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well... what I did was format my hd and clean... 1,612 Views / 43 Replies  
well...
what I did was format my hd and clean install OS X. It has been ok since then...however I still have what I believe is a dying harddrive.
In terms of the disk2 it HAD to have been...
Posted by NYGEO18, on Oct 1, 2005 at 03:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I had similar issues and I reformatted my HD and... 1,976 Views / 32 Replies  
I had similar issues and I reformatted my HD and reinstalled OSX and my apps. It has made a pretty dramtic difference. Id say it was the single best thing I have done (erase and install) for my mac...
Posted by NYGEO18, on Sep 17, 2005 at 07:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
how can I tell if a log file is being written... 1,612 Views / 43 Replies  
how can I tell if a log file is being written frequently? which log should I examine?
Posted by NYGEO18, on Sep 12, 2005 at 12:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
all very good questions. My processor... 1,612 Views / 43 Replies  
all very good questions. My processor performance is on high. Still, that wouldnt change the read/write rates very much on my HD...and thats the issue. As far as the drive question, I have nothing...
Posted by NYGEO18, on Sep 11, 2005 at 12:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
how do I go about tracking down what disk2 is? ... 1,612 Views / 43 Replies  
how do I go about tracking down what disk2 is? Where do I look? Id love to nail this thing. Thanks for your help thus far....
Posted by NYGEO18, on Sep 10, 2005 at 03:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I ran AHT (extended). Everything came out ok. ... 1,612 Views / 43 Replies  
I ran AHT (extended). Everything came out ok. Whats the deal man? Are those #'s crazy or what? I bouht Tiger Cache Cleaner and ran every script it had. Did a "deep cleaning" of all caches. Even...
Posted by NYGEO18, on Sep 10, 2005 at 11:43 AM, in Mac Notebooks
same computer, less ram from '04: ... 1,612 Views / 43 Replies  
same computer, less ram from '04:

Results 101.13
System Info
Xbench Version 1.1.3
System Version 10.3.3 (7F44)
Physical RAM 768 MB
Model PowerBook6,2
Processor PowerPC G4...
Posted by NYGEO18, on Sep 10, 2005 at 12:26 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Ok...situation still unsolved...check THIS out!!!... 1,612 Views / 43 Replies  
Ok...situation still unsolved...check THIS out!!!
XBench results from tonight:

Results 29.98
System Info
Xbench Version 1.1.3
System Version 10.4.2 (8C46)...
Posted by NYGEO18, on Sep 10, 2005 at 12:21 AM, in Mac Notebooks
nope...no statplay. I think that that may... 1,612 Views / 43 Replies  
nope...no statplay.
I think that that may have been a multimedia component of windows xp. I really think that VPC was the culprit
Posted by NYGEO18, on Sep 9, 2005 at 08:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
when I have activity monitor up and Im looking at... 1,612 Views / 43 Replies  
when I have activity monitor up and Im looking at the io graphic in disc activity, should I see large red (out) spikes about every 10 seconds? Its going to about 800kb/s and higher for like a second...
Posted by NYGEO18, on Sep 9, 2005 at 04:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I may have done something here. I did have a... 1,612 Views / 43 Replies  
I may have done something here. I did have a "drive" there in the sense that I had a windows XP drive present in VPC but no operating system in it. I never got to using it, and forgot to erase it....
Posted by NYGEO18, on Sep 9, 2005 at 04:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
check this out: Sep 9 09:51:44... 1,612 Views / 43 Replies  
check this out:
Sep 9 09:51:44 George-Estreich-Computer kernel[0]: SAM Multimedia: READ or WRITE failed, ASC = 0x44, ASCQ = 0x00
Sep 9 09:51:44 George-Estreich-Computer kernel[0]: disk2s0: I/O...
Posted by NYGEO18, on Sep 9, 2005 at 11:36 AM, in Mac Notebooks
disk identifier: disk0s9 1,612 Views / 43 Replies  
disk identifier: disk0s9
Posted by NYGEO18, on Sep 9, 2005 at 11:29 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Also in Activity Monitor under the "Disk... 1,612 Views / 43 Replies  
Also in Activity Monitor under the "Disk Activity" Tab it says as much as 16 IO/s
What is IO?
Posted by NYGEO18, on Sep 9, 2005 at 10:38 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Ok. It says this: Sep 9 09:51:44... 1,612 Views / 43 Replies  
Ok. It says this:
Sep 9 09:51:44 George-Estreich-Computer kernel[0]: SAM Multimedia: READ or WRITE failed, ASC = 0x44, ASCQ = 0x00
Sep 9 09:51:44 George-Estreich-Computer kernel[0]: disk2s0: I/O...
Posted by NYGEO18, on Sep 9, 2005 at 10:35 AM, in Mac Notebooks
WAIT!!! I see I/O error in system.log!!! 1,612 Views / 43 Replies  
WAIT!!! I see I/O error in system.log!!!
