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I don't get that many spam calls, but I've... 1,743 Views / 8 Replies  
I don't get that many spam calls, but I've noticed almost all are spoofing my area code.
I'm sure not giving any contributions to groups that start by lying to me about where they're from.

Don't...
Posted by zac4mac, on Aug 26, 2018 at 09:56 PM, in iOS Apps
Wow If that new Apple Watch thingie is powerful... 1,328 Views / 10 Replies  
Wow
If that new Apple Watch thingie is powerful enough to run 7.5.5 I might have to get one.
Will it be as fast as my P550 AIO?
Posted by zac4mac, on Jul 5, 2015 at 07:37 AM, in Tech News
Just listened to a couple of his "bands" songs on... 2,486 Views / 30 Replies  
Just listened to a couple of his "bands" songs on youtube. They're not bad, I really liked "Paranoid".

Simple publicity stunt.
Good luck with that.

Oh yeah, he also has legal issues from...
Posted by zac4mac, on Jul 14, 2013 at 08:49 PM, in Mac News
Getting hard for me... 1,436 Views / 17 Replies  
Sounds like a lo-tech R-C network key...
Kinda like old Chevy keys. $100 for a $3.00 key and a 22ยข resistor...


<observation>I like how many "old timers" are on this post.

Zack
Posted by zac4mac, on Jul 1, 2013 at 10:52 PM, in Tech News
Been a while since I stopped in here. ... 1,548 Views / 78 Replies  
Been a while since I stopped in here.
Layout/format looks a bit sterile... seems like the same old vitriol
Y'all play nice now, y'hear.

Z
Posted by zac4mac, on Sep 27, 2012 at 04:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My original iPhone went thru the washer - twice. ... 1,227 Views / 14 Replies  
My original iPhone went thru the washer - twice.
The last time I didn't even open it, just put it on the floor in front of the fridge.
After a day of drying out it worked fine, nothing wrong.

I...
Posted by zac4mac, on Jan 11, 2011 at 11:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
More anecdotals 4,252 Views / 20 Replies  
Bought a 15" MBP when they first came out last year(new): Apple had to replace two(2) batteries and the left side cooling fan - sold it. BTW, it was perfectly fine after the fixes and installation of...
Posted by zac4mac, on Aug 8, 2007 at 03:31 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Twitchy finger Kyle? 10,866 Views / 30 Replies  
Twitchy finger Kyle?
Posted by zac4mac, on Jul 16, 2007 at 01:29 AM, in Mac Notebooks
kenada - try Fan Control 1.1, linked above. It... 937 Views / 18 Replies  
kenada - try Fan Control 1.1, linked above. It has more options than SMC Fan Control. I've tried both and prefer the pref pane.

Z
Posted by zac4mac, on Jul 11, 2007 at 01:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
As to the heat - there are AFAIK a couple of... 937 Views / 18 Replies  
As to the heat - there are AFAIK a couple of utilities, one a standalone app, the other a System Pref Pane that give you manual control of your fans. I had a revA 15"MBP 2.0 and now have a revB 15"...
Posted by zac4mac, on Jul 11, 2007 at 09:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Wanted to make this my sig, but it's too big -... 21,440 Views / 87 Replies  
Wanted to make this my sig, but it's too big - found it on Roughly Drafted

http://homepage.mac.com/zac4mac/.Pictures/zune.jpg
Posted by zac4mac, on Jul 7, 2007 at 07:50 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Add me to the list -my first MBP, a RevA... 4,042 Views / 26 Replies  
Add me to the list -my first MBP, a RevA CD-2.0GHz 15" had a warped lid but not the latch bulge. My second, a refurb 2.33GHz C2D 15" has a beautiful lid fit, but the latch bulge is there. I'm calling...
Posted by zac4mac, on May 7, 2007 at 09:55 AM, in Mac Notebooks
ordered early Tuesday morning, it shipped Tuesday... 3,099 Views / 60 Replies  
ordered early Tuesday morning, it shipped Tuesday afternoon and I have it now.

