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Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 08-30-2014, 06:09 PM
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Posted By DeltaMac
Is your 10.4 installer DVD in the drive? ...

Is your 10.4 installer DVD in the drive?

Verbose startup mode is Command-V - not just "V"
Not much that you can do with that, as it will be verbose mode on whatever system you are booting from....
Forum: Applications 08-20-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By DeltaMac
Another possible help would be to leave your...

Another possible help would be to leave your iTunes set for what you need to use it.
Save your video to some convenient location on your computer.
Use some other app, such as VLC to play the video.
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 08-20-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By DeltaMac
How do you know that you don't use your OS X...

How do you know that you don't use your OS X keychain?
It's native to OS X, and quite transparent. I expect if you open your Keychain Access app, and look at some entries listed there, you may find...
Forum: Applications 08-20-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By DeltaMac
If you search for that warning, you'll see it's...

If you search for that warning, you'll see it's fairly common.
Here's one short fix
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6349672?tstart=0

Launching iTunes in 32-bit mode may be the simplest...
Forum: System 08-13-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 864
Posted By DeltaMac
Not on a 2008 MBPro. No hardware test on the hard...

Not on a 2008 MBPro. No hardware test on the hard drive, or internet.
That Early 2008 would have shipped with 10.5.4, and the hardware test is not on the hard drive. Boot to the hardware test on...
Forum: System 08-12-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 864
Posted By DeltaMac
OK then… there has to be some way to get that to...

OK then… there has to be some way to get that to work :D
Try a different timing for holding the D key (I am not convinced about that timing):
1. Wait until you hear the boot chime (while the chime...
Forum: System 08-12-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 864
Posted By DeltaMac
Then, talk to Apple, either at an Apple store, or...

Then, talk to Apple, either at an Apple store, or over the phone to AppleCare.
They should be able to help you discover what it is about the Diagnostics that you continue to miss.
Both of your...
Forum: System 08-12-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 864
Posted By DeltaMac
Yes, there are diagnostics. Reread, and follow...

Yes, there are diagnostics.
Reread, and follow the instructions carefully.
and, this:


So, on a 2014 Mac, even if the Diagnostics test is not on the startup volume, your Mac should still load...
Forum: System 08-12-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By DeltaMac
Is your iMac using a spinning hard drive for the...

Is your iMac using a spinning hard drive for the system? Or, SSD?
I understand that your MBPro has an SSD.
That makes a remarkable difference, and certainly make another capable Mac with a spinning...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 08-03-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By DeltaMac
Not so simple… The early Mac portables...

Not so simple… The early Mac portables (pre-unibody/pre-Late 2008) used an IDE optical drive (not SATA), so you would need to discover some method to adapt an SATA drive to the internal IDE bus, or...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 08-01-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By DeltaMac
Apple's actual part number for the Superdrive in...

Apple's actual part number for the Superdrive in the Early 2008 MacBook is 661-4702
Here's one:
https://www.ifixit.com/Store/Mac/MacBook-MacBook-Pro-15-Inch-8x-SuperDrive/IF185-040

And another:...
Forum: Applications 07-30-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By DeltaMac
But? Wouldn't that same account still be caught...

But?
Wouldn't that same account still be caught by SPAM filters?
And, then when not caught, your receiver gets 2 identical emails - from you - every time.

Why do you think that's better?

Why...
Forum: Applications 07-30-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By DeltaMac
So BOTH of your business accounts get caught by...

So BOTH of your business accounts get caught by spam filters?
And, sometimes one account, then other times your other account is sent to SPAM?
What will you do if BOTH accounts are considered SPAM?...
Forum: Applications 07-30-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 723
Posted By DeltaMac
No Safari 7 for Mountain Lion, you'll need to go...

No Safari 7 for Mountain Lion, you'll need to go to Mavericks for that.

But - you don't have to update to Mavericks to get a later update for Safari.
Just run your Software Update - you will see...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 07-29-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 972
Posted By DeltaMac
If your optical drive is flaky, then the Snow...

If your optical drive is flaky, then the Snow Leopard DVD may not help either.
It's worth trying, however.

Is this MacBook your ONLY Mac?
If you have something newer, you can make a copy of the...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 07-21-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 885
Posted By DeltaMac
It's not bad information, just incomplete. The...

It's not bad information, just incomplete.
The Disk Utility is not available from within the Installer app, as downloaded...
Don't run the installer app after it downloads, just quit it.
There's...
Forum: Applications 07-19-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 660
Posted By DeltaMac
So, just that one time, then? Activity Monitor...

So, just that one time, then?
Activity Monitor is, well, a monitor.
So, something else was causing the spike-up.
Did your Mac Pro cool back down after you quit your Activity Monitor?
Forum: Applications 07-19-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 660
Posted By DeltaMac
If it is momentarily pulling high CPU (but just...

If it is momentarily pulling high CPU (but just one core, right?) wouldn't you just quit Activity Monitor?
Or, just wait it out until it settles down?
Act. Mon. would likely spike when you first...
Forum: Applications 07-14-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 617
Posted By DeltaMac
And, working now (at least at my location)

And, working now (at least at my location)
Forum: Applications 07-14-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 617
Posted By DeltaMac
Nothing wrong with your Mac. I get the same...

Nothing wrong with your Mac.
I get the same results here. Nothing on Safari, Chrome is OK.
It's likely some temporary glitch. Try again in a few minutes.
Forum: Applications 07-12-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By DeltaMac
VMWare, as with other virtualized solutions,...

VMWare, as with other virtualized solutions, provides you with a means to run Windows on your Mac (in a virtual machine) If you need to run Windows apps, you would still need to install some version...
Forum: Applications 07-09-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 997
Posted By DeltaMac
Only Firefox? It's a good time to try a...

Only Firefox?
It's a good time to try a different browser to see if it's Firefox only, or all browsers.
But, if you google for that site, you will note that it is a known redirect malware.
Looks...
Forum: System 07-08-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By DeltaMac
Graphics or video files do not necessarily have...

Graphics or video files do not necessarily have any "space" to make a .zip file end up being smaller. In some cases, the zipped file may even end up larger than the original.
If you want the...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 07-06-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By DeltaMac
Can you give an example of an optical drive...

Can you give an example of an optical drive that's bigger, yet would still fit in a MBPro? :D

Oh! I guess you meant the hard drive (storage), while the OP is doing other repairs, consider adding a...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 07-05-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By DeltaMac
I think that you have something stuck inside the...

I think that you have something stuck inside the drive. Could be anything, or just a stuck actuating arm (part of the mechanism that ejects the disk). A completely dead drive would possibly let you...
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