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Final Cut Express 5 anytime soon? 1,827 Views / 0 Replies  
How often is Final Cut Express updated? I'll be picking up a Canon 5D Mark II in the near future and am looking for a semi-decent app that can handle HD video. iMovie '09 seems cool, but I'd like...
Posted by asodamiac, on Feb 20, 2009 at 08:17 PM, in Applications
Sorry for all the posts, but I just got the final... 14,424 Views / 23 Replies  
Sorry for all the posts, but I just got the final word from the Apple store and they said they would not replace anything because the LCD is working as "normal." They tested their screens around the...
Posted by asodamiac, on Aug 18, 2008 at 02:04 PM, in Mac Desktops
Well I just got a call back from my Apple store... 14,424 Views / 23 Replies  
Well I just got a call back from my Apple store and after 10 days, they said they were unable to see an issue in the LCD screen (gradient which is brighter on the bottom than the top) and couldn't...
Posted by asodamiac, on Aug 17, 2008 at 04:11 PM, in Mac Desktops
Hahaha serious! The repair is taking a little... 14,424 Views / 23 Replies  
Hahaha serious! The repair is taking a little longer than expected too... It's been 9 days so far, so they should have it ready by tomorrow or Monday at the latest. I really can't stand using my...
Posted by asodamiac, on Aug 17, 2008 at 04:10 AM, in Mac Desktops
Well, my iMac is currently at the apple store... 14,424 Views / 23 Replies  
Well, my iMac is currently at the apple store being repaired. I let them know about the screen gradient issue as well so they are replacing the power supply, lcd screen, and logic board.

My...
Posted by asodamiac, on Aug 15, 2008 at 11:05 PM, in Mac Desktops
I first deleted the AddressBook-v22.abcddb file... 1,638 Views / 3 Replies  
I first deleted the AddressBook-v22.abcddb file in my PowerPC's Address Book folder. I then transferred the .abcdp files from my time machine back up to the PowerPC's Address Book's metadata folder....
Posted by asodamiac, on Aug 9, 2008 at 02:05 AM, in macOS
Never mind, I was able to figure out the Address... 1,638 Views / 3 Replies  
Never mind, I was able to figure out the Address Book issue!
Posted by asodamiac, on Aug 8, 2008 at 06:56 PM, in macOS
Restore Intel iMac time machine backup to PowerPC 1,638 Views / 3 Replies  
Hey folks,

I just sent in my Intel based iMac to the Apple Store for a repair and also had my iPhone 3G replaced. I made a backup of my iMac onto my external via Time Machine but now I cannot...
Posted by asodamiac, on Aug 8, 2008 at 06:12 PM, in macOS
Poll: I really did underestimate the screen brightness... 3,372 Views / 50 Replies  
I really did underestimate the screen brightness issue.

Since my purchase, I've been using a Dell 2408WFP as my main monitor. I tried using the iMac's monitor today and the dock is just completely...
Posted by asodamiac, on Jun 13, 2008 at 03:00 AM, in Mac Desktops
Ahh guess youre right. It's going to be a hassle... 14,424 Views / 23 Replies  
Ahh guess youre right. It's going to be a hassle to pack this bad boy up!
Posted by asodamiac, on Jun 8, 2008 at 01:23 PM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: Just an update: Other than the screen brightness... 3,372 Views / 50 Replies  
Just an update: Other than the screen brightness gradient, I've had the random shutdown on my iMac as well. Happened once with 10.5.2 and again after 10.5.3. Wonder what's up... I'll probably take it...
Posted by asodamiac, on Jun 8, 2008 at 02:13 AM, in Mac Desktops
I had the random shut down happen to me (brand... 14,424 Views / 23 Replies  
I had the random shut down happen to me (brand new, April release iMac) once with Leopard 10.5.2. Thought it was a fluke so I let it go. Upgraded to 10.5.3 and I just had my iMac shut down on me...
Posted by asodamiac, on Jun 8, 2008 at 01:59 AM, in Mac Desktops
Dell 2408: Strange green pixels... 891 Views / 0 Replies  
Hey folks,

