Re: G4 iMac tells me I don't have privileges

2013-03-27 Thread Wayne Stewart
In the HD privileges, I'd try clicking on the apply to enclosed items

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Re: G4 iMac tells me I don't have privileges

2013-03-27 Thread Wayne Stewart
I've done the apply to enclosed items on quite a number of systems 
without difficulty. Likely over 200 Macs. Now with 10.8 that's the first 
thing I do after installing the OS. With 10.8 it's mostly because there's a 
number of apps and stuff that I have no wish to keep and the OS makes it 
harder to delete them quickly.

I'm basically just adding the ability of the administrator to read and 
write all files. 


On Wednesday, March 27, 2013 12:30:17 PM UTC-7, Valter Viglietti wrote:

 Il giorno 27/03/13 19.50, Wayne Stewart ha scritto: 

  In the HD privileges, I'd try clicking on the apply to enclosed items 

 I strongly suggest to NOT do that! 

 After I moved my data from the old G5 to the new iMac, I had this strange 
 You don't have privilges things (that I didn't have on the G5). Grrr!!! 
 In frustration, I did the Apply to enclosed items thing on all my 
 partitions... 
 as a result, on the next boot the iMac DID NOT BOOT anymore! :-((( 

 Apparently, that action above might seriously mess up things in OSX. 
 Thank God, I had another computer to use for looking for solutions on the 
 Net, and I found a way to heal all the partitions in good shape again. 
 Sincerely, I found this privilege thing quite baffling. 

 The OP might try to repair permissions, using Disk Utility; this perhaps 
 could fix eventual mess-up the teenager did. 







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Re: G4 iMac tells me I don't have privileges

2013-03-27 Thread Wayne Stewart
I wasn't talking about giving anyone read + write access to the entire file 
tree except the administrator. Jane siad she was the sole person and the 
administrator on that computer. Giving herself access shouldn't be a 
security issue.

On Wednesday, March 27, 2013 1:36:33 PM UTC-7, joh...@pharmacy.arizona.edu 
wrote:


 George Takei/Oh my!/gt 

 That is really not reccomended because that demolishes a lot of built-in 
 security in Unix. OS X has it's permissions stucture for a reason; blindly 
 giving various users and groups read+write access to the entire file tree 
 is NOT recommended. 

 Things will work, but they won't work safely. 


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Re: CPU upgrades for Beige G3 DT

2013-03-26 Thread Wayne Stewart
Aside from the aftermarket CPUs, you can also use a CPU from a BW G3. If 
so I’d suggest avoiding anything below 350mhz as you won’t see that much of 
an improvement. Your 266 uses a 512k cache, in the BW the 350mhz and 
faster used a 1mb cache. That by itself made a noticeable difference.

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Re: Beige G3 Desktop External HD Device Boot

2013-02-11 Thread Wayne Stewart
How about a Sonnet SATA card? It'll boot OS 9. If you really want an 
external you can add an eSATA adapter. You can easily get an external case 
with eSATA and USB or FW so you could easily move data to another machine. 
New SATA drives ate cheap enough, they're almost giving away small used 
ones. 
I've used one to boot OS 9 on a 9600  via an external 1tb Lacie HD 
(partitioned of course). 

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Re: Airport/Time Capsule base station firmware update

2013-02-07 Thread Wayne Stewart
For me this could prove awkward as My Airport Extreme doesn't connect to 
the internet and I don't seem to see a stand alone installer. Looks like a 
worthwhile update but is it worth hauling the hardware to a different 
location

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Re: new dvd burner for G4

2013-02-02 Thread Wayne Stewart
All the Lacie D2 DVD drives I've seen used a regular ide optical drive. 
Since almost any ide optical drive works in the G4, why not just pull it 
out of the case and install it in the G4 in place of the stock one?

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Re: Spillage on keyboard - broken beyond repair?

2013-01-16 Thread Wayne Stewart
Don't know if this will be helpful with the aluminum. A friend used to get 
a lot of earlier keyboards that had had spills from a local shop. He found 
damaged traces and used a trace pen to repair them. Probably more than it's 
worth for 1 keyboard but he got in 50 a year and fixed most of them

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Re: MDD G4 odd start/restart behavior - new video card

2012-12-08 Thread Wayne Stewart
If it is a failing or marginal power supply you could try removing other 
cards and running the hard drives off an external power supply. Then if it 
does reboot when hot, you'll know it's your power supply. If it still 
doesn't then maybe there's something wrong with the video card.

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Re: Power Mac G3 Beige: No Video

2012-09-25 Thread Wayne Stewart
You might check to see if the personality card is fully seated. Sometimes 
in handling the front gets lifted out of the socket. If it is then the 
built-in video port won't work

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Re: Power output problem?

2012-09-16 Thread Wayne Stewart
If you do a search withatx G4 you'll get quite a few hits with
pinouts and instructions.
I do have a G4 with an ATX power supply. Mine was done with an adapter
so that if the ATX power supply ever quits, it's just a matter of
plugging another in

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Re: Power output problem?

