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    Gets frustrating when knockoffs are so bad. I've...

    Gets frustrating when knockoffs are so bad. I've been pretty lucky with ebay so far, but there are things I'm dubious about.
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    Yeah that confirms my thinking Nick. I'd sooner...

    Yeah that confirms my thinking Nick. I'd sooner do it right the first time.
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    Yeah, it's not bad. We retired here in 2012. (I'd...

    Yeah, it's not bad. We retired here in 2012. (I'd taken forced retirement due to falling off the back of the semi I was driving and giving the old noggin a really good bang on the concrete. All my...
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    Don't know what happened to my post... I've...

    Don't know what happened to my post... I've checked that we were still on page 1. Anyway, in answer to Krs, I was saying that it was just terminology. I know that Lithium batteries are all but banned...
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    Thanks Dennis. I think I'll keep out of the hat...

    Thanks Dennis. I think I'll keep out of the hat fund thing.
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    Oh sorry. I thought I had to pay an annual sub....

    Oh sorry. I thought I had to pay an annual sub.
    Thanks for that.
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    Hi again Patrick, You probably realise I've been...

    Hi again Patrick,
    You probably realise I've been pretty preoccupied with the imac for a while. When I get some money in the kitty again, I'll go for the Newertech battery from Macfixit. I did...
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    Thanks Jake.

    Thanks Jake.
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    Thanks Jake. It's there all right. I checked as...

    Thanks Jake.
    It's there all right. I checked as you said and it's now in the computer and it's flying. What I did was went to CCC and did a clone. When it was finished it asked me if I wanted to...
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    I've removed the drive and also found that I...

    I've removed the drive and also found that I didn't put the tiny plug in to the power board properly, started up perfectly after that. :blushing I've bought a SSD to USB3 cable and have it plugged in...
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    Thanks for the reply. I don't mind taking it...

    Thanks for the reply. I don't mind taking it apart again, but wish I'd tested it before I glued it back together, so now I have to get more strips. It think it must be something like the ram not in...
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    While you were sleeping I tried disc repair for...

    While you were sleeping I tried disc repair for the third time. After this I shut it down and restarted with the option key held down and there it was. I booted it up from it to make sure. I've...
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    I hope you're all OK over there with the weather...

    I hope you're all OK over there with the weather and power cuts etc. As for me, I'm still getting nowhere although I've found out that it could be a problem with missing software, either from the...
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    I went to pref's > startup disc and checked that...

    I went to pref's > startup disc and checked that the the WD drive was there. I restarted with that drive selected and it just sat doing nothing for 6min's. All I had was an icon like a lightning bolt...
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    As I thought the wired keyboard is now working...

    As I thought the wired keyboard is now working again but I'm still only getting the mac icon... no external drive which I've renamed disc 1.
    Here's a screen shot of the Disk Utility. I can't see...
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    1. I've been holding the option key down as soon...

    1. I've been holding the option key down as soon as I press the power button, but it only comes up with an icon of the mac hard drive, no backup drive.

    2. I don't have a wireless keyboard. I use...
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    Here I am again, 7.35 Ozzie time. I should have...

    Here I am again, 7.35 Ozzie time. I should have realised when I saw 2.45Gb on the backup drive that something was wrong. I knocked off the partitions and left it as one 4Tb drive, re formatted it to...
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    Right, I've about had enough of this! I've been...

    Right, I've about had enough of this! I've been at it since my last post, 9.35am Ozzie time it's now 3.10pm and I've got nowhere. I thought that I might have done something wrong with CCC so I did it...
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    I did that and it worked but the only drive that...

    I did that and it worked but the only drive that came up was the mac HD. The WD drive has been working through the usb and I'm now doing a new back up to that. I don't think I could have done...
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    Slydude, time to start saving up again, either...

    Slydude, time to start saving up again, either that or hit zip pay. :)
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    usagora, thanks for the warning. I'll leave it...

    usagora, thanks for the warning. I'll leave it lying down with clamps and strong tape around the edges. If that happened to mine it would be the end altogether, I really can't afford that sort of...
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    Just found your post. Thanks for that. It turns...

    Just found your post. Thanks for that. It turns out the memory gets here tomorrow according to Australia Post. I'll try booting from the external drive and I'll make a copy of the OS on a usb just in...
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    No it's the same thing, just that I'm putting...

    No it's the same thing, just that I'm putting more ram in when I'm fitting the SSD. Confusing, me...
    I will if you think it'd be better but I'm happy with the fitting side of things, it's just that...
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    The hard drive arrived today, now I'll wait for...

    The hard drive arrived today, now I'll wait for the ram, probably next week now. Anyway I now need even more help. I recently bought a 4Tb WD external hard drive and made 3 partitions. One of these...
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    Thanks to all for all the help so far, but be...

    Thanks to all for all the help so far, but be warned we ain't finished yet. I'll be asking for answers on exactly how to use the external hard drive with CCC to do the technical side of the job.
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