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Yeah, that was one of the frustrating things...I... 590 Views / 8 Replies  
Yeah, that was one of the frustrating things...I was trying to upgrade so to standardise on Office 2007 at work and Office 2008 at home...plus eventually getting a faster iMac for home...and WINE...
Posted by MacNZ, on Jun 24, 2008 at 09:08 AM, in Applications
Office 2008, Office 2007 even worse! 590 Views / 8 Replies  
Hi, just a late user view (bitch) on these new versions of office that I upgraded to at home and at the office... If I am missing something on general useability then please inform me because soon...
Posted by MacNZ, on Jun 23, 2008 at 10:10 PM, in Applications
Why not just get around the problem? 2,728 Views / 49 Replies  
If you don't want to lay down the law, piss him off and tell him to get something then why don't you just set an amount your willing to contribute towards him buying a new mac and let him choose the...
Posted by MacNZ, on Jan 17, 2008 at 07:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Good point, thanks...I hadn't checked out the... 614 Views / 7 Replies  
Good point, thanks...I hadn't checked out the second-hand market here until you mentioned it. They seem to be commanding pretty amazing resale here. I am in two minds but may hold on and sell this...
Posted by MacNZ, on Sep 17, 2007 at 02:57 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Aperture looked like it would run respectably on... 614 Views / 7 Replies  
Aperture looked like it would run respectably on a 15/17" MacBook Pro from what I managed to google up!? I can probably get a teachers discount in Japan, which would be sweet. Is it worth going for...
Posted by MacNZ, on Sep 16, 2007 at 11:11 AM, in Mac Notebooks
PB 12" Choking...time for a new rig? 614 Views / 7 Replies  
I was wondering whether I could get an opinion from a few knowledgeable folk on what to do with my current setup. I've been using a maxed out 12" PowerBook (1.5Ghz, 160GB hd and 1.25GB RAM) for two...
Posted by MacNZ, on Sep 16, 2007 at 12:48 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for the intelligence. I did seem to... 757 Views / 6 Replies  
Thanks for the intelligence. I did seem to remember a bit of 'wobble' between the CPU and heatsink during install. Today I'm going to do what you mentioned Lateralus and see if I can sort it out....
Posted by MacNZ, on Jan 5, 2007 at 04:51 PM, in Mac Desktops
Dead B&W G3 -- Diagnosis? 757 Views / 6 Replies  
Hi,

My brother is currently computerless after the B&W G3 I upgraded for him a while back died. I have it sitting here and am trying to work out what is wrong with it.

The specs on the machine...
Posted by MacNZ, on Jan 4, 2007 at 11:04 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks for the help. I finally got this thing... 1,211 Views / 19 Replies  
Thanks for the help. I finally got this thing running reasonably well. I installed the OS from an external FW drive instead of from CDs and seemed to do the trick. The machine runs reasonably stably...
Posted by MacNZ, on Jun 6, 2006 at 02:55 AM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks for the replies. I installed this thing... 1,211 Views / 19 Replies  
Thanks for the replies. I installed this thing really carefully...updated to Apple Firmware 4.2.8 and then updated to Powerlogix firmware. Unless the Powerlogix patch didn't work, I don't see how I...
Posted by MacNZ, on Jun 1, 2006 at 06:56 AM, in Mac Desktops
Anyone? 1,211 Views / 19 Replies  
Anyone?
Posted by MacNZ, on May 31, 2006 at 03:14 AM, in Mac Desktops
Hi, thanks for all the replies. I managed to... 1,211 Views / 19 Replies  
Hi, thanks for all the replies. I managed to reinstall 10.4.3 using my retail (non-computer specific) CDs. It loaded up fine first time. However, then I tried restarting. Now it loads past the grey...
Posted by MacNZ, on May 30, 2006 at 06:19 PM, in Mac Desktops
Upgraded DA G4 not happy 1,211 Views / 19 Replies  
Hi,

