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I'd say $280 to go from paperweight to... 7,955 Views / 21 Replies  
I'd say $280 to go from paperweight to functioning 2008 macbook is a very good deal.
Posted by rjt1000, on Oct 7, 2010 at 07:27 AM, in Mac Notebooks
FYI: The MacBook Air Doesn’t Get Enough... 3,603 Views / 22 Replies  
FYI:

The MacBook Air Doesn’t Get Enough Credit | Apple News - Iphone,Ipad,Ipod,MAC (http://apple.mybloogs.com/?p=2831)

MacBook Air - Mac Forums...
Posted by rjt1000, on Oct 2, 2010 at 09:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have the same MBP 2.2 ghz and was considering a... 1,000 Views / 18 Replies  
I have the same MBP 2.2 ghz and was considering a similar upgrade (to either the i5 or i7 15").

I wanted to know if I would see much difference in performance so I checked out the Mac Benchmarks...
Posted by rjt1000, on Oct 1, 2010 at 03:19 AM, in Mac Notebooks
When you reseat the processor card, you should... 478 Views / 9 Replies  
When you reseat the processor card, you should feel it clunk into place. Be sure all the pins look straight. Have you tried booting from the OS disk or a firewire drive? Have you run the hardware...
Posted by rjt1000, on Jul 12, 2009 at 07:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Since you've had the processor board out, be sure... 478 Views / 9 Replies  
Since you've had the processor board out, be sure that it is fully seated. The best way to do this is to take the RAM out of the top slot so that you can push down directly (and very firmly) over the...
Posted by rjt1000, on Jul 11, 2009 at 07:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: T-mobile WILL unlock their phones. I have had 4... 3,069 Views / 26 Replies  
T-mobile WILL unlock their phones. I have had 4 different phones unlocked by them over the years.

Just call customer service and tell them that you are an international traveler and want to be...
Posted by rjt1000, on Nov 30, 2008 at 08:37 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Poll: T-mobile (the company itself, not the individual... 3,069 Views / 26 Replies  
T-mobile (the company itself, not the individual retailers) have indeed been willing to unlock my phones, usually requiring you to have it for 6 months, but at least in my case, unlocking one sooner...
Posted by rjt1000, on Nov 30, 2008 at 11:36 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I have used the Brother MFC 7820N and then the... 1,272 Views / 5 Replies  
I have used the Brother MFC 7820N and then the MFC 8660DN. Each was networked via my airport extreme base station. Printing, copying and faxing have all been flawless. Scanning is not a function I...
Posted by rjt1000, on Oct 6, 2008 at 02:45 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
For web surfing and basic word processing, I find... 3,156 Views / 75 Replies  
For web surfing and basic word processing, I find my 12 inch PB 1.33 ghz with 1.25 gb RAM and Tiger is still fast enough. If you haven't already maxed out the RAM in your 867mhz PB, that could...
Posted by rjt1000, on Sep 30, 2008 at 06:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for the info and suggestions. rjt1000 3,506 Views / 3 Replies  
Thanks for the info and suggestions.

rjt1000
Posted by rjt1000, on Aug 21, 2008 at 06:20 AM, in Networking
How to wake remote sleeping Mac via SSH? 3,506 Views / 3 Replies  
I routinely use SSH via the internet to log onto and administer a remote Mac which is running OSX 10.4 and is connected to the internet via AirPort. All works fine, unless the remote Mac is asleep.
...
Posted by rjt1000, on Aug 20, 2008 at 07:37 AM, in Networking
Thanks for the help, guys. Yep, it's much easier... 3,529 Views / 24 Replies  
Thanks for the help, guys. Yep, it's much easier that way :)
Posted by rjt1000, on Jan 24, 2008 at 03:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I recently purchased the OWC Mercury Elite-AL... 474 Views / 8 Replies  
I recently purchased the OWC Mercury Elite-AL Quad interface enclosure (http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other%20World%20Computing/MEFW924AL1K/) and Hitachi Deskstar 1TB mechanism from Newegg...
Posted by rjt1000, on Jan 24, 2008 at 12:37 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I am not sure if I have a related problem: I... 3,529 Views / 24 Replies  
I am not sure if I have a related problem:

I have a brand new MacBook Pro 2.2 ghz that I purchased in Oct 2007, and the magsafe connector is VERY difficult to remove: the magnetic force seems too...
Posted by rjt1000, on Jan 24, 2008 at 11:34 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Using an SSH SOCKS proxy would work for you in... 519 Views / 7 Replies  
Using an SSH SOCKS proxy would work for you in most places in the world, allowing you to create an encrypted tunnel between the hostile country and your USA based computer (for more info check out my...
Posted by rjt1000, on Jan 21, 2008 at 11:35 PM, in Networking
If it shows up in Disk utility, you can try disk... 7,034 Views / 4 Replies  
If it shows up in Disk utility, you can try disk first aide to repair the disk.
Posted by rjt1000, on Jan 15, 2008 at 08:35 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Try xlr8yourmac's drive compatability database: ... 1,012 Views / 2 Replies  
Try xlr8yourmac's drive compatability database:

Accelerate Your Mac! Hard Drive, CDROM, DVD ROM, DVD RAM, CDRom Recorder, and Removable Storage Drive Compatibility Database...
Posted by rjt1000, on Nov 4, 2007 at 02:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
No, Newark, Delaware and Newark, New Jersey are... 3,367 Views / 10 Replies  
No, Newark, Delaware and Newark, New Jersey are not the same. Check out google maps or mapquest.
Posted by rjt1000, on Oct 31, 2007 at 08:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Metal skinned laptops like the PB have decreased... 349 Views / 5 Replies  
Metal skinned laptops like the PB have decreased wifi reception because the metal acts to shield the internal antenna. The Ti-books had the greatest problems but the Aluminum PB's and MBPs are also...
Posted by rjt1000, on Oct 31, 2007 at 11:20 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Wikipedia... 3,367 Views / 10 Replies  
Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sales_taxes_in_the_United_States) notes there is also no sales tax in Delaware. There is an Apple store in Newark, Delaware...
Posted by rjt1000, on Oct 30, 2007 at 10:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
An SSH SOCKS proxy will do what you want. You... 3,824 Views / 1 Replies  
An SSH SOCKS proxy will do what you want. You already have much of the setup done. You create the SOCKS proxy on your home machine by logging on from your remote machine using SSH.

The details are...
Posted by rjt1000, on Oct 15, 2007 at 09:02 AM, in Networking
One potential danger at a wireless hotspot is the... 2,443 Views / 12 Replies  
One potential danger at a wireless hotspot is the evil twin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evil_twin_%28wireless_networks%29): Some bad guy sips his latté while hosting the evil twin wireless network...
Posted by rjt1000, on Oct 12, 2007 at 04:48 PM, in Networking
This service looks like it could be helpful to... 1,646 Views / 6 Replies  
This service looks like it could be helpful to you:

https://www.foldershare.com/info/aboutFoldershare.php?

It requires very little setup and you can try it free.

Of course, I would check...
Posted by rjt1000, on Sep 29, 2007 at 11:06 PM, in Networking
For anyone setting up Ubuntu, there is a lot of... 995 Views / 16 Replies  
For anyone setting up Ubuntu, there is a lot of good info at:

Ubuntu Forums (http://ubuntuforums.org/)

including separate forums for the intel Mac and PPC Mac.
Posted by rjt1000, on Sep 21, 2007 at 10:11 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
I've been having a good time playing with Ubuntu... 389 Views / 4 Replies  
I've been having a good time playing with Ubuntu Feisty on my trusty Pismo (PowerBook G3 500) with 768mb RAM (dual booting with OS X). It took a little work to get it installed and configured (mostly...
Posted by rjt1000, on Sep 19, 2007 at 12:15 AM, in Mac Notebooks
My PowerBook G4 12" 1.33 superdrive writes and... 6,545 Views / 73 Replies  
My PowerBook G4 12" 1.33 superdrive writes and reads DVD-R and I see the new MacBook Pros do as well:

From current MacBook Pro tech specs (http://www.apple.com/macbookpro/specs.html):

8x...
Posted by rjt1000, on Sep 16, 2007 at 02:40 PM, in Mac OS X
David Pogue at the NY Times recently summarized... 977 Views / 8 Replies  
David Pogue at the NY Times recently summarized the ways to get free or nearly free phone calls:

Get Your Free Net Phone Calls Here - New York Times...
Posted by rjt1000, on Sep 12, 2007 at 08:56 AM, in Applications
The reason schools block torrents is because they... 626 Views / 9 Replies  
The reason schools block torrents is because they potentially use up a lot of bandwidth and often are used for activities that could get the school nasty letters from lawyers representing copyright...
Posted by rjt1000, on Sep 12, 2007 at 08:52 AM, in Applications
Most schools dont want you to set up your own... 516 Views / 4 Replies  
Most schools dont want you to set up your own wireless network because of the dangers involved in potentially allowing intruders in. If your school finds out, you could have heaps of trouble. I would...
Posted by rjt1000, on Sep 12, 2007 at 08:43 AM, in Networking
If you have access to port 22 you can use SSH to... 638 Views / 9 Replies  
If you have access to port 22 you can use SSH to login to your home Mac and at the same time set up a SOCKS proxy on your home Mac that you access via the SSH tunnel.

You then set your office...
Posted by rjt1000, on Sep 4, 2007 at 09:53 AM, in Networking
I have had good results with this app and you can... 354 Views / 13 Replies  
I have had good results with this app and you can try it out for free.

DiskTracker (http://www.disktracker.com/)
Posted by rjt1000, on Sep 4, 2007 at 09:33 AM, in Applications
Although I wouldnt be surprised of a scam like... 690 Views / 2 Replies  
Although I wouldnt be surprised of a scam like that from fringe resellers or on eBay, the major Mac authorized resellers (MacMall, MacConnection, MacZone, Amazon.com etc) would not get away with...
Posted by rjt1000, on Sep 3, 2007 at 03:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Network preferences->Show: Network Port... 596 Views / 3 Replies  
Network preferences->Show: Network Port Configurations->Uncheck the ones you don't use and drag the ones you do into the order you want them to be tried
Posted by rjt1000, on Aug 19, 2007 at 07:52 AM, in Networking
FWIW, I used Tekserve several times when I was... 332 Views / 4 Replies  
FWIW, I used Tekserve several times when I was living in NYC and found them to be good, albeit not inexpensive. If you search the forums here for CompUSA, you will find that many have been quite...
Posted by rjt1000, on Aug 14, 2007 at 12:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You should be able to set up a socks 4 proxy... 99,455 Views / 8 Replies  
You should be able to set up a socks 4 proxy using SSH, although I have no experience doing this from a windoze based computer. (This is assuming, of course, that your office firewall doesn't block...
Posted by rjt1000, on Aug 14, 2007 at 10:12 AM, in Mac OS X
This site promises free tv over the internet: ... 1,215 Views / 8 Replies  
This site promises free tv over the internet:
FreeTube - Watch TV Online and Sports Online for Free! (http://freetube.110mb.com/)
Posted by rjt1000, on Aug 13, 2007 at 09:00 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Check out completed auctions on eBay to get an... 383 Views / 5 Replies  
Check out completed auctions on eBay to get an idea of the fair market value of your iBook. Taking a quick scan: it looks like you could expect in the 250-350 range depending on specifics and...
Posted by rjt1000, on Aug 11, 2007 at 11:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Airport admin utility-->Click on "Other"--> Enter... 8,831 Views / 5 Replies  
Airport admin utility-->Click on "Other"--> Enter public ip address and password-->administer as usual
Posted by rjt1000, on Jul 30, 2007 at 09:16 AM, in Networking
Freeverse: Apps: Periscope Webcam... 264 Views / 2 Replies  
Freeverse: Apps: Periscope Webcam (http://www.freeverse.com/apps/app/?id=7002)
Evological - EvoCam (http://www.evological.com/evocam.html)
Posted by rjt1000, on Jul 27, 2007 at 05:00 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I have the Soundsticks 2 and they do sound... 511 Views / 11 Replies  
I have the Soundsticks 2 and they do sound amazing with my 30 gig iPod.

