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  1. Thread: Black Screen

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    The iMac comes apart pretty easy actually. ...

    The iMac comes apart pretty easy actually.

    Going back together is trickier....but since you are scrapping it, no worries.

    If you are bored and need a hobby, some of the parts are actually...
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    Dunno if you got this sorted, but I would start...

    Dunno if you got this sorted, but I would start with repairing permissions.....probably already did that? Just in case: here.
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    The short answer is: maybe. It has been my...

    The short answer is: maybe.

    It has been my opinion for many years that the chipset on the USB device is what matters. Keep in mind that a chip is spec'd, built, and sold at a moment in time. ...
  4. I see this is an old thread...but wanted to add:...

    I see this is an old thread...but wanted to add:

    Quark 7 is ancient. I would be very concerned that you spend tons of time and/or money, and will be in the same boat again very soon. If I were...
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    If it persists...you might try opening from the...

    If it persists...you might try opening from the Mail toolbar: Window>Connection Doctor.

    Check the Log Connection Activity box and then use Mail for a while.

    Once you have had the error (at...
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    The funny part is, not sure what p49 is. Sever,...

    The funny part is, not sure what p49 is. Sever, gateway, or some other routing?

    Not the port number should be 993.
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    Naw. I use Mail on a few different machines, no...

    Naw. I use Mail on a few different machines, no iCloud.

    Most likely interwebs or server issue. Timing out connecting to server.
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    If you want to use iCloud, check out the family...

    If you want to use iCloud, check out the family option. Much better IMHO than a single shared account.

    I started out in the same boat (sharing a single account), and it was OK with little kids. As...
  9. Thread: High Sierra

    by unclemac
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    As far as I know, only the boot SSD. Yes, you...

    As far as I know, only the boot SSD.

    Yes, you can use APFS for externals, but even if they are SSD, I tend to want to stay with some other format so I can have maximum flexibility when using with...
  10. Thread: High Sierra

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    Now testing my 2009 MBP with 8GB and a Samsung...

    Now testing my 2009 MBP with 8GB and a Samsung SSD, as of 10.13.2. All good so far, no hiccups or weirdness. Seems noticeably faster compared to 10.12 on HFS+. Very snappy.

    So far the only...
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    Just never shut it off. :D Seriously though,...

    Just never shut it off. :D

    Seriously though, you can schedule daily start ups and shut downs...and you can let it sleep, so it is effectively off, and just a tap on the keyboard will wake it...
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    Yep. He wants to find a WISP...

    Yep. He wants to find a WISP.

    Not unlike your local short range wifi, but point-to-point (instead of omnidirectional), usually line-of-site.

    The basic idea is that from a location with great...
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    Challenging... But there are lots of little...

    Challenging...

    But there are lots of little renaming tools out there. The trick is finding them. Here is a search over at MacUpdate for "rename".

    Lots of free stuff like this, but not sure any...
  14. Just curious....are all 4 of the internal bays...

    Just curious....are all 4 of the internal bays full? How about the two for optical drives? If a couple are spinning HDs...does it make sense to make them external and free up the faster internal...
  15. Thread: High Sierra

    by unclemac
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    I typically jump into the swamp with the...

    I typically jump into the swamp with the alligators....but am waiting this time. Waiting for 10.13.2...or maybe later.

    Changing file systems is huge. I'm all for it, as HFS+ is old and creeky,...
  16. Could be lots of reasons: bad CD, bad burner, bad...

    Could be lots of reasons: bad CD, bad burner, bad player.....or just a bad burn.

    Does it play OK in anything else? How about in the Mac that burned it? Did you burn directly from iTunes? Gotta...
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    Indeed. MIght add the to the troubleshooting...

    Indeed.

    MIght add the to the troubleshooting (for similar issues) trying run a cloning/BU tool from Safe Mode to quickly disable any third party background processes...like AV software.
  18. Not sure I have anything that old...do you know...

    Not sure I have anything that old...do you know the OS? I expect it was 9.1 or so...

    OK, is this the model?

    8.6. Older than I thought. But, it can run up to 10.3.

    Do you need the original...
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    Any help here...

    Any help here?
  20. Sounds like you are on the right path. To add...

    Sounds like you are on the right path.

    To add another perspective, you might think about replicating your archive to something else, so that if you lose the box, or the RAID controller, you still...
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    I see. Nevermind then. :rolleyes:

    I see.

    Nevermind then. :rolleyes:
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    On some of the vintage Macs, holding down the...

    On some of the vintage Macs, holding down the mouse (left click) on start up will force the CD tray to open.

    Will it boot to Target Disk Mode? Hold down the T key while booting.

    If you...
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    I have used this (https://unetbootin.github.io)...

    I have used this before.

    Was pretty easy to follow the steps.
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    Don't forget Macs actually have a built-in...

    Don't forget Macs actually have a built-in security system. Easy to forget, as Apple does not hype it, and there is no app or interface.

    A nice reminder here, plus a good free third party tool...
  25. Thread: Vpn

    by unclemac
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    Yeah...the challenge of Google. Best case...

    Yeah...the challenge of Google. Best case scenario, they don't care about the person, just getting paid to place targeted adds. We all know advertisers want to hit a target market (age range,...
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