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WWII Games 516 Views / 7 Replies  
Which WWII game is "better" Medal of Honor or Battlefield 1942? Which would play best on a Flat Panel G4 iMac with 786 Megs of RAM, 1.25Ghz running System X 10.3.4 Panther?
Posted by joeswell, on Jun 29, 2004 at 05:20 PM, in Gaming
Poll: eMac 5,437 Views / 36 Replies  
We bought an eMac for my son last November. No problems. Worked great out of the box. The only problem with installing the airport extreme card. Once I got it seated in the little slot correctly, the...
Posted by joeswell, on May 14, 2004 at 04:11 PM, in Mac Desktops
Epson C84 338 Views / 2 Replies  
Has anyone heard of any "issues" with EPSON's C84 printer and an brand new eMac with Panther 10.3.2? My friend got the "free" $99 printer with his computer, but he keeps getting the error message,...
Posted by joeswell, on Mar 16, 2004 at 03:41 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Printing dilemma 283 Views / 0 Replies  
What would cause this printing problem to occur?

I have a G4 iMac connected to a Epson 740 USB printer. I can print anything on the iMac with no problem.

The iMac shares a cable modem with my...
Posted by joeswell, on Mar 12, 2004 at 11:06 PM, in Networking
Thanks for your reply. Everything seems to "OK"... 373 Views / 2 Replies  
Thanks for your reply. Everything seems to "OK" for now.

I don't know anything about Unix or even why the computer started up that way. It was only two days old. The only things I "did to it" were...
Posted by joeswell, on Dec 28, 2003 at 08:56 AM, in Mac OS X
unix start up 373 Views / 2 Replies  
I gave my wife a G4 1.25ghz iMac for Christmas. It worked fine for two days. This morning it starts up after the "boing" with a black screen with these white letters:

/etc/master.password: No such...
Posted by joeswell, on Dec 28, 2003 at 12:37 AM, in Mac OS X
Solvent, Thanks so much. I followed your... 526 Views / 10 Replies  
Solvent,

Thanks so much. I followed your instructions to the letter and "got connected," well sort of. The first "drive" I typed in worked fine. The icon mounted on my desktop and I was able to...
Posted by joeswell, on Nov 6, 2002 at 12:09 PM, in Networking
On the Dells, when you click on "My Computer,"... 526 Views / 10 Replies  
On the Dells, when you click on "My Computer," there's a "p" drive, and a "u" drive, and a "g" drive, etc. Would that be the name of the "server" or "share name?" Once you choose one the "drives,"...
Posted by joeswell, on Nov 4, 2002 at 09:05 PM, in Networking
Jaguar & Windows 2000 526 Views / 10 Replies  
[QUOTE]Originally posted by tooki:
[B]Find out if they have Services for Mac running on the server. If so, you can just connect to the IP address of the server using AFP. Otherwise, try entering the...
Posted by joeswell, on Nov 4, 2002 at 12:02 PM, in Networking
Jaguar & Windows 2000 526 Views / 10 Replies  
I want to access the Windows 2000 "network" at school with my G3 Powerbook running Jaguar. I'm using an airport card with a Dell Aeronet access point to use the internet and share files with other...
Posted by joeswell, on Oct 31, 2002 at 08:43 PM, in Networking
I guess the only "hope" for this mess, is for... 816 Views / 109 Replies  
I guess the only "hope" for this mess, is for Apple to offer e Mail only accounts at a reduced rate. Hopefully, they will "listen" and respond in a positive way.

