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Check this: ... 668 Views / 5 Replies  
Check this:

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=16473

and go down the list.

I think (not sure, but strongly believe) you're using the wrong orange disk - if it says...
Posted by bgordon, on May 30, 2006 at 11:50 AM, in Mac Desktops
Have you tried booting from the OS X CD? If you... 5,018 Views / 2 Replies  
Have you tried booting from the OS X CD? If you can, put it in the CD drive and press "C" upon startup (you prob already know this and may have already tried it.) If it works, it will at least give...
Posted by bgordon, on Apr 26, 2006 at 02:14 PM, in Mac Desktops
Almost 100 percent certain the 120mm fan... 2,472 Views / 29 Replies  
Almost 100 percent certain the 120mm fan connector is the three-pin connector located on the door way down near the case hinge, almost underneath the ribbon cable connecting the front hard drives to...
Posted by bgordon, on Mar 29, 2006 at 02:47 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yah, I added one of those bluetooth USB dongles... 1,037 Views / 12 Replies  
Yah, I added one of those bluetooth USB dongles to the back of my circa-2002 dual 1GHz MDD Powermac, no problems whatsoever, works like a charm, computer recognizes it no problem. Got it from Compusa...
Posted by bgordon, on Mar 15, 2006 at 02:33 PM, in Mac Desktops
I would try resetting the motherboard by pressing... 491 Views / 2 Replies  
I would try resetting the motherboard by pressing the CUDA switch for 15 seconds. Here's where it's located:

Where is the CUDA Switch?

* On Blue and Whites they are left of the processor...
Posted by bgordon, on Dec 21, 2005 at 02:29 PM, in Mac Desktops
FYI, I have had some success with an Adaptec USB... 1,256 Views / 8 Replies  
FYI, I have had some success with an Adaptec USB 2.0 PCI card in my 2002 MDD dual 1 Ghz that I got from COMPUSA. Originally, I tried a Belkin USB 2.0 PCI card, but that was crazy buggy, and finally...
Posted by bgordon, on Oct 26, 2005 at 02:31 PM, in Mac Desktops
Really haven't noticed a change in fan speed in... 485 Views / 1 Replies  
Really haven't noticed a change in fan speed in my MDD Dual 1.0 Ghz, to be honest.

Are you using the software program Temperature Monitor?
...
Posted by bgordon, on Jul 28, 2005 at 10:50 AM, in Mac Desktops
You ought to be able to put Panher directly on... 685 Views / 10 Replies  
You ought to be able to put Panher directly on there.

I have a great web site for you:

www.lowendmac.com

Lots of info for older Macs such as the old Bondis!

Good luck!
Posted by bgordon, on Jul 26, 2005 at 04:39 PM, in Mac Desktops
You could go straight to Panther, I think. But... 685 Views / 10 Replies  
You could go straight to Panther, I think. But I'm pretty sure performance will be kinda lousy compared to OS 8 or OS 9. I had 10.2 on my 233 and it was a dog. Panther may be slightly better, but I...
Posted by bgordon, on Jul 26, 2005 at 04:28 PM, in Mac Desktops
"what are your cpu temperatures like running that... 2,564 Views / 14 Replies  
"what are your cpu temperatures like running that fan at 7v?"
Right now, with 3 hard drives in my MDD, along with the Verax silencing kit, one PCI card, the speaker removed from the front to allow...
Posted by bgordon, on Jul 25, 2005 at 05:12 PM, in Mac Desktops
I think you'd prob. be best off trying a little... 2,564 Views / 14 Replies  
I think you'd prob. be best off trying a little experimentation.

I suspect that the medium setting of the fan you're showing me is the same as 7-volt operation, i.e., when you switch it to...
Posted by bgordon, on Jul 25, 2005 at 09:56 AM, in Mac Desktops
Fairly sure that running off a molex connector... 2,564 Views / 14 Replies  
Fairly sure that running off a molex connector means the fan will NOT vary speeds according to heat...I'm fairly certain that you need to connect the fan to the motherboard connector for it to do...
Posted by bgordon, on Jul 25, 2005 at 08:04 AM, in Mac Desktops
I think you're going about this all wrong, to be... 685 Views / 10 Replies  
I think you're going about this all wrong, to be honest.

