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Hi gepepa. PhotoDeluxe uses your scanner's... 489 Views / 3 Replies  
Hi gepepa.

PhotoDeluxe uses your scanner's plugins to scan a photo, so every scanner has it's own screens and adjustments. Try scanning at lower DPI settings; 72 dpi (dots per inch) is fine for...
Posted by tjcrebs, on Aug 9, 2001 at 11:23 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
My HP-970cxi runs flawlessly with USB under my... 496 Views / 5 Replies  
My HP-970cxi runs flawlessly with USB under my iMac's OS-8.6 and Pismo's OS-9.0.4.

Yeah, it sounds like a USB problem to me too; but it could be a software issue. Reboot, reinstall the HP printer...
Posted by tjcrebs, on May 28, 2001 at 11:32 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I gave my wife (of 25 years) my trusty old... 630 Views / 12 Replies  
I gave my wife (of 25 years) my trusty old 5-yr-old 540c when I bought a Pismo last year. She loves it but hates trackpads so I bought her an ADB mouse and the Kensington Numeric pad (and an ADB...
Posted by tjcrebs, on May 8, 2001 at 11:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Hi derekn, I bought the Kinesis (with the... 440 Views / 1 Replies  
Hi derekn,

I bought the Kinesis (with the cupped keyboard) for my wife's old Mac-IIsi about 6 years ago--worked well but she found it impossible to adjust to. It's sitting down in my garage if you...
Posted by tjcrebs, on May 6, 2001 at 11:57 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Hi Steve. I've been fairly pleased with my... 528 Views / 6 Replies  
Hi Steve.

I've been fairly pleased with my Pacific Image PrimeFilm 1800i 35mm Film and slide scanner. I bought mine from outpost.com for $199.95; check it out at www.scanace.com....
Posted by tjcrebs, on Mar 31, 2001 at 01:21 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I bought the beige "Newpoint" 4-port USB from... 512 Views / 7 Replies  
I bought the beige "Newpoint" 4-port USB from Costco last month for $30. It's powered and works fine for my (USB-powered) Artec flatbed and (adapter-powered) iPrime film scanners hooked to my Rev/A...
Posted by tjcrebs, on Mar 30, 2001 at 12:38 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Hi Dov, Me too, it came down to the... 488 Views / 4 Replies  
Hi Dov,

Me too, it came down to the Epson-980 or the HP-970 for me recently. I bought the HP-970 for the following reasons:

1) significantly better text-printing for the HP;

2) duplex...
Posted by tjcrebs, on Mar 12, 2001 at 12:48 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Hi Matt, Sorry for the double post. Tried to... 314 Views / 2 Replies  
Hi Matt,

Sorry for the double post. Tried to delete but only "leaders" can.

Regards, T.

[This message has been edited by tjcrebs (edited 03-11-2001).]
Posted by tjcrebs, on Mar 10, 2001 at 11:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Hi Matt, I had to finally replaced my wife's... 314 Views / 2 Replies  
Hi Matt,

I had to finally replaced my wife's PB-540c's adapter last year ($120-US)--AND it didn't make any of the clicks, beeps, and noises you describe. I doubt if your problem is due your power...
Posted by tjcrebs, on Mar 10, 2001 at 11:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks, Craig, for posting the Toast 4.1 option.... 321 Views / 6 Replies  
Thanks, Craig, for posting the Toast 4.1 option. Good to read that my upgrade to Toast-4.1.2 caused the conflict--I was pretty sure that I had PCMCIA support before I upgraded Toast Deluxe.
...
Posted by tjcrebs, on Mar 4, 2001 at 06:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I, too, was not happy about scrolling thru all of... 503 Views / 30 Replies  
I, too, was not happy about scrolling thru all of the new TiBook folders--but, recently I had a Pismo-PCMCIA problem. Searched the forum, then posted my problem. Two different fixes were posted...
Posted by tjcrebs, on Mar 4, 2001 at 01:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanx Herodotus and Dave for posting fixes to my... 321 Views / 6 Replies  
Thanx Herodotus and Dave for posting fixes to my recent PCMCIA (PC-Card) problem.

