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New feature? Awaken after battery drained? 474 Views / 5 Replies  
I just noticed something cool on my white Macbook. I left it asleep for several days and when I tried to wake it, it wouldn't. I then plugged in the power adapter and pressed released the power...
Posted by jclarkv, on Nov 4, 2006 at 12:03 AM, in Mac Notebooks
And I can assure you it's not the latter. Both... 1,530 Views / 26 Replies  
And I can assure you it's not the latter. Both computers have only ever gotten their power from a line conditioning, surge suppressing UPS.

I'm relieved that there are not more reports of similar...
Posted by jclarkv, on Sep 28, 2006 at 09:29 PM, in Mac Desktops
Verdict is on: bad logic board 1,530 Views / 26 Replies  
Verdict is on: bad logic board
Posted by jclarkv, on Sep 27, 2006 at 05:08 PM, in Mac Desktops
re-seat the RAM 2,164 Views / 5 Replies  
You need to re-seat the RAM you added. You have to push really, really HARD on it.


HTH
Posted by jclarkv, on Sep 26, 2006 at 07:00 PM, in Mac Desktops
Why does Apple tell people they can't return... 1,970 Views / 22 Replies  
Why does Apple tell people they can't return their built-to-order products then? I have a 4 day old 24" iMac that just died. I would much rather return it for a full refund and just get a MacPro.
Posted by jclarkv, on Sep 25, 2006 at 06:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Perhaps. But what are the odds of two new Intel... 1,530 Views / 26 Replies  
Perhaps. But what are the odds of two new Intel macs having to be returned. Smells like a quality issue to me.
Posted by jclarkv, on Sep 25, 2006 at 06:52 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks for that info. It turns out there is an... 1,530 Views / 26 Replies  
Thanks for that info. It turns out there is an apple repair center near Harrisburg. Maybe I'll take both machines there.
Posted by jclarkv, on Sep 24, 2006 at 06:10 PM, in Mac Desktops
I tried another outlet and re-seated the... 1,530 Views / 26 Replies  
I tried another outlet and re-seated the Apple-installed RAM just for grins. Nothing. All the other peripherals continued working fine when the iMac turned off, so I don't think it was a power-surge...
Posted by jclarkv, on Sep 24, 2006 at 05:55 PM, in Mac Desktops
1970ish and I connect with a cable modem. This... 1,530 Views / 26 Replies  
1970ish and I connect with a cable modem. This machine was hooked up to an Eveready UPS and internet was via Airport. No direct ethernet connection.
Posted by jclarkv, on Sep 24, 2006 at 05:36 PM, in Mac Desktops
I think I'll wait and see if anything turns up on... 1,530 Views / 26 Replies  
I think I'll wait and see if anything turns up on this forum. Can't call applecare until tomorrow anyway.
Posted by jclarkv, on Sep 24, 2006 at 05:33 PM, in Mac Desktops
My 24" imac just died 1,530 Views / 26 Replies  
Just working on my new 24" imac and all of a sudden it turned off. No dialog. Now warning. A random shut down just like I'm about to send my Macbook back for.

I tried restarting with all ports...
Posted by jclarkv, on Sep 24, 2006 at 05:27 PM, in Mac Desktops
24" iMac: spouse will think it's just a new monitor 696 Views / 6 Replies  
I discovered another HUGE advantage of the 24" iMac--if your spouse isn't terribly computer savy, they'll think you just got a new monitor, not a whole 'nother computer!

:D
Posted by jclarkv, on Sep 23, 2006 at 11:01 AM, in Mac Desktops
See Ars Article 653 Views / 6 Replies  
ArsTechnica has a nice side-by-side on the graphics cards at: http://arstechnica.com/reviews/hardware/macpro.ars/5
Posted by jclarkv, on Aug 16, 2006 at 04:37 PM, in Mac Desktops
I agree. 2,158 Views / 37 Replies  
I agree. No reason to buy one now. I've weaned myself (at long last) from buying the day it's announced. I'll wait for several (inevitable) revisions of the logic boards, software updates, etc, and...
Posted by jclarkv, on Aug 16, 2006 at 04:32 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks for that post. I'm considering taking my... 23,218 Views / 184 Replies  
Thanks for that post. I'm considering taking my MacBook to a place that does Mac repairs and paying them to redo the thermal paste for me (I don't trust myself to do it without damaging the...
Posted by jclarkv, on May 29, 2006 at 12:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
63 C with <5% cpu usage at 1500 Mhz (per... 23,218 Views / 184 Replies  
63 C with <5% cpu usage at 1500 Mhz (per CoreDuoTemp 0.7.1) on battery power
Posted by jclarkv, on May 23, 2006 at 11:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
MarsEdit + Conversant 3,179 Views / 42 Replies  
I use MarsEdit (http://ranchero.com/marsedit/) and Conversant (http://www.free-conversant.com/).

