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have you checked your energy settings (go to... 213 Views / 1 Replies  
have you checked your energy settings (go to system preferences and select the energy settings)?

BTW: you say "turns off", but you mean off really, or sleep?
Posted by Madrag, on Apr 28, 2008 at 05:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
after several weeks, my new MBP (exactly the same... 645 Views / 19 Replies  
after several weeks, my new MBP (exactly the same specs, just a new one) has arrived!

I'm glad to tell you that this one doesn't have any battery issues. I've left it off for more than one day and...
Posted by Madrag, on Apr 24, 2008 at 05:54 AM, in Mac Notebooks
ok, I went back to the store and returned the USB... 579 Views / 6 Replies  
ok, I went back to the store and returned the USB drive, and ordered a lacie 750GB quadra :D
More expensive than making one myself, but at this point I'm ok with spending more money for something...
Posted by Madrag, on Apr 6, 2008 at 07:36 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
ok, I've just returned to the store, and they've... 645 Views / 19 Replies  
ok, I've just returned to the store, and they've got one in stock (at the nort of the country) and hopefully it will arrive by thursday and let's hope it doesn't have the same issue!

BTW: this MBP...
Posted by Madrag, on Apr 6, 2008 at 07:34 AM, in Mac Notebooks
that's one of my options... I could take this... 579 Views / 6 Replies  
that's one of my options...
I could take this one back to the store and if they take it back, I may get a 750GB Lacie D2 Quadra (which has FW800) for about 219 EUR... It's over my budget, but if I...
Posted by Madrag, on Apr 4, 2008 at 12:56 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
both replies with great tips! thanks! well,... 579 Views / 6 Replies  
both replies with great tips! thanks!

well, I'm after something that doesn't cost (the HD + enclosure) more than 170 EUR
Posted by Madrag, on Apr 4, 2008 at 05:31 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Lacie HD 500 USB, which external enclosure? 579 Views / 6 Replies  
hello all,

For the sake of my backup needs, I bougth this external USB 2 HD:
LaCie - Desktop Hard Disk - Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?pid=11050)

Unfortunately,...
Posted by Madrag, on Apr 3, 2008 at 03:10 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I'll do that (again). this isn't the battery... 645 Views / 19 Replies  
I'll do that (again).

this isn't the battery for sure, because I left it out of the mac the other day for about six hours, and when plugging it to the mac, it didn't loose any of the power, it...
Posted by Madrag, on Apr 3, 2008 at 11:34 AM, in Mac Notebooks
here I am again, with an upsetting update: I... 645 Views / 19 Replies  
here I am again, with an upsetting update:

I charged (to 100%) the MBP yesterday (01.04) and at 00:00 I shut it down.
No USB connected, nothing. Just a plain shut down and removed the mag safe....
Posted by Madrag, on Apr 2, 2008 at 06:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
thanks for the explanation! I knew some of... 645 Views / 19 Replies  
thanks for the explanation!
I knew some of that, but my worries are because of my experience with the powerbook, which has a very old battery and while shut down, it only "uses" a very small...
Posted by Madrag, on Apr 1, 2008 at 01:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
ok, I've got the results of a quick sleep... 645 Views / 19 Replies  
ok, I've got the results of a quick sleep comparison between the PB and the MBP, and this is odd:

after 2 hours, the PB "used" about 4% of the battery
and the MBP "used" about 7% of the...
Posted by Madrag, on Apr 1, 2008 at 07:27 AM, in Mac Notebooks
after using it for a while, I didn't have enough... 645 Views / 19 Replies  
after using it for a while, I didn't have enough time to drain it, so I left it asleep whilst it had 49%
today (after almost 8 hours), it has only 18%?

this is odd. I know it is supposed to use...
Posted by Madrag, on Apr 1, 2008 at 05:10 AM, in Mac Notebooks
it's now 20:32 and I've placed the battery, so... 645 Views / 19 Replies  
it's now 20:32 and I've placed the battery, so that I can start following ghporter's recommendation to run the mac on battery untill it shuts-down.

After more than 8 hours without behing on the...
Posted by Madrag, on Mar 31, 2008 at 03:31 PM, in Mac Notebooks
thanks for the tip! I'm going to do that! ... 645 Views / 19 Replies  
thanks for the tip!

I'm going to do that!
The fact that I didn't do that after two days, does it "hurt" my battery?
Posted by Madrag, on Mar 31, 2008 at 08:16 AM, in Mac Notebooks
New MBP 2.2, battery issue? 645 Views / 19 Replies  
hello all,

I've just bought a new MBP 2.2 (because of the newer MBP, this one was really cheap, but it's still brand new).

It comes with Leopard and all is lovely.

The battery was at 0% as...
Posted by Madrag, on Mar 31, 2008 at 08:07 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I still use my powerbook G4 500Mhz everyday :) ... 5,074 Views / 76 Replies  
I still use my powerbook G4 500Mhz everyday :)
It's still a valid 7 year old machine :D
I'm getting a MBP, but this will carry on, I'm lending it to my brother...
Posted by Madrag, on Feb 27, 2008 at 01:31 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: it feels so good when you bet on the winning... 210,585 Views / 8,311 Replies  
it feels so good when you bet on the winning horse ;)

I love this thread! :D
Posted by Madrag, on Feb 18, 2008 at 12:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
^ nice keywords rekha, you're a very bad spammer.... 693 Views / 7 Replies  
^ nice keywords rekha, you're a very bad spammer.