Dave, restarted with the PCMCIA-Compact-Flash and it mounted at start-up. The Powershot software which accesses my...
Posted by tjcrebs, on Mar 4, 2001 at 12:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Pismo PC Card not Mounting 321 Views / 6 Replies  
I've been using a PCMCIA-adapter (for my digital camera's compact falsh chip) for months now with no problems ever. (Pismo-400 and MacOS-9.0.4, Canon S-10 Sureshot camera)

Today, no cigar. I can...
Posted by tjcrebs, on Mar 3, 2001 at 01:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Pismo-400 bought April-2000: Flicker: No ... 429 Views / 26 Replies  
Pismo-400 bought April-2000:

Flicker: No
Yellowish: Yes
Posted by tjcrebs, on Mar 3, 2001 at 01:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I got the HP-970 inkjet DeskJet for $299. I... 1,323 Views / 4 Replies  
I got the HP-970 inkjet DeskJet for $299. I highly recommend it--gorgeous output, duplex/double-sided printing, fast, and very quiet.

Consumer Reports recently rated the HP-970 the best printer...
Posted by tjcrebs, on Mar 1, 2001 at 02:55 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
ClubMac is selling the AsantéTalk Ethernet bridge... 768 Views / 11 Replies  
ClubMac is selling the AsantéTalk Ethernet bridge for $79.99 (after manufacturer mail-in rebate of $20.) Item No. A120-1144, tele: 1-800-258-2622, also http://www.clubmac.com

Good Luck, T.
Posted by tjcrebs, on Feb 27, 2001 at 10:23 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Same recommendation. My AsantéTalk bridge has... 768 Views / 11 Replies  
Same recommendation.

My AsantéTalk bridge has worked perfectly with my iMac(Rev/A)-to-HPLaserJet since Aug-98. Last year I bought Pismp and bought the $30 Asanté Ethernet hub--now the old iMac and...
Posted by tjcrebs, on Feb 27, 2001 at 11:47 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Got the $200, Pacific Image 1800i slide-scanner... 475 Views / 3 Replies  
Got the $200, Pacific Image 1800i slide-scanner this morning.

I'm finding that 1800-dpi is more than enough resolution for my 35mm slides, and that this film/slide scanner yields fairly good...
Posted by tjcrebs, on Feb 23, 2001 at 05:29 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Thanx Tall, Appreciated your comments and... 475 Views / 3 Replies  
Thanx Tall,

Appreciated your comments and your Nikon-USB recommendation.

But, I already ordered the PI-1800i this afternoon. I should get it tomorrow. I'll put it thru it's paces and report...
Posted by tjcrebs, on Feb 23, 2001 at 01:18 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Good for you, Cat. At home I use the 8-oz... 335 Views / 7 Replies  
Good for you, Cat.

At home I use the 8-oz bottle and Klothes and mine have lasted almost a year--I'll need to re-order some Klothes soon. I think the 2-oz would last a long time too. Either are...
Posted by tjcrebs, on Feb 22, 2001 at 07:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Hi Cat, I use Klear Screen to take the key... 335 Views / 7 Replies  
Hi Cat,

I use Klear Screen to take the key marks off my Pismo's screen. Here's the link:
http://klearscreen.com/

or call 1-800-505-5327. I recommend it highly.

Enjoy your new TiBook, T.
Posted by tjcrebs, on Feb 22, 2001 at 04:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Slide/Film Scanner Comments? 475 Views / 3 Replies  
Has anyone tried the $199.95, Pacific Image PrimeFilm-1800i USB slide/film scanner?

The 1800i looks great for my old 35mm slides (of the 3500-BC silver mines near Laurion, Greece)--while the...
Posted by tjcrebs, on Feb 22, 2001 at 12:43 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
All of Milio's statements are correct except one:... 455 Views / 7 Replies  
All of Milio's statements are correct except one: Titanium like all metallic elements (or alloys) is an electrical conductor, and not an electronic insulator.

