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Cheers for the help guys. I'm off to my local... 563 Views / 6 Replies  
Cheers for the help guys. I'm off to my local Apple Store (or the equivalent we have anyway!) and will report back tomorrow :D
Posted by zen, on Oct 4, 2006 at 08:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Oh really? I was reading some sites that said it... 563 Views / 6 Replies  
Oh really? I was reading some sites that said it cost US$20 (about NZ$30) to get them replaced.

The problem is the gunge from the big stuck-on feet it currently has. I want to buy a new battery,...
Posted by zen, on Oct 4, 2006 at 05:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
12" PowerBook replacement feet 563 Views / 6 Replies  
I've just received a used 12" PowerBook which is in superb condition except for the feet. The original little Apple feet are missing, and the previous user has stuck large, flat, rubber feet on the...
Posted by zen, on Oct 4, 2006 at 04:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah that looks like it. It's discontinued... 459 Views / 4 Replies  
Yeah that looks like it. It's discontinued though, isn't it?
Posted by zen, on Oct 3, 2006 at 05:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Nice stand for a 12" PowerBook? 459 Views / 4 Replies  
Ok, I apologise if this has been covered several times already, but I did a search and can't really find an answer.

I'm about to take delivery of a 12" PowerBook to replace my dead iBook G4, and...
Posted by zen, on Oct 3, 2006 at 04:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: That's a great desktop picture - where did you... 1,118,852 Views / 4,110 Replies  
That's a great desktop picture - where did you get it from? I'm (fingers crossed) taking delivery of a 12" PowerBook tomorrow, and that desktop is exactly what I want!!

:thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Posted by zen, on Oct 2, 2006 at 10:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My advice would be not to buy an all-in-one drive... 1,106 Views / 18 Replies  
My advice would be not to buy an all-in-one drive from Iomega or Lacie or whatever - just too expensive. Buy a hard drive and buy an enclosure, and if you ask nicely the store might even put the two...
Posted by zen, on Apr 2, 2006 at 04:50 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I switched from a Mighty Mouse (the worst mouse... 943 Views / 17 Replies  
I switched from a Mighty Mouse (the worst mouse ever - worse than the hockey puck) to a Logitech mx518. The 518 is just amazing! Just the right weight (Apple's mice are too light), adjustable...
Posted by zen, on Apr 2, 2006 at 04:47 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Firewire harddrive - crashes Finder when waking from sleep 533 Views / 0 Replies  
I've got an iBook G4, and use an external Firewire hard drive (200GB).

Everything is a-ok, except when the iBook goes to sleep. When it wakes, the Firewire drive is still on the desktop, but if I...
Posted by zen, on Apr 2, 2006 at 04:43 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
According to the tech specs on Apple's PowerBook... 67,295 Views / 767 Replies  
According to the tech specs on Apple's PowerBook page, the 15" PowerBook has a screen res of 1440 x 960, while the MacBook has 1440 x 900. So I guess it is actually the same screen res as the MacBook...
Posted by zen, on Jan 10, 2006 at 05:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
So, awful awful awful name, lower screen res, no... 67,295 Views / 767 Replies  
So, awful awful awful name, lower screen res, no mention of battery life...the lack of modem is acceptable as dial-up internet is going the way of the floppy disk...not sure about no Firewire 800 and...
Posted by zen, on Jan 10, 2006 at 03:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Perfect! Cheers! Zen 686 Views / 3 Replies  
Perfect! Cheers!

Zen
Posted by zen, on Mar 2, 2005 at 05:27 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Microsoft Bluetooth intellimouse: works or not? 686 Views / 3 Replies  
I've searched around a bit but I just wanted to get a definative answer on this:

Microsoft say their bluetooth optical intellimouse isn't supported on a Mac, yet it does work fine? It's just the...
Posted by zen, on Mar 1, 2005 at 09:15 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
The message is "The operation cannot be completed... 774 Views / 8 Replies  
The message is "The operation cannot be completed because item "System Folder" is required by the System".