2012-09-13 Thread Wayne Stewart
I've had a lot more connected to a G4 than a couple of drives and a
9800. My guess is that your power supply is getting marginal. After 12
years likely the capacitors in the power supply have started going.
You could recap the power supply or do an atx conversion. Another
option is to power some of the extra equipment from an external power
supply, though if your power supply is on the way out then that'd be a
short term solution

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Re: Fwd: Is SCSI DRIVE SAME AS UATA DRIVE?

2012-06-23 Thread Wayne Stewart
If the budget allows, the ACARD adapter might be a better choice. Once
I clocked a 78mb SCSI drive vs an 80gb ide on an ACARD adapter to see
how much faster the SCSI drive was. It wasn't, the 80gb on the adapter
beat the SCSI drive by a good margin.

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Re: Yosemite 400mhz rev2, ATT rv100, apple DVD player conundrum

2012-06-06 Thread Wayne Stewart
I thought you needed apples DVD decoder card to play DVDs from OS 9.
It doesn't occupy a slot but attaches to the Rage 128 card.

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Re: G4 and OS 10.5

2012-05-03 Thread Wayne Stewart
You can just go to the Time Machine preference and switch it to off.
This just turns of the automatic backup. If you keep Time Machine in
your menu bar then you can click on Back Up Now whenever you want one
like when you're taking lunch.

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Re: G5 and ADC

2012-05-02 Thread Wayne Stewart
You could pick up an Apple ADC to DVI adapter, then you could use the
display with almost any Mac.

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Re: Mac OS X Version Distribution

2012-04-27 Thread Wayne Stewart
Got to be something drawing a particular group with Macs more than 6
years old. I know several hundred Mac users and of those that are
online, about 1% are doing it with a PPC.
They'd be running newer hardware if they could afford to. Actually
their budget isn't much over free.
iPads are used a bit differently and possibly aren't used for online
radio. There's likely over 60 million iPads out there. That's way more
than all the PPC Macs ever made

On Apr 27, 6:11 am, Darryl antique...@comcast.net wrote:
 Very true, although the browser string usually returns architecture info 
 (PPC, Intel, AMD) and whether 32 or 64 bit. Over Christmas every year I run a 
 radio station online. For the last year, Dec 11-Jan 12, my logs showed 
 approximately 1 out of every 3 listeners who's browser string indicated they 
 were using OS X were on PPC.

 I also saw some iPads for the first time. Barely anyone running Lion...

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Re: Mac OS X Version Distribution

2012-04-26 Thread Wayne Stewart
Actually if someone says they're running 10.4 or 10.5, it doesn't mean
that OS is necessarily running on a PPC Mac. The first Intel machines
came with 10.4. I know a number of people still using 10.4 or 10.5 on
Intel machines for a variety of reasons. You could purchase10.5 to run
on a PPC Mac but it was only original software on Intel machines.
A lot of people never upgrade their OS or install updates. Lots of
early Macbook Pros are still running 10.4.5 or whatever they came with

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Re: Low Power G5

2012-04-22 Thread Wayne Stewart
If you want to save power then a G5 really isn't going to do it, you'd
have to go to intel. A Mac Mini or MacBook don't draw a lot of power.

You didn't say but I'm guessing you want to be able to use some older
apps. You're not likely worried about PPC OSX apps as they'll work up
to 10.6. More likely OS 9 apps. There is a way to use OS 9 apps with
intel machines. There's SheepShaver or Basilisk II. Lots opf info on
those on the net.

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Re: iCloud vs. G4

2012-04-17 Thread Wayne Stewart
A couple of years ago I was rendering a small HD video on my Macbook
Pro. Out of curiosity I tried it on a MDD sporting dual 1.33 mhz
processors with 2 mb cache 2gb RAM and a large SATA hard drive. Under
OSX it's was faster than any Powerbook ever made. The MBP and MDD ran
the same OS and software. On the old MBP it took just under 2 hours
but on the G4 it took over 48 hours. I'll bet my currant MBP would do
it under an hour. I likely still have the file in my backup. Maybe
I'll try it on the new quad core MBP my friend got last week. See if
her's will do it in under half an hour.

I'd be saddened  if Apple dropped the Mac Pro but wouldn't be
surprised. I likely know more than a hundred people with MBPs but
maybe 2 with Mac Pros and those aren't new ones

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Re: How to make external drive bootable

2012-03-18 Thread Wayne Stewart
When formatting with Disk Utility, instead of selecting Erase instead
select Partition
Under Volume Scheme it'll say Currant, change that to 1 partition
Now click on the options button and you will be able to select Apple
Partition Map

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 Hello all...
 I have an external disk for backup which I've been using for some
 time, both for TM and CCC backups. It is connected to my 17 G4 1.33
 GHz Powerbook using FW. I see that it is not bootable. Disk Utility
 shows that it has a GUID Partition Table, while other external drives
 that I have use the Apple Partition Map. I'm assuming that is why the
 disk is not showing as bootable. I'm willing to wipe out the disk in
 order to set it up to be bootable but I don't see any choice in Disk
 Utility to do this. I believe that CCC is set to clone and make the
 drive bootable but either didn't or if it did... then is the FW
 connection the problem? Or what??? I'd appreciate any help on this
 one. Thank you.
 dan_A

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Re: MDD motherboards

2012-03-10 Thread Wayne Stewart
The dual 1.25 will work fine in a single 1.25 motherboard.

