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What is the deal with my Macbook Pro display?

Today, at work, my 2012 Macbook Pro (non-retina) started flickering while plugged into an external monitor. Unplugging and replugging the external monitor fixed it. However, when I got home, the Macbook started flickering again. I forced a reboot, which resulted in the screen flickering and going black. I have a Genius Bar appointment tomorrow, but I am curious what the Hive Mind thinks the problem might be.
posted by 4ster on Mar 21, 2013 - 6 answers

SSD for a mid 2010 MacBook Pro

Just did my taxes, and I'm getting a refund! Help me pick out the right SSD for my aging laptop... [more inside]
posted by sbutler on Mar 19, 2013 - 8 answers

Should I upgrade to Mountain Lion from Lion in March 2013?

I have a late 2008 MBP, 8GB RAM, with an SSD, running Lion without problems. Should I upgrade to Mountain Lion right now? Have the battery life and other issues been resolved? I'd like to upgrade because I've finally encountered a program that requires Mountain Lion and I'd like to use it. [more inside]
posted by michaelh on Mar 18, 2013 - 6 answers

Skype when my laptop is closed & connected to an (old) external monitor?

If I buy an external computer cam and mic, can I make video calls on Skype on a MacBook Pro when it's closed and connected to an old Cinema Display monitor that has no built-in camera? [more inside]
posted by tzikeh on Mar 16, 2013 - 4 answers

Plastic protective covering for 17" Macbook Pro (not unibody)

Where can I find a plastic protective cover for this model of Macbook Pro 17"? [more inside]
posted by raspberry jam and clothes iron on Feb 22, 2013 - 1 answer

What's wrong with my Macbook Pro?

I have a 13" Macbook Pro that I bought in late 2010. Lately, it's been doing some odd things. Occasionally it makes a sound that I can only describe as an "electronic fart". Like a short buzz that lasts less than a second. The second thing is that sometimes parts of the screen go black. These things only happen once every few days. [more inside]
posted by ohmy on Feb 19, 2013 - 9 answers

Can I swap MacBook Pro hard drives?

Today, I purchased a new 13" MacBook Pro, model MD101LL/A, which I believe is a June 2012 model. I have an existing, working 13" MacBook Pro from early 2011. Can I just pull the hard drive out of the old one and stick it in the new one, or should I restore from a backup? Also, what are the odds the memory in the old one will work in the new one? Both are Core i5. [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Jan 31, 2013 - 9 answers

My laptop eats USB flash drives

Macbook Pro, running 10.6.8 seems to render any USB flash drive unreadable, be it new or used. [more inside]
posted by tim_in_oz on Jan 14, 2013 - 8 answers

How much will this repair be?

I have a 13-inch, early 2011 Macbook Pro (unibody) that fell out of my backpack and onto a sidewalk. It was in a neoprene sleeve, which helped, but the aluminum screen cover (the part with the white Apple logo on it) is rather dented. The laptop works fine, and there are no cracks on the screen at all. However, I am interested in getting this part replaced, and I have some questions about cost. [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Jan 11, 2013 - 7 answers

HDD replacement macbook walk-thru

SSD Filter: Macbook Pro running 10.5.8 WLTM Solid State Drive, NSA [more inside]
posted by Brian Lux on Dec 10, 2012 - 30 answers

Best practices for upgrading MBP RAM and HDD?

[MACFILTER] Best way to upgrade my Mid-2009 MBP? [more inside]
posted by Fuzzy Dog on Nov 30, 2012 - 12 answers

Help my MIL move her bookmarks!

Help! I went with my MIL to buy a new MacBook yesterday, and she's freaking out about everything being so DIFFERENT from her PC - especially the bookmarks. Help me help her... [more inside]
posted by hms71 on Nov 24, 2012 - 11 answers

Can you help me upgrade my MacBook Pro (late-2008) hard drive?

