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Thanks man . . . I figured as much. I'll check in... 375 Views / 2 Replies  
Thanks man . . . I figured as much. I'll check in at the reseller I bought from.

:hmm:
Posted by raferx, on Dec 6, 2007 at 12:48 AM, in Mac Notebooks
MBP dying suddenly WHILE plugged in 375 Views / 2 Replies  
Hi all,

MY 2.0 GHZ MBP Core Duo, w 1.5 GB RAM, has just recently started to die without warning. Doesn't matter what software I'm using at the time, or whether I'm on battery or plugged (FYI, I...
Posted by raferx, on Dec 5, 2007 at 03:27 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Changing Windows drive icon in OS X? 1,071 Views / 1 Replies  
I want to change the HD icon of the XP partition on my MBPro, but it won't let me do it. Any ideas? I know it's a fluffy question considering the entire rest of the nightmare that I have with XP and...
Posted by raferx, on Aug 21, 2006 at 10:09 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Dead Audio Out on Ti 800? 277 Views / 0 Replies  
Just went to play some music on my Ti 800 jacked in my Monsoon's and nothing... Speakers onboard work fine, but as soon I jack in either my headphones or my external speakers nothing.

Is this...
Posted by raferx, on Dec 25, 2004 at 02:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Photos of your external FW/USB HD's 433 Views / 3 Replies  
Ok, thought I'd start a thread on external drives used with PowerBooks... what's your model, specs, what you use it for.

Here is mine:
FW 400/USB 2.0 Atlantia 3.5" external aluminium HD... small,...
Posted by raferx, on Aug 12, 2004 at 09:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
More RAM is better, depends on what you do. ... 1,323 Views / 16 Replies  
More RAM is better, depends on what you do.

A faster HD is very good too.

I use RAM based playback/caching software. These are mostly compositing/motion graphic applications. So the extra RAM...
Posted by raferx, on Aug 11, 2004 at 03:30 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Put it to sleep. Why leave it running 24/7... 2,416 Views / 29 Replies  
Put it to sleep.

Why leave it running 24/7 if you don't need to.

It conserves energy as well.
Posted by raferx, on Aug 11, 2004 at 03:16 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Nobody has mentioned it yet but... Is your... 4,852 Views / 45 Replies  
Nobody has mentioned it yet but...

Is your Airport Network setting for joining "Automatic"?

We had this problem on my wife's Pismo, and my TiBook when I had it set for "Specific Network"......
Posted by raferx, on Aug 10, 2004 at 01:29 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The Pismo is a sexy beast... no doubt. Too... 2,372 Views / 36 Replies  
The Pismo is a sexy beast... no doubt.

Too slow for my needs, but my wife LOVES her Pismo.

Can't blame her, it's rock solid, and always does everything she asks of it.

I could never go...
Posted by raferx, on Aug 10, 2004 at 01:20 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Check here for ACards, plenty of good deals. ... 354 Views / 1 Replies  
Check here for ACards, plenty of good deals.

http://www.ehmac.ca/cgi_bin/ultimatebb.cgi
Posted by raferx, on Aug 7, 2004 at 10:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
No way, no how. A headless iMac will never... 17,642 Views / 221 Replies  
No way, no how.

A headless iMac will never happen.

VESA? C'mon people.

A savvy entry-level G4 powered mini-tower is a whole other story though.
Posted by raferx, on Jul 25, 2004 at 03:37 AM, in Mac Desktops
Ti800 Well, after running my battery to... 39,425 Views / 290 Replies  
Ti800

Well, after running my battery to death (died after sleep eventually) this is my score after a full charge:

"IOBatteryInfo" = ({"Capacity"=3388,"Amperage"=1200,"Curren$

Running it...
Posted by raferx, on Jul 17, 2004 at 11:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
OK, here is the spec on my brand new to me super... 39,425 Views / 290 Replies  
OK, here is the spec on my brand new to me super mint 800 DVI that I just upgraded to from a Ti550:

"IOBatteryInfo" = ({"Capacity"=3587,"Amperage"=1147,"Curren$

Which, considering that it's...
Posted by raferx, on Jul 16, 2004 at 10:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ummm.... that terminal tip ROCKS! Thnx! ... 927 Views / 20 Replies  
Ummm.... that terminal tip ROCKS!