I don't believe it will harm the motherboard. A number of years ago I
did have a dual processor where each processor was running a different
speed. An error on my part. It was my first try at overclocking and I
somehow skipped part of the directions and only overclocked one
processor. I used it for a while before I realized my mistake and
overclocked the other processor.

On Mar 9, 2:22 pm, David W. Morris bbh...@gmail.com wrote:

 Thanks for that great reply Wayne!

 I was beginning to believe that it could not be done.  That there was
 some reason that prevented swapping the single G4 CPU module for use
 on the dual G4 motherboard.

 Now, another question is will the dual G4 CPU module work on the
 single G4 motherboard?  As I am trying to trade G4 CPU modules with an
 owner of a single 1.25GHz G4 MDD PowerMac, it won't be a good trade if
 he can't use my dual 1.25GHz G4 CPU module.

 Your idea of changing the clock speed of the unused G4 to its slowest
 speed (333MHz), is an interesting option and might be less work and
 trouble.  My only concern there is the possibility of messing up my
 perfectly working motherboard by having two different speeds running
 on these G4 CPU's.  I would be willing to bet no one has tried it
 before, so no one would know what side effects it might cause.

 If it is a simple matter of removing, or reconfiguring some resistors
 on the CPU module to slow down just one of the two G4's, I could try
 it on the dual 1.25GHz G4 CPU module and keep my dual 1.42GHz G4 CPU
 model untouched, in case anything went wrong.

 Anyone else have any comments on this crazy idea?  See my original
 post on this topic for details of what I am trying to do.  Thanks

 David

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Re: MDD motherboards

2012-03-09 Thread Wayne Stewart
The reason I suggested this is that he's not going to run MacOS in
this machine and the OS he's going to use won't use the second
processor at all. CHUD won't work in a non MacOS machine.

On Mar 9, 8:17 am, Jörg Duurkoop yaw...@gmail.com wrote:
 Hi,

  Your dual 1.25 will have a 2mb cache while the single will have a 1mb
  so a dual running on one processor should still be faster than a
  single.

 Why not just install CHUD, a toolbox for developers? Then  you can
 switch on and off one of the CPUs with a mouse click ...

 This option has been discussed here and I did it. It works great. When
 I listen to music, watch a DVD or leave my Mac on at night to download
 big files I switch it to single CPU mode. When I need all the power I
 can get, browsing on the net or using Adobe apps, I turn on the second
 CPU. Works like a charm, de difference in temperature can be up to 16
 centigrades.

 Downgrading a dual MDD would not be very wise IMHO.

 Regards, Jörg.

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Re: MDD motherboards

2012-03-08 Thread Wayne Stewart
You can easily swap CPU modules between MDDs with the same bus speed.

You can also do it between MDDs with different bus speeds but you need
to do some resistor mods to get the best results or in some cases to
work at all

Taking out a dual 1.25 and replacing it with a single 1.25 is just
plug and play

Your dual 1.25 will have a 2mb cache while the single will have a 1mb
so a dual running on one processor should still be faster than a
single.

Let me throw a bizarre idea out there that no one else would likely
ever want to do. The dual processors clock speeds are individually
set. Why not set the unused processors clock speed to the lowest
possible speed. I think that would be 333mhz


On Mar 6, 8:44 pm, David W. Morris bbh...@gmail.com wrote:
 Since all the smart people hang out on this list, having kept their G3
 to G5 Mac computers, I thought this would be the best place to ask for
 help with this question

 I own a dual 1.25GHz G4 PowerMac MDD (FW400, not FW800), that I have
 upgraded to a stock Apple dual 1.42GHz G4 CPU module.  My question is
 this:  Since I now have two dual G4 CPU modules (dual 1.25GHz  dual
 1.42GHz G4's), I want to trade my dual 1.25GHz G4 CPU module for a
 single 1.25GHz G4 CPU module, to a friend of mine that owns a single
 1.25GHz G4 PowerMac MDD.  Then I want to look into the possibility of
 over-clocking the  single 1.25GHz to 1.33GHz, 1.5GHz, or if possible,
 1.67GHz.

 Are all G4 CPU modules for the G4 PowerMac MDD computers
 interchangeable (including single and dual G4 models), or in other
 words, are all of the motherboards (except the FW 800 model) the same?

