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Even if you get an iMac and it says that ONLY... 678 Views / 10 Replies  
Even if you get an iMac and it says that ONLY mirror mode is applicable, don't fret. It's only a temporary glitch. You can download a script that forces the imac to extend desktop to both displays. I...
Posted by fox-orian, on Aug 8, 2007 at 08:40 PM, in Mac Desktops
Got an Aluminum iMac yesterday - setup photos! 1,406 Views / 8 Replies  
I was told I was the first in the area to pick one up, a couple hours after they just received shipment. The apple store retail worker he hadn't even had time to look at it himself yet. Well, I was...
Posted by fox-orian, on Aug 8, 2007 at 08:38 PM, in Mac Desktops
I actually probably didn't need to do it, but I... 382 Views / 2 Replies  
I actually probably didn't need to do it, but I guess I was just interested.
By this time I've heavily heavily researched the problem and fixed it.
1) I reinstalled Mac OS, this fixed the smcFan...
Posted by fox-orian, on Jul 31, 2007 at 09:55 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Looking for help/thoughts: Strange behavior after reapplied thermal grease 382 Views / 2 Replies  
I've have my Macbook Pro [2.2GHz Santa Rosa LED backlit etc] for about two weeks now, and I have to say I was getting annoyed at its idle temperature of around 57 to 59C. Hearing about all the issues...
Posted by fox-orian, on Jul 31, 2007 at 05:15 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The problem was what I thought it was, I just... 1,421 Views / 13 Replies  
The problem was what I thought it was, I just didn't know it was so wide-spread throughout the industry. Apparently nearly every single laptop computer in the market uses a 6-bit color display which...
Posted by fox-orian, on Jul 9, 2007 at 04:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Ah yeah, I know the current systems can run... 1,421 Views / 13 Replies  
Ah yeah, I know the current systems can run Leopard just fine. My BlackBook ran the beta great. I just hate it when I get something and then a couple weeks later something like new graphics has been...
Posted by fox-orian, on Jul 5, 2007 at 01:01 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Macbook Pro's + Leopard in the coming months, should I be worried? 1,421 Views / 13 Replies  
Hey everyone. It's time for me to get a Macbook Pro. As a student at AIB [the Art Institute of Boston,] I've been living off of my 20" Core2 iMac for the past academic year. It's proved wonderful and...
Posted by fox-orian, on Jul 5, 2007 at 03:58 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Intel Mac Mini Windows DVI Boot Issue + VGA wonky - Any answer found? 1,541 Views / 2 Replies  
Hey everyone, I've done alot of searching, but I havent been able to find anyone who has my specific problem -- I've only seen issues with HDMI.

I have a 1.83GHz Core Duo Mac Mini with 1GB/80GB...
Posted by fox-orian, on Nov 27, 2006 at 12:40 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
I will admit, if I had a better view on what a... 10,242 Views / 42 Replies  
I will admit, if I had a better view on what a MacBook inverter really looked like, I'd revise my statement

My first impressions were "Wow, some kid had fun with an electric heat-gun."
Reminds me...
Posted by fox-orian, on Aug 6, 2006 at 05:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
http://youtube.com/watch?v=ylwpYgpr1Ko Here's... 10,242 Views / 42 Replies  
http://youtube.com/watch?v=ylwpYgpr1Ko
Here's your answer -- what's behind the screen frame.

It looks like the inverter is stored BELOW the removable part of the frame, in the area that dips down...
Posted by fox-orian, on Aug 6, 2006 at 01:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Not quite. It's true a CPU cant do the... 10,242 Views / 42 Replies  
Not quite.

It's true a CPU cant do the damage because if they get too hot they usually fail and freeze up or something before destroying itself.


