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You also changed the hard drive though right? Any... 904 Views / 9 Replies  
You also changed the hard drive though right? Any time you remove the casing you should be properly grounded.

There should have been three cables (power, mic and trackpad) connecting the top case...
Posted by houltmac, on Oct 18, 2006 at 03:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I work for a small company based in Cheltenham... 523 Views / 6 Replies  
I work for a small company based in Cheltenham (outside Bristol/Birmingham). We are in discussions with other AASPs as well as Apple to help ease the load on other repair centers. In addition you can...
Posted by houltmac, on Oct 18, 2006 at 02:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'd reset the PRAM, boot to the install disk and... 1,054 Views / 7 Replies  
I'd reset the PRAM, boot to the install disk and repair permissions as well as the disk, then try an Archive and Install.

If all else fails try loosening the heatsinks and then tightening them...
Posted by houltmac, on Oct 18, 2006 at 02:41 PM, in Mac Desktops
Don't panic just yet. The screws you have missing... 904 Views / 9 Replies  
Don't panic just yet. The screws you have missing are unlikely to be the cause of the issue, but if you have managed to get everything (keyboard, top case and bottom case) flush then you are doing...
Posted by houltmac, on Oct 18, 2006 at 01:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
That's going to be tough. 750 for a brand new... 1,615 Views / 13 Replies  
That's going to be tough. 750 for a brand new notebook is a stonking price as it is and they are only a few months old. I doubt you will get any ex-demo until March/April time and very few people...
Posted by houltmac, on Oct 18, 2006 at 02:25 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Firstly I would ask which screws are missing and... 904 Views / 9 Replies  
Firstly I would ask which screws are missing and which PBG4 you have (size and processor speed?). Then I'd say that you really need to get that optical drive flush or it's useless.

In manner of...
Posted by houltmac, on Oct 18, 2006 at 01:58 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I have read a few reports about this, only on the... 3,193 Views / 26 Replies  
I have read a few reports about this, only on the MBP and only after the 10.4.8 update. Have you updated to that yet? It may be that something in the update stops the override from working...
Posted by houltmac, on Oct 18, 2006 at 01:44 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I work for an AASP (Authorized Apple Service... 523 Views / 6 Replies  
I work for an AASP (Authorized Apple Service Provider) and any way you look at it that is unacceptable and a report should be logged with Apple (although that kind of thing is supposed to be...
Posted by houltmac, on Oct 17, 2006 at 05:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ease of take apart and expansion isn't everything... 687 Views / 8 Replies  
Ease of take apart and expansion isn't everything though. I can probably change a logic board in a 12" iBook G4 quicker than any iMac purely because they are my favorite computer to take apart. I...
Posted by houltmac, on Oct 17, 2006 at 05:06 PM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: I agree, this issue needs to be addressed by... 1,468 Views / 18 Replies  
I agree, this issue needs to be addressed by Apple, and every other related manufacturer. I don't think it would be slow having a 2.5" drive though because you aren't reading and writing to your...
Posted by houltmac, on Oct 17, 2006 at 04:25 PM, in Mac Desktops
Would that be because it's easy to access, not... 687 Views / 8 Replies  
Would that be because it's easy to access, not many screws, simple (untidy) cabling or something I haven't yet thought of. Perhaps it's just your favorite design?
Posted by houltmac, on Oct 17, 2006 at 04:15 PM, in Mac Desktops
That's a rash statement judging from the recent... 15,679 Views / 99 Replies  
That's a rash statement judging from the recent changes in the MacBook Pro's and MacBook's isn't it? Apple are trying to balance how long it takes to service (time is money) making sure they service...
Posted by houltmac, on Oct 17, 2006 at 04:13 PM, in Mac Desktops
What's your fav. desktop to disassemble? 687 Views / 8 Replies  
Perhaps I will follow this with your least favorite, but I was wondering what peoples favorites were?

