great job! You will have your new processor/logic board in your iBook for absolutely nothing! It feels so great to have them take it and do MAJOR repairs for free! SO glad that your iBook was within the time. Thanks for using AllExperts...

Macs/Apples: ibook 600mhz 15gb hd /dvd, apple dvd player, fn key
apple dvd player, fn key, internal speakers: Hi Tim! Your problem could be as simple as a PRAM reset. First, with the sound, depress the FN key and press the F5 key (volume increase) or the F3 key (mute) to see if you get any sound. I doubt that will work since your speakers control preference pane...

Macs/Apples: ibook battery, lithium ion batteries, apple laptops
lithium ion batteries, apple laptops, american appliances: Dear Uta, Your Mac will be just fine, but I am unsure about your cellphone. The best route with that is to by a voltage CONVERTER that has a switch that you can choose the correct voltage (110 to 120 VAC for US). Radio Shack has them. That would be the...

Macs/Apples: ibook drive problems, single user mode, osx tiger
single user mode, osx tiger, bob wood: Hi Jay If the disc drive worked okay before you took it apart, it could be a problem with the way you put it back together. Something may not be tight, or damaged. Disk Utility can t always repair a drive, but there are other much better utilities for...

Macs/Apples: ibook G3 won't start up once shut down, clamshell ibook, control option
clamshell ibook, control option, reset button: Dear Maureen, Actually, it seems like you may just need to reset the machine. Try this and see if it works, okay? Shut down your iBook and take out the battery and any attached cables. A few ibooks have a tiny reset button on the left side to the right...

Macs/Apples: ibook g3 start up message, mac os x, c key
mac os x, c key, arnie: Arnie, Did the iBook come with any system disks? A Mac OS X Installer? I would boot from that (using the C key on startup with the CD in the drive) to check that the machine is ok, and perhaps reinstall the OS. iBook G3 s are several years old at this...

Macs/Apples: ibook g3 startup problems, dual usb ports, mac os x
dual usb ports, mac os x, diskwarrior: Dear Brian, Unfortunately, you have a corruption in your one of your startup files. There are thousands of different files that load upon startup, including extension (kext files), file system data, personal preferences, etc. Unfortunately, you would need...

Macs/Apples: ibook g3 startup problems, option apple, parameter ram
option apple, parameter ram, dear brian: Dear Brian, There is no actual reset button on the iBook. Just hold the POWER button down for about 5 seconds and it will shut down. Because there is not reset button on the iBook, they use a key combination to reset the Power Management Unit (pmu): ...

Macs/Apples: ibook g3 won't start up, apple ibook g4, option apple
apple ibook g4, option apple, apple laptop: Dear Anthony, Sorry, I ve been having a problem with followups lately, not seeing that they are indeed follow ups and not just repeat questions (this happens on occasion here). Please accept my apology. I m sure you ve solved your problem, but what it sounds...

Macs/Apples: ibook g3 won't boot, option apple, thanks for your understanding
option apple, thanks for your understanding, loading screen: Dear Anthony, This sounds like you just need a PRAM clearing. Hit power and QUICKLY hold down the OPTION, APPLE, P, and the R keys simultaneously. Wait until you hear THREE startup chimes (that sound it makes when it starts up). When you hear the third...

Macs/Apples: ibook g4 1.2ghz 12" keyboard & trackpad problem, external keyboard, usb keyboard
external keyboard, usb keyboard, test disk: Larry, You seem to be talking about two issues, possibly related. 1. Your iBook doesn t recognize the keyboard and mouse WHEN BOOTED FROM INTERNAL DISK. 2. Your iBook goes to sleep after 20 seconds. 1 - Your complete installs ; did they involve erasing...

Macs/Apples: ibook g4 will not start up completely, external hd, destination disk
external hd, destination disk, disk warrior: It might be just damaged system files or serious HDD malfunction. Is there anything on this computer that you really need? Do you have external HD or anohter mac? The easiest option would be start up from system CD, format the HDD and then install...

Macs/Apples: ibook g4 won't start up past white screen, apple icon, bob wood
apple icon, bob wood, utility menu: Hi Kate Try booting while holding the Shift key down and let me know if it boots that way. You can also boot off your 10.4 disc by holding the C key down. You ll see the Language screen, choose your language and go to the next screen and stop there....

Macs/Apples: ibook memory is full, temporary internet files, external hard drive
temporary internet files, external hard drive, mac os x: Jason, Mac OS X does not have temp files that arent deleted automatically. It does have cache files that may build up though. Look in /Library/Caches/ and dump anything in there. Also, you might download a program called whatsize from versiontracker.com...

Macs/Apples: ibook monitor removal, flat screen monitor, system option
flat screen monitor, system option, note book: it s much easier to buy a small flat screen monitor which are relatively cheap now (you can get a used one) and connect it to your note book using mirroring system option. i doubt its an easy thing to come by an extended cable for an exited monitor. it...

Macs/Apples: ibook monitor removal, usb extension cable, keyboard cable
usb extension cable, keyboard cable, old windows: Dear Jack, Hmm...do you mean an iMac? The ibook is the tiny laptop and I can t think of any reason to remove the LCD screen. If you need to, I can help, but I will give you the directions for the iMac because that seems like the likely candidate: The...

Macs/Apples: ibook new internal hard drive not recognized, logic board, bob wood
logic board, bob wood, diskwarrior: Hi Eric If you boot from the OS disc, open Disk Utility and see if the drive is listed. If it is, run Repair Drive and see if there are any errors. Use Disk Utility to format the drive before installing OS X. If the drive doesn t appear in Disk Utility,...

Macs/Apples: ibook & power book, apple webobjects, mac buyer
apple webobjects, mac buyer, memory 512mb: Hi Faith For what you describe, a low end machine (iBook) would do fine. I would up the memory as it will run much better with more memory, 512MB at least. A 30GB hard drive is fine for your needs. The 1.2GHz processor would be fine, very fast. ...

Macs/Apples: ibook problem, apple shape, startup chime
apple shape, startup chime, usb ports: Dear Kerry, Hold down the power button for at least 5 seconds and the computer will shut down. Push the power button again to power up and then push the small eject button on the upper right corner of the keyboard. Put in the OS X install CD, if you have...

Macs/Apples: ibook won't boot completely, system startup files, target disk
system startup files, target disk, firewire mac: Dear Robyn, So very sorry for the delay, but the site was giving me problems with access. I feel so terrible for taking way too long. Maybe I can still help (I hope you ve figured out a solution by now, but I will write anyway). The iBooks are generally...

Macs/Apples: ibook won't start - chimes and stays on white screen, g3 ibook, option apple
g3 ibook, option apple, utility folder: question mark indicates that mac can t find system folder to start off from. This can be a logical problem of physical problem with the drive. In both cases first thing to do is to book up from a system CD or DVD and run Disk Utility. It sits in the Utility...

Macs/Apples: ibook won't start up - blue screen, reset pram, single user mode
reset pram, single user mode, ascii characters: The problem with the other answers that you received was that, although well-intentioned, they didn t come from a knowledge of OS X s startup procedure. What s happened here is a corruption of your system startup file(s). It s really amazing that the machines...

Macs/Apples: ibooks, apple mac ibook, apple webobjects
apple mac ibook, apple webobjects, ebay co uk: well, I m not sure what you are going to so with FCP. if you think of editing in real time serious projects then both of those machine are not enough. if the movies/animation is your profession and you are going to put video projects in a pipe line then minimum...

Macs/Apples: iChat audio-MINIMUM line speed ?, apple mac g4, power computer
apple mac g4, power computer, line speed: Derek, If you re doing audio AND video, even if the video appears to be fine, Apple says that you need a minimum of 384Kbps upload speed for it to work. I haven t used an iSight yet myself, but I would check on the Apple discussion boards (http://www.apple.com/support)...

Macs/Apples: iChat problems, internet caches, cacheoutx
internet caches, cacheoutx, protion: Dear Jim, How is your connection speed to the internet? Are their any other people on your local network? If so, they can use up bandwidth and leave you with little to work with. Also, make sure you have Safari and any other internet-enabled applications...

Macs/Apples: icons in the dock, mail icon, unread mail
mail icon, unread mail, mail application: hi, the icon itself cannot be the problem. are you still receiving mail???? you can find the mail application by searching your harddisk for mail.app . you can then drag the mail.app into your dock. the counter is generated by the mail appliction itself....

Macs/Apples: My iDVD burned DVD's don't play on older Mac, pioneer dvr 107d, power mac g4
pioneer dvr 107d, power mac g4, mac followup: Dear Keith, As far as my experience with BOTH computers and that particular drive go, either computer would be happy as a clam with the drive. The actual burning time in each machine will be close to the same because it depends on the DRIVE speed, not the...

Macs/Apples: iDVD problems, os x tiger, disc doctor
os x tiger, disc doctor, minimal disturbance: Dear Neil, First, I would try replacing iDVD with a brand new copy. Trash and empty the com.apple.idvd.plist file from the Preferences folder in the Library, the drag and drop the application into the trash. Now, reinstall and update a new copy of iDVD...

Macs/Apples: ie, extension conflict, adsl modem
extension conflict, adsl modem, os 9: Hi Owen, sorry that I respond so late. my adsl-modem stopped working (6 years old, and has to be replaced) so i wont have a real internet connection for a while. without a good internet connection it is not possible for me to help you at this time. sorry!...

Macs/Apples: iMAC G3 450 320mb, imac 450, junk mail
imac 450, junk mail, screensaver tab: Hi! So sorry for the delay, but your question eluded my email and the notification got stuck in my junk mail. Please accept my apologies. The first thing you need to do is to attempt to reinstall the system from a known good OS 9 CD. Many times, people...

Macs/Apples: iMAC G5 - Small Network, extereme, bob wood
extereme, bob wood, wireless cards: Hi Joe Definitely use Apple s Base Station if you have it. Just use the Setup assistant in your system to set it up. For sharing, use your Help Menu. It will describe how to set up. Printer sharing will be simple. Use the Sharing PreferencePane in...

Macs/Apples: iMAc not starting, bondi blue, cheap memory
bondi blue, cheap memory, respectable company: Tried that although I ll try again - its not cheap memory and its designed specifically for the iMac to allow it to go all the way to 512MB. tried what? did you take out your memory upgrade and turn the machine on? this is the first thing that...

Macs/Apples: iMac, mac os 9, mac os x update
mac os 9, mac os x update, disk cleanup: Tom, Defragmentation is the same no matter what platform you re on. Mac OS X handles much of the defragmentation tasks on it s own in the background though (counter to Mac OS 9 in the old days , three or more years ago). If you re wondering what general...

Macs/Apples: iMac, free shareware programs, disk cleanup
free shareware programs, disk cleanup, pc functions: Hi Tom On OS X, there s no need to defrag a drive. As for disk cleanup, what exactly do you mean. There are a number of free/shareware programs to clean Caches, history, etc; Onyx http://www.titanium.free.fr/pgs/english.html Yasu http://www.jimmitchell.org/projects/yasu/...

Macs/Apples: iMac 333, 333mhz imac, bob wood
333mhz imac, bob wood, ebay: Denise If you re already running 10.2.8 on this machine, then you don t need to do the Firmware upgrade, it s already in there. As I said, the Firmware upgrade isn t needed for a memory upgrade. As for the exact name, you would use the memory specs...

Macs/Apples: iMac 333, lowendmac, ebay
lowendmac, ebay, mac memory: Denise, I *feel* your pain. The rev.D iMac 333 was the first one my wife and I had (lime). It was a good machine, but that was in 1999. I believe I upgraded the RAM in that machine, but it s been too many machines past for me to accurately reflect. ...

Macs/Apples: iMac 333mhz won't power up, clock battery, logic board
clock battery, logic board, bob wood: Kyle Yes, if the clock battery is bad, the hard drive may spin up, but you would get no monitor. This is a simple cheap thing to try first. if it s not the battery, you would have to have a tech bench check it to see if it s the logic board or something...

Macs/Apples: iMac CRT display, power transistors, design improvements
power transistors, design improvements, immense heat: Dear Frank, Embarassingly enough, as a Mac Tech, I make about 30% or more of my income repairing and replacing iMacs. This was the most successful computer ever made and it broke sales records all over the world. This line was very successful for them....

Macs/Apples: iMac DV 400, video problems, pram battery, apple repair
pram battery, apple repair, visible cause: Dear Frank, It is difficult to say what exactly is the cause of your odd problems. At first guess, I would say the PAV board, but there is a possibility of the video chip overheating. Apple had an assembly line problem that often led to this. I have told...

Macs/Apples: iMac DV 450 Questions, voltage rails, down converter
voltage rails, down converter, pin outs: Dear Mike, The upload messed up. Here is the address that will WORK for the manual: https://home.comcast.net/~lazaruscom/Storage/iMacDV_Repair_Manual.pdf Thanks much! Let me know at lazaruscom@comcast.net if you have a problem, okay? Thanks,...

Macs/Apples: iMac DV analog board, correct firmware, analog board
correct firmware, analog board, open firmware: Dear Tom, The madness of the holiday rush for tech help this year set me back about 4 weeks, more than ever before, and I sincerely apologize for taking so long to get back to you. Unfortunately, some folks have rated me poorly in the timeliness category....

Macs/Apples: iMac fails to boot, open firmware 3, firmware program
open firmware 3, firmware program, bondi blue: Dear Brad, I have been unable to respond to my questions because of technical difficulties on the site and being incredibly busy wih work. Unfortunately, you have made a mistake that I made on more than one occasion: That mistake is to find yourself without...

Macs/Apples: iMac, G-3 , 333, apple webobjects, nclm
apple webobjects, nclm, bob wood: Hi Elmer This is the only processor upgrade available; http://eshop.macsales.com/MyOWC/Upgrades.cfm?model=61&type=Processor&TI=5058&shoupgrds=Show+Upgrades You also need at least 512MB of memory to run OSX half way decently. Before putting any...

Macs/Apples: iMac G3 500 OS X Upgrade, intel core2 duo, os x tiger
intel core2 duo, os x tiger, mac os x: If you wanted to upgrade the iMac to basic computer usage (email, web browsing, typing documents, ect), then you wont need to spend as much in RAM, as Tiger only requires 256 megs. However, you are still stuck with a G3 processor, which does not run the basic...

Macs/Apples: iMac G3 700MHz Hard Drive Failure (60GB), hard drive failure, hard drive recovery
hard drive failure, hard drive recovery, os systems: The only thing you need to know is to first use the Drive Setup program in the Utilities folder to initialize the drive and get it ready for action. After it is initialized and partitioned the way you want (optional), install 9.2.2 first and load your OS 9...

Macs/Apples: iMac G3 RAM installation, copper connectors, imac g3 500 mhz
copper connectors, imac g3 500 mhz, g3 ram: Dear Sean, Those little indentations are standard and WILL fit in to those little springs. Forcing the RAM will only do damage to the socket, but I can see how you would want to do that. Many instructions are ambiguous and tell you to be gentle but firm....

Macs/Apples: iMac G3 Ram installed, 333mhz models, compatibility problem
333mhz models, compatibility problem, memory modules: Dear Stephen, You really need the high profile (2inch high) chip for your machine. It has to hold 16 chips because if it goes high density, then the iMacs sometimes spit it out (as you can see). RAM was not built in densities like it is now in 1999 when...

Macs/Apples: iMac G3, other world computing, new lease on life
other world computing, new lease on life, nintendo games: Dear Aron, The best/least expensive upgrade would be to upgrade the RAM to the maximum supported. This is, believe it or not, 1 GIGAbyte and is relatively inexpensive ($72 a piece for 512Meg modules) at the BEST Mac accessory store, Other World Computing....

Macs/Apples: iMac g3 memory upgrade, insufficient memory errors, high speed cable
insufficient memory errors, high speed cable, memory slots: Dear David, Yes, you can install the 256 without any problem whatsoever. I am very sorry for my tardiness as I got swamped with Mac calls that have kept me up at night and left me only a few hours to sleep. Some computers, including some Macs (the only...

Macs/Apples: iMac Mail Problems, high speed connection, mail problems
high speed connection, mail problems, mail yahoo: Dear Danielle, About a year ago, you could use the free Yahoo accounts with a special plugin that did an end run around the Yahoo webmail restrictions (Yahoo blocks any POP server so you can t use an email program like Mail, Thunderbird, Entourage, or Outlook...

Macs/Apples: iMac Mail problem, incoming mail server, mail problem
incoming mail server, mail problem, library mail: Hi Kate Can you change the name back to the original and see if your mail is there. Changing a name can be like deleting an account which will cause loss of any mail it contained. If that doesn t work, try this. Quit Mail first and using the Finder,...

Macs/Apples: iMac with OS 10.2.7, internal modem, modem internet
internal modem, modem internet, internetconnect: Dear Jon, I need to know what type of internet connection you have. If it is a modem, internet connect should be working and needs to be repaired. If you are hooked into a DSL or cable broadband, then the internet connect should NOT be active at all. If...

Macs/Apples: iMac OS compatibility, apple computer company, apple g4
apple computer company, apple g4, old macs: Hi Maria, Didn t see your question, I am SOOO sorry for my lateness. Rushing around due to the holidays--not a good move. Anyway, your computer is really a very viable computer with a good amount of speed left in it, however, Apple in their boneheaded business...

Macs/Apples: iMac, OS X start up problem, mac os x, applications disk
mac os x, applications disk, face icon: John, Sounds like your benefactor didn t give you the password:( You have a couple options: 1. Reset the user s password 2. Wipe the previous user s installation of Mac OS X and start fresh. To get the CD out if your keyboard s eject key isn t working,...

Macs/Apples: iMac, OS X startup problem, mac os x, applications disk
mac os x, applications disk, face icon: Hi John When you boot and see the name of the person, click on it and see if it gives you a log in screen. You would most likely need the password if this works. What is the exact model of the iMac? Try booting with the mouse held down and see if...

Macs/Apples: iMac PAV board problems, g3 macs, decent supplier
g3 macs, decent supplier, trickle charge: Dear Julian, You re very lucky to make that snag! I would pay $50 a piece or more for those imacs! I have a decent supplier and do quite well. I would say that 9 out of 10 or more of these boards have a bad FBT. You have done everything that you re supposed...

Macs/Apples: iMac (Snow) PAV: power ok only sometime, apple service, logic board
apple service, logic board, dear danny: Dear Danny, My apologies for not answering sooner. I answered a few days after you wrote and for some reason, the site never forwarded the answer and I thought the question on the site was a duplicate (something that happens often). Anyway, your experience...

Macs/Apples: iMac Startup, command option, startup disk
command option, startup disk, boot drive: Tyler, Try: 1. Choosing the startup disk from the startup disk control panel when booted from CD. Even though it s blessed, it might not think the drive in the machine is the boot drive. 2. Resestting the PRAM (command-option-P-R on restart) 3. Shutting...

