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Posted by Atomic Beat Boy, on Apr 3, 2003 at 06:19 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Blue G3 blank monitor on startup 380 Views / 2 Replies  
Last week I bought a second hand 350MHz Rev. 1 Blue and White G3 (wihtout a monitor), and ordered a brand new 15" Relysis LCD and hooked it up to the PowerMac's VGA port.

When you start the G3...
Posted by Atomic Beat Boy, on Aug 6, 2002 at 08:40 PM, in Mac Desktops
I only get them from carrying them about in a bag... 332 Views / 15 Replies  
I only get them from carrying them about in a bag were the PowerBook gets SQUISHED. If you really want them to go away, invest in a solid bag with lots of space for the computer.
Posted by Atomic Beat Boy, on May 21, 2002 at 10:42 AM, in Mac Notebooks
1) Kensington security cable slot 2)... 283 Views / 18 Replies  
1) Kensington security cable slot
2) Ventilation I'd guess, though they don't feature in the PDF photos. Of the three circles, the centre is for attaching the stand, the other two hold the computer...
Posted by Atomic Beat Boy, on May 21, 2002 at 10:25 AM, in Mac Desktops
Almost any modem script will work fine with an... 252 Views / 1 Replies  
Almost any modem script will work fine with an IrDA phone. Using a script for a normal modem might actually work better than a Nokia/Ericsson one. You'll need MacOS 10.1.2 to use IrDA.
Posted by Atomic Beat Boy, on Feb 5, 2002 at 06:01 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You've really been popping off the keys? Looking... 395 Views / 11 Replies  
You've really been popping off the keys? Looking at the design of the things, it seems that you wouldn't be "popping them off" so much as tearing them. Where in the user manual does it say it's ok to...
Posted by Atomic Beat Boy, on Sep 9, 2001 at 11:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Crucial UK have 512MB modules for 100 each... 419 Views / 15 Replies  
Crucial UK have 512MB modules for 100 each (http://www.crucial.com/uk).

Oddly if you use the "Choose by manufacturer" menu and select the Pismo 400MHz, it costs 300, or choose 500MHz you don't...
Posted by Atomic Beat Boy, on Sep 4, 2001 at 08:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Netwroking. I remember when Steve introduced... 332 Views / 9 Replies  
Netwroking. I remember when Steve introduced instant wake in Mac OS X, he compared it to OS 9. He mentioned that it takes much longer when networking is enabled, so try disabling AppleTalk or pulling...
Posted by Atomic Beat Boy, on Sep 3, 2001 at 07:02 PM, in Mac Desktops
Cue 500,000 posts that we've seen a million time... 226 Views / 3 Replies  
Cue 500,000 posts that we've seen a million time before on why Apple is screwing its customers, why "I should expect the very best" for the $40,000 the PB G4 apparently costs, and why they'll be...
Posted by Atomic Beat Boy, on Sep 1, 2001 at 06:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'd recommend Sound App as a player. 368 Views / 7 Replies  
I'd recommend Sound App as a player.
Posted by Atomic Beat Boy, on Aug 27, 2001 at 06:42 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
I've played MP3's on a 75MHZ Performa 5200, so a... 368 Views / 7 Replies  
I've played MP3's on a 75MHZ Performa 5200, so a 2300 should be fine. OF course you'll have to use a MiniDock to get sound output. I'm not sure whether it has stereo sound output - I know the docking...
Posted by Atomic Beat Boy, on Aug 27, 2001 at 06:31 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Does it happen when on battery and on mains? I... 541 Views / 14 Replies  
Does it happen when on battery and on mains? I occasionally get a strigne whine when running on battery (usually when it's low). Try plugging in the power supply the next time you get it. ALso try...
Posted by Atomic Beat Boy, on Aug 25, 2001 at 05:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
On the other hand, everything but... 245 Views / 8 Replies  
On the other hand, everything but 128K/512K/SE/Classic Macs has shown an icon which doesn't "represent the actual machine" the second you start it up, and as the Finder icon, and in the Appletalk...
Posted by Atomic Beat Boy, on Aug 25, 2001 at 03:41 PM, in Mac OS X
There are some very good, detailed guides here,... 315 Views / 7 Replies  
There are some very good, detailed guides here, so you can see what you're up against: http://www.mcetech.com/usersguides.html

