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 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 [...]

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 [...]

OS X Time Goes Out of Sync

OS X Time Goes Out of Sync

When using bootcamp to dual boot, you may notice the time gets out of sync on the Mac side. When it’s off by more than five minutes, Directory Authentication will not work so I created this plist file that will force OS X to sync it’s time on boot. Save the code to a file [...]

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