 Here are the reasons for this strange question;

 1. The G4 PowerMac MDD is a very noisy computer
 2. To make it quieter, the fan must be replaced with a quieter
 version, which is going to push less CFM's.
 3. If I am going to use this G4 MDD to run an OS that is not SMP
 capable, I don't need the 2nd G4 CPU  one way to reduce heat, would
 be to use only one G4 CPU.
 4. The single G4 CPU will be okay with the lower CFM's of the quieter
 fan.
 5. Using only one G4 CPU will give me greater flexibility to attempt
 over-clocking, while still producing less heat than the dual G4 CPU
 modules.

 Since I have many other G4 and G5 Mac computers to run MacOSX and
 MacOS9 on, repurposing this one Mac for running only an alternative OS
 won't hurt my ability to run MacOSX  MacOS9 whenever I need/want to.

 Thanks to anyone here that might be able to answer this strange
 question.

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Re: Overclocked MDD

2012-03-07 Thread Wayne Stewart
I tried the first one without luck but I was a bit tired and may have
made an error. I'll try again in a day or two when Im more rested

Wayne

On Mar 6, 11:30 pm, Kris Tilford ktilfo...@cox.net wrote:
 I just realized your MDD is dual-CPU. This will likely require a
 slightly different patch because the G4 Mini is single CPU. The line
 in the patch dev PowerPC,G4@0 would likely need an additional CPU
 which I'd guess would probably be identified as G4@1? I don't know
 the nuances of Open Firmware, so it's possible the solution for dual
 CPUs could be as simple as appending G4@1 to the dev PowerPC,G4@0
 like this dev PowerPC,G4@0,G4@1?

 Since I don't know the real answer for dual CPUs I think that the
 simplest solution would be to enter the entire patch TWICE, once for
 G4@0 and once for G4@1 in the line dev PowerPC,G4@0.

 If you want to do this in a single operation without an intermediate
 reboot, you could enter up to step #5 nvstoreReturn for G4@0 and
 then repeat from step #1 again for G4@1 and only after the 2nd step #5
 proceed to #6  #7 which tell the Mac to use these alternate stored
 versions and reboot.

 It's possible you may need to read up on Open Firmware commands for
 this dual CPU patch to work correctly, but it should be possible.

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Re: Overclocked MDD

2012-03-07 Thread Wayne Stewart
According to iStat pro I'm running 2 degrees Celsius hotter at idle
with both processors running. Using CHUD tools to turn on nap dropps
my idle temp about 20 degrees C.
At 1.5ghz there wasn't any problems. 1.58 is new to me so I'll be
keeping an eye on the temp. If I get worried I'll see about adding an
extra fan. One thing I may do anyways is pull the plastic grill off
the back of the G4. It covers up a lot of the rear air holes.

On Mar 7, 10:38 am, Jesse St.John jesselorenstj...@gmail.com
wrote:
 how are you effectively cooling these as my mdd runs relatively hot
 already? and i would lke to do this but i am  a  chicken and i dont
 want to ruin a good thing. i witnessed online a gentlemen who showed
 me the resistors on the cpu chip itself to adjust, but decided not to
 do it until i had one myslef to try out.

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Overclocked MDD

2012-03-06 Thread Wayne Stewart
I've been trying to do something with a MDD that was a little beyond
it so I overclocked a 1.42 to 1.5ghz. That wasn't quite enough so I
tried for 1.58ghz.
System Profiler is saying 1.5ghz. Xbench tests seems to be showing the
correct amount of speedup though it's also saying I have 1.5ghz
processors.
I'm wondering if I might have had one bad resistor and am running one
processor at 1.58 and one at 1.5ghz. I guess the reason I'm wondering
is that years ago I tried OCing for the first time with a dual 867 and
only  did one set of resistors. It felt faster but I had each
processor running at a different speed and System Profiler was still
saying 867. When I did the second set it read the faster speed.

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Re: Can you Burn DVD/CDs on PowerMac G3 400MHz?

2012-02-25 Thread Wayne Stewart
It'll do what you ask provided you have the software. If you're
thinking of making DVDs with a camcorder then it'd technically do it
but you'd be looking at days to render a full length video. And that's
with regular video, you'd grow old waiting for it to render HD video

Unless it's a local ebay item that you can pick up I'd think that the
cost of buying and shipping it would be more than it's worth. In my
local craigslist there's lots of G5s for under $200 and lots of G4s
under $75. Plus you can try it out before you buy it.

On Feb 24, 9:43 pm, Eleni elen...@otenet.gr wrote:
 Can you Burn DVD/CDs on PowerMac G3 400MHz under Mac OS 8.6?

 How capable are these PowerMac G3 400MHz?  What if you have max memory 
 installed (1GB)?

 Just saw one on ebay in mint condition, is it worth buying?