I just upgraded my Digital Audio G4 to a new G4 1.6 Ghz processor (Powerlogix Upgrade). I had no trouble with the upgrade and she started up, running off the old install of OS X 10.4.3.
Once...
Posted by MacNZ, on May 30, 2006 at 05:58 AM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks. At least SATA cards don't seem too... 1,162 Views / 7 Replies  
Thanks. At least SATA cards don't seem too expensive at macsales. I'm pleased to hear the 9800's are worth it, so appreciate your help.
Posted by MacNZ, on May 12, 2006 at 02:49 AM, in Mac Desktops
Generic PCI cards in PowerMac G4 etc 1,162 Views / 7 Replies  
Hi, I was wondering whether you could help me with some questions on upgrading a Digital Audio G4/466. I got the machine for free and need to upgrade it for use on a database project we are doing. I...
Posted by MacNZ, on May 11, 2006 at 03:53 AM, in Mac Desktops
PCI ADSL modems in PowerMacs? 303 Views / 0 Replies  
Hi,

I was wondering, are there any internal PCI ADSL modems that work with PowerMacs? I have a Digital Audio G4 and was wondering if this would work.

Thanks

Pete C.
Posted by MacNZ, on May 9, 2006 at 04:00 AM, in Networking
Can't boot off the Firewire bus on B&W G3's...as... 932 Views / 23 Replies  
Can't boot off the Firewire bus on B&W G3's...as far as I know, the only model with built in FW that won't as far as I know. It can be a bit of a pain if you are wanting to boot off Tiger DVD's etc....
Posted by MacNZ, on Nov 15, 2005 at 02:04 AM, in Mac Desktops
Lateralus - the 1Ghz G3 does go along just fine... 932 Views / 23 Replies  
Lateralus - the 1Ghz G3 does go along just fine at 1.1Ghz, your right! Having both the G3 1Ghz and G4/500 Pismo, as I mentioned, the G3 still seems 'choppy' in Tiger, as I mentioned. It ran Panther...
Posted by MacNZ, on Nov 14, 2005 at 01:20 AM, in Mac Desktops
I'm running a B&W G3 with G3/1Ghz upgrade as a... 932 Views / 23 Replies  
I'm running a B&W G3 with G3/1Ghz upgrade as a backup server on home network. Read my sig for specs. I've also just put in a spare Pioneer DVR-108 Superdrive in it and a Superdisk floppy drive in the...
Posted by MacNZ, on Nov 12, 2005 at 11:17 PM, in Mac Desktops
Dude, that sucks! I hope you have work backups.... 924 Views / 15 Replies  
Dude, that sucks! I hope you have work backups. Where abouts are you? I'll keep an eye out in the capital! ...starting to worry about my 12" PB...
Posted by MacNZ, on Oct 18, 2005 at 05:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: I can still remember the HUGE fuss about the... 2,959 Views / 43 Replies  
I can still remember the HUGE fuss about the Wallstreet, so I would have voted for it too. Since it wasn't there I voted for the Pismo. Although it externally looked like an update to the...
Posted by MacNZ, on Aug 27, 2005 at 07:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks a lot for the replies. I think I may get... 857 Views / 5 Replies  
Thanks a lot for the replies. I think I may get the Harmoni upgrade in there and then give the DVD a go with VLC - I used VLC on another system and was pretty happy with it. The machine is mainly an...
Posted by MacNZ, on Jun 18, 2005 at 07:26 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Antique iMac and Pismo DVD 857 Views / 5 Replies  
Hi,

I'm doing the big clean up at home, selling off some old mac parts (my dead Pismo PowerBook amongst other bits) and wanting to have some fun reclaiming an old Rev. B iMac. Note, I am not too...
Posted by MacNZ, on Jun 18, 2005 at 02:37 AM, in Hardware Hacking
There is not a "very slight difference in weight... 872 Views / 12 Replies  
There is not a "very slight difference in weight and size." The 12" is MUCH easier to lug around college. I should know; I went from a PowerBook 100 -> 190 -> Pismo -> 12". My father has the 15" and...
Posted by MacNZ, on Jun 14, 2005 at 10:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
>>>You can put a max of 512 MB in each slot. ... 512 Views / 4 Replies  
>>>You can put a max of 512 MB in each slot.

