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rMBP double image problem? 309 Views / 1 Replies  
Has anyone reported double images/fuzzy images on their rMBP display?

I've had my rMBP for about 4 months and have always dismissed it as a software thing but after going through two ML updates...
Posted by NewOldbie, on Oct 10, 2012 at 03:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I did call tech support and we are working on it.... 884 Views / 7 Replies  
I did call tech support and we are working on it.

The last three days I've been running the 4 bay unit as a single bay unit. With only ONE FW800 connected.

ZERO errors. I will be increasing...
Posted by NewOldbie, on Apr 28, 2012 at 08:29 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Sorry didn't mean to leave out info. I ran... 884 Views / 7 Replies  
Sorry didn't mean to leave out info.

I ran through Three of Wiebetech's RTX-1000 enclosures over the last 10 years. I just bought a brand new RTX-4000JBOD. I am running on FW800. The cables...
Posted by NewOldbie, on Apr 25, 2012 at 06:05 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
10.5.8 I/O Problems w/ External SATA Drives? 884 Views / 7 Replies  
I'm having some trouble with my external drives. I run a MacBook Pro at work and use an external SATA drive enclosure (WiebeTech) for storage. For the last 10 years I've been running it without...
Posted by NewOldbie, on Apr 25, 2012 at 12:20 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Fusion Print Driver Problem? 345 Views / 0 Replies  
I'm running Fusion 2.0.1 on my 2.6 MBP using Windows XP.

For the longest time everything was fine as Fusion seamlessly made all my printers available while under Winblows. Yesterday I lost all of...
Posted by NewOldbie, on Feb 20, 2009 at 03:09 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Tethering again, on US Sprint?? 614 Views / 2 Replies  
I can't seem to find any information for tethering on Sprint phones. I can and have done tethering with AT&T w/o problems . . . is there a easy way to do this or am I SOL?

Any suggestions would...
Posted by NewOldbie, on Jun 14, 2008 at 12:03 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Okay, just got the latest settings running with... 97,834 Views / 228 Replies  
Okay, just got the latest settings running with 10.5.1, Motorola RazR V9 on AT&T, thought I'd share:

Using WAP.CINGULAR

Motorola HSDPA CID1 script

D/L 1384 kbps
U/L 295 kbps

I'm pretty...
Posted by NewOldbie, on Jan 29, 2008 at 01:37 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Most of the printers are energy star rated and go... 1,035 Views / 20 Replies  
Most of the printers are energy star rated and go into "sleep" when you are not using them. Power consumption should be okay.

Just looked it up, average consumption is 230W, max is 1500W.

Kind...
Posted by NewOldbie, on Jan 25, 2008 at 03:30 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I wear out Apple keyboards every 4-6 months. ... 974 Views / 15 Replies  
I wear out Apple keyboards every 4-6 months.

My generation #1 Matias Tactile Pro keyboard has lasted 3 years and still going strong (I broke off the little legs on the bottom).

I recently...
Posted by NewOldbie, on Jan 23, 2008 at 05:59 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
They are not coming up in Font Book. I used to... 1,296 Views / 3 Replies  
They are not coming up in Font Book. I used to just throw them into my fonts folder and everything was okay.

I'm doing a repair permissions right now and if that fails will try installing new...
Posted by NewOldbie, on Jan 23, 2008 at 01:17 PM, in Mac OS X
Leopard Mail Drafts Folder Not Coming Up 376 Views / 0 Replies  
I'm having a strange problem with Mail under Leopard.

My drafts folder comes up empty even though there are drafts inside the folder i.e. Start a new message and close the window, "save as draft."...
Posted by NewOldbie, on Jan 23, 2008 at 01:15 PM, in Applications
I've been using a Xerox Solid Ink printer (Phaser... 1,035 Views / 20 Replies  
I've been using a Xerox Solid Ink printer (Phaser 8200) for the last 5 years. I am pretty happy with it but have noticed the output (photos) takes on a reddish cast if left out for a period of time...
Posted by NewOldbie, on Jan 23, 2008 at 12:41 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Where are you located? Thanks. 656 Views / 8 Replies  
Where are you located?

