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#251 2015-08-19 04:07:54

volvo242gt
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Re: MJ's stuff

yeAh, it might be An OS issue.  WhAt OS is it running right now?  CAn take it up to El CApitAn betA if you wAnt.

-J


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#252 2015-08-19 13:17:47

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The good news is the MBP turned out to be an early 2011, not a 2010... so it's got an i5 in it @2.3Ghz.

Bad news is an OS install (Mountain Lion cause I had it on a USB stick and subsequent Yosemite upgrade), a PRAM reset and SMC reset all failed to fix the issue. I kind of figured that was the case, as I believe my friend's Dad had it checked out by someone before losing interest in it (and pretty much everything else).

So it looks like a top case replacement is the only option to get this one back to 100%.

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#253 2015-08-19 18:02:15

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ToP caSeS for theSe aren't terriBly exPenSive, are they?

If it'S a 15", ThiS one SeemS to be a decent Price, or thiS one if it'S a 13".

ThiS iS funny!

[sidenote]
On one of my old white MacBooks, I got some makeup powder and eggs dropped in the keyboard (don't ask how smile ), and the m, period and comma keys stopped working so everything started looking like this It was very difficult to type because I couldn't punctuate properly I got it fixed for free at Apple with was nice and it was uch easier to use
[/sidenote]

c

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Main Macs: Early '09 Mac Pro, Mid '12 MacBook Pro 13"
Secondary Macs: Early '08 Mac Pro, Mid '12 MacBook Pro 15"
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#254 2015-08-19 18:06:17

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I love those early 2011's because they're the best 10.6 machines.  smile

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#255 2015-08-19 18:07:45

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I'm going to hurt you people slowly and deliberately if you keep camelcasing.

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#256 2015-08-19 19:04:50

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Funnily enough, when I did it it wasn't entirely deliberate.

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#257 2015-08-19 19:22:08

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#258 2015-08-19 19:40:59

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cc333 wrote:

[sidenote]
On one of my old white MacBooks, I got some makeup powder and eggs dropped in the keyboard (don't ask how smile )...[/sidenote]

Whaaaaa???  I will ask how. Because this has to be good story.

and thanks for the link... for some reason I thought top cases were 150-200 bucks, so that's pretty good they can be had for under 50.

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#259 2015-08-20 16:59:37

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Well, it's kinda entertaining. One day, my mother was looking something up (I had let her borrow the MacBook so she could), and she was doing her makeup, as we were about to go somewhere. She also was trying to eat what she thought was a hard boiled egg at the same time. So, when she cracked it open, imagine the surprise and horror when she found that the egg was raw! It went all over the keyboard, and she got all flustered and accidentally spilled a bunch of her makeup powder in it to finish it off. I was quite surprised it didn't fry the whole machine (a new top case was all it needed, and it was good as new after that).

c


Main Macs: Early '09 Mac Pro, Mid '12 MacBook Pro 13"
Secondary Macs: Early '08 Mac Pro, Mid '12 MacBook Pro 15"
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#260 2015-08-26 19:55:53

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Well, I did exactly what cc recommended and got the $50 top case, a $2 tri wing screwdriver, and hot damn, it turned out just fine. The only little annoyances were that the battery indicator wire on the 'new' top case was severed, as was the airport antenna (I think it's an antenna... attaches to the side of the machine by the speaker). In any event, I just took the wires off the old top case and moved them over-- so all is right again.  I only wound up with one extra screw one it was all said and done. lol  Took awhile to get this one done.

So now I have to see if I want to use this or hawk it.

EDIT: Well, I think I am going to hang onto it. It's quite zippy and a bump up from my 2009.

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#261 2015-09-12 17:19:15

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Picked up some free Spindler plastic at the dump. This is a 6116 with the stock 700MB drive. It's actually in surprisingly good shape- latches are still flexible and intact!  I got the keyboard and mouse with it, but the 15" multiscan had an unfortunate run-in with a 50lb Dell behemoth and was obliterated into countless shards.

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#262 2015-09-22 18:34:19

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A couple of odd little nuggets my Dad dropped off last weekend.

