The best way to “clean up” a device that was previously owned is to reset iOS and all of the settings to start anew. This will wipe the device of all of the previous owner’s settings and content, allowing you to enter your information as if the device were new.
My 2008 Mac Pro was limping along with the supplied 2GB of RAM, so I bought a couple more 1GB sticks. I know for sure that the sticks and the risers were pushed all the way in. But System Profiler still showed 2GB, instead of the 4GB installed. I downloaded the tech manual for the system and found that one of the original Apple-supplied sticks had gone bad.
So I bought another 2GB. This time around there were no LEDs lit on either riser, but the system still insists it has only 2GB installed! I put two modules on each riser (but I also tried putting all four on one riser), and they are the same brand as the ones supplied by Apple. The System Profiler report is only registering the module installed in the first slot of each riser—according to the tech manual, if the risers were bad, then all four LEDs would be solid red.
I currently have four computers (one Mac G4 and three PCs) wired to a Netgear wireless router. I recently acquired a Mac Pro. Where I want to keep and use the new computer will make running a new cable impractical. I’ve asked several Mac users how to make the computer wireless, but they all have different answers. How does one make a Mac Pro wireless?
We've all know that sink feeling one gets in the pit of their guts when their computer fails to work as expected. Unfortunately, without having your MacBook Pro in the same room, it's difficult for us to figure out exactly what it is that's keeping it from starting up. That said, we can point you in the direction of a few first steps that you might want to take.
I use a MacBook with an external monitor and keep the MacBook’s lid closed. When I want to go somewhere, I disconnect the MacBook from the display and stick it in my bag. But when I open the lid, the MacBook wakes up, and most of the time the icons that were on my Desktop are gone. The menubar and Dock are still around, just no icons. How do I bring them back? I’ve been restarting the MacBook every time, but that takes a while and isn’t so convenient.