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Re: MDD Dual quick fan noise fix

2012-02-17 Thread Wayne Stewart
It's an OSX preference pane so it won't work on any other OS. I
haven't looked into it maybe because I can't see any obvious
difference from a user standpoint other than temperatures decrease. I
believe it throttles down the processors and possibly shuts one down
when not needed. From the computers side, it spends most of it's time
idly siting there waiting for the user to do something.
The preference pane does have a couple of settings to choose from but
it defaults to the off setting on restart. Most people have a script
in their login items to turn it on.

Wayne

On Feb 16, 9:54 pm, David W. Morris bbh...@gmail.com wrote:
 How does CHUD work?  Does it shut down one of the G4's when it is not
 needed and then wake it up when you are doing something more
 demanding, or something that can take advantage of multiple cores, or
 G4 CPU's?

 I have seen it mentioned a few times, but don't really know what it
 is, or how it works.  It would not work or be helpful to me while
 running MorphOS2.7, which can only use one of the dual G4 CPU's,
 unless it is a utility that can be run and stay resident through a
 soft re-boot, into a different operating system.

 It would be great to be able to shut down one of the two G4 CPU's to
 reduce heat when running MorphOS2.7 and then turn both G4's back on
 when I boot into MacOSX, MacOS9, or any version of Linux PPC.

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Re: MDD Dual quick fan noise fix

2012-02-16 Thread Wayne Stewart
Another possible option for people running OSX on a dual PPC is using
the CHUD utilities 3.5.2 to turn on nap mode. Some people have had
problems with it but it works great for me. On my G4 dual overclocked
to 1.5 ghz the CPU idle temp went from 57C to 35C and of course the
fans slowed down.

Wayne

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Adding Firewire port to MDD

2012-02-11 Thread Wayne Stewart
I was noticing that all the OS 9 bootable MDD have the solder pads for
the components for Firewire 800. I'm wondering if anyone has tried
adding the parts?

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Re: Why doesn't my little drive opening dohicky work?

2012-01-09 Thread Wayne Stewart
If nothing else, the drive should open if you hold down the mouse
button on boot up

If not, I'd try opening the door to the optical bay and pressing the
drives eject button and see if it opens that way. If not then you
likely have either a bad drive or no power going to it

On Jan 7, 1:12 pm, Chance Reecher cha...@reecher.net wrote:
 On Jan 7, 2012, at 3:13 PM, Dan dantear...@gmail.com wrote:

  At 11:29 AM -0800 1/7/2012, JIM RAPER wrote:

  can't get my super drive to open. I've got the arrow dohicky in my top 
  menu, but when I click on it , it says No Drives. I rechecked my 
  connections. Everything looks and feels OK.

  Does the drive appear in System Profiler?  If it doesn't try reseating all 
  its cables, power and data.

 Also, make sure you didn't bend any pins on the back of the optical drive. 
 Another thing to try is switch the power connector with one from one of the 
 hard drive bays and see if the machine sees the drive. You may not be getting 
 powere to drive right now because of a bad wire.

 Chance

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Re: dead mdd 2003 psu

2012-01-04 Thread Wayne Stewart
All the MDD power supplies are interchangeable.

On Jan 4, 4:00 am, k l prinsk...@gmail.com wrote:
 house fuse blows in  a sec when you attach the powerchord,
 my guess is the psu

 are the  psus interchangeable with older 2 x 867 mhz mdd psu ??

 the model i want to use it in is the 1.25 mhz year 2003 167 mhz bus 400 fw,

 and a happy new year to all of you ...

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Re: Analog video input?

2011-12-16 Thread Wayne Stewart
I've used a couple of Elgato devices that input S or composite video
and send it to a Mac via USB2. I used an earlier product and later the
EyeTV 250 Plus. At the time I bought it, it said it required a G4 or
higher but when my G4 died in the middle of a project I discovered a
G3 worked with both the hardware and software

On Dec 16, 12:59 am, David W. Morris bbh...@gmail.com wrote:
 If you don't have a camcorder with firewire output, how do most Mac
 users input their analog composite video into their Mac's for
 editing?  I have a couple older Hi-8mm camcorders and a ton of family
 tapes that I want to edit on my Dual 2.7GHz G5 PowerMac, but don't
 know what is the easiest, or most popular way of importing my video
 content.

 Thanks,
 AmigaDave
 MorphOS2.7  MacOSX Leopard on 1.5GHz G4 MacMini  Dual 1.42GHz G4
 PowerMac, MorphOS3.0 beta  MacOSX Leopard on 1.67GHz G4 PowerBooks 
 Leopard on Dual 2.7GHz G5 PowerMac

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Re: Zip drive on an MDD G4

2011-12-02 Thread Wayne Stewart
It was mounted internally in one of the hard drive bays.
Apple didn't sell many as most people used the CD/DVD burner or opted
for a USB Zip drive.

On Dec 2, 8:55 am, John Ruschmeyer jrusc...@gmail.com wrote:
 I recently became the owner of a dual 1.0ghz G4 MDD. In looking at the
 various specs online, I see references to a Zip-250 drive as an optional
 item. Out of curiousity:

 1) Has anyone ever actually seen an MDD with a factory Zip?
 2) Does it use a special bracket/door or is it just a normal desktop Zip
 drive on a 5.25 frame and stuffed into the lower bay?

