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Alright guys, I did it. I swapped the logic... 1,916 Views / 20 Replies  
Alright guys, I did it.

I swapped the logic board... now it seems I'm all set... while I was in there for the n-th time I also put in the SATA HD with the SATA - IDE Bridge Board... so far so...
Posted by tiger, on Dec 31, 2010 at 07:02 AM, in Mac Desktops
Yeah, I'm currently running off of an external... 1,916 Views / 20 Replies  
Yeah, I'm currently running off of an external Iomega Firewire400/800/USB2.0 500GB drive I use for data (I have a small 40gb partition on it for the iMac's OS), although I can only use Firewire 400...
Posted by tiger, on Dec 25, 2010 at 09:32 PM, in Mac Desktops
Any idea if the difference in VRAM would be a... 1,916 Views / 20 Replies  
Any idea if the difference in VRAM would be a problem? My current iMac has the same video card as the 15inch except I have 64MB VRAM which isn't much use when it's failing anyway...
Posted by tiger, on Dec 25, 2010 at 07:13 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yes, however I tried it on a MacBook since they... 1,292 Views / 4 Replies  
Yes, however I tried it on a MacBook since they are so much easier to swap than the Pro.

I tried a usb 2.0 enclosure for a 2.5 sata hd as well.. I recognizes it after some spinning and then just...
Posted by tiger, on Dec 25, 2010 at 01:23 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Hey guys ... so a few updates The iMac has... 1,916 Views / 20 Replies  
Hey guys ... so a few updates

The iMac has been running great with 2GB ram... I haven't had a chance to swap out the HD since I'd rather fix the logic board/gpu issue before I really spend much...
Posted by tiger, on Dec 25, 2010 at 01:14 AM, in Mac Desktops
"the disk you inserted is not readable by this computer" 1,292 Views / 4 Replies  
So I bought a new 320GB 2.5 HD and have tried hooking it up inside a computer, through an external enclosure.. both to no avail... I keep getting this message

"the disk you inserted is not...
Posted by tiger, on Dec 24, 2010 at 03:40 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I'm going to buy the HD anyway because it's at a... 1,916 Views / 20 Replies  
I'm going to buy the HD anyway because it's at a good price... and I'm not just 'wasting' it on the iMac, I have a MacBook lying around that only has an 80GB drive.. and it's pretty full, if...
Posted by tiger, on Dec 7, 2010 at 01:10 AM, in Mac Desktops
I've been looking into these two bridge... 1,916 Views / 20 Replies  
I've been looking into these two bridge adapters... I'm assuming these are the right ones... one is for 2.5 drives and the other for 3.5 ones... any advice? Any ideas as to how much 'spare' room...
Posted by tiger, on Dec 6, 2010 at 11:58 PM, in Mac Desktops
Perhaps the glitches are being caused by dried... 1,916 Views / 20 Replies  
Perhaps the glitches are being caused by dried out thermal paste... the iMac does seem to heat more than reasonable... considering the current weather in socal is in the 40s-60s F I was surprised it...
Posted by tiger, on Dec 6, 2010 at 07:57 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks!!! Is there much benefit to the SATA... 1,916 Views / 20 Replies  
Thanks!!!

Is there much benefit to the SATA + bridge board arrangement? Since theoretically it would still be bottlenecked by the PATA bus on the computer. This iMac is a 2003 1GHz model, is it...
Posted by tiger, on Dec 6, 2010 at 04:37 PM, in Mac Desktops
It was hardly ever used, and didn't cost me... 1,916 Views / 20 Replies  
It was hardly ever used, and didn't cost me much... overall it's in almost new conditions so it's sort of strange that the GPU would be failing, the artifacts I was referring to were in Leopard, say...
Posted by tiger, on Dec 6, 2010 at 11:43 AM, in Mac Desktops
iMac G4 1GHz... upgrades? 1,916 Views / 20 Replies  
Hey guys,

The title basically says it all... I recently bought a new... (well old) iMac G4 17" 1Ghz 512MB 80GB HD... it came with 512MB RAM, and I have already ordered a 1GB upgrade (it's...
Posted by tiger, on Dec 6, 2010 at 04:32 AM, in Mac Desktops
So apple brought back FW, is there an off-chance... 8,914 Views / 190 Replies  
So apple brought back FW, is there an off-chance they'll bring back DVI?... DVI is more practical in my opinion than a mini-display-port.
Posted by tiger, on Jun 10, 2009 at 03:20 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Just following up on this... since apple insists... 10,862 Views / 26 Replies  
Just following up on this... since apple insists its normal... I want to fix it on my own

Does anyone know of an expresscard 34 for audio out?, I think its absurd that my iPod sounds better than...
Posted by tiger, on Jun 9, 2009 at 08:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: Having used a MBA before and a G4 PB(1.33 2GB)...... 773 Views / 8 Replies  
Having used a MBA before and a G4 PB(1.33 2GB)... I think your PB G4 is probably comparable in speed to the MBA... If you are going to run simultaneous programs at once, the CPU in the MBA makes it...
Posted by tiger, on May 26, 2009 at 04:14 AM, in Mac Notebooks
MacBook Pro battery @ 50% after a year? 448 Views / 2 Replies  
MBP 2.4Ghz early 2008 model

