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Re: Post Your Imac, Macbook And Macbook Pro Problems Here. by aurora777: 1:32pm On Apr 24, 2012
Please assist me to configure modem on my mac. I use etisalat network on an unlocked MTN Huawei modem. the problem is that the connection goes and comes at will and the system says modem not configured. It would take me another hour before the system gets connected again, Please assist.
Thanks.
Re: Post Your Imac, Macbook And Macbook Pro Problems Here. by bodnel: 3:05pm On Apr 24, 2012
tnx bro,its iphone 3g
Re: Post Your Imac, Macbook And Macbook Pro Problems Here. by Olisa74(m): 7:17am On Apr 25, 2012
aurora777: Please assist me to configure modem on my mac. I use etisalat network on an unlocked MTN Huawei modem. the problem is that the connection goes and comes at will and the system says modem not configured. It would take me another hour before the system gets connected again, Please assist.
Thanks.


Click the Apple Menu, and then click System Preferences.
Open Network.
Click the gear icon at the bottom of the left pane, and then click Set Service Order.
Drag the connection that you are using to the top of the list.( Your Huawei modem )
Click OK.
Click Apply.
Restart your computer.
Your mac will recognise your Huawei Modem as your main connection type, and should always stay connected.

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Re: Post Your Imac, Macbook And Macbook Pro Problems Here. by amor4ce(m): 3:18am On May 05, 2012
 
Re: Post Your Imac, Macbook And Macbook Pro Problems Here. by aurora777: 5:44am On May 07, 2012
Olisa74:


Click the Apple Menu, and then click System Preferences.
Open Network.
Click the gear icon at the bottom of the left pane, and then click Set Service Order.
Drag the connection that you are using to the top of the list.( Your Huawei modem )
Click OK.
Click Apply.
Restart your computer.
Your mac will recognise your Huawei Modem as your main connection type, and should always stay connected.

Many thanks, good work you are doing here.

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Re: Post Your Imac, Macbook And Macbook Pro Problems Here. by Vernor(m): 6:05am On May 08, 2012
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Re: Post Your Imac, Macbook And Macbook Pro Problems Here. by filibust: 4:23pm On May 23, 2012
Whoa! God is awesome. I finally got myself a mac system. Though not new, but its in good condition. Its a Macbook Pro 15.4 with 4RAM, 2.2Ghz...

Thank God i finally joined the macbook owner league.

Praise the lord for me.
Re: Post Your Imac, Macbook And Macbook Pro Problems Here. by Olisa74(m): 11:51pm On May 23, 2012
filibust: Whoa! God is awesome. I finally got myself a mac system. Though not new, but its in good condition. Its a Macbook Pro 15.4 with 4RAM, 2.2Ghz...

Thank God i finally joined the macbook owner league.

Praise the lord for me.

Great news!!! Welcome aboard. You are guaranteed to enjoy the ride!!!
Re: Post Your Imac, Macbook And Macbook Pro Problems Here. by brabus(m): 8:21pm On May 26, 2012
Pls, can you kindly assist in repairing my broken Macbook Air 13". My son broke the hinges and it can't stay on its own again.

Regards.
Re: Post Your Imac, Macbook And Macbook Pro Problems Here. by beevalley: 12:58pm On May 27, 2012
Hi all. I have a late 2011 Macbook pro 15. I had a corrupt mac installation and decided to reinstall. After that, i lost my recovery partition.
How do i get that back?
Thanks All
Re: Post Your Imac, Macbook And Macbook Pro Problems Here. by Olisa74(m): 1:01am On May 28, 2012
beevalley: Hi all. I have a late 2011 Macbook pro 15. I had a corrupt mac installation and decided to reinstall. After that, i lost my recovery partition.
How do i get that back?
Thanks All

I am assuming you reinstalled Lion OSX. Your recovery partition is built into Lion OSX.
Restart your Mac. While it is booting hold down the option key.
Your Mac HD and Recovery HD should then appear.
Re: Post Your Imac, Macbook And Macbook Pro Problems Here. by beevalley: 1:30am On May 28, 2012
Olisa74:

I am assuming you reinstalled Lion OSX. Your recovery partition is built into Lion OSX.
Restart your Mac. While it is booting hold down the option key.
Your Mac HD and Recovery HD should then appear.

Thanks for the help. Holding down the option key, i only see the Macintosh HD and Bootcamp partition. The recovery isnt there.
Did i do something wrong when i reinstalled?
Re: Post Your Imac, Macbook And Macbook Pro Problems Here. by Olisa74(m): 7:56am On May 28, 2012
beevalley:

Thanks for the help. Holding down the option key, i only see the Macintosh HD and Bootcamp partition. The recovery isnt there.
Did i do something wrong when i reinstalled?

