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by Karlos
Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Mac and iPod Forum
Topic: Waking a Cinema Display attached to a running G4 Mac Mini
Replies: 6
Views: 774

Re: Waking a Cinema Display attached to a running G4 Mac Mini

For no apparent reason, the Display now lights-up when attached... haven't a clue why but I'm not complaining.

God bless.
In Christ Jesus, Karl.
by Karlos
Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Mac and iPod Forum
Topic: OSX 10.5 Install Fail
Replies: 2
Views: 594

Re: OSX 10.5 Install Fail

Sorted! Even though I restored an image of the install disk on a FW400 drive it just ignored the Option key upon reboot. The only thing it recognised was the image restored to a USB stick but obviously, upon reboot, it lost it. So I restored the bootable USB to a Firewire drive and upon reboot whils...
by Karlos
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Mac and iPod Forum
Topic: OSX 10.5 Install Fail
Replies: 2
Views: 594

OSX 10.5 Install Fail

Hi all. I'm trying to upgrade, or even 'fresh install' Leopard on my G4 Mac Mini 2005, the problem is the DVD/CD drive is broken. I have an iMac G4 with a working optical drive but I can't install Leopard on it or use it to install it onto an attached FW400 drive I have or by 'Target Drive' for that...
by Karlos
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Mac and iPod Forum
Topic: Waking a Cinema Display attached to a running G4 Mac Mini
Replies: 6
Views: 774

Re: Waking a Cinema Display attached to a running G4 Mac Mini

...'Chicken of the VNC' ...around here we refer to Steve G as the turkey of the internet, not sure how the two are related though. I've just discovered that 'Chicken of the VNC' isn't being supported anymore, but a group has taken it over and renamed their version just "Chicken". https://sourceforg...
by Karlos
Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Mac and iPod Forum
Topic: Waking a Cinema Display attached to a running G4 Mac Mini
Replies: 6
Views: 774

Re: Waking a Cinema Display attached to a running G4 Mac Mini

Just to let you know... I installed 'Chicken of the VNC' and have total wireless control of my Mac Mini G4 [2005] via either my MBP or MBA, its great. And if I do need to attach the screen which only 'seems' to light-up during boot-up, I can use 'Chicken of the VNC' to close down the MM properly bef...
by Karlos
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Mac and iPod Forum
Topic: Waking a Cinema Display attached to a running G4 Mac Mini
Replies: 6
Views: 774

Waking a Cinema Display attached to a running G4 Mac Mini

Hi all. I was recently given a G4 Mac Mini [PowerMac10,1 - 2005-2006] with an accompanying 20" Apple Cinema Display. Having a Macbook Air as my main computer and a Macbook Pro with a broken screen I use as a desktop [attached to an external monitor] I had no intention of using it on a day to day bas...
by Karlos
Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:07 am
Forum: Mac and iPod Forum
Topic: Register OSX on Secondhand Macbook Air.
Replies: 2
Views: 1056

Re: Register OSX on Secondhand Macbook Air.

Hi Modelamac. I have a Macbook Pro with a dead screen that I use as a desktop with an external monitor... that has a FW800 port but I think the Macbook Pro will try to use its own monitor when installing an OS? But hey I can use my friends iMac with thunderbolt... just remembered that. So I connect ...
by Karlos
Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: Mac and iPod Forum
Topic: Register OSX on Secondhand Macbook Air.
Replies: 2
Views: 1056

Register OSX on Secondhand Macbook Air.

Hi... I recently purchased a secondhand 2011 13" Macbook air. The machine is fantastic, but I now realize that the machine hadn't been reset when I got it. I installed all of my Apps just fine and registered it via iTines to my Apple account. I updated a few apps immediately but the problem was real...
by Karlos
Thu Jun 04, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: Mac and iPod Forum
Topic: Yosemite Install Drive
Replies: 3
Views: 2112

Yosemite Install Drive

Hi. As the subject line suggests, I want to make an install drive of Yosemite. I haven't a 8GB USB handy so partitioned 20GB of an external drive. I'm thinking about using the "DiskMaker X 4b4" to simplify the job... https://youtu.be/bQurLY61EtA?t=3m28s The question I have, is how do I download Yose...
by Karlos
Thu Jan 01, 2015 7:27 am
Forum: Mac and iPod Forum
Topic: Macbook Pro Beep
Replies: 4
Views: 3028

Re: Macbook Pro Beep

No issue yet guys... running perfectly after a reboot. I have seen a video on Youtube where I guy had a similar issue with an old white Macbook, nothing sorted it until he cleaned the logic board. Two of the feet have come away from my MBP exposing the interior to the grubby surface of my desk... ma...
by Karlos
Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: Mac and iPod Forum
Topic: Macbook Pro Beep
Replies: 4
Views: 3028

Macbook Pro Beep

My Macbook Pro 2010 i5 just beeped. :O It was a single beep and not the three beeps that some speak of. It happened about three or for times over about a ten minute period... just rebooted and am about to back-up my HD to Time-machine, any comments, suggestions or advice would be welcome, just hopin...
by Karlos
Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:45 am
Forum: Mac and iPod Forum
Topic: Hard Drive Clonk
Replies: 2
Views: 2634

Re: Hard Drive Clonk

Thanks modelamac.
I have no Adobe Software and MS Office 2013 is on Windows 7 via Parallels... so that 'might' be OK.

