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  1. For the record, I've done the hard drive and temperature sensor replacement successfully. There are Mac parts sites around, but the cheapest place I found a sensor was on eBay. It was $20 including shipping, which was much better than the other sites because shipping to Canada was ridiculous. I did this for a Seagate drive - the WD drives I tried did not fit the WD temp sensor that was already in my Mac. I can't confirm whether this will be true of all WD drives or iMac's with WD drives, but my experience with Seagate drives and that temp sensor went smoothly. Save yourself the money you will spend on the HD fan control software and just buy an appropriate temperature sensor.
  2. From what I can tell, this isn't the case any longer. From what I've read, starting in 2009, they changed the way temperature is monitored. There is no external attachment monitoring temperature, but rather a separate connection to the hard drive manufacturer's specific port. I'll try to take pictures and post them when I get a chance showing the difference between the drive that was in there and the new one.
  3. Hello all, I've been attempting to upgrade the hard drive in my mid 2010 iMac. From what I've read, you must by the same brand of hard drive as what is currently in the iMac in order for it to work. However, I have found that the Western Digital drive I have bought does not match the temperature sensor connection found on the WD hard drive that is already in the iMac. I've read about leaving the sensor disconnected and using software to control the hard drive fan, but I really don't like relying on 3rd party software for something like this and would only go this route if it's the only option. Instead, I'm wondering if I can get a temperature sensor (from somewhere like http://applecomponents.com/) that matches another drive type and a corresponding drive and have this work without the additional software. Does anyone have any idea if this would work?
  4. I can't seem to find the option in iTunes to leave the CD writable. I've done this before with regular files under Windows so, yeah, I know it's possible, but does iTunes have that ability?
  5. I've run iTunes back up before and it filled up about 5 DVDs. I'm wondering if when I run it again and use the back up only new songs since last back up option, will it use an entire disc for that? For example, if I back up, then add one song, then back up again, will that song take the entire disc, or will it put that song on disc, then on the next backup, fill up that disc with new additions? TIA.
  6. root

    Firefox always saves to desktop

    Thanks, that fixed it!
  7. root

    Firefox always saves to desktop

    I don't know if you can change the default download location for files that you just want to open. Under preferences in the main tab, I have the always ask me where to save files option selected instead of the save files to option. It saves the file to the desktop whenever I just use the open option; that's what I want to change.
  8. Whenever I'm accessing a file on the web and I use the "Open with" option instead of the save option, it saves the file to the desktop that I then have to manually cleanup later. I don't have this problem with Firefox on other OSes (Windows, Linux). It should be saving to some sort of temp folder or cache. Does anyone know how to fix this? I don't want to manually have to erase files or deal with the clutter of the desktop. TIA.
  9. Is this only available instore or can I look at it online? Also, is there a name for it so I know what to ask for?
  10. Probably a dumb question, but can you use it to cover the back and sides?
  11. Hi, I might be crazy, but I seem to recall many episodes ago that Adam mentioned he uses some sort of PDA protecting skin for his iPod. I was wondering if anyone knew what episode he discussed this in or if anyone recalls what he does in fact use as I would be interested in taking that route. Thanks!
  12. Is there anything like this for Windows? And is the only way to do this through a plugin? Doesn't that seem like a little too much for such a small task?
  13. Hi, I recently downloaded a bunch of music videos (legally...no, seriously) and imported them into iTunes. When viewing them in the "Videos" section, they appear when the "All" button at the top is selected, but disappear when I select "Music Videos". I'm assuming I just need to tag or label them as music videos since they didn't come with much info, I just don't know how to do this. Any help would be great, thanks!
  14. Thanks for that warm welcome! I'm a little confused as there seems to be a contradiction in that segment. It says that syncronization can only go in one direction (computer to iPod). However, it then says you can do it if you have legal permissions to do so? Is this just a way of saying, you can't do it legally, but you can actually do it? Thanks again!
  15. I'm sure this has been asked before, but I haven't found it in this forum yet. I have one iPod and want to sync the library on it with two computers. Both are running Windows and iTunes. I've been told that there are many programs out there that can do this, but googling around hasn't helped me yet. Ideally, if one computer adds a song to the library, the other computer will be updated when connected to the iPod. As it stands right now, one computer has the same library as the iPod and updates it okay while the other simply has iTunes with a few random songs. Any help would be great. Thanks!