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    This is one of the positives of using an Apple...

    This is one of the positives of using an Apple computer. The need for doing a "nuke & pave" is not needed nearly as often. And as I'm sure you've experienced...reinstalling the macOS is MUCH less...
  2. Definitely want to upgrade the OS. 10.7.5 is...

    Definitely want to upgrade the OS. 10.7.5 is really old...and not considered a very good OS version.



    Consider the OS upgrade...and a RAM /SSD upgrade...as independent projects. Upgrading...
  3. Does this mean you're leaning more to...

    Does this mean you're leaning more to "All-In-One" printer devices (printer-scanner-copier)?

    - Nick
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    Just in case...make 100% sure when using the...

    Just in case...make 100% sure when using the MacBook Pro's trackpad that the palm of your hand is touching the case of the computer. I have multiple laptops that I use...and I notice with a MacBook...
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    Ahh...this is a totally different sort of...

    Ahh...this is a totally different sort of "freezing/locking up" than I was assuming. Usually when these terms are used it means the computer was in a "state of mind" requiring a reboot.

    What...
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    Thanks much for the info Lisa.:) I seem to...

    Thanks much for the info Lisa.:)

    I seem to remember you sharing your Mac Pro upgrade stories a while back...but I forgot the details & needed to be reminded. Lol

    - Nick
  7. Can you tell us the exact model of this MacBook...

    Can you tell us the exact model of this MacBook please? "A1181" covers about 15 different models from 2006 thru 2009.

    In any case...if this MacBook still has it's original battery...it would be...
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    Ok good deal. Wanted to make sure we were...

    Ok good deal. Wanted to make sure we were talking about RAM & not storage space.:)

    As far as the locking up/freezing. It could be possible it's RAM related...but I doubt it. Usually if RAM is...
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    When you say "memory" are you talking RAM or...

    When you say "memory" are you talking RAM or storage space? RAM = memory...storage space is a computers SSD or HD.

    If you're talking internal storage space...yes a computer will lock up when the...
  10. Wanted to offer up one last suggestion. I came...

    Wanted to offer up one last suggestion. I came across an article that seems to exactly describe the issue in question. Check out the article (linked below). Scroll down until you get to part...
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    What video card are you using Lisa to run...

    What video card are you using Lisa to run Mojave...since a "Metal-capable GPU" is supposed to be required to run Mojave?

    Thanks,

    - Nick
  12. Yes they are...but they're kind of expensive: ...

    Yes they are...but they're kind of expensive:

    OWC Envoy Pro - SSD Enclosure for 2013-Current Macs

    - Nick

    p.s. What we're discussing is an "SSD" or "Blade SSD"...not a "chip".:)
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    A big CONGRATS Jake! Nice job troubleshooting...

    A big CONGRATS Jake! Nice job troubleshooting with the external monitor...and lucky you to have an Experimax near you...AND...had the part...AND at a lower price than iFixit!:)

    We used to have a...
  14. Ok...let's assume Apple is correct...let's assume...

    Ok...let's assume Apple is correct...let's assume the correct replacement SSD was purchased...and let's also assume (believe it or not)...that since the same issue exists with both the old SSD and...
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    Yes it is!:) Ebay man!!! Lol ...

    Yes it is!:)



    Ebay man!!! Lol



    Ok...99% of us dudes are in this boat (1% of us can get away with doing this without getting in trouble).;) That means 99% of us are getting in trouble...
  16. Some thoughts: 1. Please let us know the...

    Some thoughts:

    1. Please let us know the exact model MacBook Air this is. Sometimes it helps to know the exact model.
    2. Better terminology for this replacement storage device is either "SSD"...
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    Used Mac Pro Purchase

    I've been "toying" with the idea of purchasing a used 2010-2012 Mac Pro desktop computer...since the performance of these guys is still pretty impressive in a 2020 world.

    Of course one important...
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    Please clarify if this a 2009 Mac Pro desktop...

    Please clarify if this a 2009 Mac Pro desktop computer...or a 2009 MacBook Pro portable computer.

    Personally with the info given I would assume it's a 2009 Mac Pro desktop...but in some cases...
  19. Good deal...understand.:) - Nick

    Good deal...understand.:)

    - Nick
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    Whenever you have strange video issues as...

    Whenever you have strange video issues as described...GPU is definitely a prime suspect. If this is an iMac with dedicated graphics hardware (has separate video hardware)...not integrated graphics. ...
  21. In some Apple computers (not all)...if the PRAM...

    In some Apple computers (not all)...if the PRAM battery is dead it will not run properly. Unless you know this iMac's PRAM battery is good...I would replace it. They are cheap & easy to find almost...
  22. Are you saying you do or don't like the websites...

    Are you saying you do or don't like the websites "have a little fun" Arcade feature? If don't like...how come?

    Thanks,

    - Nick
  23. Thanks for clarifying. Yes that's exactly...

    Thanks for clarifying. Yes that's exactly it...needed to look further down to see the "New Content" thread.:)

    The threads in the list with the yellow background are "Sticky" threads (helpful...
  24. As Lisa mentioned...this computers GPU is very...

    As Lisa mentioned...this computers GPU is very likely failing. All of these video issues are independent of your hard drive. Even if your hard drive had failed 100%...you would not see any video...
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    Here's a pretty decent Youtube video on how to do...

    Here's a pretty decent Youtube video on how to do it...probably a lot more out there as well:

    YouTube

    You may need some of the tools necessary if you don't have them...and you will probably...
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