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Forum: Anything Mac Mar 14th, 2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 493
Posted By jmlachance
Re: Free eMac...Gone

New owner found...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 4th, 2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 493
Posted By jmlachance
Free emac..

For anyone living in the Ottawa Gatineau region, if interested, see Classifieds, Desktops...
Forum: Mac Desktops Mar 4th, 2019, 12:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 817
Posted By jmlachance
Free eMac to anyone living in the Gatineau Ottawa area.

Gone. Happy new owner.
1 ghz model. Just re-installed oS X 10.5.6, new battery.
Could use more memory and bigger hdd, but it runs good...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 14th, 2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 247
Posted By jmlachance
ACC-Review scam text message

My wife received a message to go to ACC-review.com.
Looks like a scam so wondering if anyone else has seen this message.
We went to the site and it was about a Hydro refund and to choose our bank...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 12th, 2018, 12:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By jmlachance
Who has cut the "cord" and how did you go about it?

What's the best way of cutting the cord and not hand over so much money to the big companies?
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 12th, 2018, 12:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,354
Posted By jmlachance
RE old Mini

Why not just advertise it as "free" on Kijiji?

Often, within minutes there's someone who will reply to such ads...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jan 22nd, 2018, 01:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Posted By jmlachance
Looking for IPhone 5S battery..

Seen a number of sites with as many varying prices. On Amazon, prices seem the lowest but are the batteries any good?
Where have you purchased yours and would you recommend them?
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Nov 27th, 2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 433
Posted By jmlachance
editing iMovie HD home movies with new iMovie versions

I transferred home movies to hard drives using iMovie HD, edited some, on my iMac over the years and want to continue doing so on a newer Macbook Air.

Is there a "better" iMovie version that is...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 31st, 2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,630
Posted By jmlachance
"Fake" Bell survey..?

Just a warning, and wondering if anyone else has had this happen..

Last night after closing my browser, a window appeared on my screen, saying Bell was doing a short survey of it's services and...
Forum: Photography Focus Jan 29th, 2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,959
Posted By jmlachance
Looking to buy/upgrade video camera..

I've been using older mini dv cameras for the last 10 years or so but time to upgrade.
I travel a lot, and the cameras take a beating, from the arctic to desert, lots of dust and sand.
I travel on...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 19th, 2016, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By jmlachance
Thanks again.. I'll look into it. The software...

Thanks again.. I'll look into it.
The software I bought is good but I'm having trouble uploading from my camera, an older model, so that I'm using iMovie HD to upload then transferring to Filmora...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 17th, 2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By jmlachance
Re imovie 09

Yes, I appreciate the info.
iMovie 09: where would I get a copy I wonder?
Thanks
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 8th, 2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By jmlachance
I ended up trying pretty much every option I...

I ended up trying pretty much every option I could find for a cheap upgrade or free trial but finally bit the bullet and bought Wondershare Filmora.
I would have like to stay with iMovie but the...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 4th, 2016, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By jmlachance
Looking to upgrade from iMovie HD...

yes, I know, it's an old version but I've stuck to it so far, not liking imovie08 when it came out.
I was going to upgrade to the latest but the reviews are fairly negative on the Apple download...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 22nd, 2016, 07:38 PM
Replies: 43,744
Views: 3,198,856
Posted By jmlachance
Re: How's the weather...

At CFS Alert, Nunavut: rather balmy, at 0 degrees C.
Some workers walking around in long sleeved shirts around noon.
Had some some strong winds, 30-40 kmh on the weekend, but all calm this...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 16th, 2016, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 725
Posted By jmlachance
Seagull guitars are good and Canadian made, at...

Seagull guitars are good and Canadian made, at about the price you mention.

Seagull Guitars (http://www.seagullguitars.com/)

Also Art and Lutherie guitars.

Art & Lutherie Guitars...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 14th, 2016, 08:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,137
Posted By jmlachance
Yep, but that's exactly what the scammers are...

Yep, but that's exactly what the scammers are counting on, that you are embarrassed, and afraid of ridicule, for you not to report it.
As I said, my wife and son are fraught with remorse at how...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 13th, 2016, 06:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,137
Posted By jmlachance
Re Scam

Thanks all for the advice and input...
I've spoken to Apple-iTunes and they are aware of the scams, obviously.
I don't have the card serial numbers so I didn't push it further but did mention to...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 12th, 2016, 08:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,137
Posted By jmlachance
CRA Scam and Itunes...

I'm working out of town and call home. My wife informs me that my son, a student, and herself, fell for a scam, a call supposedly from Revenue Canada, saying that if taxes that were in arrears were...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting May 11th, 2016, 09:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,204
Posted By jmlachance
Cloning, mirroring, imaging..

I didn't realize there were, or are, so many options.
I re-read the posts and these terms came up. So each one has it's pros and cons?
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting May 3rd, 2016, 10:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,204
Posted By jmlachance
Besides Googling for answers..

Rob, and John and everyone else... what books do you read or how do you pick up the knowledge to know how to solve issues such as the one I posted, for example?

Like I said, sites I visited,many...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting May 3rd, 2016, 02:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,204
Posted By jmlachance
Thumbs up :clap: Good info. Love this forum...Thanks.

:clap:

Good info. Love this forum...Thanks.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting May 3rd, 2016, 01:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,204
Posted By jmlachance
Got it!

Thanks all.
The solution was, as suggested by John and PM-R, to "Ignore ownership on this volume".
Simple enough when you know what you're doing obviously..yet what I had seen elsewhere on a # of...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting May 3rd, 2016, 02:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,204
Posted By jmlachance
Yes, I've seen that one and am considering it but...

Yes, I've seen that one and am considering it but again thought first I'd reach out to the forum to see if anyone had gone through the process of adding an internal SSD with existing HHD and get some...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting May 3rd, 2016, 02:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,204
Posted By jmlachance
I think I've seen this on some of the sites I've...