Need advice on how to update an older MacBook Pro with a new hard drive. I have a late-2008 MacBook Pro: 2.53 GHz, 320GB hard drive, 8GM RAM (4GB in two slots). My drive is getting full and I don't have the cash at the moment for a brand new laptop. Should I replace the optical drive with a SSD? Or just upgrade the regular hard drive with a new one with 750GB or 1TB? [more inside]
posted by barnone on Nov 23, 2012 - 16 answers

Spilled water on my MacBook Pro and it's still making noise. What's happening?

Spilled water all over MacBook Pro. I turned it off to dry it out, but it's making horrible crackling sounds. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by serialcomma on Oct 27, 2012 - 26 answers

Help me buy a MacBook Pro.

Help a lifelong PC user who Knows Computers and considers himself a Savvy Consumer buy himself a non-retina MacBook Pro. Technical and budgeting questions inside. [more inside]
posted by griphus on Oct 18, 2012 - 23 answers

Firefox is possessed!

Firefox keeps going back to previous page, but I'm not hitting the back button! [more inside]
posted by PeppahCat on Oct 17, 2012 - 10 answers

New Mac, meet Old Mac

I'm upgrading my late-2008 Macbook Pro. How can I take advantage of Migration Assistant AND get a "fresh start" with my new machine? [more inside]
posted by litnerd on Oct 15, 2012 - 5 answers

Suddenly erratic touchpad on MacBook Pro

My MacBook's touchpad went wrong this morning. Everything I do is suddenly like fighting with a ghost. Mac forums are useless. [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer on Sep 6, 2012 - 16 answers

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

Why is there a new user account on my laptop?

I shut down my Macbook Pro last night and stored it in my locker at uni. When I booted it up this morning there was a new Guest Account option (which is now not an option) and my user icon changed from my personal picture to a baseball. What's going on here?
posted by iamkimiam on Jul 25, 2012 - 13 answers

Help me decided between Macbook Air + Hackintosh or one tricked-out MBP?

I am considering three different approaches to a new setup involving the new line of Apple laptops. I'm looking for the best compromise between portability, longevity, and performance. Help me decide please. [more inside]
posted by nímwunnan on Jul 19, 2012 - 8 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

New MacBook Pro laptops and RAM.

Do the new mid 2012, non-Retina Display, MacBook Pro laptops have user replaceable/upgradable RAM and Hard Drives? I can't find a source stating for sure one way or the other.
posted by Science! on Jun 14, 2012 - 15 answers

Thinking of selling my 15" Macbook Pro

I’m thinking of selling my 15" Macbook Pro ("Early-2011"), but I’m wondering what’s the best (safest) way to do so—and if it would even be worth what I might get for it. [more inside]
posted by blueberry on Jun 12, 2012 - 10 answers

Defragware Recommendations For a Mac?

Recommendations for software (preferably freeware but paid is fine too) that will defragment my Macbook Pro?
posted by Bobby Bittman on Jun 11, 2012 - 11 answers

How should I sell my MacBook Pro in Florence?

[Asking for a friend] How should I sell my late 2008 15" MacBook Pro in Florence, Italy? [more inside]
posted by Utilitaritron on May 18, 2012 - 2 answers

Zip Causing Crashes

[MacFilter] My MacBook Pro won't open large zip files. Details and other oddities below. [more inside]
posted by anaximander on Mar 6, 2012 - 10 answers

My scanner scans forever but doesn't save the scans.

Help! I need to scan these watercolors ASAP and this damn thing's not working. I'm using an HP Photosmart 4400 and a Mac. [more inside]
posted by CrazyLemonade on Feb 27, 2012 - 9 answers

Thunderbolt, MiniDisplayPort, Target Display Mode = ????

I have a late 2010 Macbook Pro (MacbookPro6,3) running Lion (10.7.3) and an iMac of indeterminate vintage (iMac11,3) running Snow Leopard (10.6.8). I have a Thunderbolt cable. Neither mac supports Thunderbolt; both have MiniDisplayPort connectors. I want to run the iMac in Target Display Mode as a second display for the MacBook Pro. Can I make this happen? [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Feb 21, 2012 - 6 answers

MacBook Pro w SSD?

