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Can anyone lend me a hand in designing my new home network computer setup?

Can anyone lend me a hand in designing my new home network computer setup? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Oct 7, 2009 - 7 answers

I can't click and drag on my MacBook!

I can't click and drag! I have a silver MacBook that I got in October. A few days ago, the trackpad stopped working and wouldn't let me click. I restarted, and it works for everything but clicking and dragging. (Does that make sense? I can't highlight text, or make a box to take a screen shot, or do a drag and drop, or anything that requires clicking and dragging.) I plugged in an external mouse to see if that would fix it, and it didn't. I did some googling and someone suggested Main Menu. I tried this and it didn't work. I still can't drag and drop! I would rather avoid the Genius Bar, though I am still under warranty. Can you help?
posted by iliketolaughalot on Oct 4, 2009 - 4 answers

Why is my Macbook Pro so slow to load applications?

My 2.4 Ghz Macbook Pro running OS 10.6 seems awfully slow to load applications. Any advice? [more inside]
posted by shivohum on Oct 2, 2009 - 17 answers

Why have my Macbook and my printer broken up?

why won't my macbook and my hp officejet printer talk anymore? Wirelessly, I mean. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by flowerofhighrank on Sep 30, 2009 - 4 answers

Macbook battery cover broken. Dangerous?

The corner of the plastic cover of the battery on my Macbook has broken off. [more inside]
posted by proj on Sep 21, 2009 - 3 answers

How do I fix my Macbook's dark screen?

The screen of my Macbook has gone mostly dark. Is there anything I can try at home to fix it? Who in NYC (other than the Apple Store) could I go to? [more inside]
posted by larkin123 on Sep 20, 2009 - 13 answers

Will my flight have a power outlet for my Macbook?

Will my flight have a power outlet for my Macbook? I will be flying with KLM on a Boeing (Douglas) MD-11. [more inside]
posted by nitor on Sep 19, 2009 - 3 answers

MacBook Unibody Floppy-Hinge Hacks?

The hinge on my partner's new unibody MacBook Pro is just-loose-enough to make using it in bed annoying. Solutions, cases or a hack welcomed. [more inside]
posted by lonefrontranger on Sep 19, 2009 - 24 answers

upgraded to snow leopard, or should that be slow leopard?

Help! I upgraded to snow leopard and now my internet is painfully slow. A quick google search shows i'm not the only one, but the only fix I can find (to do with the firewall) doesn't help me as I don't have firewall on. There seems to be no difference between Safari and Firefox. I'm seriously considering using time machine to get back to Leopard days. As an example, pre snow leopard, a speed test measured at 1.83mb/s download, 0.16mb/s upload and 41ms latency, speed test just now says 0.46mb/s, 0.24mb/s upload and 51ms latency. Therefore it looks like my upload speed has improved by my download has taken a dial up style kicking. As I don't upload anything very often, I don't care about any improvement in this area. Can anyone assist? I'm running a January 2009 macbook if that helps.
posted by nunoidia on Sep 17, 2009 - 7 answers

Switching to & consolidating verything on a new external HD

I'm switching to a new external hard drive. How can I consolidate all my files onto it? [more inside]
posted by amillionbillion on Sep 13, 2009 - 4 answers

Backing up a Macbook

I've received a new 320GB hard drive that I want to fit in my Macbook which is still running OSX Tiger. I also want to install my Snow Leopard Box set. I need to back all my data up on an external HD. How should I do things? [more inside]
posted by ashaw on Sep 5, 2009 - 6 answers

My Mac is so hot!

I have a MacBook 2ghz that I bought in Jan 07. On Friday, my fan died, and I need to replace it. [more inside]
posted by horsemuth on Aug 22, 2009 - 4 answers

I really WANT to love it...

Macbook Pro display woes from a recent switcher: hardware or software? Will I be happy with Boot Camp? I'm starting to feel afraid... [more inside]
posted by StrikeTheViol on Aug 20, 2009 - 9 answers

Headphone adapter broken off in my macbook.

My dog broke off a headphone adapter in my macbook. How do I get it out? [more inside]
posted by ryaninoakland on Aug 18, 2009 - 9 answers

How did people ever get by with laptops before wireless routers?