I think I've seen this on some of the sites I've found in my search. Sounds good but my SSD if half the size of the existing HDD. I'm in the process of making as much space on the latter by moving or...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting May 3rd, 2016, 01:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,204
Posted By jmlachance
If I reboot and choose the SSD as the startup...

If I reboot and choose the SSD as the startup drive, I can't access the files on the HDD. I see the original HDD and can open it but the files have a red - next to them...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting May 1st, 2016, 06:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,204
Posted By jmlachance
Setting up IMac after internal SSD install

Somewhat as an experiment and hoping to speed it up, I installed a 250 gb SSD in the optical bay on the following:
21.5-inch, Mid 2011 iMac, 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 running Yosemite.
I kept the...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 20th, 2016, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 702
Posted By jmlachance
Thanks Cuba Mark. I can be resourceful but...

Thanks Cuba Mark.

I can be resourceful but at this I don't have my thinking cap on and this was one occasion. I just needed a pointer in the right direction.
I found a few programs similar to the...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 15th, 2016, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 702
Posted By jmlachance
default (rebuilt) photo library taking up big chunk of HD

Running out of disk space, I used Grand Perspective to find what was using up the most space on my hard drive and it shows default (rebuilt) 2.photolibrary and default (rebuit)2.photoslibrary are...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 12th, 2016, 12:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,453
Posted By jmlachance
Thanks all..

Thanks all..
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 8th, 2016, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,453
Posted By jmlachance
Adobe Flash...

Can someone update me on what the best plan of action is with this. I see Adobe has warned to install the latest updates.
What's the latest best course of action for us Mac owners? Update or not...
Forum: Mac Desktops Nov 19th, 2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,518
Posted By jmlachance
Display Data Cable For 2011 iMac 21.5"

I've had to open up my imac a few times for cleaning, removing defective Superdrive and installing an SSD. In the process, the data cable that goes from the logic board (part # 593-1350 B) to the...
Forum: Mac Related Accessories Nov 19th, 2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,125
Posted By jmlachance
I'm interested but don't keep up with all the...

I'm interested but don't keep up with all the latest in tech. What would I be missing out on with this one as opposed to the latest...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 23rd, 2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 938
Posted By jmlachance
OK, I bit the bullet and ordered the $29 package...

OK, I bit the bullet and ordered the $29 package with all the tools, which I have anyways but as a mish mash assortment, it seems a good deal and amounts to $50C. Maybe I'll get dinged for taxes and...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 22nd, 2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 938
Posted By jmlachance
I don't think this one has a heat sensor. An...

I don't think this one has a heat sensor. An install video shows the existing HS from the optical drive being re-used.
Anyhow, yeah, I may just have to bite the bullet and get the item from the US.
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 22nd, 2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 938
Posted By jmlachance
Thanks. OWC said it was a cable manufactured...

Thanks.
OWC said it was a cable manufactured for them according (to their specs, I gather). I did call Canada computer and the tech (in Ottawa said it wasn't something they carried).
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 22nd, 2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 938
Posted By jmlachance
Trying to find iMac SSD upgrade cable from CDN source..

OWC has the kit to upgrade an iMac with an SSD and although the price for 2 cables is only $20 US, I only need the one power cable, not both, since I already have the red data cable.
I called OWC...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 9th, 2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 723
Posted By jmlachance
OK, now you've piqued my curiosity: if I did...

OK, now you've piqued my curiosity: if I did download a movie, what could I do with it in iMovie besides watching it?
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 8th, 2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 723
Posted By jmlachance
Actually..

Yep, I want to transfer the video footage that I have of the travel, scenery and neat critters to my MBA. I know, a MBP would be better, I'm guessing, but it's so much more weight to lug around.
I...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 8th, 2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 723
Posted By jmlachance
Possible to buy iMovie at Apple store?

I'm working out of town, in a remote location in the Arctic with limited internet access.
I can't download any apps but would like to upgrade my iMovie program to the latest.
I'm wondering if...
Forum: Mac Portables Jun 11th, 2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 968
Posted By jmlachance
Sorry for the delay in answering, I've been out...

Sorry for the delay in answering, I've been out of town and out of touch, so to speak.
Anyhow, I've ended up buying a MBA and the MB is all in pieces and not sure if I have the fortitude to work on...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 6th, 2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By jmlachance
I think I fixed it..

Went into settings and chose PS2/Mouse instead of trackpad. Doesn't cause the issue anymore..
This VB is a pain. Too many settings...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 6th, 2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By jmlachance
Another Virtual Box Win 7 problem/question

Running the latest VB and Win 7 on my MBA with Yosemite.
Doing a computer base PLC course that runs off a DVD:
Not sure what happened or what's missing in the settings but while in the course...
Forum: Mac Portables Apr 4th, 2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 968
Posted By jmlachance
LF: 2007 2.2 core 2 Duo Macbook screen

A long shot, that someone has a broken MB of that vintage lying around.
Thanks..
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 31st, 2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,952
Posted By jmlachance
Thanks.. I was asking because I just bought a...

Thanks..
I was asking because I just bought a MBA on Kijiji and recently our Wifi has been acting up, dropping off completely and with the new OSX Wifi troubleshooting program, it says something to...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 31st, 2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,952
Posted By jmlachance
Identifying Mac's original country of purchase..

Anyone know if it's possible to know, by inputting a Mac's serial #, the original country or region of purchase?
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 29th, 2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,809
Posted By jmlachance
OK, I was set to wait another while before buying...

OK, I was set to wait another while before buying but then,going somewhat against all the advice posted back to me here, I bought a mid 2012 11.6" MBA, being that the deal was the best value I'd seen...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 22nd, 2015, 02:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,809
Posted By jmlachance
Thanks.. Just looked up Haswell and Broadwell,...

Thanks..
Just looked up Haswell and Broadwell, but the I see Skylake is due this year so I may wait and go for it instead..
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 21st, 2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,809
Posted By jmlachance
Comparing Macbook Air's..

