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Fixed! Tanks to Neil 429 Views / 4 Replies  
Great big shout out to Neil over in the Apple Discussions forum with this solution:

Open the Universal Access pane of System Preferences and turn off the Zoom option in the Seeing tab.

My 24"...
Posted by Sirfishalot, on Jan 17, 2008 at 02:55 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Looks like it is strictly related to the video... 429 Views / 4 Replies  
Looks like it is strictly related to the video card. Ran it without the CRT and there was no differnce. This G5 & GeForce 6600 is only 2 years old. I wouldn't have expected the video card to go TU...
Posted by Sirfishalot, on Jan 16, 2008 at 10:44 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Well, It definitely is not the Dell 2405 as I... 429 Views / 4 Replies  
Well,
It definitely is not the Dell 2405 as I just hooked up the Powerbook 15AL to it and it looks awesome again. Perhaps the Nvidia GeForce 6600 is giving up the ghost? It's currently driving the...
Posted by Sirfishalot, on Jan 16, 2008 at 04:11 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Nvidia 6600 Dying? (Was: Dell 2405 FPW - Blur Problem) 429 Views / 4 Replies  
Help,
Suddenly my 2 year old Dell 24" monitor no longer seems sharp in certain portions of the display. I'm seeing a general blurriness on the left side of the screen. I tried adjusting settings in...
Posted by Sirfishalot, on Jan 15, 2008 at 12:53 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Gradient, Thanks a bunch. Got it working again... 12,638 Views / 5 Replies  
Gradient,
Thanks a bunch. Got it working again after giving it a couple times "yes" at the promt. Life is good again.

JayT
Posted by Sirfishalot, on Nov 10, 2007 at 05:00 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
[QUOTE=gradient;3529335]I had a similar problem... 12,638 Views / 5 Replies  
[QUOTE=gradient;3529335]I had a similar problem with the SSL message. You can, though, manually turn SSL off by going into the advanced account settings. There's a very good chance that your...
Posted by Sirfishalot, on Nov 9, 2007 at 09:51 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
iPhone POP Account Can't Create 12,638 Views / 5 Replies  
I previously had my POP mail account set up on my iPhone 1.0.2 and it was working fine except I couldn't send mail out. After struggling with the Outgoing Mail settings for a few weeks...
Posted by Sirfishalot, on Nov 8, 2007 at 11:53 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
OK, Figured it out. I needed to set the... 3,759 Views / 9 Replies  
OK,
Figured it out. I needed to set the outgoing mail server settings on the iPhone. Duh.
Works fine now.

Jay
Posted by Sirfishalot, on Oct 11, 2007 at 02:02 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
iPhone (tmobile) Mail out not working 3,759 Views / 9 Replies  
My hacked iPhone doesn't seem to be able to send mail (POP) out.
It just sits in the outbox, says sending but never does. Anyone else?

Thanks,
Jay
Posted by Sirfishalot, on Oct 10, 2007 at 07:52 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Ok, so there are these unlocks out there but how... 4,174 Views / 61 Replies  
Ok, so there are these unlocks out there but how are folks getting their SIM cards from other carriers into the iPhone?

Thanks,
JayT
Posted by Sirfishalot, on Sep 18, 2007 at 12:18 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Problem solved via Apple Discussions 326 Views / 1 Replies  
Posted on the Apple Discussion forums and someone there had the answer:

Solved this by removing all the plug-ins in the folder : Macintosh HD/library/itunes/itunes plug-ins/

