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I guess that you will only run Mac OSX... but if... 664 Views / 6 Replies  
I guess that you will only run Mac OSX... but if you ever want to run linux - you will find that the drivers for the AMD/ATI X1600 are really bad... thus the best choice would be the 15'...
Posted by crispinwilliams, on Jul 27, 2007 at 09:40 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Yet again another spontaneous restart... woke... 2,837 Views / 25 Replies  
Yet again another spontaneous restart... woke mbp after a night of sleep - no problem - read email and looked at a few web pages - close lid and 10 seconds later hear restart chimes.... I find...
Posted by crispinwilliams, on May 23, 2007 at 01:46 AM, in Mac Notebooks
videoboy22: The last time this spontaneous... 2,837 Views / 25 Replies  
videoboy22:
The last time this spontaneous restart happened no bag was involved. I had it open doing mild things such as web surfing (so fans not on - mbp temperature monitor ~ 50 to 60 C). I...
Posted by crispinwilliams, on May 14, 2007 at 05:54 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Yes - but how do you get any certified... 2,837 Views / 25 Replies  
Yes - but how do you get any certified technician to take an interest in some abnormal occurrence that happens at probably less than 1% of the time. I am sure it is not normal - I also have this...
Posted by crispinwilliams, on May 12, 2007 at 03:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have caught my macbook 17 doing exactly this -... 2,837 Views / 25 Replies  
I have caught my macbook 17 doing exactly this - maybe 5 or 6 times over the last 6 weeks. Today - again it did it - I close the lid to sleep it - instead I hear the startup chime and it reboots. ...
Posted by crispinwilliams, on May 11, 2007 at 04:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Hardmac has an update on these grainy screens ... 48,623 Views / 280 Replies  
Hardmac has an update on these grainy screens


http://www.hardmac.com/news/2006-12-12/#6221

"Following our previous news, leading to numerous reports sent to us by users waiting for their MBP,...
Posted by crispinwilliams, on Dec 13, 2006 at 12:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo Production Is Stopped!? 48,623 Views / 280 Replies  
Here is some info from Hardmac... maybe apple is going to fix this problem

http://www.hardmac.com/news/2006-12-06/#6199

Last Monday, we have received a message from Pierre-Yves.

I wanted...
Posted by crispinwilliams, on Dec 6, 2006 at 09:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I would be suspicious of the memory - is it... 540 Views / 5 Replies  
I would be suspicious of the memory - is it possible that you dislodged it while messing with the battery? I would look at the memory and check that it is all fully seated. Also look at crash log...
Posted by crispinwilliams, on Sep 28, 2006 at 03:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Simon - I also am located it Switzerland.. and... 2,768 Views / 49 Replies  
Simon - I also am located it Switzerland.. and had a problem with the ethernet socket (intermittent contact). I took it to the dealer - who are authorized to repair powerbooks - nonetheless they...
Posted by crispinwilliams, on Nov 19, 2004 at 12:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I am sorry to disagree with Tooki.. but using VLC... 775 Views / 10 Replies  
I am sorry to disagree with Tooki.. but using VLC does not get round the region coding built into the DVD drive firmware. If you want to change the region coding of your DVD drive more than 5 time -...
Posted by crispinwilliams, on Jul 27, 2004 at 04:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
17 inch 1.33 GHz powerbook .. 'automatic' ... 1,966 Views / 27 Replies  
17 inch 1.33 GHz powerbook .. 'automatic' processor performance.. fan comes on around 50 Celsius (same as 10.3.2) but only if the processor is heavily loaded.. goes off immediately that processor...
Posted by crispinwilliams, on Mar 16, 2004 at 05:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Unfortunately this mouse broke after less than 1... 16,660 Views / 126 Replies  
Unfortunately this mouse broke after less than 1 day of use - the scroll wheel stopped having any action.. so I have not had the chance of testing battery life time. I have sent it back - and I hope...
Posted by crispinwilliams, on Mar 2, 2004 at 10:15 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The bluelake bt500 mouse is light and small.. ... 16,660 Views / 126 Replies  
The bluelake bt500 mouse is light and small.. Maybe 18 months ago I bought a wireless (non BT) mouse made by logitech - and I agree it was irritatingly heavy...

