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Same problem still. Even the disk is still in the... 3,743 Views / 5 Replies  
Same problem still. Even the disk is still in the drive, I'll try your credit-card trick.

My guess is that 10.6.something removed support for the Pioneer K03 / K06 drives (don't remember which...
Posted by mousehouse, on Dec 28, 2010 at 03:10 AM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks for all the replies. Strange thing... 3,743 Views / 5 Replies  
Thanks for all the replies.

Strange thing is that the drive is fairly new (about 9 - 12 months) and does not get much usage. I mainly use my external USB burner, which has stopped working...
Posted by mousehouse, on Nov 17, 2010 at 04:14 AM, in Mac Desktops
Mac Mini DVD drive disappeared / not detected anymore 3,743 Views / 5 Replies  
HI'all,

Something strange happened this weekend on my Mac Mini that's got me completely puzzled, even after 8 years in the Apple camp.

My Mac mini is a C2D version, 1.83GHz dual core, 2GB...
Posted by mousehouse, on Nov 15, 2010 at 05:30 AM, in Mac Desktops
Personally I find it very disappointing that... 6,010 Views / 128 Replies  
Personally I find it very disappointing that Apple did not include 3G wireless in the Pro line. Space required is nearly zero and it seems only logical that a laptop has this capability...

I'll...
Posted by mousehouse, on Apr 13, 2010 at 09:05 AM, in Mac Notebooks
It's been down for quite a while already (almost... 11,813 Views / 211 Replies  
It's been down for quite a while already (almost an hour)... strange time for an update, it's in the middle of the night on the West coast!?
Posted by mousehouse, on Apr 13, 2010 at 07:29 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I actually had exactly the same thing happen to... 626 Views / 6 Replies  
I actually had exactly the same thing happen to me on my old titanium Powerbook. Problem turned out to be that my Airport card had gotten slightly unseated over time. Firmly pressing it in fixed it....
Posted by mousehouse, on Apr 12, 2010 at 01:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Funny that iTunes does not want to upgrade my... 439 Views / 2 Replies  
Funny that iTunes does not want to upgrade my iPhone to the latest release even though the build number is higher...
Posted by mousehouse, on Jun 17, 2009 at 02:04 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Any clue on upgrading a (legit) 3.0 beta to 3.0 final? 439 Views / 2 Replies  
My iPhone runs on 3.0 beta, officially, from Apple. Is the build released now the same as the GM developer build released June 8th? Probably not...

Anyway, my iTunes reports that my iPhone is...
Posted by mousehouse, on Jun 17, 2009 at 01:52 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
You could try soldering something on top of the... 446 Views / 4 Replies  
You could try soldering something on top of the screw to get it out...
Posted by mousehouse, on Aug 13, 2008 at 03:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Usually in the IT industry getting upgrades from... 1,557 Views / 25 Replies  
Usually in the IT industry getting upgrades from manufacturer where you buy the original product is more expensive. But then the manufacturer also stocks spares world-wide for quite some time to be...
Posted by mousehouse, on Oct 30, 2007 at 03:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If you're in Europe, you can get it for €185 from... 1,557 Views / 25 Replies  
If you're in Europe, you can get it for €185 from Crucial (crucial.com/eu), shipping €7. Works like a charm and installation in a MBP is dead-easy. There's a nice video on YouTube on the upgrade!
Posted by mousehouse, on Oct 27, 2007 at 12:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for doing an update, after 4 months you... 14,298 Views / 69 Replies  
Thanks for doing an update, after 4 months you have a better clue than after just unboxing it (although those stories are nice too).