 Thanks...
 John

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733 DA top cover

2011-11-22 Thread Wayne Stewart
I have a few G4 DA, one of which is a 733 mhz. It alone happens to
have a light grey top cover. I'd suspect that someone swapped it from
a Quicksilver. Does anyone know if possibly any late models might have
come with a light grey top.
Only reason I'm wondering is that I'm turfing the remains of a 466 and
would swap the top if the 733 has the wrong one

Wayne

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Re: Upgrade my Quicksilver

2011-11-16 Thread Wayne Stewart
Yes, that's a MDD CPU

On Nov 16, 12:30 pm, JoeTaxpayer joetaxpaye...@gmail.com wrote:
 The eBay Listing I see says QS as you noted, but P/N 820-1452-A which
 looks like an MDD board.
 I added a SATA card to my MDD and am happy I did it. Extra RAM can't
 hurt.

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Re: Which G5 or older Mac

2011-11-09 Thread Wayne Stewart
I've used Photoshop CS  InDesign CS on intel Macs.
MacOS 10.6 and earlier will run PPC software. With the currant 10.7
they eliminated support for PPC software.

On Nov 9, 3:01 am, Bill Connelly billycarmac...@verizon.net wrote:
 Some day soon, I'd like to upgrade to a faster cpu Mac, from my
 current 10.5.8 based models: a QS 2002 Dual 1GHz and a Digital Audio
 Dual 533. A Dual 2 GHz sounds really nice ...

 I run many older apps such as Photoshop CS, InDesign CS, Adobe
 Golive CS, Sibelius 3 and Ableton's Live 6 plus many other PPC based
 applications, and have hesitated from upgrading because I thought I
 would need all new software for the Intel-based-ness of the newer,
 faster Macs.

 Am I wrong? Which Macs can I get, and still run all my software that I
 currently run on my PPC G4s under Leopard 10.5.8?

 Thanks

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Re: Slow Motion G4 After HDD Switch

2011-10-27 Thread Wayne Stewart
How much space is left on your boot volume?

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Re: BW G3 freezes

2011-09-08 Thread Wayne Stewart
Usually when I get freezes it ends up being a faulty RAM strip. Have
you tested the RAM or tried swapping out strips?

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Re: 20 ADC cinema display issue with G4 450mhz AGP

2011-08-26 Thread Wayne Stewart
The AGP G4 came out before ADC and the AGP slot doesn't supply the 25
volts required to power the ADC monitor.
Starting with the Gigabit Ethernet machine Apple replaced the 20 pin
power supply with a 22 pin power supply which supplied 25 volts. To
use your display you need a newer G4, an ADC to DVI adapter(which
supplies 25 volts) or you'll need to do some hacking.

On Aug 25, 7:15 pm, spilrules t...@trierweiler.com wrote:
 I have a 20 ADC cinema display that I used to run on my G4 450 dual
 processor (Gigabit) machine with an AGP ATI Radeon 32mb video card
 upgrade from the standard ATI Radeon with 16mb with no issues.
 Unfortunately this machine bit the dust and I replaced it with a G4
 450 single processor (AGP) machine with the same 32mb ATI Radeon video
 card upgrade and this machine will not power on the 20 ADC monitor. I
 have checked the cinema display on my G5 and it works fine. I can also
 run a high end Dell monitor with a VGA connection on the G4 attached
 to the VGA output of this same ATI Radeon 32mb card also with no
 problems, just not the Apple cinema display attached to the ADC port.
 I am not trying to run both monitors at the same time, just the cinema
 display only is preferred over the Dell. Do I need to get a different
 video card to run this monitor on this G4?  Any help is appreciated
 very much!!

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Re: Prey and Hidden tracking stolen Mac computers

2011-06-21 Thread Wayne Stewart
People who get used computer, either stolen or just bought second hand
seldom wipe the HD. Usually there's applications they want to keep or
they're just lazy.

On Jun 1, 2:00 pm, Jonas Lopez jonaslo...@yahoo.com wrote:
 Prey and Hidden tracking stolen Mac computers

 What is to prevent the wipe of the hd and a new install to defeat these 
 needed applications?

 JML

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Re: Beige G3 with 1GHz ZIF upgrade worth it?

2011-06-09 Thread Wayne Stewart
You should be able to find a 1.25 or possibly a dual 1.25 G4 MDD in
the $40 - 100 area and unupgraded, it'll run circles around the most
heavily upgraded G3 out there

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Re: Beige G3 with 1GHz ZIF upgrade worth it?

2011-06-08 Thread Wayne Stewart
Sounds like you have an 867mhz Quicksilver.
I doubt that an upgraded G3 would likely even equal what you have for
video work. If you want more speed you have a few choices depending on
budget and maybe where you live.