FYI, if you check eBay completed auctions, (surprisingly) both the USB Soundsticks and the Soundsticks 2 sell for about the...
Posted by rjt1000, on Jul 27, 2007 at 09:34 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I think Rogue Amoeba's Nicecast... 511 Views / 11 Replies  
I think Rogue Amoeba's Nicecast (http://www.rogueamoeba.com/nicecast/) can do what you want, and you can try it out for free. If you try it, I'd be interested to know how it works.
Posted by rjt1000, on Jul 26, 2007 at 06:33 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Unfortunately, feedback in these forums for... 695 Views / 18 Replies  
Unfortunately, feedback in these forums for CompUSA's Mac service has been distinctly negative :thumbsdow :...
Posted by rjt1000, on Jul 26, 2007 at 10:20 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I didnt know Costco.com did that. That's awesome.... 406 Views / 11 Replies  
I didnt know Costco.com did that. That's awesome. :thumbsup:
Posted by rjt1000, on Jul 26, 2007 at 10:13 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Yes, Costco works like Sams club. There is a... 406 Views / 11 Replies  
Yes, Costco works like Sams club. There is a yearly membership fee (about $50). I have found it to be money well spent, but it depends on how often you would use them. If there is a brick and mortar...
Posted by rjt1000, on Jul 25, 2007 at 09:06 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Newegg is great, I have used them many times and... 406 Views / 11 Replies  
Newegg is great, I have used them many times and prices are good and there have been no hassles.

That said, Costco has them for $49.99 (after instant $15 coupon)...
Posted by rjt1000, on Jul 24, 2007 at 11:43 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Yes. Unfortunately CompUSA doesnt have a good... 527 Views / 6 Replies  
Yes. Unfortunately CompUSA doesnt have a good reputation (http://forums.macnn.com/69/macbook-pro-and-powerbook/314882/opinions-on-powerbook-tech-service-compusa/) for Mac repairs. The iBook...
Posted by rjt1000, on Jul 24, 2007 at 09:24 AM, in Mac Notebooks
You may want to check this out: MacNN |... 442 Views / 3 Replies  
You may want to check this out:
MacNN | QuickerTek offers 802.11n for PowerBooks (http://www.macnn.com/articles/07/06/19/80211n.pcmcia.card/)
Posted by rjt1000, on Jul 23, 2007 at 10:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
•Insert CD •Open Disk utility •Highlight CD... 336 Views / 1 Replies  
•Insert CD
•Open Disk utility
•Highlight CD within Disk utility
•File menu-->New-->Disk image from (device)
Posted by rjt1000, on Jul 23, 2007 at 08:58 PM, in Mac OS X
I have the Brother MFC-8660DN and have been very... 368 Views / 4 Replies  
I have the Brother MFC-8660DN and have been very happy with it. I have it connected to the USB print server on my Airport extreme base station (flying saucer model). Setup was a breeze, just...
Posted by rjt1000, on Jul 23, 2007 at 08:41 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
OMG, didnt realize there was so much to say about... 1,181 Views / 9 Replies  
OMG, didnt realize there was so much to say about the Sharpie:
Sharpie (marker) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharpie_%28marker%29)
Though Sharpie ink will become...
Posted by rjt1000, on Jul 22, 2007 at 11:17 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
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