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*sigh* The issue returned a few days ago... 977 Views / 17 Replies  
*sigh*

The issue returned a few days ago without any reason or provocation I can see. Once again my MBP randomly fires up beach balls, esp. when web-browsing. The only notable difference from...
Posted by Timetheus, on Mar 31, 2010 at 11:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
bought my first and last Lexmark because they... 977 Views / 17 Replies  
bought my first and last Lexmark because they were first to market with cheap wifi all in ones, probably knew it was a mistake when I bought it. I was equally surprised, never had a software issue...
Posted by Timetheus, on Mar 6, 2010 at 11:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, I found the actual source of the problem,... 977 Views / 17 Replies  
Well, I found the actual source of the problem, which has nothing to do with Hardware at all. The HD issue seems to have been coincidental, though it might have been aggravated by all the crashing...
Posted by Timetheus, on Mar 4, 2010 at 11:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
2gbs, all installed by me. That was my next guess... 977 Views / 17 Replies  
2gbs, all installed by me. That was my next guess as well, so I ran memtest (via rember) and it checked out, though I only ran one loop and it can't check whatever memory is being used by the system....
Posted by Timetheus, on Feb 28, 2010 at 12:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
So the computer has been more or less fine since... 977 Views / 17 Replies  
So the computer has been more or less fine since I installed the new drive, but today it started exhibiting the original crashing problems again (see the op). It's happened once with Firefox and...
Posted by Timetheus, on Feb 27, 2010 at 08:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
True, I had a time machine back-up but it was a... 977 Views / 17 Replies  
True, I had a time machine back-up but it was a few weeks old (I'm bad about running regular back-ups), so I'm glad it gave me what it did on its last breath. I am noticing that it is very...
Posted by Timetheus, on Feb 22, 2010 at 10:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
So I put a new and larger drive in today, and... 977 Views / 17 Replies  
So I put a new and larger drive in today, and things seem to be working again (reinstalling the OS now). But here's the weird the thing - I put the old drive in an external enclosure and suddenly...
Posted by Timetheus, on Feb 21, 2010 at 09:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
2gbs (maxed out for this model), and that makes... 977 Views / 17 Replies  
2gbs (maxed out for this model), and that makes sense. Though I would have thought i'd have seen the same problems with gaming and such.
Posted by Timetheus, on Feb 20, 2010 at 07:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sure enough, the HD just died. Disc utility... 977 Views / 17 Replies  
Sure enough, the HD just died. Disc utility doesn't even show it booting from a CD. Not sure that I understand the correlation (shouldn't that have caused more than 1 non browser issue?), but the...
Posted by Timetheus, on Feb 20, 2010 at 07:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
MBP crashing issues 977 Views / 17 Replies  
Lately my 2006 CD MBP (10.5.8, all updates installed) has been crashing during internet use. It seems to be independent of the browser, as both Firefox and Safari 4 cause the same issue. The computer...
Posted by Timetheus, on Feb 16, 2010 at 04:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
So I went to Bestbuy and bought a Creative X-fi... 1,977 Views / 11 Replies  
So I went to Bestbuy and bought a Creative X-fi USB sound card, not entirely sure it would be mac compatible (it doesn't list OS X in the requirements). It worked, so I now have usable sound through...
Posted by Timetheus, on Dec 21, 2009 at 10:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, this just keep getting weirder and more... 1,977 Views / 11 Replies  
Well, this just keep getting weirder and more logic defying -

Thinking it might be a software issue I took the radical (and horribly Windows like) step of reinstalling Leopard w/ and archive and...
Posted by Timetheus, on Dec 21, 2009 at 12:15 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, now things are much, much worse. ... 1,977 Views / 11 Replies  
Well, now things are much, much worse.

