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USB Thermometer/Hygrometer? 1,486 Views / 3 Replies  
In the fall I'm heading back for my last full year of undergraduate work. I'm going back with a fairly nice computer setup, but I'm also looking into a pet to take with me. As it will most likely...
Posted by MadanKnightRyukendo, on Jun 13, 2010 at 09:31 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Using my PowerMac as a server? 627 Views / 1 Replies  
I've got a pretty old PowerMac (G4 400 Mhz, 256 MB RAM, OS X 10.2 with 40 GB and 60 GB hard drives in it) sitting around my bedroom at home which hasn't been used in a while due to a lack of a...
Posted by MadanKnightRyukendo, on Dec 25, 2009 at 02:22 PM, in Networking
Cleaning out my HD and Backup? 460 Views / 1 Replies  
I'm looking to clean out unnecessary files from the 8 GB SSD in my Netbook, as it has about 1.5 GB free right now. Is there any recommended software for seeking out unnecessary files on the drive,...
Posted by MadanKnightRyukendo, on Aug 15, 2009 at 10:06 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
I do have it set to organize it, but I have no... 458 Views / 5 Replies  
I do have it set to organize it, but I have no "Untitled Artist" folders, and no such album folders. And no tracks from that album are showing up in "Recently Added". I don't even get any sort of...
Posted by MadanKnightRyukendo, on Jul 27, 2009 at 12:13 AM, in Applications
iTunes refusing to add albums? 458 Views / 5 Replies  
Tonight I found a bunch of data CDs I made as backup when an old computer was close to crashing, including a bunch of albums that I wanted to add to iTunes. On the last CD, there were four albums. ...
Posted by MadanKnightRyukendo, on Jul 26, 2009 at 11:55 PM, in Applications
I have a 1.6 Ghz Acer Aspire One. Most of the... 535 Views / 4 Replies  
I have a 1.6 Ghz Acer Aspire One. Most of the issues are just in programs locking up quite a bit, especially Firefox. If you remember, you were trying to help me with the issues in another thread...
Posted by MadanKnightRyukendo, on Jul 26, 2009 at 02:56 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Page filing in XP on a flash drive? 535 Views / 4 Replies  
I recently bought a very small USB flash drive (meant to be used in photo frames without being seen), 1 GB capacity. I was thinking about using it to store documents and such from my netbook, but...
Posted by MadanKnightRyukendo, on Jul 22, 2009 at 12:54 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Well, I went to disable page filing, and I... 7,077 Views / 8 Replies  
Well, I went to disable page filing, and I discovered that it already is disabled. And a new SSD isn't really an option for me, as right now I'm unemployed and all my saved money is going towards...
Posted by MadanKnightRyukendo, on Jul 3, 2009 at 02:36 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
It has the factory standard 1 GB of RAM. ... 7,077 Views / 8 Replies  
It has the factory standard 1 GB of RAM.

I've tried to keep anything non-important off of the SSD. When I first brought it home a few weeks ago, I removed the MS Office Trial and MS Works and...
Posted by MadanKnightRyukendo, on Jun 24, 2009 at 11:35 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Tweaking XP performance on a netbook? 7,077 Views / 8 Replies  
I recently picked up an Acer Aspire One netbook with Windows XP on an 8 GB SSD (with an included 8 GB SDHC for extra storage). So far I've been loving it, except for issues with XP's performance. I...
Posted by MadanKnightRyukendo, on Jun 24, 2009 at 10:53 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Blackberry Pearl question 343 Views / 1 Replies  
I've had a Blackberry Pearl 8110 through AT&T for nearly a year, but until now I haven't given much thought to using it's music player to replace my iPod. But, with the fact that my 4GB iPod Nano is...
Posted by MadanKnightRyukendo, on May 24, 2009 at 08:29 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Got the PB to boot this morning and found the way... 277 Views / 4 Replies  
Got the PB to boot this morning and found the way to reset the PMU on Apple's site (thankfully for my model it's as simple as removing the keyboard and pushing a button on the Logic Board), so I shut...
Posted by MadanKnightRyukendo, on May 8, 2009 at 07:25 AM, in Mac Notebooks
No, the system completely shuts off (it's started... 277 Views / 4 Replies  
No, the system completely shuts off (it's started doing it again). I've been using my wireless card as an indicator. The system starts to boot (it chimes and makes a few of the typical sounds it...
