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You get what you pay for.... 691 Views / 7 Replies  
You get what you pay for....
Posted by dowNNshift, on Nov 18, 2009 at 11:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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Posted by dowNNshift, on Nov 18, 2009 at 08:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You're welcome! 968 Views / 26 Replies  
You're welcome!
Posted by dowNNshift, on Nov 3, 2009 at 11:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well first of all, its likely got 3 years worth... 2,367 Views / 2 Replies  
Well first of all, its likely got 3 years worth of PRAM and SMC info that is now corrupted. So first things first, clear both.

Second, ditch the old internal hard drive. If you're getting bad...
Posted by dowNNshift, on Oct 30, 2009 at 06:15 PM, in Mac Desktops
Sounds like energy saver is running rampant. ... 968 Views / 26 Replies  
Sounds like energy saver is running rampant.
The new notebooks have numerous power saver features, review the settings in System Preferences. Make the hard drive stay powered on, any better?
...
Posted by dowNNshift, on Oct 30, 2009 at 06:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The stock hard drives Apple puts in the MacBooks... 896 Views / 5 Replies  
The stock hard drives Apple puts in the MacBooks are not the greatest 5400RPM. That translates into a mid-grade general use drive. Reason I bring this up is that you mentioned that you're using...
Posted by dowNNshift, on Oct 30, 2009 at 05:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
21.5 features the best Core 2 Duo processors... 34,130 Views / 340 Replies  
21.5 features the best Core 2 Duo processors offered by Intel -- and the 27-in features the cutting edge i5 / i7 processor line up. The ultimate design workstation!

Very cool Apple!
Posted by dowNNshift, on Oct 20, 2009 at 12:45 PM, in Mac Desktops
Most of my tool chest consists of Craftsman... 3,973 Views / 55 Replies  
Most of my tool chest consists of Craftsman tools.
Craftsman is an excellent brand which I've had decades of success with. Although, when purchasing Craftsman tools be careful to note where they're...
Posted by dowNNshift, on Oct 5, 2009 at 12:17 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Absolutely, positively boycott Chase. I used to... 2,772 Views / 66 Replies  
Absolutely, positively boycott Chase. I used to be a loyal Wamu patron, but when Chase took over they've jacked with our business and personal rates. Rather than play games with them, we've closed...
Posted by dowNNshift, on Sep 23, 2009 at 11:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You've got a bad panel. Are you absolutely... 527 Views / 5 Replies  
You've got a bad panel.
Are you absolutely sure you didn't rough handle the controller board on the rear of the panel? What is the condition of the LVDS cable? Seated completely?

As an Apple...
Posted by dowNNshift, on Sep 16, 2009 at 02:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
As a Uverse user with an AirPort Extreme I'll... 3,704 Views / 7 Replies  
As a Uverse user with an AirPort Extreme I'll chime in too...

The 2Wire gateway ATT provides is extremely proprietary by nature because its handling IPTV, VOIP, and internet. The best way to have...
Posted by dowNNshift, on Sep 11, 2009 at 09:32 PM, in Networking
Can you see the drive in Start-up Manager? Just... 918 Views / 9 Replies  
Can you see the drive in Start-up Manager? Just in-case you don't know how to do that, reboot and hold down the option key at boot. All drives (or discs) that are bootable will appear here.
...
Posted by dowNNshift, on Sep 11, 2009 at 09:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
There are only two US airports the A380's... 3,141 Views / 67 Replies  
There are only two US airports the A380's service, just LAX and JFK. Quantas serves LAX and Emirates serves JFK.

