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Maybe you should ground it... GET IT!?!... 451 Views / 5 Replies  
Maybe you should ground it...

GET IT!?! GROUND it. Ground it--like ground as in punish it for smoking cigarettes, but it could also mean ground electrically. You said your MBP was smoking, so I...
Posted by drpepper, on Sep 21, 2007 at 05:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Go to OWC: Apple Mac G4 upgrades, Laptop... 915 Views / 4 Replies  
Go to OWC: Apple Mac G4 upgrades, Laptop Batteries, Memory, Drives (http://www.otherworldcomputing.com) and watch the installation video. That will make things crystal clear.

Tech Center at...
Posted by drpepper, on May 17, 2007 at 10:23 PM, in Mac Desktops
Which display adapter do you have? I have... 755 Views / 4 Replies  
Which display adapter do you have?

I have the 7300 GT and recently got two 22" BenQ monitors and have been having a problem at boot or waking from sleep where they cycle repeatedly from display to...
Posted by drpepper, on Apr 9, 2007 at 07:27 PM, in Mac Desktops
Just to be accurate, the 17" CD has FW800 and... 1,593 Views / 18 Replies  
Just to be accurate, the 17" CD has FW800 and doesn't run as hot as the 15" CD.

That'd be a tough decision if it's truly down to between being able to go 17" or not.

I think that a 2.16GHz CD...
Posted by drpepper, on Feb 24, 2007 at 09:38 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sounds odd. In order for your question to... 311 Views / 2 Replies  
Sounds odd.

In order for your question to reach people who might be able to help you, I'd suggest starting from scratch using a descriptive title. Folks around here seem to be pretty persnickety...
Posted by drpepper, on Feb 21, 2007 at 01:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Apple Upgrade Policy and Previously Owned SW 300 Views / 0 Replies  
Anyone able to share experiences on buying previously owned past version Apple software (FCP to be specific) in order to qualify for upgrade pricing?

There seems to be quite robust sales of...
Posted by drpepper, on Feb 18, 2007 at 07:03 PM, in Applications
I apologize for the mischaracterization then. It... 2,615 Views / 9 Replies  
I apologize for the mischaracterization then. It can be difficult or even impossible to read tone.

I just want to be clear on what I'm doing, and I think checking with people who have already done...
Posted by drpepper, on Feb 17, 2007 at 04:34 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Thanks for the response. I guess the bottom line... 2,615 Views / 9 Replies  
Thanks for the response. I guess the bottom line is that one way or another, I can use the upgrade version rather than popping $399 (or whatever it is) for the full version of Ultimate.

Thanks...
Posted by drpepper, on Feb 17, 2007 at 01:47 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Are you saying "Of course you can" because you... 2,615 Views / 9 Replies  
Are you saying "Of course you can" because you know that to be the case first hand?

Given the context, I'm reading sarcasm in you response. The fact is that I wouldn't have made the post if I knew...
Posted by drpepper, on Feb 17, 2007 at 01:44 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Vista Install Version - Upgrade OK? 2,615 Views / 9 Replies  
I have searched and not found what I considered to be a definitive answer on this question.

Anyone know for sure when installing Vista with Boot Camp, can you:

1. Do a complete and fresh...
Posted by drpepper, on Feb 17, 2007 at 12:54 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
I just sold a PowerBook on ebay, and you have to... 4,116 Views / 50 Replies  
I just sold a PowerBook on ebay, and you have to do more than just surf through to get an accurate picture. Even then, prices vary considerably. Because fraud is so high with computers on ebay, you...
Posted by drpepper, on Feb 9, 2007 at 01:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You can probably find benchmarks to say anything... 517 Views / 6 Replies  
You can probably find benchmarks to say anything you want to hear. My personal observations and casual comparisons (not thorough tests) were that the G4s I had (667MHz and 1.33GHz) compared to what...
Posted by drpepper, on Feb 9, 2007 at 12:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The "problem" was just that I was doing something... 362 Views / 3 Replies  
The "problem" was just that I was doing something that I had never done before and so I was a bit unsure. I was hoping to get a quick response from someone who might have been online at the time, but...
Posted by drpepper, on Feb 7, 2007 at 03:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Powerbook - Restoring to Original State? 362 Views / 3 Replies  
Looking for some quick help.

- Figured out -
Posted by drpepper, on Feb 7, 2007 at 12:30 AM, in Mac Notebooks
:sleep: 2,178 Views / 34 Replies  
:sleep:
Posted by drpepper, on Jan 30, 2007 at 12:00 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
You may be 100% correct in your observations,... 2,310 Views / 46 Replies  
You may be 100% correct in your observations, conclusions and opinions, but your timing is off. IMO, your post is harsh in that it serves no purpose in the conext of this thread. That is, right or...
Posted by drpepper, on Dec 27, 2006 at 01:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, excuse me :stick: When you were... 6,544 Views / 6 Replies  
Well, excuse me :stick:

When you were writing about tapping to click, double tapping to right click, and using the right command key in 1.1.2, it didn't seem like you do know how it's supposed to...
Posted by drpepper, on Dec 16, 2006 at 12:32 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Click with two fingers touching the trackpad 6,544 Views / 6 Replies  
Click with two fingers touching the trackpad
Posted by drpepper, on Dec 15, 2006 at 09:18 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
I think that's an interesting question and it... 2,048 Views / 21 Replies  
I think that's an interesting question and it relates to something that I've been wondering about that's starting to play out; how is Apple and how are Mac users going to respond to more rapid...
Posted by drpepper, on Oct 30, 2006 at 03:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Even if you could change the CPU yourself, I'd... 2,048 Views / 21 Replies  
Even if you could change the CPU yourself, I'd question the value of doing it, especially with the difficulty and risk involved. To have it be an "expensive" specialty service just couldn't/wouldn't ...
Posted by drpepper, on Oct 29, 2006 at 12:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
That makes sense. Every little bit matters. 2,048 Views / 21 Replies  
That makes sense. Every little bit matters.
Posted by drpepper, on Oct 28, 2006 at 03:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm not disputing this, but is it something you... 2,048 Views / 21 Replies  
I'm not disputing this, but is it something you know or repetition of something you've heard?

