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  1. Hi, Wonder if someone can help. I have a iMac (20-inch Mid 2007), that's been running fine up till about a year ago. Now sometimes when you take it out of sleep, one of the following will happen: - Screen will come on, then just go blank. or - Screen will come on, screen freezes but the cursor will still move around, but nothing will be selectable. With both you can hear the hard drive and fans still spinning. The only way to bring it back is to completely power it off, and on. But sometimes after doing this, after signing in again, it my freeze or blank out again. When the iMac is on, its normally ok, but if after bringing out of sleep you try and open things, it can then go blank or freeze as above. But when Its been on for 5 minutes its fine and runs fine for hours or even days if you leave it on. It doesn't always happen, many times when you turn it on, its fine, just getting more and more... I have upgraded to latest OS and recently upgraded the 250gb internal hard drive to 1TB drive, I cleaned the fans out while doing this, but again issues remain. Can anyone suggest what could be causing this? I would be fixing it myself, as its out of warranty and more than capable of doing a full strip down. Thanks ShaiboyUK
  2. Hi all, Currently waiting outside my local Vodafone uk store, and I'm first in line which I'm surprised about :s Would have went to apple store here in uk but no change I think getting one directly from apple after all the preorders. So who all else is waiting? Paul
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    minimize option disappear?

    Hi All, Got a problem that i've had for a wee while, now its time to find a fix :wink: Had this problem with my old install of Mac OS Tiger 10.4.5 and getting it again in this new install. Sometimes the minimize option at the top left of windows (yellow dot) will disappear. See: i dunno why. I try going into the Window menu and select Minmize, but this doesn't work either. This happens in Sadari, Entourage and other apps. I'll use the hot corners to get to another app, then a wee while later the minimize option will come back. anyone have any idea why? and how to fix it? Cheers Shaiboy_UK
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    minimize option disappear?

    Not the "Professor" then! Cheers anyway Shaiboy_UK
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    minimize option disappear?

    The hard drive was replace, so no old install data was left. Cheers Shaiboy_Uk
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    minimize option disappear?

    As i've already said, it was like this on the old install, and has since be reinstalled! So making another account isn't going to fix it! Cheers Shaiboy_UK
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    minimize option disappear?

    Hi, I only have one user setup. Cheers Shaiboy_UK
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    minimize option disappear?

    anyone help? Cheers Shaiboy_UK
  9. Hi all, Hope someone can help, finally got my ibook back after being in for repair. Before it went away, I backed it up using Carbon Clone to a dmg file, when I got it back, I ran the tiger CD then went into Disk Utility and restored it from this dmg. All seemed well, but something was missing! At the top right corner, my clock, battery and wireless notifications on the top bar are gone! I tried going into Preferences and turning on the clock, but it doesn't save it, just turns the tick off again, same for wireless and battery icon! Anyone any ideas? have I done something wrong? anyway of fixing it? Thanks in advance. Cheers Shaiboy_UK
  10. Hi, Thanks for your reply. Whats the best way to Repair Permissions (properly)? and zap the PRAM? Cheers Shaiboy_UK
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    Powerbook without Airport card???