First class would be a dream, but only if I won the lotto :) Heck, if I was...
Posted by dowNNshift, on Sep 11, 2009 at 09:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I always feel safer patching the OS using the... 1,128 Views / 22 Replies  
I always feel safer patching the OS using the standalone vs the delta updates. That way everything the update could ever need is self contained in a single DMG rather than oops, forgot that.
...
Posted by dowNNshift, on Sep 10, 2009 at 06:11 PM, in macOS
Everybody and their brother is downloading it...... 5,236 Views / 113 Replies  
Everybody and their brother is downloading it... geesh, started off fast but then the cat is out of the bag and now downloading at 45.6 KB/sec

I look forward to tinkering with all the new bells...
Posted by dowNNshift, on Sep 9, 2009 at 02:33 PM, in Applications
I have FTTN U-Verse and absolutely love it. ... 1,602 Views / 30 Replies  
I have FTTN U-Verse and absolutely love it. It's a 25 down / 1.5 up link, and 7 mbps is reserved for IPTV leaving 18 mbps for raw internet and VOIP (or vPOTS).

In real every-day usage I get...
Posted by dowNNshift, on Aug 14, 2009 at 11:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh, also to consider...... X band is dead,... 5,772 Views / 253 Replies  
Oh, also to consider......

X band is dead, and K band radar is being used less and less. You're more likely to encounter a supermarket automatic door than a real trap.

Ka radar broad...
Posted by dowNNshift, on Jul 25, 2009 at 11:00 AM, in MacNN Lounge
As mentioned above you have to evaluate what... 5,772 Views / 253 Replies  
As mentioned above you have to evaluate what technologies the police use in your jurisdiction.
Knowing and understanding how the speed enforcement technologies work is important. Any time a cop...
Posted by dowNNshift, on Jul 25, 2009 at 10:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
If you want to use a mini as a server, it does... 4,587 Views / 12 Replies  
If you want to use a mini as a server, it does require modification. I too am excited about the dual SATA ports on the interconnect board, however the optical drive SATA port is a slimline. Even...
Posted by dowNNshift, on Mar 13, 2009 at 12:48 AM, in Mac Desktops
Yes there are service diagnostics, but its... 4,049 Views / 5 Replies  
Yes there are service diagnostics, but its pass/fail with an optical drive.
If deemed out of warranty, you've got three choices:

1. For about $70 bucks you could instead use an external FW or USB...
Posted by dowNNshift, on Mar 13, 2009 at 12:34 AM, in Mac Desktops
You need to bless the system folder. Boot to... 487 Views / 6 Replies  
You need to bless the system folder.
Boot to your Finder, open System Preferences, click on Start-up Disk, then click once on your primary volume (the one you want booted to by default). Then close...
Posted by dowNNshift, on Mar 13, 2009 at 12:23 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Have you installed 3rd party memory? Remove all... 901 Views / 6 Replies  
Have you installed 3rd party memory? Remove all 3rd party memory you've installed.

Boot to startup manager holding down the option key after boot. Insert your grey DVD disk 1 into the optical...
Posted by dowNNshift, on Feb 20, 2009 at 11:02 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Tiger is available in CD form for PPC Macs, but... 1,026 Views / 5 Replies  
Tiger is available in CD form for PPC Macs, but it has to be ordered by calling Apple phone sales.

Panther came in dual media, both 3 CD set and 1 DVD in the same retail box.
Posted by dowNNshift, on Feb 8, 2009 at 05:30 PM, in Mac Desktops
http://www.apple.com/imac/features/ 668 Views / 2 Replies  
http://www.apple.com/imac/features/
Posted by dowNNshift, on Feb 8, 2009 at 05:27 PM, in Mac Desktops
That's pretty spiffy, thanks for the link... ... 5,608 Views / 57 Replies  
That's pretty spiffy, thanks for the link...

I hope Seagate's Quality Control has improved though. I've stopped stocking and using them for the greater part of a year since I had a month long bad...
Posted by dowNNshift, on Feb 8, 2009 at 11:49 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Since you're out of warranty, consider getting an... 686 Views / 9 Replies  
Since you're out of warranty, consider getting an OWC alternative installed. $265 for service part super drive vs $85 for OWC alternative. They're OEM comparable units and sometimes have better...
Posted by dowNNshift, on Feb 8, 2009 at 11:44 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Because of the machines age, there very likely... 619 Views / 5 Replies  
Because of the machines age, there very likely could be years of dust build up on the fans or a fuzz block up in the exhaust vent.

