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So you don't know either then... 707 Views / 7 Replies  
So you don't know either then, and you also find this, shall we say, strange??? ;)
Posted by James_Rolevink, on Jan 11, 2007 at 06:38 PM, in Mac Desktops
G5 Quad started itself up from power off with no internal hard drives!!! 707 Views / 7 Replies  
I just got back from a month's holiday to find the G5 quad that I had turned off and removed the internal hard drives from running flat knackers, fans blazing.

How is this even possible?

To be...
Posted by James_Rolevink, on Jan 11, 2007 at 05:59 PM, in Mac Desktops
By BlackBook, do you still mean an Intel based... 6,809 Views / 98 Replies  
By BlackBook, do you still mean an Intel based Mac, or PowerPC based? Just wondering if there is something about the Intels (that I freely admit I have *very* limited experience with).

BTW I think...
Posted by James_Rolevink, on Jan 3, 2007 at 06:49 PM, in Mac OS X
Agreed; that's precisely what I was saying (read... 6,809 Views / 98 Replies  
Agreed; that's precisely what I was saying (read the above), but I was corrected by someone claiming 25 years experience as a consultant who insists you have to pull the power (also read the above)....
Posted by James_Rolevink, on Jan 3, 2007 at 06:08 PM, in Mac OS X
Re: NOTHING is operational 6,809 Views / 98 Replies  
Wow, seriously!?! I sure hope this never happens to a laptop user; if it's as you described it, and it needed a power plug pull, they'd have to let their battery go flat before they could recover the...
Posted by James_Rolevink, on Jan 3, 2007 at 04:37 AM, in Mac OS X
Re: the I/O system in OSX is particularly problematic... 6,809 Views / 98 Replies  
If you are talking about spinning beach balls when you insert media, it's the Finder application you are having problems with, and you can force quit this like any other application.

I have never,...
Posted by James_Rolevink, on Jan 2, 2007 at 05:25 PM, in Mac OS X
In 15 year's experience as a Mac consultant... 6,809 Views / 98 Replies  
In 15 year's experience as a Mac consultant with some hundreds of clients / thousands of client machines, I rarely came across incidents of Mac hardware / software failing in the way described...
Posted by James_Rolevink, on Dec 30, 2006 at 02:40 AM, in Mac OS X
Anyone know if installing the beta screws with my... 10,545 Views / 108 Replies  
Anyone know if installing the beta screws with my proper CS2?
Posted by James_Rolevink, on Dec 16, 2006 at 04:36 PM, in Applications
Brand new G5 2.5GHz crashes - can't pass H/W CD test 625 Views / 2 Replies  
Can you believe my disappointment? After having to wait over 6 months for supply constraints here in Australia (don't ask), I finally get my new G5. Then, after a mostly uninterrupted few hours of...
Posted by James_Rolevink, on Mar 1, 2005 at 07:04 AM, in Mac Desktops
Typical power consumption for a PowerMac G5 2x2.5GHz :confused: 2,915 Views / 22 Replies  
I notice that Apple has made it *very* difficult to find the typical power consumption for a PowerMac G5 2x2.5GHz. I assume this means it's horrendous, as they do brag about how much more efficient...
Posted by James_Rolevink, on Nov 8, 2004 at 03:00 AM, in Mac Desktops
nVidia cards in G4 v ATI - faulty nVidia? 287 Views / 0 Replies  
I have been having heaps of problems with the new nVidia MX 2 card that came with my G4 533 DP. I had a G4 450 DP and the ATI card in there was heaps better.

