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Why isn't my MacBook waking up?

Upgraded MacBook Pro RAM, now having trouble getting it to boot up. It will not turn back on after being in sleep mode overnight, otherwise it has no issues turning back on after sleep mode. [more inside]
posted by carmel on Aug 7, 2012 - 3 answers

The New Age of Empires for my New Age?

The last computer game I enjoyed (years ago) was Age of Empires: Rise of Rome. I'm a 'man' now and have a Retina MacBook; what's the closest new thing to that? [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Aug 4, 2012 - 7 answers

Macbook screen dead, is it time for an iPad?

I dropped my Macbook and now the screen is severely distorted. The computer itself still funs fine and can be used, if one works around the partially blacked out screen. Since it's a 2008 Macbook, it's a bit long in the tooth, so I'm thinking of just getting an iPad for every day usage and plugging the Macbook into an external monitor for the one or two desktop applications I need it for. But which iPad to get? [more inside]
posted by lynnshaze on Jul 31, 2012 - 5 answers

What is OpenDNS and how do I turn it off?

What is OpenDNS and how do I turn it off? Please explain it to me like I'm seven years old. [more inside]
posted by Brittanie on Jul 24, 2012 - 5 answers

June 2012: Lion to Snow Leopard; Rosetta I Love You.

Can I downgrade a June 2012 Macbook Pro that comes preinstalled with lion to snow leopard? [more inside]
posted by rabidsegue on Jul 23, 2012 - 13 answers

Should I Buy A MacBook? If so, which one?

Which (if any) MacBook should I be buying! Focus is on audio podcasting, sporadic HD video editing, blogging, and extended periods of writing / blogging / freelancing. Oh and I've been 100% Windows till now. Snowflake, as usual, inside. [more inside]
posted by ewan on Jul 20, 2012 - 10 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

There is probably an easy solution to this, but damned if I can find it.

I have a Macbook with OS X 10.5.8 and Firefox 13.0.1. The printing scale under File -> Page Setup in Firefox has randomly started defaulting to 60%. So every time I restart Firefox, I have to go in there and change it back to 100% before I print anything. I can't figure out how to change it back. Is this a Firefox thing, or a printer thing? [more inside]
posted by désoeuvrée on Jul 16, 2012 - 3 answers

Is our house killing our MacBook chargers?

In the past year or so, around four MacBook chargers have basically stopped working (I've lost count as this includes a couple of old chargers from early MacBooks we had lying around), all in mysterious fashion. Generally they overheat more than I think is normal, and often they switch to the dreaded, "Not charging" status. On one of them, the rubber insulation melted completely then buckled. I am wondering whether it's just a coincidence that so many chargers have died, or if the wiring in our old house could be to blame? [more inside]
posted by nosh, daven, shtup on Jul 13, 2012 - 9 answers

How to find a DVD drive for both my computer and TV.

Is there a DVD player that will work with my Mac and also connect to the HDMI port on my TV for playing movies? Bonus points if it is compact enough to carry when I travel. [more inside]
posted by bchaplin on Jul 5, 2012 - 12 answers

Which MacBook model is right for me (your typical suburban middle-aged dude)?

Should I (a regular old computer user) get the Retina MacBook Pro? Or will the regular old MBP be sufficiently futureproof? [more inside]
posted by AgentRocket on Jul 3, 2012 - 10 answers

Help with fixing or replacing my laptop.

Is my laptop toast and if so, what should I replace it with? [more inside]
posted by futureisunwritten on Jun 28, 2012 - 19 answers

USB3 for MacBook

Does anyone have a recommendation for a USB 3.0 ExpressCard 34 adapter for a late-2011 17" Macbook pro? [more inside]
posted by arniec on Jun 21, 2012 - 2 answers

Will this RAM work in my Macbook Air?

Will This RAM work in my brand new Macbook Air? [more inside]
posted by LudgerLassen on Jun 18, 2012 - 6 answers

My laptop is a magic dust-creator!

