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US Applecare for UK Mac 370 Views / 0 Replies  
I see plenty of eBay offers for cheap Applecare.

Especially from the US or Canada.

Can you register a UK MacBook with US/Canadian Applecare numbers.

Since it is a portable and worldwide...
Posted by artaxerxes, on Sep 4, 2007 at 06:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ok, now I am seeing some things in the logs. ... 599 Views / 1 Replies  
Ok, now I am seeing some things in the logs. Anyone seen these before. Google suggests these are dire prognostications.

Dec 5 04:10:13 Feal-Thas kernel[0]: IOATAController device blocking bus....
Posted by artaxerxes, on Dec 5, 2006 at 09:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Bad Blocks 1,322 Views / 9 Replies  
If you 8 way zero the hard drive in Disk Utility using the Tiger Start Up disk that should map out all the bad sectors automatically.
Posted by artaxerxes, on Nov 28, 2006 at 01:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Intermittent iBook Freeze 599 Views / 1 Replies  
Hello.

I have a trusty iBook 1.07GHz (768 MB, Tiger, Airport). It's 2 and 3/4 years old. The Motherboard and HDD have both been replaced twice under Applecare - most recently last month.

When...
Posted by artaxerxes, on Nov 26, 2006 at 01:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
At all my places of employ - universites,... 2,281 Views / 31 Replies  
At all my places of employ - universites, international research companies and a bizarre windswept emplacements in Alaska I have become friendly with the mail room staff and had stuff delivered to my...
Posted by artaxerxes, on Aug 31, 2006 at 11:07 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: TUCANO second skin for the win! 2,095 Views / 24 Replies  
TUCANO second skin for the win!
Posted by artaxerxes, on Aug 30, 2005 at 06:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You can't minimise tha last app. Try bringing... 1,028 Views / 13 Replies  
You can't minimise tha last app. Try bringing another to the fore and then minimising the one that failed.
Posted by artaxerxes, on Jul 29, 2005 at 08:41 AM, in macOS
My iBook failed (12" G4 1GHz March '04) - first... 2,572 Views / 29 Replies  
My iBook failed (12" G4 1GHz March '04) - first the hard drive, at 14 months after purchase. This was swiftly repaired under my extended applecare. The weekend after return of the unit the logic...
Posted by artaxerxes, on Jul 29, 2005 at 06:35 AM, in Mac Notebooks
winamp + ml pod plugin you are saved 1,809 Views / 5 Replies  
winamp + ml pod plugin

you are saved
Posted by artaxerxes, on Jul 25, 2005 at 11:45 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Yes. I have had similar issues in the last two... 507 Views / 4 Replies  
Yes. I have had similar issues in the last two weeks.

If the folder icon with the arrow appears - the hard drive is likely borked but the rest of the machine may be fine.

If it 'starts' to a...
Posted by artaxerxes, on Jul 12, 2005 at 10:21 AM, in Mac Notebooks
does the volume go up and down by just pressing... 1,331 Views / 13 Replies  
does the volume go up and down by just pressing the fX and fY key?

If not try pressing fn (bottom left) and the appropriate fZ key.

i.e. press fn + f12

This is a preference to have the...
Posted by artaxerxes, on Jun 10, 2005 at 10:42 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I had exactly the same issue last week. When... 640 Views / 4 Replies  
I had exactly the same issue last week.

When you ran Techtool - did you tick Surface Scan? I hadn't (it isn't by default) and when I did it found many bad sectors on the HDD.

After repairing I...
Posted by artaxerxes, on Jun 10, 2005 at 10:39 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I bought the 2 year extension to my AppleCare in... 1,346 Views / 21 Replies  
I bought the 2 year extension to my AppleCare in the last month of the 12 month Applecare period. Which spread the cost for me (and since it was the same price was actually a saving in real terms)....
Posted by artaxerxes, on Jun 2, 2005 at 09:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Now that is weird. My 14 month old UK iBook... 1,346 Views / 21 Replies  
Now that is weird.

My 14 month old UK iBook just coughed up its 60Gig hard drive. Luckily I sprang for Applecare with a month to spare.

I will keep an eye open for other stories - just incase...
Posted by artaxerxes, on Jun 1, 2005 at 07:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
*thread resurrection* My hard disk appears to be... 1,022 Views / 10 Replies  
*thread resurrection* My hard disk appears to be dying - one month after my basic one year expires. Luckily I got the extra 2 years.

Anecdotal, it would likely cost me less to replace the drive...
Posted by artaxerxes, on May 30, 2005 at 11:00 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Yes - it will work perfectly. PC 2100 and 2700... 743 Views / 2 Replies  
Yes - it will work perfectly. PC 2100 and 2700 are from the same basic spec. One is just rated for higher operation than the other. PC2700 also tends to be chaper to buy than 2100 as there is more...
Posted by artaxerxes, on May 26, 2005 at 08:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I ran my 1GHz with 256 for a year before... 811 Views / 6 Replies  
I ran my 1GHz with 256 for a year before upgrading.

http://www.info.apple.com/usen/cip/pdf/ibkg4/ibg4-mem-cip1.pdf will lead you through the upgrade.