Halfway thru downloading Bootcamp, will install XP Pro tonight... HL2 this weekend!!!! yay

Z

@iamwiz82 - sorry...
Posted by zac4mac, on Apr 19, 2007 at 04:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
dagamer - just went over to FedEx's depot in... 3,099 Views / 60 Replies  
dagamer - just went over to FedEx's depot in Boulder and picked my baby up. No retail packaging, very generic, but all the accessories and a Freakin' Beautiful 15" MBP, cosmetically perfect, no...
Posted by zac4mac, on Apr 19, 2007 at 02:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
right on man... same thing my pop says heheheheh ... 3,099 Views / 60 Replies  
right on man... same thing my pop says heheheheh

Fresh Batch of ReFurbs today -

Happy hunting
Posted by zac4mac, on Apr 19, 2007 at 07:12 AM, in Mac Notebooks
dagamer - Didn't pay attention that you're in... 3,099 Views / 60 Replies  
dagamer - Didn't pay attention that you're in Austin - yes I paid tax on the MBP but not much. Boulder county has a ridiculous tax-rate but I live a county over that has a much lower rate. And -...
Posted by zac4mac, on Apr 18, 2007 at 04:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
57 dollars tax, no shipping charge - Apple... 3,099 Views / 60 Replies  
57 dollars tax, no shipping charge - Apple dropped it yesterday

Like my location shows - NEAR Boulder, in Weld county, one of the poorest counties in the state with commensurately lower tax rates.
Posted by zac4mac, on Apr 18, 2007 at 03:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
done not bad - 47% for Wii and 31% MBP...... 648 Views / 3 Replies  
done

not bad - 47% for Wii and 31% MBP... everybody else is in the noise floor

Z
Posted by zac4mac, on Apr 18, 2007 at 07:38 AM, in Mac Notebooks
BF2 is pretty tough on a video card - Get the... 2,889 Views / 24 Replies  
BF2 is pretty tough on a video card - Get the 256MB

I was playing HL2 on a CD 2.0 GHz w/ 256 MB X1600 and it was very sweet. Had to sell it a few months ago, tomorrow its replacement arrives.
...
Posted by zac4mac, on Apr 18, 2007 at 07:26 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Dunno what's going to show up tomorrow, but what... 3,099 Views / 60 Replies  
Dunno what's going to show up tomorrow, but what I ordered was:
C2D 2.33 GHz w/2GB RAM (15" matte screen)
120GB 5400rpm HDD
256MB X1600
1999 --> shipped 2056

The HDD will soon be swapped out...
Posted by zac4mac, on Apr 18, 2007 at 06:59 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Just checked my bank page and $2k+ is pending... 3,099 Views / 60 Replies  
Just checked my bank page and $2k+ is pending from Apple. Called Cust Svc and Ruth said the same thing as order status - ship 20-24 APR. Crossing my fingers it ships today w/ 2nd day. She said she...
Posted by zac4mac, on Apr 17, 2007 at 12:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I've been here at MacNN a long time -... 816 Views / 10 Replies  
I've been here at MacNN a long time - Electronista sounds too much like a NewsFactor thing. I thought we got rid of them.

Anyway if I keep getting linked to Electronista when following a headline,...
Posted by zac4mac, on Apr 17, 2007 at 10:29 AM, in Feedback
yup - just picked up the C2D 2.33 MBP. yay, been... 3,099 Views / 60 Replies  
yup - just picked up the C2D 2.33 MBP. yay, been missing my CD 2.0GHz that I had to sell a couple of months back
Posted by zac4mac, on Apr 17, 2007 at 10:03 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I have a revA G5DP2.0, also had an MBP 2GHz for a... 869 Views / 13 Replies  
I have a revA G5DP2.0, also had an MBP 2GHz for a while(sold it last month). Power and speed were comparable. Photoshop was much faster on the G5, not a little. As noted by others, the MBP was as...
Posted by zac4mac, on Mar 14, 2007 at 12:53 PM, in Mac Desktops
First thing to do is send a complaint to the FCC... 546 Views / 4 Replies  
First thing to do is send a complaint to the FCC - then
Go to radio shack and get some ferrites for your speaker wires and power supply cord - the kind you snap around the wire since you have...
Posted by zac4mac, on Mar 13, 2007 at 11:25 AM, in Mac Desktops
I have a Radeon X800XT 256MB in my G5. Replaced... 696 Views / 5 Replies  
I have a Radeon X800XT 256MB in my G5. Replaced the original 9800.
Come to think of it, I still have the 9800, think it works. If you are interested I can check it,and if it's working I'll sell it...
Posted by zac4mac, on Mar 13, 2007 at 09:59 AM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: Agreed Big Mac - G5 DP 2.0 revA/1.5GB/Radeon... 6,355 Views / 55 Replies  
Agreed Big Mac -
G5 DP 2.0 revA/1.5GB/Radeon X800XT/10.4.8/2x 160GB SATA/15"ASD&23"ACD

