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Just replaced my late-2009 13" 2.5ghz/8G MBPro... 1,942 Views / 11 Replies  
Just replaced my late-2009 13" 2.5ghz/8G MBPro with a 2.13ghz/4G 13" MBA last week and I don't regret downgrading at all. The Air is an awesome machine and has essentially none of the drawbacks of...
Posted by crazeinc, on Apr 22, 2011 at 02:06 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I just got off the phone with Apple care and the... 737 Views / 14 Replies  
I just got off the phone with Apple care and the tech claimed it was only the GPU that gave the 3-hour life bump and that I couldn't purchase one of the new batteries.

So, that went well.
Posted by crazeinc, on Apr 16, 2010 at 08:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Longer battery life, that was the point of my... 737 Views / 14 Replies  
Longer battery life, that was the point of my question.

Apple should allow 2009 unibody owners to pay a bit extra to exchange their batteries for this new higher capacity. It looks like it's $130...
Posted by crazeinc, on Apr 16, 2010 at 07:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for checking. If the different graphics... 737 Views / 14 Replies  
Thanks for checking. If the different graphics card bumped the battery life 3 hours, color me impressed.
Posted by crazeinc, on Apr 13, 2010 at 05:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
New 13" MBPro batteries compatible with 2009 13" MBPro? 737 Views / 14 Replies  
I'm guessing there's more to the 10-hour battery life in the new 13" MBPro than just a better battery, but I was thinking if there was any chance they have the same form-factor, it would be awesome...
Posted by crazeinc, on Apr 13, 2010 at 05:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
There's 8 people that work in my company and we... 1,753 Views / 29 Replies  
There's 8 people that work in my company and we have a fairly even split between the 13" MBPro, 15" MBPro, and MBA. I've spent time on each and I ended up buying a 13" MBPro.

The guys with the...
Posted by crazeinc, on Jan 6, 2010 at 09:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Quick update: received my laptop back from Apple... 968 Views / 26 Replies  
Quick update: received my laptop back from Apple today. They replaced the Toshiba hard drive with a Hitachi and everything is running beautifully now.

When I did a google search of the existing...
Posted by crazeinc, on Jan 6, 2010 at 06:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I can't imagine I'm gonna have too much trouble... 968 Views / 26 Replies  
I can't imagine I'm gonna have too much trouble convincing them something's wrong. All I have to do is play a song on iTunes and let them hear it pause every 10 seconds :lol:
Posted by crazeinc, on Jan 2, 2010 at 06:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Awesome suggestion, turns out you were right.... 968 Views / 26 Replies  
Awesome suggestion, turns out you were right. Disk Utility says there's nothing wrong, SMART Utility says something completely different.

I'm taking my MB to the apple store tomorrow and getting...
Posted by crazeinc, on Jan 2, 2010 at 05:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm bumping this back up. Disabling the hard... 968 Views / 26 Replies  
I'm bumping this back up. Disabling the hard drive energy saver setting seemed to only work for a while. If anything, it's only gotten worse. I've done everything: cleared the caches, ran the disk...
Posted by crazeinc, on Jan 2, 2010 at 07:38 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I wonder if this doesn't come up more often... 968 Views / 26 Replies  
I wonder if this doesn't come up more often because only 13" mbpro owners with 5400rpm drives notice the delay.
Posted by crazeinc, on Nov 3, 2009 at 02:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Wow, thank you so much, this appears to have been... 968 Views / 26 Replies  
Wow, thank you so much, this appears to have been the cause. Apple must have made this far too aggressive to get that 7-hour battery life figure.
Posted by crazeinc, on Nov 3, 2009 at 02:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I actually just did a full 10.5.8 reinstall and... 968 Views / 26 Replies  
I actually just did a full 10.5.8 reinstall and it's still doing it, consider me truly disappointed, I've been using Macs for the better part of a decade.

for further clarification, there's...
Posted by crazeinc, on Oct 28, 2009 at 03:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Intermittent freezing on 13" MBPro 968 Views / 26 Replies  
The 13" MBPro I purchased just a couple of months ago has developed this really ridiculous habit of locking up for .5-1 second doing things like browsing the web, listening to iTunes, or watching a...
Posted by crazeinc, on Oct 28, 2009 at 09:43 AM, in Mac Notebooks
13" MBPro Battery Life 1,511 Views / 5 Replies  
I have a relatively new 13" MBPro (I think I purchased it in August), but after just unplugging it after a full charge, the life meter isn't much over 4 hours even with the brightness almost all of...
Posted by crazeinc, on Oct 27, 2009 at 04:28 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Great, thanks for the info guys. 947 Views / 12 Replies  
Great, thanks for the info guys.
Posted by crazeinc, on Jul 22, 2009 at 03:57 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Actually, I do have one question regarding the... 947 Views / 12 Replies  
Actually, I do have one question regarding the new 13". I know it's a unibody, but is there any way in the future I could upgrade the 500G hard drive to a SSD at some point without voiding the...
Posted by crazeinc, on Jul 22, 2009 at 03:47 AM, in Mac Notebooks
You're correct it's functional, but it's an early... 947 Views / 12 Replies  
You're correct it's functional, but it's an early model macbook, seems to have its fan running constantly and I feel a bit foolish dealing with the limitations of an 80G hard drive these days. The...
Posted by crazeinc, on Jul 22, 2009 at 03:44 AM, in Mac Notebooks
That's a great page, thanks for the link. 947 Views / 12 Replies  
That's a great page, thanks for the link.
Posted by crazeinc, on Jul 22, 2009 at 03:37 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Any reason to wait on purchase? 947 Views / 12 Replies  
I'd like to upgrade my 13" MacBook 2Ghz core duo to the new 13" 2.5Ghz MacBook Pro and wanted to know if there was any reason to wait?