Yeah, the inverter messed up in his screen.
...
Posted by fox-orian, on Aug 6, 2006 at 12:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah, I know there are obvious REAL soultions out... 995 Views / 4 Replies  
Yeah, I know there are obvious REAL soultions out there [including the very nice -- and expensive -- iLap.] But for a quick household solution, this holds up nicely! XD hahah At least this board is...
Posted by fox-orian, on Aug 5, 2006 at 02:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Dry Erase Board + Macbook = Happy 995 Views / 4 Replies  
While my MacBook isn't at all hot enough to be uncomfortable on my lap, it's size however sometimes makes it a little awkward to use on my lap if I'm sitting on a sofa and kinda lounging around. [I'm...
Posted by fox-orian, on Aug 5, 2006 at 01:26 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm a digital artist, and I actually use... 680 Views / 11 Replies  
I'm a digital artist, and I actually use Photoshop CS2 with a Wacom Intuos3 6x8.
I can't complain about the performance. It's very doable until CS3 comes out.
The performance is on par with my...
Posted by fox-orian, on Jul 28, 2006 at 10:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
While my macbook has perfect 6500K temperature... 5,443 Views / 34 Replies  
While my macbook has perfect 6500K temperature (out-of-the-box,)

I have to admit -- my first Nintendo DS-lite was perfect, but it had a broken mic! When I replaced it, the top screen suddenly had...
Posted by fox-orian, on Jul 28, 2006 at 10:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah, I wish I could wakl into an apple store and... 1,308 Views / 18 Replies  
Yeah, I wish I could wakl into an apple store and ask, "Could go into the back and tell me the latest serial number you have in the last shipment?"
Posted by fox-orian, on Jul 27, 2006 at 08:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I also have a question for you -- Does your... 1,308 Views / 18 Replies  
I also have a question for you -- Does your trackpad feel rough/smooth like the rest of your top cover? Or is your trackpad a noticably different texture than the rest. My macbook has a roughish...
Posted by fox-orian, on Jul 27, 2006 at 05:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Damn you really lucked out with that one, heh. ... 1,308 Views / 18 Replies  
Damn you really lucked out with that one, heh.

As for davidflas, I can't say I've experienced any sudden shut downs. Mine seems to be completely flawless except for a PLAUSIBLE chance for...
Posted by fox-orian, on Jul 27, 2006 at 05:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Seems to make sense to me. I have 1GB so...... 1,383 Views / 18 Replies  
Seems to make sense to me.

I have 1GB so... I cant test it for myself.
Haha, I also never even know when the HDD's spin down, I cant hear/feel them to begin with!

Good advice, though. Maybe...
Posted by fox-orian, on Jul 27, 2006 at 05:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Aha. Nice to know. Thanks! I still wonder if... 1,308 Views / 18 Replies  
Aha. Nice to know. Thanks!

I still wonder if Apple is just replacing top covers or replacing the whole unit like in member Case's case. They swapped out his stained book for a BLACK one!
Posted by fox-orian, on Jul 27, 2006 at 12:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah, the number is on the bottom of the box and... 1,308 Views / 18 Replies  
Yeah, the number is on the bottom of the box and behind the battery as well.

Honestly, alot of the prior issues seem non existant now. I've never experienced the Mooing problem, and I still don't...
Posted by fox-orian, on Jul 27, 2006 at 03:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Defects by Week # ? 1,308 Views / 18 Replies  
Hey, I just finally realized how to read the MacBook serial number.


I have a White MacBook week 24.
I'm wondering if a Week 24 macbook is in the clear for yellowing or not? I've had my macbook...
Posted by fox-orian, on Jul 27, 2006 at 12:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
http://www.dell.com/content/products/features.aspx... 6,848 Views / 89 Replies  
http://www.dell.com/content/products/features.aspx/cto_xpsnb_m2010?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs
vs
http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wo/0.RSLID?mco=EDB278F7&nclm=iMac...
Posted by fox-orian, on Jul 26, 2006 at 12:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The online price for academic discount is $100.... 6,848 Views / 89 Replies  
The online price for academic discount is $100. As far as I also know, some schools get higher discounts than others depending on what they offer. My school is an "Apple School." I don't know if it...
Posted by fox-orian, on Jul 25, 2006 at 09:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Dell. *cold shivers* Whenever I think of... 6,848 Views / 89 Replies  
Dell. *cold shivers*

Whenever I think of Dell, I think of a creaky computer covered in sticky crusted Coca Cola spills, odd urine-colored stains on the innard metal parts & bottom of keyboard, a...
Posted by fox-orian, on Jul 25, 2006 at 02:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have to admit, I joined the Apple wagon less... 4,905 Views / 59 Replies  
I have to admit, I joined the Apple wagon less than a year ago.

