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I just replaced the stock HD in my late-2009 Mac... 1,074 Views / 3 Replies  
I just replaced the stock HD in my late-2009 Mac Mini with a 40GB Kingston SSD drive. The stock was a Hitachi 5400rpm drive. Don't know what the specific model was, but if you really need it for...
Posted by chrikenn, on Jan 15, 2010 at 03:47 PM, in Mac Desktops
Cool, thanks for the help everybody. Will set up... 5,613 Views / 42 Replies  
Cool, thanks for the help everybody. Will set up TM tonight.
Posted by chrikenn, on Jan 12, 2010 at 05:15 PM, in Applications
Ok ok, you people have convinced me to give TM a... 5,613 Views / 42 Replies  
Ok ok, you people have convinced me to give TM a go. :)

I have one other question though regarding the organization of TM backups. Say, for instance, that I simply set TM to back up only my...
Posted by chrikenn, on Jan 12, 2010 at 03:49 PM, in Applications
Thanks again for all the comments. And CCC... 5,613 Views / 42 Replies  
Thanks again for all the comments.

And CCC is not a manual backup option. You can set it to do daily backups of individual folders, such that it merely copies the folder from your main drive to...
Posted by chrikenn, on Jan 12, 2010 at 12:45 AM, in Applications
Yeah, see, I don't really want to partition the... 5,613 Views / 42 Replies  
Yeah, see, I don't really want to partition the TM. I know it wouldn't be the end of the world to do it, but CCC would not require me to do it, and could theoretically do what I want it to do if...
Posted by chrikenn, on Jan 11, 2010 at 11:33 PM, in Applications
Well that's precisely why I am considering... 5,613 Views / 42 Replies  
Well that's precisely why I am considering options other than Time Machine: I do not want daily backups made until my entire 1TB time capsule is full. I understand incremental backup, and I guess...
Posted by chrikenn, on Jan 11, 2010 at 11:09 PM, in Applications
Time Machine vs. Carbon Copy Cloner for my purposes? 5,613 Views / 42 Replies  
I have a 1TB Time Capsule for backup purposes and am seeking advice as the best way to achieve my goals. Here is what I would like to do:

-Backup my "Music" and "Documents" folder on a daily...
Posted by chrikenn, on Jan 11, 2010 at 08:54 PM, in Applications
Oh, sorry for leaving out so much info. I've got... 524 Views / 6 Replies  
Oh, sorry for leaving out so much info. I've got a white plastic Macbook (from August of 2006). Never had trouble with the DVD drive before, but I almost never use it.

Although I haven't created...
Posted by chrikenn, on Jun 1, 2009 at 05:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Argh! Think DVD drive is dead... advice? 524 Views / 6 Replies  
Last week my hard drive died, so today I was trying to install a new one. I was having serious problems getting OSX to boot from the install CD. I would put the CD in, it would sputter up a few...
Posted by chrikenn, on Jun 1, 2009 at 03:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Hard drive compatibility in 2006 MacBook? 5,185 Views / 5 Replies  
I have one of the white plastic MacBooks, which I purchased in August 2006. The hard drive died a few days ago and I'm going to replace it myself. What technology is compatible with the MacBook? I...
Posted by chrikenn, on May 27, 2009 at 01:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
How to open *.wpd files? 782 Views / 5 Replies  
Can someone please tell me how to open *.wpd (WordPerfect) files? I have MS Word... can't seem to get it to open so that I can read it.

