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dead iBook 700 hard drive 493 Views / 2 Replies  
A few weeks ago the hard drive in my iBook 700 started making a sporadic clicking noise that I found pretty disturbing. It went on for a few weeks, until one day the click turned into the drive...
Posted by JeffZPgh, on Nov 19, 2003 at 02:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ha - thanks for the tip. I'd written AppleScript... 509 Views / 5 Replies  
Ha - thanks for the tip. I'd written AppleScript before but didn't think of it for some reason.

Well, it was easy. The script gets the track info and writes a javascript source file with the...
Posted by JeffZPgh, on Nov 25, 2002 at 08:10 PM, in macOS
iTunes plugin to update "recently listened to" list on blog/website? 509 Views / 5 Replies  
It's all in the subject. :) Wondering if such a thing has been written or attempted. It's possible for winamp users using a combination of BlogAMP and overLIB on the server side.

I'd really...
Posted by JeffZPgh, on Nov 25, 2002 at 04:43 PM, in macOS
A good bag or carrying case, like what you can... 440 Views / 5 Replies  
A good bag or carrying case, like what you can get from marware.com - and other than that, nothing. Enjoy the fact that you've got an ultraportable machine and don't bog yourself down with useless...
Posted by JeffZPgh, on Jul 18, 2002 at 02:22 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Interesting! I neglected to mention that I have... 305 Views / 2 Replies  
Interesting! I neglected to mention that I have an airport card - that pretty much explains it. Thanks.
Posted by JeffZPgh, on Jul 9, 2002 at 12:38 AM, in Mac Notebooks
iBook 700 - long pauses 305 Views / 2 Replies  
On my new 700 I get two cases of long pauses (with the spinning CD or beachball as some call it): when booting up, just prior to the display of the login dialog, and when waiting for the password...
Posted by JeffZPgh, on Jul 8, 2002 at 08:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Is the iBook less than a year old? Call Apple if... 618 Views / 4 Replies  
Is the iBook less than a year old? Call Apple if all you want is a quiet drive - it should be subject to replacement.

Just out of curiosity, do you hear the noise the entire time you use the...
Posted by JeffZPgh, on Jul 1, 2002 at 01:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Just noticed the same thing over the weekend with... 328 Views / 1 Replies  
Just noticed the same thing over the weekend with my new 700 after watching a DVD on TV. I got the desktop image to reset by picking a different one than I normally use and then picking the one I...
Posted by JeffZPgh, on Jul 1, 2002 at 01:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Glad I don't own an NT laptop. Thanks for... 459 Views / 5 Replies  
Glad I don't own an NT laptop.

Thanks for the info about the three-finger salute...amusing and useful. :)

Jeff
Posted by JeffZPgh, on Jun 30, 2002 at 03:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
new iBooks - reset? 459 Views / 5 Replies  
My iBook 500 used to have a little rest button close to the audio/video out ports. No such thing on my iBook 700, I just noticed. Just curious - what exactly do new iBook users do when/if their...
Posted by JeffZPgh, on Jun 29, 2002 at 11:38 AM, in Mac Notebooks
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva,... 659 Views / 34 Replies  
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">Originally posted by asmujica:
<strong>Well I...
Posted by JeffZPgh, on Jun 26, 2002 at 10:55 AM, in Mac Notebooks
In my new iBook 700, the dvd-cdrw is a Toshiba... 424 Views / 4 Replies  
In my new iBook 700, the dvd-cdrw is a Toshiba SD-R2102, and according to Apple System Profiler it looks like the firmware revision is 1K27. There's no patch for this on the aforementioned site -...
Posted by JeffZPgh, on Jun 25, 2002 at 07:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I agree - this 700 is fantastic. I decided to... 528 Views / 9 Replies  
I agree - this 700 is fantastic. I decided to splurge and get an extra 512MB of RAM with it, but I hardly think it's the RAM that's making so much of a difference over my old 500. This thing flies....
Posted by JeffZPgh, on Jun 23, 2002 at 09:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm amazed - just went to fedex.com to track the... 528 Views / 9 Replies  
I'm amazed - just went to fedex.com to track the shipment and the status was DELIVERED. So I checked and the iBook is indeed here. Taiwan to Pittsburgh in 2 days - incredible.