Posted by MadanKnightRyukendo, on May 7, 2009 at 09:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Could this be my issue? (PB G4 Display Inverter) 277 Views / 4 Replies  
Starting in the past day or so, I've been having some issues getting my Titanium PowerBook to boot consistently. It would make the chime, make a few small noises, and then apparently quit before the...
Posted by MadanKnightRyukendo, on May 7, 2009 at 06:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Odd Kernel Panics? 291 Views / 0 Replies  
In the past week, OS X 10.4.11 on my G4 PowerBook has had Kernel Panics twice, after probably nearly a year since I had my first Panic, and I can't figure out what it could be that caused them.
...
Posted by MadanKnightRyukendo, on May 1, 2009 at 11:27 AM, in Mac OS X
Remote for 3rd Gen Nano? 514 Views / 3 Replies  
I have a 3rd Gen. iPod Nano, and today I bought a new backpack for school next semester that has a special audio pocket. Instead of just having a pocket with an opening to feed a headphone cord...
Posted by MadanKnightRyukendo, on Apr 25, 2009 at 12:32 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Question about booting into Firewire Target Mode 350 Views / 1 Replies  
Not sure if this belongs here, but I'm heading off to a new college in the fall. I already know I'm taking my Titanium G4 PowerBook with me, but I've also got a G4 PowerMac Sawtooth that I haven't...
Posted by MadanKnightRyukendo, on Apr 6, 2009 at 10:20 AM, in Mac Desktops
When it comes to electronics, I'm not a big fan... 6,064 Views / 12 Replies  
When it comes to electronics, I'm not a big fan of buying online in case something is up with my purchase or I'm not happy with it. The last time I bought computer stuff online, an LCD I bought was...
Posted by MadanKnightRyukendo, on Mar 20, 2009 at 05:34 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Okay, so during a transfer of a roughly 230 MB... 6,064 Views / 12 Replies  
Okay, so during a transfer of a roughly 230 MB video file onto my Sandisk Cruzer Micro (USB 2.0), the highest I've seen the "Data Written/Sec." go is around 900 KB/s, but that was only momentarily. ...
Posted by MadanKnightRyukendo, on Mar 20, 2009 at 04:49 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
USB 1.1 speed question 6,064 Views / 12 Replies  
Okay, so I've read that USB 1.1 ports can run up to 12 MB/s. Assuming I'm looking at it the right way, and I'm pretty sure I am, my Titanium PowerBook's ports don't seem to be operating anywhere...
Posted by MadanKnightRyukendo, on Mar 20, 2009 at 04:29 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Controlling an Xbox 360 from my Mac? 306 Views / 0 Replies  
I always tend to have my Xbox 360 turned on and playing something, whether it's music or a video, while I'm doing school work on my Powerbook. But I hate having to turn around and grab either my...
Posted by MadanKnightRyukendo, on Feb 15, 2009 at 02:01 PM, in Applications
It's similar to that of course, but I'm looking... 210 Views / 2 Replies  
It's similar to that of course, but I'm looking for the actual model shown.
Posted by MadanKnightRyukendo, on Nov 1, 2008 at 05:31 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Can someone ID this Bluetooth headset? 210 Views / 2 Replies  
Long story short, I'm trying to track down a specific Bluetooth headset I saw on a show last night. I know it's a Jabra, but they don't list this particular model on their website any more, and I'd...
Posted by MadanKnightRyukendo, on Nov 1, 2008 at 12:16 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Oh....the crossover cable idea makes sense. I'm... 351 Views / 4 Replies  
Oh....the crossover cable idea makes sense. I'm betting that's the issue. I'd test the sharing with my Sawtooth but sadly at the moment I am without a working monitor, so that's a no go.
Posted by MadanKnightRyukendo, on Oct 20, 2008 at 08:22 PM, in Networking
Yes I did. I made sure that the preferences were... 351 Views / 4 Replies  
Yes I did. I made sure that the preferences were set to share the access coming in through my wireless adapter to anything connected via the PB's built in ethernet connection, and then clicked...
Posted by MadanKnightRyukendo, on Oct 20, 2008 at 06:23 PM, in Networking
Internet sharing between PB and Xbox 360? 351 Views / 4 Replies  
I have a wireless adapter on my Titanium DVI PowerBook, and I've got a wire running from the ethernet jack on the PB to the back of my 360. I want to use Internet Sharing so I can connect to Xbox...
