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Steve did not talk about speed bumps and software... 7,162 Views / 107 Replies  
Steve did not talk about speed bumps and software updates, but that does not mean these things will not come. We may see a 'special event' for their release, but more likely we will just see a few...
Posted by chadseld, on Jan 9, 2007 at 10:08 PM, in Mac OS X
Bad connector on the macbook? Bad battery? Bad... 392 Views / 3 Replies  
Bad connector on the macbook? Bad battery? Bad logic board? You will have to keep working with applecare and try things one by one.
Posted by chadseld, on Nov 22, 2006 at 01:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
They are covered in the 1 year warranty that came... 392 Views / 3 Replies  
They are covered in the 1 year warranty that came with your mac. They cost about $130 to replace outside of warranty. Call applecare and be sure to mention that you got shocked. If they don't send...
Posted by chadseld, on Nov 20, 2006 at 02:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You can access the disk utility from one of the... 656 Views / 3 Replies  
You can access the disk utility from one of the menus at the top during the OS install. ALSO, make sure when you partition the disk, select options and choose GUID partition table. That's the type of...
Posted by chadseld, on Nov 20, 2006 at 02:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Check Activity Monitor for a run-away process. My... 2,466 Views / 24 Replies  
Check Activity Monitor for a run-away process. My temps are the same as before.
Posted by chadseld, on Nov 14, 2006 at 12:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You have to pay Apple to fix it. It's a bummer.... 1,093 Views / 18 Replies  
You have to pay Apple to fix it. It's a bummer. Did you purchase the MB with a credit card that provides some lap top insurance? Some cards include that as a perk.
Posted by chadseld, on Nov 10, 2006 at 03:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah, using core duo temp, it reports that my CPU... 5,446 Views / 87 Replies  
Yeah, using core duo temp, it reports that my CPU never drops under 2GHz for any reason. I don't suppose it's a huge deal, but it is still a bit of a bummer.
Posted by chadseld, on Nov 2, 2006 at 10:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm just bummed that the update seems to have... 5,446 Views / 87 Replies  
I'm just bummed that the update seems to have turned off speed-step. My MB runs about 5C hotter at idle than before. I don't run on battery power much, but I expect there is a small reduction in...
Posted by chadseld, on Nov 1, 2006 at 05:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Core duo temp now reports that my CPU stays... 5,446 Views / 87 Replies  
Core duo temp now reports that my CPU stays clocked at 2GHz all the time. Before, it would usually hang out at 1.5GHz when the machine was idle and ramp up to 2GHz when under a load in order to save...
Posted by chadseld, on Oct 27, 2006 at 04:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
VNC or Microsoft Remote Desktop will work, but... 3,780 Views / 11 Replies  
VNC or Microsoft Remote Desktop will work, but there is a small amount of lag which could become annoying depending on your type of work.
Posted by chadseld, on Oct 20, 2006 at 11:59 AM, in Mac Desktops
I have a 2 GHz macbook and a 1.83 GHz intel iMac.... 5,385 Views / 11 Replies  
I have a 2 GHz macbook and a 1.83 GHz intel iMac. The Macbook feels more responsive than the iMac. Both feel more responsive than my old computer (2x2.5 GHz G5 Tower). I would reformat and reinstall...
Posted by chadseld, on Oct 20, 2006 at 11:48 AM, in Mac Notebooks
fixed mine 83,376 Views / 399 Replies  
My macbook suffered from the RSS. I sent in to applecare in aug and they replaced the logic board. This did not fix the problem. I sent it in again last week (end of september) and they replaced the...
Posted by chadseld, on Oct 11, 2006 at 04:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
fix did not stay fixed 83,376 Views / 399 Replies  
I sent my macbook in mid Aug, they replaced the logic board and shipped it back to me. The total turn around time was a swift 3 days. However, last night my macbook begain shutting down again. Can...
Posted by chadseld, on Sep 26, 2006 at 11:25 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I was seeing exactly the same thing. After the... 83,376 Views / 399 Replies  
I was seeing exactly the same thing. After the SMC update, though the shut-down problem has been much harder to reproduce. Before the update, I could do exacly what you describe and always get a...
Posted by chadseld, on Aug 20, 2006 at 10:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The reason I say to measure temp at load and not... 20,596 Views / 92 Replies  
The reason I say to measure temp at load and not at idle is because the idle temps rise so slowly. My computer may only be 50C after 1hr but 67C by the end of the day. Which idle temp is valid? Also,...
Posted by chadseld, on Aug 2, 2006 at 08:45 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Push the top piece back down and tighten the... 823 Views / 12 Replies  
Push the top piece back down and tighten the screws around the side of the notebook, including the screws inside the battery compartment. You may want to loosen the screws a bit so that you can push...
Posted by chadseld, on Aug 1, 2006 at 10:45 AM, in Mac Notebooks
There is an application called "System Profiler"... 690 Views / 9 Replies  
There is an application called "System Profiler" in /Applications/Utilities/ that will tell you about your hardware. I think your iBook is a G3 at 300MHz. And yes, it will be slow with 10.1.x. You...
Posted by chadseld, on Aug 1, 2006 at 10:42 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Don't Do It! 20,596 Views / 92 Replies  
Here is MY story...

