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I went ahead with USB. It was a little slow, but... 393 Views / 5 Replies  
I went ahead with USB. It was a little slow, but did okay. Thanks for the advice.
Posted by FTrain, on Aug 8, 2009 at 02:49 PM, in Applications
I took your advice and deauthorized the old... 393 Views / 5 Replies  
I took your advice and deauthorized the old machine (I got it booted up just long enough to get that done before it kernel panicked again. But now how do I get the files from the old external...
Posted by FTrain, on Aug 7, 2009 at 08:36 PM, in Applications
transfering music/files from dead Mac 393 Views / 5 Replies  
I just bought a Macbook Pro and will need to transfer the files (especially music) from the external HD that my old iMac was running on until it finally died a few weeks ago.

Since the internal...
Posted by FTrain, on Aug 1, 2009 at 07:35 PM, in Applications
I took out the RAM that I had installed, but it... 572 Views / 13 Replies  
I took out the RAM that I had installed, but it didn't help--got the same kernel panic. I haven't tried to take out the factory installed RAM. Not sure it's worth the hassle anymore.
Posted by FTrain, on Jul 25, 2009 at 11:13 AM, in Mac OS X
I do have extra RAM installed, but no spare RAM... 572 Views / 13 Replies  
I do have extra RAM installed, but no spare RAM sitting around to swap it with. If I take out the 512MB extra, would the 256 factory be capable of running anything long enough to see if the 512 is...
Posted by FTrain, on Jul 19, 2009 at 05:36 PM, in Mac OS X
Jmiddel, interesting thought about the Mini. ... 572 Views / 13 Replies  
Jmiddel, interesting thought about the Mini. Haven't really given that much consideration because the Mini has always struck me as being really underpowered and "cheap" but not necessarily a good...
Posted by FTrain, on Jul 19, 2009 at 03:56 PM, in Mac OS X
Kernel panic - Time to stop being greedy? 572 Views / 13 Replies  
I've got a 7 year old iMac (white dome version), that now experiences a kernel panic every 5 minutes or so. It started doing this a few weeks ago. It's no longer usable. I can't pinpoint this to...
Posted by FTrain, on Jul 11, 2009 at 02:55 PM, in Mac OS X
Consolidating iTunes music files AND libraries 1,388 Views / 0 Replies  
I have iTunes music files in several locations on my hard drive. I also have several different libraries but none of them are complete.

I want to consolidate all my libraries into one library...
Posted by FTrain, on Dec 20, 2008 at 10:58 AM, in Applications
Yes. It reports no problems. I shut the... 323 Views / 3 Replies  
Yes. It reports no problems.

I shut the computer and all three drives off last night because oddly enough sometimes letting them "rest" has helped with some of the myriad other problems that...
Posted by FTrain, on Dec 18, 2008 at 08:13 AM, in Applications
Music vanished from iTunes 323 Views / 3 Replies  
Need to understand what might have happened--all of my music has disappeared from iTunes.

I'm currently running my old white dome iMac on an external harddrive because the internal HD failed. ...
Posted by FTrain, on Dec 17, 2008 at 09:08 PM, in Applications
My concern at this point with opening it all up... 1,396 Views / 33 Replies  
My concern at this point with opening it all up and installing the new drive (or just unplugging the old one) is I still can't figure out if the new drive even works. Sometimes the installer disk...
Posted by FTrain, on Nov 20, 2008 at 11:14 PM, in Mac OS X
Probably not. I guess I could try it, but I've... 1,396 Views / 33 Replies  
Probably not. I guess I could try it, but I've been online and read things about "thermal paste" and "pain in the ass" and I'm a little uneasy about cracking it open.
Posted by FTrain, on Nov 19, 2008 at 11:05 PM, in Mac OS X
So, I thought I had worked through the problem. ... 1,396 Views / 33 Replies  
So, I thought I had worked through the problem. I got OSX loaded on one of my external hard drives. I got my new external hard drive partitioned and formatted. I got the machine to recognize the...