I downloaded coconut battery the other day and it tells me that my battery is down to 3000 mAh from an original capacity of 5600 mAh... its at 300 cycles, 12 months...
Posted by tiger, on May 25, 2009 at 01:46 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I meant that static, sure keeping it on stops the... 10,862 Views / 26 Replies  
I meant that static, sure keeping it on stops the pops, but the whines and static are still there...
Posted by tiger, on Jan 25, 2009 at 08:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
How did you solve the problem? 10,862 Views / 26 Replies  
How did you solve the problem?
Posted by tiger, on Jan 25, 2009 at 02:22 AM, in Mac Notebooks
That's my same problem... usually when playing... 10,862 Views / 26 Replies  
That's my same problem... usually when playing music, it drowns out the static but it is apparent afterward... I don't think it has anything to do with old drivers given the computer is NEW and up...
Posted by tiger, on Jan 7, 2009 at 03:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sorry for taking so long to reply, permeant... ... 10,862 Views / 26 Replies  
Sorry for taking so long to reply, permeant...

Yes, my problems persists and what you have mentioned is what i am experiencing, an unacceptable amount of static hiss, and I do need to produce live...
Posted by tiger, on Jan 5, 2009 at 04:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I turned my phone off completely... and the noise... 10,862 Views / 26 Replies  
I turned my phone off completely... and the noise still persists, so don't see how that makes a difference... I would like to get it fixed but my main problem is getting through apple's "its normal"...
Posted by tiger, on Nov 24, 2008 at 03:35 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I work with audio as well that's why I can notice... 10,862 Views / 26 Replies  
I work with audio as well that's why I can notice the difference in noise... but most of the 'geniuses' can't

What is always persistent is the static, just a noise that sounds like a really bad...
Posted by tiger, on Nov 23, 2008 at 03:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Because Apple says its normal "all computers have... 10,862 Views / 26 Replies  
Because Apple says its normal "all computers have some sort of interference" so I was looking for a cheap way to get it fixed, and by calling in the guy just annoys me by saying that he can't hear...
Posted by tiger, on Nov 23, 2008 at 10:40 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Macbook Pro Audio - Static, Beeps, Cracks and Popping noise 10,862 Views / 26 Replies  
edit.. Noise, my bad

I bought a macbook pro (early 2008), and for a couple months I put up with the static, cracks pops and beeps that happen when using headphones... but I can't stand it anymore,...
Posted by tiger, on Nov 22, 2008 at 09:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
getting my dashboard widgets back 259 Views / 0 Replies  
I reinstalled OSX on my computer... 10.5 leopard and I have a time machine backup.

Problem is that I can't seem to figure out how to move my widgets from the time machine backup to the computer's...
Posted by tiger, on Sep 21, 2008 at 06:42 PM, in Mac OS X
Thanks everyone, I think I'm going with the... 2,499 Views / 6 Replies  
Thanks everyone,

I think I'm going with the usb Microsoft mini mouse. They seem quite nice and affordable.
Posted by tiger, on Sep 6, 2008 at 09:45 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
a small mouse... that I can carry around in a... 2,499 Views / 6 Replies  
a small mouse... that I can carry around in a laptop bag

doesn't really matter if its wired or wireless as long as its small
Posted by tiger, on Sep 4, 2008 at 03:45 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
what's the best portable mouse? 2,499 Views / 6 Replies  
Hey guys

I've been looking for a portable mouse for some time now but I can't seem to find a good one, by looking at some of the review at the apple store, the ones offered there don't seem to be...
Posted by tiger, on Sep 4, 2008 at 02:16 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
The leopard graphics update was for last rev.... 577 Views / 6 Replies  
The leopard graphics update was for last rev. macbook pros, mine was rolled out after the update, the LGU isn't even compatible... (i tried installing it to see if it helped)

apparently all across...
Posted by tiger, on Aug 18, 2008 at 02:10 AM, in Mac Notebooks
yeah, the screen doesn't go blank it just stays... 577 Views / 6 Replies  
yeah, the screen doesn't go blank it just stays in a freeze mode... for example if the clock is a 2 pm, it will stay there and not change... indefinitely until i force it to power down

it is...
Posted by tiger, on Aug 8, 2008 at 05:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah I saw that threat but that seems to have... 577 Views / 6 Replies  
Yeah I saw that threat but that seems to have been corrected in a graphics updates, my computer was after that incident... and I tried to install the update from apple but it said my computer didn't...
Posted by tiger, on Aug 8, 2008 at 02:12 AM, in Mac Notebooks
macbook pro graphics freeze 577 Views / 6 Replies  
I want to know if anyone else is experiencing this... and if anyone knows a way to solve it.

