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Forum: System 10-17-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By trevor
1) Here (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6412) are...

1) Here (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6412) are the system requirements for Yosemite. The Late 2009 MacBook meets the requirements, as does 4GB memory.

2) That's an opinion, but in my opinion...
Forum: System 10-16-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By trevor
What is the exact text of the error? YouTube...

What is the exact text of the error?

YouTube is probably trying to use Flash to play the videos. Although there are some alternatives (https://www.youtube.com/html5) that are arguably better and...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 10-09-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,794
Posted By trevor
I disagree that third party batteries mean Fire....

I disagree that third party batteries mean Fire. This is spreading FUD.

It is true that there have been lithium ion or lithium polymer batteries that have caught fire, and lithium battery fires...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 10-09-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 872
Posted By trevor
Can you tell us what filesystem is used on your...

Can you tell us what filesystem is used on your iomega external hard drive? If you don't know, you can see in the bottom of your Disk Utility window next to "Format:", when the drive is highlighted....
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 10-07-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,794
Posted By trevor
I'm not sure if it is third party or not, but...

I'm not sure if it is third party or not, but there is a replacement battery available:...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 10-06-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 927
Posted By trevor
OK, if no progress bar is showing up there, then...

OK, if no progress bar is showing up there, then there is a problem.

Can Disk Utility (not Finder) see the drive? If it can, try running Repair Disk on it.

Trevor
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 10-06-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 927
Posted By trevor
In Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8.x) and newer, the...

In Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8.x) and newer, the "Encrypt" command available built-in from the contextual menu is indeed FileVault 2. If you have installed third party tools, there could be other...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 10-06-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 927
Posted By trevor
i2am, when you are discussing encryption and...

i2am, when you are discussing encryption and decryption, are you referring to FileVault 2 encryption and decryption, or are you using some other program for that?

If you are referring to FileVault...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 10-06-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 847
Posted By trevor
Yes, there are a few exceptions. But it is far...

Yes, there are a few exceptions. But it is far more common for USB ports to not be powered during sleep, and powered ports are not a behavior I expect from a computer.

Trevor
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 09-30-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,941
Posted By trevor
At work I inherited a Magic Mouse, and use it...

At work I inherited a Magic Mouse, and use it occasionally. Although I've never had the battery cover fall off, nor any major connection issues, I strongly dislike it. I don't think Apple has made a...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 09-30-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 847
Posted By trevor
USB ports should be off when the computer is...

USB ports should be off when the computer is sleeping or off. This is correct and expected behavior, not a problem. If you want to charge a device like your wife's iPod or iPad when the computer is...
Forum: Applications 09-29-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By trevor
Many? But not all? If it works with some of them,...

Many? But not all? If it works with some of them, then the pipeline is still working. There has got to be something different about those contacts that work and those contacts that don't.

Make...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 09-25-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,317
Posted By trevor
I believe that if you order from eProducts Club...

I believe that if you order from eProducts Club through Amazon, you will get the additional protections afforded by Amazon. Amazon is very aggressive with their customer service (what I mean by that...
Forum: Applications 09-22-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,318
Posted By trevor
Also, do some troubleshooting steps such as ...

Also, do some troubleshooting steps such as

1. creating a brand new user, to test if some installed software specific to your user is causing the problem, and

2. trying a different browser...
Forum: System 09-22-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,057
Posted By trevor
I'm not convinced (but of course have no evidence...

I'm not convinced (but of course have no evidence unless I plan on encrypting a bunch of hard drives for FileVault 2 using the various methods). I think that erasing and encrypting a hard drive for...
Forum: System 09-21-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,057
Posted By trevor
There is more than one vector to breaking into...

There is more than one vector to breaking into your data. Filevault 2 closes a huge hole, where you could connect, for example, your 2010 MacBook Pro's drive to the attacker's computer and by doing...
Forum: Applications 09-11-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By trevor
I think that the advice to move to Safari because...

I think that the advice to move to Safari because you were getting kernel panics in a non-needed plugin, or because it's "the preferred Mac browser" are both very bad advice. Move to Safari if and...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 09-10-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,073
Posted By trevor
Since some time approximately in the middle of...

Since some time approximately in the middle of the G4 era, Mac's ethernet ports have been autosensing, and will not need crossover cables when connecting machine-machine. Of course, it won't hurt...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 09-07-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 827
Posted By trevor
If it actually is your video "card", then you...

If it actually is your video "card", then you would need a new motherboard. (Apple calls the motherboard the 'logic board'.) Apple will quote you a price that is far more costly than the computer is...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 08-31-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By trevor
Unfortunately, testing the battery voltage under...

Unfortunately, testing the battery voltage under no load can lead to false positives for a working battery. Since they're so cheap to replace, and given the age of the computer, you are best off...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 08-31-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By trevor
OK, good. The Mac Mini in it's early days shipped...

OK, good. The Mac Mini in it's early days shipped with OS X 10.3.7, but later shipped with OS X 10.4. Your retail (i.e. black colored) 10.4 disc should be able to boot it with no problem.

What...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 08-30-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By trevor
Good point macosnoob! I probably...

Good point macosnoob!



I probably should point out that that is the letter O and not the numeral 0.

Trevor
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 08-30-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By trevor
Since you have a non-Mac-specific keyboard, and...

Since you have a non-Mac-specific keyboard, and because "C" might refer to Command or Control, I'm not sure what keys you are pressing, and I'm not sure that you're following the right procedure. If...
Forum: Applications 08-25-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By trevor
Also try the page from a different computer...

Also try the page from a different computer running a newer version of Safari, and a different computer running the same version of Safari. That will help you to figure out if it's specific to Safari...
Forum: Networking 08-22-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,391
Posted By trevor
Yes. That's a very common scam, and doesn't mean...

Yes. That's a very common scam, and doesn't mean anything except that someone called your phone number. You're being kind to just be brusque or hang up on them. I generally ask them at length how...
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