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Just installed one of these tonight in a brand... 643 Views / 5 Replies  
Just installed one of these tonight in a brand new i7 17" unibody that I grabbed from the Apple Store on the way home from the airport. Seems to be working without any hiccups so far... but more...
Posted by jfobart, on Apr 29, 2010 at 12:37 AM, in Mac Notebooks
FA: (2) Apple VESA mount adaptors; (1) 15" MBP battery; laptop memory; 2.5" enclosure 886 Views / 1 Replies  
I just listed a few things on eBay that I uncovered when cleaning out the closet in my office last week.

All auctions starting at $1. Email me if you'd like to make a direct offer.


NEW Apple...
Posted by jfobart, on Feb 3, 2010 at 12:44 PM, in Marketplace
Heard back this afternoon, and it turns out it... 4,528 Views / 12 Replies  
Heard back this afternoon, and it turns out it was the power supply. He didn't say exactly what was wrong with it (if he knew), but it's been replaced and apparently the machine is fixed and ready...
Posted by jfobart, on Oct 23, 2009 at 10:11 PM, in Mac Desktops
Heard back from the shop yesterday - they said... 4,528 Views / 12 Replies  
Heard back from the shop yesterday - they said bad logic board. Uh oh....

The shop called today (24 hours later) and said, nope, not the logic board, bad power supply. Ordered the parts, should be...
Posted by jfobart, on Oct 23, 2009 at 01:45 AM, in Mac Desktops
Well I got it dropped off at an authorized... 4,528 Views / 12 Replies  
Well I got it dropped off at an authorized service center here in Atlanta today (Onyx Consulting). We'll see what they say next week when they call with the diagnosis.

Thanks for all the ideas...
Posted by jfobart, on Oct 17, 2009 at 03:29 AM, in Mac Desktops
Hmmmm. Drug the tower back out of the case... 4,528 Views / 12 Replies  
Hmmmm. Drug the tower back out of the case tonight to keep working on this- and it fired right up. Cruised along just fine.

Hopped on my network via ethernet and started to copy some new work over...
Posted by jfobart, on Oct 16, 2009 at 01:14 AM, in Mac Desktops
MacPro won't boot - 100% fan throttle on startup 4,528 Views / 12 Replies  
My MacPro is several years old, 2.5 I believe. It's a 4x2.6GHz. It's been as stable as a rock, totally reliable (I travel around with it a lot and carry it in custom Tenba cases, etc)

Well,...
Posted by jfobart, on Oct 15, 2009 at 05:06 PM, in Mac Desktops
How can I scan my networks MAC addresses? 868 Views / 7 Replies  
The webhost I use for my personal email (different company from my work site/email) has automatically put me on their blocklist because something from my network is hitting their server about 80-100x...
Posted by jfobart, on Mar 13, 2009 at 06:24 PM, in Networking
Where are you located? 428 Views / 2 Replies  
Where are you located?
Posted by jfobart, on Oct 18, 2007 at 11:09 AM, in Marketplace
Wow... that's a crazy story, and it certainly... 1,349 Views / 24 Replies  
Wow... that's a crazy story, and it certainly sucks. I hope you can get something resolved with them this week and get on with life, and hopefully do it with YOUR laptop.
Posted by jfobart, on Oct 13, 2007 at 01:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
OS X Server- problem with PCI card or software? 359 Views / 0 Replies  
I had a 4bay eSATA hard drive box, but needed to add another. On top of that, I wanted to move the user accounts from my machines to a central point so that my wife (and soon to be kids) can login...
Posted by jfobart, on Sep 16, 2007 at 02:29 PM, in macOS
A slightly new thought.... 911 Views / 11 Replies  
What if instead of adding a 2nd gigabit ethernet port to the server and my DualG5 (read: buying 2 $90 Sonnet NIC cards), what if instead I got 2 Apple Fiber Channel cards and ran a 25' fiber cable...
Posted by jfobart, on Aug 22, 2007 at 02:17 AM, in Mac Desktops
Does anybody know of another NIC card that I can... 911 Views / 11 Replies  
Does anybody know of another NIC card that I can use other than the Sonnet Presto?

