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You will have this problem no matter what you do... 1,362 Views / 1 Replies  
You will have this problem no matter what you do - the 500 Mhz processor just can't keep up.
I have the same problem with a 400 Mhz Pismo, as well as a 600 Mhz iMac.
With Youtube, the video will...
Posted by Dave B, on Jan 16, 2007 at 11:12 AM, in Mac Notebooks
How well does Google Earth run on the Macbook? 496 Views / 3 Replies  
Just wondering if Google Earth runs OK on the Macbook with its integrated videocard.
I'll be getting a Macbook after Macworld SF; might as well wait for free iLife '07. :)
Posted by Dave B, on Jan 5, 2007 at 04:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for the info - however the link didn't... 1,593 Views / 7 Replies  
Thanks for the info - however the link didn't work.

Here's a link that works:

http://www.area86.info/News/BE7EBC5E-6E22-4446-90D7-55795425DD2E.html
Posted by Dave B, on Dec 24, 2006 at 04:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Which wireless print-server for a Mac/Win network with WPA encyption? 705 Views / 2 Replies  
I would like to get my mom a wireless print-server for Christmas...

The network is comprised of a 2Wire 2700HG-B Gateway which is using WPA-PSK (TKIP) for
wireless security. I am looking for one...
Posted by Dave B, on Dec 22, 2006 at 05:59 PM, in Networking
Admit it - you like it as much as we do... :lol:... 3,627 Views / 33 Replies  
Admit it - you like it as much as we do... :lol: :bicker: :lol:
Posted by Dave B, on Nov 26, 2006 at 04:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Uhhh, Apple? :rolleyes: When the iPod Nano... 3,627 Views / 33 Replies  
Uhhh, Apple? :rolleyes:

When the iPod Nano was released, there was no price difference between the black and the white.
Same with the iPod video. More info:
...
Posted by Dave B, on Nov 26, 2006 at 03:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I already have a cheap dell laptop, thank you 3,627 Views / 33 Replies  
Just so you guys don't think I'm cheap, I bought the Rev B iMac right after it came out in '05.
$1860 with BT keyboard and mouse. I did get a 10% discount from a friend at the Apple Store.
The 2 GB...
Posted by Dave B, on Nov 25, 2006 at 03:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, at least we're debating Blackbook vs... 3,627 Views / 33 Replies  
Well, at least we're debating Blackbook vs Whitebook™ and not Apple vs PC...:lol:

Let me spin it some more:

Cheapest possible Whitebook: $1100

Cheapest possible Blackbook: $1500 :eek:
...
Posted by Dave B, on Nov 25, 2006 at 11:31 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Smart-alec replies aside, you are very much... 3,627 Views / 33 Replies  
Smart-alec replies aside, you are very much missing the point.
But as long as we're having fun justifying our purchases, I'll join in... :bicker:

You're making it sound like the Blackbook is...
Posted by Dave B, on Nov 25, 2006 at 10:39 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Actually, I could order a 120 GB Seagate online... 3,627 Views / 33 Replies  
Actually, I could order a 120 GB Seagate online for $110.00 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822146231), and still retain the 80 GB drive
to use an external - or sell it for...
Posted by Dave B, on Nov 25, 2006 at 01:48 AM, in Mac Notebooks
What's a reasonable price for my iMac G5? 406 Views / 1 Replies  
I am thinking of unloading this before Adobe comes out with CS3; seems it will be worth a fair bit
more as long as it can run those apps at full speed. This is a rev b (see sig). I bought it right...
Posted by Dave B, on Nov 22, 2006 at 05:25 PM, in Mac Desktops
Titanium Powerbook screen issue 666 Views / 3 Replies  
I just picked up a 500 Mhz Titanium (Mercury) off of Craigslist for $45.00.
It was missing the battery, power supply, and hard drive. I borrowed a friend's 45 watt adaptor
and battery (from a 667...
Posted by Dave B, on Nov 10, 2006 at 02:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I assume the Mac is a tray-loader, since those... 1,071 Views / 17 Replies  
I assume the Mac is a tray-loader, since those are the ones that need an 8 GB or smaller boot-partition.
Reading the many reports in the Drive Upgrade Database at 8LR8yourmac.com, it seems that
the...
Posted by Dave B, on Oct 8, 2006 at 05:58 PM, in Mac Desktops
Perhaps we should employ a Connect And Quit™... 470 Views / 6 Replies  
Perhaps we should employ a Connect And Quit™ strategy when using iStumbler to find open networks. ;)
Posted by Dave B, on Oct 5, 2006 at 05:24 PM, in Networking
What version of OS X are you running? Maybe... 574 Views / 9 Replies  
What version of OS X are you running? Maybe something to do with that?
Posted by Dave B, on Oct 2, 2006 at 06:21 PM, in Networking
It could be argued that WEP is bad in the sense... 574 Views / 9 Replies  
It could be argued that WEP is bad in the sense that it might give a false sense of security.
Of course, casual wardrivers will move on, but perhaps not someone who lives next door
who wants free...
Posted by Dave B, on Oct 2, 2006 at 06:03 PM, in Networking
Sherman, I thought that was true also. I set up... 574 Views / 9 Replies  
Sherman, I thought that was true also. I set up my mom's wireless network, and thought I would
see what would happen if I used WPA. It works on my Pismo, which uses the same Original Airport card....
Posted by Dave B, on Oct 2, 2006 at 05:48 PM, in Networking
You should try for a iMac DV as a minimum, since... 670 Views / 7 Replies  
You should try for a iMac DV as a minimum, since they have the DVD-ROM, and also firewire.
You can get away with as little as 64 MB RAM for OS 9, or 256 MB for OS X (recommend at least
Panther,...
Posted by Dave B, on Oct 2, 2006 at 05:34 PM, in Mac Desktops
Oops... 670 Views / 7 Replies  
Oops...
Posted by Dave B, on Oct 2, 2006 at 05:32 PM, in Mac Desktops
Before you spend $12 on a new PRAM battery, keep... 1,071 Views / 17 Replies  
Before you spend $12 on a new PRAM battery, keep in mind that that's more than what the machine is worth.
The machine should start-up with a dead PRAM battery, or even an empty slot.
Are you...
Posted by Dave B, on Oct 2, 2006 at 05:17 PM, in Mac Desktops
On the iMac, go to System Preferences, click... 574 Views / 9 Replies  
On the iMac, go to System Preferences, click Sharing, then click Internet.
Where it says Share Your Internet Connection, choose from: Ethernet from the pull-down menu
(unless you're on dial-up,...
Posted by Dave B, on Oct 2, 2006 at 04:59 PM, in Networking
Thanks for the tip about the wireless bridge. For... 774 Views / 10 Replies  
Thanks for the tip about the wireless bridge. For an Airport Express to work, it would require an
Airport Extreme base station, and both it and the AE would have to be in WDS mode.
Looks like a...
Posted by Dave B, on Sep 30, 2006 at 05:26 PM, in Networking
Possible to use Airport Express as ethernet wireless card? 774 Views / 10 Replies  
Is it possible to use an Airport Express to receive a signal from an existing network,
and then connect a Mac to its ethernet port to connect to the network/internet?

I figured this would be a...
Posted by Dave B, on Sep 29, 2006 at 10:41 PM, in Networking
Don't get me wrong, the 333 Mhz iMac is a great... 785 Views / 18 Replies  
Don't get me wrong, the 333 Mhz iMac is a great machine. I would just do the absolute minimum
amount of upgrades if I were you. If you found a good deal on a 7500 RPM drive, you could always...
Posted by Dave B, on Sep 15, 2006 at 06:40 PM, in Mac Desktops
Since you never mentioned touching the HD, nobody... 785 Views / 18 Replies  
Since you never mentioned touching the HD, nobody would have guessed that was the problem. :rolleyes:

While that iMac is a nice machine, I would leave it as is and spend the money on an iMac DV....
Posted by Dave B, on Sep 15, 2006 at 01:09 PM, in Mac Desktops
The fact that he paid only $10 for the iMac... 785 Views / 18 Replies  
The fact that he paid only $10 for the iMac clearly put it beyond the realm of possibility. ;)