Posted by NYGEO18, on Sep 9, 2005 at 10:21 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Checked it but it looks to have been reset. ... 1,612 Views / 43 Replies  
Checked it but it looks to have been reset. There isnt much information there. I restarted because I wanted to run Hardware Test. My Hd just made a weird loud click. Ive never heard this before. ...
Posted by NYGEO18, on Sep 9, 2005 at 10:19 AM, in Mac Notebooks
It happened with both the old and new ram I have.... 1,612 Views / 43 Replies  
It happened with both the old and new ram I have. By the way I noticed that kernel_task is operating at 44 threads...is that normal?
Posted by NYGEO18, on Sep 9, 2005 at 09:25 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Tell me what i need to find out from my computer... 1,612 Views / 43 Replies  
Tell me what i need to find out from my computer and I will.
Posted by NYGEO18, on Sep 9, 2005 at 08:31 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sorry... I posted two other threads and no one... 1,612 Views / 43 Replies  
Sorry...
I posted two other threads and no one commented on them and the situation has deteriorated significantly.
I dont know whats happening. thats why I posted the thread. I did a hardware...
Posted by NYGEO18, on Sep 9, 2005 at 08:30 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Please Help!!! 1,612 Views / 43 Replies  
My powerbook is descending into chaos. I have over 7000 page-outs and my hard drive sounds like its writing non stop. Programs are crashing and Im losing control. Please help me people. I dont...
Posted by NYGEO18, on Sep 9, 2005 at 12:14 AM, in Mac Notebooks
is there a way to repair it? I dont have any... 449 Views / 2 Replies  
is there a way to repair it? I dont have any haxies installed.
Posted by NYGEO18, on Sep 8, 2005 at 10:48 AM, in macOS
Is this inquiry not appropriate? It seems to me... 446 Views / 1 Replies  
Is this inquiry not appropriate? It seems to me to be a valid question, not one worth totally ignoring.
Posted by NYGEO18, on Sep 7, 2005 at 11:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
what does this mean? 449 Views / 2 Replies  
Adobe Photoshop 7.0(2792,0xa000ef98) malloc: *** Deallocation of a pointer not malloced: 0x90681740; This could be a double free(), or free() called with the middle of an allocated block; Try...
Posted by NYGEO18, on Sep 7, 2005 at 08:27 PM, in macOS
crackling sound? 446 Views / 1 Replies  
My powerbook has started the hang-up/freeze thing thats been plaguing so many here on this forum. But what worries me most is a constant "purring" and crackling that now emanates from my 12"pb. It...
Posted by NYGEO18, on Sep 6, 2005 at 06:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
the color will always be grey 11,121 Views / 73 Replies  
itll be grey because thats the most neutral color (wont interfere with graphics work)
Posted by NYGEO18, on Sep 5, 2005 at 11:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Bluetooth mouse slow to wake with Tiger 406 Views / 0 Replies  
I have searched the forum for a solution to this problem but no one seems to have the same situation.
Since upgrading to Tiger my bluetooth mouse (microsoft) which worked perfectly under Panther...
Posted by NYGEO18, on May 28, 2005 at 02:13 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Dont get your hopes up. Battery technology is... 1,395 Views / 22 Replies  
Dont get your hopes up. Battery technology is the anchor dragging behind the whole technology industry. Even though Li-ion batteries are pretty powerful with good characteristics, researchers are...
Posted by NYGEO18, on Mar 28, 2005 at 10:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I dont think its a problem. As a previous poster... 835 Views / 12 Replies  
I dont think its a problem. As a previous poster noted, its better to have it stick a little than be flopping around. Mine does the same thing. Ive learned to open it in a fluid motion so that it...
Posted by NYGEO18, on Mar 12, 2005 at 11:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
What are the drawbacks to resetting the PMU? ... 964 Views / 21 Replies  
What are the drawbacks to resetting the PMU? What settings will I lose or have to reset? Is it a hassle at all?
Posted by NYGEO18, on Feb 6, 2005 at 07:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sounds like Im SOL. Oh well. Ill call applecare... 964 Views / 21 Replies  
Sounds like Im SOL. Oh well. Ill call applecare on monday and try to plead my case. BTW, I took superb care of my battery, pretty much to the letter of the kb info page about batteries.
Posted by NYGEO18, on Feb 5, 2005 at 07:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
does apple owe me a new battery? 964 Views / 21 Replies  
I have owned my 12" powerbook for one year and 3 months. The battery's power has dropped off SIGNIFICANTLY, to the point where I cannot use it unplugged for more than 20 minutes after a full charge....
Posted by NYGEO18, on Feb 4, 2005 at 05:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
has anyone tried the update with a MS bluetooth... 1,177 Views / 17 Replies  
has anyone tried the update with a MS bluetooth mouse? I am afraid to install it because everything is pretty much running properly. Id hate to install an update just for a second removed from the...