Posted by FTrain, on Nov 19, 2008 at 12:49 AM, in Mac OS X
Now when I insert my OS X install disk it says... 1,396 Views / 33 Replies  
Now when I insert my OS X install disk it says I've inserted a blank disk in the drive. I'm really confused. I don't understand what has happened. I got it installed on one of my (now three)...
Posted by FTrain, on Nov 18, 2008 at 11:17 PM, in Mac OS X
So I installed OS X on one of my external hard... 1,396 Views / 33 Replies  
So I installed OS X on one of my external hard drives, but now that I'm logged in, why doesn't it see that the other two drives are connected? And why won't it let me boot to the start-up disk again...
Posted by FTrain, on Nov 18, 2008 at 11:06 PM, in Mac OS X
Thanks Cold. I'm curious, if I load the OS onto... 1,396 Views / 33 Replies  
Thanks Cold. I'm curious, if I load the OS onto another external drive that already has things on it (it's my current back-up drive) will it erase the stuff that's already on it? Just trying to...
Posted by FTrain, on Nov 18, 2008 at 09:30 PM, in Mac OS X
Any help? 1,396 Views / 33 Replies  
Any help?
Posted by FTrain, on Nov 18, 2008 at 09:17 PM, in Mac OS X
I have a follow-up question: I ordered my new... 1,396 Views / 33 Replies  
I have a follow-up question: I ordered my new external hard drive, should have it in a couple of days. But how do I get OSX onto the drive? When I boot the computer, it rarely gives me anything but...
Posted by FTrain, on Nov 16, 2008 at 10:24 AM, in Mac OS X
hmmm. well, my iMac is pretty old and only has... 1,396 Views / 33 Replies  
hmmm. well, my iMac is pretty old and only has FW400. But I guess this is worth considering. Or I replace the internal drive, as efithian suggested.
Posted by FTrain, on Nov 14, 2008 at 08:15 AM, in Mac OS X
Can I really run the OS off of an external HD? ... 1,396 Views / 33 Replies  
Can I really run the OS off of an external HD? Seem like it would be impossibly slow. (The machine is already pretty slow, given the processor.) But let me know if I'm wrong.
Posted by FTrain, on Nov 13, 2008 at 09:19 PM, in Mac OS X
I got Disk Warrior, and I don't think it's going... 1,396 Views / 33 Replies  
I got Disk Warrior, and I don't think it's going to work, but I'm curious what this means. When I ran it as the start-up disk, the only directory it found was my external media drive. When I ran a...
Posted by FTrain, on Nov 13, 2008 at 12:00 AM, in Mac OS X
So, I'm buying Disk Warrior to give that a shot. ... 1,396 Views / 33 Replies  
So, I'm buying Disk Warrior to give that a shot. If it doesn't work, can someone advise on what my options are on an external hard drive? I currently have two--one that I keep all my media on...
Posted by FTrain, on Nov 12, 2008 at 08:20 AM, in Mac OS X
I just had to step out for several hours, and... 1,396 Views / 33 Replies  
I just had to step out for several hours, and when I got home and rebooted the machine again, it finally recognized by OSX 10.4 install disk in the optical drive. However, as you predicted might...
Posted by FTrain, on Oct 19, 2008 at 01:08 AM, in Mac OS X
How do I boot to firewire target mode? If I just... 1,396 Views / 33 Replies  
How do I boot to firewire target mode? If I just hook another Mac to my computer, when I click reboot, will it automatically recognize that the other machine is there? Is there any risk to the...
Posted by FTrain, on Oct 18, 2008 at 04:54 PM, in Mac OS X
accidentally posted reply twice so deleted second... 1,396 Views / 33 Replies  
accidentally posted reply twice so deleted second one.
Posted by FTrain, on Oct 18, 2008 at 04:39 PM, in Mac OS X
Just tried it, and at least it did something... 1,396 Views / 33 Replies  
Just tried it, and at least it did something different. It gives me a screen with two boxes--one has a circular arrow, the other has a straight arrow pointing to the right.. When I click the...
