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Apparently she was told that they don't swap... 1,129 Views / 3 Replies  
Apparently she was told that they don't swap chargers older than three years.
Posted by firefly, on Nov 19, 2011 at 07:06 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Charger replacement program valid in UK? 1,129 Views / 3 Replies  
Will Apple replace frayed, out-of-warranty, Magsafe chargers outside the US for free?

I have a friend in the UK that has a charger that exhibited the classic fraying – eventually dying a spark...
Posted by firefly, on Nov 17, 2011 at 06:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
If you can stretch your budget, the NEC 2490... 1,468 Views / 15 Replies  
If you can stretch your budget, the NEC 2490 WUXI2 is a fantastic screen.
Posted by firefly, on Sep 6, 2011 at 02:33 AM, in Mac Desktops
Question about deleting old backups 330 Views / 3 Replies  
My hard drive for Time Machine backups is nearly full so I want to delete the older backups, of which there are many. I have come across this guide on how to do that: How to delete backups from Time...
Posted by firefly, on Jul 26, 2010 at 06:38 AM, in macOS
How can I check? 696 Views / 10 Replies  
How can I check?
Posted by firefly, on Jun 22, 2010 at 05:47 AM, in Applications
Same issues on an external monitor set to mirror.... 696 Views / 10 Replies  
Same issues on an external monitor set to mirror.

Is this looking more like a software problem than a hardware one?
Posted by firefly, on Jun 18, 2010 at 08:11 PM, in Applications
no-one? 696 Views / 10 Replies  
no-one?
Posted by firefly, on Jun 17, 2010 at 08:40 AM, in Applications
Yes, it seems to be specific to iPhoto – I've... 696 Views / 10 Replies  
Yes, it seems to be specific to iPhoto – I've been playing Second Life and Portal recently and they are fine.
Posted by firefly, on Jun 12, 2010 at 01:17 PM, in Applications
iPhoto glitch – colours all messed up and worse 696 Views / 10 Replies  
Hey, I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on this problem with iPhoto I'm having. Photos show up fine until I start to zoom into them, or edit them, and I get some pretty nasty visual...
Posted by firefly, on Jun 12, 2010 at 06:36 AM, in Applications
Sticky: What is the possibility of someone patching the... 361,140 Views / 205 Replies  
What is the possibility of someone patching the firmware of the Core Duo Macbook (Pro) to allow the installation of 3GB RAM?
Posted by firefly, on May 6, 2009 at 11:51 AM, in Mac Notebooks
This site sells bridge boards – could be of some... 2,681 Views / 20 Replies  
This site sells bridge boards – could be of some use.

http://www.span.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=1308&osCsid=ab527be822f61b03f201c73f64db2f37
Posted by firefly, on Mar 6, 2009 at 10:21 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
It's wireless. I ask this because I've read... 1,338 Views / 4 Replies  
It's wireless.

I ask this because I've read somewhere that a computer's MTU should match the modem/router – otherwise there could be packet fragmentation.
Posted by firefly, on Dec 3, 2008 at 12:35 PM, in Networking
Leopard MTU setting, should I fiddle? 1,338 Views / 4 Replies  
My internet connection is ADSL and the correct maximum MTU is 1458, as configured in my modem/router's setup webpage. Should I set my Mac's Airport interface to 1458 as well, as it seems to default...
Posted by firefly, on Dec 3, 2008 at 10:58 AM, in Networking
Probably a bad burner, plan a visit to the genius... 486 Views / 8 Replies  
Probably a bad burner, plan a visit to the genius bar.
Posted by firefly, on Feb 1, 2008 at 07:39 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Dual 7447A or single 7448? 796 Views / 4 Replies  
Which upgrade is better value for a Quicksilver?

- Newer G4/7448 2.0GHz (~$400 at OWC)

- Sonnet DUAL G4/7447A 1.8GHz (~$500 at OWC)

P.S. Dual 7448 is out of budget. P.P.S. Mac isn't really...
Posted by firefly, on Dec 9, 2007 at 05:55 PM, in Mac Desktops
Sticky: This is my Macbook Pro. It's switched off, and... 1,252,816 Views / 4,110 Replies  
This is my Macbook Pro. It's switched off, and there's a lamp pointing at it from behind - I thought it was quite interesting how the light gets through the Apple logo and lights up the display.
...
Posted by firefly, on Oct 28, 2007 at 09:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Steering the discussion away, I have to ask:... 1,146 Views / 21 Replies  
Steering the discussion away, I have to ask: Simon, what do you do with all those Macs???
Posted by firefly, on Aug 15, 2007 at 07:10 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Problem with Quicktime embedding and IE7 560 Views / 0 Replies  
Hi all,
I have added in 2 Quicktime videos into a site I am creating, using instructions from Apple at Apple - QuickTime - Tutorials - Including QuickTime In A Web Page...
Posted by firefly, on Aug 8, 2007 at 03:03 PM, in Developer Center
I really doubt that the different reflective... 572 Views / 9 Replies  
I really doubt that the different reflective properties of the glossy screen are a problem. I'm a matte screen user (and I prefer matte) but everyone I've personally spoken to with a glossy screen...
Posted by firefly, on Aug 6, 2007 at 09:44 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks. I'm keeping an eye out for a... 665 Views / 7 Replies  
Thanks.