The only way to upgrade an iMac's HD:

1. Turn off machine.
2. Remove old HD.
3. Install new HD, ensuring correct jumper settings. ...
Posted by bgordon, on Jul 24, 2005 at 10:31 PM, in Mac Desktops
Try using no jumpers. I think that worked for me... 685 Views / 10 Replies  
Try using no jumpers. I think that worked for me in my old Rev. A iMac. Seriously.

Also, in those original iMacs, the system folder must be in the first 8 GB of the drive. You must partition the...
Posted by bgordon, on Jul 23, 2005 at 11:47 PM, in Mac Desktops
vantec stealth running at 7 volts: ... 2,564 Views / 14 Replies  
vantec stealth running at 7 volts:

http://www.cpemma.co.uk/7volt.html

i've tried many: silenx, panaflo m1a, etc. but this one moves the most air at a slower speed.

btw, you want 120x120x25...
Posted by bgordon, on Jul 23, 2005 at 11:00 PM, in Mac Desktops
Geforce 4Ti 64MB vs. Radeon 9000 Pro 128MB 311 Views / 1 Replies  
Hey all - in the constant quest to silence my Dual 1 Ghz MDD, I'm looking for a fanless video card, and I see the Radeon 9000 Pro Mac Edition with 128MB of VRAM has no fan.

How will this card...
Posted by bgordon, on Jul 22, 2005 at 12:12 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I can echo those comments on B&H. I've shopped... 429 Views / 4 Replies  
I can echo those comments on B&H. I've shopped there before, with good results; for the professional wedding photographer who lives across the hall from me here in NYC, it's the only place he'll shop...
Posted by bgordon, on Jul 22, 2005 at 09:49 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Hmmm...I'm not sure, to be honest. Could... 1,457 Views / 13 Replies  
Hmmm...I'm not sure, to be honest.

Could you email me the picture at:

transceiver(at)mac.com

I would be extremely grateful!
Posted by bgordon, on Jul 21, 2005 at 11:24 AM, in Mac Desktops
Hi - I'm interested in learning more about the... 1,457 Views / 13 Replies  
Hi - I'm interested in learning more about the CoolRiver cooling set. I found it online and it looks interesting. Could you take a picture of the inside of your MDD case and post it here, or email it...
Posted by bgordon, on Jul 21, 2005 at 10:09 AM, in Mac Desktops
I've got a G4 MDD Dual 1 Ghz with the Verax... 1,457 Views / 13 Replies  
I've got a G4 MDD Dual 1 Ghz with the Verax silencing kits installed, and after noting recent successes with CHUD 3.5.2 and TIger again, I decided to give it another try (many of you will recall that...
Posted by bgordon, on Jul 20, 2005 at 10:21 AM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks everyone - exactly the info I was looking... 448 Views / 4 Replies  
Thanks everyone - exactly the info I was looking for.

I think my backup HD is faster - 7200 v. 5400 - than my original HD, so I may go ahead and try this. And I totally forgot about the migration...
Posted by bgordon, on Jul 18, 2005 at 01:58 PM, in Mac OS X
OS X and hard drive question 448 Views / 4 Replies  
All,

Question that I should know the answer to, but don't:

1. I have a Powermac G4 MDD with 2 internal drives. The original drive (120GB) is the main drive, so to speak; it currently has OS...
Posted by bgordon, on Jul 18, 2005 at 11:12 AM, in Mac OS X
Screamingfit, what about when you do... 5,135 Views / 45 Replies  
Screamingfit, what about when you do processor-intensive stuff? Any noticeable ramp-up in fan speed?
Posted by bgordon, on May 15, 2005 at 07:28 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'm using a 1.8Ghz iMac at work with 1 GB of RAM... 5,135 Views / 45 Replies  
I'm using a 1.8Ghz iMac at work with 1 GB of RAM and for normal, non-taxing purposes - web surfing, writing, etc. - it's utterly silent. But when I play Snood (probably the least-taxing game I can...
Posted by bgordon, on May 11, 2005 at 01:55 PM, in Mac Desktops
Be careful not to rub too hard. In an effort to... 1,981 Views / 19 Replies  
Be careful not to rub too hard. In an effort to get sticker residue off an old Classic I picked up, I managed to create a "shine spot" in the case finish that now stands out.
Posted by bgordon, on Apr 13, 2005 at 11:10 AM, in Mac Desktops
Remote installation 380 Views / 2 Replies  
Question for the group:

I'm trying to install a program on my Powermac, but the CD's won't read because the Superdrive in my Powermac is shaky.

