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Search: Posts Made By: Sherman Homan
Forum: Apple Desktops 09-27-2008, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 858
Posted By Sherman Homan
Good points from dtravis7! If you have any USB...

Good points from dtravis7! If you have any USB peripherals, I would add a USB card, the G4 towers were stuck with USB 1.1 which is miserable compared to USB 2.0.
Forum: OS X - Operating System 09-26-2008, 08:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By Sherman Homan
While I do agree that you can carve out some free...

While I do agree that you can carve out some free space by deleting localization files, it really sounds like you need a bigger drive. You are going to continue adding to iTunes and iPhoto, you need...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 09-25-2008, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 614
Posted By Sherman Homan
If I understand your situation correctly, I think...

If I understand your situation correctly, I think you should start over. There is no good reason to install Windows XP without the actual installer CD. Boot from the Mac Tiger 10.4 DVD, choose your...
Forum: Apple Rumors and Reports 09-18-2008, 07:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,943
Posted By Sherman Homan
It is over, and it is going to get even weirder: ...

It is over, and it is going to get even weirder:

Microsoft's new ads: Seinfeld and Gates out, Hodgman lookalike in
...
Forum: Internet, Networking, and Wireless 09-17-2008, 09:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,421
Posted By Sherman Homan
You don't have anything plugged into the ethernet...

You don't have anything plugged into the ethernet port?!?!
Forum: OS X - Operating System 09-16-2008, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 629
Posted By Sherman Homan
First off, stop using your Mac. I mean now! Use...

First off, stop using your Mac. I mean now! Use some one else's to post here and to get Data Rescue II.
http://www.prosofteng.com/products/data_rescue.php
Download it on to a USB thumb drive. It...
Forum: Apple Desktops 09-15-2008, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,970
Posted By Sherman Homan
There is a heat sensor that is designed to do...

There is a heat sensor that is designed to do exactly what harryb2448 describes. It is either accurately dealing with a problem or it is screwy! Install iStat, it will give you an good reading of the...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 09-15-2008, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,799
Posted By Sherman Homan
Music files are small enough to be automatically...

Music files are small enough to be automatically defragged. And if you think about it, in your situation optimizing won't do anything! Read through some of the links above, I definitely wouldn't run...
Forum: Internet, Networking, and Wireless 09-10-2008, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 984
Posted By Sherman Homan
It should be fairly simple, you definitely do not...

It should be fairly simple, you definitely do not need to know or enter router numbers. The fact that you got on board to the wireless access point with the wireless password should mean you are...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 09-10-2008, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By Sherman Homan
Leopard is available at Apple Stores, Best Buy,...

Leopard is available at Apple Stores, Best Buy, and on line, it runs $129 for a single user, $199 for a family pack.
Forum: Switcher Hangout 09-10-2008, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By Sherman Homan
Drinking coffee is the most important part of the...

Drinking coffee is the most important part of the process, but we need more details. If you mean applying the updates that Apple rolls out to fix problems, then yes, it is easy. Go to the Apple icon,...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 09-09-2008, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,799
Posted By Sherman Homan
Mac OS X automatically defrags. ...

Mac OS X automatically defrags.
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1375
Having said that, there is a big difference between defragging and optimizing. Optimization of disk performance is different from...
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 09-08-2008, 01:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 470
Posted By Sherman Homan
If your drive is so full that the Mac can't run...

If your drive is so full that the Mac can't run its 'behind the scenes' disk swaps, then you do need more space. You can do that by archiving it onto another drive and deleting it. Try booting in...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 09-06-2008, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 797
Posted By Sherman Homan
Yes, it is pretty hard to diagnose water related...

Yes, it is pretty hard to diagnose water related problems. Some itty bitty wire can short out, water evaporates, no evidence of the crime. Good luck with this!
Forum: Apple Desktops 09-06-2008, 02:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,175
Posted By Sherman Homan
There is a limit to the size of a hard drive that...

There is a limit to the size of a hard drive that OS X and SATA drives can see, but that is orders of magnitude bigger than yours, so that isn't it...
I think you have diagnosed the problem: you...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 09-06-2008, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 797
Posted By Sherman Homan
Well, even if you can't see any evidence,...

Well, even if you can't see any evidence, obviously something bad happened. :Grimmace:
Did you really get down to the logic board? Hit ifixit.com for really excellent instructions. I would put it...
Forum: Apple Desktops 09-05-2008, 04:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,175
Posted By Sherman Homan
It says 'internal' because it is running off of...

It says 'internal' because it is running off of an internal card, so that isn't a problem. You do not need an installation CD of any kind, that is just the glory of the Mac and its Unix roots. The...
Forum: Apple Desktops 09-05-2008, 09:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,175
Posted By Sherman Homan
Getting error messages with Disk Utility could be...

Getting error messages with Disk Utility could be a real deal breaker. But we really do need the error message!
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 09-04-2008, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 874
Posted By Sherman Homan
Given the chance that you will have died in that...

Given the chance that you will have died in that darkened room before you read this, O:) can you list the key commands you have tried? Hold down the Option key and choose System 9 or OS X, hold down...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 08-29-2008, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 733
Posted By Sherman Homan
It is possible, I think the only way to test this...

It is possible, I think the only way to test this is with a known good hard drive...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 08-29-2008, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 733
Posted By Sherman Homan
The fact that the iBook won't boot with the drive...

The fact that the iBook won't boot with the drive installed is a pretty good indication that there is something really wrong with the drive. I suppose that there is a possibility there is a problem...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 08-28-2008, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,050
Posted By Sherman Homan
I think I disagree that market share has anything...

I think I disagree that market share has anything to do with virus writers. The first hacker who writes a successful OS X virus would get enormous street cred. And that has been true for the last...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 08-28-2008, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 733
Posted By Sherman Homan
The good news is also the bad news, you have...

The good news is also the bad news, you have successfully diagnosed the problem. There is something wrong with that drive. The only thing I would double check is that the drive should be the master,...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 08-27-2008, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 733
Posted By Sherman Homan
If you boot from your System CD does it see the...

If you boot from your System CD does it see the drive? You may just need to format it and install an OS.
Forum: OS X - Operating System 08-21-2008, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 771
Posted By Sherman Homan
You are right at the point where you have to make...

You are right at the point where you have to make a choice. It has a serious directory error that DU can't fix. Each time you boot it or attempt to fix it the chance of it failing totally goes up. I...
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