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Old 26th Feb 2008, 17:15   #21 (permalink)
 
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Talking Apple Product Self Repair

If, heaven forbid, your 'out of warranty' Apple product fails and needs a repair. Those of you with some technical skill may find this site useful:

http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/

Here you can find step-by-step guides on how to do various tasks with all manner of Apple bits of kit:

e.g.
To change a hard drive in a 17" 1GHz PowerBook G4...
http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Mac/Powe...lacement/55/6/


or

How to install a Bluetooth board into a Core 2 Duo MacBook...
http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Mac/MacB...-Board/116/22/

Its an American site, so although they do sell individual spare parts, it may be difficult or expensive to get them shipped to the UK. I have used the following UK suppliers in the past:

http://www.applemacparts.co.uk
http://www.thebookyard.com/

Parts aren't cheap though, as I suspect they come from broken machines, and therefore in short supply.

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Old 26th Feb 2008, 20:31   #22 (permalink)
 
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Seekayess, I've just tried the link out and it works. I'm using Safari on a macintel. If you click on the mac choice on the link, you should see the download start. The file is called ZiPhoneOSX-2.4tbz. If after clicking on the download link nothing happens, click on Window->Downloads and the download window should appear, which will enable you to follow the progress of the DL file. It takes about 3 minutes on an 8Mbps connection.

Double click on the .tbz file and it should unzip automatically. The application is called ZiPhoneOSX. If you open this, it should hopefully be plain sailing from there. Let me know what happens.
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Old 27th Feb 2008, 03:15   #23 (permalink)
 
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lekkerste





There is something definitely fishy in the state of Denmark!!



Was enthused by your response, so tried again -- same results!! Took a screen shot to post it here to show you what results I get, but PhotoF*ckit won't let me upload!!


You figure it would be possible for you to send the zip file to me via email? Would really be thankful: seekayess@mac.com


Thanx in anticipation
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Old 28th Feb 2008, 04:39   #24 (permalink)
 
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seekayess did you manage to get a copy of the file you were after?
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Old 28th Feb 2008, 06:10   #25 (permalink)
 
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Pls see my post above yours.



Every time I try and click on the d/l icon for the mac, it promptly dowloads a whole lot of computer language instead of a file.


I have tried this about four times now, but no joy! Very frustrating indeed!!


I have a request from lekkerste pending where I have requested him to please email me the necessary file -- he has, possibly, not had the time to look at this thread for a couple of days, I guess.


You figure you can help me on this?


It would be highly appreciated if you would!
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Old 28th Feb 2008, 10:51   #26 (permalink)
 
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go here - this has the instructions for unlocking the phone and a link to Rapidshare who host the program.

Direct link to Rapidshare


If you are still having problems let me know and I will find a way to send the program to you - it is 9MB
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Old 28th Feb 2008, 18:00   #27 (permalink)
 
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Thanx a bunch!


Went to the Rapidshare direct linkup and have got the file down.



Shall try it out when I am back in the office (that is where the iPhone is) and revert to you asap with the results.



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Old 1st Mar 2008, 11:30   #28 (permalink)

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Outlook to Mac

LilleMachines O2M is a neat little app for exporting your Windows Outlook email, contacts, and calendar appointments from your PC to your Mac.

http://www.littlemachines.com/

Works very nicely.

10$ - worth it even if you only use it once.

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Old 1st Mar 2008, 22:41   #29 (permalink)
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Just bought myself a MacBook - 120gb HDD 1GB ram, 2.2 Dual Core and I love it!!!!

Anyone thinking of buying one, do it!!!!

As an addition:

Apple Aperture 2.0 available as a trial from www.apple.com/aperture - free for 30 days then you have to buy or find a serial number. Excellent program!

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Old 3rd Mar 2008, 12:32   #30 (permalink)
 
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Seekayess, I've been away for a few days. I've just sent you a link to program called iNdependence, which I now think is the best solution available on the mac. Maybe it's the same as Jet 2's suggestion? Hope you've got it sorted anyway.

Cheers
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Old 3rd Mar 2008, 12:44   #31 (permalink)
 
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Got it, thanks!


Shall revert asap on progress etc.


Check you email box, too!
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Old 4th Mar 2008, 07:45   #32 (permalink)
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I'm just trying out a MacBook Air with the thought of buying. Keyboard is "different", but quite acceptable, and the screen is very clear for its size. Magnification with two finger spread has already caught me out a bit, but otherwise I'd love to see a touch pad included. Quite an attractive piece of kit, I'm sorely tempted to have it for travel: it is so light, and the usual Mac intuitive operation. And half the weight of my MB Pro

Anyone else got one: comments, pros, cons?
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Old 4th Mar 2008, 12:17   #33 (permalink)

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The Macbook Air really IS attractive but it's awfully expensive for what you get.

Have you considered an Asus eeePC?

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Old 6th Mar 2008, 08:42   #34 (permalink)
 
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The Macbook Air really IS attractive but it's awfully expensive for what you get.

Have you considered an Asus eeePC?

Mac

Why?

Thats a bit like going to by a Lexus and ending up with a Hyundai
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Old 6th Mar 2008, 08:49   #35 (permalink)

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'Cos you can buy 3 for the price of one and still have 95% of the functionality.

Don'r get me wrong - I'd love a Macbook Air, but it really is vastly overpriced for what it does, unless you're buying it for bragging rights.

Not having a LAN socket (yes, I know you can buy a dongle) is a big nono for me.

There are several ultralightweights around that aren't as pretty but do the same job for much less.



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Old 6th Mar 2008, 09:06   #36 (permalink)
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Since I changed over to Mac, I haven't bothered to cable to my router: neither the iMac nor my laptop, so the lack of LAN socket isn't currently an issue. Down the line: maybe I'll need to, I'm open to suggestions.

With an iMac and (currently) MacBook Pro, I don't want to either go back to Windows, nor play with an alternative OS.

Currently using the Air, and getting quite taken by it. I suspect I'll take it, and ditch the Pro (or give it to No 1 daughter ).
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'Cos you can buy 3 for the price of one and still have 95% of the functionality.

Don'r get me wrong - I'd love a Macbook Air, but it really is vastly overpriced for what it does, unless you're buying it for bragging rights.

There are several ultralightweights around that aren't as pretty but do the same job for much less.
So the car comparison was pretty valid then?

Tell what car you drive Mac?
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Old 6th Mar 2008, 16:52   #38 (permalink)

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Old 6th Mar 2008, 20:53   #39 (permalink)
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Someone mention a Series 3?

Ethernet adaptor for the Mac Air is 19 bucks. Couldn't justify the computer for home or office use but with 220 plus nights a year on the road it is very tempting.

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For those of you who can take a joke and are not TOOOO precious about your Big Mac, check this out


http://www.flogged.net/media/video/whymacssuck.wmv
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