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Low Audio on Bootcamp Windows XP

I have a few Macbook Pro systems at work that we've installed Windows XP via Bootcamp on. We've done this with previous Macbook models in the past. This time, however, there is an audio problem: the audio on the XP side is so low it's close to non-existent. Is anyone familiar with this problem? Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix it? [more inside]
posted by strangememes on Jul 22, 2009 - 11 answers

Time to Decide: New MBP or Not?

My current macbook pro has decided to take a leave of battery. That is, I have to run it off the power adapter. *headdesk* Also it's getting a little old, and I have a scholarship that will pay $2500 towards a new computer, soooooooooooooooooooooooo. I was going to wait a year and vest in an iMac, but maybe now would be a good time also? [more inside]
posted by rubah on Jul 12, 2009 - 17 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

Cross-Platform Crashing on a Macbook Pro

I have Leopard and Windows 7 (7057) installed on my Late 2007 (possibly older, I got it refurbished) Macbook Pro 15". My problem is, every time I boot into either OS, I get a kernel panic or BSOD respectively. The fact that it happens in 2 different operating systems makes me almost positive that it's a hardware problem. Unfortunately, I don't know very much about computer hardware, so I don't really know what to troubleshoot first, and I don't want to void the warranty by opening the case (I plan to take it to the Apple Store if nobody here can solve the problem). Specifically, either operating system will crash about a minute into booting up. I don't think the problem can be too serious because everything graphically looks fine and all my files are intact. This leads me to think that maybe it's a RAM problem, and that it runs out of memory and crashes during bootup. [more inside]
posted by N2O1138 on Apr 30, 2009 - 18 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

Naughty mouse won't do what its told!

Is there a way to, um, calibrate this Logitech mouse? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Apr 23, 2009 - 11 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


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

But this WAS my backup!

How can I repair any broken files resulting from power loss during defragmentation? It seems that most file recovery applications want to move everything to a new disk, but this is not a good option for me because I don't have any other drives large enough. I was using iDefrag on my terabyte (My Book) external hard drive. It had gotten almost 21 hours in, and somehow the power cable got unplugged and the battery died. To make a long story short, iDefrag can't see the disk at all, Disk Utility sees the hard drive but not any of the data or the partition itself, and verify and repair are not selectable. [more inside]
posted by N2O1138 on Feb 22, 2009 - 6 answers

Wacom Display Toggle Advanced Options?

[wacomfilter] quicksilver (or system hotkey) + wacom screen switching integration? [more inside]
posted by Señor Pantalones on Feb 17, 2009 - 2 answers

Why can't iTunes 8.02 find my songs?

Why can't iTunes 8.02 find my songs? [more inside]
posted by Lillitatiana on Feb 7, 2009 - 4 answers

Mac screen artifacts causing a headache

I'm getting some weird artifacts/corruptions appearing on my macbookpro screen. Any explanations? [more inside]
posted by tanc on Feb 1, 2009 - 7 answers

Mic level vs. Line level FIGHT!

How do I build a microphone preamp for a Macbook Pro? [more inside]
posted by knowles on Jan 25, 2009 - 6 answers

New MacBook Pro - Help me extend its life as long as possible

Just got a new MacBook Pro - What do I need to do to make sure this pricey investment lasts me a long time? [more inside]
posted by yellowbinder on Jan 18, 2009 - 26 answers

there's got to be a way to save me money somewhere

What's the best way to buy a Mac? [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy on Jan 7, 2009 - 10 answers

Help me run a live linux distro off a usb key on my Macbook Pro.

My MacBook Pro is broken. Or, more precisely, its cd drive and hard drive are kaput. Repair of either of these parts is not an option. I'd like to not replace them, and simply have it run a live linux distro off of a usb drive. Possible?
posted by dkleinst on Dec 17, 2008 - 5 answers

Forgive me, Steve Jobs!

What do I need to do to prep my MacBook Pro for running Vista as a virtual machine? [more inside]
posted by photomusic86 on Nov 25, 2008 - 10 answers

Multiple monitors on my first-gen 15" MBP, can I get more than one?

Multiple monitors on my first-gen 15" MBP, can I get more than one? How can I get three (or more, large) heads on my MBP and be uber-cool and productive? Is it as easy as a DVI splitter? Is there software that would stretch the screen onto another computer? [more inside]
posted by dhammala on Nov 17, 2008 - 6 answers

Windows Experience Index scores for MacBook Pros

What are the Windows Experience Index scores for one of the new MacBook Pros? I'm more interested in the 2.4 GHz model, but knowing the numbers for the 2.53 one would be fine as well. [more inside]
posted by mge on Nov 13, 2008 - 3 answers

Can the new macbooks handle HD DVR'ing?

