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Well, accidents happen to everybody. My laptop... 1,043 Views / 21 Replies  
Well, accidents happen to everybody. My laptop has some small scratches at the bottom from when I pick it up after using it on a tile countertop. No dents, dings, etc., but I think we should simply...
Posted by jokarak, on May 11, 2006 at 09:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I think there are two points you are overlooking.... 1,355 Views / 45 Replies  
I think there are two points you are overlooking.

1) If I'm not mistaken, it seems that information is sent whenever a song is played from your library. So, if you start playing one song, as it...
Posted by jokarak, on Jan 13, 2006 at 01:16 PM, in Applications
Maldrac, No, I've been using the same brand... 507 Views / 4 Replies  
Maldrac,

No, I've been using the same brand media (TDK). I think I'll definitely look into replacing the drive. Thanks for the link, climber.
Posted by jokarak, on Aug 1, 2005 at 05:30 PM, in Mac Desktops
DVD burn failure 507 Views / 4 Replies  
I have a first generation G5 tower. It used to burn DVDs pretty well w/ a very low failure rate. I have noticed that recently, failure rates have increased a lot, about 25%. I was mostly using the...
Posted by jokarak, on Jul 30, 2005 at 05:37 PM, in Mac Desktops
accidental double post...sorry 41,535 Views / 74 Replies  
accidental double post...sorry
Posted by jokarak, on Jul 15, 2005 at 03:41 PM, in Mac OS X
I was updating Tiger on my PB 15" 1.67 to 10.4.2.... 41,535 Views / 74 Replies  
I was updating Tiger on my PB 15" 1.67 to 10.4.2. The update bar stopped at about 95% and was stuck there for over an hour. I tried to stop it, but the buttons were grayed out. I turned off the...
Posted by jokarak, on Jul 15, 2005 at 02:53 PM, in Mac OS X
You can easily connect the PB to a VGA monitor w/... 416 Views / 3 Replies  
You can easily connect the PB to a VGA monitor w/ a DVI to VGA adaptor, but for the life of me I can't recall whether the PB comes w/ one (if it doesn't, it should not cost more than 20 bucks).
Posted by jokarak, on Jul 12, 2005 at 12:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I've been running WoW on my 1.67 15" (128VRAM,... 683 Views / 12 Replies  
I've been running WoW on my 1.67 15" (128VRAM, 1GB RAM) and I've been getting between 17 to 19 FPS outdoors, much better indoors. Haven't gone to any large instances, so can't really say what'll...
Posted by jokarak, on Jul 11, 2005 at 02:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
No sudden shutdown issues here, either, but the... 657 Views / 12 Replies  
No sudden shutdown issues here, either, but the PB does run hot, to the point that if you are running something that is CPU intensive (e.g. WOW), you can't use it on your lap w/o protection. This is...
Posted by jokarak, on Jul 6, 2005 at 02:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You should definitely double check w/ people in... 450 Views / 9 Replies  
You should definitely double check w/ people in the department to see whether there are specific windows only software that you might need to use (don't know if your major is related to law...
Posted by jokarak, on Jul 2, 2005 at 12:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't think I can agree w/ everything wizzbang... 12,312 Views / 103 Replies  
I don't think I can agree w/ everything wizzbang has said, but I must defend XP's stability compared to OS X. I use XP every day at work on two different computers, manipulating large databases and...
Posted by jokarak, on Jun 29, 2005 at 08:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
iSight simply works. It is great looking,... 674 Views / 11 Replies  
iSight simply works. It is great looking, compact, and is fully supported by OS X. What else can you ask for? Only negative is that it is pricey, but absolutely worth every penny in my book.
Posted by jokarak, on Jun 29, 2005 at 03:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Echoing the above observations, the biggest... 470 Views / 9 Replies  
Echoing the above observations, the biggest deciding factor is what specific software do you plan to use on your computer. I haven't used Quicken on the Mac or PC, but I have heard that Quicken on...
Posted by jokarak, on Jun 29, 2005 at 03:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Finally figured out how to check FPS in WOW :) ... 798 Views / 16 Replies  
Finally figured out how to check FPS in WOW :)

It actually is nothing to write home about, it looks like I'm averaging 17FPS in regular wilderness areas and villages, a lot higher inside...
Posted by jokarak, on Jun 27, 2005 at 12:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
That actually sounds like a good idea, specially... 515 Views / 10 Replies  
That actually sounds like a good idea, specially if you rip some movies to watch on the road. For me, the biggest space hogs are music and photos, but I store them on my G5 desktop, so my PB HD is...
Posted by jokarak, on Jun 24, 2005 at 03:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You can also disable the horizontal 2 finger... 662 Views / 7 Replies  
You can also disable the horizontal 2 finger scrolling setting in the mouse part of the control panel (actually, in the mac it is called something else, but it escapes my mind right now - system...
Posted by jokarak, on Jun 24, 2005 at 03:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Although I haven't done it myself on the PB,... 414 Views / 10 Replies  
Although I haven't done it myself on the PB, installing memory in a computer/laptop is usually pretty straightforward.

To hear it from the source, check out...
Posted by jokarak, on Jun 23, 2005 at 04:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
On a totally different note, I've been trying to... 1,255 Views / 18 Replies  
On a totally different note, I've been trying to get my Nokia 9300 to work as a bluetooth modem to no avail. I guess the built-in scripts don't work well w/ this phone, and I'm wondering whether...
Posted by jokarak, on Jun 23, 2005 at 01:36 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Congrats on your new PB! The backlit... 754 Views / 11 Replies  
Congrats on your new PB!