This one makes Diablo II play like a...
Posted by James_Rolevink, on May 6, 2001 at 08:21 PM, in Mac Desktops
Re: “Personally, I like the fact that I’m in the... 466 Views / 37 Replies  
Re: “Personally, I like the fact that I’m in the minority. When I buy something that says it’s for the Macintosh, I know it will work with my machine. I don’t have to worry about which motherboard I...
Posted by James_Rolevink, on Oct 15, 2000 at 02:34 AM, in Mac OS X
Re: “Because the Macintosh has always been more... 466 Views / 37 Replies  
Re: “Because the Macintosh has always been more than just Hardware or just Software. Remember “Welcome to Macintosh”? Could you have imagined seeing that on a PCjr clone rather than on that lovely...
Posted by James_Rolevink, on Oct 14, 2000 at 09:06 PM, in Mac OS X
Re: “Apple makes its money off hardware sales.... 466 Views / 37 Replies  
Re: “Apple makes its money off hardware sales. They tried opening up the market to other machines with the cloning idea - and lost out badly. Apple hardware sales plummeted, simply because the Mac OS...
Posted by James_Rolevink, on Oct 14, 2000 at 10:54 AM, in Mac OS X
Open letter to Steve Jobs re: OS X 466 Views / 37 Replies  
Dear Steve,

I REALLY love the work the OS X team have done so far! Please keep it up!

I am sure that you are aware of how many new markets will open up for Apple the instant that you have...
Posted by James_Rolevink, on Oct 14, 2000 at 02:48 AM, in Mac OS X
I use the new Apple Pro Mouse, USB Overdrive... 470 Views / 3 Replies  
I use the new Apple Pro Mouse, USB Overdrive 1.3.7 and Diablo 2 with no problems.

Just make sure that if you don’t have a wheel, tell it that.

Seems ot work beautifully for me...
Posted by James_Rolevink, on Sep 21, 2000 at 10:05 PM, in Gaming
Hello there, What is the URL to this Virtual... 534 Views / 14 Replies  
Hello there,

What is the URL to this Virtual Dub thing?

I would like to do the same. The Mac version of Microsoft Media Player (beta version for one) does suck actually, and I will always have...
Posted by James_Rolevink, on Mar 19, 2000 at 07:20 PM, in Applications
Hello MacGuru, I think you may have... 419 Views / 8 Replies  
Hello MacGuru,

I think you may have misunderstood the problem; I am not trying to copy the Mac OS 9.0.2 CD. I am trying to make a bootable 9.0.2 CD then add some things to it. This process isn’t...
Posted by James_Rolevink, on Mar 17, 2000 at 07:18 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Hello Linda, What you are missing is that if... 419 Views / 8 Replies  
Hello Linda,

What you are missing is that if you try that, it gives the error message I mentioned. 8¬(
Posted by James_Rolevink, on Mar 16, 2000 at 07:17 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Howdy Fox, I have been able to do a similar... 419 Views / 8 Replies  
Howdy Fox,

I have been able to do a similar thing for OS 9 and below for ages, it’s just OS 9.0.2 that came with my PB G3 500MHz that won’t work.

Of course, I want my utility disk to be...
Posted by James_Rolevink, on Mar 16, 2000 at 05:23 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Are you trying to be funny, or what? Because... 419 Views / 8 Replies  
Are you trying to be funny, or what?

Because I want to burn Nortons, DiskWarrior, Hard Disk Toolkit and a number of other utilities / installers onto the one CD.

Good enough for you? Now, do...
Posted by James_Rolevink, on Mar 16, 2000 at 04:48 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Bootable OS 9.0.2 CDs? 419 Views / 8 Replies  
Every time I try to boot from an apparently successful burn of an OS 9.0.2 CD on my new PB 500MHz, I get “System File Map inconsistent - Reboot” after the happy Mac OS 9 smiley face.

I used the OS...
Posted by James_Rolevink, on Mar 13, 2000 at 09:27 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Bootable CD-Rs on LaCie 8x 20x 418 Views / 1 Replies  
Dear folks,

I have noticed an old thread elsewhere which covers some of this topic, but I wonder if someone else might be able to answer the following:

I have tried ’til I am blue in the face...
Posted by James_Rolevink, on Oct 12, 1999 at 08:56 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
 
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