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Like and idiot.... 1,578 Views / 18 Replies  
I went to the local Apple store today to buy a holster. I had (up to this point) not had any "incidents" with my phone.

I had my phone in my hand to put it against holsters. I had picked the one I...
Posted by jasonv1, on Jul 6, 2007 at 11:27 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Pioneer deck with iPod add-on interface working a-ok 1,810 Views / 49 Replies  
When I plug it in the phone tells me it "wasn't designed for this device" then asks me if I want to disable the phone so it doesn't interfere with the music.

The message is just a courtesy, the...
Posted by jasonv1, on Jul 3, 2007 at 10:16 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
No shortage of stock in Raleigh NC store 374 Views / 1 Replies  
Called Raleigh store at 10:30 and verified they still had phones. Arrived 11PM and walked out with an 8GB.

Are we so used to product shortages at lauch that this seems out of place? Or was the...
Posted by jasonv1, on Jun 29, 2007 at 11:31 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
4 purchases only 1 problem. My last unit (a... 1,359 Views / 9 Replies  
4 purchases only 1 problem.

My last unit (a MBP C2D) had a 3mm by 1mm scratch through the aluminum skin.

I called Apple, calmly explained that while a scratch may be commonplace a scratch...
Posted by jasonv1, on Jan 22, 2007 at 10:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Recent interesting experience with a refurb MBP Core 2 Duo purchase 388 Views / 0 Replies  
Got the machine Tuesday opened it Wednesday (busy week).

Upon opening it I noticed a scratch (through the finishing down to the black part) on the display rear cover/laptop rear cover at the...
Posted by jasonv1, on Jan 13, 2007 at 02:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well..... 424 Views / 4 Replies  
Call Apple and get their advice. Tell them you bought ram from them and the screw to the laptop won't come out. If they tell you to send it in for repair do it.

Any other advice is bad advice...
Posted by jasonv1, on Dec 7, 2006 at 01:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
And the funny thing is... 776 Views / 17 Replies  
The same company in China makes laptops for multiple manufacturers:

The Laptop Trail - WSJ.com...
Posted by jasonv1, on Nov 15, 2006 at 10:24 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Rust takes months to develop.... 2,787 Views / 42 Replies  
Like everyone said, raise hell...

ANy decent CSR will admit that this *had* to be going on for months.
Posted by jasonv1, on Nov 10, 2006 at 11:55 AM, in Mac Desktops
Doh, missed the CPU difference there. Sigh,... 4,237 Views / 25 Replies  
Doh, missed the CPU difference there.

Sigh, I hate laptops. :P
Posted by jasonv1, on Oct 24, 2006 at 11:12 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The best part is you might even get "extras" when... 404 Views / 9 Replies  
The best part is you might even get "extras" when you send it in. I've heard stories of case parts being replaced wo asking for it, etc.
Posted by jasonv1, on Oct 24, 2006 at 11:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
MBP video choices 128 vs 256 4,237 Views / 25 Replies  
How likely is it that I would kick myself for not going with the mid range 2gb/256MB video ram model (instead of the "low" end 1gb/128mb model).

1799 and 2299 (Edu prices) are quote a difference...
Posted by jasonv1, on Oct 24, 2006 at 10:54 AM, in Mac Notebooks
32 bit processors will be able to run Vista,... 1,193 Views / 18 Replies  
32 bit processors will be able to run Vista, otherwise the beta program (which I am in) would be a rather limited one.

I haven't tried installing Vista under bootcamp yet, I have this feeling that...
Posted by jasonv1, on Apr 17, 2006 at 04:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It took until the next morning for me. I... 1,871 Views / 32 Replies  
It took until the next morning for me.

I would give them a quick call, they answer the phone fairly quickly. Their system hides your tracking number anyway, all you see is the shipment status part...
Posted by jasonv1, on Apr 17, 2006 at 04:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You had to buy it at the same time as the Mac. It... 1,871 Views / 32 Replies  
You had to buy it at the same time as the Mac. It is the same deal that Apple has when you buy a new Mac; onsale mentioned the deal on the same page as the mac itself.

Buy a HP DJ5740 and get a...
Posted by jasonv1, on Apr 14, 2006 at 10:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Im happy 5,461 Views / 75 Replies  
I got mine yesterdaay and I'd like to think that most of the bugs have been worked out.

I have none of the "common" issues that others have seen, and mine is sitting on my lap as I type this.
...
Posted by jasonv1, on Apr 14, 2006 at 08:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Got mine yesterday 1,871 Views / 32 Replies  
UPS 2 day turned into UPS 3 day, but at least I have it.

Gotta love the double (actually triple) boxing. Actual laptop box, inside Apple laptop shipping box, inside onsale.com shipping box.

I...
Posted by jasonv1, on Apr 14, 2006 at 10:51 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Check your settings... 820 Views / 5 Replies  
There is some setting that you are supposed to change in WOW, there was a post a week or two back about it. If you search you should find it.

