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  1. And I dare say, and not trying to be a smartass,...

    And I dare say, and not trying to be a smartass, the old operating system files have normally all been replaced and have gone to Mac OS software cloud heaven. They are kaput, gone, and have been...
  2. That's pretty well the best solution, just as you...

    That's pretty well the best solution, just as you summarized. :Smirk:

    Why or what are you typing if you're already talking when using Skype???

    Or maybe just check on which key combos to...
  3. As Bob pointed out, you're archiving the backups...

    As Bob pointed out, you're archiving the backups (I said save - but same thing), however, without knowing which backup(s) contain the missing text messages, you would risk losing them by restoring...
  4. Gee, that sounds similar to some Mac user I know...

    Gee, that sounds similar to some Mac user I know that went through some serious surgeries in his 70s!!! But still surviving at 78 this year!! :Smirk:

    I guess it's all sort of being relative....
  5. I forgot and didn't bother checking on that...

    I forgot and didn't bother checking on that detail. Nevertheless, any RAM that has been disturbed needs to be checked and confirmed that it is solidly seated.

    And with "Logic board and CPU"...
  6. Gads, where to start with a reply...!!! First...

    Gads, where to start with a reply...!!!

    First off, is the RAM thoroughly seated. Pull it back out, and reinstall it and use an implement to push it into place if needed as it can take a fair bit...
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    FWIW, I had a similar problem with a certain site...

    FWIW, I had a similar problem with a certain site in China using Safari with Mavericks and nothing I tried would fix it including trying a new user, but switching to a different browser did and...
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    BTW: Some models of the early life-saver style...

    BTW: Some models of the early life-saver style iMacs certainly had some sticky power bottons and I guess it could happed with an odd iMac, and the use of sandpaper and/or Dremel type tool and some...
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    Sure does in some places, but just wondering......

    Sure does in some places, but just wondering... did you read the article at the attached URL???


    BTW: The highest temperature officially recorded in Canada is 45 C (113 F) and 120 degrees for...
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    That could come with two warnings, the first...

    That could come with two warnings, the first being: Caution They Walk Among Us

    This could be the second:
    Yes, It's Hot; But No, Your Gas Tank Won't Explode If You Fill It Up

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    Yes, It's...
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    I would suggest that "crawl" might be a better...

    I would suggest that "crawl" might be a better word than "slow" these days.

    And forget any SSD, as I don't think one could find one that would support the Ultra ATA/100 hard drive those models...
  12. Maybe try some Starbucks or similar places. ...

    Maybe try some Starbucks or similar places.


    - Patrick
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  13. Well, it seems that at least you can usually...

    Well, it seems that at least you can usually connect most times according to your post #23.

    And I assume trying the Wireless Diagnosis didn't help very much, if at all???

    It would be...
  14. Did this Quirk just suddenly recently start or as...

    Did this Quirk just suddenly recently start or as it been going on for the last 5 years or so???

    If the latter, maybe you might appreciate using a good Logitech mouse instead. I know I sure do. ...
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    I have come across that WD notice with some...

    I have come across that WD notice with some recent drives and I have no idea when they started including it or why.

    Bombich, the developer of Carbon Copy Cloner also seems to post a warning about...
  16. It's hard to know as already mentioned, but I...

    It's hard to know as already mentioned, but I know I and it seems like several other members certainly learned something. And that's saying a lot considering most of us are old and fairly experienced...
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    I'd reinforce doing Bob's suggestions post #5. ...

    I'd reinforce doing Bob's suggestions post #5.

    PS: Don't press and hold the On/Off button unless attempting on doing a force restart.
    PPS: I'll mention making sure there is a current backup as...
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    Or the Forward-Delete if using the Apple...

    Or the Forward-Delete if using the Apple compatible Extended keyboard.


    - Patrick
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  19. I'd try downloading the appropriate MacOS Update...

    I'd try downloading the appropriate MacOS Update xxx Installer and run and install it.


    - Patrick
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    But probably with the exception of Canada, as our...

    But probably with the exception of Canada, as our political and policing leaders tend to not investigate any companies that earn more money than our whole country does. We just don't want to annoy...
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    But that still leaves everybody else who wants to...

    But that still leaves everybody else who wants to follow the story and more, and like I just did to find out what the heck it was all about. As if I really cared — NOT!!!

    And that should keep...
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    Remember — A Google search can be your friend. ...

    Remember — A Google search can be your friend.

    Just try a search on 'slideshow shuffle Mac'
    slideshow shuffle mac - Google Search

    Lots of hits and lots of various suggestions.



    - Patrick
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    Quite correct. - Patrick ======

    Quite correct.


    - Patrick
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    If it has a removable battery, with the battery...

    If it has a removable battery, with the battery removed there is usually a sticker showing at least some of the specs of the Mac.

    If only the serial number is provided, there are various sites...
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    Yeah... something almost completely useless like...

    Yeah... something almost completely useless like Model: A1181 or maybe even a serial number if one is lucky. Then look it up on the 'net!!!


    - Patrick
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