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You should also find out what is taking up the... 1,551 Views / 10 Replies  
You should also find out what is taking up the 4GB. I find that Firefox is a huge memory hog, so if you are using Firefox, you might be better off with Safari.
Posted by Cottonsworth, on Aug 15, 2013 at 02:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for the response. The only thing I'm... 985 Views / 7 Replies  
Thanks for the response. The only thing I'm missing now is the original iLife but the Apple Store said they'll put it back on for me. We'll see how that goes.
Posted by Cottonsworth, on Aug 14, 2013 at 07:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Just finished a complete wipe. Things seem... 985 Views / 7 Replies  
Just finished a complete wipe. Things seem normal now, audio, movies, all that stuff shows zero. I have 239GB available now, I'm assuming the 11GB of taken space is the system files, although that...
Posted by Cottonsworth, on Aug 14, 2013 at 02:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for the responses. Can anyone explain why... 985 Views / 7 Replies  
Thanks for the responses. Can anyone explain why there is a discrepancy in how the space is organized?
Posted by Cottonsworth, on Aug 13, 2013 at 01:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Lost space on hard drive + Mountain Lion Reinstall question 985 Views / 7 Replies  
I picked up an used mid-2011 MBA that is running 10.8 Mountain Lion. The previous owner did a reinstall of the OS but it doesn't seem to be a complete reinstall as there seems to be residue of...
Posted by Cottonsworth, on Aug 12, 2013 at 03:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yes, I thought it would likely be the power... 1,500 Views / 5 Replies  
Yes, I thought it would likely be the power supply but after doing a few internet searches it seems like a lot people that have general shutdown issues had to have the logic board/video card replaced...
Posted by Cottonsworth, on Sep 26, 2011 at 02:01 PM, in Mac Desktops
Help me troubleshoot my Mac Pro Startup / Shutdown Issues 1,500 Views / 5 Replies  
I purchased an used, Apple refurbed Early-2008 Mac Pro (8-Core 2.8ghz x 2, ATi 2600XT, 2GB ram basically completely stock) and Snow Leopard. It is currently out of warranty. At the time of purchase...
Posted by Cottonsworth, on Sep 26, 2011 at 01:28 PM, in Mac Desktops
Recordings look the same too. This one is really... 1,701 Views / 2 Replies  
Recordings look the same too. This one is really stumping me.
Posted by Cottonsworth, on Jan 4, 2011 at 09:55 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
EyeTV HD Picture Quality 1,701 Views / 2 Replies  
Can any comment on the EyeTV HD picture quality? I'm trying to use it as a DVR with Verizon Fios and the picture quality is pretty bad and not sharp at all. It seems to experience a "double image."...
Posted by Cottonsworth, on Jan 3, 2011 at 06:10 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
As Spheric Harlot just get an external 2.5"... 1,557 Views / 2 Replies  
As Spheric Harlot just get an external 2.5" enclosure, put your old hard drive in there and connect it to your new MacBook. It is very simple and straight forward.

As a sidenote, if you spill...
Posted by Cottonsworth, on Sep 18, 2010 at 05:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My two cents. I have seen third party "eBay"... 3,284 Views / 30 Replies  
My two cents. I have seen third party "eBay" batteries for the 12" PowerBook, 15" PowerBook, and MacBook. The build quality isn't as nice and the color is slightly off. I also called OWC to ask...
Posted by Cottonsworth, on Sep 18, 2010 at 04:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for all the insight guys. After much... 2,522 Views / 17 Replies  
Thanks for all the insight guys. After much deliberation, she decided to pass on the entry level mid-2009 model and is going to look for an unibody with the discrete gpu.
Posted by Cottonsworth, on Sep 13, 2010 at 10:57 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I told her that by upgrading, she would gain (1)... 2,522 Views / 17 Replies  
I told her that by upgrading, she would gain (1) significant increase in battery life, (2) much better screen, (3) ability to upgrade the ram to 8GB vs 3GB. The only downside is the difference in...
Posted by Cottonsworth, on Sep 10, 2010 at 07:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I was drawing a comparison in how there is a... 2,522 Views / 17 Replies  
I was drawing a comparison in how there is a significant GPU upgrade in the different generation MacBooks and not so when comparing some MacBook Pros. My main point is my personal surprise that the...
Posted by Cottonsworth, on Sep 10, 2010 at 09:27 AM, in Mac Notebooks
OreoCookie, if my friend uses a lot of Final Cut,... 2,522 Views / 17 Replies  
OreoCookie, if my friend uses a lot of Final Cut, do you think there would be a benefit would be significant enough to justify upgrading from a late-2006 2.33ghz to a mid-2009 2.53ghz with the...
Posted by Cottonsworth, on Sep 10, 2010 at 09:18 AM, in Mac Notebooks
It's just disappointing to see Apple compromise... 2,522 Views / 17 Replies  
It's just disappointing to see Apple compromise the prosumer/professional base and merge everything into a more consumer line. It would be nice to see three lines but that is just wishful thinking...
Posted by Cottonsworth, on Sep 9, 2010 at 01:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It's a pretty rare item to be brand new with all... 643 Views / 7 Replies  
It's a pretty rare item to be brand new with all corresponding paperwork. Perhaps, if the OP can provide detailed pictures it might be worth an exception to bend the rules for what he/she is...
Posted by Cottonsworth, on Sep 9, 2010 at 01:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
But alas, this is my point, from that link,... 2,522 Views / 17 Replies  
But alas, this is my point, from that link, "Compared to the predecessor in the MacBook, the Intel GMA X3100, the GeForce 9400M should perform 5x better."