I've had the Dell 2408WFP since the day it was released and never had an issue with it until today. I was watching a TV show on my computer (through hulu.com) and noticed these green...
Posted by asodamiac, on Jun 8, 2008 at 01:36 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
http://www.pbase.com/jasonjoo/image/97402894/origi... 468,138 Views / 1,355 Replies  
http://www.pbase.com/jasonjoo/image/97402894/original.jpg

My setup is listed in my sig. The 2408WFP looks a lot smaller than it does in real life. Guess it's just the trick of the angle!
Posted by asodamiac, on May 20, 2008 at 08:32 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks guys. I can live with it, but I just like... 5,321 Views / 6 Replies  
Thanks guys. I can live with it, but I just like leaving my desktop clutter free as possible. Call it anal, but I dunno, that's just how things are for me :)

Another issue I seem to be having with...
Posted by asodamiac, on May 16, 2008 at 01:15 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
I do not want to delete the partition, just... 5,321 Views / 6 Replies  
I do not want to delete the partition, just remove the boot camp hard drive icon from my desktop. I only use my boot camp partition to play some video games. I don't think I'll need to access the...
Posted by asodamiac, on May 15, 2008 at 01:12 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Remove Boot Camp Disk Image 5,321 Views / 6 Replies  
Is there a way to remove the boot camp disk image from the Mac OS X desktop?

Thanks.
Posted by asodamiac, on May 15, 2008 at 05:18 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Hmm, I found a link to some third party ATI... 520 Views / 2 Replies  
Hmm, I found a link to some third party ATI firmware and it seemed to do the trick. Thanks for the suggestion though!
Posted by asodamiac, on May 15, 2008 at 05:17 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Boot Camp and Dual Monitors... 520 Views / 2 Replies  
I just installed Boot Camp on my iMac. I'm using a Dell 2408 as my main monitor, but Windows XP does not seem to let me "move" my taskbar like Mac OS X does. Is there any way to move the taskbar to...
Posted by asodamiac, on May 15, 2008 at 03:28 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Poll: By golly you're right... I have no idea why,... 3,372 Views / 50 Replies  
By golly you're right...

I have no idea why, but when I was moving the widget, I was moving it from the bottom right corner to the top left. I just tried it again and it is definitely from top to...
Posted by asodamiac, on May 13, 2008 at 08:12 PM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: Hmm, I JUST noticed that the brightness is NOT... 3,372 Views / 50 Replies  
Hmm, I JUST noticed that the brightness is NOT even on my 20" iMac. The screen is definitely darker on the left side than it is on the left. The difference is VERY noticeable with the naked eye, but...
Posted by asodamiac, on May 13, 2008 at 04:07 PM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: Kenneth I agree with LaCie drive part! I've had... 3,372 Views / 50 Replies  
Kenneth I agree with LaCie drive part! I've had my iMac for 2 weeks as well and it is SO DARN QUIET! The noise my LaCie drive makes now has become quiet annoying :)
Posted by asodamiac, on May 13, 2008 at 01:25 AM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: I bought the April-release iMac the day it was... 3,372 Views / 50 Replies  
I bought the April-release iMac the day it was released and only had one problem, which was with my Dell 2408 monitor. At first, I was unable to mirror the screens or use the 2408 in the portrait...
Posted by asodamiac, on May 12, 2008 at 07:04 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yeah, it was one of the first updates when I got... 817 Views / 2 Replies  
Yeah, it was one of the first updates when I got the iMac.

This is a bit strange and it's becoming a bit annoying! I'll try the separate user account and let you know how it goes.