Why does my laptop seem to produce its own dust? [more inside]
posted by violetish on Jun 13, 2012 - 4 answers

Windows 7 on MacBook Pro won't acknowledge HDMI out

13" MacBook pro running Windows 7 with an HDMI out adapter. Windows doesn't even acknowledge the adapter, though it works fine on Mac OS. Video hardware is the GeForce 9400M (which can't do audio output via HDMI, since it's basically from just before Apple built in that functionality). What to do? I want to hook it up to a TV that doesn't have a VGA or DVI connector at all, so HDMI was about the only option.
posted by DoctorFedora on May 30, 2012 - 9 answers

Help me get a new Macbook as soon as possible?

I want to buy a new Macbook Pro as soon as they come out. Today I saw some reference online to "advance booking." What is this and how do I do it? I feel like I'm missing some secret that everyone else is in on... [more inside]
posted by ootandaboot on May 28, 2012 - 6 answers

Computer is now a spacecase.

My MacBook is acting weeeeird. Please help. [more inside]
posted by Tiresias on May 28, 2012 - 6 answers

Why won't my MacBook warn me when my battery is about to run out anymore?

My Macbook used to give me a low-battery warning before it went to sleep: now, before the battery indicator even turns red, it just powers down without warning, and I'll lose anything I had open and was working on. What happened?
posted by BuddhaInABucket on May 24, 2012 - 13 answers

One click, two clicks, three clicks...crap

MacFilter: Asking for a friend. He has a MacBook 6,1 running Lion. When he got it, it was running Snow Leopard and he upgraded a few days later. Ever since, the cursor quite frequently is one or more clicks behind. [more inside]
posted by sio42 on May 23, 2012 - 7 answers

Controlling the MacBook heat in LA

MacBook heatsink repair tech needed in Los Angeles - Recommendations? [more inside]
posted by chambers on May 23, 2012 - 6 answers

What maintenance tasks should I be doing on my family's Macbooks?

I need to fix up my family's two Macbooks for the first time in three years. What needs to be done? [more inside]
posted by Comic Sans-Culotte on May 21, 2012 - 10 answers

Why does my Macbook freeze all the time?

Why is my Macbook so slow and constantly freezing? [more inside]
posted by quadrilaterals on May 13, 2012 - 29 answers

Where on Earth can I find a hardshell case for a MacBook Pro 17'' (mid-2007 model)?

Where on Earth can I find a hardshell case for a MacBook Pro 17'' (mid-2007 model)? [more inside]
posted by krisken on May 7, 2012 - 2 answers

Startup Sets in OSX Lion (for video editing)

Remember back in the OS 9 (and earlier), how you could have start up sets? I know in these heady days of Lion, we don't need to manage extensions and fonts, except... I sorta do. [more inside]
posted by largecorp on May 7, 2012 - 6 answers

Can I put an SSD in my MBP?

I'm just curious, but if I install something like this, would it invalidate my (purchased separately) AppleCare on a year-old MacBook Pro? [more inside]
posted by 4ster on May 4, 2012 - 7 answers

why oh why don't they make macbooks anymore?

what kind of refurbished macbook pro do I want? [more inside]
posted by genmonster on Apr 25, 2012 - 8 answers

Macbook and external monitor

I have a 2008 Macbook (2ghz, 2g RAM). I'd like to get an external monitor to do 2D photoshop-type graphics. What would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by The ____ of Justice on Apr 25, 2012 - 16 answers

Laptop can no longer hold a battery charge

What does it mean if overnight my 5 year old MacBook Pro stopped working without being connected to power? [more inside]
posted by spicynuts on Apr 23, 2012 - 17 answers

Atlanta Apple supplies

Where in downtown Atlanta could I buy a Macbook Pro power brick? [more inside]
posted by grrarrgh00 on Apr 18, 2012 - 9 answers

How can I connect a laptop to dual screen external monitors?

How can I connect a laptop to dual screen external monitors or a single large external monitor and will the resolution make me happy? [more inside]
posted by Kensational on Apr 4, 2012 - 12 answers

How to buy a Mac laptop on the cheap?

How to buy a Mac laptop on the cheap? And when? [more inside]
posted by juliewhite on Mar 27, 2012 - 8 answers

return me to the time before typing made this funny noise, the noise that reminds me of how clumsy I am

I spilled some beer on my MacBook durring an international Skype-powered drinking contest. The computer itself is totally fine, except everything to the right of my O key is sticky. I want to pull the keys off so I can clean the little mechanisms in there, but I'm not sure how to pop them off without creating more problems than I already have. Several Google searches have brought me conflicting advice on how to do this. The specific model is a Macbook4,1 Intel Core 2 Duo, the white polycarbonate one from a few years back. [more inside]
posted by Hoenikker on Mar 20, 2012 - 10 answers

Shared media and backup for 3 macbooks

In my house, we have three macbooks and one external hard drive full of media. Please help me figure out a system for sharing the hard drive, setting up a media server, and wireless backup. [more inside]
posted by Nickel on Feb 26, 2012 - 9 answers

Macbook doesn't like HDMI anymore.

