MacBook Pro :: Late 2008 Won't Install Any Updates

Mar 6, 2012

late 2008 macbook pro wont update beyond 10.5.6 without major freezing issues. kernel extensions are all power pc. update to x86 and failure happens.

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MacBook Pro :: Possible To Install 2009 MBP Battery In Late 2008 Model

Oct 20, 2009

would like to know. 15" model. I've also seen a thread about taking the ODD out and adding another HDD or SDD, but can't find the thread.

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Mac :: MacPro In Early 2008 Vs Late 2008

Nov 25, 2008

Is there really a "Late 2008" model? If so, what is the difference.I ask because I recently got a MacPro and according to Apple's hardware test, it is an Early 2008.

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MacBook Pro :: Can Late 2008 Use 8GB

Mar 29, 2012

I've currently got a macbook pro which currently has 4Gb ram and I want to know if it can be upgraded to 8Gb. [URL] Mode A1621, Boot Rom MB41.00C1.B03 I've read a number of postings which indicate 4GB is the official supported amount by Apple,  6Gb will work (unofficially) and this posting [URL] indicates some late 2008s can be upgraded to 8gb after a EFI update.. however mine comes up as a MacBook pro 4,1 not 5.1 (shame). 

- Am I on the latest EFI/Boot Rom? Can I simply install the latest and it will

- Can this machine with the latest boot rom/snow lepoard run to 8Gb ram? 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook :: Add 8GB Of Ram To A Late 2008?

Jun 26, 2012

I had always read that the max. ram I could install on the Macbook 13inch late 2008 model, model 5,1, 2.4 Ghz, boot rom version MB51.007D.803, SMC Version 1.32f8, was 4GB of ram. I received an add from "Other World Computing"  stating that I can install 8Gb to this model. I am running Lion and do a lot of photography so the idea of increasing ram is interesting. However, I don't want to waste my money.

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.4), 4GB ram

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MacBook Pro :: Late 2008 Mbp Glitches

Oct 9, 2010

MacBook Pro started giving me terrible glitches, Where 1) Applications will quit unexpectedly and 2) I will get the gray cover over the screen with text saying I need to restart my computer.

This is happening quite often and I would really like it to stop..

I noticed it all started happening after I installed ProTools LE.

I've already erased my internal hard drive and reinstalled snow leopard, then put my necessary files back.

I have also upgraded my RAM and HDD, about 3 months ago and it's been working flawless until I installed ProTools LE.

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MacBook :: Upgrading Mb Late 2008?

Oct 27, 2010

My macbook late 2008 unibody has been a wonderfull companion for the last 2 years but the time has come to give it a slight upgrade.

I'm thinking about upgrading my hard drive.

the need to use parallels and an ever growing photo library are stressing the limits of my current 160GB hard drive.

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MacBook :: Using GB Ram In Late 2008 Aluminum Mb?

Nov 2, 2010

I am about to upgrade my late 2008 aluminum MacBook 2.4 Ghz to 6GB of ram from owc but wanted to know if the will support 8GB, running at full stability. From what I can tell from other threads is that the owc 8GB kit doesn't work is this correct? If it can handle 8GB of ram I will do that instead of 6GB.

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MacBook :: Serial ATA Late 2008 With Mb?

Nov 4, 2010

I'm thinking about upgrading to a SSD but wanted to know if my MacBook (see sig) had a Serial ATA speed of 3 Gigabit or 1.5. The System Profiler says :
Product:MCP79 AHCI
Link Speed:3 Gigabit
Negotiated Link Speed:1.5 Gigabit
Description:AHCI Version 1.20 Supported

under Serial-ATA. So I'm not sure if that means the the port is a 3 Gigabit port but the HD is only 1.5. Does that mean the SATA cable is a 1.5 Gigabit speed, and I'd need a new cable, or what? Also if it is 3 Gigabit port that means it's SATA II, right?

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MacBook :: Can Late 2008 Mb Work With A TV?

Dec 29, 2010

My macbook display is just too small for watching movies at my girl's pad, so I was wondering if I can connect the macbook to her Toshiba TV (non-flat pannel/HD)? What adaptor or connector do I need?

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MacBook :: New Or Late 2008 Supports Up To 8gb Ram?

Oct 28, 2008

Check out this site and read step 12.


It stating that the new Macbook aluminum Montevina chipset appears to support up to 8gb.

