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Old 12-08-2012, 3:11 PM
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Default Mac guys please help!

Long story short, I have the same ol macbook Ive been using since '06. My latest software is old, version 10.5.8

I backed up my iphone this morning, and went out and bought the new iphone 5. Well I cannot even sync the new phone, because my firmware is too old. And after restoring my old iphone, I tried to sync it to the backup I created this morning and it wont add my contacts, pics, music, etc. I tried locating the backup on mobilesync, but I cannot even locate the mobilesync folder in the hard drive! What can I do to get my new phone to sync? Thanks
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Old 12-08-2012, 4:08 PM
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Contact your nearest apple store and setup an appointment with a genius. They'll help you out.
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Old 12-08-2012, 4:12 PM
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Seriously????? Nobody on Calguns has the IQ to fix your Macbook.
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Old 12-08-2012, 4:17 PM
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You need a newer version of OSX on your mac.
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Well I know that I cant go straight to lion, I must first get snow leopard and then to lion, but I thought maybe there was an easier fix. Oh well looks like I have to bite the bullet and buy two operating system updates.
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Old 12-08-2012, 4:18 PM
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You need a newer version of OSX on your mac.
Yeah i just figured that. Thanks fellas

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Seriously????? Nobody on Calguns has the IQ to fix your Macbook.
Guns don't fix a Mac! ;-)
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Old 12-10-2012, 7:01 AM
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Seriously????? Nobody on Calguns has the IQ to fix your Macbook.
Most people on calguns have a high enough IQ not to buy a Mac...

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Old 12-10-2012, 7:29 AM
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You're right, I should have bought a PC so I could use it for a week before it gets painfully slow and full of viruses
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Old 12-10-2012, 7:34 AM
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You're right, I should have bought a PC so I could use it for a week before it gets painfully slow and full of viruses
No, you should have dotten a pc and an android phone so it would work.
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Old 12-10-2012, 7:35 AM
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No, you should have dotten a pc and an android phone so it would work.
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Old 12-10-2012, 1:13 PM
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Here's the rub.


If you "updated your iOS when you backed up your system," it (your old iphone) is now incompatible with your older OS. This leaves you with two options:

1: Jailbreak the old phone and rollback the changes to an older iOS and then get all your goodies off of it that way.

2: goto an apple store and pay a "genius" to do exactly what step #1 did, only if they F it up, you might get a gift card or something instead of an even worse headache ( not familiar with your tech level )

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Old 12-10-2012, 1:17 PM
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No, you should have dotten a pc and an android phone so it would work.
nothing wrong with UNIX based OS. Like anything, you have to peel the wrapper off the banana before you eat it.
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Old 12-10-2012, 3:49 PM
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Genius Bar appointments don't cost anything...make an appointment and they may be able to find it. If you use time machine you can jump back and get it. You can buy snow leopard and then just straight to mountain lion, it depends on how much ram you have...you may not be able to jump to mountain lion.
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Old 12-10-2012, 4:07 PM
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Was able to copy the restore file from mobilsync and transfer that to another computer running snow leopard. Then I restored it on the new computer. Worked fine
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Old 12-17-2012, 6:12 PM
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Dude, you need to go out and buy an upgraded OS. I would bet you are running leopard. You will need to upgrade to Snow Leopard.... I would then recommend just jumping into Mountain Lion. Its a super easy process. You can then update iTunes and your iPhone will work.

PM me your address (If you need it... I will send you a copy of both Snow Leopard and Mountain Lion).

......I just scrolled down and it looks like you may have it working? Anyway, let me know if you want the copies (I'll flat rate them to you).
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Old 12-17-2012, 7:22 PM
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Dude, you need to go out and buy an upgraded OS. I would bet you are running leopard. You will need to upgrade to Snow Leopard.... I would then recommend just jumping into Mountain Lion. Its a super easy process. You can then update iTunes and your iPhone will work.

PM me your address (If you need it... I will send you a copy of both Snow Leopard and Mountain Lion).

......I just scrolled down and it looks like you may have it working? Anyway, let me know if you want the copies (I'll flat rate them to you).
Thanks man. But I ended up purchasing snow leopard last week. I installed it, and had to to 3 updates. Im finally up and running. I have noticed that the internet is loading slower. Any ideas why? I'm up to date on software
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Old 12-17-2012, 8:00 PM
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You mean it didn't take a whole week to get painfully slow
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Old 12-17-2012, 8:56 PM
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Nope in fact it's fixed already. Reformatted HD and did a clean install of the update. Back up to speed. I should have done this in the first place rather than installing over a previous OS
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Seriously????? Nobody on Calguns has the IQ to fix your Macbook.
Nah, we mostly work on real computers. Maybe you will have better luck at Toys R Us

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Old 12-18-2012, 4:37 PM
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Have you tried updating itunes? likely, it's not the OS, it's iTunes that needs upgrading (although a bump to 10.6.x wouldn't hurt).
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Old 12-26-2012, 3:44 AM
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1: Jailbreak the old cellphone and rollback the changes to an mature iOS and then get all your offerings off of it that way.

2: go to an the apple company shop and pay a "genius" to do exactly what phase #1 did, only if they F it up, you might get a coupon or something instead of an even more intense frustration ( not acquainted with your technical stage ) . . . . . . . .
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