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Great info, reader50, many thanks. I'll... 294 Views / 3 Replies  
Great info, reader50, many thanks. I'll frequently use the Mark 1 hand temperature test :-)

I've looked up the part numbers of the three fans. Specs are almost the same, except for current. The...
Posted by chasg, on Jun 4, 2016 at 02:04 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
consequences of running external dual HD enclosure on its side with no cover? 294 Views / 3 Replies  
Hi All,

I need some knowledgeable advice.

I have an external dual-drive enclosure (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0185253EC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) (2 8TB drives...
Posted by chasg, on Jun 4, 2016 at 11:58 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Thanks for the suggestion, I really appreciate... 566 Views / 4 Replies  
Thanks for the suggestion, I really appreciate it.

I actually ended up doing some drilling to run a cat5 cable to the router. Quite a bit of work, but a cable is of course going to offer a better...
Posted by chasg, on Oct 28, 2015 at 12:50 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Sorry, I missed this reply. I actually ended... 566 Views / 4 Replies  
Sorry, I missed this reply.

I actually ended up drilling through a few walls and a floor to run some cat5 cable to the router. Much faster, though faff to set up!

Thanks for the forum info. I...
Posted by chasg, on Oct 28, 2015 at 12:48 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
suggestion for wifi add-on to Mac Pro 2008 3.1? 566 Views / 4 Replies  
Hi All,

My ancient Mac Pro 2008 (3.1) needs wifi (no internal card). The router is 3 floors away, so I'd like to get something with external antennae.

I've found this PCI card:
...
Posted by chasg, on Oct 13, 2015 at 07:08 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Just fyi: I found and deleted... 859 Views / 3 Replies  
Just fyi: I found and deleted com.apple.locationd.plist, seems to have stopped the crashing cycle (well, at least ReportCrash has stopped running).

I'm going to upgrade to El Capitan tomorrow, so...
Posted by chasg, on Sep 30, 2015 at 05:41 PM, in Mac OS X
Cool, any insights would be greatly appreciated!... 859 Views / 3 Replies  
Cool, any insights would be greatly appreciated! I can post a full Console log, if it would help.
Posted by chasg, on Sep 30, 2015 at 11:25 AM, in Mac OS X
locationd constantly crashing, how to disable/remove/fix? 859 Views / 3 Replies  
I noticed that ReportCrash was taking a lot of cycles, so I looked into the Console logs, and locationd is constantly crashing.

I tried to turn off location services in the System Prefs, and it...
Posted by chasg, on Sep 30, 2015 at 08:01 AM, in Mac OS X
That's good info, I hadn't thought of a NAS with... 650 Views / 2 Replies  
That's good info, I hadn't thought of a NAS with USB (so many dual-bay NAS enclosures out there). Time for more research.

I forgot to mention that I'm looking for an empty enclosure, as I've found...
Posted by chasg, on Jul 1, 2015 at 05:46 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Recommend dual-bay RAID 1 enclosure? (For UK) 650 Views / 2 Replies  
Hi all,

Can anyone recommend a stand-out dual-bay RAID 1 enclosure that I can buy in the UK? I'll be connecting via USB 3.

Thanks in advance for any advice,

Chas
Posted by chasg, on Jul 1, 2015 at 05:25 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
<rant>I'm getting to hate my iPad Mini</rant> 1,659 Views / 4 Replies  
Rant time (ignore if you don't have an iPad Mini that doesn't like you).

I getting to hate my iPad Mini (1st generation).

Just spent an hour drafting an email, only to have Mail crash, and my...
Posted by chasg, on Nov 13, 2014 at 01:16 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
@abbaZaba: sadly, three of the drives i question... 600 Views / 5 Replies  
@abbaZaba: sadly, three of the drives i question are WD Greens! I've only seen complaints in the Amazon reviews about spin down problems and Macs, do you know exactly what happens, by any chance?...
Posted by chasg, on Sep 18, 2014 at 12:55 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Every time I see a newegg link, I get jealous!... 600 Views / 5 Replies  
Every time I see a newegg link, I get jealous! (no newegg here in the uk, sadly).

