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The MBP 3G bus is the culprit. Seems to be a MBP... 4,587 Views / 47 Replies  
The MBP 3G bus is the culprit. Seems to be a MBP issue only as the 6G I'm using in an old 2008 MacPro works fine.

As for OWC's adapter being too much $$, I bought mine on sale for a little over...
Posted by barryjaylevine, on Dec 24, 2012 at 07:39 AM, in Mac Notebooks
If you need a "caddy" to install a HD in place of... 4,587 Views / 47 Replies  
If you need a "caddy" to install a HD in place of the MacBook Pro optical drive, don't waste your time nor money on garbage. Instead, buy the one that works:
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Posted by barryjaylevine, on Dec 18, 2012 at 07:36 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Did this with a 2008 Mac Pro (single-CPU... 4,587 Views / 47 Replies  
Did this with a 2008 Mac Pro (single-CPU quad-core 2.8GHz). I used a Sandisk SATA III (6Gbps) 120GB and a 7200RPM 2TB WD. Could not "install" Mountain Lion - would hang up fairly early in the...
Posted by barryjaylevine, on Dec 8, 2012 at 07:34 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Bad links to the referenced webpages 210 Views / 4 Replies  
Bad links to the referenced webpages
Posted by barryjaylevine, on Nov 27, 2012 at 09:13 PM, in Tech News
I put an SSD into a white MacBook (the last model... 1,104 Views / 34 Replies  
I put an SSD into a white MacBook (the last model that could -not- be upgraded to Mountain Lion - 2008?). I used the 120GB Sandisk 6Gb model (even though the MacBook has, IIRC only a 1.5Gb bus). The...
Posted by barryjaylevine, on Nov 13, 2012 at 06:28 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Missing: Jerome Bixby's The Man From Earth.... 1,881 Views / 137 Replies  
Missing:

Jerome Bixby's The Man From Earth. Filmed almost entirely in one small room, it had me riveted to my seat.
Posted by barryjaylevine, on Oct 22, 2012 at 12:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I also have an OWC dock with a bad... 1,032 Views / 19 Replies  
I also have an OWC dock with a bad (loose-fitting) FW400 port. I have two of these docks and only one seems to have the bad port. I'll RMA it this week.
Posted by barryjaylevine, on Oct 9, 2012 at 11:30 AM, in Mac Desktops
"Our copying of Apple's user interface was... 158 Views / 2 Replies  
"Our copying of Apple's user interface was intentional but we're really incompetent and couldn't manage to pull it off properly so we ship awful phones and tablets to our customers and, therefore, we...
Posted by barryjaylevine, on Sep 7, 2012 at 06:21 PM, in Tech News
Considering the stock is sitting at around $19.50... 351 Views / 2 Replies  
Considering the stock is sitting at around $19.50 as I write this, I'd take the $24 per share he's offering (if I had BB stock, which I don't).

After all, BB will be out of business by this time...
Posted by barryjaylevine, on Aug 6, 2012 at 10:57 AM, in Tech News
Dare I say it? That B&O phone looks almost... 624 Views / 10 Replies  
Dare I say it? That B&O phone looks almost SteamPunk; maybe something that Jonathan Pryce would have used in the movie Brazil.

Of course, that's about as nice a comment as one might make. "Copying...
Posted by barryjaylevine, on Aug 5, 2012 at 10:52 AM, in Tech News
How easy it it to hose your user account? ... 1,743 Views / 39 Replies  
How easy it it to hose your user account?

Rename your Home folder. That's it. Next login, all of your info is gone (or, at the very least, in an inaccessible location). The fact that Apple...
Posted by barryjaylevine, on Jan 1, 2009 at 11:58 PM, in Mac OS X
I recently setup a 20" iMac for a client with... 1,580 Views / 26 Replies  
I recently setup a 20" iMac for a client with macular degeneration. The screen res was reduced to 1280 x 800 from its native 1680 x 1050. Slightly blurry? Yes. However, the menu is larger (and there...
Posted by barryjaylevine, on Jun 26, 2006 at 11:04 AM, in Mac OS X
My Wacom tablet "click" sound disappeared and,... 1,616 Views / 34 Replies  
My Wacom tablet "click" sound disappeared and, when I did a search on disappearing audio on Google, the launch GarageBand suggestion came up. It worked for me and I eMailed it to the Wacom folks for...
Posted by barryjaylevine, on Jun 26, 2006 at 02:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Go into System Prefs > Appearance. Play with the... 1,580 Views / 26 Replies  
Go into System Prefs > Appearance. Play with the smoothing settings and the size of the where the font smoothing -stops-. See if this has any difference.
Posted by barryjaylevine, on Jun 25, 2006 at 10:08 PM, in Mac OS X
Launch GarageBand and then quit. If the speakers... 1,616 Views / 34 Replies  
Launch GarageBand and then quit. If the speakers still don't work, launch the Audio Midi Setup app and verify that your settings are for 44.1 and not 48K. There's a bug in the Apple Audio drivers...
Posted by barryjaylevine, on Jun 25, 2006 at 10:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
AppleCare a bargain! 3,666 Views / 19 Replies  
I received a used dual-1.25GHz G4 (about 18 months old) that came with AppleCare. Shortly thereafter the unit started experiencing three kernel panics per day. A call to AppleCare connected me with...
Posted by barryjaylevine, on Nov 12, 2004 at 07:30 PM, in Mac Desktops
 
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