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I'm starting to think it is me

A few weeks ago, I put into my new Macbook Pro (2.3 i5) 8GB 1333Mhz DDR3 RAM in it from Crucial. The result was Kernel Panics and unstable applications. I reinstalled the (4GB) Apple RAM, and the problem went away. Crucial sent me replacement memory, I installed it, and guess what? [more inside]
posted by 4ster on May 23, 2011 - 7 answers

How can I underclock the CPU in Windows 7 on a MacBook Pro?

How can I underclock the CPU in my Macbook Pro (2010) in Windows 7? [more inside]
posted by dougrayrankin on May 21, 2011 - 7 answers

How Do I Make A Glossy Display Easier On My Eyes?

Any tips on making the glossy display of the Macbook Pro 13 inch easier on the eyes? [more inside]
posted by Fuzzy Monster on May 9, 2011 - 13 answers

Thank you for making my MBP faster

What's an appropriate thank you gift for a friend who will be upgrading the memory in my MacBook Pro? [more inside]
posted by TravellingCari on Apr 3, 2011 - 18 answers

Tiger to Snow Leopard in ? Easy Steps

I'm preparing to update my MacBook Pro's operating system from Tiger (10.4.11) to Snow Leopard (10.6.3). I've got the computer in front of me, and the installation disk's right here, too. What do I need to do other than just put the disk in and go? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Mar 31, 2011 - 11 answers

Help me choose a Macbook Pro.

Which is a better deal right now: a refurbished 15.4" Refurbished April 2010 MacBook Pro 2.66GHz Intel Core i7 or a new, current generation 13-inch: 2.7 GHz 2.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 Macbook Pro for $100 less? [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Mar 31, 2011 - 6 answers

Can you help me troubleshoot my frustrating VPN problems?

I'm having trouble getting both Outlook and general internet to work at the same time when connected to my company VPN on my MacBook Pro. [more inside]
posted by misskaz on Mar 31, 2011 - 9 answers

How to backup a Mac that won't start up?

My MacbookPro crashed last night, and I need to access my hard drive before going to the Apple Store. Right now I can't get past the start up screen with the Apple logo. [more inside]
posted by DiscourseMarker on Mar 29, 2011 - 11 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

2011 Macbook Pro power consumption

How can the new Macbook Pros use 90+ watts of power when they only have 85W power adapters? [more inside]
posted by mpls2 on Mar 25, 2011 - 6 answers

The New Macbook Pro: Go for the SSD or the ATA?

The New Macbook Pro: Go for the SSD or the ATA? The SSD drives are much more expensive but supposedly a lot faster than standard ATA drives? Any Macbook Pro owners care to chime in on this? [more inside]
posted by bhb on Mar 15, 2011 - 22 answers

Mac vs. PC

Mac vs. PC! (Laptops) [more inside]
posted by hotdiggitydog on Mar 13, 2011 - 27 answers

I bent my macbook's unibody. Fix or forget?

I did something dumb and really bent the corner on the bottom of the unibody of my MacBook Pro. Three questions under the fold. [more inside]
posted by The Pantless Wonder on Mar 11, 2011 - 10 answers

Purchasing strategy for New MacBookPro (with bonus iPhone problem)

The new MacBookPros just came out, and just in time, as I have encountered an issue with my iPhone 3GS (constantly disconnects from the 3G network) that, obnoxiously, seems to require me to upgrade my computer (a June '04 12" Powerbook G4 1.33ghz, OS 10.4.11).* My question is whether, as a long-term investment, it makes more sense to buy the 2.7ghz 13" MBP vs. the $300 cheaper 2.3ghz. [more inside]
posted by neko75 on Feb 25, 2011 - 13 answers

Need MacBook advice.

Looking for advice on 1) which Mac laptop to buy (yes, I know the rumors of a MacBook Pro refresh in early March; we'd wait for the new models) and 2) how to integrate a happy home network of Macs. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Feb 17, 2011 - 11 answers

Does Applecare care about my Apple?

I have a potentially rather silly question about Applecare as I purchase a new Macbook Pro. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Jan 31, 2011 - 27 answers

My MacBook Pro died!

