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 -
How can I watch video saved on my iMac's external firewire HDD through an airport express on my MacBook? [more inside]
posted by monkeymadness
on May 9, 2007 -
A couple days ago, my MacBook was stolen by one of my (high school) students. Due to the tireless work of school police and the principal, I now have it back. However, there is a great deal of data missing: pictures, music, documents, and (of course) my GRADEBOOK.
Before you say it: Yes, I know I should have backed up to an external hard drive.
I know MeFites have recommended companies like DriveSavers to do off-site data recovery, but I'm looking for something I can just download and do myself. I've found a few utilities available for download but I'm not finding anything that would work on an Intel MacBook.
Any ideas, other than time travel and an external hard drive?
posted by elisabeth r
on May 4, 2007 -
Macbook (not Pro) hissing at me and crackling at mewhen I open it. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by 4ster
on Apr 14, 2007 -
How dangerous is the business end of a Macbook MagSafe laptop power cable to a small child?
posted by Caviar
on Apr 11, 2007 -
While I was cooking, I accidenally spilled double ceam on my MacBook, and now 2 of he mos useful keys ae not woking so well. [more inside]
posted by roofus
on Apr 8, 2007 -
Should I use the Migration Assistant when updating from a Powerbook to a Macbook Pro? Or just reinstall the software and/or look for Intel native or Universal binaries?
posted by four panels
on Mar 30, 2007 -
Should I be worried that my new MacBook's power button is no longer flush with the keyboard surface? It's tilted a tiny bit, and seemed to happen yesterday. Coincidentally, this was the first time I took it out of the house, albeit only briefly. I just got the thing this week, so I'm worried that I've got some sort of new parent syndrome ("My baby doesn't like grabbing my pinky with her left hand as much as her right- is she dying?"). So...is she dying? Should I get to the nearest Apple Store ASAP?
posted by paul_smatatoes
on Mar 27, 2007 -
I just bought a MacBook Pro after my dead Toshiba. Interesting. Different. I installed Firefox and moved my bookmarks from my XP computer. But now they're all screwed up on the Mac! They had been ordered alphabetically with the folders full of links on top, but now the folders are on the bottom (having ordered them alphabetically on the Mac). XP keeps folders together and Mac doesn't, it seems (this seems also to be the case in the "Finder"). Let me know if I'm missing something.... Please float my folders....
posted by rumbles
on Mar 26, 2007 -
BrokenMacbookFilter: This morning I started up my macbook and all that comes up is a gray screen. Midterms are this week. [more inside]
posted by jne1813
on Mar 26, 2007 -
broken ibook conundrum: help me come up with an affordable and sensible replacement solution? [more inside]
posted by garfy3
on Mar 14, 2007 -
Last night, suddenly and without provocation, my MacBook started grinding and crackling something fierce, mid-Google Reader browse. I shut it down quickly, savored the adrenaline rush, and started it up again. It wound up with a loud whine that accelerated until... well, it slowly dropped to a low whir. And it continues to whir. But the computer runs (for now) as if there's nothing wrong. My guess is it's the fan. If so, though, what happened? It was so sudden. (And this is not the iMoo.) And does this require Apple service, or can I somehow fix this myself? Should I stop using the MacBook entirely in the meantime?
Want to hear the racket?
posted by pzarquon
on Mar 7, 2007 -
MacBook Pro/Firefox: Just got a shiny new MacBook Pro. Downloaded Firefox...font is WAY too small. Why isn't it like this on my desktop or my girlfriends PC? [more inside]
posted by ryecatcher
on Mar 2, 2007 -
MacBookSleepFilter: I like how plugging in a USB device will wake my MacBook from sleep, but I hate how unplugging a USB device does the same. Is there a setting I can change? [more inside]
posted by sjuhawk31
on Feb 23, 2007 -
[YetAnotherMacQuestionFilter]Seemingly random crashes with my only-five-months-old MacBook trigger trautmatic flashbacks of my time as a Windows user. Your Mac savvy- or referrals to a skilled therapist- are appreciated. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog
on Feb 4, 2007 -
I want a MacBook. I
need a new laptop, and they're pretty. Please talk me out of (or into) buying one. [more inside]
posted by corvine
on Jan 31, 2007 -
Upgrading to MacBook... how do I move my email and especially my applications over from my iBook? [more inside]
posted by missed
on Jan 31, 2007 -
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 -
When will the next MacBook update happen? I know Apple doesn't tell, but could someone give me an educated guess based on product lifecycle? I'm about to upgrade, but I always buy right right before they update.
posted by Dag Maggot
on Jan 20, 2007 -
I would like to tether my rebel XT to my intel Macbook pro. I know that there is PPC software to do this, but can not track down anything that will work on my macbook. What options do I have? [more inside]
posted by burhan
on Jan 18, 2007 -
I can't find this anywhere, but I need to burn some Anime episodes to a DVD using a Macbook. More inside. [more inside]
posted by stlboi
on Dec 30, 2006 -
I was using the headphone jack on my macbook and moved it around slightly when the sound suddenly cut out. I soon realized that the very tip of the headphone plug had broken off and gotten stuck inside the jack, and the rest of the plug remained intact. I tried using a small refrigerator magnet to see if it would draw the broken bit out, but it didn't, and i didn't want to try a more powerful magnet because I don't know where the hard drive is in the computer. I was thinking maybe getting some pointy tweezers and taking the battery out so I don't electrocute myself while poking around in the jack? any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
posted by hidinginabunker
on Dec 22, 2006 -
I just got a new Macbook with Parallels and Windows XP pre-installed. I knew of someone who utilized the accelerometer to be able to flip between OSX and Windows by a slap of the side of the screen. How can I set this up on my MacBook?
posted by pelican
on Dec 14, 2006 -
I want to take advantage of mf my new MacBook Pro's Intel chip: what's the best way in install and run Windows Vista on it? [more inside]
posted by eustacescrubb
on Dec 11, 2006 -
I recently purchased a Macbook and didn't have any significant trouble until I powered it on one evening and all of the settings had reverted.
posted by wolfsleepy
on Nov 28, 2006 -
Plugged my iPod into my MacBook, the iPod lights up and then... nothing happens. WTH? [more inside]
posted by Manhasset
on Nov 27, 2006 -
Should I try to get my MacBook Pro fixed through Applecare, even though I broke it myself? Has anyone heard of Apple allowing you to trade-in and upgrade? [more inside]
posted by likeSoy
on Nov 15, 2006 -
RazrFilter: My Verizon service just provided me with a free upgrade to a Razr V3. Now what? naturally there's lots [more inside]
posted by lonefrontranger
on Nov 5, 2006 -
New Macbooks? Am I right in thinking that every one of Apple's new intel line products have been updated except the Macbook? I know that the Mac Pro and Xserv have not, but they were released later, so that's ok. The iMac, the Mini, and now the Macbook Pro have all received nice quiet little bump-ups in specs that make a considerable difference. A little more within... [more inside]
posted by eleongonzales
on Oct 27, 2006 -
Macbook Pro graphics query: For a Photoshop user, is it necessary to get the 256MB graphics card?... [more inside]
posted by timnyc
on Oct 21, 2006 -
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?
posted by lalochezia
on Oct 9, 2006 -