27″ iMac Firmware Fix Available

27″ iMac Firmware Fix Available

Apple made a new update available today for the 27″ iMacs. Hopefully this will solve the whole screen flickering issue. It’s a firmware update to the ATI HD graphic cards. Updates the graphics firmware on ATI Radeon HD 4670 and 4850 graphics cards to address issues that may cause image corruption or display flickering. I [...]

27″ iMac Screen Problems Are Hardware Related

27″ iMac Screen Problems Are Hardware Related

UPDATE 2: Apple came out and replaced the LCD screen and the vertical sync cable. After two hours, the problem re-appeared. Apple is now going to replace the whole iMac. UPDATE: On the fifth day now and the iMac running XP is starting to flicker. I was wrong in believing this was a software issue. [...]

27″ iMac Screen Flashing

27″ iMac Screen Flashing

I am starting to get weird video issues on my new 27″ iMac. It’s the Core2Duo model, not the i5 so I don’t believe it’s a processor issue. Mine has the ATI Radeon 4670 in it. Currently, the only was to fix it when the screen goes bonkers is to reboot or wait long enough [...]

27″ iMac has no audio in XP

27″ iMac has no audio in XP

I found a strange issue with the 27″ iMac, XP and Bootcamp 3.0. There is no sound coming out of the iMac’s internal speakers while in XP. The solution is to open Sounds and Audio Devices in the control panel. Goto the Audio tab and select Cirrus Logic HD Audio, from the pulldown for Sound [...]

10.6 Compatible Printers

10.6 Compatible Printers

Apple has compiled a list of printers that will work correctly in 10.6. Be sure to give this a look before updating a bunch of classrooms to Snow Leopard. I had printers that were not supported in 10.5 so I’m sure I’ll run into the same situation again. [apple]

Ghost Printers

Ghost Printers

We have recently switched to setting up all of our printers using OD (Open Directory). I noticed that many machines had other printers showing up when you printed from an application. These ghost printers seem to be cups leftovers. I sent the following command using ARD as root to vanquish these printers to the land [...]

Lenovo Could Learn a Few Things

Lenovo Could Learn a Few Things

Looking at this new W700 from Lenovo makes me think that they could learn a lot from Apple. This thing is a monster and looks completely ridiculous. The power brick is an unbelievable site to behold. Working on monstrosities like this make me appreciate Apple that much more.

Does Windows Identify Your Little Keyboard?

Does Windows Identify Your Little Keyboard?

Before you deploy your brand new iMacs loaded with Windows, make sure Windows identifies that puny keyboard that comes with the iMacs by default. We recently deployed 50 iMacs that were imaged from a machine that had the traditional large Apple keyboard attached. When Windows came up while the small keyboards were attached, we couldn’t [...]

LaserJet 5550 Issues

I’vebeen having issues with a Color LaserJet 5550 freezing daily. After talking to HP, they instructed me to re-initialize the disks. Here are the steps.

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