The physics is such that the...
Posted by tjcrebs, on Feb 20, 2001 at 01:23 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I recently purcgased the HP-970, as well. I've... 855 Views / 6 Replies  
I recently purcgased the HP-970, as well. I've been very pleased with both its photo and type output. Consumer Reports a few months back rated the HP-970 the best ink-jet printer you can buy (i.e.,...
Posted by tjcrebs, on Feb 13, 2001 at 11:09 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I recently purcgased the HP-970, as well. I've... 855 Views / 6 Replies  
I recently purcgased the HP-970, as well. I've been very pleased with both its photo and type output. Consumer Reports a few months back rated the HP-970 the best ink-jet printer you can buy (i.e.,...
Posted by tjcrebs, on Feb 13, 2001 at 11:08 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I do antenna-theory stuff for a living and that... 1,069 Views / 63 Replies  
I do antenna-theory stuff for a living and that Physicsguy/teacher is right on all points. The two-small horizontal antennae on the side of the Ti-book look like a nice way to overcome the conductive...
Posted by tjcrebs, on Feb 4, 2001 at 08:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I looked pretty closely at the difference between... 535 Views / 10 Replies  
I looked pretty closely at the difference between the HP 990 and the HP-970. I didn't need IrDa and the speed of the 990 is actually only marginally faster (e.g., I never print in the draft mode...
Posted by tjcrebs, on Jan 31, 2001 at 06:28 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
If you want to digitize 8mm analog videos then... 586 Views / 9 Replies  
If you want to digitize 8mm analog videos then just buy, rent, borrow, or steal a Digital-8 (with Firewire) camcorder. I bought the Sony TRV-310, a two year old model, now, for less than $500 almost...
Posted by tjcrebs, on Jan 30, 2001 at 07:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I took Ciph's advice and bought the... 376 Views / 3 Replies  
I took Ciph's advice and bought the Yamaha-Firewire 8824 (i.e., they're very hard to find; I think I bought the last one in stock from Amazon.com a couple weeks ago.)

I use the Yamaha on my...
Posted by tjcrebs, on Jan 29, 2001 at 01:46 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Time to call QPS's tech support--hopefully your... 443 Views / 5 Replies  
Time to call QPS's tech support--hopefully your CDRW is still under warranty.

I use the Firewire-Yamaha 8824-CDRW with my Pismo. I've been very pleased with itso far-- after about 20 audio...
Posted by tjcrebs, on Jan 28, 2001 at 05:39 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Hi Fats, Hiss, buzz, and static often... 443 Views / 5 Replies  
Hi Fats,

Hiss, buzz, and static often indicate a grounding problem. If your burning from an LP make sure you use the turn-tables ground-wire and connect it to your stereo receiver (for...
Posted by tjcrebs, on Jan 28, 2001 at 12:15 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Hi JF, I've used a few Mac CD labellers... 326 Views / 2 Replies  
Hi JF,

I've used a few Mac CD labellers recently, but my favorite is Discus (version 2.14). The 30-day Demo is bundled with Roxio's Toast Deluxe; but, you can download the Demo from:
...
Posted by tjcrebs, on Jan 26, 2001 at 01:01 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
The AsantéTalk "Ethernet-to-LocalTalk Bridge" works... 506 Views / 6 Replies  
The AsantéTalk "Ethernet-to-LocalTalk Bridge" works great with my Laserjet 6MP. I bought it when I bought my first iMac back in '98; never a problem--just use the yellow Ethernet "cross-over" cable...
Posted by tjcrebs, on Jan 17, 2001 at 11:22 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Got my Yahama CRW8824FXZ yesterday. You're right... 519 Views / 23 Replies  
Got my Yahama CRW8824FXZ yesterday. You're right on, Ciph--it's awesome with Firewire-1394. I also find the included Toast 4.1 to be great, easy to use and fast too. No coasters yet.

So why the...
Posted by tjcrebs, on Jan 13, 2001 at 06:58 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Hey Ciph, ordering a Yamaha CDRW is not easy... 519 Views / 23 Replies  
Hey Ciph, ordering a Yamaha CDRW is not easy right now.

I ordered the last CRW8824FXZ in stock from Amazon yesterday for $299.99--they're almost as rare as hen's teeth. Outpost, Zone, Mall,...
Posted by tjcrebs, on Jan 9, 2001 at 01:56 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I wouldn't be worried, keston, about your blank... 487 Views / 13 Replies  
I wouldn't be worried, keston, about your blank CD's or DVD's.

Airport security most often use x-ray and gamma-gamma density electromagnetic-spectral devices to check your luggage/carry-on's etc....
Posted by tjcrebs, on Nov 18, 2000 at 01:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Bummer,Ich. I, too, have been very disappointed... 398 Views / 11 Replies  
Bummer,Ich. I, too, have been very disappointed with Gateway's quality and service; I will never buy anything from them again.