New Macbooks: how good are the integrated NVIDIA graphics? [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on Oct 29, 2008 - 7 answers

What do I need to buy to hook my new Macbook Pro up to my TV (using composite cables)?

What do I need to buy to hook my new Macbook Pro up to my TV (using composite cables)? [more inside]
posted by kosmonaut on Oct 25, 2008 - 6 answers

What laptop bag should I get?

What bag should I get to fit my (new) Macbook Pro + charger, Bose QC3s, big graphing calculator, Asus AspireOne + charger, and a binder or two? [more inside]
posted by speek on Oct 22, 2008 - 7 answers

Help cool my MBP so I might have children one day.

Suggestions for cooling a MacBook Pro? [more inside]
posted by Silvertree on Sep 28, 2008 - 11 answers

When will we see new MacBook Pros? When should I buy mine?

I will have $3000 saved by the end of this month. I am hoping to spend it on a high-end 15" MBP. I am currently a high school senior, and am looking to replace my aging P4 desktop with a laptop that will last me into college. When is it likely that Apple will release new MBPs? [more inside]
posted by nokry56 on Sep 9, 2008 - 58 answers

MacBook Pro damage: I REALLY need a hug

Work gave me an awesome laptop. Which fell out of my computer bag 3 days later. Now what? [more inside]
posted by NikitaNikita on Sep 9, 2008 - 22 answers

I'm Bill Curtis and I've lost the iternets!

Airport Extreme de-bugging help please! Downloaded firmware updates Monday and now Macbook won't find my airport. [more inside]
posted by spicynuts on Aug 28, 2008 - 4 answers

Refurb Macbook Pros - How current?

A friend of mine (ahem) is eying a refurbished MacBook Pro. (Even though a new one is supposedly imminent, we're sticking with refurb in this scenario.) How many generations old are the units in Apple's refurb store? How can you tell? Does the 2.4GHz 15" model there today include the "new" LED monitor technology introduced in February, for example? [more inside]
posted by pzarquon on Aug 25, 2008 - 11 answers

How can I copy one project into another in iMovie 08?

How can I copy one project into another in iMovie 08? [more inside]
posted by photomusic86 on Aug 23, 2008 - 1 answer

Windows XP SP2 hangs on install. Why?

Help me with a weird Windows install problem. [more inside]
posted by Electrius on Aug 21, 2008 - 10 answers

Man Attempting to Move Leopard

Great MeFites, I come bearing but a humble request. I bought a MacBook Pro about six months before Leopard was released. When it finally came out, I installed it on a partition on an external drive, which I would boot from (because OS X is awesome like that, amirite?) so I could test out all my apps. Now I'm ready to commit to Leopard full-time - what's the best way to go about transplanting my Leopard partition? [more inside]
posted by indiewizard on Aug 18, 2008 - 6 answers

How do I fix my gmail server error?

I'm getting an error about half the times I try to log into gmail. The error goes away if I reset my computer. The error says "The requested URL /mail/ was not found on this server. Apache/2.2.2 (Fedora) Server at Port 80" I'm using ethernet to connect, and I only get this error at home (I'm on a MacBook Pro.) How can I fix that?
posted by melodykramer on Aug 14, 2008 - 17 answers

Laptop Hard Drive Decision - which one is best for my needs?

Which HD would be a better (read: faster) drive for my soon to buy MBP? [more inside]
posted by nokry56 on Aug 4, 2008 - 17 answers

Now You See Me, Now You Don't: Moc OS X Networking Question

SETUP: -One PowerMac G4 running OS 10.4 -One Macbook Pro running OS 10.5.4 -One Airport Extreme (older UFO model) on 802.11g For a long time I've had a home network between my desktop and my Airport. I never had any problems with signal or anything. About a year ago I purchased a Macbook Pro and set it up for my network. The only problem is that on my Macbook I consistently get fluctuating signal strength and my network often just disappears all together. [more inside]
posted by ISeemToBeAVerb on Jul 29, 2008 - 3 answers

How ya like dem apples?

Brand new Mac convert - haven't used one since the IISE back in college. So far I love it but I have some questions about converting my peripherals or moving data like music, etc. [more inside]
posted by spicynuts on Jul 17, 2008 - 10 answers

Good laptop and camera backpack for carry-on?