256mb only in each slot!
Posted by MacNZ, on Jun 3, 2005 at 05:48 AM, in Mac Desktops
Hi, Just upgraded from an upgraded Pismo... 25,459 Views / 300 Replies  
Hi,

Just upgraded from an upgraded Pismo (G4/500/576mb RAM/40GB HDD/AP) to a new Rev. D (768mb RAM/80GB HDD/SD), which I plug into a 17" Philips LCD when at home. This is such a fantastic computer...
Posted by MacNZ, on Feb 28, 2005 at 08:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for the clarification - just as well i... 1,969 Views / 30 Replies  
Thanks for the clarification - just as well i have a spare PCI slot!
Posted by MacNZ, on Nov 8, 2004 at 06:25 AM, in Hardware Hacking
Just one more question: From the comments... 1,969 Views / 30 Replies  
Just one more question:

From the comments and articles I've read on the hard drive issue it seems the corruption occurs if you are running a slave drive. Yikes600, you said the issue occured with...
Posted by MacNZ, on Nov 5, 2004 at 07:01 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Airport & Wireless printer probs 311 Views / 1 Replies  
Ok, here's where I show my lack of network expertise-- hoping someone could help me with a basic problem. I have an Airport extreme base station plugged into a 100BaseT network and ADSL connection....
Posted by MacNZ, on Nov 5, 2004 at 05:53 PM, in Networking
Thanks heaps yikes600 -- looks like I'm doing... 1,969 Views / 30 Replies  
Thanks heaps yikes600 -- looks like I'm doing some upgrading! Decided the Radeon is worth it if the Rage 128 works in the beige.
Posted by MacNZ, on Nov 3, 2004 at 04:50 AM, in Hardware Hacking
Also upgrading B&W 1,969 Views / 30 Replies  
Hi,

I also got a B&W the other week to upgrade. It seems to me that SATA is a good option since I've got a Rev. A (350mhz, non-DVD) and SATA cards are in fact cheaper at OWC than normal ATA/133...
Posted by MacNZ, on Nov 3, 2004 at 12:01 AM, in Hardware Hacking
Done; going for the G5. Thanks for all the... 1,552 Views / 19 Replies  
Done; going for the G5. Thanks for all the helpful replies!
Posted by MacNZ, on Oct 21, 2004 at 06:44 AM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks for all the replies, I'm leaning towards... 1,552 Views / 19 Replies  
Thanks for all the replies,
I'm leaning towards the G5 since it'd be new (warranty etc...and don't you just love having a NEW system) and what Link said about the graphics card though. I suppose the...
Posted by MacNZ, on Oct 20, 2004 at 03:22 AM, in Mac Desktops
New Single G5/1.8 versus old G4 1,552 Views / 19 Replies  
Hi,

I'm in the market for a new mac but the new single proc. G5 is complicating things for me. I'm a student and don't have the cash to extend for a Dual G5 but want a headless mac. I am using the...
Posted by MacNZ, on Oct 19, 2004 at 09:26 PM, in Mac Desktops
Loose sound-out port on Pismo 386 Views / 2 Replies  
Heya,

I made the mistake of letting my brother borrow my Pismo for 6 months. When it came back he had yanked the sound port loose so that when I plug it into my speakers I get heaps of static...
Posted by MacNZ, on Mar 15, 2004 at 06:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for the replies. The reason I wanted to... 781 Views / 4 Replies  
Thanks for the replies. The reason I wanted to put the superdisk in the tower is that my parents occassionally use floppies from friends with PC's but they also hate the external drive. My father...
Posted by MacNZ, on Jan 18, 2004 at 07:09 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Upgrading Quicksilver G4/733 781 Views / 4 Replies  
Hi, I have the opportunity to get a secondhand Quicksilver off a friend and want to upgrade it as a web/file server for my network. I had a few questions about upgrading it.

