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I had a client who bought it for $100 from a... 529 Views / 6 Replies  
I had a client who bought it for $100 from a big-box store that had mis-tagged it. Turns out her DSL box already had wireless, so we used that. I bought it for what she paid, and she saved a trip to...
Posted by scoot, on Nov 29, 2007 at 12:46 PM, in Networking
This is the setup I have now. 1 cheap... 529 Views / 6 Replies  
This is the setup I have now.

1 cheap no-name $29 wireless router provides a public wireless connection for visitors, and an airport express (and now an extreme-N I snagged for $100) provide the...
Posted by scoot, on Nov 28, 2007 at 10:57 PM, in Networking
That's what backups are for. 736 Views / 16 Replies  
That's what backups are for.
Posted by scoot, on Nov 4, 2007 at 11:00 PM, in macOS
There are currently 12 auctions on eBay for Pismo... 753 Views / 9 Replies  
There are currently 12 auctions on eBay for Pismo drive cables, most of them include the bracket/sled as well. Buy-it-now pricing in the US$5 to $15 range.

Throw in an 80GB drive, and you're all...
Posted by scoot, on Oct 27, 2007 at 05:47 PM, in macOS
Hold down the option key when you boot up. It... 34,107 Views / 7 Replies  
Hold down the option key when you boot up. It will give you one icon for each of your bootable partitions. Pick the windows partition. This is a one-time thing- it does not change the preferred boot...
Posted by scoot, on Oct 18, 2007 at 09:05 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
No retail version of OS X ships with iLife. Prior... 615 Views / 4 Replies  
No retail version of OS X ships with iLife. Prior to iLife, the first versions of iPhoto and iMovie shipped as part of the OS, but those days are gone.

iLife is only bundled with new Macs or sold...
Posted by scoot, on Aug 7, 2007 at 11:30 PM, in Applications
Ok so far. 6,387 Views / 87 Replies  
I installed the update shortly after it appeared. I had been experiencing random shutdowns intermittently since the previous firmware update.

So far, it's been up for 5+ days, with pretty heavy...
Posted by scoot, on Nov 2, 2006 at 09:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
That's why Apple's repair form includes fields... 91,232 Views / 399 Replies  
That's why Apple's repair form includes fields for RAM and HD capacity. They are well aware that users do actually upgrade user-upgradable parts. It is a good idea to send it in with the original...
Posted by scoot, on Oct 5, 2006 at 02:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Nope, a refreshed MacBook is not a refurbished... 761 Views / 8 Replies  
Nope, a refreshed MacBook is not a refurbished MacBook. A refreshed unit was returned for non-technical reasons to the Apple Retail Store from which it was purchased. Refreshing it simply involves...
Posted by scoot, on Oct 4, 2006 at 02:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You did, I hope, order a SATA drive, rather than... 3,861 Views / 30 Replies  
You did, I hope, order a SATA drive, rather than a parallel (or just plain ATA) drive? If you ordered the PATA drive, send it back. Don't try to install it.
Posted by scoot, on Sep 21, 2006 at 01:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
No, no trace or tracking, unless your friend has... 481 Views / 2 Replies  
No, no trace or tracking, unless your friend has installed tracking software. Even that would be a third party, not Apple. Apple will not notify your friend if someone calls in requesting tech...
Posted by scoot, on Sep 20, 2006 at 12:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
In general, no. They do not have to honor that... 893 Views / 14 Replies  
In general, no. They do not have to honor that price. They might choose to as a matter of customer goodwill, but don't bet on it.

For one thing, if the sign says they're selling a 1.83Ghz MacBook...
Posted by scoot, on Sep 17, 2006 at 02:39 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Apple considers the hard drive a user-installable... 3,861 Views / 30 Replies  
Apple considers the hard drive a user-installable item for some machines.

Macbook
Original iMac G5 (first model only)
Any G3,G4, or G5 tower
PowerBook G4 (Titanium models only).
G4 Cube
...
Posted by scoot, on Sep 12, 2006 at 07:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You would need a way to connect the drive, so you... 3,861 Views / 30 Replies  
You would need a way to connect the drive, so you need either a) an external drive, b) an external case to put one of the drives in (USB2 or Firewire, Firewire is preferable, needs to be SATA), or a...
Posted by scoot, on Sep 2, 2006 at 03:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Apple wants $200 to go from a 60GB SATA drive to... 3,861 Views / 30 Replies  
Apple wants $200 to go from a 60GB SATA drive to a 120GB drive, or $150 to go from 60GB to 100GB. You can get a 120GB drive for as little as $160 or a 100GB drive for $100. (...
Posted by scoot, on Sep 2, 2006 at 03:49 AM, in Mac Notebooks
You're almost there 2,036 Views / 26 Replies  
Ignore the "your disk is hosed" replies. The "chown" command was on the right track, but is missing one crucial bit - it's not just your Desktop folder that had the wrong owner. It's everything in...
Posted by scoot, on Aug 17, 2006 at 09:11 PM, in macOS
You *can* get another DVD from Apple. It'll cost... 805 Views / 12 Replies  
You *can* get another DVD from Apple. It'll cost you a few bucks, though. It's also a pain in the ass for the guy on the other end, which may be why they didn't offer it..

