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Also the Canon Powershot A70 does very well for... 5,261 Views / 64 Replies  
Also the Canon Powershot A70 does very well for me.

www.powershot.com

Its a 3MP camera

It runs on 4 AA batteries which is a big bonus in my book. (Use NiMH batteries for long life). It...
Posted by drewman, on Nov 4, 2003 at 10:40 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Same at San Diego store. Andrew 5,054 Views / 83 Replies  
Same at San Diego store.

Andrew
Posted by drewman, on Jan 17, 2003 at 02:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
My Farallon Comm Slot II card is 10/100. ... 1,428 Views / 9 Replies  
My Farallon Comm Slot II card is 10/100.

drewman
Posted by drewman, on Nov 8, 2002 at 07:50 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Composite and s-video connections do not put out... 461 Views / 3 Replies  
Composite and s-video connections do not put out an HDTV compatible signal.

The DVD player on the Powerbook does do progressive scan because that is the way that the screen on the laptop displays...
Posted by drewman, on Oct 9, 2002 at 03:36 PM, in Mac Notebooks
BTW, Jaguar on her system (320MB, 30 GB drive,... 932 Views / 11 Replies  
BTW, Jaguar on her system (320MB, 30 GB drive, Airport) works very well and she is much happier with OS X now.

Only thing that disappointed - our Casio camera QV-3000 is no longer supported by...
Posted by drewman, on Sep 16, 2002 at 12:58 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Also, This install really chugs on the hard... 932 Views / 11 Replies  
Also,

This install really chugs on the hard drive. I installed it on my wife's Pismo while it sat on one of our chairs.

The hard drive must have been ready to go, because it right after it was...
Posted by drewman, on Sep 16, 2002 at 12:56 AM, in Mac Notebooks
AppleTalk Phase II also only broadcasts when... 504 Views / 3 Replies  
AppleTalk Phase II also only broadcasts when needed.

Andrew
Posted by drewman, on Sep 2, 2002 at 12:31 AM, in Mac OS X
I have this setup in my TAM using the PCI... 1,428 Views / 9 Replies  
I have this setup in my TAM using the PCI adapter. It works well only if you get the patch that Orange Micro had to make their firewire card work right in the TAM
...
Posted by drewman, on Aug 25, 2002 at 03:52 PM, in Hardware Hacking
The weak part of a DuoDock is a capacitor that is... 714 Views / 1 Replies  
The weak part of a DuoDock is a capacitor that is under-rated voltage wise. Capacitors have moisture in them. When they dry up they go out of their normal range and the power supply fails.
...
Posted by drewman, on Jul 27, 2002 at 05:37 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Thanks for the update. I guess if the two people... 317 Views / 3 Replies  
Thanks for the update. I guess if the two people were in the same city, but otherwise a pain.

Andrew
Posted by drewman, on Jul 15, 2002 at 02:15 AM, in Mac Notebooks
A request to anyone getting the Pismo upgrade 317 Views / 3 Replies  
This idea came from seanyepez:

If anyone is getting the upgrade that already owns a G3/500 card, I would be interested in figuring out a way for you to send in my G3/400 card in its place and I...
Posted by drewman, on Jul 11, 2002 at 12:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The same SmartDisk store listed above has the... 410 Views / 7 Replies  
The same SmartDisk store listed above has the same drive in their refurbished section for $120:

<a href="http://store.yahoo.com/smartdiskstore/exbayandulde.html"...
Posted by drewman, on Jun 20, 2002 at 07:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If you do a search on google for 'duo dock power... 350 Views / 2 Replies  
If you do a search on google for 'duo dock power supply fix' you'll get plenty of hits on how to easily repair the power supply (if you are any good at soldering).

I used this technique once...
Posted by drewman, on Jun 20, 2002 at 06:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Did AppleTalk get turned on for the serial port... 700 Views / 2 Replies  
Did AppleTalk get turned on for the serial port you are trying to use?

Andrew
Posted by drewman, on Jun 4, 2002 at 12:55 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Working as an engineer for an international... 621 Views / 13 Replies  
Working as an engineer for an international company, I can tell you that it is a requirement of ISO-9002 that power switches have a '1' and a '0' to indicate on and off as this is pretty much...
Posted by drewman, on May 17, 2002 at 12:05 PM, in Mac Desktops
If you fail to find it elsewhere, Sun Remarketing... 692 Views / 1 Replies  
If you fail to find it elsewhere, Sun Remarketing has it in stock for $34.
http://www2.sunrem.com/sun02.w?cat=Performa%206100%20Series

Search for DB15...

drewman
Posted by drewman, on May 2, 2002 at 08:30 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Most older laptop display connectors aren't... 539 Views / 12 Replies  
Most older laptop display connectors aren't standard and you would have to build a special adapter.