I just ordered a MBP as replacement for my nearly 5 year old...
Posted by mousehouse, on Oct 24, 2007 at 02:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
This is probably your PowerBook : Apple PowerBook... 427 Views / 7 Replies  
This is probably your PowerBook : Apple PowerBook G4 1.33 15" (Al) Specs (15-Inch 1.5/1.33 - M9421LL/A) @ EveryMac.com...
Posted by mousehouse, on Oct 3, 2007 at 02:20 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm not sure if solving this load-balancing thing... 1,373 Views / 4 Replies  
I'm not sure if solving this load-balancing thing on your Mac is the most efficient way. There are broadband routers that you can buy that have two WAN interfaces and can balance for you. They then...
Posted by mousehouse, on Sep 13, 2007 at 11:21 AM, in Networking
What are you trying to achieve? You might be able... 1,373 Views / 4 Replies  
What are you trying to achieve? You might be able to do it with plain routing entries...
Posted by mousehouse, on Sep 13, 2007 at 09:33 AM, in Networking
If that list is used as a guideline it suggests... 562 Views / 6 Replies  
If that list is used as a guideline it suggests to me that you have 5 years of service left after the product is no longer sold. That sounds quite good actually...
Posted by mousehouse, on Sep 12, 2007 at 06:22 AM, in Mac Desktops
You could try lowering the quality settings or... 825 Views / 18 Replies  
You could try lowering the quality settings or the bitrate. The default AppleTV bitrate in Handbrake is 3.5Mbps...
Posted by mousehouse, on Sep 7, 2007 at 03:47 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I've tried a few different movies with Handbrake,... 825 Views / 18 Replies  
I've tried a few different movies with Handbrake, including divx. They all work...

edit... oops. never did a dics... from the wiki:
Posted by mousehouse, on Sep 5, 2007 at 04:00 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Thanks for the tip about the remote, didn't know... 825 Views / 18 Replies  
Thanks for the tip about the remote, didn't know it was _that_ much like an iPod ;-)

My LCD is a JVC LT32X70, doing 1366x768. Very nice screen btw, the AppleTV stuff looks really great.
Posted by mousehouse, on Sep 5, 2007 at 02:31 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I'll give VisualHub a try... for about $20 it... 825 Views / 18 Replies  
I'll give VisualHub a try... for about $20 it seems a nice way to go!

With regard to Perky's remark about not turning the AppleTV off, I think your statement is incorrect. The electrical...
Posted by mousehouse, on Sep 4, 2007 at 04:36 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Thanks for the replies. One excellent remark... 825 Views / 18 Replies  
Thanks for the replies. One excellent remark somewhere was that you can do both Syncing and Streaming. When I viewed the re-encoded "Broken Flowers" using streaming (over wireless-G no less) it...
Posted by mousehouse, on Sep 2, 2007 at 04:26 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
AppleTV encoding questions 825 Views / 18 Replies  
I just got myself this nice AppleTV for my birthday thinking I can recode some of my DVDs and watch them on widescreen TV. The AppleTV works great but there are still some things I don't understand -...
Posted by mousehouse, on Sep 1, 2007 at 02:26 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Updated Mac Mini? 375 Views / 1 Replies  
In the presentation Steve mentioned an updated Mac Mini today. And indeed the first page for it was just updated on apple.com, listing a 2.0GHz core2duo CPU.

But the Tech Specs still show the old...
Posted by mousehouse, on Aug 7, 2007 at 03:07 PM, in Mac Desktops
Apple offers matte and glossy options on all... 16,416 Views / 302 Replies  
Apple offers matte and glossy options on all notebooks, one would think it is only a matter of time before both options show up for the iMac as well...