Interestingly, I did spot that enclosure on Amazon UK, badged "HornetTech". It sure looks like the same unit (wow,...
Posted by chasg, on Sep 15, 2014 at 01:09 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
recommend 2-bay USB 3 enclosure for SATA drives? UK 600 Views / 5 Replies  
Hi All,

Can anyone recommend a 2-bay USB 3 JBOD enclosure for SATA drives up to 4GB? (that I can source here in the UK?)

I need one that can stay on all of the time (that doesn't go to sleep),...
Posted by chasg, on Sep 14, 2014 at 08:03 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Hi All, Really sorry to be silent all this... 5,014 Views / 81 Replies  
Hi All,

Really sorry to be silent all this time. I just became so frustrated with this @!£$! iMac that I didn't want to even look at it for a bit (hope this makes sense!). It's still very hot, and...
Posted by chasg, on Sep 14, 2014 at 07:48 PM, in Mac Desktops
I just noticed this post over at MacFixit, by the... 5,014 Views / 81 Replies  
I just noticed this post over at MacFixit, by the way.

Exact same symptoms (even down to where the case is getting hot in the back upper left). This guy replaced the PSU to no avail, so I'm not...
Posted by chasg, on Aug 21, 2014 at 03:09 PM, in Mac Desktops
Well, here are what the three fans are doing (and... 5,014 Views / 81 Replies  
Well, here are what the three fans are doing (and the temperatures of the various sensors):
...
Posted by chasg, on Aug 21, 2014 at 03:04 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks akent35, that'll come in handy (oh, and by... 5,014 Views / 81 Replies  
Thanks akent35, that'll come in handy (oh, and by the way, I point you to Hugh Laurie as House!).

P, I didn't see a third fan, but then I didn't see the psu either, it must've been...
Posted by chasg, on Aug 21, 2014 at 11:00 AM, in Mac Desktops
Well, it's a relief to get a definitive answer to... 5,014 Views / 81 Replies  
Well, it's a relief to get a definitive answer to the spontaneous shut down problems! Thanks for all the advice and diagnoses :-)

There is at least one fan going, I can hear it. I'm assuming it's...
Posted by chasg, on Aug 20, 2014 at 04:27 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks for the good wishes akent35 (and just fyi:... 5,014 Views / 81 Replies  
Thanks for the good wishes akent35 (and just fyi: it's "chasG", not "Q" :-)

The temperature app is pretty cool, as my last post details. The graph over time is particularly useful, wish I'd known...
Posted by chasg, on Aug 16, 2014 at 01:18 PM, in Mac Desktops
EstaNightshift, I'm now running Temperature... 5,014 Views / 81 Replies  
EstaNightshift, I'm now running Temperature monitor with a full screen video file playing on a loop in VLC (and I'm watching it via VNC on my Mac Pro in my studio).

When I started, the ambient...
Posted by chasg, on Aug 16, 2014 at 01:08 PM, in Mac Desktops
Hey reader50, no worries, looks good. I'm just in... 5,014 Views / 81 Replies  
Hey reader50, no worries, looks good. I'm just in the habit of putting image urls in as links :-) Oh, and please forgive the mess, my studio wasn't looking its best!
Posted by chasg, on Aug 16, 2014 at 12:29 PM, in Mac Desktops
Ooo, that's an excellent idea! I'll install and... 5,014 Views / 81 Replies  
Ooo, that's an excellent idea! I'll install and see what's going on. Thanks!
Posted by chasg, on Aug 16, 2014 at 12:13 PM, in Mac Desktops
Wow, go away for a few days, and come back to a... 5,014 Views / 81 Replies  
Wow, go away for a few days, and come back to a info-dense thread! Thanks very much everyone for the (mostly) relevant discussion and helpful info! :-)

Right, here's what I ended up doing, and the...
Posted by chasg, on Aug 16, 2014 at 09:03 AM, in Mac Desktops
Quite possible, but I shut off the bluetooth... 911 Views / 4 Replies  
Quite possible, but I shut off the bluetooth transceiver (yeah, the OS might still have thought it was connected). I wish I knew why it started working again though.