It's one of the check boxes in the video setup,...
Posted by jasonv1, on Apr 12, 2006 at 04:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Shipping notice 1,871 Views / 32 Replies  
I got my shipping notice today, 2 day shipping so I should have it by midweek.
Posted by jasonv1, on Apr 10, 2006 at 08:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I did just before posting this thread. They... 1,871 Views / 32 Replies  
I did just before posting this thread. They called me today to verify the order/credit card info, so it looks like it will ship Monday.
Posted by jasonv1, on Apr 8, 2006 at 09:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Use the coupon code from MacPrices.com: BWBE0720 1,871 Views / 32 Replies  
Use the coupon code from MacPrices.com: BWBE0720
Posted by jasonv1, on Apr 7, 2006 at 10:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I personally guarantee that something will happen... 997 Views / 10 Replies  
I personally guarantee that something will happen tomorrow, simply because I bought my MBP tonight.

My iBook auction ended last night as well, so if the iBooks would happen to debut tomorrow (I...
Posted by jasonv1, on Apr 6, 2006 at 09:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
10% off MacBooks at onsale.com 1,871 Views / 32 Replies  
I'm not posting the link because I don't want any accusations of affiliate links.

I found the deal on macprices.com, so link through there if you want.

10% off, and they have the FAR HP 5740...
Posted by jasonv1, on Apr 6, 2006 at 09:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
In all fairness, bootcamp is a BETA product, not... 9,791 Views / 7 Replies  
In all fairness, bootcamp is a BETA product, not made by Microsoft, who actually made XP.
Posted by jasonv1, on Apr 6, 2006 at 07:22 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
FRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK! My iBook... 1,903 Views / 9 Replies  
FRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!

My iBook auction ends today (selling to finance a MacBook purchase!), what perfect timing!

This is probably one of the smartest decisions that Apple has made in...
Posted by jasonv1, on Apr 5, 2006 at 02:50 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
My bad. I decided to log into GSX (Apple... 2,231 Views / 27 Replies  
My bad.

I decided to log into GSX (Apple service site for partners) and check for sure (something I should have done first).

There are no notes out yet about MBP logic board "updates".
Posted by jasonv1, on Apr 4, 2006 at 10:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Already a "Rev C and D"? MBP owners start scheduling your repairs 2,231 Views / 27 Replies  
I'm not bashing the product mind you, an announcement like this actually clears the way for me to go ahead and get one.

http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=1584

"I spoke with Apple...
Posted by jasonv1, on Apr 3, 2006 at 09:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
This is really good advice, as I used to help my... 393 Views / 7 Replies  
This is really good advice, as I used to help my customers out this way.

If you were a good customer of mine and you came to me (down the road) with an issue I would take care if it.

Please...
Posted by jasonv1, on Mar 22, 2006 at 10:48 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Ugh. Recent history says that your laptop is... 393 Views / 7 Replies  
Ugh.

Recent history says that your laptop is now "computer non gratis" with AppleCare.

Just read through old posts and see how Apple often blames anything that breaks on a laptop (down the...
Posted by jasonv1, on Mar 21, 2006 at 08:05 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Send it to Apple. AASP's rarely do enough... 332 Views / 2 Replies  
Send it to Apple.

AASP's rarely do enough repair work to learn how to do it properly, especially when it comes to laptops.

My own (former) employer would do desktop repairs, but for laptops we...
Posted by jasonv1, on Jan 19, 2006 at 11:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I just got a G4 14" yesterday. The laptop... 622 Views / 4 Replies  
I just got a G4 14" yesterday.

The laptop itself looks perfect (maybe a couple of scuffs around the keyboard, but it is an iBook).

The AC adapter had a number of scratches. Since the laptop is...
Posted by jasonv1, on May 4, 2005 at 10:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Alas I tried! I guess I'll wait to open the... 430 Views / 7 Replies  
Alas I tried!

I guess I'll wait to open the new Ibook until the store re-opens. While I don't expect an Ibook update, we all know how these things go.
Posted by jasonv1, on May 3, 2005 at 08:10 AM, in Mac Desktops
FYI the online Apple store is being "updated" right now (8AM EST Tues) 430 Views / 7 Replies  
Should we start the wagers now?
Posted by jasonv1, on May 3, 2005 at 08:01 AM, in Mac Desktops
You've earned a cookie. The online Apple... 1,154 Views / 7 Replies  
You've earned a cookie.

The online Apple store is down for changes right now. (What will the update bring?!?!)

Jason
Posted by jasonv1, on May 3, 2005 at 07:59 AM, in Mac Desktops
If you are lucky, inverter board. Fairly easy... 420 Views / 7 Replies  
If you are lucky, inverter board. Fairly easy repair (on Ibooks anyway). The inverter board powers the LCD tube in the display, and is usually fairly cheap.

If you are unlucky, bad bulb on the...
Posted by jasonv1, on May 2, 2005 at 07:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
They don't check at all. Pick an email... 598 Views / 11 Replies  
They don't check at all.

