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Forum: iPod Hardware and Accessories 11-16-2009, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 951
Posted By Smartz
Hi Nick Thing is I believe they have to be...

Hi Nick

Thing is I believe they have to be installed in matching pairs. I've since tried each of them in various slots but nothing...starting to question how well I put it back together- very...
Forum: iPod Hardware and Accessories 11-16-2009, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 951
Posted By Smartz
Powermac G5 light problems

I've recently inherited a friends old Powermac DP 2.0 G5 after it died a death. After some testing I diagnosed that that PSU had died in it- something that seems quite common.

Having found some...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-12-2009, 12:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 648
Posted By Smartz
Leopard Server Xserve Raid issue

My friend has bought over his G5 Xserve running Leopard from Oz to the UK. On setting it up here in the UK we noticed one of the hard drives had worked itself loose.

I simply plugged the bay back...
Forum: Apple Desktops 09-08-2009, 03:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 725
Posted By Smartz
Recommendations needed for duff Superdrive

The superdrive in my 20 inch aluminum imac has died. I've replaced them for friends and have always been able to fit replacements but I'm struggling to find a replacement part anywhere specific to...
Forum: Apple Desktops 07-12-2009, 06:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,661
Posted By Smartz
I hate to sound miserable but in essence this is...

I hate to sound miserable but in essence this is what happens when you use pirated software. The BOM issue is well known when migrating from Panther onwards. I'd recommend you buy a second hand...
Forum: Apple Desktops 07-12-2009, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 923
Posted By Smartz
Is the screen darker or is it appearing dirty?

Is the screen darker or is it appearing dirty?
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 05-23-2009, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 591
Posted By Smartz
Weird printer 10.5.7 niggle

A friend of mine has an Imac and recently upgraded to 10.5.7, the weird thing is that his new Ricoh printer now will only print a test page but not a whole document. Keeps coming up with waiting for...
Forum: Apple Desktops 05-23-2009, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,819
Posted By Smartz
Before jumping to replace the logicboard here's...

Before jumping to replace the logicboard here's my tip. Take the back off and plug in the pwoer supply. Earth yourself on the power supply box. There's two small dip buttons under the top centre fan...
Forum: Apple Desktops 05-23-2009, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,230
Posted By Smartz
The easiest thing to do is pop the old drive in...

The easiest thing to do is pop the old drive in an external caddy. You don't need to do anything to it. Firewire is essential really should you ever want to boot form the drive for whatever reason...
Forum: Apple Desktops 05-23-2009, 10:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,472
Posted By Smartz
20 inch imac take apart video

There's tons of videos out there for taking apart the new Alu imacs but not many for the older polycarbonate imacs.

About 12 months ago I posted on here a take apart guide for the 20inch c2d...
Forum: Apple Desktops 05-23-2009, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 724
Posted By Smartz
I'd think you'd be fine. If in doubt do you have...

I'd think you'd be fine. If in doubt do you have a friend with a similar spec machine you could test?

My only word of advice is be careful when buying. Get the graphics card spec. Some imacs had...
Forum: Apple Desktops 05-23-2009, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 932
Posted By Smartz
What I'd say from personal experience of rough...

What I'd say from personal experience of rough courier and macs is that like any computer the damage caused can be invisible to the eye. My experience of Powermac G5s is that I've known them fail...
Forum: Apple Desktops 05-23-2009, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,449
Posted By Smartz
Touch woods it's been fine since. 10.5.7 made no...

Touch woods it's been fine since. 10.5.7 made no difference really to the overall running of the machine. Fingers crossed.
Forum: Apple Desktops 05-22-2009, 03:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,449
Posted By Smartz
Reseated card

Well I did a clean install or Leopard and put on SMC fan control. I'd heard of excessive dust and debris around the end on the connection of near the graphics causing this.

I spun up the fans and...
Forum: Apple Desktops 05-21-2009, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,449
Posted By Smartz
Apple repair stuck- Imac ati video issue

Hi there.

I'm an old mac user and now run a small computer repair business specializing in macs. Today i'm stumped for the first time in years. I have a intel imac which is an original core duo...
Forum: Apple Desktops 05-21-2009, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 586
Posted By Smartz
Hi there, have you pluged in a wired mouse and...

Hi there, have you pluged in a wired mouse and held the button down when the machine bongs at startup. Keep it held and after 3 mins it should pop out. If not from my experience the internal arms...
Forum: iPhone Hardware and Accessories 03-16-2009, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,837
Posted By Smartz
Update

After emailing much of Apple PR's team in Europe and the US I promptly recieved a call tail end of last week.

The lady, Peggy who is dealing with this has been very apologetic and has vowed to do...
Forum: iPhone Hardware and Accessories 03-11-2009, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,837
Posted By Smartz
Unhappy Iphone 3G nightmare Applecare experience- advice appreciated

To cut a long story short, I had an Iphone 3g. After buying it the case cracked and small microbubbles appears on the rear black plastic. Apple replaced the phone for me and after 4 months using the...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 12-10-2008, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,926
Posted By Smartz
I'd defiantly not go for a 5,400 rpm unit. For a...

I'd defiantly not go for a 5,400 rpm unit. For a slightly smaller capacity you can get a far quicker 7,200rpm HD. As for having a sensor or not, this will not make one jot of difference. I think the...
Forum: Web Design and Hosting 12-10-2008, 07:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,521
Posted By Smartz
Could it be a preference setting within IE? Or...

Could it be a preference setting within IE? Or possibly something like a corrupted font file in the system?
Forum: Apple Desktops 12-10-2008, 07:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 485
Posted By Smartz
I've heard of this before, it seems to be the...

I've heard of this before, it seems to be the very early machines which are effected and primarily the first batch of 1.6/1.8 single cpu units. Apparently it's caused from a motherboard fault as i've...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 12-10-2008, 07:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 835
Posted By Smartz
Talking of the imac, you could probably get a...

Talking of the imac, you could probably get a pre-owned unit on Ebay for less and the beauty of this is you get a screen, faster desktop hard drive and in almost all cases a dedicated graphics card.
Forum: Switcher Hangout 12-10-2008, 06:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 835
Posted By Smartz
Mac mini

Hi there, i'll try and help guide you as best i can.

As an owner of both machines the speed difference is very minor. I actually rather weirdly had some programs launch faster on the slower...
Forum: Apple Desktops 12-10-2008, 05:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,117
Posted By Smartz
Why go external?

Hi Everyone

I'd just pipe in and say why go external? You can get really good deals in the UK on internal drives. When my old 17inch Imac's DVD drive went it was pretty straightforward to replace....
Forum: Apple Desktops 12-07-2008, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,513
Posted By Smartz
Next guide

I think the next guide will be based on a similar procedure on a Aluminum 24-inch Imac.

I'm please that everyone likes it, i certainly enjoyed producing it.
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