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Bags that fit 2 laptops...suggestions? 1,024 Views / 5 Replies  
Hi,
I'm looking for suggestions for a laptop bag/case that can comfortably carry TWO 15" aluminum PBs, perhaps with some extra compartments for power adapters. The only one I'm able to find so far...
Posted by garetjax, on Nov 3, 2008 at 02:56 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Don't forget applecare, a must for laptops. $183... 6,769 Views / 44 Replies  
Don't forget applecare, a must for laptops. $183 edu for ibook, $239 edu for PB.

If it's between the 12" ibook and 12" PB, I would get the ibook. It's cheaper, more durable, better wireless...
Posted by garetjax, on Mar 5, 2005 at 04:53 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Hmm, can heat generated from the innards... 2,060 Views / 28 Replies  
Hmm, can heat generated from the innards eventually affect the lifespan of the LCD lying on top of it? I can just see all these white spots (ala PB) forming after 1yr warranty expires. Guess only...
Posted by garetjax, on Sep 3, 2004 at 09:45 PM, in Mac Desktops
AE card with netgear router 5,993 Views / 78 Replies  
I've dropped from 4 to 1-3 bars, avg 2 bars.
MacStumbler shows 28-34 now vs 40-45 prior to 3.4 on channel 4. Signals are lower on all other channels. Don't know if this affects browsing speed much,...
Posted by garetjax, on Apr 20, 2004 at 09:03 PM, in macOS
How to access remote FM database from home 462 Views / 0 Replies  
Hi, would appreciate some helpful advice here. I'm trying to figure out a way to access my remote Filemaker database from home.

Setup at work: Airport network with wired/wireless clients, OS...
Posted by garetjax, on Jan 31, 2004 at 03:03 PM, in Networking
Jellytussle, what should the client cache be set... 748 Views / 8 Replies  
Jellytussle, what should the client cache be set at to maximize performance? Mine is set at 20K.

GJ
Posted by garetjax, on Jan 25, 2004 at 08:29 PM, in macOS
Panther and Pismo CD tray 611 Views / 1 Replies  
Clean installed Panther on my Pismo 500 this weekend. Everything seems smooth except for a minor CD problem. Whenever I restart the computer, the CD tray pops open. I close it and everything's fine....
Posted by garetjax, on Dec 16, 2003 at 05:41 PM, in macOS
Your ibook battery is malfunctioning. Same thing... 1,189 Views / 6 Replies  
Your ibook battery is malfunctioning. Same thing happened to both my G3 ibooks 5 mos after purchase. Send them in to Apple for a replacement before your warranty runs out.

GJ
Posted by garetjax, on Dec 10, 2003 at 05:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
That guy who told you ibook batteries only last... 1,204 Views / 25 Replies  
That guy who told you ibook batteries only last 1-2 hrs doesn't know what he's talking about.

I had problems with both my G3 ibook batteries but they were from faulty charging. When they were only...
Posted by garetjax, on Dec 10, 2003 at 05:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sounds like the CDROM. If you have applecare,... 579 Views / 4 Replies  
Sounds like the CDROM. If you have applecare, call them up and see if they'll give you a combo. Never hurts to ask. Good luck.
Posted by garetjax, on Nov 24, 2003 at 03:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Have you seen or handled the new ibook yet? If... 1,069 Views / 9 Replies  
Have you seen or handled the new ibook yet? If not, go to the store and buy it. Get it online if you plan on BTO options. Here in California shipping is free, so the final price is the same.

Or...
Posted by garetjax, on Nov 21, 2003 at 09:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Does it click when there's a CD in? Are you... 579 Views / 4 Replies  
Does it click when there's a CD in?
Are you sure it's not the hard drive?
If it's the CDROM you'll probably have to send it back to Apple to replace. Still under warranty?

GJ
Posted by garetjax, on Nov 21, 2003 at 09:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'd do what disco said and clean install Panther... 853 Views / 4 Replies  
I'd do what disco said and clean install Panther (erase and install). If this doesn't help, run Apple hardware test. Good luck.
Posted by garetjax, on Nov 21, 2003 at 09:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: g4 ibook pictures 8,153 Views / 29 Replies  
Thanks for the pics!
What's the red button on the right above the keyboard for? Or is it just a sticker?