Thanks for the suggestion,...
Posted by chasg, on Aug 15, 2014 at 07:48 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
$%#^*!! And this morning it's spontaneously... 911 Views / 4 Replies  
$%#^*!! And this morning it's spontaneously working again?? I can't even...
Posted by chasg, on Aug 15, 2014 at 03:37 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
ipad mini has muted itself, but alerts play 911 Views / 4 Replies  
Hi All,

Just went to play a youtube video, no sound from the internal speakers. None with iTunes, video, vimeo, etc, but alerts do play (checked with the volume slider in Settings:Sounds and with...
Posted by chasg, on Aug 14, 2014 at 04:05 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
@akent35, just spotted your link-rich reply, many... 5,014 Views / 81 Replies  
@akent35, just spotted your link-rich reply, many thanks! I'm just on the move now, but I'll have a very good look through before ordering anything. (a "slower" SSD, what's up with that??).
Posted by chasg, on Aug 5, 2014 at 11:29 AM, in Mac Desktops
Well, the iMac in question is limping along (a... 5,014 Views / 81 Replies  
Well, the iMac in question is limping along (a miracle, finally got something working, as of a little while ago) with an old bus-powered 120GB FW800 drive (the unsolved mystery at the moment: it...
Posted by chasg, on Aug 5, 2014 at 11:27 AM, in Mac Desktops
Hi @akent35, thanks for the response, sorry it's... 5,014 Views / 81 Replies  
Hi @akent35, thanks for the response, sorry it's taken me so long to get back.

When I was googling around trying to find something else to attempt, I first found this ifixit video...
Posted by chasg, on Aug 5, 2014 at 11:01 AM, in Mac Desktops
"Infernal" is a most apt word! ifixit says... 5,014 Views / 81 Replies  
"Infernal" is a most apt word!

ifixit says that the brand is important, as Apple had moved to using the internal heat sensors with these models. I have a new 2TB WD Green drive sitting around, I'd...
Posted by chasg, on Aug 4, 2014 at 08:43 PM, in Mac Desktops
Q: Original brand hard drive imac 24" 2.4Ghz (EMC 2134) 5,014 Views / 81 Replies  
Hi All,

I need to replace the internal HD in my ailing imac that has given me no end of trouble.

Model: aluminum Intel iMac 24" 2.4Ghz (EMC 2134)

I've read that I need to use the same brand...
Posted by chasg, on Aug 4, 2014 at 08:12 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yeah, it's a wall of text (tech problems always... 3,384 Views / 13 Replies  
Yeah, it's a wall of text (tech problems always are! :-) The info you did pass on was very useful though, chalk it up to serendipity.
Posted by chasg, on Jul 11, 2014 at 10:55 AM, in Mac Desktops
That's great info, many thanks! I have a nice,... 3,384 Views / 13 Replies  
That's great info, many thanks! I have a nice, large, USB drive that I'll be using your info with, just not sure it's relevant to my immediate problem at this time: I've eliminated the Time Machine...
Posted by chasg, on Jul 11, 2014 at 08:25 AM, in Mac Desktops
It's a good question, but I used the recovery... 3,384 Views / 13 Replies  
It's a good question, but I used the recovery drive's offered cloning method. I've successfully done this twice before, but I was willing to consider that it didn't work this time.

So I did a...
Posted by chasg, on Jul 11, 2014 at 07:34 AM, in Mac Desktops
$%^&*!! Installed Mavericks on my 120GB FW80... 3,384 Views / 13 Replies  
$%^&*!! Installed Mavericks on my 120GB FW80 drive, and it's booted the ailing iMac successfully. Dammit!!

This means that the expensive FW800 case plus 2TB drive, which should boot the iMac, is...
Posted by chasg, on Jul 11, 2014 at 07:18 AM, in Mac Desktops
Hmm, an extra development: I installed a vanilla... 3,384 Views / 13 Replies  
Hmm, an extra development: I installed a vanilla copy of Mavericks on the external drive, and tried to boot my laptop (2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo) from it. The laptop wouldn't boot from it, and...
Posted by chasg, on Jul 10, 2014 at 06:43 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks reader50, for the response. Your... 3,384 Views / 13 Replies  
Thanks reader50, for the response.

