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Gee. I was corrected earlier in the thread, and... 3,262 Views / 38 Replies  
Gee. I was corrected earlier in the thread, and realize I posted without looking carefully. Thanks for chiming in with the insults, though. Sorry for wasting your time, making you angry, and...
Posted by Target Practice, on Feb 19, 2006 at 06:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Another site for unpacking pics... ... 3,262 Views / 38 Replies  
Another site for unpacking pics...

http://mac.kinkykoala.com/


Ugh... Look at this pic of the underside of the machine. Looks like the MacBook is the first Mac with STICKERS. Is Apple cost...
Posted by Target Practice, on Feb 18, 2006 at 03:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Umm duh, I feel silly. THANKS! 487 Views / 3 Replies  
Umm duh, I feel silly. THANKS!
Posted by Target Practice, on Sep 11, 2005 at 01:10 AM, in macOS
Tiger: Strange Aqua button glitch 487 Views / 3 Replies  
Anybody know why my PowerMac G5 (10.4.2, NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra) displays a blue highlight around non-default dialog box buttons, whereas my PowerBook G4 (10.4.2, ATI Mobility Radeon 9700) looks...
Posted by Target Practice, on Sep 11, 2005 at 12:58 AM, in macOS
You may want to try this version, it's more... 1,216 Views / 2 Replies  
You may want to try this version, it's more recent... http://www.rcdrummond.net/uae/

I have not tested this distribution myself, but I'd like to hear about your experience.
Posted by Target Practice, on Jun 21, 2005 at 05:38 PM, in Applications
Has anyone else noticed how the red second hand... 34,572 Views / 280 Replies  
Has anyone else noticed how the red second hand on Tiger's clock widget "bounces" like a real clock on the wall?

Look at it carefully... especially in the AM with a white clock face.
Posted by Target Practice, on Apr 30, 2005 at 01:46 AM, in macOS
Smultron (It's free!) ... 662 Views / 7 Replies  
Smultron (It's free!)

http://smultron.sourceforge.net/
Posted by Target Practice, on Apr 27, 2005 at 07:30 PM, in Applications
Re: G5 Dual processor revving / fan noise? 1,647 Views / 7 Replies  
Same thing with my brand new 2x2.5GHz with 6800 Ultra. The revving is starting to get annoying.

I've been reading about this issue on Apple's discussion boards and monitoring the Mac's temperature...
Posted by Target Practice, on Jan 8, 2005 at 01:21 PM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Keyboard lights 532 Views / 3 Replies  
To set the keyboard backlight to maximum brightness always, open "Terminal" and type...

defaults write com.apple.bezelservices kHWMin 1
Posted by Target Practice, on Jul 18, 2004 at 02:02 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: slight "glow" above fw/usb hub on new 20" aluminum display 737 Views / 7 Replies  
It's not totally clear from your post, but I read it to mean that the glow is on the display side... which could be caused by the backlight reflecting off an internal component. Not good.

I hope...
Posted by Target Practice, on Jul 17, 2004 at 11:10 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Re: PB and new Cinema Displays 423 Views / 1 Replies  
Yup. Close the lid and let it sleep. Connect everything. Then wake it up with the mouse or keyboard.
Posted by Target Practice, on Jul 6, 2004 at 08:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have the new Booq PowerSleeve 14 and it's a... 530 Views / 2 Replies  
I have the new Booq PowerSleeve 14 and it's a perfect fit for the AlBook 15. The PowerSleeve 15 is practically square and seems to be made for Wintel laptops.
Posted by Target Practice, on Jun 20, 2004 at 09:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: Re: Re: To hope beyond hope... 463,969 Views / 1,153 Replies  
Annoying, right? Booq has a new PowerSleeve 14 (http://www.booqbags.com/Search.bok?category=all&keyword=PS14) that fits TiBook and AlBook perfectly.
Posted by Target Practice, on Jun 5, 2004 at 11:38 AM, in Mac Notebooks
This is not true. I had my 7200RPM drive... 1,369 Views / 20 Replies  
This is not true.

I had my 7200RPM drive installed into a 15" AlBook by TekServe in NYC. An Apple authorized repair shop can install the drive without voiding the PowerBook's warranty. Of course...
Posted by Target Practice, on May 24, 2004 at 06:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: Booq has a new version of the PowerSleeve that... 463,969 Views / 1,153 Replies  
Booq has a new version of the PowerSleeve that fits the 15" AlBooks perfectly. The PowerSleeve 14 (Black) (http://www.booqbags.com/Detail.bok?no=67) is almost same form factor as the discontinued...
Posted by Target Practice, on May 20, 2004 at 09:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
You're 'scused because I'm really interested to... 6,547 Views / 50 Replies  
You're 'scused because I'm really interested to know where you downloaded the Debbie Downer wmv ;) One of the funniest things I've ever seen on SNL.
Posted by Target Practice, on May 9, 2004 at 09:03 PM, in GUI Customization
I have four of these half-bright pixels on my... 1,823 Views / 37 Replies  
I have four of these half-bright pixels on my third white spot replacement 1.25 GHz PB. :(
Posted by Target Practice, on Apr 28, 2004 at 10:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Last week I sent my T610 to Global Mobility... 1,635 Views / 36 Replies  
Last week I sent my T610 to Global Mobility (http://www.globalmob.com) and had the screen swapped out for a T630/T637 screen and also had the firmware upgraded to the latest T630 firmware. For all...
Posted by Target Practice, on Apr 26, 2004 at 08:01 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
TekServe in NYC (an authorized Apple service... 2,987 Views / 38 Replies  
TekServe in NYC (an authorized Apple service center) installed a 7200 RPM drive in my 15" AlBook. They told me that PowerBook would still covered by Apple's warranty, but the new hard drive would be...
Posted by Target Practice, on Mar 11, 2004 at 10:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: the confused little pixel; intermittently stuck 636 Views / 5 Replies  
I have 4 of these "on sometimes, off sometimes" pixels on my 4th replacement PB 15" due to white spots.

