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marware protection 6,568 Views / 13 Replies  
i just go the marware protection kit for my black macbook. pricey at $25 but it seems to do the job.

i'm considering a keyboard cover too, but not sure with the heat risk...

john
Posted by jksu, on Sep 28, 2006 at 02:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
any serial ata will work 698 Views / 1 Replies  
any serial ata 2.5" drive should work fine. it's up to you what speed (rpm) you want and size. and brand/model.

you can google "laptop drive reviews" and can find some good reviews. newegg has...
Posted by jksu, on Sep 28, 2006 at 02:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
pretty fast 2,647 Views / 39 Replies  
mine made it in 4 days from china to los angeles, and i opted for free shipping.
john
Posted by jksu, on Sep 27, 2006 at 03:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Boot camp installation if ALREADY partitioned? 910 Views / 2 Replies  
hi,

i figured i'd be smart and partition my new 120gig drive for my macbook... installed the drive, fired up disc utility, made a 8gig partition for windows and the rest of os x. did the...
Posted by jksu, on Sep 26, 2006 at 06:48 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
native programs fly 2,647 Views / 39 Replies  
the programs updated to take advantage of intel really run fast (all the apple, itunes/photo, etc) are really great on the macbook.

not sure if other programs you'll notice quite as much of a...
Posted by jksu, on Sep 26, 2006 at 03:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
macbook arrives 2,647 Views / 39 Replies  
got mine yesterday...orig estimated arrival 10/2 so getting it 9/25 was nice. macbook, black, 2ghz core duo (not c2d). week 38.

seems very solid, no random shutdowns so far. very speedy...
Posted by jksu, on Sep 26, 2006 at 11:51 AM, in Mac Notebooks
pc2 5400...works fine 3,864 Views / 30 Replies  
i got the newegg gskill ram, speed 5400....just installed it and the seagate 120gig drive without a hitch. re-installing the software right now (i'm using my soon to be on ebay mac mini currently)....
Posted by jksu, on Sep 26, 2006 at 12:06 AM, in Mac Notebooks
hi pitched sound? 4,122 Views / 16 Replies  
i don't know but just based my decision from what i read online.... that while both drives are quiet when just idling, that during access, the hitachi can make a hi pitched whine. from what people...
Posted by jksu, on Sep 21, 2006 at 10:01 PM, in Mac Notebooks
thanks 3,864 Views / 30 Replies  
yeah, i originally did order the ata seagate 160...didn't try to install it since i didn't have the macbook yet. realized the mistake by reading this forum! =)

so yeah, sent it back and ordered...
Posted by jksu, on Sep 21, 2006 at 03:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
yeah.. 2,647 Views / 39 Replies  
yeah i was considering the hitachi 160gig (<$200 at newegg) but supposedly it's noiser... anyways, it's definitely a nice big drive.

john
Posted by jksu, on Sep 21, 2006 at 03:01 PM, in Mac Notebooks
just cheap 2,647 Views / 39 Replies  
nah, i'm just cheaper/poorer. i was tempted to just pay the $180 (edu discount) for the 120gig, but i figure at least if i buy my own i can pick the brand/model. the seagate cost $150 so it wasn't...
Posted by jksu, on Sep 21, 2006 at 02:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
me too 2,647 Views / 39 Replies  
yeah, my blackbook also just shipped yesterday from china, 2 days early... i didn't pay for 2 day though, so don't expect it for another week. but still, happy it's on it's way, even without core 2...
Posted by jksu, on Sep 21, 2006 at 12:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
newegg's good 3,864 Views / 30 Replies  
yeah fast shipping and they stock most of the available 2.5" s-ata drives. the seagate's well reviewed.

