View Full Version : Mac OS X Upgrade
Quick question, my wife's MacBook currently has installed 10.4.1 (with a black X'd battery) and I read on Apple support pages that upgrading to 10.4.6 could help resolve that (so long as it was a black X and not a read one), so my question is, can I skip straight from 10.5 (for $29.00) or do I need the more expensive upgrades in between?
So, by 10.4.1, I assume you mean 10.4.11 (maybe 10.4.10?). 10.4.1 doesn't run on Intel-based Macs. And by 10.4.6, you probably mean 10.6.
A crossed out battery may be fixable by an SMC reset (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3964). It may also be caused, quite simply, by a broken battery or other broken piece of hardware, such as the DC board.
To answer your actual question, though: while technically a breach of the EULA, you can indeed buy 10.6 and upgrade straight to it.
Sorry about the confusion, but she indeed has 10.4.11, which despite my upgrade attempts seems terminal without a disk. Looks like I'll be getting 10.6 when I pick up my new iPhone.
Regarding battery fixes (this is the second one her computer has gone through (the other replaced by Apple)), but I have tried PMU and PRAM resets with no avail. I will try the SMC reset.
Tried the SMC, Battery still shows a black X and says no batteries available...perhaps when I go to the Apple Store for the phone I'll bring the MB too.
vBulletin® v3.6.4, Copyright ©2000-2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.