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iPod Radio Remote includes headphones!?! 482 Views / 1 Replies  
I was thinking of getting an iPod radio remote to go with my new 3G nano so I could listen to the radio sometimes. I found one at a local Mac retailer, and was stunned to find it includes another...
Posted by Thumannator, on Dec 11, 2007 at 01:10 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
For the record, a 350 VA won't keep a 24" iMac... 1,382 Views / 10 Replies  
For the record, a 350 VA won't keep a 24" iMac powered long enough to do a clean shutdown. Back to the store...
Posted by Thumannator, on Nov 24, 2007 at 09:29 AM, in Mac Desktops
I've wanted to get a 350 VA just to save some... 1,382 Views / 10 Replies  
I've wanted to get a 350 VA just to save some money, but I've considered that it may be necessary to go for a 550 VA. Either way, sounds like APC will interact with my iMac just fine. Thanks for...
Posted by Thumannator, on Nov 15, 2007 at 11:15 PM, in Mac Desktops
UPS for my new iMac 1,382 Views / 10 Replies  
I'd like to get a UPS (battery back-up) for my 24" 2.8 GHz Alu iMac. Having never purchased one before, I don't know what size (in terms of volt-amps) to get. I only need it to run long enough so...
Posted by Thumannator, on Nov 15, 2007 at 08:15 AM, in Mac Desktops
So, I got home and installed the iMac Update 1.1... 695 Views / 10 Replies  
So, I got home and installed the iMac Update 1.1 today. WoW looks good now. However, as soon as I started WoW, it self-updated to 2.2.2 before I could actually start playing, so I kind of wonder...
Posted by Thumannator, on Oct 2, 2007 at 11:01 PM, in Gaming
I dumped everything WoW and reinstalled, even... 695 Views / 10 Replies  
I dumped everything WoW and reinstalled, even some com.blizzard stuff in my prefs folder. Still looks the same.

My iMac is running excellently. No freezes or problems with other apps.

I...
Posted by Thumannator, on Oct 1, 2007 at 10:04 PM, in Gaming
Hmmm... Well, if it is a bad install, what... 695 Views / 10 Replies  
Hmmm... Well, if it is a bad install, what should I do? The trial version is supposed to be the "full" version, but should I just depart with the $20 and buy the box version? I am reluctant to do...
Posted by Thumannator, on Oct 1, 2007 at 02:52 PM, in Gaming
WoW looks bad 695 Views / 10 Replies  
So, after 5-1/2 years, I finally got a new computer, a 24" Alu iMac with the 2.8 GHz, 2 GB RAM, Radeon X2600. I thought I'd be able to finally play some modern games again, so I grabbed the 10-day...
Posted by Thumannator, on Oct 1, 2007 at 08:46 AM, in Gaming
Maybe this is nuts, but does anyone recall... 31,997 Views / 306 Replies  
Maybe this is nuts, but does anyone recall hearing a while back about a patent Apple had filed for an integrated swiveling camera-lens/laptop-latch thing? I forget where I read that, but I'm sure...
Posted by Thumannator, on Oct 18, 2005 at 05:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
bump 366 Views / 1 Replies  
bump
Posted by Thumannator, on Aug 12, 2005 at 06:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
? new Ti battery won't charge 366 Views / 1 Replies  
I have an 800 Mhz TiBook. The battery gave it up a long time ago. If it is charged all the way and I unplug it, I get the low battery warning within 3 minutes and forced sleep mode within 7 or 8...
Posted by Thumannator, on Aug 10, 2005 at 05:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
New battery DOA 403 Views / 0 Replies  
I was walking through my local CompUSA yesterday, and I noticed that a new battery for the titanium PowerBooks was on sale. I've been using the same one that came with my 800 Mhz (DVI) model since I...
Posted by Thumannator, on Dec 2, 2004 at 11:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Quitting a game does not help. This seems to be... 418 Views / 2 Replies  
Quitting a game does not help. This seems to be perpetual. Even rebooting my computer does not help. I would say it has been like this for about a year.
Posted by Thumannator, on Jul 1, 2004 at 07:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Clearing PB video memory? 418 Views / 2 Replies  
I am having a problem with the video on my Powerbook. I used to play Civilization: Call to Power a lot, and I ran it via Classic. Recently, I've started playing AvP2 (it was $10 at my CompUSA, so...
Posted by Thumannator, on Jul 1, 2004 at 10:07 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Okay, double clicking on any of them didn't work,... 1,721 Views / 35 Replies  
Okay, double clicking on any of them didn't work, but I took .bin off the first one and the image mounted. Hokey if you ask me, but it worked. Thanks!
Posted by Thumannator, on May 27, 2004 at 09:20 PM, in Developer Center
I'm just gonna say right up front that I'm an... 1,721 Views / 35 Replies  
I'm just gonna say right up front that I'm an idiot regarding this...

