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  1. Hi all, thank you for the responses: Yes, I...

    Hi all, thank you for the responses:

    Yes, I have gone through wifi diagnostics many times. It tells me about possible crowded wifi channel but there's not much I can do since I am in a...
  2. MBP wifi drops; all other devices ok

    2012 MBP Retina, OS 10.9.5

    How can I tell if my wifi card is having problems? My MBP seems to be the only device in the household suffering from wifi problems. I run a Terminal prompt and ping the...
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    Seems like it was the adapter. Shelled out for...

    Seems like it was the adapter. Shelled out for the legit one and it works great.
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    MDP/Lightning adapter troubles

    Hi, I have a mid-2012 MBP Pro retina with Thunderbolt port. I have an external monitor that I haven't used in a while which takes DVI/HDMI. Yesterday I went out and bought a DVI to Minidisplay port...
  5. Thanks, I just got off the phone with Apple...

    Thanks, I just got off the phone with Apple support and they were nice enough to send me a free 10.6 install disc, so I'll do that once I get it. Much appreciated once again.
  6. If my dad knew how to get on an internet forum, I...

    If my dad knew how to get on an internet forum, I wouldn't be worried. :)

    I'm actually pretty excited about gifting him an old Mac. It means slightly less worrying about him installing malware and...
  7. Excellent - thanks so much for your help!

    Excellent - thanks so much for your help!
  8. Okay, thanks. So, how do I go about wiping my...

    Okay, thanks. So, how do I go about wiping my MacBook? My dad won't care what version of OSX he's running; he just needs a functional computer to read news, check e-mail, and do old man computer type...
  9. And it's not like a pirated copy of Leopard or...

    And it's not like a pirated copy of Leopard or anything like that. In fact I had to dig this disc out of the closet; I doubt I'd even opened it before...
  10. It is black with a big "X" and a purple galaxy...

    It is black with a big "X" and a purple galaxy thing in the middle. It reads

    Mac OS X Leopard
    Upgrade DVD
    Version 10.5

    The version on the MBP is 10.5.8.
  11. Should be, yes. At least I don't know why I'd...

    Should be, yes. At least I don't know why I'd have another.



    Same result - it continues to boot over and over and over...
  12. attempting to wipe 10.5.8, just get boot loop

    I want to give my old 17" MBP to my dad, and wipe all the information off of it. I have the Leopard DVD in the drive and OS is recognizing it, but when I click "Install" and it takes me to the reboot...
  13. Nothing in the Users folder. Update: I...

    Nothing in the Users folder.

    Update: I realized all my applications copied over, but none of the documents (/pictures/movies/etc.)...
  14. migration assistant ran, so uh, where's my stuff?

    Ran Migration Assistant to transfer all my files from MB Pro to new Mac Mini. Took about 90 minutes, went out to dinner, dialog boxes said everything was successful - but can't find where anything...
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    bump?

    bump?
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    No, no other application has been crashing...

    No, no other application has been crashing regularly.

    Thunderbird crashes 100% of the time, however.
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    Thunderbird crashes on startup

    As soon as I open Thunderbird, the window goes all white (like any program does when it starts to load) and then "quits unexpectedly". When I get the report button I get:

    Exception Type: ...
  18. Intel Dual Core (2.4 GHz), 2 GB RAM, running OSX...

    Intel Dual Core (2.4 GHz), 2 GB RAM, running OSX 10.5.6.

    Has now been about 6 hours since I started up Disk Utility.
  19. Disk Utility "Gathering Disk Information" for a long time

    I'm trying to create a new disk image. I go to Applications->Utilities and open Disk Utility. I got the "Gathering disk information" message and the rotating circle and went out to...
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    Kind of embarrassing, actually. Lost a bunch of...

    Kind of embarrassing, actually. Lost a bunch of money playing online poker.

    Full story here.
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    nm, solved my own problem. Went Cmd+F6 if anyone...

    nm, solved my own problem. Went Cmd+F6 if anyone is curious. Messed up the resolution but at least I can get to work on it.
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    working without primary monitor

    I had a bit of an ... accident with my PowerBook, and have destroyed the monitor. It is impossible to read anything off the monitor. I do have an external monitor connected via DVI port though. I...
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