Thanks.
Posted by chrikenn, on Feb 3, 2007 at 10:02 PM, in Applications
Sorry for posting without searching. Without... 6,513 Views / 24 Replies  
Sorry for posting without searching. Without reading all of that thread, can someone tell me if the firmware update legitimately works? I downloaded and installed it and so far so good... but my...
Posted by chrikenn, on Nov 18, 2006 at 06:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
MacBook randomly turns off 6,513 Views / 24 Replies  
My MacBook has been randomly turning off for the past week or so. Like, just completely out of nowhere it will suddenly turn off. It has even happened within a few seconds of turning it back on...
Posted by chrikenn, on Nov 17, 2006 at 08:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Minimum partition size for Windows XP best performance? 27,596 Views / 1 Replies  
I believe Windows XP uses swap files and such to improve performance. Does anybody know what the minimum partition size is that Windows XP needs for optimal performance? I'm reinstalling OSX and...
Posted by chrikenn, on Aug 13, 2006 at 07:31 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
oh sweet. I'll try that now. Thanks for the tip. 828 Views / 6 Replies  
oh sweet. I'll try that now. Thanks for the tip.
Posted by chrikenn, on Aug 7, 2006 at 08:22 AM, in Mac Notebooks
sorry -- thought since it also involved the... 828 Views / 6 Replies  
sorry -- thought since it also involved the energy saver feature of System Prefs it might be an OSX issue.
Posted by chrikenn, on Aug 6, 2006 at 06:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
cool, thanks. I hadn't noticed that it wasn't... 828 Views / 6 Replies  
cool, thanks. I hadn't noticed that it wasn't pulsing, but now that you mentioned it, it wasn't. Thanks again.
Posted by chrikenn, on Aug 6, 2006 at 02:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
White LED light glows when display sleeps on Macbook? 828 Views / 6 Replies  
I have my power settings in OSX set to never put the computer to sleep when it is plugged in, but to put the display to sleep after 10 minutes of nonactivity. As soon as the screen goes black, the...
Posted by chrikenn, on Aug 6, 2006 at 02:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
and iPhoto is now officially a part of iLife then? 1,433 Views / 7 Replies  
and iPhoto is now officially a part of iLife then?
Posted by chrikenn, on Nov 20, 2005 at 01:12 AM, in macOS
Tiger does not come w/ iPhoto? 1,433 Views / 7 Replies  
I bought Tiger last week and did a clean install of it today, reformatting the drive. It appears that I no longer have iPhoto? Am I missing something, or does Tiger actually not come with it? Any...
Posted by chrikenn, on Nov 20, 2005 at 01:04 AM, in macOS
question about nano dock adaptor 576 Views / 1 Replies  
If I were to purchase a Ten Technology Flexdock (http://www.tentechnology.com/products/products_flexdock.php) designed for the mini, would the plastic dock adaptor included with the nano allow me to...
Posted by chrikenn, on Oct 27, 2005 at 04:28 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
earbuds with most customizeable fit? 553 Views / 2 Replies  
One of my ears is very slightly "misformed" or something along those lines. Not really noticeably visible, but when i try to put earbuds in it, they usually don't fit, and if they do, I have to...
Posted by chrikenn, on Oct 22, 2005 at 01:09 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
EyeTV 200 firewire vs. LCD TV 818 Views / 5 Replies  
I'm going to be getting rid of my old TV and getting something new. I'm trying to decide between getting a 17 or 19" LCD MONITOR to attach to my 12" Powerbook and coupling that with an EyeTV 200, OR...
Posted by chrikenn, on Aug 11, 2004 at 05:56 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
iChat and "Buddy list is full"? 401 Views / 2 Replies  
I've been trying to add buddies to my buddy list in iChat, and recently it has been telling me I cannot add people because "Your Buddy List is Full." I'm guessing I have less than 75 people on my...
Posted by chrikenn, on Jun 30, 2004 at 01:17 AM, in macOS
Using a 12" rev.B in Germany? 462 Views / 3 Replies  
I have a 12" rev.B powerbook that I bought in the states and I am leaving on Thursday to go to Germany for 2 months. Do I need any special power transformers or voltage converters to use my PB over...
Posted by chrikenn, on May 4, 2004 at 03:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
removing monitor from mirroring? 311 Views / 1 Replies  
I have a 15" lcd hooked up to my 12" rev B and I use mirror mode. When I want to take my laptop out with me, is it necessary to do anything before i unplug the miniDVI cable? I know you are...
Posted by chrikenn, on Jan 21, 2004 at 08:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't know what the "normal" turnaround time... 584 Views / 8 Replies  
I don't know what the "normal" turnaround time is, but when I sent in my computer to get the HD fixed, it took them precisely 21 days to get it back to me. Mixed into that 21 days was a bunch of...
Posted by chrikenn, on Jan 19, 2004 at 05:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Can bluetooth keyboard wakeup a closed PB? 1,013 Views / 2 Replies  
The original question was answered, but now I have another question. Is a wireless bluetooth keyboard capable of waking the Powerbook from sleep if an external monitor is hooked up, or does it have...
Posted by chrikenn, on Jan 5, 2004 at 06:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for the replies. I did try with the sync,... 1,779 Views / 4 Replies  
Thanks for the replies. I did try with the sync, and with a freshly downloaded version of CCC, and it told me psync was not compatible. Any ideas when that new version will be out? I guess i can...
Posted by chrikenn, on Dec 31, 2003 at 01:58 AM, in Applications
Question about Carbon Copy Cloner 1,779 Views / 4 Replies  
I have a LaCie PocketDrive and am thinking about using Carbon Copy Cloner to do automated backups of my "Users" folder (in order to backup documents, pictures, and music files regularly). I've...
Posted by chrikenn, on Dec 30, 2003 at 09:53 PM, in Applications
Firewire vs. USB 2.0 for ext. HD 650 Views / 7 Replies  
I recently got a Lacie PocketDrive, which has both USB 2.0 and firewire 400 connections. Is there any particular reason to choose one over the other?