<And a deleted spammer too! Glenn>
Posted by Madrag, on Feb 14, 2008 at 06:36 AM, in Applications
^ I should have mentioned that as well!... 6,117 Views / 94 Replies  
^ I should have mentioned that as well! (Entourage db never got corrupted and it has also survived power outages, crashes, you name it, and I'm using the same db for the last 6 years!).

I too...
Posted by Madrag, on Feb 12, 2008 at 02:29 PM, in Applications
I have tried thunderbird and mail as a... 6,117 Views / 94 Replies  
I have tried thunderbird and mail as a replacement for entourage, but there are certain things that entourage is just better:
(I don't know a lot about apple's mail, many of this items may be wrong...
Posted by Madrag, on Feb 12, 2008 at 01:02 PM, in Applications
I haven't tried FF 3 beta, but I'm currently... 3,079 Views / 33 Replies  
I haven't tried FF 3 beta, but I'm currently using webkit (nightly build r30119) and it is really fast!
(I haven't tried safari 3 yet, but I reckon safari 3 may be faster than 2?).
In comparison,...
Posted by Madrag, on Feb 11, 2008 at 07:13 AM, in Applications
on slower machines, it does take more time to... 5,432 Views / 3 Replies  
on slower machines, it does take more time to load!
in some cases, the iepngfix.htc method requires you to specify the width and height of the image, and doesn't work well with backgrounds...
Posted by Madrag, on Jan 30, 2008 at 02:24 PM, in Developer Center
firefox will colour code each node. 438 Views / 1 Replies  
firefox will colour code each node.
Posted by Madrag, on Jan 30, 2008 at 10:17 AM, in Applications
but the uk isn't a part of the EU :) joking, of... 2,050 Views / 41 Replies  
but the uk isn't a part of the EU :)
joking, of course, but really, the UK almost seems like it isn't part of the EU (no EURO, EU law exeptions, etc), so I'm not surprised the 2 year warranty...
Posted by Madrag, on Jan 21, 2008 at 06:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: it's a good day for blueray™ 210,585 Views / 8,311 Replies  
it's a good day for blueray™
Posted by Madrag, on Jan 5, 2008 at 10:32 AM, in MacNN Lounge
finally I have some time for an update on this... 703 Views / 6 Replies  
finally I have some time for an update on this subject:

I bought both items
Router: D-Link DIR-635
USB adapter: Edimax nMax Wireless 802.11n USB (EW-7718Un)

and I'm very pleased with its...
Posted by Madrag, on Dec 20, 2007 at 02:51 PM, in Networking
my bet is that its related to the B bay. I'll... 518 Views / 15 Replies  
my bet is that its related to the B bay. I'll clean the plugs beforehand just in case.
Posted by Madrag, on Nov 22, 2007 at 01:11 PM, in Mac Desktops
ok, I've disconnected my old drive and have been... 518 Views / 15 Replies  
ok, I've disconnected my old drive and have been using the new drive for a total of five days without any of the issue described above!

I've been using the mac exactly in the same way, sleep,...
Posted by Madrag, on Nov 22, 2007 at 10:20 AM, in Mac Desktops
no, don't shut up, every idea is welcome! :) ... 518 Views / 15 Replies  
no, don't shut up, every idea is welcome! :)

I'll get "under the hood" of my G5 this weekend (tomorrow) and the more ideas/trials I make the better...
Posted by Madrag, on Nov 16, 2007 at 04:23 AM, in Mac Desktops
I pointed the jumpers option at my second post,... 518 Views / 15 Replies  
I pointed the jumpers option at my second post, but I've searched a bit and found that there is no master/slave on SATA drives... Is this correct?
Posted by Madrag, on Nov 15, 2007 at 06:31 PM, in Mac Desktops
? It could be influenced by the new drive, but... 518 Views / 15 Replies  
?
It could be influenced by the new drive, but the symptoms point to the old one...
I'll have to wait till the weekend to open up the G5 and start my trials.
Posted by Madrag, on Nov 15, 2007 at 05:37 PM, in Mac Desktops
That's in my plans and it's also a good... 518 Views / 15 Replies  
That's in my plans and it's also a good suggestion.

The only problem is that this problem isn't easy to reproduce, since I've experienced the "stall" in more or less random occasions. I've left...
Posted by Madrag, on Nov 15, 2007 at 07:26 AM, in Mac Desktops
that's a good suggestion! thanks, I'm going to do... 518 Views / 15 Replies  
that's a good suggestion! thanks, I'm going to do that.

Do you think zapping the p-ram will also help?
Posted by Madrag, on Nov 15, 2007 at 04:49 AM, in Mac Desktops
it happened again :( anyone can help, please? ... 518 Views / 15 Replies  
it happened again :(
anyone can help, please?
any idea is welcome.

