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    hard drive on old mac problem
    old macbook 10.5.8 is saying the seagate backup lpus cannot be modified when i try to move i tunes library or anything onto it

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    hard drive on old mac problem
    pigoo3's Avatar
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    How full the is the hard drive (gigs used & gigs free)? And other problems/symptoms with the computer?

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    tis a new hard drive, tis an old mac but no problems i can think of..
    ali

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    hard drive on old mac problem
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    Is it brand new and out of the box?

    Have you reformatted it to Mac format in disk utility - it maybe formatted as Windows NTFS (which would make it read only on a Mac)
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    hard drive on old mac problem
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    @louishen where have you been? Don't tell me you have a life outside of computers??? lol.
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    in disk utility it won't let me convert, the icon is not highlighted, its straight put of box, meant to be ok for macs ...oh dear

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    hard drive on old mac problem
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    Take it back.
    Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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