My partner's Macbook is having trouble staying connected to our Wireless network. Mine still works fine. [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Aug 7, 2009 - 8 answers

no noise

Macbook pro sound problem. Some sounds only heard through headphones. [more inside]
posted by theyexpectresults on Jul 22, 2009 - 6 answers

macbook wifi degrading connection

My 13" Macbook loses wifi connectivity, but then regains it when I reboot. I'm wondering if I can fix my wifi problems with some sort of software tweak, or whether I need to do the heavy lifting. [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Jul 12, 2009 - 11 answers

can i fix this scratch on my aluminum macbook myself?

So, I put a huge deep scratch into my macbook aluminum. Thankfully the scratch is on the side of the macbook and all not that noticeable, but, I am still thinking about buying aluminum putty/epoxy or similar, filling the scratch, and refinishing it. Is this a horrible idea? Any advice should I proceed?
posted by yeoz on Jul 2, 2009 - 14 answers

Which MacBook?

Which MacBook should I get? [more inside]
posted by joshuaconner on Jun 29, 2009 - 25 answers

Warranty for Craigslist Item

I am selling a computer (macbook) on craigslist, and some of the potential buyers are asking about a warranty. What sort of warranty should I write? [more inside]
posted by theyexpectresults on Jun 20, 2009 - 21 answers

MacBook Sleeve

Looking for a MacBook (White) sleeve. Just a sleeve. No pockets/pouches/straps, not a bag, not something bulky but with more structure and protection than the ubiquitous neoprene sleeves. [more inside]
posted by 6550 on Jun 17, 2009 - 17 answers

Replacing a broken Macbook optical drive.

So I've got an older Macbook with a broken optical drive (it takes heroic measures to get it to eject discs), and I'm trying to figure out the best way to replace it. [more inside]
posted by You Can't Tip a Buick on Jun 14, 2009 - 5 answers

Diagnosing Graphics Card Failure on MacBook Pro

This evening, I've begun noticing intermittent graphics glitches and flakiness on my MacBook Pro. I'm well familiar with the slow and painful graphics card death that can plague Macs, and I'm wondering- What's the best to diagnose whether that's truly the issue? [more inside]
posted by potch on Jun 11, 2009 - 5 answers

What video card do I have on my Macbook?

How do I find out what video card I have in my Macbook? [more inside]
posted by mingodingo on Jun 6, 2009 - 7 answers

Cookies and Apple Juice

I've been debating with myself for the last week or so about which Mac I should buy and when I should buy it. My brain could use a break from the back and forth, and that's why I'm asking for help. [more inside]
posted by trueluk on Jun 2, 2009 - 27 answers

Macbook screen dimming, flicker!

My Macbook Core Duo 1.83 GHZ experiences random dimming of the screen, like a flicker, from time to time. I just bought it from my sister in law and installed Leopard on it. She said she'd never had this problem while she was using it, when it had Tiger. [more inside]
posted by spacefire on May 31, 2009 - 17 answers

Don't drop your computer in the Antipodes

Where can my daughter get her MacBook hard drive fixed in Christchurch NZ?
posted by nax on May 30, 2009 - 6 answers

Why will Airport recognize but not connect to an open wireless network?

Why will Airport recognize an open network but no longer connect to it? [more inside]
posted by lxs on May 27, 2009 - 7 answers

External burner for MacBook Pro

My MacBook Pro no longer burns DVDs, and from what I can see it would cost more to fix it than to simply buy an external one. Anyone have any recommendations for a good burner?
posted by dearleader on May 27, 2009 - 14 answers

Replacing my dead MBP's display.

Dead Macbook Pro display. Apple resellers charging $1,000. Any recommendations on somewhere else to purchase from? [more inside]
posted by althanis on May 22, 2009 - 9 answers

How do you hook up a TV to use as the monitor for a macbook?? I'm having some problems..

How do you hook up a TV to use as the monitor for a macbook?? I'm having some problems.. [more inside]
posted by 0217174 on May 18, 2009 - 16 answers

Why would Macbook randomly delete applications?

