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Search: Posts Made By: VAMountaineer
Forum: Apple Desktops 12-02-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 579
Posted By VAMountaineer
it depends 100% upon your states laws. for...

it depends 100% upon your states laws.
for interstate calls it's generally considered requirement that you notify all parties as well.. best to look this up, rather than asking opinions on anonymous...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 11-20-2013, 11:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,310
Posted By VAMountaineer
Thumbs up on that... I lived in north FL for a...

Thumbs up on that... I lived in north FL for a few years, and made quite a few service calls for systems which were attached to VERY expensive UPS/surge protection systems... most of them never saw...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 11-20-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 722
Posted By VAMountaineer
1. MOST rums have little sugar.. that's the good...

1. MOST rums have little sugar.. that's the good news... :D
2. Sugar is VERY detrimental to your laptop
3. Any liquid spill of any sort (other than distilled pure alcohol -which you can't drink)...
Forum: Apple Desktops 11-14-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 849
Posted By VAMountaineer
your system 'lost' the hard drive, that's why...

your system 'lost' the hard drive, that's why it's not showing up as an installable option

my guess is the drive ahs gotten corrupted.

your choices:

start from restore disc, use Disk Utility...
Forum: Apple Desktops 11-14-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 760
Posted By VAMountaineer
my rule of thumb is to max out your RAM, defrag...

my rule of thumb is to max out your RAM, defrag your hard drive, and then decide if you're happy with the system performance...

if you're running 10.5 on it, you're going to love the new OS. ...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 11-14-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 889
Posted By VAMountaineer
1. be sure to get mfr warrnty.. and do a google...

1. be sure to get mfr warrnty.. and do a google lookup on their site with the drive serial# when you get it.. many sellers will sell off old stock to save a buck or three... OR sell grey market...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 11-14-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,316
Posted By VAMountaineer
Here are some test options... Reboot the...

Here are some test options...
Reboot the computer, and immediately do a PRAM reset (hold COMMAND+OPT+P+R) and keep holding till the computer "chimes" 4x.

Then let go.

when it comes up to...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 11-14-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 738
Posted By VAMountaineer
Apple Admits SSD failures Macbook Air 2012/2013

MacBook Air Flash Storage Drive Replacement Program (http://www.apple.com/support/macbookair-flashdrive/)

I've known this problem was pretty widespread for 2-3 months, and Apple has known about it...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 11-12-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By VAMountaineer
Deleting accounts..... deleting accounts where?...

Deleting accounts.....
deleting accounts where? on your Mac? on this website?

on this site it should be easy.

On your mac, it's quite easy.
1. create a new account.
-...
Forum: Apple Desktops 11-12-2013, 12:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 667
Posted By VAMountaineer
if you didn't remove the graphics card, don't...

if you didn't remove the graphics card, don't start now!! geeepers...

1. are any lights coming up on the ram cards? if so, they might be installed incorrectly.
2. check all ram cards for...
Forum: Internet, Networking, and Wireless 11-11-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,245
Posted By VAMountaineer
you essentially need a replicator of some sort,...

you essentially need a replicator of some sort, as you're going to be unsuccessful in making a meaningful way to boost your lapotp or iPad signal.

i'd go with some sort of parabolic of some sort,...
Forum: Apple Desktops 11-11-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 667
Posted By VAMountaineer
Most common hardware to fail on a MacPro...

Most common hardware to fail on a MacPro tower===> video card.

If unit powers on but does't chime, OR chimes but no video, then it's likely the vid card.

of course, if someone goes inside with...
Forum: Apple Rumors and Reports 11-11-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,226
Posted By VAMountaineer
agreed.. personally I detest the addition of...

agreed.. personally I detest the addition of multiple external power supplies (ie., inbred failure points), but from Apple's perspective, this is the absolute best way to soak the faithful for their...
Forum: Apple Desktops 11-11-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By VAMountaineer
That's a good price for an i7 with that level of...

That's a good price for an i7 with that level of proc. I'm assuming 27" because that's the only one which came out with the i7 (I think)...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 11-11-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By VAMountaineer
seconded.. personally i have found the i5...

seconded..

personally i have found the i5 chip (and i3) to be super-wimpy.

i'd roll with an older (a la used) system before a new Air with an i5...

Get an 09/10 macbook Pro 13 - - far less...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 11-11-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By VAMountaineer
nice machine for $500... Personally I...

nice machine for $500...

Personally I wouldn't run 10.9, unless there's something you *HAVE TO** have 10.9 to run.
10.8 is multiple times more stable and uses less power, in my experience...
...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 11-11-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 742
Posted By VAMountaineer
a 2009 system would've had either 10.5 or 10.6 on...

a 2009 system would've had either 10.5 or 10.6 on it, depending on the time of year originally purchased.

You'll need an OS disc to reinstall (or a copy of 10.6 or 10.7 to install)..

I wouldn't...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 11-11-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 931
Posted By VAMountaineer
I'd certainly recommend going the used route over...

I'd certainly recommend going the used route over new/apple.. economically it's a wise move, and face it, most Macs are plenty fast enough! for students, a 2009 Macbook pro or 2009/2010 Unibody...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 11-11-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,554
Posted By VAMountaineer
A1181 batteries are being built by a number of...

A1181 batteries are being built by a number of 3rd party groups.
your cheapest/easiest source is going to be Amazon.. but i'd suggest going "Prime" because you have a 30-40% chance of getting a...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 11-11-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By VAMountaineer
if you want to have it constantly reset after...

if you want to have it constantly reset after log-out, you could simply use a guest account.. Settings will allow the OS to 'wipe' the account down after every use.

or you could write a terminal...
Forum: Apple Rumors and Reports 11-11-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,226
Posted By VAMountaineer
Buy a thunderbolt external case and put a 10k...

Buy a thunderbolt external case and put a 10k drive in it.
Forum: Apple Rumors and Reports 11-11-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,835
Posted By VAMountaineer
good statement. Please remember folks, that...

good statement.

Please remember folks, that the attitudes displayed here (those who are all too happy to go jump on the witch-hunt bandwagon against this application) are the very reason there are...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 11-11-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,621
Posted By VAMountaineer
Thunderbolt Laptop Docking Station | StarTech.com...

Thunderbolt Laptop Docking Station | StarTech.com (http://www.startech.com/Cards-Adapters/USB-Docks/Thunderbolt-Laptop-Docking-Station~TBDOCKHDPBC)

this has USB3 AND 2-Thunderbolt ports..
Forum: Apple Desktops 11-11-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 749
Posted By VAMountaineer
ok, if you've got that kind of money, i'd suggest...

ok, if you've got that kind of money, i'd suggest doing 2 different things.

1. get a used or refurb 15" 2012 model, bumping it to 16gb of RAM and a 1tb SSD drive, and
2. upgrading your MacPro to...
Forum: Apple Desktops 11-08-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 749
Posted By VAMountaineer
my professional opinion (worth about what you've...

my professional opinion (worth about what you've paid for it):

1. it's your professional tool. Make sure you keep it up.

Personally i'd make a decision based on how much money you have.. for...
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