To the poster above: It must be booting from the install CD otherwise he wouldn't be able to ...
Posted by Dave B, on Sep 15, 2006 at 04:39 AM, in Mac Desktops
Since the 333 Mhz iMac came with a 6 GB drive,... 785 Views / 18 Replies  
Since the 333 Mhz iMac came with a 6 GB drive, you needn't worry about the 8 Gb partition.
Did you install firmware update 1.2 before installing OS X as suggested above?
Assuming you did, try...
Posted by Dave B, on Sep 14, 2006 at 07:11 PM, in Mac Desktops
You can definately put a 1 GB PC2700 DIMM (333... 935 Views / 9 Replies  
You can definately put a 1 GB PC2700 DIMM (333 Mhz) in that iMac. A friend of mine has an older
1 Ghz iMac which had a 512 MB SODIMM in the user-slot along with the original 256 MB DIMM inside.
I...
Posted by Dave B, on Sep 13, 2006 at 10:43 PM, in Mac Desktops
I asked the Magic Widget the same question, and... 910 Views / 9 Replies  
I asked the Magic Widget the same question, and this is what I got:

http://img82.imageshack.us/img82/8827/magicyy2.jpg

So you might have to flip a coin...
Posted by Dave B, on Sep 13, 2006 at 07:59 PM, in Mac Desktops
Do you have another firewire-equipped Mac that... 2,183 Views / 19 Replies  
Do you have another firewire-equipped Mac that you can use, or can you borrow a laptop to
boot your iMac into target mode as I suggested above? If so, try running the Panther DVD
from the other...
Posted by Dave B, on Sep 13, 2006 at 03:19 PM, in Mac Desktops
I just remembered something... It has been... 2,183 Views / 19 Replies  
I just remembered something...

It has been documented that there were problems intalling Panther with more than 128 MB RAM.
On some machines it would work, and on others it wouldn't. I can't...
Posted by Dave B, on Sep 11, 2006 at 03:16 PM, in Mac Desktops
The 8 GB boot-partition only applies to the Rev A... 2,183 Views / 19 Replies  
The 8 GB boot-partition only applies to the Rev A - D tray-loaders, not the later slot-loaders.

Did you update the firmware to 4.1.9 before trying to install?
Here's some info:

iMac (Slot...
Posted by Dave B, on Sep 11, 2006 at 03:03 PM, in Mac Desktops
LOL! Your "collector piece" iMac can be... 703 Views / 6 Replies  
LOL!

Your "collector piece" iMac can be found on CL for as little as $25.00 (or free) at the moment. ;-)

However, I shouldn't have said "get rid of it". A friend or family member could be very...
Posted by Dave B, on Sep 9, 2006 at 04:22 PM, in Mac Desktops
Rev C is when they redesigned the slimmer case,... 2,145 Views / 7 Replies  
Rev C is when they redesigned the slimmer case, and made it an unholy PITA to open...

Also, remove anything plugged into USB, firewire, and ethernet ports
(as indicated in service manual) and see...
Posted by Dave B, on Sep 9, 2006 at 02:52 PM, in Mac Desktops
{War And Peace novella alert} I have an... 703 Views / 6 Replies  
{War And Peace novella alert}

I have an original iMac rev. A that I upgraded with a 80 GB 7500 RPM hard drive,
384 MB of RAM, an MCE CD-RW drive––and get this––TIGER OS 10.4
(by using CD...
Posted by Dave B, on Sep 9, 2006 at 02:29 PM, in Mac Desktops
LOL As long as I'm not paying $150 extra for... 60,146 Views / 246 Replies  
LOL

