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Hi guys, You guys are a bunch of cool people... 1,272 Views / 9 Replies  
Hi guys,

You guys are a bunch of cool people and I have learned much from the threads that you've posted.

I ran the Xbench just to get some sort of comparisons for discussion purposes only....
Posted by pdovinh, on Mar 2, 2006 at 04:04 PM, in Mac Desktops
Xbench for Mac mini 1.66 Intel Core Duo 1,272 Views / 9 Replies  
Congratulations Gordio!!!

Initial thoughts:

Rush out and buy the Mac mini 1.66 Intel Core Duo RIGHT NOW!!!
This new baby is NICE and SMOOTH! It's a winner!!!

I'm too excited to say much...
Posted by pdovinh, on Mar 2, 2006 at 03:39 AM, in Mac Desktops
does anyone know of any audiophile sites where... 2,220 Views / 20 Replies  
does anyone know of any audiophile sites where the line out of the ipod is discussed in detail?

Yes, read all 7 pages from here:

http://www.stereophile.com/digitalsourcereviews/934/index.html
...
Posted by pdovinh, on Sep 18, 2005 at 03:51 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Re: Dented Powerbook, What are my options ?? 725 Views / 4 Replies  
Fair and cheapest:

http://www.pbparts.com/shop/a15bc.html

These guys are Number 1.
Posted by pdovinh, on Dec 25, 2004 at 01:56 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Re: Re: Is this normal battery life on PB G4 15"? 629 Views / 6 Replies  
pete said:
"Bought my powerbook G4 15 1ghz in February."

Apple said:
"...Apple is voluntarily recalling certain lithium ion rechargeable batteries that were sold worldwide from January 2004...
Posted by pdovinh, on Oct 16, 2004 at 03:29 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Is this normal battery life on PB G4 15"? 629 Views / 6 Replies  
Did you know about this?

https://depot.info.apple.com/batteryexchange/index.html

Check your Serial Number.
Posted by pdovinh, on Oct 16, 2004 at 12:36 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Help: Installing optical drive in 2nd bay of MDD - size issue with metal back panel 762 Views / 9 Replies  
CharlesS:

I installed a second DVD the second day I bought my MDD. Perfectly OK to leave that rear cover off.
Posted by pdovinh, on Sep 27, 2004 at 06:50 AM, in Mac Desktops
I spent only $1800 to have about 2.5TB with RAID... 1,402 Views / 16 Replies  
I spent only $1800 to have about 2.5TB with RAID 0,1, & 5 capability. Performance price ratio absolutely beats everyone elses external boxes by at least 3 times.

Apple's Xserve RAID is the only...
Posted by pdovinh, on Sep 24, 2004 at 10:01 PM, in Mac Desktops
TimmyDee51: I agree with you totally: that... 1,402 Views / 16 Replies  
TimmyDee51:

I agree with you totally: that it is Apple's design of the G5 that is super impressive!!!

Anyone can tuck a bunch of HDs inside this G5. I just happen to have the need for doing...
Posted by pdovinh, on Sep 24, 2004 at 03:19 AM, in Mac Desktops
These Maxtor drives are very quiet and generate... 1,402 Views / 16 Replies  
These Maxtor drives are very quiet and generate little heat.

The G5 has thermal sensors inside at various strategic locations. As the heat is detected, the fans will be adjusted automatically to...
Posted by pdovinh, on Sep 23, 2004 at 07:13 PM, in Mac Desktops
10 HDs inside G5 DP! 1,402 Views / 16 Replies  
You got to check this out:

http://discussions.info.apple.com/webx?14@14.hlvda4zYxKk.1@.689b834b
http://homepage.mac.com/pdovinh1/PhotoAlbum31.html

pdovinh
Posted by pdovinh, on Sep 23, 2004 at 01:49 PM, in Mac Desktops
Hi blakespot, I'm no expert, but I like to... 1,046 Views / 19 Replies  
Hi blakespot,

I'm no expert, but I like to share with you my comfort level about hard drives and no heat-related problems of the several G3, G4s, and a G5 that I have:

I have installed:

4...
Posted by pdovinh, on Jun 22, 2004 at 01:08 PM, in Mac Desktops
Re: RAID 0 on G5 706 Views / 4 Replies  
Try this:

In your "Energy Saver", unselect "Put hard disk(s) to sleep when possible". To put my mac to sleep I just touch the Power button on my flat display then type S.

