4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 16, 2012 6:47 PM by Randy Palmer
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I'm completely stymied. Less than 8 months ago, my PowerBook was shipped to me new. Now, I can't get online info, because my laptop is considered "obsolete and vintage"

What kind of rationale is at play here? How can it possibly be obsolete already?

I paid an extra $200 for Aperture, but I can't use it - there's no SD Card slot! My crummy old $300 Acer had a card slot, and $1400 doesn't get me one now? I can't replace my long-lost camera cord, and can't afford a new camera. So I can't upload photos and worse,  I have a few hundred photos I really need that are stuck in Windows Photo Gallery on my falling -apart old PC.

I have to admit I'm not the brightest bulb on the computer-savy tree. The answer may be embarrasingly obvious.

Anyway, can someone please explain in simple language (like, pretend you're explaining it to a class of third or fourth graders - seriously)

Also, why would the mouse pad stop clicking properly? It takes a great deal of pressure to get any response. I dreamed of getting a Mac, but frankly, my cheap old PC with six keys missing did a better job in terms of basic function.


Thanks a lot for letting me rant! Any help will be greatly appreciated.

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
Reply by Texas Mac Man on Apr 13, 2012 6:58 AM Helpful

Your profile list your Mac as a MacBook, not a PowerBook, and you are running OS 10.6.8 Snow Leopard which is not vintage or obsolete. Look at this Apple page about vintage and obsolete. http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1752


 Cheers, Tom

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