Macs/Apples: iMac startup, system suitcase, system folders
system suitcase, system folders, startup cd: In the apple servicemanual for your imac there is no info about the maximum size supported, but I did find the following tip to rebless the system folder: Re-bless the System Folder. If your computer is not recognizing the system software, the System Folder...

Macs/Apples: iMac startup, startup cd, creation dates
startup cd, creation dates, invisible files: Dear Tyler, Have you tried opening the STARTUP DISK control panel while you re started under the CD. Just open it up after you start from the CD and select your new system folder. Then, hit the restart button. If that doesn t work, then, the install will...

Macs/Apples: iMac startup, startup chime, software hacks
startup chime, software hacks, mac os x: Bill- Although this problem does not sound like it is anything to worry about, I think it is worth looking into. A few questions first: Did you recently install any new software hacks or major upgrades to the computer? When did you first notice the problem?...

Macs/Apples: My iMac Won't start, mac os x, ram module
mac os x, ram module, utility cd: Dear Norman, The iMac is NOT gone for good in all likelihood. However, there are problems with iMacs, if they don t have firmware up to date, playing dead (or at least the video playing dead) until the firmware is installed. Is there any possibility that...

Macs/Apples: iMac, startup chime, degaus
startup chime, degaus, imac 400 mhz: Dear Bob, I answered your follow up question before, but for some unknown reason, it never went through. So, here goes again: The relay sound is normal and comes from the CRT powering up as high voltage pours in. As for the power cycling, it appears...

Macs/Apples: iMacs making me crazy, hold down ctrl, random access memory
hold down ctrl, random access memory, analog board: Haha, its ok. Try resetting the CUDA button on the completely dead computers, which is a tiny button found near the power management unit on the motherboard. Press the button for 1 to 2 seconds and let go. Re-assemble the computer and be extra careful that...

Macs/Apples: imac not booting, question mark icon, logic board
question mark icon, logic board, startup chime: Drew Could be a bad hard drive. Your hard drive is most likely a SATA drive and not an IDE/ATA. The first G5 iMac had one or the other, but all others have SATA drives. Try booting off your OS X disc by holding the C key down. You can use an external...

Macs/Apples: imac went dead, random intervals, small jump
random intervals, small jump, powersupply: Hi Lorcan, it sounds like a hardware defect. Most probably the powersupply. you can have it repaired, but considddering the specs of the machine, I would advise you to buy an new (or secondhand) one. for used machines you could check out www.megamacs.com...

Macs/Apples: imac g3 500Mhz, imac g3, google search
imac g3, google search, adding memory: Collin, By ref you mean a reference manual? Sure: http://www.theimac.com/ram_under.shtml is for an older style iMac, but still works in general. Do a Google search for iMac takeapart or iMac RAM upgrade and look on http://www.theimac.com and http://www.lowendmac.com....

Macs/Apples: imac g5 crash, crash ed, hash marks
crash ed, hash marks, computer lan: Dave, Very odd. I would try to start up using the system CD that came with it and use disk utility to repair disk . Alternately, reset the PRAM by using command-option-P-R on reboot. Wait for two additional bongs until letting go. If you still have AppleCare,...

Macs/Apples: imac probs, startup cd, apple key
startup cd, apple key, point thanks: Dear Tyler, Trouble getting to the site again. SORRY for the tardiness in my reply!!! I feel your pain, Tyler. I can t tell you how many times I have been where you are. This is the solution, as far as I can tell. Without knowing what software you...

Macs/Apples: imac probs, jumper settings, startup cd
jumper settings, startup cd, formatted drive: Hi, it does not need to be a firmware problem. how do you install the software? to play it safe, it is best to: format the harddisk as a macos HFS+ disk in your G4, then built it into your imac. Do you still have the original harddisk from the imac?...

Macs/Apples: imac probs, startup cd, point thanks
startup cd, point thanks, startup disk: 2. Did you remove or re-configure any jumpers on the drive when you removed it? I set the jumper for cable select so I didn t have to fuss with determining the status of the other drive. I did not set it back as the master when I put it back into the iMac...

Macs/Apples: imac not seeing hd, gb hd, cd rom drive
gb hd, cd rom drive, mac keyboard: Dear Tom, This problem that you describe is not caused by the keyboard not being hooked up. You can double check the information given to you by the restore disks by just pushing the start button and holding down the OPTION key. ...

Macs/Apples: imac service manual, imac service, apple technician
imac service, apple technician, logic board: Dear John, A non-Apple technician is like taking a Porsche to a Ford mechanic. You do not need the power supply schematic to test it thoroughly. Sometimes the Flyback transformer goes in those machines, although I doubt that is what happened since the...

Macs/Apples: imac starting up by itself, dear carmen, option apple
dear carmen, option apple, energy saver: Dear Carmen, The most common cause for a Mac to startup when it is left alone is for the ENERGY SAVER control panel to be set to startup at a given time. If you go under the rainbow Apple in the upper left of the screen, select Control Panels and then Energy...

Macs/Apples: imac will not startup, ram failure, logic board
ram failure, logic board, upper slot: Dan, Two things possible: 1. Video or Logic board failure, common on older imacs. $200-$300 repair. Generally not worth it. 2. RAM failure. Pull out the added RAM and try again. It s most likely #1. Get an eMac (or used iMac) to replace it. ...

Macs/Apples: imac superdrive media incompatibility, apple store, firmware update
apple store, firmware update, lurch: DVD-R from Memorex, while similar, is not exactly the same as DVD-R from Fuji or other manufacturers. Each manufacturer has it s own specification and manufacturing process for making DVD-R media. you can call any apple store and find out what blank DVD they...

Macs/Apples: imac superdrive media incompatibility, firmware update, lurch
firmware update, lurch, cd media: Dear Evan, It sounds like it MIGHT be a preference corruption. I want you to TRY this and if it does not work, then do an ARCHIVE and INSTALL of OS X. That involves going through the installer process until you get to the window where you pick the drive...

Macs/Apples: imac superdrive media incompatibility, cd rw media, imac g4
cd rw media, imac g4, speed media: Evan, Does it operate well with CD-R and CD-rW media? Are you absolutely sure you used DVD-R and not DVD+R or DVD-RW? We have a 15 iMac G4 at home, so I know the type of which you speak, and also know that if you got the 1GHz 17 , it has a 4x Superdrive,...

Macs/Apples: imac superdrive media incompatibility, quality stamp, firmware update
quality stamp, firmware update, lurch: Hi Evan, the speed that is indicated on the dvd-disks have no effect ont the burner or the software. it is a sort of quality-stamp that guarantees that if you burn the dvd disk on a speed on or below the one printed on that disk, the result will be good....

Macs/Apples: imac won't power up, purple imac, clock battery
purple imac, clock battery, logic board: Wil There is a fuse on the AC line on the power supply board. You can also try resetting the CUDA chip; Press the Cuda reset button on the logic board to reset the Cuda chip. (The Cuda reset button is located on the back edge of the logic board between...

Macs/Apples: imovie/MAC, video artifacts, final cut express
video artifacts, final cut express, mhz g4: Dear Car, iMovie does have some glaring flaws. One of the biggest is the suggestion that you will get professional results with an amateur application. It is not meant to deal with high density films (movies with lots of audio tracks, transitions, and...

Macs/Apples: imovies, pam ferrell, media shout
pam ferrell, media shout, mpg files: Pamela, You can either start an iMovie project in MPEG-4 format (iMovie HD from iLife 06 anyway) or export your standard DV movie into MPEG-4. There is also an MPEG-2 playback CODEC you can purchase from Apple, but will not let you save in that format....

Macs/Apples: how to improve internet performance, high speed cable, crazy germans
high speed cable, crazy germans, memory hog: Dear David, Your problem is your BROWSER, not your computer. Although OS 9 is not the speediest demon when it comes to moving data, Internet Explorer (any version) is more trouble than it is worth. It has many vulnerabilities that are easily exploited by...

Macs/Apples: incoming e- mail, ed bliss, x mail
ed bliss, x mail, os x tiger: Dear Ed, Leave it to Microsoft to create a bloated, confusing application to do the simplest of all things--retrieve and send email. Personally, OS X Mail is a good program that works the best with OSX and continues to be improved. The version on OS X Tiger...

Macs/Apples: incredimai address book-PC to Mac OS 10, joe churchwell, x mail
joe churchwell, x mail, mail program: Dear Billy Joe, Use OS X Mail, the program included with OS X. It works WITH and is integrated into OS X Address Book. What you do is export your Incredimail address book as a CSV (Comma Separated Value) file, then open that file and paste it into this...

Macs/Apples: incredimail Mac equivalent, chemical structure diagrams, animation e mail
chemical structure diagrams, animation e mail, ascii art creator: Dear Randy, How are you? Sorry for my tardiness, but had trouble reaching the server and was doing research for email programs that are analogous to incredimail. Unfortunately, there is little if anything to report on icon/animation featured email for OS...

Macs/Apples: info on my computer, apple system profiler, static memory
apple system profiler, static memory, storage memory: Dear Augusto, Well, first we need to make a distinction between different types of memory. One type is STORAGE memory, which is static memory (when you write to it, it stays written until erased) and the other is RAM memory, which is volatile memory (when...

Macs/Apples: instaling os9, superdrive, quicksilver
superdrive, quicksilver, panther: Joe, I can only help you if you answer my questions. It isn t easy to guess what is going on with the remote machine by email and some information is very important. You did not answer what is happening when you try to install OS9. would not let me...

Macs/Apples: how can i install dual operating system xp and mac, notebook configuration, boot pc
notebook configuration, boot pc, apple computers: Dear Khalid, Unfortunately, you started out with a PC, which has a BIOS that is fundamentally different than the Apple Computers. You CAN create a dual boot PC, but it is highly technical and I don t recommend it. You have to use hacked drivers and the...

Macs/Apples: how can i install dual operating system xp and mac, notebook configuration, mac os x
notebook configuration, mac os x, e drive: Khalid, To properly install Windows and the Mac OS on a Mac, follow the instructions on Apple s website: http://manuals.info.apple.com/en/Boot_Camp_Install-Setup.pdf You must be running Mac OS X 10.4 and have downloaded bootcamp 1.4 or be running Mac...

Macs/Apples: install firmware for Toshiba DVD, mac os 9, partition number
mac os 9, partition number, toshiba dvd rom: Dear Peter, I think that it is possible that OS X 10.3.3 is presenting a problem, but I think that the version of Toast may be a problem as well. Can you get a copy of 6.1 from Limewire? If so, try that because that has a revised list of DVD burners. Did...

Macs/Apples: install firmware for Toshiba DVD, sony disc, toast 5
sony disc, toast 5, toshiba support: I can t find any tools other than Apple s that update any Mac hardware. You may have to find someone with a PC. Alot of extra steps to go through, but you have to expect that with Toshiba. Sorry I couldn t be of more help, but I looked through a lot of resources....

Macs/Apples: installing external fire wire hard drive, apple webobjects, oxford 911
apple webobjects, oxford 911, g5 powermac: hi. you are gonna be all set with any device from apple canada list: http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/canadastore.woa/71403/wo/nc2GkZbmhAAc3A1E8QOopzmEBep/0.0.11.1.0.6.13.0.6.1.3.0.5.1.9.1.1.0 if you feel like a fight then you can try formating...

Macs/Apples: installing external hard drive and saving on it, external harddrive, utility folder
external harddrive, utility folder, external hard drive: Hi Kjetil After you connect the external drive, open Disk Utility in your Utility folder. Use that to format the disc as extended, then quit Disk Utility. You should have it s icon on your Desktop and be able to save to it through the Save dialog box....

Macs/Apples: installing a superdrive, drive screws, little tug
drive screws, little tug, pioneer dvd: Dear David, The drive WILL be useable in OS X 10.2.6 and above. As far as I can tell, the drive is definitely supported, but you will need to update your OS to make it work properly. It SHOULD fit without difficulty into the existing drive space and will...

Macs/Apples: installing tiger, target mode, power pc g4
target mode, power pc g4, gray screen: Gene, It sounds like your hard drive might be toast. Reformat the drive (not just the volume) and give it a shot...you ve done a lot so far and it sounds like it may just be a hardware issue. Maybe RAM though. Check out macosx.com for a bigger pool...

Macs/Apples: integrated and add on graphics cards, high speed data, ati rage
high speed data, ati rage, imac dv: Hi no this is not possible. there is no external graphic cards. Firewire protocol serves as a high speed data transport. USB serves for connection of peripherals such as mice and printers. Graphic card needs to be installed on directly on mother board in...

Macs/Apples: interface doesnt sync easily, powerbook g4 667mhz, interface window
powerbook g4 667mhz, interface window, library folder: Dear Tim, The easiest way to get rid of a lot of specific songs in your iTunes library is to delete them from the source folder, go to the Preferences/Advanced section and select the same folder that you just cleaned out as the default itunes library folder....

Macs/Apples: internal drive for powermac dual G4 Quicksilver 2002, g4 quicksilver, dual g4
g4 quicksilver, dual g4, bob wood: Hi Andy Yes, you can use ATA100 drives. If it is the Quicksilver 2002, then you can use any larger drives, support is built in. This is a good place to buy drives if you don t know where to go; http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/hard-drives/3.5-IDE-ATA/...

Macs/Apples: internet 9.1, router modem, cable modem
router modem, cable modem, tcp ip: Dear Dave, Hmmm...your problem could be due to a number of things, but let s get some out of the way, okay? What type of connection do you have? I am thinking that you either have a router/modem from a DSL provider or a Router attached to a cable modem....

Macs/Apples: internet connecting, dsl internet provider, wireless transmitters
dsl internet provider, wireless transmitters, powerline adapters: Dear Tina, I am very envious of your home, living in the sinking dictatorship of the USAk watching things get worses by the DAY. Will be getting out soon and hopefully finding my computer niche in the Netherlands, Denmark, or Ireland. Good luck to you and...

Macs/Apples: internet connection, powerbook g4, side detail
powerbook g4, side detail, internal ethernet: Matt, Sounds like you re using cable modem? Usually you won t be able to get two computers on the same network connection w/o a router in between - service policy. What are your DNS entries? What are the PCs? Sounds like perhaps also a DNS problem....

Macs/Apples: internet explorer for MAC, internet explorer for mac, bob wood
internet explorer for mac, bob wood, mac system: Hi Anthony Internet Explorer hasn t been update since 2003, and has been discontinued. If you bought a new Mac two weeks ago, you have an Intel Mac, and Internet Explorer won t run on this system. You could try Firefox and see if that browser helps;...

Macs/Apples: internet setup on macbook, wireless access point, macbook
wireless access point, macbook, pppoe server: Venu, Sounds like you re using PPPOE (many cable modem and DSL providers require this) rather than DHCP. Review your settings per your ISP s info sheet to see whether you have this configured correctly. You may have typo d your PPPOE server, or perhaps...

Macs/Apples: internet window reminder, network modem, bob wood
network modem, bob wood, ppp options: Hi John Go in System Preferences/Network. Select the right Location, then Show: Built-in Ethernet. Go to the PPPoE tab and click PPPoE Options. Uncheck Prompt every xx minutes to maintain connection . You could also check Connect automatically when...

Macs/Apples: iomega zip drive, iomega zip 100, iomega zip drive 100
iomega zip 100, iomega zip drive 100, power mac g3: Dear Bill, It sounds like you may have either an Iomega USB or Iomega SCSI drive. Both do the same thing except they interface with the computer in completely different ways. Either way, what you have to do to get it working is spend a relatively small...

Macs/Apples: iPhoto 'crashed' after recent update, automatic backups, folders
automatic backups, folders, hard drive: apple doesn t provide you with any automatic backups of their lybrary files nor with a tools to restore it. this means that if the file gone - it s gone uless you did a backup yourself. if you recently backed up your lybrary file then easiest way would be...

Macs/Apples: iPhoto photo library, gb drive, open button
gb drive, open button, original 12: Dear Dr. Bruce, This one is not too complicated and only needs to be done once to get your pictures over to the external drive. Here s the instructions: 1) Go to your Home folder (house icon) and open up the Pictures folder. 2) Inside, your iPhoto...

Macs/Apples: iPhoto problem, linda jenkins, mac work
linda jenkins, mac work, compatible card: Dear Linda, I am so sorry for taken way too long to get back to you. My business has been very busy during a usually quiet time (who gets Mac work done before the holidays?) and I have been inundated lately. This is the first break I ve gotten and I hope...

Macs/Apples: iPhoto problem, mac addict magazine, unreadable files
mac addict magazine, unreadable files, blurry photos: Dear Deb, This is a ROYAL pain in the ass to do, but I know what happened: The iPhoto application imported your THUMBNAILS, the small versions of the pictures that it uses to preview them before opening the full sized version. Take OUT the grainy, blurry...

Macs/Apples: iPod and iTunes library, democracy in iraq, reaganomics
democracy in iraq, reaganomics, commanding officers: Dear Leanna, I am so surprised by the people in this country. How they were so willing to crucify W.J. Clinton for his indiscretions, yet are unwilling to see the wool being pulled over their eyes around this war. We went from well-respected superpower...

Macs/Apples: iPod/iTunes, lindsey apple, manual sync
lindsey apple, manual sync, book folder: Dear Lindsey, Apple had some problems with their audiobooks, that were administered by Audible.com and not Apple. If you had a 4g or older iPod, the audiobooks were refusing to play at all. However, the newer iPods seemed to be okay except for the occasional...

Macs/Apples: iPod questions, macintosh system, bob wood
macintosh system, bob wood, song 1: Hi Danielle 1-First, do people hook the iPod up to their laptop in order to get the songs on there - Yes 2-Do people need a Macintosh system in order to download songs, or is it ok to have a Windows system? - You can use a Mac or PC 3-How much...

Macs/Apples: iPod, apple retail store, hardware warranty
apple retail store, hardware warranty, 10gb ipod: LM, Sounds like a typical failing battery. There are two paths of recourse: 1. Call Apple. It s still inside of 1 year (which I think is the hardware warranty, like their computers). You will pony up a credit card for a one-time support incident, may...

Macs/Apples: iPods, initial programs, storage disk
initial programs, storage disk, apple product: Dear Mike, The iPod uses mostly off the shelf components, available directly from electronics companies. Most of Apple s stuff used to be made by Apple or expressly FOR Apple, under contract. Apple has begun to use more standard parts in efforts to save...

Macs/Apples: iPods and iTunes library, ipodrip, adsl modem
ipodrip, adsl modem, futher: Hi Leanna, sorry that I respond so late. my adsl-modem stopped working (6 years old, and has to be replaced) so i wont have a real internet connection for a while. Since I do not have an iPod and hardly any internet, it not possible for me at this time...

Macs/Apples: iPods, battery cells, motherboard processor
battery cells, motherboard processor, dhl delivery: Dear LM, My company repairs/refurbishes iPods and I have searched high and low for an answer to your question. The same thing keeps coming up and that is that the battery cells or the charging circuit are defective. If you call Apple at (800) 275-2273,...