The fans rely on thermal sensors to tell the logic board how...
Posted by dowNNshift, on Feb 8, 2009 at 11:37 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Apple will never admit to anything until it... 808 Views / 3 Replies  
Apple will never admit to anything until it actually happens.
I agree with the post above, which is more important: getting the machine the day of or getting the latest rev of iMac?

The likely...
Posted by dowNNshift, on Feb 7, 2009 at 09:55 AM, in Mac Desktops
Damage caused by dropping your machine is never... 518 Views / 3 Replies  
Damage caused by dropping your machine is never covered by Apple warranties. We classify it as AD/A Accidental Damage / Abuse.

If the iSight camera still works fine, then avoid an over priced...
Posted by dowNNshift, on Feb 7, 2009 at 09:46 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Your hard drive is quitting on you. Seeing... 16,085 Views / 3 Replies  
Your hard drive is quitting on you.

Seeing that your machine is out of warranty, you can replace with a higher quality and capacity drive. All MacBook Pros use SATA HDDs, and you can get up to...
Posted by dowNNshift, on Feb 7, 2009 at 09:36 AM, in Mac Notebooks
You can still fly right and order a retail... 1,026 Views / 5 Replies  
You can still fly right and order a retail Panther 10.3 or Tiger 10.4 CD media set and license from Apple, but you have to call the 1-800 number. Just make sure you have the minimum required memory...
Posted by dowNNshift, on Feb 7, 2009 at 09:24 AM, in Mac Desktops
Does the drive read a known good DVD disc? The... 5,625 Views / 4 Replies  
Does the drive read a known good DVD disc? The log tells me that your system can communicate fine with the optical drive. That model has two separate lasers, one for CD and the other for DVD. If...
Posted by dowNNshift, on Feb 7, 2009 at 09:16 AM, in Mac Desktops
Is your mini a PowerPC G4 or Intel? Important... 644 Views / 3 Replies  
Is your mini a PowerPC G4 or Intel?
Important difference as the above post calls out, PPC minis are PATA and Intel minis are SATA.

PATA has pins, SATA has L-shaped connectors.
Posted by dowNNshift, on Jan 30, 2009 at 12:45 AM, in Mac Desktops
You're very fortunate that you did not crack your... 33,390 Views / 40 Replies  
You're very fortunate that you did not crack your LCD display. Because of the nature of how the unibody is designed, only replacement will fix the cosmetic damage. You're looking at at least a $375...
Posted by dowNNshift, on Jan 30, 2009 at 12:39 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Its because the boot efi loader is corrupted in... 1,548 Views / 30 Replies  
Its because the boot efi loader is corrupted in the System Folder. If it persists an archive install will fix it. I see you use Time machine, you could try restoring the volume to a point that...
Posted by dowNNshift, on Jan 28, 2009 at 12:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
As mentioned above, for Target Drive it does not... 15,391 Views / 29 Replies  
As mentioned above, for Target Drive it does not matter, Firewire is Firewire. You seem like a neophyte when it comes to this, so keep it simple and just use your Disc 1 restore DVD or Leopard...
Posted by dowNNshift, on Jan 28, 2009 at 12:11 AM, in macOS
If its stuck in Kernel (what the spinning gear is... 15,391 Views / 29 Replies  
If its stuck in Kernel (what the spinning gear is called) then it's trying to repair directory damage.

Be patient with it, if it's still stuck, you'll need to run Disk Utility from your install...
Posted by dowNNshift, on Jan 27, 2009 at 04:50 PM, in macOS
Purchase an external hard drive, either USB2 or... 596 Views / 3 Replies  
Purchase an external hard drive, either USB2 or Firewire. Copy your data to that...