jclarkv
Posted by jclarkv, on Apr 22, 2005 at 09:50 PM, in Applications
You're right, of course. In fact, I'm think I'm... 869 Views / 19 Replies  
You're right, of course. In fact, I'm think I'm going to get rid of our computers and raise him a Luddite. :D
Posted by jclarkv, on Jan 19, 2005 at 04:29 PM, in Gaming
Great info from all of you, thanks. My son is... 869 Views / 19 Replies  
Great info from all of you, thanks. My son is seven and has been watching me play Halo. He likes to run around the Halo landscapes in multiplayer mode, and he's quite good about blowing up his old...
Posted by jclarkv, on Jan 19, 2005 at 07:17 AM, in Gaming
Is there a multiplayer-against-computer game? 869 Views / 19 Replies  
I'd like to find a multiplayer game in which my son and I can both be on the same team and play against the computer team. Is there such a game available?

I really don't want to go online against...
Posted by jclarkv, on Jan 18, 2005 at 04:02 PM, in Gaming
Beware Virex 7.5.1 934 Views / 12 Replies  
If you need antivirus to protect your pc-using friends, Virex 7.5.1 does NOT appear to me to be a good option. From the readme:

FEATURES EXCLUDED FROM THIS RELEASE

Scan Contents of Mailboxes...
Posted by jclarkv, on Nov 21, 2004 at 10:35 AM, in Applications
Re: How to save a webpage? 548 Views / 10 Replies  
What you need is Webstractor (http://softchaos.com/products/webstractor.html)

It lets you capture web pages for offline viewing.
Posted by jclarkv, on Jul 21, 2004 at 08:53 PM, in Applications
Re: Comcast mail and Mail or other program? 923 Views / 3 Replies  
I've stopped using my comcast e-mail because it's become such a spam bucket, but...

Read up on IMAP vs. POP. I think you'll want IMAP so copies of the messages stay on the server.

Set...
Posted by jclarkv, on Jul 21, 2004 at 08:44 PM, in Applications
Lost Mail in Mail? 312 Views / 0 Replies  
My wife pointed out to me that her inbox contains no messages before a date in April of this year, claiming they have been lost. I've rebuilt the mailbox--no joy. Any one else have problems with...
Posted by jclarkv, on Jul 21, 2004 at 08:04 PM, in Applications
My farmette 1,254 Views / 44 Replies  
I just added a Dell P4 2.66 today. I found it new on E-bay for a price too good to pass up. The Dell joins:
G5/1.6
G4 iMac 800

I just now installed and started the client, so the new box...
Posted by jclarkv, on Apr 19, 2004 at 07:18 PM, in Team MacNN
I did a search. I swear! Looks like just getting... 389 Views / 2 Replies  
I did a search. I swear! Looks like just getting a second monitor would be the cheapest solution.

Tx.
Posted by jclarkv, on Apr 12, 2004 at 10:05 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Sharing Cinema Display between G5 and PC? 389 Views / 2 Replies  
I'm thinking about buying a PC to run some financial software I need (Daily Charts and Fidelity Active Trader both require Windows OS) as well as giving me another CPU for Team MacNN. I have a G5...
Posted by jclarkv, on Apr 11, 2004 at 10:59 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
adding to path? 3,211 Views / 67 Replies  
How do I add playfair to the path?
Posted by jclarkv, on Apr 5, 2004 at 12:11 PM, in Applications
No 3,211 Views / 67 Replies  
No, I don't think so (on OS X, anyway).
Posted by jclarkv, on Apr 5, 2004 at 12:00 PM, in Applications
Could be iSight? 375 Views / 4 Replies  
I had problems with very slow file copying to my iPod as well. When I unplugged my iSight videocam, the problem went away. Worth a try?
Posted by jclarkv, on Jan 26, 2004 at 08:45 PM, in Mac OS X
I did a search, but found nothing specifically... 676 Views / 6 Replies  
I did a search, but found nothing specifically addressing the issue of G3 vs G4 iBooks with regard to battery life.
Posted by jclarkv, on Jan 10, 2004 at 09:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Battery life: G4 vs G3 iBook? 676 Views / 6 Replies  
Does any one know if there's information out there about battery life in the G3 vs. the G4 iBook?
Posted by jclarkv, on Jan 10, 2004 at 02:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Graphics performance does differ significantly... 495 Views / 4 Replies  
Graphics performance does differ significantly between the iBooks and the PowerBooks. See http://www.barefeats.com/ibG4b.html for the comparisons.
Posted by jclarkv, on Jan 1, 2004 at 05:48 PM, in Gaming
Thanks! 610 Views / 10 Replies  
I was looking for those! (clips for isights and cinema displays)
Posted by jclarkv, on Dec 23, 2003 at 09:44 PM, in Gaming
PKI for the Mac masses 3,498 Views / 12 Replies  
I've just set up secure e-mail for my wife and I. I used to use PGP, and as a bit of a geek, it was fun to do, but there was no way I could have gotten my wife to learn the concept of public and...
Posted by jclarkv, on Nov 2, 2003 at 08:33 AM, in Applications
Use Activity Monitor 684 Views / 8 Replies  
Try Utilities-->Activity Monitor

I'm more than a little charginned that it looks an awfull lot like the windows counterpart.