I got all the "pieces" downloaded for XCode 1.2, but... um... what do I do with them? As I said before, I'm an idiot. I've...
Posted by Thumannator, on May 26, 2004 at 10:29 PM, in Developer Center
Why doesn't Backup back stuff up? 419 Views / 2 Replies  
I've got Backup 2.0 installed under 10.3.3 and it is set to backup a few folders daily (about 50 MB worth of stuff) to my .mac account (iDisk folder). For the longest time, it was set to do the back...
Posted by Thumannator, on May 22, 2004 at 12:39 AM, in Applications
That's the same text alright. The colors were... 626 Views / 5 Replies  
That's the same text alright. The colors were essentially reversed though. It was definitely white text on a transparent black background.

Not running any third party stuff other than...
Posted by Thumannator, on Dec 8, 2003 at 03:16 PM, in macOS
weird shut down message 626 Views / 5 Replies  
I was working on my powerbook one evening, and suddenly I encountered a message to shut down. I had just been running iBlog, and I believe it was when I tried to quit that the "bad stuff" happened. ...
Posted by Thumannator, on Dec 8, 2003 at 01:53 PM, in macOS
AAC vs. MP3: file size 713 Views / 5 Replies  
Searched on this, but didn't see anything, so here goes...

To date, I have not done much in the way of converting my old MP3s to AAC files, mostly because I have not yet felt like going through...
Posted by Thumannator, on Dec 5, 2003 at 11:30 AM, in Applications
Daracle: There are two ways: 1) You can... 2,336 Views / 19 Replies  
Daracle:

There are two ways:

1) You can go to the Desktop preference pane and check the box to change the picture every few seconds. It's kind of like a slide show, and you have to supply the...
Posted by Thumannator, on Dec 2, 2003 at 12:15 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I had this same problem, maybe about a week and a... 331 Views / 1 Replies  
I had this same problem, maybe about a week and a half ago. It was in Mail.app. I don't know what I did to cause it, but I do believe I was typing at the time and all of a sudden, I was stuck...
Posted by Thumannator, on Nov 26, 2003 at 11:31 PM, in macOS
.mac Account in Mail.app: what is it? 445 Views / 2 Replies  
I started my foray into OS X with 10.1.5, and back then .mac was still iTools and Mail.app had two account options: POP and IMAP. Lately, while modifying some preferences, I notice that there is a...
Posted by Thumannator, on Nov 19, 2003 at 09:56 AM, in Applications
Ummm... I don't think there is any way you're... 481 Views / 6 Replies  
Ummm... I don't think there is any way you're going to get your Voodoo card working under Panther. There have never been any drivers for Voodoo cards that work for any 10.x version (though I...
Posted by Thumannator, on Nov 18, 2003 at 09:49 AM, in macOS
That symbol is I believe for switching between... 518 Views / 4 Replies  
That symbol is I believe for switching between mirroring on a second monitor and using the monitor as extra desktop space. So, if you don't have an extra monitor hooked up, it's not gonna do...
Posted by Thumannator, on Nov 12, 2003 at 09:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Forgive my stupidity, but... I tried out... 781 Views / 10 Replies  
Forgive my stupidity, but...

