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Is your MB a PowerPC or an Intel?
You can download the archived version:
Inside that should be a few folders. One is named "10_3_r183_90".
Inside that folder is a flashplayer_10_3r183_90_mac_intel.dmg
Double click that and it will mount on your desktop, and open a window with the installer.
Right click the installer and choose "Show Package Contents"
Go to: Contents/Resources and double click the Adobe Flash Player.pkg file
The installer will open, ask for your Admin password, and it will install.
That's the install part.
Trouble is, a lot of websites won't work with Flash Player™ 10 anymore. -Bad news.
The good news is: because you have an Intel® Core2™ Duo Mac, you can upgrade to OS 10.6 and you'll be able to run a LOT of stuff that 10.5 won't handle.
Apple has it for $19.99, and they ship free. http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC573Z/A/mac-os-x-106-snow-leopard
About the ONLY thing I'd recommend is a "bump up" of your RAM to 4GB. Snow Leopard will run smokin' fast with that.
See: http://www.crucial.com/index.aspx for what they have. Depending on your specific MacBook (they have a system scan for compatibility and availability) you could get 4Gb for as low as $35 or, if it'll handle it, 8Gb for $95. For $120 max... you'd have an almost new MacBook again.
Hi Mike M, thank you for all the info. I followed the instructions, and I am pretty sure I did everything correctly (as you were very detailed- thank you), however now when I open Safari it crashes (i had this problem in the past and had corrected it by reading lots of forums,can't remember how I corrected it) and when I try to watch youtube on Chrome it still says No Plug ins. So at the moment I can't use Safari at all (well, Youtube crashes it almost straight away, and other web pages crash within about 30 seconds) and Chrome still not working. Is that what you would have expected to happen? I'm really open to all advice on how to rectify this, I am keen to move forward! thank you.
ps My computer is just a bit too old to upgrade. It runs very very well (touch wood!) and the battery is still excellent, (not bad for a 6 year old) but the plastic is all chipping off around the sides and it won't last too much longer. I tried this advice below and now I can actually watch videos on chrome as i can now click the box "run this time" which comes up after the "adobe flash player is out of date" etc. I'm happy with that!!
1. Type about:plugins into your Chrome address bar.
2. Once there, click " Details" in the upper-right corner of page.3. Find where it says Flash (2 files) and under the 11.5 version click on Disable next to "Type".