Shopping around, looking to buy a used MBA.
I see advertised a 2012 MBA with a 2.0 ghz i.7 processor Ivy Bridge
Then there's a 2014 one with a 1.7 ghz i7 Haswell.
If all other specs are...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 18th, 2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By jmlachance
That appears to be it IllusionX.. Following...

That appears to be it IllusionX..

Following directions, different folders opening up,somewhat of a guess to figure it out, for me anyways.

Works/looks great now.

So it was just a matter of...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 18th, 2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By jmlachance
I have the latest version of VB and the info I...

I have the latest version of VB and the info I see online re Guest Additions must be for previous versions since the Device menu doesn't offer this feature. Maybe the newer VB has the Guest Additions...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 17th, 2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By jmlachance
You have me there.. what is that about? I did a...

You have me there.. what is that about?
I did a Google search but the info/ instructions I found (Devices menu, Host key+D..) did nothing..
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 17th, 2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By jmlachance
Trying to install Windows on a MBP (mid 2012)

Running Yosemite..
I've been messing around with this most of the day and not getting anywhere..

I need Windows (alas..) for a computer based PLC course.
Using Virtual Box and Win XP, many...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 15th, 2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 685
Posted By jmlachance
Thanks. Was getting frustrated for a while...

Thanks.
Was getting frustrated for a while there...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 14th, 2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 685
Posted By jmlachance
I see View on the top menu, but can't find...

I see View on the top menu, but can't find Sidebar..

Edit: I think I found it under Finder Preferences..
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 14th, 2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 685
Posted By jmlachance
Can't make any sense of Yosemite Finder menu..

OK, maybe I'm missing something here.
I haven't kept in touch with a lot of the changes with the new OS. I'm used to the old Snow Leopard Finder.
Working on my iMovies and can't find where they...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 11th, 2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,076
Posted By jmlachance
So, now the question is, what range of...

So, now the question is, what range of processor..
Obviously the bigger the better, and maxed out with memory.
I'm willing to go refurbished or second hand and looking on Kijiji, there's a lot of...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 11th, 2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,076
Posted By jmlachance
Well, I did do some research and on another forum...

Well, I did do some research and on another forum the answer was that it can be done. Called up a local reseller and was told a MBA can handle it, yet it seems to me I've read on a # of occasions...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 11th, 2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,076
Posted By jmlachance
Possible to edit with iMovie on a Macbook Air?

I've lugged around a Macbook Core 2 Duo 2.4 ghz on trips and was using iMovie Hd to edit videos shot on a MiniDv camera. It worked ok most of the time, just got sluggish when the hard drive was...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 10th, 2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,710
Posted By jmlachance
They announced a new Lacie drive? Edit:...

They announced a new Lacie drive?

Edit: found it
https://www.lacie.com/ca/products/product.htm?id=10649
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 10th, 2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,710
Posted By jmlachance
OK, so there's a new USB-C Port design. Will this...

OK, so there's a new USB-C Port design. Will this replace Thunderbolt ports I wonder? I'm still trying to figure out how in the near future to deal with the 6 Firewire external 2-3 terabyte hard...
Forum: Photography Focus Mar 9th, 2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,078
Posted By jmlachance
GoPro..

OK, another good insight..
I was in Thule AFB Greenland at the American exchange store and they had a good selection of GoPro plus accessories, at US prices. Still quite a bit of money. It was...
Forum: Photography Focus Mar 8th, 2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,078
Posted By jmlachance
I called up a local photography store and he...

I called up a local photography store and he recommended the Canon Vixia HF R52. Between that one and the Sonys and Panasonics, it gives me a good idea on choices.
Thanks, especially for the GoPro...
Forum: Photography Focus Mar 7th, 2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,078
Posted By jmlachance
Looking for small video camera recommendation

I've been using Mini dv cameras (on my third one now) for the last 10 years in my travels but the the cameras are delicate and the mechanisms eventually wears out or breaks down, and it's harder to...
Forum: Mac Portables Feb 12th, 2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,631
Posted By jmlachance
So where are you located?

So where are you located?
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Feb 4th, 2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 873
Posted By jmlachance
Macbook with black screen (faint desktop in background)

Just acquired an early 2007 MB 2ghz Core 2 Duo with 1gig memory that I was told the screen didn't work. Young lady said her brother had had a go at it and that's the diagnostic she was given.
...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 27th, 2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 942
Posted By jmlachance
Thanks again Hediy. Sounds like you've put in...

Thanks again Hediy.
Sounds like you've put in some hours working on Macs.
You had it down good on what the problem was.
Thanks for the link to the paper. Will have to go back to it.
As for the...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 26th, 2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 942
Posted By jmlachance
Success

Had another look at the video data cable (part # 593-1350B) under a jeweler's loupe: found one small pin that was bent inwards.
Very flimsy and hardly holding on but I managed to straightened it...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 26th, 2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 942
Posted By jmlachance
Hi Hexdiy. Glad you're there. OK, here's...

Hi Hexdiy.
Glad you're there.
OK, here's where I'm at:
The following are answers to your questions and are what I was getting until I did a Pram reset...

In target mode, the screen stayed...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 26th, 2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 942
Posted By jmlachance
OK, I can put the iMac in Target mode and I ran...

OK, I can put the iMac in Target mode and I ran disk utility which says the disk is ok.
I discovered that the Imac doesn't actually shut down during boot up, just the screen goes black midway...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 25th, 2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 942
Posted By jmlachance
After working on iMacs innards,it shuts down on start-up..

Mid 2011 imac 20.5" with a bad optical drive:

I decided remove the OD and clean out the dust. Although I'd gone to iFixit and read the instructions, I still managed to yank out the display data...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 24th, 2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,764
Posted By jmlachance
Thanks PM-R. The issue with my Macbook is that...

Thanks PM-R.
The issue with my Macbook is that the screen occasionally goes black, especially when I open it up. I've had that issue before and found that a couple of wires that go from the body to...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 23rd, 2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,764
Posted By jmlachance
Interesting thread... I'm eventually going to...