It is 100% to do with the original HD, because these two last "crashes" happened after waking the mac, and trying to save some...
Posted by Madrag, on Nov 14, 2007 at 05:10 PM, in Mac Desktops
I doubt anyone can give you a concrete release... 4,665 Views / 77 Replies  
I doubt anyone can give you a concrete release date for the updated MP...

Just in case, wait a week (the rumours were pointing to this week, so why not wait until its end, or maybe some days of...
Posted by Madrag, on Nov 14, 2007 at 04:39 AM, in Mac Desktops
it just happened again! I am positive that it... 518 Views / 15 Replies  
it just happened again!
I am positive that it has something to do with the old HD because before the system became FUBAR I could open the system partition (part of the new HD).

Should I have...
Posted by Madrag, on Nov 13, 2007 at 04:31 PM, in Mac Desktops
beachball after extra HD (PM G5 DP) 518 Views / 15 Replies  
Hello all,

I've recently added an extra HD for my Powermac G5 DP 2.0 (rev B).

It's now a week since I've done that, and I formatted the original and the new HD (samsung HD321KJ - 320GB SATA II)...
Posted by Madrag, on Nov 12, 2007 at 06:14 PM, in Mac Desktops
your reply was help enough, the suggestion you... 703 Views / 6 Replies  
your reply was help enough, the suggestion you gave was a bonus :D

thanks for your help, I've been searching a lot for info about that USB adapter and it does seem to work on the macs ;)

I'll...
Posted by Madrag, on Nov 8, 2007 at 08:40 AM, in Networking
thanks for the reply ghporter. the USB... 703 Views / 6 Replies  
thanks for the reply ghporter.

the USB adapter I found does have drivers for OS X: drivers (http://www.edimax.com/en/support_detail.php?pd_id=223&pl1_id=1&pl2_id=44)

So this means it is...
Posted by Madrag, on Nov 8, 2007 at 04:32 AM, in Networking
BUMP :) I need to know at least if these two... 703 Views / 6 Replies  
BUMP :)

I need to know at least if these two items work well with each other and my macs?
Posted by Madrag, on Nov 7, 2007 at 01:30 PM, in Networking
wifi (router + usb adapter) advice please! 703 Views / 6 Replies  
hello all,

I need for some advice/confirmation for my future wifi setup.

01. the current scenario:
I have a wired connection from my PM G5 to the modem.
If I need to connect another mac, I...
Posted by Madrag, on Oct 31, 2007 at 10:32 AM, in Networking
great tip, I've just download it and am goind to... 439 Views / 4 Replies  
great tip, I've just download it and am goind to try it now.
Posted by Madrag, on May 6, 2007 at 11:06 AM, in Applications
Poll: in the OS 9 days I used Suitcase and it was very... 618 Views / 12 Replies  
in the OS 9 days I used Suitcase and it was very good!

In OS X I don't use any font manager, I just place the fonts into the Library and I'm good to go, I've never experienced any slowness due to...
Posted by Madrag, on May 4, 2007 at 01:00 PM, in Mac OS X
the images done that way on large discs usually... 627 Views / 6 Replies  
the images done that way on large discs usually are bigger.
Have you used the compression?

I've been doing disk images and restoring for years and it works great.
You could also (and I advise...
Posted by Madrag, on May 4, 2007 at 11:55 AM, in Mac OS X
but is it "usable" (I mean, does it just lag... 4,025 Views / 18 Replies  
but is it "usable" (I mean, does it just lag becasue of the lack of the dedicated video card) on a macBook?
Posted by Madrag, on May 3, 2007 at 09:30 AM, in Gaming
I don't know if you came from the pre-OS X days,... 2,191 Views / 63 Replies  
I don't know if you came from the pre-OS X days, but in those days, the apple menu had a major significance, because all the goodies were there...

Because I couldn't let go (sad, hein?), I use...
Posted by Madrag, on May 2, 2007 at 07:55 AM, in Mac OS X
I never thought of the apple menu, it's just... 2,191 Views / 63 Replies  
I never thought of the apple menu, it's just there, but then again, I've been using Macs for the last 16 years.

After reading this thread, I've been looking at the apple menu in a diferent way,...
Posted by Madrag, on May 2, 2007 at 07:50 AM, in Mac OS X
[edit] never mind 595 Views / 8 Replies  
[edit] never mind
Posted by Madrag, on Apr 30, 2007 at 07:19 PM, in Mac OS X
thanks for clearing that you meant column view. ... 544 Views / 9 Replies  
thanks for clearing that you meant column view.

I think the finder should have a way to specify the sort order when in column view...
Posted by Madrag, on Apr 30, 2007 at 06:20 PM, in Mac OS X
I found this article explaining how to change the... 566 Views / 12 Replies  
I found this article explaining how to change the default column orders (although this doens't help when creating new folders, becasue these will be as icon view, that's where my script enters).
...
Posted by Madrag, on Apr 30, 2007 at 01:58 PM, in Mac OS X
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