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2007 / Does anyone know the address used in Software Update?
« on: June 23, 2007, 09:49:34 AM »
Little Snitch says - TCP on port 80

iTunes update goes to

2007 / What am I running...?
« on: June 20, 2007, 01:29:08 PM »
Not sure about 10.1, but look in System/Library/Coreservices - check the version of the Finder.

2007 / IP Addresses flip-flop
« on: June 14, 2007, 01:40:52 PM »
If you shut down the machines, then boot again, the IP numbers can change this way.

You can set the router to MAC address for each machine to the specific IP number.

2007 / WHat's up with iCal
« on: April 15, 2007, 09:10:16 AM »
If you select 'iCalalarmscheduler' in Accounts/Login Preferences then hit the - (minus symbol) at the botttom of that list), it goes away only temporarily as iCal overrides this setting and pops it back into the list. To turn it off and keep it off go to iCal preferences Advanced and check "Turn off alarms when iCal is not open".

Since you don't use iCal, trash the iCal folder in your User/Library/Application Support

Trash the iCal plist file '' in User/Library/Preferences

Go to the Accounts PreferencePane and remove the 'iCalalarmscheduler'


2007 / Suchadeal
« on: February 27, 2007, 09:20:37 AM »
My Tiger DVD became unusable to install from.
I was able to make a working copy using Disk Utility;

Step 1. Insert the retail Mac OS X Install DVD into your drive.
Step 2. Launch Disk Utility (Applications > Utilities).
Step 3. In Disk Utility, you will notice a white pane on the left hand side. In the pane, select the Mac OS X Install DVD by clicking on it once.
Step 4. Click New Image on the Disk Utility toolbar.
Step 5. A dialog box will appear. Give the new image a name. 'Mac OS X Install'. Select the destination where you wish to save it. Leave Image Format at Compressed (default) and Encryption at None (default).
Step 6. Click Save to begin creating the image.
Step 7. Once your image has been created DO NOT mount it. Leave the image alone and proceed to the next section.

Burning the Image
Step 1. Launch Disk Utility (Applications > Utilities).
Step 2. Click Burn on the Disk Utility toolbar (upper left).
Step 3. Navigate to where you saved the DVD image created in the previous section. Click on the image file, then click the Burn button. Do not drag and drop the image file into Disk Utility during this step.
Step4. Insert a DVD when prompted and proceed to Burn it. (use good quality media)

2007 / CD Drawer doesn't open
« on: February 20, 2007, 01:10:52 PM »
There should be a tiny hole near the entrance. Open the flap and look. Push a paper clip in there to open it. May be hard to push.

2007 / BIrthday present! New 17 inch iMac!
« on: February 20, 2007, 01:08:36 PM »
You could connect the two machines using an Ethernet cable and turn on file sharing to transfer the files.

2007 / Update Packages
« on: January 29, 2007, 01:45:44 PM »
Software Update checks the Receipts folder when updating. You need to leave those in there.

If you have the .pkg files somewhere else from the download, I would save those.
I save everything I download and burn to DVD when the folder gets to about 4GB.

2007 / Question about speed tests
« on: January 28, 2007, 12:44:12 PM »
Try both machines here

You can also try changing the Network settings in the Network PreferencePane under the Ethernet tab;

Configure - Manually
Speed - Highest
Duplex - full-duplex

2007 / Anyone know where the "official" Apple page
« on: January 23, 2007, 12:06:24 PM »
M5183 is a model number used for several different models.

From Apple's Service Manuals;

G3 Desktop Power Supply - 661-1145

G3 All-in-One Power Supply - 661-2042

G3 Blue&White Power Supply - 661-2107

G3 MiniTower Power Supply - 661-1496

G4 PowerMac/AGP Power Supply - 661-2256

G4 PowerMac/PCI Power Supply - 661-2256

2006 / Mac OS X Mail template
« on: December 21, 2006, 10:21:21 AM »
If you hurry, you can get Typinator for free today from MacAppAday

2006 / 15 Things Apple needs to change to improve OS X
« on: December 15, 2006, 12:38:18 PM »
Check your link, 404 error sad.gif

2006 / Need Safari
« on: December 12, 2006, 12:54:39 PM »
You can do a Custom install from your 10.4 disc

2006 / "The Adventures of MrsLop in Mac G3 land"
« on: October 20, 2006, 02:52:38 PM »

Try this.

Disconnect which ever Ethernet cable you have plugged into the back of the machine.

Plug the Ethernet cable from the Farallon adapter into that Ethernet port.

Plug the phonenet adapter (round plug) into the printer.
Boot into OS 9 and see if the printer is reconigized.

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