Interesting thread...
I'm eventually going to have to replace my 2007 13" Macbook which still does what I want but it's starting to act buggy. As you can see I don't need the latest and greatest,...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 12th, 2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 539
Posted By jmlachance
Problem with Finder

Thanks CM. Great help, that did the trick..
That was as annoyed as I've been with OSX in a long time.
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 12th, 2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,146
Posted By jmlachance
Last bought a PC ten years ago,switching over to...

Last bought a PC ten years ago,switching over to an iMac.
Right away I was impressed with the difference in noise level. Switched because I was having so many headaches dealing with windows at the...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 11th, 2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 539
Posted By jmlachance
Finder in Yosemite: Toolbar covers up top listed items..

In Yosemite, when looking up documents in finder, opening a folder, the top items are covered up by the toolbar. I can scroll up to see them but they spring back under the toolbar when I release....
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 6th, 2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,159
Posted By jmlachance
So I think we're ok on the 64 bit side of things..

Here's what I found:
How to tell if your Intel-based Mac has a 32-bit or 64-bit processor - Apple Support (http://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT201948)
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 6th, 2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,159
Posted By jmlachance
Thanks. This imac can only go with 6 gb of...

Thanks.
This imac can only go with 6 gb of memory max so I think the fellow recommending 8 gig is mistaken..
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 5th, 2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,159
Posted By jmlachance
Logic Pro x and older iMac

I'm selling my 2008 2.8 ghz iMac and a potential buyer has asked me if I think it would run Logix Pro X, which needs 64 bit audio.
We're just communicationg via emails and he comes across as a...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Nov 3rd, 2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 347
Posted By jmlachance
Fixing/removing 2nd WinXp in Bootcamp

Because of previous boot up problems with the original XP install, I've ended up with two installs of Win Xp.
One works, the other doesn't (if I choose the latter, Win Xp shows up briefly, then get...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 1st, 2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By jmlachance
Good article. No the Lacie Drive is a single...

Good article.
No the Lacie Drive is a single 3TB drive. Like I've done with this one, I'll make a copy of my other Lacie drives and then pop them open to re-format the discs and just use them in a...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 31st, 2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Posted By jmlachance
slower memory module in iMac..

Before selling a 20" (or maybe 21.5") iMac a couple of years ago I swapped the 2x 2gb modules from it with the 2 x 1Gb modules that were in my 2008 24" iMac, not realizing that the former were...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 30th, 2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By jmlachance
Yeah, I was trying to avoid using USB2 when FW is...

Yeah, I was trying to avoid using USB2 when FW is faster for transferring video files and back-ups.
Sounds like you've had some bad experiences with Lacie. Can you give us some details?

Anyhow, I...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 30th, 2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By jmlachance
Lacie drives..

I have some Lacie external hard drives, one of which is USB3 only, but my Imac only has FW 800/400 and USB2 ports. I also have a Voyager hard drive dock with FW800, so I thought I'd take the drive...
Forum: Mac Related Accessories Oct 28th, 2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 436
Posted By jmlachance
LF: one 4gb 800mghz SO-Dimm for 2008 imac

Hoping to speed up old machine instead of replacing..
Also will need 2GB module but I can buy that one fairly cheap on-line, whereas 4gb module is $$.
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 27th, 2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,240
Posted By jmlachance
Read all that a few days ago. Seems feasible...

Read all that a few days ago.
Seems feasible to change the memory and hard drive although lots of tinkering about.
One of them, the 2011, or 2012, can't recall, if you didn't have the SSD drive at...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 27th, 2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,240
Posted By jmlachance
OK... Thanks. Interesting since that's the other...

OK... Thanks. Interesting since that's the other one I'm looking at. Thing is, they're both about the same price (the 2012 is a good deal at $700) but I'm losing out on CPU performance by going with...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 27th, 2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 995
Posted By jmlachance
Best place to buy SSD?

Best place to buy SSD?
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 27th, 2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,240
Posted By jmlachance
I'm looking at buying used but recent. Just...

I'm looking at buying used but recent.
Just wondering about the late 2012 21.5 imac, and not keen on the 5400 rpm hard drive. If you have such a HD, how do you find the performance?
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 27th, 2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 995
Posted By jmlachance
Can you give us some details on what you...

Can you give us some details on what you installed and costs?
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 27th, 2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 995
Posted By jmlachance
With the cost of SSD still high, I'm wondering if...

With the cost of SSD still high, I'm wondering if it's equivalent to putting new wine in an old wine skin...
If you can get the memory and drive at a reasonable price I imagine it would be worth...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 26th, 2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,240
Posted By jmlachance
Question about newer iMacs.

I'm thinking of upgrading from a 2008 24" Core 2 Duo to something a bit more modern. For those of you who own the newer versions that are difficult to upgrade the memory, or change the HD, have you...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 20th, 2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 603
Posted By jmlachance
Windows 95 The Microsoft Sound, by Eno..

This was news to me. Interesting little bit of info..

Eno shed further light on the composition of the sound on the BBC Radio 4 show The Museum of Curiosity, admitting that he created it using a...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 6th, 2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,804
Posted By jmlachance
I saw the possibility of doing from Lowendmac's...

I saw the possibility of doing from Lowendmac's Q&A.

Is it possible to upgrade the processor in the Aluminum iMac models? How are these processors mounted? @ EveryMac.com...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 5th, 2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,804
Posted By jmlachance
Upgrading Early 2008 2.8 ghz imac processor...

Just wondering if anyone here has upgraded their imac's processor, specifically the 2.8 ghz to a 3.06 GHz "Core 2 Duo" processor E8435 ?
I don't see any specific detailed thread using Google...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 16th, 2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 405
Posted By jmlachance
Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/11/fashion/steve-jobs-apple-was-a-low-tech-parent.html?src=me
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 7th, 2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,005
Posted By jmlachance
OK, caught up with my daughter and she says she...