i got the 120gig 5400rpm seagate momentus and 2 gigs ram from newegg.... haven't installed...
Posted by jksu, on Sep 21, 2006 at 12:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
i made the same mistake and ordered the 160mg... 4,122 Views / 16 Replies  
i made the same mistake and ordered the 160mg seagate ata drive from newegg. my macbooks isn't here yet so i didn't actually try to install it. still, i was charged a restocking fee to return...
Posted by jksu, on Sep 21, 2006 at 12:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Just got the Mac Mini! 7,224 Views / 73 Replies  
i just got mine too yesterday...1.42/superdrive/80/512/no wireless. i still have my tibook/400 to bring along for wireless surfing.

maybe when ram/hd prices come down i'll follow your lead and...
Posted by jksu, on Jan 21, 2005 at 10:09 AM, in Mac Desktops
samsung syncmaster 171mp 3,826 Views / 33 Replies  
got my samsung 171mp on ebay for $290 (did not include tuner) but a great 17" lcd (1280x1024), vga, svideo, rca so if/when i upgrade, i can use it later as a monitor to watch dvds in the bedroom.
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Posted by jksu, on May 18, 2004 at 08:48 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Re: USB extension cables 534 Views / 5 Replies  
you can check on ebay (i got an apple usb extension cord) or get a wireless mouse.

john
Posted by jksu, on Mar 31, 2004 at 10:15 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
logitech has beta os x drivers available now. ... 518 Views / 15 Replies  
logitech has beta os x drivers available now. it'll give you extra options like clicking the wheel mouse, scroll speed, etc. check versiontracker. even without the drivers, they work great (click,...
Posted by jksu, on May 3, 2002 at 11:38 AM, in Mac Notebooks
i've used eudora (proud paid owner, twice... 401 Views / 4 Replies  
i've used eudora (proud paid owner, twice actually...2.0 and again at 5.0) forever.

the latest os x version has been solid for me. urls work fine. i got occasional random crashes in the last...
Posted by jksu, on Apr 18, 2002 at 07:45 AM, in Applications
applecare has covered the following for me... 724 Views / 33 Replies  
applecare has covered the following for me (powerbook g4/400), all free:

- replaced airport base station 1.0
- replaced yo-yo ac adapter (no longer charging powerbook)
- replaced rubber feet
-...
Posted by jksu, on Mar 28, 2002 at 02:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
yup, i had a high pitched whine from my hard... 410 Views / 3 Replies  
yup, i had a high pitched whine from my hard drive. the older, non-fluid bearing hard drives will do that. nothign functionally wrong, just old bearings.

upgrade to the newer fluid-bearing...
Posted by jksu, on Mar 26, 2002 at 09:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
i love my powerbook g4/400, but it's my main... 510 Views / 6 Replies  
i love my powerbook g4/400, but it's my main computer. if i had a fast desktop, i'd go to the extreme and opt for a sub-notebook....in this case, the ibook 12"/dvd. great for plane travel (movie...
Posted by jksu, on Mar 26, 2002 at 09:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
sfbags.com sleeve is what i use. nicely padded... 669 Views / 16 Replies  
sfbags.com sleeve is what i use. nicely padded without being too bulky. great customer service



logitech is the way to go. feel better constructed than microsofts. plug and play in os...
Posted by jksu, on Mar 15, 2002 at 02:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
hi folks, are you using the "regular" cool... 571 Views / 9 Replies  
hi folks,

are you using the "regular" cool pad or the "podium"? i know the podium is larger and fits the g4 better, but if i just wanted one product, that would also fit into a laptop...
Posted by jksu, on Jul 8, 2001 at 08:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
just upgraded my pbg4 400/10gig to a 20gig. both... 747 Views / 34 Replies  
just upgraded my pbg4 400/10gig to a 20gig. both are ibm travelstores. guess apple uses 10gig drives from ibm as well as toshiba.

i have to say, the 10gig was a tad bit quieter in terms of...
Posted by jksu, on Jul 8, 2001 at 08:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
i've had my powerbook g4 a month now. and i was... 553 Views / 9 Replies  
i've had my powerbook g4 a month now. and i was extremely paranoid and worried initially as well.

but i would have to say, it's been damn solid. in terms of the screen, battery, etc, i haven't...
Posted by jksu, on Jul 8, 2001 at 08:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
 
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