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Thanks, Marvin,   I appreciate your info and suggestions.  I feel I can always rely on you to set me straight when I'm in a quandary about something.  I'd be rather helpless without advice from you and other AI members.  
 Thanks. I like the idea that the Mini would be quieter. Any thoughts on when it would go fanless?  I'd like a Mini to replace my defunct MBP as I don't need a laptop anymore, but I'd rather not wait and wonder when the change will happen.  I couldn't find that info on MacRumors. They suggest buying a Mini now.  
What are the chances that the Mini will have Broadwell in the near future? Would Broadwell improve the Mini? In what way?  
The 32GB thumb drive has Yosemite on it.  However, now my MBP doesn't respond by pressing C at start up nor Command R for recovery.  The screen shows purple and/or green stripes, and the MBP repeatedly tries to boot, but doesn’t.  Then it overheats within a few minutes and has to be turned off.      What else could I try? I've looked online for fixes but they cost more than the MBP is worth.  I'd rather put that money into a new Mini. I'm not certain that it's the HDD...
I finally got my early 2008 MBP w/Yosemite to recognize the 32GB thumb drive and repaired permissions and the internal HDD.  However, the MBP is overheating within minutes of booting and gets extremely flaky.   I decided to ditch it and get a replacement.  I tried using Disk Utility to erase the internal HDD, but unfortunately, "Erase" and "Security Options" are grayed out, so I'm assuming the internal HDD can't be erased. I deleted whatever files I could and did a...
I’ve been trying to do a clean install of Yosemite on my MBP, but have had problems. I’ve read how to do a clean install which, of course, requires Yosemite to be downloaded to an external HDD.    It won’t install on any one of my three WD Black external HDD’s (two are 1TB and the third 2TB.)  At the last moment, I get an error log but no installation. I still don’t understand how to correct that problem.     Next, I bought an 8GB thumb drive that Apple support...
I'll try a clean install, but the problem existed before the Yosemite upgrade, so I don't have high hopes for a clean install to work any better.   However, using a wireless keyboard and mouse rectified several problems that must have stemmed from the MBP keyboard and/or trackpad.  For example, an overwrite of letters whenever I corrected text, plus a frequent beachball. So your thought of it being a hardware problem is more plausible.   Otherwise, I'm quite satisfied with...
On my MBP w/Snow Leopard, double click wouldn’t open a desktop file or any file, but does work in the Dock. I had to use a right click to open a menu, then click on ‘Open’.  System Preference Mouse didn’t help.     I upgraded to Yosemite thinking double click would work. NO joy.  Same problem. System Preference Mouse doesn’t help here either. I began using a Magic Mouse thinking that would work. No luck. Double click just doesn’t work.    Googling the problem didn’t...
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I've had so many problems with Maverick that I decided to upgrade to Yosemite. Maybe not a great idea as there could be bugs in it too.    It seems to be working fine - and the bugs I've experienced with Maverick seem to be gone.     I have an external HD always on and connected to my iMac.     What I'd like to know is - should I upgrade that to Yosemite as well? Could I use that as a backup in case the internal HD failed? 
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