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Forum: Movies and Video 10-08-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,227
Posted By Nguithi
it must be the file then if intel based macs can...

it must be the file then if intel based macs can play them. hopefully the conversion will work
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-08-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 977
Posted By Nguithi
you're right, spending that much isn't as bad as...

you're right, spending that much isn't as bad as dealing with beachballs that freeze up the entire macbook
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-04-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 977
Posted By Nguithi
that makes it even stranger since i was running...

that makes it even stranger since i was running mavericks for a while, it was a little slow but not that many beachballs.
I was hoping the price of RAM was cheaper than the OS, but 8GB is about $90...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-03-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 977
Posted By Nguithi
one question though, if mavericks was running...

one question though, if mavericks was running well with 4GB and a small HDD, how come it's misbehaving when a HDD with more space is introduced?
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-03-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 977
Posted By Nguithi
what kind of RAM would you recommend? any certain...

what kind of RAM would you recommend? any certain brands or specifications? if it's cheaper than lion or mountain lion i'll have to get it
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-03-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 977
Posted By Nguithi
that makes sense, even after the clean install...

that makes sense, even after the clean install the beacballs and fan problem still appears. alternatively i could install lion or mountain lion but i'm not sure about how many clean installs a drive...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-02-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 977
Posted By Nguithi
i can't find the page in & out numbers on the...

i can't find the page in & out numbers on the mavericks activity moniter, but a terminal command 'vm_stat' produced these values

Pageins: 2750027.
Pageouts: ...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-02-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 977
Posted By Nguithi
yes mavericks. the macbook has 4GB RAM. i have...

yes mavericks. the macbook has 4GB RAM. i have around one to two things running when the beachballs come, usually when i try to open a file or folder, close an application or try to type.

on the...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-02-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 977
Posted By Nguithi
After the drive had worked on the windows laptop...

After the drive had worked on the windows laptop [the 2nd trial] I connected it to the mac and formatted it. I installed the new drive and OS X [I'm posting from the new drive]
The worst is over,...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-02-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 977
Posted By Nguithi
sorry for the late reply, the drive is working...

sorry for the late reply, the drive is working now, it was either the drive itself or the adapter. I'll do some tests with the old drive and the and the adapter to determine if it is the problem.
as...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-02-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 977
Posted By Nguithi
sorry for the late reply, the drive is working...

sorry for the late reply, the drive is working now, it was either the drive itself or the adapter. I'll do some tests with the old drive and the and the adapter to determine if it is the problem.
as...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-02-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 977
Posted By Nguithi
I used a bootable usb. when the new drive didn't...

I used a bootable usb. when the new drive didn't work i put the old drive back
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-02-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 977
Posted By Nguithi
I emailed them [calling is a bit difficult at the...

I emailed them [calling is a bit difficult at the moment] and they sent partition instructions. The good news is I tried the drive again on a windows laptop since it had briefly worked on that...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-02-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 977
Posted By Nguithi
i don't think so, i think we're in the same boat,...

i don't think so, i think we're in the same boat, the old toshiba drive had 4 jumper pins but the macbook only has a sata cable
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-01-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 977
Posted By Nguithi
I keep finding the word "jumper" when researching...

I keep finding the word "jumper" when researching this issue. do jumpers apply to SATA drives? is there a way to change jumpers or jumper settings to see if the drive will be accepted?
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-01-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 977
Posted By Nguithi
hopefully it's something else, returning would be...

hopefully it's something else, returning would be the last resort
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-01-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 977
Posted By Nguithi
it's a r-driver III usb 2.0 to sata ice cable

it's a r-driver III usb 2.0 to sata ice cable
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-01-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 977
Posted By Nguithi
it wasn't formatted, the site says you have to...

it wasn't formatted, the site says you have to format it yourself. I tried using a SATA adapter to connect the drive and format it but it didn't work
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-01-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 977
Posted By Nguithi
I'm not sure about the jumpers, is there a way I...

I'm not sure about the jumpers, is there a way I can find out? here's the link for the HDD

Western Digital WD10S12X 1.0TB WD Black Hybrid... in stock at OWC...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-01-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 977
Posted By Nguithi
New hard drive not appearing in disk utility

I have a new internal drive I installed in my macbook pro 13'' early 2011 which did not appear in disk utility when I booted up. I tried connecting the new drive to the macbook with a SATA to USB...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 09-30-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By Nguithi
I installed the new drive but it wasn't appearing...

I installed the new drive but it wasn't appearing in disk utility. I figured it wasn't formatted so i had to get a sata adapter.
the instructions on the OWC site for the HDD [which i should have...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 09-30-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By Nguithi
thank you. one more question: if the new hard...

thank you. one more question: if the new hard drive is unformatted and i partition it before replacing the drive, once the new drive is in the mac, do i need to erase the drive during the boot...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 09-29-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By Nguithi
okay. will there be any problems with the name of...

okay. will there be any problems with the name of the hard drive once the back is restored and when the new admin account is deleted?
Forum: OS X - Operating System 09-27-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By Nguithi
sounds good. so here's the plan: 1....

sounds good. so here's the plan:

1. partition a new hard drive and clean install os x with a new admin account

2. on the new account run migration assistant and restore the old account. i...
Forum: Movies and Video 09-27-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,227
Posted By Nguithi
i tried pled, it's not playing the file. i think...

i tried pled, it's not playing the file. i think the best thing would be to convert the file
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