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Interestingly, that was the thing that triggered... 1,735 Views / 5 Replies  
Interestingly, that was the thing that triggered it. I did command-R, erased the boot drive and then reinstalled over wifi. Following that, the machine 'transformed into Russian'.

Anyhow, I've...
Posted by drissa, on May 26, 2016 at 04:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I couldn't even get that far - I was at the... 1,735 Views / 5 Replies  
I couldn't even get that far - I was at the initial installation screen ('welcome to Mac' thing). But it was all in Russian, with no language options.

I managed to guess-click my way through and...
Posted by drissa, on May 26, 2016 at 02:55 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Resetting Macbook - stuck in Russian language 1,735 Views / 5 Replies  
I've bought used Macbook. I want a clean installation of the OS, so I reset. It has now defaulted back to Russian, so I'm unable to do anything, even follow simple commands!

Does anyone have any...
Posted by drissa, on May 26, 2016 at 01:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for the tip. On reflection, I don't really... 765 Views / 5 Replies  
Thanks for the tip. On reflection, I don't really need RAID speeds and have ordered a pair of 4TB G-Tech drives.
Posted by drissa, on Dec 15, 2014 at 12:44 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Thanks, I'll consider bigger drives. I won't be... 765 Views / 5 Replies  
Thanks, I'll consider bigger drives. I won't be using time machine, but would appreciate any views on 'budget' enclosures.
Posted by drissa, on Dec 13, 2014 at 07:51 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Just to add, I'm aware that data isn't properly... 765 Views / 5 Replies  
Just to add, I'm aware that data isn't properly backed-up without an off-site copy, swallowing a third copy, etc.
Posted by drissa, on Dec 13, 2014 at 02:45 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Cheap enclosures for storage/RAID? 765 Views / 5 Replies  
I've just got a new iMac and I'm looking for external storage options for video editing. I currently use a humble Canon 7D and haven't had any issues working with the files from a standard internal...
Posted by drissa, on Dec 13, 2014 at 05:01 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
iPad crumbled (image)... options? 420 Views / 1 Replies  
Hi all

I'd rather not describe (and relive) the experience, but this is clearly not a pretty sight...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/zfwb1stsi0hhhby/ipad-bent.jpg

Oddly, everything except the...
Posted by drissa, on Oct 13, 2013 at 12:12 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Thanks for ideas and apologies for delayed... 910 Views / 5 Replies  
Thanks for ideas and apologies for delayed response...

My plan is to set-up a Gmail account for my Mum, which supports IMAP. I can definately see the advantages of IMAP.

My only block is...
Posted by drissa, on Oct 8, 2013 at 09:28 AM, in Applications
Sorry to be thick... I'm familiar with IMAP, but... 910 Views / 5 Replies  
Sorry to be thick... I'm familiar with IMAP, but I'm not following. If anyone has the patience to expand on this, I'd appreciate it!
Posted by drissa, on Sep 30, 2013 at 05:59 PM, in Applications
Can I export email from Mail to iOS Mail (not on server)? 910 Views / 5 Replies  
Hope I've chosen the right sub-forum. I bought my Mum a Macbook years ago and chose not to store email on her ISP's server. Creating a mail account on her new iPad works for sending/receiving, but...
Posted by drissa, on Sep 29, 2013 at 05:55 AM, in Applications
Thanks for responses. Are ASD tools generally... 621 Views / 4 Replies  
Thanks for responses. Are ASD tools generally available to public? The only links I could see were for torrents...

An Apple store visit is probably due. Fingers crossed for SATA issue, rather...
Posted by drissa, on Sep 15, 2013 at 05:19 PM, in macOS
Should I give up on this Macbook and visit Apple Store...? 621 Views / 4 Replies  
I keep thinking I've finally found a fix for my girlfriend's Macbook, then another curveball comes my way.

It started with a suspected dying/dead drive. I replaced the drive and successfully...
Posted by drissa, on Sep 15, 2013 at 11:50 AM, in macOS
Many thanks for the USB/install tip. Seems to be... 741 Views / 2 Replies  
Many thanks for the USB/install tip. Seems to be working perfectly.
Posted by drissa, on Aug 23, 2013 at 11:03 AM, in macOS
Internet recovery issue 741 Views / 2 Replies  
I've fitted a new drive to my girlfriend's Macbook. Previously, it was running 10.6. I expected to be able to boot/install from a 10.6 drop-in DVD I have, but this causes kernel panics.

