Ejbimac-maintenance-log

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ejbimac is Andrea's old iMac repurposed as a Mac for Ed to play with. I'm not sure how I will use it, but time will tell.

VNC

I don't really want to be setting this up as another desktop, so I set it up for remote access from my main Windows 7 machine with two big monitors. It turns out that the more recent Mac OS versions have a decent built in VNC server, so you can just turn that on using the system preferences -> sharing dialog. For now, I turned off all other sharing. The default IP it came up with is ejbimac.local. I installed TightVNC reader on my win7 machine and it did manage to connect, though the first time it took a long time. Now I can tuck the iMac into a corner under the desk and use it with my regular screen.

Died

Looks like the power supply died. I might open it up and see what I can do...

Fixed January 2020

It was the power supply. I bought a used one on iFixit.com and it worked. Wouldn't boot though, so I wiped the boot volume and re-installed Mavericks, the latest OS available for that hardware. But Mavericks does not like to play nice with windows networking, so I downgraded (jumping through many hoops) to Mountian Lion. I also replaced the hard drive with SSD, so it runs way faster. Currently not using this machine.