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  1. New Faster iMac´s out now !

    Aluminum iMac's processor is pin type and you can replace the CPU without soldering. I knew it because I've done it myself. Here's my proof. http://www.flickr.com/photos/25459422@N06/
  2. New Faster iMac´s out now !

    From what I read from other sources, I think these new iMacs has the same logic board used in Imac (August 2007). And it is possible for previous gen iMac owner to upgrade to this 45nm processor if it becomes available on the market. But since these processors where only made especially for iMac, i think market availability is impossible.
  3. As I try in photography

    impressive post processing, but the shadow on the left part of the image doesn't have any detail and it's very distracting.
  4. Same story here. I have a Dell Inspiron 6400 with Leopard 10.5.2 installed. I decided to sell it for a real mac (iMac Mid 2007 20" 2.0GHz) . I haven't updated my signature yet. But I was happy because i don't have to worry anymore about updates and things like that.
  5. Panaramic Shots?

    TIP. the best thing to remember when taking panoramic shot is to set your exposure to manual mode and set your white balance to Kelvin this will give you a consistent images which you can join using Photoshop's photo merge.
  6. almost fully running 10.4.11 vanilla

    To fix this issue without disabling multi-core within the BIOS, load up Terminal, then type: sudo nano /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist edit the Kernel Flags accordingly: <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>cpus=1</string> This will force your Mac installation to utilize only one core of the CPU without having to disable Multi-core in the BIOS.
  7. Dead Intel iMac Help Please

    most spikes are brief and low amplitude and the power supply of your macs can handle most of these to protect the logic board. your case is very rare.
  8. Mac Pro bootcamp woes

    don't tell me this is another logic board issue as jimeney was having with his iMac
  9. Dead Intel iMac Help Please

    If that's the case, then your logic board is defective as you already mentioned. and im positive about that. You need to ask apple how much will it cost you to replace the logic board of your iMac.
  10. iMac or Macbook

    if i were you, i'll go for iMac
  11. Dead Intel iMac Help Please

    hi jimeney, have you tried this? No Video, No Boot Chime, White LED ON (Symptom 1) The iMac will turn on (indicated by the front LED ON), but there is NO boot chime and No Video on the display. The faint sound of the fans, hard drive, and optical drive may also be heard. Reset the SMC (Formerly SMU). Turn off the computer by choosing Shut Down from the Apple menu, or by holding the power button until the computer turns off. Unplug all cables from the computer, including the power cord. Wait 15 seconds. Plug in the power cord while simultaneously pressing and holding the power button on the back of the computer. Let go of the power button. Press the power button once more to start up your iMac. Does the computer display video after successfully resetting the SMC? Yes: Problem solved. No: Continue to next step. 2. Verify that only supported SDRAM memory has been installed and that it has been installed correctly. Unsupported and/or defective memory can prevent the iMac from booting. It may be necessary to install known good memory for testing purposes and replace any unsupported or defective SO-DIMM's identified during this process. Does the computer display video after verifying and/or replacing the memory with known good memory? Yes: Problem solved. Verify full system functionality before return the system to the customer. No: Replace the logic board. No Video, Boot Chime heard, White LED ON (Symptom 2) The iMac will turn on, the boot chime can be heard, a white LED appears on the front bezel and sounds from the fan or drive activity can be heard, but the display has no picture or color. 1. Check if the computer is sleeping. Press the space bar to wake the computer from sleep mode. Did the computer wake from sleep? Yes: Put the computer to sleep from the Apple menu and wake the computer again to test. Check Energy Saver setting to see when the computer has been designated to sleep. No: Continue to next step. 2. Reset your computer's PRAM (Parameter RAM): If your iMac is on, turn it off by holding the power button until the unit powers off. You should hear the fans go quiet. While the computer is off, with your left hand, hold down the Apple key, the Option key next to it, and the letter "R" key on the keyboard. When you have these keys all pressed down, push the power button with your right hand and then quickly move that hand to hold down the letter "P" on the keyboard. Keep these four keys pressed while the computer starts up. Make sure you hold down the four keys (P - R - Apple - Option) while the computer is starting up. When you hear the computer's start up chime for the second time, you can let go of the keys on the keyboard. If you didn't hear at least two startup chimes, go to the top of this section and begin again. It's important that you hear two startup chimes when performing this procedure. This indicates that you have successfully reset the computer's PRAM (Parameter RAM). 3. Does the computer display video after successfully resetting the computer's PRAM? Yes: Restart the computer from the Apple menu and make sure the computer is now working correctly. No: Continue to next step. 4. Make sure the machine is powered off; power off the machine by holding in the Power Button on the rear of the machine. Turn on the machine. Observe the white LED on the front bezel during startup; it should go out after a few moments. Did the LED go off? Yes: If the LED went off, this indicates that the main logic board has communicated with the LCD display for video signal and your main logic board should be good. You can confirm by connecting an external monitor and checking to see that you have video out. Go to Step 8. No: Continue with the next step to reset system power management (SMC). 5. Reset the SMC (Formerly SMU). Turn off the computer by choosing Shut Down from the Apple menu, or by holding the power button until the computer turns off. Unplug all cables from the computer, including the power cord. Wait 15 seconds. Plug in the power cord while simultaneously pressing and holding the power button on the back of the computer. Let go of the power button. Press the power button once more to start up your iMac. Does the computer display video after successfully resetting the SMC? Yes: Press and hold the power button until the computer powers off. Start the computer again and confirm that front LED is reliably going off. If the computer still has no video but the LED is reliably going off, continue with step 8. No: Go to the next step. 6. Unplug the iMac and remove the SDRAM. Replace with known good SDRAM. Plug the iMac back in and power the unit on. Does the front LED go off after a few moments now? Yes: Replace the original SDRAM and test again. If the front LED does not go off with the only the original SDRAM installed, replace the SDRAM. If the LED is now reliably going off after a few moments, but yet you still do not have any video, go to step 8. No: If the LED remained on, the main logic board is not communicating with the LCD panel to generate video. Replace the main logic board. 7. With the LED going off, you may have a No Backlight condition or an LCD failure. In a dim room, turn the display at an angle to you and look closely at the display. Is the display completely black or can you see a dim, purplish light or glow to the display? Completely black: Replace the inverter Dim purplish light or glow: Replace the LCD panel.
  12. Dead Intel iMac Help Please

    maybe it's your hard drive.
  13. XxX_OSX86 10.4.10 Install DVD

    i tried to google hoping to find some solution regarding this dictionary.app problem but i can't find anything from the world wide web. it seems that this problem is very rare. but anyway guys, if someone of you might come up with a solution please post it here. i will also try to solve this issue.
  14. XxX_OSX86 10.4.10 Install DVD

    so i'm not alone. i also have the same issue as well...see my earlier post. i also copied the dictionary.app and the dictionaries from library of my office macbook but i can't get it to work.
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