I found this article online which should be helpful. I didn't paste the link, because when I do, I get banned as the bots think it is spam.

When you install OS X Lion, the system will create a hidden partition called "Recovery HD." In addition to providing recovery and diagnostics tools similar to those on the older OS X installation DVDs, it is also used for enabling enhanced features in Lion such as Apple's FileVault 2 disk encryption and the "Find My Mac" location service as part of iCloud.
While this partition should be present on most systems running Lion, in some situations it may be missing. If you've installed Lion on a drive with too many partitions or an unsupported RAID array, then while the Lion installer will allow you to continue the OS installation, it will just omit setting up the Recovery HD partition.
In addition to unsupported drive configurations, you can inadvertently remove the Recovery HD partition if you format your drive and restore from a cloned backup. While block-level cloning of a drive will preserve its partitions and the data on multiple volumes, this cannot be done on the boot drive so an alternative that is more commonly used is file-level cloning that copies all the files from one volume to another. Unfortunately doing this will only copy the files from your OS X installation and not from other partitions like Recovery HD, so if you have cloned your system to an external drive followed by repartitioning and formatting your internal drive and restoring, then you likely will have removed the recovery HD partition.

With all partitions shown in Disk Utility, you can see whether or not the hidden Recovery HD partition is present on a drive.

To see if your system contains a Recovery HD partition, you can restart with the Command-R keys held down. If your system boots to the recovery tools, then the partition is present. Optionally you can enable the debug menu in Disk Utility, followed by selecting "Show every partition" in this menu to see if the Recovery HD partition gets listed in the tool (it should be grayed out).
If your recovery partition is missing, then there are several options you can take to use either it or its functions, but these options will depend on why your partition is missing in the first place:
Unsupported drive setups
If Lion was initially not able to create a Recovery HD partition because your drive setup is unsupported, then you will not be able to create the partition on your boot volume. As a result you will not be able to use advanced drive encryption options and iCloud's "Find my Mac" feature; however, you can still create a Recovery HD partition on another drive to use its tools. To do this, you will first need to redownload the Lion installer from the Mac App Store (you can do this by holding the Option key and clicking the Purchases tag, which will give you an option to redownload the installer).

With the installer available, you now have two options. The first is to create an external boot drive from the installation disk image that is contained within the installer, and the second is to simply run the installer and install Lion to a secondary hard drive. When the installation is complete, you can then boot to the new drive and run Apple's Lion Recovery Disk Assistant tool to create a separate recovery thumb drive. Alternatively you can reboot to your main OS installation, run Disk Utility, and then format the new "Macintosh HD" volume on your secondary hard drive, which will leave the Recovery HD partition there for you to use if needed, while freeing up the rest of the drive for other uses.

With these methods, do keep in mind that you may have to restart with the Option key held down to select and boot from the Recovery HD partition on the attached drive.

Supported drive setups
If your system initially had a recovery partition but after cloning and formatting it is no longer available, then one method of getting it back is to simply download and reinstall Lion from the Mac App Store. Doing this should keep your data and installed applications intact, but result in a fresh local Recovery HD partition installed along side your OS installation.

2010 Macs or later
If you have a newer Mac system, then as long as you have the latest firmware updates installed you should be able to use Apple's Internet Recovery feature and can bypass the need for a local Recovery HD partition. Apple recently released new EFI firmware updates for mid-2010 MacBook and Mac Mini systems that enable Internet Recovery, but there are also updates available for newer 2011 Mac models that do the same thing. With the Internet Recovery enabled in the Mac's firmware, to use it you just need to restart with the Command-R keys held down. If there is no local Recovery HD partition available, then the system will ask you to join a network. You will need a Wi-Fi connection available that is secured with a WPA or WPA2 password (other forms of connection such as WEP and certificate-based authentication will not work), and then the system will download and boot from a recovery image file obtained from Apple's servers.
Re: Post Your Imac, Macbook And Macbook Pro Problems Here. by 4llerbuntu(m): 9:33am On May 28, 2012
filibust: Whoa! God is awesome. I finally got myself a mac system. Though not new, but its in good condition. Its a Macbook Pro 15.4 with 4RAM, 2.2Ghz...

Thank God i finally joined the macbook owner league.

Praise the lord for me.
are u for real?

smh.
Re: Post Your Imac, Macbook And Macbook Pro Problems Here. by beevalley: 10:22am On May 28, 2012
Olisa74:

I found this article online which should be helpful. I didn't paste the link, because when I do, I get banned as the bots think it is spam.

