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Sat, Nov. 5th, 2005, 03:04 pm
dreaming_alone: iBook software restore

Does anyone have Disc 1 for the iBook software restore for a G3 iBook, the disc says on it "For Mac OSX and OS 9 applications?"

I am trying to restore my iBook to the factory settings and I don't want to pay $75 at the Apple Store.

Any help with this would be greatly, greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Sat, Nov. 5th, 2005, 12:47 pm
frenchpress: Clean now.

Problem:
Brand new 14" Ibook.
Oily palm prints within 2 weeks on the palm rests. Especially on the warm drive side.
Made the machine look dingy. Couldn't have that.

Hunted and hunted for a solution. Wanted it to be safe, no risk of damage. Tried Shaklee's Basic H. No result.
Researched online and found that other people who had the same problem used the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser (dry).
Worked like a charm! Too well - I wanted to scrub longer and feel more of a sense of accomplishment.

that's my mac tip.

Wed, Oct. 26th, 2005, 11:20 pm
dreaming_alone: iBook for sale

Is anyone interesting in buying a 12" iBook G3? 800 Mhz, 30 GB, 256k. Panther.

If you are interested, email me at

camille dot a dot cantrell at vanderbilt dot edu

and we can discuss price.

Thanks!

Thu, Oct. 20th, 2005, 11:05 pm
olegvolk: G4/350 problem -- more info

Tried booting my G4/350 today -- got a gray screen and a high-pitched musical tone (similar to disconnected phone signal but higher in tone). The computer won't boot further. I called Mac Authority in Nashville, they had no idea what it could be. Any leads on getting this figured out?

I am running it with the case open now and see a red LED next to the RAM slots. Not sure if that indicates a malfunction or not. I can now boot it in OS 9.1 from the original drive. It won't read my external Firewire drive or burn to DVDs on an external burner. Will try CDs in another USB burner. Trouble is, the main 80GB drive seems to be missing outright. Not sure how to test it or try to recover it.
Not many Macs around here to serve as host cases.

Advice would be appreciated. Some of the data is important to me (have backups for most but not for all of it).


PS: I booted from the OSX CD and ran the disk first aid repair program. It can see the drive...but as empty, unformatted one. Not sure how to remedy that. It won't repair or verify, all options are grayed out.

Wed, Oct. 19th, 2005, 10:34 pm
pendulous: New Powerbooks

New Powerbooks today.
Same processor speeds, just improvements in screen quality and battery life.
This is supposed to be the last generation before the move to intel.
Not bad, but I still the iBook's a better value.

Wed, Oct. 19th, 2005, 03:48 pm
evergrl7385: I <3 Apple!

Yea for Macs! I grew up in a Mac family. My mom is a grphic design artist, so I would always get her old mac whenever she bought a new one. My first Apple all to myself? Age seven. 13 years later, I still love these machinges. Between my mother and I, we have pretty much the whole collection: G3, G4, G5, Powerbook, iBook, and iMac. Just a mini and an iPod needed to complete the set. I even have a Mac related tattoo.

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BTW I'm not crazy. :)

Wed, Oct. 19th, 2005, 11:08 am
howlermckracken: OH YEEEAAH!

I LOVE M•A•C!

Okay, so my latest look is a combination of Viva Glam.
I have been pairing Christina eyes (eye) with Pamela lips and Missy Elliot cheeks. Isn't that wild?

I really need everything from the Quick Fix line, especially the Strobe Cream! But who has the money, you know? NOT ME! LOL! I just do the best I can.

OK, so can I say I LOOOOVE the Green Hills Store? Did anyone else go to the Naturally Eccentric event in September? Maybe we met????????????? It was AWWE-SUM!

Can't wait to talk M•A•C with y'all!

Wed, Oct. 19th, 2005, 12:38 am
bleach_blonde: Hello!

I was hoping someone would make a community like this!

Hello everyone!

Tue, Oct. 18th, 2005, 11:46 pm
pendulous: iTunes TV

I missed last week's episode of Lost
and the next day I actually bought it off iTunes for $1.99.
It took me about 45 minutes to download on a medium speed DSL connection.
Not bad for 45 minutes of show.

The picture and sound quality were pretty good. Much more watchable than a lot of what I've been yoinking with BitTorrent. And two bucks really ain't bad.

I'm pretty impressed with the whole concept. If they can get HBO, Showtime and SciFi onboard,
I'll definitely never get cable.

Anybody else try the iTunes TV thing yet?

Tue, Oct. 18th, 2005, 11:30 pm
pendulous: Hello

By way of introduction,
I'm Mark.

I've been using Apple computers for about 10 years.
Right now I'm on a G4 Cube running Panther
and a 1998 Powerbook G3 Wallstreet running Jaguar.

Last month I got a 20 gb iPod and was having fun accessorizing my way into to the exciting and glamourous iPod lifestyle . . .
until the ferrets ate the iPod case
and somebody stole my car stereo.

The iPod itself is still perfectly safe and intact,
just a little naked and lonely.

But I digress . . .

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