OT PC Surgery

P N Stenquist pnstenquist at comcast.net
Thu Oct 22 11:42:04 EDT 2009

My iMac 24 works great with the Epson 2400. The calibrated monitor  
(Spyder II) is a perfect match. However, I wouldn't dream of trying to  
print from my Macbook. While I've calibrated the monitor and it's  
color accurate, brightness and contrast are too much dependent on the  
angle of the screen. But the iMac is excellent.
On Oct 22, 2009, at 10:55 AM, David J Brooks wrote:

> Well, it looks like its time to do something about my 8 year old MDG
> P4 computer.
> Its been acting up again the last few weeks, not booting. It does
> after a number of reboots. I get a boot fail, system halted, or a full
> DOS screen with all my memory numbers and a few other things, and at
> the bottom i get press f12 to boot form network or f1 to enter set up.
> I enter set up, scroll over to exit and it boots.
> Its an old machine, slow and USB 1.1 to boot, but its calibrated well
> for my Epson 2400 prints, so i'm leaning on fixing it one more time.
> Going in Saturday for a look see. Hopefully adding a new HD and
> mapping my stuff off the old one will work. The HD was upgraded 3
> years ago and never really worked well after. Many boot problems, but
> it would work, eventually.
> If the HD is a bit funky, does it make sense to add it as a slave
> drive and keep it in there, if there is room.??????
> Now, the hard part. PC or imac to replace it with, after the next  
> fail.
> Or now.:-)
> I do like the imac looks and i'm comfortable with the OS now, for what
> i use it for. I just have trouble printing form the ibook, photos are
> not quite what the monitor looks like. I have not run any calibration
> on the screen, nor coloursync etc. Not really sure what to do here.
> That would be my only reason for the PC.
> Dave
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