If you plan on owning for more than a year, make sure you get Applecare.

GJ
Posted by garetjax, on Nov 21, 2003 at 09:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: iMac vs. eMac (for soon-to-be college student) 1,476 Views / 18 Replies  
Opinions? Suggestions? Anything would be great...I have 10 months before actually going to college, but I want to get it over with soon because the longer I wait to sell the G4 the lower the price...
Posted by garetjax, on Nov 4, 2003 at 09:28 PM, in Mac Desktops
Toast 5.2 worked well on my ibook running... 1,391 Views / 20 Replies  
Toast 5.2 worked well on my ibook running panther. The only wierd thing I noticed was that you can only burn 1 session CDs, even when you click "burn session" instead of "burn disc". Anyone else...
Posted by garetjax, on Nov 3, 2003 at 09:06 PM, in macOS
Yeah, aaanorton tipped me on the netgear MR814 a... 965 Views / 14 Replies  
Yeah, aaanorton tipped me on the netgear MR814 a few months ago, which I bought for $50, instead of Apple's. It works great! I think it even has a better range than the ABS. I thought I was going to...
Posted by garetjax, on Oct 30, 2003 at 09:19 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Re: Is AppleCare reallly that necessary?? 1,744 Views / 27 Replies  
If you have a laptop that you know you're gonna own for more than a year, and you don't live close to an Apple store, DEFINITELY get applecare. You shouldn't even think twice. Unless you use it only...
Posted by garetjax, on Oct 29, 2003 at 08:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I think what he meant was that the imac's... 1,515 Views / 8 Replies  
I think what he meant was that the imac's performance is not much better than emacs, which cost $500 less. You're just paying extra for the LCD and coolness factor, performance being the same between...
Posted by garetjax, on Oct 29, 2003 at 06:45 PM, in Mac Desktops
I have an airport base station at work and used... 1,186 Views / 23 Replies  
I have an airport base station at work and used to think that you had to use Apple for reliable wireless networking, but have since tried the netgear mr814 (802.11b) at home and it works beautifully...
Posted by garetjax, on Sep 22, 2003 at 08:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I believe wireless-b is also on the same 2.4ghz... 1,186 Views / 23 Replies  
I believe wireless-b is also on the same 2.4ghz frequency, so this is not just a wireless-g problem. The main thing with G networks is that I've heard there are still kinks in them (signals dropping,...
Posted by garetjax, on Sep 22, 2003 at 08:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks norton, I think I'll try out netgear. Like... 660 Views / 8 Replies  
Thanks norton, I think I'll try out netgear. Like you said, can't beat the price.
Posted by garetjax, on May 25, 2003 at 11:34 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
which airport base extreme 660 Views / 8 Replies  
I'm looking to get an airport extreme base station for the house and wondering if I should spring for the one with antenna and modem ($250), or just the plain one ($200), or even the previous 802.11b...
Posted by garetjax, on May 25, 2003 at 06:01 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
skyman, thanks for the tips. Have you... 674 Views / 2 Replies  
skyman, thanks for the tips. Have you experimented with the ABS positioning at all? Is it better to position it horizontal on a desk or vertically attached to a wall?
Posted by garetjax, on Mar 10, 2003 at 05:01 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If you want to restore all your apps like when... 943 Views / 19 Replies  
If you want to restore all your apps like when you first got out of the box, you have to use the restore CDs that come with your mac. The second OS 10.2 CD will install the iapps, but appleworks and...
Posted by garetjax, on Mar 5, 2003 at 03:38 PM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: I had this problem with both my ibooks 16Mb VRAM... 787 Views / 12 Replies  
I had this problem with both my ibooks 16Mb VRAM last year. It isn't related to 10.2.4 as I had it when running OS 9 and 10.1.5. In 4 months, battery life dropped from 3+ hrs to 30 min if lucky.
...
Posted by garetjax, on Mar 3, 2003 at 08:01 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Just curious but how many PB owners here bought... 775 Views / 7 Replies  
Just curious but how many PB owners here bought applecare but have NEVER had to send it in for repairs?
Posted by garetjax, on Feb 17, 2003 at 06:07 AM, in Mac Notebooks
P3, P4, AMD, 970, anything to give it a little... 637 Views / 7 Replies  
P3, P4, AMD, 970, anything to give it a little more turbo.
Posted by garetjax, on Feb 14, 2003 at 06:10 PM, in Mac Desktops
Actually I was waiting for Apple to come out with... 637 Views / 7 Replies  
Actually I was waiting for Apple to come out with a higher resolution 15" screen on the imac this past MWSF but it didn't happen. It would certainly make text look better. I can only assume that...
Posted by garetjax, on Feb 13, 2003 at 09:55 PM, in Mac Desktops
Unless I absolutely positively had to have a... 1,211 Views / 19 Replies  
Unless I absolutely positively had to have a computer STAT, I would never buy a Mac the week before MWSF. And if I needed a computer that badly that soon, $100-200 shouldn't be that big of a deal. Of...
Posted by garetjax, on Feb 13, 2003 at 02:03 PM, in Mac Desktops
I actually do most of my work on the Pismo--go... 771 Views / 13 Replies  
I actually do most of my work on the Pismo--go figure--because it's my desktop machine. For what I do, it runs fine on OS 10.2.3. The ibook is used in the office to roam on a wireless network running...
Posted by garetjax, on Feb 13, 2003 at 01:51 PM, in Mac Desktops
I have a 15" FP imac, 12" ibook, and 14" pismo.... 771 Views / 13 Replies  
I have a 15" FP imac, 12" ibook, and 14" pismo. Fonts look the best on the ibook, due to the greater pixel density I presume. Fonts on the 15" imac does tend towards fuzziness compared to the others...
Posted by garetjax, on Feb 12, 2003 at 11:06 PM, in Mac Desktops
Is the interior slot inaccessible? Warranty... 1,271 Views / 17 Replies  
Is the interior slot inaccessible? Warranty voided? Is this the reason why everyone is ordering it BTO?
Posted by garetjax, on Feb 12, 2003 at 05:17 PM, in Mac Desktops
When the high end Tibook 800 got bumped to the... 2,192 Views / 33 Replies  
When the high end Tibook 800 got bumped to the 1Ghz SD for around $3000 people were raving left and right about it and everybody wanted one. Now the imac gets bumped from 800 to 1Ghz along with...
Posted by garetjax, on Feb 6, 2003 at 09:50 PM, in Mac Desktops
mysterio, how much snappier is your 1Ghz... 12,897 Views / 178 Replies  
mysterio,
how much snappier is your 1Ghz compared to your 700Mhz? Window resizing, itunes framerates? 3D games?
Posted by garetjax, on Feb 6, 2003 at 08:05 PM, in Mac Desktops
Not when they're still selling G3 imacs for $800.... 3,275 Views / 54 Replies  
Not when they're still selling G3 imacs for $800. I think we'll only see sub-1000 G4 imacs when the G3s are gone.

