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I found out how to change the name under system... 1,802 Views / 4 Replies  
I found out how to change the name under system prefs, sharing... kinda unintuitive. So under "devices, backups" should there be a separate folder for the imac backups?
Posted by mephastopholes, on Nov 4, 2009 at 08:29 PM, in Networking
1) yes, they're the same. I'm assuming that... 1,802 Views / 4 Replies  
1) yes, they're the same. I'm assuming that that's a side effect of originally migrating info over from the macbook. How would one go about changing the name of the computer?

2) understood

3) I...
Posted by mephastopholes, on Nov 4, 2009 at 08:17 PM, in Networking
time Capsule backing up two macs and sharing files 1,802 Views / 4 Replies  
This may be more of a networking issues since a good deal of it involves TimeCapsule, but I could be wrong:
So my wife and I have owned a MacBook Pro but since we've been fighting over user rights,...
Posted by mephastopholes, on Nov 3, 2009 at 08:53 PM, in Networking
Yikes... sorry; thought I had posted this under... 713 Views / 3 Replies  
Yikes... sorry; thought I had posted this under consumer hardware... anyhow, i got it to work going thru airport utility..
thx...
Posted by mephastopholes, on Oct 11, 2009 at 01:43 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
un-partitioning tb timecapsule 713 Views / 3 Replies  
Hi,
for some reason when I first bought timecapsule, I thought that it'd be a good idea to partition it half and half, not realizing that i could share files utilizing the "shared" server that shows...
Posted by mephastopholes, on Oct 9, 2009 at 11:03 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
just following up here; I finally got some time... 10,063 Views / 19 Replies  
just following up here; I finally got some time to sit down and dig into this...
I tried the uninstaller from symantec's website but all it did was tell me that norton was already...
Posted by mephastopholes, on Aug 15, 2009 at 10:29 PM, in Applications
keeping Time Capsule mounted 1,236 Views / 1 Replies  
Hi All,
I recently plunked down for a 1TB timecapsule and just partitioned it in half for use as a shared drive. Is there a way to keep it mounted? Whenever I wake my laptop up, I have to initiate...
Posted by mephastopholes, on Aug 2, 2009 at 01:33 AM, in Networking
thanks for the info... nothing in the login... 10,063 Views / 19 Replies  
thanks for the info... nothing in the login items, but I deleted 3 com.symantec files that i missed under "user-lbirary-preferences" but to no avail. Anywhere else that these may be hiding?
Posted by mephastopholes, on Aug 2, 2009 at 01:28 AM, in Applications
Uninstalling Norton Antivirus 10,063 Views / 19 Replies  
Hi,
I recently migrated over from a Power Book G4 to a Mac Book Pro. When starting up I always get a couple of error messages from Norton

"Norton AntiVirus Auto-Protect could not continue....
Posted by mephastopholes, on Aug 2, 2009 at 12:42 AM, in Applications
well, i got everything back up and running and up... 462 Views / 5 Replies  
well, i got everything back up and running and up to speed with the archive and install... worked perfectly, however, quicktime pro has now been downgraded to the original quicktime. i can't find the...
Posted by mephastopholes, on Feb 15, 2009 at 11:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yes, I do have a time machine backup. Problem is... 462 Views / 5 Replies  
Yes, I do have a time machine backup. Problem is after I did an erase and install and transferred files over via time machine, i still had similar issues w/ the sluggish system etc... should I just...
Posted by mephastopholes, on Feb 13, 2009 at 09:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
system issues, best way to recover/reinstall 462 Views / 5 Replies  
Hi all,
I've got an ol' 15" aluminum powerbook w/ a battery that evidently has neared the end of its cycle. Last weekend, it shut off on me w/o warning. i plugged it back in but had to hard reboot....