Your suggestion is a very good one, but I formatted the disk to Mac OS Extended (Journaled) before starting the whole process (so it already has a GUID partition...
Posted by chasg, on Jul 10, 2014 at 06:23 PM, in Mac Desktops
help: iMac not booting from bootable external disk 3,384 Views / 13 Replies  
Hi All,

I have a troublesome iMac that is refusing to boot from a bootable external disk, and I'm hoping for some guidance.

This is an early 2008 24" iMac with a chequered past. Just after the...
Posted by chasg, on Jul 10, 2014 at 03:33 PM, in Mac Desktops
Rats and double rats, I was hoping that wasn't... 476 Views / 4 Replies  
Rats and double rats, I was hoping that wasn't the case!

I've been doing the "safety copy" for a while now (only workaround I've been able to think of), but it sure cuts down on the free flow...
Posted by chasg, on Jun 3, 2014 at 06:18 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Prob: iPad mini reloads apps after every switch of app 476 Views / 4 Replies  
Hi All,

Is it normal for an iPad Mini (non retina) to reload apps after each time I switch to another app? I keep losing work.

For example, I'm writing this now in Safari on the Mini in...
Posted by chasg, on Jun 3, 2014 at 05:48 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
need USB on old Macbook Pro. Suggestions for ExpressCard/34 card? 759 Views / 2 Replies  
Hi All,

I have an older Macbook Pro (MacBook Pro 3,1, Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.4GHz) on which I need USB 3 for a camera card reader (a Lexar dual slot reader).

Any suggestions on Express/34 card...
Posted by chasg, on Jun 2, 2014 at 11:11 AM, in Mac Notebooks
More great info guys, thanks. USB 2 is pretty... 1,106 Views / 5 Replies  
More great info guys, thanks. USB 2 is pretty low, I guess I'll see how it goes. The projector is low res, so I'm going to take a punt on one (Mac compatible, of course!).

Cheers!

Chas
Posted by chasg, on May 22, 2014 at 05:29 PM, in Mac Desktops
USB to VGA? I didn't know that existed! Great... 1,106 Views / 5 Replies  
USB to VGA? I didn't know that existed! Great suggestion (way better than going into the PCI slots, the mac is hard to get to and the slots are full :-))

Found tons on Amazon, thanks! Do you...
Posted by chasg, on May 20, 2014 at 05:47 AM, in Mac Desktops
Q: what low-end video card for Mac Pro 2008 to drive projector 1,106 Views / 5 Replies  
Hi All,

I'd like to drive a projector with my early 2008 Mac Pro (running Mavericks). Both outputs from the existing video card are being used, so I need to add a video card. This machine is...
Posted by chasg, on May 19, 2014 at 10:49 AM, in Mac Desktops
And I'd be one of those with problems :-) ... 8,112 Views / 65 Replies  
And I'd be one of those with problems :-)

Thanks for the followup.
Posted by chasg, on Apr 18, 2014 at 06:42 AM, in Mac Desktops
Well, I can at least confirm that removing istat... 8,112 Views / 65 Replies  
Well, I can at least confirm that removing istat and associated files isn't the solution (machine still failed while asleep). One variable down, an unknown number left to go! :-)
Posted by chasg, on Apr 6, 2014 at 07:21 PM, in Mac Desktops
Well, that's good to know. I'll see how the... 8,112 Views / 65 Replies  
Well, that's good to know. I'll see how the machine behaves tonight when sleeping. Fingers crossed! (I really don't want to unplug everything...)
Posted by chasg, on Apr 5, 2014 at 02:47 PM, in Mac Desktops
I installed it quite a while ago (long before... 8,112 Views / 65 Replies  
I installed it quite a while ago (long before this crash problem began? I couldn't tell you).

It has a nice "uninstall" command, I ran it just before telling you that I uninstalled it. I didn't...
Posted by chasg, on Apr 5, 2014 at 02:10 PM, in Mac Desktops
Got it! What I see in there in Console matches... 8,112 Views / 65 Replies  
Got it! What I see in there in Console matches what I see in the Finder.

In Console, "DiagnosticReports" is a drop down, with various logs inside, it's not a log in and of itself. Of all the logs...
Posted by chasg, on Apr 5, 2014 at 01:57 PM, in Mac Desktops
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