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It's been almost a year since the last post, so I... 3,854 Views / 42 Replies  
It's been almost a year since the last post, so I don't know if anyone is still monitoring, but I wanted to post a reply because my Comcast modem just started doing this last night, and I found this...
Posted by markponcelet, on Dec 18, 2009 at 12:07 AM, in Networking
The USB part probably helps the computer... 1,022 Views / 48 Replies  
The USB part probably helps the computer communicate with the other display so that it can be dimmed from the keyboard, detected by the OS, etc. I have an adapter with a similar USB plug, and that's...
Posted by markponcelet, on Oct 21, 2008 at 12:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thank you for this. I read a review of the new... 2,589 Views / 38 Replies  
Thank you for this. I read a review of the new Macbook Pros just last night that indicated that whatever mode you were in when you booted from Mac OS into bootcamp, that's the mode you'd be in when...
Posted by markponcelet, on Oct 17, 2008 at 01:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
When I reported this problem to Apple, they... 443 Views / 10 Replies  
When I reported this problem to Apple, they replaced my battery even though it was not under warranty. (At least, I think I was out of warranty. Anyway, the battery had expanded marginally inside...
Posted by markponcelet, on Oct 17, 2008 at 01:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I will admit that if I hadn't been forced to... 868 Views / 21 Replies  
I will admit that if I hadn't been forced to update for work, I wouldn't have bought this generation. My home computer was a Revision A Macbook Pro, and suffered from a lot of growing pains from...
Posted by markponcelet, on Oct 15, 2008 at 11:44 AM, in Mac Notebooks
According to this article... 818 Views / 20 Replies  
According to this article (http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/37611/140/), CS4 (due out this November) is widely rumored to use the GPU to accelerate some tasks.

PHotoshop acceleration was a...
Posted by markponcelet, on Oct 14, 2008 at 06:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Now that's something I can get behind. Where did... 818 Views / 20 Replies  
Now that's something I can get behind. Where did you find the benchmarks?
Posted by markponcelet, on Oct 14, 2008 at 04:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
With the new graphics card, would you buy the new 15" Macbook Pro or the "old" 17"? 818 Views / 20 Replies  
With Apple's notebook event now concluded and no new 17" model, I'm left stumped on what would be the best purchasing decision. I can't really wait any longer for Apple to release a 17" update, so I...
Posted by markponcelet, on Oct 14, 2008 at 03:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I had this problem occur with my macbook pro when... 443 Views / 10 Replies  
I had this problem occur with my macbook pro when the battery was defective. Consider running the machine with the battery completely removed and see if it spontaneously shuts off.