Cloning it is then.

In Christ Jesus, Karl.
by Karlos
Sun Aug 31, 2014 5:34 am
Forum: Mac and iPod Forum
Topic: Hard Drive Clonk
Replies: 2
Views: 2634

Hard Drive Clonk

Although my BMP 2010 is working just fine, over the past few days I have heard it 'clonk' two or three times, thus although I do regular Time Machine backup's I'm thinking of cloning my HD to another HD with something like 'Carbon Copy Cloner' just in case, thus if it does fail, I can just rip the c...
by Karlos
Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: Mac and iPod Forum
Topic: Mount IMG as DVD.
Replies: 0
Views: 2395

Mount IMG as DVD.

Running Toast 8 on my old Powerbook G4, I used to be able to drag the contents of a DVD movie from the inserted DVD, turn it into an IMG [or was it a bin?] with toast and the store it on an external NAS drive saving space. There after... I could 'right click' the file "mount' it under 'services'... ...
by Karlos
Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: Mac and iPod Forum
Topic: MS Excel 2013 - Windows Vs Mac
Replies: 7
Views: 3886

Re: MS Excel 2013 - Windows Vs Mac

As it was being purchased by another for me to build the sheet, I went for 2013 which I ran via Parallels on my Mac. First I purchase Windows 7 off eBay to run through Parallels, bad idea as after a month I got a nag message stating... "you might have purchased pirated software, if you want updates ...
by Karlos
Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:48 am
Forum: Mac and iPod Forum
Topic: MS Excel 2013 - Windows Vs Mac
Replies: 7
Views: 3886

Re: MS Excel 2013 - Windows Vs Mac

I am no "expert" on Excel, but.... Hi cccc. Thanks for the comment, and yes you are right .... the Mac version is only 2011 and the PC up to 2013. I need to build a comprehensive spreadsheet, and if I build it using my MS Office 2000 (vis Crossover or Parallels) only to discover later that there is...
by Karlos
Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: Mac and iPod Forum
Topic: MS Excel 2013 - Windows Vs Mac
Replies: 7
Views: 3886

MS Excel 2013 - Windows Vs Mac

Is anyone here a power user of Microsoft Excel, and is aware of the differences between the Mac and PC versions? It has been some years since I used Excel, but now need to write an extensive spread-sheet with Micros and VBA included. I'd rather buy the Mac version of MS Office 2013 but am worried it...
by Karlos
Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:19 am
Forum: Mac and iPod Forum
Topic: Mavericks - Dual Monitor and Apple TV
Replies: 6
Views: 3788

Re: Mavericks - Dual Monitor and Apple TV

Found this and thought it might be something you could use Karlos. Then again, maybe not. I'm not too knowledgable about kind this stuff. http://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/devices/chromecast/?utm_source=pid_103413654-cid_56354175-aid_277376896&utm_medium=oa&utm_content=banner-rm&utm_campaign=en#...
by Karlos
Thu Nov 07, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: Mac and iPod Forum
Topic: Mavericks - Dual Monitor and Apple TV
Replies: 6
Views: 3788

Re: Mavericks - Dual Monitor and Apple TV

The 2nd generation is in big demand because that one can be easily modded to steal free programming. The 3rd generation cannot be modded. No 'modding' required for what I want it for... still I like the idea of a Gen 2 for use on my old and new TV, but not if it is going to be more expensive than t...
by Karlos
Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:29 am
Forum: Mac and iPod Forum
Topic: Mavericks - Dual Monitor and Apple TV
Replies: 6
Views: 3788

Mavericks - Dual Monitor and Apple TV

Hi. I have a Macbook Pro 15" i5 MacBookPro6,2 A1286 Introduced April 2010 Discontinued Feb 2011 I'm thinking of upgrading to Mavericks for the sole purpose of using my HD TV as a second monitor (Not Mirroring), and thus have a few questions. 1). Does my Mac have the right specs to make use of this f...
by Karlos
Sat Jun 15, 2013 4:15 am
Forum: Mac and iPod Forum
Topic: Wireless Second Monitor?
Replies: 4
Views: 4956

Wireless Second Monitor?

My situation is that I am in bed almost 24/7 [I suffer with M.E. / C.F.S]. In this situation I study quite extensively with my trusty MBP i5 by my side, Opening and closing the lid as required, often placing it on a table beside my bed to either rest or continue studying via another medium. However ...
by Karlos
Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:01 am
Forum: Mac and iPod Forum
Topic: 2010 MBP - Video to Analog Video Adaptor
Replies: 8
Views: 5529

Re: 2010 MBP - Video to Analog Video Adaptor

All my efforts of hooking-up my MBP to my old TVs via various adaptors have failed. The reason is because the MBP does not kick-out an analog signal along with a digital as the older models did. Therefore I need a converter, I discovered this costly item... http://tinyurl.com/bmgjcpw However, while ...