Posted by mephastopholes, on Feb 13, 2009 at 01:24 AM, in Mac Notebooks
This was what I was thinking when I first posted... 407 Views / 13 Replies  
This was what I was thinking when I first posted and seeing this affirms this notion... I just got a call from the repair store who's saying that it is in fact the display that's busted. and will...
Posted by mephastopholes, on Apr 19, 2008 at 01:22 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks, that's kinda what i figured, but is there... 407 Views / 13 Replies  
Thanks, that's kinda what i figured, but is there a way to tell if the entire screen does need replacement, vs just replacing the backlight or inverter? Also, about how much should the latter two...
Posted by mephastopholes, on Apr 13, 2008 at 03:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
thanks for the reply... so i took this in to a... 407 Views / 13 Replies  
thanks for the reply... so i took this in to a local macintosh repair place and was told that i could be as much as $750 if its the entire screen that needs to be replaced? does this seem right?
Posted by mephastopholes, on Apr 13, 2008 at 03:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
15" powerbook repair 407 Views / 13 Replies  
So I have a 15” powerbook G4 that a friend just gave to me. He was going to sell on CL because he didn’t think that it started up or worked at all, and since I have the exact same model (I think), he...
Posted by mephastopholes, on Apr 11, 2008 at 01:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
figured it out after getting the original leopard... 1,420 Views / 6 Replies  
figured it out after getting the original leopard cd in there and booting from it... seems like all is well.
Posted by mephastopholes, on Feb 22, 2008 at 08:14 PM, in Mac OS X
I got the old cd out, thanks. Tried booting up... 1,420 Views / 6 Replies  
I got the old cd out, thanks. Tried booting up but get stuck at the same screen even when holding down the shift key.
Amazing; how do i go about the archive and install dealio?
Thanks again!
Posted by mephastopholes, on Feb 22, 2008 at 12:50 PM, in Mac OS X
leopard update probs: power book won't start!!! 1,420 Views / 6 Replies  
Hi all,
So, there was a software update that was being installed yesterday and I think that I may have screwed up… long story short, I was in a rush to go head out of the door and I accitdentally...
Posted by mephastopholes, on Feb 22, 2008 at 11:10 AM, in Mac OS X
iCal delays 230 Views / 0 Replies  
Hi,
I recently upgraded to Leopard, running on an older G4 Powerbook and immediately noticed an annoying delay which occurs every 15 secs or so while doing anything w/in iCal. I do have it syncing...
Posted by mephastopholes, on Nov 10, 2007 at 02:15 AM, in Applications
itunes issues 255 Views / 0 Replies  
Hi all,
I recently installed panther on my ol' power book G4. Everything works great, but there have been a few annoyances with iTunes:
1) in order to utilize TimeMachine, I temporarily moved my...
Posted by mephastopholes, on Nov 10, 2007 at 02:09 AM, in Applications
thx again... i'm actually looking into the... 6,270 Views / 6 Replies  
thx again...
i'm actually looking into the canon mp510 for a "do it all" replacement printer... thankfully, the epson was a freebie when i got my laptop...
thanks for the input again...
Posted by mephastopholes, on Nov 19, 2006 at 05:02 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
thanks tooki.. not exactly what i was i hoping... 6,270 Views / 6 Replies  
thanks tooki..
not exactly what i was i hoping to hear, but kinda what i expected... i've actually been eyeballing a couple of canon printers out there... otherwise, should i just chuck/donate this...
Posted by mephastopholes, on Nov 16, 2006 at 11:09 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
epson stylus c86 not printing 6,270 Views / 6 Replies  
Hi all,
my ol' printer recently ran out of color inks... i've replaced them w/ epson ink cartriges, but now when i try to print something, it goes thru the usual song and dance but nothing actually...
Posted by mephastopholes, on Nov 14, 2006 at 09:01 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
ghporter; thx for info... that's kinda what i... 458 Views / 4 Replies  
ghporter; thx for info... that's kinda what i figured but it was just a noticable difference from before and i just wanted to make sure that some setting had somehow changed... i'll get over it......