It's almost as fast as the 2GHz MBP I just sold, but 2+ years older

Z
Posted by zac4mac, on Mar 13, 2007 at 09:54 AM, in Mac Desktops
I had a Wallstreet a few years back but sold it... 4,187 Views / 65 Replies  
I had a Wallstreet a few years back but sold it when I bought a dual 500 G4. A year later I bought an 8ooMHz iBook w/ Combo and last year I bought a new MBP.

Just sold the MBP and replaced the...
Posted by zac4mac, on Feb 28, 2007 at 10:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Thumbs up for great trader - Dannyar 279 Views / 0 Replies  
Last week I decided to sell my almost one year old MBP. Came here first since I've been on these boards almost a decade and felt more comfortable than at eBay.

Long story short - Dan followed thru...
Posted by zac4mac, on Feb 12, 2007 at 03:10 PM, in Marketplace
Sold 445 Views / 3 Replies  
Sold
Posted by zac4mac, on Feb 6, 2007 at 05:05 PM, in Marketplace
FS: 15"MBP 2.0GHz RevA hotrod 445 Views / 3 Replies  
Hate to do this, but I need cash quick.
Bought last year for 2800.00+ delivered Feb 28, Applecare's good till then, or pay for another 2 years.
Stock 1 GB RAM - one slot still open
256 MB Radeon...
Posted by zac4mac, on Feb 5, 2007 at 11:44 AM, in Marketplace
hmmm 29,071 Views / 526 Replies  
definitely cleaner... let's see what this looks like

Z

Ouch "senior user"? That'll teach me to post my age...
Posted by zac4mac, on Feb 4, 2007 at 07:01 PM, in Feedback
Haven't checked the "fine print" lately, but... 1,827 Views / 19 Replies  
Haven't checked the "fine print" lately, but Apple's warranty policy has always been -" do whatever you want, but if something you do could be the cause of a failure, they won't cover that". If you...
Posted by zac4mac, on Dec 27, 2006 at 09:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
15"RevA MBP2.0/1GB/100GB-7200rpm MBP ran... 2,173 Views / 24 Replies  
15"RevA MBP2.0/1GB/100GB-7200rpm

MBP ran very hot, right out of the box, 2/28/06. smcFanControl was the first fix I tried. It only changes the idle speed of the fans(They always run, albeit slow...
Posted by zac4mac, on Nov 20, 2006 at 06:35 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I've got an early 15"MBP, arrived Feb28, that has... 423 Views / 1 Replies  
I've got an early 15"MBP, arrived Feb28, that has suffered a dead left fan and two batteries. The first replacement battery was before Apple knew what the problem and affected lots were and was from...
Posted by zac4mac, on Nov 16, 2006 at 02:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Make sure your new RAM is completely seated and... 551 Views / 4 Replies  
Make sure your new RAM is completely seated and try again. If you stil get KPs, then replace the new RAM with the old RAM that you know worked. See if the problem goes away. If it does, add one stick...
Posted by zac4mac, on Nov 16, 2006 at 01:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
try new egg and go to laptops and accessories, do... 537 Views / 4 Replies  
try new egg and go to laptops and accessories, do a search for laptop coolers, I got this link, dunno if it stays good.

Newegg.com - Search Results for laptop cooler...
Posted by zac4mac, on Nov 16, 2006 at 12:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
No - from the size - 250GB/7200rpm it has to be a... 389 Views / 1 Replies  
No - from the size - 250GB/7200rpm it has to be a 3 1/2" drive, MBs and MBPs use 9.5mm 2.5" drives, biggest I've seen yet is 200GB and 4200rpm.