I've read...
Posted by drissa, on Aug 23, 2013 at 08:26 AM, in macOS
Many thanks for the replies. Budget is fairly... 809 Views / 3 Replies  
Many thanks for the replies. Budget is fairly flexible. My real needs are a video drive fast enough for a FCP X/Pro Res workflow, then some kind of back-up solution. I'm taking video work seriously,...
Posted by drissa, on May 19, 2012 at 08:02 PM, in Mac Desktops
Best hard-drive solutions for video on MP? 809 Views / 3 Replies  
I currently have a second drive in my Mac Pro for video files. This is full and I feel it's time for a better solution. I've been investigating software RAID - possibly RAID 10. I understand this...
Posted by drissa, on May 19, 2012 at 08:33 AM, in Mac Desktops
'Srapbook' software recommendations? 468 Views / 1 Replies  
Hi all

I'm looking for a cheap or shareware app for use with young people, to behave as a kind of scrapbook which keeps track of written work, images, video clips, etc. It needs to produce a...
Posted by drissa, on Nov 3, 2010 at 09:23 AM, in Applications
In the end, Apple just sent me a replacement for... 1,454 Views / 3 Replies  
In the end, Apple just sent me a replacement for the original. I don't think they're still available, but the 'holding fee' in case I don't send back the faulty one was £135, so Apple have a stock...
Posted by drissa, on Oct 3, 2009 at 12:36 PM, in Mac Desktops
Just to update... Hats-off to Apple - once... 1,376 Views / 10 Replies  
Just to update...

Hats-off to Apple - once through to customer services, they sent me a new graphics card free of charge and everything is sorted.
Posted by drissa, on Oct 1, 2009 at 05:58 PM, in Mac Desktops
Dead MP - several weeks over warranty - do I push Apple? 1,376 Views / 10 Replies  
My 8-core MP has died. No graphics output. My friend and I looked over it and think it could be more than the graphics card - possibly the motherboard.

My friend is insistent that, the MP being a...
Posted by drissa, on Sep 13, 2009 at 08:59 AM, in Mac Desktops
The thin sound is down to the case design -... 1,442 Views / 15 Replies  
The thin sound is down to the case design - largely 'open' at the front and rear. The older tower designs allowed the case to act as a crude speaker enclosure.
Posted by drissa, on Sep 2, 2009 at 07:09 PM, in Mac Desktops
Compatible graphics cards for 8-core? 1,454 Views / 3 Replies  
Hi

I have an early 2008 8-core and the stock graphics card (ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT) appears to have died. My monitor works with my laptop, so I assume it's the card in the MP.

I'm a little...
Posted by drissa, on Aug 28, 2009 at 05:43 AM, in Mac Desktops
We run a small arts project with up to 12... 569 Views / 4 Replies  
We run a small arts project with up to 12 students at any one time. Most use the computers and an account for each would be useful - separate libraries, privacy, archiving, etc. But students use...
Posted by drissa, on May 27, 2009 at 02:24 PM, in Networking
Simple network - two machines - sharing user accounts? 569 Views / 4 Replies  
Hi

We run an educational project with various iMacs. We'd like to link two of them, which I could do with a crossover ethernet cable.

However, we're quite keen to start using seperate user...
Posted by drissa, on May 26, 2009 at 10:30 AM, in Networking
Yup, it was definitely dead. Got one of the... 1,050 Views / 2 Replies  
Yup, it was definitely dead. Got one of the newer, cheap Dells but it wasn't up to scratch. Nasty banding. Tracking down a decent non-TN replacement has been tricky... Finally found someone dealing...
Posted by drissa, on Sep 26, 2008 at 08:14 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Dell monitor - is it dead? 1,050 Views / 2 Replies  
Sorry for the rather unhelpful thread. My Dell monitor appears to have died. I still get the default display (telling me which input I've selected, etc), but I can't get a digital or analogue signal...
Posted by drissa, on Sep 19, 2008 at 06:36 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Copying files from old Mac - 'supporting' files come too? 341 Views / 1 Replies  
Hi

It seems the quickest way to get my new MacPro running is to copy the Apps folder from my new-ish Macbook when prompted to. Is there any reason not to do this? Will the 'installation' be...
Posted by drissa, on Aug 4, 2008 at 05:57 PM, in macOS
Thanks. That looks to have more info. 2,499 Views / 4 Replies  
Thanks. That looks to have more info.
Posted by drissa, on Jul 29, 2008 at 06:28 PM, in Mac Desktops
Complete list of Macs/revisions? 2,499 Views / 4 Replies  
Hi

Is there an updated list of Apple hardware anywhere? Something which shows all specs of all revisions for Mac Pros, etc? The 'Apple history' site seems out of date.

I have my eye on a...
Posted by drissa, on Jul 29, 2008 at 04:58 PM, in Mac Desktops
Macbook battery - Apple'care' rant 657 Views / 0 Replies  
I'm sorry - a rant that serves nobody but myself:

Like plenty of other users, my new Macbook battery died on me. The Apple Store in London confirmed this, but didn't have a new one in stock and...
Posted by drissa, on Jun 20, 2008 at 01:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I think if you post a message like this, you need... 1,702 Views / 24 Replies  
I think if you post a message like this, you need to be prepared for responses like that one...

