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One more thing -- this usually happens when... 451 Views / 3 Replies  
One more thing -- this usually happens when nothing is connected to the computer, except for the power cable.
Posted by dmlpbg4, on May 21, 2008 at 09:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
MBP -- screen does not turn on when waking 451 Views / 3 Replies  
I have a 2.4ghz MBP (santa rosa). I've noticed that sometimes the computer screen will not turn on when the computer wakes from sleep. In other words, I can hear that the computer woke up (HD...
Posted by dmlpbg4, on May 21, 2008 at 09:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
does the os empty the cache on each restart? 336 Views / 3 Replies  
does the os empty the cache on each restart?
Posted by dmlpbg4, on Apr 29, 2008 at 12:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: yeah same result; i just do not normally remove... 56,906 Views / 24 Replies  
yeah same result; i just do not normally remove my usb devices
Posted by dmlpbg4, on Apr 29, 2008 at 12:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
MBP sluggish finder?? 336 Views / 3 Replies  
I have a santa rosa MBP 2.4ghz, 256 vram, 4 gig RAM, 5400 160gig HD, OS 10.5.x. All software updates installed. Love the computer, but I have noticed that opening up folders in the finder (even...
Posted by dmlpbg4, on Apr 28, 2008 at 05:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: No, you're right, it is. I first used the... 56,906 Views / 24 Replies  
No, you're right, it is. I first used the process out of necessity -- my old powerbook G4 had only 64 megs of vram so I wanted all available video memory to drive the external monitor. That is...
Posted by dmlpbg4, on Apr 28, 2008 at 05:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: This might be obvious, but I have always run my... 56,906 Views / 24 Replies  
This might be obvious, but I have always run my apple laptops with the lid closed (or conversely the lid open, but screen off) using this method (worked on both a powerbook G4 and a santa rosa MBP):...
Posted by dmlpbg4, on Apr 28, 2008 at 04:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Right you are. Well, I'll give it a try. Thank... 9,062 Views / 9 Replies  
Right you are. Well, I'll give it a try. Thank you.
Posted by dmlpbg4, on Mar 25, 2008 at 12:23 PM, in Networking
correction -- ...could be third party software 9,062 Views / 9 Replies  
correction -- ...could be third party software
Posted by dmlpbg4, on Mar 24, 2008 at 06:38 PM, in Networking
Thank you. I did read the link. I do not have... 9,062 Views / 9 Replies  
Thank you. I did read the link. I do not have (nor have I ever heard of) audio hijack. Yet you are right it could be 3rd party hardware. Not sure what however, since I have not installed any...
Posted by dmlpbg4, on Mar 24, 2008 at 06:38 PM, in Networking
Fantastic. Great job Apple. Well, I'll have to... 9,062 Views / 9 Replies  
Fantastic. Great job Apple. Well, I'll have to wait till the next security update or fix. Thanks for saving me the hassle and $$ of buying a new express.
Posted by dmlpbg4, on Mar 24, 2008 at 05:51 PM, in Networking
Express, Wireless printing issues 9,062 Views / 9 Replies  
I have a MBP and a MB (both running latest v. of 10.5). I have a cable modem connected to an airport express (802.11(g)). I also have a samsung laser printer connected to the express to allow for...
Posted by dmlpbg4, on Mar 24, 2008 at 03:54 PM, in Networking
CNET review of MBP -- significant speed bump 467 Views / 3 Replies  
CNET recently posted its review of the new MBP penryn-class.

Apple MacBook Pro 2008 Edition (Core 2 Duo 2.5GHz, 2GB RAM, 250GB HDD) Laptop reviews - CNET Reviews...
Posted by dmlpbg4, on Mar 5, 2008 at 05:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Agreed, in part, re: Aperture future proof. I... 1,478 Views / 49 Replies  
Agreed, in part, re: Aperture future proof. I think I was speaking more along the lines that I would bet on Lightroom being around longer than Aperture. But who knows. Gota stick with what works...
Posted by dmlpbg4, on Mar 4, 2008 at 08:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Correction: enjoyed LIGHTROOM more 1,478 Views / 49 Replies  
Correction: enjoyed LIGHTROOM more
Posted by dmlpbg4, on Mar 4, 2008 at 07:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Wow. I leave everyone alone for 2 days and an... 1,478 Views / 49 Replies  
Wow. I leave everyone alone for 2 days and an explosion of conversation.

Looks like I should have my new MBP on Thursday. Very excited. Just bought PS CS3 in preparation, and my 4 gigs of RAM...
Posted by dmlpbg4, on Mar 4, 2008 at 07:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yes, thx, L2 cache. Well, I thought I would... 1,478 Views / 49 Replies  
Yes, thx, L2 cache.

Well, I thought I would let folks know the final decision, after all the discussion. I found a great deal on a MBP, 2.4ghz, 2gig RAM, 160gig HD, 256mb VRAM. So I jumped on...
Posted by dmlpbg4, on Mar 2, 2008 at 03:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yes, Eizo displays are spectacular. My thought... 776 Views / 6 Replies  
Yes, Eizo displays are spectacular. My thought was to spend the money there, rather than the "best" computer -- as you only need so much horsepower for photoediting, which is my only "power" use of...
Posted by dmlpbg4, on Feb 29, 2008 at 04:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I can afford either -- but it is more a question... 1,478 Views / 49 Replies  
I can afford either -- but it is more a question of whether I really need to spend more for the MBP. Back in the day of the powerbook and ibook, there was a much bigger performance difference.