Info about where I bought it: ARP...
Posted by crispinwilliams, on Feb 26, 2004 at 11:21 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Powerbooks and ibooks have a worldwide warranty -... 699 Views / 10 Replies  
Powerbooks and ibooks have a worldwide warranty - its seems that Apple realises that these are portable devices and may travel... desktop devices (at least this was the case 3.5 years ago) have a...
Posted by crispinwilliams, on Feb 26, 2004 at 08:02 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I have just bought a BLUETAKE bt500 mouse.. this... 16,660 Views / 126 Replies  
I have just bought a BLUETAKE bt500 mouse.. this works without problem out of the box. it has 3 buttons (left - right - centre is coupled to scroll wheel) + scroll wheel. It takes two of these...
Posted by crispinwilliams, on Feb 26, 2004 at 07:56 AM, in Mac Notebooks
My 17 inch alubook uses the F8, F9 and F10 for... 647 Views / 9 Replies  
My 17 inch alubook uses the F8, F9 and F10 for the lighted keyboard control - so only F11 and F12 can be used for expose.. however the expose control allows one to set up hot spots in the screen...
Posted by crispinwilliams, on Feb 20, 2004 at 05:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have a crisp suit crumpler - and it is a... 954 Views / 6 Replies  
I have a crisp suit crumpler - and it is a perfect fit for the 17 inch pb.. I would suspect the 'very busy man' would be too small
Posted by crispinwilliams, on Jan 16, 2004 at 11:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: ucontrol vs SideTrack 1,007 Views / 9 Replies  
Both Sidetrack and the scrolling addition to ucontrol were written by the same person.. and actually using one does not exclude the other - you can install both. If you are dragging something and...
Posted by crispinwilliams, on Jan 5, 2004 at 09:56 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I certainly suffered connecting an Apple Airport... 712 Views / 6 Replies  
I certainly suffered connecting an Apple Airport to a DLink sdsl modem (bought from the AppleStore) .. Look at the Apple supprt pages for Airport extreme discussion group - many threads concerning...
Posted by crispinwilliams, on Dec 1, 2003 at 09:05 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I was about to call up AppleCare - France or... 728 Views / 7 Replies  
I was about to call up AppleCare - France or Switzerland toll free number - doesn't matter which.. but in the end I took it back to the Apple retailer who took care of everything re sending it...
Posted by crispinwilliams, on Nov 24, 2003 at 04:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Call up AppleCare and get it sent in.. recently... 728 Views / 7 Replies  
Call up AppleCare and get it sent in.. recently I had a 800 Mhz tibook repaired by AppleCare.. it had a problem with the ethernet socket, a loose top cover around the keyboard and the combo drive...
Posted by crispinwilliams, on Nov 24, 2003 at 06:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
http://www.crumplerbags.com/ The only... 670 Views / 4 Replies  
http://www.crumplerbags.com/