Thanks.
Posted by NewOldbie, on Jan 22, 2008 at 10:22 PM, in Marketplace
Leopard & Adobe Postscript Fonts 1,296 Views / 3 Replies  
I just did a new install on my MBP 2.33 to Leopard but seem to have lost all my Adobe Fonts in the font menus. Is Leopard all Openface fonts now? What I did was drag my old Adobe Fonts and their...
Posted by NewOldbie, on Jan 22, 2008 at 06:10 PM, in Mac OS X
Scripts for Razr2 V9 & 3G? 97,834 Views / 228 Replies  
My MacBook Pro too a dump last week and I've lost the settings for teathering my V3.

Since I also switched to a V9, was wondering if anyone has used this phone for 3/3.5G access on AT&T's network?...
Posted by NewOldbie, on Jan 22, 2008 at 06:04 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
If you are in remote areas you need to make sure... 1,831 Views / 11 Replies  
If you are in remote areas you need to make sure the phone has a good antenna to pull in signals.

I just upgraded to a Motorola Razr V9 and it has a significantly better signal quality than the...
Posted by NewOldbie, on Dec 10, 2007 at 04:51 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
How can you live on 32GB? Maybe if they make 'em... 805 Views / 11 Replies  
How can you live on 32GB? Maybe if they make 'em for 100 - 160GB . . . .

By the time I've installed the OS and programs I'm usually near 30GBs. :brick:
Posted by NewOldbie, on Dec 9, 2007 at 05:15 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sorry to hear of your troubles John. I doubt... 23,526 Views / 93 Replies  
Sorry to hear of your troubles John. I doubt there are any surefire way to avoid what happened to you. That said here is what I have done, after noticing I have had at least four drive failures...
Posted by NewOldbie, on Dec 4, 2007 at 03:03 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I travel with my 2.33 15" MBP and have done so... 11,275 Views / 4 Replies  
I travel with my 2.33 15" MBP and have done so for a while. I have been tethering to my cell phone when I get outside major metro areas mainly b/c I have no need for a full time access card (I can...
Posted by NewOldbie, on Dec 4, 2007 at 11:34 AM, in Networking
Current HD Price Sweetspot? 393 Views / 2 Replies  
I'm going to have to purchase some hard drives to backup data and replace older drives this week.

I'm thinking Segate Barracuda 7200s unless someone can recommend a different drive.

What's the...
Posted by NewOldbie, on Nov 8, 2007 at 05:07 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
State of Portable Printers and Scanner in 07? 665 Views / 0 Replies  
I will be working out of a field office (read, rural area) for the next month or two.

I will have to produce hard copy output and send faxes (input).

What is the state of portable...
Posted by NewOldbie, on May 23, 2007 at 04:16 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Choices for Wireless Internet 650 Views / 7 Replies  
Hi Folks,

It looks like I may need to get wireless internet service for my laptop because I will be spending a lot of time over the next few months on the road. The last time I played with...
Posted by NewOldbie, on May 9, 2007 at 01:18 AM, in Networking
Wireless Networks while on the road/security? 327 Views / 0 Replies  
Hi Folks,

I'm on the road this week and have been using WiFi as offered by many hotels today. Almost every network I have come across is "open" and uses WEP. When I call Guest Tek tech support,...
Posted by NewOldbie, on Mar 26, 2007 at 11:30 AM, in Networking
Are you able to book off the eSATA setup? I went... 5,347 Views / 15 Replies  
Are you able to book off the eSATA setup? I went to dual eSATA drives last year and my biggest gripe is the model I use is not a bootable drive. So I boot to my internal drives (pair of 400GB...
Posted by NewOldbie, on Dec 18, 2006 at 10:52 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
The photo forums I've been peeking in has had... 751 Views / 4 Replies  
The photo forums I've been peeking in has had reports of some SD HC (high capacity SD cards) causing problems on Macs.

What little reading I have done on the topic seems to say that there are...
Posted by NewOldbie, on Dec 18, 2006 at 10:43 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Took in a New MBP C2D on Friday 473 Views / 1 Replies  
Have new owners noticed these things? I compare it mostly to my gen 1 17" ALbook b/c that was the last laptop I purchased.

