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Most likely the battery has died or is no longer being recognized by the system. To verify it is not the latter Apple has a KB article that will help with resetting the SMC. If it is the former it's time to replace the battery. If you are under warranty take it to a nearby Apple store. If not they can still do the repair but it will cost you. Depending on ...


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I'm not sure about OpenFirmware commands, but your PowerMac G5 only has 1 processor since it's a 9,1. I'll edit this later if I can find any. It looks like it's possible in Single User Mode, but I'm not sure about via OpenFirmware.


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Your MacBook Air has 2 independent processor cores. When Hyper Threading is used, each core can act as two. In this case you will see four computational cores. The EveryMac page for your MacBook Air explains why you are seeing four in some situations and two in the System Information application: This model is powered by a 22 nm, 64-bit Intel Mobile ...


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Considering these two pieces of information processor : 0 cpu : PPC970FX It looks like there is only one physical CPU installed and it is a single-core. I tried finding out if the motherboard supports two physical CPUs but came up empty: motherboard : PowerMac9,1 MacRISC4 Power Macintosh Hopefully some Mac hardware gurus are floating around ...


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You could opt for an upgraded 6 or 12 core Intel Xeon 5690 3.46 GHz processor Mac Pro 5.1 and install a NVIDIA GTX 680 4GB graphics card running CUDA. That can be done relatively cheap compared to the trashcan Mac Pro price tag, and it would do the job beautifully.


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Apple recommends backing up your HD as they "can't guarantee the integrity of the data on hard drive." Or words to that effect. Theoretically you can do what you have proposed. You may have boot issues, EG the Mac the SSD is swapped into may not boot but that is unlikely to damage either the Mac or the drive, so if you have the Mac and the time, go for it. ...


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Mac do not have hardware activation lock. Read the last paragraph of the "FAQ" for confirmation. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201365 You would want to check for a Firmware Password which might need another question if you don't know what that is, but iCloud cannot prevent you from reinstalling an OS or activating any Mac that has shipped thus far. ...


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No, the Fusion Drive will not work away from a Mac. The separate components can be formatted to work as stand alone drives but the core storage volume that we call a Fusion Drive will not function without OS X. The data is gone once the Fusion Drive is busted. You cannot recover data once the drive components cease to be associated as a Fusion Drive.


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This means your MacBook does not recognise the battery. Maybe it's not installed properly? https://support.apple.com/kb/PH18598?locale=en_US



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