However, the optical drive in PowerBOOK is just...
Posted by bgordon, on Mar 30, 2005 at 05:05 PM, in Mac OS X
Dude, I have to tell you...let it go. It's really... 399 Views / 3 Replies  
Dude, I have to tell you...let it go. It's really in your best interests, financially speaking.

I just went down the same path a year ago...got a 1400c off eBay...nice machine....32MB of...
Posted by bgordon, on Jan 31, 2005 at 12:38 AM, in Mac Notebooks
See if someone you know has a DV minicam similar... 557 Views / 9 Replies  
See if someone you know has a DV minicam similar to the Sony DCR-TRV22. It has a pass-thru feature that lets you connect older 8mm and Hi-8 minicams and digitizes the video:
...
Posted by bgordon, on Nov 9, 2004 at 10:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Can't vouch for it...I know D-link is a good name... 634 Views / 9 Replies  
Can't vouch for it...I know D-link is a good name with a good reputation, though, and saw it was supported under 10.2.

Good luck.

- bgordon
Posted by bgordon, on Oct 19, 2004 at 03:42 PM, in Networking
Check dis: ... 634 Views / 9 Replies  
Check dis:

http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=175

Works with 10.2., and it's portable and unpluggable in case you want to use it for a laptop.

Also, make sure you're getting something...
Posted by bgordon, on Oct 18, 2004 at 10:51 PM, in Networking
Excellent - I may try it yet again. Thanks... 632 Views / 6 Replies  
Excellent - I may try it yet again.

Thanks for all your responses! Much appreciated.

- bgordon
Posted by bgordon, on Oct 10, 2004 at 06:13 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Thanks guys....but it all still looks like 1G... 632 Views / 6 Replies  
Thanks guys....but it all still looks like 1G models being disassembled.

I may just tell my friend to send his in....I'd do it if it was mine, but I don't want to risk it!

- bgordon
Posted by bgordon, on Oct 9, 2004 at 11:43 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
2G iPod disassembly? 632 Views / 6 Replies  
Hi, all.

Has anyone disassembled their 2G iPod to replace the battery? If so, are you supposed to unclip the sides and the bottom of the iPod case, then slide it up and off the top?

The...
Posted by bgordon, on Oct 8, 2004 at 03:47 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Kensington just came out with a "laptop-style"... 492 Views / 2 Replies  
Kensington just came out with a "laptop-style" USB keyboard for desktop computers that I just got from COMPUSA and I am absolutely in love with it. $39. I don't know if it comes in a PC...
Posted by bgordon, on Sep 27, 2004 at 06:54 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I got the extended life NewerTech battery from... 600 Views / 6 Replies  
I got the extended life NewerTech battery from Other World Computing a few days ago for my 1G iPod and installed it this past Friday night...on a scale of 1-10, 1 being easy, 10 being hard, I'd say...
Posted by bgordon, on Sep 26, 2004 at 11:10 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Whatever you do, DON'T RUB the case. I did that... 439 Views / 2 Replies  
Whatever you do, DON'T RUB the case. I did that to an old Mac Classic and marred the finish. Even though the computer ain't worth $10, I'm still annoyed.
Posted by bgordon, on Sep 13, 2004 at 04:20 PM, in Mac Desktops
If the clicks coming from the HD are noticeable... 1,023 Views / 11 Replies  
If the clicks coming from the HD are noticeable and many, be very careful and stop trying to start it up. You may still be able to salvage the data off of it.

I had a HD go bad (last time I buy a...
Posted by bgordon, on Aug 29, 2004 at 03:06 PM, in Mac Desktops
FWIW, I'm using a 600Mhz G3 iMac at work, running... 929 Views / 17 Replies  
FWIW, I'm using a 600Mhz G3 iMac at work, running 10.3.5, and it pretty much sucks. I feel like I'm running in sand, on the beach, without shoes.