Macs/Apples: iphoto, contrast sharpness, ilife 05
contrast sharpness, ilife 05, shutter speed: Dear Buddy, Hi! It sounds like you may have your camera set so that the pictures are underexposed, that is basically not enough light is being let in to the CCD (the Charged Coupled Device that sees the image) or the shutter speed is too short, not letting...

Macs/Apples: iphoto, norton anti virus, option apple
norton anti virus, option apple, startup volume: Dear Jerry, How are you? Good to hear from you, except for the iPhoto problem, of course. Did you repair permissions on your startup volume when you ran Disk First Aid? Much of the time, this will put to rest many of the startup, album problems in iPhoto....

Macs/Apples: iphoto problems, option apple, start disc
option apple, start disc, library folder: Dear Shaun When your friend reloaded your startup disk, did he completely redo the system or were you able to see your old desktop and use your old settings? If so, then he did a reinstall of iPhoto or the OS X system while preserving users and settings....

Macs/Apples: iphoto, iphoto 4, followup question
iphoto 4, followup question, old library: Ah, Grasshopper, in the famous words of Yoda, Care not where you are going, only what you are doing. WHen you see the goal of the albums, you try to reach the albums. Find the Albums folder in your iPhoto folder and drag it to your iphoto folder. If this...

Macs/Apples: ipod, fire wire cable, battery meter
fire wire cable, battery meter, ipod 20gb: i don t really get you. when you transfer the files over it it connected to your machine by a fire wire cable. which provides electricity to the ipod and actually recharges the battery. so I m not sure how can it drain the battery at the same time. backlight...

Macs/Apples: ipod, apple key, fave music
apple key, fave music, windoze version: Dear Mike, Sure, you can easily do that. All you need to do, if you have a Mac, is insert the audio cd and open iTunes. Click on the CD icon in the left column and there will be a track listing in the list area. In the upper right area of the window,...

Macs/Apples: my ipod, aluminum case, dremel tool
aluminum case, dremel tool, acrylic plastic: Dear Emily, There are commercial products on the market that work well with patience and persistence. This is because these products include varying grades of fine abrasive that eliminate the scratches by bringing the acrylic plastic surrounding the scratch...

Macs/Apples: ipod-os 9, firewire device, iprober
firewire device, iprober, os 9: Hi Owen! How goes it? Still pushing it, huh? Well, there WAS a great application for this called IPFFA, but it has DISAPPEARED from the web (the programmer was probably threatened by Apple, as they usually are in these situations). Anyway, what you need...

Macs/Apples: ipod, battery replacement, address info
battery replacement, address info, kareem: Yes, I do. Write to me at info@Lazaruscommunications.com and let me know your model number of iPod so I can make sure I have the battery in stock. My website isn t online yet, because I am so busy, but it will be at Lazaruscommunications.com. Take care...

Macs/Apples: ipods from jens, alpine car stereo, hey stranger
alpine car stereo, hey stranger, laser engraving: Hey Stranger! No calls or emails there, sport! Where you been? How s everything? Very busy with the company, as usual. The new iPods are really super! Better battery life, excellent to watch videos, and available in black (very nice). My mom and sisters...

Macs/Apples: iSight, external hd, apple service
external hd, apple service, ichat aim: well, it can be a software problem. i d suggest you to boot up from another system folder if you have such a ability. (external HD, another mac, etc) if you don t then you can try reinstalling your OS. this usually helps eliminate all sort of software problems...

Macs/Apples: iTunes update results in slow shutdown, option apple, slow shutdown
option apple, slow shutdown, apple website: Dear Jon, So sorry for the tardiness in my response. I am a seasonal renter on Cape Cod and had to move back to my winter rental last week and I just got some time to sit down. iTunes is acting up for one of many reasons. Before you do anything, go to...

Macs/Apples: iTunes Video Downloads, toast titanium, independent bands
toast titanium, independent bands, encrypted files: Dear Trina, So very sorry for being late. Had a lot of questions and I answered yours but did not click the final submit button. Your question is a good one, but I m afraid it is going to be a little while before you have a satisfactory answer. iTunes...

Macs/Apples: iTunes video/iPod, followup question, compatible format
followup question, compatible format, application icon: Dear Luke, I have tried many, many converters for reliably changing video to DVD and changing DVDs to iPod videos and most of them had problems that made using them very frustrating, to say the least. There was always something that it didn t do properly,...

Macs/Apples: itunes quicktime, startup chime, option apple
startup chime, option apple, apple itunes: Dear Doug, Why did you have to reinstall the system software in the first place? That may give a clue as to what s happening. One thing you should try is a permission repair. Go to the UTILITIES folder and open Disk Utility. In the left column, click...

Macs/Apples: itunes and .xml, library folder, music folder
library folder, music folder, current library: Ethan, Ouch. No, the xml file is a record of your library as interpreted by iTunes, not the actual files. Is it possible she just renamed the Music folder or some portion of it rather than trashing it? It happened to my mother-in-law the other day when...

Macs/Apples: iweb, standard hosting service, paul dear
standard hosting service, paul dear, speed tools: Dear Paul. Sorry, for the long delay, but I ve been recovering from a long illness and trying to catch up. The iWeb program is not at fault, what is the problem, I am pretty confident, is the SIZE of the photos. I loaded the site and it loaded fairly fast...

Macs/Apples: Jagged Font Appearance, screen fonts, system fonts
screen fonts, system fonts, preview window: what version of os x are you using? in Panther there is s small application called Font Book. check if you can see the fonts properly in it s preview window. if you are not on the panther yet then download trial version of extensis s suitcase. http://www.extensis.com/suitcase/index.html?ref=hp...

Macs/Apples: Jaguar won't start up, norton systemworks, blue apple
norton systemworks, blue apple, safe boot: Hi Gilda, Hope all is well besides the misbehaving Mac. This is a tough one because of your lack of an install disk. The install disk lets you start up and run Disk Utility from the disk, checking permissions and other common problems that cause such...

Macs/Apples: Jerry, microtek scanner, mac os 9
microtek scanner, mac os 9, chris hamrick: Dear Jerry, Did you try to get the Vuescan? It would save you the aggravation of running your scanner in OS 9 and it is free (when you write to me at lazarusmacs@comcast.net). Please try it. I think you ll find it very easy to use. OS X driver 2906:...

Macs/Apples: Jump Drive, usb flash drives, usb flash drive
usb flash drives, usb flash drive, thumb drive: Dear Jay, Unfortunately, Memorex and a few other manufacturers require more than 250 milliamps to run, while others use much less than that. Primarily, this is because the quality of their flash memory is lower than that of their competitors, making it much...

Macs/Apples: java ,yahoo games applets , macmini w/dual vs ibook g3, yahoo spades, macintosh hd
yahoo spades, macintosh hd, apple discussions: Dear Gennady, Sorry it took so long to get back to you, but my Mac business is very busy lately! Your problem is probably with the fact that you re using Safari. Try downloading Firefox at http://getfirefox.com Make sure you have the up-to-date Java...

Macs/Apples: Keep Computer and Monitor On?, g3 desktop, flyback transformer
g3 desktop, flyback transformer, professional clients: Dear Greg, Journaling is great and is enabled in the DISK UTILITY in OS X 10.3. You don t have to leave the machine on, especially if you re not doing anything and using it occasionally. I tell my professional clients that if they use their machines 8...

Macs/Apples: Keep Computer and Monitor On?, mac os x, g3 desktop
mac os x, g3 desktop, noticeable change: Greg, I don t think so. Just leave the computer on and have the energy saver control panel turn the monitor off after a certain period of inactivity. Mac OS X runs best when left on all the time, as it runs maintenace routines at early times in the...

Macs/Apples: Keyboard, mouse, and battery, powerbook g4, keyboard mouse
powerbook g4, keyboard mouse, hardware issue: Zach, It sounds like your battery may be dead. Separately, if the keyboard and mouse are having driver issues, they shouldn t be present (the issues) when booted from CD or DVD. Try booting from the 10.4.x installer CD you have. If the issues are still...

Macs/Apples: Keycodes for applications - system storage, registered software, apple menu
registered software, apple menu, keycodes: David, Each application stores its information in a different place. The best way to check is to go to the Apple Menu when running the app and choose about xxxx . Often you ll get the license code. If it s not there, it s possible to call the manufacturer...

Macs/Apples: k.................................................................................................................................., dimm sockets, decent article
dimm sockets, decent article, sameday: Hi Tim, How are you? Hope all is well. Just finished doing the Cape Cod shuffle, moving for 8 weeks while the monthly rent turns into the weekly rent (if you pay $1000 per month, it magically becomes $1000 per WEEK!). Still had to double the rent I was...

Macs/Apples: keeping isp connected, getwindowinfo, internet explorer
getwindowinfo, internet explorer, bob wood: Doug Nothing available for OS 9 that I know of, unless you re using AOL. You can use a Refresh script for Internet Explorer to refresh the window every so many seconds and that should keep you connected. This is the script; =============================================...

Macs/Apples: keyboard, enhanced keyboard, mac os x
enhanced keyboard, mac os x, function keys: Ed, Webopedia defines Function Keys: ( http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/F/function_keys.html ) Special keys on the keyboard that have different meanings depending on which program is running. Function keys are normally labeled F1 to F10 or F12 (or F15 on...

Macs/Apples: keyboard, numeric keypads, bubble spring
numeric keypads, bubble spring, macally keyboard: Dear Owen, By don t work I can t tell what is the problem. If the keys feel dead and there s no spring to them, then the tiny plastic bubble and X support immediately beneath the keys are unsnapped and can usually be re-snapped with some persistence...

Macs/Apples: Do you know anything about muti displays on a G4, apple power mac g4, apple power mac
apple power mac g4, apple power mac, power mac g4: Hi John! Well it seems that you included all your mac s specs except for one thing, your OS version! haha no problem, I m suposing that you re using Mac OS X 10.4.7, well according to Apple s documentation there s no work around here but according to me...

Macs/Apples: konfabulator uninstall, annoying window, progrom
annoying window, progrom, konfabulator: Posts: 91 Joined: 6-July 03 From: NSW, Australia Member No.: 1,608 First you ll need to quit Konfabulator by going to the gear menu and choosing Quit Konfabulator (choose Yes when it asks you if you re sure you want to quit) When initially...

Macs/Apples: LAN and bying advice, epson perfection 4180, epson expression 636
epson perfection 4180, epson expression 636, gig hd: Hi Alvan 1-Since the iMac doesn t have SCSI and the PowerBook doesn t have Firewire, no way to use the PB as an external drive. 2-You can use this scanner in OS X using Vuescan drivers here; http://www.hamrick.com/vsm.html You can look at the scanners...

Macs/Apples: Laptop Purchase, g5 powerbook, paris expo
g5 powerbook, paris expo, g4 powerbook: Will, As a rule of thumb, always buy what you need now. You can always wait just to see what will come down the pipe, but then inevitably you will always be waiting. Personally, I don t think Apple has resolved the heat issues in the G5 chip to get it...

Macs/Apples: Latest Ipod, dmg file, license questions
dmg file, license questions, level thanks: Dear Hayley, Your questions are not silly at all. They are very valid and intelligent questions and I should have answered them the first time. iTunes 4 will be replaced with iTunes 7 when you install iTunes 7. Your music should remain completely intact,...

Macs/Apples: Leopard, kernel panics, bucket brigades
kernel panics, bucket brigades, g3 macs: Dear Jay, I am an Apple Developer and they give us the information for system requirements about 5 months in advance. Sometimes, the specs are subject to change, but for the most part, the specs that I have are very accurate. Keep in mind, that for...

Macs/Apples: Locked Discs, dvd rewritable media, 256mb sdram
dvd rewritable media, 256mb sdram, powermac g4: Deborah, There are several types of DVD rewritable media, and probably only one or two that will work with your drive. I m guessing you need DVD-RW, but check the specs on the drive to see for sure. Each time you burn the disc, you can subsequently...

Macs/Apples: Login, g3 ibook, default shell
g3 ibook, default shell, mac os x: Hi Tom Why can t you log in? Bad Password? ========================== Try this; You can boot off the Tiger DVD and use Terminal under the Utility menu to create a new user. Follow the instructions here; Here are the steps required to create a...

Macs/Apples: Lombard laptop battery, logic board, robin robin
logic board, robin robin, laptop battery: Robin, Sounds like a couple possibilities: 1. Power Manager needs a reset. Check the Apple KBase articles to be sure, but you should be able to shut down, press the reset button on the back of the machine, and start up again. 2. Your battery needs...

Macs/Apples: Looking for a multifunction printer, os x panther, canon mp 360
os x panther, canon mp 360, resistant inks: Dear Cindie, Canon has shown sporadic, at best, commitment to Mac over the years and their efforts lately have been poor. As you have seen, HP is costly plus they are problematic with Macs--they get attitudes and decide not to print on occasion: Not good...

Macs/Apples: Lost E-mail Contact List & E-Mail, mailboxes etc, mail application
mailboxes etc, mail application, mail program: Hi Ron, You say you use netscape and earthlink. Is netscape your mailprogram, or do you use the standard mail application from apple ? if you use netscape, and the restored files are on the startup disk of your mac, you could try opening the mail-application...

Macs/Apples: Lost Hard Drive, possability, bob wood
possability, bob wood, external enclosure: Hi Joe You could try that, but I ve tried taking platters out of a couple drives and didn t get them out without damaging them. Not too easy to do. If the drive won t mount, the only other option is a data recovery company, and they re expensive. ...

Macs/Apples: LZW and printing, tiff images, asset collection
tiff images, asset collection, commercial printers: it s OK. LZW don t change the file really. i ve been working with LZW for many years and have noticed no difference in output. i know no printers that have problem printing them. unless it s something really old. and anywhere the final file that goes...

Macs/Apples: My laptop keeps crashing, g3 powerbook, broken television
g3 powerbook, broken television, apple repair: Joel, If it is a heat issue, you should be able to use iStat Nano or Pro, or one of the many temperature widgets out there to verify this, but I don t know the normal temp. rating for any particular laptop. You might be able to pull off the keyboard and...

Macs/Apples: laptop problem, adb ports, todd stauffer
adb ports, todd stauffer, white apple: Dear Keith, Try putting pressure on the left side of the screen bezel about 2/3 of the way up. Do it by squeezing it between your thumb and forefinger. See if that makes any difference. I have TONS of Wallstreet parts for sale at VERY low rates. I actually...

Macs/Apples: laptop purchase advice for new college student, mac apple, laptop purchase
mac apple, laptop purchase, purchase advice: Hi John Of course, I m going to tell you to get a Mac (Apple). Apple is rated as having the best support of any computer manufacture. They are very good. It will do anything a PC will do. It will usually be faster, depending on the model. Not less...

Macs/Apples: large files on VPC?, virtual pc 7, os pack
virtual pc 7, os pack, ffmpegx: Dear Mike, It may SAY that it is NTFS, but it appears as though there is a FAT 32 format in there. NTFS would work, and the fact that 4GB is the max tells me that there is a FAT 32 format that is at least part of the VPC OS pack or Windoze installation....

Macs/Apples: longevity, mac addict, western digitial
mac addict, western digitial, backup disks: David, Your tech was full of bunk! Typical hard drive expectancy is anywhere from 25,000 to 50,000 (or more!) hours of use. There are 8,760 hours in a year, so a decent drive, if left on all day and night, every day would last at LEAST 3 years (most folks...

Macs/Apples: lost, macintosh hd, label position
macintosh hd, label position, apple key: Dear Tim, Isn t it frustrating when you stumble on something really cool and have no idea how you did it? It has made me crazy on more than one occasion and the SAME thing happened to me with this little known and little used option. I searched and searched,...

Macs/Apples: MAC dual 867 G4 cd burner, compatible cds, blue apple
compatible cds, blue apple, mac folks: Dear John, You have an odd problem indeed. It does sound like Jam is jammed in a way. Have you tried throwing the preference file away? The file is com.roxio.Jam.plist and is located in your /Users/YOURUSERNAME/Library/Preferences folder. Just toss...

Macs/Apples: MAC/FTP ISSUES, mac os10, option apple
mac os10, option apple, proxy tab: Dear Simon, Your problem is tough to pinpoint because of so many possible causes. To eliminate some possibilities, let s try a few things. First, open up the Utilities folder and then Disk Utility. Select the SECOND disk in the left column (the FIRST idented...

Macs/Apples: MAC Hardware & net working, client server network, indian railways
client server network, indian railways, networking hardware: Viki, You ll need switches and networking hardware between the server and workstations. I assume you re speaking in meters? (mts) Cat.5 or 6 wiring should be sufficient, though you may need some sort of repeater or switch for your furthest client - 800...

Macs/Apples: MAC or PC?, dvi to vga adapter, ebay sellers
dvi to vga adapter, ebay sellers, apple website: Dear Larry, I really should have a reply that I have ready for the wonderful folks who write asking me the very same questions that you do. The problem is that Apple is always changing its technology, improving on existing features and making any written...

Macs/Apples: MAC PRICES, power mac g5, apple cinema display
power mac g5, apple cinema display, check amazon: Hi Dick Apple holds all resellers to a certain price. You usually don t see much of a difference between Mac sellers. Check different Mac dealers and see what specials they offer. http://www.smalldog.com is a good company, and most likely you won...

Macs/Apples: MAC questions, mac os system, g4 processors
mac os system, g4 processors, apple laptops: Hi Danielle They are two completely different operating systems. The Mac is much easier to use, and fix should any problems arise, which usually don t with the new OS X. Powerbooks do use the G4. You can get some info here; http://www.apple.com.au/powerbook/processor.html...

Macs/Apples: MAC will not start up., spinning wheel, apple logo
spinning wheel, apple logo, secondary computer: I did not mean to hurt your feelings. I have no way of knowing your expertise and skills. Just few days ago i was trying to help a lady that claimed she couldn t boot from CD. Turned out she was not rebooting the machine and just kept pressing Command+C starring...

Macs/Apples: Mac Applications Freezing, powerbook titanium, office upgrades
powerbook titanium, office upgrades, techtool pro 4: Dear Todd, It sound like you may have to upgrade your copy of Office from Microsoft s site. They suck but you need to keep updated on your updates for them AND Adobe in order to make sure that your programs stay compatible. OS 10.4 was a big leap and many...

Macs/Apples: Mac Classic II, bob wood, disk icon
bob wood, disk icon, mac classic: Hi Ry The flashing question mark means the machine can t find a valid system folder to boot from. Try booting while holding the Shift key down. If that won t boot it, you need the system disks to boot from and check the drive, and maybe reinstall the...