JayT
Posted by Sirfishalot, on Feb 4, 2006 at 05:11 AM, in Applications
iTunes 6.02 Unusable on My Panther 326 Views / 1 Replies  
I have Panther 10.3.9 running on my older Sawtooth G4 and since I updated iTunes to 6.0.2 it won't play any song from the library or from the iPod. Each time I click or double click to play something...
Posted by Sirfishalot, on Feb 1, 2006 at 03:43 AM, in Applications
Dell 24 vs. ACD 23 720 Views / 4 Replies  
I was straddling the fence for quite a while while my G5 Dual still sits unopened (waiting for display), but finally went ahead and ordered the Dell 2405FPW. Price was indeed a factor, but I also...
Posted by Sirfishalot, on Jan 18, 2006 at 02:50 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
iLife 06 on Systems Shipped In The last Week? 450 Views / 1 Replies  
I Just received a new G5 yesterday. Is there any chance that it could possibly have iLife 06 installed or will it only be on orders taken from today? Waiting for my display prior to opening the box....
Posted by Sirfishalot, on Jan 11, 2006 at 03:32 AM, in Applications
Go for Dual 2.0 Ghz 1,161 Views / 23 Replies  
I was looking at the 20" iMac also, but I didn't like the fact that it would be difficult to swap out the hard drive or video card. Plus I ran some Photoshop filter tests where the Powermac clobbered...
Posted by Sirfishalot, on Dec 30, 2005 at 05:06 AM, in Mac Desktops
Opps, somehow my Safari had a meltdown when I... 390 Views / 1 Replies  
Opps, somehow my Safari had a meltdown when I tried to post this. Anyway, solved the problem.
Had a very slow PB15 on Airport (graphite base station) network that was getting crummy download speed...
Posted by Sirfishalot, on Dec 30, 2005 at 04:45 AM, in Networking
Use ideas for older (3G) iPod 456 Views / 2 Replies  
I just received a new 60G video iPod for Christmas so now what do I do with the old one?
Keep backup of System startup?
Just use as portable firewire drive?
Anyone else out there using two or more...
Posted by Sirfishalot, on Dec 26, 2005 at 05:18 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Help VPC Error 387 Views / 0 Replies  
Please help. I'm running Virtual PC 6.01 on my PB 15 Al 10.4.2. I got an OSX restart error on the machine with an app running in VPC. Now the PC won't startup. I get the following message:
NTLDR:...
Posted by Sirfishalot, on Oct 20, 2005 at 03:10 AM, in Applications
Solution to firmware image in Updater 1,122 Views / 3 Replies  
I was having the same problem. What I did was instead of selecting the Update button from the pop up menu (w/name serial no., etc) I tried using the menu Options>Update iPod and that was the ticket. ...
Posted by Sirfishalot, on Sep 29, 2005 at 01:42 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Need Help from Pagemaker Users (v4 doc conversion) 366 Views / 1 Replies  
I have an resume that was created in Pagemaker 4.0 that I am having trouble with. I have access to PM7.0 at work, but it won't allow a document that old to be opened up. If someone out there still...
Posted by Sirfishalot, on Sep 9, 2005 at 03:07 AM, in Applications
How to open PageMaker 4.0 Doc? 504 Views / 3 Replies  
I have an old document created in PageMaker 4.0 and would like to get it into InDesign CS. Is there some way to convert it? I does not appear to be able to open in InDesign.