I've restarted and the permissions on the System Folder and all its contents are set to...
Posted by zen, on Oct 7, 2004 at 07:49 PM, in Mac OS X
Can't remove classic from 10.3.5 774 Views / 8 Replies  
Hi,

I've done loads of searches and it seems the easy way to remove classic from my iBook G4 running 10.3.5 is just drag the OS 9 System Folder into the trash.

But when I do that, I get this...
Posted by zen, on Oct 7, 2004 at 01:39 AM, in Mac OS X
Wacom graphire drawing tablet - tutorials, etc? 427 Views / 0 Replies  
Hi,

Hope this is the right place for this.

I've just bought a Wacom graphire3 6x8 drawing tablet. It works fine, although the installer on the CD unexpectedly quits as soon as it is launched. I...
Posted by zen, on Oct 5, 2004 at 04:09 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Airport Express: wireless network compromised error 564 Views / 0 Replies  
Hi,

I have an 800 Mhz iBook G4 with Airport Extreme card, and a Dynalink RTA770W wireless ADSL modem. Info here for those who are interested:

http://www.dynalink.co.nz/products/rta770w.htm
...
Posted by zen, on Sep 29, 2004 at 10:56 PM, in Networking
Hi, I have a 12" iBook G4, and this morning... 1,155 Views / 13 Replies  
Hi,

I have a 12" iBook G4, and this morning I noticed exactly the same thing as you - the case appears to be warped slightly, so now if you rest your hand on the right-hand side the book tilts and...
Posted by zen, on Sep 12, 2004 at 05:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Actually, does anybody have a nicely calibrated... 3,596 Views / 14 Replies  
Actually, does anybody have a nicely calibrated SuperCal or colorsynch profile for their 12" iBook G4 that they could send to me? I've played for hours in SuperCal but can never get it right, and...
Posted by zen, on Aug 17, 2004 at 10:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Browser speed test? 702 Views / 15 Replies  
For my own interest I'd like to compare the relative browsing speeds of Safari, Firefox, IE, Camino etc. Is there an app that can do this, or even a website of some kind? I guess it would mean...
Posted by zen, on Jul 17, 2004 at 01:21 AM, in Applications
When I got my 12" iBook G4 I bought a Notebook... 1,459 Views / 21 Replies  
When I got my 12" iBook G4 I bought a Notebook ScreensavRZ and Powersleevz from Radtech.us. The quality is extremely high and both are made from very tough microfibre cloth.

My iBook gets put into...
Posted by zen, on May 12, 2004 at 06:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
No no no. It's the way Mac OS X works. You need... 1,141 Views / 21 Replies  
No no no. It's the way Mac OS X works. You need more RAM. Max it out if you can afford it. It'll tranform the entire machine, not just the programs you have open.

Believe me, the more RAM the...
Posted by zen, on Apr 20, 2004 at 08:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Pulling a quicktime movie out of Safari's cache 1,003 Views / 21 Replies  
Hi,

I've just spent a couple of hours downloading a Quicktime mov in Safari, only to discover it won't let me save it. I've got Quicktime Pro, and in System Preferences I've got the option for...
Posted by zen, on Apr 15, 2004 at 12:43 AM, in Applications
Peripherals frozen when iBook wakes 343 Views / 1 Replies  
Just wondering if this is a normal thing, as I've never owned an Apple laptop that I've just let sleep when I'm not using it.

So, I've had a 12" iBook G4 for about a week, 640MB RAM, 10.3.3, and I...
Posted by zen, on Apr 4, 2004 at 11:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yep - it's for an extension cable for a mouse on... 417 Views / 5 Replies  
Yep - it's for an extension cable for a mouse on an iBook. The iBook (white) sits on a table (beech top) and the beige is going to be a problem :D

I've found Macally's retractable USB cable:
...
Posted by zen, on Mar 29, 2004 at 04:43 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
USB extension cables 417 Views / 5 Replies  
Hi,

I'm having a great deal of difficulty in finding a USB extension cable in my local computer shops that is anything other than beige in colour! I'm just after a male A to female A USB cable to...
Posted by zen, on Mar 29, 2004 at 04:01 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I had this problem too - pleased to report... 796 Views / 17 Replies  
I had this problem too - pleased to report booting with a CD in the drive solved it.