Macs/Apples: Mac Classic II, macquarium, mac classic
macquarium, mac classic, disk icon: NOTE: THE SECOND LINK WAS A MISTAKE. THIS VERSION IS RIGHT Dear Ry, So sorry that I didn t respond to your question sooner, but I did last week and hit send. The problem was that you have to hit send twice because the first is just a review before the...

Macs/Apples: Mac Color Classic, voltimeter, mother board
voltimeter, mother board, ac supply: Hi Steve! Yeap it sounds like a short in the mother board, if you can, open it and check the main AC supply, check that any cable is peeled off or damaged, check that the main capacitors are working fine (you can check it with a voltimeter), clean your...

Macs/Apples: Mac Color classic, 68k macintosh, old macs
68k macintosh, old macs, macintosh color: Dear Jeff, Can you get online with another Mac with a floppy? If so, then go to this page and download the System 7.1 Disktools disk (the one that is 831k): http://home.earthlink.net/~gamba2/bootdisks.html Then, once you have the file, make sure that...

Macs/Apples: Mac CPU Upgrade, mac cpu upgrades, g4 450mhz
mac cpu upgrades, g4 450mhz, 4ghz cpu: Hi Jeff You can see all available upgrades for your machine here; http://eshop.macsales.com/MyOWC/Upgrades.cfm?model=165&type=Processor&TI=%23TimeFormat%28Now%28%29%2C+&shoupgrds=Show+Upgrades It will take less than 10 minutes to change the processor,...

Macs/Apples: Mac CPU Upgrade, mac cpu upgrades, g4 450mhz
mac cpu upgrades, g4 450mhz, 4ghz cpu: Hi Jeff, lots of questions here, so lets get started! Generally, a faster CPU will improve overall performance. Especially when the difference is this big (1,4 vs 0,45 Ghz) Photoshop s speed will definately improve. Other factors that will improve Photoshop...

Macs/Apples: Mac computer, level 1 cache, ram slots
level 1 cache, ram slots, mb dram: Hi Paul, If you want to start the mac, you will need to have the monitor, keyboard and mouse plugged in . On the keyboard, usualy on the right side, but sometimes in the middle of the top row, there is a key with a triangle on it. press it and you will...

Macs/Apples: Mac computers....Buy One ?, imac comes with ilife, comes with ilife
imac comes with ilife, comes with ilife, bob wood: Hi Glen For what you mention, the eMac would be more than fine. It s plenty fast enough, 1.25GHz/G4. I would suggest adding more memory to whatever machine you buy, and I wouldn t buy memory from Apple. They charge too much. You can check prices here;...

Macs/Apples: Mac cooling ideas, fx processors, mac sounds
fx processors, mac sounds, temperatures rise: Video Encoding on my Dual 2.5 takes up to 95% of both CPU but the temp tops 75C only. Thus fans spin about 2100 rp. and everything is quite and nice. Few times during start up my machine run into a loop process making fans should like a small rocket. I...

Macs/Apples: Mac Display / Logic Board, agp cards, imac apple
agp cards, imac apple, logic board: Dear Rebecca, Ah, the age of the iMac. Apple has had problems with the original CRT iMacs (repairing them is a full 25% of my total business), but the newer flat-panels did not seem to suffer from the same curse. As they age, however, we are seeing a few...

Macs/Apples: Mac DVD, griffin technologies, tascam us 122
griffin technologies, tascam us 122, microphone inputs: Dear Adrian, Prosumer type recordings are the iMic s forte . It really shines in this area and provides a simple but very clean USB interface. I have had great audio response for movie sounds, MP3s from vinyl, and microphone inputs. Especially if you re...

Macs/Apples: Mac freezing when I try to get email, logic board, apple store
logic board, apple store, power button: Dear Carol, I wish some folks would just not rate me at all if they are going to give me a lower rating for timeliness. I try to get all my questions out in a day or so, even when my work schedule is nuts, but when I get below a 10, it takes months to get...

Macs/Apples: Mac G3 (Beige) Video Recording with "Wings" Pers. Card & OS X 10.2.3, power macintosh g3, g3 beige
power macintosh g3, g3 beige, personality card: William, hi The best would be use iMovie to capture video and audio streams from connected VSR. keep in mind that iMovie records in full quality dv format and produces large files. If the space is if concern you might want to look in the direction of Final...

Macs/Apples: I-Mac G3 OS 9.1, mac os 9, mac g3
mac os 9, mac g3, office apps: Francyn, Sounds like an iMac from 2000-2001. It generally won t have any more software on it and won t be of much value to you running any MS Office apps unless you already have a licensed copy of the suite. Any other software will be installed in Applications...

Macs/Apples: Mac G3 Pismo won't start, mac g3, triangle symbol
mac g3, triangle symbol, center connector: Dear Jacob, I believe that you may indeed have a problem with your AC adapter/charger, but the method you used to test it is very risky and doesn t produce any reliable results. That is because of how it is constructed. The outside collar of the connector...

Macs/Apples: Mac G3 won't start up, g3 power mac, powerbook wallstreet
g3 power mac, powerbook wallstreet, mac g3: Dear David, I am sorry for the delay, but the site has been having difficulties and I ve been prevented from getting my answeres posted. Have you tried starting up using the OS 9 install disk? You just put the cd in and when the computer goes blank, push...

Macs/Apples: Mac G4 and HP LaserJet 5000N, hp laserjet 5000n, broadband router
hp laserjet 5000n, broadband router, parallel to usb adapter: Dear Amy, You can always use a Parallel to USB adapter, but those, in my experience, can be expensive and not very reliable. I have a great many clients who are in the printing/graphics business and they always have their laser printers hooked up via ethernet....

Macs/Apples: Mac G4 and HP Laserjet 5000N, hp laserjet 5000n, mac g4
hp laserjet 5000n, mac g4, ethernet hub: Hi Amy Get an Ethernet Hub and connect your DSL, Mac and Printer to the hub. This is the best way. Hubs are fairly cheap at computer stores, and it doesn t have to be Mac compatible. You will be able to connect to the Internet and print. This is a good...

Macs/Apples: Mac G4 CD burning, external cd burner, spreadsheet module
external cd burner, spreadsheet module, mac g4: Hi Amy, the easiest way for me to see waht capabilities your mac has, is to take a look at your system profile. Can you please do the following: go to the apple-menu. select about this mac click more info - the apple system profiler loads...

Macs/Apples: Mac G4 mirror door tower computer, computer beeps, logic board
computer beeps, logic board, mac g4: Ron, Three beeps means no good RAM. http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=95052 Four beeps is bad. Usually means a bad logic board http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=95053 If you re completely stuck, you may end up calling...

Macs/Apples: Mac G4 powerbook, mac g4 powerbook, g4 powerbook
mac g4 powerbook, g4 powerbook, os x panther: Dear Liz, So sorry, this is the BUSY season for techs---right before school goes back and all that. Do NOT do a System RESTORE! That will erase all your information. DO this: Press and hold the APPLE key and then the F key at the same time. In the...

Macs/Apples: Mac G4 Tower won't start, playing the odds, g4 tower
playing the odds, g4 tower, mac g4: Dear James, This is a tough one without being there. It sounds like you may have a problem with perhaps a dead PRAM/Clock battery, but more likely it may be a power supply problem. The possibilities are numerous--logic board, power management unit, etc....

Macs/Apples: Mac G4 Upgrade, one in a million, photoshop images
one in a million, photoshop images, maxing out: Dear Danny, Yes! Not to worry. The computer will autoconfigure and simply go back to its original state. Don t worry, they test those things thoroughly before they leave the factory and they re gentle with them. Good luck and stay in touch if you need...

Macs/Apples: Mac Hard Drive Mirroring, networked macs, tri edre
networked macs, tri edre, dear danny: Dear Danny, Retrospect is a very highly rated backup system, but I prefer the easy programmability of TriBackup. You can program it to go off at specific times, backing up everything or just the stuff that has changed since the last one. Here s the link:...

Macs/Apples: Mac hardware, printer scanner, bob wood
printer scanner, bob wood, trackball mouse: Hi Glen Welcome back to the Mac platform, wise decision. Most your peripherals should work. If not, let me know and I ll see if I can help. Foe the LCD display, just check the connection type on the one you re buying. Check the reviews here; ...

Macs/Apples: Mac IE 5.1, mac os 9, g4 mac
mac os 9, g4 mac, back arrow: Dear Bruce, Sorry for the wait, but I could get on to the site but could not submit my answers. Two days later, they finally fixed it. I assure you, I was not blowing you off. Again, my apologies! First question: Why haven t you upgraded to OS X?...

Macs/Apples: Mac Issues, ppp options, globe icon
ppp options, globe icon, internal modem: Hi Yasmeen, First of all: just call me John :) It is probably not MSN or AOL that disconnects you, but the built in modem that hangs up. If you do not have a broadband (DSL/Cable) connection, but use a regular phoneline to dial into your provider, the...

Macs/Apples: Mac imports scrambled images from digital camera, lexar 512, nikon d70
lexar 512, nikon d70, sandisk extreme iii: Dear Boris, This is typical of Apple having no clue when it is not in the book or the tech manual. What I think is going on is that your format is off in your pictures on your D70. Try taking it in RAW (NEF files) and see if you can get it recognized by...

Macs/Apples: Mac issues, internal modem, mac issues
internal modem, mac issues, ppp options: Dear Yasmine, Sorry I am late in getting back to you, but we had a blizzard here last week that knocked out my power and internet for days and I am getting caught up as fast as I can. I need some more information from you to get to the bottom of your problem....

Macs/Apples: My Mac keeps restarting, macintosh hd, option apple
macintosh hd, option apple, mac os x: Dear Dyllian, This is NOT normal behavior. The first thing you should do is eliminate PRAM and software problems. First, find the OPTION, APPLE, P, and R keys and get ready to press ALL 4 down at the same time. Push the power button and immediately hold...

Macs/Apples: Mac Laptops, mac laptops, mac laptop
mac laptops, mac laptop, digital slr: Dan, Assuming you ll be using a digital SLR, you ll probably want a 15 powerbook, as that s the minimum that Aperture will run on: http://www.apple.com/aperture/ Get a 1.5GHz 15 PowerBook...and let me know if you have any more questions.. Good luck...

Macs/Apples: Mac LC575, kid desk, edmark corp
kid desk, edmark corp, apple iigs: Tim, I ve not ever dealt with the LC575, but I m guessing it doesn t have a bootable OS of it s own, much like my childhood Apple IIGS. Check out http://www.lowendmac.com and the forums/mailing list there to see if you can do anything with it...or call the...

Macs/Apples: Mac Mini, power computing power, core processors
power computing power, core processors, ebay: Hi Fred The 1.5 and 1.6 are the new Intel Core processors, so they ll be much faster than the 1.42. Any of these models will work fine for what you use. There s always a drawback buying used. You don t know what you re getting, and no warranty. ...

Macs/Apples: Mac Mini, 3 beeps, bad memory
3 beeps, bad memory, bob wood: Hi Richard Three beeps on boot usually indicates bad memory. OS X is very finicky about memory. Have you added memory to this machine? And if so, was it definitely Mac compatible for this model? Can you boot off the Installer disc while holding the C...

Macs/Apples: Mac Mini, jigsaw puzzles, ddr333 sdram
jigsaw puzzles, ddr333 sdram, ata drive: Dear Hazel, Sometimes, there ends up being a space in a link that is two lines long. This creates the message that you saw because there are no spaces in an internet address. Try pasting the link in and check for spaces if there s a problem. All you need...

Macs/Apples: Mac & Monitors, pci graphics cards, dual boot system
pci graphics cards, dual boot system, buy memory: Hi Mac Once you go Mac, you ll never go back :) Yes, you can run multiple monitors on a Mac. The portables, you can only run one additional monitors. The Desktops will run two out of the box, and with additional PCI graphics cards, will run more....

Macs/Apples: Mac/Netscape, g4 system, google search
g4 system, google search, mac g4: Dear David, Netscape has gone to version 7 and it is a PAIN to use. One browser that is built on the same foundation as Netscape, but is easier to use and faster is called Mozilla. It is used in OS X now, but is still available for OS 9. I think you will...

Macs/Apples: Mac/Netscape, umax scanner, g4 system
umax scanner, g4 system, mac g4: David, I don t know about 9.1 in particular, but at least 9.2.2 can take NS 7.0.2. The 9.2.1 and 9.2.2 updates are both free downloads from Apple. The only reason not to upgrade to 9.2.x would be if you are using a UMAX scanner with either magiscan or vistascan...

Macs/Apples: Mac Networking, mac networking, objective development
mac networking, objective development, network volumes: Hi Danny, Have you tried rebooting the machines and then going into the SHARING section of System Preferences and checking the box for WINDOWS SHARING? That may help, but you should enable AppleTalk in whatever connection you re using--in this case, the...

Macs/Apples: Mac noise, power mac g5, energy saver
power mac g5, energy saver, system preferences: Dear Glenn, Is it possible that there is a disk in the Superdrive that hasn t mounted on the desktop? That happens sometimes and it causes that type of noise to happen. Another possibility is that you have the energy saver set to spin down the hard drive....

Macs/Apples: Mac notebook, internal hd, mac notebook
internal hd, mac notebook, start up disk: Jeff, Sounds like you are trying to start up from a System 7.0.1 floppy disk. Take it out of your drive and let it start up from the internal HD. If you don t have a floppy or CD in the PowerBook, then you ve got me. That thing is way to old. You might...

Macs/Apples: Mac OS 10.1 to 10.4, mac power pc, mac os 10
mac power pc, mac os 10, apple computers: Happy New Year to you too! Hate to repeat myself but it all breaks down to what you call with out seeing the world passing by. I see at the computer as a tool. Sort of hammer. If one was going to build a house the $100 hammer would be the right choice....

Macs/Apples: Mac OS Tiger, mac os tiger, target disk
mac os tiger, target disk, g5 imac: Paul, I m sorry to hear about your data loss. The best way to hook one mac to another in this case is via FireWire. Boot your iMac holding down the T key for target disk mode, and you ll see a firewire symbol on the screen attach a FireWire cable to it...

Macs/Apples: Mac OS X 10.3.9 WOn't Start Up, mac os x, smart status
mac os x, smart status, good deals: Jacob, sounds like your hard drive may have issues. When starting up from your OS X CD, open disk utility (available once you get the installer menu at the top of the screen). Check your SMART status - does it say normal or failing? Either way, if you...

Macs/Apples: Mac OS X Blank screen, pci video card, macintosh g3
pci video card, macintosh g3, metal chassis: Dear Jeffrey, You may have an OS X video failure. For that, try the following: Is your G3 updated for firmware? Try this. Power down the machine and unplug it. Ground your hand to the metal chassis of the inside of the mac to discharge any static...

Macs/Apples: Mac OS X Login program, rare occurence, mac os x
rare occurence, mac os x, silly problems: Dear Cynthia, After much technical difficulty and a very busy month, I am trying to catch up with my questions. I realize that I am probably too late to help you, but this may help someone else. Unfortunately, without the OS X install CD, you are out of...

Macs/Apples: Mac OSX Fonts, font suitcase, g4 chip
font suitcase, g4 chip, zapfino font: Here s Quick Convert: http://www.dotsw.com/quickconvert.html Here s Creator Changer: http://developer.apple.com/samplecode/Creator_Changer/Creator_Changer.sit Follow the steps and see if you can make it work! I have faith in you, Danny. This should...

Macs/Apples: Mac OSX is not recognizing my external hard drive, external hard drive, film student
external hard drive, film student, mac osx: I assume you use OSX. then first thing you can do is open Disk Utility located in Utilites folder on your HD and check the drive. Please let me know how did it go and i ll tell you what you can do next. Are you willing to spend money on data recovery...

Macs/Apples: Mac OSX server at school, mac osx server, computer accesses
mac osx server, computer accesses, macosx server: Mike, Unfortunately, without physical or remote access to the server, I can t figure out what you re doing wrong. This is much more of a consultation than a quick-fix. If your highschool has an IT dept, I suggest utilizing them. If not, you might try...

Macs/Apples: Mac os x 10.4 and Linksys WRT54G Compatibility, nic network interface card, network communication protocols
nic network interface card, network communication protocols, network interface card: Dear Kris, Routers are routers. There are Mac-friendly routers and so forth, but the network communication protocols that are used to receive and send information using the internet are the same for Macs and PCs. Unfortunately, for many people (even me...

Macs/Apples: Mac to PC voice sites, third party software, compatible clients
third party software, compatible clients, pc voice: There are alot of third party software companies that provide this but it is usually costs. I recommend using the apple iChat for the Mac end and search for compatible clients such as AOL, etc. Sorry I couldn t be of more help on the subject. I would check...

Macs/Apples: Mac and PC wireless internet, westell router, westell versalink
westell router, westell versalink, institute of electrical and electronics engineers: Dear Joe, Your Aiport card must be the Airport Extreme, right? It is the only one that transcieves with the 802.11g standard. The other original Airport cards are 802.11b and transmit at a maximum of 11 MB/Second, while the g standard transmits at 54...

Macs/Apples: Mac or PC?, dvi to vga adapter, ebay sellers
dvi to vga adapter, ebay sellers, apple website: Hi Larry The single from ebay will work fine for everything you mention and a lot more. The PC monitor will work. Any USB keyboard and mouse will work. Most any USB camera will be recognized and there s a very good photo program on the Mac - iPhoto...

Macs/Apples: Mac-Pc wireless Internet, wireless internet connection, toshiba pc
wireless internet connection, toshiba pc, pc laptop: Turn on Internet connection sharing in the Sharing panel of the System Preferences. An ad hoc network will automatically be created and you can control the settings for it (WEP encryption etc) by clicking on the options button in the Sharing panel...

Macs/Apples: Mac Print Problems, Lexmark x83, heartfelt apologies, osx tiger
heartfelt apologies, osx tiger, mac print: Hi Mike This is a response to someone from Lexmark about the Intel Macs; Response from Lexmark Please accept my heartfelt apologies for the problems you are experiencing with your Lexmark product. To the best of my knowledge, there are currently...

Macs/Apples: Mac Pro or MacBook Pro?, macbook pro, mhz ppc
macbook pro, mhz ppc, mac models: Hi Greg Either of these models would be good for your use. The MacBook Pro is portable if that appeals to you. The MacPro will have more power, ram can be upgraded to 16GB, multiple hard drives and other upgrades available. Can t do that with the...

Macs/Apples: Mac Pro question, bells and whistles, wireless routers
bells and whistles, wireless routers, macpro: Hi Kevin Connecting three monitors in different locations isn t a problem. You just need the extension cables for the monitors to reach the Macpro. Routers are a network device, not just for the Internet. You can connect machines together, share files,...

Macs/Apples: Mac's and pdf files, mac os 9, adobe acrobat reader
mac os 9, adobe acrobat reader, mac os x: Dee, Mac OS X can open and read .pdf files with Preview, a built-in application. You can install Adobe Reader (which used to be called Adobe Acrobat Reader) in either Mac OS 9 or X (any version of X; 10.0-10.4.8) Safari, Apple s built-in web browser,...