Go G4. It has to be better. Plus, with the...
Posted by bgordon, on Aug 20, 2004 at 11:12 PM, in Mac Desktops
Owlicks, I tried to do the exact same thing on... 560 Views / 4 Replies  
Owlicks, I tried to do the exact same thing on eBay two years ago - Rev. A with Voodoo II, Harmoni 500, etc...and I was disappointed with the offerings, and wound up not selling (I had set a reserve...
Posted by bgordon, on Aug 10, 2004 at 11:16 PM, in Mac Desktops
Podium Coolpad. I have one for my 15-in AlBook,... 563 Views / 3 Replies  
Podium Coolpad. I have one for my 15-in AlBook, it rocks. Also fits easily into your laptop case. Not "active cooling" per se, but lets air underneath and saves your upper thighs from serious burns:...
Posted by bgordon, on Jul 17, 2004 at 01:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Are these computers near any kind of oscillating... 469 Views / 2 Replies  
Are these computers near any kind of oscillating electrical current, e.g., a desktop fan or some such? I have a slot-loading 600 Mhz iMac at work that got a really wavy screen when I attempted to...
Posted by bgordon, on Jun 20, 2004 at 12:29 AM, in Mac Desktops
Okay, I'm talking out of my arse here, but is... 684 Views / 10 Replies  
Okay, I'm talking out of my arse here, but is there a way to boot into open firmware and reset the iMac's firmware to the original factory settings? Or is it impossible to even get to that point?
...
Posted by bgordon, on May 27, 2004 at 11:02 PM, in Mac Desktops
Don't know about the RAM, but I had a problem... 684 Views / 10 Replies  
Don't know about the RAM, but I had a problem replacing the HD on my trusty old Bondi iMac - I put a new drive in with the wrong jumper settings (the little plastic things you stick on the pins on...
Posted by bgordon, on May 26, 2004 at 03:06 PM, in Mac Desktops
Not that it helps, but my dual 1-Ghz G4 MDD... 636 Views / 10 Replies  
Not that it helps, but my dual 1-Ghz G4 MDD Powermac has a Deskstar that does the same thing, and has for a year and a half. I don't mind it so much, never had any problems with the drive.
Posted by bgordon, on May 24, 2004 at 01:11 PM, in Mac Desktops
I did it last year. If you've tinkered inside... 951 Views / 22 Replies  
I did it last year. If you've tinkered inside computers before, I'd say it's definitely doable.

As I recall, one of the toughest parts of the whole procedure was wrasslin' the top palmrest...
Posted by bgordon, on Apr 21, 2004 at 04:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My Coolpad has saved my life - er, my lap. Since... 682 Views / 9 Replies  
My Coolpad has saved my life - er, my lap. Since my Al-15 Powerbook's bottom heats up to a temperature close to what you'd find on the surface of the sun, this thing really comes in handy. Plus, it's...
Posted by bgordon, on Apr 18, 2004 at 10:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Milo, thanks again, but I've got the G3 driver in... 548 Views / 6 Replies  
Milo, thanks again, but I've got the G3 driver in there now, working - I found the G3 Nupower software on Other World Computing's web site. I think it's basically software that lets you tweak the...
Posted by bgordon, on Apr 4, 2004 at 12:05 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks anyhow Milo -- I appreciate the thought!... 548 Views / 6 Replies  
Thanks anyhow Milo -- I appreciate the thought! Maybe I should try the guy over at xlr8yourmac.com....

Now, if I can just get this Orinoco Gold card working in 128-bit WEP mode!

- bgordon
Posted by bgordon, on Mar 31, 2004 at 11:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Nupower G3 driver? 548 Views / 6 Replies  
Hey all - I've got a Nupower G3 upgrade (216 Mhz version) on the way for an old PB 1400 of mine...however, I don't think it comes with drivers. Are there actually drivers associated with this upgrade...
Posted by bgordon, on Mar 31, 2004 at 12:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Not to sound *too* obvious, but can you check the... 771 Views / 8 Replies  
Not to sound *too* obvious, but can you check the brightness setting on the Display preferences pane to see if it somehow got set too low? Reason I ask is because I tried to dim the display on my new...
Posted by bgordon, on Jan 2, 2004 at 01:12 AM, in Mac Desktops
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