I too replaced the thermal compound on my macbook. I used Arctic Silver 5. The results were horrible.

First, I have used Arctic Silver many times before on my AMD systems. I...
Posted by chadseld, on Aug 1, 2006 at 10:28 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Check out appleinsider's article on the education... 31,539 Views / 72 Replies  
Check out appleinsider's article on the education iMac. This machine has the same chip-set as the macbook.

http://www.appleinsider.com/article.php?id=1870

The last paragraph, listing...
Posted by chadseld, on Jul 8, 2006 at 03:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Out of warranty rough guess, probably $600 for... 938 Views / 10 Replies  
Out of warranty rough guess, probably $600 for the logic board plus labor ($75-$100/hr for 1-2 hours). It's worth taking in and eating the diagnosis costs (apx $100) just to be sure there is no easy...
Posted by chadseld, on Jul 4, 2006 at 08:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
build 8J2135a 31,539 Views / 72 Replies  
build 8J2135a
Posted by chadseld, on Jul 4, 2006 at 12:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
My bad, I was thinking MBP. Anyway, the last... 938 Views / 10 Replies  
My bad, I was thinking MBP. Anyway, the last thing to try is to reset the power management unit. If this doesn't fix your PB, then it will need service.
Instructions are here:...
Posted by chadseld, on Jul 3, 2006 at 11:36 PM, in Mac Notebooks
try pram 938 Views / 10 Replies  
oops. Dupe post.
Posted by chadseld, on Jul 3, 2006 at 05:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Try zapping the P-Ram (hold down... 938 Views / 10 Replies  
Try zapping the P-Ram (hold down Command-Option-P-R at boot). Some macbooks have had trouble starting up after the 10.4.7 update, perhaps the pro models are having similar trouble.
Posted by chadseld, on Jul 3, 2006 at 05:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
ditto 31,539 Views / 72 Replies  
Same here. Happened after the 10.4.7 update, and again today. Zapping P-Ram lets me boot.
Posted by chadseld, on Jul 3, 2006 at 11:14 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I have good hearing and my MB does not whine. My... 6,263 Views / 86 Replies  
I have good hearing and my MB does not whine. My hearing is still good enough to hear high-pitch sounds like the fly-back transformers inside the TV's, but I can't here anything like that from my MB.
Posted by chadseld, on May 26, 2006 at 09:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I bought the GigaRam from newegg... 2,394 Views / 39 Replies  
I bought the GigaRam from newegg http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820221043

Works great.
Posted by chadseld, on May 26, 2006 at 09:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Was there an SMC update for the MacBook or was... 23,980 Views / 184 Replies  
Was there an SMC update for the MacBook or was that only for the MacBook Pro?
Posted by chadseld, on May 24, 2006 at 06:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My stock black MacBook has an 80GB Toshiba... 795 Views / 6 Replies  
My stock black MacBook has an 80GB Toshiba MK8032GSX.
Posted by chadseld, on May 24, 2006 at 11:36 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Got by black macbook today. The case doesn't get... 23,980 Views / 184 Replies  
Got by black macbook today. The case doesn't get as hot as the MBP. I would say the case temps are about the same as my 12" power book. The CPU temperature under full load can climb to as high as...
Posted by chadseld, on May 23, 2006 at 09:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
From what I can gather, reading about the MBP... 23,980 Views / 184 Replies  
From what I can gather, reading about the MBP thermal issues, here are the good/bad ranges:

BAD
65c-70c idle & 85c-95c under load

GOOD
40c-50c idle & 60c-70c under load

In order to cause a...
Posted by chadseld, on May 19, 2006 at 01:02 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I would like to put forward a theory: Assume... 109,785 Views / 96 Replies  
I would like to put forward a theory:

Assume for a moment that the quality (and price) of the thermal compound used in the photo is low and it is not in the same class as Arctic Silver 5 (at...
Posted by chadseld, on May 18, 2006 at 10:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Just note. With the OEM version, once it is... 1,574 Views / 3 Replies  
Just note. With the OEM version, once it is 'activated' on a particular computer, it can not be transfered to a different computer. So, if you sell your intel iMac and buy an intel iBook, you will...
Posted by chadseld, on Apr 7, 2006 at 03:25 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
I did the same thing to my 12". I was swinging... 1,556 Views / 20 Replies  
I did the same thing to my 12". I was swinging around in my office chair with the PB in my outstretched arm. The plan was to place the PB on the desk behind me, but I missed by about 1 inch too low....
Posted by chadseld, on Feb 4, 2006 at 01:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm comfortable with the rev A iMac. I was a... 3,250 Views / 53 Replies  
I'm comfortable with the rev A iMac. I was a little worried at first, but so far there have been no problems reported. Some notes:
- the case & cooling system is actually a rev B, same as rev B G5...
Posted by chadseld, on Jan 30, 2006 at 01:34 PM, in Mac Desktops
I don't think iEmulator is a fraud. They openly... 1,714 Views / 12 Replies  
I don't think iEmulator is a fraud. They openly state their product is based on QEMU and they are not out there making false statements about it's speed.