But you can get around...
Posted by scoot, on Jun 11, 2006 at 05:41 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The CRT Discharge tool *is* an an insulated probe... 1,579 Views / 26 Replies  
The CRT Discharge tool *is* an an insulated probe (with pointed tip) and aligator clips . I've heard of people using a screwdriver with a long shank, but I DON'T recommend it, for obvious "you might...
Posted by scoot, on Jan 11, 2006 at 03:46 AM, in Mac Desktops
I have the Booq Boa.XL. I ordered it based... 2,128 Views / 7 Replies  
I have the Booq Boa.XL. I ordered it based largely on two things.

1. It holds the PB 17.
2. Booq was reputed in these forums and others to have excellent warranty coverage.


I've carried the...
Posted by scoot, on Dec 28, 2005 at 12:22 AM, in Mac Notebooks
A friend at Apple can get you either 15 or 25%... 1,338 Views / 24 Replies  
A friend at Apple can get you either 15 or 25% off list price. A friend who is a student or teacher can get Tiger for $69. If you are a student, you can get Tiger for $69. If you've recently sneezed...
Posted by scoot, on Dec 27, 2005 at 11:55 PM, in macOS
There is no "clean install" for OS X. OS X... 504 Views / 2 Replies  
There is no "clean install" for OS X.

OS X Installation types.
1. Install "over the top" - either an upgrade from 10.x to 10.(x+1), or installing the same exact version.
2. "Archive Install" -...
Posted by scoot, on Aug 21, 2005 at 03:36 PM, in macOS
Er, no. That's for the later iMac G3s. The... 665 Views / 11 Replies  
Er, no. That's for the later iMac G3s. The originals require removing the "can" from the iMac, then to access the original RAM, removing the processor card.
Apple doesn't consider this a DIY...
Posted by scoot, on Aug 19, 2005 at 06:30 PM, in Mac Desktops
Always a good idea to check the Apple Knowledge... 462 Views / 3 Replies  
Always a good idea to check the Apple Knowledge Base at http://search.info.apple.com/

Looks like you need a firmware update. http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=86524 . Search terms...
Posted by scoot, on Aug 13, 2005 at 02:56 AM, in macOS
It's definitely worth the extra 100. Airport &... 1,050 Views / 20 Replies  
It's definitely worth the extra 100. Airport & Bluetooth, if you decide to get them later, will run ~200 - they can't be added except by a service provider. THey won't sell the kit separately (IT's...
Posted by scoot, on Aug 9, 2005 at 05:47 PM, in Mac Desktops
Sounds like you were trying to clone your boot... 2,978 Views / 4 Replies  
Sounds like you were trying to clone your boot drive while booted to it. While CCC can do this, as it excludes various temp files and swap files, Disk Util tries to grab the whole drive. I'm...
Posted by scoot, on Jul 27, 2005 at 09:06 PM, in Applications
network prefs 423 Views / 3 Replies  
/Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration .
Posted by scoot, on Oct 27, 2004 at 12:39 AM, in macOS
I forgot to mention... The restore DVD may have... 830 Views / 13 Replies  
I forgot to mention...
The restore DVD may have "Software Restore" rather than "Install Applications and Classic Support". Same thing, different name.
You cannot install OS 9 from a Mac OS 9...
Posted by scoot, on Aug 9, 2004 at 02:39 AM, in macOS
You have two options: 1. As said previously,... 830 Views / 13 Replies  
You have two options:

1. As said previously, copy a working system folder (and apps-os9 folder).
2. Install OS 9 by running the " Install Applications & Classic Support" from the DVD that shipped...
Posted by scoot, on Aug 9, 2004 at 02:35 AM, in macOS
Er, no. My 17" still touches keyboard to screen.... 759 Views / 11 Replies  
Er, no. My 17" still touches keyboard to screen. It's not quite as pronounced as with the Ti models, but it does still occur. I suspect the 15" and 12" many be better behaved.
Posted by scoot, on Aug 7, 2004 at 04:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
CCC is great, but you don't need it for this. ... 614 Views / 7 Replies  
CCC is great, but you don't need it for this.

Hook up via Firewire.
Put the old machine in target mode.
Boot the new machine from your 10.3 cd (or the install dvd it ships with -whichever is...
Posted by scoot, on Jul 24, 2004 at 06:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I've done this a few times. Hook up the 2nd... 841 Views / 6 Replies  
I've done this a few times.