I used the homepage feature to...
Posted by joeswell, on Jul 19, 2002 at 04:17 PM, in Mac OS X
Jaguar - Is it worth it? 204 Views / 2 Replies  
Is it worth it for a casual user to upgrade to OS 10.2?
I have a Pismo Powerbook G3 (400 mhz processor) with 320 MG of RAM. Can my computer "handle" this new system?
I don't have a lot of OS X...
Posted by joeswell, on Jul 19, 2002 at 04:00 PM, in Mac OS X
Whatever money Apple spent on maintaining iTools... 739 Views / 75 Replies  
Whatever money Apple spent on maintaining iTools was worth every cent in terms of the good will it created among mac users. For what I was using it for (I made a web page for my class, E mail for my...
Posted by joeswell, on Jul 17, 2002 at 09:04 PM, in Mac OS X
iTunes and Smartdisk CD-RW 288 Views / 0 Replies  
Anybody have any luck getting the Smartdisk 16x10x24 CD-RW Drive to burn CD's with iTunes? When I click on "Burn CD." I get the message CD Burner and software not found. Smartdisk Tech support says...
Posted by joeswell, on Jul 11, 2002 at 12:31 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Reading these posts is very upsetting. Please... 800 Views / 89 Replies  
Reading these posts is very upsetting. Please forgive the question, but does this "Paladium" thing mean that some outside entity (Microsoft, etc.) will control what I can and cannot do on my...
Posted by joeswell, on Jul 4, 2002 at 12:32 AM, in Mac OS X
Reading these posts is very upsetting. Please... 1,177 Views / 116 Replies  
Reading these posts is very upsetting. Please forgive the question, but does this "Paladium" thing mean that some outside entity (Microsoft, etc.) will control what I can and cannot do on my...
Posted by joeswell, on Jul 4, 2002 at 12:32 AM, in MacNN Lounge
No joking from me. The Apple guy told me that I... 292 Views / 5 Replies  
No joking from me. The Apple guy told me that I am "SOL." He says that there are no recalls or any "known" issues with the CD drives in the "Pismo" model and that it will cost $49.00 just to talk to...
Posted by joeswell, on May 28, 2002 at 03:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for the reply. What is the RAS... 292 Views / 5 Replies  
Thanks for the reply.

What is the RAS Syndrome?

How can I get the battery to fit in the right compartment? Do I have to buy another ("right handed?") battery?

I will greatly appreciate any...
Posted by joeswell, on May 27, 2002 at 11:36 PM, in Mac Notebooks
CD-DVD ROM Drive in Pismo 292 Views / 5 Replies  
Anyone have any tricks to revive a CD-DVD ROM drive in a Powerbook G3 "Pismo?" Last night I was playing a game and when I finished a put the computer to "sleep" with the CD in the drive. When I...
Posted by joeswell, on May 27, 2002 at 01:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It's a Pismo "400." Do you mean it will run so... 291 Views / 4 Replies  
It's a Pismo "400." Do you mean it will run so poorly that it will be unplayable? I hate to ask you to be more specfic, but we really liked Myth II and Myth I and I can't afford to buy a new computer...
Posted by joeswell, on Apr 20, 2002 at 08:04 PM, in Gaming
Myth III 291 Views / 4 Replies  
Will Myth III run "well" on a Powerbook G3 "Pismo" running System 9.2.2 with 320 MG of RAM? Is it worth buying for my Computer? How about by Rev B iMac with System 9.2.2 and 160 MG of RAM? Any advice...
Posted by joeswell, on Apr 18, 2002 at 09:50 PM, in Gaming
Key Chain dilemma 323 Views / 3 Replies  
My church has 5 iMac DV's that they use with an Airport Base Station for internet use. Recently they switched ISP's and no one remembers the password they set up to access the Base Station to change...
Posted by joeswell, on Mar 12, 2002 at 11:05 AM, in Mac Desktops
Type 3 Error 478 Views / 1 Replies  
I just wasted the better part of the last three days trying to install IE5 on a Power PC 5500. Everytime I try to open IE5 the application quits and I get "Type 3 Error." I have reinstalled the...
Posted by joeswell, on Dec 20, 2001 at 04:41 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Thanks for the reply. I will replace the battery.... 355 Views / 2 Replies  
Thanks for the reply. I will replace the battery. I changed the settings on the energy saver panel. Is there a preference file I should trash too? I think it has stopped turning on and off by itself...
Posted by joeswell, on Dec 19, 2001 at 05:10 PM, in Mac Desktops
Power Supply problem 355 Views / 2 Replies  
I have a G3 All in One that is 3 years old. Yesterday, it started turning on and off by itself at random intervals. It has 320 MG of RAM running System 9.1. I have a Iomega 2 GIG Jaz drive connect...
Posted by joeswell, on Dec 18, 2001 at 08:45 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'm a complete schmuck! I'm sorry I wasted... 409 Views / 4 Replies  
I'm a complete schmuck! I'm sorry I wasted anyone's time with my dumb question.
I figured out what I was doing wrong. Apple DVD player only works with Video mirroring turned off. I wasn't aware of...
Posted by joeswell, on Dec 7, 2001 at 06:30 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
DVD Player to TV 409 Views / 4 Replies  
I have a Power G3 (Pismo) with DVD-ROM Drive. I want to play DVD Movies on my TV. I can watch the DVD Movies fine on my computer's screen, but if I try to connect the SVHS Output to my TV, the DVD...
Posted by joeswell, on Dec 7, 2001 at 09:53 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
iTunes and Record It 416 Views / 1 Replies  
I have some song files I made a couple of years ago with Recordit!, an application that came with my SCSI Iomega 100MG Zip Drive. How can I get iTunes to recognize and play those files? Is it...
Posted by joeswell, on Jul 22, 2001 at 10:26 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
One more thing: I was thinking as long as I'm... 508 Views / 12 Replies  
One more thing: I was thinking as long as I'm ripping the computer apart to install a G4 processor, would it really be worth it to install a larger hard drive and maybe add a PCI card for Firewire or...
Posted by joeswell, on Jul 10, 2001 at 03:23 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
About adding RAM to 8500: One of the things... 508 Views / 12 Replies  
About adding RAM to 8500:

One of the things Sonnet said to to do when I install the Processor upgrade is to "de-interleave" the RAM. Their tech support guy said G3 and G4 processors "don't like"...
Posted by joeswell, on Jul 10, 2001 at 03:18 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Thanks to everyone who replied to my question. I... 508 Views / 12 Replies  
Thanks to everyone who replied to my question. I think I feel comfortable attempting to install this card now. I truly appreciate all the advice and encouragement you folks have given me.

Now my...
Posted by joeswell, on Jul 5, 2001 at 11:34 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Power Mac 8550 508 Views / 12 Replies  
I am attempting to install a Sonnet Crescendo G4 Upgrade card on our school's old Power Mac 8550 Workgroup server.

While, I am not a complete idiot and have installed RAM in Macs before, I am a...
Posted by joeswell, on Jul 3, 2001 at 02:54 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Best Speakers for Powerbook 326 Views / 7 Replies  
I just purchased a G3 400 Powerbook. Are there any external speakers that are best for this model? What kind should I buy on a "modest" budget?
Posted by joeswell, on Apr 24, 2001 at 11:50 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
It seems like the Powerbook 400MG Pismo (Why do... 244 Views / 19 Replies  
It seems like the Powerbook 400MG Pismo (Why do they call it a Pismo?) is a better buy at the same price (plus 256MG of free RAM) vs the iBook.