Thanks
Posted by Sirfishalot, on Sep 2, 2005 at 04:17 AM, in Applications
Sharp Aquos LCD/TV w PowerBook? 767 Views / 4 Replies  
Anyone have an oppotunity to hook their PBook up to one of the Sharp Aquos LCD/TVs? I saw a sweet 26" at Costco today for $1600. Images of the Mac immediatly came to mind. Hey why not just get one of...
Posted by Sirfishalot, on Apr 22, 2005 at 03:52 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Tooki Yu Da Man! 682 Views / 7 Replies  
The Sears 00 and a little pressure was just the ticket. Was able to pick up just a single phillips driver for a couple bucks. Thanks Tooki, you made my day. Now just pray that this generic RAM will...
Posted by Sirfishalot, on Feb 16, 2005 at 02:15 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Stripped RAM shield screws 682 Views / 7 Replies  
Help! The RAM shield screws on my wifes iBook have been stripped by yours truly trying to remove them to do an upgrade. They are on so tight that my very small screw driver head was deformed trying...
Posted by Sirfishalot, on Feb 14, 2005 at 03:02 AM, in Mac Notebooks
What's Up With This???? 1,459 Views / 24 Replies  
I begin to wonder now if this piece of work really does what they claimed it would - charge the iPod? Mine doesn't seem to be doing so. My battery power had run down and I took the iPod with me in...
Posted by Sirfishalot, on Nov 15, 2004 at 02:06 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Uneven Illumnation Repaired 431 Views / 2 Replies  
Took my 15 Al to an Apple store last Monday to have a Genius look at the uneven illumination problem. Got it back from repair on Friday. Screen looks great; like it is supposed to. I was a few days...
Posted by Sirfishalot, on Oct 24, 2004 at 03:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Alpine iPod Adapter 1,459 Views / 24 Replies  
JonahLee,
You are correct about the navigation, it bites big time. I was hoping it was just my ignorance of not studying the manual. But it is very cumbersome and slow. I take back what I said...
Posted by Sirfishalot, on Oct 14, 2004 at 12:25 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Alpine iPod Interface Adapter - YES! 1,459 Views / 24 Replies  
Hooked up the iPod Interface adapter to my Alpine 9825 head unit. Was pretty easy, just mounted it in glove box and plugged the power cable into back of the head unit -walla. Tunes to go. My system...
Posted by Sirfishalot, on Oct 9, 2004 at 03:06 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Reader50, Thanks, I tried that but it did not... 487 Views / 3 Replies  
Reader50,
Thanks, I tried that but it did not work. There was some sort of "Sibling Error" in the middle of trying to repair the disk then Disk Utility locked up. After I rebooted the OSX drive no...
Posted by Sirfishalot, on Aug 16, 2004 at 12:04 PM, in Mac Desktops
Has my G4 Sawtooth OSX HD crashed? 487 Views / 3 Replies  
Strange things have been happening with my G4 tower. I have 2 drives; one with OSX 10.3.x (whatever latest is) the other has OS9. I normally boot from the OSX drive, but lately weird stuff like CD...
Posted by Sirfishalot, on Aug 14, 2004 at 04:45 AM, in Mac Desktops
10.3.3 PB 15 update & Airport Now Sucs 449 Views / 3 Replies  
Downloded the 10.3.3 update yesterday. Now my Airport web connection has slowed considerably. Heck, my VPC 6 IE stopped working at all. Got it back but it is slow as a 56K now. Whats up with this?...
Posted by Sirfishalot, on Apr 16, 2004 at 04:41 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Will Virtual PC Make Mac Virus Vunerable? 756 Views / 13 Replies  
I'm in the process of installing VPC on my Mac. Now will I be succeptable to the PC virus woes that we as priveledge OSXers dont typically have to worry about?:hmm:
Posted by Sirfishalot, on Mar 25, 2004 at 01:44 AM, in Applications
HP Laserjet 1300 Wireless Question 319 Views / 0 Replies  
My wife just had to replace her old HPLJ 4 with a new 1300xi that will be connected to her work PC via parallel port. The printer will now have an open usb port. My question is wether or not I can...
Posted by Sirfishalot, on Mar 21, 2004 at 04:24 PM, in Networking
Gibbert, Setting up a wireless network with the... 357 Views / 1 Replies  
Gibbert,
Setting up a wireless network with the Apple Base station is fairly easy. The Clie can be be linked to the network with minimal set-up. However, you have to have a computer to drive the...
Posted by Sirfishalot, on Mar 20, 2004 at 02:07 AM, in Networking
Best way to learn FC Express? 646 Views / 5 Replies  
Other than the lame getting started CD (which is the same as the tutorials on Apples site) what is the easiest way to learn to use FCE? I tried one of the workshops included on the disk, but it...
Posted by Sirfishalot, on Jan 7, 2004 at 12:18 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Will this CDRW work in 2000 iBook? 289 Views / 0 Replies  
Does anyone know if this drive will work in an iBook?
Matsushita CD-R/RW 24x/10x/24x Drive UJDA360
I know the 330 will work. I'm hoping this one will as I bought it thinking that I was getting the...
Posted by Sirfishalot, on Dec 7, 2003 at 06:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Palm Desktop 4.1 /iSync Wipes out Handheld 386 Views / 0 Replies  
Help,
I tried to sync my Sony Clie NX70 to my PB using Palm Desktop 4.1 and iSync (Palm iSync conduit) Problem is all my data (which still exists on my G4 Tower under Palm DT 4.0) is now wiped out...
Posted by Sirfishalot, on Dec 2, 2003 at 04:50 AM, in Applications
Problem Solved? 566 Views / 3 Replies  
After reading numerous posts on this subject both here and on Apples Discussions/Support forums many mentioned iChat as a culprit and suggested turning it off.
My iChat was not on to begin with so I...
Posted by Sirfishalot, on Dec 2, 2003 at 01:27 AM, in Mac OS X
Can't Find Base Station after Panther Install 566 Views / 3 Replies  
I just upgraded my Alum PB 15 with an archive & install of Panther. I can see that my Airport is active and able to connect to our Airport network, but I cannot connect to the internet for some...
Posted by Sirfishalot, on Dec 1, 2003 at 12:47 PM, in Mac OS X
PB 15Alum - G4 Desktop Target Disk Mode? 308 Views / 0 Replies  
Tried to attache my Al to G4 as target disk, but it wouldn't show up on the DT. So I made the PB the host and the DT the target. That works, but the DT has two drives installed (one OS9 and other ...
Posted by Sirfishalot, on Nov 28, 2003 at 08:21 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Camino Bookmarks File Gone South 423 Views / 1 Replies  
All of a sudden when I boot up Camino, I get an error message that says:
The bookmarks file could not be opened because it is not in the expected format.
I can see the bookmarks.xml file in the...
Posted by Sirfishalot, on Nov 21, 2003 at 02:15 AM, in Applications
Anyone with 15" PB Lid/screen warp issues? 493 Views / 1 Replies  
Just got my 15Alum back from Apple for LCD repair, only took 2 days and no more white spots! Whohoo.
But, I also have a lid that has a very noticeable gap on both ends. More so on one side (about...
Posted by Sirfishalot, on Nov 5, 2003 at 02:21 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sent My 15 Al in for Sreen Repair 773 Views / 3 Replies  
Just shipped mine back to Apple today after sitting on it for a week trying to decide if I should wait till permanent fix is acknowleged.
Thought I better get on it because from what I understand,...
Posted by Sirfishalot, on Oct 31, 2003 at 10:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
What uses for PCMCIA slot on PB? 2,146 Views / 35 Replies  
How do folks use this slot? What can I do with it, why is it useful? Does each adapter have its own drivers and are there many that work on the Mac?

