"Check your drive carefully. Does the green light come on when there is power to the drive? Does the amber light flash 2-4 times when you first put a disk in? Check your connections. Physically disconnect and reconnect your cables. Check your cable ends. Do you have any missing or … Read more
5500/6500 ATA Update 5500/6500 Video Input Update AudioTuneUp (presumably a new version)
Note especially that the ATA Update extension "improves performance when Virtual Memory is turned on in the Memory control panel." This seems to be a fix for the virtual memory slow down problem reported here previously. Check the Read Me file for more details on other fixes.
Power Macintosh 5500/225, 6500/225 and 6500/250 users, running Mac OS 7.6.1, who … Read more
a. This problem was also reported for System 7.6.x about a month ago - right here on MacFixIt. However, based on email messages I have recently received, it seems to be much more widespread in Mac OS 8.
b. Brian Yamanaka writes of one possible reason this problem occurs on some Macs and not others: "On my 8500/180 with Mac OS 8 GM installed, I … Read more
a. Suitcase 3.0.2 patch available Symantec has posted Suitcase 3.0.2. According to Symantec: "The patch resolves a conflict with Mac OS 8 and AppleShare 3.7 where adding or using fonts on a network volume would return a -50 error. This is the only known compatibility issue with Mac OS 8 and only users accessing fonts via a network volume need download the patch." … Read more
b. The MacAuthority Home Page has news and tips on maximizing your Mac.
c. MacOS Rumors now has a new URL: http://www.macosrumors.com/
d. Fight Back for the Mac! is "a web site for Macintosh power-users, designed to allow us to help each other spread the word about the Macintosh's superiority."
e. The MacCPU site has "a piece discussing thevarious aspects of performance especially the advantages of in-line and backside cache.
I have created a Vacation News & Update page covering the most notable MacFixIt-relevant news and information that occurred during my absence. Regular readers of other Mac web sites may already know much of this stuff, but I decided it was still useful to do, if only to have it available in the Archives.
"You can get the window back if you hide Netscape, either by going to the Finder and selecting "Hide Netscape" or option-clicking on another application. When you return to Navigator, the window will have un-collapsed and, if you have a window enhancer such as Aaron or Kaleidoscope, you can click on the window border and … Read more