I have 2 G4s and 1 G5...
Posted by pdovinh, on May 21, 2004 at 12:24 PM, in Mac Desktops
Sticky: Hi dantley, I have a picture of my system... 1,143,009 Views / 4,110 Replies  
Hi dantley,

I have a picture of my system and like to post. Please tell me how to do it. Thanks

pd
Posted by pdovinh, on Feb 17, 2004 at 01:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
"...clear mind has clear desk...." I've... 234,086 Views / 1,576 Replies  
"...clear mind has clear desk...."

I've looked at the desks of "powerful" figures, and they all seemed to have nice, clean and clear desks.

It's funny but I found it tough to keep my desk clean...
Posted by pdovinh, on Feb 7, 2004 at 11:55 PM, in Mac Desktops
Hi, There are times that I came back from... 757 Views / 9 Replies  
Hi,

There are times that I came back from work after hours, I pulled my car right in front of Starbuck and opened up my PB and voila, the signal came up and I logged in!

It's always nice being...
Posted by pdovinh, on Feb 7, 2004 at 01:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Swappers, what did you do with your old PB drive? 718 Views / 6 Replies  
Second that.

OtherWorldComputing.com firewire cases are NICE! See here:

http://eshop.macsales.com/Catalog_Item.cfm?ID=3420&Item=OWCMOTGFW

pd
Posted by pdovinh, on Jan 14, 2004 at 11:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Cadaver: Thanx for confirming the burning... 1,093 Views / 13 Replies  
Cadaver:

Thanx for confirming the burning capabilities.

Great!
pd
Posted by pdovinh, on Jan 4, 2004 at 11:14 PM, in Mac Desktops
Sony dual-format DVD burner in new G5? 1,093 Views / 13 Replies  
The article refers to DVD-R/DVD-RW and DVD+R/DVD+RW.

I don't think my current G5 burner does all the formats above.

pd
Posted by pdovinh, on Jan 2, 2004 at 09:21 PM, in Mac Desktops
Sony dual-format DVD burner in new G5? 1,093 Views / 13 Replies  
Happy new year!

I just found this: According to http://www.infoworld.com/article/03/12/31/01TCapple_2.html, G5 has: "....The optical drive in the top configuration is a Sony dual-format DVD...
Posted by pdovinh, on Jan 2, 2004 at 08:39 PM, in Mac Desktops
Anyone have a crazy posessed touchpad? 21,527 Views / 24 Replies  
It goes something similar to this:

"...one atom told a second atom that he lost an electron. The second atom asked 'Are you sure?'. The first atom responded: 'Yes, I am positive.'..."

I believe...
Posted by pdovinh, on Jan 1, 2004 at 06:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
"...before she changes her mind." Paul,... 1,460 Views / 17 Replies  
"...before she changes her mind."

Paul, remember to promise her you won't forget whom you married to even after you've bought the G5. Personally, I still have difficulty leaving my G5 to catch...
Posted by pdovinh, on Nov 27, 2003 at 07:27 PM, in Mac Desktops
I bought a LaCie CDRW 52x32x52, item number... 649 Views / 4 Replies  
I bought a LaCie CDRW 52x32x52, item number 300566 for $119 and swapped out its original CDRW and installed a Pioneer DVD from my G4 and am tickled to death. Perfect.... and the case is so nice, and...
Posted by pdovinh, on Nov 20, 2003 at 03:46 AM, in Mac Desktops
10.3.1 is out. 448 Views / 0 Replies  
Installed on 12" PB 867, iMac 17, G4 DP 800, G4 1.42 DP, G5 2.0. All ran purrrfect.

pd
Posted by pdovinh, on Nov 11, 2003 at 01:50 AM, in Mac Desktops
Sticky: Hi there Leicaphile! Macs, Leicas, Hassies,... 1,143,009 Views / 4,110 Replies  
Hi there Leicaphile!