My Macbook's Mini-DVI port stopped working with an HDMI adapter, but it still works with a VGA adapter. Baffled. [more inside]
posted by signal on Feb 24, 2012 - 11 answers

Which Mac for me?

Should I get the 21.5 inch iMac or the 13 inch Macbook Pro? (Or something else?) [more inside]
posted by Pater Aletheias on Feb 22, 2012 - 19 answers

Taking care of my Macbook Pro's battery.

what are the best practices for taking care of a macbook pro (specifically the battery) for someone who uses it intensively for 8-10 hours a day? [more inside]
posted by austere on Feb 17, 2012 - 11 answers

Help me with me new (used) MacBook Pro

Inherited a MacBook Pro! Looking for some help/guidance for a PC user. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Feb 17, 2012 - 15 answers

Getting content from a drippy Macbook

How can I access a perfectly functioning Macbook hard-drive in an otherwise not perfectly functioning computer? [more inside]
posted by taltalim on Feb 16, 2012 - 22 answers

Apparently my internet thinks I've been reading too much Metafilter

My laptop won't connect to my favorite websites (including ask.mefi, sadface), but the rest of the internet works fine. I need help. [more inside]
posted by annie o on Feb 6, 2012 - 8 answers

Mine eyes can't see mine words

Word on a Mac: make it open at 175%? [more inside]
posted by LonnieK on Feb 2, 2012 - 4 answers

Yet anothing freezing Macbook Pro

A couple of weeks ago my Macbook pro started crashing, and I can't use it without it freezing every fifteen minutes. Any suggestions before I go to the Apple Store? [more inside]
posted by catwash on Jan 27, 2012 - 3 answers

No, really, there is no disk.

I have a new Macbook running Lion- 15", 2.2 Ghz i7, with 16 GB of RAM and a 240 GB SSD. It's fancy, and crazy-fast. Except for the constant crashes. Any idea as to why it might be thinking I am improperly ejecting disks when there is no disk attached? [more inside]
posted by rockindata on Jan 26, 2012 - 13 answers

Which Linksys N router?

I am looking for the right router. Difficulty: two-story house, MacBook plus PC, with WP2 desired. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Riverine on Jan 26, 2012 - 6 answers

Will OS X Lion kill my old MacBook?

Will OS X Lion kill my old MacBook (10.6.8, 2GB RAM, 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo)? It seems like upgrading is serious risk. [more inside]
posted by Hermanos on Jan 24, 2012 - 15 answers

Pushing on the "Pull" door.

Ugh. The "list view" in Finder (Macbook OS X Lion 10.7.2) is no longer showing the collapsible triangle to the left. It only shows a triangle to the right, which isn't collapsible/expandable. What gives? [more inside]
posted by madred on Jan 22, 2012 - 2 answers

Please tell me I haven't deleted it.

I'm setting up new identities on a MacBook for work, and I accidentally put Microsoft Word in the trash. I pulled it back out and into the Office file, but now it's not working. My colleagues need this computer to travel this afternoon! Hope me? [more inside]
posted by sabotagerabbit on Jan 19, 2012 - 18 answers

Word 2004 to Word 2011

Switching from Word for Mac 2004 to Word for Mac 2011. Formatting and compatibility issues. Really truly clueless. Help? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Jan 18, 2012 - 12 answers

Need a crash course in ergonomics.

Advice and a crash course regarding ergonomics (and, to a lesser degree, posture) needed for a young web worker with a Macbook Pro and some signs of RSI. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Jan 16, 2012 - 13 answers

I want to eBay a Macbook, but have two snowflakey problems.

I want to eBay my partner's Macbook. We live in the Netherlands, and it doesn't have a power cord due to acts of cat. How do we get the best price? [more inside]
posted by nerdfish on Jan 11, 2012 - 14 answers

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