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Sounds good - I think I would go for that if it... 1,183 Views / 21 Replies  
Sounds good - I think I would go for that if it comes up when I see it, but then I will probably get a new HD for a FW case I have so capacity is not too much of an issue.
Posted by Will C, on Oct 29, 2008 at 11:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Great! - having used mine for a week or so now, I... 1,183 Views / 21 Replies  
Great! - having used mine for a week or so now, I am happy with it. My top panel - the pale grey one - is slightly raised on the front left but it is only slight - maybe this is why it was a refurb? ...
Posted by Will C, on Oct 24, 2008 at 04:01 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, it arrived today and I'm getting used to... 1,183 Views / 21 Replies  
Well, it arrived today and I'm getting used to it, even though I used to have an iBook.
Nice to have something more up to date, faster and Leopard.

Generally happy with it - the full stop key...
Posted by Will C, on Oct 20, 2008 at 05:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Mini DV (Standard def) is 25MBit/s - though I am... 1,465 Views / 32 Replies  
Mini DV (Standard def) is 25MBit/s - though I am not sure how much BW it gets allocated in FW.
Posted by Will C, on Oct 18, 2008 at 12:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Will do - I reckon there will be more refurbs in... 1,183 Views / 21 Replies  
Will do - I reckon there will be more refurbs in time as a few people who have bought them just before the update return them to get the latest model - there was someone in the store doing that with...
Posted by Will C, on Oct 18, 2008 at 12:01 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for all the responses. I finally ordered a... 1,183 Views / 21 Replies  
Thanks for all the responses. I finally ordered a 2.4GHz refurb from Apple after trying to get one from the Kingston Store. The staff said they would sell me one on the phone in the morning and when...
Posted by Will C, on Oct 18, 2008 at 08:58 AM, in Mac Notebooks
ho ho! (unless you mean it, in which case... 1,183 Views / 21 Replies  
ho ho!

(unless you mean it, in which case maybe I need a comma and/or dash, '...performance-wise, versus.....')
Posted by Will C, on Oct 15, 2008 at 07:54 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Oh good, the UK site does not make it as easy it... 1,183 Views / 21 Replies  
Oh good, the UK site does not make it as easy it find that page (for me at least) - so thanks for the heads up everyone.

Will
Posted by Will C, on Oct 15, 2008 at 07:29 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Are you sure?...I asked the store online chat and... 1,183 Views / 21 Replies  
Are you sure?...I asked the store online chat and they said no - I was quite specific about it being the white model. I could not find that info on the Apple site hence that is why I asked.
Posted by Will C, on Oct 15, 2008 at 07:09 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Previous gen MB vs new one? 1,183 Views / 21 Replies  
(Note this question a just about the MBs non-pro)
I love the new aluminium case but I need firewire, so my question is, how much better is the new MB performance wise versus the previous model?
...
Posted by Will C, on Oct 15, 2008 at 06:37 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for those quick responses - FinderCleaner... 2,991 Views / 5 Replies  
Thanks for those quick responses - FinderCleaner sounds closest to what I think I need (thoguh some of the comments on MU make me wary), but the others are probably useful too.
Posted by Will C, on Mar 5, 2008 at 12:47 AM, in macOS
Removing the "_." files on an SD card with my mac. 2,991 Views / 5 Replies  
I have cheap and nasty MP3 player which uses an SD card. Being cheap and nasty it cannot cope with the MacOS X invisble files - the ones which start _. - these crash the device! I know it is these...
Posted by Will C, on Mar 4, 2008 at 11:42 PM, in macOS
Thanks for that - I gave it a try and then was... 522 Views / 5 Replies  
Thanks for that - I gave it a try and then was getting no printing. While I was trying to work out what was wrong, I got a kernel panic (which I have been getting more frequently than I am am used...
Posted by Will C, on Sep 25, 2007 at 05:19 AM, in macOS
I am using the built in drivers, Epson do... 522 Views / 5 Replies  
I am using the built in drivers,

Epson do not appear to have any drivers for after OS9 as this is quite na old printer - it used to printquickly enough in Panther....