Just wondering if there's something out there for less than $80. Thanks!!
Posted by jfobart, on Aug 20, 2007 at 02:47 PM, in Mac Desktops
Matt- OFFER RESCINDED due to no contact from... 839 Views / 15 Replies  
Matt-

OFFER RESCINDED due to no contact from seller in 36 hours. Matt, if you're still interested in selling send me a message.
Posted by jfobart, on Aug 20, 2007 at 02:46 PM, in Marketplace
Thanks for the input everyone, I appreciate it!! ... 911 Views / 11 Replies  
Thanks for the input everyone, I appreciate it!!

Any thoughts on OS X Server 10.3 vs 10.4?? If all I'm doing is hosting accounts (and serving files from the eSATA boxes), does it matter? (Or, is...
Posted by jfobart, on Aug 20, 2007 at 11:26 AM, in Mac Desktops
Because I asked the question earlier of "how do I... 911 Views / 11 Replies  
Because I asked the question earlier of "how do I host user accounts on a non-local machine" and never got any replies. Started doing research and the only answer I found was OS X Server could host...
Posted by jfobart, on Aug 20, 2007 at 09:52 AM, in Mac Desktops
I need advice on a small file server 911 Views / 11 Replies  
So it's time for me to add a second 4bay hot-swappable eSATA box from CoolDrives because I'm constantly popping these drives in and out. Also, I want to relocate my houses user accounts to a central...
Posted by jfobart, on Aug 20, 2007 at 09:37 AM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks for the tip hab. Hadn't tried that, but... 376 Views / 2 Replies  
Thanks for the tip hab. Hadn't tried that, but I'll ask my buddy to give it a whirl.

Any other ideas?
Posted by jfobart, on Aug 9, 2007 at 11:52 PM, in Mac Desktops
G4 iMac - won't finish loading OS, hardware issue? 376 Views / 2 Replies  
I've got a buddy who's called me because his workhorse G4 iMac suddenly appears DOA. Here's the story as best I can summarize from my friend:

It's been chugging along fine, but seemed to be...
Posted by jfobart, on Aug 9, 2007 at 12:00 AM, in Mac Desktops
Has anybody tried 4GB of RAM in a 2.16/2.33 C2D... 74,719 Views / 211 Replies  
Has anybody tried 4GB of RAM in a 2.16/2.33 C2D MBP?
Posted by jfobart, on Jun 28, 2007 at 02:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Nobody has any ideas, suggestions, or comments on... 518 Views / 1 Replies  
Nobody has any ideas, suggestions, or comments on the above situation??
Posted by jfobart, on Jun 10, 2007 at 12:28 AM, in macOS
Moving an OS X user back and forth between machines 518 Views / 1 Replies  
So here's the setup:

I have a secondary machine that I rent out sometimes for work- maybe a couple days a month, sometimes up to 14, but usually just 3-5 days or so.

So when that machine is at...
Posted by jfobart, on Jun 8, 2007 at 10:56 PM, in macOS
I totally forgot about Migration Assistant. I... 614 Views / 3 Replies  
I totally forgot about Migration Assistant. I guess booting the new machine and seeing the Setup Assistant forced that to the front of my brain and pushed Migration Assistant to the back- oops!
...
Posted by jfobart, on May 23, 2007 at 11:48 AM, in macOS
Move user from one machine to another 614 Views / 3 Replies  
I need to move a user from one machine to another.

I thought this would be as simple as copying the users home folder over to the new machine, then creating a new account on the new machine (at...
Posted by jfobart, on May 23, 2007 at 11:12 AM, in macOS
Where are you located? One of my buddies is... 622 Views / 10 Replies  
Where are you located?

