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I upgraded my 1st gen Macbook to a superdrive. ... 586 Views / 2 Replies  
I upgraded my 1st gen Macbook to a superdrive. So, if you would like the combo drive, I would do it for $15 shipped.

-Zach
Posted by zacharydz, on Dec 4, 2009 at 05:42 PM, in Marketplace
My guess is if you are running an intel system,... 46,529 Views / 962 Replies  
My guess is if you are running an intel system, the SL installation disk will simply allow a clean installation. I think it would be an awfully cumbersome process to require Leopard to be installed...
Posted by zacharydz, on Jun 8, 2009 at 04:07 PM, in macOS
Some 2.5 inch external USB enclosures use two usb... 869 Views / 10 Replies  
Some 2.5 inch external USB enclosures use two usb ports so they can run without a separate power brick. As long as you plug the usb cables into a powered usb hub, it will work fine.
Posted by zacharydz, on Dec 24, 2008 at 01:47 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I've transfered my entire iTunes library just by... 712 Views / 5 Replies  
I've transfered my entire iTunes library just by copying my entire iTunes folder (ie /home/music/iTunes/) to the other computer. If I then connect my iPod to the new computer, it syncs just as if it...
Posted by zacharydz, on Sep 30, 2008 at 10:19 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
You will be guaranteed to ruin both hard drives... 959 Views / 6 Replies  
You will be guaranteed to ruin both hard drives if you try opening them up. You basically can't open them up in a home environment. If one bit of dust from the air hits the platter, it will pretty...
Posted by zacharydz, on May 9, 2007 at 12:56 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Fastest format for DVD-RAM? 458 Views / 0 Replies  
I tried searching but didn't see any answers. My question is, for os x (10.4.8) what format would be faster for writing/reading files to a DVD-RAM disk: UDF or HFS+? The only results that I could...
Posted by zacharydz, on Dec 14, 2006 at 04:27 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Perhaps Calvinism or strict Presbyterianism a la... 1,333 Views / 49 Replies  
Perhaps Calvinism or strict Presbyterianism a la Knox?
Posted by zacharydz, on Dec 14, 2006 at 02:34 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I use a Sawtooth from 1999 as my main machine. I... 2,807 Views / 49 Replies  
I use a Sawtooth from 1999 as my main machine. I heavily upgraded it over time to a 1.4Ghz G4, 1.38 GB Ram, 120 and 80 GB HDDs, a Radeon 9800. It does everything I want it to do (perhaps with the...
Posted by zacharydz, on Dec 5, 2006 at 04:11 PM, in Mac Desktops
You could put your iTunes music folder on a... 962 Views / 4 Replies  
You could put your iTunes music folder on a network drive and have both macs use that as their iTunes Library folder. Although I think only one mac could access the folder at a time, and you would...
Posted by zacharydz, on Sep 30, 2006 at 01:52 PM, in Applications
I agree that the installation of a usb 2.0 pci... 1,329 Views / 13 Replies  
I agree that the installation of a usb 2.0 pci card is very easy, but I'm not sure if the Quicksilvers have the same problem as with the older G4s. I have a Sawtooth and I put in a USB 2.0 (NEC...
Posted by zacharydz, on Jun 16, 2006 at 11:48 AM, in Mac Desktops
Does your computer have the latest firmware... 1,203 Views / 17 Replies  
Does your computer have the latest firmware patches? Are you installing from an older version of OS X, or from os 9?
Posted by zacharydz, on Apr 28, 2006 at 08:03 AM, in Mac Desktops
I'm not sure if that machine is going to be... 1,409 Views / 21 Replies  
I'm not sure if that machine is going to be powerful enough to satisfactorily run GarageBand. I have a sawtooth with a 1.4 Ghz G4, 1.38 GB of RAM, and a 8Mb cache HD, and I can only do about 1...
Posted by zacharydz, on Apr 24, 2006 at 07:56 AM, in Mac Desktops
When I replaced the CPU on my Sawtooth, I had to... 1,002 Views / 4 Replies  
When I replaced the CPU on my Sawtooth, I had to press a button on the motherboard to reset it. I'm not sure if that is needed with the MDDs, but that is something you might want to look into.
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Posted by zacharydz, on Apr 15, 2006 at 11:52 AM, in Hardware Hacking
I put in an OWC 1.4 Ghz G4 7455 (w/ 2MB L3 cache)... 2,333 Views / 14 Replies  
I put in an OWC 1.4 Ghz G4 7455 (w/ 2MB L3 cache) in my sawtooth last year and I was quite impressed with the results. This computer should easily last me another couple years.