Thanks
Posted by Will C, on Sep 21, 2007 at 04:06 AM, in macOS
Slow printing in Tiger 522 Views / 5 Replies  
I recently upgraded to Tiger from Panther and I have noticed that printing is now really slow. Printing text or line doagrams or bit maps (photos) - all mush slower than it used to be. Printer pauses...
Posted by Will C, on Sep 20, 2007 at 10:28 PM, in macOS
Does the External harddrive spin up (can you hear... 1,806 Views / 3 Replies  
Does the External harddrive spin up (can you hear it?, are there any lights?) - it may not be dead.

Is the external drive Firewire and USB? If so, have you tired disconnecting say the firewire...
Posted by Will C, on Apr 11, 2007 at 04:15 AM, in Mac Desktops
I think a lot of things do not get properly saved... 448 Views / 5 Replies  
I think a lot of things do not get properly saved until you quit an application, so if you keep all your applications open and then your computer crashes, it will only have the data of when the apps...
Posted by Will C, on Apr 10, 2007 at 11:09 AM, in Mac Desktops
I believe you would only be able to tell the DVD... 923 Views / 10 Replies  
I believe you would only be able to tell the DVD drive was trying to do something if it had a disc in it - I assume you have done a force eject just in case there is a disc in it? (try booting with...
Posted by Will C, on Apr 4, 2007 at 07:10 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Fair enough - hope his business goes well. 554 Views / 4 Replies  
Fair enough - hope his business goes well.
Posted by Will C, on Mar 5, 2007 at 06:00 AM, in Mac Desktops
Sorry to be negative but my advice is do not buy... 554 Views / 4 Replies  
Sorry to be negative but my advice is do not buy it on credit unless it is a really short period like 3 months.

Just my opinion, better to get a part time job to bring in some (extra) money and...
Posted by Will C, on Mar 5, 2007 at 05:48 AM, in Mac Desktops
Of course, I have seen video and data magnetic... 1,485 Views / 24 Replies  
Of course, I have seen video and data magnetic tapes 'developed' with special chemicals to make the magnetism show up visibly - I am sure an optical machine reads the device rather than...
Posted by Will C, on Feb 28, 2007 at 04:33 AM, in Mac Desktops
Ah that's interesting, when I deleted something a... 1,485 Views / 24 Replies  
Ah that's interesting, when I deleted something a while back I was in desparation to find a way to recover it and all the articles I read (not that many admittedly) said OSX made it very difficult...
Posted by Will C, on Feb 28, 2007 at 03:20 AM, in Mac Desktops
I think allblue was referring to using the zero... 1,485 Views / 24 Replies  
I think allblue was referring to using the zero all data option in Disk UItility>Erase which does in fact write all zeros to the disk. There is also a random 8 way re-write which writes random data...
Posted by Will C, on Feb 28, 2007 at 03:12 AM, in Mac Desktops
If it is an iMac DV you can use iMovie, but it... 513 Views / 4 Replies  
If it is an iMac DV you can use iMovie, but it will take a long time to render more complex things and you may get problems with sound when you start doing clever thinge like having 3 tracks - well...
Posted by Will C, on Feb 27, 2007 at 03:07 PM, in Mac Desktops
[Your title needs to have a summary of what you... 425 Views / 1 Replies  
[Your title needs to have a summary of what you are asking rather than just 'help' - but I suspect this is your first post so maybe the mods will probably let you off gently and modify it - Message...
Posted by Will C, on Feb 27, 2007 at 11:59 AM, in Mac Desktops
I would be more worried if they could look at... 1,485 Views / 24 Replies  
I would be more worried if they could look at caches of online banking sessions, though my bank claims to be secure....somehow....I guess.....
Posted by Will C, on Feb 27, 2007 at 06:29 AM, in Mac Desktops
From what I have read, recovering items which you... 1,485 Views / 24 Replies  
From what I have read, recovering items which you have put in the trash and then emptied is quite hard, BUT that does not mean it is impossible - I am not sure about finding data after a basic erase,...
Posted by Will C, on Feb 27, 2007 at 05:16 AM, in Mac Desktops
What you are trying should work, but have you... 659 Views / 2 Replies  
What you are trying should work, but have you tried starting up with the software install disk holding down 'c' (for a CD-ROM) or 'd' (for a DVD-ROM)?
Posted by Will C, on Feb 18, 2007 at 09:27 PM, in Mac Desktops
This is not a full answer to your question but is... 355 Views / 1 Replies  
This is not a full answer to your question but is this any help: Apple eMac Upgrade Guide (http://www.lbodnar.dsl.pipex.com/eMac/eMac-upgrade.html)

