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Both are lithium. Neither charge *at all* -... 97 Views / 5 Replies  
Both are lithium. Neither charge *at all* - doesn't matter how long they're on a charger.

I have a dead clamshell battery too...and I'm interested in that one now because those batteries are no...
Posted by shifuimam, on Yesterday at 01:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Wasn't he permabanned like a decade ago? 1,630 Views / 84 Replies  
Wasn't he permabanned like a decade ago?
Posted by shifuimam, on Yesterday at 01:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The disposability of tech is something I have a... 1,630 Views / 84 Replies  
The disposability of tech is something I have a special hatred for. I try to reuse every single computer I have. I give old laptops to people who need them. My Surface Pro 3 needs a new battery, and...
Posted by shifuimam, on Yesterday at 01:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Beware the lifespan of EGO batteries though.... 1,476 Views / 25 Replies  
Beware the lifespan of EGO batteries though. We've had two crap out since we bought into the ecosystem about six or seven years ago. Batteries are pricey, too. My plan is to buy cells and refurb the...
Posted by shifuimam, on Yesterday at 12:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Thanks for the tip!! I will try that today. I... 97 Views / 5 Replies  
Thanks for the tip!! I will try that today. I went ahead and ordered a replacement on Amazon with decent reviews (I know OWC has a NewerTech one but it's almost $100 and we don't have as much...
Posted by shifuimam, on Yesterday at 12:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Is there any way to forcibly revive a dead battery? 97 Views / 5 Replies  
I have two different Mac laptops with batteries that are practically brand new in terms of usage but are completely dead and don't even try to charge. One only has nine charge cycles on it.

Is...
Posted by shifuimam, on Yesterday at 10:57 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'll take it if it's still available. 403 Views / 10 Replies  
I'll take it if it's still available.
Posted by shifuimam, on Yesterday at 10:56 AM, in Marketplace
sorry for the necro, just wanted to add: * ... 1,966 Views / 5 Replies  
sorry for the necro, just wanted to add:

* Never discharge a lithium ion or polymer battery completely. Doing so risks killing the battery completely and permanently.
* Use the battery from...
Posted by shifuimam, on Yesterday at 10:54 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Cloned original iBook G3 HDD with latest CCC in El Capitan...OS 9 is unstable now 20,899 Views / 1 Replies  
I swapped the 128GB SSD in my 12" PB G4 over to my 12" iBook G3. To do this, I used Carbon Copy Cloner on a 15" C2D MBP running El Capitan, cloning the iBook's original hard drive onto the...
Posted by shifuimam, on Jun 6, 2020 at 04:35 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Details here: ... 12,731 Views / 2 Replies  
Details here:
https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/PowerBook+G4+Aluminum+12-Inch+1-1.5+GHz+LCD+panel+upgrade/3117

I think I might upgrade my Pismo, too. XGA is so lame.
Posted by shifuimam, on May 30, 2020 at 03:06 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Also...is there any distinct advantage to 9.2.1... 7,549 Views / 9 Replies  
Also...is there any distinct advantage to 9.2.1 or 9.2.2 over 9.0.4 or 9.1.2?

I need MacPerl support, but everything else I do I think is supported across versions of OS 9.

ETA: I'm remembering...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 30, 2020 at 03:04 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Are there any logging tools I can use to see... 7,549 Views / 9 Replies  
Are there any logging tools I can use to see what's barfing when the Finder crashes? That would help narrow it down...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 29, 2020 at 07:25 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Interesting. I'd like to see them show up in the... 5,022 Views / 7 Replies  
Interesting. I'd like to see them show up in the bootloader. I know the bootloader will auto-detect EFI stuff, but any ideas on how I might add it manually?
Posted by shifuimam, on May 29, 2020 at 07:16 PM, in macOS
Yeah, that's what I ended up doing. It runs great... 4,420 Views / 4 Replies  
Yeah, that's what I ended up doing. It runs great now.

At least it was just a simple clone instead of a full reinstall of the OS.
Posted by shifuimam, on May 29, 2020 at 07:16 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
ffs wrote a response and I ate it because I'm... 5,022 Views / 7 Replies  
ffs wrote a response and I ate it because I'm dumb.

TL;DR - the script does work, but the partition it creates doesn't show up anywhere. The only way to boot it is via Cmd+R.

With a...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 29, 2020 at 05:03 PM, in macOS
Journaled. But I'm 99% sure it's because I... 4,420 Views / 4 Replies  
Journaled.

But I'm 99% sure it's because I wiped and partitioned in El Capitan, which means the disk was missing the OS 9 drivers. I'm reimaging it right now from the original HDD after...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 29, 2020 at 04:12 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
It's hilarious - when you run over people, they... 19,861 Views / 92 Replies  
It's hilarious - when you run over people, they fall over and then get back up. There's all kinds of funny things random NPCs will say as they're walking around town. You don't carjack...instead,...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 29, 2020 at 02:57 PM, in Gaming
CCCed iBook G3 HDD to a new SSD, now it can't boot OS 9 4,420 Views / 4 Replies  
I used the latest Carbon Copy Cloner to clone my iBook's hard drive onto an SSD, which I partitioned in Disk Utility before using as my clone target in CCC.

