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entity119: Can you clarify what that picture is... 142,260 Views / 89 Replies  
entity119: Can you clarify what that picture is showing? Is it the shipped drive inside the new iMacs, or is it another 9.5mm optical drive?
Posted by duck, on Aug 14, 2007 at 02:32 AM, in Hardware Hacking
jmcnally: I don't like your chances. Since the... 142,260 Views / 89 Replies  
jmcnally: I don't like your chances. Since the machines are even thinner, I suspect they're using the Matsushita drives exclusively, which means you can't even swap them out for a Pioneer.

As for...
Posted by duck, on Aug 9, 2007 at 07:25 PM, in Hardware Hacking
OwossoBorn: what's VLC (www.videolan.org - OSX... 108,022 Views / 421 Replies  
OwossoBorn: what's VLC (www.videolan.org - OSX only) like playing back DVDs on these? I suspect the problem has something to do with video overlay..
Posted by duck, on May 29, 2007 at 04:14 AM, in Hardware Hacking
The bat-s**t insane way of doing this would be to... 4,985 Views / 10 Replies  
The bat-s**t insane way of doing this would be to get a dell 24 inch LCD, gut it, and put that inside the iMac 24 inch, then make some form of external box that holds everything from the iMac, and...
Posted by duck, on May 29, 2007 at 02:35 AM, in Hardware Hacking
Slightly OT, but you should pick up those dead G3... 108,022 Views / 421 Replies  
Slightly OT, but you should pick up those dead G3 iBooks.. I found an electronics place here in Perth that will fix them for $44/hr (and they can do 2 per hour) :-)
Posted by duck, on May 29, 2007 at 02:30 AM, in Hardware Hacking
It should be compatible. Is your spare PB screen... 1,235 Views / 3 Replies  
It should be compatible. Is your spare PB screen in a case, or just a panel?

Getting the iBook G4 screen open is as simple as removing the four screws from around the sides, and gently prying the...
Posted by duck, on May 2, 2007 at 11:24 PM, in Hardware Hacking
The LTN121X1 in the iBook G3/500 is usually the... 108,022 Views / 421 Replies  
The LTN121X1 in the iBook G3/500 is usually the Samsung LTN121X1-L01 .. this panel is pin and signal compatible with pretty much every other 1024x768 12.1 inch LCD made after 2001, such as the LG...
Posted by duck, on Apr 16, 2007 at 01:58 AM, in Hardware Hacking
I've watched this thread on and off, and I notice... 108,022 Views / 421 Replies  
I've watched this thread on and off, and I notice no-one has mentioned the 1920x1200 Powerbook G4 upgrade.. They had some similar problems and managed to solve it. Check it out here - Anyone...
Posted by duck, on Apr 15, 2007 at 07:29 AM, in Hardware Hacking
I saw this a few months ago, and kept it in mind... 2,102 Views / 2 Replies  
I saw this a few months ago, and kept it in mind when constructing my Pismo Photo Frame. Nice job :)
Posted by duck, on Feb 9, 2007 at 07:42 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Hi icky, The thing along the bottom of the... 1,490 Views / 6 Replies  
Hi icky,

The thing along the bottom of the screen is the Inverter board, which provides the current to drive the backlight, and not the backlight itself, so it can be moved wherever needed (and...
Posted by duck, on Feb 9, 2007 at 07:37 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Bah, kids! (I'm only 27 ;) It's conceivable... 1,458 Views / 4 Replies  
Bah, kids! (I'm only 27 ;)

It's conceivable that the solder joints that make the electrical connection from the outer ring to the small circuitboard in the plug have broken. While I've tried...
Posted by duck, on Jan 31, 2007 at 05:22 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Pliers and paitence. Do you remember shop? :) 1,458 Views / 4 Replies  
Pliers and paitence. Do you remember shop? :)
Posted by duck, on Jan 31, 2007 at 09:31 AM, in Hardware Hacking
My Powerbook Photo Frame.. 1,490 Views / 6 Replies  
I came into a few Powerbook G3 Pismos.. not needing either of them, and one of them being incomplete.. I figured, seems like a good donor machine for a photo frame!

