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    HELP. Black Screen/Blinking but inactive cursor Starting From Windows Install Disc

    First off, please do not say anything about how old the hardware and software is. I have been using this all successfully for years and this has never happened. Do not tell me about upgrading, I have software and plugins that I need which I have attempted to bring forward in time and I can't...
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    a tale of escalating hardware issues.

    "Correlation does not equal causality." as a friend of mine in IT recently said. so here's my tale of various issues and the sad current state, and perhaps someone can offer WHY and also IF my beloved black box can (or even should) be repaired. *see my sig for specs* it began when i got it...
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    problems restarting Black Macbook (10.5.8)

    i got a new optical drive about a month ago, tried installing it myself following instructions but messed up in reassembly - HD not recognized. so i took it to tekserve, they did it right, and all was supposedly good. then last week i had two restarts getting the circle/slash after the apple. i...
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    Sound/Main Output very Trebly/Bassy...in OSX but not XP!?

    something seems to have changed lately in my main output on my mac (see my sig below for my specs). i realize that a stereo mini to RCA cable plugged into a home stereo amp isn't going to deliver pristine sound, but it never sounded this awful before. most noticeable is the extreme high end or...
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    No external Monitor signal after Boot Camp Update

    I've recently done Boot Camp and gotten pretty much everything running. I'm on a laptop which I plug into a big old ViewSonic monitor. It's set up to be a mirror on the Mac side, and was doing the same thing in Windows until the Most recent Boot Camp update download from Apple Software update...
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    Can I download/install Boot Camp separately?

    i'm running OS 10.5.2 for reasons of compatibility with necessary music software and hardware. i was using parallels but am going to switch to boot camp. one big problem: i don't see it on my drive. i'm guessing i stupidly deleted it thinking i'd never need it. i was hoping there was a way...
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    Music Software Latency: Parallels VS. Boot Camp

    i've been running Parallels Desktop for mac 3.0 for over a year now, and it's been adequate, though it sometimes stutters a bit. usually rebooting the app solves it. Today I picked a couple of USB MIDI controllers relatively cheap, thinking I could do some real-time playing in the Windows...
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    32GB flash drive only half-dead - can i revive it?

    i have a 32GB flash drive i used to use on both mac an PC (see my .sig for specs). one day i pulled it out of a G5 tower, forgetting to eject it first. of course i got the "device removal" warning, but this time it seems to be warranted. the drive does not show up on any desktop, mac or...
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    considering upgrading macbook to 6GB RAM

    i've heard that it's now confirmed that you can swap out a 2GB DIMM for a 4GB and give a black macbook a total of 6GB of RAM. i heard this while working on a job next to someone where we were both on our laptops and having slowness issues to to the client's HUGE photoshop and illustrator...
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    Wireless Network from Cable/Laptop - suddenly gone.

    Well I seem to have screwed myself over, can anyone help me un-screw it? I usually get online at my girlfriend's place by my Airport automatically detecting her wireless network and logging in. Only, I think she was having some issues a week ago and I probably changed something in her system...
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    Downgrading from 10.5.4 to 10.5.2?

    I just got the new upgrade and it's caused a definite problem for me. I use some audio connection software and while it will transfer from the mac to the external disk (an IDE drive in a proprietary format), it won't do the reverse. I believe this was an issue even with 10.5.3. How can I go...
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    Safari: Stop adding .mpg to split filenames!

    This is a demand not an answer. It's what I's say if I could speak to Safari. If I download split files named .001, .002, etc. that are done with HJ Split or similar, which can be rejoined in Machacha, Safari recognizes that they are pieces of a movie file and adds .mpg to the end. This...
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    picture icons gone (OS 10.5.3)

    actually i've been running 10.5.3 just fine for a few days now. but suddenly last night my picture-preview icons disappeared, i'm left with only the plain app-related icons. i hope you know what i'm talking about. i don't think i changed anything. i'm also running parallels with windows XP...
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    US 13" macbook POWER in UK (london)?

    going to london imminently, so i hope i get this answered ASAP. i want to bring my macbook (black, 2.4 GHz/4GB/250, recent purchase) to london. i was told the plugs (magsafe 60W) "do the conversion" to euro power depending on what the adaptor specs say on the side. but aren't british plugs...
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    partition accessibility in XP/OSX

    when creating a partition to install windows XP, how much is enough? i plan to use this to edit music files. i know i need enough space for XP, all the apps and plugins, but do i need to allow space for the music files themselves on the same partition? or will XP recognize the OSX...
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    stop force to front while performing tasks?

    i like to multitask on the computer, so i find it really annoying when an app i tell something to do forces its way to the front when i've gone to another app in the meantime. example, i may be collecting a file in indesign, and jump to safari to go to the ftp site i need to upload files to...
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    Strange Internet Issues

    G4 laptop, 1.5 GHz/512 MB, OS 10.3.9 ======================== Since last week I've been experiecing sudden internet outages or extreme slowdown/hangups. For anywhere from 1 to 15 minutes, none of my net programs will find their hosts. Sometimes it begins with a page not loading 100% (as I...
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    fine-tune my laptop x:y ratio?

    i have a G4 12-inch powerbook running 10.3.9. haven't moved to tiger yet because of some annoying issues i've noticed on my work computer. bear with me because this is my first laptop and i haven't been on OSX very long (a little over a year). my question is about something which is...
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    How to open up my G4 powerbook to add RAM?

    i did a search or two and the answer didn't come up here, nor can i find it on the apple website. a friend said it was a simple matter of "popping up the keyboard"? that doesn't seem so simple. i started trying that and now i have the left corner stuck slightly up. it didn't seem like...
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    unpkg/installer issues on G4 powerbook

    i've been having some issues with connecting to a firewire interface made by music hardware company alesis (see http://www.macosx.com/forums/showthread.php?t=273911). after eliminating another problem (bad firewire cable), i've discovered a problem which may be a software issue on my G4...
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