My DVD drive was not set to region 1 when I took delivery. I had to set...
Posted by NewOldbie, on Dec 18, 2006 at 10:37 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I just took delivery of a C2D 15", matte screen... 2,990 Views / 37 Replies  
I just took delivery of a C2D 15", matte screen on Friday w/ a 30" cinema display. Spent a good part of the weekend setting it up for a project to start next week.

I must say all the talk about...
Posted by NewOldbie, on Dec 18, 2006 at 10:29 AM, in Mac Notebooks
No, I am very careful with where I place my... 1,025 Views / 25 Replies  
No, I am very careful with where I place my computer and the plug is always out of the way.

I did have an interesting thing w/ the magsafe plug yesterday.

I have one of those high-tech...
Posted by NewOldbie, on Dec 18, 2006 at 10:18 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: I have noticed hard drives in general do not last... 1,476 Views / 41 Replies  
I have noticed hard drives in general do not last as long, but maybe it has to do with us placing such demands on them now.

I have had 6 PBs directly under my use in the last five years, EVERY...
Posted by NewOldbie, on Dec 18, 2006 at 10:15 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Which SD HC card reader is best? 751 Views / 4 Replies  
Hi Folks,

I'm getting a new digital camera and the camera uses SD HC cards. I have done a little research and can't seem to find a good card reader that will move data efficiently to/from the SD...
Posted by NewOldbie, on Dec 15, 2006 at 11:46 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
memtest or other software tests do not reveal all... 488 Views / 4 Replies  
memtest or other software tests do not reveal all problems with memory.

I had problems with 4 gigs of ECC RAM I bought for my Quad last year and none of the programs indicated errors. The problem...
Posted by NewOldbie, on Nov 16, 2006 at 05:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Actually my is starting to shape up to be a... 1,145 Views / 6 Replies  
Actually my is starting to shape up to be a faulty Ethernet card or Extreme card.

My AE is now dropping connections even when the network is busy. I spent an hour on the phone with my cable...
Posted by NewOldbie, on Sep 17, 2006 at 04:12 AM, in Networking
What are they charging for a motherboard... 953 Views / 3 Replies  
What are they charging for a motherboard replacement now a days? $800? Hardly worthwhile for an older computer . . . .

For the record, I have an older 17" that has been without sound for the...
Posted by NewOldbie, on Sep 16, 2006 at 02:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I am having similar problems. My airport extreme... 1,145 Views / 6 Replies  
I am having similar problems. My airport extreme base station will shut down for some reason (usually over night) and I am out of my WPA network.

Kick, are you referring to "Disconnect from...
Posted by NewOldbie, on Sep 16, 2006 at 02:16 PM, in Networking
Reading Panasonic DVD-RAM Disc (Original Superdrive on G4) 478 Views / 0 Replies  
Looks like my DVD-RAM drive bit the dust. I have a handfull of 5.2GB/2.6GB DVD-RAM Catridges (Panasonic LM-DB26) that I need to read to pull data. What would be the easiest way?

My G4 was an AGP...
Posted by NewOldbie, on Aug 19, 2006 at 12:08 PM, in Mac Desktops
Help me out here guys, cause I don't remember: ... 470 Views / 4 Replies  
Help me out here guys, cause I don't remember: Is the little power indicator on the display (lower right hand corner) supposed to be on solid all the time or only blinking when the display is in...
Posted by NewOldbie, on Mar 24, 2006 at 12:37 PM, in Mac Desktops
Blinking/Shimmering 30" Monitor 470 Views / 4 Replies  
My 4 month old 30" monitor started to shimmer (flicker in brightness) on and off today.

Is this a sign it is about to choke?

Running 10.4.5 on a Quad 2.5, Quadro FX 4500.
Posted by NewOldbie, on Mar 23, 2006 at 10:11 PM, in Mac Desktops
I have had my Quad for almost 2 months, use it... 1,132 Views / 13 Replies  
I have had my Quad for almost 2 months, use it daily no problems.

Once I got the memory issues sorted out (bad RAM from 3rd party vendor), runs rock solid.
Posted by NewOldbie, on Feb 28, 2006 at 08:33 AM, in Mac Desktops
If it is that intermittant, your best bet is to... 951 Views / 9 Replies  
If it is that intermittant, your best bet is to try loading up the memory.