As for building QEMU yourself, it's easier...
Posted by chadseld, on Jan 27, 2006 at 12:23 PM, in Mac Desktops
My thoughts 1,869 Views / 11 Replies  
I'm super impressed with mine (17"). The speed of intel native applications is very similar to my 2x2.5GHz G5 Tower. The speed of rosetta applications is very similar to a 1.25GHz PowerBook G4.
...
Posted by chadseld, on Jan 23, 2006 at 03:24 PM, in Mac Desktops
My main questions 67,294 Views / 767 Replies  
My Major Questions:

1. Will it run VirtualPC?
2. Failing question 1, will it boot Windows XP?
3. Will it run OpenOffice.org or NeoOffice?

I'm afraid the answers to 1 and 2 are no (at least...
Posted by chadseld, on Jan 10, 2006 at 11:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Starry Night is very nice. ... 581 Views / 8 Replies  
Starry Night is very nice.
http://www.starrynight.com/
Posted by chadseld, on Jan 6, 2006 at 09:54 PM, in Applications
false positives are indeed high for the 1st rung... 825 Views / 18 Replies  
false positives are indeed high for the 1st rung 'piss' test. A good lab will make further tests to determine for sure if drugs are present. A bad lab will not and you will be fired. It's scary...
Posted by chadseld, on Nov 13, 2005 at 06:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Try a different display. Maybe the 17 LCD is the... 480 Views / 1 Replies  
Try a different display. Maybe the 17 LCD is the problem.
Posted by chadseld, on Nov 13, 2005 at 05:41 PM, in Mac Desktops
A few thoughts 1,676 Views / 38 Replies  
A few thoughts:
1. If you are not doing regular backups you are going to regret it. This applies whether you use RAID or not.
2. If you ARE doing regular backups, then why not run RAID 0?
3. Your...
Posted by chadseld, on Nov 6, 2005 at 05:36 PM, in Mac OS X
Laptop batteries last 1-2 years, even if they are... 1,153 Views / 27 Replies  
Laptop batteries last 1-2 years, even if they are never used. A defective battery may only last a few months and then start making things go wonky. If your batter has gone south, make sure you reset...
Posted by chadseld, on Oct 10, 2005 at 04:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
General Slowness. 1,771 Views / 41 Replies  
General Slowness.
Posted by chadseld, on Aug 11, 2005 at 04:02 PM, in Mac OS X
Nothing's official yet, but this bug appears to... 1,771 Views / 41 Replies  
Nothing's official yet, but this bug appears to be fixed in 10.4.3. Thank God.
Posted by chadseld, on Aug 10, 2005 at 08:36 PM, in Mac OS X
I can reproduce this bug!!! 1,771 Views / 41 Replies  
After many annoying days with Tiger, I can reproduce this problem on both of my Macs (G5 2x2.5, G4 1.33).

A few observations:
1. The slow-down is best seen while selecting text, un-selecting...
Posted by chadseld, on Jul 28, 2005 at 11:36 AM, in Mac OS X
That's a very good point. I don't mount large... 459 Views / 6 Replies  
That's a very good point. I don't mount large disks that often so I never noticed. I wonder if the old search is still hanging out under the hood. If so, someone should write a small utility to...
Posted by chadseld, on Jun 7, 2005 at 10:34 PM, in Mac OS X
From the Finder, choose 'Find...' from the File... 459 Views / 6 Replies  
From the Finder, choose 'Find...' from the File menu. (Maybe they should rename the Finder this is getting confusing) Then you can play with search options.

If you want to find by file name then...
Posted by chadseld, on Jun 7, 2005 at 09:43 PM, in Mac OS X
To be honest, now is probably the BEST time to... 3,506 Views / 47 Replies  
To be honest, now is probably the BEST time to buy a power mac because...

1. It's unlikely that the G5 will get much faster over the next 1-2 years before it is phased out.
2. The first intel...
Posted by chadseld, on Jun 7, 2005 at 09:29 PM, in Mac Desktops
Probably. You can partition and initialize the... 341 Views / 1 Replies  
Probably. You can partition and initialize the disk with Disk Utility. Boot of the Panther CD and choose Disk Utility from one of the menus (don't remember which).

Alternatively, you can boot and...
Posted by chadseld, on May 20, 2005 at 11:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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