Any Mac gurus out there ready to predict when we can expect a MacBook Pro with a solid state drive, like the Air, as a standard feature? [more inside]
posted by Hobbacocka on Feb 14, 2012 - 20 answers

AppleCare expires soon. What next?

I bought my beloved 13" MacBook Pro in mid-2009 and the AppleCare is set to expire in a few months. Thankfully, it still runs great. What would you recommend I do with it? [more inside]
posted by theraflu on Feb 13, 2012 - 17 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

Hope my Mac...it's on life support.

My MacBook Pro is crap but I need it to work long enough to save up for a replacement (at least six months, probably) Are there cheap ways to fix these really annoying problems? [more inside]
posted by guster4lovers on Jan 26, 2012 - 35 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

Brand new MBP slowing to a crawl

My sister has used a brand new 13" MacBookPro (w/ Lion) for several weeks, replacing her 4-year-old 15" MBP (upgraded to Snow Leopard). She's finding that, over the course of a day, the machine seems to dramatically slow - to the point where it seems much slower than her old machine. [more inside]
posted by kickingtheground on Jan 7, 2012 - 16 answers

Help me speed up my SSD in my MBP!

I installed an SSD into my early-2011 13" MacBook Pro. It's working great, but the benchmark tests don't come close to advertised speeds... [more inside]
posted by smitt on Jan 5, 2012 - 7 answers

More Macbook Pro issues: diagnose this squealing noise, please!

I just opened up my Macbook Pro to be greeted by a horrible, awful, squealing noise. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Dec 26, 2011 - 11 answers

Cross-Platform Connectivity

Help me use my PS3 controller with my MacBook Pro! [more inside]
posted by anaximander on Dec 14, 2011 - 6 answers

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

Putting Windows 7 on a MacBook Air

Two questions about putting Windows 7 on a MacBook Air. First, how do I get a Windows 7 ISO? Second, am I crazy to even do this in the first place? [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Nov 15, 2011 - 5 answers

apple proximity power funkiness

Can proximity between two Apple laptops cause sleep/power-down oddities? [more inside]
posted by aloiv2 on Oct 21, 2011 - 8 answers

MBP 2011 Speaker Pop

My MacBook Pro 2011 13" is making an odd noise through the speakers/headphones. Has anybody come across this before? [more inside]
posted by anaximander on Oct 15, 2011 - 8 answers

Why is Finder on Macbook Pro so very very different in Operating System 10.7.1 vs. Operating System 10.6.7 and what can I do about it?

Why is Finder on Macbook Pro so very very different in Operating System 10.7.1 vs. Operating System 10.6.7 and what can I do about it? [more inside]
posted by jitterbug perfume on Sep 14, 2011 - 18 answers

Please, please help me get my Macbook Pro up and running again!

Help diagnose my ailing Macbook Pro! (VERY long—trying to provide as many details as possible.) [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Sep 10, 2011 - 11 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

Help me select an SSD.

I am considering installing an SSD in my Macbook Pro, and I am looking for suggestions as to which one to choose. Specs for my Macbook Pro are inside. [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Aug 14, 2011 - 9 answers

Is this a fair price for a used Macbook Pro?

Is this a fair price for a late-2007 17" Macbook Pro? [more inside]
posted by arkhangel on Aug 11, 2011 - 11 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

My laptop reverted to its factory date/time/wallpaper setting - to worry or not?

Cat chewed through my macbook power cord. I tried to fix it, but when I plugged it in it sparked a little bit and then went out. I bought a new charger, and when I booted my mac up, everything was fine except the time and date needed to be reset and my desktop wallpaper had changed to the default background. Should I be worried? [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski on Jul 31, 2011 - 10 answers

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