Everything seems to have gone fine - I...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 29, 2020 at 02:43 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
LEGO City Undercover is amazing and super fun.... 19,861 Views / 92 Replies  
LEGO City Undercover is amazing and super fun. It's a GTA-styled open-world game with a linear storyline plus a lot of little side jobs and 100% completion type things. The voice acting is really...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 29, 2020 at 02:36 PM, in Gaming
Doesn't that mean I'm stuck on my newer MBP with... 5,022 Views / 7 Replies  
Doesn't that mean I'm stuck on my newer MBP with APFS? I also noticed that running the recovery partition creator script appears to have converted my other MBP running 10.13 to APFS, too.
Posted by shifuimam, on May 25, 2020 at 08:33 PM, in macOS
Recreating a recovery partition via shell script - still can't boot to recovery 5,022 Views / 7 Replies  
This is on my mid-2010 MBP running High Sierra, but I'm going to do the same thing with my newer MBP running Catalina, so if there are differences between the two, that'll matter here.

I'm using...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 25, 2020 at 05:31 PM, in macOS
Yeah, the original shortcuts I just dislike a... 3,814 Views / 11 Replies  
Yeah, the original shortcuts I just dislike a lot. It's disorganized for me.

I send screenshots often, so I really like the smooth workflow with ShareX - hit print screen, drag a region, and paste...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 25, 2020 at 01:01 PM, in Applications
Aggressively and with lots of swearing. I... 3,814 Views / 11 Replies  
Aggressively and with lots of swearing.

I figured I might as well update my stuff to the latest it'll support, and I just upgraded the SSD in the MacBook Pro, so I needed to reinstall anyhow.
...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 25, 2020 at 01:31 AM, in Applications
SXGA+ (1400x1050) upgrade for 12" PowerBook G4 12,731 Views / 2 Replies  
I did this ages ago, but I might as well share here.

I bought a 12" PowerBook G4 on eBay awhile back, and have really enjoyed using it - with an mSATA SSD upgrade, it runs Leopard surprisingly...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 25, 2020 at 01:19 AM, in Hardware Hacking
I just flattened the only Mac I own that... 3,814 Views / 11 Replies  
I just flattened the only Mac I own that officially supports Catalina - my i7 Mid-2012 13" MBP. I discovered the built-in screenshot tool that I'm guessing is new since El Capitan, because I don't...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 24, 2020 at 10:39 PM, in Applications
Decent free app for screenshots in OS X? 3,814 Views / 11 Replies  
This is what I use on all my Windows devices:
https://getsharex.com

It's freaking awesome. I haven't been able to find a free app for OS X that has the same (or similar) feature set. Specifically...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 24, 2020 at 02:00 PM, in Applications
OP - can you upload a screenshot of whatever you... 5,736 Views / 8 Replies  
OP - can you upload a screenshot of whatever you were seeing? I'm unfamiliar with the Office installer requiring anything other than either a Microsoft Account or a product key, but I haven't...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 24, 2020 at 01:56 PM, in Applications
I have not tried that - got a link on more info... 7,549 Views / 9 Replies  
I have not tried that - got a link on more info or a download? Or is this something done in OF?

Incidentally, I ended up buying an original restore CD on eBay, which was 9.0.4. After restoring...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 23, 2020 at 11:27 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Sorry - this was on 10.5 on a PowerBook G4.... 2,542 Views / 3 Replies  
Sorry - this was on 10.5 on a PowerBook G4. Should I redo it on another machine? I've also got a Macbook running 10.6.8, a MacBook Pro on 10.13.3, and a couple machines on 10.11.

I'll try the...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 14, 2020 at 01:34 PM, in macOS
diskutil isn't creating partitions in the expected size 2,542 Views / 3 Replies  
Background: I have an IDE drive in a FW400 enclosure, which I use as a recovery and boot drive for all my FW-capable Macs. It has seven partitions: two each for OS 9, 10.4, and 10.5 (I only have a...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 14, 2020 at 12:26 PM, in macOS
Oh bleah. Do you know if there's any firmware... 7,549 Views / 9 Replies  
Oh bleah. Do you know if there's any firmware patch in the wild? Is it just a file that has to be present on the drive, or something more complex?

Thanks!
Posted by shifuimam, on May 12, 2020 at 10:16 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Pismo PowerBook G3 with mSATA SSD in IDE adapter - can't resume from sleep 7,549 Views / 9 Replies  
I have a 400MHz Pismo PowerBook, and i just upgraded the aging HDD to a new 128GB mSATA SSD (https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GMD5R7M) and accompanying IDE adapter...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 12, 2020 at 07:14 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Yeah I'm retarded and didn't realize I had USB... 5,580 Views / 2 Replies  
Yeah I'm retarded and didn't realize I had USB Overdrive installed. But that made everything work, so it's a pretty rad setup.
Posted by shifuimam, on May 12, 2020 at 07:09 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Logitech Unifying keyboard and mouse on OS 9 works! 5,580 Views / 2 Replies  
Was testing this the other day on my DA Power Mac G4. The keyboard (K780) and mouse (MX Master 2S) were both paired to a unifying receiver in Linux (OSS Unifying app) first. I plugged the receiver...
Posted by shifuimam, on Apr 25, 2020 at 02:22 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Logitech seems to still make decent mice. Their... 14,383 Views / 29 Replies  
Logitech seems to still make decent mice. Their support went offshore and has been terrible ever since, and everything else followed suit - their warranties aren't what they used to be, either.