I received a PowerBook that was manufactured during the last week of December 2003. It has a...
Posted by Target Practice, on Feb 25, 2004 at 12:28 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Oink 1,551 Views / 17 Replies  
This just started happening to me, too.

I hadn't noticed it before today.
Posted by Target Practice, on Feb 13, 2004 at 10:39 PM, in macOS
Sticky: How is the fit? Is it too wide? The measurements... 463,969 Views / 1,153 Replies  
How is the fit? Is it too wide? The measurements don't look like perfect fit. I'd love to read your opinion.

I bought the older (graphite) booqbag 15 for my AlBook 15. The width is perfect, but...
Posted by Target Practice, on Feb 7, 2004 at 11:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I scratched the back panel, but shouldn't have... 4,046 Views / 12 Replies  
I scratched the back panel, but shouldn't have touched it... I didn't know where to start.... There are no screws under the rubber feet.

If you are patient (unlike me) and pry the case loose from...
Posted by Target Practice, on Jan 29, 2004 at 07:45 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
You will basically need to pry and pull the... 4,046 Views / 12 Replies  
You will basically need to pry and pull the bottom away from the top. The top is like a lid on a box, except it is clamped to the bottom along the sides. There are no screws.

I ended up scratching...
Posted by Target Practice, on Jan 28, 2004 at 09:44 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Here's why... 9,071 Views / 70 Replies  
Here's why...
Posted by Target Practice, on Jan 25, 2004 at 11:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I did this. Swapping the drive is the easy part.... 4,046 Views / 12 Replies  
I did this. Swapping the drive is the easy part. Getting the case apart was difficult.

I upgraded my AlBook 15 drive to a 7200RPM drive and decided to put the stock 80GB drive into the LaCie...
Posted by Target Practice, on Jan 20, 2004 at 07:01 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Had the same problem last year... after sending... 743 Views / 7 Replies  
Had the same problem last year... after sending it in to Apple like 3 times... logic board replacement... lots of hassle...et cetera... it turns out that the airport card was loose.
Posted by Target Practice, on Dec 15, 2003 at 10:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: 15"Al Book doesnt keep display callibration after sleep. 452 Views / 2 Replies  
My 15" POSBook doesn't even remember the resolution after sleep. (It always defaults to 800 x 600 50 Hz)

Now that you raised the issue, I've verified that the calibration is forgotten, too.

And...
Posted by Target Practice, on Nov 30, 2003 at 12:31 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Maybe something is wrong with your included... 905 Views / 6 Replies  
Maybe something is wrong with your included batteries. I've used mine all day since Sept 19th and only had to replace the battery once.
Posted by Target Practice, on Nov 12, 2003 at 07:09 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I think your issue is most likely that InDesign... 469 Views / 2 Replies  
I think your issue is most likely that InDesign is flattening the image to make an Acrobat 4 compatible file. (PDF 1.3 does not support transparency).

