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New Imac: How to get video in? 856 Views / 6 Replies  
Im sure a number of you have bought the new 20 incher with the hopes of pulling some double duty as a tv. So how do you do it? I'd like to be able to watch tv, and hook in my PS2 from time to time.
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Posted by RGray02, on Nov 27, 2005 at 03:00 PM, in Mac Desktops
Can I use the new iMac as an LCD tv? 1,129 Views / 5 Replies  
I was going to buy a sharp LCD tv, but I'm thinking it may be a nifty idea to ditch my 15 inch powerbook and get the new iMac 20. I dont have oodles of space, and this is right up my alley.

How...
Posted by RGray02, on Sep 1, 2004 at 03:10 PM, in Mac Desktops
well, the ipod is dead for sure. i did what... 8,779 Views / 5 Replies  
well, the ipod is dead for sure.

i did what was suggested. I had the ipod doing nothing for a couple of days, then I plugged it in last night.

This morning I woke up and the thing was as hot as...
Posted by RGray02, on Jun 26, 2004 at 11:30 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Help! My ipod wont turn on! And I tried to reboot it! 8,779 Views / 5 Replies  
I cant believe it, I was just listening to it last night. I've had this 10G ipod trouble free for about a year now. I was listening to it 2 days ago, probably until the battery was just about...
Posted by RGray02, on Jun 22, 2004 at 08:43 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Did permissions change in last update? 361 Views / 0 Replies  
It seems that after upgrading to 10.3.3 that I no longer have permissions to the applications Folder on my computer. I can copy stuff in(which I have to authenticate), but I can't delete anything,...
Posted by RGray02, on May 22, 2004 at 04:58 PM, in macOS
Old Wallstreet wont turn on, anyone have any ideas? 425 Views / 2 Replies  
I dont know if anyone is still using the old Wallstreet powerbooks, but I have one sitting around at home that I would like to fix. It just wont turn on, hit the power button and nothing happens. ...
Posted by RGray02, on May 10, 2004 at 01:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
ALbook mic line in doesnt work? 489 Views / 3 Replies  
Anyone else experiencing this? I have a headset (Labtec Axis 302), which used to work before, that doesnt register anything when plugged into the line in. When I use the built in mic the speech...
Posted by RGray02, on Apr 13, 2004 at 07:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, I was a bit miffed when I posted that, I... 871 Views / 8 Replies  
Well, I was a bit miffed when I posted that, I thought that Apple released an iChat that was capable of audio chatting across platforms, which is a godsend for me, since the vast majority of the...
Posted by RGray02, on Feb 6, 2004 at 10:25 AM, in Applications
iChatAV SUCKS! What software audio chats across platforms? 871 Views / 8 Replies  
I tried yahoo a long time ago, i dont think it works. obviously, the aol client blows.

Is there anyway to chat audio from pc to mac? mac to pc?

I have a perfect headset here, my friends have...
Posted by RGray02, on Feb 6, 2004 at 12:55 AM, in Applications
So I suppose this is a problem across platforms... 751 Views / 3 Replies  
So I suppose this is a problem across platforms as well?

Nero on the PC cant "overburn" a DVD to a full 4.7 gigs?
Posted by RGray02, on Feb 3, 2004 at 02:30 PM, in Applications
Toast 4.4 gig DVD burning limit? Any other software out there? 751 Views / 3 Replies  
I am using an external Sony DRX-510UL to burn dvd+r disks at 4x from my 15inch Albook running Panther.

I have Toast Titanium 6.0, and it gives me an upper limit of 4.4 gigs when burning to a 4.7...
Posted by RGray02, on Feb 3, 2004 at 02:20 PM, in Applications
What exactly is this issue? My usb mouse and... 814 Views / 7 Replies  
What exactly is this issue?

