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DV video to a DVD - any websites? 500 Views / 2 Replies  
I am a complete newbie in this field and just got me a Sony TRV-19 for my PB 12" 867. Is there any webiste where I could get some hints on how to convert a dv file (12 GB for an hr!!) to a compressed...
Posted by Macdizzy, on Jan 11, 2004 at 12:05 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
You can use virtually any BT adaptor with your... 2,259 Views / 11 Replies  
You can use virtually any BT adaptor with your PB. I bought a generic Class 1 adaptor for less than $20, and it works great. It's a Class 1 adaptor, i.e. supposedly having a much longer range. Brands...
Posted by Macdizzy, on Dec 31, 2003 at 09:52 AM, in Mac Notebooks
mcsjgs, thanks a million!! You are right. I left... 1,295 Views / 6 Replies  
mcsjgs, thanks a million!! You are right. I left ALL fields blank and it installed just fine. Heheh... I don't understand why nobody else has this problem.
Posted by Macdizzy, on Dec 26, 2003 at 09:41 PM, in macOS
OptimusG4, you are my hero too! 785 Views / 5 Replies  
OptimusG4, you are my hero too!
Posted by Macdizzy, on Dec 26, 2003 at 12:48 AM, in macOS
I know that. So, I just entered my name and click... 1,295 Views / 6 Replies  
I know that. So, I just entered my name and click on continue. A popup appeared with the following message:

"The registration information you have entered is not valid. Please check that...
Posted by Macdizzy, on Dec 26, 2003 at 12:27 AM, in macOS
My 12" 867 PB just had a new battery and with the... 1,296 Views / 13 Replies  
My 12" 867 PB just had a new battery and with the battery update, it is showing 3:50 hr. This is with LCD set at 5 bars and Wifi on. Programs open are Safari, Excel, temp monitor, mail.

BT is...
Posted by Macdizzy, on Dec 25, 2003 at 01:48 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Quicktime Player 6.5 - registration no? Why? 1,295 Views / 6 Replies  
Software Update tells me to download & install QT 6.5 (I have 6.4 installed in my Panther 12" PB) and when I tried to install, it asks for Name, Registration no. I don't have any registration no as...
Posted by Macdizzy, on Dec 25, 2003 at 12:58 AM, in macOS
Modem - disconnecting...disconnecting 511 Views / 0 Replies  
My 12" 867 PB, with Panther 10.3.2, is having a problem with the internal modem sometimes disconnecting randomly during a dial-up connection.

Problem is, the modem will try to disconnect from the...
Posted by Macdizzy, on Dec 24, 2003 at 01:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have a stupid suggestion which may work for... 2,177 Views / 24 Replies  
I have a stupid suggestion which may work for those of you whose ICs does not work. I have an iBook and just could not get it to share the connection with the 12" PB. I connect both by ad-hoc airport...
Posted by Macdizzy, on Dec 21, 2003 at 04:00 AM, in macOS
No, I don't think you sound apologist at all. If... 1,161 Views / 12 Replies  
No, I don't think you sound apologist at all. If there is an issue with Samba (sound like a Brazilian dance to me!), well and good - as long as this is fixed in the next upgrade. Actually, all I (and...
Posted by Macdizzy, on Dec 20, 2003 at 03:33 AM, in macOS
Ahhhhh.... the joy of SMB networking with... 27,966 Views / 143 Replies  
Ahhhhh.... the joy of SMB networking with Panther! I am now back tp 10.2.8 and SMB networking is now working again!
Posted by Macdizzy, on Dec 19, 2003 at 08:24 PM, in macOS
I am back with 10.2.8 1,161 Views / 12 Replies  
OK, granted that there are zillions of you without SMB networking problems. I accept that. What I don't accept is why there is such a huge difference between a previous version (Jaguar) and Panther...
Posted by Macdizzy, on Dec 19, 2003 at 08:10 PM, in macOS
Who test all these upgrades for Apple? 1,161 Views / 12 Replies  
I am wondering how Apple tests the upgrades before releasing to the public. I just installed 10.3.2, and while I did not see major problems, it did not fix SMB networking for me. I still am not able...
Posted by Macdizzy, on Dec 19, 2003 at 12:41 AM, in macOS
Yes, I will do just that. Thanks for all the... 620 Views / 13 Replies  
Yes, I will do just that. Thanks for all the feedback.
Posted by Macdizzy, on Dec 16, 2003 at 10:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I used the original discs 620 Views / 13 Replies  
I bought the set of original Panther discs at an AppleCenter. Since these didn't work on the iBook, I tried to use a cloned copy, but with similar results. I don't think it's anything to do with...
Posted by Macdizzy, on Dec 16, 2003 at 01:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Tried all 3 620 Views / 13 Replies  
I have tried Upgrading, Achieve & Install & Clean Install - all with the same result. It's as though the disc is bad and unreadable at that point, but how come the superdrive of the PB can read it...
Posted by Macdizzy, on Dec 15, 2003 at 12:52 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Lucky you! At least you can install Panther from... 620 Views / 13 Replies  
Lucky you! At least you can install Panther from the first disc. I can't!!