One of my buddies is looking to buy a black MacBook. Do you have any references or heatware?
Posted by jfobart, on Apr 29, 2007 at 04:26 PM, in Marketplace
Ray- Understood. I'd be willling to do a... 632 Views / 5 Replies  
Ray-

Understood. I'd be willling to do a trade + cash so that your computer can still sell with a graphics card if you want. Just food for thought....
Posted by jfobart, on Apr 17, 2007 at 07:01 PM, in Marketplace
Ray- How much to sell (or trade) me for the... 632 Views / 5 Replies  
Ray-

How much to sell (or trade) me for the graphics card? I have GeForce 5200 from a Dual 1.8GHz G5 that I'd like to upgrade. Interested, I'm in Atlanta so we could do it face to face...
...
Posted by jfobart, on Apr 17, 2007 at 01:42 PM, in Marketplace
FA: 12" 1.5GHz 1.25GB RAM 100GB HD Powerbook 306 Views / 0 Replies  
THIS POWERBOOK IS SOLD!! Thank you!

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I've got a 12" final revision Powerbook, loaded with 100GB 5400RPM hard drive, 1.25GB RAM, BT & AE, combo drive. Includes Timbuk2 Commute laptop bag,...
Posted by jfobart, on Mar 16, 2007 at 01:08 AM, in Marketplace
prakash- I sent you a PM about buying the... 468 Views / 6 Replies  
prakash-

I sent you a PM about buying the Parallels software... did you receive it?
Posted by jfobart, on Mar 2, 2007 at 09:42 AM, in Marketplace
what OS is currently installed? does it include... 577 Views / 8 Replies  
what OS is currently installed? does it include software disks? what size and quantity of hard drives are installed?
Posted by jfobart, on Jan 25, 2007 at 12:19 AM, in Marketplace
How to connect my 12"PB to my Sony TV's DVI-HDCP port? 382 Views / 0 Replies  
I have a Sony KV-32HV600 tv that has a DVI-HDCP port on it. But the manual specfiically says that it is not for use with computer inputs... Also, the pins are oriented a little differently than the...
Posted by jfobart, on Jan 24, 2007 at 11:52 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks again for all the input people, I really... 990 Views / 17 Replies  
Thanks again for all the input people, I really do appreciate it.

1. I'd rather not get a PC to be the file server. Why? Because I'm moving away from PCs after nearly, geez, I can't even remember,...
Posted by jfobart, on Jan 21, 2007 at 07:47 PM, in Mac Desktops
Ok, to clear up some confusion: I'm NOT... 990 Views / 17 Replies  
Ok, to clear up some confusion:

I'm NOT looking at an XRaid, just an XServe connected via eSATA to my existing 4bay hotswap drive box to utilize as a file server.

I already have a rock solid...
Posted by jfobart, on Jan 21, 2007 at 01:40 PM, in Mac Desktops
Well, I already have an eSATA setup now... so it... 990 Views / 17 Replies  
Well, I already have an eSATA setup now... so it only makes sense to stick with it.

And no, the jobs aren't just long term archiving and storage, I sometimes have to keep jobs on the eSATA drives...
Posted by jfobart, on Jan 20, 2007 at 09:21 PM, in Mac Desktops
I need a file server... XServe? G4 or G5? 990 Views / 17 Replies  
I'm a professional photographer and I need a lot of storage space. I currently have a Dual2.0GHz G5 that I've got connected to an eSATA 4drive box that I use as a JBOD storage system. It's running...
Posted by jfobart, on Jan 20, 2007 at 08:00 PM, in Mac Desktops
Nice!! Thanks Bob, that did the trick... I'd... 370 Views / 2 Replies  
Nice!! Thanks Bob, that did the trick... I'd never seen that before!
Posted by jfobart, on Jan 2, 2007 at 03:10 PM, in Applications
Firefox - tab key doesn't move me around the browswer appropriately 370 Views / 2 Replies  
So I have 3 PPC-based Mac's running at the house- 2 G5's and a 12" PB.

I have Firefox 2.0.1 installed on all of them, even installed from the same binary file download (just copied to each machine...
Posted by jfobart, on Jan 2, 2007 at 12:18 PM, in Applications
The new models have serial ATA drives, whereas... 472 Views / 1 Replies  
The new models have serial ATA drives, whereas your current drives are ATA drives, so they aren't compatible out of the box.