If not, maybe...
Posted by markponcelet, on Oct 8, 2008 at 06:31 PM, in Mac Notebooks
View your video in higher quality with &fmt=18 594 Views / 5 Replies  
Youtube has two quality settings. The default one is a low-quality setting. If you want to view it in high quality, click the link at the bottom of the video that says, "watch in high quality."
...
Posted by markponcelet, on Oct 8, 2008 at 06:19 PM, in Applications
Unfortunately, I'm on 10.5.4, and the two sleep... 22,148 Views / 31 Replies  
Unfortunately, I'm on 10.5.4, and the two sleep problems still persist on both of my computers. One fails to wake up properly (actually it's awake when the lid is closed, and asleep when you open...
Posted by markponcelet, on Aug 27, 2008 at 02:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
annnnd now I see that this thread duplicates one... 524 Views / 1 Replies  
annnnd now I see that this thread duplicates one that's already posted. Ops, please feel free to delete me. :)
Posted by markponcelet, on Jun 10, 2008 at 05:24 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Will AT&T's increase to the iPhone plan keep you from upgrading? 524 Views / 1 Replies  
We all knew it would happen: AT&T is taking the opportunity of a new iPhone release to hike its iPhone rate plan. The SMS messages are going away, and the "data" portion of the plan will increase by...
Posted by markponcelet, on Jun 10, 2008 at 05:06 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Well, he knows that. :) He'll probably just get... 588 Views / 3 Replies  
Well, he knows that. :) He'll probably just get another phone to continue to use with the service. (Perhaps a newer iPhone.) He just needs to ensure that he does things right. :)
Posted by markponcelet, on May 17, 2008 at 02:22 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
What does my friend need to do to his iPhone to sell it? 588 Views / 3 Replies  
Hey, folks. First of all, thanks for indulging a cell-newbie like me. I'm asking on behalf of a fellow cell-know-nothing who owns an 8-GB iPhone. Poor guy bought it early and found that he really...
Posted by markponcelet, on May 15, 2008 at 04:51 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
You could ask Apple to repair it, and they might.... 421 Views / 3 Replies  
You could ask Apple to repair it, and they might. But keep this in mind: I had Apple replace the top bezel of my laptop because of some pitting that occurred. (It was going in for some other...
Posted by markponcelet, on May 8, 2008 at 05:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
This is true. TiVo offers this through a... 985 Views / 24 Replies  
This is true. TiVo offers this through a software package called TiVoToGo or something like that. Last I heard, this software had been disabled with TiVo HD. Bear in mind, however, that transfer...
Posted by markponcelet, on May 7, 2008 at 06:47 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I second the suggestion of using the TiVo HD. It... 985 Views / 24 Replies  
I second the suggestion of using the TiVo HD. It is true that you have to pay a monthly subscription (or buy one when TiVo is offering their lifetime subscription plan, which still costs a grundle),...
Posted by markponcelet, on May 7, 2008 at 06:31 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I know already that I can't top "speed holes," so... 16,778 Views / 49 Replies  
I know already that I can't top "speed holes," so I'm not going to try. :D BUT! I did want to pipe in and suggest the ol' delete-everything-and-reinstall. If a laptop has had software on it for a...
Posted by markponcelet, on May 7, 2008 at 06:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
First of all, thanks to the OP for posting this... 1,278 Views / 13 Replies  
First of all, thanks to the OP for posting this question, and thanks to everyone who has already contributed answers. I just wanted to ask a couple of related things. If I charge in and start...
Posted by markponcelet, on May 5, 2008 at 04:13 PM, in Developer Center
I had this problem with the brightness key. It... 405 Views / 4 Replies  
I had this problem with the brightness key. It was forcing the brightness of my Rev. A macbook pro all the way down. The key wasn't physically stuck or hard to move, so I just held down the power...
Posted by markponcelet, on Mar 21, 2008 at 02:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You know, you could temporarily install a copy of... 1,076 Views / 20 Replies  
You know, you could temporarily install a copy of windows XP under bootcamp. That'll get you a different driver and allow you to compare gradients between them. Same hardware, different OS and...
Posted by markponcelet, on Mar 4, 2008 at 02:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It seems that the Travelstar series has always... 1,000 Views / 3 Replies  
It seems that the Travelstar series has always been noisy in one way or another. Back when it was owned by IBM, I had a drive that simply made loud whirring noises.

I post only to say this: it's...
Posted by markponcelet, on Mar 4, 2008 at 02:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
A user named "MisterMe" over at Macrumors posted... 10,907 Views / 2 Replies  
A user named "MisterMe" over at Macrumors posted this response to a very similar error to what you're experiencing:

