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Forum: Apple Notebooks 08-17-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,477
Posted By andy9l
I guess thread-jacking is okay on these forums....

I guess thread-jacking is okay on these forums. Rare.
Forum: Apple Notebooks 08-16-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,477
Posted By andy9l
Oh God, you should never have shown me these...

Oh God, you should never have shown me these tracking applications - I'm going to be as paranoid as I am with my MBP battery health! When that bar hits 99%, it'll bring a tear to your eye!

Thanks...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 08-16-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,477
Posted By andy9l
I won't need to clone - I have <250mb of my own...

I won't need to clone - I have <250mb of my own files on the MBP, which I can copy to my iMac, then copy back to my MBP using FireWire. I do this every time a new OS comes out anyway - start...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 08-16-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,477
Posted By andy9l
SSD for mid-2009 MacBook Pro

I recently put an OWC SSD in my 2010 iMac, and the performance boost (which I wasn't even looking for - I just wanted a silent iMac!) is ridiculous. I was considering upgrading my MacBook Pro and...
Forum: Apple Desktops 08-15-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 718
Posted By andy9l
I've just put an additional OWC SSD in my 2010...

I've just put an additional OWC SSD in my 2010 iMac, it's not an easy task but it's possible. You won't be able to simply replace your HDD with an SSD as explained above, but you can add another SSD...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 08-15-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 643
Posted By andy9l
That's odd, never heard of that before. Have you...

That's odd, never heard of that before. Have you installed ML on your hard drive now, or are you running it from the USB stick?
Forum: OS X - Operating System 08-14-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,141
Posted By andy9l
1, 2 and 3 were the steps I was trying to get you...

1, 2 and 3 were the steps I was trying to get you to take! ;)

Glad it's working again.
Forum: OS X - Operating System 08-14-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 643
Posted By andy9l
Ah, I'm on the same page now. If you've got ML on...

Ah, I'm on the same page now. If you've got ML on there, to do a fresh install just reboot your Mac and hold down the option key ('alt' on some keyboards). Then do the following:

1. Boot into the...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 08-14-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 643
Posted By andy9l
At the risk of sounding patronising - are you...

At the risk of sounding patronising - are you sure? It looks no different to Lion, really. Click the Apple logo then go to 'About This Mac'. It should say OS X 10.8, not 10.7.x.
Forum: OS X - Operating System 08-14-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,141
Posted By andy9l
Edit: Sorry for double post...

Edit: Sorry for double post...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 08-14-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,141
Posted By andy9l
A bit off-topic, but yes, a purchase of Mountain...

A bit off-topic, but yes, a purchase of Mountain Lion from the Mac App Store is licensed for all Macs that you personally own.




It sounds like you haven't tried making the USB installer...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 08-14-2012, 06:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,141
Posted By andy9l
Step-by-step to re-create your USB installer, in...

Step-by-step to re-create your USB installer, in the hope that it will fix the problem:

1. Grab your USB drive and go to a working Mac
2. Turn on the Mac, then plug it in
3. Open the Mac App...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 08-13-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,141
Posted By andy9l
It sounds to me like the installer you've created...

It sounds to me like the installer you've created is corrupt. Simply make a new installer on your USB stick using any other Mac you have access to.

Once you've re-created the installer, boot to...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 08-13-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,141
Posted By andy9l
In that case, use another Mac to create your...

In that case, use another Mac to create your bootable USB drive, or visit an Apple store.
Forum: OS X - Operating System 08-13-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,141
Posted By andy9l
Fastest solution would be to install SL again...

Fastest solution would be to install SL again (don't put your stuff back on it, just the OS is fine since you're about to delete it again anyway) using the disks that came with your MacBook Pro,...
Forum: Apple Desktops 08-10-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,630
Posted By andy9l
Hi again, So, I managed to create an fstab...

Hi again,

So, I managed to create an fstab file which prevented any partitions on the disk being mounted upon boot, but the hard drive still spins up when you turn the Mac on, or wake it from...
Forum: Apple Desktops 08-08-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,630
Posted By andy9l
Installation, although it took me a long time,...

Installation, although it took me a long time, went very successfully! I'm now running from my new SSD.

However, there's one last thing bothering me. My iMac's original HDD is still started up...
Forum: Apple Desktops 08-07-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,630
Posted By andy9l
Only thing I've noticed is that the black screen...

Only thing I've noticed is that the black screen before the boot chime (after tapping the power button) lasts maybe 2-3 seconds longer - I've been told that's because it needs to verify the 4 RAM...
Forum: Apple Desktops 08-07-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,630
Posted By andy9l
I want as little fuss with cables and hardware as...

I want as little fuss with cables and hardware as possible. I'm not a hardware kind of guy, this is the biggest thing I've done with regards to playing inside a computer. The drive is a Seagate...
Forum: Apple Desktops 08-07-2012, 04:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,630
Posted By andy9l
Hey all, thanks for the replies! I continued...

Hey all, thanks for the replies!

I continued my research and contacted various companies/people and ended up, as you guys have suggested, with OWC. I'm in the UK, so sending my iMac out there...
Forum: Apple Desktops 08-04-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,630
Posted By andy9l
No problem. Think you've got something wrong with...

No problem. Think you've got something wrong with your moderation settings though - the post was there for about 2 minutes before it disappeared (even for guests).

I ended up going for a kit from...
Forum: Apple Desktops 08-03-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,630
Posted By andy9l
Question SSD for mid-2010 27" iMac - I'm desperate here

Hi all,

I'm looking to upgrade my 27" mid-2010 iMac (model 11,3) with an SSD. I'm really struggling to find answers to the following questions:


Will a Crucial M4 256GB 2.5"...
Forum: Apple Desktops 08-03-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,630
Posted By andy9l
I give up, every time I post it just deletes...

I give up, every time I post it just deletes itself. Apologies - please remove the thread.
Forum: Apple Desktops 08-03-2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,630
Posted By andy9l
Post completely disappeared?! I'll start again......

Post completely disappeared?! I'll start again...

Hi all,

I'm looking to upgrade my 27" mid-2010 iMac (model 11,3) with an SSD. I'm really struggling to find answers to the following questions:...
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