Posted by FTrain, on Oct 18, 2008 at 04:39 PM, in Mac OS X
flashing question mark--fearing the worst 1,396 Views / 33 Replies  
I've read a few old threads about this, but haven't found one that follows the problem all the way to point I've come to. I'd appreciate any help you can offer.

Working on my old "white dome"...
Posted by FTrain, on Oct 18, 2008 at 04:12 PM, in Mac OS X
I finally managed to drain the battery, and... 1,460 Views / 2 Replies  
I finally managed to drain the battery, and plugged it back into my Mac and it still won't come up. The Mac doesn't recognize that anything is plugged in. It just keeps showing the Apple logo, and...
Posted by FTrain, on Nov 27, 2007 at 11:12 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
3G iPod won't reset--just keeps turning the logo back on 1,460 Views / 2 Replies  
My 3G iPod won't reset. Here's what happened: I hooked it up to iTunes to update it. Was downloading a couple of Podcasts, and it just locked up. I Force Quit iTunes, but it didn't help the iPod. ...
Posted by FTrain, on Nov 27, 2007 at 12:23 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Video freezes every few seconds 2,882 Views / 0 Replies  
When I try to watch TV shows off the web, or the high definition trailers off the Apple website, they freeze every few seconds. I have a cable modem, so I don't think the problem is bandwidth. ...
Posted by FTrain, on Nov 23, 2006 at 12:49 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Charles, I just did it again to generate the... 5,285 Views / 10 Replies  
Charles, I just did it again to generate the crash report, and here it is. It's long, but maybe someone who understands this stuff can help advise what might be wrong:

Date/Time: 2006-10-22...
Posted by FTrain, on Oct 22, 2006 at 10:54 AM, in Mac OS X
So I found my OS X Tiger disk, and did the Disk... 5,285 Views / 10 Replies  
So I found my OS X Tiger disk, and did the Disk Utility and repair, and it said it repaired several things, so I was hopeful, but when I rebooted, it still didn't work. It still won't let me run...
Posted by FTrain, on Oct 21, 2006 at 11:46 PM, in Mac OS X
I ran disk utility to repair the... 5,285 Views / 10 Replies  
I ran disk utility to repair the permissions--still doesn't work. I did a Rember test, and it came back that all tests passed fine. I found last night that Sherlock doesn't work now either. When I...
Posted by FTrain, on Oct 7, 2006 at 01:01 PM, in Mac OS X
That didn't work either. I'm baffled. Further... 5,285 Views / 10 Replies  
That didn't work either. I'm baffled. Further testing indicates that it won't let me download any software (with the exception of a widget I was able to download). I tried to manually go in and...
Posted by FTrain, on Sep 28, 2006 at 12:23 AM, in Mac OS X
Software Update won't open, System Preferences keeps quitting 5,285 Views / 10 Replies  
I run a G4 iMac 700 running OSX 10.4.7. I noticed a couple weeks ago that Software Update wouldn't open, so I rebooted thinking that would help, but then got tied up in other things and completely...
Posted by FTrain, on Sep 25, 2006 at 10:15 PM, in Mac OS X
Automated back-ups of iTunes on external HD? 406 Views / 1 Replies  
I've just set up an external HD as a media hub for all my iTunes and iPhoto files. I have a separate HD that I use for backing up those and every other file. Is there any way of setting it up so...
Posted by FTrain, on Jul 23, 2006 at 09:00 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Well, my hesitation about the larger drive I... 653 Views / 7 Replies  
Well, my hesitation about the larger drive I guess would be that I just don't think I need the space, even if it is more economical. I have about 20GB of music and maybe 10GB of photos (which will...
Posted by FTrain, on Jul 20, 2006 at 12:51 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Good HD/Enclosure combo? 653 Views / 7 Replies  
I hope this doesn't seem like a ridiculous post, but I'm not extremely knowledgeable about these technologies, but have read enough to think I'd like to build my own external hard drive rather than...