Is this true??

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MacBook :: Late 2008 Mb With 24" LED LCD?

Jul 6, 2009

Ok, so I just received my early Xmas present(s) from my work... (Got a whole bunch of Mac goodies).

On to my question, I have my 24" ACD sitting in my office, and my 2008 Macbook, I want to know if there is a way to connect the ACD to the Macbook. It's not the most important thing in the world, because I'm getting my 17" MBP in Oct., but until then, I would like to use the ACD with my Macbook if possible.

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MacBook Pro :: Bigger HD For Late 2008 MBP

Jan 28, 2010

Looking to buy a bigger hard drive for my MBP 15" base model (Late 2008) and was wondering what the max is for that particular model? I currently have a 250GB and am running low on space and needing to upgrade. Also if you have any info on the specific specs i need from a HD that would be awesome.

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MacBook Pro :: Late 2008 Is Stuck A Lot Lately?

Mar 15, 2012

The cursor stops responding for up to minute (without changing to a "beach ball"), lots of "beach balls", delays in typing/deleting, even delays when using arrows. Restarting helped (though it didn't shut down properly), but the problem is back. I'm on 10.7.3, using Safari, but the problem is across apps.  I have very little else open at the same time. 

MacBook Pro (+7 previous Macs), Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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MacBook :: Late 2008 Is Really Slow?

May 9, 2012

My gf's late 2008 MacBook ist annoyingly slow. I have 8 tabs open in Safari and when going back and forth between those tabs it gives me the spinning beachball for like 30 seconds. Sometimes it even reloads the whole tab which takes even more time. The whole time I hear the hdd working hard, it's clicking all the time though there are no unsual sounds that would indicate harddrive failure. 

I checked disk utility it says S.M.A.R.T. is verified. I even used another program (don't remember the name right now) to get a more detailed description of the hdd status, progam says everything's fine. I checked the memory both with the tools provided by Apple and memtest, both say everything is great.  So I asked some Apple Service person what the problem might be, he said if SMART's okay than it's probably the hdd-cable - repair would cost me (or my girlfriend in this case) 60 bucks. Before I shell out the cash I want to double check and see if I can repair the computer myself. My plan is to connect the hdd via usb to see if it's still that slow, but of course the speed of usb itself is limited, so I'm not sure if this is a good idea. 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.1)

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MacBook :: Late 2008 Screen Acting Up - How To Know About It

Mar 3, 2009

The words on webpages jumble up on top of each other and pictures are chopped up. I literally have to take my track pad and scroll up and down vigorously for several seconds and literally shake everything back into place.

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MacBook Pro :: How To Remove The Glass On A Late 2008

Jan 26, 2010

Long story short, I've got dust and maybe even a bubble inside the glass of my Late 08 MBP. Is it possible for techs to just remove the glass to clean/check the screen without damaging anything or will I end up needing to get the display replaced?

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MacBook Pro :: Late 2008 MBP Wont Start

May 5, 2010

I sent in my macbook pro 15" about 2 weeks ago to have its logic board replaced because of screen flickering. A couple days after I got it back, it started giving me 3 beeps on startup. I finally was able to get it started somehow and its been running fine untill today. It started giving me the 3 beeps again. I know this means there is something wrong with the ram. I opened it up and switch the RAM and it started. I went away for a couple minutes and when I came back there was a message saying that I had to shut it down holding the power button. When I tried booting it back up again, the beeps came back.

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MacBook Pro :: Late 2008 Shutting Down On Battery

Jun 7, 2010

I have a late 2008 MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard. and lately whenever i been running on battery, the computer has been randomly powering off. as it it losing all power, but it doesn't seem to matter what level the battery is at. but once i plug the AC adapter it, i do not have any kind of problem. i guess it could just be a dead battery.

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MacBook Pro :: Does The Late 2008 Unibody Have Sata II Or III?

Apr 26, 2012

Does the late 2008 unibody Macbook pro have Sata II or III?I have an Apple branded 256GB SSD and It isnt booting up as fast as I think it could be. I am wondering if my logic board supports sata III because I think the SSD could be Sata II.  

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), SSD 256 GB with 8GB of RAM

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MacBook Pro :: How Long Does A Late 2008 Battery Usually Last

Jun 22, 2014

It seems like I'm always having to charge the battery. I was just wondering how many hours should I be getting from a fully charged battery.