Will
Posted by Will C, on Feb 18, 2007 at 12:12 PM, in Mac Desktops
I know this thread is about reflowing the video... 154,859 Views / 253 Replies  
I know this thread is about reflowing the video chip, but how about the firewire chip? - if there is a single device.

My iBook 500 FW port has not worked for a few years. I have tried all the PRAM...
Posted by Will C, on Feb 14, 2007 at 04:29 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I remember this came up some time ago and there... 580 Views / 6 Replies  
I remember this came up some time ago and there is a workaround, BUT I cannot remember where I read it.

Sorry if this seems a stupid post, I suspect you will have to do a fair bit of searching and...
Posted by Will C, on Feb 13, 2007 at 09:40 AM, in Mac Desktops
I have never had any problem with it and that has... 557 Views / 6 Replies  
I have never had any problem with it and that has included doing on my old 500MHz G3 iBook. As I understand it firewire works well for high speed trasnfer vs USB 2.0 as it does not have to send it...
Posted by Will C, on Feb 8, 2007 at 05:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Many firewire drives have 2 firewire ports, just... 557 Views / 6 Replies  
Many firewire drives have 2 firewire ports, just daisy chain both to your computer i.e plug camera to hard drive fw port 1 and plug hard drive fw port 2 to Macbook.
Posted by Will C, on Feb 7, 2007 at 08:00 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Yes, but that will not suggest how to clear his... 801 Views / 6 Replies  
Yes, but that will not suggest how to clear his data.
Posted by Will C, on Feb 2, 2007 at 06:20 AM, in Mac Desktops
This question comes up so oftern I wonder if... 9,136 Views / 11 Replies  
This question comes up so oftern I wonder if Apple are missing a trick and should provide an external input to the display? (yes I can imagine many reasons for not doing it, but plenty for...)
Posted by Will C, on Feb 1, 2007 at 05:25 PM, in Mac Desktops
If you have another mac, you could connect the... 801 Views / 6 Replies  
If you have another mac, you could connect the two machines with a firewire cable and try booting the iMac in target disk mode (power it up holding down T). If it boots OK, the iMac hard drive should...
Posted by Will C, on Feb 1, 2007 at 05:22 PM, in Mac Desktops
Ah, OK, I was not aware that some video cards... 31,007 Views / 207 Replies  
Ah, OK, I was not aware that some video cards offered the option to put TV signal out via the 15 pin D-Sub. Sorry I cannot advise
Posted by Will C, on Feb 1, 2007 at 04:05 AM, in Mac Desktops
You could use a VGA to composite (or Y/C)... 31,007 Views / 207 Replies  
You could use a VGA to composite (or Y/C) converter i.e. a powered device but the VGA pin-out does not provide a TV output - all the pins are used for R G B, grounds and syncs and monitor IDs (OK...
Posted by Will C, on Jan 31, 2007 at 05:56 AM, in Mac Desktops
Really useful stuff that - thanks (even though I... 659 Views / 8 Replies  
Really useful stuff that - thanks (even though I was not the OP)
Posted by Will C, on Jan 23, 2007 at 12:27 PM, in Mac Desktops
It does when used in an iBook - or at least it... 659 Views / 8 Replies  
It does when used in an iBook - or at least it does in my June 2000 iBook with the original Airport card. I had to download more up to date Airport software but I am not sure if it was a firmware...
Posted by Will C, on Jan 23, 2007 at 10:05 AM, in Mac Desktops
Do you have sufficient RAM on your two machines?... 1,344 Views / 22 Replies  
Do you have sufficient RAM on your two machines? I have a 1.25GHz eMac with 1.25GB of RAM which is great for surfing and one of the first 500MHz iBooks with only 320MB* which is a bit sluggish. The...
Posted by Will C, on Jan 21, 2007 at 04:12 AM, in Mac Desktops
I agreed with Rob van dam. Put aside a couple of... 869 Views / 16 Replies  
I agreed with Rob van dam. Put aside a couple of hours (yes seriously - there is nothing worse than being uder pressure to get a call finished when you have more to say) Give CR a call. Explain...
Posted by Will C, on Jan 15, 2007 at 12:32 PM, in Mac Desktops
Two suggestions:- 1. Increase your... 430 Views / 3 Replies  
Two suggestions:-

