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  1. 10.3.9 upgraded to 10.4.11 now CD door opens on boot

    I've upgraded a G4 dual 450 from 10.3.9 to 10.4.11 and now the cd drawer opens every time I boot. I _know_ I heard of this problem when 10.4 was released, and I wrote down the solution 'just in...
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    ressurrecting the dead

    is this still available?
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    GeForce 4 Ti

    The GeForce 4 Ti GPU has a hardware strap to determine whether it's used on a Macintosh or PC (Big Endian or Little Endian). Thus if you have a GeForce 4 Ti that works on a Macintosh, the board was...
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    can do 10.4

    I have an iBook Clamshell 466 Graphite 320 MB RAM with 10.4 (installed from an external DVD drive). 10.4 does install.
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    duct tape and bubble gum

    In the category of kludge, undoubtedly this means were in for the treat of a USB-to-1394 adapter market opening up. People will keep these adapters with our SCSI-to-1394, PS2-to-USB, ADB-to-USB,...
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    as long as it takes

    (That sounds like there's some resentment or hesitation about quoting OWC?)

    I'll quote them as long as they're accurate and polite, especially when that information is not available anywhere else....
  7. Battery "Not Charging," under warranty replaced

    Apple Warranty Service treated me like a valued customer today, through my local Genius Bar.

    My 10-month old MacBook was unused for at least a week, and had discharged the battery completely to...
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    3GB vs 4GB subtle

    OWC said in their initial investigation that the Core2 Duo MacBook can use only 3 GB for the MacOS, but a 4 GB configuration allows the shared video RAM to be interleaved for absolute maximum...
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    affirmative

    This ancient post reminded me that a friend of mine told me last weekend that the answer to this is YES....At least for my MacBook. MacBooks with a wireless g card are firmware upgradable to wireless...
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    bad human, no donut

    I was wrong. My bootable SATA PCI card is a SiiG, not Sonnet.
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    If you manage to put the guts of a PowerBook...

    If you manage to put the guts of a PowerBook below, you should be able to manage a new LCD above. The electrical connectors did not appear to be the same, but the Clamshell 800x600 LCD is the same...
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    (1) Is this 'book still available? (2) Is this an...

    (1) Is this 'book still available? (2) Is this an iBook with white plastic, or transparent plastic + white paint inside? My clicking finger is poised over the Paypal Send Money button ...

    fastest...
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    There's a relation between Apple's adoption of...

    There's a relation between Apple's adoption of Intel CPUs and Apple's deprecating (Sony's and Apple's) FireWire in favor of (Intel's) USB.

    Not all the agreements between OEMs are visible in press...
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    sweet deal

    Is this trade still available? I have a refurbished MacBook 2.0 GHz Black in pristine condition, only 4 days unwrapped, arrived Friday 12/28 from the Apple.com online store. , only to discover that...
  15. G5 power supplies known to be bad

    I'd do some web research were I you, and find out if my machine was under the G5 power supply extended repair program.

    http://www.Macintouch.com has a LOT of G5 power supply problem reports. Apple...
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    http://www.ifixit.com has some of the best...

    http://www.ifixit.com has some of the best Macintosh take-apart manuals on the net.

    12"
    http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Mac/iBook-G4-12-Inch/RAM/83/4/
    14"...
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    booting sonnet sata

    I'll open up my G5 and get specifics on that bootable SATA card this weekend. Sonnet has been really good to me over the last 10 years, and I don't mind a little sweat to help them out.
  18. re-visited a year later

    The idea of non-heat sinked chips was bothering me, so I eventually removed the RFI shielding to install a pair of 1"x1"x0.25" heat sinks, one on each of the chips below. I'm quite glad I did; one of...
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    booting Sonnet 4-port SATA

    This turns out not to be the case. My Sonnet four-port SATA PCI card has been booting my G5 dual-2GHz from its four 120g barracuda drives since around December 2005.

    Were you referring to G4 only?...
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    excellent page

    Worked for me. The author is too conservative though, IMHO. Maybe he's not comfortable experimenting, or just didn't want to encourage random whimsy. The night my Graphite Base blew, I had only 5.0 V...
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    take evasive action. run the other way.

    This isn't what you want to hear, but I strongly recommend that you trade the 9500 for a system with built-in USB if you want to play with OSX. The 9500 is a great OS 9 machine, but a dismal OSX...
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    finally photos

    The thermal sheet I purchased for the iBook LCD lid has a lower temperature threshold than the one for the bottom case.
    - 95?F to 104 ?F = top case active temperature range
    -104?F to 113 ?F =...
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    measure once, cut twice

    It turns out there was nothing to fear. There was no leakage from the cut edge. I was able to cut and punch holes everywhere required to allow the sheet to fit the iBook lower case.
    ...
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    mood book

    So when I received the thermal LCD sheets, my immediate fear was that the liquid crystals would leak and ooze from the edge when I cut them. So I put off cutting them until after an inital round of...
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    Oh man o man. Never saw your follow up for some...

    Oh man o man. Never saw your follow up for some reason.
    :confused: I want both PowerBook G4 sets please. At $5 per set, I'm ready to gamble!

    Shipping to 94089, and am ready with Paypal or...
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