You can change the password easily using Accounts pane in System Preferences. This also updates your Keychain...
Posted by dowNNshift, on Jan 27, 2009 at 04:42 PM, in Mac Desktops
Load up a known good Leopard Install disc (either... 1,548 Views / 30 Replies  
Load up a known good Leopard Install disc (either retail or disc 1 of your restore discs), once that loads, run Disk Utility in the Utilities Menu. Run Disk Repair, then repair your permissions.
...
Posted by dowNNshift, on Jan 27, 2009 at 04:36 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Agreed, you'll need to purchase the family pack... 699 Views / 6 Replies  
Agreed, you'll need to purchase the family pack box set -- which is an excellent value at $229. Especially considering that its only $30 dollars more than the fam pack Leopard OS alone.
Posted by dowNNshift, on Jan 13, 2009 at 12:35 AM, in macOS
Couple things... Which OS version are you... 808 Views / 19 Replies  
Couple things... Which OS version are you running? Tiger or Leopard? Secondly, is the connection stable when booted to a known good OS, like a Leopard install disc?

From your initial report, if...
Posted by dowNNshift, on Jan 13, 2009 at 12:11 AM, in Mac Notebooks
This storm is HUGE! Up in the DFW metro we're all... 2,011 Views / 86 Replies  
This storm is HUGE! Up in the DFW metro we're all battening down the hatches as well... Ike is gonna be a tropical storm when it reaches us, sustained 50mph winds... and a Cat 2 when it blows thru...
Posted by dowNNshift, on Sep 12, 2008 at 02:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Selling a computer on ebay always brings out a... 578 Views / 9 Replies  
Selling a computer on ebay always brings out a 'special breed' of shoppers... The best thing to do is greatly restrict who and where you'll ship to.

Be sure to blatantly post those restrictions...
Posted by dowNNshift, on Sep 2, 2008 at 02:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Congrats on the Fit purchase. I've been eyeing a... 1,588 Views / 15 Replies  
Congrats on the Fit purchase. I've been eyeing a Fit as a work vehicle to transport machines and servers onto different job-sites. After you've got it broken in, you'll have to share with us what...
Posted by dowNNshift, on Jul 22, 2008 at 11:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Didn't the OP just want to limit the discussion... 10,892 Views / 85 Replies  
Didn't the OP just want to limit the discussion to the Toyota RAV4 vs the Honda CR-V? It seems like this thread went waaaay off topic..........
Posted by dowNNshift, on Jul 10, 2008 at 09:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yep, I saw the MobileMe is up top story on the... 3,901 Views / 53 Replies  
Yep, I saw the MobileMe is up top story on the MacNN main page and then I giddily went to me.com to finally check it out. Entered my dot mac login name and then got the "Loading" sprocket for 4...
Posted by dowNNshift, on Jul 10, 2008 at 09:35 AM, in Applications
My wife and I love our CR-Vs so much that we own... 10,892 Views / 85 Replies  
My wife and I love our CR-Vs so much that we own two. My '08 regularly gets 27mpg and is a very comfortable ride. On all interstate highway drives, I easily get 31mpg with the A/C off.

Honda...
Posted by dowNNshift, on Jul 9, 2008 at 11:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Check out EzWatch, Link: Security Cameras, Video... 797 Views / 5 Replies  
Check out EzWatch, Link: Security Cameras, Video Surveillance Camera Systems & CCTV Video Security. Surveillance equipment. (http://www.ezwatchstore.com/)
We've had great success with the quality...
Posted by dowNNshift, on May 19, 2008 at 10:41 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
A week?! That's absurd, we fix them next day. ... 363 Views / 1 Replies  
A week?! That's absurd, we fix them next day. Apple is really good about shipping parts next day DHL. They just sat on your machine. Tsk, tsk lame-o Genius Bar....

Anyways, to answer your...
Posted by dowNNshift, on Apr 30, 2008 at 09:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Thanks freudling for sharing, I've been following... 5,761 Views / 180 Replies  
Thanks freudling for sharing, I've been following this thread since it began.

I don't blame you for holding off on getting a lawyer, but you might want to have one in mind just incase things do...
Posted by dowNNshift, on Apr 24, 2008 at 11:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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