The presentation mentioned that the Mac Mini...
Posted by mousehouse, on Aug 7, 2007 at 03:00 PM, in Mac Desktops
the Dutch Apple Store just went offline at 18:45... 13,222 Views / 170 Replies  
the Dutch Apple Store just went offline at 18:45 CEST...
Posted by mousehouse, on Aug 7, 2007 at 12:48 PM, in Mac Desktops
I was wondering the same thing, but have been... 13,222 Views / 170 Replies  
I was wondering the same thing, but have been unable to find any reference to this event on apple.com or at akamai (the stream provider). If I remember correctly they scaled back on streaming these...
Posted by mousehouse, on Aug 7, 2007 at 11:26 AM, in Mac Desktops
I'n not 100% sure which PB model you have, but my... 318 Views / 5 Replies  
I'n not 100% sure which PB model you have, but my Titanium Powerbook 1GHz (it uses 133MHz SDRAM) only supports 1GB using 512MB modules... maybe the same holds true for your model?
Posted by mousehouse, on Aug 4, 2007 at 01:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If you're considering using the G5 only as a... 494 Views / 2 Replies  
If you're considering using the G5 only as a fileserver I'd think you'd better sell it. It uses a lot of power and can make quite some noise when it get warm. You could get an external disk enclosure...
Posted by mousehouse, on Jun 28, 2007 at 09:02 AM, in Mac Desktops
I didn't have this issue with 10.4.8, which is... 818 Views / 6 Replies  
I didn't have this issue with 10.4.8, which is quite annoying. I changed some ATI files to 10.3 ones from the ATI driver CD and still have crashes, this time often with Firewire errors. Not sure what...
Posted by mousehouse, on Apr 23, 2007 at 01:48 AM, in Mac Desktops
There is a driver on the ATI site, but it is 1,5... 818 Views / 6 Replies  
There is a driver on the ATI site, but it is 1,5 year old - I really don't feel like installing something that old. If anybody cares to extract the 10.4.8 version, that would be nice.

Also, this...
Posted by mousehouse, on Apr 11, 2007 at 08:57 AM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks what I figured ;-) Any clues on how I... 818 Views / 6 Replies  
Thanks what I figured ;-)

Any clues on how I can fix this? Eg. anybody have the kext for 10.4.8 for me?
Posted by mousehouse, on Apr 11, 2007 at 07:02 AM, in Mac Desktops
PowerMac G5 crashes/instable after 10.4.9 update 818 Views / 6 Replies  
Hello list,

After the 10.4.9 update my Mac will crash/halt when I walk away from it for an extended period of time. I never turn of my G5, and it is set to never sleep by itself (but turn of the...
Posted by mousehouse, on Apr 11, 2007 at 06:05 AM, in Mac Desktops
I'm not a big aftermarket Mac shopper but the few... 634 Views / 1 Replies  
I'm not a big aftermarket Mac shopper but the few thing I buy usually come from Apple or OWC. And just checking their site shows exactly what you're looking for...

Go to http://www.macsales.com or...
Posted by mousehouse, on Oct 30, 2006 at 03:07 PM, in Mac Desktops
Don't forget that typical modern TFT screens... 24,720 Views / 476 Replies  
Don't forget that typical modern TFT screens utilise a backlight that has a rated lifetime of about 3 years of heavy use if I remember correctly. By the time you're buying a new iMac your screen will...
Posted by mousehouse, on Sep 7, 2006 at 07:46 AM, in Mac Desktops
Where to find (Mac) multiplayer buddies? 440 Views / 0 Replies  
(sorry is this post is confusing, but there's a lady in the ad banner above me wearing only lingery and I'm convinced she's talking naughty to me!)

anyway...

looking for people to plat...
Posted by mousehouse, on Sep 6, 2006 at 02:31 PM, in Gaming
Not bumping the MacBook to Merom will lilely make... 1,946 Views / 23 Replies  
Not bumping the MacBook to Merom will lilely make it the only 32-bit machine in the line-up. Not very likely with the upcoming release of Leopard... Waiting until new chipsets are available is also...
Posted by mousehouse, on Aug 29, 2006 at 04:13 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I might be caught up in "Steve's Realisty... 24,720 Views / 476 Replies  
I might be caught up in "Steve's Realisty Distortion Field" but I have the strong feeling that Apple is really on the rise... Looking at the keynotes where after a few years Apple dares to attack...
Posted by mousehouse, on Aug 22, 2006 at 06:14 AM, in Mac Desktops
With the whole lineup on Intel now I wouldn't... 559 Views / 5 Replies  
With the whole lineup on Intel now I wouldn't spend any $$$ on G5 equipment anymore, despite the asthetics. If you're unable to wait for 6 weeks maybe a MacPro is an alternative for you? I've seen...
Posted by mousehouse, on Aug 21, 2006 at 09:43 AM, in Mac Desktops
First off, the MacPro looks really nice -... 19,656 Views / 321 Replies  
First off, the MacPro looks really nice - especially when looking at the available features that have been added. But compared to the previous G5 case internals, it looks messy...

