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Forum: OS X - Operating System 08-07-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 542
Posted By Head_Unit
Not OS update because that stays at...

Not OS update because that stays at 10.7.5-there's an EFI Firmware and SMC Firmware update, iTunes, various other stuff. Most all the machines are updating the same things* so if I could find the 6...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 08-06-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 542
Posted By Head_Unit
Help updating multiple computers!

I need to update a bunch of laptop carts. The old method has been to click Software Update and run that one by one-which is VERY slow. Plus you can only do maybe 4 at a time or the WiFi overloads.
...
Forum: Apple Desktops 05-28-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By Head_Unit
Yes, it's definitely not a young machine! ...

Yes, it's definitely not a young machine!

But the sound is not that harsh bearing kind of sound. It just seems like the fan used to run at a lower speed
Forum: Apple Desktops 05-26-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By Head_Unit
Fan speed seems too high on my iMac???

It's a white 20-inch Late 2006 (other specs at bottom), and lately the fan noise is noticeable. Not huge, it is not going crazy, but used to be not heard at all.

Fan is running around 870 rpm with...
Forum: Apple Desktops 03-29-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 579
Posted By Head_Unit
iMac won't sleep; Trackpad and Keyboard eat batteries

I love my iMac (specs at bottom) but this one had a problem sleeping once I got and connected the Magic Trackpad and Keyboard via Bluetooth.

Also, the batteries do no seem to last long. A few...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-12-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 773
Posted By Head_Unit
Help updating a mess of laptops (and iPads)

I work at a school with a pile of laptops. I need to update the software, and also load Garage Band & iMovie and iTunes etc etc.

Right now they update them wirelessly via Software Update...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-12-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 964
Posted By Head_Unit
annw1, you could open Disk Utility and have it...

annw1, you could open Disk Utility and have it Repair Disk (might be grayed out, in which case you can only Verify) and Repair Permissions. That can help some issues.

Really, though, if you are...
Forum: Apple Desktops 09-18-2013, 02:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 815
Posted By Head_Unit
You want the fusion drive. Basically a chunk of...

You want the fusion drive. Basically a chunk of SSD (Solid State Drive, kinda like RAM) to cache the big hard drive. My SSD sped up a lot of operations on this old iMac, and the fusion drive should...
Forum: Apple Desktops 09-16-2013, 11:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 415
Posted By Head_Unit
OK, this just got REALLY weird. My other 20" iMac...

OK, this just got REALLY weird. My other 20" iMac now says I'm not connected to the internet, Network Settings failed.

I am typing this on the 24", which had the same problem even after reboot...
Forum: Apple Desktops 09-15-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 747
Posted By Head_Unit
I have a 20" and a 24" white 2006-the last models...

I have a 20" and a 24" white 2006-the last models before the nasty reflective glass screens which I hate...
Forum: Apple Desktops 09-15-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 485
Posted By Head_Unit
Not on a new one, but I changed to an SSD on my...

Not on a new one, but I changed to an SSD on my old 2006 iMac, and it definitely sped up startup and opening/closing documents. Not a night/day difference, but definitely noticeable. However, I'm now...
Forum: Apple Desktops 09-15-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By Head_Unit
There are different kinds of "faster": -...

There are different kinds of "faster":
- Calculating huge spreadsheets, flight simulators and other games, math-intensive applications would be helped by a faster processor, which means a new...
Forum: Apple Desktops 09-15-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 415
Posted By Head_Unit
old iMac having trouble connecting-HELP!

I have 2 old white 2006 iMacs, a 24" and a 20"

In a recurrence from a week or so ago, the 24" woke up with no connection. After a reboot, it was OK. But today, the same thing. Network diagnostics...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 12-18-2012, 11:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 771
Posted By Head_Unit
iPad won't connect to iMac-help!

So from another thread, I set up my hostess' machine (core 2 duo, white 2005? 2GB 10.4.11) to Personal Web Share ON under services, it is checked under Firewall, started under Internet.
Tried with...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 12-17-2012, 10:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 391
Posted By Head_Unit
Uh, me too! If not, somebody please CREATE such...

Uh, me too! If not, somebody please CREATE such an app!
Forum: OS X - Operating System 12-17-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 958
Posted By Head_Unit
Nobody should convince you, I agree you have to...

Nobody should convince you, I agree you have to convince yourself.

I've used Microsluft since before Windows (DOS), and Mac since they had 9" screens. They can both be real pains in the @ss.
...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 12-17-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 592
Posted By Head_Unit
Thanks, but one of my stumbling blocks is that...

Thanks, but one of my stumbling blocks is that "Internet Sharing" does not exist. "Personal Web Sharing"? I'll give that a shot.

Also thanks for the range warning. Maybe a $26 router will be a...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 12-16-2012, 10:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 592
Posted By Head_Unit
Can I run an iPad off an old iMac???

Machine I'm visiting is a 2 GHz Intel Core Duo, old white-case iMac, 2GB, OS 1.4.11

I want to use AirPort to feed WiFi to an iPad and iPhone when visiting. I swear I did this once before, but...
Forum: Apple Desktops 08-02-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,093
Posted By Head_Unit
By the way to anyone reading, the machine got...

By the way to anyone reading, the machine got upgraded to Lion by the shop. Seems to run fine.
Forum: iPad Hardware and Accessories 08-02-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 851
Posted By Head_Unit
Not reminder beeps. Must have been something...

Not reminder beeps.

Must have been something about that particular charger? Although there was also an issue plugged into an iMac.

Eventually it did charge overnight...and I bought 2A charging...
Forum: iOS and Apps 08-01-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,065
Posted By Head_Unit
How to best swap iPads?

Hi Folks:

I have a personal Verizon 3G iPad, and from work was issued a WiFi model, both brand new.
:)

Came out of work yesterday, realized I wanted to look at traffic...OOPS, no WiFi. Grrr....
Forum: iPad Hardware and Accessories 08-01-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 499
Posted By Head_Unit
Help! Downloading while driving-your experiences?

As I posted elsewhere, when I got a Verizon 3G iPad, we couldn't effectively download stuff while driving on I-15 from LA to Vegas to Utah. My kid was surfing, but to actually download a complete app...
Forum: iPad Hardware and Accessories 08-01-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,827
Posted By Head_Unit
iPad newbie here, "4G" model, 32GB. A great...

iPad newbie here, "4G" model, 32GB.

A great but mixed bag. It was NOT a smooth startup experience. A lot of issues getting the accounts working-had to call Verizon a couple of times, something...
Forum: iPad Hardware and Accessories 07-16-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 851
Posted By Head_Unit
iPad won't stay off/0.5A charging questions

Hi All:

I understand the iPad really needs 2A to charge, and will charge somewhat from a 1A USB connection.

It's less clear to me (and unspecified at Apple's page) what happens if connected to...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 03-25-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,152
Posted By Head_Unit
Authentication-can't modify HDD nightmare-help!!

So, I installed an SSD into my iMac (2006 last of the white plastics, 2.16 Core 2 Duo, 4GB, Lion 10.7.3). Fan noise! OK, solved by HDDFanControl.com :Cool:

Saved some web pages to desk top fine.
...
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