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iMac (G3) speaker set, for hi fi 1,233 Views / 0 Replies  
Hi,

I have a number of iMac G3 speakers (graphite, white (milk) and blue. I want to hook them all up on a board to use with random equiment. either my stereo, my powermac...

Any one have any...
Posted by mactechie, on Apr 2, 2004 at 05:10 AM, in Hardware Hacking
PowerBook G4 Drive in iMac 610 Views / 2 Replies  
No no no, well yes. in theory it's possible. A note of caution, in order to do so you risk damaging the combo drive, and to repair that is expensive. Why?

You might be better off getting an...
Posted by mactechie, on Apr 2, 2004 at 05:04 AM, in Hardware Hacking
Re: Seconds thoughts after seeing new 15 inch 4,737 Views / 54 Replies  
It's a question of taste really. isn't it. Some will prefer the thin lines and texture of the titanium over the alu, others the inverse...

I'm more of a desktop man than laptop, but I will say...
Posted by mactechie, on Jan 20, 2004 at 07:54 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Age of Mythology (AOM) ATI bug warning 578 Views / 2 Replies  
Before all you iMac and early G4 users rush out and buy AOM beware. Apple shipped these computers with ATI Rage graphics cards
Even if they have 16MB VRAM AOM runs crap.

the ATI Rage is not...
Posted by mactechie, on Dec 30, 2003 at 04:00 AM, in Gaming
Re: rev B 12 inch booting into Darwin prompt?? - please help. Thankyou 2,922 Views / 20 Replies  
I solved this issue yesterday on a PowerBook Frankenstein (ie a unit refurbed from several different models)
There are 3 posible points which may cause this issue: damaged user privileges, damaged...
Posted by mactechie, on Dec 29, 2003 at 04:40 AM, in macOS
iTunes 1 or 2 and iRDa 403 Views / 0 Replies  
Hi,

I have a TAM with original remote control. I popped in a bigger Hard drive and installed Mac OS 9.1. Does anyone know where I might find script(s) so that i can control iTunes with the remote...
Posted by mactechie, on May 9, 2003 at 06:13 AM, in Applications
Re maxing out the TAM 1,490 Views / 20 Replies  
Thanks for all the responses. Actually I want to reply to 2 posts here.

First, did I pay 10000$, and was it delivered per Limo. No and no. I got it for an hour of Mac OS X support, and it was...
Posted by mactechie, on Apr 16, 2003 at 08:40 AM, in Mac Desktops
20th Anniversary Macintosh 1,490 Views / 20 Replies  
I finally got a 20th Anniversary Mac. I was just wondering how many units were produced?
Posted by mactechie, on Apr 11, 2003 at 10:04 AM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Mac OS X Server booting problem 465 Views / 2 Replies  
Have you tried booting in Single user mode and running fsck?

I think that if you run it a few times you might get a little further than with Disk first aid. Silly observation, but you can also run...
Posted by mactechie, on Apr 7, 2003 at 08:21 AM, in macOS
Poll: iMac Graphite 600MHz 768MB RAM iBook 500MHz... 1,319 Views / 44 Replies  
iMac Graphite 600MHz 768MB RAM
iBook 500MHz 640RAM
AirPort Extreme base station, airport 128 cards.