Thanks for...
Posted by asodamiac, on May 5, 2008 at 02:49 AM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks for the info guys. 392 Views / 6 Replies  
Thanks for the info guys.
Posted by asodamiac, on May 5, 2008 at 02:47 AM, in Mac Notebooks
12" Powerbook G4 memory question 392 Views / 6 Replies  
Hey folks,

I have a friend who wants to put some more memory in her 12" Powerbook G4 (1.5ghz). I think I read that it only supports up to 1.25gb of memory? Is this true? She has 512mb of RAM...
Posted by asodamiac, on May 4, 2008 at 11:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I can keep it, but it would be nice if it could... 937 Views / 7 Replies  
I can keep it, but it would be nice if it could help pay off some of the newer RAM. In any case, it seems like keeping the RAM will be the safe bet.

Thanks for your help guys.
Posted by asodamiac, on May 4, 2008 at 09:07 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
What's a good price to sell the Apple RAM for? ... 937 Views / 7 Replies  
What's a good price to sell the Apple RAM for?

This may be overly paranoid, but would it be better to save the RAM in case I need to send in my iMac for service? I've sent in my Powerbook for...
Posted by asodamiac, on May 3, 2008 at 08:21 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Yeah, it's in landscape mode. 4,095 Views / 7 Replies  
Yeah, it's in landscape mode.
Posted by asodamiac, on May 3, 2008 at 02:25 PM, in Mac Desktops
Just tried it, no dice. Even when the Dell... 4,095 Views / 7 Replies  
Just tried it, no dice.

Even when the Dell 2408 is set at 1920x1200, once I hit the "Turn On Mirroring" button, the image on the Dell display is resized to a smaller resolution. I tried lowering...
Posted by asodamiac, on May 3, 2008 at 05:59 AM, in Mac Desktops
The Dell 2408 is at 1920x1200 and the iMac is... 4,095 Views / 7 Replies  
The Dell 2408 is at 1920x1200 and the iMac is running at 1680x1050.

Yes, the name of the Dell monitor shows up in the display preferences.

I'm also having trouble getting the monitor to run in...
Posted by asodamiac, on May 2, 2008 at 09:07 PM, in Mac Desktops
Can't mirror iMac with external display... 4,095 Views / 7 Replies  
Hey folks,

Whenever I try to mirror my iMac and Dell 2408 monitor, the iMac screen does not show any image but a light blue background color. I can see the mouse move around on the screen, not it...
Posted by asodamiac, on May 2, 2008 at 08:24 PM, in Mac Desktops
Can't rotate external display with new (late April) iMac 817 Views / 2 Replies  
I'm using the recently released iMac with a Dell 2408WFP and when I rotate the external monitor, the image will not adjust to the portrait orientation. I tried changing the rotation in the display...
Posted by asodamiac, on Apr 30, 2008 at 01:59 PM, in Mac Desktops
Ahh I see. When I purchased my first Mac in April... 5,208 Views / 59 Replies  
Ahh I see. When I purchased my first Mac in April of 2005, Apple had the back to school iPod promotion in June and I was a bit bummed out. But when I went to the Apple store on Monday to pick up the...
Posted by asodamiac, on Apr 30, 2008 at 01:54 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks mduell. I think I'll just buy from Newegg! 937 Views / 7 Replies  
Thanks mduell. I think I'll just buy from Newegg!
Posted by asodamiac, on Apr 30, 2008 at 01:45 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Hmm, I can't seem to edit my own post. Well,... 937 Views / 7 Replies  
Hmm, I can't seem to edit my own post.

Well, I just took a look at OWC's benchmarks from going from 2GB to 4GB of RAM, it the boost in speed does not seem too significant. In real world use, would...
Posted by asodamiac, on Apr 29, 2008 at 06:22 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
OWC RAM rebate or sell RAM separately? 937 Views / 7 Replies  
I purchased an iMac yesterday (the 20" model released yesterday) and am planning on upgrading to 4GB of RAM. OWC has an option for a $20 dollar rebate if I send in my 2x1GB RAM modules to them. While...
Posted by asodamiac, on Apr 29, 2008 at 06:18 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Ahh I see. Thanks for clearing that up guys. ... 5,208 Views / 59 Replies  
Ahh I see. Thanks for clearing that up guys.