My MacBook Pro stopped working two days ago. I turned it on one day and all it did was you heard the fan running, the disc drive in motion, and the light at the front lit (and lit solid when the lid is closed). Screen is off and there is no chime. [more inside]
posted by antgly on Dec 30, 2010 - 10 answers

What sound driver do I need and why didn't Apple include it?

How can I get the sound to work on my MacBook Pro (2010 6,2 model) when I use Windows 7 (64 bit) via BootCamp? [more inside]
posted by dougrayrankin on Dec 23, 2010 - 2 answers

Scan of Designers in Playboy July 1961

I need a high-quality scan of this photo from Playboy's July 1961 issue. [more inside]
posted by cmchap on Dec 22, 2010 - 7 answers

Things That Go Click All The Time

What is this noise coming from my Macbook Pro? [more inside]
posted by ChrisR on Nov 21, 2010 - 6 answers

To high-res or not to high-res?

I'm just about to buy a Macbook Pro 15-inch 2.53Ghz. I'v got some worries about whether or not to add the 'high-res' screen option. Two questions: (1) Will these 1680x1050 screens be the standard for 15-inch MBPs in future? (2) If you have one, what are your experiences/advice? [more inside]
posted by freud on Nov 17, 2010 - 18 answers

I don't know why I can't make this decision myself.

Special snowflake "Should I buy this used macbook pro?" question. [more inside]
posted by typewriter on Sep 16, 2010 - 9 answers

21st century couch potato

I plan to hook up our new 13" MacBook Pro to our HDTV and am wondering if I should get either the magic mouse or the magic trackpad to control it from the couch. Any first hand experiences? I'm assuming that either option would be more useful than the apple remote (for watching youtubes and the like).
posted by bonobothegreat on Aug 30, 2010 - 9 answers

Macbook Pro eating up resources for no apparent reason

Why is my Macbook Pro using up its (hefty) resources like crazy? [more inside]
posted by nímwunnan on Aug 10, 2010 - 9 answers

Trying not to cry over spilt milk

Oops. I just spilt a bit of milk on my 2009 unibody Macbook Pro's trackpad. [more inside]
posted by Bwithh on Aug 8, 2010 - 3 answers

What's a good color temperature in vague terms for DTP work?

What's a good colour temperature for DTP work, in terms of warmness/coolness? That's to say, what will avoid me getting too much of a shock when I see the printed materials (that include photos)? My 2009-era Macbook Pro's display edges towards warm (yellowish) while my Samsung SyncMaster 2333 edges towards coolness (blueish).
posted by deeper red on Aug 4, 2010 - 4 answers

MacBook Pros are amazing, sure, but amazing HOW?

My seven-year-old laptop, an iBook G4 (1GHz PowerPC G4; 1.12 GB DDR SDRAM) running OS X 10.4.11 is on its last legs (I'd really like to be able to watch those youtubes everyone talks about) so I've bought a new one: a MacBook Pro (2.4GHz Intel Core i5 4GB Memory) running Snow Leopard is being shipped to me now. I'd like to know what to expect. [more inside]
posted by smoakes on Jul 30, 2010 - 16 answers

Is a Macbook Pro worth the extra $150?

What's the advantage of a Macbook Pro over a Macbook? Does it justify the extra $150? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Jul 10, 2010 - 30 answers

From Mac Mini to Macbook Pro: A very special edition of Special Snowflake

Advice needed about migrating from one Macintosh to another in slightly different situation [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Jun 21, 2010 - 6 answers

Make my next Mac fast!

Why is my MacBook Pro so laggy, and how can I keep my new MacBook Pro from being the same way? [more inside]
posted by escabeche on Jun 18, 2010 - 23 answers

What can I do with my new toy?

Lifelong PC user that just bought an Apple laptop. What are the first things I should do to make my experience great for years to come? [more inside]
posted by jourman2 on Jun 14, 2010 - 24 answers

Snow Leopard, Time Machine, clean install without losing ability to roll back to the snapshots of the previous install.