    Hi, Sorry to only just reply. Yes found the port and no card in it so had no wireless for a while, but thankfully got my ibook back Cheers Shaiboy_UK
  12. Hi, I've just got a loan of a PowerBook G4 1.33 17" while my wee 12" iBook G4 1.2 is back in for repair. I thought it was a good deal, till I got it home and tried to connect it up to my wireless network! It has a option for Airport, but says no hardware is found! Do Powerbooks like this one not come with Airport as standard? Where would it be located if it was installed? I've got wireless cards for my PC Laptop, can I use them in the Powerbook? How can i set it up? Thanks for any help. Cheers Shaiboy_UK
  13. Hi, I'm installing iLife '06 on my iBook G4 1.2 with 256 RAM, but its taking sooooo long to installed, about a hour! Is this normal? Cheers Shaiboy_UK
  14. Hi, Its on "Installing Other iWeb Page Templates" 90% Completed. doing the full install of iLife '06, says 4 mins left, so thats been about a hour! Cheers Shaiboy_UK Argh! It finished and said there was errors with the installation, and to run the install again! No error messages though, or reason why! Argh, so starting it again! Cheers Shaiboy_UK
  15. Hi, Its on "Installing Other iWeb Page Templates" 90% Completed. doing the full install of iLife '06, says 4 mins left, so thats been about a hour! Cheers Shaiboy_UK
  16. can anyone help with this at all? Cheers Shaiboy_UK
  17. Hi all, Hope someone can help. Had my iBook in for repair, with a few problems, came back out and still three problems with it First, the right builtin speaker has distortion when playing some audio. The Apple Repairer said no fault was found, but as soon as i got it back, the problem was there. Anyone know any software for the Mac to run tests on the speaker? maybe different ranges of sounds etc? Second, the DVD player, when playing come DVD's it will stop/freeze. if you tilt back the iBook, it will start again for a wee while, but then stop/freeze again, until you tilt it again. Of course the Apple repairer didn't find a fault with this either! Anyone know any tests to check this further? Last, when the power cable is plugged in, and you close the lid, it goes into sleep, but then a few seconds later, it will wake its self up, then about 10-15 secs later go into sleep again. it keeps going in and out of sleep untill you raise the lid again. The lid is slightly out of alignment, but would this cause this problem?? Any advice ? Thanks in advance. Cheers Shaiboy_UK
  18. Hi all, Done a search for this on the forum, but couldn't find anyone asking about it, so here goes.... I have converted a number of TV Shows here in the UK, and added them to my iPod. However when I go into iTunes and the Video Info, under options, it only gives me "Video Kind" options of Movie or Music Video, NO option for TV Shows!!! Does anyone know how to add this option? I believe if you download a TV Show on iTunes US, that this option shows up, but unfortunately not all of us are in the US, we are in the UK and can't download TV Shows yet on iTunes. anyone any ideas? Cheers ShaiboyUK
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    iPod Update available

    Hi, I like to save battery more than anything else as some weeks it it can days before i can hook my ipod up to charge. Yes getting back to the menu faster is nice, but this change affects the battery life of your ipod, so i think a lot of users will be more unhappy than happy. Maybe they could have put a option in the menu, for what the button done, toggle backlight or back to main menu. We''l just have to see if Apple change it back or not. Cheers Shaiboy_UK
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    iPod Update available

    Hi, Going by what Apple Support say, it may be that its not a bug, but a change in features. As instead of the menu button toggling the backlight on and off when held down, it now just returns you back to the main menu. We will have to see i guess. Cheers Shaiboy_UK
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    itms leftover money

    Hi, Give it to Adam, for his great work on the podcast Cheers Shaiboy_UK
  22. Hi, It came up on my software update last night, when taking my iBook out of sleep in work, along with the 10.4.4 update, QT update and ipod update, 4 at once! Cheers Shaiboy_UK
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    iPod Update available

    Hi all, This version 1.1 for the iPod Video, stops you from using the menu button to toggle off the backlight. We used this to save ourselves battery. A call to Apple Technical Support here in the UK, goes through to a India call centre, where after getting hang up on, then not understanding the issue, get through to someone in Cork in Ireland, to be told that "if you want to use the menu to toggle off your backlight, then downgrade back to 1.0" When asked why this had now changed, as i believe all ipods back to the 1st Gen allowed you to use the menu button to toggle the backlight off and on, i was told, and this is from Apple 2nd line support "We are Apple we can change what we want"! LOL Anyway, this guy said he would pass it to the Development team, lets see.... Seems like Apple think they are gods :twisted: Cheers Shaiboy_UK
  24. Hi all, With the new iTunes 6.0.2 (23). You get a Option under Info for Video Kind and TV Show! Great I thought, however, on selecting this, the videos are not in any view on your ipod, even with the v1.1 update. They appear to disappear! I'm starting to wonder if Apple are rush things out! Cheers Shaiboy_UK
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    scratches on 5th Gen Screen?

    The point of this thread was the fact that i got a ipod with scratches on it from out the box! so even getting a case wouldn't help there! would it? Cheers Shaiboy_UK