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    USB Issues with Asus P5LP

    Try going into the BIOS and changing "USB Legacy Devices" to Disabled while you're using OSX - should do the trick and that motherboard actually lets you get back into the BIOS with this disabled WITHOUT needing to hook up a PS2 keyboard.
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    Selling Desktop & Laptop

    Indeed, US$
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    Selling Desktop & Laptop

    First machine: Acer Aspire 5610 Laptop - 15.4" screen, Centrino Duo 1.73 GHz, 1.5 GB DDR2, 120 GB HDD, DVD+-RW Drive. ( Tested with OSX 10.5.6, nearly vanilla install software update works, wired ethernet works, wireless and sleep do not work. Wireless card easily replaceable with $20 mini pci card online. ) - Asking $250 or best offer Second machine: Compaq Presario SR1503WM Desktop - Celeron D 2.93 GHz, 80 GB 7200 RPM HDD, 2 GB PC 2700 Ram, GeForce 8400GS 512 MB Video (PCI, not PCI-E), CDRW-DVDROM Combo, w/ 19" Gateway Monitor, Dynex USB Keyboard + Mouse, Altec Lansing 2.1 Speakers. -- Asking $300 or best offer for everything. - $200 or best offer for just tower. I can not sell you either machine with OSX installed on them due to forum rules and laws, but I can tell you how I got OSX installed on the machines. PM if interested.
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    Acer Aspire 5610Z Installation Tutorial

    Everything works fine for me, just one question though - what settings did you use for your FFScroll? I can't seem to get the 2 finger scrolling to work right. Thanks!
  5. Haha, tell me about it. I feel much better after sleeping it off a bit. I'm sure other people have some horror stories as well. Sigh
  6. Hello. I just wanted to share my recent experiences with the Apple Store with everyone, mainly to vent a little frustration. A couple weeks ago my MacBook LCD started flickering, a real annoyance that many of you are probably familiar with already. I brought it in for repair ( I have Apple Care ) and told them it had an intermittent screen flickering problem. About 3 days later, I hadn't heard anything about it, so I stopped by to check the status. They said they were about to call me to tell me they couldn't replicate the issue, and thus could not perform any repairs. Being a current Geek Squad agent, I was pretty frustrated with this. I explained this to the tech, and said the problem was intermittent and I didn't want to keep bringing the computer in just to get the run around. I was very calm, and very professional, however the employee kept telling me the same thing "sorry, we can't replicate the issue, we can't fix anything". Now, this is an issue that Apple is well aware of, they even have a name for these machines ( a "Looper" ). I simply asked the tech to take my word for it, and replace the necessary parts so I could be on my way. No good. I left the store and called the 800 support number. After many disconnects, hang ups, and more, I finally got someone helpful. I explained that all I was looking for is someone with a willingness to help, since no one at the Apple Store was willing to do that. He apologized for them and said he'd hoped it wouldn't change my opinion of Apple. He then made a new case with a pre-approval for a new LCD and Inverter. I brought the computer back into the store, they checked it in. On my way out, I couldn't help but notice the paperwork said I was getting a new Logic Board and Inverter. The tech assured me it would resolve the issue, so I went on my way. About 7 days had passed, no phone call from Apple. I called, they said the computer was ready but they couldn't get a hold of me (yeah, right). I made my way to the store. They brought out my computer with an anti static bag holding one of my ram chips and it read "defective ram chip, computer won't boot with it installed". I asked why my ram chip was all of the sudden defective, and no one would give me an answer - they only said "we don't warranty non-apple ram". I just could not comprehend how Apple expected to get away with breaking one of my ram chips in the repair process, then expecting me to buy a new one myself? No. I had to sit there and argue with the manager for 20 minutes as he kept saying "no, sorry we can only give you a ram chip for half price. We can't do any better." - Finally, after he realized they all looked like complete {censored}s for breaking a customer's ram, he gave me a new chip for free. End result was good, no flickering yet and I've got my ram back. All I can say is it would have been nice to not have to deal with all the hassle, after all that's why I bought Apple Care in the first place. Anyways, if anyone actually read that - thank you. It makes me feel a little better to at least have someone know about it. Did I mention I accidentally posted this in the wrong section? Sorry about that.
  7. Hey everyone. So I've got my iMac G4 up and running smoothly (sort of). Here's the specs before upgrade: OSX 10.4.11 (Tiger) FULLY updated 1.25 GHz PPC 768 MB PC-2700 RAM 80 GB 7200 RPM HDD And after the upgrade: OSX 10.4.11 (Tiger) FULLY updated 1.25 GHz PPC 1.0 GB PC-2700 RAM 320 GB 7200 RPM HDD Now, the reason I upgraded in the first place is because this unit can barely run streaming video ( Youtube ) or any other streaming website without running TERRIBLY choppy. Tons of frame drops in the videos, etc, and god forbid I try to watch them fullscreen. After the upgrade, there was barely a change. Any suggestions as to why? Or is this just the most this machine is capable of?
  8. Sorry for the double post.
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    iMac G4