Posted by FTrain, on Jul 19, 2006 at 01:10 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
It's confusing for me to figure out what might be... 4,856 Views / 10 Replies  
It's confusing for me to figure out what might be the best external hard drive because I guess I don't really understand all of the info it gives about them when I'm shopping for them. For example,...
Posted by FTrain, on Jul 9, 2006 at 03:58 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Well, that's an option--I've got a 250GB external... 3,482 Views / 11 Replies  
Well, that's an option--I've got a 250GB external harddrive. But I've been wary of just moving everything over to that because then I won't have it backed up. Am I being too cautious?
Posted by FTrain, on Jul 8, 2006 at 12:33 AM, in Mac Desktops
Guys, thanks for your replies. Sorry for my slow... 3,482 Views / 11 Replies  
Guys, thanks for your replies. Sorry for my slow response here. Anand, did you install that yourself? If I got a pro to do it, what would the labor be on a job like that--a new HD and new RAM? ...
Posted by FTrain, on Jul 6, 2006 at 03:39 PM, in Mac Desktops
Replace hard drive or replace G4 iMac? 3,482 Views / 11 Replies  
I could use some advice from those of you who might have a better sense of the realistic life of a G4 iMac 700. I bought it in early 2002, just after it debuted. It is generally working fine--all I...
Posted by FTrain, on Jun 19, 2006 at 02:46 AM, in Mac Desktops
but how do you check if a font is corrupted, and... 366 Views / 6 Replies  
but how do you check if a font is corrupted, and what do you do about it once you find it?
Posted by FTrain, on Mar 9, 2005 at 10:58 PM, in Applications
Safari, Mail and Text Edit stopped working 366 Views / 6 Replies  
Not sure if it's a coincidence, but my brother tried to download that "America's Army" game off the Apple site (it's that simulation game actually developed by the military), and ever since, he can't...
Posted by FTrain, on Mar 9, 2005 at 12:30 AM, in Applications
Gift idea: iPod Mini or Shuffle? 784 Views / 8 Replies  
Help me think this through. I want to get my fiance an iPod. She got me a 15GB last summer, and I want to return the gesture. Just not sure which one to get her. I need the harddrive space, so...
Posted by FTrain, on Feb 13, 2005 at 12:33 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Oh my. I want to see it, and use it and get a... 1,394 Views / 23 Replies  
Oh my. I want to see it, and use it and get a feel for it before I have a coronary over it, but it's impossible for me to believe they didn't just blow the remaining competition clear out of the...
Posted by FTrain, on Jan 11, 2005 at 05:02 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
So am I understanding correctly that the reason... 479 Views / 8 Replies  
So am I understanding correctly that the reason to do it is not because there is any money in browsers but because you have to make one if you offer an OS? I guess what I don't get is why Firefox...
Posted by FTrain, on Jan 11, 2005 at 12:07 AM, in Applications
IE, Firefox, Safari, etc. - why make a browser? 479 Views / 8 Replies  
Why do companies fight Microsoft over the browser market? I understand how Google and the search engines make money, but I don't understand the business model for the browser space. How is it...
Posted by FTrain, on Jan 10, 2005 at 11:32 PM, in Applications
Thanks guys. This is along the line of what I'm... 425 Views / 6 Replies  
Thanks guys. This is along the line of what I'm curious about. I guess what I was thinking when I posted the question is, from a software perspective, what are the differentiators for the Mac. ...
Posted by FTrain, on Oct 6, 2004 at 10:18 AM, in Applications
Software innovation for the Mac platform 425 Views / 6 Replies  
I'm curious what any of your opinions are of the most interesting software applications available for the Mac. I know that's REALLY open-ended but perhaps that's the point--I don't know what I don't...
Posted by FTrain, on Oct 5, 2004 at 08:23 PM, in Applications
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