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    help the newb please
    hello my names peter
    and i am new here.
    i am also new to the whole mac os.
    for some reason my aim always disconnects and says AIM had an unexpected error. i was wondering if there was a way to fix it.

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    sounds like a dodgy internet connection to me.

    is your signal decent on the wi-fi?
    is your internet general slow?

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    nope my internet connection is good.
    i think its aim itself so i uninstalled it and reinstalled it. but it still does it.

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    Sorry if this is a dumb question but are you using AIM or iChat?
    If you are using AOL's version (AIM) try Mac's version, iChat. It connects to AIM nicely. I have never had a problem.
    Bryan

    January 2008 Member of the Month

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    By far, the best multi-platform instant messaging program: http://www.adiumx.com/ - get it!

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    im just using aim, where would i get ichat from?

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    You can still login into AIM with AdiumX.

    iChat should already be installed on your Mac. If not, you'll need your original Mac disks that came with your laptop/tower/whichever.

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    thanks for all the help

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    bryphotoguy's Avatar
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    It should be in the apps folder and it should also be in the dock. It looks like a blue chat bubble but it has a white camera icon in the center.
    Bryan

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    Can iChat be used to chat with an MSN or Yahoo Messenger user?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hagios1972 View Post
    Can iChat be used to chat with an MSN or Yahoo Messenger user?
    I did a quick search on it, since I'm not too sure myself. Came up with these results:

    http://www.macosxhints.com/article.p...50505025440436

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    for some reason ichat doesnt have the aim option for me. when i try to log in the aim one is not an option

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    A better subject line for your question would have been "aim always disconnects". A good subject line can help attract people experienced with your problem.

    Open the Preferences for iChat and click on the Accounts icon. Click the plus sign at the bottom left and you should see a pop down window with Account Type as a popup selection. I see three possible selections there; .Mac, Aim, and Jabber. You should be able to figure out the rest.

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