Somehow over the course of trying to get the optical audio work, my MBP has decided to stop giving me audio at all. The system preference pane is...
Posted by Timetheus, on Dec 20, 2009 at 09:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
10.5.8, still worth a shot though. Some sort of... 1,977 Views / 11 Replies  
10.5.8, still worth a shot though. Some sort of driver issue?
Posted by Timetheus, on Dec 18, 2009 at 09:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Optical Audio Out Problems 1,977 Views / 11 Replies  
So I'm attempting to connect my 2006 MBP CD to a receiver with optical in, but I'm not getting any sound out of the set-up.

I know the optical out on hte MBP is working in the sense that I have a...
Posted by Timetheus, on Dec 18, 2009 at 07:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Works fine for me (I took it as far as the... 5,875 Views / 30 Replies  
Works fine for me (I took it as far as the beginning of a game) on my 1st Gen MBP w/ 10.5.3 and Starcraft BroodWar 1.15.2.

I'm using a BroodWar CD image w/ the official no CD patch, I wonder if...
Posted by Timetheus, on Jun 1, 2008 at 05:37 PM, in Gaming
Right, so apparently the archive file is supposed... 690 Views / 11 Replies  
Right, so apparently the archive file is supposed to be in the "Starcraft files" folder and not the "Starcraft" folder as the macgamefiles page instructs.
Posted by Timetheus, on Jan 20, 2008 at 10:31 PM, in Gaming
Has anyone had any luck getting it to work... 690 Views / 11 Replies  
Has anyone had any luck getting it to work without the CD? Mine is still asking me to insert it (Broodwar, btw).
Posted by Timetheus, on Jan 18, 2008 at 11:15 AM, in Gaming
Best Deal on a replacement HD for 3G? 417 Views / 1 Replies  
I need a new HD for my 20Gb 4G, as my old one is dead and a new iPod is, sadly, out of my price range at the moment.

Does anyone now where to get a good deal on one? iFixit has them for $65 in...
Posted by Timetheus, on Nov 17, 2007 at 09:57 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Not having access to the Developer builds, I... 1,599 Views / 9 Replies  
Not having access to the Developer builds, I wouldn't have known that. :stick:
Posted by Timetheus, on Oct 26, 2007 at 09:22 PM, in Mac OS X
Leopards shared PC icon is Hilarious 1,599 Views / 9 Replies  
So I installed Leopard an immediately noticed this in the finder window, it's the icon for the shared folder on my Dad's Dell (A PC, obviously)
...
Posted by Timetheus, on Oct 26, 2007 at 08:50 PM, in Mac OS X
Boot from your OS X DVD, and open disk utility.... 488 Views / 10 Replies  
Boot from your OS X DVD, and open disk utility. In disk utility select your start-up disc on the left, then select the "erase" tab on the top right. Here select "security options" (in the lower...
Posted by Timetheus, on Oct 8, 2007 at 03:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
What type of computer do you have? If it's a... 273 Views / 3 Replies  
What type of computer do you have? If it's a Macbook Pro, you're out of luck - Intel Core Duo based macs cannot run classic (i.e. Mac OS 9 and earlier), as classic was an entirely different...
Posted by Timetheus, on Oct 7, 2007 at 11:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: If that was directed at me it's here... 1,073,848 Views / 4,110 Replies  
If that was directed at me it's here (http://macdesktops.com/index.phtml?Picture=5841&res=TRUE), though I added the white text in the left myself (it's the Marx quote I've now made my sig, for the...
Posted by Timetheus, on Oct 5, 2007 at 10:59 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: Well I'm hardly a new adopter (that's actually a... 1,073,848 Views / 4,110 Replies  
Well I'm hardly a new adopter (that's actually a first gen. CD ordered before two months after the MBPs announcement), but as I finally have a decent camera (although the light here doesn't do it...
Posted by Timetheus, on Oct 4, 2007 at 08:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Close but not quite, the new desktop image is one... 109,058 Views / 2,183 Replies  
Close but not quite, the new desktop image is one of NASA's more recent composites, whereas the more famous and sadly abused and overused "Blue Marble" pictures Africa (and not North America as in...
Posted by Timetheus, on Sep 24, 2007 at 11:00 PM, in Mac OS X
Copy and paste does work across apps, so long as... 820 Views / 18 Replies  
Copy and paste does work across apps, so long as the file your copying isn't so large as to not fit in the clipboard (like large Photoshop files, for instance).