Try running something like Handbrake to convert a DVD to mv4. When my memory modules failed, it died every time I tried...
Posted by NewOldbie, on Feb 28, 2006 at 08:31 AM, in Mac Desktops
RAM Problems on Quad 2.5 681 Views / 1 Replies  
I can't be the only person out there with a Quad 2.5 having this problem (or maybe I should go buy a lottery ticket?)

Running 10.4.4, Quad 2.5, 30" display w/ NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500. This machine...
Posted by NewOldbie, on Feb 14, 2006 at 01:11 AM, in Mac Desktops
Is this KP because of bad RAM? 681 Views / 1 Replies  
I've been having more than my share of KP since getting my Quad.

Here's a report. Comments from the gearheads? I did run Hardware test AND mtest (5 loops) yesterday, no errors reported. I have...
Posted by NewOldbie, on Jan 19, 2006 at 10:45 AM, in Mac Desktops
I used to bail people out when their drives went... 538 Views / 2 Replies  
I used to bail people out when their drives went down and they had no backup :err: so I back up religiously. (Even on 400k disks!).

I will go RAID 0 for speed. In fact I am formatting and...
Posted by NewOldbie, on Dec 23, 2005 at 08:41 PM, in Mac Desktops
Quad 2.5 HD Speed? Worth going to Raid? 538 Views / 2 Replies  
Well, I took the plunge and picked up a Quad. Moving up from a 17" 1GHZ G4 Powerbook. :P

I ordered stock 250 GB drive, and have 2 Hitachi 400GB SATA drives waiting here. My original intention...
Posted by NewOldbie, on Dec 23, 2005 at 05:59 PM, in Mac Desktops
I did a quick walkthrough of the local Cingular... 97,834 Views / 228 Replies  
I did a quick walkthrough of the local Cingular store this afternoon. Since I want an EDGE compatible phone I've been thinking about that list f1000 posted.

Of the 5, I'll most likely go with the...
Posted by NewOldbie, on Jun 24, 2005 at 06:45 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Krysty, What were your conclusions for a... 97,834 Views / 228 Replies  
Krysty,

What were your conclusions for a Class 10 EDGE phone? (Why did you choose Nokia 6230 over others?)
Posted by NewOldbie, on Jun 24, 2005 at 11:58 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Well, I've been messing with this for the last 4... 97,834 Views / 228 Replies  
Well, I've been messing with this for the last 4 hours. No real improvements.

I went to the Phone Arena (http://phonearena.com/htmls/phone_filter.php) and did some reading. Maybe I'm not seeing...
Posted by NewOldbie, on Jun 24, 2005 at 04:03 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I'm tweaking my settings: Using your... 97,834 Views / 228 Replies  
I'm tweaking my settings:

Using your settings:

$SYSCTL "net.inet.tcp.sendspace=262144"
$SYSCTL "net.inet.tcp.recvspace=262144"
$SYSCTL "net.inet.tcp.slowlink_wsize=108040"
$SYSCTL...
Posted by NewOldbie, on Jun 24, 2005 at 01:28 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
So 22 - 25 years AFTER we got rid of acustic... 97,834 Views / 228 Replies  
So 22 - 25 years AFTER we got rid of acustic coupler modems I'm going to have to dig it out of my garage?!?! :eek:

Thanks tho, I'll start a different thread for the cell phone gearheads instead...
Posted by NewOldbie, on Jun 22, 2005 at 10:32 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Okay, for academic purposes . . . how about using... 97,834 Views / 228 Replies  
Okay, for academic purposes . . . how about using it as a phone to dial out?

If I hook it up to my PB using USB cable, use the internal modem to access the phone and dial out, it should work no?
...
Posted by NewOldbie, on Jun 22, 2005 at 09:59 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
That's what I wanted to know. I use cable at... 97,834 Views / 228 Replies  
That's what I wanted to know. I use cable at home but when I travel I have been out of luck unless I can find a WiFi hotspot. Now that I've upgraded my cell phone I was looking at a way to...
Posted by NewOldbie, on Jun 22, 2005 at 04:12 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
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