Posted by mephastopholes, on Apr 18, 2006 at 10:49 PM, in Networking
delay in airport connection when laptop wakes up 458 Views / 4 Replies  
hi all,
i just finished moving (what a hassle) and finally got the cable lines and internet up and running via a cable modem and airport express... now this might seem petty, but at my old place,...
Posted by mephastopholes, on Apr 18, 2006 at 12:04 AM, in Networking
the powerbook is barely a year old, shipped w/... 346 Views / 3 Replies  
the powerbook is barely a year old, shipped w/ and currently has os 10.4.4... the copy of techtool is one of those applecare protection plan cds, so it may be the former issue which you mentioned,...
Posted by mephastopholes, on Jan 28, 2006 at 02:05 AM, in Applications
can't boot from a cd 346 Views / 3 Replies  
hello all,
i was planning on doing some system maintenance w/ techtool deluxe yesterday but when i tried to boot from the cd (holding down the "c" key during a resart) i just kept getting a message...
Posted by mephastopholes, on Jan 26, 2006 at 09:37 PM, in Applications
hello all... jsut wanted to follow up... i was... 8,132 Views / 11 Replies  
hello all...
jsut wanted to follow up... i was anticipating setting up a rule as stated above, but have noticed that the empty emails have seemingly ended (at least for now)... ya'll must have said...
Posted by mephastopholes, on Nov 8, 2005 at 05:24 PM, in Applications
thanks for the responses... apfhex, you are... 8,132 Views / 11 Replies  
thanks for the responses... apfhex, you are correct, the isp is comcast, but i haven't gone so far as to take a look at the full header info or anything of that sort yet... i just mark them as junk...
Posted by mephastopholes, on Nov 2, 2005 at 03:15 PM, in Applications
spam and blank emails... spyware? 8,132 Views / 11 Replies  
Hello all...
I can't remember which website, or web order that this may have originated from, but I'm now getting a whole crapload of spam. What worries me is that I've been getting quite a few that...
Posted by mephastopholes, on Nov 2, 2005 at 01:13 AM, in Applications
all is well!!! thx again for the help and quick... 5,890 Views / 4 Replies  
all is well!!! thx again for the help and quick response
Posted by mephastopholes, on Jul 30, 2005 at 03:28 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
i'm connecting using the usb 2.0 that came w/ it,... 5,890 Views / 4 Replies  
i'm connecting using the usb 2.0 that came w/ it, but using it thru the dock in the jbl on stage speakers...
i also used the three updates...

now that you had mentioned the connection, i'm trying...
Posted by mephastopholes, on Jul 30, 2005 at 05:30 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
ooops... here's the complete error; 5,890 Views / 4 Replies  
attempting to copy to the disk "ipod" failed. an unknown error occurred (-36)
Posted by mephastopholes, on Jul 30, 2005 at 05:11 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
ipod sync error; attempting to copy to the disk "ipod" failed. an unknown error occur 5,890 Views / 4 Replies  
hello all...
i'm an ipod newbie and was so excited that i didn't bother to read the "getting started" booklet and ended up finding out the hard way that syncing w/ a mac and a pc is an either or...
Posted by mephastopholes, on Jul 30, 2005 at 05:08 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
got it! 315 Views / 3 Replies  
hello... thanks for the info... i reset the printing system and all is well!!! thanks again!
Posted by mephastopholes, on Jun 18, 2005 at 01:14 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
"upgraded" to tiger... where's my printer? 315 Views / 3 Replies  
hello all...
i've been trying to print pages from safari from a powerbook to an epson stylus c86 but it seems like the print jobs aren't going thru... i can see them in the print que and i prompt it...
Posted by mephastopholes, on Jun 17, 2005 at 01:25 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
thanks for all of the replies and info... i... 516 Views / 8 Replies  
thanks for all of the replies and info...
i apologize if this is a stupid question, but if i understood correctly, the pb came w/ a one year warranty which would cover the repair for this issue?...
