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Speculate on what is wrong with my Macbook Pro

Something is pretty clearly wrong, and it seems to be hardware, but it's sporadic enough that it's hard to say what, and I'd rather not have a repair person just guess. [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Jul 31, 2014 - 14 answers

Can you help me upgrade my MacBook Pro (late-2008) hard drive?

Need advice on how to update an older MacBook Pro with a new hard drive. I have a late-2008 MacBook Pro: 2.53 GHz, 320GB hard drive, 8GM RAM (4GB in two slots). My drive is getting full and I don't have the cash at the moment for a brand new laptop. Should I replace the optical drive with a SSD? Or just upgrade the regular hard drive with a new one with 750GB or 1TB? [more inside]
posted by barnone on Nov 23, 2012 - 16 answers

is there a low-carb diet for data - help me fit into my macbook air!

Moving from a MacBook to a MacBook Air - where are 20g of gremlins hiding? Also, any other migration tips for not carrying over unused data and applications? [more inside]
posted by mercredi on Aug 13, 2012 - 13 answers

Should I upgrade the hardware on my Macbook or just give it a good cleaning?

My 2009 Macbook Pro has grown a little too much hair and is in need of a trim and some general cleaning. Could you tell me if my proposed scenario sounds reasonable or is it overkill? [more inside]
posted by Rewind on Jul 17, 2012 - 12 answers

Would a Crucial RealSSD 128GB SSD 2.5" hard drive work with a new Macbook Pro a1286?

Would a Crucial RealSSD 128GB SSD 2.5" hard drive work with a new Macbook Pro a1286 model? [more inside]
posted by deern the headlice on Nov 18, 2011 - 7 answers

MacBook Air. Now with a drive no one else interfaces with.

MacBook Air won't boot properly. Need to get some files back! [more inside]
posted by King Bee on Sep 20, 2011 - 14 answers

She blinded me...with thinness!

Can I use a thumbdrive to be my macbook air's only hard drive? [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on on May 3, 2011 - 7 answers

What's your method for archiving home video?

What's your method for archiving home video? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Mar 4, 2011 - 2 answers

Daisy... Daisy...

Need help recovering data on a dying Macbook from Ubuntu [more inside]
posted by fishmasta on Feb 1, 2011 - 9 answers

How do I remove a recalcitrant HD from a Macbook?

macbook hard drive problem [more inside]
posted by mandrake on Jan 18, 2010 - 8 answers

Second time's the charm?

Please help me rearchitect my Apple-specific wireless home network and iTunes library! Eleven paragraphs of geeky details within (sorry!). [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Dec 9, 2009 - 13 answers

Does a 3 mm height difference matter for Macbook pro hard drives?

Will the 15" Macbook Pro 4.1 (early 2008) be compatible with a 2.5" Form Factor internal hard drive that's 12.5mm rather than the standard 9.5mm? [more inside]
posted by Phire on Dec 4, 2009 - 10 answers

More MacBook Questions

I now own a MacBook Pro 17". And now I have some questions relating to MacOS and Windows 7, hardware upgrades and getting Applecare-on-the-cheap. [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on Nov 11, 2009 - 19 answers

A Momentus Hard Drive Decision

Do any retailers have the Seagate Momentus 7200.4 hard drive in stock? If not, should I just give up and buy a 5400.6? [more inside]
posted by alms on Apr 20, 2009 - 6 answers

MacBook HDD size upgrade to increase speed and overall performance?

Will upgrading the size (but not RPM or cache size) of my laptop's hard drive increase performance? [more inside]
posted by cosmic osmo on Apr 1, 2009 - 14 answers

Mac busted?

Is my Macbook's HD broken? Unable to boot, more details inside. [more inside]
posted by djgh on Jan 31, 2009 - 11 answers

Can I try to rescue data off my dead macbook?

Looks like my macbook's harddrive just failed. Sucks. Some of my data is not backed up. What should I do before taking it to the apple store? [more inside]
posted by kickingtheground on Aug 21, 2008 - 12 answers

Macbook drive in a PC?

Is there anything that would prevent a working Macbook hard drive from working in a PC notebook? Is there something different about them that makes them not work in a PC?
posted by raddevon on Jul 31, 2008 - 6 answers

Could the fact that iTunes skipping be a sign that I need a new hard drive?