I don't think that it will work for you. Have you considered a small cheap standalone LCD...
Posted by drewman, on Apr 28, 2002 at 11:13 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
At some time you had speakers that weren't... 400 Views / 3 Replies  
At some time you had speakers that weren't magnetically shielded or some other magnet near your screen. You need to get it de-gaussed which is basically bringing a large electromagnet near the screen...
Posted by drewman, on Apr 23, 2002 at 02:40 PM, in Mac Desktops
This place claims to have some refurbished ones: ... 543 Views / 6 Replies  
This place claims to have some refurbished ones:
http://www.recomp.net/parts.html

Also this guy has one:
http://www.users.qwest.net/~jgarbacz/68kparts.html

drewman

[ 03-17-2002:...
Posted by drewman, on Mar 17, 2002 at 02:37 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Classics are going for $30-$40 on eBay these... 635 Views / 9 Replies  
Classics are going for $30-$40 on eBay these days. Color Classics about $70.

How about just transferring your hard drive over into one of these units?

Also, this guy claims to have some 9" CRTs...
Posted by drewman, on Mar 17, 2002 at 02:31 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
You do know that most of the TAMs were sold at... 651 Views / 2 Replies  
You do know that most of the TAMs were sold at $2000 or less, right? I bought my original TAM for $1700 new from MacWarehouse.

I returned it to Apple for the buzz problem and got a G3 Tower and...
Posted by drewman, on Mar 13, 2002 at 01:55 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Use the 20th anniversary mac in your signature to... 798 Views / 7 Replies  
Use the 20th anniversary mac in your signature to download the 7.5.3 images free from apple.com and use Disk Copy to make your floppies.

I have a 20th anniversary mac too and it comes in handy for...
Posted by drewman, on Feb 22, 2002 at 05:16 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Your beige Mac has an AV card according to your... 735 Views / 19 Replies  
Your beige Mac has an AV card according to your description of the back panel - it has the video in and out and audio in and out with RCA connectors. If you don't see this, then the card has been...
Posted by drewman, on Jan 29, 2002 at 06:13 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
I believe they are out of business. I doubt any... 389 Views / 2 Replies  
I believe they are out of business. I doubt any OSX drivers will ever happen unless someone in the open source area did one.

drewman
Posted by drewman, on Jan 3, 2002 at 12:28 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Mine is sitting in the corner being my iTunes... 859 Views / 26 Replies  
Mine is sitting in the corner being my iTunes jukebox with a 30GB hard drive and a Farallon Wireless Ethernet PCI Card for internet radio.

It's running 9.1 with iTunes 2.03 with just 64MB of RAM....
Posted by drewman, on Dec 26, 2001 at 04:31 AM, in Mac Desktops
There is an ethernet driver that has to be... 520 Views / 4 Replies  
There is an ethernet driver that has to be installed even on factory Macs. Make sure that it isn't disabled first. If it's not there at all (the extension has the word ethernet in it), then do a...
Posted by drewman, on Nov 27, 2001 at 05:48 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Try just having the Toast CD-Reader extension... 582 Views / 6 Replies  
Try just having the Toast CD-Reader extension enabled. It does all the work that CD-Toolkit would - they may be conflicting.

drewman
Posted by drewman, on Nov 23, 2001 at 08:30 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
http://www.acard.com/eng/product/sp/aec-7720uw.htm... 628 Views / 4 Replies  
http://www.acard.com/eng/product/sp/aec-7720uw.html

This adapts any IDE drive to a SCSI connector.

So, for about $80 U.S. and a small inexpensive (maybe already ownded) IDE drive, you would be...
Posted by drewman, on Nov 20, 2001 at 09:29 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
I have a 20th anniversary Mac as well - a great... 564 Views / 2 Replies  
I have a 20th anniversary Mac as well - a great MP3 jukebox and computer!

If you take apart the back of the TAM, you should be able to see what manufacturer's card it is and download the proper...
Posted by drewman, on Oct 28, 2001 at 10:19 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Here is some inspiration for cutting your own... 549 Views / 6 Replies  
Here is some inspiration for cutting your own bezel out of a zip bezel:

[ 10-20-2001: Message edited by: drewman ]
Perfect cutout example...
Posted by drewman, on Oct 20, 2001 at 12:58 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Check to make sure that you don't have a print... 516 Views / 1 Replies  
Check to make sure that you don't have a print job stored in your System folder trying to print (turning off the printer would make that worse!).

drewman
Posted by drewman, on Oct 10, 2001 at 01:03 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
The first Jaz drives were SCSI for the most part... 532 Views / 3 Replies  
The first Jaz drives were SCSI for the most part - so you would need to either:

-Get a SCSI CD-RW Burner (usually expensive)

-or Get a Sonnet Tempo IDE Card (www.sonnettech.com) for under $100...
Posted by drewman, on Oct 10, 2001 at 01:01 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Memory is much like CPUs - some modules can run... 521 Views / 2 Replies  
Memory is much like CPUs - some modules can run faster than what they are rated.

