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btw: It wont even start up in Safe Mode 1,045 Views / 11 Replies  
btw:
It wont even start up in Safe Mode
Posted by bentoon, on Dec 27, 2009 at 02:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Latest MacBookPro not starting up 1,045 Views / 11 Replies  
I have had this machine for about 2 months

I just did a restart
and now my macBookPro wont stay on
It makes a reboot sound, the Apple appears and Then the wake up progress bar starts
for about...
Posted by bentoon, on Dec 27, 2009 at 02:55 PM, in Mac Notebooks
every time we get a new OS (each year) Apple... 2,947 Views / 14 Replies  
every time we get a new OS (each year)
Apple break the theming community
it takes a while to figure a new work around and by then...a new OSX
I am hoping for something a little more elegant next...
Posted by bentoon, on Sep 11, 2009 at 09:10 PM, in GUI Customization
All good. got the answer: Good time to buy ... 591 Views / 20 Replies  
All good.
got the answer: Good time to buy

Good Luck,
J
Posted by bentoon, on Aug 19, 2009 at 08:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
don't know the cost but might depends on where... 591 Views / 20 Replies  
don't know the cost but
might depends on where you are
In NYC, I would advise you to go (or call) Tekserve
Posted by bentoon, on Aug 18, 2009 at 11:25 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Eeek. I am on an old g4 iBook myself , but it... 591 Views / 20 Replies  
Eeek.
I am on an old g4 iBook myself ,
but it cant do much of what I need, and i figure it's time to take the plunge
J
Posted by bentoon, on Aug 18, 2009 at 11:10 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Simon, Thank You ! That was exactly the type... 591 Views / 20 Replies  
Simon,
Thank You !
That was exactly the type of explanation I was looking for
None of those 3 possible upgrades are reasons for me to wait.
Much appreciated!

J
Posted by bentoon, on Aug 18, 2009 at 10:49 AM, in Mac Notebooks
2 bit machine = ebay/ older MacBookP to tide me... 591 Views / 20 Replies  
2 bit machine = ebay/ older MacBookP to tide me over
Posted by bentoon, on Aug 17, 2009 at 10:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
New Laptop High or Low 591 Views / 20 Replies  
Hello All,
Need a new laptop, (the old one died a terrible death)
I will get a fully decked out Pro 17 because of high end work

but I am wondering if I should get a 2-bit machine to tide me...
Posted by bentoon, on Aug 17, 2009 at 10:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It wasn't clean - but I don't recall being... 1,873 Views / 10 Replies  
It wasn't clean -
but I don't recall being given a choice between archive & upgrade
J
Posted by bentoon, on Nov 17, 2007 at 05:48 PM, in Mac OS X
I know... it's just these two things That... 1,873 Views / 10 Replies  
I know...
it's just these two things
That almost feels like it has to index again every time
Posted by bentoon, on Nov 17, 2007 at 05:21 PM, in Mac OS X
Hey mduell. I have 19 Gigs available on my Hard... 1,873 Views / 10 Replies  
Hey mduell.
I have 19 Gigs available on my Hard drive - so I don't suspect it's that.
Thought it might have been an older app running in the BG slowing things down,
Like an Unsanity Ape...
But...
Posted by bentoon, on Nov 17, 2007 at 10:22 AM, in Mac OS X
Leopard Finder Slow still 1,873 Views / 10 Replies  
even after the update
my Leopard Finder is still Slow...

How does this manifest?
in Column view on the Finder
it takes 5 - 10 seconds to display the contents of a folder

Command + Delete...
Posted by bentoon, on Nov 17, 2007 at 12:41 AM, in Mac OS X
No there is no dot is Spotlight I thought maybe... 753 Views / 11 Replies  
No there is no dot is Spotlight
I thought maybe it had to do with the Time machine backing up
but thats long over
or maybe that the external drive was connected w/ Firewire 400

Thanks Code...
Posted by bentoon, on Oct 27, 2007 at 12:25 PM, in Mac OS X
Maybe Spotlight is indexing in the Bg still...? 753 Views / 11 Replies  
Maybe Spotlight is indexing in the Bg still...?
Posted by bentoon, on Oct 27, 2007 at 12:16 PM, in Mac OS X
Basic install I wasn't even given the option... 753 Views / 11 Replies  
Basic install
I wasn't even given the option to do a clean one
Funny?
it was like an idiots guide to installing - it just did it
Posted by bentoon, on Oct 27, 2007 at 12:15 PM, in Mac OS X
Regular folders. restarted Spotlight didn't... 753 Views / 11 Replies  
Regular folders.
restarted
Spotlight didn't do the same indexing thing that it did with Tiger ie. visibly
Even when I click on a folder it opens fast, but takes about 5 seconds to display
??...
Posted by bentoon, on Oct 27, 2007 at 12:08 PM, in Mac OS X
Leopard Slower 753 Views / 11 Replies  
It takes 25 seconds to move any simple folder from the finder to the desktop. Wtf?
There are other ways too in which Leopard seems crippled on my macbook Pro 233 w 2 G's of Ram ?
Posted by bentoon, on Oct 27, 2007 at 02:12 AM, in Mac OS X
you gotta be kidding me 9,090 Views / 63 Replies  
you gotta be kidding me
Posted by bentoon, on Oct 27, 2007 at 02:06 AM, in Mac OS X
Sticky: Leopard/bootcamp - XP or Vista ? 48,223 Views / 234 Replies  
I am installing Leopard right now on my macbook pro
should I XP or Vista?
I hear all different things