Pick an email address and a school and that's all you need.
Posted by jasonv1, on Apr 28, 2005 at 10:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This is the way to go. Sell it on eBay: as... 6,210 Views / 55 Replies  
This is the way to go. Sell it on eBay: as is/won't post/etc.

Lots of ebayers will think you are an idiot and the problem is something simple like a pram battery.
Posted by jasonv1, on Apr 28, 2005 at 10:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Wow... 2,481 Views / 43 Replies  
Laugh....

I was just trying to help. I didn't put the thing on eDonkey or any torrent site, just here. Considering most people on this board spend a lot of money on Apple products, I had no moral...
Posted by jasonv1, on Jan 28, 2005 at 06:41 PM, in Mac Desktops
Also (kind of funny) 2,481 Views / 43 Replies  
This is the first apple service manual that says either:

Purchase an Apple modified putty knife. (Is that trademarked?)

OR

Purchase a putty knife at the store and use sandpaper "modify" it.
Posted by jasonv1, on Jan 22, 2005 at 07:54 AM, in Mac Desktops
MacMini service manual - got it 2,481 Views / 43 Replies  
PM me for a link.

Jason
Posted by jasonv1, on Jan 22, 2005 at 07:50 AM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Can you identify this part? 761 Views / 12 Replies  
If you want I can get you a service manual and you can hunt the part down.

Just PM me if you want one.

Jason

PS: I'd offer to look but I am heading to bed right after I finish this post....
Posted by jasonv1, on Sep 29, 2004 at 09:45 PM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Re: Unique display resolution for each user profile ? Can it be done? 489 Views / 3 Replies  
I found a quirk in OSX then.

You need to log in as each user (not via fast user switching) and set the resolution of choice.

If you fast user switch over to the other user and set to resolution...
Posted by jasonv1, on Sep 28, 2004 at 08:10 PM, in Mac OS X
Unique display resolution for each user profile ? Can it be done? 489 Views / 3 Replies  
Is there a way (10.3) to have a unique display resolution for each user profile?

While I like 1600x1200, my wife needs it dialed down a bit. I using a CRT so "optimal resolution" isn't something I...
Posted by jasonv1, on Sep 28, 2004 at 07:00 PM, in Mac OS X
Re: Re: Re: Help: Installing optical drive in 2nd bay of MDD - size issue with metal back 612 Views / 9 Replies  
I figured it would do no harm, but it never hurts to insert my disclaimer. You never know what those stray RF waves are capable of.

Jason
Posted by jasonv1, on Sep 26, 2004 at 07:07 PM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Re: Advice to Turnpike 3,632 Views / 60 Replies  
I have to agree with this.

While I did eventually get a replacement refurb machine, it did take 5 phone calls and some patient arguing.

My problem was a missing ram retainer clip. While not a...
Posted by jasonv1, on Sep 26, 2004 at 02:31 PM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Help: Installing optical drive in 2nd bay of MDD - size issue with metal back panel 612 Views / 9 Replies  
The G3 B@W's had a panel similar to that one.

AFAIK, it is there to help prevent interference between the power supply and optical drives. There may be a secondary reason such as minimizing...
Posted by jasonv1, on Sep 25, 2004 at 10:42 PM, in Mac Desktops
Re: A nice surprise from a refurb Powermac 728 Views / 2 Replies  
I didn't do too bad, got a free 9600XT in my refurb Dual 1.8.

My "original" one had a missing memory clip so I had them send me a new unit and it had the "bonus" card, where my "original" had no...
Posted by jasonv1, on Sep 24, 2004 at 10:44 PM, in Mac Desktops
I agree that the problem could be considered... 728 Views / 7 Replies  
I agree that the problem could be considered "minor," but I just can't justify it having just shelled out $1700.

Since I will eventually eBay the machine (after a few years anyway) I need it to be...
Posted by jasonv1, on Sep 22, 2004 at 09:02 PM, in Mac Desktops
It is on its way back to Apple (with a... 728 Views / 7 Replies  
It is on its way back to Apple (with a replacement being shipped overnight as soon as Apple sees that it is on the way back), but it did take about 90 minutes and 4 phone calls.

Call 1) Apple...
Posted by jasonv1, on Sep 22, 2004 at 08:59 PM, in Mac Desktops
What happens after that? Do I just buy a... 728 Views / 7 Replies  
What happens after that?

Do I just buy a different one? or is it up to me basically?

Jason
Posted by jasonv1, on Sep 21, 2004 at 10:03 PM, in Mac Desktops
Of all the nit picky things to be wrong with a refurb.... 728 Views / 7 Replies  
On day 4 of ownership I cracked my 1.8 dually to add memory.

One of the freaking memory retainer clips is missing! What frustrates me most is that it will requires a logic board to fix, and I...
Posted by jasonv1, on Sep 21, 2004 at 02:50 PM, in Mac Desktops
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