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  • sigkill-9 Level 1 Level 1

    I was given the iMac model number today, by the seller. It's a Z0M7, if that helps.

  • noondaywitch Level 6 Level 6

    Doesn't match any listing I can find, but the Z suggests it's a non-US model.

     

    Ask for the Model Identifier - he can find it under the Apple menu;

     > About this Mac > More Info > hardware overview.

     

    Should be "iMac12.1" I suspect.

  • sigkill-9 Level 1 Level 1

    Entering the serial number on apple.com confirms this is a Mid 2011 12,2 iMac, not a 12,1.

     

    The package has already been shipped, so I will not be able to provide the model identifier until I receive it. Once I do, I will post it.

  • sigkill-9 Level 1 Level 1

    I just found the correct model number using the serial number and a different online tool. It is an A1312, or MC814LL/A.

  • noondaywitch Level 6 Level 6

    Makes it a 3.1GHz model.

    Original shipping was indeed 10.6.6 or 10.6.7.

    If it shipped with Lion it's likely it needs at least 10.6.7 for SL.

    10.6.8 by the method given above should work.

     

    Not sure if you can rescue the iLife package from Lion though.

    You could always try that from disc 2 of the set you got.

     

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  • sigkill-9 Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks for your help. More accurately, it is an MC814LL/A with the 3.4Ghz i7 upgrade.

     

    I have iLife, that isnt necessarily a concern. My main concern is getting Final Cut  Studio 2 (FCP 6.06) working on my new iMac. I've read that this requires the Rosetta to be installed which, for some, works fine on Lion, and for others, doesnt work at all. Thus, my decision to downgrade to SL, which supports Rosetta just fine.

     

     

    IMHO, the decision to remove support for Rosetta from Lion and Mountain Lion was an absurd idea.

     

    An update, or upgrade, that requires  users to downgrade is like a redundantly redundant statement that is very redundant... Its senseless statement, and in a sense, it makes no sense.

  • noondaywitch Level 6 Level 6

    sigkill-9 wrote:

     

    My main concern is getting Final Cut  Studio 2 (FCP 6.06) working on my new iMac. I've read that this requires the Rosetta to be installed which, for some, works fine on Lion, and for others, doesnt work at all. Thus, my decision to downgrade to SL, which supports Rosetta just fine.

     

    I think you should ask specifically about that in the FCS forum. It was released in 2007, so should be a Universal Binary, which as far as I'm aware should work in Lion. (Not necessarily in ML).

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