I just got my Macbook back from the Apple Store today after they replaced the logic board on the unit. I've noticed that every song I play in iTunes seems to skip. Finding this odd, I opened up the Activity Monitor and looked at disk usage. It seems like whenever a read to the disk is made, iTunes seems to begin skipping. Furthermore, I have the same problem after trying to play mp3's via mpg123. I'm worried that the skipping could be a sign my hard drive might be failing. I recently installed a brand new 250 GB hard drive from Newegg about a month and a half ago, so I'm somewhat skeptical. Is it a reasonable concern?
posted by phr4gmonk3y on Jun 20, 2008 - 4 answers

Why are transfers to my external firewire drive so slow?

What kind of transfer speeds should I be expecting from my new external Firewire 800 drive? [more inside]
posted by Venadium on Jan 29, 2008 - 10 answers

How should I erase my hard drive?

Asking for a friend: I guess I should erase my Macbook's hard drive before sending it back to Apple. How should I do it? [more inside]
posted by bassjump on Jan 7, 2008 - 33 answers

Macbook hard drive recovery

My wife's Macbook 60gb hard drive has started clicking and disappeared from startup. Can't access it it any way and would like to get our wedding and honeymoonn photos from it - any recommendations on data recovery services in London for mac sata hard drives? Best quote I've had so far is £300. [more inside]
posted by Mossy on Aug 15, 2007 - 8 answers

Help me upgrade my MacBook HD!

Help me upgrade my MacBook HD! There have been previous threads covering topics around this, and they threw up a few interesting ideas, but I need some specifics. [more inside]
posted by macdara on Jul 3, 2007 - 11 answers

What's the max size harddrive I can put in a MacBook?

I'd like to put a larger HD in my MacBook, but I can find any reference to the max size I can put in it. I have an Intel Core Duo MacBook (2GHz). I purchased it around Sept. 2006. The stock 60GB HD is full. I saw a recommendation for a Seagate Momentus 160GB at 7200rpm. Can I go above 160GB? Is there a max that this laptop can handle? I'm leaning towards 7200rpm for better performance, but will this impact battery life??
posted by jpep on May 21, 2007 - 12 answers

should i start ritually cannibilizing ibooks?

broken ibook conundrum: help me come up with an affordable and sensible replacement solution? [more inside]
posted by garfy3 on Mar 14, 2007 - 5 answers

Where has my hard drive space gone?

I just got a macbook pro with a 120 gig hard drive. I only have 93 gigs available, what gives? [more inside]
posted by nimkip on Jan 23, 2007 - 18 answers

Replace HD on Powerbook or new Macbook?

Powerbook 12" G4 is borking itself. HD problem. a) Replace HD or b) entire computer? If b) How much can I sell this thing for? Also is a 12" Alu Macbook available anytime soon? [more inside]
posted by lalochezia on Oct 9, 2006 - 15 answers

Is my hard drive dead?

I'm guessing my hard drive is dead? [more inside]
posted by gtr on Sep 4, 2006 - 7 answers

MacBook Hardrive Replacement

Have you replaced the the hardrive in a MacBook? [more inside]
posted by timeistight on Jul 12, 2006 - 5 answers

Help me upgrade my Macbook's hard drive

I'm looking to buy a new Macbook as a secondary computer, however, I want it to be the sole host to my 60gb iPod. I currently have a Toshiba laptop, which has an 80BG hard drive. After two years of use, I've realized I need at least a 120 GB hard drive in any new laptop I get. I don't want to shell out the cash for Apple to throw an upgraded drive in ($250!!!!), but instead I want to buy a new hard drive off ebay or something and replace the 80GB one inside the fresh Macbook. Since I'm only accustomed to the Windows OS -- How do I go about doing this for an Apple computer? Also, does anyone know where I can get a good deal on a laptop drive? :) [more inside]
posted by drkrdglo on May 30, 2006 - 29 answers

How to partition an external hard drive for use with OS X and Windows, and booting OS X too?

I need help using my external USB hard drive with Mac OS X, and there's [more inside]
posted by evariste on May 12, 2006 - 2 answers

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