Technical Information

Communications regulation information The following FCC information applies only to Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh computers sold in Canada, Japan, and the United States. FCC declaration of conformity This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. See instructions if...

Index

Can't Find It See also Mac OS Guide's onscreen index. Open the Guide (ffl) menu and choose Mac OS Guide, then click the Index button. V (ADB port) 17, 146, 147 (brightness control) 28 X (command key) 293, 294 I (insertion point) 223 h (Mac OS Guide) 33 finding answers to questions 34 menu for 37 using 33, 35 n (Power key) 26, 293, 295 turning off the computer with 38 turning on computer with 30 > (right-angle bracket prompt) 227 connecting to network 95-96 identifying 90-91 location of 96 AC...

Performing a normal easy installation of system software

Follow the steps in this section to do what is commonly called a normal (easy) installation of system software. If you're installing system software on a hard disk for the first time, make sure that your hard disk has been initialized, a process that prepares the disk to store information. If you see the hard disk's icon on the desktop when you start up the computer, the disk has been initialized. If no disk icon appears when you start up, see Initializing a Hard Disk, earlier in this chapter,...

Playing an audio or multimedia CD

You can play sounds from a standard audio CD or a multimedia CD-ROM disc through the computer's sound system. Follow these instructions 1 Open the CD-ROM drive door by pressing the Stop Eject button. The door opens automatically when you press the button. Never pry or pull the door open. If the door doesn't open when you press the button, see Problems With CD-ROM Discs and Drives in Chapter 12. 2 Press the center of the disc onto the CD-ROM drive's spindle, label side out. Center the disk in...

Setting up your Apple Talk network connection

To set up your AppleTalk network connection, you must specify the port you use to connect your computer to the network. Larger networks use zones to create logical groupings of computers, printers, servers, and other network devices. For example, a network might have a zone for each floor in a multistory office building. If your network has more than one zone, you can choose the zone in which your computer is located. The zone you choose should be the zone that is automatically selected in the...

Configuring your TCPIP network connection

This section pertains to computers that are on a local area network that uses the AppleTalk network protocol, such as a LocalTalk or Ethernet network. The instructions in this section explain how to use the TCP IP control panel to set up your computer for connecting to the Internet (or other network that uses TCP IP standards). Note If you wish to connect to the Internet but your computer is not on a local area network, you need the Apple Internet Connection Kit or an online service such as...

Plugging in your equipment

Before you plug your equipment into a wall socket, carefully read all the setup instructions in this chapter. Then, before you connect anything to your computer, follow the instructions in this section to plug it in. The plug grounds the computer and protects it from electrical damage while you are setting up. Attaching the bass unit to the computer Follow these steps to attach the bass unit to the computer 1 Locate the large cable attached to the computer. This cable plugs into the bass unit....

Opening the computer

Follow these instructions to open the back of your computer before you install an expansion card or memory. 1 If your computer is turned on, turn it off by choosing Shut Down from the Special menu. 2 Unplug the power cord attached to the bass unit from the wall outlet. 3 If the computer cover is locked shut, unlock it by removing the security cable or padlock from the cover latch. Do not remove the computer cover yet. Installing Expansion Cards and Memory 4 Carefully lay the computer on a flat,...

Connecting to the Internet or an Online Service

This chapter discusses how you use your Macintosh to connect to the fastest growing organization on Earth the online community. This community gathers in private places provided by subscriber-only services and in the public space called the Internet. With a modem and the right software, you have a couple of options for reaching these meeting places. Once you arrive you can exchange e-mail messages, browse the World Wide Web, gather information on topics of interest to you, participate in...

Problems with application programs documents and memory

You can't start an application program you see a message that not enough memory is available. All the memory in your Macintosh is in use by other application programs, system software, and system resources. Quit other open applications to free up memory, then open the application you want to use. Follow these steps to allocate more memory to the application 1 Choose About This Macintosh from the Apple K menu. Take note of the number in the Largest Unused Block section. This number tells you how...

Connecting to a twistedpair Ethernet network

Network Plug Cable Setting Photo

To follow these instructions, you need a twisted-pair cable with an RJ-45 connector. The RJ-45 connector plugs into a wall plate that is connected to the 10Base-T network. 2 Plug one end of a twisted-pair cable into the RJ-45 10Base-T Ethernet port on your computer. Just as when you plug in a standard telephone cable, you hear a click when you plug in the twisted-pair cable. 3 Plug the other end of the twisted-pair cable into an RJ-45 outlet that is connected to a twisted-pair Ethernet network....

Connecting to a Local Talk network

Local Talk Connectors Macintosh

If your network uses standard LocalTalk cables, the Apple LocalTalk Locking Connector Kit DIN-8, available from your Apple-authorized dealer, contains the components you need to connect your Macintosh to an existing LocalTalk network. If your network uses standard telephone cables for your network wiring, obtain an Apple LocalTalk RJ-11 Connector instead. Apple LocalTalk Apple LocalTalk RJ-11 Connector Note At your location, there may be a network administrator who is responsible for network...

Rebuilding your desktop

A procedure known as rebuilding the desktop helps your Macintosh to keep accurate track of data on your startup disks. Even though rebuilding the desktop does not usually fix problems once they occur, it does prevent some types of problems. Therefore, it's a good idea to rebuild your desktop once a month or so. Before you rebuild the desktop, you'll need to turn off some extensions, which may interfere with the desktop-rebuilding process. You'll turn them back on later. To rebuild the desktop,...

