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Tuoder has a good point. I upgraded my hard... 809 Views / 12 Replies  
Tuoder has a good point. I upgraded my hard drive on my MBP, but if you are not comfortable working on you computer, you might as well decided to spend the bucks based on how long you thin you hope...
Posted by tinkered, on Jun 17, 2010 at 07:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I am rather sure this computer came with 256MB. ... 555 Views / 4 Replies  
I am rather sure this computer came with 256MB. It is the computer on the right most column of this link (M9165LL/A): iBook G4 - Technical Specifications (http://support.apple.com/kb/SP89)

Thanks...
Posted by tinkered, on Jun 17, 2010 at 07:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Seanc is right. G3 iMacs are just too old to... 981 Views / 13 Replies  
Seanc is right. G3 iMacs are just too old to build an internet cafe on in 2010. It would have to be the last internet cafe on the island before I would pay more than a dollar or pound to check my...
Posted by tinkered, on Jun 17, 2010 at 04:08 PM, in Mac Desktops
Not to derail the thread, but I honestly can't... 809 Views / 12 Replies  
Not to derail the thread, but I honestly can't seem to escape Power Point, even though I prefer using keynote. The big problem is when I collaborate with power point on a Win box users and the...
Posted by tinkered, on Jun 17, 2010 at 03:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Onboard RAM disappeared 555 Views / 4 Replies  
I just got my wife's old iBook G4 14" 1Ghz back from her mother who borrowed it after her computer died a few months back. After getting it back I was looking it over, installing Software Updates...
Posted by tinkered, on Jun 17, 2010 at 02:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
7200RPM drives are worth the $50 as people use... 809 Views / 12 Replies  
7200RPM drives are worth the $50 as people use their hard drives more often than they think and waiting for the drive can often be the bottle neck most users experience as slow. Many users I know...
Posted by tinkered, on Jun 17, 2010 at 02:36 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I only kind of remember Mac OS 9 but if I recall... 850 Views / 10 Replies  
I only kind of remember Mac OS 9 but if I recall Airport was managed through an application that would tell you the signal strength once you joined a network.

Also, I believe I recall that you...
Posted by tinkered, on Jun 17, 2010 at 02:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The best 2.5" IDE drive I remember is a 5400 RPM... 844 Views / 6 Replies  
The best 2.5" IDE drive I remember is a 5400 RPM 320MB drive. That said, I would suggest that you save your money and get a used Macbook. I have seen several on craigslist for $400 and less and the...
Posted by tinkered, on Apr 23, 2010 at 04:34 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I am running Office 2008 and it has lots of... 1,410 Views / 27 Replies  
I am running Office 2008 and it has lots of issues, but nothing as bad as OP is experiencing. There are some memory leaks, which is why I quite out every 24 hour. I get crashes with files over ~150...
Posted by tinkered, on Sep 20, 2009 at 05:54 PM, in Applications
iLife is not part of the OS. One of the original... 1,009 Views / 4 Replies  
iLife is not part of the OS. One of the original discs that came with the computer should have additional software, including iLife.
Posted by tinkered, on Sep 20, 2009 at 03:44 AM, in Mac OS X
If you really need both a drive for time machine... 5,325 Views / 7 Replies  
If you really need both a drive for time machine and for your netbook, may I recommend partitioning your drive into one HFS+ partition for time machine and one FAT32 partition for use with the...
Posted by tinkered, on Sep 20, 2009 at 03:41 AM, in Mac OS X
Yes and no. Yes, it will accept 8GB and see... 774 Views / 10 Replies  
Yes and no.

Yes, it will accept 8GB and see it, but it will only use op to 4 GB. So basically, no.
Posted by tinkered, on Mar 2, 2009 at 05:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
An iPod and speakers is a perfectly good boom box... 449 Views / 3 Replies  
An iPod and speakers is a perfectly good boom box alternative, assuming the speakers are quality. I have speaks in my kitchen and garage I connect my iphone to for listening while doing other stuff,...
Posted by tinkered, on Jan 5, 2009 at 04:41 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Using the migration tool over 802.11n was taking... 695 Views / 14 Replies  
Using the migration tool over 802.11n was taking way to long for my taste. I didn't have the usb ethernet adapter, so I can speak to its speed. I ultimately just set a new user and migrated...
Posted by tinkered, on Dec 18, 2008 at 04:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It kills me that you can't just slap a simple DVI... 1,019 Views / 24 Replies  
It kills me that you can't just slap a simple DVI to Dual VGA splitter on the Mini's DVI port and get dual displays. If you boot to Windows and install GMA950 drivers you can get it to work, which...
Posted by tinkered, on Dec 9, 2008 at 10:08 PM, in Mac Desktops
If you are like me and still like to be able mail... 941 Views / 13 Replies  
If you are like me and still like to be able mail from the web front when not near my personal computer I would set up the account to leavel mail on the server for 30 day or even more. I leave mail...
Posted by tinkered, on Dec 9, 2008 at 09:53 PM, in Applications
I have watched Hulu on almost all of my computers... 1,410 Views / 41 Replies  
I have watched Hulu on almost all of my computers and here is what I found to run smoothly:
2.33 C2D MBP: Can play 720p
1.8 CD iMac w/ x1600: Can play 720p
1st Gen. 1.6 MBA: Gets really hot with...
Posted by tinkered, on Dec 9, 2008 at 08:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Never tried it before. But it seems like it... 400 Views / 5 Replies  
Never tried it before. But it seems like it should.
Posted by tinkered, on Oct 19, 2008 at 03:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have had no problems, myself. After you... 1,198 Views / 14 Replies  
I have had no problems, myself.

