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    Have you tried booting from the original to make...

    Have you tried booting from the original to make sure that it still works? If not and you think the scratches are the problem, take it to a used CD/DVD store. They usually have a machine that...
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    Edited for clarity. I posted from an iPhone and...

    Edited for clarity. I posted from an iPhone and well...made a mess.
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    Install Leopard on Giga-Designs CPU Upgrade

    I have a Digital Audio I am returning to service while I get the power supply to my FW 800 MDD rebuilt. (Thanks, Rick for the tip to contact GalaxyHP!)

    It has Tiger installed and running on it,...
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    Backup copy of installer

    Over the years I have experienced "laser rot" on two installer discs when made them completely unusable, so please make backup copies and if you have enough hard drive space also make a disc image of...
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    Email sent

    Thank you very much!
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    G4 550 MHz upgrade for Smurf (Blue and White)

    I have a Smurf that has been in pieces for quite some time that I want to put together for someone. I have a Rev B logic board to install in it and then transfer various things over.

    The problem...
  7. Thread: PRAM problem

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    Oh well :-(

    I went ahead and reset the NVRAM and had a chance to try to intentionally sleep the Mac. It did not really go to sleep (based on fan sounds & etc) and definitely would not respond/wake up so I am...
  8. Thread: PRAM problem

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    Thanks!

    Nicolas,

    That is a very good point. I was wondering about it but had not had a chance to try it. I will.

    Cheers!

    Rick
  9. Thread: PRAM problem

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    Me too

    Things went downhill very rapidly. Unable to wake from sleep at all among other niceties.

    I "robbed" another machine that uses the same battery, installed it, and zapped the PRAM on startup for...
  10. Thread: Airport Card

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    "Change Channels"

    One other thing that can slow down the wireless network is interference from cordless phones, other networks in the area and such. The typically operate in the middle channels of the wireless...
  11. Thread: PRAM problem

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    PRAM problem

    I have a dual 1.42 GHz MDD G4 which appears to be experiencing some problems with either losing or corrupting the PRAM. When starting the Mac the date/time needs to be reset, the Airport network...
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    Sleep Issues

    Glad to hear Apple is going to take car of you. :-)

    One other thing to check in addition to the SMC reset is the AutoWake.plist file. It is at HD > Library > Preferences > SystemConfiguration >...
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    Firmware?

    I don't recall whether the GigaDesigns instructions had a caution about updating the firmware of the logic board or not. You may want to double check that it is up-to-date.

    The last firmware...
  14. Giga Dual 1.8 MHz

    I have a Digital Audio that had been sitting for some time. I replaced the (PRAM) battery, put a new drive in it (on a PCI/SATA controller), and installed Tiger (now at 10.4.11 with all updates). I...
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    What Archimedes really said was "Get me a bigger hammer!"

    I was told by Seagate that the drive has to be connected to the SATA controller (in other words, not connected via an external USB). Connecting via USB to a PC laptop did not work...I had already...
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    Interesting website for Mac configuration

    I do not know if everyone is already aware of this website, but here it is. It is aimed at digital photographers, but has general application. There are a variety of suggestions for setting your Mac...
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    Now that you mention it...

    One of my G4s is a DA with a dual 1.8 GHz upgrade. When I first installed a SeriTek PCI/SATA controller in it, the PATA drive on the DA's native controller started disappearing and finally just...
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    I agree

    with M.Brane on this.

    Unless you have a specific reason to partition, I do not think it either necessary or particularly useful these days.

    I have three different drives in my MDD that have...
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    If you do any PhotoShop work, you might consider...

    If you do any PhotoShop work, you might consider making the 74 GB Raptor a swap disk.

    Otherwise, I would be inclined to make a clean OS install on it along with utilities & etc as a...
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    Thanks, Rick, Thanks for responding. I guess I...

    Thanks, Rick,

    Thanks for responding. I guess I ought to buy a test suite to see what these things are actually doing.

    On my primary machine, I have another drive to make a clone of my OS/Apps...
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    Drive performance/configuration Qs

    I have PCI/SATA controllers installed on my G4s. Obviously, each drive has its own data path/cable which avoids the issues of a master/slave setup with PATA drives. What I am wondering is whether...
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    Thanks, Rick.

    Thanks, Rick.
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    Thanks, Rick. I will look into that. (I did not...

    Thanks, Rick. I will look into that. (I did not see it in the store...are you picking them up?)
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    This is a good discussion. I looked for another...

    This is a good discussion. I looked for another SIIG card recently only to find the bad news that it was discontinued.

    I am in the midst of splitting my drives on my main MDD (WD 300 GB...
  25. Thread: Mdd Sataii

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    Nice

    Raptor! Raptor!

    Drool! Drool!
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