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    CD-R/DVD-R read failure on Mac Mini

    The stuff burned on the mini are legible discs :-)
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    CD-R/DVD-R read failure on Mac Mini

    Here's an interesting problem. I've got *some* DVD and CD backups that I've made on a PowerBook G4 and an iBook G4. They work fine on the laptops, however when I pop the discs into my intel mac mini the disc comes up as blank and I am prompted to tell the computer what I want to do with it...
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    External HD not mounting

    Interesting fix. so seal the HD in a zip lock or two and freeze it? I've read some fixes such as leaving the HD alone (unplugged) for a long period of time and trying again and it may come back to life. At this point I don't care much about most of the data on the HD - it's been backed up...
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    External HD not mounting

    when it's powered up and connected via usb or firewire to a computer I hear clicking noises.
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    External HD not mounting

    Hello to all I have an external WD MyBook 500GB hard drive. It was a little flaky recently, not showing up on my desktop after sleep, however now it refuses to mount (tried both FW400 and USB). I fired up disk utility and the disk does not show up there either. Any ideas?
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    Finder not loading

    oops, sorry: in system/library/startup I do have items (I did not have any in HD/library or user/library). O have attached a screenshot of what is in there. The only thing that seems odd is the fibrechannel folder since I dont have a fibre card in my laptop.
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    Finder not loading

    Bob, there is nothing in my startup items (anywhere). I formated the hard drive and installed a clean OS (nothing of the old stuff remained). Weird... At the moment I am up with safe boot mode. I think I can survive this way. The only impediment is not having airport (well that and audio), but...
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    Finder not loading

    Update: Hardware test concluded, all hardware came back as fully functional. Still only loading in safe boot mode
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    Finder not loading

    Thanks again Bob :-) I went through and I removed all 'recently' installed software...ended up removing everything. Still the finder did not load. I decided to format the HD completely, and reinstall the OS. Upon installation and reboot, the finder STILL does not load! However, I can boot in...
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    Finder not loading

    Thanks bob! The safe boot worked! Weird since i have not installed anytiing new in a long time! Now to figure out how to fix the issue
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    Finder not loading

    Morning fellow members. This morning i powered up my powerbook and the finder appears to not be loading. I get the blue backgroung and the cursor but no icons, dock, menu, etc. i ran diskwarrior 3.0.2 and 33 % of files are out of order. Dwarrior says it cannot fix. Any ideas? Is it worth...
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    show us an ancestor

    I am pretty sure I am related to this guy in some way ;-)
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    running temprature

    Is there anyway to tell the fans to kick in? My 15" powerbook is 55C (top, bottom & power supply temps). The fan does not seem to kick on very often - unless it gets REALLY REALLY REALLY hot. Anyway to make them go one when I want them to go on.
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    iBook G3 (white) - no airport wire ?!

    Greetings fellow macos users ;-) (long time no see!) I have a friend of mine who recently bought an iBook G3 (the ones right after the clamshell version - pearl white exterior). The iBook was without airport so she bought a separate card. I pulled the keyboard up, installed the card, but I do...
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    Forgetful battery or discharging battery?

    Weird thing: I come back from work on Friday, with an iPod that is fully charged. I unplug my iTrip, I put the hold on, and I put my iPod away. I was about to go for my Sunday walk this morning and the iPod does not turn on. This has happened many times. I just need to plug it in and recharge...
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    Silly question: Dual Layer Disc readable on Powebook?

    I have a mac mini at work, with tiger, intel processor, DL superdrive. If I get DL discs and burn them on my mac mini can I read that data on my powerbook? (superdrive, doesn't burn DL though) I know - silly question to which I should know the answer already....
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    Powerbook G4 15" flashing questiomark (of death)

    Man, the extended apple warranty is so worth it :-) Got my powerbook back today (decided to take it back to apple) - free HD replacement (the cost would have been over $400!) The good thing is that I had made a backup a month ago so *most* of my important data was backed up. I bought a 500GB...
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    Powerbook G4 15" flashing questiomark (of death)

    All right.... So I opened up my powerbook (scary, I know...lost a small screw in the process...)unplugged my HD, replugged it, made sure all was connected properly, screw everything back together, try to boot...same problem. I hear the same thing, drive trying to spin-up but stopping. I am...
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    Powerbook G4 15" flashing questiomark (of death)

    well an update: 1. tech tool deluxe does nothing :p - since it cannot find the volume 2. The apple hardware test gives me an error 2STF/1/4: (but nothing after that) so I am hopeful that it is neither an ATA error, nor an ATA bus gone bad - tomorrow I probably going to open it up and see if the...
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    Powerbook G4 15" flashing questiomark (of death)

    Darn! :-( Not really what I was hoping to hear. Tonight I will be testing things with TechToolPro and the Apple Hardware Test on the reinstall CD that is home. I've been reading that I *might* be able to use dd on a dead disc to create a dmg of my old HD if I cannot revive it. Any...
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