OK, caught up with my daughter and she says she wasn't billed anything by Apple so it looks like that was a standard instruction sent to anyone ordering parts claiming it was defective but not...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 6th, 2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,005
Posted By jmlachance
2010 white Macbook bottom replacement "recall"

I'm sorting my daughter's stored items from when she moved back home after college and found a box with an old MB bottom cover that she received from Apple when there was a recall due to the rubber...
Forum: Mac Portables Aug 18th, 2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Wanted To Buy LF: iBook power adaptor
Views: 907
Posted By jmlachance
Got it.

Woo-oo ( la Homer Simpson)!!

Came in today.

Thanks G.O.

Much appreciated.

JM
Forum: Mac Portables Aug 14th, 2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Wanted To Buy LF: iBook power adaptor
Views: 907
Posted By jmlachance
Last version of iBooks before Macbooks...

Last version of iBooks before Macbooks...
Forum: Mac Portables Aug 13th, 2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 6
Wanted To Buy LF: iBook power adaptor
Views: 907
Posted By jmlachance
PM sent..

PM sent..
Forum: Mac Portables Aug 8th, 2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Wanted To Buy LF: iBook power adaptor
Views: 907
Posted By jmlachance
LF: iBook power adaptor

I have an ibook to test but don't have an adapter. Don't want to pay too much in case it's a goner, so if you have one lying around and willing to sell cheap, let me know.
I'm situated in Gatineau,...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 24th, 2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,510
Posted By jmlachance
So I get this call saying my Windows computer is sending data..

or something of the sorts. Might have said my Windows computer was in trouble,sending false data.
Anyhow, the guy at the other end had a strong foreign accent and I decided to listen to his story...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 16th, 2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By jmlachance
Scanners..

I checked out the Neat scanner in the Apple webstore and it gets mostly negative reviews, unfortunately.
OK, David, I'll look into the Fujitsu as it seems to be one of the few that pops up on a...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 15th, 2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By jmlachance
Best receipt scanner..

I thinking of buying a receipt scanner. Do you have one that could be recommended above the others?
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jul 15th, 2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By jmlachance
Solved..somewhat.

Thanks for the help.

I had a copy of Tiger and so I did a clean install of it instead of Leopard. Good enough for now...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jul 9th, 2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By jmlachance
Imac G4 boot-up problems

My son mistakenly tried to install an update on the 1.25 ghz Imac G4 he uses. Now it just boots up but goes as far as the Apple logo and spinning wheel and no further. I tried booting up in safe mode...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 31st, 2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By jmlachance
Facebook settings...

OK, what settings would I use in FB so that long lost friends can search for me and find me, send a request,maybe see my photos, yet not see all my contacts and friends??
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 4th, 2013, 12:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,755
Posted By jmlachance
Hmm, ok seems pretty obvious from the replies...

Hmm, ok seems pretty obvious from the replies that it's not really worth it then.
Thanks all.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 3rd, 2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,755
Posted By jmlachance
Apple Tv and old CRT television

I've done a bit of research on this but I'd like to get some input:

We have a 10+ years old tv that will be making it way to the basement when we buy a new tv sometimes soon.

Can I use Apple...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 1st, 2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,178
Posted By jmlachance
Still with original hard drives??

Still with original hard drives??
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 31st, 2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,178
Posted By jmlachance
QUOTE=gwillikers;1486745]I passed down my 2007...

QUOTE=gwillikers;1486745]I passed down my 2007 MacBook Pro 15" 2.2 C2D to my daughter and it's still going strong. It's had pretty much daily use since it was purchased, so it was definitely two...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 30th, 2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,178
Posted By jmlachance
My dad used to change his cars like that back in...

My dad used to change his cars like that back in the fifties. Always a new one in the yard.

For me it wouldn't have been advantageous to change so often as they get banged up pretty bad in my...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 30th, 2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,178
Posted By jmlachance
Life span of an Apple laptop?

I have a late 2007 MB that's rough on the outside,(cracked and scratched case) but still runs ok (some glitches like shuts down intermittently). I travel a lot up in Nunavut and NWT by plane and...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 30th, 2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 649
Posted By jmlachance
Pundits should have a few good jokes with this one..

Dell Laptops smell like litterbox

BBC News - Dell users: Latitude 6430u laptops 'smell of cat urine' (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24741832)
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 27th, 2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,149
Posted By jmlachance
Well, yes, not that crazy about Bell either but...

Well, yes, not that crazy about Bell either but their price,once I negotiated, is good and the service was fast. I used to be with Videotron but the service wasn't good at all unfortunately,although...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 24th, 2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,149
Posted By jmlachance
Fibre, Ethernet and Wi-fi...

Bell will be installing fibre in our neighbourhood in the next few weeks. Turns out all newer homes have been getting this but now the backlog is caught up hence older homes' turn.

Anyone have...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 20th, 2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 683
Posted By jmlachance
Good point about removing the mic cable. I don't...

Good point about removing the mic cable. I don't think I've used the microphone actually but it didn't even occur to me at the time to remove it,the reason being I only figured out which cable it was...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 20th, 2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 683
Posted By jmlachance
Problem fixed.

Thanks G.O.

I hadn't received a reply the first week or so hence I didn't think anyone knew the answer. Came back to post what I found. Much appreciated all the same.
Turns out it was the...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Sep 22nd, 2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 683
Posted By jmlachance
late 2007 Macbook intermittent display problem.

When I open up my MB, often it just shows me a black screen.
I have to lower and raise the screen and find just the right spot where it will be on. This has been going on for a couple of months and...
Forum: Mac Desktops Jun 27th, 2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Wanted To Buy iMac G4
Views: 1,112
Posted By jmlachance
I have a 20 inch that I was thinking of selling....

I have a 20 inch that I was thinking of selling. Alas I live in the Ottawa region,and it does have a smudge type of flaw on the screen from either something bumping into it or pressure from when it...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 26th, 2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,095
Posted By jmlachance
Well, we're just being parents. Quite reasonable....

Well, we're just being parents. Quite reasonable. I didn't mean any disrespect and glad you weren't offended by my out of topic comment.
Yes,work for the young is tight. Fed. Government cut-backs...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 25th, 2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,095
Posted By jmlachance
Interesting thread. When I went off to college...

