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iPaq 5450 on ABS 337 Views / 0 Replies  
Hey there!

I've happily been using an HP 5405 iPaq on my Apple (white) Base Station, but had a query regarding PDA resident tools.

Specifically, I was curious if there were any utilities /...
Posted by Mutant, on May 18, 2003 at 10:17 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Ouch! I'll try the DiskFirst Aid, but its... 299 Views / 4 Replies  
Ouch!

I'll try the DiskFirst Aid, but its not sounding promising.

Oh well, my PowerBooks typically visit Mr Ebay every other year so I'll have to be honest about the machine, and someone...
Posted by Mutant, on May 12, 2003 at 05:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Rev A TiBook and Firewire port 299 Views / 4 Replies  
Hey folks!

I've got an almost two year old Rev A 400Mhz TiBook that has recently refused to talk to my iPod.

Anytime I plug in the iPod, the iPod reboots (ok), but it never shows up either...
Posted by Mutant, on May 11, 2003 at 01:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
AOL, OS X (10.2.4) and Airport 246 Views / 1 Replies  
Hey there!

Can anyone help me or point me to an FAQ / web page that would explain how to get an Apple Base Station talking to AOL.

Their client works fine when installed on my TiBook and using...
Posted by Mutant, on May 9, 2003 at 05:11 PM, in Applications
Doh! I don't know how many times I've looked at... 321 Views / 2 Replies  
Doh! I don't know how many times I've looked at the damn control panel WITHOUT seeing the separate iSub dial!

Works ok now!

Thanks!
Posted by Mutant, on Nov 23, 2002 at 05:12 PM, in Mac OS X
10.2.1, iSub and Summer 2000 iMac 321 Views / 2 Replies  
Hey

I've got a Summer 2000 iMac with an iSub. The subwooder has always worked under OS 9, and in fact works quite well even now if I reboot into 9.2 but its never worked under OS X.

Any ideas...
Posted by Mutant, on Nov 23, 2002 at 01:06 PM, in Mac OS X
1999 G3 iMac monitor pblm 364 Views / 2 Replies  
Well, just my luck!

My G4 Cube died a few weeks ago, and I'm unemployed so rather than spend an indeterminate amount of cash on a repair, I opted to go for acquiring a cheap replacement (of...
Posted by Mutant, on Nov 8, 2002 at 07:20 PM, in Mac Desktops
Airport: 'Connecting to Host' msg; log avail? 295 Views / 0 Replies  
I've got a problem that I suspect is ISP related, but before I approach the charge by the minute tech support, I need some solid information.

Specifically, often when I connect my white ABS...
Posted by Mutant, on Nov 7, 2002 at 07:47 PM, in Networking
Apple Studio Display -> TiBook (or iBook)? 453 Views / 3 Replies  
In a previous thread I noted that my Cube had died, leaving me with useless Studio Display until I get a new machine.

I'm sorta playing with idea of waiting until I get back to work, and just...
Posted by Mutant, on Oct 31, 2002 at 06:51 PM, in Mac Desktops
Cube died! Scavenging questions 428 Views / 1 Replies  
My Cube up and died today. It was behaving a little flaky in the past (the power cycle problem), and when it powered off by itself this AM I couldn't power it up again.

Opening it up I noticed...
Posted by Mutant, on Oct 29, 2002 at 05:17 PM, in Mac Desktops
I bought a refurb Rev A TiBook about one year ago... 775 Views / 6 Replies  
I bought a refurb Rev A TiBook about one year ago last July for almost 700 Pounds (I live in London) less than new ones were going for at the time.

Aside from the box (grey, with 'Apple...
Posted by Mutant, on Oct 27, 2002 at 03:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yah, rev A TiBook and I get the same message but... 417 Views / 4 Replies  
Yah, rev A TiBook and I get the same message but its sporadic.

For example, sometimes when I disconnect the 'book from its charger and take it into another room to use it will give me the...
Posted by Mutant, on Oct 27, 2002 at 03:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Hold on - do you mean a circular piece ON TOP of... 466 Views / 5 Replies  
Hold on - do you mean a circular piece ON TOP of the gasket / power supply switch (light)?

I haven't tried it yet. Does this disable the power supply switch? Truth be told, as long as the...
Posted by Mutant, on Oct 21, 2002 at 10:10 AM, in Mac Desktops
Cube orientation question 466 Views / 5 Replies  
Hey

I've got a G4 Cube that has developed the dreaded "auto power cycle" problem (i.e., where it will spontaneously shut down on its own).

I've messed about and replaced the gasket, and made...
Posted by Mutant, on Oct 20, 2002 at 11:00 AM, in Mac Desktops
Sony Clie on OSX? 818 Views / 7 Replies  
How about it?

I've had it with my iPaq (it seemed like a good idea at the time) and I'm definitely moving back into the Palm OS camp, and considering a Sony Clie.