When you install OS X Lion, the system will create a hidden partition called "Recovery HD." In addition to providing recovery and diagnostics tools similar to those on the older OS X installation DVDs, it is also used for enabling enhanced features in Lion such as Apple's FileVault 2 disk encryption and the "Find My Mac" location service as part of iCloud.
While this partition should be present on most systems running Lion, in some situations it may be missing. If you've installed Lion on a drive with too many partitions or an unsupported RAID array, then while the Lion installer will allow you to continue the OS installation, it will just omit setting up the Recovery HD partition.
In addition to unsupported drive configurations, you can inadvertently remove the Recovery HD partition if you format your drive and restore from a cloned backup. While block-level cloning of a drive will preserve its partitions and the data on multiple volumes, this cannot be done on the boot drive so an alternative that is more commonly used is file-level cloning that copies all the files from one volume to another. Unfortunately doing this will only copy the files from your OS X installation and not from other partitions like Recovery HD, so if you have cloned your system to an external drive followed by repartitioning and formatting your internal drive and restoring, then you likely will have removed the recovery HD partition.

With all partitions shown in Disk Utility, you can see whether or not the hidden Recovery HD partition is present on a drive.

To see if your system contains a Recovery HD partition, you can restart with the Command-R keys held down. If your system boots to the recovery tools, then the partition is present. Optionally you can enable the debug menu in Disk Utility, followed by selecting "Show every partition" in this menu to see if the Recovery HD partition gets listed in the tool (it should be grayed out).
If your recovery partition is missing, then there are several options you can take to use either it or its functions, but these options will depend on why your partition is missing in the first place:
Unsupported drive setups
If Lion was initially not able to create a Recovery HD partition because your drive setup is unsupported, then you will not be able to create the partition on your boot volume. As a result you will not be able to use advanced drive encryption options and iCloud's "Find my Mac" feature; however, you can still create a Recovery HD partition on another drive to use its tools. To do this, you will first need to redownload the Lion installer from the Mac App Store (you can do this by holding the Option key and clicking the Purchases tag, which will give you an option to redownload the installer).

With the installer available, you now have two options. The first is to create an external boot drive from the installation disk image that is contained within the installer, and the second is to simply run the installer and install Lion to a secondary hard drive. When the installation is complete, you can then boot to the new drive and run Apple's Lion Recovery Disk Assistant tool to create a separate recovery thumb drive. Alternatively you can reboot to your main OS installation, run Disk Utility, and then format the new "Macintosh HD" volume on your secondary hard drive, which will leave the Recovery HD partition there for you to use if needed, while freeing up the rest of the drive for other uses.

With these methods, do keep in mind that you may have to restart with the Option key held down to select and boot from the Recovery HD partition on the attached drive.

Supported drive setups
If your system initially had a recovery partition but after cloning and formatting it is no longer available, then one method of getting it back is to simply download and reinstall Lion from the Mac App Store. Doing this should keep your data and installed applications intact, but result in a fresh local Recovery HD partition installed along side your OS installation.

2010 Macs or later
If you have a newer Mac system, then as long as you have the latest firmware updates installed you should be able to use Apple's Internet Recovery feature and can bypass the need for a local Recovery HD partition. Apple recently released new EFI firmware updates for mid-2010 MacBook and Mac Mini systems that enable Internet Recovery, but there are also updates available for newer 2011 Mac models that do the same thing. With the Internet Recovery enabled in the Mac's firmware, to use it you just need to restart with the Command-R keys held down. If there is no local Recovery HD partition available, then the system will ask you to join a network. You will need a Wi-Fi connection available that is secured with a WPA or WPA2 password (other forms of connection such as WEP and certificate-based authentication will not work), and then the system will download and boot from a recovery image file obtained from Apple's servers.

OK, thanks. Lemmi give this a try
Re: Post Your Imac, Macbook And Macbook Pro Problems Here. by bayfam(m): 11:07am On Jun 01, 2012
Hello, Pls i hv my iBook G4 mac laptop,can i install windows operating system on mac,because am more friendly to use windows,apple effizy is too much beside i can open full facebook website on it since,i don't what's wrong,so am thinking if windows we do. Thanks
Re: Post Your Imac, Macbook And Macbook Pro Problems Here. by Olisa74(m): 8:03am On Jun 02, 2012
bayfam: Hello, Pls i hv my iBook G4 mac laptop,can i install windows operating system on mac,because am more friendly to use windows,apple effizy is too much beside i can open full facebook website on it since,i don't what's wrong,so am thinking if windows we do. Thanks

The ibook G4 doesn't use an intel processor, so it is impossible to run Windows on it. Sorry.

