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MacBook hex screws

What's the proper hex screwdriver to use to remove the four hex screws on the metal sleeve in a (black) MacBook hard drive? 5/64" seems the closest, but it's been a real struggle. 1.5mm is too small and 2mm seems too large.
posted by Lucy2Times on Jan 15, 2008 - 6 answers

My MacBook desktop is suddenly too big for the screen!

My MacBook desktop is suddenly too big for the screen! [more inside]
posted by donovan on Jan 14, 2008 - 8 answers

Unstick Me

I'm experiencing a strange bug on my macbook pro: with little cause (perhaps a slight mouse gesture, though I have no mouse gesture programs installed), the os will switch to the Stickies application (and sometimes iTunes, when I quit Stickies). I can't figure out what's going on. [more inside]
posted by pinto on Jan 9, 2008 - 3 answers

Macbook External Speaker Buzz

Why do my speakers randomly begin to hum/buzz? [more inside]
posted by benji on Jan 9, 2008 - 9 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

Using a KVM switch with a Macbook

First time using a KVM switch. PS/2 keyboard,mouse, Macbook and Desktop. Need help :( Full details inside. [more inside]
posted by mebibyte on Jan 7, 2008 - 3 answers


Very odd Macbook keyboard issues filter: Why have specific keys stopped working on my friend's Macbook? [more inside]
posted by Happy Dave on Jan 6, 2008 - 7 answers

Need help printing to work printer from macbook

How do I make my Macbook (leopard os x) play nice with the Ricoh Aficio 2232c printer at work? [more inside]
posted by jlowen on Jan 2, 2008 - 7 answers

Application windows disappear when switching or opening applications

OSX troubles - whenever I open or switch applications, all other open application windows disappear. How do I fix this? [more inside]
posted by djgh on Dec 25, 2007 - 9 answers

Can I transfer my AppleCare/iTunes from a stolen Mac to a new Mac?

My apartment was burgled and my Macbook was stolen. Can I transfer my old AppleCare account and iTunes library (or at least iTunes purchases) to a new Macbook? [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Dec 20, 2007 - 5 answers

My new Macbook screen has poor contrast and doesn't have to vividness expected from glossy screens. Is this normal?

My new Macbook screen has poor contrast and doesn't have to vividness expected from glossy screens. Is this normal or did I get one with a bad screen?
posted by herbiehancock00 on Dec 13, 2007 - 8 answers

Should I trade my PC Laptop for a Macbook?

I was talking with a friend who owns a Macbook. She was talking about how she doesn't really use it for much and is looking for something newer. I mentioned that I just got my laptop but that I didn't like Vista and have been interested in Macs. Long story short, we came to the conclusion that we might each like to trade out laptops. I'm wondering if this sounds like a fair trade: [more inside]
posted by monkeyagent on Dec 12, 2007 - 36 answers

Making a MacBook remember my Airport wireless settings?

Every time I open up my MacBook (running Leopard), I have to go into the network preferences and re-input my password in order to connect to my wireless network. How can I get it to connect automatically again? [more inside]
posted by tepidmonkey on Dec 11, 2007 - 5 answers

Help! My MacBook is now a MilkBook.

Spilled milk in my MacBook's keyboard, and the technician at Apple suggested I bend the rules to get it fixed or replaced. What does my warranty cover, anyway? [more inside]
posted by gazole on Dec 7, 2007 - 17 answers

MacBook: Literate?

Macfilter: Does the MacBook "combo drive" (as opposed to the "super-drive") read DVD-R and RWs? [more inside]
posted by Goofyy on Dec 6, 2007 - 7 answers

Can a Macbook handle what I want to do?

Can a Macbook handle what I want to do? [more inside]
posted by herbiehancock00 on Dec 5, 2007 - 21 answers

Why does my Macbook wake up with black bands on the screen?

About once a week, my MacBook Pro wakes from sleep with a 1" black band on each side of the screen. If I restart it at this point, the black bands will go away. What is going on? [more inside]
posted by R. Mutt on Dec 2, 2007 - 2 answers

How do I transfer .voc files to my MacBook?

how do I play .VOC files from my old RCA digital recorder on my MacBook? [more inside]
posted by flowerofhighrank on Nov 19, 2007 - 2 answers

How to tell the difference between two identically-named wireless networks on OSX 10.5

How can I stop my macbook from connecting to computer-to-computer wireless networks with the same name as the network I trust? [more inside]
posted by tylermoody on Nov 15, 2007 - 3 answers

Will CS2 run on intel processor?

will creative suite cs2 with system requirements of powerbook g4 or 5 processor run on my new macbook pro (which has an intel-based processor)?
posted by nicknd23 on Nov 15, 2007 - 8 answers

Apple: Delete Files On Another Mac?