See pictures here :...
Posted by duck, on Jan 31, 2007 at 09:30 AM, in Hardware Hacking
For RPC-2 drives, the counter is stored in the... 142,260 Views / 89 Replies  
For RPC-2 drives, the counter is stored in the drive mechanism. For RPC-1 drives, it's in the operating system only. I'm sorry, but there's no way that reinstalling the OS will change that RPC-2...
Posted by duck, on Oct 8, 2006 at 10:33 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Yeah, in many cases the 8x5 and 8x6 are almost... 142,260 Views / 89 Replies  
Yeah, in many cases the 8x5 and 8x6 are almost identical, with the 8x6 being a special Apple version, and the 8x5 being a regular part. They also tend to do an 8x0 for each series, which is...
Posted by duck, on Oct 5, 2006 at 11:36 PM, in Hardware Hacking
You may find the shield of the coax is tied to... 1,846 Views / 8 Replies  
You may find the shield of the coax is tied to some form of earth on the other end, and just exists to provide sheilding. However, you're right, it is interesting if only one pin per wire makes any...
Posted by duck, on Oct 2, 2006 at 05:39 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Hi Phil, I don't think the FTA will change... 142,260 Views / 89 Replies  
Hi Phil,

I don't think the FTA will change things here. The amendments proposed have to my understanding been quite clear as to the difference between access control and content protection.

I...
Posted by duck, on Sep 29, 2006 at 02:12 AM, in Hardware Hacking
Did you miss my explaination? Nothing VLC does... 142,260 Views / 89 Replies  
Did you miss my explaination? Nothing VLC does can get around this region coding on newer Matsushita drives.
Posted by duck, on Sep 26, 2006 at 10:22 AM, in Hardware Hacking
Apple2Mac/indigoimac : Please don't respond to... 142,260 Views / 89 Replies  
Apple2Mac/indigoimac : Please don't respond to subjects you know nothing about. In this instance, your response could cause people to do irreparable harm to their hardware.

Region X only works...
Posted by duck, on Sep 5, 2006 at 06:53 PM, in Hardware Hacking
In many cases, the wires are coaxial, meaning... 1,846 Views / 8 Replies  
In many cases, the wires are coaxial, meaning they're like antenna wires. Resoldering them won't work.
Posted by duck, on Sep 5, 2006 at 10:04 AM, in Hardware Hacking
What is the optical drive in it? Make and model... 7,486 Views / 28 Replies  
What is the optical drive in it? Make and model if you can please :)
Posted by duck, on May 17, 2006 at 09:01 AM, in Mac Notebooks
No. The newest Matshita drive that can be made... 142,260 Views / 89 Replies  
No. The newest Matshita drive that can be made region free is the UJ-816. The UJ-825, UJ-835, UJ-845 and UJ-857 have no region free firmware. These drives are primarily used in Macs, and the two...
Posted by duck, on May 14, 2006 at 09:23 AM, in Hardware Hacking
I suspect the reason MCE's price is so low is... 947 Views / 4 Replies  
I suspect the reason MCE's price is so low is because they aren't out to make huge sums of money on it. The drive they put in they probably pay (at most) $60 for. The rest of it goes towards their...
Posted by duck, on May 8, 2006 at 05:57 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Re: Re: Mac mini in cars? Other mods. 2,415 Views / 26 Replies  
I don't think this will be an option. The mac mini has a largish external power supply which you will probably need to run off an inverter. The power connector on the mac mini looks to be 10...
Posted by duck, on Jan 14, 2005 at 10:21 AM, in Hardware Hacking
In answer to the questions, yes is still smooths... 922 Views / 7 Replies  
In answer to the questions, yes is still smooths images that you zoom out from, and yes I've tried it with and without "anti-alias text and line art" set. It works fine with vector images (aka text...
Posted by duck, on Nov 1, 2003 at 08:26 PM, in macOS
Preview.app doesn't scale nicely anymore :( 922 Views / 7 Replies  
I'm a bit disappointed by Preview.app in 10.3, in 10.2 and below, it was able to scale images up or down really nicely, doing bilinear or trilinear filtering ande scaling.. in 10.3, it seems to only...
Posted by duck, on Oct 31, 2003 at 09:53 AM, in macOS
MSIE on OSX handing PNGs badly.. 286 Views / 1 Replies  
As much as I find it a good browser, there are certain things that lead me to believe that MSIE bites.

