Apple MacBook Pro 2009 17″ – new battery, new screws – and the MacBook and its touchpad work properly again

https://www.cyberport.de/apple-und-zubehoer/apple-zubehoer/zubehoer-mac/akkus/lmp/pdp/1b17-00a/lmp-batterie-macbook-pro-17-alu-unibody-early-2009-mid-2010.html – comes with a one-year-guarantee https://www.amazon.de/dp/B00Y3KT0P4/ https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B01HXA02FM The old battery (505 cycles, manufacturer: DP) had swelled considerably and had disrupted normal operation of the touchpad for years. Now I can work on the new battery (manufacture: LMP) for at least of couple of hours; I can unplug the MacBook at least overnight; I can… Continue reading Apple MacBook Pro 2009 17″ – new battery, new screws – and the MacBook and its touchpad work properly again

upgrading my MacBook Pro (17-inch, Mid 2009) from El Capitan to High Sierra fails

Attempting “FREE UPGRADE” on OS X El Capitain leads to:

We could not complete your purchase.
This version of macOS 10.13.6 cannot be installed on this computer.

Attempting to Download macOS Sierra leads to:

We could not complete your purchase.
This version of macOS 10.12.6 cannot be installed on this computer.

my Mac now prints on the colour laser printer attached to the FRITZ!Box router

The Samsung CLP-315 gets accessed via “HP JetDirect”. Yesterday I wasn’t able to set it up as network printer and let it find the driver on Samsung’s CD. Today I let Samsung’s printer installation routine set up a local printer (which isn’t actually installed), but at least the driver got installed somewhere on OS X,… Continue reading my Mac now prints on the colour laser printer attached to the FRITZ!Box router