Also, I don't see how Apple can upgrade these imacs any better at this time and...
Posted by garetjax, on Feb 4, 2003 at 10:25 PM, in Mac Desktops
I think the faster 133 mhz bus, faster 7200 rpm... 3,275 Views / 54 Replies  
I think the faster 133 mhz bus, faster 7200 rpm HD, better RAM, faster superdrive, and airport extreme compatibility on the high end imac is worth an upgrade, esp since it's $200 cheaper and esp if...
Posted by garetjax, on Feb 4, 2003 at 05:24 PM, in Mac Desktops
Do you mean the new Powermacs won't be able to... 2,231 Views / 58 Replies  
Do you mean the new Powermacs won't be able to boot 9 at all? Even on another partition or HD? Or do they just not come with an OS 9 install CD? Other than the actual software and OS, what...
Posted by garetjax, on Jan 28, 2003 at 05:42 PM, in Mac Desktops
Pismo firewire 500 with 576 mb RAM running 10.1.5... 1,289 Views / 18 Replies  
Pismo firewire 500 with 576 mb RAM running 10.1.5 and 9.2.2. My Jag CD should be arriving soon. Is there really a big speed difference when you install Jag via "upgrade" vs "clean install" vs "erase...
Posted by garetjax, on Jan 22, 2003 at 04:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
seanyepez, how did your Pismo compare in speed... 761 Views / 14 Replies  
seanyepez, how did your Pismo compare in speed running Jag vs 10.1.5? I have a Pismo 500 firewire, 576 ram running 10.1.5 and thinking of upgrading to Jag now that most of the bugs have been ironed...
Posted by garetjax, on Jan 10, 2003 at 11:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks photoeditor, I never knew this! I bought 4... 1,297 Views / 16 Replies  
Thanks photoeditor, I never knew this! I bought 4 macs last summer and I'm not sure I ever registered since I wasn't connected to the internet at the time I first turned them on. I guess I must have...
Posted by garetjax, on Jan 10, 2003 at 11:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Has anyone ever checked to see how long their... 1,904 Views / 40 Replies  
Has anyone ever checked to see how long their batteries last when PB is in sleep mode with lid closed. Mine seem to drain about 10% per day.

