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Do you have an apple mighty mouse? It might... 548 Views / 2 Replies  
Do you have an apple mighty mouse?

It might be that you are squeezing the sides of the mouse to activate Exposé. If so, the solution is to turn off the squeeze function in the mouse system pref.
Posted by tonywong, on Nov 15, 2009 at 03:35 AM, in Mac Desktops
Just remember that if you need to drive two 30"... 811 Views / 5 Replies  
Just remember that if you need to drive two 30" displays, the mac version 4870 has the newfangled display miniport and most likely you will need an adapter to run the 2nd display. If the 2nd display...
Posted by tonywong, on Nov 12, 2009 at 12:12 PM, in Mac Desktops
Get a dock like one of these: icy dock... 1,322 Views / 10 Replies  
Get a dock like one of these:
icy dock (http://www.testfreaks.com/blog/review/icy-dock-ez-dock-2535-sata-to-esata-usb-hdd-docking-station-enclosure-for-mac-pc/)

Get an eSATA card or interface for...
Posted by tonywong, on Oct 30, 2009 at 04:46 PM, in Mac Desktops
A laptop IDE drive can be placed in there for... 2,207 Views / 25 Replies  
A laptop IDE drive can be placed in there for pretty cheap nowadays. I upgraded my mom's with a 20GB drive a couple of years ago, and 40GB and 80GB drives are pretty common now. Keeps the TAM looking...
Posted by tonywong, on Nov 2, 2005 at 12:00 AM, in Mac Desktops
Finally got around to fixing the buzz. Took... 2,207 Views / 25 Replies  
Finally got around to fixing the buzz.

Took base unit apart and got the contacts, cleaned them with electronics cleaner, used a white eraser to skim off any stubborn oxidation, the used a product...
Posted by tonywong, on Oct 29, 2005 at 09:09 PM, in Mac Desktops
If a better buy is better performance (since time... 1,132 Views / 14 Replies  
If a better buy is better performance (since time equals money, and better performance means time saved), then anything that requires heavy GPU use would have the 2.0/7800 machine come out faster,...
Posted by tonywong, on Oct 26, 2005 at 12:02 PM, in Mac Desktops
Re: G5 1.8sp vs P4 3.0 HT 10,417 Views / 154 Replies  
With all due respect to all the discussions regarding which machine will be faster for whatever benchmark, I don't think that miccocan (the original poster) is getting any benefit from all the wanks...
Posted by tonywong, on Dec 11, 2004 at 07:01 PM, in Mac Desktops
From last year's PC Magazine review of the... 10,417 Views / 154 Replies  
From last year's PC Magazine review of the PowerMac G5/2.0DP
(http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1274230,00.asp)

Our Windows system was a Dell Precision 650 workstation with dual 3.06-GHz Intel...
Posted by tonywong, on Dec 3, 2004 at 04:13 AM, in Mac Desktops
Re: G5 1.8sp vs P4 3.0 HT 10,417 Views / 154 Replies  
I'm not sure if you're getting the advice that you're seeking so far. The best thing to do is to go down to your Mac dealer and ask to run a test of files that you work with typically on the G5/1.8,...
Posted by tonywong, on Nov 27, 2004 at 04:35 PM, in Mac Desktops
Can you restore a Classic environment from OS X... 747 Views / 9 Replies  
Can you restore a Classic environment from OS X and then choose that as the startup disk vs. using a CD?

Do you have a HW test CD? Will it boot from there?
Posted by tonywong, on Oct 26, 2004 at 06:40 AM, in Mac Desktops
Not to be pedantic, but did you put in the... 747 Views / 9 Replies  
Not to be pedantic, but did you put in the 'set-defaults' in the OF reset?

Are they retail versions of 9? or machine specific?

Do the discs show up in the system prefs startup disk in X?

Do...
Posted by tonywong, on Oct 24, 2004 at 07:54 PM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Re: Re: iBook vs Powerbook 1,425 Views / 19 Replies  
erm, I didn't see that on the Apple site. It states 12" powerbook ram options maxed out to 1.25GB.
Posted by tonywong, on Oct 19, 2004 at 10:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I would say it's a 50/50 shot that the dual-dvi... 11,548 Views / 85 Replies  
I would say it's a 50/50 shot that the dual-dvi makes it into the 15". I don't think it'll hit the 12" model though.
Posted by tonywong, on Sep 26, 2004 at 08:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Actually, the G5 (PowerPC 970/970fx) are PowerPC... 11,548 Views / 85 Replies  
Actually, the G5 (PowerPC 970/970fx) are PowerPC ISA (instruction set architecture) chips. The 970 family is derived from the POWER4, which are POWER ISA chips.