Macs/Apples: Mac and peripheral compatibility, seagate ata, media playback
seagate ata, media playback, external hd: Dear Rachelle, Your concerns are very legitimate and well thought out, but I d like to say with complete confidence that you will enjoy absolute compatibility with your new Mac. Purchasing (an academic version of course) a copy of Microsoft Office 2004 for...

Macs/Apples: Mac Ram??, optimization program, unix processes
optimization program, unix processes, mac ram: Dear Mike, The programs you talk of are not actual programs, but native UNIX processes and are not usually run by people casually familiar with OS X. Sorry for underestimating your knowledge. These processes are easily accessed via the Terminal and entail...

Macs/Apples: Mac Startup Problem, screen saver image, disk crash
screen saver image, disk crash, norton utilities: DOESN T SOUND GOOD, ESPECIALLY ON THE OLD MACHINE. IF FUN RUNS THERE IS NO PROBLEM WITH A POWER-SUPPLY. THERE IS NO FUSES. MOST LIKELY IT S A BIOS PROBLEM. DISK SCACH WOULD RESULT OF FOLDER ICONS WITH A QUESTION MARK. IT ALSO CAN BE A MONITOR. TRY...

Macs/Apples: Mac Startup Problem, screen saver image, disk crash
screen saver image, disk crash, norton utilities: Bob, Wow. I imagine that if it won t even start up from CD, then you have a motherboard issue. I haven t done anything in the way of actual hardware repair before. I would advise hooking up this drive to another mac and testing it to see if your data is...

Macs/Apples: Mac Startup Problem, thumb screws, screen saver image
thumb screws, screen saver image, disk crash: Dear Bob, Well, your Power Computing Mac has provided many years of service and it probably will still do so. There is a good chance that the problem may lie in the CUDA unit, which is a mini-processor that directs the flow of power to the different parts...

Macs/Apples: Mac software and hard drives, firewire enclosure, norton antivirus
firewire enclosure, norton antivirus, ilife 4: Dear David, Sorry for the tardy reply, but I have been having technical difficulties. Thanks for your patience! iDVD 2 is included on the software install discs that came with Macs that included OS X 10.1 and a dvd superdrive. I MAY have a copy I can...

Macs/Apples: Mac startup, apple system profiler, humidity index
apple system profiler, humidity index, mac startup: Dear jan, Get a hold of a can of air and open the side door (if it is a powermac) and spray the air directly into the large fan when it is running. That will power out any dust clogging the fan housing. Also, make sure to blow out the heat sinks (any aluminum...

Macs/Apples: Mac stopped reading my external hard drive, power mac g4, gb firewire drive
power mac g4, gb firewire drive, external hard drive: Henry, Sounds like you have some volume corruption on your external drive. If you don t yet have a disk utility, I would suggest purchasing Disk Warrior. You can install it directly on your computer to examine external drives, or boot from the CD. If Disk...

Macs/Apples: Mac stopped reading my external hard drive, power mac g4, gb firewire drive
power mac g4, gb firewire drive, external hard drive: Dear Henry, You should fix that header block problem. The volume header block is the directory (map) of the volume (disk) that is located a short distance into the beginning of the disk. It tells the computer what is contained within the volume, the volume...

Macs/Apples: Mac is stuck..., mac os 9, option apple
mac os 9, option apple, startup chime: Dear Brett, This is the kind of question that really deserves and needs a fast response. I am so sorry for letting you down on that score--the holidays had my Mac business going crazy and I had tons of questions here on AllExperts.com. Please accept my...

Macs/Apples: Why is my Mac talking to me?, system preferences, pram
system preferences, pram, universal access: Wendy, One of my clients did the same thing last week. apple-F5 (command-F5) will automatically turn on/off this feature-not-a-bug of voice-over. You can also open your System Preferences and choose Universal Access and turn it off there. Good luck...

Macs/Apples: Mac toolbar modifications, power mac g5, bookmark list
power mac g5, bookmark list, home icon: Dear Glenn, If you re talking about Safari bookmarks, the tiny open book on the left of the bookmarks bar will open all your bookmarks when you click on it. If your bookmarks bar is not on the toolbar, just go to the View pull-down menu and select Bookmarks...

Macs/Apples: Mac Upgrade, adobe type manager, processor updates
adobe type manager, processor updates, support processor: I m looking at upgrading two Macs in the office, both are G4 450Mhz single processors, one running OS 9.2 and one with OSX 10.2. I ve spoken to someone about upgrading to an Encore ST/G4 1Ghz processor and have been told it will be no problem - Ive...

Macs/Apples: Mac use w/Sony CD/RW & B's driver, sony cd rw, mac os 9
sony cd rw, mac os 9, recorder gold: Hi Fred You have to use a utility on your drive to check and repair any problems. Since you mentioned using OS X, DO NOT use Nortons on the machine. It can cause major damage and Symantec has dropped the Mac now. My choice would be the newest version of...

Macs/Apples: Mac virus (beagle), worm virus, beagle virus
worm virus, beagle virus, mac virus: Dear Nina, To be honest, I wouldn t worry about the anti-virus stuff at all. For the life of me, I can t figure out why people USE the software anyway. You have a better chance of winning the lottery that getting a virus on a Mac! Let s put it this way:...

Macs/Apples: Mac vs PC, gigahertz pentium, risc processors
gigahertz pentium, risc processors, balanced perspective: Dear Richard, It is my pleasure to tell you the advantages of owning a Mac. They have been my passion for over 20 years and I have been working on them for 15. I have extensive experience with PC hardware and with Windows as well, so I have a very balanced...

Macs/Apples: Mac vs PC, apple credit, apple store
apple credit, apple store, course id: Richard If I were doing video work, I d get a desktop model with as much ram as I could afford. The more ram, the better OS X will run. A G5 Dual 2.0 would be my choice. It s very expandable, and extremely fast, comes with 512MB of ram. I would go up to...

Macs/Apples: Mac vs PC, speed burner, mac components
speed burner, mac components, back of my hand: great question. generally yes it s same as PC. you can use 3rd party hardware on mac. pay attention to product specs. here is the the example of lacie s 16th: ---------------------------------- LaCie d2 DVD±RW with LightScribe 16x Mac Hardware:...

Macs/Apples: Mac vs Sony, dual boot system, apple front row
dual boot system, apple front row, macbook: Hi David I m afraid you came to the wrong guy if you wan an unbiased opinion :) I also have a PC, but don t use it much. I would go with the Mac. There are no viruses, spyware or adware that can affect it. It s built on Unix which is the most secure...

Macs/Apples: Mac Wireless Internet access, apple drop, wireless internet access
apple drop, wireless internet access, g4 mac: Dear Paul, Writing this from my hospital bed--now that s dedication! Anyway, what you need are two things, one is an Airport card to go into the G4. It depends on how old your G4 is, because it could either be the no longer made original Apple Airport card...

Macs/Apples: Mac and web sites, central florida area, jim lowry
central florida area, jim lowry, buggy web: Dear Jim, I have analyzed your source files and display in Firefox, Internet Explorer and in Safari and there is nothing wrong with Stuart s computer. The problem is with the site. I even analyzed it with a PC using Internet Explorer 6. Let me explain...

Macs/Apples: Mac xternal hardrive and disc drive, external hardrive, firewire ieee
external hardrive, firewire ieee, mac laptops: Dear Melina, I hate to see folks go out and replace broken internal parts with external devices. For one, they usually get USB cabled externals which are inferior for speed and reliability of tranfer, when they should be getting either a Firewire (IEEE 1394)...

Macs/Apples: MacAddict letter, address book entry, apple tech
address book entry, apple tech, smith micro: Keith, I have had similar experiences with Apple. I paid $5,000 for my Powerbook Wallstreet 250mhz G3 back in June of 1998. That was a lot of cash, especially for ME at the time. I still have the beast and I have put it through its paces, upgrading it...

Macs/Apples: MacBook optical drive, system profiler, bob wood
system profiler, bob wood, blank disc: Hi Lauranne First try zapping the Pram. Restart while holding the Command-Option-P-R keys down until you hear three chimes. If it;s still not working, open the System Profiler and see if the drive is listed anywhere in the panels. Bob Woo...

Macs/Apples: MacBook Won't Stop Restarting, macintosh hd, mac os x
macintosh hd, mac os x, torrent file: Dear Thomas, You mentioned that you downloaded the software update of MacOS X Leopard. Was this a torrent file? If so, those are earlier builds and are very unstable and unpredictable, not to mention incomplete. The update should be in excess of 8 Gigabytes....

Macs/Apples: MacBookPro AC adapters, wireless internet connection, tom apple
wireless internet connection, tom apple, kensington international: Dear Tom, Apple does not, in my knowledge, sell any international adapters. I think that the power supply, if Apple follows its previous power supply forms, will work with both the French 220 and US 110 with only a change in plug. However, I cannot get...

Macs/Apples: Macbook, home stereos, grey and black
home stereos, grey and black, disc drive: Jonathan, I don t know for sure, but don t think iTunes should be skipping (or the song should be skipping) under the load created from importing a CD. I would try setting iTunes NOT to play the songs while importing and see that it behaves ok...and also...

Macs/Apples: Macbook, ppc machines, intel processors
ppc machines, intel processors, intel machines: Danielle Yes, you would install WindowsXPSP2 if you decide to use Apple s BootCamp. Then it would be a dual boot machine. You could boot directly into WindowsXPSP2 and install and run any Windows program. Parallels would be my choice. With that program...

Macs/Apples: Macintosh G4 hard drive, macintosh g4, aerosol spray
macintosh g4, aerosol spray, startup parameters: Dear Jan, Let me run down a quick checklist of things to do to rule some things out: 1) Reset the PRAM. Hold down the OPTION and APPLE keys while holding down the P and the R keys (do this immediately after the startup chime). Wait until you hear the...

Macs/Apples: Macintosh Powerbook 540c, macintosh powerbook 540c, apple system software
macintosh powerbook 540c, apple system software, luck john: Hi Jim, I do not answer questions about breaking the mac security because it is for me impossible to verify if you are the legal owner of the machine and its data. However: you can erase all date from the machine and start using it by booting from the apple...

Macs/Apples: MacOSX, pc magazine readers, initial bugs
pc magazine readers, initial bugs, intel processors: Dear Farhan, OS X is currently NOT available for Intel processors. I am a bit confused by your wording. You said Intel BASED. What do you mean by that? Intel manufactures the actual chip component, not a portion thereof, so I guess you mean simply Intel...

Macs/Apples: Macs, adware, spyware and viruses, spyware removal utilities, adware spyware
spyware removal utilities, adware spyware, macintosh hd: Dear Johnny, Your question isn t dumb at all. People are constantly asking me about this because security is such a HUGE problem with Windoze systems, that people figure that it is a fact of life. There are no significant viral threats for OS X, but they...

Macs/Apples: Mail, web support system, mail pop
web support system, mail pop, x mail: Dear Chad, This lovely web support system!!! I sent you a question 2 days ago asking you to clarify some things and was wondering what happened. I checked the site and found out that my question back to you didn t even GET THERE!! ARRGGH! Please accept...

Macs/Apples: Mail, hi doug, bob wood
hi doug, bob wood, banquet facility: Hi Doug Depending on how many clients, you could have a mailbox for each and set a rule for their emails to go into their mailbox. If it were me, I would create a client folder on my drive, with subfolders inside, one for each client and save the emails...

Macs/Apples: Mail application problem, library mail, open mail
library mail, open mail, mail application: Cindie I just tried and can t delete the in box. Save any mail you need, copy/paste to a tex doc or print out. Go here; user library Mail delete anything in that Mail folder here - user library preferences delete - com.apple.mail.plist...

Macs/Apples: Mail and the internet, option apple, startup chime
option apple, startup chime, dear carl: Dear Carl, That s an interesting one, Carl. If your monitor is off-center, you can adjust it via the monitor control panels located on the monitor (usually in the front). Also, check the Display setting in System Preferences to make sure that it is the...

Macs/Apples: Mail, start mail, mail preferences
start mail, mail preferences, mail application: Dear Ben, So sorry for taking so long to get back to you. I responded to your question BEFORE Christmas, but it was not processed through the system for some odd reason (maybe it was, but I am showing here that you never got it). Thanks for your patience--this...

Macs/Apples: Major Problem when try to transfer data from eMac to iMac, forward arrow, startup drive
forward arrow, startup drive, emac: Dear Chuck, Geez, I am so very sorry for my tardiness. I didn t see your question on my list until yesterday and I couldn t believe that I left you hanging. On the off-chance that you re still having trouble, let me offer some suggestions. I won t go too...

Macs/Apples: Major Problem when try to transfer data from eMac to iMac, forward arrow, emac
forward arrow, emac, option key: the starting up from CD isn t going to touch your HDD. All the date will stay as it is now. the fact that you have never had any problem doesn t save you from having one. If one end of fire wire is damages it can affect FW on the other end. I.e. damages...

Macs/Apples: Master Password, apple webobjects, master password
apple webobjects, master password, applestore: then you will have to buy one. There is no way around it. Administrator password protection is designed not to let anyone without the password do anything with the computer. http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wa/RSLID?mco=F0D0F692&nplm=MA453Z/A...

Macs/Apples: Memory and aol, free aol disk, apple mac performa
free aol disk, apple mac performa, performa 6300cd: Dear Debbie, I am sorry about the delay, but I ve been so backed up with questions and clients who got computers for the holidays that it s been very tough to keep up. My apologies. I owned one of those machines way back 11 years ago in early 1996 when...

Macs/Apples: Memory Upgrade, power macintosh g3, sdram dimm modules
power macintosh g3, sdram dimm modules, mbit technology: Hi David, Sorry it took me so long. I new there was something about the memory of the g3, but didn t know exactly what, so I had to do some research . Anyhow: you can! you do not need to place them in pair. In the servicemanual I did however find some...

Macs/Apples: Message Box, mac os 9, plugin shockwave flash
mac os 9, plugin shockwave flash, mac os 9 browser: Virginia, Sorry, Applications (Mac OS 9) is in the root or base level of your hard drive. In other words just open your hard drive and it s there. If you re using an OS previous to Mac OS 9.1, it will probably just say Applications . FireFox...

Macs/Apples: Mi imac 233 MHz doesn't turn on, clock time, time untill
clock time, time untill, time volume: Hello again! Those icons mean that the operating system or boot device could not be found. Make sure none of the hard drive cables came loose. Usually, booting off of the cd would resolve this problem, so make sure that all of the CD drive cables are secure...

Macs/Apples: Missing Hard Drives, mac os 9, disk warrior
mac os 9, disk warrior, norton system: Mike, I m not really sure what you mean. Disk warrior will attempt to repair a volume issue. If you re having a physical connection issue, that s different and can t be fixed by disk warrior. Often drives won t appear on the desktop or be bootable if...

Macs/Apples: Mounting Disc Images in Itunes, question stumps, cddb database
question stumps, cddb database, cddb info: Dear David, Sorry to hear about your difficulty. iTunes is very finicky. What you can do is try to search by track title using the CDDB or CDNOW databases. Sorry about the delay in responding to your question, but I had some server access problems beyond...

Macs/Apples: Mouse Freezes, freeze ups, option apple
freeze ups, option apple, open firmware: Dear Bob, Sometimes, the USB controller on the keyboard goes kaput and that causes occasional freeze ups from the mouse being plugged in. It also can be related to mucked up PRAM settings. Did you try zapping the PRAM? Just hold down the OPTION, APPLE,...

Macs/Apples: Moving the Mac OS X Users Folder, destination partition, mac os x
destination partition, mac os x, startup volume: Dear Dave, 10.3.52? There is no version like that. If your system says that it is 10.3.52, then you need to reinstall it--something s amiss in the system files. As for the Users move, I have experience with it (and have it one of the 7 partitions...

Macs/Apples: MP3s and QuickTime, quicktime icon, dear angel
quicktime icon, dear angel, correct icons: Dear Angel, I know this is a silly question, but did you make yourself another alias? If you go to the original Limewire Application and click on it, then hit Apple and M, it should make a spanking new one and you can move that to the desktop. Hope that...

Macs/Apples: MSN Video, microsoft msn, google search
microsoft msn, google search, aim users: John, I m not really up on the video chat thing, not having a broad-band connection of my own, but I do know that the latest iChat AV beta lets Mac users video conference with AIM users on Windows...no MSN so far that I know of though. Have you tried doing...

Macs/Apples: Music to external HD, internal hd, external hd
internal hd, external hd, mixed cd: From what I remember ( I don t use itunes that much), you can relocate your itunes library through its prefs. Then you can physically move the files by dragging and dropping. I honestly don t know that much about itunes inner workings. You re probably better...

Macs/Apples: Music purchased via iTunes in mpeg4 format, software giants, purchasing music
software giants, purchasing music, microsuck: Hi Penney! This is a very frustrating occurrence for iPod users and it has happened to me before. If you live for your music, like I do, not being able to get a newly purchased song or songs can be especially frustrating and makes me regret buying it instead...

Macs/Apples: m onitor compatabil ity, performa 6400, startup chime
performa 6400, startup chime, followup question: Hi Bill, It sound like the 17 default resolution settings may be outside the parameters recognized by the video card. When you turn on the computer with the 15 inch monitor is hooked up, the video card recognizes the monitor s settings and sends the signal....

Macs/Apples: mabjlr19@rogers.com, macbook pro, bob wood
macbook pro, bob wood, pc html: Hi Mark Take a look at these; http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2002/11/19/mac_pc.html http://joelshoemaker.com/computer/mac/pcfilesharing.html http://www.jiwire.com/wi-fi-setup-guide-4.htm I also believe you ll need the Airport for Windows...

Macs/Apples: mac anti virus, free anti virus, online virus scan
free anti virus, online virus scan, free anti virus software: Hi Toon, I m not aware of any free mac antivirus software, except the kind of software you get with a subscription. Virex is a good example. It is bundled with .Mac, but also with ADSL from XS4All (If you happen to be dutch) Often you can buy virex...

Macs/Apples: mac/apple floppy, translation program, mac apple
translation program, mac apple, mac disk: Hi Karl, yes and no :) yes, a floppy disk will fit into a PC and it can be read and written, but no: it is written in a format the PC does not understand (the mac however does understand the pc-format) in order to read and write a mac disk in a standard...

Macs/Apples: mac computers, mac powerbook g4, powerbook g4 17
mac powerbook g4, powerbook g4 17, risc processors: Dear Sello, Well, to be totally honest, Macs are the fastest notebooks, winning benchmark tests and real world speed tests. The new Powerbook G4 just released this past week is the fastest, most efficient notebooks ever developed, with a rock solid system...