How do I delete files on one Mac that I am connecting to via Firewire target disk mode? [more inside]
posted by davidinmanhattan on Nov 9, 2007 - 6 answers

remove button vomit

I got a little residue UNDER the mousepad button of my black MacBook! Now there is an annoying resistance and slight scraping sound whenever I click on anything. Is there a way to clean under the button? Maybe a way to remove it, then replace it? [more inside]
posted by crapples on Nov 6, 2007 - 4 answers

How to share Internet between Macbook Pros

Help me share my wired connection wirelessly on my Macbook Pro. [more inside]
posted by althanis on Nov 5, 2007 - 3 answers

Powerbook vs. Macbook

Should I buy a Macbook? [more inside]
posted by cosmic osmo on Nov 4, 2007 - 28 answers

Everything on my Macbook Pro's screen is so tiny. How can I make it easier to see?

I'd really like to switch to Mac, and just got a MacBook Pro. Because of my vision, I really need everything to be larger in order to see the screen comfortably. (I previously used a 15" ThinkPad at 1024x768, and a 19" monitor at 1280x1024) On the Mac, the screen's set at 1440x800, and everything appears incredibly tiny. I really need it to be at 1152x720 to feel comfortable using it, but everything becomes fuzzy since this is a non-native resolution of the LCD. I've also tried everything else I can think of to make things larger, including adjusting browser text sizes, playing with the settings in System Preferences, and hacks in the Terminal such as adjusting adjusting the display factor, which nearly does it but is quite buggy. Has anyone else had this problem? Is there anything else worth trying? Is it possible to hire someone to replace the LCD in the MacBook Pro with a one that has a lower native resolution? Or am I stuck with my ThinkPad for the forseeable future?
posted by lsemel on Oct 24, 2007 - 19 answers

MacBooks and Windows, still duking it out!

MacBook running XP has major "SYSTEM" issues. Why? [more inside]
posted by ijoyner on Oct 24, 2007 - 5 answers

Where have all the Dashboard stickies gone?

Where have all the Dashboard stickies gone? [more inside]
posted by dereisbaer on Oct 23, 2007 - 1 answer

Taking the plunge into AppleCare territory

Is the AppleCare Protection Plan a "make-it-or-break-it" add-on when purchasing an Apple laptop? Even one that gets low usage? [more inside]
posted by Gordion Knott on Oct 22, 2007 - 25 answers

Why does my C2D Macbook Pro fan run constantly?

I have a 2.33 Core 2 Duo Macbook Pro 15 inch laptop. Recently, I have noticed that both fans on it constantly run at the maximum 6000 rpm's. The noise is driving me nuts, and the battery seems to run out much sooner. My question is in two parts: (1) would anything in the system logs help explain why this is happening? and (2) how can I make it stop? [more inside]
posted by crazyray on Oct 21, 2007 - 8 answers

Where can I get a replacement Macbook Pro power cord fast?

Where can I get a replacement Macbook Pro power cord fast? [more inside]
posted by bradbane on Oct 20, 2007 - 9 answers

Would the MacBook still be coverred?

If I buy an Apple laptop in the US, will my warranty still be valid in Canada? [more inside]
posted by smitt on Oct 18, 2007 - 7 answers

Stubborn, blank external monitor acting like a teenager.

My external monitor was working yesterday, now it is not. All of a sudden! It's turned on, plugged in to my Macbook, but I get a blank screen and clearly there's no syncing. But I KNOW that deep down IT knows the macbook is there, plugged in... [more inside]
posted by snortlebort on Oct 5, 2007 - 12 answers

Is my mac battery dying or is there another problem?

Is my mac battery dying or is there another problem? My macbook is almost a year old. Suddenly my battery life sucks. I just opened it up after charging it over night and it only registered 1:33 minutes left. Right now, only minutes later it is at 79% with 1:09 left. It’s dropping faster then the elapsed time. [more inside]
posted by jeffreyclong on Oct 4, 2007 - 12 answers

Will a MacBook take memory modules from a MacBook Pro?

