"At this time, the award-winning Now Utilities is not fully compatible with the recent OS 8 release. We are currently evaluating our options and will announce our plans in the near future. In the meantime, we recommend that you do not install Now Utilities with OS 8 or if you do, that you do … Read more
a. NDD Floppy Install Patch Symantec's John Harrison has informed me that a NDD Floppy Install Patch has been released. It allows you to update versions of NDD installed from a floppy disk. (Thanks also to Fred Palumbo for spotting this.)
b. John Harrison also noted: "We do not support the 'Pre-Patch' that you have posted or users modifying NDD via ResEdit." None-the-less, several readers have reported success in using these fixes to prevent the -192 error problem.… Read more
a. L2 cache Symptoms, such as an inability to install software that uses an Installer, due to an error message that says "unable to decompress file." has required installing an extension that disabled the L2 cache (as outlined on an Apple web page and as previously described here at MacFixIt). Although the problem may not occur in Mac OS 7.6 or later, Apple confirms that the L2 cache on affected machines (which should only be a small percentage of these models) is … Read more
a. Display cable If the display cable works loose from the logic board, the video display will not appear. The solution here is to have an Apple Service Provider reconnect the cable and add a foam gasket to the underside of the brightness and speaker grill (service part number 875-0283). The gasket prevents a future disconnection.
b. Battery On a few 3400s, … Read more
Michael Macrone adds: "Communicator will not load QuickTime MIDI files (and perhaps other types of auto-playing embedded content) unless the <EMBED> tag is located in the viewable screen area while the page is loading." If you wait until the page has finished loading, it will not work.
Update: A source at Netscape claims: "QT Audio files do indeed work with Communicator and the QT plugin 1.1." … Read more
In this regard, I finally got around to trying out the NDD 3.5 prepatch I mentioned yesterday. I could not get it to patch my copy of NDD, although others have reported success. It appears to be trying to do essentially the same … Read more