Thanks to everyone for the sage advice. I've never...
Posted by joeswell, on Mar 29, 2001 at 04:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Powerbook vs iBook 208 Views / 2 Replies  
What's better, an i Book or a Powerbook? I've seen a couple of resellers drop their prices on a 400MHz G3 Powerbook with free 256MG extra RAM to the same price as a iBook SE with free 128 MG extra...
Posted by joeswell, on Mar 27, 2001 at 09:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm sure they have discussed this question and I... 244 Views / 19 Replies  
I'm sure they have discussed this question and I will look, but why are they dropping the price on the powerbooks?
Posted by joeswell, on Mar 27, 2001 at 09:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
iBook vs Powerbook 244 Views / 19 Replies  
I'm interested in buying an iBook 466MHz Special Edition. "They're" selling them with 128MG of "free" RAM. However, I also noticed that "they're" dropping prices on the G3 400MHz Powerbooks and...
Posted by joeswell, on Mar 27, 2001 at 06:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The Epson 900 is connected to the Printer Port of... 314 Views / 9 Replies  
The Epson 900 is connected to the Printer Port of one the PowerMac 5280's. Do I need to install some sort of ethernet "card" or connector in the printer and hook it up directly through the network or...
Posted by joeswell, on Mar 1, 2001 at 11:39 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Apple Talk Zone 314 Views / 9 Replies  
Our school has 6 old Power Mac 5280's running System 8.1 with 24MGS of Ram. They're hooked up to an Ethernet Port for internet, file sharing, and printing. We just got a new printer, an Epson 900. We...
Posted by joeswell, on Mar 1, 2001 at 05:16 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
I must be getting "smarter" because I figured... 258 Views / 4 Replies  
I must be getting "smarter" because I figured this problem out almost by myself. There's a "iTunes discussion folder on Apple's web site. There I found a "thread" about my exact problem. It seens...
Posted by joeswell, on Jan 16, 2001 at 05:14 PM, in Mac Desktops
iTunes Crash 258 Views / 4 Replies  
I just downloaded iTunes on my Mac at school. The program seems to work pretty well, but after downloading it at home, unfortunately, it crashes my iMac every time. It says "installation was...
Posted by joeswell, on Jan 15, 2001 at 11:40 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks Cypher! I wasn't real optimistic, but it... 226 Views / 2 Replies  
Thanks Cypher! I wasn't real optimistic, but it was worth a try. I thought I remembered reading somewhere that iMovie would work on any iMac, so I thought that if I could get the video from the...
Posted by joeswell, on Jan 7, 2001 at 12:41 PM, in Mac Desktops
iMovie 226 Views / 2 Replies  
This may be a dumb question, but....
I have a Rev B iMac System 9.04 with 160Mg Ram. I just purchased a VST USB/Firewire Drive. If I hook the USB port to my Rev B iMac, can use the Firewire Ports on...
Posted by joeswell, on Jan 6, 2001 at 11:05 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yes, the G3 All in One was a computer marketed to... 414 Views / 11 Replies  
Yes, the G3 All in One was a computer marketed to schools until the first iMac was released in 1998. The battery just died and our school's tech guy is so backed up it will take 9+ weeks to get the...
Posted by joeswell, on Dec 18, 2000 at 08:38 PM, in Mac Desktops
replacing iMac battery 277 Views / 2 Replies  
How hard is it to replace the back up battery on an Rev B iMac? Where could I find instructions or a guide? I've added RAM to my iMac, but now that it's two years old, I wonder when the battery will...
Posted by joeswell, on Dec 17, 2000 at 10:32 PM, in Mac Desktops
It is very possible to add RAm to your Rev B... 257 Views / 15 Replies  
It is very possible to add RAm to your Rev B iMac. I've done it twice, but it is a bit of a "bear" if you don't know what you're doing. Take your time. There's a good illustrated set of instructions...
Posted by joeswell, on Dec 17, 2000 at 10:27 PM, in Mac Desktops
G3 All in One 414 Views / 11 Replies  
Anybody ever replace the back battery on a G3 All in One? Is it difficult? Anywhere I can go to get instructions?
Posted by joeswell, on Dec 17, 2000 at 10:21 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'm getting much better scans thanks to the tips... 480 Views / 11 Replies  
I'm getting much better scans thanks to the tips I've received in this forum.

Another problem is that after I've printed something, Omni Page, Presto Page and Photo DeLuxe won't work (They just...
Posted by joeswell, on Dec 3, 2000 at 09:23 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks so much for all the great advice I've... 480 Views / 11 Replies  
Thanks so much for all the great advice I've received. You know, I think that it is amazing that, not only have received so much good advice (The scanner works now I reinstalled the software and got...
Posted by joeswell, on Dec 3, 2000 at 12:51 AM, in Mac Desktops
UMax Scanners 480 Views / 11 Replies  
Anyone having trouble with UMax 1220U Scanners?

I bought the scanner in November 1998, when I bought my iMac. I have a Rev B IMac with System 9.04 and 160MGS of RAM.

My scanner worked swell...
Posted by joeswell, on Nov 30, 2000 at 11:19 PM, in Mac Desktops
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