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If you mean either the 'SD' or the 'Mid 2009' then no, it can take 8GB only. EveryMac is a fabulous resource for that type of info, including in some cases, whether a machine can actually take more RAM than the Apple official original spec claims.


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No. No battery will be saved regardless of what color your screen is. This only applies when the screen is OLED, like in the Apple Watch. You can save battery by lowering the screen brightness, though.


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~ (tilde) expands to the value of the variable HOME which is set by the process login or to the value set in one of your shell's config files. From the man pages: HOME - The home directory of the current user; the default argument for the cd builtin command. The value of this variable is also used when performing tilde expansion. Tilde Expansion -...


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The model number can be found on the bottom side of your MacBook. I have an app called "Mactracker" and it gives statistics for (allegedly) all of the various Mac hardware options. Here is some info on model number A1278: Hopefully that helps.


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Your processor automatically throttles itself when it gets too hot, OS X automatically sets the fan speeds appropriate, and in the off-chance your computer gets too hot, it will automatically shut off. You don't need to worry about a modern computer getting "over-worked".


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Have you tried System Prefs > Network > WiFi Switch off 'Ask to join new networks', then in the Advanced... section below, you can drag networks into your preferred order & delete ones you no longer wish the machine to remember [this will tie in with 'Ask to join...' & shouldn't bother you again].


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Here's some clarity for anyone looking. The root cause of the sign in when switching the host is that programs often store their license information x'ord (or otherwise encrypted with) a hash of the host hardware. This means that, when the hardware changes, the previously stored configuration is unrecoverable. I've tried spoofing the MAC address, but all ...


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The difference is the HDD connectors. The iBook G4 uses an IDE (aka PATA) connector, whereas the MBP uses SATA. Unfortunately during a quick google search I wasn't able to find a SATA to IDE adapter that would fit inside the laptop case. It's probably worth looking for second-hand IDE hard drives or contacting someone at Apple to see if they have a better ...


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Dangerous? No. But it could wind up being wasted time when you at some point you update your OS and the settings you made get reverted back to the system default; that depends on what icon you changed. Of course, we're not talking about a lot of time spent on changing an icon here, so I'd say go for it! I actually changed my Documents directory icon 8+ ...


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Based on this question NOTE: I am assuming you are in recovery already. Commands are like this. Open Terminal from the menu bar (under Utilities) Change directory: cd /Volumes List all volumes: ls Change to the volume you want to access. For example, usually the Mac disk is called "Macintosh HD". So, you would do, cd "Macintosh HD". Replace "Macintosh HD"...


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The A1278 identifier is the model number. It references the "generation" of your particular device, but it can span many years. For example, A1278 is the model number for the Late 2008 13 inch Aluminum MacBook and the 13 inch MacBook Pro going from Mid 2009 through Mid 2012. When it gets a significant change, like it did in Early 2013, it will get a new ...


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The best place that I have sourced replacement/upgrade parts for my Apple products has been Amazon. A quick search for your part resulted in a number of good sources. I have used eBay in the past and more often than not there were severe quality/customer service issues. Buying through Amazon, has been much more efficient and customer service focused. ...


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EFI updates are available from the command line: softwareupdate -la This is the same information as the App Store app shows. The tools check apple's entire catalog and then calculate locally if any updates are required. You likely are up to date, but this is how to check. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201518


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There two basic hard disk interfaces. The legacy interface is called ATA, which transfers bits in parallel. This is probably what you found in your G4 iBook. I say this because the Everything Mac site show this type of interface for all G4 iBooks. The new interface is called SATA, which transfers bits in serial. This is what is used in your 2011 MacBook Pro....


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The only official source, if you have lost your original OS X DVDs is to purchase one from the Apple Store Later models have the Hardware Tests built into ROM, earlier ones must use those on the DVD. If you've got a [physical] Apple Store near you, they're usually quite obliging for that kind of thing.


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I don't have this MacBook Pro anymore as I sold it but I do know that it can't take 16GB of RAM, only up to 8GB.


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Go to the following websites: https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1823 https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1474 Download and install the firmwares starting with the EFI. Here we are going to restart the same installation so we can run some diagnostics and hardware tests. Also, two things should be explained before we can continue: 1) Mac OS X has no BIOS but ...



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