As long as I'm not paying $150 extra for nothing more than a "sexy" black finish, I'll take my effeminence™
and laugh all the way to the bank. On the other hand, the girls will appreciate how...
Posted by Dave B, on May 24, 2006 at 05:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well that should settle it once and for all. ... 60,146 Views / 246 Replies  
Well that should settle it once and for all. :cool:
Posted by Dave B, on May 24, 2006 at 04:55 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Doh!! LOL :sleep: I didn't even think of that!... 60,146 Views / 246 Replies  
Doh!! LOL :sleep: I didn't even think of that! (not that I would ever use Windows in a public place). :cool:
Posted by Dave B, on May 24, 2006 at 03:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I was at an Apple store yesterday, and spent some... 60,146 Views / 246 Replies  
I was at an Apple store yesterday, and spent some time with the black and the white.
For me it's a non-issue as long as the black color/finish costs $150 more.
Since I'm currently using a Black...
Posted by Dave B, on May 24, 2006 at 02:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I was down at the Apple store in SF the other day... 1,376 Views / 22 Replies  
I was down at the Apple store in SF the other day and was testing the magnetic latch.
I closed the lid, and watched the sleep light (to the left of IR port) pulse on and off.
When I opened the lid,...
Posted by Dave B, on May 22, 2006 at 07:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Could you point me to where I could read these... 493 Views / 5 Replies  
Could you point me to where I could read these reviews?
Posted by Dave B, on May 22, 2006 at 04:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
WiFi reception of Macbook vs iBook 552 Views / 2 Replies  
How does that Macbook's WiFi reception compare to that of the iBook?
Is the Macbook's as good, the same, or better? Ideally, I would love to
see a side-by-side comparison. Any iBook users out...
Posted by Dave B, on May 21, 2006 at 04:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Go to System Preferences > Energy Saver, and... 562 Views / 3 Replies  
Go to System Preferences > Energy Saver, and uncheck the box that says:

Put the hard disk(s) to sleep when possible
(it's checked by default)

That should take care of the "problem"...
Posted by Dave B, on Sep 28, 2005 at 11:37 AM, in Mac Desktops
The eMac came with OS 10.2.3, and has the Combo... 545 Views / 3 Replies  
The eMac came with OS 10.2.3, and has the Combo Drive. So I would include that and not a retail Tiger DVD.
(the Superdrive models had 80 GB HDs)
Has the original box and all materials, and the...
Posted by Dave B, on Sep 28, 2005 at 11:32 AM, in Mac Desktops
What's a fair price for my eMac? 545 Views / 3 Replies  
What do you think is a fair price for my 1 Ghz 2003 eMac? It's the ATA-Graphics model with Radeon 7500,
and is the last of the dual-boot eMacs. It has a 60 GB 7500 RPM drive, 1 GB RAM, and has
8...
Posted by Dave B, on Sep 27, 2005 at 01:10 PM, in Mac Desktops
How much RAM is in the iBook? While you... 641 Views / 5 Replies  
How much RAM is in the iBook?

While you might be able to install Tiger––especially over firewire––it won't boot with less than 256 MB.

(Panther will boot with 128 MB, but not Tiger)
Posted by Dave B, on Sep 26, 2005 at 04:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I would recommend getting a bare drive and... 604 Views / 9 Replies  
I would recommend getting a bare drive and putting it in an external 5 1/4 firewire case.
You can get a top of the line NEC, Pioneer, or other drive which has better performance than
the Superdrive...
Posted by Dave B, on Sep 26, 2005 at 04:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The tray-loading iMacs (Rev a-d) use 144-pin... 1,005 Views / 17 Replies  
The tray-loading iMacs (Rev a-d) use 144-pin SODIMMs of 128-bit density.
I found out the hard way that if you try using 256-bit chips, the motherboard will only see half the amount.
Virtually all...
Posted by Dave B, on Jul 15, 2005 at 01:20 PM, in Mac Desktops
When I last checked a few weeks ago, 512MB was... 397 Views / 1 Replies  
When I last checked a few weeks ago, 512MB was going for $64.00 delivered.
This is a much better deal that any store price. (and no BS rebates to deal with) Check Dealram.com...
Posted by Dave B, on Jul 12, 2005 at 11:30 AM, in Mac Desktops
If you are used to the utterly silent G3... 2,630 Views / 11 Replies  
If you are used to the utterly silent G3 iMac--since it has no fan--you will be in for quite a shock
when you hear the roar of the eMac fan. I am not exaggerating. To get an idea of how loud it is,...
Posted by Dave B, on Jul 12, 2005 at 11:02 AM, in Mac Desktops
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