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Laptops :: Macbook (Late 2008) Constant Freezes?

Aug 17, 2009

This has been a problem with my macbook for some time now, but It's never been enough to get in the way. Lately it's getting even worse.

When playing games, or doing anything remotely graphical (has happened while using iTunes visualizer), my macbook can just freeze. Very rarely I get the kernal panic grey window, but most of the time it just hangs, repeating the last half a second of audio. Using VMware (not playing games, just windows programs) can also freeze it.

I have the 2.3GhZ Model, while my friend has the 2.0GhZ model, and he does not have a problem. I don't think his has ever frozen. Yesterday mine froze twice within an hour, while his just happy kept running.

I've googled this problem and I can't find anything. I want to see if you forumers know something before I call Apple Support as I'd rather know whats going on before that.

I have:

2.33GhZ, 2GB RAM, NVidia 9400M, 250GB Hard Drive (Happened when it was barely full, and close to full). I'm running OSX Leopard 10.5.7, but this has happened on all version since I bought it (10.5.5)

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Applications :: ITunes Freeze New Macbook Pro Late 2008?

Mar 1, 2009

I'm a annoying issue with itunes. When watching podcast or videos. Every now and then there will be a 2-3 second freeze of video and audio. I've been having this issue since i bought the MBP. Has anyone seen this issue?


I have a Macbook Pro Late 2008
Pro:2.53 GHz
Ram:4 GB

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MacBook Pro :: Late 2008 Crashing Plus Front Power LED

Jun 22, 2009

alright so everything with my late 2008 macbook pro had been fine up until about three weeks ago when it started to randomly crash (while watching movies online and using vuze). so tonight i decided to reset the PRAM since i had seen that as a possible solution on some of the other threads on this issue. did that but now the front power LED doesn't come on when the computer is on. so far no crashes yet but who knows

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MacBook :: Late 2008 Alu - 13inch - Put 8 Hour Battery?

Feb 4, 2010

Could you somehow put the 8-hour battery of recent macbook models, into the macbook book late 2008 model?

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MacBook Pro :: Late 2008 Unibody Screen Flicker - How To Fix It

Mar 12, 2010

I've noticed recently that occasionally my screen will intermittently flicker.

It doesn't seem to be tied to anything specific. Just a random black screen flash.

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MacBook Pro :: Late 2008 - Terrible Battery Life?

Jul 19, 2010

I'm running a late 2008 Macbook Pro with OS 10.6.4. The battery life is terrible. Like, in the hour and fifteen minute range on a full charge. I've tried turning everything off, wifi, bluetooth, screen brightness down and turned off the keyboard backlights. If I have no applications running, it will sometimes estimate a maximum of about two hours, but never actually give me more than about an hour and a half--if all I'm doing is surfing the net.

About three months ago I replaced the internal drive with a Hitatchi 500gb drive of the same RPM as the original (5400rpm). That's the only major modification to the machine I've made and the battery life was already a problem from starters. Does it sound like there's something wrong with the battery, or is it more likely there's something else causing problems?

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Hardware :: Airport Replacement MacBook Pro Late 2008?

Oct 17, 2009

What are my options for a third party wi-fi card/device for my MacBook Pro. I voided the warranty when I replaced my Superdrive with a second HD.

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MacBook Pro :: Maximum Amount Of Ram In Late 2008 15"?

Feb 17, 2012

I have a late 2008 macbook pro 15" that currently has 1 gb ram in one slot and a 4 gb chip in the other for a total of 5. Can I replace the 1gb chip with another 4 gb chip? Will it recognize 8 gb?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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OS X :: MacBook, The Late 2008 Aluminum Edition - Cannot Expose Features?

Nov 28, 2009

I'm using a MacBook, the late 2008 aluminum edition. I'm running Snow Leopard and have updated to 10.6.2. For the last few weeks, I've been having a problem where my computer switches in and out of Expose view (where you can see all the windows open at once) and normal view, even when I haven't touched the trackpad or pressed F3 on the keyboard. Sometimes it switches back and forth very rapidly, other times, it just switches into Expose, and then I have to click back out of it, and as soon as I do, it enters Expose mode again. I don't have any hot corners enabled, and the problem occurs even when I turn off 4 finger swiping on the track pad. I can't find any information about this problem anywhere, and I don't know what could be causing it or what I can try to fix it

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