I am betting that you are trying to use vendor-supplied drivers to print to...
Posted by markponcelet, on Feb 8, 2008 at 04:35 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Can anyone recommend a gaming headset? 472 Views / 0 Replies  
I've been looking for a gaming headset (earphones and microphone combination) that can work under the boot camp environment and under MacOS. I'm especially curious to know if anyone has one that's...
Posted by markponcelet, on Jan 29, 2008 at 10:42 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Apple today finally opted to replace the machine... 455 Views / 4 Replies  
Apple today finally opted to replace the machine that shared this issue. We ended up replacing the top case assembly (to get the sleep read switch), a defective DIMM, and the logic board. (They...
Posted by markponcelet, on Jan 2, 2008 at 06:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Resolution at last! 22,148 Views / 31 Replies  
I have finally reached the end of my repairs at Apple. To refresh, this is a 15" Rev. B Macbook Pro that would not turn on its backlight when waking from sleep. The problem occurs intermittently...
Posted by markponcelet, on Jan 2, 2008 at 06:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If you would like to test to see if safe sleep is... 23,979 Views / 55 Replies  
If you would like to test to see if safe sleep is the problem, you can deactivate it through terminal with these commands:



Restart your computer so that the change can take effect.

If you...
Posted by markponcelet, on Jan 2, 2008 at 06:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Aren't the speed gains of RAID 0 greater than the... 3,436 Views / 44 Replies  
Aren't the speed gains of RAID 0 greater than the throughput of FW800? I considered doing this myself once, but I am pretty sure that I found that the drive would be faster than the FW800 connection...
Posted by markponcelet, on Dec 28, 2007 at 10:43 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't really have any suggestions as to the... 3,436 Views / 44 Replies  
I don't really have any suggestions as to the brand name of the drive you get. They all seem pretty much the same to me. Might want to aim a little higher on the size, though. To me, 500 GB of...
Posted by markponcelet, on Dec 27, 2007 at 06:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
FW400 will be slower. But according to a... 3,436 Views / 44 Replies  
FW400 will be slower. But according to a professional video editor in the next building, you will be fine as long as your video is standard definition.

I recommend you use an external enclosure...
Posted by markponcelet, on Dec 27, 2007 at 04:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You are definitely not the only one experiencing... 455 Views / 4 Replies  
You are definitely not the only one experiencing these issues. Just from my own post history, I found threads describing this problem here...
Posted by markponcelet, on Dec 27, 2007 at 04:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I purchased this dual-3.5" SATA hard drive... 3,436 Views / 44 Replies  
I purchased this dual-3.5" SATA hard drive enclosure (http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other%20World%20Computing/MEFW924AL2K/) early this year. It's a firewire 800 device, which gives you plenty of...
Posted by markponcelet, on Dec 27, 2007 at 04:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Just to let you know -- the squeak did eventually... 833 Views / 5 Replies  
Just to let you know -- the squeak did eventually disappear. I can't think of the last time I heard it, which means it's been gone for about six months. :) That's about as far as I can remember...
Posted by markponcelet, on Dec 24, 2007 at 03:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I've had nothing but good luck with the Canon... 600 Views / 6 Replies  
I've had nothing but good luck with the Canon MP160. Scanning works as expected; the printed page comes out fine, and copies are a snap. For a low-end consumer all-in-one, it isn't bad!
Posted by markponcelet, on Dec 12, 2007 at 06:12 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I asked a similar question to this a few months... 1,836 Views / 11 Replies  
I asked a similar question to this a few months ago and decided to go with something from Nokia. I was pressed for time when it came time to buy, so I sprung for the Nokia N75. True to form, it...
Posted by markponcelet, on Dec 12, 2007 at 06:09 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
About the only thing I see is that Flash Player 9... 254 Views / 1 Replies  
About the only thing I see is that Flash Player 9 was recently updated to address Leopard bugs. You might want to update your player.

Also, Adobe has recently published warnings that some of its...
Posted by markponcelet, on Dec 12, 2007 at 05:56 PM, in Applications
My solution was to use a rule in outlook to... 688 Views / 7 Replies  
My solution was to use a rule in outlook to redirect a copy of all incoming email to a gmail address. This had the unfortunate result of making it so that all my emails appeared to be sent only to...
Posted by markponcelet, on Dec 12, 2007 at 05:49 PM, in Applications
I'm a fan of Launchbar, having used it now for... 797 Views / 8 Replies  
I'm a fan of Launchbar, having used it now for about 2.5 years. I'll do my best to answer your questions.