Thanks for the link, P, very helpful....
Posted by Cottonsworth, on Sep 8, 2010 at 10:40 AM, in Mac Notebooks
ATi X1600 (dedicated) vs NVIDIA 9400M (integrated) 2,522 Views / 17 Replies  
I'm trying to do some research for a friend and I'm a bit baffled at what I am finding. Is it possible that a mid-2009 Unibody MBP has worse performance than a late-2006 MBP?

Specifically, I'm...
Posted by Cottonsworth, on Sep 7, 2010 at 06:55 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Why would it be hotter? The fact that it spins... 2,540 Views / 35 Replies  
Why would it be hotter? The fact that it spins faster or the capacity? Would I be better off using the "slower" Seagate 100gb 7200rpm that came out of a PB 1.67ghz? Thanks.
Posted by Cottonsworth, on Apr 26, 2010 at 10:51 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm using the 12" PB to be my Mac "netbook." ... 2,540 Views / 35 Replies  
I'm using the 12" PB to be my Mac "netbook." Something to use when traveling when I don't need the horsepower of my MBP. Mainly just surfing the net and maybe working on some office apps. I...
Posted by Cottonsworth, on Apr 25, 2010 at 11:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have both laying around. I got the 100gb... 2,540 Views / 35 Replies  
I have both laying around. I got the 100gb 7200rpm off a friend who parted out his high-res 1.67ghz G4, it came stock with it as a build to order option from Apple.

So I guess the consensus is I...
Posted by Cottonsworth, on Apr 23, 2010 at 08:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Do you think manufacturer specs are to be... 2,540 Views / 35 Replies  
Do you think manufacturer specs are to be trusted? If so, the WD 5400rpm is clearly faster than the Seagate 7200rpm. Thanks.
Posted by Cottonsworth, on Apr 23, 2010 at 05:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Someone else told me that the 250gb 5400rpm would... 2,540 Views / 35 Replies  
Someone else told me that the 250gb 5400rpm would be faster because it is 2.5 times denser. Does that make any sense? Thanks.
Posted by Cottonsworth, on Apr 23, 2010 at 05:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
That is what I thought but can you explain to me... 2,540 Views / 35 Replies  
That is what I thought but can you explain to me why the 5400rpm one would have better specs than the 7200rpm one? I found looking at the specs for both very confusing. Thanks.
Posted by Cottonsworth, on Apr 23, 2010 at 04:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Hard Drive Speeds Alum 12" Powerbook G4 7200rpm vs 5400rpm 2,540 Views / 35 Replies  
I'm looking to upgrade the hard drive on a 12" alum Powerbook G4 I have.

I'm looking at a 100gb Seagate ST910021A 7200rpm drive vs a Western Digital Scorpio 250gb 5400rpm drive.