I'm very happy with my Macs, both are a little older, but plugging away without the slightest...
Posted by mactechie, on Apr 7, 2003 at 05:54 AM, in macOS
You could try, sometimes works: Install using... 622 Views / 5 Replies  
You could try, sometimes works: Install using English, rather than a localised installation. After the installation you can always put the language back...
Posted by mactechie, on Apr 2, 2003 at 05:40 AM, in macOS
Re: Re: Re: top 914 Views / 15 Replies  
you american;)
Posted by mactechie, on Apr 2, 2003 at 05:35 AM, in macOS
Re: Re: Floppy drives are not dead!!! 1,714 Views / 40 Replies  
Eventually, I guess that there could be a conflict between the floppy drivers and a piece of 3rd party software installed. Easy to verify: Do a safe boot, with the floppy connected, set the unit to...
Posted by mactechie, on Apr 2, 2003 at 05:17 AM, in macOS
Could check the process viewer to see if any... 579 Views / 6 Replies  
Could check the process viewer to see if any application threads havent quit correctly. If so kill it. They it should unmount
Posted by mactechie, on Apr 2, 2003 at 03:24 AM, in macOS
Re: Re: MPEGs not playing in column view - Strange?? 613 Views / 10 Replies  
Got an iMac G3 600MHz, with 768MB RAM, an iBook (Dual USB) 500MHz with 640MB RAM, an iMac 17" 800MHz with 512MB RAM, a B&W G3 with 400MHz with 256MB RAM (built from 4 defect units :) )

Before I...
Posted by mactechie, on Apr 1, 2003 at 10:45 AM, in macOS
Floppy drives are not dead!!! 1,714 Views / 40 Replies  
At work I use a Yano ancient USB floppy drive, at home a LaCie floppy drive. No they are not fast, no they don't hold a lot of information. Do they do their job?
YES, YES YES. If you have a problem...
Posted by mactechie, on Apr 1, 2003 at 10:12 AM, in macOS
It is a bit extreme to have to send in your... 1,740 Views / 25 Replies  
It is a bit extreme to have to send in your laptop for a couple of feet. I have plenty, most resellers or service providers should have feet on stock. I'm surprised that Apple won't send any.

I...
Posted by mactechie, on Apr 1, 2003 at 09:06 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Where is the cheapest place to get Apple Care? 850 Views / 10 Replies  
Switzerland.
The fiscal paradise where VAT rates are 7.6%
:)
Posted by mactechie, on Apr 1, 2003 at 08:49 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Re: top 914 Views / 15 Replies  
I'm running Chimera for this website *and 4 other tabed sited, RPRVT is topping out at ca. 30MB, Safari (v 60) with 4 open windows is around the 16MB mark, TruBlue just under 62MB. If you quit Safari...
Posted by mactechie, on Apr 1, 2003 at 06:27 AM, in macOS
Take out the Hard Drive before bringing the unit... 621 Views / 6 Replies  
Take out the Hard Drive before bringing the unit for repair. Then your data is safe (ish). Burn CDs burn CDs. You can never backup your work too often.

Of course many "defective Logic boards"...
Posted by mactechie, on Apr 1, 2003 at 06:15 AM, in macOS
top 914 Views / 15 Replies  
Strange, I just had top running, and the levels reacted correctly to launching and quiting applications. Is it possible that top and menumeters are conflicting in some way (ok ok, I don't know...
Posted by mactechie, on Apr 1, 2003 at 05:59 AM, in macOS
Re: 'Flushing' the memory? 914 Views / 15 Replies  
Silly question perhaps, but which appliction is telling you that you are low on memory? Classic Finder? or are you getting the info somewhere else?
Is the application a reliable source of info?
Posted by mactechie, on Apr 1, 2003 at 05:44 AM, in macOS
Re: Re: Re: Re: Classic Bomb ... 824 Views / 15 Replies  
The error whch you are getting may indicate a minor problem with your hard drive. If you follow Geobunnys' advice (make a new folder, call it eg. classic, and paste the files there), you place the...
Posted by mactechie, on Apr 1, 2003 at 04:34 AM, in macOS
re kernal panic 857 Views / 8 Replies  
Hi,

Your test with RAM is a step in the right direction. Try booting with only the original RAM installed, only the Apple Pro Mouse connected (and nothing else, no speakers, no keyboard no PCI...
Posted by mactechie, on Apr 1, 2003 at 04:13 AM, in macOS
Re: MPEGs not playing in column view - Strange?? 613 Views / 10 Replies  
Is this happening with one mpeg, or with all mpeg files? if it's just the one then I guess the file is'st 100% as it should be. :p
Posted by mactechie, on Apr 1, 2003 at 03:30 AM, in macOS
Zapping PRAM is good. On the new non OS 9... 967 Views / 14 Replies  
Zapping PRAM is good. On the new non OS 9 machines, this shouldn't be too much of an issue, as the start up pane won't show Mac OS 9. A stuck grey screen is more likely than a flashing ?

