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Sticky: I have a MacBook Pro (Winter 2011) 15-inch with... 321,416 Views / 205 Replies  
I have a MacBook Pro (Winter 2011) 15-inch with 2.2GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7.

Has anyone upgraded RAM to 8gigs, and where would you recommend buying from besides the Apple Store?

thank you
Posted by Mercator, on Aug 16, 2011 at 12:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Need advice on external drive for Time Machine 845 Views / 3 Replies  
I am currently returning my new Toshiba Canvio 500gig USB drive since it will not reliably back up my Nehelem Mac Pro (works fine initially and backs up for a day or two then fails, requiring a disk...
Posted by Mercator, on Aug 23, 2010 at 12:12 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Is that an easy thing to do? I would like the... 988 Views / 3 Replies  
Is that an easy thing to do? I would like the mini display port (which the PC versions don't have), but at less than half price I could certainly buy an adaptor.

I'm not fully committed to the...
Posted by Mercator, on Nov 10, 2009 at 10:51 AM, in Mac Desktops
Early 2009 Mac Pro video upgrade 988 Views / 3 Replies  
Is the Radeon 4870 still the best mid-range option to the stock GeForce GT 120? I presume I can run both in tandem for a dual screen setup. Any advice is appreciated!

ATI Radeon HD 4870 Graphics...
Posted by Mercator, on Nov 9, 2009 at 11:23 AM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: matte for me, even with the superfluous t and e 4,356 Views / 44 Replies  
matte for me, even with the superfluous t and e
Posted by Mercator, on Nov 3, 2006 at 09:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
WTB: Adobe CS premium suite 1.1 274 Views / 0 Replies  
If anyone has a lead on the full version of this (upgradeable & transferrable license, not educational), please let me know.

Thanks!
Posted by Mercator, on May 23, 2006 at 10:30 AM, in Marketplace
Now that folks have had their IS installed for a... 6,939 Views / 56 Replies  
Now that folks have had their IS installed for a few months, has anyone removed it? I'm curious to know if the glue leaves a nasty residue behind.
Posted by Mercator, on Apr 27, 2006 at 10:33 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I ran a full TechTool scan last night (including... 2,717 Views / 12 Replies  
I ran a full TechTool scan last night (including the surface scan), and it passed every test. Has anyone had success using Cocktail to repair permissions yet?

Still searching...
Posted by Mercator, on Jan 12, 2006 at 09:41 AM, in macOS
I need to top this because it has started doing... 2,717 Views / 12 Replies  
I need to top this because it has started doing it to me too, after applying the latest QT and iTunes update.

Any new insights?
Posted by Mercator, on Jan 10, 2006 at 11:58 PM, in macOS
Thanks for all the replies, people. lcruise,... 11,571 Views / 38 Replies  
Thanks for all the replies, people.

lcruise, those points above are great. I will probably still get an ipod, but I'm not so excited about the ITMS videos now.
Posted by Mercator, on Nov 15, 2005 at 06:54 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
How does the iPod output look on tv? 11,571 Views / 38 Replies  
I am considering getting an iPod video but I was curious how the quality of tv shows, clips, etc look on a tv screen. I don't expect high definition or dvd quality, but is it better than say, a vhs...
Posted by Mercator, on Nov 11, 2005 at 12:53 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Yes, Thanks Dr. Smoke! This thread helped me with... 478 Views / 3 Replies  
Yes, Thanks Dr. Smoke! This thread helped me with the same problem.
Posted by Mercator, on Nov 26, 2004 at 06:17 PM, in Applications
Thanks Arkham, I'll give that a try. This will be... 597 Views / 2 Replies  
Thanks Arkham, I'll give that a try. This will be my first foray into AS.

Merc
Posted by Mercator, on Mar 11, 2004 at 05:16 PM, in Applications
Wanted: "Muter" program 597 Views / 2 Replies  
I listen to a lot of internet radio and the commercials are driving me nuts. Hitting mute works fine, but I often forget to un-mute. Is there an app out there that will drop the sound for a specified...
Posted by Mercator, on Mar 11, 2004 at 11:17 AM, in Applications
yurt, I just encountered this problem today... 667 Views / 23 Replies  
yurt,

I just encountered this problem today too. I have a DSL modem and a linksys router--I power cycled both and now it works. Must be local network related.

Merc
Posted by Mercator, on Jan 24, 2004 at 01:48 AM, in Applications
Re: What is Error: -4960?? 5,475 Views / 3 Replies  
BTT, I just started having this problem with Palm Desktop, after I upgraded to 10.3.2. Any ideas?
Posted by Mercator, on Jan 7, 2004 at 03:54 PM, in macOS
jeez 485 Views / 3 Replies  
that was easy. Thanks!

Dave

:brick:
Posted by Mercator, on Nov 2, 2003 at 01:06 AM, in macOS
Screwed up my permissions, can't boot 485 Views / 3 Replies  
Hi all,

I could kick myself. I'm not one to fiddle with my system too much (OS X 10.2.8), but it appears I have done harm tonight. While trying to set up FTP access, I foolishly changed ownership...
Posted by Mercator, on Nov 2, 2003 at 12:11 AM, in macOS
I'm having this exact same problem. Files play... 870 Views / 21 Replies  
I'm having this exact same problem. Files play fine in QT 6.2, but the sound fades out in iTunes 4. Hope this gets addressed in an update :(

Merc
Posted by Mercator, on Apr 30, 2003 at 02:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This happens with my QS 867 too, except it sneaks... 832 Views / 19 Replies  
This happens with my QS 867 too, except it sneaks to the left. I'm using Apple pro speakers.