Interesting thread.
When I went off to college at 17 my folks put me on a train to TO,my mum sad to see me off but that's about all I got help wise. Today she apologizes for not doing more but I...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 24th, 2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,467
Posted By jmlachance
Just picking up on this post...

I've been dabbling with this on and off for the last few years. I have many old home video tapes that have been transferred but I'm wondering if I screwed up some by transferring them to a dvd using...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 3rd, 2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,539
Posted By jmlachance
Mac commercials..

I haven't any in a couple of years. Has Apple moved on completely with those, I wonder.

PC was a hoot..
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting May 24th, 2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By jmlachance
The Large File checkbox I saw but there's a...

The Large File checkbox I saw but there's a warning about it working with almost exclusively with Apple TV 2 take 2 devices.. Since I'm not familiar with Apple TV take 2, I didn't use it. Should I ?...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting May 24th, 2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By jmlachance
One more question...

Would there be lost of quality when using Hanbrake to transfer video from a disc to hard drive? I see Handbrake converts to an MP4 format and the size of the file seems rather small when done.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 14th, 2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 514
Posted By jmlachance
Calling iMovie HD experts: missing entire content of project

I've been backing my Imac's iMovie videos onto external drives and somehow, one original project on the Imac exists but when I open it there's no video,although it's listed as 24 gig in size. There's...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 5th, 2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By jmlachance
Thanks CubaMark, it worked like a charm. Much...

Thanks CubaMark, it worked like a charm.
Much appreciated.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 3rd, 2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By jmlachance
How to take Imovie from DVD back into Imovie on iMac

Some time back I used IiMovie HD to edit home videos and then burned the whole thing onto a DVD. I no longer have the original video footage,so how could I copy from that dvd back into Imovie HD on...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 20th, 2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,292
Posted By jmlachance
I'm using a Voyager hard drive dock. That is, I...

I'm using a Voyager hard drive dock. That is, I removed the drives from the enclosures and tried updating the firmware using the dock and an iMac but it doesn't work.
As per the Seagate website,it...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 20th, 2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,292
Posted By jmlachance
That's what I have, 7200.11 firmware version sd15...

That's what I have, 7200.11 firmware version sd15 but 500gb.

If you look these drives up,you'll find they have problems where they stop working that supposedly (according to Seagate) will be...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 20th, 2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,292
Posted By jmlachance
I'm all for that if it's 100 % the case but...

I'm all for that if it's 100 % the case but Isn't the update to prevent them from locking up?

Why wouldn't it be better to update the firmware?
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 20th, 2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,292
Posted By jmlachance
Updating firmware on Seagate external drives

Looking into the replacement program by Apple of the Seagate drives and it made me check my external drives. Turns out I have 3 Seagate Barracudas that need firmware updates.
I downloaded the ISO...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 1st, 2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By jmlachance
Why not? Where else, in the "Troubleshooting"...

Why not? Where else, in the "Troubleshooting" thread?

I'm not a computer guru,my expertise is in other fields, so I figure it would be handy to check with those who are more in the know on this. ...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 1st, 2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By jmlachance
Hacking of NY Time & WS Journal..

So, these very powerful newspapers got hacked. Are Macs/osX less prone to being hacked?
How do the hackers manage to do it? What I mean is, what's the best way to prevent it..? Same precautions as...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jan 10th, 2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By jmlachance
Lost Ipod...

On this lost (maybe stolen, not sure) ipod I had a copy of a book that I bought from the iTune store back in 2009. I don't have the original downloaded copy on my laptop anymore but still have the...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 10th, 2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By jmlachance
Well, there's always this Google Image...

Well, there's always this

Google Image Result for http://www.vjunion.se/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/fw800-02.jpg...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 9th, 2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By jmlachance
FW 800 connection/connector problems

Has anyone found a way secure FW 800 connectors so they won't easily loosen when in use?
We've had a thread on fw 800 in the past and a number of people posted they'd had the this problem.
I'm...
Forum: Mac Desktops Dec 7th, 2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 951
Posted By jmlachance
Nice, but I live too far away otherwise I'd be...

Nice, but I live too far away otherwise I'd be tempted..
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 7th, 2012, 12:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,201
Posted By jmlachance
Check out NY Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/07/technology/apple-to-resume-us-manufacturing.html?pagewanted=2&_r=0&hp
Forum: Photography Focus Nov 7th, 2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 693
Posted By jmlachance
Thanks. I went to the Apple Iphoto forum and...

Thanks.
I went to the Apple Iphoto forum and this is what someone sent me. So far so good, it seems to have solved my problems by dong some of the steps here (created new library..)

Try these in...
Forum: Photography Focus Oct 8th, 2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 693
Posted By jmlachance
iPhoto odd behaviour

When I browse through the photo library, 2 different photos will appear in each "spot". One will be there briefly then another appears in it's place permanently. Sometimes I have to put my arrow on...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Aug 13th, 2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By jmlachance
Interesting.. I have 3 LaCie disk but in Disk...

Interesting..
I have 3 LaCie disk but in Disk Utility> Information, all I get get is: Generic.

Does it tell you the manufacturer or just a model #?
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Aug 10th, 2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By jmlachance
External Drives:Is it possible to I.D drive manufacturer?

There's been some posts/conversations recently about G-Tech, LaCie and other ext drives.
Is it possible to tell which brand of drive is in the enclosure without opening it?
I tried with Disk...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 9th, 2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,832
Posted By jmlachance
Re Cheap cables

Careful buying cheap..

https://www.ehmac.ca/anything-mac/99016-caution-cheap-adapters-cables-cords.html
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Aug 7th, 2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By jmlachance
IBook G4 fan: runs al the time or only when needed?

Working on my sister's 2005 Ibook.
Anyone know if the fan should be running all the time or just at a certain temperature?
I installed IStat and it shows the temp reaching 47 degrees but the fan...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 31st, 2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By jmlachance
Hot Imac..

