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Help me diagnose my MBP 347 Views / 3 Replies  
Hey i just dropped my macbook pro and got two pretty substantial dents on the front left and right corners.

The screen will only operate at the lowest brightness setting, even when it is set to...
Posted by drewcifer, on Feb 6, 2009 at 08:09 AM, in Mac Notebooks
thanks for the advice simon. i think i'll most... 1,887 Views / 30 Replies  
thanks for the advice simon. i think i'll most likely be going with a refurb MBP. I definitely would prefer a MBP and Im sure it will blow my current machine out of the water. Also, I should be able...
Posted by drewcifer, on Jan 2, 2009 at 07:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
could someone please explain the... 1,887 Views / 30 Replies  
could someone please explain the hardware/performance differences between the refurb MBPs being offered and the new unibody MBPs?
Posted by drewcifer, on Jan 1, 2009 at 08:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
OK looking at those benchmarks it seems that my... 1,887 Views / 30 Replies  
OK looking at those benchmarks it seems that my current graphics processor is slightly better.

SO i can expect a new MB to be better performance-wise in all areas except for a slight graphics...
Posted by drewcifer, on Jan 1, 2009 at 08:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
cmon help me out here guys i know you all are... 1,887 Views / 30 Replies  
cmon help me out here guys i know you all are experts on this stuff. :)
Posted by drewcifer, on Jan 1, 2009 at 01:34 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Actually, I'm interested in comparing my first... 1,887 Views / 30 Replies  
Actually, I'm interested in comparing my first generation macbook pro machine with current generation macbooks. I don't think that website mentions the older mbp's.
Posted by drewcifer, on Dec 31, 2008 at 12:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
1st Gen. MBP vs. New Macbook 1,887 Views / 30 Replies  
I'm an architecture student currently using a first generation Macbook Pro and I am considering upgrading to the 2.4ghz Macbook. I do work in Photoshop and 3D rendering programs.

My current...
Posted by drewcifer, on Dec 31, 2008 at 06:36 AM, in Mac Notebooks
finder task bar disappeared 416 Views / 4 Replies  
Hey,
I have a macbook pro version 1 and i just used software udpate to get the newest version of os x. Now the taskbar for the finder has disappeared. the taskbar looks normal for other apps. help?...
Posted by drewcifer, on Mar 22, 2007 at 01:25 PM, in Mac OS X
you can get it repaired through the battery... 415 Views / 3 Replies  
you can get it repaired through the battery replacement program for about 60 dollars, thats probably the most economical way to get you back with a functioning ipod.
Posted by drewcifer, on Jan 21, 2007 at 05:19 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Interesting but I think this is definitely a... 5,597 Views / 32 Replies  
Interesting but I think this is definitely a stretch. We haven't seen Apple do any of this tricky stuff in the past. It also seems very unlikely that they would announce it at a higher price than...
Posted by drewcifer, on Jan 21, 2007 at 02:33 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
personally i am pissed about this issue. ... 2,322 Views / 35 Replies  
personally i am pissed about this issue.

maybe if this was the only design flaw the mbp had i'd let it go but this is one on a long list of imperfections.

for 2700 dollars.
Posted by drewcifer, on Dec 27, 2006 at 07:36 PM, in Mac Notebooks
how much does it cost to replace the bottom... 2,787 Views / 22 Replies  
how much does it cost to replace the bottom casing on a MBP? i have a dent by my dvi port as well.
Posted by drewcifer, on Dec 25, 2006 at 02:59 AM, in Mac Notebooks
ugly 901 Views / 7 Replies  
ugly
Posted by drewcifer, on Nov 8, 2006 at 07:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
go with the mac pro with parallels desktop. ... 4,789 Views / 22 Replies  
go with the mac pro with parallels desktop.

that way you can just use OS X like normal but whenever you need to get to your cad program or office or anything just pop open parallels and bam there...
Posted by drewcifer, on Sep 20, 2006 at 01:18 AM, in Mac Desktops
bose companion 3... 973 Views / 25 Replies  
bose companion 3 (http://www.bose.com/controller?event=VIEW_PRODUCT_PAGE_EVENT&product=companion3_computer_index) - expensive but well worth it.

best sounding in the mac store by far.
best...
Posted by drewcifer, on Aug 9, 2006 at 11:08 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Poll: the dell is just so universally agreed upon,... 914 Views / 13 Replies  
the dell is just so universally agreed upon, everyone who buys one is extremely satisfied.