I have a macbook pro 2.4ghz 2gb ram 256 nvidia 8600m GT

The computer just locks up, sometimes all I...
Posted by tiger, on Aug 8, 2008 at 01:24 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I got similar issue with my first gen C2D macbook... 1,564 Views / 21 Replies  
I got similar issue with my first gen C2D macbook as well. its 2gb, 80 gb hard drive, and 1.8ghz. The bluetooth only works once in a while, and it sometimes doesn't sleep or just wakes up in its...
Posted by tiger, on Jul 11, 2008 at 01:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Finding the contents inside them... how do I... 854 Views / 7 Replies  
Finding the contents inside them...

how do I add the office 2008 xml format to the indexed types?
Posted by tiger, on Jun 13, 2008 at 01:40 AM, in Applications
Spotlight and Office 2008 854 Views / 7 Replies  
I have a problem... I'm sitting on an bunch of Office 2008 files, word documents, presentations... etc., that are essentially invisible to Spotlight from Office 2008... i.e. .pptx, .docx...

Is...
Posted by tiger, on Jun 12, 2008 at 02:50 AM, in Applications
the TiBooks were my favorite, they were way ahead... 509 Views / 3 Replies  
the TiBooks were my favorite, they were way ahead of their time, again with the exception of the magsafe, but man they were great...
Posted by tiger, on Jun 7, 2008 at 02:54 AM, in Mac Notebooks
back when I had an iBook G3, I felt like slamming... 1,666 Views / 24 Replies  
back when I had an iBook G3, I felt like slamming it on the wall all the time, it crashed, froze, broke down... I'm sure the G4 iBooks weren't as bad, but very similar
Posted by tiger, on Jun 7, 2008 at 02:53 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Game performance under windows is much better... 921 Views / 20 Replies  
Game performance under windows is much better than under OSX,

I play Crysis, which is by far a more demanding game on my 2.4 macbook pro and its great, but under osx even a simple game like halo...
Posted by tiger, on Jun 7, 2008 at 02:52 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Just an update. Apple has replaced my... 746 Views / 6 Replies  
Just an update.

Apple has replaced my refurbished macbook pro, and this time its completely flawless!

I'm really happy with it.
Posted by tiger, on Jun 2, 2008 at 10:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I had this issue in the macbook pro I just... 418 Views / 6 Replies  
I had this issue in the macbook pro I just ordered.... I just figured it was the headphones I was using
Posted by tiger, on May 26, 2008 at 01:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
my macbook pro was actually in perfect aesthetic... 746 Views / 6 Replies  
my macbook pro was actually in perfect aesthetic condition, but it had some hardware problems out of the box... if they look at it before they send it out again... why don't they correct the flaws?
Posted by tiger, on May 26, 2008 at 12:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
refurbished macbook pro 746 Views / 6 Replies  
I bought a refurbished macbook pro that turned out to have bad pixels..

after some time on the phone with apple... I got them to send me a replacement

had anyone had any experience with...
Posted by tiger, on May 26, 2008 at 01:52 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Ok, I got it, it was in the transparency palette,... 499 Views / 5 Replies  
Ok, I got it, it was in the transparency palette, although it was not difference. It was overlay, but thanks!
Posted by tiger, on Apr 16, 2008 at 04:53 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
the square behind the circle, the square is just... 499 Views / 5 Replies  
the square behind the circle, the square is just an outline, the circle is semi transparent but yes, i want to see it through the circle as an inverted color...

how do i set the "difference"?
Posted by tiger, on Apr 16, 2008 at 03:38 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
illustrator question 499 Views / 5 Replies  
I am pretty sure that I am handling this the wrong way....

being that both objects will be a transparency

say I created a circle... then a square and put it on the bottom (send back, behind...
Posted by tiger, on Apr 15, 2008 at 02:44 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
they might ask for a copy of your ID but that's... 4,184 Views / 13 Replies  
they might ask for a copy of your ID but that's about it... most of the time you don't need any proof, they just take your word for it
Posted by tiger, on Feb 22, 2008 at 06:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Nice Set Up! I got that same Samsung Monitor 476,998 Views / 1,145 Replies  
Nice Set Up!

I got that same Samsung Monitor
Posted by tiger, on Dec 25, 2007 at 01:30 PM, in Mac Desktops
Mac Pro is a quad... and the thing is.. the... 653 Views / 6 Replies  
Mac Pro is a quad... and the thing is.. the iMac's monitor isn't that great for what i've seen. Its of lower quality than the previous iMacs. and the midrange Mac Pro has twice the power of an iMac. ...
Posted by tiger, on Sep 30, 2007 at 09:58 PM, in Gaming
iMac gaming vs Mac Pro gaming 653 Views / 6 Replies  
Has anyone had a chance to experiment with gaming on the new iMacs? The glossy screen is a killer for me but if its a decent computer I might consider it.

I also noted that the top iMac's price...
Posted by tiger, on Sep 30, 2007 at 08:01 PM, in Gaming
I believe the D40 is the consumer model of the... 1,262 Views / 10 Replies  
I believe the D40 is the consumer model of the D40x, I've had a chance to play around with it and it seems that it is very capable.... however it might be of lower quality than the D40x. You might...
Posted by tiger, on Sep 30, 2007 at 07:56 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
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