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  • Unplug any external microphones, speakers or headphones and check to see if the problem is still there when listening to the iMac's internal speakers. If you can hear sound from both speakers, there's something wrong with one of the devices you had …
  • -connect your external storage drive -open Get Info on your external drive, and turn off "ignore permissions" -open a terminal and type: ditto -rsrcFork -V /Volumes/Macintosh\\ HD/Users/ /Volumes/External\\ Disk/backup/Users (You can you a bunch o…
  • I'd be booting to the install DVD and doing a disk/permission check before wiping it clean and starting again. The loading bar indicated that it's trying to load the user environment, which can often be fixed using Disk Utility on the system inst…
  • The "faces and question mark alternating" means that the computer can't find a bootable system, which means that the OS that's on there is broken (for lack of a better word), non existant (your friend may have wiped it before giving it to you) or th…
  • There's no reason that a 2ghz board shouldn't work in that laptop. As far as I know, the only real difference between the two is the clock speed. There's no other hardware in the mac that will be able to tell the difference between the two boards. …
  • Quote: Originally Posted by aawordy Hi everyone - I was on a flight home and the schmuck next to me spilled his drink on my macbook. At the time it worked fine. I cleaned up the spill, and put it in my bag. The next day, the macbook wouldn't tu…
  • This sort of situation has come up in the past with PBG4's, with the same problems as you're describing. Hopefully the problem is with your AC adapter then, but it could be a bunch of things really. -The adapter -The DC-in board (or I/O board …
  • I'd be doing a disk/permissions check using Disk Utility (in the Utilities folder) before anything else. Next I'd try re-installing firefox. Some people may tell you to delete firefox's preferences before anything as drastic as re-installing, but…
  • Can you log into another account properly (if there is another account)? If so, it's probably something wrong with your account. Create a new one and copy your data across from the old to the new. Did you do a "repair permissions" when you were …
  • Freezing at the light blue screen (with no background or login window) suggests that the system is failing to properly load the User Environment (the GUI). Try to boot to the install DVD/CD and try to do a disk repair/permissions repair on the i…
  • Quote: Originally Posted by nefrocatracho Thanks, for the info Toymaker. WHen you partition I suppose each partition gets a different name, and you just direct TM to backup to the appropriate one. As for 2) I kinda figured that wouldn't be po…
  • Is the machine charging? I'd be getting hold of a known good battery and AC adapter to make sure that yours aren't faulty.
  • If a newer (not sure if it's the same with pre-intel macs) mac laptop gets too hot, it till put itself to sleep to protect itself. It sounds like your problem isn't so much that it won't wake up when asked, it's that the machine is overheating. Ta…
  • 1) You should be able to back up the two machines to the seperate partitions without a problem, since the drives are treated as seperate storage devices once partitioned. 2) I've yet to see an external HDD that can be mounted on two machines at o…
  • 1. There shouldn't be any heat issues, so long as you're not going anything too extreme, such as playing 3d-intensive games. I have had the gpu in my 2.4ghz MBP up around the 85 degree mark (in celsius, which is about 185 degrees fahrenheit), and it…
  • Ok, At work I deal with many a mac that is having similar problems to yours, and when I get an "invalid block count" error which can't be repaired by Disk Utility, it usually means one of three things, which I perform in the following order: -I…
  • I've never had the problem you're describing, but I can tell you that if it's not more than a few faulty pixels, Apple may decide that it's not bad enough and not replace it. As with most LCD manufacturers, they have a threshhold that must be reache…
  • I'd be booting up using the install disks and get Disk Utility going. It's possible that it's a permissions/filesystem issue and a disk check may do the trick.
  • So it will run on only the battery, and it will run on only AC power, but it won't charge the battery, is that right? I'd be finding someone else with a MacBook Pro (with a working adapter and battery of course) and testing their own adapter and…
  • In this sort of situation, it's probably a case of "If it works, don't worry about it". The plastic lock that holds in the video card isn't critical to the machine, it basically just holds things in place a bit more sturdily, If that's broken, I…