My usb mouse and dvd burner work fine coming out of sleep. In fact, I have to make sure I dont hit my desk when I have the mouse plugged in and the notebook asleep,...
Posted by RGray02, on Feb 3, 2004 at 02:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
well, I got it working, I really had to jam it in... 3,399 Views / 6 Replies  
well, I got it working, I really had to jam it in there. I was going by the installation photos on the apple website, which show the card being flush with the battery compartment, which is totally...
Posted by RGray02, on Dec 29, 2003 at 07:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
HELP! I cant get my airport card to work! 3,399 Views / 6 Replies  
I just bought and attempted to install an airport card in my 1Ghz Albook, running 10.3.2. It just wont detect the damn thing. Under the System Profiles, it says No information found for the airport...
Posted by RGray02, on Dec 26, 2003 at 09:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: er, nothing wrong with mine. However it does get... 1,758 Views / 14 Replies  
er, nothing wrong with mine. However it does get bloody hot, especially when Im playing warcraft or playing divx.

thats kinda expected though isnt it?

What is totally cool though is that it...
Posted by RGray02, on Nov 20, 2003 at 05:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
thought I might chime in here... My 1ghz 15"... 928 Views / 7 Replies  
thought I might chime in here...

My 1ghz 15" Albook in stock config pulled down a 93. when I added 512 megs of ram (total 786), I went up to 100.

My harddriver and threading scores fluctuate...
Posted by RGray02, on Nov 20, 2003 at 05:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
well, I managed to get it working pretty good.... 1,293 Views / 18 Replies  
well, I managed to get it working pretty good. Though I have everything except textures and model detail set to low. Running at 867. Seems to be running well, as I havent had slowdown in a while.
...
Posted by RGray02, on Nov 17, 2003 at 01:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
wow, guess I wasnt the only one with a squeaky... 10,692 Views / 65 Replies  
wow, guess I wasnt the only one with a squeaky handrest.

Ill give it a go tonight. It doesnt feel loose or anything though, I thought I might have screwed it over by moving it from location to...
Posted by RGray02, on Nov 14, 2003 at 03:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I did get the ram, a 512 MB crucial stick, I... 1,293 Views / 18 Replies  
I did get the ram, a 512 MB crucial stick, I installed it too. It didnt have the perceived effect I thought it would.

I have to admit its a lot better than before, but I still drop frames, I guess...
Posted by RGray02, on Nov 14, 2003 at 02:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I do have to agree, its the minority of people... 10,692 Views / 65 Replies  
I do have to agree, its the minority of people that speak up about their problem that get heard more than people that are satisfied with their purchase. People want to know what is wrong, but they...
Posted by RGray02, on Nov 14, 2003 at 01:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
whoops, sorry about that. I figured this was a... 1,293 Views / 18 Replies  
whoops, sorry about that. I figured this was a powerbook question.

In any case, I got my ram. Still a bit jerky. I have a feeling that its my harddrive that slowing it down this time around, since...
Posted by RGray02, on Nov 13, 2003 at 08:55 PM, in Mac Notebooks
well, I thought I'd chime in, yet again, on my... 1,372 Views / 14 Replies  
well, I thought I'd chime in, yet again, on my flawless 1ghz 15inch albook. Ive had it working everyday since October 11th, and I have yet to find any problem, other then the right palmrest tends to...
Posted by RGray02, on Nov 11, 2003 at 10:36 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ive posted this a couple of times, but I have a... 2,957 Views / 32 Replies  
Ive posted this a couple of times, but I have a 1ghz albook (am i the only one??), and I havent had any problems, though I am suspicious...

My Xbench scores for panther dropped from jaguar. And...
Posted by RGray02, on Nov 8, 2003 at 05:55 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I think I should also add that upgrading to... 793 Views / 6 Replies  
I think I should also add that upgrading to panther dropped my machine from a 93 to a 79. I dont know why, I didnt install the dev tools either.

perhaps panther is disabling the l2 cache on some...
Posted by RGray02, on Nov 8, 2003 at 05:31 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Does the Albook support OS9? 761 Views / 4 Replies  
Since Im having problems running warcraft in OSX. I want to try it on OS9. But I didnt get OS9 pre-installed, nor did it come with an OS9 disc.

Can you install OS9 on the ALbook?
Posted by RGray02, on Nov 8, 2003 at 02:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Are you guys being overly critical? Ive got... 3,237 Views / 32 Replies  
Are you guys being overly critical?