Pismo 500, battery last 2-2.5 hrs (max brightness);...
Posted by garetjax, on Jan 10, 2003 at 05:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I've been able to use packing material that came... 1,489 Views / 22 Replies  
I've been able to use packing material that came with the computer to fashion keyboard covers to protect the screen. You can usually find material in the box made of thin foam that you can cut to fit...
Posted by garetjax, on Jan 6, 2003 at 05:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If portability is not a necessity for you, I... 496 Views / 1 Replies  
If portability is not a necessity for you, I would wait until after MWSF and get an iMac. Desktops are less likely to break down. 15" or 17" screens are much easier on the eye (even though the 12"...
Posted by garetjax, on Jan 6, 2003 at 02:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Schwank, My machine would only crash when I... 538 Views / 4 Replies  
Schwank,
My machine would only crash when I started up. If I was able to get it started after multiple PRAM zaps (this was only successful after letting the machine cool off for a while), it ran...
Posted by garetjax, on Jan 6, 2003 at 01:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
This is what I did to fix the problem. ... 538 Views / 4 Replies  
This is what I did to fix the problem.

After letting the machine cool off for 30 min, I zapped the power manager and was able to start it up. I then reinstalled OSX after formatting the drive...
Posted by garetjax, on Jan 6, 2003 at 01:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Pismo start up problem--software or hardware? 538 Views / 4 Replies  
I'd appreciate it if anyone can help me with this problem.

I have a Pismo PB 500mhz firewire (768mb RAM, OS 10.1.5). I'm having problems during startup where you hear the opening chime and the HD...
Posted by garetjax, on Jan 3, 2003 at 04:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: My iBook screen is malfunctioning! 648 Views / 6 Replies  
I had the exact same problem with my ibook (700 combo, 640 ram) running OS 9.2, after only 4 mos of usage. It started up fine, but then would inexplicably display lines and color distortion. I took...
Posted by garetjax, on Dec 18, 2002 at 05:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I've had my ibooks now for 5 mos. From various... 3,400 Views / 53 Replies  
I've had my ibooks now for 5 mos. From various posts it seems that this is a sporadic problem. I have no idea what the avg annual decline in battery life for an icebook is but my time of 28 min on...
Posted by garetjax, on Dec 9, 2002 at 05:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Re: OH NO! Intermittant iBook 700 Screen :-((((( 1,254 Views / 18 Replies  
You're definitely right about this. Laptops have more moving parts and are just more prone to having problems. The warranty on both my ibooks will expire June 2003 and I'm definitely going to get...
Posted by garetjax, on Dec 6, 2002 at 03:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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