Did you find a solution to this?
Posted by Mercator, on Apr 28, 2003 at 06:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm curious about this too. I just ordered the... 499 Views / 4 Replies  
I'm curious about this too. I just ordered the card.
Posted by Mercator, on Aug 13, 2002 at 11:53 AM, in macOS
Yes, I think it's Limewire also. It was running... 506 Views / 7 Replies  
Yes, I think it's Limewire also. It was running when this happened.

Ok, I found a "fix." There might be easier/faster ways to do this.

I booted into OS 9 and stuffed the troublesome folder with...
Posted by Mercator, on Jul 1, 2002 at 04:51 PM, in macOS
I just noticed this problem today. Only the files... 506 Views / 7 Replies  
I just noticed this problem today. Only the files in my Limewire "shared" folder have disappeared. Other files have not been affected, as far as I can tell. When I try to copy ANYTHING to the Shared...
Posted by Mercator, on Jul 1, 2002 at 02:32 PM, in macOS
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva,... 607 Views / 6 Replies  
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Check out the...
Posted by Mercator, on Jun 20, 2002 at 05:59 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
I'm not actively trying to connect to anything.... 607 Views / 6 Replies  
I'm not actively trying to connect to anything. It must be happening automatically, but I can't figure out what it could be. I looked under the chooser but none of the "Checked items will be opened...
Posted by Mercator, on Jun 20, 2002 at 03:14 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Help me fix this appleshare error 607 Views / 6 Replies  
When launching classic, I get this error message:

<img src="http://homepage.mac.com/mercator/.Pictures/Message.gif" alt=" - " />

I have sifted through my extension and startup items, and...
Posted by Mercator, on Jun 20, 2002 at 12:10 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
The card end of the cord has a (proprietary?)... 552 Views / 4 Replies  
The card end of the cord has a (proprietary?) flat connector that I'm not familiar with. The other end is a normal RJ-45 connection. I was wondering if I got another crossover cable and coupled it...
Posted by Mercator, on May 4, 2002 at 10:18 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for the quick reply! I should elaborate..I... 552 Views / 4 Replies  
Thanks for the quick reply! I should elaborate..I tested all the wall jacks with my iMac and was able to connect to the network on all of them. The Powerbook (an old 5300cs) will not connect on ANY...
Posted by Mercator, on May 3, 2002 at 12:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Farallon Ethermac PCMCIA card oddity 552 Views / 4 Replies  
I recently set up an ethernet network in my home. I have three computers to network, and all the wall jacks work fine with all the computers, except for my Powerbook.

I have a Farallon PCMCIA...
Posted by Mercator, on May 3, 2002 at 10:54 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Disabling Application Switcher 345 Views / 0 Replies  
In OS 9 I used command-tab in Illustrator to switch tools, but in 10.1, the Application switcher sends me to the next open program.

OS 9 had the option to turn off this keyboard shorcut. Does this...
Posted by Mercator, on Nov 29, 2001 at 03:29 PM, in macOS
I'm intesely interested in this topic because I'm... 414 Views / 11 Replies  
I'm intesely interested in this topic because I'm having exactly the same problem. I just reinstalled 10.1 and everything hums along fine until I boot up in OS 9, then go back to 10.1. Very...
Posted by Mercator, on Nov 21, 2001 at 02:49 AM, in macOS
Yes, I use VT a lot, but I was looking for more... 315 Views / 3 Replies  
Yes, I use VT a lot, but I was looking for more of a chart that simply lists when a program is scheduled to be ready for X.
Posted by Mercator, on Oct 22, 2001 at 05:13 PM, in macOS
Wanted: web site tracking OS X apps 315 Views / 3 Replies  
Does anyone know of a site that lists major apps, and gives a carbonizing schedule for them?

Thanks.
Posted by Mercator, on Oct 22, 2001 at 03:44 PM, in macOS
Mine have a minijack connection, not USB. Is one... 510 Views / 3 Replies  
Mine have a minijack connection, not USB. Is one better than the other?
Posted by Mercator, on Aug 22, 2001 at 06:27 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Apple Pro speakers problem 510 Views / 3 Replies  
I've been having inconsistent sound levels with the Apple Pro speakers on my 867 Quicksilver, especially at lower volumes. For example, the alert beep will "fade in," and sometimes quiet music (like...
Posted by Mercator, on Aug 22, 2001 at 03:55 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Yep, that's what I'll do. Thanks guys. Now I... 502 Views / 7 Replies  
Yep, that's what I'll do. Thanks guys.

Now I just need to learn how to read Mandarin :)

--Merc
Posted by Mercator, on Aug 14, 2001 at 10:41 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
whoops, mine's an LCD. Sorry. 468 Views / 3 Replies  
whoops, mine's an LCD. Sorry.
Posted by Mercator, on Aug 14, 2001 at 06:23 PM, in Mac Desktops
They look great together on the desk, but I'm... 468 Views / 3 Replies  
They look great together on the desk, but I'm unhappy with the performance of the monitor. I just posted my complaint in Troubleshooting Hardware:
...
Posted by Mercator, on Aug 14, 2001 at 06:19 PM, in Mac Desktops
Blurry text on 17" LCD Studio Display 502 Views / 7 Replies  
Ok, I've had my 867 Quicksilver for a few days now, and the monitor is beginning to bother me. Quite simply, the text is not as crisp as what I'm used to on a CRT. It's tolerable only if I set the...
Posted by Mercator, on Aug 14, 2001 at 06:11 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
 
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