Thnx!

:D
Posted by raferx, on Jul 6, 2004 at 12:59 AM, in Mac Notebooks
New DVI widescreen LCD and TiBook 800? 438 Views / 3 Replies  
Hello all,
Just wondering about my TiBook 800 and the new Apple DVI LCD's. I know my Radeon Mobility will do 1600 by 1024 on an external LCD, but the new specs on the Apple LCD's are 1680 x 1050...
Posted by raferx, on Jul 6, 2004 at 12:49 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Try this... I really like it so far. Quite... 729 Views / 4 Replies  
Try this... I really like it so far. Quite quiet, and very affordable. My secondary fan on my TiBook never comes on anymore.

http://www.macmice.com/ibreeze.html
Posted by raferx, on Jun 27, 2004 at 03:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Screen gray ghosting at bottom of TiBook? 249 Views / 0 Replies  
Hi all,

I recently bought a 550 TiBook, and it has the slightest "grey ghosting" on the screen at the centre bottom. If you rub it with your finger it goes away. I was told it was due to slight...
Posted by raferx, on Jun 23, 2004 at 09:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: Yeah,me too. She wanted a 700 or 800 iBook, but... 1,118,764 Views / 4,110 Replies  
Yeah,me too. She wanted a 700 or 800 iBook, but I said, you'll LOVE the Pismo. So she relented, and said find her one. I just got it for her this weekend off a real nice guy who had babied it. Not...
Posted by raferx, on Jun 23, 2004 at 01:54 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: Our new set-up 1,118,764 Views / 4,110 Replies  
Here is a pic of our set-up, at least my half of the desk I share with my wife, her Pismo is in the shot though. I just got a new Macmice iBreeze stand for my TiBook, and I have to say, it's...
Posted by raferx, on Jun 22, 2004 at 07:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: To hope beyond hope... 446,815 Views / 1,153 Replies  
I am picking this bag up on Saturday:

http://www.booqbags.com/Detail.bok?no=19

For my Ti 550...

I got it because my current work bag:

http://www.webaperture.com/articles/lib/rev/st0009
Posted by raferx, on Jun 1, 2004 at 02:01 AM, in Mac Notebooks
A Sony still runs XP... which is CRAP! I... 1,241 Views / 13 Replies  
A Sony still runs XP... which is CRAP!

I know, I sold all my gear, and bought all PC (for numerous reasons... none involving happiness...)

And lemme tell ya, I am selling all my PC's, and going...
Posted by raferx, on May 18, 2004 at 02:02 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Re: Upgrade a 500 Tibook with a combo drive? 469 Views / 4 Replies  
That's sweet Doc... I appreciate the link!

;)
Posted by raferx, on May 14, 2004 at 12:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Upgrade a 500 Tibook with a combo drive? 469 Views / 4 Replies  
Anyone done this?

This model (Apple branded)MATSUSHITA CW-8121 NIB (4131152358)
is for sale on ebay, the seller says it will work in any PBook... but I wonder?

Bueller?



:confused:
Posted by raferx, on May 14, 2004 at 01:38 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I dunno, I would figure, what? 1 hour labour... 637 Views / 7 Replies  
I dunno, I would figure, what? 1 hour labour plus parts?

$90 + taxes maybe? (CAN)

I just sold my 24" Sgi... it was real sweet.

How long you had yours?
Posted by raferx, on May 14, 2004 at 01:32 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Appreciate it. 637 Views / 7 Replies  
Thanks, that's good to know coming from someone who knows.

You know?
Posted by raferx, on May 13, 2004 at 09:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
7200 rpm notebook HD's and battery life? 637 Views / 7 Replies  
I 'm getting a used G4 PBook, and plan on putting a 7200 rpm HD in it... my question to anyone who has done this is;

how's your battery life compared to a slower drive?