I...
Posted by shifuimam, on Apr 25, 2020 at 02:15 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Oh hi! Been awhile. 6,502 Views / 4 Replies  
Oh hi!

Been awhile.
Posted by shifuimam, on Apr 24, 2020 at 03:08 PM, in iOS Apps
+1 for trickster euchre - I have their Windows... 6,502 Views / 4 Replies  
+1 for trickster euchre - I have their Windows app and play it regularly on my tablet.
Posted by shifuimam, on Apr 22, 2020 at 07:49 PM, in iOS Apps
WTB Macally IOptIn/iSweetNet/iSweet two-button mouse 15,373 Views / 0 Replies  
What I'm looking for is this:

https://anonfile.com/L9a931s0ob/2020-04-22_16-33-43_Macally_Ioptinet_Usb_Optical_Mouse_For_Mac_Change_png

Found one on eBay NIB for $50 shipped, and that's just...
Posted by shifuimam, on Apr 22, 2020 at 07:35 PM, in Marketplace
One might argue that the harsh biological facts... 13,150 Views / 115 Replies  
One might argue that the harsh biological facts of what abortion entails are far more monstrous.
Posted by shifuimam, on Sep 24, 2017 at 04:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Our felony criminal justice system is a mess. A... 13,150 Views / 115 Replies  
Our felony criminal justice system is a mess. A felony conviction permanently ruins your life. You can't get a job, you can't get approved for loans, you can't really do anything with your life...
Posted by shifuimam, on Sep 24, 2017 at 04:53 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Nope. I'm not okay with any law that makes it... 4,185 Views / 43 Replies  
Nope. I'm not okay with any law that makes it possible for a third-party to revoke someone's Constitutional rights. These laws are easily abused, and when you start getting into using medical...
Posted by shifuimam, on Sep 24, 2017 at 04:35 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The eternal question - viewing and editing archives without extracting? 693 Views / 1 Replies  
I frequently take advantage of the ability in Windows to view the contents of any archive format (I use 7-Zip for everything but zip files, since it has a shell extension that lets me right-click on...
Posted by shifuimam, on Jun 21, 2016 at 12:46 PM, in macOS
I'm not sure about the RAM config previously... 1,226 Views / 9 Replies  
I'm not sure about the RAM config previously attempted, since it wasn't my machine (and the guy who gave it to me doesn't remember those details). It's got a matched pair of 2GB DIMMs right now.
...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 21, 2016 at 10:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for the info, guys! I'm probably... 1,226 Views / 9 Replies  
Thanks for the info, guys!

I'm probably going to pick up a 2x4GB 1067MHz kit and see how it works. The guy who gave me this machine told me it had belonged to a coworker before it appeared to have...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 20, 2016 at 02:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Mid-2010 2.4GHz C2D 13" MBP - RAM options 1,226 Views / 9 Replies  
Buddy gave me a 13" MacBook Pro he brought back from the dead. It's pretty sweet, and who am I to say no to a free computer? Originally it was presumed dead, but he discovered swapping the DC-in...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 20, 2016 at 01:45 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Technically it was the third-gen MBA (I have a... 1,414 Views / 7 Replies  
Technically it was the third-gen MBA (I have a second-gen and it's still the older design with the flip-down side bit that has a single USB port), but that one extra port made a lot of difference.
...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 20, 2016 at 01:22 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Can't afford that price, but maybe whoever gave... 1,920 Views / 1 Replies  
Can't afford that price, but maybe whoever gave it to you has some extra gifts laying around? ;)
Posted by shifuimam, on May 20, 2016 at 01:15 AM, in Marketplace
Were any of the Intel iMacs ever socketed? I know... 3,239 Views / 6 Replies  
Were any of the Intel iMacs ever socketed? I know the aluminum ones have all been soldered, but it's been a looong time since I cracked open a white Intel model.
Posted by shifuimam, on May 20, 2016 at 01:14 AM, in Mac Desktops
Mid '09 MacBook Air (2.13GHz C2Duo, 2GB RAM) and newer OS X versions 827 Views / 1 Replies  
I just picked up a mid-'09 MBA from a friend. It currently has Mavericks on it.

I know that the hardware officially supports Yosemite and El Capitan, but should I upgrade? I'm guessing the 2GB RAM...
Posted by shifuimam, on Mar 26, 2016 at 03:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah, we frequent the thrift stores around here -... 1,499 Views / 4 Replies  
Yeah, we frequent the thrift stores around here - I've found some useful stuff, too! Just figured I'd ask. :)
Posted by shifuimam, on Mar 11, 2016 at 07:07 PM, in Marketplace
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