Interestingly whenever I pressed f12 when I had the problem, the iBook beeped, like it knew something was up!
...
Posted by zen, on Mar 28, 2004 at 07:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Cool, thanks for the sleep info guys! Yeah, that... 846 Views / 7 Replies  
Cool, thanks for the sleep info guys! Yeah, that all makes sense now I think about it!

Cheers,

Zen
Posted by zen, on Mar 28, 2004 at 06:31 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My brand spanking new 12" iBook (and some easy questions) 846 Views / 7 Replies  
Finally got my 12" iBook, complete with 640MB RAM. Going from a 333 Mhz iMac to this is totally mindblowing!

Anyway, did all the chores like erased hard drive and installed 10.3.2 from scratch,...
Posted by zen, on Mar 28, 2004 at 04:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Erm, pardon? You bought an iBook in the UK, and... 1,153 Views / 6 Replies  
Erm, pardon? You bought an iBook in the UK, and you're wondering why you have a pound key and not a hash key???

Here in NZ we use the US keyboard but I've set mine to the UK layout because I need...
Posted by zen, on Mar 4, 2004 at 10:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Booqbags do some stylish bags, and Radtech do... 828 Views / 16 Replies  
Booqbags do some stylish bags, and Radtech do some nice sleeves and screen protectors.

www.booqbags.com

www.radtech.us

Zen
Posted by zen, on Feb 19, 2004 at 08:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Re: 12" iBook G4 - Combo drive model and battery calibration 950 Views / 11 Replies  
DVDs are, for ridiculous reasons that needn't be delved into here, divided up into different regions. Region 1 is US, Canada, 2 is UK, Europe, Japan, 3 is China, Asia, 4 is New Zealand, Australia,...
Posted by zen, on Feb 19, 2004 at 08:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Except for New Zealand and Australia, as I... 1,168 Views / 17 Replies  
Except for New Zealand and Australia, as I mentioned above!

Zen
Posted by zen, on Feb 16, 2004 at 04:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah, it depends on the country. Here in NZ (and... 1,168 Views / 17 Replies  
Yeah, it depends on the country. Here in NZ (and Australia), Macs come fully loaded up, and when they are booted for the first time you get the Welcome to Mac OS X thing and the registration screen....
Posted by zen, on Feb 12, 2004 at 06:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah, VLC will do for the moment, until someone... 950 Views / 11 Replies  
Yeah, VLC will do for the moment, until someone re-firmwares the iBook drive. How does VLC do it? I understood there was a both a software check (in Apple DVD player) and hardware check (in the drive...
Posted by zen, on Feb 11, 2004 at 10:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
But the clean install won't put back AppleWorks,... 1,168 Views / 17 Replies  
But the clean install won't put back AppleWorks, Quicken and all the other guff that the iBook comes loaded with, will it? You'd need to do the software restore to get all the preloaded stuff back. I...
Posted by zen, on Feb 11, 2004 at 10:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
12" iBook G4 - Combo drive model and battery calibration 950 Views / 11 Replies  
Hi,

Before I scoot off to Orlando and buy me a 12" iBook, I have a couple of more questions:

1. Can somebody check and see what the combo drive model is? Is it the Matshita-CW 8123? As the...
Posted by zen, on Feb 10, 2004 at 07:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Excellent! My current machine is a 333 Mhz iMac... 476 Views / 4 Replies  
Excellent! My current machine is a 333 Mhz iMac so I suspect I'm going to enjoy the iBook rather a lot...
Posted by zen, on Feb 10, 2004 at 02:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Advice required: buying an iBook from the Orlando, FL store 476 Views / 4 Replies  
Hi,

Slightly odd question I guess. I'm travelling to Orlando, FL from New Zealand in a couple of weeks. As the exchange rate is so good (for us) at the moment, I'm thinking of picking up an 800...
Posted by zen, on Feb 9, 2004 at 10:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
So what is the point of double buffered windows? ... 1,172 Views / 21 Replies  
So what is the point of double buffered windows?

