I was pleased and still is of AppleCare Service for they had return my mid 2010 MacBook Pro in just exactly three days, and this was included shipping the machine directly to my house. On arriving to one of many Apple Stores three days ago so Genius could take a look at the BSOD problem of my mid 2010 MacBook Pro, I was shocked to see the place was packed. I had to watch where I was going in fear of bumping into people. There I spoke to a stranger while waiting for a Genius agent to see me, she said Apple needed more stores or else the nightmare of waiting would continue. Luckily, I had made an appointment through the Internet, and a Genius agent came to help me five minutes past my true appointment time.
The meeting with a Genius agent was pleasant. He was willing to answer all my questions and more. At one point, he told me that Apple acknowledged the BSOD problem and so I nodded in agreement. Anyhow, he told me that my machine needed a newer logic board, and it would cost me nothing since Apple had extended one year of warranty for mid 2010 MacBook Pro on BSOD problem only. My heart sunk as I heard of switching out the old for a newer logic board; I’d heard many people on Apple’s forums said new logic board could not solve their BSOD problem. I told him the story, and he said Apple also knew of this and had instructed its engineers to use newer type of logic boards. I reluctantly agreed and allowed him to keep my machine so it could be installed with a new logic board.
I was surprised and still is at the super fast service and the delivery of my mid 2010 MacBook Pro. Apple used FedEx to ship back my machine. It cost Apple’s $310 to have my machine fixed. Anyhow, my machine came back with fresh installation of Mac OS X Lion. I wasn’t worry since I had used Time Machine to back up my data beforehand. To be fair, Genius agent had asked me about Time Machine backup in case they had to wipe all data off my machine for fresh installation of Mac OS X. In the end, I was able to restore my data selectively. So far so good, I had not experienced a single Black Screen of Death yet. Crossing my fingers and hope everything will be fine for many days to come.
Here were the parts that Apple replaced for my mid 2010 MacBook Pro:
Problems they found were,
- SD Card Issue
- Memory Caused Kernnel Panic
After the replacement of bad components, they tested my hardware and no problem was found!
Some Mac OS X Lion users report that they have experienced freezes, and they have to do hard reboots/restarts for their machines. Of course these folks have to wait till Apple releases Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2 patch to address the stability and vulnerabilities of Lion, but these folks don’t actually have to do hard reboots/restarts every time their Macs freeze. It’s not good for their hardware if these folks keep on doing hard reboots/restarts. Instead, they can allow Mac OS X Lion to automatically reboot/restart their machines when freeze or crash occurs. I’ve made a video to show these folks how to enable this very feature in Mac OS X Lion. Check out the video right after the break.
Mac OS X Lion hides Library folder by default, but you can unhide it temporarily. I’d made a video which shows you how to unhide the Library folder in Mac OS X Lion, and you can watch this video right after the break.
I’d read somewhere which I’d forgotten the source, that very article recommended that Mac OS X Lion runs better on Mac with more RAM. The recommendation for good enough amount of RAM is around 4GB. Still, 8GB of RAM would be a preferable for any Mac that runs OS X Lion, because this newer Mac operating system is known for multitasking, I think!
Thinking about upgrading your Mac with more RAM? Check out a video that I found on YouTube which shows you how to install more RAM onto Mac laptop right after the break.
I’d also found the video below on YouTube which shows you how to upgrade RAM on Mac Pro.
You can always take a hop to YouTube and search for more videos similar to the ones I’d posted above.
Don’t like videos? If you like to read on how to upgrade RAM on Macbook Pro? Apple’s website got a manual with some useful pictures that shows you how to upgrade RAM on Macbook Pro, and the manual can be found here. I’m sure if you dig around Apple’s website, you will be able to find specific manual of upgrading RAM of your particular Mac.
After installing Mac OS X Lion, don’t forget to do additional software update! Mac OS X Lion will have to be updated since there are newer versions of iTunes and Remote Desktop Client Update. iTunes version is now 10.4 and Remote Desktop Client Update is now 3.5.1. I’ll post more things about Mac OS X Lion when I get to know it better! Enjoy your Lion!
Rumors of when Apple will release Mac OS X Lion have been going on for awhile already, and yet Apple’s Mac OS X Lion has not yet roared. Instead, the silence of the lion is louder than the possibility for the beast to roar anytime soon. Sure, we all know the lion will roar within July, but I think we don’t really know when exactly the lion will roar in July. Still, don’t expect more rumors on when the lion will roar to stop anytime soon, unless the lion will actually roar. That is when rumors will no longer be rumors.
Although the lion has yet roared, but someone is already discovering how to install Mac OS X Lion without having to buy a leopard. By that I mean, you don’t really have to upgrade to or install Mac OS X Leopard just to get Mac OS X Lion, because you can basically do a clean install of Mac OS X Lion. This will save some people some money, I think. So check out the video right after the break, and hopefully the roars of the lion will be heard anytime soon!