Memory manufacturers try to make every memory module run as fast as possible. If they start getting good yields of...
Posted by drewman, on Sep 16, 2001 at 11:31 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
All new PowerBooks and iBooks are designed to be... 413 Views / 15 Replies  
All new PowerBooks and iBooks are designed to be used closed. Heat escapes from the bottom of the machine, not the keyboard.

This has been covered many many times. Wall Street was the last...
Posted by drewman, on Aug 22, 2001 at 12:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
There is also a fuse near the ADB connector that... 518 Views / 3 Replies  
There is also a fuse near the ADB connector that is supposed to keep static shocks from getting to the motherboard.

Check it to make sure that it is still connected as well.

drewman
Posted by drewman, on Aug 22, 2001 at 11:54 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
The other big difference is the case - the 9600... 662 Views / 4 Replies  
The other big difference is the case - the 9600 has the same case as the Beige G3 - making it much easier to get into and change things than the 9500 which is guaranteed to make you bleed to change...
Posted by drewman, on Aug 22, 2001 at 11:49 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Almost any modem will work - all you need is a... 607 Views / 8 Replies  
Almost any modem will work - all you need is a DIN8-DB25 modem (not printer) cable which are still available at CompUSA and others.

The serial port on the SE is limited to 56k, which doesn't sound...
Posted by drewman, on Aug 4, 2001 at 11:29 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
I believe that the Kensington device is a fan for... 607 Views / 8 Replies  
I believe that the Kensington device is a fan for the fanless SE. The Switch on the front of it turns the fan on and I believe it has another switch to turn on the computer.

If it has a phone...
Posted by drewman, on Aug 4, 2001 at 04:27 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
No, a PCI modem card won't work without drivers... 549 Views / 1 Replies  
No, a PCI modem card won't work without drivers and I doubt that any have Mac drivers.

drewman
Posted by drewman, on Jul 27, 2001 at 12:29 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
I believe that you are pricing the wrong kind of... 649 Views / 12 Replies  
I believe that you are pricing the wrong kind of memory for the old powerhouses of the 8500 and 9500. They don't take SDRAM DIMMs instead they use FPM (fast page mode) DIMMS which are much more...
Posted by drewman, on Jul 14, 2001 at 03:44 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Embed your database access page in a frame inside... 526 Views / 2 Replies  
Embed your database access page in a frame inside a main page which calls the frame from the HTML.

If they search the source code they could find it, but it makes it much harder for the merely...
Posted by drewman, on Jul 13, 2001 at 02:01 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
[ 07-01-2001: Message edited by: drewman ] 591 Views / 6 Replies  
[ 07-01-2001: Message edited by: drewman ]
Posted by drewman, on Jul 1, 2001 at 04:16 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
The output of most turntables has to be sent... 417 Views / 5 Replies  
The output of most turntables has to be sent through an equalizer first to get the sound right since the grooves on a record can't get lots of bass.

That's why there is a special 'phono' input on...
Posted by drewman, on Jun 28, 2001 at 04:01 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Don't terminate the first hard drive as the... 555 Views / 10 Replies  
Don't terminate the first hard drive as the motherboard is the first device in the chain (ID7) and is already terminated.

drewman
Posted by drewman, on Jun 16, 2001 at 07:08 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Also, if after washing something in water, you... 309 Views / 6 Replies  
Also, if after washing something in water, you wash it again in de-natured alcohol, the alcohol will help it dry nicely and will clean grubby stuff out of corners.

drewman

[ 06-11-2001: Message...
Posted by drewman, on Jun 11, 2001 at 01:14 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I think that the color screen on the M505 is a... 365 Views / 14 Replies  
I think that the color screen on the M505 is a different type of LCD screen than the Prism. It is supposed to make viewing outdoors much easier to see colors.

I believe the two technologies are...
Posted by drewman, on May 26, 2001 at 02:10 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I believe that certain chip density DIMMs (how... 311 Views / 4 Replies  
I believe that certain chip density DIMMs (how many individual memory chips are on the DIMM) will only show half their memory available.

These are not fully compatible with the Mac's memory...
Posted by drewman, on May 22, 2001 at 09:09 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Colorsync and Photoshop 5.5 508 Views / 0 Replies  
I just don't know what I am doing here and need some advice.

I can't get my printer to print out what I see on the screen. Everything is very purple especially skin tones. Printing from other...
Posted by drewman, on May 9, 2001 at 10:10 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Don't know if you know this or not, but Outpost... 323 Views / 5 Replies  
Don't know if you know this or not, but Outpost no longer has free shipping. Still no tax paid up front (although you are supposed to pay it yourself directly to the state).

Still they have great...
Posted by drewman, on May 9, 2001 at 03:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If iMovie will work then why wouldn't Final Cut... 384 Views / 4 Replies  
If iMovie will work then why wouldn't Final Cut Pro? If they are both using DV encoded video and FCP works with the TitBook which has 4200rpm drives then the only problem would be the bus speed...
...
Posted by drewman, on May 9, 2001 at 03:01 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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