There are quite a few stages, but nothing at all difficult - it...
Posted by Atomic Beat Boy, on Aug 20, 2001 at 10:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Apple actually recommends using a damp cloth to... 371 Views / 9 Replies  
Apple actually recommends using a damp cloth to the clean the LCD, though they also recommend Klearscreen.
Posted by Atomic Beat Boy, on Aug 19, 2001 at 11:03 AM, in Mac Notebooks
How can anyone decide the how "loud" the QS is on... 748 Views / 27 Replies  
How can anyone decide the how "loud" the QS is on the basis of that video? It needs something of fixed volume to compare it with, otherwise it's just meaningless. And the camera is only a few inches...
Posted by Atomic Beat Boy, on Aug 19, 2001 at 10:51 AM, in Mac Desktops
Try this: http://homepage.mac.com/ianvannman/ ... 317 Views / 3 Replies  
Try this: http://homepage.mac.com/ianvannman/

Download and unstuff the file, drop the resultant script in System Folder:Extensions:Modem Scripts:, then go to the modem control panel, select the...
Posted by Atomic Beat Boy, on Aug 18, 2001 at 08:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
CUPERTINO, CA: The Department of Justice today... 300 Views / 3 Replies  
CUPERTINO, CA: The Department of Justice today filed anti-trust charges against Apple Computer Inc. for illegal non-monopolistic business practices.

Huh? I thought people were meant to bitch about...
Posted by Atomic Beat Boy, on Aug 18, 2001 at 06:40 PM, in Mac Desktops
As far as I'm aware every Mac capable of Sleep... 321 Views / 8 Replies  
As far as I'm aware every Mac capable of Sleep has this feature - and it goes back at least as far as the Mac OS 7.5 I have here. Why Adobe would use it as a shortcut is a mystery.

Basically,...
Posted by Atomic Beat Boy, on Aug 18, 2001 at 06:24 PM, in Mac Desktops
Which bit is the processor? 305 Views / 0 Replies  
Right, if you look under the keyboard of a G4, there's a great big heatsink split into three sections - the right hand section has a chip under it which doesn't touch it, presumably the L2 cache. The...
Posted by Atomic Beat Boy, on Aug 18, 2001 at 01:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Alright, what about the eject button on the... 385 Views / 8 Replies  
Alright, what about the eject button on the drive? In particular the paper clip emergency eject whole - try sticking a paper clip in it to loosen it. If it's happening immediately it's certainly a...
Posted by Atomic Beat Boy, on Aug 18, 2001 at 01:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Simon's specs seem absolutely spot on, although... 300 Views / 16 Replies  
Simon's specs seem absolutely spot on, although if they weren't released until January you might get an 800 MHz G3 (and larger HD etc). The only thing I'd disagree with is there being more than one...
Posted by Atomic Beat Boy, on Aug 17, 2001 at 09:33 PM, in Mac Desktops
Macintoshes eject removable disks if you start up... 385 Views / 8 Replies  
Macintoshes eject removable disks if you start up with the mouse button held down. Seeing as you mention an external mouse, can you check the built-in one is working properly (ie non stuck down)?
Posted by Atomic Beat Boy, on Aug 17, 2001 at 05:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The front of the bottom casing on mine doesn't... 310 Views / 9 Replies  
The front of the bottom casing on mine doesn't seem as tightly attached to the frame as the back, probably because their aren't any screws in the whole front half. I also have the case flexing...
Posted by Atomic Beat Boy, on Aug 15, 2001 at 06:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I thought you said Apple would repair the... 789 Views / 53 Replies  
I thought you said Apple would repair the battery?