The main difference between PowerPC...
Posted by tonywong, on Sep 26, 2004 at 03:01 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I thought all G5s used the same motherboard... 1,991 Views / 20 Replies  
I thought all G5s used the same motherboard socket connect to the CPU daughtercard, regardless of number of CPUs.
Posted by tonywong, on Aug 5, 2004 at 11:45 AM, in Mac Desktops
If Jaguar is working, click the system... 570 Views / 9 Replies  
If Jaguar is working, click the system preferences in the dock or apple menu and choose startup disk. Insert the 9.1 disk and choose that to start up from. Then you'll be able to boot into 9 to do...
Posted by tonywong, on Jun 26, 2004 at 03:18 AM, in Mac Desktops
It sounds like you have a digital audio 733MHz... 1,285 Views / 38 Replies  
It sounds like you have a digital audio 733MHz machine.
Posted by tonywong, on Apr 25, 2004 at 10:54 AM, in Mac Desktops
Yeah, my buzz was in the base unit. I'll have to... 2,207 Views / 25 Replies  
Yeah, my buzz was in the base unit. I'll have to solder it up too since cleaning didn't make a permanent fix. Looks like differential metal oxidation on the contacts.
Posted by tonywong, on Mar 31, 2004 at 01:02 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yeah, I got one for my mom about 5 years... 2,207 Views / 25 Replies  
Yeah, I got one for my mom about 5 years ago...still working great with a 500MHz G3 upgrade in it. I just replaced the RAM yesterday in it, I think the G3 upgrade was slowly roasting the top DIMM....
Posted by tonywong, on Mar 31, 2004 at 03:40 AM, in Mac Desktops
Re: which better: dual G4 1.25GHz, or G5 1.6Ghz? 5,785 Views / 57 Replies  
Your 2940 may not be compatible with the PCI bus on the new G5s. Make sure it is 3.3V compatible for the 1.6GHz machine. All other G5s will not accept normal PCI cards at all.
Posted by tonywong, on Mar 16, 2004 at 01:45 AM, in Mac Desktops
Yes pencil trick. Check your voltages first. 56,975 Views / 666 Replies  
Yes pencil trick. Check your voltages first.
Posted by tonywong, on Aug 25, 2002 at 03:21 PM, in Mac Desktops
Sorry, haven't logged in since the new board... 56,975 Views / 666 Replies  
Sorry, haven't logged in since the new board software, and things are crazy here.

If you have to back down to 230 to get rid of artifacts, try upping the voltage using the pencil trick before...
Posted by tonywong, on Aug 21, 2002 at 03:39 PM, in Mac Desktops
Do you have the original packaging? 387 Views / 5 Replies  
Do you have the original packaging?
Posted by tonywong, on Aug 7, 2002 at 12:06 PM, in Marketplace
excerpted from email I sent to Chuck: I... 56,975 Views / 666 Replies  
excerpted from email I sent to Chuck:

I haven't tried it myself yet, because from what I heard there isn't much performance gain on the overclock, and I don't play any games on my Mac (3D anyway),...
Posted by tonywong, on Jul 15, 2002 at 01:52 PM, in Mac Desktops
Hey Chuck3d, I just sent you mail regarding... 56,975 Views / 666 Replies  
Hey Chuck3d,

I just sent you mail regarding the green noise, but I might as well post it here for posterity. Yeah, it's overclocked so you'll get the noise...another way of telling too is if it...
Posted by tonywong, on Jul 15, 2002 at 03:00 AM, in Mac Desktops
low end powermac will get an L3 cache before... 481 Views / 26 Replies  
low end powermac will get an L3 cache before going dual.
Posted by tonywong, on Jul 14, 2002 at 11:10 PM, in Mac Desktops
chuck3d...you've got mail... :) 56,975 Views / 666 Replies  
chuck3d...you've got mail... :)
Posted by tonywong, on Jul 14, 2002 at 10:21 PM, in Mac Desktops
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva,... 56,975 Views / 666 Replies  
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">Originally posted by Chuck3d:
<strong>Well, ...
Posted by tonywong, on Jul 14, 2002 at 03:53 PM, in Mac Desktops
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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">Originally posted by AssmanPhD:
<strong>hey...
Posted by tonywong, on Jul 14, 2002 at 03:49 PM, in Mac Desktops
What clockspeed did you flash it at? It could be... 56,975 Views / 666 Replies  
What clockspeed did you flash it at? It could be overclocked and crashing...

Also what OS are you using? There is a known issue with installing the ATI 8500 drivers under 10.1.5.
Posted by tonywong, on Jul 14, 2002 at 03:38 PM, in Mac Desktops
Chuck3d, Too bad you don't have a PCI video... 56,975 Views / 666 Replies  
Chuck3d,

Too bad you don't have a PCI video card to check it. You can also try to timbuktu/VNC into that particular machine if you have another machine to remote it to. In my experience (with 2...
Posted by tonywong, on Jul 13, 2002 at 11:39 PM, in Mac Desktops
Someone on xlr8yourmac noted that ATI may have... 56,975 Views / 666 Replies  
Someone on xlr8yourmac noted that ATI may have silently revved the flasher to not update cards without a current mac bios. Try DLing the flasher from other sites like the coffeehaus one with flasher...
Posted by tonywong, on Jul 13, 2002 at 01:04 PM, in Mac Desktops
use diskwarrior. The best tool i've used. Ever. 359 Views / 7 Replies  
use diskwarrior. The best tool i've used. Ever.
Posted by tonywong, on Jul 10, 2002 at 01:50 PM, in Mac Desktops
Have you tried booting into open firmware?... 401 Views / 13 Replies  
Have you tried booting into open firmware? (command-opt-o-f)?

