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My wife just had the same issue, albeit to a... 807 Views / 9 Replies  
My wife just had the same issue, albeit to a lesser extent. Had the Apple Store replace it (which also requires screen replacement). The Applecare just paid for itself.
Posted by serranot, on Aug 15, 2010 at 07:29 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Based on your post, you really are not in the... 1,497 Views / 19 Replies  
Based on your post, you really are not in the market for a MBA. If you need an external HDD, optical drive, and assorted dongles, then the MBA is not for you (as you realized). Clearly, based on...
Posted by serranot, on Feb 12, 2008 at 06:09 AM, in Mac Notebooks
When I travel, I want to carry something in a... 9,162 Views / 251 Replies  
When I travel, I want to carry something in a tiny, light bag. I need to plug in a CAC reader and do work in both Windows and Mac OS. I need word processing, Powerpoint, and a web browser. And it...
Posted by serranot, on Jan 15, 2008 at 07:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Wow. I have over 200 cycles in less than a year.... 803 Views / 20 Replies  
Wow. I have over 200 cycles in less than a year. Perhaps I need to leave the thing plugged in more when Im using it.
Posted by serranot, on Oct 8, 2007 at 08:53 AM, in Mac Notebooks
This is a common complaint, and it is just an... 2,413 Views / 58 Replies  
This is a common complaint, and it is just an illusion (IMO). The arrow keys are not as deep so the mechanism shows below the keys, giving the impression they are raised. I'm not saying that that...
Posted by serranot, on Jul 18, 2007 at 06:13 AM, in Mac Notebooks
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Posted by serranot, on Jul 18, 2007 at 06:12 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Agreed. My 2.33 C2D exhibits this behavior very... 2,836 Views / 25 Replies  
Agreed. My 2.33 C2D exhibits this behavior very rarely and not predictably, along with three system crashed since new. Obviously, it should not do this, but there is nothing "wrong" in the sense...
Posted by serranot, on May 13, 2007 at 06:40 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I have had my C2D MBP since November when they... 4,029 Views / 26 Replies  
I have had my C2D MBP since November when they first came out. Since I noticed this thread, I looked at my computer and I too indeed have the bulge. Yeah, it bothers me that it's there, but the MBP...
Posted by serranot, on May 13, 2007 at 06:31 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Disk Image Read/Write Issue 281 Views / 0 Replies  
Hello,

I have created a disk image from a CD with read/write permissions. The read/write permissions show correctly when I "get info" on the .dmg file. However, after I mount the image, I...
Posted by serranot, on Jan 23, 2007 at 10:23 PM, in macOS
Parallels Transporter Attempt . . . 1,487 Views / 3 Replies  
Well, I tried the Transporter function to migrate a VPC 6 XP install that was on my iBook but copied to my MPB C2D 2.33. Windows promptly crashed about 2 seconds into the boot sequence. I tried...
Posted by serranot, on Jan 13, 2007 at 08:17 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
VPC, Boot Camp, and Parallels 778 Views / 0 Replies  
Hello,

I recently purchased a C2D MBP. The migration assistant transferred over VPC 6 and Windows XP. The VPC no longer works, but I am wondering if Parallels and/or Boot Camp would be able...
Posted by serranot, on Nov 23, 2006 at 02:08 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
I thought the airport "card" was just built-in... 591 Views / 3 Replies  
I thought the airport "card" was just built-in and soldered to the logic board. If it's loose, that would be an issue.

Thanks for the replies. I appreciate it.
Posted by serranot, on Nov 17, 2006 at 11:23 AM, in macOS
OS 10.4.8 Crash on C2D MPB 591 Views / 3 Replies  
Hi people,

I was hoping that some of you experts would be able to tell me why the OS crashed last night. This thing is less than a week old. I'm not necessarily worried yet, but I have no...
Posted by serranot, on Nov 17, 2006 at 06:35 AM, in macOS
Just purchased a 2.33 matte. No idea what this... 1,755 Views / 26 Replies  
Just purchased a 2.33 matte. No idea what this issue is. Mine looks fine.
Posted by serranot, on Nov 15, 2006 at 06:30 AM, in Mac Notebooks
2.33Ghz, 120Gb, matte display. Picked it up from... 26,108 Views / 266 Replies  
2.33Ghz, 120Gb, matte display. Picked it up from the Delaware store. $200 off with the government discount and saved ~$125 on tax. It is the first Mac I have purchased that was really what I...
Posted by serranot, on Nov 11, 2006 at 11:25 AM, in Mac Notebooks
You are not alone. My G4 Digital Audio hangs... 484 Views / 2 Replies  
You are not alone. My G4 Digital Audio hangs when waking from sleep because the Sonnet Tempo Trio will not wake. Stupid.
Posted by serranot, on Jul 1, 2006 at 01:25 PM, in macOS
Fabulous iBook 478 Views / 0 Replies  
Folks,

Just a note to express my complete satisfacton with my 1.2Ghz G4 iBook. I have had it for a little more than a year now. After purchase, I immediately upgraded the HD, the optical...
Posted by serranot, on Feb 4, 2006 at 07:30 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Newer Battery Replacement for Mini 455 Views / 0 Replies  
Folks,

