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    Video ? Problem

    Hi I have a problem that I do not understand! I have a PPC G5 (iSight) running 10.4.11. I have a strange video issue with images (photos and video). I first noticed it when using Skype, I can see densely packed blue vertical rectangles (1mm x 4mm) on top of the image. I have since realized that they are also present in iPhoto images and with the screen saver (apples inbuilt images). However they are not present when using apps like Word .... a blank white page is just that! If they were present all the time I would assume it was a video card issue but .... Any clues would be appreciated! Simon Istanbul (a long way from a Genius!)
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    External Hard Drive

    Hi I assume this is a simple question. A local store id offering a Philips USB 2.0 hard drive at a very low price. It requires windows OS according to the box. Will it work on a mac as USB 2.0 is a standard? Thanks Simon B
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    Hi Can someone recommend a good make of Digital Photo frame! I would like to store say 100 photos on it (they have internal memory I think) and set it running a s a slide show! Thanks Simon
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    Printer, scanner, fax all-in-one

    I have an HP all in one that works great with my mac. A word of caution though ... it is not compatible with Airport base stations! http://www.apple.com/macosx/upgrade/printers.html Simon
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    MacBook Pro Lockups

    Lock ups are often caused by bad RAM (mine was). Assume that you have run the Hardware Test that came on the original system disks (either as a seperate disk or on Disk 1) and it did not find any problems. However look at this RAM test http://www.macfixit.com/article.php?story=20050524014158525 http://www.kelleycomputing.net:16080/rember/ Simon
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    Help with Hwlp

    Hi I have an iMac G5 which configures an old Airport base station. I also have a Macbook. Whenever I activate Help Viewer on the MacBook i get the spinning beachball followed by "Looking up iMac" in an AFP Connection Status pop-up. Eventually I must cancel the AFP box and then force quit the Help Viewer. I assume at some point I have connected these computers ... how do I undo this? Many thanks in advance Simon
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    External HD wont stay mounted

    Disconnect all other external devices and see what happens ..
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    I must sound like an idiot.

    I still think that reapplying the latest combo system update is worth a try ...
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    I must sound like an idiot.

    OK My recommendation is to dowload and reapply the most recent combo system update for either PPC or Intel http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/mac...oupdateppc.html or http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/mac...pdateintel.html Simon
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    I must sound like an idiot.

    Very odd. First thing do not do anything in a hurry ... I assume you have rebooted (from a full shutdown and removing the power cord) and the problem persists. What application did you recently download. Can you run disk utility from the applications>utilities folder ?
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    Good All-In-One Printer for Mac

    Just a note to add. I use an older airport base station and the HP 1510 all in onethat I have is not compatible with the wireless network! Simon
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    any way to lock the keyboard?

    This may do the trick ... http://jan.prima.de/~jan/plok/archives/48-...rd-Cleaner.html
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    How to Keep Hard Drive Awake

    Yup, I have been here for 12 years now and have no plans to leave ... So does Caffine do the trick?
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    How to Keep Hard Drive Awake

    Would Caffine do the trick? http://www.lightheadsw.com/caffeine/ Simon
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    Admin Accounts

    Seems simple when you know how ... Thank you