It certainly works for text and not...
Posted by Timetheus, on Sep 5, 2007 at 10:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I can make a template with my desired font as the... 3,297 Views / 4 Replies  
I can make a template with my desired font as the default, but how would I make Safari open to that as it;s default template? I can open it in the opening template chooser, but If I turn it off (as I...
Posted by Timetheus, on Sep 5, 2007 at 07:03 PM, in Applications
Anyone? Sry for the bump. 3,297 Views / 4 Replies  
Anyone? Sry for the bump.
Posted by Timetheus, on Sep 5, 2007 at 05:15 PM, in Applications
Change Default Font in Pages/OS X 3,297 Views / 4 Replies  
Is there a way to change the default font in Pages? It's set to Swiss 721 SWA which is not a font I care for (esp. since it lacks Italics and Bold!). I don't believe this is the default font for new...
Posted by Timetheus, on Sep 4, 2007 at 10:29 PM, in Applications
It's not senseless. As with any computer, the MBP... 353 Views / 12 Replies  
It's not senseless. As with any computer, the MBP has a separate small watch battery on the logic board which powers the SMC chip (similar to the BIOS chip in a PC) and allows your computer to boot.
Posted by Timetheus, on Aug 30, 2007 at 02:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The Address bar is the top bar in Safari or... 1,402 Views / 17 Replies  
The Address bar is the top bar in Safari or Firefox, where you enter websites. So, for example, when on this site it reads "forums.macnn.com," etc. I'm sure you've used many times, but never actually...
Posted by Timetheus, on Aug 22, 2007 at 11:13 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I once tried to play DVDs through a firewire DVD... 1,067 Views / 16 Replies  
I once tried to play DVDs through a firewire DVD burner on a G3 400mhz in VLC with mixed results. It was viewable but choppy at best. I'm fairly certain it was a performance issue as much with VLC as...
Posted by Timetheus, on Aug 20, 2007 at 11:18 PM, in Mac Desktops
You're definitely experiencing wear above and... 285 Views / 7 Replies  
You're definitely experiencing wear above and beyond the norm (which, as fongyuen said, should be no lower than 80% capacity w/ < 300 cycles). I imagine Apple will replace it if you have Applecare,...
Posted by Timetheus, on Aug 14, 2007 at 11:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Actually my current battery replaced a bulging... 371 Views / 7 Replies  
Actually my current battery replaced a bulging battery (the original). So this will be number three :brick:

On the bright side, I keep getting new batteries, and seeing as how I've already put...
Posted by Timetheus, on Aug 14, 2007 at 11:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I called Apple yesterday, and after explaining... 371 Views / 7 Replies  
I called Apple yesterday, and after explaining that I had tried and failed to recalibrate the battery and had reset the PMU (to no avail), they agreed to ship me a new battery for free (provided I...
Posted by Timetheus, on Aug 14, 2007 at 03:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Mine's doing the same at around 25% - though mine... 371 Views / 7 Replies  
Mine's doing the same at around 25% - though mine has few more cycles under it's belt. I called Apple (I do have Applecare) and they told me I need to calibrate the battery - that process, however,...
Posted by Timetheus, on Aug 11, 2007 at 07:55 PM, in Mac Notebooks
OS X is a different architecture entirely than OS... 1,030 Views / 4 Replies  
OS X is a different architecture entirely than OS 8 - therefore software made only for "Classic" - which is any Mac OS numbered 9 or lower - will not run in OS X. If your Mac is Intel-based (i.e....
Posted by Timetheus, on May 7, 2007 at 11:32 PM, in Gaming
As ghporter noted, that number is dynamic. It... 434 Views / 4 Replies  
As ghporter noted, that number is dynamic. It changes based on the power usage you're currently using. In other words, if your screen is on full-bright with airport on and a few open apps, your...
Posted by Timetheus, on Apr 25, 2007 at 02:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Is your software up to date? It almost sounds... 11,748 Views / 19 Replies  
Is your software up to date? It almost sounds like your encoder is running in Rossetta (i.e. not Intel Native). Otherwise the Intel version of the encoder just sucks. MPEG-4 Encoding never takes that...
Posted by Timetheus, on Apr 25, 2007 at 11:15 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I've been heavily (i.e. 5 hours a day on average)... 661 Views / 7 Replies  
I've been heavily (i.e. 5 hours a day on average) using mine for a little over a year (it was on of the first gens) and I haven't had any finish issues. The screen will get dirty, but I just clean...
Posted by Timetheus, on Apr 16, 2007 at 08:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'll the second that vote if, and only if, you're... 847 Views / 18 Replies  
I'll the second that vote if, and only if, you're on a budget. I bought mine for <$40 on eBay. They sound quite good (I'm hardly a professional, but I do have a decent concept of what does and...
Posted by Timetheus, on Apr 16, 2007 at 03:36 PM, in Mac Desktops
This should work, I've never ordered from them... 508 Views / 8 Replies  
This should work, I've never ordered from them myself, but I think they just dissect Mac laptops and sell the parts:

iFixit - iBook & PowerBook Parts...
Posted by Timetheus, on Apr 2, 2007 at 12:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Have tou using the iBook to boot the Powerbook in... 1,344 Views / 22 Replies  
Have tou using the iBook to boot the Powerbook in Target Disk Mode?

Plug the Pbook into the IBook using a standard 6-pin to 6-pin FW cable. W/ the iBook on, powerup the Pbook while holding "T."
...
Posted by Timetheus, on Mar 30, 2007 at 01:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Might be a bit slow, but you could use it to play... 3,560 Views / 25 Replies  
Might be a bit slow, but you could use it to play Civilization III (the original, not the complete in stores now). If you can find a copy on eBay it's a great game! I wasted many an hour with my iMac...
Posted by Timetheus, on Mar 28, 2007 at 01:48 PM, in Mac Desktops
I suppose Icould post one when I get home later... 577 Views / 4 Replies  
I suppose Icould post one when I get home later tonight, of course it sitting in closet face-down... So it might not be the most attractive set up ;).

Great machine though, I had an Indigo one for...
Posted by Timetheus, on Mar 28, 2007 at 01:44 PM, in Mac Desktops
No luck w/ the battery. Good news actually, I've... 754 Views / 2 Replies  
No luck w/ the battery. Good news actually, I've already delt w/ the swelling issue once before.

I'll probably just take into the Apple Store when I get a chance.
Posted by Timetheus, on Mar 26, 2007 at 09:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I remember when sales people in computer stores... 20,045 Views / 87 Replies  
I remember when sales people in computer stores everywhere would tell customers who came in asking for a mac, "don't you want a PC instead? You know macs don't even work with Windows."

The grass...
Posted by Timetheus, on Mar 23, 2007 at 11:15 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I don't know that you need to format the drives,... 429 Views / 2 Replies  
I don't know that you need to format the drives, but I would just to ensure that all data is properly erased and the drives are in the Mac OS extended file system (Mac OS X's native File system,...
Posted by Timetheus, on Mar 22, 2007 at 05:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky MBP Trackpad Button 754 Views / 2 Replies  
My Trackpad button is "Sticking." I don't really know what else to call it. Basically if Iet it sit for a few seconds the button takes a little more force to press and and then makes a very audible...
Posted by Timetheus, on Mar 22, 2007 at 01:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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