Macbook randomly deleting Applications. Is it haunted? [more inside]
posted by gtr on May 13, 2009 - 10 answers

How to tell if DVD will play in my macbook?

"this dvd for non-modified region 1 players only". Being a techno-dunce, I've recently found out that my macbook won't play these types of restricted dvds. Is there a way to determine in advance which dvds are and are not restricted in this way? [more inside]
posted by Think_Long on May 12, 2009 - 14 answers

Why does my Airport connection drop every evening at the same time?

Every night this week my Macbook has stopped connecting to my Airport. Why? How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by meerkatty on May 5, 2009 - 7 answers

Do I need a new computer or do I have unreasonable expectations?

Do I need a new macbook or am I expecting too much from my current one? [more inside]
posted by tehgeekmeister on May 3, 2009 - 20 answers

What is the best way to sync my contacts (name, email, phone number) between my iPhone, MacBook Pro, and Gmail? I am using Address Book at the moment but should I be using something else?

What is the best way to sync my contacts (name, email, phone number) between my iPhone, MacBook Pro, and Gmail? I am using Address Book at the moment but should I be using something else? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on May 3, 2009 - 8 answers

Unibody Mac - 15" - How well does it run other O/S?

So, I am in the market for a new laptop and am looking at all kinds of options. I'd like something that's going to allow me to continue to support my Windows clients, and one that's also going to allow me to virtualize other operating systems. I am considering many options, including Macs. I am curious: For those of you who have a 15" Macbook Unibody that run virtual guest O/S via VMWare Fusion, how does it perform? How much RAM did you need? How is the Mac performance when running a virtual O/S? How does the short 900 pixel resolution affect your ability to run Windows apps? What about Ubuntu or Fedora with VMWare Fusion? What about Vista or even Windows 7? Any and all stories are welcome, including stories about the last generation MacBooks.
posted by tcv on May 2, 2009 - 9 answers

WHS+Mac+TM Backup, does it?

How do you get Time Machine working with Windows Home Server? [more inside]
posted by birdlips on May 1, 2009 - 10 answers

What scam are these macbook box bandits running?

We've had to buy five macbooks in three years because of a couple of apartment break-ins. Now we're moving (because of apartment break-ins). I put up the old macbook boxes up for free (seem too nice just to recycle) on Craigslist and got a surprising number of takers. Is there a scam here? [more inside]
posted by miniminimarket on Apr 25, 2009 - 19 answers

iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, what's a designer to do?

Time to replace the Mac. Should a graphic designer go for the economical iMac or is splurging for a MacBook Pro and external screen worth it? [more inside]
posted by Bunglegirl on Apr 23, 2009 - 42 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

Get coffee out of a Macbook keyboard?

Just spilled coffee into a 13" macbook. Remediation tips? [more inside]
posted by Orb2069 on Apr 15, 2009 - 9 answers

Catastrophic MacBook Failure

I think my hard disk just died. Help me figure out an action plan, before I die of anxiety. [more inside]
posted by roofus on Apr 13, 2009 - 12 answers

Say, did I just lose my internet?

All of the websites I don't have explicitly bookmarked have stopped loading for me. On any wireless connection. Help. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Apr 4, 2009 - 19 answers

Processor upgrade worth it?

New Shiny 17-Inch MacBook Pro: Is the upgrade from the 2.66Ghz to the 2.93Ghz processor worth the US$300? [more inside]
posted by Fuzzy Dog on Apr 2, 2009 - 17 answers

I sound like an air raid; do not want.

Built-in MacBook microphone records an annoying buzzy/overloaded tone on loud vocals- is there a cheap fix? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Apr 2, 2009 - 7 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

Touchup paint for a white Macbook?

Can you recommend a good touchup paint for a white Macbook? [more inside]
posted by mkultra on Apr 1, 2009 - 2 answers

Buyamac.

Where to buy used mac? [more inside]
posted by furnace.heart on Mar 26, 2009 - 13 answers

I haz a Macbook, now what?

Got a new Macbook, but not sure where to go from here... [more inside]
posted by nmaster64 on Mar 22, 2009 - 18 answers

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