Ask to speak to a supervisor at Mac Warehouse, and then whoever else i s in charge, if you you have to, threaten MacWarehouse with legal action....
Posted by Atomic Beat Boy, on Aug 14, 2001 at 10:31 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The dead-pixels issue has been raised a million... 789 Views / 53 Replies  
The dead-pixels issue has been raised a million times, and the argument just goes around in circles. I think people need to stop living in the land of the fairies and accept that TFT displays are...
Posted by Atomic Beat Boy, on Aug 14, 2001 at 09:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
There's no easy way to check compatibility - try... 326 Views / 11 Replies  
There's no easy way to check compatibility - try to get hold of the latest version of all your software, keep extensions to a minimum, and try *not* using suspect pieces of software eg To test the...
Posted by Atomic Beat Boy, on Aug 12, 2001 at 07:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I know this is boring and unhelpful, but I'll be... 326 Views / 11 Replies  
I know this is boring and unhelpful, but I'll be the first to say that this certainly is NOT typical. I've had no battery or CD problems, and in two months it has never ever crashed (while using it -...
Posted by Atomic Beat Boy, on Aug 12, 2001 at 05:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You might like to check out this page on... 1,162 Views / 15 Replies  
You might like to check out this page on Motorola's site: http://www.mot.com/SPS/RISC/smartnetworks/products/hostproc/index.htm

If you click the product numbers you get more detailed (and more...
Posted by Atomic Beat Boy, on Aug 11, 2001 at 07:01 PM, in Mac Desktops
I sent him a Happy Birthday email to... 641 Views / 23 Replies  
I sent him a Happy Birthday email to sjobs@apple.com, and got a short reply "Thanks, [Atomic Beat Boy]/Steve", sent from sjobs@pixar.com with *NeXT*, which I was forced to complain about....
Posted by Atomic Beat Boy, on Aug 9, 2001 at 06:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Alright then, quoting from William Stalling's... 479 Views / 31 Replies  
Alright then, quoting from William Stalling's highly technical book, "Computer Organization and Architecture":

"[When designing computer chips,] there is a small set of basic logic components that...
Posted by Atomic Beat Boy, on Aug 6, 2001 at 07:26 PM, in Mac Desktops
The GF3 is hard-wired to do 3D graphics and... 479 Views / 31 Replies  
The GF3 is hard-wired to do 3D graphics and nothing but 3D graphics, and the 76 GFlop/s score is probably from some completely specialised part of the chip that does something where theoretically a...
Posted by Atomic Beat Boy, on Aug 5, 2001 at 04:56 PM, in Mac Desktops
Remember that absolutely no one was complaining... 334 Views / 19 Replies  
Remember that absolutely no one was complaining before the benchmarks came out, so in actual use it's a non-issue (Though the new iBook is still a little faster with certain devices).
Posted by Atomic Beat Boy, on Jul 30, 2001 at 10:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Shipping from the UK Apple Store is free (As... 253 Views / 13 Replies  
Shipping from the UK Apple Store is free (As vaguely implied by the great big FREE SHIPPING sign on the "Review your order" page). Ignore the ship dates: My PB G4 was quoted 10 days, shipped in 2....
Posted by Atomic Beat Boy, on Jul 30, 2001 at 10:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I think the answer here is that far more people... 450 Views / 41 Replies  
I think the answer here is that far more people speak German (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, etc, plus its not that different from Dutch and Flemish), whereas Norweigan isn't, so it's much more...
Posted by Atomic Beat Boy, on Jul 29, 2001 at 02:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
How about that great long "Cheap G3 Tower" essay... 307 Views / 10 Replies  
How about that great long "Cheap G3 Tower" essay that keeps getting cut-and-pasted into every message section? Err, why? Do they really think steve Jobs will be flicking through those discussion...
Posted by Atomic Beat Boy, on Jul 28, 2001 at 08:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm pretty certain there isn't an adapter you go... 339 Views / 7 Replies  
I'm pretty certain there isn't an adapter you go but, so obviously the easiest solution is to buy an actual Powerbook G3 AC adaptor. The cheapest option is to cut the plug off your old G3 adaptor and...
Posted by Atomic Beat Boy, on Jul 27, 2001 at 11:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Don't worry, all the current displays are a... 363 Views / 11 Replies  
Don't worry, all the current displays are a pearlescant beigy grey, so they'll go with anything. No "Graphite" (The colour of the old G4s) features on any of them.
Posted by Atomic Beat Boy, on Jul 26, 2001 at 08:30 PM, in Mac Desktops
Should I have an OS9 CD? 274 Views / 5 Replies  
This is a really stupid question and I'm not sure if it belongs in this forum (hopefully the moderator nazis will leave me alone), but anyway...