Macs/Apples: mac dsl connections, dsl modem, dsl company
dsl modem, dsl company, transmission levels: Dear Cindy, Some of what you refer to has to do with the line transmission levels and the provisioning of the DSL modem by the company. They should be able to help when they come for the service call. The PPPoe settings and the connections failure,...

Macs/Apples: mac firmware update, migration assistant, macinstosh
migration assistant, macinstosh, invisible files: Dear Peter, Unfortunately, transferring data from one drive to another when a system, user accounts, and preferences are contained in the transfer is not as easy as drag and drop because there are thousands and thousands of invisible files in OS X that need...

Macs/Apples: mac/fonts, steep learning curve, font apple
steep learning curve, font apple, apple symbol: Dear Rina, There may be a great high-tech solution to this, but this is what I do, and it seems to work just fine for my purposes: First, open a blank document in AppleWorks, click on the toolbar to center all of your text, and type the name of the font...

Macs/Apples: mac & fonts, support folders, mac os rom
support folders, mac os rom, mac fonts: Dear Mike, Check your FONTSYNC extension by turning it off and then trying a startup. If not, then just choose OS 9 BASE from the list of Extensions sets in Extension Manager (under Control panels in the Apple menu). Then make a copy of the set and add...

Macs/Apples: mac G3 ethernet card replace, pci ethernet card, powermac g3
pci ethernet card, powermac g3, g3 desktop: Hi Terry You don t remove the ethernet card that is original. The ethernet is built into the logic board. You need to use a Mac compatible PCI ethernet card. I ve put a service manual for this machine here that you can download; http://homepage.mac.com/maktek/powermac_g3_desktop.pdf...

Macs/Apples: mac G4 cube - os 9.0.4, mac g4 cube, mac os x
mac g4 cube, mac os x, ram 500: Astrid, Wow. I ll give you the short answer. The Apple Store guy is probably right. You ll save time and money with a Mini and be very happy with the performance. Time: bring your Cube in, have the Apple Store folks help you transfer your data. stay...

Macs/Apples: mac g4 dual processor power problems, startup chime, door hinge
startup chime, door hinge, power supply connector: Dear Delaney, There are literally hundreds of possible causes to this behavior, but some are a bit more likely than others. I have seen a great many of what Macs have to offer for malfunctions and there is no real substitute for trial and error with these...

Macs/Apples: mac hard drive, carbon copy cloner, 20gb hard drive
carbon copy cloner, 20gb hard drive, utility folder: Hi Ed You can install a hard drive with a size up to 128GB in this machine. You can install it along with the one in there now. The IDE cable should already have an extra connector for another hard drive and there will be another power cable inside...

Macs/Apples: mac hard drive, jumper settings, google search
jumper settings, google search, 20gb hard drive: Dear Ed, Your computer is very easy to add a drive to and that s what I d do, transferring the old drive s contents to the new drive and using the older drive for storage. That way, you get the benefit of a speed increase and get to add the capacities together....

Macs/Apples: which mac hard drive?, seagate drives, plastic tabs
seagate drives, plastic tabs, mac drive: Dear Ben, CompUSA employees have intellects that are worth exactly what they pay them--almost nothing. Of course, there are some exceptions and I have met some very competent CompUSA employees, but by and large, Dopes are the rule. Needless to say,...

Macs/Apples: mac help, unix command line, single user mode
unix command line, single user mode, apple symbol: Hi tu To run fsck, you first need to start up your Mac in single-user mode. Here s how: 1. Restart your Mac. 2. Immediately press and hold the Command and S keys. You ll see a bunch of text begin scrolling on your screen. In a few more seconds,...

Macs/Apples: mac laptops, mac user group, mac laptop
mac user group, mac laptop, mac laptops: Harry, It s very possible to get a Mac laptop for under $1000, and much more possible to get a Windows laptop for inside of that price range. That said, though you can get a much less expensive Windows laptop, you will probably get to more of the fisherprice...

Macs/Apples: mac networking problem, tcp ip control, mac os 9
tcp ip control, mac os 9, modem router: Dear Toon, This one is quite a bugger and very in-depth. You will have to bear with me for a bit because I am inundated with work and also digging out from a blizzard that left me with 3 feet of snow! We have lost power and it has come back sporadically,...

Macs/Apples: mac OS and windows, apple mac computer, government computer systems
apple mac computer, government computer systems, wintel pc: Dear Tobe, Macs are the superior machines, by far. They are impervious to adware, spyware, and viruses not because, as many PC folks try to say, there are less Mac users out there and they are not a worthy target for the virus writing hacks or the money-grubbing...

Macs/Apples: mac os 10.0.4, classic mac os, mac os 9
classic mac os, mac os 9, internet exploder: Dear Linda, My deepest apologies for the delay, but it seems like an insanely busy time lately. My company has grown steadily for 6 years now and I don t want to hire any help because I can t guarantee or trust someone else s work. Plus, you just can t...

Macs/Apples: mac os 7.5.3, mac os version, mac os 7
mac os version, mac os 7, bios setup: g.kumar, Your system is so old that buying a hard drive for it would cost more than buying a newer replacement system, something like a PowerMac 7200. There is no BIOS on the Mac. You can buy a replacement Hard drive. The 630CD is IDE and the 6300 (I m...

Macs/Apples: mac os 7.5.3, apple software updates, mac os system
apple software updates, mac os system, mac os 7: Hi G, I need some more information: - what did you do with the images? burn them on cd or put them on floppy disk? - what happens when you start your mac. To trouble shoot, I need to know what is wrong. the startup proces give a lot of information about...

Macs/Apples: mac os 7.5.3, mac os 7, macintosh system
mac os 7, macintosh system, push power: Dear G., What you must do is download the image files and then click on them to mount them. Then you must copy the disk to a blank floppy. Label each one and make all the disks that are required (7 disks and one more for Disk Copy, if you need it). You...

Macs/Apples: about mac os 7.5.3, mac os version, mac os 7
mac os version, mac os 7, luck john: Hi G. There is no such thing as a bios on a mac. a bios is typically for PC s. So don t worry about that. You can put a larger disk in the mac. You do not need to buy an apple disk, but because the contoler is somewhat older you are limited in capacity....

Macs/Apples: mac os performa 6300cd, questin, power failure
questin, power failure, system cd: s.muthukarunanithi, The flashing questin mark means one of two things: 1. Your computer has simply forgotten which disk from which it boots. 2. Your boot disk has suffered a serious problem from the power failure. In either case, you ll need to...

Macs/Apples: mac os x 10.4, single user mode, mac os x
single user mode, mac os x, grey screen: Run maintenance on the Mac: 1. Boot into single user mode and run fsck: - apple-s on restart - /sbin/fsck -yf RETURN - if modified repeat, otherwise type reboot RETURN 2. Boot from your Mac OS X CD and run disk utility, repair permissions and...

Macs/Apples: mac os x blue screen of death, mac os x, powerbook g4
mac os x, powerbook g4, mac os 10: Hi Lawrence, I m afraid I dont know what you mean. a blue screen as you describe it, apairs to be the background image of your desktop. Did your computer freeze ? futher more: what do you mean with normal operation . what is different now from usual?...

Macs/Apples: mac os x blue screen of death, mac os 10, mac os x
mac os 10, mac os x, powerbook g4: Lawrence- My advice here would be to first boot off of the Mac OS 10.2 Install disk (Disk 1) and run a disk check. Usually, when this happens, there could be some corrupt files or something along that line. Is it at all possible to log into another user?...

Macs/Apples: mac osx sound output, output jacks, google
output jacks, google, audio input: Mike, Unfortunately, all you can use that jack for is listening to cds when they are played in that player. However, there is hope. Go to this site: http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/imic/ This product is great! I have one and it has an...

Macs/Apples: mac and palm tx, middle tab, bluetooth system
middle tab, bluetooth system, port configurations: Dear Cindy, Make sure that your Palm s bluetooth is set to discoverable mode so the mac can see it. Just to be sure, go to the System Preferences on your Mac and choose Network. In there, go to SHOW: Network Port Configurations. Bluetooth will be one...

Macs/Apples: mac pismo, seagate momentus, mb sdram
seagate momentus, mb sdram, screen keyboard: Dear John, The upgrade would not be very expensive. I hate to self-promote, but my company would install a 100 Gigabyte Seagate Momentus (5 year guarantee) AND a new DVDplayer/CD burner for $375 + shipping. Write us at Lazaruscom@comcast.net. If your Pismo...

Macs/Apples: mac software, macintosh operating systems, mac os x
macintosh operating systems, mac os x, favourite games: William, If the program says it is Mac and PC compatible, it will work fine, though if more than a couple years old, may not run in Mac OS X. You may end up re-buying Mac versions of these programs. Check with the packaging and/or Manufacturer to see if...

Macs/Apples: macbook and internet explorer, macbook, internet explorer
macbook, internet explorer, install ie 6: Danna, Microsoft hasn t developed IE for nearly two years for the Mac. I would advise: 1. Another browser. - Firefox - Opera - Camino - Omniweb - Shiira - Netscape - ? 2. Codeweavers Cross-Over . This program emulates windows. One can install...

Macs/Apples: macmail, open mail, mail folder
open mail, mail folder, mail program: Dear Kathy, There are a few different options of what you can do here. That s because this problem can be caused in a number of different ways. Here s the first, and least drastic of all the solutions: Go to your Home directory (the little house with...

Macs/Apples: mail problems, format tiff, mail problems
format tiff, mail problems, mail accounts: Emily, VERY odd. You say jpg but then you say Illustrator. Is it both? Have you tried zipping the attachment or using a different email program, or perhaps a webmail interface to send them? I haven t heard of your predicament before, but perhaps it s...

Macs/Apples: making HTML changes, power mac g4, rtf commands
power mac g4, rtf commands, rich text format: Dear Don, Have you tried BBEdit? That is the single BEST html editor out there. Very intuitive interface and not THAT expensive. Get the academic version for $49 or go to my site and email me and I can give you some sources that may help you. My site...

Macs/Apples: making an iMac OS 8.6 wireless?, linksys router, mac os 9
linksys router, mac os 9, bridge model: Scott, I haven t dealt with the netgear stuff, though I ve heard of it. Your friend probably has a better chance with the mac wireless thing, though if I remember correctly, it is Mac OS 9 or later. He might just pop for the $10 on eBay to get Mac OS 9....

Macs/Apples: making an OS 8.6 iMac wireless?, linksys router, bridge model
linksys router, bridge model, imac rev: Dear Scott, Lets put it this way: I have a few very wealthy clients, one of which has a blockbuster movie coming out in just 3 weeks. In HIS house, I installed the XE-102s and they work just great. I even plugged one into an extension cord that was hooked...

Macs/Apples: memory, plugin preferences, bob wood
plugin preferences, bob wood, preferred size: Hi David Google Video would work fine if you were using OS X. All newer sites are using the newest web standards and don t always work with systems prior to OS X. You can try increasing the memory to iCab and to the plug-in, if you have one. Do this...

Macs/Apples: mini iPods, mini ipods, compression algorithm
mini ipods, compression algorithm, downloaded song: It really depends on the encoding level. If you get info on a song in iTunes, then you should see the bitrate. The higher it is the better the song will sound. You should use at least 160kbps. Apple now uses the AAC format by default. It is a much better compression...

Macs/Apples: mini iPods, mac os 9, mini ipods
mac os 9, mini ipods, mp3 mp4: Leanna, The quality of any music depends on its source. If it s good to begin with, it should sound good (or relatively so) when it is mpegged . A few other things change this though: -computer speakers -headphones -equalizer settings -bit-rate of...

Macs/Apples: mini iPods, digital eq, mini ipods
digital eq, mini ipods, fidelity sound: Dear Leanna, iTunes sets all of its songs to playback to whatever you set the equalizer to when you were using it last. I find the Rock or Electronic presets to be most usable and sound the best under the highest number of conditions. However, you need...

Macs/Apples: mini iPods, mini ipods, mini ipod
mini ipods, mini ipod, downloaded song: Hi Leanna, The mini iPod is not yet on sale in Europe, so I can not be sure about my answer, but I believe that you do not need to worry. newer versions of iTunes (for OSX) have an equaliser option that allow you to adjust the various levels, or choose...

Macs/Apples: missing int. modem, internal modem, connection choices
internal modem, connection choices, port configuration: Dear William, Have him open up System Preferences and go to the Network icon. In there, there should be a LOCATION and a SHOW selecter. For location, put it on Automatic and for SHOW, select Network Port Configuration. Under the Network Port Configuration,...

Macs/Apples: modem, modem problem, utility folder
modem problem, utility folder, mac g4: Jodie Let s do some maintenance. Use Disk Utility in your Utility folder to Repair Permissions. Next, boot off the OS CD by holding the C key down. After the Installer window appears, go up to the Installer Menu to Disk utility and use it to Repair...

Macs/Apples: modem installation software for PowerMac G3, apple modem updater, ambit microsystems corp
apple modem updater, ambit microsystems corp, external usb modem: Hi Paul That modem is for a PowerBook, not a Desktop machine. Here s an external USB modem; http://www.zoom.com/products/dial_up_external_usb.html Model 2986 - iMac/PowerMac 56K-USB Modem You find the best Mac memory prices here; http://www.ramseeker.com/scripts/modelDetails.php...

Macs/Apples: modem, apple system profiler, power mac g4
apple system profiler, power mac g4, g4 agp: Well, the only thing that might be getting in the way is the reset process. Once you switch the modems, go over from the bottom of the motherboard where the modem is and find the battery about 6 inches away. About an inch or so directly toward the back of...

Macs/Apples: my monitor bounces, sony multiscan, powerpc g4
sony multiscan, powerpc g4, bob wood: Hi Simon I would first zap the Pram. Restart holding these keys until you hear three chimes; Command-Option-P-R If this doesn t help, boot off the OS CD. If the monitor still bounces, you ll need to have the system serviced. Could be the monitor...

Macs/Apples: monitor not coming on..., mac os 9, power button
mac os 9, power button, harddrive: There are two common problems with the iMacs. Heat from the motherboard burning up the monitor and the harddrive going out due to the heat. I am thinking that is your problem, because there aren t too many other possibilities. Sorry for your luck, but check...

Macs/Apples: monitor not coming on..., mac os 9, analog board
mac os 9, analog board, little holes: Dear Jack, What you ve stumbled across is the single most common service problem (and biggest defect) in Macs. Apple will probably end up paying a settlement on a class-action law suit, but nobody has taken them to court as yet (and they should). You...

Macs/Apples: monitor not coming on..., mac os 9, google search
mac os 9, google search, www google com: Jack, sounds like your video board is bad. Unfortunately the repair usually costs as much as the machine is worth. There was a lot of email traffic about this a year or two ago when this began happening a bit. Do a google search http://www.google.com/mac...

Macs/Apples: mouse freezes, mac os 9, imac 450
mac os 9, imac 450, mouse freezing: Ron- This could change things a bit. The part that still stumps me is the fact that it will start working again once the mouse is unpluged and than pluged back in. In the mean time, I will look into how a hard drive problem can effect this and you can try...

Macs/Apples: mouse freezes, imac 450, preference files
imac 450, preference files, bob wood: Hi Ron Could be interference form another USB device connected. Doubtfull it s the mouse. Can you run Norton s or TechTool Pro on the drive and check for problems? I would also try trashing both the Mouse and Keyboard Preference files, restarting...

Macs/Apples: mouse, utility folder, bob wood
utility folder, bob wood, mac mini: Hi Jim The problem isn t related to your mouse, it s the system not responding. What Operating System are you using? What browser are you using? Have you Repaired Permissions using Disk Utility in your utility folder yet? Repaired Disk while booted...

Macs/Apples: moving favorities to new computer, explorer folder, security weakness
explorer folder, security weakness, favorities: Dear David, So sorry about taking a while, but I was hospitalized with a blood infection. I had my trusty girl bring up my trusty Powerbook and hooked the PB into the room s phone line. So, I type this from my hospital bed--this is DEDICATION, eh? Well,...

Macs/Apples: mp3, dirty trick, apple computer
dirty trick, apple computer, mp3 files: Dear Marty, You can use your MP3 player, but it depends on the make/model. You will not be able to sync it with iTunes and would be limited to dragging and dropping the original MP3 files into the drive of the player. You see, Apple doesn t have licensing...

Macs/Apples: mp3, diamond rio, storage medium
diamond rio, storage medium, feature list: Mike, No problem. I have an iPod myself. I ll give you two forms of testimonials as to how the iPod is different from other MP3 players: the official spiel (and by the way, I don t work for Apple per-se, but am simply a consultant who is largely pro-Apple)...

Macs/Apples: msn email account on new MAC laptop, incoming mail server, msn hotmail account
incoming mail server, msn hotmail account, mail server names: You should read MSN help files. To set up email you need: Incoming mail server (usually looks like that: mail.PROVIDER NAME.com) Outgoing mail server (usually looks like that: smpt.PROVIDER NAME.COM) Password/username. Incoming and outgoing mail...

Macs/Apples: msn new version for emac computers downloads, personal computer experience, microsoft chat
personal computer experience, microsoft chat, swiss cheese: Dear Gaye, This is an easy one to solve. Unfortunately, Microsoft moves on to different versions without thinking of the people who still need the older versions. They are greedy scum and take away from the personal computer experience. Their company alone...

Macs/Apples: multiple ethernet connections, apple powerbook g4, internet cable connection
apple powerbook g4, internet cable connection, ethernet hub: Pete, A hub is basically a passive device that hooks all the ethernet connections together. When a signal is passed (in the forms of packets of data) it is intended for a specific destination and all of a sudden it is presented with options. There are...

Macs/Apples: .mv4's and codec, creative zen vision, quicktime codecs
creative zen vision, quicktime codecs, digital rights management: *sigh* Well Thomas, there s no easy way to do that, because when you purchase a song/video in the iTunes store, your video/audio is protected by DRM (Digital Rights Management) which means that you can t copy it to another device that s not an iPod/iPhone....

Macs/Apples: Netscape/Mac, g4 system, mac g4
g4 system, mac g4, opertunity: Hi david, the latest version your mac can handle is partly dependend on your os version. since you run clasic macos, you are somewhat limited in your choices. If you have the opertunity to upgrade to macosx it would be a wise thing to do. Development for...

Macs/Apples: Networking with an Intel iMac & a G4 notebook, new imacs, g4 titanium
new imacs, g4 titanium, apple talk: Hi Anne First, you would be better off using a wiresless router for this, rather than sharing through a computer. You can get then pretty cheap, and saves from problems. Here s a few; http://dealmac.com/search.html?search=router&x=0&y=0 But for...

Macs/Apples: Networking with a Linksys, Westell 2200, and Verizon DSL, open internet explorer, linksys wrt54g
open internet explorer, linksys wrt54g, westell 2200 modem: Dear Mark, What you need to do is get your verizon user name and password in front of you. Then do the following, in this order: 1) Plug in the Westell to the phone line and wait for the lights to stay on and steady. The ethernet light may not be on....