Hook up the 2nd drive
. Boot to a 10.3 cd
Open disk util
Select the HD
Click the restore tab.
Select your old drive as 'source', and the new drive as 'target'. ...
Posted by scoot, on Jul 16, 2004 at 11:44 PM, in macOS
If you just want to be able to su to root, you do... 988 Views / 11 Replies  
If you just want to be able to su to root, you do not need to enable root.

sudo su -
Posted by scoot, on Jul 16, 2004 at 01:53 AM, in macOS
You can do this using an alias. "rm -i" is what... 479 Views / 1 Replies  
You can do this using an alias. "rm -i" is what you're looking for. Usually, you czn put aliases in your .bashrc file, or in /etc/bashrc if you want it to work for any user.
man bash for the gory...
Posted by scoot, on Jul 14, 2004 at 12:07 PM, in macOS
do you have 1 GB in a single stick, or aas two... 593 Views / 7 Replies  
do you have 1 GB in a single stick, or aas two 512MB modules? I'd guess you have a pair of 512's, so you would remove one. Step-by-step instructions are here: http://www.info.apple.com/usen/cip/ .
Posted by scoot, on Jul 12, 2004 at 02:57 AM, in macOS
Or most of the phones available in the US from... 3,480 Views / 32 Replies  
Or most of the phones available in the US from cellular providers.
Posted by scoot, on Jul 11, 2004 at 11:51 PM, in macOS
I don't suppose you have a lot of RAM? Over 1 or... 593 Views / 7 Replies  
I don't suppose you have a lot of RAM? Over 1 or 2 G? If so, try pulling RAM. I seem to recall some classic installers not being able to deal with amounts of RAM over a certain size, that being...
Posted by scoot, on Jul 11, 2004 at 11:10 PM, in macOS
It's there... 697 Views / 10 Replies  
Look in /Applications (Mac OS 9)/Utilities - there should be a language kit installer.
Posted by scoot, on Jul 10, 2004 at 01:19 PM, in macOS
Depending on where the ebay seller purchased it,... 751 Views / 11 Replies  
Depending on where the ebay seller purchased it, Apple *might* have an accurate purchase date on file. You should get a copy of the original receipt from the seller if at all possible. If you don't,...
Posted by scoot, on Jun 17, 2004 at 10:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Office 2004 will import from Mail.app. 483 Views / 1 Replies  
Office 2004 will import from Mail.app.
Posted by scoot, on May 18, 2004 at 01:56 AM, in Applications
At some point in the past, "DriveThru" was... 496 Views / 3 Replies  
At some point in the past, "DriveThru" was remounted, though the original "DriveThru" mountpoint had not been removed. Since /Volumes/DriveThru was already present, the system created...
Posted by scoot, on May 3, 2004 at 07:51 PM, in macOS
option-command-c No need to even read the... 684 Views / 7 Replies  
option-command-c

No need to even read the manual. It's in the menus.
Posted by scoot, on May 2, 2004 at 02:54 AM, in Mac Notebooks
woo! 18,488 Views / 396 Replies  
Ordered the day of the announcement.
Shipped 4/23. After a weekend spent in Anchorage and Alaska, with Fedex showing an expected arrival of 4/28, it arrived 4/26, yesterday morning.
I chose...
Posted by scoot, on Apr 27, 2004 at 01:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sounds about right. 645 Views / 6 Replies  
I just received my 17" this morning. When I first fired it up, I had about 66 GB free, 74GB total capacity. It's 80GB if you use 'marketing' numbers, 1 GB being 1000*1000*1000 bytes. It's 74GB if you...
Posted by scoot, on Apr 27, 2004 at 12:03 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Shipped! 18,488 Views / 396 Replies  
From: [email protected]
Subject: Shipment notification for order # 700xxxxxxx
Date: April 22, 2004 10:40:56 PM PDT

Dear Apple Customer,

The following products shipped on...
Posted by scoot, on Apr 23, 2004 at 02:41 AM, in Mac Notebooks
If you purchase the AppleCare with the computer... 1,687 Views / 32 Replies  
If you purchase the AppleCare with the computer at an Apple retail store, it will be automatically enrolled / registered.

If you purchase it over the phone from Apple tech support later, it will...
Posted by scoot, on Jan 26, 2004 at 11:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
New PB 2,476 Views / 28 Replies  
Sorry, didn't realize you were dealing with Apple Europe.

Yes, you can get AppleCare on the new one. You can also try to get a pro-rated refund on any AppleCare plan you have on the old one.
...
Posted by scoot, on Jan 21, 2004 at 03:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
paid upgrades 2,476 Views / 28 Replies  
Yes, they can do that. You'll have to get customer relations to do it though. Keep arguing if necessary.
Posted by scoot, on Jan 15, 2004 at 03:14 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Wrong. An admin can sudo to root. This takes... 1,724 Views / 29 Replies  
Wrong.
An admin can sudo to root. This takes only an admin password, not the root password.




Only on OS X Server. For OS X client, there is no root password by default, and the root user is...
Posted by scoot, on Nov 1, 2003 at 02:16 AM, in macOS
No. 951 Views / 7 Replies  
Did you erase your drive?

You can reinstall iDVD from your original restore disk(s).

If yours is a recent powerbook, install "software restore.pkg" from either restore cd#1 or the...
Posted by scoot, on Nov 1, 2003 at 01:52 AM, in macOS
You almost had it. You tried it in terminal, and... 1,178 Views / 36 Replies  
You almost had it. You tried it in terminal, and got the "illegal option" error message. That occurs when you don't put a space before the filename.

[bleargh:~]% rm -rf/Users/scott/filefromhell ...
Posted by scoot, on Oct 21, 2003 at 02:13 AM, in macOS
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