It will work in the G5 and later towers.

Z
Posted by zac4mac, on Nov 16, 2006 at 12:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
wow 1/4"?!?!? My MBP - 15"RevA 2Ghz - has a... 2,297 Views / 9 Replies  
wow 1/4"?!?!? My MBP - 15"RevA 2Ghz - has a mildly warped lid, but only .08 - .10" on one side. Thought about trying to bend it, but I had visions of the LCD cracking, so I decided to let it be. It's...
Posted by zac4mac, on Nov 16, 2006 at 10:59 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Repeatedly push the button on your battery as... 495 Views / 3 Replies  
Repeatedly push the button on your battery as it's starting up. I had problems with my MBPs second battery - first died outright after 3 months and was replaced with another from the bad batch - my...
Posted by zac4mac, on Nov 15, 2006 at 05:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I ran it last night on my RevA MBP, update went... 2,173 Views / 24 Replies  
I ran it last night on my RevA MBP, update went smoothly and nothing changed that I could see. Played with it for a few minutes then started BOINC. Checked this morning and BOINC was running fine and...
Posted by zac4mac, on Nov 14, 2006 at 11:10 AM, in Mac Notebooks
smcFanControl(the app) only affects the minimum... 15,660 Views / 45 Replies  
smcFanControl(the app) only affects the minimum speed the fan always runs at, while Fan Control (the pref pane) affects min speed and the hi and lo cutoff, effectively giving you some control over...
Posted by zac4mac, on Oct 16, 2006 at 03:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Not positive on how long the repair took, it was... 988 Views / 12 Replies  
Not positive on how long the repair took, it was at the store about a week, but almost all of that was waiting for the fan. Sounded like the actual repair took significantly less than an hour. Call...
Posted by zac4mac, on Oct 16, 2006 at 02:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Apple owned - Flatirons Crossing in Denver. Not... 988 Views / 12 Replies  
Apple owned - Flatirons Crossing in Denver. Not sure, but it sounded like repairs are part of a "Genius'"job description.
Posted by zac4mac, on Oct 14, 2006 at 02:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
bernt - exxxxxxcellent fans running at max,... 1,034 Views / 15 Replies  
bernt - exxxxxxcellent

fans running at max, MBP running BOINC; temp dropped from 172F to 145-149F.

The guy at the Apple Store that replaced my left fan said it was pretty easy to get to. Guess...
Posted by zac4mac, on Oct 14, 2006 at 01:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I took mine to a local Apple Store and they... 988 Views / 12 Replies  
I took mine to a local Apple Store and they replaced the fan there. Took a few days waiting for parts, but they said I could bring it back when the part arrived if I couldn't be without it for that...
Posted by zac4mac, on Oct 14, 2006 at 11:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Got a 15" 2GHz MBP when they were announced. Its... 3,625 Views / 39 Replies  
Got a 15" 2GHz MBP when they were announced. Its s/n starts with W8608 -
* No whines or moos
* Hot as a pistol when CPUs maxed, quite cool if BOINC is turned off
* Orginal battery crapped out,...
Posted by zac4mac, on Oct 2, 2006 at 02:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If the artifacts move when you change resolution,... 550 Views / 4 Replies  
If the artifacts move when you change resolution, it sounds like a problem with your VRAM, and since PBs don't have a separate video card, that would be a motherboard issue... I guess it's also...
Posted by zac4mac, on Sep 29, 2006 at 10:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Just saw one this morning, around 10 MDT -... 967 Views / 31 Replies  
Just saw one this morning, around 10 MDT - "please help us and take our survey..." floated across my screen.

Glad y'all are working on this. Could you also stop feeding Electronista hits with...
Posted by zac4mac, on Sep 21, 2006 at 03:52 PM, in Feedback
My pop told me a month ago he was ready for a new... 10,757 Views / 147 Replies  
My pop told me a month ago he was ready for a new iMac - he has a RevA G4 "basketball", and I told him to wait a little bit.
I called him this morning and said "It' time now".

I've had PowerMacs...
Posted by zac4mac, on Sep 6, 2006 at 02:47 PM, in Mac Desktops
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