If you get the grey screen it's likely that the mobo and CPU have passed POST (power on self test).

If you can get into OF, type...
Posted by tonywong, on Jul 10, 2002 at 01:48 PM, in Mac Desktops
You realize that wacom will upgrade your tablet... 266 Views / 1 Replies  
You realize that wacom will upgrade your tablet for you for a price? (see their faq for details <a href="http://www.wacom.com/productsupport/faqs.cfm?platform=macosx"...
Posted by tonywong, on Jul 8, 2002 at 03:34 PM, in Marketplace
Hmmm...lots of confusion here. FWIW, the... 419 Views / 9 Replies  
Hmmm...lots of confusion here.

FWIW, the rev1 B&W has severe data corruption issues with ide drives, slave or not. You may not see it with all drives, but western digitals in particular do not get...
Posted by tonywong, on May 4, 2002 at 06:32 AM, in Mac Desktops
is the wacom still available? 427 Views / 4 Replies  
is the wacom still available?
Posted by tonywong, on May 3, 2002 at 06:11 AM, in Marketplace
If you do a google search for the product, you... 384 Views / 9 Replies  
If you do a google search for the product, you can find it for about $1200. Just remember that bulbs cost about $425.
http://www.designaudiovisual.com/saledisp.cfm?catid=21
Posted by tonywong, on Mar 4, 2002 at 03:14 AM, in Marketplace
Is that a Farallon pci ethernet or comm slot... 296 Views / 6 Replies  
Is that a Farallon pci ethernet or comm slot card? I'm interested but would really like to have both PCI free.
Posted by tonywong, on Feb 25, 2002 at 11:14 PM, in Marketplace
itomato, You've got mail... :) 336 Views / 5 Replies  
itomato,

You've got mail... :)
Posted by tonywong, on Dec 14, 2001 at 12:55 AM, in Marketplace
As much as I'd love to buy it from you at $350 as... 331 Views / 4 Replies  
As much as I'd love to buy it from you at $350 as well, I'd say wait.

You're already at $300 with 5 days to go, so $350 isn't a stretch, nor would anything higher be. I'm thinking it will end at a...
Posted by tonywong, on Dec 4, 2001 at 09:14 PM, in Marketplace
drmbb2, Please check your mail. :) 339 Views / 10 Replies  
drmbb2,

Please check your mail. :)
Posted by tonywong, on Nov 25, 2001 at 06:39 PM, in Marketplace
How much are you asking? 300 Views / 10 Replies  
How much are you asking?
Posted by tonywong, on Nov 25, 2001 at 02:21 PM, in Marketplace
I doubt there is a G5 coming so soon. The rumours... 1,616 Views / 134 Replies  
I doubt there is a G5 coming so soon. The rumours of a 0.5 to 0.7 stepping would presume that there is a lot more to do and fix before the chip is even at a working state, let alone good enough for...
Posted by tonywong, on Nov 13, 2001 at 06:03 AM, in Mac Desktops
Is it still for sale? I'm very interested.... 180 Views / 3 Replies  
Is it still for sale? I'm very interested....
Posted by tonywong, on Mar 24, 2001 at 02:02 PM, in Marketplace
There's a lot of information to digest about... 509 Views / 24 Replies  
There's a lot of information to digest about digital cameras. I'd suggest brushing up on some information first.

Go to dpreview.com or steves-digicams.com for in-depth reviews instead of taking...
Posted by tonywong, on Jan 30, 2001 at 12:52 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Cache from PCP won't work. It's 3.3V while you... 331 Views / 6 Replies  
Cache from PCP won't work. It's 3.3V while you need 5V. A cheap G3 card would obviate the need for the mobo cache.
Posted by tonywong, on Jun 2, 2000 at 09:42 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
How's about $250CDN? I'm in Edmonton. 300 Views / 7 Replies  
How's about $250CDN? I'm in Edmonton.
Posted by tonywong, on May 28, 2000 at 06:31 PM, in Marketplace
Just a caveat about the 1270, that no RIPs are... 251 Views / 5 Replies  
Just a caveat about the 1270, that no RIPs are available for it *yet*, so if you need to proof right now, you might want to get the older 1200 (identical price unfortunately for a 4 ink printer).
Posted by tonywong, on Apr 19, 2000 at 03:26 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I just ordered a 128 MB RAM chip for the upper... 889 Views / 33 Replies  
I just ordered a 128 MB RAM chip for the upper module for $145! It's normally 165 from them, but this is a special for deal-mac readers.

PS. I'm not affiliated with these guys, I'm just astounded...
Posted by tonywong, on Jan 30, 2000 at 05:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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