PSU:
I liked...
Posted by mousehouse, on Aug 11, 2006 at 05:29 AM, in Mac Desktops
new Xserve looks *nice* 728 Views / 4 Replies  
Looks like Apple listened to some of the feedback...

- dual PSU's
- out of band management (ILO)
- basic VGA on-board

still no hardware RAID if I look at the specs, or did I miss something?
Posted by mousehouse, on Aug 8, 2006 at 02:40 PM, in Mac Desktops
ouch :censor: Same here for the famous IBM... 665 Views / 7 Replies  
ouch :censor:

Same here for the famous IBM Deathstar 75GXP drives, taking with them a quarter of my life... Good luck with your purchase!
Posted by mousehouse, on Jul 31, 2006 at 10:13 AM, in Mac Desktops
Why not? I suspect that has to do with the... 2,563 Views / 15 Replies  
Why not?

I suspect that has to do with the way an Xserve handles it's boot volume on a failed software-RAID drive? In that case, didn't Apple offer a hardware RAID card for the Xserve's? That...
Posted by mousehouse, on Jul 31, 2006 at 09:38 AM, in Mac Desktops
If memory serves me right, a RAID1 (mirrored)... 665 Views / 7 Replies  
If memory serves me right, a RAID1 (mirrored) volume will give you faster reads than a regular disk volume, as reads are spread over two disks.

As the server is your primary storage server i'd...
Posted by mousehouse, on Jul 31, 2006 at 09:02 AM, in Mac Desktops
That powerconnector in the top looks ridiculous,... 10,625 Views / 132 Replies  
That powerconnector in the top looks ridiculous, it's very unhandy as well. The base of the current G5 model holds the 700W PSU perfectly and I couldn't imaging any reason to relocate it to the top....
Posted by mousehouse, on Jul 17, 2006 at 07:49 AM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks for the reply! I'll try it out even though... 722 Views / 4 Replies  
Thanks for the reply! I'll try it out even though $20 is expensive compared to USB drive prices nowadays...

[update]
installs like a charm, but my Powerbook fails to see any device attached to...
Posted by mousehouse, on Jul 10, 2006 at 09:12 AM, in Mac OS X
Windows Mobile as USB Disk not supported? 722 Views / 4 Replies  
Hello fellow Maccers,

My Windows Mobile phone (Qtek 9100, many different names) has flash storage expansion. By installing a small application called 'wm5torage' you can turn the phone into an USB...
Posted by mousehouse, on Jul 10, 2006 at 06:50 AM, in Mac OS X
Pfew, most specifically a list of cards that work... 744 Views / 3 Replies  
Pfew, most specifically a list of cards that work without drivers.

Eg. could be that all Intel Etherexpress Pro/1000T cards work because Apple uses them in XYZ. I'm mostly looking at networking...
Posted by mousehouse, on May 28, 2006 at 03:49 PM, in Mac Desktops
compatible PCI-X / PCI-E cards for Power Macs? 744 Views / 3 Replies  
Hi,

For some time I've been wondering if there is a page or site listing compatible PCI-X and/or PCI express cards for PowerMac G5's. For CPU upgrades and DVD drive compatibility the is always...
Posted by mousehouse, on May 14, 2006 at 05:00 AM, in Mac Desktops
no not at all! as a matter of fact it is quite... 477,033 Views / 1,145 Replies  
no not at all! as a matter of fact it is quite comfortable. i raised the floor to the same level as in the living room. most of my chair is in the living room when i work, and the closet shields...
Posted by mousehouse, on Nov 3, 2005 at 12:45 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'd say you need to go to an Apple store and try... 5,636 Views / 89 Replies  
I'd say you need to go to an Apple store and try these two machines out for yourself. Only then can you determine if the 15% difference is important to you.

OTOH, if the dual-2 won't cut it for...
Posted by mousehouse, on Oct 27, 2005 at 12:51 AM, in Mac Desktops
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