The first is this little LaCie FM tuner that plugs into a Mac and works with OS 9 (maybe earlier). He used it with his 1400 at some point. Still works! Plugs into the ADB port and you also have to connect the mic. Weird little thing.

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The next is this Palm VIIx. I never had a Palm... never used one before this one for that matter. This one is neat because it has wireless capabilities and a little antenna that sticks up. It tries to phone home to the defunct PalmNet.

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#263 2015-09-22 21:06:47

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Ah yes, the LaCie FM Radio, I remember seeing ads for that in MacAddict back in the day. Never heard of anyone actually having one though, very nice smile

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#264 2015-09-22 22:26:05

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Prerunner to the Radio Shark, eh?


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#265 2015-09-22 23:43:41

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Yeah, this thing is so incredibly basic compared to the Shark. You can manage CDs through the interface, as well as configure specific station favorites, but that's about it. Even back when it came out, it was, one of those things you would probably look at and think 'there's a market for that? radio's still exist... what's the point'. Well, there was a market apparently. My Dad. heh

Speaking of my Dad, he doesn't throw away anything unless he absolutely has to. I was one of those annoying kids who saved all of the gameboy/lego/star wars boxes and he kept all of that stuff. I know he's got a trove of old Mac games w/boxes somewhere in his basement. I attempted to go in there earlier this summer and it was just not going to happen. Everything's neat and orderly in boxes, but man, way too many boxes. some day.

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#266 2015-09-23 00:28:21

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I know the feeling of too many boxes.  I watched what my parents went through when my grandparents passed away, having to deal with all their stuff.  Most of that is just in storage at my parents house because nobody wants to blindly throw it out, but nobody wants to go through it either.  So I'm trying to get my parents to go through at least their stuff, because I don't want to be stuck with it all when it's my turn.  smile

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#267 2015-09-23 02:19:47

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MJ313 wrote:

Yeah, this thing is so incredibly basic compared to the Shark. You can manage CDs through the interface, as well as configure specific station favorites, but that's about it. Even back when it came out, it was, one of those things you would probably look at and think 'there's a market for that? radio's still exist... what's the point'. Well, there was a market apparently. My Dad. heh

Apparently there was. The guys at MacAddict liked it back in the day, but until now I've never heard of anyone actually having one.

I always thought it only connected via ADB - given what you said before re: the mic port, I'm guessing it pipes sound into your Mac using the mic port as well?

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#268 2015-09-23 02:34:38

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Correct re: the mic port - or, if you prefer to send the sound out through a speaker setup, you can send it directly to the speakers (or headphones) and bypass the Mac altogether. I was pretty surprised it picked up some channels (and clearly too) where we live because it's kind of a dead zone here.

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#269 2015-09-23 05:53:10

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I have a Shark, but it's still in its box.

Love PalmOS! My favourite is the Zire 72. I have one that I use for controlling lights and it also has an overclock tool and a hacked NetFront for web browsing. Even more functional than my T|X.

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#270 2015-09-23 08:37:50

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I just Googled Radio Shark because I'd never heard of it before. For a second I thought you were talking about the failed electronics retail chain. smile

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#271 2015-09-23 14:58:25

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ClassicHasClass wrote:

I'm going to hurt you people slowly and deliberately if you keep camelcasing.

CamelCaseJTName™ tongue

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#272 2015-09-23 18:24:38

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DEATH

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#273 2015-09-23 18:37:17

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ClassicHasClass wrote:

Love PalmOS!

LOL! ClassicHasClass doesn't like Studly caps, very strange for a techie.Then again, you are young enough to have missed the dialup BBS era entirely, maybe even the very beginnings of the World Wide Wait as well? wink

PowerBook, PowerCD, PowerPC, PowerMac, VideoVision, StudioArray and everything iPoo under the sun! HEH!!!!! tongue

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#274 2015-09-24 04:45:02

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Considering I was a regular denizen of the local NISSANet nodes and maintain the last Veronica server on earth, you may wish to reconsider. wink

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#275 2015-12-31 14:12:51

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Pops dug up another relic from the 90's. lol. I swear he has held onto everything.

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