I have a PB G4 which came with OS X. Did it also...
Posted by Atomic Beat Boy, on Jul 24, 2001 at 10:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Calm down. If you look here:... 450 Views / 22 Replies  
Calm down. If you look here: http://developer.apple.com/techpubs/hardware/Developer_Notes/Macintosh_CPUs-G4/PowerMacG4/3Input-Output/Video_Monitor_Ports.html , it says the ADC port still supports...
Posted by Atomic Beat Boy, on Jul 23, 2001 at 08:28 PM, in Mac Desktops
Here's a scan of a British English keyboard, as... 3,669 Views / 271 Replies  
Here's a scan of a British English keyboard, as requested:
http://homepage.mac.com/dtcd/.Public/keyboard.jpg

I think the symbols are cool - It's how keyboard shortcuts are marked in menus, and...
Posted by Atomic Beat Boy, on Jul 17, 2001 at 03:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have a British English PB G4. The layout is... 3,669 Views / 271 Replies  
I have a British English PB G4. The layout is almost identical to the US one, except Tab, Caps Lock, Shift, Option, enter, Return, Clear and Delete are all expressed as symbols (as on that German...
Posted by Atomic Beat Boy, on Jul 12, 2001 at 10:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
In the FAQ for their current 68K emulator it... 823 Views / 60 Replies  
In the FAQ for their current 68K emulator it basically says "Who needs PPC?". So, er, they were.



Those apps are all heavily AltiVec enhanced. even if it can manage 1 GHz G3, it's not going to...
Posted by Atomic Beat Boy, on Jul 8, 2001 at 07:24 PM, in Mac Desktops
Consensus amongst who? Ever since the G4 towers... 684 Views / 81 Replies  
Consensus amongst who? Ever since the G4 towers came out people expected a G4 powerbook. A lot of people thought the Pismo would ship with a G4. Before every single show since the G4s came out in...
Posted by Atomic Beat Boy, on Jul 8, 2001 at 06:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
To clarify: The bottom slot on the G4 is pretty... 273 Views / 10 Replies  
To clarify: The bottom slot on the G4 is pretty much as easy to access as the top slot, as they are just one above the other.
Posted by Atomic Beat Boy, on Jul 7, 2001 at 07:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Hmmm...not sure what not make of this. On the one... 373 Views / 16 Replies  
Hmmm...not sure what not make of this. On the one hand in looks like inventory clearing before MW NY, but I'm inclined to take much more notice of Apple US and ignore Apple Europe. Apple have never...
Posted by Atomic Beat Boy, on Jul 7, 2001 at 06:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Try using the PowerBook with the same phone... 309 Views / 4 Replies  
Try using the PowerBook with the same phone socket and modem cable you're using with the PC. If you still get problems, you either have a damaged modem (or modem socket) or more likely it's a...
Posted by Atomic Beat Boy, on Jul 7, 2001 at 06:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Try Apple System Profiler, or the Hardware Test... 276 Views / 11 Replies  
Try Apple System Profiler, or the Hardware Test CD.
Posted by Atomic Beat Boy, on Jul 7, 2001 at 06:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Which products Apple will update is surprisingly... 684 Views / 81 Replies  
Which products Apple will update is surprisingly easy to predict from channel inventory and special offers. Currently nothing I've heard points to a new PB G4 at MW NY, and the CD-RW promo runs till...
Posted by Atomic Beat Boy, on Jul 7, 2001 at 12:36 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well I think it's durable 333 Views / 9 Replies  
Does anyone else disagree with all the people that reckon the PB G4 is flimsy. From what I'd heard I thought it would be so flimsy it bent under its own weight and you really had to look after it....
Posted by Atomic Beat Boy, on Jul 1, 2001 at 11:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
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