Intel or PowerPC, they both run hot, so I've experienced. My PowerMac G5, which I no longer own, was still very hot even for a...
Posted by fox-orian, on Jul 24, 2006 at 12:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
That is true. From a lot of previous Apple... 17,918 Views / 89 Replies  
That is true.
From a lot of previous Apple Keynotes I've seen, I've usually always seen price comparisons to similar products. If apple does release an ultra-portable, it's possible they could maybe...
Posted by fox-orian, on Jul 23, 2006 at 10:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
To be fair, I suppose, I've taken old processors... 1,089 Views / 22 Replies  
To be fair, I suppose, I've taken old processors and super glued them onto the cover of my hardcover sketchbook.

The guys at the apple store really got a kick when one of them asked "Dude, is that...
Posted by fox-orian, on Jul 23, 2006 at 10:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Distinct whine, eh? Hmm.. I've never heard mine... 1,649 Views / 19 Replies  
Distinct whine, eh? Hmm.. I've never heard mine do that, but no laptop is made exactly equal...

I swear, apple makes itunes run slower on PC on purpose, hahaha -- it has no reason to run slow on...
Posted by fox-orian, on Jul 23, 2006 at 10:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I bought my MacBook through a student loan ---... 7,671 Views / 18 Replies  
I bought my MacBook through a student loan --- since I am a college student.

I paid EXACTLY $1400 for my macbook configuration with student discount applied. I'm going to be paying this loan off...
Posted by fox-orian, on Jul 23, 2006 at 10:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah, but as a small mockup it looks fitting for... 17,918 Views / 89 Replies  
Yeah, but as a small mockup it looks fitting for what would be a mini macbook. I can see the keyboard isn't MacBook style in the concept meaning this image was made even before the macbook was...
Posted by fox-orian, on Jul 23, 2006 at 10:15 AM, in Mac Notebooks
http://web.mac.com/keith.wilson/iWeb/home/blog/EC7... 17,918 Views / 89 Replies  
http://web.mac.com/keith.wilson/iWeb/home/blog/EC77BB8C-D6AF-4065-B8F3-E3D0C1D07CEE_files/92372679_74ba48d8cb_b.jpg

Artists concept of a possible MacBook mini?
Looks about right, I'd say.

...
Posted by fox-orian, on Jul 23, 2006 at 02:18 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Spot-on, man. I would love to see more... 17,918 Views / 89 Replies  
Spot-on, man. I would love to see more applications for iPod-sized MicroHDD's. For an ultra portable, a MicroHDD would be ULTRA space/power efficient, and you wouldnt care too much about its speed...
Posted by fox-orian, on Jul 23, 2006 at 02:13 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Actually I always think perfectly good memory is... 1,089 Views / 22 Replies  
Actually I always think perfectly good memory is always useful.
I still have 64MB sticks of PC100 SDRAM from like 1996.

I would ddefinately wrap that extra macbook memory up and keep it. Memory...
Posted by fox-orian, on Jul 22, 2006 at 08:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/86.0.0.html Here... 572 Views / 4 Replies  
http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/86.0.0.html
Here you go, man. This is what you need right here to make adjustments on your own.

