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Forum: Apple Notebooks 08-05-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,288
Posted By MunkeyQ
Check that the ribbon cable linking the top shell...

Check that the ribbon cable linking the top shell to the motherboard hasn't come loose. The keyboard and touchpad share the same connection, so if you lose both at once there's a chance it's the...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 08-05-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,374
Posted By MunkeyQ
Yep. I'd agree that a worn case on any laptop...

Yep. I'd agree that a worn case on any laptop shows signs of a hard life of use and perhaps abuse. There's plenty out there which have done nothing but sat on a desk for past few years, so...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 08-05-2011, 05:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,865
Posted By MunkeyQ
The Thinkpad is a lot more...

The Thinkpad is a lot more business-oriented...more of a utility machine. Its battery can be easily swapped out for a fresh one, the optical drive can be hotswapped for a secondary battery or hard...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 08-04-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 910
Posted By MunkeyQ
So you bought an Airport Extreme and an Express?...

So you bought an Airport Extreme and an Express? They both essentially do the same thing, and aren't a whole lot of use without a broadband connection.

Before spending all that $$$, some research...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 07-26-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 768
Posted By MunkeyQ
Was just about to post this... ;) Startup...

Was just about to post this... ;)

Startup disk full means that your hard drive is full up. Either move some stuff off to an external drive or replace the drive with a bigger one.

OSX likes to...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 07-26-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 946
Posted By MunkeyQ
http://cdn.head-fi.org/a/a2/a2abe676_computer_bomb...

http://cdn.head-fi.org/a/a2/a2abe676_computer_bomb.jpg
If someone actually uses this exploit, this could become a worrying scenario.

Changing or removing the over-discharge and charge voltage...
Forum: Archival Forum 07-26-2011, 07:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,231
Posted By MunkeyQ
Taken with a 10 year old Canon digital compact....

Taken with a 10 year old Canon digital compact. Not bad little things!

http://i53.tinypic.com/256a90z.jpg
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 07-25-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,060
Posted By MunkeyQ
If you look carefully, it's done for every brand...

If you look carefully, it's done for every brand shown, not just Apple.

The opposite goes for movies, where companies pay huge amounts to have their brand shown prominently in as many shots as...
Forum: iPhone Hardware and Accessories 07-24-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,525
Posted By MunkeyQ
Just sold mine for rather more than I expected....

Just sold mine for rather more than I expected. The battery was well past being useful, touchscreen was dodgy and the stupid bloody recessed headphone jack was doing my head in. (seriously, why put a...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 07-24-2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 888
Posted By MunkeyQ
Definitely sounds like overheating to me - the...

Definitely sounds like overheating to me - the white Macbook's heatsink is rather small compared to most other laptops using that same CPU. It's therefore more sensitive to dust buildup...sounds like...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 07-19-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,649
Posted By MunkeyQ
If it comes on full blast as soon as you press...

If it comes on full blast as soon as you press the power button, that pretty much rules out any software problem or abnormal CPU load.

It's definitely worth re-applying the thermal goop as it...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 07-18-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 924
Posted By MunkeyQ
Mine's a later 1st gen Macbook, but I still use...

Mine's a later 1st gen Macbook, but I still use it every day and carry the thing around a lot. To be honest, I'll only upgrade my computer if it dies or it's no longer fast enough for the software I...
Forum: iPhone Hardware and Accessories 07-18-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 917
Posted By MunkeyQ
Don't do this - it'll shorten the long-term life...

Don't do this - it'll shorten the long-term life of the battery a lot. Li-ion batteries don't like being fully cycled (charged then fully discharged), and it will kill it faster. All phones with...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 07-14-2011, 04:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,778
Posted By MunkeyQ
I still have a 386 75mhz Dell machine I used...

I still have a 386 75mhz Dell machine I used years ago, running Win 95. Installing that off a stack of floppies wasn't much fun! It's built like a tank...chassis is 1mm mild steel with cast braces to...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 07-06-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By MunkeyQ
It's best for the battery's health to leave the...

It's best for the battery's health to leave the charger connected when it's fully charged. Just a quick tip!
Forum: Apple Notebooks 06-23-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,784
Posted By MunkeyQ
There's nothing holy about the Apple displays....

There's nothing holy about the Apple displays. They're OEM'd by LG or Samsung; for example, the polycarbonate Macbook LCDs are made by LG and the exact same model of LCD is used in many, many other...
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 06-20-2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,088
Posted By MunkeyQ
Microsoft mice are in my experience very good as...

Microsoft mice are in my experience very good as well. Solid, no-frills, comfortable and reliable.
Forum: iPhone Hardware and Accessories 06-12-2011, 04:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,076
Posted By MunkeyQ
The iPhone requires voltage on the data pins,...

The iPhone requires voltage on the data pins, which is unlike pretty much every other phone on the market. Normal USB power adapters like your Promaster provide power on the 5v pin, which is fine for...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 06-04-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,235
Posted By MunkeyQ
Strain relief in the Magsafe connector is crap,...

Strain relief in the Magsafe connector is crap, so it's likely that the conductors are shorting internally. Unfortunately, this means a new charger is the only solution...

It's worth checking for...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 06-04-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,729
Posted By MunkeyQ
Definitely the trackpad. Much better than...

Definitely the trackpad. Much better than anything I've used on any other laptops - bigger, more responsive and generally easier to use. The magnetic power connector is brilliant too, seeing as most...
Forum: iPod Hardware and Accessories 05-30-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,185
Posted By MunkeyQ
Cheaper alternative would be to buy a USB...

Cheaper alternative would be to buy a USB extension.
Forum: iPhone Hardware and Accessories 05-30-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,641
Posted By MunkeyQ
You'll notice no difference at all with a gold...

You'll notice no difference at all with a gold tipped cable, unless your truck stereo costs well into the four digits. Using lossless files on your iPhone will be a bigger (and free!) step up in...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 05-30-2011, 02:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 21,481
Posted By MunkeyQ
The hinges are very thin and fragile in a...

The hinges are very thin and fragile in a Macbook. Avoid pushing the screen back against its mechanical limit.

It's common for the forces on hinge pin to strip the threads out of the screw holes...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 05-30-2011, 02:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By MunkeyQ
It's exactly the same as on PCs. If you leave the...

It's exactly the same as on PCs. If you leave the laptop plugged in, the battery will stop charging once it's full.

Nothing magical or special about a Mac's battery and charging system - it's...
Forum: Apple Desktops 05-28-2011, 04:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,554
Posted By MunkeyQ
In my experience, Macs do in general run hotter...

In my experience, Macs do in general run hotter than a similar priced PC laptop though. I guess this is down to cost-cutting, as the heatsink is far smaller, and cosmetics - Apple don't like having...
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