I could add a poll, but it's more about why than which one. I hope it doesn't sound too odd.
Posted by houltmac, on Oct 17, 2006 at 04:05 PM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: The only way I see it being viable (remembering... 1,468 Views / 18 Replies  
The only way I see it being viable (remembering that in terms of components, the Hard Drive is one of the hottest, loudest, largest and heaviest) is if the secondary drive (or possible both drives)...
Posted by houltmac, on Oct 17, 2006 at 03:56 PM, in Mac Desktops
Also be aware that you can choose to "Customize"... 620 Views / 12 Replies  
Also be aware that you can choose to "Customize" your install (different to the first "Options" button (bottom left during the destination stage) where you can choose not to install other languages,...
Posted by houltmac, on Oct 17, 2006 at 03:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Archive and install without all the languages and... 368 Views / 2 Replies  
Archive and install without all the languages and so on takes around 10 minutes, it's by far the easiest way to solve such problems, and the quickest. Does this happen in another user account?
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Posted by houltmac, on Oct 17, 2006 at 02:09 PM, in Applications
From memory that sounds like a RAM error. Check... 581 Views / 7 Replies  
From memory that sounds like a RAM error. Check you have your RAM in properly and if possible that it is working. It could always be the logic board and that's where the AHT comes in handy.
Posted by houltmac, on Oct 17, 2006 at 01:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I use wired Mighty Mouse' at work and home, I... 9,191 Views / 132 Replies  
I use wired Mighty Mouse' at work and home, I also use the Apple Wired Keyboard at both locations. If I was going to get another mouse though (non-Apple) it would be a Logitech, probably another MX...
Posted by houltmac, on Oct 17, 2006 at 01:51 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Display defects are generally handled well by... 12,995 Views / 18 Replies  
Display defects are generally handled well by Apple, you shouldn't have any issues and it's certainly not normal. Apple employees wouldn't expect such a defect in their new pride and joy either.
Posted by houltmac, on Oct 17, 2006 at 01:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: Adding drives means adding to the size, cost and... 1,468 Views / 18 Replies  
Adding drives means adding to the size, cost and compromise of the design. I don't think any of those things are in my interest. The heat generated, power required and overall weight of the system...
Posted by houltmac, on Oct 17, 2006 at 01:41 PM, in Mac Desktops
Most likely one of two things: Either it's a... 434 Views / 1 Replies  
Most likely one of two things: Either it's a drive that can't read that media (be it that it's actually a DVD, scratched so badly it won't even attempt it or whatever) or the drive itself has power...
Posted by houltmac, on Oct 17, 2006 at 01:37 PM, in Mac Desktops
I personally like the design they have now,... 15,679 Views / 99 Replies  
I personally like the design they have now, although I would also like to see the chin gone. Something which opens from the back or the front would be nice also and would speed up the repair process...
Posted by houltmac, on Oct 17, 2006 at 01:35 PM, in Mac Desktops
This means that your machine cannot find a valid... 386 Views / 1 Replies  
This means that your machine cannot find a valid OS install. There are sever reasons why. Step one would be to boot to your install disk and verify and repair permissions and the disk if necessary....
Posted by houltmac, on Oct 17, 2006 at 01:32 PM, in Mac Desktops
I agree with , amazing. It all depends on the... 620 Views / 12 Replies  
I agree with , amazing. It all depends on the model you own as to how easy it really is. In all honesty, if you have worked on a notebook before then you shouldn't find it too hard, but be careful....
Posted by houltmac, on Oct 17, 2006 at 01:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Overall of course you have the advantage with the... 1,330 Views / 12 Replies  
Overall of course you have the advantage with the iMac that everything is right there, nothing else to buy (unless you really want to). With the mini you will have cables, peripherals and so forth to...
Posted by houltmac, on Oct 16, 2006 at 05:55 PM, in Mac Desktops
Another "Yes!" vote 1,416 Views / 17 Replies  
I have to agree with the above posts. I'm not one to try and sell someone up at all, in fact I am dead set against it; but when it comes to computers of any kind it's always wise to cover yourself....
Posted by houltmac, on Oct 16, 2006 at 05:49 PM, in Mac Desktops
My advice is always to start simple. Try using... 433 Views / 2 Replies  
My advice is always to start simple. Try using Disk Utility to repair permissions, then reset the PRAM. You could also try running tests under a new user account and see if that makes a difference....
Posted by houltmac, on Oct 16, 2006 at 05:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The main things to watch out for when... 590 Views / 6 Replies  
The main things to watch out for when transferring in this manner (or any manner for that matter) are the Adobe products which generally require a re-install regardless. That said, and as, Mojo said,...
Posted by houltmac, on Oct 16, 2006 at 03:44 PM, in Mac Desktops
 
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