Posted by mephastopholes, on Jun 10, 2005 at 01:23 AM, in Mac Notebooks
slightly loose 15" pb hinge 516 Views / 8 Replies  
hello all...
i purchased a powerbook at the begining of march this year, but didn't purchase the applecare plan w/ it... i haven't had any probblems w/ the laptop so far, but i'm noticing that the...
Posted by mephastopholes, on Jun 8, 2005 at 12:22 AM, in Mac Notebooks
...turned off the apple extentions... and all is... 247 Views / 2 Replies  
...turned off the apple extentions... and all is well... thnx wampa...
Posted by mephastopholes, on Sep 10, 2001 at 02:19 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
que! fire not recognized... 235 Views / 0 Replies  
hello all... i've been using a firewire qps que! fire burner for approx. 8 months now w/o any probs... however, after upgrading to 9.2.1, toast gives me a "no recorder found... check power and...
Posted by mephastopholes, on Sep 9, 2001 at 11:05 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
que! fire not recognized by toast... 247 Views / 2 Replies  
hello all... i've been using a firewire qps que! fire burner for approx. 8 months now w/o any probs... however, after upgrading to 9.2.1, toast gives me a "no recorder found... check power and...
Posted by mephastopholes, on Sep 9, 2001 at 10:59 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
thought that i might direct your attention here... 413 Views / 24 Replies  
thought that i might direct your attention here http://www.macworld.com/ubb/Forum4/HTML/000359.html
and allow you to come up w/ some conclusions....
Posted by mephastopholes, on Apr 7, 2001 at 01:16 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
...i originally purchased my 400mhz dv two and... 338 Views / 37 Replies  
...i originally purchased my 400mhz dv two and half years ago as my first computer after a lab tech at school recommended buying one... i have to admit that this thing still manages to amaze me w/...
Posted by mephastopholes, on Mar 8, 2001 at 03:37 AM, in Mac Desktops
....woops, bad link, i think... ... 217 Views / 3 Replies  
....woops, bad link, i think...
http://www.ResExcellence.com/
Posted by mephastopholes, on Mar 4, 2001 at 09:25 PM, in Applications
http://www.ResExcellence.com/intro.shtml... ... 217 Views / 3 Replies  
http://www.ResExcellence.com/intro.shtml...
should provide all the answers and then some...
Posted by mephastopholes, on Mar 4, 2001 at 09:22 PM, in Applications
i'm not much of a gamer either, but i purchased... 211 Views / 4 Replies  
i'm not much of a gamer either, but i purchased rune cuz of the fact that it dealt w/ norse myth (quite interesting) and out of the curiosity of seeing how well my wee little imac could handle it......
Posted by mephastopholes, on Mar 4, 2001 at 09:14 PM, in Gaming
hmmm..not sure...you might find these to be of... 369 Views / 4 Replies  
hmmm..not sure...you might find these to be of interest, however: http://www.handspring.com/support/ts_battery.jhtml & http://www.maksystems.com/visor/index.html (scroll down to "about the...
Posted by mephastopholes, on Mar 4, 2001 at 08:31 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
TheJoshu... Just wanted to thank you for the... 426 Views / 7 Replies  
TheJoshu...
Just wanted to thank you for the link... i was having the same above mentioned prob and gave tomeviewer a try... the player works fine again and it was ridudulously easy to install/...
Posted by mephastopholes, on Mar 4, 2001 at 08:05 PM, in Mac Desktops
after being patient for two weeks, i finally... 435 Views / 21 Replies  
after being patient for two weeks, i finally received my 256mb... popped it in, and it works just fine... therefore, i'm a happy guy!
...as for memorytogo... hmmm... tough call... it did take a...
Posted by mephastopholes, on Feb 26, 2001 at 10:37 PM, in Mac Desktops
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