Hot as in temp, that is..
I've been editing videos on my 24" 2.8 Ghz Core 2 Duo Imac. It gets very hot after a while (eventually opened up the room windows to let some cool air in).
I've done a...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jul 28th, 2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 519
Posted By jmlachance
Imovie HD: How to make all clips the same ratio

I've put together many different video clips filmed at different times using a Video camera and an iPod touch. Some clips have the black horizontal bars at the top and bottom, some on the sides. some...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 10th, 2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,666
Posted By jmlachance
Hmmm, I think everyone is missing the point of...

Hmmm, I think everyone is missing the point of the original post. I believe Steadfast wishes for a new machine and it is time to say so long to the Performa...
Forum: Anything Mac May 24th, 2012, 12:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,695
Posted By jmlachance
I've seen them at Vistek, but the price is out of...

I've seen them at Vistek, but the price is out of my range but wondered what the experience of Mac users might be..
Thanks
Forum: Anything Mac May 23rd, 2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,695
Posted By jmlachance
Talking of Storage..

Anyone own/use Wiebetech drive storage units? Recommended?
Forum: Anything Mac May 14th, 2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,655
Posted By jmlachance
OK, If I go with a first gen Ipad, what's a...

OK,
If I go with a first gen Ipad, what's a good price to pay?
Forum: Anything Mac May 14th, 2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,655
Posted By jmlachance
For elderly person: Playbook, Ipad, or..??

My 90 year old mum likes to play solitaire on my laptop so I'm looking to buy her a used tablet. I'd prefer a first gen Ipad but since it's only going to be used for games, I'll buy the least...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 30th, 2012, 10:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,041
Posted By jmlachance
Ok, I'll say it..

It's an ehMazing Day!
Forum: Mac Related Accessories Apr 11th, 2012, 10:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,485
Posted By jmlachance
What am I asking? Well, close to replacement cost...

What am I asking? Well, close to replacement cost plus postage. How about $60 including postage?
A new one, which I'll need to buy eventually,like everything else, will cost me close to that..
Forum: Mac Related Accessories Apr 11th, 2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,485
Posted By jmlachance
Re Keyboard

I have a brand new one. Still in the box and plastic protection underneath.
I do have a paypal account.
Can she afford what it will cost me for a replacement KB plus postage to NS?
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 27th, 2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,386
Posted By jmlachance
Macbook

White plastic model,late 2007.
Quite a tough little piece of engineering really.
Bought in Jan 2008, sent to me in Kandahar by post.
Did a # of trips into and around Afghanistan,Dubai, Australia,...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 20th, 2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 956
Posted By jmlachance
Carbon Copy, Super Duper, Copy and paste for data back-up..??

So I'm busy backing up lots of music and video (home movie of family mostly) files on a new external hard drive from other external drives.
Some video files are un-edited, some partly so and a few...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 20th, 2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Posted By jmlachance
My son burnt out his FW 800 on his mini when...

My son burnt out his FW 800 on his mini when working on music files in the studio. We thought it was due to a cheap FW cable, which it might be, as I mentioned on an earlier post but maybe it just...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 20th, 2012, 12:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Posted By jmlachance
OK, now I know it's not just my particular gear. ...

OK, now I know it's not just my particular gear.

The dock is the newest model, Voyage Q, bought it 2 weeks ago from Carbon Computing. Never thought of putting it at the end since I'm copying...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 19th, 2012, 11:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Posted By jmlachance
Anybody else have issues with poor W 800 cable connections?

I bought the Newer Technology Voyager hard drive dock and I'm using it to do some back-ups on the 3 TB Lacie, using FW 800. Two FW cables in the connectors side-by-side on the dock that seem to just...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 17th, 2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,176
Posted By jmlachance
Hmm, never heard of it before.. Any place you...

Hmm, never heard of it before.. Any place you would recommend that I could download it..?
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 17th, 2012, 01:28 PM
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Posted By jmlachance
What's your external hard drive setup?

I have a four of these on my desk right now and I've tried different setups for the power supplies.
One that worked ok for a while was sticking them to the side of my Ikea desk post with velcro....
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 14th, 2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,053
Posted By jmlachance
No extra power supply? It does say external...

No extra power supply? It does say external power supply in the specs..
I'll have to check that out since I have a few too many of those around. I had seen the My Book but wasn't sure about...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 14th, 2012, 12:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,053
Posted By jmlachance
Oops, forgot to add that I need Firewire. Using...

Oops, forgot to add that I need Firewire. Using an Imac to do video editing (plus back up).

Thanks.
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 13th, 2012, 11:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,053
Posted By jmlachance
Yeah, been reading about that from some posts...

Yeah, been reading about that from some posts from years past on the older units. The warranty is 3 years on these units. Maybe the problem has been solved by now. The ps is available for around $40...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 13th, 2012, 11:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,053
Posted By jmlachance
LaCie 3 TB External drive.

Looked around for a good deal on external drives, thinking I could build my own but Apple has what seems to be the best deal with the 3TB LaCie drive for $269. Called around other stores but no one...
Forum: Mac Related Accessories Mar 11th, 2012, 08:11 PM
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Views: 793
Posted By jmlachance
OK, I'm in Aylmer Qc..

OK, I'm in Aylmer Qc..
Forum: Mac Related Accessories Mar 9th, 2012, 10:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 793
Posted By jmlachance
I have one. Where do you live?

I have one. Where do you live?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 9th, 2012, 10:02 PM
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Views: 551
Posted By jmlachance
Thanks

Actually, the Mills Brother are worth a listen..
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 7th, 2012, 11:01 PM
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Views: 2,546
Posted By jmlachance
Re second Drive..

So is this do-able on a, say, early 2008, 24 inch Imac?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 7th, 2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By jmlachance
Recommended music

Back when I was a ten and some years beyond I listened to the chart type music or what was popular but outgrew that and ended up roaming the dial on my car radio on a rainy night in 83 until I heard...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 4th, 2012, 10:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,176
Posted By jmlachance
Trying to recover data from External drive...