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Re: Post Your Imac, Macbook And Macbook Pro Problems Here. by all4naija(m): 3:30am On Jun 03, 2012
Olisa74:

The ibook G4 doesn't use an intel processor, so it is impossible to run Windows on it. Sorry.
It can be run on virtual machine(Vmware).
Re: Post Your Imac, Macbook And Macbook Pro Problems Here. by Olisa74(m): 9:00am On Jun 03, 2012
all4naija: It can be run on virtual machine(Vmware).

VMware fusion doesn't run on PowerPC's like the ibook G4
Windows (natively) on a Mac was only possible after Apple transitioned to Intel processors. Since the iBook G4 is the older IBM PowerPC variety, it cannot be done.
Bayfam is better off getting a windows pc.
Re: Post Your Imac, Macbook And Macbook Pro Problems Here. by all4naija(m): 9:39am On Jun 03, 2012
Olisa74:

VMware fusion doesn't run on PowerPC's like the ibook G4
Windows (natively) on a Mac was only possible after Apple transitioned to Intel processors. Since the iBook G4 is the older IBM PowerPC variety, it cannot be done.
Bayfam is better off getting a windows pc.
I think it is possible only that it runs slow. This video link -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5C2dO0y5OdY explains how to go about it, through virtual PC.
Re: Post Your Imac, Macbook And Macbook Pro Problems Here. by Olisa74(m): 12:41pm On Jun 03, 2012
all4naija: I think it is possible only that it runs slow. This video link -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5C2dO0y5OdY explains how to go about it, through virtual PC.

Virtual PC was discontinued by Microsoft in 2006. Even with virtual pc, hardly anything would be able to run on the G4. So making it kind of pointless. Bayfam is much better off getting himself a cheap windows laptop.
Re: Post Your Imac, Macbook And Macbook Pro Problems Here. by otumfour(m): 12:44pm On Jun 03, 2012
HELP!!!! how do I locate an IOS firmware that I downloaded from iTunes on my MAC? THANK YOU in advance.
Re: Post Your Imac, Macbook And Macbook Pro Problems Here. by aurora777: 8:37pm On Jun 03, 2012
@olisa74, My macbook 13.1 late 2008 on OSX does not charge the battery when plugged into the mains and the laptop is in use but charges only when the machine is switched off. This is a recent phenomenon. kindly help.
Re: Post Your Imac, Macbook And Macbook Pro Problems Here. by Olisa74(m): 7:44am On Jun 04, 2012
aurora777: @olisa74, My macbook 13.1 late 2008 on OSX does not charge the battery when plugged into the mains and the laptop is in use but charges only when the machine is switched off. This is a recent phenomenon. kindly help.

Hello aurora777
Have you tried resetting the System Management Controller? http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3964?viewlocale=en_US

If that does not help, then it seems like you might need a new battery connector. There is a switch in the connector which activates the sleep function when the magnet in the screen frame becomes closed. It sounds as if the switch is faulty. It only costs about £20 ( cheaper than a new charger) and is very easy to replace. This problem seems to only affect late 2008 MacBooks. Apple should be fixing it for free.

The image is what the battery connector looks like.

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Re: Post Your Imac, Macbook And Macbook Pro Problems Here. by Olisa74(m): 8:09am On Jun 04, 2012
otumfour: HELP!!!! how do I locate an IOS firmware that I downloaded from iTunes on my MAC? THANK YOU in advance.


~/Library/iTunes/iPhone Software Updates
Re: Post Your Imac, Macbook And Macbook Pro Problems Here. by otumfour(m): 8:30am On Jun 04, 2012
Olisa74:


~/

Thanx olisa, but how do I get the highleted sign?
Re: Post Your Imac, Macbook And Macbook Pro Problems Here. by Olisa74(m): 4:30pm On Jun 04, 2012
otumfour:

Thanx olisa, but how do I get the highleted sign?

Apple don't like people accessing the Library folder and so have hidden it. To bring it up, open finder, then press Command + Shift + G. In the window that pops up, type in ~/Library then press go or enter. Your Library folder then pops up. To keep it permanently simply drag it to your favourites folder. Please be careful what you modify in there. Apple kept it hidden for a reason.

I am assuming you are using OSX Lion.
Re: Post Your Imac, Macbook And Macbook Pro Problems Here. by otumfour(m): 6:45pm On Jun 04, 2012
thanx so much OLISA74 and yes am using OSX LION, found it grin grin grin

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