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About jdrums

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  1. Hello all. I just recently acquired two imacs (27 and 21.5) at an auction. Neither of these iMacs currently have hard drives in them, but I attempted booting the snow leopard install dvd on both machines (just to test them out). Upon doing so I was unable to see anything (black screen from the beginning) but both macs chimed (as expected). So, I plugged in an old lcd into each of them and turned them on and loaded the install disk on both of them successfully (on the external lcd albeit). I am kind of lost as to what to do next, I really do not want to have to take it to an apple store and pay an exorbitant price, since I am somewhat comfortable repairing computers and there are numerous youtube tutorials for repairing imacs, but I do not know what is wrong with them or how to diagnose the problem. I have reset SMC on both, and I have taken the ram out and put it back in both of them. So what do you all think- Display?? I am (with my limited knowledge) guessing it is not the graphics card since I was able to run an external monitor. If anyone has any suggestions as to what may be the cause, and/or how I should go about fixing it, your help will be greatly appreciated.
  2. GeForce 200 series support

    Hi guys, I just replaced my radeon 4550 with a BFG Geforce GTS 250. I am installing ideneb v4 10.5.6 on my amd phenom ii 955 asus m4a79xtd evo mobo I did having a working system with the 4550 but decided to do a fresh install with the new card. I chose all the same things during the install, except I chose NVinject and NVkush (on separate occasions), both of which resulted in a kernel panic. The white apple screen begins to load for about 20 seconds, then the grey kernel panic screen appears. I have no clue what is going on, i would try other distros but currently ideneb 10.5.6 is the only thing i can get to boot (everything else restarts my computer after a flash of the apple screen before I have even installed anything...) If anyone has any idea on how to help me or point me in the right direction it would be greatly appreciated.
  3. ATI Radeon HD 4550

    Any news yet guys?? I really need a kext for this (4550) card. I am a noob and don't really know how kexts are developed (if that even is what happens) but I don't understand why there seems to be a kext for every other decent ati card??? thanks for the any help I can get!
  4. Radeon 4550 - Any Kexts?

    ANything new guys? I'm really hoping someone has found a kext for this card. I don't really want to buy another one, just so I can have dual monitors on 10.5.6.. Any help is appreciated.. -I long for a 4550 kext!