I'm keeping an eye out for a replacement processor. Maybe I can get one cheaply from someone's old QS/MDD.

Does anyone know how compatible MDD CPUs are with Quicksilvers - especially...
Posted by firefly, on Jul 29, 2007 at 11:36 PM, in Mac Desktops
A PCI-E USB card. Sonnet makes one, Sonnet:... 290 Views / 1 Replies  
A PCI-E USB card. Sonnet makes one, Sonnet: Allegro Express USB - USB 2.0 PCI Express Card (http://www.sonnettech.com/product/allegro_express_usb.html).
Posted by firefly, on Jul 29, 2007 at 09:22 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
If I had a problem like this I would personally... 423 Views / 4 Replies  
If I had a problem like this I would personally try taking every single component back to stock (take out upgraded RAM, HDs, optical drives, everything) and do a system restore with the original CDs....
Posted by firefly, on Jul 28, 2007 at 07:13 AM, in Mac Desktops
A lot of thumbdrives don't even seem to work on... 1,148 Views / 21 Replies  
A lot of thumbdrives don't even seem to work on Apple's keyboard USB ports as they're low power. I think recessing the ports is a good idea.
Posted by firefly, on Jul 28, 2007 at 07:05 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
One thing about the Elevator. You'll want to make... 2,522 Views / 23 Replies  
One thing about the Elevator. You'll want to make sure you have a rigid desk to put it on, because otherwise the aluminium arms tend to wobble as you're typing, which gets annoying. Apparently the...
Posted by firefly, on Jul 27, 2007 at 09:09 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks, I'll definitely be getting surge... 665 Views / 7 Replies  
Thanks, I'll definitely be getting surge protector so this doesn't happen again.

Would there be a way to:

- either disable just one processor's complete L3 cache (the one with the bad chip);
-...
Posted by firefly, on Jul 26, 2007 at 07:20 AM, in Mac Desktops
G4: L3 cache died. Should I care? 665 Views / 7 Replies  
After a power surge, a 2MB L3 cache chip on one processor of my Dual 800 got fried. Actually, it's my mum's Mac, but I do all the maintenance on it. Now on every boot all L3 cache is disabled, so in...
Posted by firefly, on Jul 25, 2007 at 08:52 PM, in Mac Desktops
From your brief description (clicking), it sounds... 353 Views / 3 Replies  
From your brief description (clicking), it sounds like the power supply circuit has failed. Personally, I would just dispose of it. I recently sold my old 17" Mitsubishi CRT in A1 condition on ebay...
Posted by firefly, on Jul 21, 2007 at 06:56 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I agree. A decent firewire enclosure would cost... 1,576 Views / 17 Replies  
I agree. A decent firewire enclosure would cost around £30. And then you have an external drive you can use for backing up, etc.
Posted by firefly, on Jul 19, 2007 at 06:54 AM, in Mac Desktops
Actually the Mac Pros need Fully Buffered DIMMS... 353 Views / 2 Replies  
Actually the Mac Pros need Fully Buffered DIMMS which are a little different (and more expensive) than the ordinary DDR2 modules. Check out Crucial anyway, cause they'll have these FB-DIMMS.
Posted by firefly, on Jul 9, 2007 at 01:08 PM, in Mac Desktops
Are you sure its not just parking the heads when... 521 Views / 6 Replies  
Are you sure its not just parking the heads when idle? Most laptop HDs do this.
Posted by firefly, on Jul 3, 2007 at 06:39 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Don't you think the vibration is coming from the... 507 Views / 4 Replies  
Don't you think the vibration is coming from the HD rather than the fans?
Posted by firefly, on Jun 28, 2007 at 10:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
So should we sledgehammer, burn and then eat in... 814 Views / 11 Replies  
So should we sledgehammer, burn and then eat in that order?
Posted by firefly, on Jun 28, 2007 at 10:48 PM, in Mac Desktops
Personally, I dunno. I have a 15" Macbook and... 1,023 Views / 22 Replies  
Personally, I dunno. I have a 15" Macbook and find the resolution very comfortable for everyday use. I wouldn't want any more for web browsing and office tasks. Now when I'm in After Effects I feel...
Posted by firefly, on Jun 26, 2007 at 06:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I think you're right. I've had loads of confusion... 412 Views / 3 Replies  
I think you're right. I've had loads of confusion with fonts, which I ended up disabling nearly all of to stop Word taking ten years to load. I'll have a play around later but thanks - didn't make...
Posted by firefly, on Jun 15, 2007 at 04:54 AM, in macOS
Terminal window size odd bug 412 Views / 3 Replies  
Hello all. Terminal.app has a problem on my Mac, where the window is resized impossibly small and I can't for the life of me get it back so it's usable:

http://www.peterbaran.com/picture4.jpg
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Posted by firefly, on Jun 15, 2007 at 12:59 AM, in macOS
Solution 4,663 Views / 40 Replies  
Once again, the problem is Application Enhancer (framework of Shapeshifter). Absolutely certain. You might see a task in Activity Monitor called 'update prebinding' at close to 100% usage for a few...
Posted by firefly, on May 31, 2007 at 08:02 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Macbook Pro fan grille 496 Views / 1 Replies  
Where can I get hold of the newer (wide horizontal vents) fan grille from a C2D MBP and install it on a CD for better airflow? Would it swap out easily?

edit: Just realised this post might belong...
Posted by firefly, on May 20, 2007 at 12:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Maybe someone will release a workaround for the... 571 Views / 5 Replies  
Maybe someone will release a workaround for the Rev. A Macbook Pros as they technically can handle 3GB. The motherboard + chipset were identical in the later Core 2 Macbook Pros, so the limitation is...
Posted by firefly, on May 20, 2007 at 11:38 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: Would be great to see some improvements to... 10,308 Views / 31 Replies  
Would be great to see some improvements to battery life and screen resolution (how about 1680x1050 on the 15" and 1920x1200 on the 17"?).
Posted by firefly, on Apr 26, 2007 at 06:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Macdrive for Windows works really well. 928 Views / 4 Replies  
Macdrive for Windows works really well.
Posted by firefly, on Mar 31, 2007 at 06:03 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I had a 2005FPW at one point, and a Cinema 20... 832 Views / 4 Replies  
I had a 2005FPW at one point, and a Cinema 20 later on (returned both for different reasons). The panel was the same but there were differences in build, in particular the Dell had a terrible problem...
Posted by firefly, on Mar 31, 2007 at 05:22 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Crucial. 868 Views / 17 Replies  
Crucial.
Posted by firefly, on Mar 30, 2007 at 09:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I am 99% sure that the culprit is Unsanity's... 682 Views / 13 Replies  
I am 99% sure that the culprit is Unsanity's Application Enhancer, which you must have installed (it could have been bundled with something). The solution is simple: download AE from [unsanity]...
Posted by firefly, on Mar 30, 2007 at 09:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
bump: anyone? someone must know. please... :) 378 Views / 1 Replies  
bump: anyone? someone must know. please... :)
Posted by firefly, on Mar 26, 2007 at 09:58 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Logitech V270? Might be able to get it on offer... 470 Views / 1 Replies  
Logitech V270? Might be able to get it on offer somewhere.
Posted by firefly, on Mar 23, 2007 at 07:05 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Poor-man solution would be to get an Apple... 2,124 Views / 27 Replies  
Poor-man solution would be to get an Apple Extended Keyboard II and a Griffin iMate (ADB-USB adapter) off eBay.
Posted by firefly, on Mar 23, 2007 at 06:29 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Can't change output settings with shared printer 378 Views / 1 Replies  
I have an Epson Stylus printer attached to a Mac running OS 10.3.9, and it is shared over the network. When I add the printer and print from my Macbook Pro running 10.4.9, there are no quality...
Posted by firefly, on Mar 23, 2007 at 10:39 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Yeah any of the Core Duos could have the whine... 637 Views / 5 Replies  
Yeah any of the Core Duos could have the whine issue, although it was the particularly the early models which were worst affected. Heat is not so much of a problem with the latest firmware updates...
Posted by firefly, on Mar 21, 2007 at 04:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
A question for those who've had a replacement... 950 Views / 7 Replies  
A question for those who've had a replacement logic board: Has the whine been 100% eliminated? Is there still any whisper of the offending noise to be heard if you put your ear up close? Just asking...
Posted by firefly, on Mar 20, 2007 at 06:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
XLR8 (who are now out of business) once made a... 992 Views / 12 Replies  
XLR8 (who are now out of business) once made a dual G4 upgrade for G3s, so if you can get one of them on eBay then you could do it.
Posted by firefly, on Mar 20, 2007 at 09:27 AM, in Hardware Hacking
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