Re: Cleaning a PowerBook G4

2011-07-18 Thread Alexander MacLeod
On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 3:03 PM, Dan wrote: oiy. What have I gotten myself into! The owner of this PB G4 claimed he doesn't smoke - but he smells and has glowing yellow eyes.  The PB has that nicotine patina, and the keys are gummy, some unresponsive.  I opened it up...

Re: Any keyboard key cleaning suggestions? (NOT involving a dishwasher!)

2011-04-28 Thread Alexander MacLeod
I just did both my (totally gross) Matias TactilePro keyboards with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser They both look nearly brand new now. A truly amazing product, and not just for keyboards. They're $3.50 for a four pack at the Home Depot. Alex -- You

Re: Happy birthday OS X!

2010-09-13 Thread Alexander MacLeod
Ten years out, and still the best combination of software and hardware that you can get. :) Alex -- You received this message because you are a member of G-Group, a group for those using G3, G4, and G5 desktop Macs - with a particular focus on Power Macs. The list FAQ is at

Re: Apple update

2010-04-03 Thread Alexander MacLeod
On Sat, Apr 3, 2010 at 7:55 PM, John Carmonne wrote: Well maybe it's for the better, you really should stop pirating movies, it's a violation of federal law. -- Best Regards, John Musbach FYI Snarky John I happen to own said movies.:-) Yep. People should be able to

Re: FW: Ft. Hood

2010-02-20 Thread Alexander MacLeod
Post your bogus spam elsewhere. Alex -- You received this message because you are a member of G-Group, a group for those using G3, G4, and G5 desktop Macs - with a particular focus on Power Macs. The list FAQ is at and our netiquette guide is at

Re: Apple 23 Cinema Display questions

2010-02-20 Thread Alexander MacLeod
On Sat, Feb 20, 2010 at 2:03 PM, Tom wrote: Thanks all for the advice. Yes, I'm beginning to think that the Dell 27 might be the way to go, if I decide to buy new. As Kris pointed out, its specs exceed the Apple Cinema Displays, and the user reviews I've seen are are good.

Re: Firewire ports stop working?

2009-12-30 Thread Alexander MacLeod
On Dec 30, 2009 12:40 AM, Hal wrote: Ok, I guess all I really needed to do is shut off the G5 and unplug it for 20 minutes. That seems to have revived the ports. Is it possible to have overpowered the firewire bus and shut it down by plugging in 2 external drives (each with it's

Re: Early 2005 G5 Dual 2GHz

2009-09-24 Thread Alexander MacLeod
On Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 10:52 AM, Ted Treen wrote: Hi All, Has anyone any knowledge if there's any restriction of disk capacity for Early 2005 G5 Dual 2GHz towers? TIA Ted None at all. My first generation PowerMac G5 has a 2TB RAID0 array in it. Alex

Re: Rumor: Snow Leopard to support PPC !!

2009-08-13 Thread Alexander MacLeod
On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 6:08 PM, Will wrote: There has been word with in some circles that Apple would support PPC chips with Snow Leopard since day one. They have always been shouted down by the unbelieving masses. The rumor is back and perhaps it's even true. Don't

Re: It is official, we are orphans.

2009-06-08 Thread Alexander MacLeod
On Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 2:17 PM, Stephen wrote: Apple does really know how to make people upset, obviously you wonder why real businesses don't use Macs.  It's because Apple does stuff like this. And how long did you expect them to keep supporting the PPC

Re: Change those Linksys passwords

2009-06-01 Thread Alexander MacLeod
On Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 5:23 PM, Bruce Johnson wrote: linksys_router_remote_takeover/ Certain Linksys routers are vulnerable to remote takeovers if you know the username/password. Bad things can happen if your router gets

Re: PowerBook or MacBook

2009-05-31 Thread Alexander MacLeod
On Sun, May 31, 2009 at 11:57 AM, Al Poulin wrote: On May 30, 5:56 pm, Alexander MacLeod wrote: What about the basic $999 White MacBook? It's the only MacBook that still has a firewire port, which is very important, to me at least. I think

Re: PowerBook or MacBook

2009-05-30 Thread Alexander MacLeod
On Sat, May 30, 2009 at 5:03 PM, Jeff Smith wrote: sometime in the near future I will be purchasing a new notebook computer.  My main uses are internet applications, office utilities, and web design. I am between a used 15'' PowerBook G4 1.67Ghz with 2gb ram for

Re: Anyone update to 10.5.7 yet?

2009-05-12 Thread Alexander MacLeod
On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 5:27 PM, Doug Burton wrote: Mine says 4-6 hours, must be a huge demand. I just downloaded and installed the update on my Nehalem Mac Pro 8-core, and the 449mb download and install went smoothly. I was really looking forward to this update because a

Re: G4 MDD and a second CD/DVD drive

2009-05-06 Thread Alexander MacLeod
On Wed, May 6, 2009 at 7:34 AM, PeterH wrote: On May 6, 2009, at 1:28 AM, Chris Ferne wrote: No problems about the installation but I'm curious about the operation of 2 drives: which one ejects from the eject key? - and how is the other one's tray controlled?

Re: What is the best Super Drive for G4 Sawtooth running at 450Mhz?

2009-01-26 Thread Alexander MacLeod
On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 12:07 PM, Mike Baker wrote: I was thinking of getting the Samsung 20X DVD Super-MultiDrive with Lightscribe software from OWC ( I would replace the existing DVD player/CD writer

Re: 10.10, XI or What?

2008-10-09 Thread Alexander MacLeod
On Thu, Oct 9, 2008 at 7:01 PM, Bruce Johnson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Oct 9, 2008, at 2:03 PM, Simon Royal wrote: I know this is a long way off, but what do we think Apple will do after they reach Mac OSX 10.9 'Lion'. Will they go for 10.10? Will the abandon the whole numbering

Re: Time Machine saves professor...

2008-10-02 Thread Alexander MacLeod
On Thu, Oct 2, 2008 at 6:57 PM, Bruce Johnson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: A faculty member here upgraded to Leopard some time back, I kept nagging him about setting up a Time Machine volume. Well, a couple weeks ago his drive started acting funky, and a quick trip to Disk Utility revealed

Re: Memory slot location

2008-09-29 Thread Alexander MacLeod
On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 10:53 AM, hillhippy [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I'm going to replace the optical drive in my sister in laws iMac G4 1.25Ghz 17. While I've got it taken apart I want to max out the RAM and upgrade the hard drive. The problem is the machine has two DIMM slots one under