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    data recovery service

    Thanks for the tip. I will ask around a couple data recovery services.

    thanks,

    Mad Dog
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    hard drive blues

    We want the data off it, so I dont really want to send it back. Also, this as kind of my fault, so I would feel kind of bad trying for a replacement.

    I was hoping you guys might have a good idea...
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    HD repair needed

    Ug. Go figure, my wife's windows machine went belly up.

    The Good: I correctly diagnosed the power supply as the problem

    The Bad: when installing the PS, I did not realize that the auxilliary...
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    Mac Pro 1,1 upgrade

    I just wanted to drop a note about upgrading a mac pro 1,1 model. Following one of several sets of instructions on the web, I bought a pair of 3.0 GHz Xeon 5160 CPUs. and replaced my old ones. Its...
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    upgrade

    Well, its gotten a lot harder to do any hacks these days. Everything is BGA so has such a high density, you would be hard pressed to do anything with a soldering iron anymore.

    On the other hand,...
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    CPU upgrade

    Since xlr8yourmac.com dropped the forum, I havnt posted much anywhere on hardware modding and upgrade. I repair and rebuild macbooks, but I havnt messed with my MacPro until now. The 5160 CPUs are...
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    Mac Pro 1,1 CPU upgrades

    Does anyone have personal experience installing upgrade CPU in the original (1,1) MacPro ? The prices on the 3.0 GHZ 5160 are pretty low, and I thought it might be worth a try.

    Mad Dog
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    iBook G4

    If the fans start going on with no boot chime or other operations, the most likely candidate is IC U28 on the underside of the motherboard. The pins need to be reflowed.

    If you boot shim and get...
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    Ata-5

    If I recall correctly, the Pismo requires an ATA-5 type drive, ATA-6 will not work.

    Mad Dog
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    reflow

    For this type of problem, I send my boards into First Phase for a reflow.

    Mad Dog
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    WTB: iPhone and MacBook parts

    Looking to buy iPhone and MacBook parts. I must fuel my desire to tinker and experiment.

    Mad Dog

    :jollyrog:
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    iBook G4 parts: WTB

    Still looking for iBook G4 parts. Cant have enough of 'em !

    Mad Dog

    jollyroger:
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    parts is parts

    $75+ shipping for a 700 + airport + 2 power bricks ? SUre, thats not a bad dal, even if its not _really_ broken. I appreciate the offer for "breaking it in", but I might as well have the pleasure...
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    parts parts parts

    First, I should specify that I am talking just icebook, not clamshell, when referring to G3 ibooks. I stopped doing clamshells a while back.

    Unclemac: depends on the specs and the price. Most...
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    WTB: ibook parts

    Looking to buy iBook parts - G3 and G4, although I am more interested in G4 now.

    Mad Dog (gionpetersATcomcastDOTnet)

    :jollyrog:
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    bootcamp

    Sorry it took so long. The solution was simple. I took out my RAID drives, added a fresh drive, and booted from the XP disk. Install. Shut down. Add back the RAID disks.

    Done.

    I can even...
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    keyboard

    Other than trying to reseat the kb cable agains, I would consider pluggin in an external kb to make sure its not the ADB system.

    Mad Dog

    :jollyroger: <---- Mad Dog it's jollyrog :D :jollyrog:
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    care of windows

    I am trying to be real careful considering its beta and deals with your boot partition. I think my next step is to find another SATA drive and see if I can install on that.

    On the subject of...
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    Howdy

    Its been a while. Things really quieted down when the store was unavailable a few years back.

    Inever tried messing with multiple disks with data not on the boot drive. I take it you can move the...
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    Raid

    You have to dig around to find anything from Apple wrt RAIDs on bootcamp.

    I have conflicting reports about wether or not a third drive (not on a RAID) can be installed with XP using boot camp.
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    Mac Pro /RAID/Bootcamp

    I just got my shiny new Mac Pro (quad 2.66, ATI1900XT, 5 gig RAM, RAID 2x250), but it appears that Bootcamp does not like RAID. I just wont install through bootcamp.

    I read through the apple...
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    Pdq

    My guess is (you probably already figured this out) that the older ROMs on the rev 1 CPU (250 MHz) dont "understand" the newer video chip in the rev 2 motherboard. I tried once to cross solder the...
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    Nice work

    That has to be an original hack. I dont think even the Japanese have tried this one.

    Mad Dog
  24. Thread: G3 ibook RAM

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    hmmm...

    Rats.

    Now, I wonder if it would be possible to remove the soldered 128 Megs on the mobo and replace with 256. My theory is that the 4 chips on the board are 1 bank, and since it can take a stick...
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    ibook mobo problem

    If the issue is that the video doesnt work, either on the screen or using the video out port, but the unit (sometimes) boots, then it is quite possible the laptop has a common failure mode.

    From...
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