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  • Answer to: running osx 10.6.8 what can I upgrade to?

    Dan - I was not disagreeing with the Lion part - just that Lion is 10.7, not 10.6. 10.6 is Snow Leopard.
  • Answer to: MBP cannot start. Powers up hdd then shuts Down

    Torben; Is your secondary drive bootable? If so, restart, and hold Option key when chime sounds or screen turns on. After a few moments, a list of bootable devices will appear. - If a bootable device is available, select it for boot, and troubleshoot the problem drive. - If not, boot to an external bootable backup drive on USB or Firewire port and troubleshoot.
  • Answer to: Mac Pro 1.1 Change out CPU

    I also have a Mac Pro 1,1. I replaced the dual 5160s with 5355s. I replaced the stock ATI video card with an ATI Radeon HD 4870, and have 6 SATA drives running. (2 are in the DVD drive bay) No power issues. For the firmware, see,... (need to sign in to see the downloads) There is a "Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool" available that will upgrade the firmware to show the correct processor name and type, and also recognize the Mac Pro as a Mac Pro 2,1.
  • Answer to: Keyboard backlight does not light, even after replacement.

    Fixed it. It turns out that the keyboard backlight connector is very position-sensitive. I went back in and reseated all the keyboard-related connectors (again!) and was finally able to get the backlight working again. Tim O
  • Answer to: Cannot Watch Movies & TV Episodes Instantly on NETFLIX

    The problem has to do with Microsoft's Silverlight plugin in Safari and Firefox on the Mac. Try this: In Firefox, disable the Silverlight plugin, then try to restart the movie. You'll be promted to install Silverlight. Download and install it, then restart Firefox and re-enable Silverlight plug-in. Then retry the movie. If it still fails in Firfox after this, try the movie in Safari. (I have not yet fied the Firefox side, but doing this VIA Firefox seems to fix Safari. )
  • Answer to: Small rectangular magnet: not in procedure

    Found the answer. Apparently this magnet sits near the optical drive and acts as an activator for sleep function.