Ive got a 1ghz Albook with no problems since Oct 11th. I havent seen a problem with the Compusa unit on 56th street either (I didnt have pixel check, but I...
Posted by RGray02, on Nov 8, 2003 at 02:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
damn, not all of us can drop copious amounts of... 2,159 Views / 19 Replies  
damn, not all of us can drop copious amounts of cash....

I have a 1Ghz Albook, bought Oct 11th. No spots or problems... so far. Other than the fact that it doesn run warcraft faster than a...
Posted by RGray02, on Nov 8, 2003 at 01:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You have a stock 1Ghz Albook? I attached a... 1,293 Views / 18 Replies  
You have a stock 1Ghz Albook?

I attached a Kensington mouse too, which is really screwing things up more. The mouse isnt sensitive at all, no matter how I fiddle with the settings in the...
Posted by RGray02, on Nov 8, 2003 at 01:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Warcraft Problems on 15inch Albook 1,293 Views / 18 Replies  
I dropped the extra cash so that I could play this game on the powerbook, now its not playing nice.

I have a stock 1ghz aluminum powerbook, meaning I have 256mb ram, and I am getting jerky, real...
Posted by RGray02, on Nov 7, 2003 at 09:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Oh, my setup is a 15 inch aluminum powerbook... 1,612 Views / 14 Replies  
Oh, my setup is a 15 inch aluminum powerbook 1ghz, completely stock, meaning it has 256 mb of ram. Im definitely hurting when it comes to other things, and it pisses me off that apple doesnt include...
Posted by RGray02, on Nov 7, 2003 at 09:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I posted this exact thing a couple weeks ago. ... 1,612 Views / 14 Replies  
I posted this exact thing a couple weeks ago.

Switching the energy saver to Highest performance remedies that real quick. But I would recommend dropping another stick of RAM in there, just for...
Posted by RGray02, on Nov 4, 2003 at 01:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ive had the same EXACT problem, with a B&W... 2,052 Views / 14 Replies  
Ive had the same EXACT problem, with a B&W though.

I had two sticks of ram in the machine, and the first stick was good, so I'd only get a crash when I was doing some video work with AfterEffects...
Posted by RGray02, on Nov 3, 2003 at 04:26 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'd say just get it. Though it seems that a good... 1,438 Views / 13 Replies  
I'd say just get it. Though it seems that a good number of people have this problem, Im still convinced that this is a minority of owners, not majority.

I have a 15" Albook, no problems, other...
Posted by RGray02, on Oct 31, 2003 at 04:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Im not sure if this is being blown way out of... 1,440 Views / 18 Replies  
Im not sure if this is being blown way out of proportion or what.

I have a 1Ghz 15 Albook, no problems whatsoever. I installed Panther on it, no problems. I havent shut the thing down, just...
Posted by RGray02, on Oct 29, 2003 at 06:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
pretty happy with mine. My only complaint would... 2,397 Views / 31 Replies  
pretty happy with mine. My only complaint would be that apple didnt make 512MB standard on the combo version. OSX needs it.

Im doubly happy that I skirted the entire iBook G4 thing too. I was...
Posted by RGray02, on Oct 27, 2003 at 03:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
xBench score decreased in Panther! 804 Views / 8 Replies  
Im sure people have benchmarked their panther systems by now, and I hope my problem isnt an isolated one.

I upgraded to panther on my 15" Albook, and I ran xBench to try and gauge the performance...
Posted by RGray02, on Oct 27, 2003 at 02:09 PM, in macOS
oh bloody hell. Maybe someone will post a... 900 Views / 3 Replies  
oh bloody hell.

Maybe someone will post a fan replacement scheme for the graphics chip, I dont understand, it was silent when for two weeks. Is this due to warping? I havent shut down or put the...
Posted by RGray02, on Oct 27, 2003 at 12:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
15" Albook port covers, do they exist? 934 Views / 4 Replies  
looking at the fully exposed ports on the powerbook, Im a little worried Ill get gunk and dust inside of them. Anyone know where you can get port covers for these? Ive seen something for the iBook,...
Posted by RGray02, on Oct 26, 2003 at 09:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
15" Albook whines?? 900 Views / 3 Replies  
Well, I think that this issue has been discussed, but I cannot seem to find the thread.

