The Land of Fernieville

Levels of geekness…

Posted in Apple, geek, Mac by fernieville on June 20, 2008

How much of a geek am I? Allow me to count the ways…

I decided to reopen my son’s iBook today and fix it. It has a famous G4 logic board problem. Anyhow, I had tried the shimmy fix, and the reheating Pin 28 with a solder gun fix…until the problem came back. So this site had one more fix and that was to scrape the green paint to the copper and add a bead of solder to the side of pin 28. Bellow is my geek masterpiece!

I’ve reached an even higher level of geekhood!

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Fix: Sad iPod Face? Out of Warranty?

Posted in iPod by fernieville on June 12, 2008

Fear not!! My son’s 4G 40GB B/W iPod “died” and this is how I fixed it.

If your iPod isnt’ being recognized by your computer and it keeps restarting over and over and over again and displaying that pathetic and sad iPod face don’t throw it away!

Open the iPod (you can do it). It wont be pretty and it’ll scratch, but hey, it’s dead to you now anyway! Start near the FF button, push down with a thin screwdriver until the metal part separates from the plastic part. Be gentle but don’t fear, you wont break it. When you pry it all up, there is a ribbon attached to the metal part that bridges over to the plastic part…just remember not to make any sudden movements and open it slowly so you see it.

Anyhow, the thing that has the blue plastic around it is the hard drive that stores your songs! Just push up the connector away from the hard drive (don’t pull if you can…push is away from the bottom of the ribbon where it meets the hard drive).

Reseat the hard drive connector (fancy tech way of saying take it off then put it back).

Test your iPod before closing it…it worked right away for mine and hopefull it will for yours also!

Here is the pic (random web one…) on opening the iPod.

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Gmail/Address Book sync… no iCal?

Posted in Apple, Google, Mac, osx by fernieville on May 28, 2008

10.5.3 brings Gmail/Address Book sync… for iPhone users

Yay, I have an iPhone…I love the new sync…but no iCal sync with Google?

How much more must we beg you Google?

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