Macs/Apples: Networking Mac G5, WinME, & HP Laserjet, hp laserjet 2100, knowledgable friend
hp laserjet 2100, knowledgable friend, mac g5: Dear Ajay, Well, first of all, your knowledgeable friend did you absolutely NO favors by upgrading you to ME. ME is inferior for a large number of tasks and you would be much better off if you had 98SE. I am not talking just for networking, I mean for...

Macs/Apples: Networking two Macs, barricade router, wireless access point
barricade router, wireless access point, smc barricade: David, A quick Google search yields: http://www.duxcw.com/digest/Reviews/Network/smc/smc7004br/smc7004br.htm I can t imagine that the SMC is configured only to serve one computer via ethernet...can you get into the configuration screen for the SMC? ...

Macs/Apples: Networking OS 9.2 to a Windows XP Pro, mac os 9, g4 agp
mac os 9, g4 agp, mac os x: Neil, Mac OS 9 can t talk to a Windows computer without help. You need DAVE by Thursby Software installed on the Mac or MacLan (I think thats the name) installed on your PC. Of course, if you upgrade to Mac OS X, you ll be able to talk with your PC natively......

Macs/Apples: Networking, drop boxes, luck john
drop boxes, luck john, loggin: Hi Brendan, It depends a little on how you have configured the things on your macs and what you want to do. the drop-boxes can only be read by the owner of the folder. You can find your own drop-box folder in your personal user-folder. only you can read...

Macs/Apples: New to Apple, art additions, velocity engine
art additions, velocity engine, powermac g5: Dear John, What a great idea for you to buy her a Mac. She will undoubltedly get many years of use out of it and the G4 Emac is the best product for the money that you can get. They offer reasonable speed and efficiency for all your needs and have power...

Macs/Apples: Getting a New G5 Power Mac, 16mb video card, ebay
16mb video card, ebay, intensive programs: Paul, Multiple questions.... 1. So I was wondering if I should switch to the G5 and sell my old G4 or at least incorporate some of the parts into the G5 or should I sell the G5 and keep the G4? - It sounds like the G5 has seen better days. I would resell...

Macs/Apples: New HD for G3 B/W, hd maxtor, maxtor hd
hd maxtor, maxtor hd, gb hd: Linda, You need to install Mac OS X on your 80GB drive for it to be the startup disk. Apple technicians may not have installed it on the 80GB drive because older computers require Mac OS X to be installed in the first 8GB of that drive. I haven t installed...

Macs/Apples: New iMac G5 changeover, target disk, library safari
target disk, library safari, migration assistant: Dear Charles, Unfortunately, the target disk mode is not supported in PowerMac G3s. It didn t come into play for firewire until a year later in 1999 with the release of the ill-fated PCI G4 Power Macs (code name aptly titled Yikes ). The best of the series...

Macs/Apples: New to Macs, dual boot system, apple store online
dual boot system, apple store online, knowledgable friend: Hi Steve On the new Intel Macs, you can install WindowsXP using Apple s Bootcamp for a Dual boot system, or Parallels WorkStation to run WindowsXP at the same time as OS X. WindowsXP on a Mac will still be vulnerable to spyware, viruses, etc. After all,...

Macs/Apples: New PM7500 user- Sonnet & 9.1, sonnet 9, xpostfacto
sonnet 9, xpostfacto, mac tech: Dear Trace, There are things that you do not need, such as most of the Applications (Mac OS 9) folder and things like SHERLOCK, INTERNET EXPLODER (RER), SPEECH PREFERENCES, OUTLOOK, REMOTE ACCESS, etc. Before you dump SHerlock, do a custom search for things...

Macs/Apples: New PM7500 user- Sonnet & 9.1, sonnet 9, xpostfacto
sonnet 9, xpostfacto, mac tech: Dear Tracy, This is the LONGEST thread in All Experts history! It has to be. I think that s great, but your problems are not fun for you and I feel bad that I haven t been more helpful than I have been. How big is your hard drive? I left out something...

Macs/Apples: New PM7500 user- Sonnet & 9.1, sonnet 9, xpostfacto
sonnet 9, xpostfacto, mac tech: Dear Tracy, You may want to erase the disk first with Apple HD setup utility (on the OS 9 disk) and then initialize. It matters not whether it is Apple Brand or not, just that it is erased and formatted in HFS+. Make sure that the second drive is...

Macs/Apples: New PM7500 user- Sonnet & 9.1, sonnet 9, xpostfacto
sonnet 9, xpostfacto, mac tech: The best way to format is to start up from the OS 9 disk, then open the utilities folder on that disk and use the HD setup utility to INITIALIZE the disk in HFS+, which formats the drive and readies it for install of OS 9 and OS X. On to your next question......

Macs/Apples: New PM7500 user- Sonnet & 9.1, sonnet 9, xpostfacto
sonnet 9, xpostfacto, mac tech: Dear Trace, I think that FWB is definitely it. I would only use the InTech drivers if I was going to use a larger than 130 GB HD (and I don t think you need to worry about that). The Apple drivers as installed by the HD Setup Utility are just fine and work...

Macs/Apples: New PM7500 user- Sonnet & 9.1, sonnet 9, xpostfacto
sonnet 9, xpostfacto, mac tech: Dear Tracy, It IS very necessary that you stick to the partition scheme, but make it 7.5 GB to make sure you fall in the 8 Gig limit because a Gigabyte is sometimes measured as 1024 Megabytes OR 1000 Megabytes, so you could set it to 8 and it would really...

Macs/Apples: New PM7500 user- Sonnet & 9.1, sonnet 9, xpostfacto
sonnet 9, xpostfacto, mac tech: You may want to switch positions of the two hard drives. I have a feeling that they are on different buses or have different SCSI IDs (if it is the latter, then you just have to switch the ID #s not places). You are right, you need to figure out each...

Macs/Apples: New PM7500 user- Sonnet & 9.1, sonnet 9, xpostfacto
sonnet 9, xpostfacto, mac tech: Dear Tracy, You hold the all-time record for follow-ups for me (and probably all of the All Experts site)! I am so proud of you for taking control and not giving up. You really deserve all the credit here. I just provided a few suggestions, but your ideas...

Macs/Apples: New PM7500 user- Sonnet & 9.1, sonnet 9, xpostfacto
sonnet 9, xpostfacto, mac tech: Thanks so much, again. I know this is mostly a duplicate except for the mention of the ASANTE card. Keep plugging away and just ask any questions using this question thread to keep it going for the all-time undisputed record!!! Hang in and be well. Jef...

Macs/Apples: New PM7500 user- Sonnet & 9.1, sonnet 9, xpostfacto
sonnet 9, xpostfacto, mac tech: Dear Trace, Your format MUST be done in HFS+ (extended) or you will be unable to initialize. FWB is usually just fine. What type of format did you do when you used FWB? You do NOT need to purchase another drive. I have hard disk speed tools for OS 9....

Macs/Apples: New User Name, target disk, weird situation
target disk, weird situation, disk mode: Hi Pamela! Well, here we have a weird situation, sorry if this is kinda short but my quick recomendation is that you can set your computer into target disk mode (restart your computer and hold the letter t, then an orange symbol of firewire will appear) so...

Macs/Apples: New version of msn messenger to use with mac, bells and whistles, latest version of msn messenger
bells and whistles, latest version of msn messenger, new version of msn messenger: Robert, The latest version is in fact 5.1.1 - (see http://www.microsoft.com/mac), but you re not limited to using MSN Messenger with an MSN account. I use Adium (see www.versiontracker.com for any software I mention) and have also used Fire in the past....

Macs/Apples: Newer iBook G4 won't startup, open firmware, reset nvram
open firmware, reset nvram, logic board: Hi Bradley Unfortunately, Apple s recommendation is probably the only thing that will fix this. It s a known problem. You can try zapping the Pram; Restart holding these keys down; Command-Option-P-R If that doesn t help, try reseting Open Firmware;...

Macs/Apples: Norton, resource forks, computer working
resource forks, computer working, ebay: Dear Owen, Nice SCORE on EBAY!!! I always end up paying just a little too much! Either that or some slime comes in with 10 seconds left and bids $1 over and snags it! People are great, I LOVE them! Anyway, you can delete the resource fork problem files...

Macs/Apples: Numeric Keypad, apple mac g4, desktop powermac
apple mac g4, desktop powermac, microsoft problem: Dear Marrilyn, Try going to your Control Panels and opening your Extensions Manager. Then select the OS 9 ALL set and restart, seeing if that makes a difference. If not, I would do a quick system install to see if that will do the trick. Just pop in the...

Macs/Apples: need G3 tutorial, mac powerbook g3, bob wood
mac powerbook g3, bob wood, epq: Hi Vicki You can download a manual here; http://search.info.apple.com/index.html?num=10&as_q=manual+kpbfw+OR+kpbg3+OR+kpbg4&btnG=Search&as_epq=&as_oq=&as_eq=&lr=lang_en&as_occt=&as_dt=&as_sitesearch=&sort=&as_lq=&type=ktech%20OR%20klearn&type=kmanual...

Macs/Apples: I need IE for MAC, free internet explorer, internet explorer for mac
free internet explorer, internet explorer for mac, mac os x: Internet Explorer for Mac remained available for download from Microsoft until January 31, 2006. However, no major updates had been released since March 27, 2000, aside from bug fixes and updates to take advantage of new features in Mac OS X. It looks you...

Macs/Apples: need to increase speed, but low on cash, video special effects, bob wood
video special effects, bob wood, hardware overview: Paul You wouldn t want to transfer your apps to another machine. When you install an applicayion, it places files in a few different locations, so it s always best to install from the original disks. As for trade in, that would be up to the dealer, if...

Macs/Apples: I need internet explorer on my mac, internet exploder, g5 mac
internet exploder, g5 mac, explorer 6 0: Dear Rachel, To eliminate any possibility of connection problems, just download iCab and try that out to see if you can connect. Here s the link to iCab: http://www.icab.de/dl.php Once you try that, write back if you are still having trouble. If you...

Macs/Apples: netscape quicktimelib, pc card modem, modem magic
pc card modem, modem magic, mac compatable: Dear Owen, Sorry I am so late getting back to you, but this question was driving me a bit crazy. I was trying to replicate what you were tr ying to do, but I couldn t. For some reason, Netscape makes...

Macs/Apples: network speeds are sssslllllloooooowwwwwwww., hub switch, mac os x
hub switch, mac os x, network speeds: Jack, By what means are you all connecting? A hub? Switch? At what speeds? 10bt, 100bt? Your best bet for connecting is a 100bt switch. In Mac OS X, you can open the network utility and check your connection speed (choose en0) on your ethernet port....

Macs/Apples: networking G4 tower with iMac, target disk, mac os x
target disk, mac os x, imac 2: Nathan, Yes, you can use it as a file server or MP3 server if nothing else. You could even simply boot it into target disk mode, hook it up via firewire and use it as external storage... The best way to go about doing this with no monitor is: 1. Boot...

Macs/Apples: networking macs, personal home directory, blue apple
personal home directory, blue apple, administrator name: Dear Nigel, Sure, you can network those 3 macs. What you do is make sure that they are on the same subnet (the second to last set of numbers in an IP address, eg 192.168.2.1 the subnet would be 2.). So if you have three Macs running on that subnet at,...

Macs/Apples: networkng old iMac and G4 tower, load cd, bestbuy
load cd, bestbuy, compusa: Dear Nathan, Networking these guys is a task that is not difficult at all, but the easiest way to do it is via Firewire. Do you have firewire on the iMac? If it is one of those blue/green ones with a tray-load CD then you are out of luck, but if it has...

Macs/Apples: G5/Apple 17" display Saga, g5 apple, maczones
g5 apple, maczones, run software: Sure, that s fine with me. You can always score me on the work thus far and then score it again (the site does not restrict the number of times that you can score someone--which has encouraged rampant cheating for Volunteer of the Month nomination--had a...

Macs/Apples: the new Intel Macs, new intel processor, intel chips
new intel processor, intel chips, intel processors: Hi Edgar! Well this is a quite good question. Steve Jobs presented the new MBP and the new iMac in the Mac World 06, there he said that he was looking for a new intel processor that could balance the power that it consumed and it s velocity, specially in the...

Macs/Apples: new macs, macbook, intel chip
macbook, intel chip, bob wood: Hi Rich There is no more iBook. It s either the MacBook or MacBook Pro. Yes, you can do what you describe, link the machines using an Ethernet cable. Your help Menu will guide you in Sharing. Simple to do. If it were me, I d spend the extra money...

Macs/Apples: noisy fan on my g4 tower, tiny fans, g4 tower
tiny fans, g4 tower, noisy fan: Dear Alex, Try opening your G4 and check the cables inside to make sure that no cables are inadvertently touching the fan blades in the Power Supply. That can cause that type of noise. A similar noise can come from a dying or dead hard drive, but I don...

Macs/Apples: OE 5 Freezes, mac os 9, x mail
mac os 9, x mail, mail program: Dear Angel, I sincerely apologize for taking WAY too long but much of it was out of my control. I ask only one thing: If you are rating me and were going to give me a low rating for timeliness, could you just not rate me at all. It is so difficult to do...

Macs/Apples: OE mail to text?, mac os 9, whole slew
mac os 9, whole slew, outlook express 5: I would use some software that when printing gives you the option to save as pdf or regular text. It sounds like there is a problem with OE. I would try reinstalling if possible. You can use applescript to automate the task, but you should be able to save...

Macs/Apples: What firmware update do you..., disk warrior, blank icon
disk warrior, blank icon, compatibility issues: Owen, Mac makes finding the modem updater an exercise in futility. Needle in a haystack mean anything? They have a way of describing WHAT the software does in detail but leaving out how to actually GET IT to download. Luckily, i don t give up. The best...

Macs/Apples: Old iMAC start up, left arrows, mac os x
left arrows, mac os x, blue face: Hi Mike! I m supposing that you bought a new iMac from the apple store. Here s what you ve to do: 1.- Press the on/off button and hold the option key, if a HDD icon appears hit the enter key, it should start up, if it works go to step 4 2.- If you...

Macs/Apples: Older OS, apple menu options, imac g3
apple menu options, imac g3, external hd: Will you pls. provide more info suck as; what is OS restore version? what was OS version installed on the computer? As for the files - don t worry. they are safe if you don t click erase button. And what is the version of you G3 iMac? ...

Macs/Apples: Opening a ptx file, mac os 9, ptx files
mac os 9, ptx files, ptx file: Dear Jaqueline, The installer for OS 9 does NOT come with all Macintosh computers because it is a system that Apple no longer supports. They provide some of the old updates and documentation, but aren t obligated to do anything more than that. WIth the...

Macs/Apples: Optimizing my purchase, adobe premiere 6, external hard drive
adobe premiere 6, external hard drive, internet printer: not sure what you mean as a model number the best os for video editing is Panther. (10.3) you won t be able to do it on os 9. RAM is a must. you need at least 1 GB. Airport is a new thing that allows you to be connected to the internet/printer anywhere...

Macs/Apples: OS 10.2.2 on a Beige G3, pci usb card, powermac g3
pci usb card, powermac g3, beige g3: Dear Bruce, It sounds like you may have a Permissions problem, along with some other things. First, let s get those straightened out: Go to the Utitlities folder inside the Applications folder and open Disk Utility. Choose the SECOND disk icon from the...

Macs/Apples: OS 10.3.6 upgrade, startup parameters, cd bus
startup parameters, cd bus, startup cd: Dear David, How are you? Hope all is well. As far as I know, what you heard is a completely UNFOUNDED rumour or a plain old LIE. That would be a MAJOR imposition and would effectively crippled a good portion of macs. Also, if Mac wanted to do this, they...

Macs/Apples: hard drive issue, firewire pci card, pin female connector
firewire pci card, pin female connector, seagate cheetah: Dear John, Had website problems and was unable to access this site, plus it had showed your question as answered. Being so many questions, I didn t realize that you still were waiting. I am so very sorry. Here is a suggestion for a cable connector that...

Macs/Apples: PC card/wallstreet, open source drivers, pc card modem
open source drivers, pc card modem, macally usb: Dear Owen, The reason that one is narrower than the other is to prevent the card from going in upside down. Try flipping it over in that slot and see how it goes in. If that s not the problem, perhaps it is a 64 bit card that won t go in the 32 bit slot,...

Macs/Apples: OS upgrade, mac os 9, g3 laptop
mac os 9, g3 laptop, mac os x: Andrew, Simple. Boot from the CD. The installer is really a very small application that sets your startup disk to the CD. That s all it does. Put the CD in, reboot, hold down C after the bong and install OS X. *You will not be able to run ...

Macs/Apples: OS X, mac os 9, applework
mac os 9, applework, mac os x: Jerry, What application is giving you the error? Where are you looking for your old works ? Are they not where you expect them to be? Have you looked on the mac os 9 desktop folder in your hard drive? You should update Appleworks from Apple s website...

Macs/Apples: OS X 10.4.10 + erasing stuff off HD from previous user, target drive, library folders
target drive, library folders, blue apple: Dear Wes, The maximum that OS X uses with its default applications installed is about 5 gigabytes or so and much less if you disable the language support files (which are never needed unless you want to run the entire system in another language besides English)....

Macs/Apples: OS X, applework, straight arrow
applework, straight arrow, mac os x: Dear Jerry, Classic, as you think of it, doesn t come with OS X. What comes is the ability to use OS 9 as an emulation hybrid in the OS X environment. In other words, it uses OS 9 to produce the ability to run most OS 9 programs. When you first use Classic,...

Macs/Apples: OS X install, pcmcia card adapter, external hdd
pcmcia card adapter, external hdd, ram board: Dear Owen, I hate to break it to ya, but I think you re thinking about the big ram card with 16 chips, not the low-profile pc100 so-dimm with 8 chips. The 8 chips ram board, as long as it is PC100, should work just fine. It may be the wrong type, but...

Macs/Apples: OS X, applework, jazz drive
applework, jazz drive, system folders: Jerry, I am very sorry, but this is so specific that I cannot help you with this. I searched the apple support pages and found that errorcode -1700 is an applescript error. Something goes apearently wrong in this area when using the cam. Anything I would...

Macs/Apples: OS9.2, cheap mac software, futher questions
cheap mac software, futher questions, ebay: Hi Mari, For using Flash, internet, building websites etc. a mac is definately very good. Mac OSX has its own built-in webserver and on sites like: www.realmacsoftware.com and www.hash.com there is some interesting software to be found. My major source...

Macs/Apples: OS9 & pioneer dvdr-111d, toast titanium, pioneer dvdr
toast titanium, pioneer dvdr, system profiler: Dear Jeff, I answered your question already, but it may have been lost in transit. In any case, I should have double-checked and am very sorry for the time this has taken if you didn t get the first answer. The good thing is that I have some good news this...