It doesn't seem to me that a cpu or cpu socket really lends itself to soldering as a practical matter....
Posted by drpepper, on Oct 28, 2006 at 02:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Following OS X lockup, XP won't fully boot 747 Views / 0 Replies  
I've been running Boot Camp uneventfully for almost 3 months now.

On Saturday, my MBP went to sleep with a Finder window open to my XP partition (open to the My Documents directory, but no files...
Posted by drpepper, on Sep 18, 2006 at 11:02 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
As the owner of a 15", I'd say that the... 881 Views / 8 Replies  
As the owner of a 15", I'd say that the size/weight difference of the 17" is not a big deal unless you are absolutely maxed out when traveling and a pound here and an inch there makes a real...
Posted by drpepper, on Sep 15, 2006 at 09:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
That ebay auction might give you a good price,... 557 Views / 6 Replies  
That ebay auction might give you a good price, but you can't put too much stock in an ongoing auction. Laptops are an extremely hot area for buyer fraud. With buyer fraud, people will bid any amount...
Posted by drpepper, on Aug 17, 2006 at 11:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm not sure what you're adding here or why you... 3,420 Views / 40 Replies  
I'm not sure what you're adding here or why you have a problem with me seeking out experiences and information about repairs :stick:

The first thing I said is that I do not have any personal...
Posted by drpepper, on Aug 1, 2006 at 11:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for all the insights, Peter. Another... 3,420 Views / 40 Replies  
Thanks for all the insights, Peter.

Another question for you or anyone else with "the whine." Was your whine constant?

Mine comes and goes. Or I should say, at least, its intensity seems to...
Posted by drpepper, on Jul 31, 2006 at 10:46 AM, in Mac Notebooks
It looks to me like the ClubMac / MacMall prices... 485 Views / 2 Replies  
It looks to me like the ClubMac / MacMall prices are the same without having to go through a rebate process (unless that's an "instant rebate" on Amazon).

In either case, you click your "package...
Posted by drpepper, on Jul 30, 2006 at 09:47 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Yes, I have recognized all along that I need to... 3,420 Views / 40 Replies  
Yes, I have recognized all along that I need to prepare as though it would be erased. But your anecdote is the kind of thing I was looking for. That shows me a real world instance where the drive...
Posted by drpepper, on Jul 29, 2006 at 02:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
So, how about the chances of getting a hard drive... 3,420 Views / 40 Replies  
So, how about the chances of getting a hard drive back that has not been erased?

Was yours cleared, or did you do that before you sent it in?

I'll prepare for losing it, but I'm looking for...
Posted by drpepper, on Jul 29, 2006 at 11:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I have a high pitched squeal buggin the f#%$ out... 3,420 Views / 40 Replies  
I have a high pitched squeal buggin the f#%$ out of me (so, I guess it's the "whine").

I've never had to send in for repair before. Do they wipe your hard drive regardless of the procedure, or...
Posted by drpepper, on Jul 28, 2006 at 05:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
So this makes me wonder...If you install MacDrive... 2,888 Views / 27 Replies  
So this makes me wonder...If you install MacDrive on XP, would that allow it to see, r, and w to the Mac partition?
Posted by drpepper, on Mar 18, 2006 at 09:45 AM, in Mac Notebooks
If you get MacDrive for your PC (Media Four... 1,252 Views / 8 Replies  
If you get MacDrive for your PC (Media Four Website (http://www.mediafour.com/products/)), you can format your drive for Mac and not think much about it. I think this is a good solution because it...
Posted by drpepper, on Jul 26, 2005 at 01:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The new wide screen is on sale for $639! Dell... 931 Views / 10 Replies  
The new wide screen is on sale for $639! Dell 2005FPW (http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=320-4111&category_id=4009)

I have the Dell Ultra Sharp...
Posted by drpepper, on Dec 9, 2004 at 01:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: Re: My setup 1,118,727 Views / 4,110 Replies  
I didn't check the entire thread to see if someone else had the same design already, but I wanted to share my $2.56 Home Depot PVC stand. It matches the apple keyboard well. It's a length of pipe, 4...
Posted by drpepper, on Oct 11, 2004 at 08:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Very informative! Thanks. I may have to go... 434 Views / 5 Replies  
Very informative! Thanks.

I may have to go for a 400/500. Seems like every one I've seen has been from a 400 or 500. Not a single 667 (I may have seen one 550).





Thanks much. I was...
Posted by drpepper, on Oct 11, 2004 at 08:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ti 400/500 display fit 667? 434 Views / 5 Replies  
I have a non-DVI Ti 667MHz with a bad lcd.

I've pretty much decided that I'm going to try replacing it myself with the instructions from PBFixit.com and a used display (complete lid - lcd, case, &...
Posted by drpepper, on Oct 11, 2004 at 04:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
 
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