Mac 10.6 Reset Password

If you forget your password then this Mac 10.6 reset password post is for you. This post also assumes you can't boot from the 10.6 install disk (or USB). Reboot the computer and hold ‘⌘ (Command) + S' while the computer boots. This will enter single user mode....

Mac 10.6 Reset Network Settings

This post will go over Mac 10.6 reset network settings. This is needed if all network settings look fine on OS X 10.6 but the machine still can't get on the internet. Give this a whirl: Open Network Preferences Open the Location selector at the top of the pane Click...

Mac 10.6 Permissions Fix

This post will show you a Mac 10.6 permissions fix. If your Mac is displaying weird things on the screen, running slowly, or exhibiting other weird symptoms then you should run a permissions repair. This guide was tested on OS X 10.6. Permissions determine who has...

Mac Wireless Troubleshooting on 10.6 and 10.7

If you're running Mac 10.6 or 10.7, this post will help you with Mac wireless troubleshooting. Note: the hardware in Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) is called ‘Airport’. The hardware in Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) is called ‘Wifi’. Here are some common techniques to...

Mac Quick Laptop Reformat on 10.6 and 10.7

Here's a Mac quick laptop reformat guide on computers with 10.7 lion and 10.6 snow leopard installed. Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and 10.6 Snow Leopard Using a CD/USB: Format All Partitions Install OS Enable automatic updating Enable the firewall Using a Recovery Partition:...

Mac Laptop Reformat Guide for Up to 10.7

More and more Mac viruses are being released. Therefore, it's imperative to know how to reformat a Mac laptop. This Mac laptop reformat guide will show you a detailed guide for rebuilding your Mac computer when things go south. This post is kind of beefy. If a shorter...

Mac Lion Trojan.FlashBack Info 10.7

Join me for some info on the Mac Lion trojan.flashback virus. That's for Macs running OS X 10.7. Name: Trojan.Flashback Type: Java Exploit Description: This virus can install remotely without user interaction with machines running older versions of Java. This virus...

Mac Grey Screen On Boot

Here's what to do when your Mac only displays a grey screen on boot (tested on OS X 10.6): 1. Remove all peripherals. One of the main causes is your Mac is connected to incompatible hardware, especially USB devices. If your device is Mac supported, be sure to update...

Check Mac Ethernet Hardware Address

Here's how to check the Mac ethernet hardware address (MAC address): Open System Preferences from Apple menu Select Network from View menu Select Ethernet from the list of adapters (WiFi for OS 10.7 Lion) Connection types include WiFi, Airport, Ethernet, and Built-in...

Check Installation Dates On Mac 10.7 and 10.6

Here's how to check the installation dates On Mac computers: Mac OS X 10.7 1. Click on the Macintosh hard drive on the desktop 2. Find the Application folder and open it 3. Scroll Down and open the Utilities folder 4. Click on the console window in the Utilities...

Mac Boot Options

Basic key combinations tested on OS X 10.6 to allow more Mac boot options. These are mostly used for diagnostics. Hold these keys down until you see a different startup screen than normal: Key Action Option (a.k.a. Alt) Boot Menu (use this to boot CDs) d Boot into...

Mac Airport Won’t Turn On 10.6

If you're running OS X 10.6 and your Mac Airport won't turn on, try these quick steps: 1. Delete All Locations 2. Create a new location 3. Delete Automatic 4. Rename other location to Automatic 5. Delete Airport 6. Restart the computer 7. Re-add Airport This is for OS...

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