Opening any part of the macbook does not void warranty. The Apple...
Posted by fox-orian, on Jul 21, 2006 at 08:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I think a gray case is better for a black... 345,166 Views / 581 Replies  
I think a gray case is better for a black macbook, haha. Contrast is good. Black with black is just boring and expected. Hell, I'd geta gray/black one for a white macbook or a gray/white one for a...
Posted by fox-orian, on Jul 20, 2006 at 01:01 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: I think I've seen that monitor. It tilts and... 1,122,857 Views / 4,110 Replies  
I think I've seen that monitor. It tilts and rotates, dosen't it? It's kind of a glossy black color? DVI input?
Posted by fox-orian, on Jul 20, 2006 at 01:44 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The MacBook plastic is similar to the iBook G4.... 22,479 Views / 27 Replies  
The MacBook plastic is similar to the iBook G4. Its strong and pretty resistant to most scratches. Grinding the macbook against something, black or white, would certainly scratch it. Scratch removers...
Posted by fox-orian, on Jul 19, 2006 at 10:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The simple reason why parts get more expensive is... 445 Views / 3 Replies  
The simple reason why parts get more expensive is because high capacity storage like that is newer technology. 1GB of memory usually consists of two sticks of 512 MB. 512MB sticks have been around...
Posted by fox-orian, on Jul 19, 2006 at 10:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If that price+shipping on ebay is the MSRP for... 678 Views / 2 Replies  
If that price+shipping on ebay is the MSRP for this bag, thats not bad at all for what it offers.
Posted by fox-orian, on Jul 19, 2006 at 10:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Check out my review of the small alley above on... 345,166 Views / 581 Replies  
Check out my review of the small alley above on this page.
If the bag can additionally carry a 6x8 Wacom Tablet, the Small Alley could easily hold papers, folders, and a decent sized textbook. --...
Posted by fox-orian, on Jul 19, 2006 at 09:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: Macbook VS Thinkpad 1,122,857 Views / 4,110 Replies  
Here's my previous Thinkpad T21 next to my MacBook I bought two weeks ago today.

Once again, pictures speak louder than words...


http://ei.xenostarz.com/imagehost/stm/macbookvs_1.JPG
[On the...
Posted by fox-orian, on Jul 19, 2006 at 09:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Honestly, my macbook dosen't bother me at all. It... 8,156 Views / 111 Replies  
Honestly, my macbook dosen't bother me at all. It gets to about 82C maximum, and the bottom not even that hot. I can keep the laptop [as I call any foldable computer that can sit on your lap, titled...
Posted by fox-orian, on Jul 19, 2006 at 04:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
All right :) Thanks for your help everyone, now I... 627 Views / 10 Replies  
All right :) Thanks for your help everyone, now I know the heat there is perfectly normal for any macbook.

This will be all the evidence I need.
Posted by fox-orian, on Jul 19, 2006 at 03:53 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah, I unplugged it and it has seemingly gotten... 627 Views / 10 Replies  
Yeah, I unplugged it and it has seemingly gotten a few degrees C cooler to touch. It's warm now, and definately not recoiling-to-touch.
My macbook also runs 52C to abut 74C max, so I guess this is...
Posted by fox-orian, on Jul 18, 2006 at 11:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
That's something I should test. I should point... 627 Views / 10 Replies  
That's something I should test.
I should point out that it's hot, not scalding, above my ports.

I'll unplug it now and see if it cools down
Note: the magsafe is not hot at all
Posted by fox-orian, on Jul 18, 2006 at 10:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Quick question of concern to MacBook owners: 627 Views / 10 Replies  
Just a slight concern then you can let this thread slink to the depths:
I know the MacBook is generally supposed to heat up on the bottom below the W key as well as near the rear of the keyboard...
Posted by fox-orian, on Jul 18, 2006 at 10:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I used brasso on my battery after it received a... 17,563 Views / 44 Replies  
I used brasso on my battery after it received a rather nasty abbrasion.

It DOES work, and does NOT damage the plastic. However, it takes a LOT of time to get it right, and get it done. Alot of...
Posted by fox-orian, on Jul 18, 2006 at 10:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: My first laptop was a Thinkpad T21. It had an 800... 3,748 Views / 31 Replies  
My first laptop was a Thinkpad T21. It had an 800 MHz PIII, 256 MB's PC133, and a 20GB hard drive. It lasted me a few years until I decided I needed an upgrade.

The upgrade was to a 2000 model...
Posted by fox-orian, on Jul 18, 2006 at 06:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If you feel like you must :) I got mine from... 345,166 Views / 581 Replies  
If you feel like you must :)
I got mine from J&R electronics --
http://www.jr.com/JRProductPage.process?Product=4072439
There's the link to it specifically for $45 after shipping. They're based in...
Posted by fox-orian, on Jul 18, 2006 at 03:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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