Jeff
Posted by JeffZPgh, on Jun 21, 2002 at 11:07 AM, in Mac Notebooks
iBook shipped - from Taiwan? 528 Views / 9 Replies  
My iBook 700 (custom with 40GB disk) shipped from Taiwan earlier today according to FedEx. The shipping status is "IP Direct Distribution" - any idea what this means? I specified 2-day service -...
Posted by JeffZPgh, on Jun 20, 2002 at 12:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
That last bit doesn't quite ring true...the bonus... 416 Views / 12 Replies  
That last bit doesn't quite ring true...the bonus of 10.1.5 was that it finally brought hardware video acceleration to some older video cards - acceleration is something 10.1 already has. What QE...
Posted by JeffZPgh, on Jun 18, 2002 at 10:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, the deed is done. Ordered an iBook 700... 393 Views / 12 Replies  
Well, the deed is done. Ordered an iBook 700 12.1" with a 40GB disk and the video adapter from Apple yesterday. Looks like they immediately shipped out the video adapter by itself, which is kind of...
Posted by JeffZPgh, on Jun 16, 2002 at 04:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Heheh...don't think I'm going to make it to... 393 Views / 12 Replies  
Heheh...don't think I'm going to make it to Vermont anytime soon. I'm moving to Prague in a little more than a month and I doubt I'll have time to plan a road trip to New England in the time that's...
Posted by JeffZPgh, on Jun 15, 2002 at 09:26 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Hmm, hadn't considered the tax angle. What's... 393 Views / 12 Replies  
Hmm, hadn't considered the tax angle.

What's up with SmallDog's "Top Dog Club" - it looks like you can only join it if you've purchased something from them before, and you MUST be a member of the...
Posted by JeffZPgh, on Jun 14, 2002 at 05:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Doesn't seem like there's much of a reason to buy... 393 Views / 12 Replies  
Doesn't seem like there's much of a reason to buy from SmallDog over Apple, unless I'm missing something. Same problem, and even longer wait potential if they're just relaying the special order for...
Posted by JeffZPgh, on Jun 14, 2002 at 02:36 PM, in Mac Notebooks
iBook 700 with custom options from anywhere but Apple? 393 Views / 12 Replies  
I'm still waffling about selling my iBook 500 and replacing it with a 700...are there any site that sell the 700's with more customized options (e.g. 40GB drive rather than the standard 20GB) other...
Posted by JeffZPgh, on Jun 14, 2002 at 12:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
wegenermedia.com is selling 1.0 base stations for... 444 Views / 2 Replies  
wegenermedia.com is selling 1.0 base stations for $159 and airport cards for $69. I picked up a station and two cards for $300 total and had it in a few days. This is used equipment, but good...
Posted by JeffZPgh, on Jun 14, 2002 at 12:03 PM, in Marketplace
I suppose that could be tested by using Disk... 1,748 Views / 10 Replies  
I suppose that could be tested by using Disk Utility to format the drive and then seeing what you get when you unplug and reinsert the iPod. I'm stuck using a PC here at work, so I can't test it...
Posted by JeffZPgh, on Jun 14, 2002 at 10:59 AM, in Hardware Hacking
I hope you're right, iBook2...I'd just decided... 895 Views / 52 Replies  
I hope you're right, iBook2...I'd just decided against upgrading from my 500 to a 700 because it didn't seem like enough of a difference to be worth the hassle and money - but if this comes out, I'll...
Posted by JeffZPgh, on Jun 13, 2002 at 05:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva,... 487 Views / 10 Replies  
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">Originally posted by Phoible:
<strong>It all...
Posted by JeffZPgh, on Jun 13, 2002 at 05:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Have any links? I haven't read a word about this. 895 Views / 52 Replies  
Have any links? I haven't read a word about this.
Posted by JeffZPgh, on Jun 13, 2002 at 01:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Been wondering about this myself...I've been... 506 Views / 8 Replies  
Been wondering about this myself...I've been defending the iBook 500's until everybody here has probably gotten sick of listening to me rant. Jaguar with Quartz Extreme has me wondering...I'd really...
Posted by JeffZPgh, on Jun 11, 2002 at 12:38 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I absolutely HATE diagnosing hardware problems. ... 493 Views / 12 Replies  
I absolutely HATE diagnosing hardware problems. So we got the machine back from CompUSA tonight, I've been playing with it for 2 hours now, and I'll be damned if I can reproduce ANY problems. I...
Posted by JeffZPgh, on Jun 10, 2002 at 11:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm not as sure that the CompUSA guy is full of... 493 Views / 12 Replies  
I'm not as sure that the CompUSA guy is full of crap. Two things maybe I didn't make clear:

- when I heard the noise, I concluded it was the hard drive because I honestly forgot there WAS a fan...
Posted by JeffZPgh, on Jun 10, 2002 at 05:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Why is it that my experiences on the phone with... 493 Views / 12 Replies  
Why is it that my experiences on the phone with Apple are always so different from everyone else's?

When I talked to an Apple tech on the phone Saturday afternoon there was never any mention of...
Posted by JeffZPgh, on Jun 10, 2002 at 03:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, the iBook didn't make it past the... 493 Views / 12 Replies  
Well, the iBook didn't make it past the technician at CompUSA. He's telling me that the noise we've been hearing is the fan inside the case - thus explaining why I wasn't completely sure it sounded...
Posted by JeffZPgh, on Jun 10, 2002 at 12:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I doubt Apple would want to do anything about it,... 497 Views / 7 Replies  
I doubt Apple would want to do anything about it, but then again I'm constantly surprised by reports from folks here about what Apple agrees to fix.

Just how stripped is 'stripped'? If I remember...
Posted by JeffZPgh, on Jun 10, 2002 at 10:56 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, I've dropped the machine off to be repaired... 493 Views / 12 Replies  
Well, I've dropped the machine off to be repaired (called Apple and they told me to take it to my local CompUSA so the guys there could look at it). I'll post back and let you know what, if...
Posted by JeffZPgh, on Jun 9, 2002 at 11:44 AM, in Mac Notebooks
strange iBook 500 noise/performance issue 493 Views / 12 Replies  
My wife's 500 is behaving strangely. It's 99% fine for normal use, but whenever she does something intensive on it, it emits a noise - like something between a high-pitched whine and a beep. I'm...
Posted by JeffZPgh, on Jun 8, 2002 at 02:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
upgrading iPod hard drive 1,748 Views / 10 Replies  
I'm convinced this would be a very simple procedure...has anyone been able to get their hands one one of the larger-capacity Toshiba drives and try it? The only stumbling block seems to be a lack of...
Posted by JeffZPgh, on Jun 8, 2002 at 01:01 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Thanks for the reply. I also noticed that they... 524 Views / 3 Replies  
Thanks for the reply. I also noticed that they sell a bunch of stuff on ebay, so I looked up their feedback and saw that it was 99% positive.

Jeff
Posted by JeffZPgh, on Jun 1, 2002 at 09:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Thanks, but I think I found a good source to get... 394 Views / 3 Replies  
Thanks, but I think I found a good source to get the base station and card all together.

Jeff
Posted by JeffZPgh, on Jun 1, 2002 at 09:05 PM, in Marketplace
Wegener Media 524 Views / 3 Replies  
Has anyone out there dealt with this company (wegenermedia.com)? They offer some pretty good prices on used/refurbed Apple stuff, but before I buy I thought I'd ask if they're reputible.