When I go to a MRTG page with lots of PNGs in, they all load fine.. then when I rightclick...
Posted by duck, on Jan 12, 2002 at 12:31 AM, in Applications
MSIE on OSX handing PNGs badly.. 324 Views / 2 Replies  
As much as I find it a good browser, there are certain things that lead me to believe that MSIE bites.

When I go to a MRTG page with lots of PNGs in, they all load fine.. then when I rightclick...
Posted by duck, on Jan 12, 2002 at 12:31 AM, in Applications
Yes. Me! ... 1,243 Views / 2 Replies  
Yes. Me! http://forums.macnn.com/cgi-bin/biggrin.gif

Hehe.

Honestly, DVD region coding is just *EVIL*. The problems of PAL vs NTSC was just accidental because of how television developed, but...
Posted by duck, on Nov 22, 2000 at 01:59 AM, in Hardware Hacking
Multi Region enabler for Hitachi GD-7x00 DVD 1,243 Views / 2 Replies  
Thought lots of you might like to know that there is a program to indefinately reset the region-change counter for the Hitachi DVD drive (GD-7000/7500) which is found in the newer G4s.

It is not a...
Posted by duck, on Nov 21, 2000 at 07:03 PM, in Hardware Hacking
I too am trembling awaiting my new G4/400... 483 Views / 10 Replies  
I too am trembling awaiting my new G4/400 128/20GB DVD/17 In Monitor combo which is arriving on thursday.. it will be so very very cool indeed http://forums.macnn.com/cgi-bin/smile.gif

It's a...
Posted by duck, on Oct 20, 2000 at 07:26 AM, in Mac Desktops
Just an update.. it was very badly corrupted... 500 Views / 11 Replies  
Just an update.. it was very badly corrupted PRAM. Had to disconnect the PRAM battery for an hour, plug it back in and press the CUDA reset. On powerup, the POST took a few mins, and then the screen...
Posted by duck, on Aug 29, 2000 at 07:57 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
I tried all the solutions listed above. It's as... 500 Views / 11 Replies  
I tried all the solutions listed above. It's as if my mac thinks the display can only do 640x 480 http://forums.macnn.com/cgi-bin/frown.gif
Posted by duck, on Aug 23, 2000 at 09:21 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Yes I've tried to change the popup, but it won't... 500 Views / 11 Replies  
Yes I've tried to change the popup, but it won't let me. As I said, I used to be able to use them all with no problems.

I tried to use LinuxPPC, but unfortunately the CD-R I bought for $2 didn't...
Posted by duck, on Aug 18, 2000 at 10:00 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Yes, it was passed to protect the mouse, but they... 628 Views / 10 Replies  
Yes, it was passed to protect the mouse, but they used Sonny Bono's death as an excuse to "help the creators of entertainment" and that's why it was named after him ...
Posted by duck, on Aug 18, 2000 at 12:25 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, it was passed to protect the mouse, but they... 628 Views / 10 Replies  
Yes, it was passed to protect the mouse, but they used Sonny Bono's death as an excuse to "help the creators of entertainment" and that's why it was named after him ...
Posted by duck, on Aug 18, 2000 at 12:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Gotta love Australia. We were started by... 628 Views / 10 Replies  
Gotta love Australia. We were started by criminals, yet are pretty carefree about everything, while the US was started by puritans and is paranoid to hell http://forums.macnn.com/cgi-bin/wink.gif
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Posted by duck, on Aug 17, 2000 at 11:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Can't switch resolutions on a 5500 500 Views / 11 Replies  
I'm having some issues with my Powermac 5500/250 in that it is no longer letting me use any resolution other than 640x480. I can change colour depths fine.

The strange thing is that SwitchRes will...
Posted by duck, on Aug 17, 2000 at 11:25 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
to permanently remove the old HD from a 5xxx... 512 Views / 6 Replies  
to permanently remove the old HD from a 5xxx series mac, there is a small plastic kind of "spring" that you must lift up to remove the drive. It is visable under the drive. It is attached to the...
Posted by duck, on Aug 17, 2000 at 11:17 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
 
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