Thanks!
Posted by chrikenn, on Dec 28, 2003 at 01:20 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Dell Access Point w/ LInksys Booster? 399 Views / 1 Replies  
I have a wireless home network powered by a Dell TrueMobile 2300 access point (it was free). I'm hoping to increase the distance of the signal with a booster, specifically the Linksys WSB11. The...
Posted by chrikenn, on Dec 21, 2003 at 06:32 PM, in Networking
Poor experience with Apple Care 507 Views / 1 Replies  
Just wanted to relate this bad experience that I have had with Applecare...

About 2.5 weeks ago my 12" AlBook's 40GB hard drive died. No reason that I can see, it just up and died on me -- the...
Posted by chrikenn, on Dec 20, 2003 at 10:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I've had mine since Mid october, and just this... 2,175 Views / 33 Replies  
I've had mine since Mid october, and just this week the hard drive seems to have died. Someone said, "take care of it and it will be good to you." Well, my last laptop's hard drive died too, so...
Posted by chrikenn, on Dec 8, 2003 at 05:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
yep, mine is a toshiba. how long should this... 756 Views / 5 Replies  
yep, mine is a toshiba. how long should this repair take? Kinda annoyiing.. especially during finals week. Guess i'll be borrowing friends' computers to write my last few papers...
Posted by chrikenn, on Dec 8, 2003 at 01:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
hard drive problems with PB 12" rev B!!!! 756 Views / 5 Replies  
I have had my 12" rev b PB for about 2 months now, and never had any issues with it. About two days ago the hard drive started making really LOUD, clicky noises whenever it would seek, and it got...
Posted by chrikenn, on Dec 8, 2003 at 01:30 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for the advice. I see on Crucial that the... 643 Views / 5 Replies  
Thanks for the advice. I see on Crucial that the PC2100 and PC2700 sodimms are priced very similarly. Is there any reason that I should go for one over the other? Perhaps the PC2700 because I...
Posted by chrikenn, on Nov 16, 2003 at 05:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Question about ram in 12" AlBook 643 Views / 5 Replies  
I have a 12" AlBook (had it for about a month). When I go to "About this Mac" and click on the "More Info..." button, it says that my Bus speed is "133 Mhz". Is this correct? I thought that the ram...
Posted by chrikenn, on Nov 15, 2003 at 04:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Can't get iSight to work!! 482 Views / 2 Replies  
I'm borrowing my friend's iSight for the weekend because I need to RECORD video onto my hard drive (I have a 12" PowerBook B). I was going to use either EvoCam 3.2 or iRecordNow. However, neither...
Posted by chrikenn, on Nov 7, 2003 at 08:59 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
which one only gives you a day long demo? i only... 784 Views / 8 Replies  
which one only gives you a day long demo? i only need it for 2 days so i dont want to buy the program. I dont even own the isight...
Posted by chrikenn, on Nov 6, 2003 at 09:49 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Recording video w/ iSight? 784 Views / 8 Replies  
I am borrowing a friend's iSight this weekend because I need to record video directly to my computer -- not video conference or chat or anything. I need to use it like a camcorder. Is there free...
Posted by chrikenn, on Nov 6, 2003 at 03:56 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
ram @ 266? 698 Views / 6 Replies  
Hmm... I just opened my "About this Mac" and it says my my "Bus Speed" is "133". Is that correct? Or should it be 266?... I'm on a powerbook g4 12" rev b. 1ghz.

Thanks.
Posted by chrikenn, on Oct 15, 2003 at 07:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
yeah, you can set it to automatically go to... 925 Views / 5 Replies  
yeah, you can set it to automatically go to "highest" when connected to power, and to run at "automatic" (which reduces speed according to usage) when you are running on battery. it's in energy saver...
Posted by chrikenn, on Oct 15, 2003 at 07:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
question about clean installs 375 Views / 2 Replies  
I will be ditching my PC and switching to a powerbook in the next week or so. I have a question about the software that will come pre-installed. When you buy a PC, it usually comes with TONS of...
Posted by chrikenn, on Oct 12, 2003 at 08:38 PM, in macOS
Actually, I was thinking about buying a stock... 945 Views / 11 Replies  
Actually, I was thinking about buying a stock model from the store at my school, because I get $200 off. And for that matter, I'm a student -- and 2+ weeks without a computer is KILLER (I hate using...
Posted by chrikenn, on Oct 12, 2003 at 08:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
For Panther...? Or... for something else? 945 Views / 11 Replies  
For Panther...? Or... for something else?
Posted by chrikenn, on Oct 12, 2003 at 06:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Buying a powerbook: should I wait? 945 Views / 11 Replies  
Ok, so my Compaq laptop has been giving me problems for months, and it has finally reached a point where I can't deal with it any longer. On somewhat of an impulse, I'm very seriously considering...
Posted by chrikenn, on Oct 12, 2003 at 05:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
 
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