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Wed, Sep. 27th, 2006, 10:21 pm
kittiethedragon: iMac G4 vers 10.3.9

I have a G4 iMac (luxo Lamp version) that's been having "issues" lately. The screen has been blinking semi-regularly (every few to 20-minutes). I'm running 800 MHz and 512 Mb SDRAM. I've no idea why it's been acting up and have shut it down till I figure out what's wrong or can back everything up. If it's any aid, I've got a new dual G5 if that can be used as a triage machine of sorts. I DO have my install discs (all the way back to 10.0 and 9) and can install norton, but I want to be very delicate with this as the machine is obviously WELL beyond warranty, and I'm not buying apple care for a four year old machine when my new tower outsrips it. I just don't wanna lose it if possible. Thanks in advance!

PS: Anyone know how to disassemble these things? Need like a half-dozen tools that I don't keep on hand. I'm terrifyied of these no-touch-em insides.

Tue, Aug. 1st, 2006, 10:21 pm
_my_reverie_: (no subject)

iMac G5(iSight)
2.1GHz G5
2.5 DDR2
500GB HD

:: Randomly my iMac display has began to /flicker/ sporadically; ive googled this and found no real why of resolving it, and also noticed that im not the only one to experience this issue with the iMac. I dont know what caused it, but its here and really annoying (to say the least).

Figured i would post this here, and see if anyone else is having this problem.
I dont know if its in relation to 10.4.7.
Perhaps faulty hardware.

Somewhat of an (annoying) enigma.


Thu, Jul. 27th, 2006, 10:30 am
sweetypie1936: Hi, new with a question or 2

Hi everyone. Just joined here, and well I'm planning on getting a new iMac. I'm currently looking into the 17" with iSight (b/c the 20" kills my eyes). SO far this is what my cart looks like.

iMac, 17-inch, 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo

1GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x512
250GB Serial ATA drive
SuperDrive 8x (DVD+R DL/DVD+RW/CD-RW)
Keyboard & Mighty Mouse + Mac OS X - U.S. English
iWork '06 preinstalled
ATI Radeon X1600/128MB VRAM
Accessory kit

Office 2004 for Mac - Student and Teacher Edition

I'll only be using this for my pictures, movies, playing The Sims 2 and expansions and The Movies.

My main question is about Photoshop CS2. I read somewhere that it dosen't work with Intel Mac yet. SO should I just wait, or does it work with Intel Macs.

Oh, and my second one is about iLife. I read that it only comes with a trial of it. If I get it preinstalled, is it a trial, because I want the whole program.

Thu, Jun. 15th, 2006, 01:38 pm
dair: airport for slot-loading graphite era-iMac

Can anyone offer me some advice on older iMacs (specifically the graphite w/slot model) and airport cards? I'm about to move to a house with wireless, and I know nothing about this stuff, having used dial-up since it all began. Somewhere along the line I got the impression that the appropriate wireless card for this beast is no longer made and you have to find them on eBay. Is it so? Any compatibility issues I should be aware of?

Tue, Jun. 6th, 2006, 12:51 pm
sardonyx_78: Help Needed

I'm having problems with my iMac and I am hoping that you can help.... If this is n't right to post, I'm sorry but I'm desperate.

I bought a 1999 bondi blue imac off ebay recently and when we got it, it was running very very slow ~ it was actually reading that we had 32MB of RAM rather than the 128MB RAM I was told it had.... yesterday the machine completely stopped working, there is no light in the power button whatsoever... Nothing happens at all! I've spent the entire night in tears as I have always wanted an imac since I had an LC years ago.

Can someone suggest anything about what may have caused it? More importantly what can I do to sort it? The person I bought it off insists it was working fine when he sold it to me ~ it was running but crawling along on OS 8.6.

I really hope you can help me.

Mon, Jun. 5th, 2006, 01:33 am
pooklaroux: wanted -- cheap reliable ibook memory

Anyone know of a CHEEEP reputable source for a pc133 sdram sodimm 144pin 512MB that will work in my indigo clamshell? I have got to get up to 10.3.9, got to have more than 128 onboard. Cheapest I have been able to find is in the $100 range, and that's not from anyone I've done business with before. I thought I had a link to a site offering ibook compatible pc133 512 sodimm's for $60..but now I can't fine it (or maybe it was a delusion of my sleep deprived mind?) $60-75 range that would be excellent. I have got less than $100 to solve this problem with and I need to solve it in the next two weeks (or I'll lose a very lucretive contract...)

Fri, Jun. 2nd, 2006, 08:16 am
floraldesign: (no subject)

I'm using an iMac G5 and I am trying to open .exe files but I don't know what program to use. Right now my .exe files have that paper icon and I cannot open them. Any help would be great, thanks.

Fri, Jun. 2nd, 2006, 12:16 am
pooklaroux: Xpostfacto +indigo (clamshell) iBook + Panther

I am struggling with a problem, and I just got an idea. One of those ideas that occur to you just as you fall asleep...

I have an indigo clamshell that is my main mac right now. It does most of the things I need to do. It's only running 10.1.5, but it does that just fine on 128 MB ram. Really! But recently, I realized that I could really use the functionality of 10.4. I know that 10.4 isn't officially supported on the clamshell iBooks, but I know there is a program called Xpostfacto that allows you to install 10.4 on legacy ibooks and imacs. Anyone here used that? Anyone running 10.4 on an indigo?

I really can't afford to buy a whole new laptop right now, I am still paying off the last computer purchase I made...but if I can throw some more ram in there and upgrade the OS, I may not need to get a whole new laptop yet.


Thu, Jun. 1st, 2006, 10:49 pm
g5f: Adding functionality to Exposé?

I use Witch as a command+tab replacement and love it. Does anyone know of any software to add similar functionality to Exposé itself / use some similar replacement?

[X to various communities]

Tue, May. 30th, 2006, 10:59 pm
macgirlie: Dead iMac HD?

Machine: iMac G4, 1.25ghz, 80gb HD USB 2.0 OSX 10.4.6

Machine froze while checking mail. Had to hard reboot. When it booted, got the flashing folder/? icon.
Zapped PRAM, rebooted holding X, nothing.
Used the Tiger disk to attempt a disk repair or reinstall of the OS. Didn't see any drive except the DVD drive (so couldn't even attept an install as there was no volume to install it to). Couldn't attempt a repair for the same reason.

Conclusion: hard drive is dead, Jim.

Everyone agree?

So, going with that assumption, I need to buy a new HD. I've looked around for specs but I am in Google hell tonight and my eyes hurt and I am frustrated, etc. Anyone have a part number for what I need? Might as well get the 160GB version (originally an upgrade).

Thoughts and comments welcome. I will probably try to slave the drive to see if any data can be recovered, but no crisis if not. Wow, I am surprised by how hard it crashed- I'd had no indications that the drive was failing. It even said that the last sucessful hardware test was today, and hour or two before it just died.

Lastly- can anyone point me to an article where I can use another mac running 10.4.6 to see if I can acces the (dead) disk? What kind of cable do I need and what is the process?


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