I...
Posted by dmlpbg4, on Feb 29, 2008 at 01:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, for starters I need to upgrade from CS2 to... 1,478 Views / 49 Replies  
Well, for starters I need to upgrade from CS2 to CS2 -- seeing as using CS2 with an intel MB or MBP appears to be a bad idea.

That said, I'm not sure how much I'll miss the "feel" of the pro...
Posted by dmlpbg4, on Feb 29, 2008 at 12:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thank you for your post - sincerely. It is a... 776 Views / 6 Replies  
Thank you for your post - sincerely.

It is a LCD, less than a year old. Uses DVI. I suppose I had some worry with the MB that the miniDVI to DVI cable that it requires could affect color or...
Posted by dmlpbg4, on Feb 29, 2008 at 12:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
MB external display color issues?? 1,236 Views / 2 Replies  
Anyone have any color accuracy issues hooking an external display to a MB? (i.e. does the x3100 integrated graphic chip provide any color issues that could show up on an external display?)

Would...
Posted by dmlpbg4, on Feb 28, 2008 at 08:41 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
MB external display color issues?? 776 Views / 6 Replies  
Anyone have any color accuracy issues hooking an external display to a MB? (i.e. does the x3100 integrated graphic chip provide any color issues that could show up on an external display?)

Would...
Posted by dmlpbg4, on Feb 28, 2008 at 08:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Color issues with MB and External Display?? 262 Views / 1 Replies  
Anyone have any color accuracy issues hooking an external display to a MB? (i.e. does the x3100 integrated graphic chip provide any color issues that could show up on an external display?)

Would...
Posted by dmlpbg4, on Feb 28, 2008 at 08:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
And one last question (maybe...) Radeon 9700... 1,478 Views / 49 Replies  
And one last question (maybe...)

Radeon 9700 (64megs) vs Intel's x3100: are these going to be roughly equivalent for everyday use with 10.5 and for, as previously discussed, photo editing? Never...
Posted by dmlpbg4, on Feb 28, 2008 at 05:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
BTW -- I meant to ask, is there a difference... 1,478 Views / 49 Replies  
BTW -- I meant to ask, is there a difference (real difference) between refurb and clearance on apple?? There "should" be, but then again...
Posted by dmlpbg4, on Feb 28, 2008 at 05:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I agree and I am considering. I went to the... 1,478 Views / 49 Replies  
I agree and I am considering. I went to the apple store page (US) and noticed that they also have a "clearance" section which states that the laptops are "new" not refurbished. I like new (I admit...
Posted by dmlpbg4, on Feb 28, 2008 at 05:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ok - so here is my concern, based on a review of... 1,478 Views / 49 Replies  
Ok - so here is my concern, based on a review of the Macbook (santa rosa, but still same x3100 graphics) by Ars Technica:

"At work I came across another limitation, this time almost certainly...
Posted by dmlpbg4, on Feb 28, 2008 at 02:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I've played around with the configurations. ... 1,478 Views / 49 Replies  
I've played around with the configurations.

Adding to the purchase price about $115 (for 4 gigs of RAM from OWC):

A Macbook w/ 250 gig HD costs $1600

A Macbook Pro w/ same specs + , of...
Posted by dmlpbg4, on Feb 28, 2008 at 12:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I've always hesitated with refurb product --... 1,478 Views / 49 Replies  
I've always hesitated with refurb product -- don't trust the quality. But, I suppose if I buy it from the apple site, with a warranty, it might be ok. I would be surprised to find a last gen MBP...
Posted by dmlpbg4, on Feb 28, 2008 at 10:25 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Good points -- thanks. Correct, if I had an... 1,478 Views / 49 Replies  
Good points -- thanks.

Correct, if I had an ibook right now, I would have replaced it well over a year ago. High-end image editing, not gaming, is my only real "future" concern. I only want to...
Posted by dmlpbg4, on Feb 27, 2008 at 06:55 PM, in Mac Notebooks
MBP or MB for Lightroom / PS2/3 1,478 Views / 49 Replies  
Apologizes up front for posting a widely discussed topic (I have been reading the forums) and, perhaps, a subjective one.

I currently use a PB G4 1.67ghz 15inch w/ 2gb RAM. Apart from standard...
Posted by dmlpbg4, on Feb 27, 2008 at 06:36 PM, in Mac Notebooks
No pricing yet. I'd consider the upgrade if... 1,434 Views / 30 Replies  
No pricing yet. I'd consider the upgrade if under $300

I understand that it is only a 10% speed increase, but I still recall the difference between a Pismo 400mhz G3 (with 1meg L2 cache and a...
Posted by dmlpbg4, on Mar 6, 2006 at 03:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Really? Can you explain why not? (apart from the... 1,434 Views / 30 Replies  
Really? Can you explain why not? (apart from the nominal processor speed improvement)
Posted by dmlpbg4, on Mar 6, 2006 at 02:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
my backup computer (when my pbg4 breaks - which... 477 Views / 5 Replies  
my backup computer (when my pbg4 breaks - which is quite frequent) is a Pismo G3 400mhz. Workhorse, absolute workhorse. Never has broken, still fast considering the difference in processor speed. ...
Posted by dmlpbg4, on Mar 6, 2006 at 01:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
1.67 upgrade to new ppc 7448 1,434 Views / 30 Replies  
Wondering if anyone has an opinion as to upgrading a pb g4 1.67 to the new daystar 7448 running at 1.83 ghz. I believe that the 7448 has 1mg of L2 cache vs. 512k on the 7447A; and that the 7448 has...
Posted by dmlpbg4, on Mar 6, 2006 at 12:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
 
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