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Best option for emergency mac replacement

Need specific mac buying advice: I marinated my 2008 MacBook in coffee this morning and will likely need to replace it after work today or tomorrow. [more inside]
posted by midmarch snowman on Nov 30, 2011 - 19 answers

 

Help me to secure my local Imac network.

I can't seem to password protect my local network for my Imac & Mac laptops. Help me, please. [more inside]
posted by jammy on Nov 21, 2011 - 16 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

Salvaging a corrupted RTF file in TextEdit

Is there any way to salvage a corrupted RTF file in Mac TextEdit? [more inside]
posted by crackingdes on Nov 18, 2011 - 11 answers

3G Access for My MacBook?

Can I get 3G access on a new Macbook Pro? If not, what is the least expensive alternative for my situation? [more inside]
posted by kmel on Nov 18, 2011 - 9 answers

You'd think I'd get twice the podcasts, but instead I'm getting none.

In the last few weeks, I suddenly have *two* Podcasts categories in my iTunes - and when I try to update the original one, my iTunes crashes. My google fu would indicate this is a rather rare problem. Help? [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Nov 12, 2011 - 6 answers

Help me move into a new Mac!

Being neither satisfied with a laptop nor a desktop I have decided to ditch my iMac, get a refurb Macbook Pro with a Henge dock and I have some questions regarding the new Macbook, the migration, and what to do with the iMac: [more inside]
posted by sourwookie on Nov 11, 2011 - 10 answers

Where can I sell my Mac in NYC?

Where in NYC can I sell my old Macbook in the next day or two? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Nov 7, 2011 - 6 answers

eBook reading via computer help.

Help with viewing eBook on computer. (details inside) [more inside]
posted by melizabeth on Nov 3, 2011 - 9 answers

Optimize video playbook black (2006) MacBook

Black 2.0GHz MacBook (2GB memory) from 2006 -- it's been repurposed as a Netflix playback machine. I have it connected to a VGA adaptor to a 19" widescreen monitor and it plays back Netflix in a browser and we also watch DVDs on it, and we also play AVIs with VLC. The problem: video is just slightly choppy. Just choppy enough to be annoying. Tried Chrome and also Safari to do the playback. How can I squeeze more video performance from this laptop to avoid the slight choppiness? I have a feeling if I can improve it just slightly that would be a big win.
posted by artlung on Nov 1, 2011 - 26 answers

Please let me type these darn characters..

How can I reassign one of the character keys on my macbook to type a different character? [more inside]
posted by R a c h e l on Oct 17, 2011 - 7 answers

Macbook fan and temperatures, is there a problem here?

The wife was working on her Macbook Duo about a week ago, when the screen when dark for about 10 seconds and perhaps a slight pop was heard (she isn't sure). After the screen came back on the fan seemed to stop working. Normally, she could cause the fan to run pretty loudly as she Netflixed, played video or Flash games. After that noise, the fan no longer ran that loud or fast. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Oct 5, 2011 - 8 answers

MacBook Screen Washed Out

My MacBook's display suddenly faded to a very pale bluish white, and all the colors look very washed out. Closing the display and reopening it will sometimes fix the problem, but within an hour the screen suddenly fades again. Restarting has no effect. [more inside]
posted by Yiggs on Sep 27, 2011 - 5 answers

Please help me decide what my next computer will be

Macbook Pro or Air for SPSS? [more inside]
posted by namesarehard on Sep 21, 2011 - 10 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

Best lock for my laptop?

Laptop lock question. Yes I know you people hate locks, but please bear with me! [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Sep 14, 2011 - 13 answers

Help me make my old dirty MacBook a nice Clean Mac for my mom!

A new MacBook Air means I'm giving my old MacBook to my mom... Please help me clean it out and make sure it's mom-safe! [more inside]
posted by indiebass on Sep 14, 2011 - 8 answers

This disk drive is drivin' me crazy!

I recently purchased a MacBook on eBay (oops?), and everything is in working order, sort of. How can I diagnose this peculiar CD/DVD drive problem, and is the seller making me a good compensatory offer? [more inside]
posted by obscurator on Sep 13, 2011 - 6 answers

Internet connectivity problems with 2Wire Modem and Mac?