plus, i definitely wouldnt buy used. but thats just me
Posted by drewcifer, on Aug 9, 2006 at 11:02 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
they can be good... theyre usually put through a... 651 Views / 9 Replies  
they can be good... theyre usually put through a lot of testing, often more than the new machines.
Posted by drewcifer, on Aug 9, 2006 at 10:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: for serious, i could never go back to 4:3 1,077,479 Views / 4,110 Replies  
for serious, i could never go back to 4:3
Posted by drewcifer, on Aug 9, 2006 at 08:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: is that samsung a wide screen? 1,077,479 Views / 4,110 Replies  
is that samsung a wide screen?
Posted by drewcifer, on Aug 9, 2006 at 03:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
how could that question even enter your mind? all... 349 Views / 5 Replies  
how could that question even enter your mind? all the programs you listed are ram intensive. increasing it by a gig will make a very large noticeable difference in performance. max it out at 2 gigs....
Posted by drewcifer, on Aug 7, 2006 at 10:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
G Drives... 539 Views / 2 Replies  
G Drives (http://www.g-technology.com/Products/G-DRIVE.cfm) are really small.
Posted by drewcifer, on Jul 28, 2006 at 06:45 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I finally was able to get it fixed, thanks to... 811 Views / 15 Replies  
I finally was able to get it fixed, thanks to everyone who helped me out.

This whole fiasco has scared the snot out of me, so I bought a western digital mybook 320gb 7200 rpm external hard drive...
Posted by drewcifer, on Jul 28, 2006 at 06:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I think this is a problem with the OS. Why would... 811 Views / 15 Replies  
I think this is a problem with the OS. Why would it let people change that if its going to have these results??
Posted by drewcifer, on Jul 28, 2006 at 11:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
in the finder next to that folder with the... 811 Views / 15 Replies  
in the finder next to that folder with the picture of a house on it, i changed the name there. But now its back to what it was before i changed it, and all my data is still gone.
Posted by drewcifer, on Jul 28, 2006 at 11:13 AM, in Mac Notebooks
oh, uh, yes i did change my name next to the home... 811 Views / 15 Replies  
oh, uh, yes i did change my name next to the home icon on the finder.... but its already back to what it was... how do i fix?
Posted by drewcifer, on Jul 28, 2006 at 11:09 AM, in Mac Notebooks
the space taken up is the same as it was... 811 Views / 15 Replies  
the space taken up is the same as it was before... im pretty sure.

so yes its still registering it as taken up.
Posted by drewcifer, on Jul 28, 2006 at 03:20 AM, in Mac Notebooks
MBP Disaster, help me please. 811 Views / 15 Replies  
My worst nightmare has happened. I'm upset enough to cry right now.

I was playing solitaire on a freeware app, then i went to launch firefox with quicksilver like i do 100 million times a day. All...
Posted by drewcifer, on Jul 28, 2006 at 03:07 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: those hybrid backpacks are the goofiest looking... 422,709 Views / 1,150 Replies  
those hybrid backpacks are the goofiest looking things ive ever seen.
Posted by drewcifer, on Jul 20, 2006 at 12:15 AM, in Mac Notebooks
external monitor. dell 2007WFP. 350 bux. 1,037 Views / 14 Replies  
external monitor. dell 2007WFP. 350 bux.
Posted by drewcifer, on Jul 20, 2006 at 12:14 AM, in Mac Notebooks
just stick it out and stay with what you have... 580 Views / 5 Replies  
just stick it out and stay with what you have till everything goes universal. save money and by the time 2007 rolls around you can buy an MBP 15.4". its stupid to upgrade to another PPC machine, itll...
Posted by drewcifer, on Jul 18, 2006 at 04:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
youre not going to feel that speed difference. 421 Views / 6 Replies  
youre not going to feel that speed difference.
Posted by drewcifer, on Jul 18, 2006 at 04:20 PM, in Mac Desktops
Sticky: most frequently used: Adium Transmission ... 188,055 Views / 550 Replies  
most frequently used:
Adium
Transmission
Quicksilver
MenuTemperature
Sizzling Keys
Firefox

other stuff i dont use as much but still like:
AppZapper
Posted by drewcifer, on Jul 17, 2006 at 05:01 PM, in Applications
i like chax. i must say adium is far... 528 Views / 8 Replies  
i like chax.