Posted by MadanKnightRyukendo, on Oct 19, 2008 at 06:02 PM, in Networking
Possible to use a flash drive to unlock a Mac after waking from sleep? 469 Views / 3 Replies  
But is there any way to set up a flash drive to unlock a PowerBook G4 running 10.4.11 after sleep instead of a password? It's nothing really important, but I figured it could be something...
Posted by MadanKnightRyukendo, on Aug 30, 2008 at 08:45 PM, in Mac OS X
Repeatedly used it for almost a month (I got my... 423 Views / 3 Replies  
Repeatedly used it for almost a month (I got my Blackberry very close to the beginning of the month, and the card was purchased at the very same time). I had been connecting it solely to my Sawtooth...
Posted by MadanKnightRyukendo, on Aug 23, 2008 at 11:47 PM, in Mac OS X
My first Kernel Panic....help? 423 Views / 3 Replies  
Okay, so very early this morning, I was adding some stuff to the memory card in my Blackberry Pearl, and when I went to eject the card from the system, everything was okay until a very short time...
Posted by MadanKnightRyukendo, on Aug 23, 2008 at 11:33 PM, in Mac OS X
Using Netgear USB with G4 Powerbook? 277 Views / 0 Replies  
I've got a Netgear WG111v3 USB adapter that I have yet to try out on my Titanium PowerBook DVI, and first of all, I need to know if it'll work at all. My manager, who is also a Mac user, swears that...
Posted by MadanKnightRyukendo, on Aug 19, 2008 at 05:52 PM, in Networking
Alternatives to Airport Express? 356 Views / 2 Replies  
I'll be moving in the next two weeks, and I'll no longer have the cable modem conveniently located in my room. I'm not too keen on the idea of buying wireless adapters for both of my computers AND...
Posted by MadanKnightRyukendo, on Aug 18, 2008 at 10:42 PM, in Networking
Trackpad and G4 TiBook PRAM questions 196 Views / 1 Replies  
On my G4 Titanium PB (867 Mhz DVI), my trackpad works consistently well when the laptop is active, with no problems at all with performance. But, after recent repairs I was testing the latch on the...
Posted by MadanKnightRyukendo, on Jul 29, 2008 at 06:36 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Third party PowerBook batteries on eBay? 303 Views / 3 Replies  
I'm in need of a new battery for my Titanium DVI PowerBook (A1012) but I don't really have $130 to spend on one. I've looked on eBay before, but there's just so much on there, and I don't want to...
Posted by MadanKnightRyukendo, on Jul 14, 2008 at 02:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Actually, I was lucky enough to find a bottle of... 392 Views / 10 Replies  
Actually, I was lucky enough to find a bottle of Goo Gone in my room. Simply applied a bit lightly with a towel, let it sit, and now the display is clean as can be :)

And now, I figured I'd post...
Posted by MadanKnightRyukendo, on Jul 13, 2008 at 09:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Okay, sorry for the triple post, but I wanted to... 392 Views / 10 Replies  
Okay, sorry for the triple post, but I wanted to announce that, after roughly two hours of patient, careful, hard work, the case pieces have been swapped out and a new hard drive (though smaller than...
Posted by MadanKnightRyukendo, on Jul 12, 2008 at 05:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Remote for iPod nano? 173 Views / 0 Replies  
I've got a 3rd gen nano and a new school bag with a more convenient media player pocket. I'd like to actually make use of it, but I don't want to be reaching into the pocket every other minute to...
Posted by MadanKnightRyukendo, on Jul 11, 2008 at 02:37 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Actually, I just grabbed a hard drive on eBay. ... 200 Views / 3 Replies  
Actually, I just grabbed a hard drive on eBay.

And I'm really looking for something even as old as Panther, as my PB is really only a secondary computer to my G4 PowerMac. I'm mainly going to be...
Posted by MadanKnightRyukendo, on Jul 9, 2008 at 10:55 PM, in Marketplace
I just got a nice kick in the nuts when I booted... 392 Views / 10 Replies  
I just got a nice kick in the nuts when I booted the PB, went into Disk Utility and discovered the hard drive was reporting a S.M.A.R.T. status of "Failing" <_<

Anyone know where I can get a cheap...