I have ATT Wi-Fi Internet (not U-Verse). And I've been running into connectivity issues with the 2WIRE modem that have been plaguing me consistently for the last year. More inside, but just an FYI, I have a Mac. [more inside]
posted by PostIronyIsNotaMyth on Sep 7, 2011 - 3 answers

Build-Your-Own Macbook Pro?

Can you make a cheap hackintosh version of a Macbook Pro? [more inside]
posted by nmaster64 on Sep 6, 2011 - 7 answers

EFI Blues

I have a Macbook (2,1) with rEFIt installed. I accidentally left a linux live DVD in the drive when I shut down, and now rEFIt is hanging up when I boot. What happened here? How can I fix it? [more inside]
posted by wayland on Aug 30, 2011 - 12 answers

Macbook Pro vs. PC?

ANOTHER mac vs pc buying mefi post...But not the usual reasons. Help? Thanks! :D [more inside]
posted by NotSoSiniSter on Aug 27, 2011 - 30 answers

Should I get rid of my password?

I have Prey installed on my MacBook Pro to assist with tracking my laptop if it's ever stolen. My question is... should I still have a password? If I want the best chance of finding the laptop, wouldn't I want the thief to USE it and log onto a WiFi network to assist with locating it? [more inside]
posted by smitt on Aug 24, 2011 - 15 answers

MacBook Pro + Monitor vs. MacBook Air + Monitor

Hello all! I'm headed off to college (second semester) in a short bit and I'm purchasing a new computer. I'd like to buy a 13" MacBook Pro or Air and an external monitor. Good idea or bad idea? [more inside]
posted by 47triple2 on Aug 23, 2011 - 23 answers

help computer

How much should I worry about laptop heat with a Macbook Pro? [more inside]
posted by neuromodulator on Aug 19, 2011 - 11 answers

Anti-glare film for Macbook Pro. Need Suggestions!

What is the best anti-glare (matte) film for my unibody MacBook Pro? I hate the glossy screen, but it was the only option available when I was given the laptop. For a while I had an anti-glare film on it, but it got dirty and seemed like it was making the screen too fuzzy, so it was removed. I'm considering the Green Onions AG2, the Moshi iVisor, the Power Support, or the RadTech Clear Cal. They all seem to get fairly mediocre reviews. Today I came across the 3M Privacy Filter, which apparently has a matte side, and better reviews, but the privacy filter would actually be a little annoying for my use. Suggestions? Other ideas? [more inside]
posted by barnone on Aug 9, 2011 - 8 answers

Wrist cooling solution for laptop user?

I'm overheating because my MacBook Pro's wrist areas get very hot. What's the best way to fix this? [more inside]
posted by gentle on Aug 4, 2011 - 12 answers

Managing drive space on a macbook air?

Just got a macbook air, how do I best manage the drive space? [more inside]
posted by empath on Jul 31, 2011 - 7 answers

Audio problems with an Apple display monitor

The audio keeps vanishing on my Apple display monitor. Please advise. [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Jul 26, 2011 - 9 answers

MacBook Air case

Recommend a case for my new MacBook Air. [more inside]
posted by rastapasta on Jul 25, 2011 - 13 answers

New word processing programme

Is it worth it to buy Microsoft Office 2011 to run on my OS X Lion Macbook? [more inside]
posted by Partario on Jul 21, 2011 - 21 answers

Are SATA 3Gb/s and 1.5Gb/s hard drives interchangeable?

My computer (Macbook pro 4,1) has a Serial ATA (1.5Gb/s) bus. Can it use a hard drive that has a speed of 3gb/s? [more inside]
posted by radiocontrolled on Jul 5, 2011 - 4 answers

I thought I understood file sharing

I use file sharing to trade info between a couple of computers in my home and I'm not confident that I had it configured correctly. Is there any way kind of "log" in OS X that will tell if some sneak has been accessing my files? [more inside]
posted by bonobothegreat on Jul 1, 2011 - 10 answers

How much are taxes on buying a macbook in Toronto?

How much are taxes on buying a macbook in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by [vagabond] on Jul 1, 2011 - 5 answers

It was a dark and blocky night...

