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  • Baumkartoffel Level 1 (140 points)
    Sharon, the (non-server) 10.6.3 combo update can be found [here|http://support.apple.com/downloads/DL1017/en_US/MacOSXUpdCombo10.6.3.dmg] — note that it weighs in at around 800 MB.
  • roadkill_97006 Level 1 (5 points)
    I don't need it, but I bet a lot of folks would appreciate instructions on how you were able to change your serial number....
  • Nick Savas Level 1 (135 points)
    only an Apple tech can insert a serial number, if it's blank. The tech tells me once a number is installed it can not be changed.
  • roadkill_97006 Level 1 (5 points)
    Read maleorderbride's post just before mine. The statement that HE replaced his serial number caught my eye. One wonders how.
  • Nick Savas Level 1 (135 points)
    the answer is just above your post

    nick savas
  • roadkill_97006 Level 1 (5 points)
    Again, I refer you to maleorderbride's post where he says "The Serial Number is definitely not a red-herring. I normally use CS4, but I just installed CS3 to check. It worked fine under 10.6.3. *I then changed my serial number from 11 digits to 14. It crashed within 2 seconds of opening.*"

    That is why I asked him how he did it. I am very well aware of the party line about how to get the S/N changed. If we are to believe maleorderbride, then it would seem that there is a utility to accomplish this +without Apple+. Obviously, if Apple can do it then someone familiar enough with the system could reverse engineer the software. I don't need it, the Rosetta = off trick fixed my system. I just think that there's likely a lot of interest, if it's true.
  • Nick Savas Level 1 (135 points)
    I have no idea how he did it. the tech told me it's impossible to change a number
  • roadkill_97006 Level 1 (5 points)
    But the tech can do it, hmmm? Clearly anyone with the code can do it. Possibly home-written, possibly obtained out the Apple back door, so to speak.
  • maleorderbride Level 1 (0 points)
    I found the software to do it via googling. I was able to download an image of the same CD that the Apple tech used when you brought your machine in.

    Linking, I am sure, would get my banned (and is illegal). I found 3 different .dmg files that can be burned to a CD and used to boot (in diagnostic mode by holding "d"). Depending on your exact model you need one of these 3 files. I have no idea what file is for what models though.

    However, since you can just bring your computer to the nearest store and have them do it in 5 minutes I think you should probably do so.
  • roadkill_97006 Level 1 (5 points)
    Considering the danger of feeding it the wrong disk (and who knows what happens then?), I agree that taking it to Apple would be a bunch safer. Of course, I have a Mac Pro, which ain't real portable..... Glad I don't have to make the choice!
  • Nick Savas Level 1 (135 points)
  • robe7 Level 1 (0 points)
    I went to the Apple store today, explained the issue to the tech, he informed me that my serial number could not be re-burned. They have to replace the logic board. I called them back later, after reading a bunch of the posts referencing the Apple Store being able to change the serial number, and they specifically, stated that it could only be done if the logic board has no serial number to begin with.
    I will be bringing in my Macbook on Monday to have the logic board replaced (at no charge). The were so crazed and distracted due to the iPad launch this weekend at the store, that I really don't have much confidence in anything the told me today. Anyway, hope this helps.
  • roadkill_97006 Level 1 (5 points)
    That makes those who reported various things other than a S/N in place of a valid S/N either wrong (when they stated that Apple fixed them at the store in two minutes) - or the Wiki is incorrect. If it's correct, then maleorderbride has given us incorrect info, having stated that he changed his from 12 digits to 14 - +which should be impossible+ if you believe the Wiki. If you Google, you can find numerous posts from folks who swear that they made it work. I'm not trying it....
  • wolf183 Level 1 (0 points)
    Acrobat and Photoshop stopped working after installing the patch but then after about an hour I tried opening Photoshop followed by Acrobat. Now they both work.

    Heads up on Snow Leopard Server user... DO NOT UPGRADE. I lost an entire email account. Apple care was of no help at all. Simply told me sorry to tell you but your file is gone. I pulled email from my backup but the entire account is bad now and it will only show emails with a date & time after the upgrade to 10.6.3.. very frustrating!!!!
  • BC Boy Level 1 (25 points)
    Waiting for a fix to be posted here...

    http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/834/cpsid_83499.html

    I have "SystemSerialNumb" due to a logic board upgrade years ago. The short story is, Photoshop CS3 worked fine yesterday with 10.6.2, and now it doesn't with 10.6.3, so the problem is Adobe's responsibility.
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