Macs, Leicas, Hassies, and Linholfs! What a celebration!

pd
Posted by pdovinh, on Nov 7, 2003 at 11:54 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I bought four 1G modules advertized as "PC3200... 965 Views / 4 Replies  
I bought four 1G modules advertized as "PC3200 DDR400" from MacSolutions.com for big bucks but Apple Hardware Test and System Profiler shows as PC2700.

See here:
...
Posted by pdovinh, on Oct 29, 2003 at 02:05 AM, in Mac Desktops
huhmmm... I think inductors generate low... 2,057 Views / 24 Replies  
huhmmm...

I think inductors generate low frequency hummings. But old age makes me forget and I may be wrong again.

Anyway, I used to service Mac computers in the 80's and replaced a bunch of...
Posted by pdovinh, on Sep 26, 2003 at 02:31 AM, in Mac Desktops
I believe that the high pitch sounds and hissings... 2,057 Views / 24 Replies  
I believe that the high pitch sounds and hissings that you are hearing come from the electrolytic capacitors.

These sounds may vary 1) as the electrolytic capacitors accumulate and discharge...
Posted by pdovinh, on Sep 26, 2003 at 01:13 AM, in Mac Desktops
Re: New 17" - First Impressions 3,756 Views / 62 Replies  
Would you please give additional detailed opinion regarding the use of your new 17" after you spent time with it.

I am stalling on my buying decision because wanting to read additional reports and...
Posted by pdovinh, on Sep 24, 2003 at 12:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for the responses. I have always... 2,576 Views / 41 Replies  
Thanks for the responses.

I have always thought that most of you guys on this site are cool and very helpful.

I don't normally post unless I have a real problem or ran into something that is...
Posted by pdovinh, on Sep 11, 2003 at 05:45 PM, in Mac Desktops
I just have to ask a question even if you'll... 2,576 Views / 41 Replies  
I just have to ask a question even if you'll trash me:

Would some of you still make the same statements if you knew ahead that I was mentally deficient and really needed help getting Apple info?
...
Posted by pdovinh, on Sep 11, 2003 at 02:00 AM, in Mac Desktops
AssassyN: Add a couple more 8M 7200RPM... 3,280 Views / 59 Replies  
AssassyN:

Add a couple more 8M 7200RPM drives and RAID them. Install OSX on the RAIDed unit then add your apps and you'll be floored for the rest of the year.
(':)')(':D')(';)')
pd
Posted by pdovinh, on Sep 3, 2003 at 02:48 AM, in Mac Desktops
I might be wrong.....but 7,548 Views / 46 Replies  
I used to work at The Conputer Store in Seattle in '86 and '87 and it is now called "The Mac Store" and have been buying and learning just a little bit of their selling "routine" over the many years:...
Posted by pdovinh, on Sep 3, 2003 at 01:29 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Apple Time 1:12 PM Sat Aug 16, 2003 I just... 11,841 Views / 138 Replies  
Apple Time 1:12 PM Sat Aug 16, 2003

I just ran the firmware patch for the Matshita US-815 in PB 12" 867.

Results: PERFECT! Speeds achieved as stated.

It's an honor!!! Thanks.

pd
Posted by pdovinh, on Aug 16, 2003 at 04:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
jdhindes: I got rid of this same problem after... 4,260 Views / 86 Replies  
jdhindes: I got rid of this same problem after re-installing the system software and the updates.

pd
Posted by pdovinh, on Aug 15, 2003 at 11:47 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Correction Eriamjh, Apple did some kind of... 967 Views / 20 Replies  
Correction Eriamjh,

Apple did some kind of voodoo and YES you can have 200GB on ATA66 bus and it will see about 180 something after formatted.

pd
Posted by pdovinh, on Jul 7, 2003 at 03:48 AM, in Mac Desktops
Hi guys, I really think that those of you... 2,144 Views / 48 Replies  
Hi guys,

I really think that those of you who bought the 15" Ti 1G PB are very mac-experienced and have made very intelligent decisions!

You've seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. You've...
Posted by pdovinh, on Feb 16, 2003 at 03:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
 
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