It is genuinely easy.

It is snappy now...
Posted by artaxerxes, on May 26, 2005 at 08:27 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I ran 256 mem for a year which was entirely... 1,897 Views / 13 Replies  
I ran 256 mem for a year which was entirely acceptable for MS office apps, surfing and even MATLAB coding. I recently plonked in an extra 512 in preparation for Tiger. Still under Panther the...
Posted by artaxerxes, on May 18, 2005 at 10:20 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I have the 12" iBook and a AMD-Win2k desktop for... 677 Views / 4 Replies  
I have the 12" iBook and a AMD-Win2k desktop for the CS:Sauce.

Its an ideal combination, financially.

I survived admirably on the iBook's 256 RAM for a year (light duties + some intensive...
Posted by artaxerxes, on May 12, 2005 at 09:01 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I have the 1GHz iBook with the 256 soldered in. ... 932 Views / 10 Replies  
I have the 1GHz iBook with the 256 soldered in.

I have recently installed a 512 PC2700 MB 200pin SODIMM from Crucial in preparation for my Tiger install.

Crucial gouge you if you go through...
Posted by artaxerxes, on May 12, 2005 at 08:45 AM, in Mac Notebooks
...and the Back to School rebate... 531 Views / 2 Replies  
Likely apple will offer the back to school rebate for iBook and iPod shortly as well. That is a serious saving if you can hold your pennies for a month.
Posted by artaxerxes, on May 12, 2005 at 08:42 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I got it in .8 and now .9 - I have updated my... 1,686 Views / 15 Replies  
I got it in .8 and now .9 - I have updated my shuffle to 1.1 with the iPod updater.
Posted by artaxerxes, on Apr 20, 2005 at 10:05 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
WRT54G 1,949 Views / 19 Replies  
WRT54G++

I have used this in multiple situations with my trusty iBook. It is such a solid router that it has spawned an entire subculture devoted to tweaking it ;-)
Posted by artaxerxes, on Apr 4, 2005 at 11:08 AM, in Networking
My iBooks one year expires on April 26th. I just... 1,022 Views / 10 Replies  
My iBooks one year expires on April 26th. I just bought the 'Care as this will be my primary machine for the the next two years, as i shall be selling my desktop and working abroad. The...
Posted by artaxerxes, on Mar 24, 2005 at 10:34 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Which music was missing? Locate these files... 811 Views / 9 Replies  
Which music was missing?

Locate these files in the original iTunes installation's playlist - and "right click - get info" and locate them - they may not of been in the expected place when you...
Posted by artaxerxes, on Mar 16, 2005 at 11:28 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I hardly ever ever use the switch on the back to... 875 Views / 3 Replies  
I hardly ever ever use the switch on the back to switch on and off.

I press pause and leave it - it auto switches off after 2 mins.

Then another button press to wake up and then play again.
Posted by artaxerxes, on Feb 24, 2005 at 10:26 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Got my iBook 1.07Ghz on April 26th 2004. The... 1,767 Views / 22 Replies  
Got my iBook 1.07Ghz on April 26th 2004. The little hack works fine on mine.
Posted by artaxerxes, on Feb 24, 2005 at 10:23 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Erm ok. Lets assume that the problem isn't... 2,638 Views / 38 Replies  
Erm ok.

Lets assume that the problem isn't "just not enough ram". What else might it of been. I don't get beachballing on my 1Ghz machine with 256mb.
Posted by artaxerxes, on Dec 23, 2004 at 08:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
12" iBook 1.07Ghz 60GB 256 Mb WiFi I am in a... 883 Views / 10 Replies  
12" iBook 1.07Ghz 60GB 256 Mb WiFi

I am in a similar position. I didn't want to be gouged by Apple on the ram and so thought to upgrade later.

I use my laptop for MATLAB (and a dash of xcode)...
Posted by artaxerxes, on Dec 23, 2004 at 08:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Old Airport Card 385 Views / 0 Replies  
Where in London UK might I find a bricks and mortar retailer that still has an old Airport Card.

I have this request from a mate - I dunno why he needs it to be bricks and mortar! I suggested...
Posted by artaxerxes, on Oct 12, 2004 at 08:35 AM, in Networking
Still getting good results on mi 1.07GHz iBook -... 1,057 Views / 15 Replies  
Still getting good results on mi 1.07GHz iBook - the key is the screen brightness IMHO - turn it to one step from off. Switch of Airport and you are golden
Posted by artaxerxes, on Aug 17, 2004 at 08:45 AM, in Mac Notebooks
You can't go wrong... 1,068 Views / 18 Replies  
As a long term PC user - I even had a windows laptop - before the joy of owning the new 1GHz iBook. Ultraportable, light with a long battery life. Holds everything you need - though I would...
Posted by artaxerxes, on Aug 12, 2004 at 12:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It's a vaoni original - she has a page up on... 4,339 Views / 31 Replies  
It's a vaoni original - she has a page up on deviant art but can't find the actual one - I have it on my desktop pc and my iBook - - I can email it to you if you want?
Posted by artaxerxes, on May 11, 2004 at 08:46 AM, in Mac Notebooks
 
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