(I use writing = finalDraft, scriptware,
& 3D = games, 3Dstudio max, Virtools)

Thanks,...
Posted by bentoon, on Oct 26, 2007 at 04:26 PM, in Alternative OS Reference
Leopard/bootcamp - XP or Vista ? 402 Views / 1 Replies  
I am installing Leopard right now on my macbook pro
should I XP or Vista?
I hear all different things

(I use writing = finalDraft, scriptware,
& 3D = games, 3Dstudio max, Virtools)

Thanks,...
Posted by bentoon, on Oct 26, 2007 at 03:34 PM, in Mac OS X
Interesting. Thanks 530 Views / 7 Replies  
Interesting. Thanks
Posted by bentoon, on Oct 23, 2007 at 12:27 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Thanks, Then what is the story with a man going... 530 Views / 7 Replies  
Thanks,
Then what is the story with a man going to Europe and being hit with insane roaming charges primarily for accessing the internet/email?
Or is this myth?
Thanks
Posted by bentoon, on Oct 23, 2007 at 12:11 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Edge v Wifi - $$$ 530 Views / 7 Replies  
Simple question (already did a search)

Wifi is free (when you can access it)
Edge ises ATT network and costs (uses minutes)

Yes?
Posted by bentoon, on Oct 23, 2007 at 12:02 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Hey everyone, These were just some DVD's that a... 422 Views / 16 Replies  
Hey everyone,
These were just some DVD's that a friend shared with me - he bought them in the subway and they worked when we started watching them on her PC.
But they won't play on my Mac.
In...
Posted by bentoon, on Oct 2, 2007 at 08:38 PM, in Applications
OSX no longer playing cracked dvd's 422 Views / 16 Replies  
so accidentally I happened on a bunch of films on DVD .
The used to play on my mac. and with the last rounds of software updates wont any longer..
Anythought?

there are no prefs I can...
Posted by bentoon, on Oct 2, 2007 at 10:53 AM, in Applications
New Powerbook 17 screen. 461 Views / 7 Replies  
So I cracked my screen on the old Powerbook. Now I want to get a new screen so I can give it to my Dad, who it will be perfect for.
Any ideas?
Tech Serve in NY wants like 900$ for a new...
Posted by bentoon, on Sep 19, 2007 at 11:32 AM, in Mac Notebooks
LotsaWater is Beautiful 960 Views / 4 Replies  
LotsaWater is Beautiful
Posted by bentoon, on Feb 19, 2007 at 12:05 PM, in GUI Customization
Powerbook 17 Screen Replace 377 Views / 2 Replies  
I have a 17 G4 PB with a cracked screen
Apple wants 1000$ to replace the screen,

BUT
I found this on ebay:...
Posted by bentoon, on Feb 2, 2007 at 11:34 AM, in Mac Notebooks
So, I have a MacbookPro 2.33 with 2 Gigs of Ram... 72,675 Views / 211 Replies  
So,
I have a MacbookPro 2.33 with 2 Gigs of Ram installed.
It says that you have the possibility of installing 3 Gigs though.......????
I thought the Ram was better in Pairs.

Also, Since I...
Posted by bentoon, on Feb 2, 2007 at 10:48 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Beautiful Very Very thanks, 2,034 Views / 15 Replies  
Beautiful Very Very
thanks,
Posted by bentoon, on Jan 8, 2007 at 10:58 PM, in GUI Customization
I was kinda hopeing for truly transparent finder ... 706 Views / 4 Replies  
I was kinda hopeing for truly transparent finder
(a thing I like about Vista)
Posted by bentoon, on Aug 7, 2006 at 10:00 PM, in GUI Customization
Transparency now in Leopard? 706 Views / 4 Replies  
transparency is evidently now 100% supported in Leopard
right?
http://www.apple.com/macosx/leopard/coreanimation.html
Posted by bentoon, on Aug 7, 2006 at 04:33 PM, in GUI Customization
Insanely Beautiful ! ... to hide the... 4,037 Views / 30 Replies  
Insanely Beautiful !