I'm going to put a new...
Posted by MacNZ, on Jan 16, 2004 at 09:04 PM, in Hardware Hacking
All I know is that PC versions are only around... 830 Views / 4 Replies  
All I know is that PC versions are only around NZ$120-150 new. You'll have to sell it to someone who wants a mac card but as far as i know it should work in any powermac with an agp slot. It is an 8x...
Posted by MacNZ, on Oct 9, 2003 at 04:18 AM, in Mac Desktops
Oni, Good to hear from another NZ mac user.... 830 Views / 4 Replies  
Oni,

Good to hear from another NZ mac user. Yeah, I know, the prices suck over here. The FX5200 is not a terrible card but from what I've heard the Radeon toasts it. What's worse is that most...
Posted by MacNZ, on Oct 8, 2003 at 10:59 PM, in Mac Desktops
Veteran -> Junior Member?? 312 Views / 2 Replies  
Heya,

Just wondering why I got demoted from veteran to junior member all of a sudden??
Posted by MacNZ, on Jul 23, 2003 at 06:01 AM, in Feedback
Pismo 883 Views / 15 Replies  
Kia ora,

I am a student in New Zealand and am a long time Pismo owner like you. I find my upgraded machine, running OSX 10.2.6 has plenty of life left for what I use it for. I spend a lot of time...
Posted by MacNZ, on Jul 23, 2003 at 05:57 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm putting my money on the next rev. being the... 891 Views / 5 Replies  
I'm putting my money on the next rev. being the Gobi G3 too. It sounds like a decent chip and using it would allow Apple to move even further away from Motorola.:D
Posted by MacNZ, on Jun 22, 2003 at 07:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't think I'll be much help because I live in... 833 Views / 12 Replies  
I don't think I'll be much help because I live in NZ but I have got a new battery under warranty before. My battery packed up like yours, I took it in and they sent it away to Apple. They needed the...
Posted by MacNZ, on Jun 22, 2003 at 07:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm not so sure that we'll see a G5 iMac straight... 2,385 Views / 34 Replies  
I'm not so sure that we'll see a G5 iMac straight away-- although it would be seriously cool. The thing I hope is that once they do convert the whole line we don't get some cheap neutered version of...
Posted by MacNZ, on Jun 22, 2003 at 07:17 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yes, should have no worries.The latest G4's use... 1,579 Views / 9 Replies  
Yes, should have no worries.The latest G4's use ATA-100 drives, the previous ones ATA-66, and virtually all consumer PC's support ATA drives. ATA is backward compatible so if your PC uses ATA-133 it...
Posted by MacNZ, on Jun 22, 2003 at 07:06 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Lol, you guys make it sound too good! I wish I'd... 5,124 Views / 81 Replies  
Lol, you guys make it sound too good! I wish I'd waited for the G3/900 upgrade even though the G4 one is pretty sweet....

(2x Pismo G4/500 40GB Travelstar, 640MB RAM)
Posted by MacNZ, on Jun 11, 2003 at 11:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Hey, no slagging off kiwis!!! While we have a... 1,406 Views / 42 Replies  
Hey, no slagging off kiwis!!! While we have a dork of a Prime Minister the rest of us are ok. Anyway, tough luck on the Pismo.

My father and I both have Pismo's specced out the same-- Powerlogix...
Posted by MacNZ, on Jun 11, 2003 at 11:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks. I thought they'd work but just checking.... 500 Views / 4 Replies  
Thanks. I thought they'd work but just checking. I didn't wanna just try and see because although its US$10, prices suck in NZ where I live...especially for students who don't wanna waste anything...
Posted by MacNZ, on Nov 10, 2002 at 05:28 AM, in Mac Notebooks
CompactFlash PCMCIA Adapters 500 Views / 4 Replies  
Hi, I wanted to get a Compact Flash adapter for the slot in my Pismo. I'm running OS 10.2.1 (without classic) and was just wondering if most adapters would work ok. I went to buy.com and they had a...
Posted by MacNZ, on Nov 10, 2002 at 12:32 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Spinning Beachball of death in IE 5.2.2 434 Views / 1 Replies  
I am getting driven mad-- every time I try and use Internet Explorer in Jag (10.2.1) I keep getting the 'spinning beachball' and then nothing loads up. I've tried trashing prefs and deleting cookies...
Posted by MacNZ, on Oct 5, 2002 at 12:03 AM, in Applications
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