Anyone else who may have had this problem and found a way out? I tried to connect (with a firewire cable) the iBook to...
Posted by Macdizzy, on Dec 14, 2003 at 11:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I removed the install RAM too 620 Views / 13 Replies  
Forgot to mention that I have tried as well to remove the additional RAM chip as i was told that Panther is somewhat sensitive to 3rd party chips, but the same problem happened.

Is it possible to...
Posted by Macdizzy, on Dec 14, 2003 at 09:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Can't install Panther in my 700 Mhz iBook 620 Views / 13 Replies  
Each time I run install on my iBook (640MB RAM, dual USB version), during verification of the install disc on reboot, the verification failed at 75% and a message appeared asking me to restart and...
Posted by Macdizzy, on Dec 14, 2003 at 09:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Really flaky networking 924 Views / 12 Replies  
After upgrading from Jaguar to Panther, I have had lots of problems with networking. Folders on shared volumes appeared to be empty when they are not, servers connected to the network do not appear...
Posted by Macdizzy, on Dec 14, 2003 at 08:45 PM, in macOS
My 12" 867 PB spits out Maxell DVD-RW 992 Views / 6 Replies  
I just installed Panther on my PB. No problem to write to CD-R, CD-RW and DVD-R but when I put in a Maxell DVD-RW (1 to 2X speed, Ver.1.1/2x), the PB spitted it out.

The System Profiler specs my...
Posted by Macdizzy, on Dec 13, 2003 at 06:46 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Hi, Footy, I just bought a 193T, which I aasume... 1,862 Views / 6 Replies  
Hi, Footy, I just bought a 193T, which I aasume is probably an upgrade to your 191T, and strangely, apart from a very simple 'setup' piece of paper, there is no manual! I find that I could not set...
Posted by Macdizzy, on Dec 10, 2003 at 08:00 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Oops - wrong forum! 505 Views / 1 Replies  
Just realized I have mistakenly posted the above thread in the Powerbook forum. Should be in iBook. My apologies.
Posted by Macdizzy, on Dec 7, 2003 at 02:10 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Install Panther thru a USB CDROM drive? 505 Views / 1 Replies  
My iBook CDRom drive kept on giving me errors during installation. I think its dying (just over a year, my iBook's a 700 mHz dual USB).

I have a USB 1.0 external CDRom drive, which Jaguar...
Posted by Macdizzy, on Dec 7, 2003 at 02:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I just realized that there is a sticky thread on... 350 Views / 2 Replies  
I just realized that there is a sticky thread on the networking issue in the OSX forum, and it does look like windows networking is really a problem in Panther.

I am a newbie to Macs, and rely on...
Posted by Macdizzy, on Nov 28, 2003 at 08:29 PM, in Networking
I know it is not very productive to vent at... 27,966 Views / 143 Replies  
I know it is not very productive to vent at Apple, but it is very puzzling how such a key issue as networking could be messed up like this when they have already gotten it right with 10.2. This...
Posted by Macdizzy, on Nov 27, 2003 at 11:40 PM, in macOS
Same with /sbin/fsck -fy 938 Views / 15 Replies  
I have backed up all my data.

I tried to run the above in single user mode and got exactly the same error message as before, i.e. Volume Check Failed.

