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OK to use 1/8" mono plug with iPhone 4 and 5? 649 Views / 0 Replies  
Hi all-

I work at a TV station. Usually we use the phone in whatever live truck we are using to provide the reporters and photographers IFB, which is what they listen to in their ear to get cues...
Posted by ValVashon, on Apr 30, 2014 at 03:27 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Upgraded to Flying Saucer Airport Extreme- questions about setup 494 Views / 1 Replies  
Just upgraded from a Graphite AirPort to the AirPort Extreme that looks like the Graphite one- the "flying saucer" version with the Ethernet in and out ports.

Here's my setup: Cable Modem to Four...
Posted by ValVashon, on Mar 11, 2014 at 05:58 PM, in Networking
Partitioning error on 10.5.8/Leopard 877 Views / 2 Replies  
Today's patient is my son's MDD G4, dual 1 GHz running 10.5.8. Hard drive size is 40 GB. Since I can't find Java 6 to allow us to run the game Minecraft, I have decided to jump into the world of...
Posted by ValVashon, on Dec 26, 2013 at 03:23 PM, in Mac OS X
It's an early 2005 G5, 2.7 GHz dual processor. ... 600 Views / 4 Replies  
It's an early 2005 G5, 2.7 GHz dual processor. Won't be gaming and won't be using dual monitors. If the Radeon 9600 card fries I'd be interested in buying another one as they go for about $20 or...
Posted by ValVashon, on Sep 11, 2013 at 05:48 PM, in Mac Desktops
1 G5, two graphics cards- which to keep? 600 Views / 4 Replies  
Thanks again for everybody's help with my project computers and the G5 project especially. The pile of computers I got came with G5 graphics cards in both the G4 and G5. To use an ADC monitor on...
Posted by ValVashon, on Sep 11, 2013 at 04:17 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks to Coldwater for the RAM! It now starts... 2,215 Views / 8 Replies  
Thanks to Coldwater for the RAM! It now starts up after I put two sticks in, and I had it on long enough to start off a disc and format the hard drive. Most of the covers on the cooling system were...
Posted by ValVashon, on Sep 5, 2013 at 10:54 PM, in Mac Desktops
It just says "D 58" or something like that (tiny... 2,215 Views / 8 Replies  
It just says "D 58" or something like that (tiny print, bad eyes even with granny glasses) next to it. No real diagnostic information. I have a line on some guaranteed correct RAM so I will report...
Posted by ValVashon, on Sep 1, 2013 at 09:56 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks for the heads up, but I've tried the RAM... 2,215 Views / 8 Replies  
Thanks for the heads up, but I've tried the RAM that way already- both pairs of RAM in the #1 slots (at different times) but still just the blinking light. My only thought is that I have cheaped out...
Posted by ValVashon, on Aug 23, 2013 at 11:05 AM, in Mac Desktops
PowerMac G5- no startup chime 2,215 Views / 8 Replies  
Another one off of the chipper pile from work. This is my toughest one, but it's the one I want to get working the most. It's a PowerMac G5, early 2005 build with the dual 2.7 Ghz processors. ...
Posted by ValVashon, on Aug 22, 2013 at 10:42 PM, in Mac Desktops
All good! 919 Views / 9 Replies  
Sure helps when you follow directions. And thanks to the responders here for pointing out my errors around using xpost facto when I didn't need to.

So here is what I have- a B&W G3 running...
Posted by ValVashon, on Aug 16, 2013 at 09:57 PM, in Mac Desktops
So I wonder why I installed XpostFacto and why I... 919 Views / 9 Replies  
So I wonder why I installed XpostFacto and why I thought I needed it. I'm guessing that's what was giving me the circle/slash error message. 10.4 should be good enough for basic use on a B&W G3 as...
Posted by ValVashon, on Jul 28, 2013 at 12:21 AM, in Mac Desktops
thanks 919 Views / 9 Replies  
Thanks-

Those are exactly the kinds of links I was looking for. I was late to the game on these cards as I didn't have a PowerMac at the time.