Thanks
Posted by Sirfishalot, on Oct 31, 2003 at 04:02 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: Re: Great messenger/laptop combo 451,667 Views / 1,153 Replies  
Can anyone verify that the 15" PBook will fit this sleeve? I measured it at the GAP at only 14" wide. For 20 bucks couldnt go wrong if it were a fit.
Posted by Sirfishalot, on Oct 23, 2003 at 02:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
What to do for DOA PBook Replacement for LCD? 353 Views / 1 Replies  
What the %$^$#&& !
Right out of the box on powerup; my 15" G4 has 3 white spots & 2 dead pixels. This is a BTO order placed on 10/8.
What do I need to do to get a DOA replacement?
I'd like to hang...
Posted by Sirfishalot, on Oct 22, 2003 at 04:29 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Wierdness with Sawtooth G4 489 Views / 4 Replies  
My G4 has been acting very strange lately. I am running 10.1.5 on one HD and 9.0.3 on the other.
I replaced the stock DVD drive with a Lite-On 40x burner last year. Just recently I was experiencing...
Posted by Sirfishalot, on Oct 18, 2003 at 10:58 AM, in Mac Desktops
Order Status - Alright! 26,942 Views / 513 Replies  
Ordered October 8th, 15" standard w Airport card
educational discount
Shipping ETA: Oct 20th.

Revised order October 9th to inclule Superdrive.
Shipping ETA: "on or before Oct 27th
Status...
Posted by Sirfishalot, on Oct 16, 2003 at 04:23 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Wireless USB Printing over Airport Wireless Distribution System 719 Views / 11 Replies  
Are you refering to Extreme base station? I think my orig base station does not have a USB connection only ethernet an RJ phone jack.

... Well I finally tried it.

I plugged the Printer into the...
Posted by Sirfishalot, on Oct 12, 2003 at 04:30 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Thanks for Info 1,026 Views / 12 Replies  
Appreciate it. I went ahead and changed my order to include the Superdrive. I am into digital photo and have some inkling to dable in video, so I figure it will be worth a couple more hundred....
Posted by Sirfishalot, on Oct 10, 2003 at 10:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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