Try...
Posted by mactechie, on Mar 31, 2003 at 12:39 PM, in macOS
Re: Can't uninstall 1,003 Views / 22 Replies  
I'm sure MicroSoft can help ;)


Alternatively boot in mac OS 9 and trash it from there.
I'm not really UNIX, but if you feel comfortable with the terminal chown or rmdir could help (if you are...
Posted by mactechie, on Mar 31, 2003 at 12:25 PM, in macOS
Re: closing programs. 401 Views / 2 Replies  
Apple and Q keys at the same time will also quit an application (a little easier on the wrists than file menu quit...:-}
Posted by mactechie, on Mar 31, 2003 at 12:19 PM, in macOS
no 539 Views / 7 Replies  
no
Posted by mactechie, on Mar 31, 2003 at 12:08 PM, in macOS
Re: Screen Saver help 437 Views / 2 Replies  
Try capturing all of the individual pictures from the screen saver, pop them in a folder,go to System Preferences/Screen effects, select Pictures Folder.
Click on Configure, then set slide folder,...
Posted by mactechie, on Mar 31, 2003 at 12:01 PM, in macOS
Not a bad idea that with the shift Key!:) ... 824 Views / 15 Replies  
Not a bad idea that with the shift Key!:)

On that subject, there are a bunch of options in the System Preferences/Classic which may be of use...

I'm not sure that this will solve the issue in...
Posted by mactechie, on Mar 31, 2003 at 11:46 AM, in macOS
loss of date and time 483 Views / 6 Replies  
Try activating the clock. Apparantly this helps if you are running 10.2.4. Have you checked if the issue occurs in 9 as well. the backup battery could be dead...?
Posted by mactechie, on Mar 31, 2003 at 11:39 AM, in macOS
Re: Any software for usb scanner on OS X ??? 1,931 Views / 34 Replies  
If you are running 10.2 or newer, the Canon Lide or Epson Perfection scanners work fine. As far as I know, drivers for 10.1 are dodgy
Posted by mactechie, on Mar 31, 2003 at 11:31 AM, in macOS
Re: Classic Bomb ... 824 Views / 15 Replies  
have you tried deleting the following files:

System Folder/Classic
System Folder/Classic Support
System Folder/Classic Support UI

these files are used when you use classic, but not when you...
Posted by mactechie, on Mar 31, 2003 at 11:26 AM, in macOS
Re: Re: iMac: 8.6 -> 10.2.4 = no video? 539 Views / 7 Replies  
Hi all,

To solve this problem you have to upgrade your firmware to version 4.1.9 (available from the Apple KnowledgeBase)
In order to install the firmware you have to first install Mac OS 9.1 or...
Posted by mactechie, on Mar 31, 2003 at 11:18 AM, in macOS
Hi, which codec do you recommend? (10.2.4);... 606 Views / 5 Replies  
Hi,

which codec do you recommend? (10.2.4); Quicktime 6.1?

Merci
Posted by mactechie, on Mar 31, 2003 at 11:13 AM, in macOS
Re: How to install a OS under VPC 6.0? 588 Views / 7 Replies  
Are those original Microsoft CDs or are they Connectix OS packs. If I recall correctly only the later work with VPC...
Posted by mactechie, on Mar 31, 2003 at 10:50 AM, in macOS
Re: Whats with Floppys and X? 1,714 Views / 40 Replies  
Hi,

I use a LaCie Floppy drive. No issues. However, I find that you get the best results if you use the Mac OS X Disk Utility application to fromat the disks first of all. Using other utilities...
Posted by mactechie, on Mar 31, 2003 at 10:48 AM, in macOS
 
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