After you are done I would go through you application folder and get info on each application to see if it is PPC or universal; for any PPC apps I would go online...
Posted by tinkered, on Sep 22, 2008 at 06:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: Maxing out the RAM on your MB will improve the... 302,223 Views / 205 Replies  
Maxing out the RAM on your MB will improve the resale value of the computer, improve performance, and be worth doing if you plan on keeping you MB even after you upgrade,.
Posted by tinkered, on Sep 22, 2008 at 05:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Failing drives fail faster with use. If your... 243 Views / 4 Replies  
Failing drives fail faster with use. If your data is not backed up, do not use your computer until you do.
Posted by tinkered, on Sep 22, 2008 at 05:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
When you restart your install attempt are you... 483 Views / 4 Replies  
When you restart your install attempt are you completely rebuilding the partition? If not, I would do that in case it is a files system issue.

Also, this seems more like an alternative OS forum...
Posted by tinkered, on Sep 22, 2008 at 05:45 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
I completely agree. I don't need a server, but I... 7,013 Views / 146 Replies  
I completely agree. I don't need a server, but I do need desktop that can handle to internal drives, a graphics card that needs a second slot for cooling, and 4 GB of RAM. Write now, this machine...
Posted by tinkered, on Jul 26, 2008 at 02:10 AM, in Mac OS X
To me, issues 1, 3, and 4 all relate to the OP's... 7,013 Views / 146 Replies  
To me, issues 1, 3, and 4 all relate to the OP's comfort with the UI. I can relate, except I have the same problem when I work in window. At my office people make comments about how I do things on...
Posted by tinkered, on Jul 25, 2008 at 03:35 AM, in Mac OS X
The left speaker is in the top left-hand corner... 992 Views / 30 Replies  
The left speaker is in the top left-hand corner of the case. The right speaker is close to the power button. The sound basically comes out the vents in the back.
Posted by tinkered, on Jul 3, 2008 at 03:54 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Many people use a separate keyboard with their MB... 402 Views / 6 Replies  
Many people use a separate keyboard with their MB at their desk. I personally use a bluetooth keyboard to reduce the number of wires on my desk.
Posted by tinkered, on Jul 3, 2008 at 03:46 AM, in Mac Notebooks
People watch whole movies on the iphone when... 1,372 Views / 40 Replies  
People watch whole movies on the iphone when traveling. I can see many people wanting to watch hulu while stuck in the airport.
Posted by tinkered, on Jun 18, 2008 at 09:48 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Have you tried putting a bootable CD in the CD... 999 Views / 20 Replies  
Have you tried putting a bootable CD in the CD drive, like the original system disc? Booting to the disc and then properly reselect the internal hard drive as the boot disk?

Also, there was a...
Posted by tinkered, on Jun 18, 2008 at 09:01 PM, in Mac Desktops
Your main display is not being recognized... 265 Views / 2 Replies  
Your main display is not being recognized properly. What kind of display is it (CRT or LCD) and how it is connected (DVI, VGA, DVI to VGA adapter, etc.)? Those a generic profiles, Adobe RGB is not...
Posted by tinkered, on Jun 18, 2008 at 08:46 PM, in Mac OS X
5400 vs 7200 is only apparent when the drive is... 1,566 Views / 20 Replies  
5400 vs 7200 is only apparent when the drive is not nearing capacity, so if you are going put 160GB of data on your drive then I would go with the larger 5400 rpm drive.

Citation: MacBook Pro -...
Posted by tinkered, on Jun 18, 2008 at 08:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Have your tried deleting the back-up folder on... 1,479 Views / 5 Replies  
Have your tried deleting the back-up folder on the 160GB drive and starting fresh?
Posted by tinkered, on Jun 18, 2008 at 06:58 PM, in Mac Desktops
What happens when you plug your USB flash drive... 888 Views / 2 Replies  
What happens when you plug your USB flash drive in a USB port on the computer? What is the error message?
Posted by tinkered, on Jun 18, 2008 at 06:55 PM, in Mac Desktops
Creating a new location is not a bad idea. If... 405 Views / 5 Replies  
Creating a new location is not a bad idea. If the Ethernet is not automatically working who knows what else is oddly configured in the network settings.
Posted by tinkered, on Jun 18, 2008 at 06:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
49% (Yankee). Barely into the Yankee category. ... 1,311 Views / 84 Replies  
49% (Yankee). Barely into the Yankee category.