A 1 TB Seagate drive that I normally keep in it's own external enclosure and has lots of video.
Last week I bought a MediaSonic 4 drive raid enclosure and I didn't know, but, according to the...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 4th, 2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,011
Posted By jmlachance
Hmmm, we need an Apple Store in Aylmer..

Hmmm, we need an Apple Store in Aylmer..
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Feb 23rd, 2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,685
Posted By jmlachance
Listening to LP's on turntable using Airport Express..

I'm at home a bit these days and decided to listen to my old LP's. Is there a way to hook up the turntable using an AE that will let me listen to my music in another room? I have a couple of AE's,...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 2nd, 2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 516
Posted By jmlachance
ITune Apps question.

There's a few practical apps in ITune that I'd like to buy but it says for Iphone, Ipod and Ipad. No mention of an Imac..
They won't work on an Imac? Or is that just an omission..?
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Feb 2nd, 2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,890
Posted By jmlachance
OK< turns out their monitors are over 30" so it...

OK< turns out their monitors are over 30" so it will have to be a new video card for them I guess..
Thanks for all your inputs.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jan 28th, 2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,890
Posted By jmlachance
they have a Radeon 5770

they have a Radeon 5770
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jan 28th, 2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,890
Posted By jmlachance
Re NVidia 7300GT

Well, they bought the latest MacPro, which is a 5,1. Now we just need to figure out if your card would fit and work on their machine..
The Apple tech mentioned something about an Active adapter, so...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jan 27th, 2012, 11:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,890
Posted By jmlachance
Will an ATI FireMV 2260 work with a Mac pro?

My son and his buddies have just bought themselves a new Mac Pro for their recording studio. They are trying to use this ATI FireMV video card which they already had, i believe from a Pc, to hook up...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 22nd, 2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,255
Posted By jmlachance
Caution on Cheap adapters,cables and cords

Thought I would share ther experience we had this week with my son's Mac Mini and a FireWire adapter I bought on Ebay for a few bucks.
His FW stopped working so he took it into the Apple store in...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 15th, 2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 477
Posted By jmlachance
Favoured iMovie up to now?

I'm using Imovie Hd 6.04, having switched back to it from iMovie 08. Yesterday it froze up completely on me and I had to do a force quit. Did some research and found on older posts (can't recall the...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 25th, 2011, 04:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 531
Posted By jmlachance
Interesting article about manufacturing in China

China Makes Almost Nothing Out of Apple's iPads and iPhones - Forbes (http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2011/12/24/china-makes-almost-nothing-out-of-apples-ipads-and-i/)
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 6th, 2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By jmlachance
OK, my bad as we say. Heard about the one site...

OK, my bad as we say.
Heard about the one site being discussed on CBC radio today, having to do with dealing with importing and paying fees, figuring out the amount and trying to save doing so, ect....
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 6th, 2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By jmlachance
Figuring total costs when ordering from out of country

Maybe these sites can help someone..

finalcost.com - costs (http://www.finalcost.com/)

TheFinalCost.com - Canadian total shipping fees calculator (brokerage, duty, customs)...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Nov 29th, 2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,772
Posted By jmlachance
Yeah, looks nice. I'd go for it living in that...

Yeah, looks nice. I'd go for it living in that area.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Nov 29th, 2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,772
Posted By jmlachance
Any ideas then?

Any ideas then?
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Nov 28th, 2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,772
Posted By jmlachance
As mentioned, I'd get the screen on EBay. Seems...

As mentioned, I'd get the screen on EBay. Seems affordable enough..
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Nov 28th, 2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,772
Posted By jmlachance
Imac G4 20" screen replacement

Anybody ever gone through this procedure?
The Imac I have has some dark blotches. Previous owner told me it was probably from his young daughter hitting the display.
Anyhow, I found some info on...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 24th, 2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,512
Posted By jmlachance
Interesting what you said about phone hacking....

Interesting what you said about phone hacking. Read something to that effect yesterday. Wasn't aware of this at all.
It's mentioned in this rant from a tool board I used to frequent till I got tired...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 24th, 2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,512
Posted By jmlachance
Question about Steve Jobs

Something that's been puzzling me for a while: How much did Steve know about the inner workings of a computer or electronics?
What I mean is did he design or "invent" anything of the inner workings...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 19th, 2011, 10:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 731
Posted By jmlachance
They look like, hummmm.. condoms..

They look like, hummmm.. condoms..
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 12th, 2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By jmlachance
Defective Magsafes replaced or cash refund..

Old Apple MagSafe Power Cord Fraying? Apple May Replace It - Forbes (http://www.forbes.com/sites/briancaulfield/2011/11/11/old-apple-magsafe-power-cord-fraying-apple-may-replace-it/)
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 12th, 2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By jmlachance
Looked up the author of this piece on Wikipedia...

Looked up the author of this piece on Wikipedia and here's something else about him

He is famous for his incorrect prediction on the mainframe death, prompting a huge debate:
"I predict that the...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 12th, 2011, 11:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,090
Posted By jmlachance
He may be in paradise, or then again maybe he...

He may be in paradise, or then again maybe he just went (back?) to some more advanced civilization in another galaxy to join up with all the other great minds from our past. (imagine the...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Sep 30th, 2011, 07:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 987
Posted By jmlachance
Try a different Magsafe. I struggled for days...

Try a different Magsafe. I struggled for days trying to figure out if I had a bad battery and it turned out to be the power supply that was intermittently charging. Some days it would charge 100%...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 13th, 2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By jmlachance
Re mac2sell

Guess I should have mentioned that I tried it earlier but couldn't figure out which core to choose from the drop down menu. This has 2 quad core, so it's an 8 core? It lists the Xeon 8 core twice and...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 13th, 2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By jmlachance
Price check please

My son is looking to buy a Mac Pro and I know very little about these. Here's one that's for sale and wondering what it's worth. It has only the basic 320 gig drive and 2gb memory, running SL, Two...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 31st, 2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,288
Posted By jmlachance
His replacement

How about hiring the top guy from Cirque du Soleil. He has passion, vision, imagination and an obvious business model that works..;)
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