Both have a 8mb...
Posted by Cottonsworth, on Apr 23, 2010 at 04:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
That is a very interesting solution. A bit more... 1,410 Views / 8 Replies  
That is a very interesting solution. A bit more work than I wanted but that seems like the only way I can access my old archived Panther and Tiger mailboxes without having to import them directly...
Posted by Cottonsworth, on Feb 12, 2010 at 09:47 AM, in Applications
Basically, I want to be able to save the mailbox... 1,410 Views / 8 Replies  
Basically, I want to be able to save the mailbox and pull up individual messages or the mailbox without having to import them back into Apple Mail. I do not that is an option or not.
Posted by Cottonsworth, on Feb 11, 2010 at 10:54 PM, in Applications
There isn't an Archive Mailbox option in Apple... 1,410 Views / 8 Replies  
There isn't an Archive Mailbox option in Apple Mail in Tiger.
Posted by Cottonsworth, on Feb 11, 2010 at 10:30 PM, in Applications
Purchased a refurb nano once. Looked brand new... 1,028 Views / 10 Replies  
Purchased a refurb nano once. Looked brand new when I got it. I think Apple refurbs are definitely reliable and they give you the same warranty as if you were buying a new one, which is vastly...
Posted by Cottonsworth, on Feb 11, 2010 at 09:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It is neither an imap or pop, it is an inactive... 1,410 Views / 8 Replies  
It is neither an imap or pop, it is an inactive email address and I want to save the emails and be able to look at them in the future without having to populate them in my current mail program. You...
Posted by Cottonsworth, on Feb 11, 2010 at 09:17 PM, in Applications
Apple Mail Backup Question 1,410 Views / 8 Replies  
I'm currently running Apple Mail on Tiger on my MBP. I want to backup the mail on my MBP and read them on my iMac without having to import the mail folders onto Apple Mail on my iMac. Is this...
Posted by Cottonsworth, on Feb 11, 2010 at 05:17 PM, in Applications
Very good points. Thanks. 975 Views / 15 Replies  
Very good points. Thanks.
Posted by Cottonsworth, on Jan 27, 2010 at 06:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ha, true. I'm not sure if any of them are... 975 Views / 15 Replies  
Ha, true. I'm not sure if any of them are collector items, just for the few of us that are collectors, if that makes any sense. :)
Posted by Cottonsworth, on Jan 27, 2010 at 03:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Good point. I just love looking at them every... 975 Views / 15 Replies  
Good point. I just love looking at them every now and then and was wondering if there were other people like me or if I was just completely irrational, ha. Still debating with what I should do with...
Posted by Cottonsworth, on Jan 27, 2010 at 03:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I guess I'm just one of those semi-Apple... 975 Views / 15 Replies  
I guess I'm just one of those semi-Apple fanatics. I just love they way they are designed, even the Prismo which I still think I was the keyboard out there. It comes down to being sentimental or...
Posted by Cottonsworth, on Jan 26, 2010 at 10:05 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The Macbook Pro does support 5.1 surround sound... 2,797 Views / 1 Replies  
The Macbook Pro does support 5.1 surround sound via a mini-toslink optical cable through the headphone jack. Once you get either a mini-toslink to toslink adapter to mini-toslink to toslink optical...
Posted by Cottonsworth, on Jan 24, 2010 at 09:36 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I think you can now demand that they replace the... 1,343 Views / 14 Replies  
I think you can now demand that they replace the machine for you since it has already been through one major repair and now has new problems. I was in a similar boat before with a Black Macbook, on...
Posted by Cottonsworth, on Jan 24, 2010 at 06:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
How many collectors here? Merits of collecting notebooks? 975 Views / 15 Replies  
How many people actually hang onto their older Apple Powerbooks? I have a little collection going on but I'm wondering if there is any real point to hanging on to them.

I'm currently using a MBP...
Posted by Cottonsworth, on Jan 24, 2010 at 03:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Just wanted to put a note that CrazedVW was great... 867 Views / 5 Replies  
Just wanted to put a note that CrazedVW was great to deal with. I received my item quickly and as described. Thanks!
Posted by Cottonsworth, on Sep 17, 2009 at 01:06 PM, in Marketplace
Replacement for Defective iPhone 3G Question 839 Views / 0 Replies  
I have several problems with my iPhone 3G, I took it to the Apple Store in New York and they told me that they will replace it with another since it is still under Applecare. But when I asked the...
Posted by Cottonsworth, on Sep 17, 2009 at 01:04 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Maybe you got one that hasn't been used that much. 881 Views / 13 Replies  
Maybe you got one that hasn't been used that much.
Posted by Cottonsworth, on Jun 24, 2009 at 12:02 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
whatismyip.com 755 Views / 7 Replies  
whatismyip.com
Posted by Cottonsworth, on Jun 18, 2009 at 02:13 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'm not only talking about the lounge but the... 1,996 Views / 66 Replies  
I'm not only talking about the lounge but the notebook area and marketplace area. There use to be a lot more activity.
Posted by Cottonsworth, on Jun 18, 2009 at 01:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ah, I guess age is probably explaining why the... 881 Views / 13 Replies  
Ah, I guess age is probably explaining why the edges are curving so much at max resolution. I guess it'll make an interesting relic piece for me for how people computed "back in the days." This...
Posted by Cottonsworth, on Jun 18, 2009 at 01:09 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
The screen gets curved when I run it at max... 881 Views / 13 Replies  
The screen gets curved when I run it at max resolution, 1600x1200. It looks a bit better and straight at 1600x1024 but I lose a lot of real estate. Can anyone fill me in on this monitor? Thanks.
Posted by Cottonsworth, on Jun 18, 2009 at 12:40 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
21" Apple Studio Display CRT 881 Views / 13 Replies  
I picked up a 21" Apple Studio Display Graphite CRT display the other day and hooked it up to my iMac as a second monitor. I'm a bit surprised at the lack of quality or are my expectations too high?...
Posted by Cottonsworth, on Jun 18, 2009 at 12:25 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Less People Around now 1,996 Views / 66 Replies  
I haven't been on here for a few months and there seems to be a lot less people on this forum now. Did something happen? Where did everyone go?
Posted by Cottonsworth, on Jun 18, 2009 at 12:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Thanks for the input Allen and angelmb, I'll see... 2,044 Views / 24 Replies  
Thanks for the input Allen and angelmb, I'll see what happens.
Posted by Cottonsworth, on Jun 17, 2009 at 05:49 PM, in Mac Desktops
I talked to the owner and I'm going to check it... 2,044 Views / 24 Replies  
I talked to the owner and I'm going to check it out tomorrow. Can anyone give me any advice on how to evaluate the machine on whether or not I should get it? I never owned a Mac Pro before, so I...
Posted by Cottonsworth, on Jun 16, 2009 at 08:26 PM, in Mac Desktops
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