I just replaced batteries on two Minis using the Newer Tech replacement batteries. Replacing the batteries went okay, but there is one BIG fact you need to know. The Newer batteries...
Posted by serranot, on Jan 22, 2006 at 07:25 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Do you have SpeedTools running? If so, get rid... 594 Views / 5 Replies  
Do you have SpeedTools running? If so, get rid of it. It will cause this issue. Check to see if you have any other processes running as well.
Posted by serranot, on Nov 13, 2005 at 10:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: Pussy. 2,051 Views / 37 Replies  
Pussy.
Posted by serranot, on Nov 11, 2005 at 01:04 AM, in macOS
One benefit is that you can negotiate a lower... 499 Views / 2 Replies  
One benefit is that you can negotiate a lower price. I received a phone call from Apple right before the warranty expired. When I balked at paying the list price, it was reduced by the phone guy.
Posted by serranot, on Oct 25, 2005 at 10:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
At least the Vikings are getting some. :D ... 2,458 Views / 67 Replies  
At least the Vikings are getting some. :D

The Packers are losing and getting nothing.
Posted by serranot, on Oct 22, 2005 at 07:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I have no advice to offer. However, I had a... 623 Views / 4 Replies  
I have no advice to offer. However, I had a similar problem with the exact same machine and a Dell 2405 FPW attached to the VGA port. Whenever I booted the machine, the screen would be fuzzy and...
Posted by serranot, on Sep 25, 2005 at 07:07 AM, in Mac Desktops
SpeedTools just did the same thing to my iBook... 760 Views / 5 Replies  
SpeedTools just did the same thing to my iBook G4. It would not restart or shutdown. Thanks, angelmb.
Posted by serranot, on Sep 16, 2005 at 11:23 PM, in Mac Desktops
I see lots of different opinions. However, I use... 2,355 Views / 36 Replies  
I see lots of different opinions. However, I use my iPod almost exclusively for exercise, and I sweat--a lot. Plus, I'm bald and the sweat runs into my ears. Any particular models that are...
Posted by serranot, on Sep 14, 2005 at 09:39 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Sleep and DVI 502 Views / 0 Replies  
Hi,

I have a digital audio power mac running 10.3.9. It has a sonnet processor upgrade, tempo trio, and Radeon 9800 installed. It's a miracle it sleeps, but it does well most of the time.
...
Posted by serranot, on Sep 7, 2005 at 05:16 AM, in Mac Desktops
I replaced the stock HDD with a 5400 rpm drive. ... 860 Views / 9 Replies  
I replaced the stock HDD with a 5400 rpm drive. The battery life is reduced a bit, but for my purposes it was negligible. I rarely need to use it for longer than a couple of hours. I still get...
Posted by serranot, on Sep 4, 2005 at 10:48 AM, in Mac Notebooks
As a side comment, I replaced the hard drive and... 16,677 Views / 98 Replies  
As a side comment, I replaced the hard drive and optical drive in mine. I got it back together, no extra screws, and it works perfectly. But I sure didn't enjoy it as a novice, especially getting...
Posted by serranot, on Sep 4, 2005 at 10:41 AM, in Mac Desktops
Sticky: Thanks. You are correct. Disk utility in fact... 41,062 Views / 44 Replies  
Thanks. You are correct. Disk utility in fact reports as a smaller drive. I have since ordered a Sonnet PCI card to solve this issue. Thanks for the reply.
Posted by serranot, on Aug 24, 2005 at 04:19 AM, in Mac Desktops
Sticky: Hello, I have a Digital Audio 667... 41,062 Views / 44 Replies  
Hello,

I have a Digital Audio 667 running Panther and I just installed a 160 with no mods. It's showing up in "Get Info" as a 148, which seems to be breaking the rules above. Any insight...
Posted by serranot, on Aug 20, 2005 at 01:34 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks for the replies. Note to self--no... 753 Views / 4 Replies  
Thanks for the replies.

Note to self--no more drinking before installing delicate electronics.
Posted by serranot, on Aug 20, 2005 at 10:38 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Broke my New Radeon 9800 753 Views / 4 Replies  
Folks,

I just received a new Radeon 9800 from eBay, the ones flashed to work in a Mac. Anyway, in my zeal to install it, I broke off a small heat sink near the power connector, including some...
Posted by serranot, on Aug 18, 2005 at 04:39 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I just bought a 2405FPW from Dell for $803... 2,192 Views / 33 Replies  
I just bought a 2405FPW from Dell for $803 shipped. So far so good. The thing is huge and it seems to work well.