In addition to...
Posted by zacharydz, on Apr 5, 2006 at 12:02 PM, in Mac Desktops
I unchecked the "put the hard disk(s) to sleep... 541 Views / 3 Replies  
I unchecked the "put the hard disk(s) to sleep when possible" under energy saver in system preferences; some people said that will also disable the optical drives from going to sleep as well. How...
Posted by zacharydz, on Mar 31, 2006 at 12:19 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Actually, I never "solved" the problem. If I... 541 Views / 3 Replies  
Actually, I never "solved" the problem. If I recently put in a CD or DVD, it will eject without problems. It's only when the optical media has been in the drive for a while that it will hang when...
Posted by zacharydz, on Mar 31, 2006 at 12:15 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I'm assuming that if you get a G4, you'd be... 813 Views / 4 Replies  
I'm assuming that if you get a G4, you'd be planning on upgrading the CPU. It seems like most people here prefer the DAs over the Quicksilvers (most or all of the same specs other than CPU and much...
Posted by zacharydz, on Mar 4, 2006 at 11:13 AM, in Mac Desktops
I'm not sure if Garageband is multiple processor... 838 Views / 5 Replies  
I'm not sure if Garageband is multiple processor aware, but if so, 2 540 Mhz CPUs is goign to be pretty close to a single 1 Ghz with 2 MB L3 cache. Your original CPUs have 1 MB of L2 cache, so I...
Posted by zacharydz, on Mar 3, 2006 at 07:32 AM, in Mac Desktops
http://www.columbia.edu/~zbd1/sawtooth.jpg ... 493,622 Views / 1,145 Replies  
http://www.columbia.edu/~zbd1/sawtooth.jpg

Good 'ol Sawtooth still up and chugging. (specs in my profile)

Have a ghetto monitor setup of an old 17 inch Dell CRT and a 15 inch Samsung LCD.
Posted by zacharydz, on Mar 1, 2006 at 10:34 PM, in Mac Desktops
I selected from "File", "Publish to a Folder..."... 595 Views / 4 Replies  
I selected from "File", "Publish to a Folder..." and then made a new folder under my sites folder (which I later used Fugu to upload to my server)
Posted by zacharydz, on Feb 27, 2006 at 09:06 AM, in Applications
I resolved it. Originally in iWeb, I published... 595 Views / 4 Replies  
I resolved it. Originally in iWeb, I published to folder "zach" within my sites folder. In folder "zach", it had an index.html and folder "3C83450F-7078-4080-9F90-438899CCC5A7" with everything else...
Posted by zacharydz, on Feb 27, 2006 at 12:04 AM, in Applications
http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.php?t=286958 ... 828 Views / 3 Replies  
http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.php?t=286958

This thread seems relevant
Posted by zacharydz, on Feb 26, 2006 at 03:02 PM, in macOS
Go to system preferences, Energy Saver, Options ... 828 Views / 3 Replies  
Go to system preferences, Energy Saver, Options

See if "Wake when the modem detects a ring" or "Wake for Ethernet network administrator access"

Do you also have your computer schedule to...
Posted by zacharydz, on Feb 26, 2006 at 03:00 PM, in macOS
Awkward iWeb Published folder 595 Views / 4 Replies  
I don't have a .Mac account, and whenever I publish my website to a folder, iWeb assigns some weird folder name for the site, and thus making for a very weird url

for example, the ending of the...
Posted by zacharydz, on Feb 26, 2006 at 02:52 PM, in Applications
good point bboisvert. Many people falsely assume... 1,261 Views / 38 Replies  
good point bboisvert. Many people falsely assume that historians have to either unquestionably accept or deny the holocaust. That's just absurd, and anyone advocating such zero-sum options is just...
Posted by zacharydz, on Feb 25, 2006 at 12:57 PM, in Political/War Lounge
He was saying that he would erase iLife '06 from... 657 Views / 4 Replies  
He was saying that he would erase iLife '06 from the iMac first; thus it would only be installed on one computer.
Posted by zacharydz, on Feb 24, 2006 at 02:32 PM, in Applications
I would assume that it would be legal, but I'm... 657 Views / 4 Replies  
I would assume that it would be legal, but I'm not sure. But, it wouldn't be smart to do; iLife '05 is not a universal binary, and thus your Intel iMac would have to run it via Rosetta (emulation),...
Posted by zacharydz, on Feb 23, 2006 at 03:37 PM, in Applications
Grrr...the computer didn't wake up from sleep... 601 Views / 2 Replies  
Grrr...the computer didn't wake up from sleep this morning:brick:

So I pulled out the OWC Ram, and thus back down to 896 MB of RAM. Hopefully I won't have anymore problems. Do you think OWC...
Posted by zacharydz, on Feb 18, 2006 at 03:19 PM, in Mac Desktops
I possibly fixed the problem, but I'll have to... 601 Views / 2 Replies  
I possibly fixed the problem, but I'll have to test it with an extended sleep. I had a 120 GB and a 40 GB connected to a Sonnet Tempo ATA 133 pci card and a really old 30 GB Quantum Fireball hooked...
Posted by zacharydz, on Feb 17, 2006 at 09:42 PM, in Mac Desktops
Odd sleep behavior after RAM upgrade 601 Views / 2 Replies  
I recently upgraded my Sawtooth to 1.38 Gb of RAM with an OWC 512Mb stick of RAM (PC133-333). I ran Rember multiple times and it reported no errors. I can put my computer to sleep and it will wake...
Posted by zacharydz, on Feb 17, 2006 at 08:39 AM, in Mac Desktops
Shipping a Sawtooth 534 Views / 2 Replies  
I'm going to have to ship my Sawtooth cross-country, but since I bought it used, I don't have the original box for it. Does anybody have experience shipping computers and know any tips? I know I...
Posted by zacharydz, on Feb 3, 2006 at 05:42 PM, in Mac Desktops
If I remember correctly, since the Quicksilver... 692 Views / 6 Replies  
If I remember correctly, since the Quicksilver CPUs are alot bigger than the Sawtooth ones, the Quicksilver CPUs will hit the secondary IDE controller, and thus you would have to bend all the pins...
Posted by zacharydz, on Feb 3, 2006 at 05:32 PM, in Mac Desktops
Ok, I fixed it. It was a firmware issue as I... 541 Views / 3 Replies  
Ok, I fixed it. It was a firmware issue as I expected. I flashed my drive with the 1.22 Firmware for a Pioneer DVR-110 and now optical media now immediately ejects. And now I have DVD-RAM burn...
Posted by zacharydz, on Dec 16, 2005 at 05:29 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Optical Media + hangs system when ejected 541 Views / 3 Replies  
Here's the problem....

I have a Sawtooth (1.4 Ghz 7455 G4, 896 Mb RAM, Pioneer DVR-110D, OS 10.4.3) and my system most of the time will hang for ~10 seconds or so when I try to eject a CD or DVD....
Posted by zacharydz, on Dec 13, 2005 at 08:53 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
The 7447 G4s use a lot less power; I'm not sure... 841 Views / 5 Replies  
The 7447 G4s use a lot less power; I'm not sure what type of components you already have hooked up, but you might have stability problems if the power supply can't supply enough power. I think the...
Posted by zacharydz, on Dec 9, 2005 at 12:55 PM, in Mac Desktops
yeah, that was a typo. I meant the dvr-110d 880 Views / 9 Replies  
yeah, that was a typo. I meant the dvr-110d
Posted by zacharydz, on Nov 30, 2005 at 01:26 PM, in Mac Desktops
I replaced the dvd-rom in my Sawtooth with a... 880 Views / 9 Replies  
I replaced the dvd-rom in my Sawtooth with a Pioneer DVR-100D. It's a 16x dual layer DVD-R/+R/-RW/+RW drive. I didn't have to do anything with drivers for it; just put it in and it worked fine. ...
Posted by zacharydz, on Nov 30, 2005 at 07:38 AM, in Mac Desktops
I just put in an OWC 1.4 Ghz G4 with 2MB L3 cache... 1,531 Views / 24 Replies  
I just put in an OWC 1.4 Ghz G4 with 2MB L3 cache in my Sawtooth yesterday; I'm quite impressed. I managed to sell off about $250 of old computer equipment that I wasn't using, so this cpu upgrade...
Posted by zacharydz, on Nov 18, 2005 at 02:18 PM, in Mac Desktops
WTT: Apple BT Keyboard for Apple Pro w/ USB hub 364 Views / 1 Replies  
I have an Apple Bluetooth Keyboard and I'm wanting to trade that for a USB Apple Pro Keyboard (the older ones with a usb port on each side; can be either the black one or the white one)