... to hide the menubar's shadow?
Posted by bentoon, on Jun 1, 2006 at 10:22 PM, in GUI Customization
Hey Steve, Yup, good advise, but I can't do... 517 Views / 8 Replies  
Hey Steve,
Yup, good advise, but I can't do this as the iBooks aren't mine (some of my students) and the Mac books I have tried are in stores. But I may inquire at Tekserve when I get a moment.
Posted by bentoon, on May 31, 2006 at 04:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
nope it's a .mov file like these ... 517 Views / 8 Replies  
nope it's a .mov file

like these
http://reelshit.com/Letus35XL-H1/
Watch out they are HUGE files
Posted by bentoon, on May 31, 2006 at 03:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
streamed into Powerbook/FCP 1080/60i - these are... 517 Views / 8 Replies  
streamed into Powerbook/FCP 1080/60i - these are the .mov files that Final Cut captured directly.
Hmmm.
I'll try exporting them as something else, but it is the first I have run into this problem....
Posted by bentoon, on May 30, 2006 at 10:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yes, but this shouldn't be a Pro feature. It's... 517 Views / 8 Replies  
Yes,
but this shouldn't be a Pro feature. It's an HD issue and most users would don't even realize there is a Pro version of Qt...Interesting notion though.
Also the web page that Qt loads is not...
Posted by bentoon, on May 30, 2006 at 07:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Why my HD video wont work on a MacBook? 517 Views / 8 Replies  
I recorded High Def video shorts (saved as .mov's)
they play on my old powerbook, but on the ibooks and the new MacBooks quicktime takes me to the Apple Download 3rd party driver site and there is...
Posted by bentoon, on May 30, 2006 at 05:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
High Def on new Macbook 387 Views / 1 Replies  
Why am I having trouble displaying High Definition footage I have shot (and converted to Qt .mov's)
on the new Macbook?
Quicktime says there are missing componants and then takes me to the apple...
Posted by bentoon, on May 30, 2006 at 10:48 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Very Beautiful ! 2,051 Views / 21 Replies  
Very Beautiful !
Posted by bentoon, on May 25, 2006 at 10:23 PM, in GUI Customization
Still, Great to know that it is possible down the... 856 Views / 5 Replies  
Still, Great to know that it is possible down the line.
The 7200 Hard Drive can be done - I just wonder about overheating
?
Posted by bentoon, on May 24, 2006 at 01:20 AM, in Mac Notebooks
7200 Hard Drive into Macbook 856 Views / 5 Replies  
Has anyone done this?
I'm thinking of buying a Macbook w. stock 5400 HD and replacing it with a 100Gig 7200drive.
I have been running a 7200 Hard drive in my 133Gz PB 17" for a few years and it had...
Posted by bentoon, on May 23, 2006 at 06:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
thanks, got the answer here: "simply... 340 Views / 2 Replies  
thanks,
got the answer here:
"simply rotation, you can do this very easily if your laptop is a recent 15" or 17" PowerBook - simply hold down the option key as you click the Displays button in the...
Posted by bentoon, on Jan 18, 2006 at 08:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
This is EXACTLY What I have been Looking for , ... 508 Views / 4 Replies  
This is EXACTLY What I have been Looking for ,
JKT - THANK YOU !!!
Posted by bentoon, on Jan 17, 2006 at 01:28 PM, in Mac OS X
Can Core Image flip the screen Image? 508 Views / 4 Replies  
Can Core Image flip the screen Image?

I need this as a video monitor (& I am using an adaptor on camera that flips the image)
and rather than holding my lapptop upside down as I walkk around
-...
Posted by bentoon, on Jan 17, 2006 at 11:37 AM, in Mac OS X
get it doe by a certified Apple Tech Store - like... 962 Views / 6 Replies  
get it doe by a certified Apple Tech Store - like Tekserve in NY - and it wont void the warrenty.

Put a larger AND a faster on in - it'll cost a few hundred but is well worth it - I put a 7200...
Posted by bentoon, on Jan 17, 2006 at 11:29 AM, in Hardware Hacking
Flipping Screen Image 340 Views / 2 Replies  
I am not talking about a hardware hack,
but is there a way to FLIP the Image on my laptop screen?

Here's the situation
I have a PB 17" and I am goiing to be streaming video in with a camera that...
Posted by bentoon, on Jan 17, 2006 at 11:26 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Agreed... ... 1,668 Views / 9 Replies  
Agreed...

http://macthemesforums.net/viewtopic.php?t=1340&highlight=aero

http://icespectre.ambitiouslemon.com/Images/RULER_Aero_Fullscreen.png

Great theme by Ice Spectre ! Thanks - I use...
Posted by bentoon, on Jan 9, 2006 at 10:41 PM, in GUI Customization
thanks, been quite slow lately... 1,109 Views / 7 Replies  
thanks,
been quite slow lately...
Posted by bentoon, on Nov 28, 2005 at 08:18 PM, in GUI Customization
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