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Forum: Apple Notebooks 03-25-2011, 11:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 381
Posted By chrsb5
The hard drive will work. If the computer is...

The hard drive will work. If the computer is indeed a late '08, I believe the RAM should be fine too.

You might want to check out the guides and videos OWC has on replacing hard drives and...
Forum: iPod Hardware and Accessories 03-25-2011, 11:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,694
Posted By chrsb5
Wow, I would never have thought that it's only...

Wow, I would never have thought that it's only $129 for Apple to replace the 80gb unit. Do you know if that comes with any sort of a warrantee ?
Forum: iPod Hardware and Accessories 03-24-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,694
Posted By chrsb5
I had a feeling the hard drive was going. Having...

I had a feeling the hard drive was going. Having already looked over the ifixit guide, it's certainly doable, especially after replacing the screen on my old iPhone 3g with the help of their...
Forum: iPod Hardware and Accessories 03-24-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,694
Posted By chrsb5
Hard Drive dying? 80gb iPod Classic

When syncing some new playlists and songs to my 80gb iPod Classic the other day I got an error message
"Attempting to copy to the disk failed. The disk could not be read from or written to"

A...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 02-24-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,965
Posted By chrsb5
That "off topic" info is great! Thank you! One...

That "off topic" info is great! Thank you! One question about restoring from a Time Machine backup, should I restore from the backup or install updates first?

My install disks are 10.6.3 or...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 02-18-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,965
Posted By chrsb5
I tried a Momentus XT a little over a month ago,...

I tried a Momentus XT a little over a month ago, and would NOT recommend them to anyone for use on a Mac. I cloned the drive from my mid-09 MPB to the 500gb Momentus XT, booted it and almost...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 02-17-2011, 02:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,545
Posted By chrsb5
Looking to buy a used Macbook, but where?

Looking to pick up a second hand white macbook with a budget of $500. I've been checking ebay, but I'm a little nervous about buying one there. What other options do I have beyond craigslist and...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 01-18-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,064
Posted By chrsb5
Yes on both counts.

Yes on both counts.
Forum: Apple Notebooks 01-18-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,064
Posted By chrsb5
Hard Drive Upgrade shenanigans. help/advice needed

My mid 2009 15" MPBs(2.53ghz, 4gb ram, 10.6.6) 250gb factory drive was starting to fill up, so naturally I opted to upgrade to a faster, 500gb drive.

I've had good luck ordering parts from...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 01-09-2011, 03:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,092
Posted By chrsb5
It might not be the most elegant solution, but I...

It might not be the most elegant solution, but I put a soda bottle cap under each corner of my 15" MBP for added airflow when I'm doing temp intensive things. Using the Temperature Motoring software...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 12-16-2010, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,880
Posted By chrsb5
I did not partition the new HDD, just formated...

I did not partition the new HDD, just formated it. That's probably what went wrong. Hopefully I'll be getting to bed with a new working drive before 4am today. Thank you for the help!
Forum: Apple Notebooks 12-16-2010, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,880
Posted By chrsb5
Well last night I attempted the drive...

Well last night I attempted the drive replacement. Put the new hdd in an USB enclosure, erased & formatted. Installed the drive booted off the factory OS X (Snow Leopard) DVD. I attempted to restore...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 12-15-2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 16,525
Posted By chrsb5
Something similar happened to my MBP recently. It...

Something similar happened to my MBP recently. It would read and write CDs just fine, sometimes read DVDs but stopped writing DVDs altogether. After the usual troubleshooting then cleaning the drive...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 12-15-2010, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,880
Posted By chrsb5
Clean install it is. Do I need to format the...

Clean install it is. Do I need to format the drive before I install in in the machine or will the OS install take care of that for me ?
Forum: Apple Notebooks 12-14-2010, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,880
Posted By chrsb5
Hard Drive upgrade. Clone vs. Fresh Install.

I'm about to replace the hard drive in my Mid 2009 2.53ghz 15 inch MBP and I'm wondering what would be the best way to go about it. Is there any advantage to a clean install of OS X then restoring...
Forum: Apple Desktops 11-26-2010, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 766
Posted By chrsb5
go into System Preferences ->Displays and check...

go into System Preferences ->Displays and check the "mirror display" box. That or another setting in the display options, perhaps the "Detect Display" button should help you along. I don't have the...
Forum: Internet, Networking, and Wireless 11-25-2010, 10:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,572
Posted By chrsb5
Unfortunately the Airport to eSATA mod won't work...

Unfortunately the Airport to eSATA mod won't work on your Mini Server. Starting with the 2009 model, the airport card is no longer removable.

How does OS X server compare to the desktop version...
Forum: Internet, Networking, and Wireless 11-24-2010, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,572
Posted By chrsb5
Firefly won't stream to the ATV. I was in a...

Firefly won't stream to the ATV.

I was in a similar situation to you regarding my Linux media server when I first got my ATV. There really is no reliable or consistent way to run iTunes on Linux....
Forum: Apple Desktops 11-16-2010, 08:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 785
Posted By chrsb5
Wow, thank you very much! I was completely...

Wow, thank you very much! I was completely unaware that the processor could be upgraded so inexpensively. Has the RAM been a limiting factor ? According to my understanding, the maximum RAM the older...
Forum: Internet, Networking, and Wireless 11-16-2010, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,153
Posted By chrsb5
I'll take a stab at things. First of all...

I'll take a stab at things.

First of all are you physically connecting your westell router via a cat-5(ethernet) cable to the Airport Extreme? If you are, don't. Remove the westell unit from the...
Forum: Apple Desktops 11-16-2010, 01:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 785
Posted By chrsb5
Mac Mini media server question.

Greetings!

I'm looking to pick up a used/refurbished mini to use as a media server and was wondering what model will meet my needs(read, how cheaply can I go) I'm planning on connecting an...
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