Will a MacBook take memory modules from a MacBook Pro? [more inside]
posted by dereisbaer on Oct 3, 2007 - 4 answers

Macbook keyboard functionality problems

Macbook keyboard issues: I clicked on a google search result and was sneakily redirected to one of those malware scan sites, now macbook keyboard is doing funny things. The arrows do not work and the apostrophe and forward slash keys bring up the "find" window at the bottom of the screen (firefox). How do cancel out whichever setting was changed and get my key functionality back? [more inside]
posted by birdlady on Oct 3, 2007 - 7 answers

Can I use my iPhone earbuds on my MacBook Pro, with the microphone part working as well?

Can I use my iPhone earbuds as MacBook Pro headset, probably with an adapter? [more inside]
posted by lodev on Oct 3, 2007 - 1 answer

ArcGIS on a Mac?

GISFilter: Will ArcGIS run smoothly on a bootcamped MacBook? [more inside]
posted by betafilter on Sep 21, 2007 - 8 answers

Can I use my Razr to surf the web on my Macbook with only the mobile web plan on my service?

I have mobile web on my cell phone plan. Can I use bluetooth and my Mac Book to connect to the Razr and surf the web on my computer? [more inside]
posted by Mark on Sep 19, 2007 - 6 answers

Is 80s MIDI gear still useable now?

i happened upon an old Korg Poly 800 synth (vintage 80s!). i understand it is one of the earlier MIDI synths--but i don't really grog MIDI. what additional cables/equipment will i need to use it to control the many possible sounds i see in garageband on my macbook?
posted by garfy3 on Sep 14, 2007 - 13 answers

Why aren't my Macbook and battery communicating with each other?

My Macbook has stopped recognizing/charging the battery. Help. [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Sep 13, 2007 - 17 answers

Apple with a bitter taste.

Macbook warranty blues. I asked a question after I managed to mess up an OS X update and am thankful to report that all is well and all photos of my newborn are safe and well (and backed up!). However.. [more inside]
posted by numberstation on Sep 4, 2007 - 3 answers

Let's Get Frugal

How to get the best price on a MacBook or a MacBook Pro? [more inside]
posted by BackwardsCity on Sep 3, 2007 - 20 answers

vconvert.net hates my macbook

vconvert.net hates my macbook. Is it just me? [more inside]
posted by pompomtom on Aug 29, 2007 - 2 answers

Must have Windows apps for Macbook user.

I just installed Parallels on my Macbook for a 15 day trial. Before I decide to shell out at the end of the trial period, can anyone suggest any "must have" windows apps (must have as in there is no os x comparator) that make it worthwhile?
posted by modernnomad on Aug 25, 2007 - 23 answers

How can I get my Macbook to stop disconnecting from the Internet?

Why does my Macbook keep losing it's wifi connection? [more inside]
posted by fishmasta on Aug 25, 2007 - 13 answers

Buy a MacBook now or wait two months.

Should I wait for Leopard or take the plunge now? Buying a MacBook. [more inside]
posted by beowulf573 on Aug 24, 2007 - 21 answers

Color me puzzled. Very.

How do I setup color profiles on my Macbook Pro? Frighteningly long description inside. [more inside]
posted by raheel on Aug 23, 2007 - 7 answers

Apple Cinema Display + Macbook + 360

I have an old 17" Apple Cinema Display, a first generation Macbook and an Xbox 360. Explain to me as though I were a small child how I can use my ACD (if at all) 1) with my Macbook and 2) with my Xbox 360. I know that there are probably all kinds of adapters involved but I read some past threads and being not at all savvy couldn't really make heads or tails of any of it. Inside there are photos of the port on my computer and the plug on the ACD. [more inside]
posted by sneakin on Aug 23, 2007 - 12 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

What is the smallest Parallels Desktop image of Windows XP that will fit corporate needs?

What is the lightest, meanest, most-secure image of Windows XP Corporate I can install onto my MacBook Pro that will allow me to use Corporate MS Exchange Email, Visio, and IE-only intranet? [more inside]
posted by crazyray on Aug 14, 2007 - 1 answer

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