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Forum: OS X - Apps and Games 04-15-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 425
Posted By gsmithp
Tracking a lost MBP

I just read a newspaper story about a lady that left her ipad2 on a Delta plane. It wasn't turned in to lost n found so with tracking software she had loaded on it she used MobileMe to find it...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 04-15-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,041
Posted By gsmithp
Tracking a lost MacBook Pro

Oops...wrong forum
Forum: Apple Desktops 04-10-2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,307
Posted By gsmithp
Thanks for the link. Dang, I've got to start...

Thanks for the link. Dang, I've got to start looking at the dates of these posts & forums I get my ideas from. I never would have considered updating the G5 if I'da read that link first. Sounds...
Forum: Apple Desktops 04-10-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,277
Posted By gsmithp
I've had the same problems when using skype. ...

I've had the same problems when using skype. Best advice I can give is to suggest you watch the Skype tutorial that's part of the os. Setting up a Skype account and using it has to be done just...
Forum: Apple Desktops 04-10-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,307
Posted By gsmithp
Powermac with Nvidia 6800 Ultra

I just picked up a nice Powermac G5 for my grandkids to use with games when they visit. I changed out the 5200 graphics card for a GeForce 6800 Ultra expecting to see some speed gains. I know...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 03-16-2011, 11:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 411
Posted By gsmithp
external monitor for broken powerbook

I have been using a PC in my work shop and it finally quit. I will replace it with a used powerbook and to save money I had this tremendous idea. I still have the LCD monitor from the pc why not...
Forum: OS X - Apps and Games 11-22-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 751
Posted By gsmithp
outlook express for mac

Switching from a pc to mac and need to know how to keep my outlook express account. I'm now using an Imac g5 2.0 17". I'd appreciate a tip or 2. Thanks.
Forum: Apple Desktops 10-11-2010, 06:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,205
Posted By gsmithp
Whoop! Worked like a song. 10.4 is loading as I...

Whoop! Worked like a song. 10.4 is loading as I speak. Many thanks to you kind folks for sharing your vast knowledge and expertise.
Forum: Apple Desktops 10-11-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,205
Posted By gsmithp
Oops...found it. When selecting the hard drive I...

Oops...found it. When selecting the hard drive I highlighted Mac HD which is the volume not the hd. I'll go through your instructions now and see what happens...
Forum: Apple Desktops 10-11-2010, 06:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,205
Posted By gsmithp
Alright. Went to Disk utilities no partition...

Alright. Went to Disk utilities no partition option here. A window with First Aid, RAID, Erase and Restore. There's also Verify Disk & Repair Disk which I had already done with the 'disk passed...
Forum: Apple Desktops 10-11-2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,205
Posted By gsmithp
I was trying to install Tiger 10.4 that came with...

I was trying to install Tiger 10.4 that came with the iMac. I did erase the intel hard drive using the disk utility but that didn't reformat or repartition it. Since I'm still spinning my wheels in...
Forum: Apple Desktops 10-11-2010, 02:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,205
Posted By gsmithp
OS won't install in imac G5

I bought a second gen. (no isight) iMac G5 with no hard drive and was told it wouldn't power up just stayed black. I replaced 9 bad caps in the power supply & it powered right up. Happy. I had a...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 10-05-2010, 09:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 313
Posted By gsmithp
time won't chanage

My one year old macbookpro works fine but the date/time has been malfunctioning. It keeps time ok but doesn't change the day after 24 hrs. Also, the padlock security icon in date and time is always...
Forum: Internet, Networking, and Wireless 09-29-2010, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,190
Posted By gsmithp
OK . . . I read the manual and got things to work...

OK . . . I read the manual and got things to work again. Pretty easy, actually I just had to reinstall the TC from scratch and set up the wireless network again. Used my old SSID and key. Slick. ...
Forum: Internet, Networking, and Wireless 09-28-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,190
Posted By gsmithp
My network doesn't show anymore

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. I have a 1tb time machine connected to my wife's iMac via ethernet. I thought I would see how it was doing and in the process of opening it to see if it was...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 08-03-2010, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By gsmithp
Anythings possible, I guess. Not likely I would...

Anythings possible, I guess. Not likely I would hit those two keys at once, though. I have never paid much attention to the location of the cursor when working..I just wiggle the mouse to find it...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 08-03-2010, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By gsmithp
Not sure. No new windows opened, back button...

Not sure. No new windows opened, back button didn't find it. Good idea, though, about the cursor. Gadzooks, another habit to form. Thank you for sharing the wisdom.
Forum: Apple Notebooks 08-03-2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By gsmithp
macbook pro trackpad

I have a late 09 MacBook Pro and for the most part really like it. I do have one beef, however. I'm typing away in a text box much like this when all of a sudden the page goes away and I've lost my...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 07-30-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,201
Posted By gsmithp
Just for giggles I installed Flash Player again...

Just for giggles I installed Flash Player again and now everything works ok. Mystery to me but all is well.
Forum: Apple Notebooks 07-30-2010, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,201
Posted By gsmithp
new macbook won't play utube videos

I down loaded Adobe flash player and installed it but when I select a utube video I get the big black square area but nothing else. Same with other sites as well. Where do I go in my preferences to...
Forum: Apple Desktops 03-27-2010, 11:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 706
Posted By gsmithp
Diligence paid off. I decided to take the logic...

Diligence paid off. I decided to take the logic board out just to see if there was a stray screw lodged somewhere since some were missing. I was right about that IR board but didn't know why. ...
Forum: Apple Desktops 03-27-2010, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 706
Posted By gsmithp
Well, I spent another hour on it before turning...

Well, I spent another hour on it before turning in looking for loose, pinched or otherwise errant wiring..didn't see anything obvious. I did notice that with the cover off and the big black flap...
Forum: Apple Desktops 03-26-2010, 11:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 706
Posted By gsmithp
You're right about the infrared board. It sits in...

You're right about the infrared board. It sits in there a little crooked and springy so I'll have to look again at that plus misplaced or pinched wires but I work pretty carefully as a rule. As far...
Forum: Apple Desktops 03-26-2010, 10:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 706
Posted By gsmithp
Dead with front cover on...ok with it off

I changed out my optical drive in my late 2006 17" iMac and before putting the front cover on it I powered it up, tried a dvd to test, shut it down and put the front cover on. With the cover on it...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 03-24-2010, 11:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By gsmithp
I think you hit the nail on the head. I had two...

I think you hit the nail on the head. I had two windows open. One with the countdown and the other with the 'confirm' link in it. The count down window must have been the 'active' window and...
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