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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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~ (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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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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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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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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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 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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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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The picture in your question is referred to as an AC wall adapter, or "duckhead" (US) and slides out of the AC power adapter so you can then slide in the AC power cable (US), pictured in the link in your question. The picture below shows the "duck head" being slid out of the AC power adapter and once removed the AC power cable gets slid in its place, thus ...



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