Snow Leopard, Time Machine, clean install without losing ability to roll back to the Time Machine snapshots of the previous install or add new backups to the same sequence of backups. [more inside]
posted by Your Time Machine Sucks on Jun 13, 2010 - 7 answers

Are you kidding me Apple?

Just got a new Apple laptop and now my iPhone cable doesn't work. Is this for real? [more inside]
posted by bytewrite on Jun 7, 2010 - 9 answers

Why is my Mac acting like these programs are running for the first time?

Why is my Mac acting like these programs are running for the first time? [more inside]
posted by and1 on May 26, 2010 - 9 answers

OSX Open With Menu Problem

I'm having the same problem as stated in this question from 2006. [more inside]
posted by moosedogtoo on May 23, 2010 - 7 answers

How can I estimate the total savings from a specific tax deduction?

How can I estimate the total savings from an $1850 tax deduction? [more inside]
posted by JacksonEsquire on May 19, 2010 - 14 answers

How do I get my old GarageBand files to open in the updated version of GarageBand?

I had a PowerBook G4, now I have a MacBook Pro. How do I get my old GarageBand files to open in the updated version of GarageBand? [more inside]
posted by DeltaForce on May 7, 2010 - 2 answers

Gee, this OS changes fast.

I just installed Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx on my MacBook Pro. What are the first things I should do to make it more usable? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on May 2, 2010 - 15 answers

Re-rucksack me.

Beyond JanSport: another "tell me about backpacks that meet my absurdly precise specifications" question. This involves a 17" MacBookPro, a bicycle, unpredictable weather, and my lower back. [more inside]
posted by escabeche on May 1, 2010 - 17 answers

Why should I get a new Macbook Pro?

Why should I get a new Macbook Pro? [more inside]
posted by Joseph Gurl on Apr 18, 2010 - 10 answers

Help me make my new Mac like my old one, but faster — and fast.

Migrating my Mac — any good checklists out there? [more inside]
posted by electric_counterpoint on Apr 15, 2010 - 19 answers

MacBook Pro hardware -- please hope me

Two annoying MacBook Pro (2008) hardware issues/questions, one involving Boot Camp, the other an ExpressCard/34 serial adapter. [more inside]
posted by mosk on Apr 1, 2010 - 2 answers

Yet another Macbook Pro question

Help my friend figure out what to do about his laptop (Macbook Pro) situation. [more inside]
posted by peacheater on Mar 9, 2010 - 6 answers

Experience with non-Apple replacement batteries for MacBook Pros?

What's been your experience with non-OEM batteries for (pre-unibody) MacBook Pros? [more inside]
posted by dcjd on Mar 3, 2010 - 4 answers

Which apple should I bite?

Macbook vs. Macbook Pro: are FireWire and the aluminum exterior worth the extra $200? Is there another difference I'm missing? [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Feb 22, 2010 - 17 answers

Sleepless Mac

I tell my MacBook Pro to sleep. Instead, it shuts down. What gives? [more inside]
posted by trouserlouse on Feb 22, 2010 - 13 answers

Very frustrating, oddball SSH/network problem

Very frustrating, oddball SSH/network problem. Let's take it inside: [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Feb 17, 2010 - 34 answers

What games can I run in XP on my MacBook Pro?

I'm a hard core Mac nerd who's a total Windows novice. Can you explain the weird RAM and graphics memory totals I'm seeing in Windows XP (SP3) on my MacBook Pro, and give me some idea of what I can actually expect when it comes to performance in games? [more inside]
posted by raygan on Feb 16, 2010 - 13 answers

Cleanup after a macbook/coke spill - possible?

MacBook Pro (late-2008 model, unibody). Spilled can of Coke. Still works, but what can I do about the keyboard? [more inside]
posted by starvingartist on Jan 20, 2010 - 11 answers

How long will it take Apple to fix a fan problem on a MBP?

How will Apple fix this problem with my laptop's fan (possibly logic board and/or hard drive), and how long will it take? [more inside]
posted by autoclavicle on Jan 16, 2010 - 5 answers

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