I just installed Minecraft on my MacBook Pro, and it is working fine except that at night (in the game) it is pitch black. It is pretty much impossible to see anything but stars and sand. This obviously makes navigation hazardous. According to a friend who is familiar with the game, it is not supposed to be that dark. [more inside]
posted by oulipian on Jun 24, 2011 - 4 answers

Where is the best place to buy a Macbook battery?

I need to buy a new battery for a 2006 white Macbook, and I am afraid of buying a knock-off that will explode, burn down my house, and kill me and my family. Where is a good, reputable, place to buy a new battery? [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Jun 22, 2011 - 8 answers

macbook pro wifi issue

Please please help me. Macbook pro wifi keeps going in and out at home. Used to be fine, now disconnects and says: "searching for network" WHILE the wifi bar says full bars and connected. I think it has to do with either network setting or the weird location thing. Here is a picture of my issue: Picture of wifi issue Somehow, the wifi is fine, but I am no longer connected to the internet. internet works fine at other peoples houses, just my house and certain cafes this problem of "searching" for the internet emerges while the wifi bars stay on full. Have tried rebooting computer, router etc. Thank you for any suggestions.
posted by cascando on Jun 6, 2011 - 7 answers

Slick shiny keys feel gross.

Rough-coating spray to fix a shiny keyboard? [more inside]
posted by schmichael on May 27, 2011 - 3 answers

Displayport Shenanigans

Is it possible to daisy chain these dell display port hubs by getting three of them to run 6x monitors off a single macbook displayport. [more inside]
posted by sourbrew on May 26, 2011 - 3 answers

USB Hub for Macbook Air

USB hub for Macbook Air - can you recommend one? I just need something I can plug the usual array of peripherals into: iPod, iPad, SuperDrive, camera, external keyboard, mouse, printer, etc. (not necessarily all at once). I don't think I need anything fancy like extra hard drive storage built in, but open to all ideas. Thanks.
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on May 13, 2011 - 6 answers

Buying a new Macbook

Considering purchasing a new Macbook Pro - two questions inside. [more inside]
posted by rastapasta on May 9, 2011 - 16 answers

Fan friendly mac protective case?

What kind of protection cover can I get for my new macbook pro that will prevent wear but also not affect fan power? [more inside]
posted by JJkiss on May 6, 2011 - 5 answers

Bad RAM or something else?

I recently bought a new Macbook Pro (2.3 i5) and almost immediately put 8GB 1333Mhz DDR3 RAM in it. Almost immediately, I got a kernel panic, and then Chrome would crash every once in a while. I have also had occasional crashes of Pages, MailPlane, and BusyCal, but no more panics. It has been about a week or so since I installed the RAM. Do you think I have a bad memory stick, or is this occasional crashiness related to something else? [more inside]
posted by 4ster on May 4, 2011 - 8 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

Is my MacBook battery a ripoff?

Is this laptop battery a ripoff, and how can I be sure? I bought a third party battery for my Macbook. It looks like the original 45Wh battery, but Coconut Battery (and the appropriate ioreg command) report the 'design capacity' as lower than it should be. [more inside]
posted by beniamino on Apr 27, 2011 - 10 answers

Which magsafe should I get?

My girlfriend's Apple Macbook Pro power cord stopped working, and I want to replace it with something that's not $80. Which third-party magsafe power cord should I get? [more inside]
posted by prior on Apr 11, 2011 - 15 answers

What are best practices for moving to a new Macbook?

I have a few questions regarding upgrading from one Macbook to another and transferring data/settings. [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Apr 8, 2011 - 7 answers

Back Me Up On This, Would Ya?

I have two external hard drives: one Mac formatted (WD 500 GB); one Windows (Iomega 1 TB). I have a Macbook and a lot of music. Let's get all this together and end up with a setup that does what I want. [more inside]
posted by skypieces on Apr 3, 2011 - 6 answers

Is an older MacBook a good match for an iPad2?

iPad first-timer - is my mid-2007 MacBook the right computer? [more inside]
posted by progosk on Apr 3, 2011 - 14 answers

Help me play "In The First Degree" again - I'll totally let you be assistant DA.

I just got a CD-ROM of my favorite computer game from the mid-90s! After several tries with different emulators, though, I'm having no luck getting it to run on my machine. Can you help me play In the 1st Degree again? [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Mar 26, 2011 - 8 answers

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