Do you guys think I should erase and...
Posted by Macdizzy, on Nov 27, 2003 at 11:30 PM, in macOS
I use VPC now for networking 27,966 Views / 143 Replies  
After the flaky networking of Panther and wasting lots of time trying to network with my XP boxes, and getting all sorts of strange results like empty folders, missing folders/servers, I decided to...
Posted by Macdizzy, on Nov 27, 2003 at 11:45 AM, in macOS
Can't fsck after upgrade to panther 938 Views / 15 Replies  
I have a 12" PB 867Mhz. After upgrading to Panther, I notice two things:

1. When I run Repair Permissions, Panther fixes a lot of permissions, mostly related to Internet Explorer, and when I...
Posted by Macdizzy, on Nov 27, 2003 at 07:12 AM, in macOS
My folders are empty!! 350 Views / 2 Replies  
Please help! I have a 12" PB 867 Mhz running on Panther (recently upgraded from Jaguar). I can connect fine via my WiFi network to my iBook as well to 2 Windows machines running XP. Funny thing is,...
Posted by Macdizzy, on Nov 27, 2003 at 04:38 AM, in Networking
My Software Update indicates that I have all... 1,649 Views / 19 Replies  
My Software Update indicates that I have all updates fully installed. Is there an update for bluetooth that has to be done separate from Software Update?

My BT mouse/keyboard/external LCD are all...
Posted by Macdizzy, on Nov 26, 2003 at 10:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Strange, the box which says 'Allow BT devices to... 1,649 Views / 19 Replies  
Strange, the box which says 'Allow BT devices to wake this computer' is grayed out. I can't check it. Any idea why? I have already connected the mouse/keyboard.:confused:
Posted by Macdizzy, on Nov 26, 2003 at 02:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Hi, Milien, a bit OT. Can you tell me how you... 1,649 Views / 19 Replies  
Hi, Milien, a bit OT. Can you tell me how you could use the BT keyboard/mouse with the lid closed? How do you keep the PB awake without a USB mouse or keyboard plugged in? My PB goes to sleep each...
Posted by Macdizzy, on Nov 26, 2003 at 10:01 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: 10.2.5: Internal Modem dropouts - NOT FIXED 750 Views / 4 Replies  
Nathan, just replace those 6 files (.ppp and .kext) in /system/library/extensions - I am sure you may have read what those files are. This will resolve the disconnection problems. I have done this...
Posted by Macdizzy, on Apr 14, 2003 at 12:59 AM, in macOS
Yes, my batt life dropped too 1,025 Views / 7 Replies  
Mine has gone down from 3:30 to about 3:00 hrs after the update. I reset power manager too and recalibrate the battery, ran cocktail - still the loss is there. Oh well...
Posted by Macdizzy, on Apr 12, 2003 at 11:23 PM, in macOS
What about the BT keyboard? 1,187 Views / 10 Replies  
Will the BT keyboard works the same way as the USB one i.e. you can close the lid of the PB and it goes to sleep, and then you just plug in, or in this case, activate the BT keyboard and it will wake...
Posted by Macdizzy, on Apr 12, 2003 at 08:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I have the same problem. My iBook is the dual-USB... 469 Views / 3 Replies  
I have the same problem. My iBook is the dual-USB 16VRAM model. I updated to 10.2.4 and my modem started cutting me off from the net randomly, sometimes almost immediately, but most times after a few...
Posted by Macdizzy, on Feb 17, 2003 at 05:21 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I had a hard time trying to unscrew those... 1,043 Views / 16 Replies  
I had a hard time trying to unscrew those #@$&^%** screws too, even with the proper Philips screwdriver, cos the screws are really tight! Had to bring the iBook down to the local store to do the job...
Posted by Macdizzy, on Dec 30, 2002 at 02:46 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I did this to reduce the number of charge cycles.... 708 Views / 6 Replies  
I did this to reduce the number of charge cycles. Apparently, if the battery drops to 98% and below, it will be charged automatically each time you hook up to the AC. Since the battery can be charged...
Posted by Macdizzy, on Dec 29, 2002 at 10:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Got a new battery and everything is now back to... 708 Views / 6 Replies  
Got a new battery and everything is now back to normal. I get more than 3 hrs compared with just 1 hr before. Also, charging and battery indicator functions have returned to normal. Looks like the...
Posted by Macdizzy, on Dec 28, 2002 at 11:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
How to reset Power Manager? 708 Views / 6 Replies  
I feel a bit stupid. Apple via a document says to simultaneously press shift-ctrl-option-power keys on the keyboard when the computer is off, in order to reset the power manager. But for the life of...
Posted by Macdizzy, on Dec 25, 2002 at 01:10 AM, in Mac Notebooks
 
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