TIA

:confused:
Posted by raferx, on May 12, 2004 at 10:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Does the 550 Mhz model take a 2.5" drive? ... 368 Views / 3 Replies  
Does the 550 Mhz model take a 2.5" drive?

TIA

:confused:
Posted by raferx, on May 5, 2004 at 02:30 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah, the 550Mhz Gigabit with the combo drive... 368 Views / 3 Replies  
Yeah, the 550Mhz Gigabit with the combo drive (rev b). Thanks for the reply Tooki!
:D
Posted by raferx, on May 5, 2004 at 02:28 AM, in Mac Notebooks
7200 RPM drives for a 550 PBook? 368 Views / 3 Replies  
I am getting a cherry 550 PBook, and I want to install a 7200 RPM HD into it... any suggestions on manufacturers?

Thanks in Advance!

:)
Posted by raferx, on May 5, 2004 at 12:21 AM, in Mac Notebooks
A G6 Extreme Edition would make sense, as there... 25,487 Views / 188 Replies  
A G6 Extreme Edition would make sense, as there is a lot of buzz around Intels 32-bit 3.2 Ghz EE P4, which is seriously hurting AMD's Athlon64-FX impact as a 64-bit top-dawg processor, so if Apple...
Posted by raferx, on Jan 15, 2004 at 04:46 PM, in Mac Desktops
Pathetic: CINEBENCH 2003 v1 ... 5,581 Views / 50 Replies  
Pathetic:

CINEBENCH 2003 v1
****************************************************

Tester : Rafe

Processor : Mac DP 1GHz
MHz : 2000
Number of CPUs : 2
Posted by raferx, on Mar 4, 2003 at 02:33 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yawn... wow a snappy answer! Enjoy your G4... 973 Views / 14 Replies  
Yawn... wow a snappy answer!
Enjoy your G4 Cube 1.2ghz / 1 GB RAM / 64 MB GeForce 3 / 80 GB WD 8 MB Cache / 40 GB WD 7200rpm in F.W. Enclosure/ 12x CD-RW F.W. / 8x DVD / iBot / iMic/ iSub / Pro...
Posted by raferx, on Feb 26, 2003 at 03:24 AM, in Mac Desktops
I'm caring less and less about cache and all... 973 Views / 14 Replies  
I'm caring less and less about cache and all things G4 related... I just got an Athlon XP 2400 and it is, on average, 4x faster at rendering, and workflow tasks than my QS DP 1GHz... pretty...
Posted by raferx, on Feb 25, 2003 at 06:12 PM, in Mac Desktops
I love my DP 1GHz, but I take delivery tomorrow... 1,351 Views / 26 Replies  
I love my DP 1GHz, but I take delivery tomorrow of an Athlon XP2400 and if it is as snappy or snappier than my Dual in my everyday applications, then I might seriously consider selling my Mac and...
Posted by raferx, on Feb 18, 2003 at 09:48 PM, in Mac Desktops
I love my DP 1GHz, but I take delivery tomorrow... 3,914 Views / 81 Replies  
I love my DP 1GHz, but I take delivery tomorrow of an Athlon XP2400 and if it is as snappy or snappier than my Dual in my everyday applications, then I might seriously consider selling my Mac and...
Posted by raferx, on Feb 18, 2003 at 09:34 PM, in Mac Desktops
Bump. :) 463 Views / 2 Replies  
Bump.
:)
Posted by raferx, on Feb 12, 2003 at 07:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Pismo problem after X session 463 Views / 2 Replies  
I just got this on my lap, whaddya think it is?