Thanks!
Posted by crazeinc, on Jul 21, 2009 at 07:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Can't wait! 2,096 Views / 80 Replies  
Can't wait!
Posted by crazeinc, on Jan 21, 2009 at 04:11 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Which firewire cable to connect Powerbook to iBook? 1,158 Views / 2 Replies  
I'm sure this has been answered countless times, but I can't seem to figure out what firewire cable I need to connect a 15" 1.5ghz powerbook to a 12" iBook?
Posted by crazeinc, on Apr 27, 2008 at 08:00 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Does this screen mean it has AppleCare or just... 896 Views / 8 Replies  
Does this screen mean it has AppleCare or just the 1-year warranty?

http://www.pjhyett.com/images/uploads/applecare.png
Posted by crazeinc, on Jan 21, 2008 at 04:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Transfering Applecare from seller to me 896 Views / 8 Replies  
If I'm buying a MacBook used that has Applecare, what's the procedure to get it transferred to my name?
Posted by crazeinc, on Jan 21, 2008 at 03:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What should I get for longest battery life? 590 Views / 5 Replies  
Having owned an iBook, Powerbook, and MBPro, I'm familiar with laptops of the finest quality and rather poor battery life.

I held off on buying a new machine for few months hoping Apple would...
Posted by crazeinc, on Jan 19, 2008 at 11:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It's not so much the longevity I'm talking about,... 759 Views / 16 Replies  
It's not so much the longevity I'm talking about, I'm referring to only getting 3.5 hours on a MB compared to the 5 I used to get with my iBook. My old MB Pro would get 3, so this isn't a...
Posted by crazeinc, on Jun 23, 2007 at 02:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
:lol: you guys got me, i'll give you that. ... 759 Views / 16 Replies  
:lol: you guys got me, i'll give you that.

I'm glad to hear that the MB has the N-card (Apple should mention that on their site), but I'm still kinda bummed about the battery life. I'd be happy to...
Posted by crazeinc, on Jun 22, 2007 at 11:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Safe to buy a MB? 759 Views / 16 Replies  
I've been using a MB Pro for the last year and a half with zero complaints, but I've left my job (and the laptop) and moving on to a freelance career and need a replacement. Working in an office all...
Posted by crazeinc, on Jun 20, 2007 at 07:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Setting default player for WMV 398 Views / 1 Replies  
I have WMP and VLC installed and it's defaulting WMV files to VLC, but I'd like it to default to WMP, how do I do this?

Thanks,
PJ
Posted by crazeinc, on Feb 1, 2006 at 09:16 PM, in macOS
That's the thing, I don't have a bluetooth in... 412 Views / 3 Replies  
That's the thing, I don't have a bluetooth in system preferences because I don't have bluetooth on my computer. The cmd+click worked perfectly, though!
Posted by crazeinc, on Jan 5, 2006 at 04:02 PM, in macOS
Removing Bluetooth icon in top menu 412 Views / 3 Replies  
My buddy plugged a Bluetooth device in my USB port, which made an icon appear in the top menu bar. He took it out, but the icon didn't go away. I can't figure out how to remove it and it's kind of...
Posted by crazeinc, on Jan 4, 2006 at 10:36 PM, in macOS
Have to restart every time I close the lid?? 451 Views / 1 Replies  
Hey guys,
My backlight went out on my iBook last week, had it shipped out and got it repaired. Now, every time I close the lid and open it back up, I either get an error message or a blank screen...
Posted by crazeinc, on Dec 4, 2005 at 02:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Apple support turnaround? 399 Views / 2 Replies  
I got a box today to send my iBook out to get the backlight repaired. Is there anyway I'll have this back before Dec 11th? (I'm in Chicago)

