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Powerbook RAM (and HDD size and rpm)

If I'm buying a new Powerbook -- probably the 15", not sure regarding the 1.25GHZ -- should I be maximizing the amount of RAM? And what qualifies as "maximizing" if it will be our sole home computer? We'll probably usage all of the iLife (I believe they're called) functions (I E,...
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UPS?

Hello,I presently live in Colchester, UK - today, we had a bit of trouble with our electricity supply. There were 3 distinct power surges, causing all the PC's in our house to spontaneously switch off or re-boot! My PC is presently protected by a Belkin surge protector, which is primarily a...
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Boot Problems on an Old Powerbook

This is an original Powerbook 100, with text files I've been needing to get out of it.The battery is long since gone, I'd been retriving things sometimes running it on the powersource. But awhile back it initiated giving me a low battery/10 second shutdown warning, and it goes to sleep....
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First Post. No, don't have a Mac

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Cnet PCI ADSL card CNAD800-RF & Macs?

I run a Motorola Starmax 3000/240 (essentially a PowerMac 4400 Clone) on Mac OS 8.6. The computer has 5 PCI slots (four are available) and I\'m seeking to connect the computer to a Broadband intent ISP.I also run a Powermac 7200 on Mac OS 8.6.i\'ve been told that a PCI ADSL modem card will function...
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Macintosh Plus (dual question)

I now got a Macintosh Plus computer, I\'m wondering 2 things.First point is operations, when I plug it all together and hit ON the screen is black, and white lines (up and down) go on the screen, why? (I understand PC literally well, Mac not so good)Second, the inside casing appears to be signed by...
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HDTV and the Mac 20

Why is the 23" model considered HD and the 20" not HD? Wouldn't the 20"convert the HD signal to EDTV- (HD in a smaller size)?What HD sources are available to run thru ( or in) a Mac with the 23" model?Can HD from an HD Sat receiver be recorded in the Mac to run thru the...
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Mac and 5.1?

Other than the new iMac coming out that has an optical-out for audio, is there another way to have 5.1 speaker help? i\'ve a very attractive 5.1 set that I wish to fully utilize after I migrate over.
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Connecting a G3 700mhz ibook to a pc running XP

I'm having trouble connecting to the PC from the ibook, I can notice the computer in "connect to server" but then i get an bug inform when it tries to connect, some ideasthanks
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Video problems with Mac Power PC 8500

I've got the 180 MHz CPU, overclocked to 210 MHz and 60 MHz on the FSB, running OS 8.6. It's run stable in this configuration for most years. About 2-3 years back I exchange the 1710AV Monitor with a ViewSonic GS790 (19").A set of months back the the display initiated acting up....
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Virtual PC vs. a real PC

When I replace my PC with a Mac computer to go with my iBook, I will still need to run Microsoft Money. Is it better/cheaper to usage Virtual PC or to keep the PC and run it using the Mac's keyboard and mouse and a KVM switch?Can the new iMac, for occasion, be used to control a PC in this manner or...
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Mac Combo drive

i\'ve a powermac G4 with a combo CD writer/DVD rom drive. The tray is failing and will not load, I assume some thing is wrong with the gear. What brand of this drive does Apple usage? I wish to now replace it myself with rather than have it serviced but I\'m not sure what is consistent to usage....
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Sonnet 800 G4 PCI Crescendo Card

i\'ve a problem regarding this card if anybody has it or knows anything regarding it. I've been having random freezes and I've been attempting to pinpoint the trouble, but it now never appear to show. At first I thought it had some thing to do with the USB devices due to at any time I load some thing that...
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Mac memory

This may be a dumb problem, but can I usage DDR memory from anybody in a Mac, or does it specifically have to be "Apple?" I'm pretty sure no, but I now wanna make sure.
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Question about hard drives

If I get the new iMac G5 which is very tiny, is it Probably to buy an extra hard drive later on if I wish to? Or would i\'ve to go with an external one? Or would that even work?
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Replace the PRAM battery

You probably need to replace the PRAM battery. This procedure is is relatively uncomplicated. First remove the CD drive bay. Next, remove the keyboard and you will notice the PRAM battery on the right hand side. It looks like a number "8". Replace with a new PRAM battery and re-boot the...
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Question about memory