It's been a day and so far everything is smooth sailing :)
Posted by asodamiac, on Apr 29, 2008 at 03:19 PM, in Mac Desktops
Hey Charles, I was just curious and I tried this... 5,208 Views / 59 Replies  
Hey Charles, I was just curious and I tried this on my new iMac (yesterday's release) and I didn't seem to have any issues, though I'm not sure if I am doing the test the right way.

I loaded up a...
Posted by asodamiac, on Apr 29, 2008 at 12:37 PM, in Mac Desktops
Hmm I just did and have no problems. I'm... 882 Views / 5 Replies  
Hmm I just did and have no problems.

I'm running the new 20" iMac (today's release) with the HD 2600.
Posted by asodamiac, on Apr 29, 2008 at 12:34 AM, in Mac Desktops
My desk is setup in a particular way, so I don't... 5,208 Views / 59 Replies  
My desk is setup in a particular way, so I don't want to do too much rearranging. The glare issue is only during the day time. I don't think my lamps will be an issue as they are placed behind the...
Posted by asodamiac, on Apr 28, 2008 at 08:31 PM, in Mac Desktops
Well, I just went to the Apple store and bought a... 5,208 Views / 59 Replies  
Well, I just went to the Apple store and bought a 20" with the HD2600. With the student discount, I was able to get a free printer as well.

So far everything is smooth sailing. I really wish they...
Posted by asodamiac, on Apr 28, 2008 at 07:26 PM, in Mac Desktops
Does anyone know if Apple has a "grace period"... 5,208 Views / 59 Replies  
Does anyone know if Apple has a "grace period" for students who buy a new computer before their summer free-iPod promotion? My G4 Powerbook is circling the drain right now and I need a new computer...
Posted by asodamiac, on Apr 28, 2008 at 05:02 PM, in Mac Desktops
Hmm, yeah I was hoping for a GPU upgrade, but the... 5,208 Views / 59 Replies  
Hmm, yeah I was hoping for a GPU upgrade, but the more I think about it, I really don't need it. I don't game much, but I mainly do work with photos and videos, but less and less lately. I'm debating...
Posted by asodamiac, on Apr 28, 2008 at 01:54 PM, in Mac Desktops
Is the graphics card for the lower 24" and 20"... 5,208 Views / 59 Replies  
Is the graphics card for the lower 24" and 20" models the same as the previous model? I was really hoping there would be a refresh for the graphics card across the board.

However, I think I'll be...
Posted by asodamiac, on Apr 28, 2008 at 01:14 PM, in Mac Desktops
Darn. What a bummer! Guess I'll have to thug... 306 Views / 2 Replies  
Darn. What a bummer!

Guess I'll have to thug it out for a few days.

Thanks.
Posted by asodamiac, on Mar 30, 2008 at 01:01 PM, in macOS
Running Leopard from Time Machine backed up external... 306 Views / 2 Replies  
Hey folks,

I backed up my Powerbook G4 via Time Machine to an external drive before sending it off for repairs. My computer has not come back yet, so I will have to borrow my brother's Powerbook...
Posted by asodamiac, on Mar 30, 2008 at 01:54 AM, in macOS
Found the link on Apple's site if anyone else... 995 Views / 12 Replies  
Found the link on Apple's site if anyone else needs it:

Apple - Service Provider Locator (http://www.apple.com/buy/locator/service/)
Posted by asodamiac, on Mar 13, 2008 at 06:18 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks for the AASP tip. Does Apple have a list... 995 Views / 12 Replies  
Thanks for the AASP tip. Does Apple have a list on their site that shows who is an AASP in my particular location?

I already have a few external drives, but really hate hearing the drive spin up...
Posted by asodamiac, on Mar 13, 2008 at 06:16 PM, in Mac Desktops
Hmm, I think it would be fairly difficult to... 995 Views / 12 Replies  
Hmm, I think it would be fairly difficult to install the drive on an iMac. I'll be paying for the +2 years of Apple Care, so I don't want to void my warranty trying to install a disk.

I wish Apple...
Posted by asodamiac, on Mar 13, 2008 at 01:57 AM, in Mac Desktops
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