-PJ
Posted by crazeinc, on Nov 29, 2005 at 03:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Emacs stopped working 499 Views / 0 Replies  
I can start Emacs from the CLI, but if I try to run the GUI, it'll crash. I don't know exactly when this started happening, but I've done a fair amount of updates since I've last used it. I...
Posted by crazeinc, on Oct 5, 2005 at 09:50 PM, in macOS
iTerm slow typing 703 Views / 0 Replies  
I love iTerm's tabbing over the regular OS X console, but when I type it's not in real time. I turned off transparency, but that doesn't seem to help. Any suggestions? This is on a 1.2ghz ibook.
Posted by crazeinc, on Sep 28, 2005 at 01:11 PM, in Applications
Actually, as long as I'm asking questions. Is... 422 Views / 2 Replies  
Actually, as long as I'm asking questions. Is there a way I can cram a bunch of this data together so I don't need to waste 50 CD's?
Posted by crazeinc, on Jul 6, 2005 at 11:56 PM, in Applications
Help with CD Burning 422 Views / 2 Replies  
I never thought I'd need a superdrive, but alas. I have 50 CD's in HFS format that I need to burn into ISO 9660. This is a sucky process, but I have about 20 of the CD's copied to my harddrive and am...
Posted by crazeinc, on Jul 6, 2005 at 11:51 PM, in Applications
It's a Hyundai (yea, the car manufacturer) and... 71,910 Views / 417 Replies  
It's a Hyundai (yea, the car manufacturer) and cost me around $350 I believe. I love it so much more than my old CRT.
Posted by crazeinc, on Jul 6, 2005 at 11:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Better late than never :) I got this about a... 71,910 Views / 417 Replies  
Better late than never :) I got this about a month ago and I just love it. 1.2ghz w/ 768mb ram. Spanning Doctor installed so I can hook it up with my 19" LCD. I'm glad I tried an Apple. (Black case...
Posted by crazeinc, on Jul 3, 2005 at 02:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Flash plugins 465 Views / 1 Replies  
Is the low video ram the reason when trying to run a flash app it'll suck up the entire cpu? I've tried multiple browsers, but nothing seems to help. This is pretty unacceptable. I've got a 1.2ghz...
Posted by crazeinc, on Jun 20, 2005 at 01:16 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Free image editing programs 414 Views / 0 Replies  
Please post up your favorite free image editors for OS X
Posted by crazeinc, on Jun 12, 2005 at 10:43 PM, in Applications
DarwinPorts, what does activating mean? 440 Views / 2 Replies  
Every once and a while I'll get "foo already exists and doesn't belong to a registered port. Unable to activate port bar"

What exactly doesn't that mean?
Posted by crazeinc, on Jun 7, 2005 at 01:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hey I just thought of something. I was playing it... 858 Views / 7 Replies  
Hey I just thought of something. I was playing it while it was running on battery, I'm gonna guess OSX slows down to conserve the battery? I hope I'm right, it would explain a lot.
Posted by crazeinc, on Jun 6, 2005 at 07:01 PM, in Gaming
This is the first game I've tried (just bought it... 858 Views / 7 Replies  
This is the first game I've tried (just bought it last week). If it runs well on your 800, I'm stratching my head why it would run poorly on my 1.2?
Posted by crazeinc, on Jun 6, 2005 at 06:03 PM, in Gaming
Your download worked fine for whatever reason.... 858 Views / 7 Replies  
Your download worked fine for whatever reason. Unfortunately even on the fastest quality settings my 1.2ghz ibook with 768mb of ram, the game is still choppy, what a let down. :(
Posted by crazeinc, on Jun 6, 2005 at 04:33 PM, in Gaming
Looking for RTCW: ET download 858 Views / 7 Replies  
I downloaded a .dmg yesterday of Return to Castle Wolfenstein: ET, but it kept giving me default.cfg errors. Does anyone know of a spot that has a working copy I can download?
Posted by crazeinc, on Jun 6, 2005 at 12:01 PM, in Gaming
well it's done EXCEPT I got this error: ---> ... 598 Views / 1 Replies  
well it's done EXCEPT I got this error:
---> Attempting to fetch XFree86-4.5.0-src-5.tgz from http://distfiles-od.opendarwin.org/
---> Verifying checksum(s) for XFree86
---> Extracting XFree86...
Posted by crazeinc, on Jun 5, 2005 at 05:39 PM, in Applications
Poll: The amount of time I've played Sim City and 2000... 7,190 Views / 21 Replies  
The amount of time I've played Sim City and 2000 is measured in years not days. I can't believe the amount of time my friends and I spent playing those games. They're both great in their own right,...
Posted by crazeinc, on Jun 5, 2005 at 01:43 PM, in Gaming
So I start installing RMagick from darwin ports and... 598 Views / 1 Replies  
...it starts installing XFree86, yikes! I imagine there's some stuff RMagick needs in there, but the whole X Windows server geez. Anyways, it's been at it for 12 hours at this point, any idea how...
Posted by crazeinc, on Jun 5, 2005 at 12:26 PM, in Applications
So is there a deadline for this? I'd rather wait... 1,537 Views / 36 Replies  
So is there a deadline for this? I'd rather wait to replace it after my current one starts losing its charge. (My battery is in the range)
Posted by crazeinc, on Jun 4, 2005 at 05:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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