1. Increase your resolution if you have not already done so and can stand the lower refresh rate

2. What happens if you click on the green button at the top of the window?
...
Posted by Will C, on Jan 13, 2007 at 01:51 PM, in Mac Desktops
Are you hoilding down the 'C' key on restart to... 18,878 Views / 12 Replies  
Are you hoilding down the 'C' key on restart to get it to boot up from the CD?
Posted by Will C, on Jan 6, 2007 at 10:25 AM, in Mac Desktops
What format will your HD movies be? e.g. HD-DVD... 437 Views / 2 Replies  
What format will your HD movies be? e.g. HD-DVD etc.

A vague answer but, it will depend on the format/amount of compression. Uncompressed will be a definite no no as the data rate is over 800Mbs...
Posted by Will C, on Dec 29, 2006 at 08:39 AM, in Mac Desktops
Ask the manager what compensation they will give... 1,175 Views / 27 Replies  
Ask the manager what compensation they will give you for having the machine for so long - that can sometimes get arses into action. (ass in Birtain is a Donkey except when using in an American sense)...
Posted by Will C, on Dec 27, 2006 at 09:16 AM, in Mac Desktops
My eMac screen is going bad as well, I am getting... 701 Views / 6 Replies  
My eMac screen is going bad as well, I am getting purity errors (colours coming out wrong in certain areas) which is due to the colour mask becoming magnetised. I suspect in my case the deguass coil...
Posted by Will C, on Dec 25, 2006 at 03:20 PM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: Ermmmm, yes they did and - I've got one... 4,451 Views / 50 Replies  
Ermmmm, yes they did and - I've got one languishing in the loft - I really must find it a new home.
A google image search for 'lime iMac' mostly finds tray loaders, but amongst the results you'll...
Posted by Will C, on Dec 15, 2006 at 04:41 AM, in Mac Desktops
Apps launching behind and exposé intermittent 308 Views / 0 Replies  
I was not sure what to search for, for this/these problem/s, so aplogies if his has come up before - please point me in the right direction if it has.

Apps launching behind:-
I am running OS...
Posted by Will C, on Dec 12, 2006 at 10:31 AM, in macOS
The early models did, but the DV models onwards... 421 Views / 2 Replies  
The early models did, but the DV models onwards used 'standard' (as in most desktop PCs were being shipped with them at the time) PC100 or PC133 168-pin dimms.

EDIT: Just re-read, I got...
Posted by Will C, on Dec 4, 2006 at 08:51 AM, in Mac Desktops
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