Problems with hard disks

The computer won't start up from the internal hard disk, or the hard disk icon doesn't There may be a temporary software problem. Turn off the computer, wait at least 10 seconds, and then turn it on again. There may be a problem with your startup disk or with its system software. See Testing Your Hard Disk in Chapter 13. The computer is using the wrong disk as a startup disk. Open the Startup Disk control panel and make sure the correct disk is selected. Then restart the computer. To find the...

Problems with floppy disks and floppy disk drives

Floppy Disk Cover Hole

If you can't eject a floppy disk in the usual way, by selecting the disk's icon and choosing Put Away from the Special menu or by dragging the disk's icon to the Trash, try the following in order Hold down the X and Shift keys and press the number 1 key on your keyboard. Shut down the computer. If the disk isn't ejected, hold down the button on your trackpad or other pointing device while you turn the computer on again. Locate the small hole near the disk drive's opening, and carefully insert...

Using a floppy disk

Apple Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh

Some application programs come on floppy disks. The illustration below shows how to insert a floppy disk into the computer's floppy disk drive. After you insert a floppy disk containing an application, you follow the instructions that came with the application to install it on the computer's hard drive. To eject the disk after installation is complete, click the disk icon to select it and choose Put Away from the File menu.

Problems with the trackpad or keyboard

The pointer 8 doesn't move when you move your finger on the trackpad. One of the following situations is probably the cause. The trackpad or keyboard is not connected properly. Turn off the computer by pressing the Power key lt l and then press the Return key to choose Shut Down. If that doesn't work, press the power button on the back of the computer. With the computer off, check that the trackpad and keyboard cables are connected properly. Then start up the computer again. Important Do not...

Installing a PCI expansion card

Expansion Card

This section contains general instructions on installing a PCI expansion card in your computer. Before you start, be sure to follow the instructions in Opening the Computer, earlier in this chapter. Then follow these instructions 1 Assemble the parts you'll need shown here . 2 Touch the metal fan frame inside the computer to discharge static electricity from your body. Always do this before you touch any parts, or install any components, inside the computer. Installing Expansion Cards and...

M x

This icon indicates that the floppy disk you tried to start up from is not a startup disk. When you turn on your computer, it looks first in the floppy disk drive for a disk containing system software. If the disk in the drive does not contain system software, the computer ejects the disk and looks on its internal hard disk for system software. Wait a few seconds. The computer should start up from its internal hard disk. Make sure you insert floppy disks only after the computer has begun...

Using a CDROM disc

Remember Remove Your Rom

In most cases, you'll install an application program on your internal hard disk from a CD-ROM disc that contains the application. To insert a CD-ROM disc, follow these instructions 1 Open the CD-ROM drive door by pressing the Stop Eject button. The door opens automatically when you press the button. Never pry or pull the door open. If the door doesn't open when you press the button, see Problems With CD-ROM Discs and Drives in Chapter 12. 2 Press the center of the disc onto the CD-ROM drive's...

Problems with CDROM discs and drives

How Open Door With Paper Clip

A CD-ROM disc icon does not appear on the screen. If you reinstalled the CD-ROM software, make sure to restart your computer afterward. Make sure that the Apple CD-ROM extension is turned on in the Extensions Manager control panel. To find the Extensions Manager control panel, choose Control Panels in the Apple K menu. Then restart your computer. The computer keeps asking you to reinsert a CD-ROM disc after you've ejected it. An application program or document from the CD-ROM disc is still open...

Problems turning on or starting up your computer

The computer is turned on but the screen is dark. One of the following is probably the cause You have a screen saver program that darkens the screen when the computer has not been used for a certain period of time. Press a key or move the pointer to turn off the screen saver. Screen saver programs interfere with the computer's power conservation feature, so you may want to remove the screen saver or keep it turned off. Your computer has gone to sleep due to inactivity. Wake it up by pressing...

Problems using the modem

If you are experiencing problems with your modem, try following the general troubleshooting procedures on this page. Also see the information that came with any communications applications you are using. 1 Unplug and reconnect the telephone cord to ensure a good connection. Check all other connections. 2 Open the Express Modem control panel and make sure that the modem is turned on. If the On button does not stay selected, or if the control panel does not appear, try reinstalling the Apple...

Problems listening to the radio

You can't find the Apple FM Radio application. If the Apple FM Radio application is not anywhere on your hard disk, you need to install it from your system software CD. See Performing a Custom Installation in Chapter 13. You don't hear anything when you open the Apple FM Radio application. Be sure your FM antenna is securely connected to the FM port and the antenna is raised high. See Chapter 7, Sound. The radio sound doesn't work if Video or S-Video is selected in the Apple Video Player...

Problems watching TV or video

If the Apple Video Player application is not anywhere on your hard disk, you need to install it from your system software CD. See Performing a Custom Installation in Chapter 13. Make sure the remote control has a battery, or try changing the remote control's battery. Try moving closer to your computer. If you are already very close to the computer, point the remote control directly at the remote control receiver on the front of the computer. The remote control won't work for any application if...