The story:
I was happily surfing when my OS X session froze up. I tried to reboot, but
after a few attempts, I found I was getting nowhere. A...
Posted by raferx, on Feb 12, 2003 at 01:43 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Agreed. I plan using an MSI or Giabyte... 395 Views / 5 Replies  
Agreed. I plan using an MSI or Giabyte motherboard, 1.5 ~ 2 gigs of PC 2100 DDR RAM, GF440MX or Radeon, 80 gig HD, lots of cooling and a 100Mbit LAN card. I'd love an MP, but I'm not going to...
Posted by raferx, on Feb 12, 2003 at 12:17 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Is an Atlon XP better than a P4? 395 Views / 5 Replies  
Hey all, I have to put together a PC box for some stuff I just can't get for the Mac (HDRShop to name one) I'm going to buy it this week, I have two systems picked out, a P4 system, and an Athlon...
Posted by raferx, on Feb 11, 2003 at 10:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
IF you NEED the speed NOW, get it. If not, wait... 705 Views / 8 Replies  
IF you NEED the speed NOW, get it. If not, wait for the big guns (970)
;)
Posted by raferx, on Feb 11, 2003 at 06:14 PM, in Mac Desktops
Re: OS 9 boot 1,431 Views / 27 Replies  
InDesign handles Quark files just fine as far as I know.

;)
Posted by raferx, on Feb 7, 2003 at 01:59 AM, in Mac Desktops
Thank - you very much for your kind comments! I... 1,370 Views / 15 Replies  
Thank - you very much for your kind comments! I will be running W2000 on an Athlon box BTO, for me, for a render box that will not even have a monitor hooked up to it, I cannot see the point of a...
Posted by raferx, on Feb 3, 2003 at 04:13 AM, in Mac Desktops
I am DIEHARD Mac all the way... *but* I will be... 1,370 Views / 15 Replies  
I am DIEHARD Mac all the way... *but* I will be buying my first PC in a week or so for a network render box. It will be interesting to see how the other 95% of computer user's interface.
:err:
Posted by raferx, on Feb 1, 2003 at 07:54 PM, in Mac Desktops
Get a dual or you'll kick yourself... and why... 1,908 Views / 33 Replies  
Get a dual or you'll kick yourself... and why LCD??? For the money you're paying you could get a killer 21" CRT, with some REAL resolution. I love the Apple flat panel, but that widescreen res on...
Posted by raferx, on Jan 30, 2003 at 03:33 AM, in Mac Desktops
Man, more system bandwidth is brutally overdue. ... 1,113 Views / 24 Replies  
Man, more system bandwidth is brutally overdue. What benefits would someone doing video work see... how about being able to drive two monitors ar 1600x1200 or more and not have QE completely hose...
Posted by raferx, on Jan 29, 2003 at 01:46 AM, in Mac Desktops
I know what you are saying, but I am putting... 5,985 Views / 110 Replies  
I know what you are saying, but I am putting together a 2nd render box and I cannot beleive (XP 2100, 512 DDR, 40 gig HD, GF4MX 440, etc.) what I can get for $700 CANADIAN. I love Apple, and it will...
Posted by raferx, on Jan 28, 2003 at 10:39 PM, in Mac Desktops
That's a lot of fire power for a little 733 with... 535 Views / 8 Replies  
That's a lot of fire power for a little 733 with only 256k of cache...(unless it's a DA version) whaddya doin with it?

:)
Posted by raferx, on Jan 23, 2003 at 01:26 AM, in Mac Desktops
If it's true... then Steve is listening. And I'm... 823 Views / 8 Replies  
If it's true... then Steve is listening. And I'm getting a new graphics card!
:D :D :D :D
Posted by raferx, on Jan 23, 2003 at 01:05 AM, in Mac Desktops
DAE is the culprit from what I gathered from... 586 Views / 7 Replies  
DAE is the culprit from what I gathered from previous threads on this... different drives have vastly different numbers, I have the A04, and can get as high 29x when ripping to mp3 at 256kbs. Others...
Posted by raferx, on Jan 22, 2003 at 03:54 AM, in Mac Desktops
That's great! :( I'm really looking at the Ti,... 438 Views / 5 Replies  
That's great! :( I'm really looking at the Ti, but so far I have not heard that great of feedback on performance... xlr8yourmac bench tests put it only marginally ahead of the GF4MX in real world...
Posted by raferx, on Jan 20, 2003 at 05:12 PM, in Mac Desktops
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