I am not surprised as I am grew up in California, where most people in the state were not born or raised there. Still there is some regional...
Posted by tinkered, on Jun 9, 2008 at 10:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I use my old laptops around the house where I... 530 Views / 9 Replies  
I use my old laptops around the house where I hang out so that I can easily grab one to look something up online, check e-mail, or lend to a guest.

I often reinstall the OS and keep the hard...
Posted by tinkered, on Jun 9, 2008 at 10:31 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I would appreciate improvements around networking... 2,787 Views / 55 Replies  
I would appreciate improvements around networking and sharing. With out a OSX server hosting user sign on and such, running a multi-computer, multi-user network is messy.

-Finder should not have...
Posted by tinkered, on Jun 9, 2008 at 10:05 PM, in Mac OS X
If you really want to use it as a fax/copier I... 817 Views / 12 Replies  
If you really want to use it as a fax/copier I would recommend one with a document feeder. I had a HP Officejet 5610 (see link) until my sister's printer broke and I "lent" it to her. It was great...
Posted by tinkered, on Jun 3, 2008 at 06:39 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Here is a link to macstumbler MacStumbler... 984 Views / 9 Replies  
Here is a link to macstumbler MacStumbler (http://www.macstumbler.com/) , which is easier to use than kisMAC, although not a powerful. Also, it was designed for 10.1.
Posted by tinkered, on Jun 2, 2008 at 08:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Even with the antenna comply broken, a wifi... 984 Views / 9 Replies  
Even with the antenna comply broken, a wifi source a foot or two away should still be picked up by the card. Have you tried something like kisMAC kismacng - Trac (http://trac.kismac-ng.org/) or...
Posted by tinkered, on Jun 2, 2008 at 08:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
A little confused. Do you mean that within time... 376 Views / 5 Replies  
A little confused. Do you mean that within time machine both computers see both of each other's back ups? That should not be the case.
Posted by tinkered, on Jun 2, 2008 at 07:02 PM, in Mac OS X
I predict the DDR3 prices will drop precipitously... 435 Views / 5 Replies  
I predict the DDR3 prices will drop precipitously once mainstream computer chipsets start supporting it, much like DDR2 prices did. I also predict that DDR2 prices to rise as manufactures retool to...
Posted by tinkered, on Jun 2, 2008 at 06:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
This is clearly a hardware problem. I would back... 740 Views / 10 Replies  
This is clearly a hardware problem. I would back up my data and hand my MBP for to apple for repair.
Posted by tinkered, on May 29, 2008 at 11:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Doesn't this belong in the alternative OS form? ... 615 Views / 3 Replies  
Doesn't this belong in the alternative OS form?

Also, does this error happen during install or after you have installed and are attempting to connect?
Posted by tinkered, on May 27, 2008 at 11:21 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
On APE #1 you need to click the box to "allow... 483 Views / 7 Replies  
On APE #1 you need to click the box to "allow network to be extended" and then on APE #2 you need to choose "extend network" and point it to the wireless network being transmitted by APE #1. I...
Posted by tinkered, on May 27, 2008 at 01:17 PM, in Networking
It sounds like your PB USB port is underpowered... 431 Views / 8 Replies  
It sounds like your PB USB port is underpowered for the drive, just like the USB port on your keyboard at work. Is there anything else plugged into the port on your PB? Did you drive come with a...
Posted by tinkered, on May 27, 2008 at 01:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Does the CD drive make noise like it is working? ... 282 Views / 1 Replies  
Does the CD drive make noise like it is working? If the OS on the HD is dead and the CD drive is broken, that would explain everything so far. At this point I would pull the HD and stick it in an...
Posted by tinkered, on May 19, 2008 at 08:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I've had my pismo since 2000, when I got it for... 474 Views / 12 Replies  
I've had my pismo since 2000, when I got it for college. Putting a 5400 rpm 40 GB did wonders for extending it's useful life. The only thing that the Pismo can't do is flash video, like youtube. ...
Posted by tinkered, on May 19, 2008 at 08:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Speed holes! 16,579 Views / 49 Replies  
Speed holes!
Posted by tinkered, on May 6, 2008 at 01:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
When is apple going to offer MBP 15" with a WUXGA... 1,639 Views / 28 Replies  
When is apple going to offer MBP 15" with a WUXGA screen? Dell D830 have it as $150 upgrade option, how hard could it be?
Posted by tinkered, on May 2, 2008 at 04:40 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Are you sure it is CPU heat and not ram or... 422 Views / 6 Replies  
Are you sure it is CPU heat and not ram or damaged HD cable, which can be harmed by heat? Have you reseated everyting and tired booting from a firewire drive.
Posted by tinkered, on Apr 22, 2008 at 06:05 AM, in Mac Notebooks
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