i must say adium is far superior, though
Posted by drewcifer, on Jul 15, 2006 at 04:06 AM, in Mac Desktops
i couldve told you that. why would installing... 926 Views / 10 Replies  
i couldve told you that. why would installing windows on an etirely seperate partition effect the booting of OS X?
Posted by drewcifer, on Jul 15, 2006 at 03:56 AM, in Mac Notebooks
ughhhh im so on the fence as to whether or not i... 6,057 Views / 81 Replies  
ughhhh im so on the fence as to whether or not i should try to get mine repaired.
the crooked keys/heat/whine are getting on my nerves. I really dont wanna go through the process though, sounds like...
Posted by drewcifer, on Jul 15, 2006 at 03:49 AM, in Mac Notebooks
i think you're right. take it into the apple... 316 Views / 1 Replies  
i think you're right. take it into the apple store.
Posted by drewcifer, on Jul 8, 2006 at 01:14 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: that looks intense. 1,077,479 Views / 4,110 Replies  
that looks intense.
Posted by drewcifer, on Jul 5, 2006 at 03:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: thats probably why he has it on the cooler stand. 1,077,479 Views / 4,110 Replies  
thats probably why he has it on the cooler stand.
Posted by drewcifer, on Jun 28, 2006 at 04:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
what setting does everyone use Quiet MBP at? ... 548 Views / 2 Replies  
what setting does everyone use Quiet MBP at?

for me, with bluetooth on it has to be at about 140.
Posted by drewcifer, on Jun 27, 2006 at 04:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: mjames if i were to put together a room to be my... 1,077,479 Views / 4,110 Replies  
mjames if i were to put together a room to be my little space i'd do it exatly like that.

soft color walls, smooth carpet, big chair, hdtv/dvr, and some macs

:)
Posted by drewcifer, on Jun 26, 2006 at 02:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
wait, i had bluettoth turned off. ugh. i... 548 Views / 2 Replies  
wait, i had bluettoth turned off.
ugh.

i hate this so much.
i want apple to fix this problem.
its absurd.
Posted by drewcifer, on Jun 26, 2006 at 02:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
mbp whine. 548 Views / 2 Replies  
my whine just got a lot worse.

why?
Posted by drewcifer, on Jun 26, 2006 at 02:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
thats the most ridiculous thing i've ever seen 802 Views / 7 Replies  
thats the most ridiculous thing i've ever seen
Posted by drewcifer, on Jun 19, 2006 at 01:57 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
iChat Window Q 320 Views / 1 Replies  
Question.
Is it possible to make the buddy status go underneath the persons name rather than next to it? Can't seem to find it as an option.
Posted by drewcifer, on Jun 18, 2006 at 06:04 PM, in Applications
why in the world would you want to use outlook... 368 Views / 5 Replies  
why in the world would you want to use outlook express?
apple mail or thunderbird is far superior.
Posted by drewcifer, on Jun 18, 2006 at 04:46 PM, in Applications
i really cant imagine a major form factor change.... 3,913 Views / 56 Replies  
i really cant imagine a major form factor change. The brushed aluminum looks better than anything on the market. hands down. Color? What color would you want besides black or white? And those are for...
Posted by drewcifer, on Jun 17, 2006 at 12:00 AM, in Mac Notebooks
i have odd gaps in the lid when closed ... 4,193 Views / 42 Replies  
i have odd gaps in the lid when closed
a couple slanted keys
some whine, not too bad though
a lot of heat

I'm still happy with it though. Its quick, and all...
Posted by drewcifer, on Jun 14, 2006 at 11:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: wow i love that neoflex. I want one. i... 1,077,479 Views / 4,110 Replies  
wow i love that neoflex. I want one.

i thought the dell 24 inch technically weighed too much for that arm though.

this true?
Posted by drewcifer, on Jun 14, 2006 at 04:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
he didnt offer to replace it or fix it?? wtf???? ... 556 Views / 3 Replies  
he didnt offer to replace it or fix it?? wtf????

I wouldnt have left without a brand new replacement. You shouldve asked for the manager.
Posted by drewcifer, on Jun 14, 2006 at 04:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
yeah. I've had pretty awful service at the mac... 898 Views / 10 Replies  
yeah. I've had pretty awful service at the mac store here in Tampa, FL.
I've been in there several times for ipod failures and i've always been treated like a kid who has no idea what he is doing....
Posted by drewcifer, on Jun 12, 2006 at 01:18 AM, in Mac Notebooks
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