I tried out CCC, but I do not believe it works as I want it to. Or, maybe I am using it wrong. I mounted a partition from my iMac onto my PowerBook desktop. Then I...
Posted by Thumannator, on Nov 11, 2003 at 08:47 PM, in Applications
Ok, i can drag my "Users" folder in there, but...... 781 Views / 10 Replies  
Ok, i can drag my "Users" folder in there, but... is it not possible to drag my hard drive into the Backup window, and thus back up my whole hard drive? (I'm trying to back up my PowerBook which is...
Posted by Thumannator, on Nov 6, 2003 at 10:40 PM, in Applications
Backup 2 bug 781 Views / 10 Replies  
Has anyone else tried to add new items or folders with Backup 2? I tried, but after picking a folder, I hit the "choose" button and nothing happened. Then, I hit cancel and the window that popped...
Posted by Thumannator, on Nov 6, 2003 at 08:23 PM, in Applications
surely someone has an opinion to offer on this? ... 433 Views / 2 Replies  
surely someone has an opinion to offer on this? why's everyone so quiet?
Posted by Thumannator, on Jan 7, 2003 at 09:12 AM, in Mac Desktops
Trouble installing 10.2 on Bondi (rev. B) iMac 433 Views / 2 Replies  
Been running with 10.2 on my laptop for a while now, and finally decided it was worth giving it a try on my old iMac. So, I popped in the first 10.2 disc, clicked the install icon and let it reboot....
Posted by Thumannator, on Jan 5, 2003 at 09:39 PM, in Mac Desktops
Come on, what do you think everyone? 577 Views / 6 Replies  
Come on, what do you think everyone?
Posted by Thumannator, on Nov 30, 2002 at 02:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Superdrives sold seperately? 577 Views / 6 Replies  
Hey, didn't Apple sell the combo drives a while back for the original G4 PBs? It seems like you could send your PB to Apple and they would swap the original drive for the combo that they were...
Posted by Thumannator, on Nov 29, 2002 at 04:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't know much about the cache support you... 409 Views / 1 Replies  
I don't know much about the cache support you mentioned. Even if that was an issue, I do not believe there is a processor made for these old iMacs that would support a level 3 cache. I am by no...
Posted by Thumannator, on Oct 20, 2002 at 10:58 AM, in Mac Desktops
I do have 9.2 installed. Reinstalling that... 476 Views / 5 Replies  
I do have 9.2 installed. Reinstalling that wouldn't do any good, would it?
Posted by Thumannator, on Oct 19, 2002 at 01:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
10.2 caused decreased sound output? 476 Views / 5 Replies  
I just got 10.2 a couple days ago. After installing on my PowerBook 800, it seems to me that the sound output is quieter than it used to be for the same volume setting. Most of the time, under...
Posted by Thumannator, on Oct 19, 2002 at 11:46 AM, in Mac Notebooks
What processor does iPod use? 497 Views / 1 Replies  
This is mostly just a question of curiosity... I am assuming of course that the iPod is basically a simple little computer designed expressly for the purpose of playing back mp3's, and to serve as...
Posted by Thumannator, on Sep 29, 2002 at 04:21 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
dying monitor? 632 Views / 4 Replies  
Hey folks, might have a problem brewing here. I am visiting with my brother, and looking at his rev. A iMac. It seems that the monitor is losing focus, and now the edges are getting a little...
Posted by Thumannator, on Sep 5, 2002 at 05:42 PM, in Mac Desktops
I read this post a few days ago, and then... 924 Views / 27 Replies  
I read this post a few days ago, and then something happened this morning that made me think about this issue again. Normally, the Terminal will start up on my Ti 800 (10.1.5, half gig of RAM) in...
Posted by Thumannator, on Aug 15, 2002 at 03:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't know if you are using Eudora in OS X (I... 476 Views / 3 Replies  
I don't know if you are using Eudora in OS X (I would guess you are since this is the OS X software forum), but I know how to change this in Eudora for OS 9. Maybe it will help you...