    MaaseyRacer: Thanks for the reply. I tried most of that stuff, and to no avail. I ended up buying a 320 gig hard drive and throwing it in there, also popped the PRAM battery while I did the installation. Re applied thermal paste and put it back together. It's reinstalling OS X 10.4 right now. Hopefully this will do the trick. If not, I'll be one bummed out guy
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    iMac G4

    Thanks for all the replies. Tayklor: I've tried pretty much every combination of keys, nothing seems to work. I'll have the original keyboard and mouse on sunday (I'm just an instant gratification person) haha. capt_cope: I'll definitely try doing the magic button technique, seems to be what I hear all around now. I would say you're right about the keyboard not being mapped until the OS is loaded. Synaesthesia: I agree with the hard drive possibly causing issues. When I first got the machine, the hard drive would sometimes do grinding in sets of 4 ( 4 repetitions of the same sound ) and would do it for up to one minute, locking the computer while it did it, then wake up and run fine. However S.M.A.R.T reports the drive as "Verified" and after zeroing the drive a few times it no longer makes the strange noise. Regardless I will be buying a new hard drive when I have the money to. As far as locking up or crashing with Starcraft, I suspect either the bad caps, or some problems with the video memory. On another note, I did run Apple's Tech Tool and did all the tests (even hdd surface scan) and they all pass with flying colors every time. Strange G4 behavior. Hopefully resetting the PRAM and NVRAM will do the trick.
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    iMac G4

    Hey everyone. Recently my girlfriend's parents gave me their old iMac G4 ( 1.25 GHz, 768 RAM, 80 gb HDD ). To say the least, I expected it to run somewhat decent. Since I got it, I completely wiped it out, zeroed the drive a couple times and everything, but it still manages to run strange and choppy. I used Apple's TechTool to check all the hardware, everything passed including the surface scan. To make a long story short, the system keeps completely locking up and needs to be manually powered off while playing Starcraft. I heard that resetting the PRAM and NVRAM might help the issue, however every time I try to run ANY keyboard commands on startup nothing happens. I'm wondering if this is because I have a generic Dynex USB keyboard that I picked up from best buy? The keys I'm pressing are: WINDOWS + ALT + P + R -- which would translate to COMMAND + OPTION + P + R correct? If anyone has a clue how I could get this thing to reset PRAM and NVRAM please let me know, or if you have any other ideas why it's running the way it is. Thanks! EDIT -- It's running OS X 10.4.11
  12. Hey, Ok so I did something hilarious today and wanted to share it with someone. I had a completely dead 30 GB laptop hard drive from who knows how long ago. I got bored with it not working so I bashed it against the table a few times and viola. The horrible clicking sounds of the drive ceased, and the drive is working wonders now. Now mind you, I won't be putting any important data on this and I only expect it to last the whole 30 minutes, but I am very proud of what I've done, and I hope some of you are proud of this incredible breakthrough as well.
  13. You need to go to apple.com and download the 10.5.5 Combo Update (600+ MB). It sounds like you only downloaded the regular 10.5.5 update. However be very careful! I just tried to update my kalyway 10.5.2 to 10.5.5 and now it won't boot! I'm looking for a solution now.
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    [SELL] Dell XPS 410 - OSX Ready

    Still needs to go - Selling JUST tower for $450 OR Tower & Monitor for $600
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    [SELL] Dell XPS 410 - OSX Ready

    Bump - I'm willing to negotiate on this price, I have to get rid of it before tour!