Is there any way to disable it, or hack it so it can be disabled?

Zen
Posted by zen, on Oct 31, 2003 at 10:48 PM, in Mac OS X
On my machine, Classic is waaaaaay slower under... 1,172 Views / 21 Replies  
On my machine, Classic is waaaaaay slower under Panther. I use classic to run old games - in particular Caesar III - and under Jaguar everything was fine. Now under Panther it's treacle.

Wtf have...
Posted by zen, on Oct 31, 2003 at 09:25 PM, in Mac OS X
Panther on a Rev D 333 MHz iMac 371 Views / 1 Replies  
A lot was said about Panther improving things dramatically on older machines. I've been using Jaguar fulltime on my iMac, for web browsing, office, email, and a few older games. The machine specs...
Posted by zen, on Oct 28, 2003 at 04:55 PM, in Mac OS X
Where are the official claims that installing... 941 Views / 7 Replies  
Where are the official claims that installing Panther on old machines is not recommended? Do you have a link?

Zen
Posted by zen, on Oct 16, 2003 at 07:49 PM, in Mac OS X
Re: Panther on a 266mhz iMac? Better than Jaguar? 1,138 Views / 9 Replies  
I'm installing Panther on a 333 MHz iMac, with 288 MB RAM. Jaguar is fine but a little slow, I expect Panther to be faster.

Don't expect any change in video performance though. I have 2D...
Posted by zen, on Oct 16, 2003 at 07:43 PM, in Mac OS X
I'd recommend a G5 ;) But seriously,... 941 Views / 7 Replies  
I'd recommend a G5 ;)

But seriously, Panther just requires any G3+ Mac with built-in USB. I think this discounts the beige G3s but certainly anything from a blue and white tower upwards will...
Posted by zen, on Oct 14, 2003 at 10:53 PM, in Mac OS X
Here's my question: Why would you *want* to... 1,112 Views / 12 Replies  
Here's my question:

Why would you *want* to run anything other than Mac OS X on a G5?

Zen
Posted by zen, on Jul 10, 2003 at 08:40 PM, in Mac Desktops
1.6 Ghz G5 doesn't deserve "Yikes" label 2,334 Views / 28 Replies  
While we'd all like to get the dual 2 Ghz G5, sometimes a wallet can't quite make the stretch.

So what's up with the 1.6 Ghz G5? It's not a Yikes machines by a long shot surely?

So what is...
Posted by zen, on Jun 29, 2003 at 03:32 AM, in Mac Desktops
Definately the 1.6 Ghz G5. I really think... 18,264 Views / 94 Replies  
Definately the 1.6 Ghz G5.

I really think people are getting too hung up on the dual proc thing - look at all the posts in this forum which say that the 1.6 and 1.8 Ghz G5s are worthless compared...
Posted by zen, on Jun 29, 2003 at 02:54 AM, in Mac Desktops
Hi Swiftblade, I'm in the "what to get"... 684 Views / 8 Replies  
Hi Swiftblade,

I'm in the "what to get" situation as well - upgrading from a 333 MHz iMac.

I'm getting the 1.6 Ghz model. It's a whole heap more than I have now, and I am never going to use the...
Posted by zen, on Jun 29, 2003 at 02:49 AM, in Mac Desktops
According to Adobe it only needs 70 MB. 1.7 GB... 492 Views / 2 Replies  
According to Adobe it only needs 70 MB. 1.7 GB should be plenty, even with the extra needed during expansion and installation.

Zen
Posted by zen, on Jun 25, 2003 at 07:09 PM, in Applications
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