Macs/Apples: OSX 10.3 Upgrade Problems, dilima, eric thompson
dilima, eric thompson, apple support: Hi Eric I would download the 10.3.8 Combo updater and install that and it should clear up your problem here s the 10.3.8 page; http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/macosxupdate1038combo.html It s not the processor, I have the same machine with...

Macs/Apples: OSX /Iphoto, photo disks, photo disk
photo disks, photo disk, cdinfo: Dear Yvonne, What you have is a finicky drive, I believe. As cd/dvd drives/burners get older the laser dims ever so slightly and discs that used to work in the drive become problematic. This is usually brand-specific, so if you change brands, then sometimes...

Macs/Apples: OSX Panther System Preferences, checker board pattern, apple support
checker board pattern, apple support, sleep mode: Dear Rick, Your friend was well-meaning, but a bit off the mark. The PRAM zap will reset some settings like date/time, startup disk, etc., but will NOT do anything to your system preferences. System preferences are dealt with behind the scenes in Unix...

Macs/Apples: OSX & Retrospect Express - exact message fr Retrosp., macintosh hd, retrospect express
macintosh hd, retrospect express, option apple: Dear Jackie, Because your question was a followup, for some reason it got overlooked. My apologies and I hope I can still help you. You may need to re-do the Retrospect script. First, you should check the backup folder to make sure that everything is...

Macs/Apples: OSX & Retrospect Express - "can't find files", power mac g4, retrospect express
power mac g4, retrospect express, box hd: Dear Jackie, The Metal Gear Box HD enclosures are known for their problematic operation--especially with Mac systems. Is it Firewire? If so, then that is the best of all possible configs for these boxes because USB works poorly and is not very fast (even...

Macs/Apples: Oulook Express 5 email for Mac, oulook express, mail icon
oulook express, mail icon, outlook express 5: Dear John, I am pretty sure that you still have Outlook on your system. When you click on the Mail icon, what name comes up? It IS possible that you re using Netscape Mail. If so, when you go into your Mail program, you will see a menu on top of the screen...

Macs/Apples: Outlook 5, mac clone, outlook 5
mac clone, outlook 5, bob wood: Hi Fred Look in the Preferences folder in the System Folder. Take the Outlook preferences out of there and try it. You should also run Norton s Utilities on the machine to check the disk for problems and repair and optimize the disk. Bob Woo...

Macs/Apples: Outlook Express/Inbox problems, outlook express 5, microsoft user
outlook express 5, microsoft user, macintosh edition: Dear Merrill, As long as you save your MS User data folder with your identities inside, you will not lose your information. What you need to do is clean up the folder a bit. Throw all aliases in the trash, they just confuse the situation. Then, click...

Macs/Apples: Outlook express, free email account, account outlook
free email account, account outlook, passowrd: Hi Susan What operating system are you using? OS 9 or older? Or OS X? To have a second email account you need a second email address. Most ISP s let you have more than one account. If yours doesn t, you can get free accounts. Gmail is pretty...

Macs/Apples: Outlook express, ms newsgroups, enough memory
ms newsgroups, enough memory, good luck: Owen, 1. Make sure you ve tried restarting your computer. 2. Is this a recent issue or an ongoing one? 3. Have you done or installed anything on your computer recently? 4. Are you using OE 5.0.6? Get it: http://www.microsoft.com/mac/oe 5. Check...

Macs/Apples: obsolete models, powerpc g5, obsolete models
powerpc g5, obsolete models, manual components: Hi Tim! Interesting question, have you heard about Apple Recycling program? They collect apple hardware from old machines and if they re still usable they make new machines with used hardware (that s the part of the story that they don t tell you), this...

Macs/Apples: obsolete models, powerpc g5, obsolete models
powerpc g5, obsolete models, bob wood: Hi Tim All inventory is sold out. Apple keeps no remaining stock of the previous models. Sometimes they lower the price on a current model when a new machine is replacing it, and they go very quick. Apple also has refurbished machines that are completely...

Macs/Apples: old clamshell, powerpc g3 processor, straight arrow
powerpc g3 processor, straight arrow, powerpc chips: Dear Jack, You have an odd problem indeed, but it seems like your machine has corrupted its startup file. Try this: Hold down the Option key at startup and there should be two arrows that show up on each side of the screen (one curved and one straight)....

Macs/Apples: my old G4 mac, g4 mac, power supply fan
g4 mac, power supply fan, alina: Dear Alina, By motor, you must mean the fan for the power supply or the unit itself. It sounds like the fan is either hitting something or a bearing in the fan is bad. Neither one is expensive to repair as long as the fan doesn t do any damage to the wiring,...

Macs/Apples: old printer to new imac, smc routers, appletalk protocol
smc routers, appletalk protocol, apple wireless: Dear Ernest, First of all, congratualtions on your iMac! They are truly a bargain of a machine, offering so much computer in a beautiful and functional case for relatively little money. Enjoy it! Unfortunately, the Laserwriter was Apple s budget version...

Macs/Apples: I have an older iMac (I think..., apple key, mac icon
apple key, mac icon, finder icon: Dear Cindy, Sure, you can get it started by getting your install CD that came with your iMac. It usually says Software Install or Installation Disk on it. Don t use any of the SYSTEM RESTORE disks. Just put the disk in the cd drive right after you push...

Macs/Apples: older powerbook, apple system profiler, memory bus
apple system profiler, memory bus, bob wood: Hi Eileen Open the Apple System Profiler under the Apple. Let me know what the hardware section says about your machine. It ll be similar to this; Machine Name: Machine Model: CPU Type: Number Of CPUs: CPU Speed: L2 Cache Memory:...

Macs/Apples: opening Mime jpegs, form mail, open attachment
form mail, open attachment, mac g4: Hello Don, I have a problem saving photos that are attachments labeled as mime-type: image/jpeg I can drag the icon into the Finder/documents, or onto the desktop, but can t open it from there. Control click brings up a 4-line menu which includes...

Macs/Apples: opening a mac performa 6400/200, main logic board, mac performa
main logic board, mac performa, plastic tabs: Sorry about the wrong message going to you. The Performas are a bit of a problem opening up and if you don t have some help pointing you in the right direction, it is super easy to get lost. What you need to do, Steve, is to go to the back of the performa,...

Macs/Apples: optimization, hypercard program, ttp program
hypercard program, ttp program, mac g3: Dear Terry, If VM did get rid of your printer problem, then leave it on, though I can t think of why it would work. Did you have less RAM then? If so, you could probably leave VM off, but if you had the same amount of RAM, then keep VM on. Resetting...

Macs/Apples: os 10 & downloading music to burn cds, mac window, apple menu
mac window, apple menu, bob wood: Hi David Check here; http://eshop.macsales.com/Catalog_Page.cfm?Parent=1174&Title=Removable%20Media%20Drives&Template=1 You can get Panther for $80.00. Better system than Jaguar. To run any version of OS X, I would recommend having at least 512MB...

Macs/Apples: os 9.1 to 10.2 ?, finder error, available memory
finder error, available memory, virtual memory: Dear David, Honestly, you do NOT have to take it in to have your computer upgraded with extra RAM. Just go to the link and order the 64 MB or the 128 MB (I recommend the 128). When it comes in, it will be in a shiny gray/black plastic sleave/bag. Cut...

Macs/Apples: os 9.2, owc, shop software
owc, shop software, wrobel: Dear Stoy, You can get a licensed copy from OWC for $35 from here: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/software/ Drop me a line if you need more help with this. I may have one or two licensed CDs in inventory. Email is MacExperts@gmail.com Thanks,...

Macs/Apples: os x permissions problem, account space, left hand side
account space, left hand side, group staff: Adam, First off, if you re the only account on the computer, you should probably be in the admin group and not staff. I m betting it can be solved in a couple ways: 1. Repair Permissions. If you haven t done this yet, it s time you started. This is...

Macs/Apples: os9-osX, decent video card, powermac g4
decent video card, powermac g4, blue apple: Dear Mike, Unfortunately, you must have at least Classic which is OS X s emulation of OS 9, to run Quake. Unfortunately, that means you need to get a hold of a copy of OS 9. One came with your G4, unless you got it second hand. The best bet is to go...

Macs/Apples: os9/osx, system folder users, external hard disk
system folder users, external hard disk, dear mike: Dear Mike, Not to worry, a new OS 9 install will not touch your OS X install unless you use the SYSTEM RESTORE disks (usually 4 of them) that came with the Mac. A regular CLEAN INSTALL of os 9 just replaces the SYSTEM folder of OS 9 and leaves the SYSTEM...

Macs/Apples: osx on a macbook/power book, powerbook g4 15, battery press
powerbook g4 15, battery press, powerbook g4 17: Dear Austin, Do you have a battery installed? If so, when you depress the button on the battery, do you get any lights? If not, plug it in to the AC adapter and wait until the plug turns orange (not green). Let it charge for an hour or so then try to start...

Macs/Apples: PAV board in tray-loading iMacs, lighting strike, computer boots
lighting strike, computer boots, sleep mode: Dear John, I love how rumours get started and misinformation gets around the web. It is equally life-threatening to do a FBT replacement or a PAV board replacement. To say that one is more than the other is just silly. You are dealing with 24,000 volts...

Macs/Apples: Pagemaker, adobe type manager, pagemaker 5
adobe type manager, pagemaker 5, one don: Dear Joe, Adobe Type Manager may help here because it sounds like the fonts you re using are not installed in that size and the program is trying to fabricate them by scaling them up. This creates the blurred choppy look. Make sure that the fonts you re...

Macs/Apples: "Pages" Macros, apple support, bob wood
apple support, bob wood, font problem: Hi Arthur I don t use Pages, so can t help much. I haven t found anything on Apple s Board about this problem. My guess it would be a font problem, if you ve deleted a font, etc. Can you set for a different font and see if this happens? Also...

Macs/Apples: Panther 10.3.9 Software Fax Error, panther software, modem dials
panther software, modem dials, internal modem: Dear Doug, I am sorry for not getting back to you, but I thought I had already answered the question and did not realize that the question was a follow up. Please accept my sincere apology. The fax in OS X is a pain, especially if the modem is not recognized...

Macs/Apples: Paperless office, google search, scanner button
google search, scanner button, compatible scanners: Hi John OmniPage is the OCR program you ll want to be using; http://www.scansoft.com/omnipage/mac/ Apple has a site for compatible products for Macs, go here, click the Scanner button and you ll get a listing of all compatible scanners; http://guide.apple.com/uscategories/hwinput.lasso...

Macs/Apples: Partitioning Hard Drive on blueberry iMac, partition tab, blueberry imac
partition tab, blueberry imac, work mail: HI Deb! You need to partition your drive to 7.5 gigabytes because a gigabye is actually like 1049 bytes instead of 1000 and if you set it at MORE then it won t work properly. Try starting the computer up from OS 9 disk and using Disk First Aid to check the...

Macs/Apples: Password protection for files/folders, os x panther, file vault
os x panther, file vault, documents folder: Dear KZ, Your OS X 10.3 Panther has an EXCELLENT password protected security feature that is about the best and most secure you can get. It is called File Vault and meets Department of Defense standards for encryption and protection. It cannot be defeated...

Macs/Apples: Password, blue apple, login options
blue apple, login options, system preferences: Dear Leanna, If you go into Panther and click on the BLUE APPLE in the upper left of the screen, you will see System Preferences. Choose that and let it open. Find the icon for Accounts (5th row down, I think) and when you get into Accounts, look for the...

Macs/Apples: PB G4 OS 10.3.5 black screen, mac boot, boot screen
mac boot, boot screen, hardware issue: Warren, All in all, sounds like a hardware issue. I would try running Mac Hardware Test on your system (one of the initial CDs that came with it) and/or doing a fresh install of the Mac OS. Other than that, call Apple. Hope you have AppleCare on the system......

Macs/Apples: PC games, motocross madness 2, compatible windows software
motocross madness 2, compatible windows software, intel microprocessors: Dear Loren, Congrats on thinking of buying a superior product. I ve been a die hard Mac person. When they were slow and expensive, I said, Hey, they are BETTER machines with better software. That didn t fly with the Windoze folks, but now, it is an absolute...

Macs/Apples: PC to Mac conversion, microsoft office software, commercial apps
microsoft office software, commercial apps, mac laptop: Hi Beatrice Conversion is pretty easy, just as Apple says. You programs for the PC won t work on the Mac. You ll need Mac versions, but most all are available for Macs. The files you create on the PC will work on the Mac. Frontpage isn t available for...

Macs/Apples: PCI SCSI card, adaptec ava, ava 2906
adaptec ava, ava 2906, mactracker: King, I believe so. I ve installed such a card in a dual 1GHz G4 (QuickSilver, not Mirrored Drive Doors, like you describe), so it will most likely work with the G4 you have. If not though, a new card isn t that expensive. Check on Adaptec s site, or email...

Macs/Apples: Peripheral use, cable internet connection, powerbook 2300c
cable internet connection, powerbook 2300c, modem slot: Dear DL, Sure, if you do not use your modem, you can take it out and install this serial port in its place. It secures to the motherboard and is easy to remove (see instructions enclosed with the Stealth Port). All that is needed is your willingness to...

Macs/Apples: Phonics alive problem, mac os 9, player error
mac os 9, player error, mac ps: i m not pointing you to the website but rather asking what is the program you are using. can you send me URL to the developer s website? also what is the file you are trying to open? i you could attach a screen shot with the error it would be helpful...

Macs/Apples: Photocopies using PC etc., photo copy machine, www epson
photo copy machine, www epson, small apartment: Hi Tom A scanner wouldn t take too much room, and you could keep it away when not needed, Espon has some nice ones; http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/ProductCategory.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes&oid=-8172 You could also replace your current printer with...

Macs/Apples: Pioneer DVR 110 D + MacG4, pioneer dvr 103, mac os 9
pioneer dvr 103, mac os 9, sincere apologies: Dear Marcia, My sincere apologies for not responding sooner, but had technical difficulties with this site and was swamped with work. If there s anything I can do to make it up to you, please let me know, okay? The DVR-110 D will work just fine with...

Macs/Apples: Pioneer DVR 110 Drive for Quicksilver?, ribbon connector, seagate drives
ribbon connector, seagate drives, pin ribbon: Dear Keith, The new world optical bus is one of those combination terms that I am apt to use, confusing the f--- out of people and contributing to the exponentially growing entropic chaos in the universe. The term new world is short for New World ROM,...

Macs/Apples: Pioneer DVR 110 under Jaguar (MDD), pioneer dvr, pioneer 104
pioneer dvr, pioneer 104, local user group: Dear Cathy, Unfortunately, it is a difficult proposition to fix the 104 because it costs much more to diagnose and repair (even if it is simple) than it is to buy another comparable drive. Your best bet is to install the DVR-110 in your MDD and upgrade to...

Macs/Apples: Pioneer DVR110D, oxford 911, flawless operation
oxford 911, flawless operation, system profiler: Dear Erik, OS X Tiger IS necessary for flawless operation of the drive because it contains a kext (or extension) file that identifies it. Run Patchburn on it after the Tiger upgrade. You get a message in the System Profiler (About this Mac, under the blue...

Macs/Apples: Pismo 500mhz double system installation, mac os 9, 160gb hard drive
mac os 9, 160gb hard drive, blue apple: Dear Bruce, Use OS 9.1 or higher to install first in the machine. Just insert the cd in the drive and hold down the C key and you should see a happy mac face and it will boot up from the CD. Once there, just click on the Install Mac OS 9 icon and let it...

Macs/Apples: Pismo Startup Problem, pram battery, startup chime
pram battery, startup chime, fly by night: Dear Gilda, It sounds like it could be your charging board or your AC/Sound board that s causing the odd behavior. Do you get a normal startup chime? If so, then your logic board, processor, and RAM are probably okay. The two boards are tough to figure...

Macs/Apples: PMU on iBook g3 700 mhz, support circuits, power chord
support circuits, power chord, electronic switch: Dear Bob, This is a bugger, isn t it? I was going over my Apple tech repair manuals for the iBook to make sure I didn t miss anything. There s some things that are a bit beyond most users, but I will offer them as options. First, the full reset of the...

Macs/Apples: Power issues, running power, monitor stand
running power, monitor stand, system cd: Hi Not sure what you mean G4 Mirror door . What ever your problem might be you won t be able to cure it unless you have your machine up and running (power supply should be ok as you say) Use system CD or DVD to start up. Press C to start up from a system...

Macs/Apples: Power Mac G4 1.25 ghz Hard drive, power mac g4, power g4
power mac g4, power g4, norton utilities: Hi Sylvia, There is something wrong with you system folder. It is either damaged (corrupt), of damaged (physically) or it can not be found (damaged boot-block) You tell me that apple hardware test was succesful, so it is either the first or the third...

Macs/Apples: Power Mac G4 cube - OS 9.0.4, power mac g4 cube, power mac g4
power mac g4 cube, power mac g4, mac g4 cube: Dear Astrid, Salesman are all the same! They operate on a fundamental conflict of interest: They cannot truly help you and help themselves to commission profits at the same time. They will ALWAYS recommend the new unit. Truth be told, you can spend...

Macs/Apples: Power mac 933 Quicksilver startup, gig hd, option apple
gig hd, option apple, wireless keyboards: Dear Chris, Try this: Use the OS 9 install disk that goes with your G4 and put it in the drive, then push the Restart button (or hold down the Power button for more than 5 seconds, then push it again to start up). Hold down the C key immediately, then...

Macs/Apples: Power PC G3 600 MGHz & OS X, library logs, crash log
library logs, crash log, mghz: Myron, Is this a recent change? Any software installed recently, or other major changes? What type of Mac? Intel or PPC-based? Run disk utility s repair permissions: /Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility.app/ Open the Finder crash logs: /Applications/Utilities/Console,...

Macs/Apples: Power, power mac g4, g4 agp
power mac g4, g4 agp, agp graphics: Jerry StuffItCM.plugin (in /Library/Contextual Menu Items) is probably causing the crash. Patch available here; ftp://ftp.smithmicro.com/stuffit/stuffitcm.plugin.zip To apply the patch, do the following: Download the patch. Unzip the StuffitCM.plugin.zip...

Macs/Apples: PowerBook doesn't recognize USB devices, wendy dear, macintosh hd
wendy dear, macintosh hd, external hard drives: Dear Wendy, The site had technical difficulties and I couldn t respond to my questions. If you waited long, I sincerely apologize. Anyway, no heavy tech talk, okay? I want you to try something to see if it will help. Plug the drives in to the computer....

Macs/Apples: PowerBook G4 Battery Issue, logic board, dc inverter
logic board, dc inverter, connector assembly: Bob, I ve not dealt with issues on a hardware level before, and wouldn t have sound reasoning behind either choice. In my I m-not-portable-certified way, I d put the battery in an identical laptop to see what behavior it exhibited first. If it showed...