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blow job revives old g5. really.

We have an old Mac in the house, a Power PC G5 from sometime in 2004. Yesterday it gave signs of impending death: no startup, no chime, blinking lights were the only sign of life… A google search led me … Continue reading

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update: no more blue screen of death

As described in an earlier post, I had a problem (with Tiger 10.4.9) getting the blue screen of death when starting up. It occured when the MacBook Pro was not plugged in, and when an external monitor was attached that … Continue reading

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macbook pro blue screen at startup: monitor and power problem?

It happened again today: came in, pressed the power button for the MacBook Pro and instead of a login screen I got a blue screen. Two blue screens actually, since I’m using an external monitor and keyboard. Argh. The one … Continue reading

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