Regards,
Tom
Posted by serranot, on Aug 17, 2005 at 05:51 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
eMac Upgrade 483 Views / 0 Replies  
Folks,

Last night I installed a Superdrive purchased from OWC into my 1Ghz eMac. I have the "Rev B" eMac, so the installation was pretty easy and took me about 40 minutes at a sedate pace. ...
Posted by serranot, on Feb 10, 2005 at 12:35 PM, in Mac Desktops
Mac Mini and iPod 524 Views / 0 Replies  
One suggestion for Apple in the next iteration of the Mac Mini: integrate an iPod docking connection on the top of the mini. Maybe not a great idea because of the differing sizes of iPods, but if...
Posted by serranot, on Jan 30, 2005 at 10:32 AM, in Mac Desktops
iBook Video Performance 506 Views / 2 Replies  
Folks,

I have a brand new 1.2ghz G4 12" iBook, 512k memory, to which I added a 5400 rpm Travelstar and swapped the CD drive for a combo drive (it's an edu model). I'm a bit disappointed in...
Posted by serranot, on Jan 19, 2005 at 10:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks to all who responded. I finally got it... 785 Views / 3 Replies  
Thanks to all who responded. I finally got it off. Getting that shell from around the slot is a royal b****!

Tom
Posted by serranot, on Jan 10, 2005 at 07:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
iBook G4 1.2ghz Disassembly 785 Views / 3 Replies  
Okay, I am installing a new optical drive and new hard drive in my new baby and I need an iBook expert to step up to the plate. I have been able to almost remove the bottom cover according to the...
Posted by serranot, on Jan 9, 2005 at 04:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Hello, I will be replacing my hard drive... 970 Views / 7 Replies  
Hello,

I will be replacing my hard drive and optical drive on my 1.2 iBook G4. Please explain more fully about how to remove the top cover. I have no problem with the mechanics of this job,...
Posted by serranot, on Jan 2, 2005 at 05:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
WTB: Combo or Superdrive for iBook G4 336 Views / 0 Replies  
Folks - I have a new 1.2ghz iBook G4 with only a CD-ROM drive. I would like to install either a combo drive or Superdrive in its stead. If you have a slot loader that will work, let me know.
...
Posted by serranot, on Dec 28, 2004 at 10:12 PM, in Marketplace
These things will sell great. I will buy two for... 10,663 Views / 201 Replies  
These things will sell great. I will buy two for my family. The size is great for workouts and the industrial design is unmatched. I have two Rio S30s right now, and for the money they are junk.
...
Posted by serranot, on Jan 6, 2004 at 06:22 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
It's your Canon scanner software that is causing... 1,020 Views / 12 Replies  
It's your Canon scanner software that is causing the problem. Sorry I don't know the proper techie terms, but the scanner software installs software for both the LIDE 20 and LIDE 30. The LIDE 20...
Posted by serranot, on Jan 5, 2004 at 07:52 PM, in Mac Desktops
Why can't you use Disc Copy and select the... 1,147 Views / 21 Replies  
Why can't you use Disc Copy and select the "CD/DVD Master?" I have duplicated other CDs using that utility in Jaguar. I know Panther is a bit different in its implementation of Disc Copy, but it...
Posted by serranot, on Dec 2, 2003 at 08:08 AM, in Applications
Airport Problems 449 Views / 1 Replies  
Hello,

I have had a 2nd Gen ABS since October 2002 and it has worked flawlessly until recently. Now, when the machine wakes from sleep, or sometime right in the middle of surfing, my eMac...
Posted by serranot, on Nov 23, 2003 at 07:56 PM, in Networking
Actually, it's not the fan that is loud but the... 1,303 Views / 14 Replies  
Actually, it's not the fan that is loud but the sucking sound from the air entering the front of the machine. It's a lot quieter when the machine is not on the swivel stand.

BTW, I've had both a...
Posted by serranot, on Nov 1, 2003 at 02:36 PM, in Mac Desktops
I have owned both a 700mhz and a 1ghz eMac. I... 806 Views / 7 Replies  
I have owned both a 700mhz and a 1ghz eMac. I would get the cheaper one. The 1ghz is a little faster, but not by leaps and bounds.
Posted by serranot, on Oct 25, 2003 at 06:10 PM, in Mac Desktops
Happened to me once or twice in 10 months. ... 611 Views / 5 Replies  
Happened to me once or twice in 10 months. Unplugged and replugged keyboard and mouse, and all was well. Never did figure out what happened.:confused:
Posted by serranot, on Sep 1, 2003 at 01:35 PM, in Mac Desktops
The nice thing about an aluminum cube is that the... 3,334 Views / 26 Replies  
The nice thing about an aluminum cube is that the whole case could act as a heat sink. Put some fins on that sucker and you wouldn't need fans.

Come to think of it, I could make a dual G4 out of...
Posted by serranot, on Jul 31, 2003 at 10:06 PM, in Mac Desktops
If you have your preferences set to restart your... 759 Views / 10 Replies  
If you have your preferences set to restart your mac after a power outtage, your problem may be a simple as a poor electrical connection at the wall. Every time your power cable moves slightly,...
Posted by serranot, on Jun 3, 2003 at 05:01 AM, in Mac Desktops
Odd Safari Behavior on Ebay 571 Views / 3 Replies  
Someone try this and tell me the result. I have been searching for a Sonicblue Rio S30S MP3 player on eBay. While using Safari (v. 73 and 74), i did a search for "Rio Sport." Although the results...
Posted by serranot, on May 16, 2003 at 08:46 PM, in Applications
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