You could get a processor upgrade for your machine. I may be mistaken
but I think all the manufacturers have discontinued production so
you'd have to find a used one.

another option if you still need to boot OS9 is a faster G4. A dual
processor MDD of 1 ghz or faster would easily outperform your G4. A
quick look on my local craigs list shows one for $20.

If your budget runs to a bit more Craigs list shows a number of
choices between $200-300

Also Apple has some deals on their refurb list
http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/specialdeals/mac?mco=OTY2ODY3Nw

On Jun 7, 7:47 am, Tanner Musyj moosey...@gmail.com wrote:
 I'm wondering if i would be worth it to replace my currrent PowerMac
 G4 867Mhz with a G3 of some sort with a 1GHz processor upgrade. All I
 need it for is some rough video editing mostly, so I'd add Firewire
 cards. Would a 1GHz G3 outperform a 867 G4?

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Re: opt-cmd-P-R when installing Kensington MouseWorks 3?

2011-05-24 Thread Wayne Stewart
I think I've used every version of Mouseworks and never had to zap the
PRAM. I'm using Mouseworks on several computers and it's been
flawless. As Bruce said, the only problem has been with the trackball
which requires the occasional takedown for cleaning

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Re: Car computer

2011-05-18 Thread Wayne Stewart
I'd think something like an iBook would be a better choice. Dismount
the screen and attach that to the dash. Might need to make a custom
cable. The car can be a warm environment so I might pull the top and
put a fan over the heatsink. Either reuse the keyboard and trackpad or
go USB or Bluetooth.

On May 18, 4:24 pm, Alexander Gomes alexcomputersolut...@gmail.com
wrote:
 Space wouldn't be a problem as I would change the case. The hard drive
 wouldn't be a problem either as I can use a cf card and adapter as the
 drive. I would rather have a complete system vs an ipod as I already use
 that for mobile music. I could go with an oldish intel but id rather use
 something I know will be reliable

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Re: G4 Mini: Wifi Slot?; IR Receiver?; Choice of DVDRW?; Max Memory?

2011-05-11 Thread Wayne Stewart
What about one of those SCSI to USB adapters? I know they also made
SCSI to firewire adapters though I've never owned one of those

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Re: G5 1.8 Single Processor Performance

2011-05-02 Thread Wayne Stewart
If you didn't feel much of a difference going from 500mb to 1.5gb then
I suspect adding a little RAM more won't satisfy you. If you still
have the original hard drive then a new large hard drive should make
it feel a little faster. Otherwise nothings going to make it feel
hugely faster. If the budget allows, on craigs list at least in my
area dual 2.0  2.3 ghz G5s are available all the time at the $300
range. You might be able to score one with a vastly better video card,
more RAM and a bigger HD.

On May 2, 3:22 pm, heyjohnhay heyjohn...@gmail.com wrote:
 Hello,

 I'm looking for a quick way to upgrade the performance of my stock G5
 1.8 single processor powermac.  It has 1.5GB of memory in it now,
 running 10.5.  It also has the original Nvidia 64MB video card.  I've
 tried putting in another 1GB of memory in it but no real difference,
 still slow...  What's your suggestion for a quick and inexpensive way
 to upgrade the speed.  What can I expect?  I know more memory and
 faster video is an easy solution but its also expensive and I don't
 know how noticeable the effect will be.

 Thanks-

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Re: Fan issue on Powermac g3 400mh, 640 ram

2011-04-25 Thread Wayne Stewart
I have 3 BW G3s and neither fan ever stops spinning while they're
powered up. I was under the impression that they weren't supposed to
stop

On Apr 24, 10:06 pm, crumvoc crumvoc...@gmail.com wrote:
 This computer works great, except for other than a power-off, BOTH the
 fans (internal and power supply)  will not shut down.  I have reset
 PRAM, NVRAM, current firmware, etc.  Also reset CUDA.   Any chance
 that the PRAM battery might be causing this?  Any other suggestions?

 Thanks

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Re: Keep the Sawtooth?

2011-04-21 Thread Wayne Stewart
I did re-equip one school. Someone said they were short a mouse and
asked if I could spare one. When I went to drop it off I found a
motley collection of really old Macs. Seemed like every machine was
running different software with every possible version of MacOS. I
knew from a teacher at a private school that they'd just upgraded
their older machines which were sitting in a store room so I went over
and asked them for them. I ended up replacing all the schools
computers and set them up with identical software. I ended up
replacing the schools computers a couple of times as better hardware
became available to me. Also quite a few computer went out to
students.

On Apr 21, 4:25 am, Geke gevangaste...@googlemail.com wrote:.

 One good reason to get rid of G4s could be that they make great
 computers for less well-off schools or families.

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Re: Keep the Sawtooth?

2011-04-20 Thread Wayne Stewart
I guess I should mention that I have about 125 Apple computers. Even
though I've explained that this isn't unusual, the girlfriend remains
unconvinced. Anyways I'm trying not to let the cubic footage of Macs,
software  peripherals increase so I'm eying different machines.