Anyone using one on OS X? ...
Posted by Mutant, on Oct 19, 2002 at 09:59 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
iCal email alerts 298 Views / 0 Replies  
Hey

Does anyone know what user iCal mails out under?

The reason I'm asking is iCal correctly triggers an alarm, and I get a modal dialog box noting (IIRC) something to the effect that an...
Posted by Mutant, on Sep 24, 2002 at 02:45 PM, in Mac OS X
Another datapoint; Rev A TiBook, about fourteen... 603 Views / 9 Replies  
Another datapoint; Rev A TiBook, about fourteen months old, two batteries, one original and the second purchased about one month ago.

A little over two hours on the original battery, a little...
Posted by Mutant, on Sep 16, 2002 at 07:54 AM, in Mac OS X
Gee sorry to hear about your iMac - I've got a... 1,189 Views / 5 Replies  
Gee sorry to hear about your iMac - I've got a summer 2000 Sage iMac DV+, and had precisely the same problem - lightening strike!

You might want to have a second opinion on the motherboard story,...
Posted by Mutant, on Sep 3, 2002 at 08:03 PM, in Networking
So how does this work? 434 Views / 1 Replies  
Hey

I've got three Macs running 10.2; a G4 Cube, an iMac DV+ and a TiBook.

All three have Airport cards, and I've got a white ABS upstairs in my flat, which provides 'Net coverage...
Posted by Mutant, on Sep 2, 2002 at 04:22 PM, in Networking
Curious 1.2 battery life 'thang 280 Views / 0 Replies  
I've had my 5GB iPod since Apple Expo here in London, and use it daily.

I "top off" the iPods charge nightly using Apples mains adaptor. I noticed that after I installed the 1.2 update, even...
Posted by Mutant, on Aug 27, 2002 at 06:59 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
renice apparently works in 10.2! 346 Views / 2 Replies  
Hey

So did 'nice' and'renice' only start working in 10.2, or were they implemented / fixed in an earlier version?

They didn't work when 10.1 first came out, but now apparently are.

I...
Posted by Mutant, on Aug 27, 2002 at 03:36 PM, in Mac OS X
Airport & Ethernet config question 413 Views / 1 Replies  
Hey

I've got three Macs, all running 10.2 (and boy its a great release!) and all Airport equipped. I've got a white ABS located upstairs where it provides pretty good coverage throughout the...
Posted by Mutant, on Aug 25, 2002 at 02:47 PM, in Networking
slightly OT! 1,637 Views / 21 Replies  
Hey!

A little off topic since most the other cameras mentioned are sorta-higer end, but I've had alot of fun lately with this really small French camera I've bought from Digital Dream...
Posted by Mutant, on Aug 21, 2002 at 07:01 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Got it! (sorry to bug you folks) 334 Views / 1 Replies  
I found the answer on Apples support pages.

I missed it fhe first time around since it had been posted about two weeks ago.

Anyhow, you've got to manually eject the iPod from the host, then...
Posted by Mutant, on Aug 21, 2002 at 12:02 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
1.2 update - how long does it take? 334 Views / 1 Replies  
Hey just this AM I finally got the time to dl and install iPod Update 1.2.

It seemed to go ok; disk image mounted allright, application launched when I clicked, it correctly recognised my iPod...
Posted by Mutant, on Aug 21, 2002 at 11:43 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Creating vCards? 267 Views / 1 Replies  
Hey what are you folks using to create vCards?

I'm using an iPaq, synching with OS X under VPC, but for 'Contacts->export' I don't see an option to export as vCard format (*.vcf).

I can see...
Posted by Mutant, on Aug 21, 2002 at 10:56 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Region 0 DVD? 335 Views / 1 Replies  
Anyone know what it is?

About a month ago I took a brief holiday and, like I usually do, took my PowerBook and a pile of DVDs so I'd have something to watch in the evening (I'm not gonna pay...
Posted by Mutant, on Aug 19, 2002 at 01:32 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Hey Cory! Thanks for the suggestion; after... 1,275 Views / 24 Replies  
Hey Cory!

Thanks for the suggestion; after I upgraded to 10.1.5, the player seemed more robust. I've only had the time to try one of the DVDs I've had problems with, but it seems fine now.
...
Posted by Mutant, on Aug 18, 2002 at 09:11 AM, in Mac OS X
DVDs OS X (NO!) OS9 (yep!) 1,275 Views / 24 Replies  
Nah, ain't no Apple Store (that I know of that is! here in London - I'm an ex-pat New Yorker and plan to hit Apples SOHO store up big time when I visit Maw next December) .

Anyway, thanks much...
Posted by Mutant, on Aug 16, 2002 at 11:11 PM, in Mac OS X
DVD's under OSX & OS 9 1,275 Views / 24 Replies  
Hey

Thanks t_hah for your helpful comments - I appreciate it.

I'll definitely make sure I'm using the OSX DVD player (thought I was, but worth a check anyways).

