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Wed Sep 17

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FordLove replied to the Science Fiction & Fantasy Books board. 9:33 AM

Re: Great Series that Got Really Bad

The Piers Anthony Xanth series is a good example of one I simply outgrew.

Well that is pretty much anything by Piers Anthony. Couple years back I was staying at my parents house and looking at my books. I decided to read a Piers [more]

Tue Sep 16

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FordLove replied to the Science Fiction & Fantasy Books board. 3:46 PM

Re: Great Series that Got Really Bad

First would be Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth books. The first one being very good, then a they get worse. I never made it to the book where he lifts huge sections of Ayn Rand's works, but it gets bad. Not evern bad because he gets all objectivist [more]

Mon Jul 28

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FordLove replied to the Apple User's Group board. 4:18 PM

Re: Hard Drive checking question

FWIW, I've done the hard drive swap in an iMac using the OWC toolkit and sensor cable. Not really that hard, but it does take an hour or so all told, as it's a bit tedious removing all the connections.

Yea, I have ripped the old one [more]

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FordLove replied to the Apple User's Group board. 3:34 PM

Re: Hard Drive checking question

I live in the metro Detroit area, but I'll make a service call anywhere

Huh, could have sworn you were in NJ

Turn around time was good, dropped it off at 6:30 PM Wednesday, got an email at 8:45 PM Thursday it was done. I [more]

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FordLove replied to the Apple User's Group board. 1:32 PM

Re: Hard Drive checking question

Just to let everyone know it was the hard drive
I they were going to charge me $260 but when I picked it up I asked for my old hard drive, they said they keep it.

I told them they didn't tell me that and I would like it back
The [more]

Tue Jul 22

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FordLove replied to the Apple User's Group board. 2:38 PM

Re: Hard Drive checking question

You didn't say exactly which model of iMac you have, but for some of them there is an easy workaround for the thermal sensor issue.


Mid 2011 27" 3.1 I5

I'm almost glad I'm bringing it back to the Apple Store. I'm [more]

Mon Jul 21

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FordLove replied to the Apple User's Group board. 8:59 AM

Re: Hard Drive checking question

You all convinced me.

I have an apt for Wednesday evening at the apple store. Wish they didn't have that freaking thermal sensor and stuff or I would have just done it myself. That said I know how hard that would be, having removed the hard [more]

Sat Jul 19

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FordLove replied to the Apple User's Group board. 8:56 AM

Re: Hard Drive checking question

Luckily I have my old hard drive in an enclosure so I could boot from that. Also, TechTool Pro was on sale for $25 so I put it on the external and ran it.

SMART test past but it has about a 1,000 bad blocks on it. No idea if that is bad, [more]

Fri Jul 18

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FordLove posted to the Apple User's Group board. 11:12 AM

Hard Drive checking question

I was wondering if there was a program that was good at verifying that a hard drive is still good.

The crashes are being caused by the system constantly trying to access a .plist file. I may just wipe the drive and start over but I don't [more]

Thu Jul 17

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FordLove replied to the Apple User's Group board. 10:13 AM

Re: iMac Epic Slow Down

Ran AHT last night, both the short and extended and it said everything was good.

Here is a tip, while it says that you have to hold down D to run it, you actually have to hold down Option D if you have a 2011(mid) iMac.

I ran that [more]

Wed Jul 16

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FordLove replied to the Apple User's Group board. 9:15 AM

Re: iMac Epic Slow Down

I have had Apple honor AppleCare when it had recently expired. It doesn't hurt to ask.

Thanks, I will do that.

I did the keychain access thing, but that wasn't it.
Then I went and reinstalled the OS on my old iMac's hard [more]

Tue Jul 15

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FordLove replied to the Apple User's Group board. 11:04 AM

Re: iMac Epic Slow Down

Thanks spinning I'll give it a shot.

I reinstalled the OS last night but that didn't do anything.

Actually I was logged in on my user account and went to work. When I came home, it seemed like its old self. I ran a couple things and [more]

Mon Jul 14

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FordLove replied to the Apple User's Group board. 1:42 PM

Re: iMac Epic Slow Down

Thanks Bill,
Yea I did that. It isn't great in safe mode but it is slightly more responsive, but it goes back to slow motion when I reboot.

I also zapped the odd ram with P R option control(?) on reboot.
Unplugged everything no [more]

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FordLove posted to the Apple User's Group board. 10:09 AM

iMac Epic Slow Down

Hey all, my iMac is moving at epic slow speed, I think it takes an hour to boot up with one thing appearing then another.

It's a 2011 iMac i7 with 32 Gig ram and 1 TB drive. 10.9.4 (? newest)

It started a month ago, Safari and the [more]

Thu Jul 3

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FordLove replied to the Computer & Video Gamers board. 11:07 AM

Re: Baldur's Gate Enhanced vs Reloaded

One more option
If you buy BG 1 & 2 on GOG you can play on Mac and PC. They also have a link to user mods that will update it to around enhanced levels. If you get it on sale, like it was you can get it very cheap. Heck the last sale was BG1 [more]

Tue Jun 24

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FordLove replied to the Computer & Video Gamers board. 4:09 PM

Re: I've got some news to share...

Congrats

I will now shake my fist in the air and shout "Russell!" when I have issues with Battle.net

And try to keep your head from exploding when we are talking about something you have [more]

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