Posted by MadanKnightRyukendo, on Jul 9, 2008 at 09:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
WTB Urgently: ATA Notebook HD and OS X 200 Views / 3 Replies  
I've got a G4 Titanium PowerBook that is in need of serious repairs. I've already got all my needed case parts on the way, but I've discovered that the current hard drive's SMART status is reporting...
Posted by MadanKnightRyukendo, on Jul 9, 2008 at 08:49 PM, in Marketplace
Well I just ordered the parts. Got the case... 392 Views / 10 Replies  
Well I just ordered the parts. Got the case parts on eBay for about $80. Just gotta get the screwdrivers :)
Posted by MadanKnightRyukendo, on Jul 9, 2008 at 12:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah, I love ifixit. I used it a while back for... 392 Views / 10 Replies  
Yeah, I love ifixit. I used it a while back for opening my old iBook.

I think I'm just gonna go ahead and hunt down the case parts. It should make for something interesting to work on during my...
Posted by MadanKnightRyukendo, on Jul 8, 2008 at 09:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Better to part out TiBook or repair? 392 Views / 10 Replies  
I've got an 867 Mhz Titanium PB DVI, and it's in kinda rough shape, especially when it comes to the two halves of the lower case. I'll skip going over exactly what is broken on the case, and just...
Posted by MadanKnightRyukendo, on Jul 7, 2008 at 11:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
How much would shipping on the 667 PB be to... 780 Views / 14 Replies  
How much would shipping on the 667 PB be to 13212? I might be interested based on the pictures, though I probably would need you to hold it for at least a few days, if that's not a problem.

Also,...
Posted by MadanKnightRyukendo, on Jul 7, 2008 at 10:52 PM, in Marketplace
iTunes controller for 10.2.8? 224 Views / 0 Replies  
For the moment I'm running 10.2.8 on my G4 Sawtooth until I can get my hands on a set of upgrade discs for Panther or Tiger for a decent price. I want to have controls for iTunes in a corner of my...
Posted by MadanKnightRyukendo, on Jun 23, 2008 at 03:18 PM, in Applications
WTB: Memory and OS X upgrades for Sawtooth G4 170 Views / 0 Replies  
I've got a Sawtooth G4 (400 Mhz with OS 10.2.8) that I've been running for a couple months that has been working extremely well for my pretty basic needs. But now I'd like to try to upgrade it a...
Posted by MadanKnightRyukendo, on Jun 21, 2008 at 01:32 PM, in Marketplace
Adding second hard drive? 251 Views / 1 Replies  
I've got a G4 400Mhz Sawtooth with a 40 GB hard drive already installed, and I recently pulled a 60 GB hard drive from an old computer that was the family computer for awhile. I haven't decided yet...
Posted by MadanKnightRyukendo, on Jun 10, 2008 at 02:30 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Monitor image issues? 219 Views / 3 Replies  
I've got a G4 Sawtooth that's running a AGP 16MB ATI Rage 128pro Graphics Card with a 17" CRT monitor hooked up to it. Last night, while working on a portfolio for one of my classes, I noticed the...
Posted by MadanKnightRyukendo, on May 12, 2008 at 04:21 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
DVD and comic databases for OSX 10.2? 205 Views / 0 Replies  
I have an older PowerMac "Sawtooth" that I have not yet upgraded (waiting until after the current semester ends so my work hours can pick up), which is currently running OSX 10.2. I want to use it...
Posted by MadanKnightRyukendo, on Apr 22, 2008 at 08:01 PM, in Applications
Well, I only payed about $75 for it, which... 959 Views / 20 Replies  
Well, I only payed about $75 for it, which included shipping. The main thing I anticipate upgrading to begin with is the memory. For the time being, a 40 GB hard drive is all I need, as that's all...
Posted by MadanKnightRyukendo, on Mar 24, 2008 at 12:20 AM, in Mac Desktops
Mostly web surfing, school work, some occasional... 959 Views / 20 Replies  
Mostly web surfing, school work, some occasional fiction writing, and listening to music. That's it. I'm not like a lot of you who apparently need to have amazingly powerful computers. The games I...
Posted by MadanKnightRyukendo, on Mar 22, 2008 at 08:11 PM, in Mac Desktops
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