Your Bondi-Blue Rev/B iMac is now almost two years old, and if you...
Posted by tjcrebs, on Nov 8, 2000 at 09:38 AM, in Mac Notebooks
AsantéTalk adapter to HP-6MP LaserJet is quite... 586 Views / 16 Replies  
AsantéTalk adapter to HP-6MP LaserJet is quite "zippy", I don't know how fast but "mucho" faster than IrDA.

Here's the link to the AsantéTalk adapter:
...
Posted by tjcrebs, on Oct 24, 2000 at 12:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I've been using AsantéTalk (Ethernet-to-Localtalk,... 586 Views / 16 Replies  
I've been using AsantéTalk (Ethernet-to-Localtalk, for about $90) adapter from my iMac to my HP-6MP for over two years now. Works great, never a problem, I used to use the cross-over ethernet cable...
Posted by tjcrebs, on Oct 24, 2000 at 11:53 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The relatively "well-known" problem with the... 473 Views / 15 Replies  
The relatively "well-known" problem with the screen hinges was with the Powerbook 500 series ("Blackbird" 520 thru 540c). The screws which held the hinges in place have to be tightened every few...
Posted by tjcrebs, on Oct 13, 2000 at 12:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I use the Keyspan USB-to-2-Serial Port for my... 378 Views / 5 Replies  
I use the Keyspan USB-to-2-Serial Port for my Pismo and StyleWriter 2200 (also since MacOS-8.5 I'ved used the 2500 printer drivers). Works great. I also use the other serial port to attach my old...
Posted by tjcrebs, on Oct 12, 2000 at 11:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sure you can upgrade the 66-Mhz 68040i (stock CPU... 399 Views / 1 Replies  
Sure you can upgrade the 66-Mhz 68040i (stock CPU with no floating point) to a 117-Mhz PowerPC 603e if you can find a NewerTechnology or Apple CPU upgrade card--they haven't been manufacturered for...
Posted by tjcrebs, on Aug 20, 2000 at 01:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
For my old Hi-8mm analog-video tapes, I insert... 1,018 Views / 15 Replies  
For my old Hi-8mm analog-video tapes, I insert them into my Sony TRV-310 Digital-8mm camcorder. Then, I use Firewire to download these "analog" videos to iMovie (i.e., this process converts the old...
Posted by tjcrebs, on Jul 26, 2000 at 10:55 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanx, Rene. My Pismo's DVD/CD drive (in the... 468 Views / 2 Replies  
Thanx, Rene.

My Pismo's DVD/CD drive (in the expansion bay) reads most CDs just fine; it's only the occasional old data-CDs (received from my Wintel-using clients) which often fail to mount.
...
Posted by tjcrebs, on Jul 23, 2000 at 05:27 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Pismo DVD doesn't mount/read PC-CDs 468 Views / 2 Replies  
CDROMs (burned by PC software) that mount just fine on my Rev/A, Bondi-Blue iMac won't mount on my Piusmo's DVD drive.

Any software or key-combination to try to read these my old data CDs?

TIA,...
Posted by tjcrebs, on Jul 22, 2000 at 04:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The Pismo's internal microphone doesn't work to... 743 Views / 5 Replies  
The Pismo's internal microphone doesn't work to well for iMovie, either. I ordered the Plain Talk mike from the Apple Store--about $15 is what I recall.

It's a small 2-inch-by-2-inch...
Posted by tjcrebs, on Jul 20, 2000 at 04:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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Posted by tjcrebs, on Jul 20, 2000 at 04:04 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
From MacTech, a PR from Trans Intl.--anybody have... 756 Views / 12 Replies  
From MacTech, a PR from Trans Intl.--anybody have experience with drives from these folks? Prices appear very good. Regards, T.
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ANAHEIM, Calif., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Trans Intl. today...
Posted by tjcrebs, on Jul 10, 2000 at 11:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
< <an extra 6 GB drive (which you can turn... 411 Views / 29 Replies  
< <an extra 6 GB drive (which you can turn into a portable FireWire drive for $100) >>

Misha, where can you turn your Pismo's origianl 6GB internal hard-drive into a Firewire external??

I've...
Posted by tjcrebs, on Jun 21, 2000 at 05:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
CD-RW vs Firewire Drives for video? 295 Views / 1 Replies  
I have Pismo-400 with a half-full 6-gig hard-drive, but my iMovie projects are filling it up prettty fast.

Any recommendations for adding more storage--I was thinking the new Firewire external...
Posted by tjcrebs, on May 1, 2000 at 12:19 AM, in Mac Notebooks
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