After owning my powerbook for two weeks, Im getting this so-called whine that Ive read about somewhere...
Posted by RGray02, on Oct 26, 2003 at 09:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Im not talking about you or me, for whom a mac is... 814 Views / 10 Replies  
Im not talking about you or me, for whom a mac is as natural as a pc.

But imagine you are joe schmoe, the average new yorker who sees the iPods out and about everywhere. You want one too. You buy...
Posted by RGray02, on Oct 24, 2003 at 02:49 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
lets put aside the entire mac. So there is no... 814 Views / 10 Replies  
lets put aside the entire mac. So there is no compelling reason for a windows iPod user to switch to a Mac now?

I have friends who bought the iPod, and have graduated to Macs since iTunes works...
Posted by RGray02, on Oct 24, 2003 at 12:10 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Any advantage to using iPod with a Mac? 814 Views / 10 Replies  
Is there any advantage to using an iPod with a Mac anymore? Now that windows has iTunes, there is no compelling reason to go to Mac if you own an iPod.

As a mac owner, I'm halfway disappointed by...
Posted by RGray02, on Oct 23, 2003 at 01:53 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
wow man, that totally did the trick!! I was... 882 Views / 5 Replies  
wow man, that totally did the trick!!

I was wondering what was causing my powerbook to seem a lot slower than it should be. I've never had a problem playing a DVD, but other things slowed down for...
Posted by RGray02, on Oct 20, 2003 at 09:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
dude, this is a no brainer. get the 1.25. ... 1,115 Views / 10 Replies  
dude, this is a no brainer. get the 1.25.

I've got the 1Ghz, and I only wish I had enough to get the 1.25. for 185 more, you are getting a steal. The 1.25 performs about 20% faster on most things....
Posted by RGray02, on Oct 20, 2003 at 08:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Not enough memory on 15inch 1ghz Albook? 882 Views / 5 Replies  
Just wondering if anyone with the same machine as me (combo 15inch 1Ghz/256MB Albook) has tried to playback the Matrix Revolutions trailer thats encoded in 1024 resolution.

I tried to play this...
Posted by RGray02, on Oct 18, 2003 at 11:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Nope, no spots, dead pixels nada. Trackpad isnt... 2,744 Views / 31 Replies  
Nope, no spots, dead pixels nada. Trackpad isnt as soft as my old wallstreet, and the keyboard is perfect.

Ive only had this thing for a week. And I dont really tote it around much.

Though I...
Posted by RGray02, on Oct 18, 2003 at 11:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Wait, before everyone declares the latest... 30,946 Views / 124 Replies  
Wait, before everyone declares the latest powerbooks an abysmal failure, I think that I should relate my experience. Especially since these things get blown WAY out of proportion, and a single bad...
Posted by RGray02, on Oct 18, 2003 at 10:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Anyone have any update on this? I know I... 646 Views / 3 Replies  
Anyone have any update on this?

I know I could survive with Jaguar. But seeing as how Panther is supposed to be the best OSX release ever (quoting macosrumors.com), I would like to have it.

I...
Posted by RGray02, on Oct 7, 2003 at 12:31 PM, in macOS
Panther voucher or pre-install? Darn it! 646 Views / 3 Replies  
I am waiting, very impatiently, for Apple to offer a voucher or something for Panther so that I can buy a powerbook. I am ready to place an order right now, but, Im not going to get screwed over by...
Posted by RGray02, on Oct 6, 2003 at 04:36 PM, in macOS
This seems to have been well debated, but my two... 1,955 Views / 37 Replies  
This seems to have been well debated, but my two cents:

moving to x86 is ludicrous.

As it is, the x86 architecture wastes at least two pipeline cycles translating to micro-ops, which means that...
Posted by RGray02, on Aug 5, 2002 at 04:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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