I need to get a backpack that fits a 17" MacBook Pro (with neoprene sleeve on), as well as some sort of separate (i.e. removable and wearable) camera shoulder bag, holding itself a canon 40D and a few lenses. Oh, and it has to get through airport security as carry-on luggage, obviously... [more inside]
posted by avocade on Jun 22, 2008 - 8 answers

Which Macbook for Music Production?

Macbooks; I'm going to university this September to study a music technology course, all their computers are macs, I'd like to buy one so I can take my work home. For music recording and production, which macbook is most suitable for me? [more inside]
posted by ilumos on Jun 10, 2008 - 19 answers

OSX latency monitoring for windows games

Is there a way I can monitor latency to gaming servers easily in OSX, preferably through a widget? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Apr 19, 2008 - 2 answers

Uh oh, the backlight on my MBP has problems!

Help! The backlight on my Macbook Pro has problems! Diagnosis and advice greatly appreciated! [picture included] [more inside]
posted by dragontail on Apr 13, 2008 - 6 answers

Why Am I getting 404 errors for legitimate web pages while casually browsing?

While casually surfing, why am I getting 404 errors for pages that definitely exist (like google and facebook)? How can I stop it? [more inside]
posted by smersh on Apr 12, 2008 - 18 answers

Is my Ikea desk killing my MacBook Pro hard drive?

Bizarre Hard Drive Failure Filter: Is it possible that my desk from Ikea is helping to send my hard drive to an early grave? [more inside]
posted by fenriq on Apr 5, 2008 - 20 answers

MacBook Pro volume keys malfunction

The volume keys (f11/f12)on my macbook pro stop working, seemingly at random. When this happens, I still see the bars display in the middle of the screen, but the volume doesn't change. Anyone else get this, or have a fix? [more inside]
posted by bashos_frog on Apr 5, 2008 - 4 answers

Folding@Home and nowhere else

I want to run Folding@Home on my MacBook Pro, but I want it to only fold while plugged in. Is there a way I can do this? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Mar 24, 2008 - 6 answers

MacBook or MacBook Pro?

The multi-touch trackpads on the new MacBook Pros are cool and all, but are they $750 cool? [more inside]
posted by saraswati on Mar 23, 2008 - 31 answers

Help me describe and/or fix my Macbook Pro's freezing and graphics issues.

I have a Macbook Pro Core Duo 2.0GHz (not Core Duo 2). I am having random system lockups, graphics issues, and odd problems that I do not even know how to describe. [more inside]
posted by david06 on Mar 20, 2008 - 9 answers

What Macbook Pro should I get?

Say I have about DKK 17,000 to spend on a new 15" Macbook Pro. Should I go for the 2.4 GHz version with 4 gigs of RAM or the 2.5 GHz version with 2 gigs of RAM? [more inside]
posted by sveskemus on Mar 7, 2008 - 17 answers

I'm a Penguin, She's a Fruit

Parallels and networking.... am I wrong in how I _think_ it should work? [more inside]
posted by niteHawk on Feb 28, 2008 - 5 answers

Suggest a video camera camera to record usability testing

I have the opportunity to buy some equipment to do usability testing. I want to buy some video equipment but know nothing about video cameras. [more inside]
posted by TheDonF on Feb 17, 2008 - 7 answers

When can we expect new MacBook Pros?

I've been planning an upgrade to a MacBook Pro for a few months, but had been waiting for MacWorld, assuming that there would be a hardware revision. Now that the keynote has come and gone, sans even a spec bump, how long can I expect to wait for the next revision? [more inside]
posted by tweebiscuit on Jan 15, 2008 - 13 answers

2.2Ghz vs. 2.4 Ghz. Can it possibly be worth an extra $500?

Macbook Pro question: 2.2Ghz vs. 2.4 Ghz. Can it possibly be worth an extra $500? [more inside]
posted by jeff-o-matic on Dec 19, 2007 - 33 answers

Parallels Vs. VMware Fusion

I'm looking at purchasing a MacBook Pro for my job at a non-profit. I do web design and IT (as well as Accounting, which is what I'll need to keep running Windows XP for, and Outlook for the Exchange server). I'll install Bootcamp for XP, but much of the time, I will not want to reboot into XP. Would Parallels or VMware Fusion to a better job of meeting my needs? Does either one do a better job of running off the Bootcamp partition? [more inside]
posted by mac-way on Dec 13, 2007 - 14 answers

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