If anybody else wants to weigh in with some of...
Posted by ValVashon, on Jul 27, 2013 at 04:08 PM, in Mac Desktops
B&W G3- how do I upgrade/install a PowerLogix ZIF Card? 919 Views / 9 Replies  
This project has been a long time in the making, so please bear with me regarding this old machine. I was given one and recently another B&W G3 from work- it was grab them now or they will go to the...
Posted by ValVashon, on Jul 27, 2013 at 01:39 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yes- both programs say they are compatible with... 644 Views / 3 Replies  
Yes- both programs say they are compatible with G3 models and 10.4. I have been in contact with MegaSeg and they have verified that a B&W G3 with a 300 mhz processor and 10.4.11 should be able to...
Posted by ValVashon, on Jun 14, 2012 at 09:02 PM, in Applications
Runtime error when installing software 644 Views / 3 Replies  
Subject is a B&W G3 running 10.4.11, just installed over 10.3.9 so it was actually installed as an "upgrade" instead of a full install.

Problem is with trying to install either of two music...
Posted by ValVashon, on Jun 14, 2012 at 07:19 PM, in Applications
D-Link DI-604 router question 722 Views / 1 Replies  
Old school, huh? Anyway, routing the internet to all of our Mac goodness is a D-Link DI-604 4 port wired router. One port feeds the Graphite Airport (more old stuff!), one port feeds the iMac...
Posted by ValVashon, on Feb 27, 2012 at 11:17 PM, in Networking
Thanks- The retail disc appears to be 10.3.0. I... 1,576 Views / 3 Replies  
Thanks- The retail disc appears to be 10.3.0. I didn't know the booting up process was that revision specific. The hard drive has lots of space so that won't be an issue. I'll try some more memory...
Posted by ValVashon, on May 23, 2011 at 07:57 AM, in Mac Desktops
Mac Mini won't boot off of OS X CD 1,576 Views / 3 Replies  
We have three first generation Mac Mini's here at work (a TV station), running Streambox monitoring remote transmitter sites. They were set up years ago by non-mac people and have just been running...
Posted by ValVashon, on May 23, 2011 at 07:22 AM, in Mac Desktops
AGFA Scanwise software ColorSync problem 968 Views / 0 Replies  
I realize this is a real blast from the past, but I am using an AGFA SnapScan Touch scanner and now, possibly after upgrading to Snow Leopard 10.6.6, the ScanWise software gives me this error message...
Posted by ValVashon, on May 7, 2011 at 01:45 PM, in Applications
You're not being ignored- it's just that I kept... 2,532 Views / 10 Replies  
You're not being ignored- it's just that I kept finding hints on the web of OSX usefulness of these cards. Welovemacs.com, for example, posted a link to the driver software. It returns an Adaptec...
Posted by ValVashon, on Feb 21, 2011 at 10:31 PM, in Mac Desktops
I remember reading that somewhere. I'm pretty... 2,532 Views / 10 Replies  
I remember reading that somewhere. I'm pretty sure that the markings here identify it as a PowerDomain card (sorry for the slightly blurry photo):
...
Posted by ValVashon, on Feb 21, 2011 at 04:22 PM, in Mac Desktops
The first quote above comes from an article on... 2,532 Views / 10 Replies  
The first quote above comes from an article on the Adaptec website that is mostly about whether or not the cards will physically fit into newer computers as they seemed to have a different style of...
Posted by ValVashon, on Feb 19, 2011 at 11:09 AM, in Mac Desktops
Adaptec SCSI card not recognized on B&W G3 2,532 Views / 10 Replies  
Hello again- thanks for all your help with my monitor problem on my G3. Here's a new one for you: The SCSI card I have laying around is an Adaptec AHA-2940W/2940UW. This project's been a while in...
Posted by ValVashon, on Feb 18, 2011 at 08:02 PM, in Mac Desktops
Fixed! 2,166 Views / 16 Replies  