1) Will it let me use quick abbreviations for web searches, (g for google search, vt for...
Posted by markponcelet, on Dec 12, 2007 at 05:42 PM, in Applications
I've been having this problem now for months and... 1,168 Views / 7 Replies  
I've been having this problem now for months and months. Thanks to another Macbook Pro having sleep issues (this one in warranty), I was able to grill the product support specialists at Apple about...
Posted by markponcelet, on Dec 12, 2007 at 05:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Oh, a couple of things I forgot to mention: ... 22,148 Views / 31 Replies  
Oh, a couple of things I forgot to mention:

If your computer doesn't turn its backlight on when opening, unplug the power. If your energy saver settings are set to turn off the monitor during...
Posted by markponcelet, on Dec 6, 2007 at 10:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Fresh back from Apple with answers. 22,148 Views / 31 Replies  
Hello, all. I just sent a 15" MBP back to apple for this very problem. Since I've been following these forums for sleep problems with my 17" MBP for six months now, I took meticulous notes and...
Posted by markponcelet, on Dec 6, 2007 at 10:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
As a web developer, I use a 15" MBP at work and... 1,188 Views / 13 Replies  
As a web developer, I use a 15" MBP at work and my 17" MBP at home. The added screen real estate is a HUGE bonus. I notice it at odd times -- when I need to grab an icon I saved on my desktop for...
Posted by markponcelet, on Nov 27, 2007 at 01:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
When I tried the Omega drivers (admittedly a year... 1,725 Views / 3 Replies  
When I tried the Omega drivers (admittedly a year ago), my display came out looking a little grainy. But they worked just fine while I had them on. I think I'm still sitting with Apple's old ATI...
Posted by markponcelet, on Nov 27, 2007 at 12:54 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
I seem to remember this happening to me when I... 567 Views / 5 Replies  
I seem to remember this happening to me when I installed Parallels 2. It's been a very long time. If I remember correctly, though, I just had to let it sit there until the "don't touch anything...
Posted by markponcelet, on Nov 19, 2007 at 03:12 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Whoohoo! That's it. Thanks! My eyes thank you... 382 Views / 3 Replies  
Whoohoo! That's it. Thanks! My eyes thank you a million times!

For those who are wondering, here's what attaching the USB cable does if you're using a Macbook Pro.


It activates the USB...
Posted by markponcelet, on Nov 19, 2007 at 03:05 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
MBP + ACD 22": how do you dim that sucker? 382 Views / 3 Replies  
I feel a little sheepish asking this question, but here goes. :)

I have this snazzy Apple Cinema Display attached to my Macbook Pro via a (very expensive!) ADC adaptor. I set them up so that...
Posted by markponcelet, on Nov 13, 2007 at 06:53 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Cmd-shift-4 reticule now has coordinates. 9,425 Views / 152 Replies  
Here's a cool one. The screen capture command (command-shift-4) now includes x-y coordinates along with its reticule. Very cool indeed. For me, anyway.

Edit: I forgot to add that the...
Posted by markponcelet, on Oct 29, 2007 at 05:03 PM, in Mac OS X
Hey, get this: Parallels just launched itself... 2,909 Views / 21 Replies  
Hey, get this: Parallels just launched itself fine this morning. No error messages, nothing. Just like old times. I didn't reinstall, purge any .mem files, or anything.

Weird, huh?
Posted by markponcelet, on Oct 29, 2007 at 01:21 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Is Leopard causing your Parallels install to break? 2,909 Views / 21 Replies  
Heya, all. Just updated to Leopard. Love it, of course. Out of all the applications on my drive, only two did not survive the transition: PithHelmet and Parallels. PithHelmet I expected (and...
Posted by markponcelet, on Oct 26, 2007 at 05:20 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
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