I like PTHCPUMonitor. It puts a cpu indicator in the menu bar and...
Posted by jclarkv, on Oct 24, 2003 at 09:39 PM, in Mac OS X
I have a 1.6 with the 5200 card and am very happy... 672 Views / 7 Replies  
I have a 1.6 with the 5200 card and am very happy with the graphics performance. I also don't do games (much).
Posted by jclarkv, on Oct 21, 2003 at 05:48 PM, in Mac Desktops
Two thumbs up 1,041 Views / 21 Replies  
I bought a refurbished iMac from Small Dog and it was like new. I've since ordered several computers (okay, 9) and have been very impressed all around.

My wife encourages me to buy there because...
Posted by jclarkv, on Oct 21, 2003 at 05:46 PM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Question about installing Panther on multiple Macs 341 Views / 2 Replies  
License agreement aside, I don't think it will work. The copy of OS X that comes with the new machine is not (has not been) a copy of the retail installation CD, but specific to the machine...
Posted by jclarkv, on Oct 19, 2003 at 02:47 PM, in Mac OS X
Laptop Keyboard! 1,397 Views / 24 Replies  
I LOVE the way the keyboard on my TiBook feels. I wish I could use that keyboard with my G5.
Posted by jclarkv, on Oct 13, 2003 at 07:56 PM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Compile problems on OS X 498 Views / 18 Replies  
Oops. That last run was with iTunes blasting away. If I turn iTunes off, I get 330 seconds. Significantly better.
Posted by jclarkv, on Oct 4, 2003 at 11:43 AM, in Team MacNN
Compile problems on OS X 498 Views / 18 Replies  
I can't figure out how to get it to compile in OS X with GCC.

When I issue

[G5:~/Downloads/DBench] cvenable% /usr/bin/gcc DBenchlinux.cpp

from the terminal, I get:
"ld: Undefined symbols:...
Posted by jclarkv, on Oct 3, 2003 at 03:21 AM, in Team MacNN
D2OL v 2 Machine Performance Comparisons? 498 Views / 18 Replies  
I suppose one could argue about whether D2OL crunching is a 'real world' task or not. And, of course, there's the argument about whether anything is optimized for anything at any time. But, for the...
Posted by jclarkv, on Oct 1, 2003 at 08:51 AM, in Team MacNN
Re: G5 Memory - Best Pricing? 957 Views / 9 Replies  
Well, I can tell you the worst place to get memory--Apple. I bought my G5 1.6 at an Apple Store and in my frenzy to get it running with a decent amount of RAM, I bought two 512 MB 'kits' (2X256) for...
Posted by jclarkv, on Sep 20, 2003 at 02:11 PM, in Mac Desktops
over 100 345 Views / 3 Replies  
I get over 100 spams per day (and thank God for SpamFire). It's an unfortunate result of having created web sites since 1993 (all of which have my e-mail address on them somewhere).

However, with...
Posted by jclarkv, on Sep 20, 2003 at 10:42 AM, in Team MacNN
Re: Re: Upgrade question 645 Views / 27 Replies  
Had to work today after all, so didn't get a chance to install the 2.0 client on the G5 until this evening. What stats are you looking at?
Posted by jclarkv, on Sep 19, 2003 at 12:20 AM, in Team MacNN
Upgrade question 645 Views / 27 Replies  
I chose to use the upgrade option in the installer for 2.0. How does it get my e-mail address to register the results under?

The SengentD2OL App's about box says the e-mail address is 'unknown'.
Posted by jclarkv, on Sep 18, 2003 at 06:21 PM, in Team MacNN
No up yet, I guess 645 Views / 27 Replies  
21:12 Eastern time. I got the new client, but the servers don't seem to be accepting new registrations yet.

The installers are at http://www.sengent.com/ddesign/installers/D2OL/
Posted by jclarkv, on Sep 17, 2003 at 10:14 PM, in Team MacNN
Where is it? 645 Views / 27 Replies  
It's 0800 (EST) on September 17th. Where is the new client? Huh?

(I just wanted to be ahead of Shaktai for 5 minutes)
Posted by jclarkv, on Sep 17, 2003 at 09:15 AM, in Team MacNN
Re: Re: Re: Re: How about buying an Athlon cruncher? 747 Views / 22 Replies  
Just got a call from the Audi dealer. My '98 A4 needs about 6 Athlon cruncher's worth of work. :err:
Maybe next year.
Posted by jclarkv, on Sep 16, 2003 at 02:45 PM, in Team MacNN
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