I\'m considering buying the new iMac G5, and I wondering which memory package to buy. I will also be buying the new "Production Suite" which includes Final Cut HD, Motion, and DVD Studio. But I\'m confused with RAM. It tells it is DDR or "dual." Does that mean that a 512 MB would...
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Getting Data out of old PB-1400 and into IMAC

i\'ve been using an old PB-1400 for word processing. (OS-8.1, G3). Backups are limited to floppies, and that is sporadic as the floppy drive is failing, and kind of futile, as my newer imac doesn\'t have a floppy drive at all..As this computer has neither ethernet, nor USB or FIREWIRE ports, I...
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Mini ipod question

HelloI usage Itunes on my computer to run my music. My main music folder is called "my music". If I\'m attaching a mini ipod to my computer computer, will it transfer the music even though the music doesn\'t exist in the itunes music library folder. Thanxs for some suggest.
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Can't open a JumpDrive on my Mac

i\'ve a 128MG jump drive and useit at school on an iMac G4 which works good THERE but it doesn't on my PowerMac G4 at home. At home, when I click on my jump drive it opens the jump drive window and then suddenly disappears. Then the screen is a solid light blue and finally my OSX computer comes...
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Is it possible to Install PC power supply in Power Mac G4?

Hello,The power supply on my G4 733 went out the other day and i'm presently searching to replace the 344W unit. When i was searching at the 2 plugs that go to the motherboard i noticed they look a lot like the plugs on my PC power supply. My computer uses one of the plugs and the other appears to be for...
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Noisy G5 iMac 80Gb drive?

Hello, Since the day I bought my iMac (17' with SuperDrive)the hard drive has always made a 'clicking' noise whilst accessing the disk. This noise is louder than the fan when the fan is running sluggishly (low CPU useage), but quieter than the fan when it's running fast (high CPU useage)....
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Powerbook upgrades

If I had a Powerbook with 512MB of RAM, can I add a set more 512 MB sticks to spice it up or can you even upgrade laptops? I\'m a novice, so sorry if my problems are stupid.
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ps2 or serial mouse to mac Performa 6200

Anyone know where I can find online info on hotwiring a serial or ps2 mouse to a Apple Performa 6200?
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Moving bookmarks from IE to Safari?

I now installed a dual platform hub with G4 and XP machines. As a previously computer-only user, i\'ve most bookmarks in IE, though I right now usage only Safari and Foxfire on the Mac. Is there some way to get my bookmarks (along with my most folders) transferred to my Mac? (I\'m not actively networking the...
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gettin an internal dvd-rw

hi,i have a G4 quicksilver 733Mhzi wish to buy an internal dvd-rw (dubble layer) do replace my CD-RW.my 2 cheapest options here are: Toshiba's SD-R53-72Bor Sony's DVD-22A.i couldn't find info wheather they help the mac or not.could somebody suggest me regarding that or...
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Emac: change to 220V ?

i\'ve a recent eMac (1.25 GHz ATI) bought in the US. Coming back to Europe, I sadly searched (at the very past second!) that it does NOT have a switching power supply. Right right now it is running on a 220-110 V transformer, but I would rather get rid of that.i\'ve got hold of the Apple Service Guide...
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Selecting a used mac

I wish to buy a used mac that has PC software compatability, that has acceptible freedom from freeze-ups, that will serve my requires for printing of digital camera images and other relatively simple graphics--and doesn't cost most beyond $400. What would you tell?
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Help choosing good and cheap mouse for the iMac

I'm planning to buy an iMac and i don't like at all the one-button mouse. I was thinking to buy Microsoft's Optical Mouse by S+arck but it appear that it is more of style than substance.Opinions pleaseThanks!
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OSX 80g HD need partition?

I'm a medium level PC user (build my own and many more.) but my partner is a MAC fan. We're having a PowerBook 15" with 80g HD. I wouldn't let a PC come in the house unpartitioned, but what regarding the powerbooks? Do Apples work so efficiently they don't need the extra tweaking that a PC...
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