TIA,...
Posted by JeffZPgh, on Jun 1, 2002 at 07:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
WTB: Airport base station 1.0 + 2 airport cards 394 Views / 3 Replies  
I'm looking to get my hands on an Airport base station (first revision 40-bit model is fine) and 2 airport cards. Will pay ~ $200 for the set.

Jeff

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Posted by JeffZPgh, on May 31, 2002 at 01:10 PM, in Marketplace
What kind of optical drive has it got? If it's... 408 Views / 6 Replies  
What kind of optical drive has it got? If it's still available, I'd appreciate a private email with some pics.

My address is: [email protected]

Jeff
Posted by JeffZPgh, on May 31, 2002 at 01:07 PM, in Marketplace
Thanks for clearning up the point about bus-only... 3,283 Views / 111 Replies  
Thanks for clearning up the point about bus-only overclocking being a no-no. After reading this, I took a gander at the PLL chart on xlr8yourmac.com and saw the light regarding the configurations...
Posted by JeffZPgh, on May 29, 2002 at 12:39 AM, in Hardware Hacking
Any comments on this (quote from the comments... 3,283 Views / 111 Replies  
Any comments on this (quote from the comments page on xlr8yourmac.com):

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Posted by JeffZPgh, on May 28, 2002 at 08:10 PM, in Hardware Hacking
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva,... 3,283 Views / 111 Replies  
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">Originally posted by Carl Norum:
<strong>One...
Posted by JeffZPgh, on May 28, 2002 at 09:56 AM, in Hardware Hacking
If you knew how easy this was to do on the... 633 Views / 32 Replies  
If you knew how easy this was to do on the command line, you'd cry with embarassment over your griping:

#!/bin/tcsh

# Turns on IP forwarding
ifconfig en0 inet 192.168.1.1 up
sysctl -w...
Posted by JeffZPgh, on May 14, 2002 at 10:25 PM, in macOS
Excellent - I came here planning to ask "how do I... 629 Views / 4 Replies  
Excellent - I came here planning to ask "how do I run a shell script as root from an AppleScript?" and ran straight into the answer. Thanks - now I have dock items that will let me start and stop IP...
Posted by JeffZPgh, on May 5, 2002 at 04:08 PM, in Developer Center
Sure, OS X has changed the way I use my Mac - I... 485 Views / 30 Replies  
Sure, OS X has changed the way I use my Mac - I actually use a Mac now. :) 13 blissful months since I kissed a PC dual-booting windows and linux goodbye.

Jeff
Posted by JeffZPgh, on May 3, 2002 at 12:00 AM, in macOS
pppoe and Internet Connect - annoying 322 Views / 1 Replies  
I use DSL but am currently without a router (long story)...so my wife and I (both have iBooks running 10.1.4) take turns plugging ethernet cables straight into our DSL modem. This works fine -...
Posted by JeffZPgh, on Apr 22, 2002 at 12:05 AM, in macOS
Man, it stinks in here. For what you... 1,314 Views / 21 Replies  
Man, it stinks in here.

For what you specified your usage to be, an iBook 500 with 256MB of RAM sounds just fine. The stock 128MB is a little low for running anything other than OS X itself...
Posted by JeffZPgh, on Apr 15, 2002 at 07:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
iPod 1.1 and disk spin while connected 286 Views / 0 Replies  
Anyone else notice following the 1.1 update that their iPod disk never stops spinning while it's connected to a Mac? I find that kind of annoying. It seems like it takes much longer to recharge now...
Posted by JeffZPgh, on Apr 14, 2002 at 04:39 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I work as a software engineer right now...bought... 654 Views / 43 Replies  
I work as a software engineer right now...bought the iBook to replace my iMac, which I bought in March 2001 specifically because of OS X (this replaced an old PC running mainly Slackware Linux). ...
Posted by JeffZPgh, on Apr 11, 2002 at 08:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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