I probably should have stated that this was a hand-me-down computer from work. OS 10.2.3 or some thing like that was still on the internal hard drive. I wiped that clean and did a fresh install of...
Posted by ValVashon, on Feb 18, 2011 at 07:39 PM, in Mac Desktops
Partitioning error when using Disk Utility 3,002 Views / 1 Replies  
To better facilitate backups, I have decided to create a dedicated partition on my external hard drive for Time Machine to use. This is a 300GB disk (don't laugh) with 116 GB of music on it (mostly...
Posted by ValVashon, on Jan 14, 2011 at 07:15 PM, in Applications
Need streaming audio player with balance control 444 Views / 0 Replies  
This needs to run under 10.3 on a 233 Bondi iMac. I have a need to monitor two audio streams (web based scanner feeds) and send them to separate channels (one to right, one to left) so they can be...
Posted by ValVashon, on Nov 9, 2010 at 07:45 AM, in Applications
I was using the VGA connection, the only port my... 2,166 Views / 16 Replies  
I was using the VGA connection, the only port my Rage 128 has. I say was, because the Hannspree 22" is headed back to Staples. I couldn't look at that black bar and not think about the extra money...
Posted by ValVashon, on Nov 1, 2010 at 06:31 PM, in Mac Desktops
Different monitor also not working 2,166 Views / 16 Replies  
So I decided that the best thing to do would be to buy a Hannspree 22" monitor with a maximum resolution of 1920x1080, which is one of the resolutions listed on the RAGE 128 card. Problem solved? ...
Posted by ValVashon, on Oct 31, 2010 at 09:17 PM, in Mac Desktops
So is a Radeon 7200 what I need? I see several... 2,166 Views / 16 Replies  
So is a Radeon 7200 what I need? I see several on eBay right now starting at $10, which is about my budget. Will this be plug and play in my G3? Is there a "PC" and a "Mac" versions of the card or...
Posted by ValVashon, on Oct 18, 2010 at 01:46 AM, in Mac Desktops
ATI RAGE 128 video card- updates available? 2,166 Views / 16 Replies  
Hi all- it's been a while. Spouse and I have been MacBook/iMac people for a while and didn't much pay attention to screen resolutions and such. Now I am building up a B&W G3 for a project, and am...
Posted by ValVashon, on Oct 11, 2010 at 10:37 PM, in Mac Desktops
Oh yeah, I forgot, I already cleared the PRAM and... 2,278 Views / 2 Replies  
Oh yeah, I forgot, I already cleared the PRAM and SMC. Got it to boot up today off of the better half's MacBook install CD's with 10.5 on them. Message says OS X can't be installed from these...
Posted by ValVashon, on Oct 31, 2009 at 07:34 PM, in Mac Desktops
Mac Mini won't boot from CD or Firewire 2,278 Views / 2 Replies  
The patient today is an original Mac Mini, 1.24 gHz G4. Mini lives at a TV station. Mini is used along with two others displaying a StreamBox feed from our affiliate TV station the next city over. ...
Posted by ValVashon, on Oct 30, 2009 at 12:44 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yes- I got it off of the junk pile at work. It... 1,166 Views / 11 Replies  
Yes- I got it off of the junk pile at work. It works fine for me after it had a good cleaning, it just couldn't take the sales department's printing demands. So I suppose I'll have to dig up a...
Posted by ValVashon, on Jul 27, 2008 at 10:44 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
It's got a JetDirect card in the printer itself. ... 1,166 Views / 11 Replies  
It's got a JetDirect card in the printer itself. The test page shows an IP address of 10.8.24.39 on the "MIO" section of the page. In the router (a D-Link DI-604) it shows an IP address of...
Posted by ValVashon, on Jul 27, 2008 at 03:38 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Is the IP address on the printer test page that I... 1,166 Views / 11 Replies  
Is the IP address on the printer test page that I can print? Or is there a way to discover it with OS X? It's a HP LaserJet 4MP.