The three DVDs I...
Posted by Mutant, on Aug 16, 2002 at 10:23 PM, in Mac OS X
DVDs OS X (NO!) OS9 (yep!) 1,275 Views / 24 Replies  
Hey zOne81!

Thanks for a helpful reply!

Anyway, I've seen this behaviour on the following DVD's (at least) :

Red Planet
Mission to Mars
Aliens 3
Posted by Mutant, on Aug 16, 2002 at 10:01 PM, in Mac OS X
DVDs OS X (NO!) OS9 (yep!) 1,275 Views / 24 Replies  
So I 've got more than one DVD that won't play under OS X (DVD Player crashes with -36 error), but otherwise work fine under OS 9.

What am I doing wrong? Any suggestions?

Most importantly, ...
Posted by Mutant, on Aug 16, 2002 at 08:10 PM, in Mac OS X
G4 PowerBook new battery protocol? 471 Views / 4 Replies  
I just grabbed a brand spanking new battery for my one year old G4 PowerBook since I'm off on holiday shortly.

So any ideas on how to condition it? Earlier I was told to discharge the new...
Posted by Mutant, on Aug 7, 2002 at 08:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
iPaq synch options (iSynch?) 383 Views / 1 Replies  
Hey

I've got a Compaq Ipaq (and boy do I miss my Newtons!) which I'm *moderately* happy with. Nice screen, nice form factor, less than optimal software. But anyway....

What are other folks...
Posted by Mutant, on Aug 4, 2002 at 02:22 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Apple Pro (clear) keyboard - GAG! 431 Views / 4 Replies  
Hey

both my iMac and my Cube have the Apple (clear) Pro keyboard which rocks.

Only problem is, I'm planning to arrange a visit between the iMac and Mr Ebay (it doesn't know this of course), ...
Posted by Mutant, on Aug 4, 2002 at 02:01 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Installer Update won't! 366 Views / 0 Replies  
Hey

I've got a G4 Cube that I recently started using after an eight month hiatus.

Anyhow, the Cube is running 10.1, and now that I've got some free time (having recently been made redundant)...
Posted by Mutant, on Jul 24, 2002 at 07:58 AM, in Mac OS X
Software Update - won't? 197 Views / 2 Replies  
Hey

I've got three machines running OS X, and recently unpacked a G4 Cube that I hadn't used since December of last year, due to moving, renovating / fixing up and no time.

So things have...
Posted by Mutant, on Jul 23, 2002 at 06:43 AM, in Mac OS X
Hey thanks for the reply - but let me be sure I... 689 Views / 7 Replies  
Hey thanks for the reply - but let me be sure I understand what you've done.

Cut a piece of paper and fix it over the power switch - light and all, correct? On the motherboard / chassis, or on...
Posted by Mutant, on Jul 22, 2002 at 07:56 PM, in Mac Desktops
G4 Cube - dreaded power cycle problem 689 Views / 7 Replies  
Hey

I've got a G4 Cube thats just yesterday developed the dreaed power cycle problem; that's where the machine cycles on / off on it's own.

I recall reading about this perhaps one year ago, ...
Posted by Mutant, on Jul 20, 2002 at 09:36 AM, in Mac Desktops
5500/275 no fan? 487 Views / 2 Replies  
I've got a 603e based 5500/275 PowerMac (black man!) and the CPU fan just died with a huge banging sound!

I popped the box open, and can remove the fan to verify it is indeed the little blower...
Posted by Mutant, on May 27, 2002 at 05:45 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
I got a suitable case on Tottengham Court Road; ... 267 Views / 5 Replies  
I got a suitable case on Tottengham Court Road; one of the camera shops sells cases of all sizes, and I paid six quid for one that isn't neoprene, but does have sufficient room for the iPod.
...
Posted by Mutant, on Mar 29, 2002 at 06:52 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
OSX DVD -36 error? 410 Views / 3 Replies  
First, I'll mention that I have upgraded to DVD Player 3.1.1.

It seems a lot of the newer DVD's that I rent crash DVD player after an indeterminable, and apparently random of time.

I've...
Posted by Mutant, on Mar 28, 2002 at 02:19 PM, in Applications
Thx! I bought an iPaq 3850 to replace my Visor... 376 Views / 9 Replies  
Thx! I bought an iPaq 3850 to replace my Visor Prism, and it works great under VPC 5!

Its taken a couple of days messing about with Windows 98 / Outlook / Palm Desktop (under Windows), but I...
Posted by Mutant, on Feb 26, 2002 at 05:39 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
OS X, VPC & iPaq? 376 Views / 9 Replies  
Anyone try it or got it working?

I'd be mostly interested in knowing about Avantgo support.

Thanks
Posted by Mutant, on Feb 10, 2002 at 08:53 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Yup! I've got a TiBook so the iMac DV+ 450 is... 694 Views / 54 Replies  
Yup! I've got a TiBook so the iMac DV+ 450 is going to visit Mr Ebay in the next week or so.
Posted by Mutant, on Jan 7, 2002 at 05:59 PM, in Mac Desktops
 
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