I'm in...
Posted by zacharydz, on Nov 16, 2005 at 10:24 AM, in Marketplace
I've had similar experiences as you. What I do... 1,531 Views / 24 Replies  
I've had similar experiences as you. What I do now, is use the watch function and then bid at the last minute. Thus, unless the person is very liberal with their highest bid, you can usually get...
Posted by zacharydz, on Nov 12, 2005 at 11:25 PM, in Mac Desktops
I have a Uni-N Revision 3. I'm selling off some... 693 Views / 6 Replies  
I have a Uni-N Revision 3. I'm selling off some old hard drives and other sundry equipment for a cpu upgrade. I'm looking at either a Sonnet 1.3 or 1.4 Ghz G4 with 2 MB L3 cache.
Posted by zacharydz, on Nov 2, 2005 at 06:10 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks! Replaced the cpu in about 5 minutes and... 693 Views / 6 Replies  
Thanks! Replaced the cpu in about 5 minutes and it's up and running. It's kinda funny, this powermac isn't terribly slower than my iBook.
Posted by zacharydz, on Nov 2, 2005 at 05:12 PM, in Mac Desktops
Swap Sawtooth CPUs? 693 Views / 6 Replies  
I recently picked up a used 350 Mhz Sawtooth for $55 :D and I also got a 400 Mhz Sawtooth CPU for $7. I can just swap the 400 Mhz CPU with the 350 right? I'm assuming I wouldnt have to change any...
Posted by zacharydz, on Nov 1, 2005 at 07:45 PM, in Mac Desktops
I believe the iSight has had problems when daisy... 715 Views / 4 Replies  
I believe the iSight has had problems when daisy chained with FW harddrives. Not sure about that though. As for general "overloading" the firewire bus, I think you should be ok. From what I've...
Posted by zacharydz, on Oct 24, 2005 at 05:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
whoops, didn't realize you were aksing about the... 667 Views / 5 Replies  
whoops, didn't realize you were aksing about the 5 G Video iPod. haha. sorry.
Posted by zacharydz, on Oct 24, 2005 at 10:07 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I just bought a black 2 Gb nano yesterday at one... 667 Views / 5 Replies  
I just bought a black 2 Gb nano yesterday at one of those little camera/electronic stores on Lexington around 50th street. I think the only ones they didn't have were the white 2 Gb.
Posted by zacharydz, on Oct 24, 2005 at 10:06 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Mac OS X can read, but not write to NTFS. While... 586 Views / 3 Replies  
Mac OS X can read, but not write to NTFS. While I don't think there should be a problem with what you were doing, I would try to format the Hdd to FAT32 in Windows, then connect it to the powerbook...
Posted by zacharydz, on Oct 23, 2005 at 09:15 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Ok, I'm a little confused. If you are not using... 73,880 Views / 417 Replies  
Ok, I'm a little confused. If you are not using mirroring, isn't your VRAM still being split between the the 2005fpw and the ibook internal lcd? Thus, I'm assuming that you are just dimming the...
Posted by zacharydz, on Oct 23, 2005 at 08:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Nice setup gametime. Are you not using your... 73,880 Views / 417 Replies  
Nice setup gametime. Are you not using your iBook screen now and just the 2005FPW? I've been thinking about getting a 2005FPW, but I'm hesitant about the performance. Does Dashboard and other GPU...
Posted by zacharydz, on Oct 22, 2005 at 10:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I just got Toast Titanium 7.01 today. You dont... 732 Views / 5 Replies  
I just got Toast Titanium 7.01 today. You dont need dvd2onex or any other separate compression program. It seemed like it takes toast longer to compress dvds than dvd2onex or dvdremaster, but I...
Posted by zacharydz, on Sep 27, 2005 at 07:45 PM, in Applications
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