Eudora (for...
Posted by Thumannator, on Aug 5, 2002 at 02:44 PM, in Applications
I have the old Bondi, rev B. The air comes out... 460 Views / 3 Replies  
I have the old Bondi, rev B. The air comes out pretty warm, and not too fast (I mean it is not like a hair dryer or anything!). If I were you, I would go to NewerTech.com and download their utility...
Posted by Thumannator, on Aug 1, 2002 at 12:17 PM, in Mac Desktops
Forgive me for stepping into this discussion so... 714 Views / 39 Replies  
Forgive me for stepping into this discussion so late. I read some article yesterday on ResExcellence.com talking about how poorly X uses swap space!?! I do not totally follow, but I know from...
Posted by Thumannator, on Aug 1, 2002 at 12:03 PM, in Applications
I am not convinced that the CPU fan comes on... 487 Views / 14 Replies  
I am not convinced that the CPU fan comes on based on CPU usage. Why? Well, I typically run the Distributed.net RC5-64 client on my PB 800. This app is real good about kicking the fan to its...
Posted by Thumannator, on Jul 23, 2002 at 05:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
the Webmail scam! 539 Views / 24 Replies  
It seems to me that Apple may have scammed us all into beta testing their webmail. I mean, they develop it, take suggestions and improve it. Then, just as they are about ready to take it out of...
Posted by Thumannator, on Jul 22, 2002 at 11:10 AM, in macOS
I have sort of had the same problem with my rev.... 640 Views / 20 Replies  
I have sort of had the same problem with my rev. B iMac. When I first noticed the problem, it was just after I had installed a new, bigger, faster hard drive and I wondered if it was somehow...
Posted by Thumannator, on Jul 19, 2002 at 12:10 PM, in Mac Desktops
I get almost 4 hours out of my Ti DVI 800. ... 884 Views / 23 Replies  
I get almost 4 hours out of my Ti DVI 800. Always wondered how Apple says these things are supposed to get almost 5 hours. That would be nice!
Posted by Thumannator, on Jul 19, 2002 at 12:01 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ti DVI processor temp readings possible? 487 Views / 14 Replies  
I have been waiting for some utility to come out to support reading and displaying the temperature of the processors in the latest PowerBooks. Doing some research yesterday, I am now led to believe...
Posted by Thumannator, on Jul 19, 2002 at 11:56 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I would also recommend the Seagate Barracuda 4. ... 1,317 Views / 39 Replies  
I would also recommend the Seagate Barracuda 4. You cannot hear them hardly at all.
Posted by Thumannator, on Jul 12, 2002 at 02:44 PM, in Mac Desktops
Though I have not done this myself, I believe... 400 Views / 4 Replies  
Though I have not done this myself, I believe that it is possible. I cannot forsee why you would have any problems. I did take the old hard drive out of my rev. B iMac a while ago to put in a...
Posted by Thumannator, on Jul 8, 2002 at 05:13 PM, in Mac Desktops
If you've got Word, and Entourage open, that... 480 Views / 16 Replies  
If you've got Word, and Entourage open, that could be a big contributor. I bought office when I got my new PB 800. The Office apps are one of few things that can make the PB's loud (2nd) fan kick...
Posted by Thumannator, on Jun 26, 2002 at 11:20 AM, in Mac Notebooks
vmarks, what will resetting the PMU do? For that... 858 Views / 4 Replies  
vmarks, what will resetting the PMU do? For that matter, what is the PMU? Should this reset procedure be done often?
Posted by Thumannator, on Jun 26, 2002 at 11:08 AM, in Mac Desktops
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