Posted by NYGEO18, on Nov 27, 2004 at 12:44 AM, in Mac Notebooks
wow... 6,322 Views / 27 Replies  
I love the brushed look! The pre-painted look. Do you have any other pics of that stage?
Posted by NYGEO18, on Nov 21, 2004 at 07:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
battery dying 425 Views / 1 Replies  
My battery's amperage reads 2040. Is there any way to boost the performance out of a dying battery or will I have to wait until it croaks and replace it. Are there higher capacity batteries...
Posted by NYGEO18, on Nov 14, 2004 at 02:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
ok ok...I have forgotten about the pro level... 1,306 Views / 24 Replies  
ok ok...I have forgotten about the pro level users and developers who do need Tigers advancements. I see where you are coming from. I think I mistitled my post. I meant to imply that OS X would be...
Posted by NYGEO18, on Nov 6, 2004 at 10:57 PM, in macOS
OSX and 450mhz G4 864 Views / 12 Replies  
Is it worth upgrading a 450mhz G4 to Panther from classic? Is 450mhz too slow for panther?
thanks
Posted by NYGEO18, on Nov 6, 2004 at 03:16 PM, in macOS
who needs tiger? 1,306 Views / 24 Replies  
why does apple insist on releasing a new os almost every year? This newest update to 10.3.6 made me wonder why they don't just perfect panther for another year, let everyone enjoy a flawless system...
Posted by NYGEO18, on Nov 5, 2004 at 07:06 PM, in macOS
Wildeepz are indispensable. I love the feel of... 1,123 Views / 20 Replies  
Wildeepz are indispensable. I love the feel of my powerbook with them. I have had them for a year.
I must report a stain which has developed where they rub against the pb body. There is a...
Posted by NYGEO18, on Nov 4, 2004 at 09:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
OS X Thats the reason to switch! yeah... 2,014 Views / 40 Replies  
OS X
Thats the reason to switch!
yeah powerbooks are beautiful. Im reminded of that every time I take mine out to play or work. However, its the beauty and functionality of OS X that makes macs...
Posted by NYGEO18, on Oct 24, 2004 at 11:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
just that piece... 1,340 Views / 20 Replies  
maybe its just that strip between the keys and the palm-rests. Maybe its painted plastic. there is no way that the aluminum would peel. but that strip is not connected to the palm-rests.
Posted by NYGEO18, on Oct 13, 2004 at 07:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
didnt work... I tried that earlier, along with... 580 Views / 2 Replies  
didnt work...
I tried that earlier, along with forced prebinding and other cron tasks.
No luck!
I am so surprised that this program is so delicate that simply changing an icon causes complete...
Posted by NYGEO18, on May 6, 2004 at 04:34 PM, in Applications
cant load iphoto pics 580 Views / 2 Replies  
I tried to change the icon of my Album folder in my iphoto folder in the finder (dont ask why it was a dumb thing I was bored) and now it wont load in iphoto...just the spinning wheel. Can someone...
Posted by NYGEO18, on May 6, 2004 at 03:53 PM, in Applications
Where can good sticks be found? Is crucial... 831 Views / 9 Replies  
Where can good sticks be found? Is crucial really that much better than the competition? What is reasonably high quality but cheap?
Posted by NYGEO18, on May 4, 2004 at 09:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
1 gb ram for PB... 831 Views / 9 Replies  
I have been waiting for the price of the 1 gb ram card to go down so I can replace my 512 and have my pb running optimally. Well...long story short I was just on crucial and it has gone UP in...
Posted by NYGEO18, on May 4, 2004 at 08:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
cool... 445 Views / 1 Replies  
http://homepage.mac.com/jscct/.Movies/iPodrace_FINAL_480.mov

enjoy.
Posted by NYGEO18, on Mar 22, 2004 at 05:33 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Wax may decrease the heat conduction from the... 6,962 Views / 39 Replies  
Wax may decrease the heat conduction from the powerbook. Maybe a thin coat of wax wont matter much but i could see it insulating the laptop when it is really designed to radiatde and conduct as much...
Posted by NYGEO18, on Mar 21, 2004 at 01:43 AM, in Mac Notebooks
If you can read japanese this will probably make... 749 Views / 6 Replies  
If you can read japanese this will probably make more sense. But the pictures are pretty instructive i think. The keyboard comes off with two tabs. Look at the pics.
...
Posted by NYGEO18, on Mar 21, 2004 at 01:38 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I am a science teacher so I do understand the... 2,706 Views / 38 Replies  
I am a science teacher so I do understand the desire to use C instead of F, but, I am also an American and stubborn as you foreigners know we are, I just think of temp in F. If you told me my pb was...
Posted by NYGEO18, on Mar 18, 2004 at 05:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Hottest temp ever recorded by 8F 2,706 Views / 38 Replies  
10.3.3 has been heating up my PB to very high temps lately. While playing a game the temp soared to 170F and the fans were blazing!!! The previous high was 162 and that was from before I knew how...
Posted by NYGEO18, on Mar 17, 2004 at 06:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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