I'm not sure if you can buy any sort of backplate adaptor that will fit...
Posted by jfobart, on Jan 2, 2007 at 08:07 AM, in Mac Desktops
Do a search and you'll find dozens of threads... 780 Views / 7 Replies  
Do a search and you'll find dozens of threads asking about the quality of refurbs....

The concensus seems to be they're a good deal (I'm a believer myself!), but there are some who just don't...
Posted by jfobart, on Dec 29, 2006 at 03:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, a solution... so far at least. I... 1,884 Views / 15 Replies  
Well, a solution... so far at least.


I finally broke down and took the machine in to my local Apple store 2 days ago. Discussed with the tech at length all the things I'd done and tried. He & I...
Posted by jfobart, on Dec 29, 2006 at 12:31 PM, in macOS
Doesn't matter about online versus store... if... 957 Views / 14 Replies  
Doesn't matter about online versus store... if there is an Apple Store in your state, you'll have to pay sales tax for an online transaction through the Apple store.

I get hit every time, be it...
Posted by jfobart, on Dec 28, 2006 at 01:07 AM, in Mac Desktops
The saga continues... 1,884 Views / 15 Replies  
So I've tried a few things since my last post, but the G5 is still not stable.

Memory:
I had 4x1GB + 2x512MB for a total of 4.5GB of RAM. The 512 came with the G5, the other 4 1GB sticks I added...
Posted by jfobart, on Dec 9, 2006 at 02:16 PM, in macOS
Well, so I finally got home from my long business... 1,884 Views / 15 Replies  
Well, so I finally got home from my long business trip and have gotten around to working on the G5.

The problem drive was a 74GB Raptor, so I quickly ordered up a 150GB Raptor to replace it.

I...
Posted by jfobart, on Nov 1, 2006 at 11:47 PM, in macOS
I just got a call that Northpoint Mall (Atlanta,... 25,317 Views / 266 Replies  
I just got a call that Northpoint Mall (Atlanta, GA) store has a few.... going to pick one up soon. :)
Posted by jfobart, on Oct 26, 2006 at 04:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm trying to pick up a new MBP Core2 ASAP and I... 649 Views / 4 Replies  
I'm trying to pick up a new MBP Core2 ASAP and I also need a 1x2GB stick- the only place I've found it is crucial.com and it was $1200!?!

The guys at the Lenox Apple Store (Atlanta, GA) said they...
Posted by jfobart, on Oct 24, 2006 at 05:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Awesome- Thanks for all the help & tips... 1,884 Views / 15 Replies  
Awesome-

Thanks for all the help & tips everyone.

I'll definitely just work off the Powerbook this week- thankfully I'll be travelling during the week and won't be sitting around just waiting...
Posted by jfobart, on Oct 14, 2006 at 10:14 PM, in macOS
I'm not using FileVault- and the worst part is... 1,884 Views / 15 Replies  
I'm not using FileVault- and the worst part is that this is happening on a WD Raptor, so it should be a very reliable drive. This one however is not quite 1.5yrs old... ugh.

Thankfully, my iTunes...
Posted by jfobart, on Oct 14, 2006 at 04:17 PM, in macOS
I rebooted, logged in, and everything is GONE!! 1,884 Views / 15 Replies  
Of course this would happen on Friday night....

So I reboot the G5 (running 10.4.7) because Photoshop was acting screwy....

The machine comes back up just fine, and I log in as I always do to...
Posted by jfobart, on Oct 14, 2006 at 03:02 AM, in macOS
Nai- Wow, do I feel dumb! :) Thanks for... 362 Views / 2 Replies  
Nai-

Wow, do I feel dumb! :) Thanks for pointing out the obvious to me!!
Posted by jfobart, on Jul 5, 2006 at 01:21 PM, in Applications
OS X mail & BCC question 362 Views / 2 Replies  
Well, months ago when I was starting my transition from Windows to Apple I stuck with Outlook on my PC as my main email app. I setup Mail on my Mac's for when I needed to send emails from them, and...
Posted by jfobart, on Jul 5, 2006 at 12:52 PM, in Applications
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