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The highest capacity battery that will fit in the normal mount is an AGM(Absorbed Gas Mat) battery that is available from several manufacturers such as Hawker(Odyssey), Westco, etc.... ThAGM battery has several advantages: Longer life, Higher output, No acid spillage, No water to check, No vent tube. It costs more, but is well worth the investment.

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Thanks - I'll go find one. Without good battery power you don't go anywhere!

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Glassmats usually are high vibration resistent, be sure before you buy
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Thanks AR, just thought you'd like to know that even after all this time your rundown was a big help. I hope others heed your warning on preforming PMs, learning good PM habits while in the service have carried over throughout my life and job saving myself alot of frustrations in the long run. Great article, thanks

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Thanks for the response.

I have had a major HDD failure with my PC and my diagnostics and recovery with the failure of a complete reformatting to XP Pro. All data including GL data is gone.

On with a new MacBook Pro. I was a Mac user for +20 years and became a PC user when I went back to university 7-8 years ago. I became a good PC user with the many virus attacks and malware.

Now as a Mac user, those in the know, tell me that I do not need anti virus..and that was the way it was 8 years ago. If true the change back is worth the trip without bugs.

Any members use a Mac and could you clue me in if the Mac is a worthy unit especially against the crap that is very prevalent in the WWW

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Macs don't attract many virus writers, they tend to go after the Windows computers because there are so many of them.
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Sabre that's what other users and the selling dealer said. The dealer even guaranteed me no outside attacks. They did not recommend Norton Anti Virus which is there best seller.

The firewall and any other built in safety features are on including an Apple direct back up to Apple that I can download if needed.

With only 2 days with this Mac I am at a full speed but still learning the little differences.

System 10.7 with a new pad does not use right and left clicks nor double clicks and with the screen being able to shift right/left and rotate the operations are dead easy

A wait and see about viruses, but at 2 days nothing compared to PC at the same time with from 8 to 688 plus known malware and viruses.

The screen picture is vivid, the manuals are clear and sharp unlike the PC and more goodies to manipulate.

With 21 years from MacPlus with no hard drive to multi system Mac with Apple and PC software and now with a 2.2 gig 2 core and 320 gig hard compared to a 1.8 gig, 2gig ram and 55gig hard the differences are appreciable with the same IP speed.

I forgot how easy these Macs were for setting up. So far a great decision and the costs are about 10% higher for Mac.

Everything is included including 3 yr warranty, MS Office

The PC I wanted but not in stock needed software and other things to match the Mac and came with a 1 yr warranty.

It was an easy choice.
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It only took five minutes to find out of the three yellow wires one was broke, one was brunt and pretty much none existing and the third was corroded. I've removed the spade connections and soldered in new pieces of wire. I've now spent about 4 hours tracing other wires and have found several brakes and bad connections that I've also fixed. Several more hours to go but will feel much better knowing the condition of each wire, knowledge is a great weapon. With all that said congrats on the new Mac, my sister has had one for the last 5 years and has never needed an antivirus program and has never had an attack. When my PC dies I'll go Mac and not come back. Thanks again AR...

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