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Forum: iPad Hardware and Accessories 06-24-2012, 05:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 970
Posted By SteelblueTJ
Should I sell my iPad for a Macbook Air?

I bought a new iPad a few months ago. While it is an awesome device, I feel limited to what I can do with it. I don't really do much on it other than browse the web, or play an occasional game. I...
Forum: OS X - Apps and Games 06-21-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 880
Posted By SteelblueTJ
Pages App not opening files correctly

I regularly use Pages for word processing and save my files on an external drive. Well for some strange reason when I open my documents everything appears different than how I saved it. Almost like...
Forum: Apple Desktops 04-02-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,009
Posted By SteelblueTJ
How to Maximize the life of an SSD in an iMac?

I just installed an SSD in my MId-2007 iMac. I am used to putting the computer to sleep every night before I go to bed or leave the house. I would click on the apple and click sleep. Then in the...
Forum: Apple Desktops 03-31-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,087
Posted By SteelblueTJ
Is the imac fan supposed to run all the time?

I just replaced the hd in my mid-2007 iMac with an ssd. I reinstalled the LCD screen and turned the iMac on to test it before putting the bezel back on. I noticed the fan in the bottom left is...
Forum: Apple Desktops 03-27-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,202
Posted By SteelblueTJ
I erased the drive and reformatted it again. I...

I erased the drive and reformatted it again. I did a clean install of Lion and everything seems to be good. During the initial restart I noticed everything on the screen appeared slightly bigger and...
Forum: Apple Desktops 03-20-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,202
Posted By SteelblueTJ
I got a 240GB SSD from OWC. I formatted it and...

I got a 240GB SSD from OWC. I formatted it and used carbon copy cloner to reinstall all of my files. To do that I used a SATA to USB cable to connect the SSD externally. I restarted the iMac and...
Forum: Apple Desktops 03-19-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,084
Posted By SteelblueTJ
Thanks for the info. Is the 2008 Mac Pro much...

Thanks for the info. Is the 2008 Mac Pro much different than the current 2010 Mac pro? I believe the processor in the 8 core models are different. The 2008 has 2 x 2.8 ghz Xenon "Nehalem" and the...
Forum: Apple Desktops 03-18-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,084
Posted By SteelblueTJ
Do you think that's a good deal though?

Do you think that's a good deal though?
Forum: Apple Desktops 03-18-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,084
Posted By SteelblueTJ
Need some advice...Would you buy a used Mac Pro?

I have been looking at some used Mac Pro's. I currently have a mid-2007 iMac 2.4 ghz Core 2 Duo, and its been a great machine, but I always wanted a Mac Pro for my HD video editing and graphic...
Forum: Apple Desktops 03-13-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 989
Posted By SteelblueTJ
Looking for a quiet and fast external drive...Any recommendations?

I am replacing my internal 500GB HDD with an 240GB SSD in my iMac. I would also like to get an external for my larger files like iTunes media and whatnot. I originally was looking at the WD Passport...
Forum: Apple Desktops 03-10-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,202
Posted By SteelblueTJ
I think I'm just going to upgrade my iMac for now...

I think I'm just going to upgrade my iMac for now and get an SSD. But I have a few concerns. Do you think a 120GB SSD will be enough for Lion and Apps? Currently I only have the stock 500GB HD with...
Forum: Apple Desktops 02-28-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,057
Posted By SteelblueTJ
Adding a Cinema Display to my iMac - Should I place it Right or Left?

As the title states. I picked up a used 20" aluminum cinema display to go with my 20" iMac. I'm not sure on which orientation style to set it up. If I place the display to the left of the iMac then...
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 02-28-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,867
Posted By SteelblueTJ
Question about 20" Apple Cinema Display (A1081 older model)

I just picked up a used Aluminum 20" Cinema Display and I was wondering if the power/DVI cord (the round connector that goes into the back of the display) can be removed from the back of the display?...
Forum: Apple Desktops 02-12-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,202
Posted By SteelblueTJ
Thinking about upgrading and need some advice

I currently have a 2007 20" iMac Core 2 Duo that I bought new 5 years ago. I have upgraded the RAM to the maximum 4GB. It's been a great machine, but I would like to do some more upgrades to it,...
Forum: Apple Desktops 02-07-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,091
Posted By SteelblueTJ
If I were to install the SSD into the iMac right...

If I were to install the SSD into the iMac right out the box and power up the machine, I assume I would get the flashing "?" as the system is searching for a bootable OS. If I then insert my snow...
Forum: iPod Hardware and Accessories 01-14-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,410
Posted By SteelblueTJ
What is this cable for and what did it come with?

I know it's an iPod/iPad dock connector to USB, but does anyone have any idea as to what this cable originally came with? It's not the standard Apple cable and it is much heavier and has a yellow...
Forum: Movies and Video 12-27-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,181
Posted By SteelblueTJ
Got a new HD camcorder - should I get iMovie '11?

I recently got a new HD camcorder - the Panasonic HDC-SD600. As with all HD camcorders it's records in AVCHD. I am still running iMovie '09 on my 2007 iMac, which I recently upgraded to Lion. I am...
Forum: Apple Desktops 12-10-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,091
Posted By SteelblueTJ
Thanks. I was curious to know if they were the...

Thanks. I was curious to know if they were the same because I can get the drive and brackets cheaper elsewhere individually.

I'm starting to question the best size to get for my needs. I...
Forum: Apple Desktops 12-10-2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,091
Posted By SteelblueTJ
anyone know?

anyone know?
Forum: Apple Desktops 12-09-2011, 10:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,091
Posted By SteelblueTJ
Thanks for the info. Just to be sure, are all SSD...

Thanks for the info. Just to be sure, are all SSD drives the same? I am asking because I was looking on Crucial's website and noticed that their 256GB drive part number CT256M4SSD2 says it isn't...
Forum: Apple Desktops 12-09-2011, 06:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,091
Posted By SteelblueTJ
Question on SSD Install in an iMac

I am planning on swapping out the tired HDD in my mid-2007 20" iMac. Do I have to format the new SSD before installing it in the machine? I've watched a bunch of youtube videos on how to do this and...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 12-04-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,173
Posted By SteelblueTJ
Is my iMac capable of handling HD video?

I plan on upgrading my 6 year old Mini-DV camcorder in the near future and would like to be able to continue to import and edit my footage when I make the switch to an HD camcorder. My computer specs...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 12-01-2011, 09:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 579
Posted By SteelblueTJ
Question about time machine

I am planning on updating the failing hard drive in my 2007 20" iMac with an SSD. Is it recommended to keep all my files such as iTunes music, movies, photos on an external and just run all the apps...
Forum: Movies and Video 11-27-2011, 05:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,131
Posted By SteelblueTJ
What's a good HD Camcorder that's Mac Friendly?

I am looking to get my first HD flash camcorder to upgrade to my 6 year old Panasonic MiniDV. I want something good quality but still easily compatible with iMovie and Final Cut Express. I heard most...
Forum: Apple TV 11-21-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,777
Posted By SteelblueTJ
Apple TV 2 won't stay asleep - the light is always on

I installed the most recent update the other day and now my Apple TV 2 comes back on all by itself and stays on all day. I'll put it to sleep and the light goes out, I'll leave the room and about an...
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