The backlit keyboard is neat, and it is somewhat useful in the a darkened room (i.e. TV room), but in this kind of setting, actually having it run cooler would be more...
Posted by jokarak, on Jun 23, 2005 at 01:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It should run on a 512MB PB, although as the... 414 Views / 10 Replies  
It should run on a 512MB PB, although as the previous poster said, more memory is better. In any event, WOW comes w/ both windows and mac versions on the same disks (now, isn't that a great idea),...
Posted by jokarak, on Jun 23, 2005 at 01:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My bad. A friend of mine w/ an older 15" PB said... 798 Views / 16 Replies  
My bad. A friend of mine w/ an older 15" PB said that the ripple effect didn't work on his laptop...I thought his PB had 64M VRAM, but I guess I'm wrong.
Posted by jokarak, on Jun 21, 2005 at 08:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You know, I'm not really sure - haven't checked. ... 798 Views / 16 Replies  
You know, I'm not really sure - haven't checked. It does feel smooth, animations look nice, definitely playable, speciall considering that WOW is not really an action game (it might be an issue in...
Posted by jokarak, on Jun 21, 2005 at 01:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm not a 100% sure, but I believe that w/ the... 798 Views / 16 Replies  
I'm not a 100% sure, but I believe that w/ the 128M VRAM, you get to see the cool dashboard ripple effects. I don't think there would be a great advantage in Photoshop - it would be better to have...
Posted by jokarak, on Jun 21, 2005 at 12:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If windows do become available for mactel... 1,613 Views / 32 Replies  
If windows do become available for mactel computers, you'll probably want a dual boot setup. That would mean that when you are in the Windows boot, you'll be vulnerable to the viruses, spyware, etc....
Posted by jokarak, on Jun 16, 2005 at 01:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yep, BTO books come from China, although they... 475 Views / 12 Replies  
Yep, BTO books come from China, although they seem to stop in different places on their way to the US. Mine got stuck in Taiwan for a couple of days for no reason, and then went straight to Illinois...
Posted by jokarak, on Jun 15, 2005 at 08:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Congrats on the new PB :thumbsup: ...it is... 1,589 Views / 21 Replies  
Congrats on the new PB :thumbsup: ...it is always exciting to open Apple products - they have great packing. Enjoy it and give us feedback on how you like it.
Posted by jokarak, on Jun 14, 2005 at 05:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I would recommend a Sony VAIO w/o hesitation IF... 1,613 Views / 32 Replies  
I would recommend a Sony VAIO w/o hesitation IF you have some experience w/ Windows machines. Firstly, Sony throws in a boatload of extra software in their computers, most of it no so good, so you...
Posted by jokarak, on Jun 13, 2005 at 07:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Hm...never having re-sold a used computer, I... 1,210 Views / 17 Replies  
Hm...never having re-sold a used computer, I never really considered resale value. I just got my 15" PB, and after hearing the news about the shift to Intel, the only thing that really worries me is...
Posted by jokarak, on Jun 13, 2005 at 07:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Believe or not, most modern Windows laptops (post... 12,312 Views / 103 Replies  
Believe or not, most modern Windows laptops (post 2003) go to sleep pretty well. Granted, they are definitely not as fast as the PBs, either to go to sleep or to wake up, but they do it w/o...
Posted by jokarak, on Jun 13, 2005 at 06:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for the tips, I'll check them out! 438 Views / 3 Replies  
Thanks for the tips, I'll check them out!
Posted by jokarak, on Jun 13, 2005 at 04:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Besides the digital audio input/output, the apple... 520 Views / 6 Replies  
Besides the digital audio input/output, the apple website lists "two built-in stereo speakers" as a 17" feature (don't really know what that means). Digital audio in/out only matters if you are...
Posted by jokarak, on Jun 13, 2005 at 03:55 PM, in Mac Notebooks
PB 15" really does run hot and other personal ruminations 438 Views / 3 Replies  
I've been using my new PB 15" for about a month now (1.67G, 128MB video), and I must say that I'm very impressed w/ it. However, one thing that I've been reading on the posts have really struck home...
Posted by jokarak, on Jun 13, 2005 at 03:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Exact same build as yours took 10 (or 11?) days... 830 Views / 10 Replies  
Exact same build as yours took 10 (or 11?) days to arrive. Note that the plane that carried my PB from China stopped in Taiwan, where it was delayed for a couple of days. If I remember correctly,...
Posted by jokarak, on Jun 10, 2005 at 02:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
1. The apple store will definitely service your... 520 Views / 6 Replies  
1. The apple store will definitely service your PB, even if you bought it online. I don't know how readily they would be willing to "exchange" a defective unit, unless it was pretty new, because...
Posted by jokarak, on Jun 10, 2005 at 02:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Gotta agree w/ the posters above, you can't go... 350 Views / 3 Replies  
Gotta agree w/ the posters above, you can't go wrong w/ more memory, specially considering that it is the #1 factor in speeding up performance, and that the average computer user never really bothers...
Posted by jokarak, on Jun 9, 2005 at 08:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If you use ZoneAlarm or a similar firewall on the... 534 Views / 12 Replies  
If you use ZoneAlarm or a similar firewall on the PC, make sure to give your Mac permission to access the PC. Also, set your LAN networking to allow TCP/IP traffic in case you are using Novell's...
Posted by jokarak, on Jun 9, 2005 at 06:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
After my order was placed on a friday, it was... 595 Views / 14 Replies  
After my order was placed on a friday, it was marked as shipped on the following tuesday. There was some delay in Taiwan, and I got my powerbook one week later - total time was 11 calendar days.
Posted by jokarak, on May 26, 2005 at 04:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
 
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