The only problem is that this site need Netscape to work properly... Even though this is not the official USA site - one can have orders delivered in the US..
Posted by crispinwilliams, on Oct 28, 2003 at 06:41 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: I will do a clean install on a separate disk... 878 Views / 9 Replies  
I will do a clean install on a separate disk partition .. I already have Users and Applications on some other partitions.. in this way I can flip back to 10.2.8 if I have any problem..
Posted by crispinwilliams, on Oct 24, 2003 at 03:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: Re: Waterfield vs Crumpler 527,239 Views / 1,153 Replies  
I can only talk about the crumpler crisp suit since that is the one I have - It fits the 17 inch pb like a glove. Sizewise the crisp suit and the large cargo similar (but as described below the...
Posted by crispinwilliams, on Oct 17, 2003 at 01:37 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: Re: Crumpler Wack O Phone vs Waterfield Medium Cargo 527,239 Views / 1,153 Replies  
I have a WF large Cargo and a crumpler crisp suit.. and certainly the carrying handles of the WF are a big plus.. With the crumpler - I have shortened the shoulder strap such that it rides very high...
Posted by crispinwilliams, on Oct 16, 2003 at 09:43 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Yes it could be the hard disk - in which case it... 903 Views / 9 Replies  
Yes it could be the hard disk - in which case it is impossible to get rid of.. a week ago straight out of the box - it was completely silent .. now I have this ever present noise - not enough noise...
Posted by crispinwilliams, on Oct 15, 2003 at 11:14 AM, in Mac Notebooks
1.3 GHz 17 inch pb - fan always on 903 Views / 9 Replies  
I have a new 17 inch pb and I believe the low level fan is always on. I can hear a soft fan-like noise from the left-hand side. I have tried resetting the power-management system and zapping the...
Posted by crispinwilliams, on Oct 15, 2003 at 07:25 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Yes - beauty is in the eye of the beholder.. and... 3,703 Views / 68 Replies  
Yes - beauty is in the eye of the beholder.. and I like the antialiasing offered by OSX.. you can tune it a bit using the system preferences - general - where they offer various options for smoothing...
Posted by crispinwilliams, on Oct 14, 2003 at 09:30 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Seems like the smart alex by Tom Bihn is designed... 1,179 Views / 12 Replies  
Seems like the smart alex by Tom Bihn is designed with you in mind. Check them out at http://www.tombihn.com/ Their sleeve case - brain cell - is the best sleeve around.
If you are prepared to...
Posted by crispinwilliams, on Oct 14, 2003 at 09:22 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: I have the waterfield cargo plus sleeve that I... 527,239 Views / 1,153 Replies  
I have the waterfield cargo plus sleeve that I got for a tibook.. and recently the crumpler crisp suit for a 17 inch pb. Both are excellent quality bags.. but IMHO the crumpler is much better...
Posted by crispinwilliams, on Oct 9, 2003 at 12:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Have you enabled track pad tap for left click or... 645 Views / 6 Replies  
Have you enabled track pad tap for left click or anything like that - if so - recommend that you disable any functions such as those. To replace the whole mobo for just a track pad problem seems...
Posted by crispinwilliams, on Oct 9, 2003 at 12:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I think this is exactly what ucontrol does ... 522 Views / 4 Replies  
I think this is exactly what ucontrol does
http://gnufoo.org/ucontrol/ucontrol.html
Posted by crispinwilliams, on Oct 4, 2003 at 05:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Another vote for SideTrack.. this is the... 806 Views / 13 Replies  
Another vote for SideTrack.. this is the trackpad driver that Apple should install as standard.

Many thanks again Basilisk
Posted by crispinwilliams, on Sep 27, 2003 at 08:11 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Seems that the Apple Store in Europe now is... 782 Views / 14 Replies  
Seems that the Apple Store in Europe now is quoting 9-11 days for the 17 inch pb.. seems those who were tardy with their orders will have to wait - and wait..
Posted by crispinwilliams, on Sep 24, 2003 at 08:27 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Crumpler bags is the way to go crumpler bags... 1,171 Views / 9 Replies  
Crumpler bags is the way to go

crumpler bags (http://www.crumplerbags.com/)