Change your PDF export type to Acrobat 5 (PDF...
Posted by Target Practice, on Nov 11, 2003 at 10:01 PM, in Applications
Do you have a source for that info? I have a... 2,115 Views / 18 Replies  
Do you have a source for that info? I have a "week 41" by your definition that replaced one bought in mid-september. The "week 41" replacement also developed "white spots" within a week of not so...
Posted by Target Practice, on Nov 2, 2003 at 05:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
M-Audio Sonica... 772 Views / 9 Replies  
M-Audio Sonica (http://www.m-audio.com/products/consumer/sonica.php)
Posted by Target Practice, on Nov 2, 2003 at 02:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Applecare uhohs? 665 Views / 2 Replies  
I wondering the same thing, there was no serial number in my box. I bought my PowerBook 15 in September which had white spots, and the replacement also has white spots and will also be replaced. I...
Posted by Target Practice, on Nov 2, 2003 at 11:26 AM, in Mac Notebooks
If you want a replacement, you should definitely... 1,107 Views / 8 Replies  
If you want a replacement, you should definitely go to an Apple retail store within 10 days after purchase. You will probably get a new PB right there if they have them in stock. If you wait longer,...
Posted by Target Practice, on Oct 15, 2003 at 07:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: No symptoms, but CAN reproduce... 1,460 Views / 14 Replies  
I'm convinced this explanation is indeed correct. I spent 3 hours in an Apple store yesterday before I got my 15inch "captured." The genius first said, "ah yes, the pooling" only later to claim to...
Posted by Target Practice, on Oct 13, 2003 at 11:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Yes, 818 Views / 6 Replies  
The osCommerce project is amazing, and so are its derivatives. Go for it. The only issue with choosing eShox over osCommerce is that you are commiting to a branch of code only supported by secure.cc ...
Posted by Target Practice, on Oct 10, 2003 at 11:10 PM, in Applications
Re: eShox - any comments, experience? 818 Views / 6 Replies  
eShox is based upon the open-source osCommerce (http://www.oscommerce.com) project. osCommerce is free with a large support community. I presume the cost of eShox would guarantee you a level of...
Posted by Target Practice, on Oct 9, 2003 at 08:21 PM, in Applications
The Apple press release... 861 Views / 9 Replies  
The Apple press release (http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2003/sep/16keyboardmouse.html) says 3 months for the mouse, and 9 months for the keyboard. Not too shabby.
Posted by Target Practice, on Sep 20, 2003 at 06:41 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I got a wireless mouse and keyboard yesterday... 607 Views / 4 Replies  
I got a wireless mouse and keyboard yesterday along with my 15" AlBook. The mouse worked initially, and then then froze. The LED was on constantly and I couldn't turn it off. Restarting the Mac...
Posted by Target Practice, on Sep 20, 2003 at 06:35 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I recall that Steve Jobs said in the WWDC keynote... 2,264 Views / 34 Replies  
I recall that Steve Jobs said in the WWDC keynote that the Panther pre-release would expire on December 31, 2003 and stop working.
Posted by Target Practice, on Jul 12, 2003 at 03:41 PM, in macOS
Hey, I just noticed the separators in the... 3,384 Views / 74 Replies  
Hey, I just noticed the separators in the drop-down menus. I've missed those.
Posted by Target Practice, on Jun 21, 2003 at 09:25 PM, in GUI Customization
Actually, it's a Kruder & Dorfmeister re-mix of... 1,277 Views / 23 Replies  
Actually, it's a Kruder & Dorfmeister re-mix of Sofa Rockers by Sofa Surfers. And, Apple chose this tune as background music for the set-up process following an OS X install. (I suppose that's why it...
Posted by Target Practice, on Apr 26, 2003 at 05:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have. There are many people having the same... 747 Views / 14 Replies  
I have. There are many people having the same problem on the Apple Support discussion boards. Unfortunately, I can't really put the 5.0.4 firmware update to the test because both PowerBooks with...
Posted by Target Practice, on Apr 19, 2003 at 06:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I've had a lot of problems with my Airport... 747 Views / 14 Replies  
I've had a lot of problems with my Airport BaseStation Extreme dropping the connection randomly. And, I'm using bluetooth for my T68i -- in fact, my apartment has a 12" AlBook, 15" TiBook, 2 cell...
Posted by Target Practice, on Apr 19, 2003 at 05:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The Canon i70 is brand new and blows away the... 437 Views / 4 Replies  
The Canon i70 is brand new and blows away the others in the category, including the HP 450. And, it's nice looking, too.

Look at actual print samples before you buy -- the Canon raises the bar.
Posted by Target Practice, on Apr 19, 2003 at 03:39 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Re: 17" Powerbook Display Cracks 1,398 Views / 18 Replies  
CompUSA's TAP Laptop extended warranty covers screen replacements and accidental damage in addition to other extended warranty features. I bought a 2 year plan in NYC for $350 to cover a 12" AlBook,...
Posted by Target Practice, on Apr 17, 2003 at 08:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, here's some info about the status of the... 1,510 Views / 16 Replies  
Well, here's some info about the status of the 17" and 15.4" PowerBooks being manufactured by Compal in China from DigiTimes...
Posted by Target Practice, on Apr 15, 2003 at 03:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: 12" AlBook won't boot after Kernal Panic 576 Views / 11 Replies  
THANKS EVERYBODY!!! I know I'm looking for longshot or "out-of-the-box" solutions beyond what I already know in order to help him over the weekend...

I always partition my Macs for exactly this...
Posted by Target Practice, on Apr 13, 2003 at 02:39 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Whoa... wait a minute... So Apple is... 760 Views / 9 Replies  
Whoa... wait a minute...

So Apple is reselling a $3299 machine for $2,999 after it has been returned for a 10% ($320) re-stocking fee due to a dead pixel. Therefore, Apple makes $20 more profit on...
Posted by Target Practice, on Apr 12, 2003 at 11:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
12" AlBook won't boot after Kernal Panic 576 Views / 11 Replies  
Hi,

I'm trying to help my housemate troubleshoot a problem with his 12" PowerBook G4. He left for a 2-month trip to Sydney Australia and I'm in New York. I'd know exactly what to do if he were...
Posted by Target Practice, on Apr 12, 2003 at 10:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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