I recommend using a desktop instead. You can kick them when you're p*ssed off - less damage that...
Posted by drissa, on Jun 7, 2008 at 03:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It might be worth checking prices against... 669 Views / 6 Replies  
It might be worth checking prices against anything available on the Apple refurb store. If they have what you want, you could save more money than eBay prices and get a 'new' machine which has been...
Posted by drissa, on Jun 7, 2008 at 04:01 AM, in Mac Desktops
I have a Dual 2GHz G5 and recently got a 2.2GHz... 1,024 Views / 13 Replies  
I have a Dual 2GHz G5 and recently got a 2.2GHz Core 2 Macbook. The difference in apparent raw processing power seems big - the Macbook is much more powerful. Tracks in Logic 8 which make my G5 feel...
Posted by drissa, on Jun 5, 2008 at 04:46 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks Simon. Bad news for gamers; good news for... 2,122 Views / 29 Replies  
Thanks Simon. Bad news for gamers; good news for me, who will save some money.
Posted by drissa, on Jun 2, 2008 at 08:17 AM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks. I didn't realise there were issues. I... 2,122 Views / 29 Replies  
Thanks. I didn't realise there were issues. I guess I could upgrade later if needs be.
Posted by drissa, on Jun 2, 2008 at 05:59 AM, in Mac Desktops
Worth upgrading to 8800 graphics? 2,122 Views / 29 Replies  
HI

I'm looking at buying a new Mac Pro. It would either be a current generation 2.8 / 8 Core, or a similar previous generation refurb.

I've searched this forum and the web, but I can't find...
Posted by drissa, on Jun 1, 2008 at 02:58 PM, in Mac Desktops
Ah, so it was the password for the 'target'... 478 Views / 5 Replies  
Ah, so it was the password for the 'target' machine. That makes sense.

Yes, I have some basic WPA encryption on the wfi network.

Thanks
Posted by drissa, on Apr 18, 2008 at 07:22 PM, in macOS
Cool. That was easy. Thanks. I was expecting to... 478 Views / 5 Replies  
Cool. That was easy. Thanks. I was expecting to just see the Drop Box, but I can access everything on the desktop machine.

But who does this allow access to? I was asked to type in a password, but...
Posted by drissa, on Apr 18, 2008 at 01:05 PM, in macOS
Easy sharing of files - laptop and desktop? 478 Views / 5 Replies  
Hi

I'm looking around for info about sharing files between my Macbook (10.5) and G5 desktop (10.4). Both are accessing the web through the same router (the G5 over ethernet and the MB with...
Posted by drissa, on Apr 18, 2008 at 12:14 PM, in macOS
You're right - very foolish. I'm getting better... 576 Views / 11 Replies  
You're right - very foolish. I'm getting better with this stuff, but I still manage to get confused between the user and system files.

The advice came from the Titanium Forum admin, but I should...
Posted by drissa, on Apr 8, 2008 at 01:54 PM, in macOS
Ooops - deleted Library file. Er... what now? 576 Views / 11 Replies  
Following some advice about solving problems with Onyx, I deleted the following -

/System/Library/ScriptingAdditions/StandardAdditions.osax

The advice suggested deleting a duplcate of this...
Posted by drissa, on Apr 8, 2008 at 11:27 AM, in macOS
I should have mentioned that the machines won't... 383 Views / 5 Replies  
I should have mentioned that the machines won't be networked. They are spread out over various sites/projects. If I transfer apps and user info from the 'master' machine to others, will I run into...
Posted by drissa, on Apr 3, 2008 at 08:57 AM, in macOS
Advise for back-ups and maintaining several machines 383 Views / 5 Replies  
Hi

I run several MBPs at work and have just got three new iMacs. I've decide its time to use a proper back-up/restore strategy. All the machines will have the same software and user accounts (Me,...
Posted by drissa, on Apr 2, 2008 at 07:01 PM, in macOS
Poll: I went for black on the refurb store (and saved... 5,313 Views / 50 Replies  
I went for black on the refurb store (and saved £270!), but I wouldn't have paid the extra for a new one.
Posted by drissa, on Mar 16, 2008 at 08:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
This happened to the power adaptor of one of the... 877 Views / 16 Replies  
This happened to the power adaptor of one of the MBPs I bought for work. There is an element to Apple design which just isn't fit for purpose - looks great, all white and sleek, but doesn't hold up...
Posted by drissa, on Mar 9, 2008 at 11:05 AM, in Mac Notebooks
This is what bugs me about the MBPs. The case... 2,155 Views / 41 Replies  
This is what bugs me about the MBPs. The case dents and bends easily. A dent over the optical drive can even compress the opening enough to make inserting/ejecting discs problematic.

I'm not...
Posted by drissa, on Mar 3, 2008 at 04:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
In fairness, one can't really expect them to have... 519 Views / 3 Replies  
In fairness, one can't really expect them to have 'genius' in every available peripheral or technology.
Posted by drissa, on Feb 6, 2008 at 03:57 PM, in Mac Desktops
Sounds like you swapped your wife and a MBP for a... 3,526 Views / 67 Replies  
Sounds like you swapped your wife and a MBP for a Macbook! Talk about downsizing... ;)

I don't have much experience with Macbooks, apart fom the one I got my Mum for Christmas. It seemed very...
Posted by drissa, on Jan 27, 2008 at 12:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Aperture + Lightoom - recent comparisons? 343 Views / 2 Replies  
Hi

I'm considering one of these apps but I can only find 'reactionary' comparisons written shortly after the Lightroom beta. Any feelings now that things have settled (and maybe the apps have been...
Posted by drissa, on Jan 2, 2008 at 08:54 PM, in Applications
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