On Apr 20, 6:14 am, Nestamicky nestami...@gmail.com wrote:
 On 20/04/11 7:11 AM, Vic wrote: I have every model of G4 tower Yikes, 
 Sawtooth, Gigabit Ethernet,
    Digital Audio, Quicksilver, MDD. I'm clearing out a few things and I'm
    trying to think of a compelling reason to not get rid of the Sawtooth
    and I can't think of one. Is there one?
  Because then your collection will be incomplete...

 If you have space for all the others, I think you can hold onto one
 more---yes? And Vic is right...

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Keep the Sawtooth?

2011-04-19 Thread Wayne Stewart
I have every model of G4 tower Yikes, Sawtooth, Gigabit Ethernet,
Digital Audio, Quicksilver, MDD. I'm clearing out a few things and I'm
trying to think of a compelling reason to not get rid of the Sawtooth
and I can't think of one. Is there one?

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Re: Bootable External

2011-03-11 Thread Wayne Stewart
If the backup is made by cloning your hard drive then it should be
bootable. Firewire is preferable to USB 2.0 as USB 2.0 is pretty slow
to boot from but in a pinch it works. If your backup was done with
Time Machine then it's not bootable.

If you want to see if your backup is bootable, you can choose the boot
drive by holding down the option key at startup.

On Mar 11, 7:01 am, Anne Keller-Smith earth...@ptd.net wrote:
 To anyone affected in or by Japan's crisis, I want to just say I am so  
 sorry.

 OK, my question: with our Intel iMacs, can we use any external hard  
 drive as a system backup? Can you boot up on them? Do they have to be  
 Firewire?

 I have an iomega, and yes, it's got Firewire. I do complete backups on  
 it frequently but have never had to boot
 from it ...

 Anne Keller Smith
 Down to Earth Web Design

 Intel iMac 2.4gHz Core 2 Duo
 1GB RAM, 250GB Hard Drive, OS 10.5.5

 Intel iMac 2.66gHz Core 2 Duo
 2GB RAM, 264GB Hard Drive, OS 10.5.6

 G4 Quicksilver 733mHz Tower
 896 MB RAM, 40 GB hard drive, OS 10.4.11

 mailto:earth...@ptd.nethttp://www.downtoearthweb.com

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Re: GeForce Ti Question

2011-01-20 Thread Wayne Stewart
I wouldn't count on that EEE number, I have 11 G4 towers and none of
the video cards has an EEE anywhere in the serial number. Two of them
I bought brand new and I know they still have the original video card.
Most likely the rest do too but of course I can't guarantee that.

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Re: Newer Technology MaxPower processor upgrade

2011-01-04 Thread Wayne Stewart
Adobe says that you need a Mac with an intel processor to run
Photoshop CS5.

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Re: Suggested upgrades for a Power Mac G4 PCI Graphics

2010-12-30 Thread Wayne Stewart
Since the prices on MDD(Mirrored Drive Door) G4s is almost the same as
a quicksilver now, I'd get a MDD. Any stock MDD is already way faster
than any maxed out Yikes. If you choose the right one, the stock MDD
will blow away virtually any upgraded Quicksilver

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Re: Suggested upgrades for a Power Mac G4 PCI Graphics

2010-12-30 Thread Wayne Stewart
I didn't mean that a Quicksilver was inordinately slow but right out
of the box a MDD has certain advantages that you'll never get no
matter how much you upgrade a Quicksilver. 167mhz bus speed, faster
RAM and more RAM are just 3 of them. Start with a faster machine and
if you feel like upgrading, you'll go even further.
Incidentally, my MDD beats that geekbench score by almost 100 points
and it's a long way from the fastest MDD out there

On Dec 30, 5:00 pm, Alex Barnes kab...@gmail.com wrote:
 My Quicksilver gets a geekbech score of 1065, on par with the iMac G5.

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Re: New internal hard drive for Power Mac G4

2010-12-23 Thread Wayne Stewart
First thing I'd do is open the computers door and see if it's really
the hard drives that are making the noise and not a fan or optical
drive.
If it is indeed the hard drive then what your options are depends a
little on finances.

One good option would be to get an external firewire hard drive to
back everything up on. (On a G4 a USB hard drive is very very slow,
even if you have a USB 2.0 card)

Someplace like OWC can sell you a replacement hard drive. I too have
hade good luck with Seagates but I know people that swear by other
brands.

Another option is to pick up a SATA card and add a SATA drive to your
machine. I did that to my G4 when it was my main machine. It was
noticeably faster than my original drive and I never regretted for an
instance.

Wayne

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Re: Will this power supply work in my G4 MDD?

2010-12-06 Thread Wayne Stewart
Only the MDD power supplies are drop in replacements
If you're looking on ebay then do a search for MDD power supply.
You'll get a number of hits.

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