Their web site is also interesting
Let me edit that.. their web site only seems to work with Netscape (both Safari...
Posted by crispinwilliams, on Sep 20, 2003 at 03:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well it is clear that the 7447 comes in a smaller... 12,234 Views / 26 Replies  
Well it is clear that the 7447 comes in a smaller package - and has fewer pins.. and at least it explains to me why the 15 inch Al did not come out 3 months ago at 1 GHz for example. The 7447 is a...
Posted by crispinwilliams, on Sep 20, 2003 at 02:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well of course we read the rumours and all await... 907 Views / 4 Replies  
Well of course we read the rumours and all await the IBM 750GX to arrive - but production is not due to start until December. Personally I believe that this G3 will compete with the G4.. but Apple...
Posted by crispinwilliams, on Sep 17, 2003 at 05:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Since the operating voltage is between 1.1 and... 1,360 Views / 14 Replies  
Since the operating voltage is between 1.1 and 1.3 V .. I think that it is reasonable to believe that this is 0,13 micron processing.. 0.18 micron likes a higher voltage. Thus I am fairly confident...
Posted by crispinwilliams, on Sep 17, 2003 at 05:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
What happens if you do a boot holding the option... 746 Views / 8 Replies  
What happens if you do a boot holding the option key down? I thought that it should then ask you to select the boot volume?


sorry geekwagon beat me to this..
Posted by crispinwilliams, on Sep 17, 2003 at 04:01 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I can not believe that the US sites would not... 3,123 Views / 58 Replies  
I can not believe that the US sites would not state the existance of the L3 cache if it did exist.. so I think it is fair to conclude that there is no L3 cache. Maybe this was part of some...
Posted by crispinwilliams, on Sep 16, 2003 at 09:48 AM, in Mac Notebooks
So what processor is in it.. the 7447 or 7457? 3,123 Views / 58 Replies  
So what processor is in it.. the 7447 or 7457?
Posted by crispinwilliams, on Sep 16, 2003 at 09:28 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Curiously the apple web pages for the UK and... 59,818 Views / 420 Replies  
Curiously the apple web pages for the UK and France both state that there is 1 M L3.. but the US and Australia say nothing.. what does this mean. If there is no L3.. does that mean that the...
Posted by crispinwilliams, on Sep 16, 2003 at 08:38 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for the link - and thank apple that it is... 999 Views / 15 Replies  
Thanks for the link - and thank apple that it is the 7457 processor.. I was getting worried
Posted by crispinwilliams, on Sep 16, 2003 at 06:03 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Maybe they have put in the 7447 instead of the... 999 Views / 15 Replies  
Maybe they have put in the 7447 instead of the 7457.. so Motorola still have problems with the 7457.. :rolleyes:
Posted by crispinwilliams, on Sep 16, 2003 at 05:57 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: does the new 12 inch have dvi 944 Views / 19 Replies  
Yes it does.. :)
Posted by crispinwilliams, on Sep 16, 2003 at 05:18 AM, in Mac Notebooks
It is clear that you should call up Apple right... 698 Views / 3 Replies  
It is clear that you should call up Apple right away.. no doubt it is some cable caught in the hinge system .. but why not get Apple to fix it?
Posted by crispinwilliams, on Sep 15, 2003 at 03:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I hope you luck out too... keep us informed! 1,341 Views / 14 Replies  
I hope you luck out too... keep us informed!
Posted by crispinwilliams, on Sep 15, 2003 at 03:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I think you are grasping at straws.. but anyway I... 59,818 Views / 420 Replies  
I think you are grasping at straws.. but anyway I cannot believe that there will be no new powerbooks announced at Paris... the fact that Steve comes to Paris is the best sign yet.
Anyway as this...
Posted by crispinwilliams, on Sep 15, 2003 at 12:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I am certain that an Altivec-enhanced 750 Mojave... 8,118 Views / 48 Replies  
I am certain that an Altivec-enhanced 750 Mojave will blow away a 7457 in performance and power use... I have been watching the web hoping to see a hint that such a processor would be coming...
Posted by crispinwilliams, on Sep 15, 2003 at 10:01 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I am not sure why you claim the G5 is cooler than... 8,118 Views / 48 Replies  
I am not sure why you claim the G5 is cooler than the G4. It seems that the low-power 7457 needs 7.5 W at 1 GHz... I would bet that the G5 takes more power than that if you could clock at this low...
Posted by crispinwilliams, on Sep 15, 2003 at 09:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
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