Val

P.S.: Bonjour for Windows wouldn't discover it, either.
Posted by ValVashon, on Jul 26, 2008 at 11:41 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
That's just it- that procedure doesn't find the... 1,166 Views / 11 Replies  
That's just it- that procedure doesn't find the networked printer. I don't log in much under windows so I didn't remember that procedure enough to post it as what I had already done. "Adding a...
Posted by ValVashon, on Jul 25, 2008 at 10:11 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
How do I add networked printer in XP Pro 1,166 Views / 11 Replies  
I'm such a newbie to windows it isn't funny. My wife had to install XP Pro to do some database creation in Explorer for Windows. I was able to add the HP inkjet printer we have connected via USB,...
Posted by ValVashon, on Jul 25, 2008 at 08:35 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
D-Link DWL-122: Success on OS X! 2,596 Views / 0 Replies  
I know some of you may still be looking for a USB wireless solution for your older (or maybe newer) Mac. Unlike many others (just read the reviews on Amazon.com) I have had success with the D-Link...
Posted by ValVashon, on Jun 1, 2007 at 05:11 PM, in Networking
If these cassettes were recorded in mono or have... 378 Views / 2 Replies  
If these cassettes were recorded in mono or have minimal stereo seperation, you will want to consider using only one side (right or left) of the cassette deck output to avoid phasing errors. Phasing...
Posted by ValVashon, on Apr 21, 2007 at 09:39 PM, in Applications
Tried this with the existing bad hard drive. Got... 829 Views / 15 Replies  
Tried this with the existing bad hard drive. Got pretty far the first try and then I think the disc was scratched (have since had it polished) which caused the install to hang. Long story short,...
Posted by ValVashon, on Apr 19, 2007 at 09:32 PM, in Mac OS X
Why, thanks for the scolding there "msuper". I'm... 829 Views / 15 Replies  
Why, thanks for the scolding there "msuper". I'm sure that added bunches to the discussion. If you had read my first post, you would have known that I referred to Norton as a "terrible choice". ...
Posted by ValVashon, on Apr 3, 2007 at 10:26 PM, in Mac OS X
Tried to run disk utility and got the spinning... 829 Views / 15 Replies  
Tried to run disk utility and got the spinning beach ball (for like half an hour). Won't start again from the CD but I'm going to keep trying. Guess its a new cd drive for me.

Val
Posted by ValVashon, on Mar 31, 2007 at 10:53 PM, in Mac OS X
These are all retail versions of the software in... 829 Views / 15 Replies  
These are all retail versions of the software in question. That said, I just reset the NVRAM via the open firmware commands and had it boot from the CD drive! Just one thing- it still has the old...
Posted by ValVashon, on Mar 31, 2007 at 06:39 PM, in Mac OS X
Took the memory stick out (I was getting a... 829 Views / 15 Replies  
Took the memory stick out (I was getting a "default catch code" and now the computer is stuck in the "option boot" mode- it shows OS X, OS 9 and the installer cd as booting options, but won't boot...
Posted by ValVashon, on Mar 31, 2007 at 03:33 PM, in Mac OS X
This clamshell does not have a firewire port,... 829 Views / 15 Replies  
This clamshell does not have a firewire port, otherwise I would have tried that. I thought I could get it to boot by connecting it to the iMac via an ethernet cable, but "Network Booting" is just an...
Posted by ValVashon, on Mar 31, 2007 at 01:11 PM, in Mac OS X
Clamshell boots into open firmware from (some) CD's 829 Views / 15 Replies  
Patient:

Clamshell iBook, 366 G3 with a dying 12 gb hard drive partitioned 3 ways- OS 9; OS X (10.2.8) and one with the rest of the space. At some point in the past I was able to get OS 10.2.8...
Posted by ValVashon, on Mar 31, 2007 at 01:04 AM, in Mac OS X
As there is no such thing as a Bondi Blue iMac... 478 Views / 5 Replies  
As there is no such thing as a Bondi Blue iMac tower, let's start by identifying what it is you do have. There is a reason for this, I'm not just being bitchy and trying to correct your terminology....
Posted by ValVashon, on Mar 26, 2007 at 09:31 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks for recognizing what I meant, GHP. I come... 573 Views / 3 Replies  
Thanks for recognizing what I meant, GHP. I come from the world of TV news remote broadcasting and run around every day with a BNC barrel in my watch pocket "just in case". Nothing will stop you...
Posted by ValVashon, on Mar 24, 2007 at 01:09 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
"Barrel" for connecting firewire cables 573 Views / 3 Replies  
Does anybody know of something like this:

http://www.dvwarehouse.com/TecNec-FW6-FW6CM-6-Pin-1394-to-6-Pin-1394-Chassis-Mount-p-23527.html&pltid=a861f5470bca534d38225d9c086dd75f

except for less...
Posted by ValVashon, on Mar 23, 2007 at 10:45 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I posted earlier about still using my G3 iMac... 30,564 Views / 207 Replies  
I posted earlier about still using my G3 iMac (which I do, but we now have a new intel iMac as our new main computer) but I have to share a sad sight from yesterday. Pulled off a state highway near...
Posted by ValVashon, on Mar 18, 2007 at 02:06 PM, in Mac Desktops
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